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‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 15: ‘Fresh Meat’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers. I know the constant ABC Family commercials should be a tip-off, but I often forget that Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are in high school. This week’s episode was a good, if boring, reminder of that fact. Hanna, secret smartypants, was off touring prospective colleges, while Aria, budding writer, tried […]

Why has Woody Allen’s career survived and Bill Cosby’s has not?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Amazon announced today that Woody Allen will write and direct a series for the company. Two months ago, Netflix announced it would no longer air Bill Cosby’s comedy special; he also saw NBC scuttle discussions for a new sitcom. So: We have two septuagenarian comedy icons, one white and one black, both recently mired in […]

Eminem fulfilled a cancer-stricken fan’s final wish, just a day before the teen’s death

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Gage Garmo was a 17-year-old Eminem fan suffering from a terminal illness, and he didn’t have much time left. On Sunday, Eminem surprised the cancer-stricken teen and visited his Michigan home to grant Garmo’s dying wish, TMZ reported. “Gage sat up with a grin on his face,” Ingrid Todt, who watched the meeting, told the […]

Woody Allen is doing a series for Amazon

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It’s been an exciting week for Amazon. The company’s original show “Transparent” made history by becoming the first online series to win a Golden Globe for best series. (The show’s lead, Jeffrey Tambor, also took home an award.) And now, there’s more big news: According to Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has signed prolific auteur Woody Allen […]

First images from illustrated ‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

This morning Scholastic released four illustrations by Jim Kay from the upcoming version of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The book, set to be released on Oct. 6, will be the first of J.K. Rowling’s “Potter” novels to be fully illustrated. Scholastic will release one illustrated book per year over the next seven years. Kay, an illustrator in […]

Kathy Griffin slams Amal Clooney on ‘Fashion Police’ to prove she’s not afraid of anyone

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A note to anyone tuning into the new version of E!’s “Fashion Police,” with Kathy Griffin replacing the late Joan Rivers as host: Don’t watch if you actually want to hear about fashion. Griffin, known for happily heaving insults at anyone, treated her inaugural show — in which the panel critiqued the gowns from Sunday’s Golden Globe […]

NEA research shows half of American adults participate in art

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The arts industry is a powerhouse. The visual and performing arts touch more than half of all Americans – and almost three in four through technology – and they contribute almost $700 billion to the national economy, more than construction or transportation. That’s the good news from three reports about arts activity in 2012 released today […]

How good do John Galliano’s clothes for Margiela have to be to earn forgiveness?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Designer John Galliano showed his first “artisanal” collection for Maison Martin Margiela Monday evening in London, as that city was wrapping up its fall 2015 menswear presentations. He did so in front of a small audience of friends, editors, retailers and fellow designers. Normally, a couture show would be presented in Paris and so, in choosing […]

‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ will debut on Sept. 8

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Stephen Colbert will officially kick off his reign as “Late Show” host on Tuesday, Sept. 8, CBS announced. Colbert, who ended his run on “The Colbert Report” in a wacky finale last month, was named David Letterman’s replacement this past spring; the legendary late-night host had surprised everyone when he earlier announced his retirement. Letterman’s […]

What was missing from last night’s Golden Globe Awards? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

If you were watching the Golden Globes to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, you probably left disappointed. We didn’t see much of the show’s hosts after their monologue at Sunday’s show. The duo spent about 10 minutes delivering their monologue, which covered the expected bases. They made fun of Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient George Clooney. They […]

The spotlight lands on Sean Douglas, Michael Keaton’s son. Sorry folks, he’s married.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Ever since “Birdman” came out, giving Michael Keaton a second chance at Hollywood glory, the media has been fairly obsessed with the former Batman. It’s been the Michael Keaton show for months. And now that the actor has made his phoenix-like ascent complete, nabbing a Golden Globe in the process, public interest has moved on […]

‘House of Cards’ Season 3 trailer: Murder and secrets, as usual

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Looks like Netflix was banking on a big night at the Golden Globes — in the middle of the show, the network released the first Season 3 trailer for its hit “House of Cards.” While the D.C. thriller didn’t get all the awards, Kevin Spacey did land a best actor in a drama trophy for his scenery-chewing […]

Was Margaret Cho’s North Korea act biting comedy or just racist?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

We’ve officially reached the point in the news cycle where things have gotten weird. At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, Hollywood was in a “Je Suis Charlie,” free-speech-loving tizzy. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proclaimed their right to defend North Korea-lampooning comedy flick “The Interview,” despite the fact that without the controversy, no one wanted to see […]

Good fashion. Bad fashion. The Golden Globes afterglow.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The red carpet is the worst kind of competition — one where the playing field is not level. The gentlemen can arrive well-groomed or even scruffy. As long as their tuxedo fits, everybody pretty much wins — even Jared Leto in that off-white Lanvin tuxedo that had him looking like an expensively clad ice cream man. George Clooney […]

Backstage at the Golden Globes awards and a Taylor Swift spotting at the after parties

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

There was a lot happening in front of the camera at Sunday night’s Golden Globes awards show, but backstage was the place to be. The stars were having fun in the Golden Globes photo booth, taking selfies with their famous friends and mingling at the after parties. The Golden Globes photo booth was the place to […]

Civil rights, rape victims, transgender community: Golden Globes speeches tackle social issues

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Sure, there were plenty of celebrities that got up and thanked their parents and their spouses and their kids at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. But many also used the platform to speak up about social issues that have been in the news lately. Here are a few excerpts: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (best […]

Golden Globes 2015: 15 things you missed from the show

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

There were no drunken speeches, but there were still quite a few memorable moments at the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday night — as well as some upsets that even took the Hollywood crowd off guard. Tina Fey/Amy Poehler’s monologue: Cosby jokes, North Korea jokes, Clooney jokes The co-hosts warned that nothing was off-limits, […]

Frances McDormand, now in the role of the Golden Globes grumpy cat

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Don’t blame it on losing an award to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Oscar winner Frances McDormand appeared less-than-thrilled to be at the awards show long before she failed to pick up a Globe for her starring role in “Olive Kitteridge.” It all started with Amy Adams’ speech for best actress in a musical or comedy. To be […]

George Clooney’s Golden Globes speech is flawless, makes nation swoon

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

George Clooney was the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, where he was recognized for his lifetime achievement in the film industry — and “ER,” of course. Clooney’s former co-stars Don Cheadle and Julianna Margulies introduced the star, acknowledging their non-attendance (and non-invites) to his wedding this summer, and partaking […]

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