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‘Scandal’ sex scene airs right after ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ making parents angry

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

For those who say network scheduling isn’t a big deal anymore thanks to DVRs, we turn your attention to what happened Thursday night on ABC. In a very jarring transition, the adorable end of the annual special “It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segued into “Scandal,” which happened to kick off with a very steamy […]

‘The Imitation Game’ takes home top honor at cozy second edition of Middleburg Film Festival

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

At this year’s Middleburg Film Festival, the keynote address – delivered by Motion Picture Association of America chair and CEO Christopher Dodd – was titled “Why Films Matter.” In the wood-paneled, richly appointed library of Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa, Sen. Dodd – with a loquacious assist from Librarian of Congress James Billington – […]

Taylor Swift versus Spotify: Why her bold move won’t work for other artists

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Looks like Taylor Swift has another disgruntled ex. On Monday morning, Spotify sent out a string of heartbroken, pleading tweets, mourning that the pop star asked that her entire song library be removed from the popular music streaming site. We <3 @taylorswift13 but she asked us to pull her music off Spotify. 40MM of us […]

‘Car Talk’ co-host Tom Magliozzi has died

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Tom Magliozzi, one of the brothers who hosted NPR’s long-running “Car Talk” program, has died, the broadcaster announced Monday. Magliozzi, known with his brother Ray as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers,” was 77. The radio host died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to NPR. In a statement, Ray joked,  “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” […]

Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn broke up. How are other athlete/starlet couples doing?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Movie stars who marry movie stars? So trite. Just means they met on the job, like everyone else you know. But when Jason Sehorn dropped to one knee and proposed to Angie Harmon on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” in 2000, it was an epic moment in a very special genre of celebrity romance: the starlet/athlete […]

That time CNN asked a ‘bad boy’ expert to give his thoughts on catcalling

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A man who authored a book about men called “the MANual” went on cable this weekend and said to two women discussing street harassment that, “I’m more of an expert than you and I’ll tell you why because I’m a guy and I know how we think.” That is literally what he said. I know it […]

Louis C.K.’s Twitter account disappears soon after expletive-filled ISIS rant

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Louis C.K.’s Twitter account: A reliable home for inflammatory, expletive-filled rants. And now, it’s gone. Some noticed over the weekend that @louisck no longer exists. While it’s a somewhat common celebrity move to abruptly leave the social media site — and then, perhaps, slink back when a controversy has died down and there’s a new project to […]

A spider was living in singer Katie Melua’s ear for a week. Here is is the video.

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Picture this: you’re a somewhat well-known British singer. You’re on a noisy flight and need to block out sound. Your best option is a pair of old in-ear monitors, presumably left over from a show. They look a lot like ear plugs, and probably cancel external noise pretty well. So do you use them on […]

Kama Sutra: Connect-the-Dots

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

During my chaste high school years, I can remember stealing glances at the “Kama Sutra” in Brentano’s and thinking it was fantastically erotic. Now, three decades later, I look at these sexual gymnastics and think of hip displacement. Alas, my virgin ardor, like Brentano’s, is gone. But for lovers craving ever greater challenges in the boudoir, […]

‘The Good Wife’ recap: ‘Message Discipline’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Serious question: Would Alicia Florrick even make a good state’s attorney? So far, all signs point to no. She doesn’t like campaigning, she doesn’t like asking for favors, and she really doesn’t like politics. Plus, now there’s the matter that she has a practically unbeatable opponent — are we seeing Alicia set up for a […]

Nik Wallenda does not fall off tightrope, sets records with terrifying live skyscraper walk

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Congratulations @NikWallenda! https://t.co/dneMJ8usOT — Discovery (@Discovery) November 3, 2014 Sunday night, Discovery Channel asked an important question: What would happen if a man plummeted hundreds of feet to his death on live television?...Show More Summary

The Walking Dead recap, ‘Slabtown.’ Beth to ER, Stat!

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Here be plot spoilers; if you’re not up to date, then don’t be here. This is the unofficial “little sibling” episode, as “Slabtown” is All About Beth, TWD’s least-begotten little sib. Let’s recap. Not a lot has gone right for Beth in the zombie apocalypse. A Bible-totin’ south Georgia teen being raised on a farm, […]

How to use your phone at a symphony concert (without getting yelled at).

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

I live in constant fear of being that guy. The one whose phone goes off in the middle of a funeral to the chorus of “Talk Dirty To Me” and then, like a drunk octopus juggling a trio of frozen rib roasts, fumbles his way into a public shaming. In that spirit, I often don’t […]

‘The Walking Dead’ preview: What’s up with Beth and who’s with Daryl?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

(Possible spoilers — including material from the books — ahead. Proceed with caution.) This week’s episode, “Slabtown,” promises to bring us back to the adventures of Beth. Over on IMDB, the episode is summarized as “Beth finds herself in a hospital in the middle of Atlanta after being kidnapped by a car with a white […]

Rob Ford’s replacement as Toronto mayor, John Tory, declines late show invites

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The very existence of Rob Ford  – the scandal-plagued Toronto mayor who publicly admitted to drug use – is a dream for late-night comedians, proven by countless jokes and his much-mocked appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” So after Toronto mayor-elect John Tory won the election this week to replace Ford, he made a very wise decision: He’s staying far, far away […]

How to be a ¯\_(?)_/¯ for a Halloween in three simple steps

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Halloween is the best. Okay, fine, it might not be the best, but it at least cracks the Top 5 on the Holiday Power Rankings. Did you forget a costume this year? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. Here’s how you can dress as everyone’s favorite Internet reaction, the shrug emoticon. This is what they […]

Ariana Grande, Prince George, ‘SNL’ characters: Which news anchor had the best Halloween costume?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

What started as a fun bit on Halloween has turned into a fierce battle over the years: Which morning show co-hosts have the best costumes? This time, it was a war between the old and new. “Good Morning America” went topical (Newlyweds George Clooney/Amal Alamuddin, Prince George, Ariana Grande, “Frozen,” obviously) while “Today” dressed up as […]

Need a cheap, last-minute Halloween costume? Go as these celebrities.

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Some people spend weeks planning elaborate Halloween costumes designed to shock and awe. Not us. And probably not you. We’ll start rummaging through our closets, oh, about five hours from now, searching for some combination we can at least pretend is a cleverly-thought-through costume. That’s why we always fall back on celebrities — because, hey, […]

Chelsea Handler is topless again. This time, Vladimir Putin is involved.

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Chelsea Handler has no problem with being naked for a punchline (see: the last episode of her talk show) — but Instagram has other ideas. On Thursday night, the former E! comedian posted the famous “shirtless Vladimir Putin on a horse” photo — and next to it, added a picture of herself striking a similar post on […]

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp talk their most beloved creation, Marcel the Shell

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Marcel the Shell is having a bit of a moment right now. The self-loving, pint-sized mollusk with one eye, pink sneakers from a doll and a pipsqueak voice has, over the last four years, become one of the most darling cult figures of the Internet. He’s starred in YouTube videos that have amassed over 23 million […]

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