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What It Would Look Like If The Dowager Countess Leaves ‘Downton Abbey’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:44 GMT // 0 Comments

With the Season 5 finale of “Downton Abbey” on Sunday night, we said farewell to our vaguely high brow soap opera. It was a bumpy season, one that started off on fire and saw its way through more bigotry, marriage, eavesdropping and prison time for the Bateses. HuffPost Entertainment spoke with executive producer Gareth Neame […]

‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Ratings Soar Amidst Controversy Over Host’s War-Reporting

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 00:38 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The O’Reilly Factor” has long been the most popular program in cable news, and the controversy surrounding host Bill O’Reilly’s war-reporting experiences has only helped elevate the show’s ratings.Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX’s ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ at FOX Studios on December 15, 2011 in New York City. | Slaven Vlasic via […]

Obama defends immigration policy in Telemundo town hall

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 01:57 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: DHS impasse down to the wire in Congress “Instead of trying to hold hostage funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is so important for our national security, fund that and let’s get on with actually passing comprehensive immigration reform,” Obama said at the event, aired on Telemundo and MSNBC, and hosted by […]

Obama defends immigration policy in Telemundo town hall

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 01:57 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: DHS impasse down to the wire in Congress “Instead of trying to hold hostage funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is so important for our national security, fund that and let’s get on with actually passing comprehensive immigration reform,” Obama said at the event, aired on Telemundo and MSNBC, and hosted by […]

Korean Band Tries To Hypnotize Viewers With Truly Strange Music Video

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 23:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Korean pop duo Norazo released a music video for their new song “It’s Your Fate (Ni Pal-jah-yah)” on February 22 with one goal: hypnotizing their audience. –youtube/NORAZO PRODUCTION This post originally appeared on HuffPost Korea and was translated into English. It was adapted for an American audience.

For Bill O’Reilly and Fox News, a Symbiotic Relationship

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 19:08 GMT // 0 Comments

The Fox News host Bill O’Reilly aggressively defended his Falklands coverage earlier in his career after reports surfaced that he had embellished stories about his war reporting. Hours after the news broke that Brian Williams had misrepresented his account of a helicopter trip in Iraq, he issued an on-air apology. NBC News started an investigation, […]

For Bill O’Reilly and Fox News, a Symbiotic Relationship

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 19:08 GMT // 0 Comments

The Fox News host Bill O’Reilly aggressively defended his Falklands coverage earlier in his career after reports surfaced that he had embellished stories about his war reporting. Hours after the news broke that Brian Williams had misrepresented his account of a helicopter trip in Iraq, he issued an on-air apology. NBC News started an investigation, […]

Will Smith Crushed The ‘Fresh Prince’ Theme Song On ‘Ellen,’ Because Dreams

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 17:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Will Smith is using his “Focus” press tour to remind fans of his rap career. After blessing us with a throwback version of “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” during an appearance with David Letterman, Smith led the audience at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in a rendition of his famous “Fresh Prince” intro. You can almost feel […]

Rebirth of the Cool: American Music Makes a Return to Iran

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 06:12 GMT // 0 Comments

TEHRAN — The audience members in Tehran’s Vahdat concert hall rose from their seats, clapping wildly as the frontman Bob Belden, a fun-loving New Yorker with a predilection for loud shirts, rested his soprano saxophone on a nearby stand. Bob Belden, a New York jazz saxophonist, at the Azadi indoor stadium in Tehran waiting to […]

Latino Actors Weren’t Snubbed At The Oscars — But That’s Not A Good Thing

by The Huffington Post // February 21, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s been 14 years since a U.S. Latino actor last took home an Academy Award. No one knows when that will happen again, but it certainly won’t be this Sunday. After the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its all-white slate of nominees for the acting categories in January, Twitter users expressed their […]

Chris Christie in New Hampshire: Bring it on

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 02:19 GMT // 0 Comments

“There will be times where I will say things that will make you shake your head,” he said. “But what you’ll never say is that I don’t know who he is and I don’t know what he believes, and I don’t what he’s willing to fight for and who he’s willing to fight to get […]

Note to GOP: Steer clear of UK

by CNN // February 13, 2015 // Updated 23:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Most recently, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Chatham Housea gorgeous foreign policy study center in Westminster. There he was asked if he believed in evolution or not. Why, I cannot fathom. Either way, Walker refused to answer, which probably seemed like a clever thing to do in the heat of the moment. But while an […]

Begala: The day Jon Stewart blew up my show

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 17:16 GMT // 0 Comments

From my perspective, the show that day was a debacle. I was unprepared for the onslaught since Stewart had recently been on “Hannity & Colmes” (Fox News’ truly awful knockoff of “Crossfire”), and had not attacked that show at all. But he had a different agenda this day. I thought his charge that a 30-minute […]

Santorum on tour: Backs vaccinations, opposes Common Core

by CNN // February 11, 2015 // Updated 11:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Promoting their new book, “Bella’s Gift,” both Santorum and his wife, Karen, gracefully worked the sizable crowd with ease, calm and authenticity on Tuesday night. By revealing the challenges and blessings of raising a child with special needs, the Santorums’ served as inspiration for families who share similar experiences. During the book signing, family after […]

Why Obama’s moving past the evening news

by CNN // February 10, 2015 // Updated 00:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Chatter on cable news merely panders to a self-selecting audience, he’s said many times over. Newspaper headlines, he claims, highlight only negative trends while ignoring diplomatic wins and economic gains made during his tenure. Perhaps the greatest fault of legacy media, in the eyes of the White House, has been its aging audience: only 20% […]

Both ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Sequels Are Coming

by The Huffington Post // February 6, 2015 // Updated 21:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Even though its stars seem to have zero chemistry, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will get two sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” both based on novels by the same name.Today “Fifty Shades” director Sam Taylor-Johnson announced the news on Friday at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre when she, stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson […]

Kid Rock: ‘There’s No Winning That Battle’

by The New York Times // February 6, 2015 // Updated 11:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Talk Interview by JEFF HIMMELMAN Kid Rock (Andrew T. Warman for The New York Times) – You recently did a tour with $20 tickets and $4 beers. Is it your goal going forward to keep it affordable? Yeah. Even if you’re not a big fan, you’re like: “Let’s find something to do tonight. It’s $20 […]

‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ Sweeps Sundance Awards

by The Huffington Post // February 1, 2015 // Updated 05:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 24: (L-R) Actors […]

Calling female designers! Join CNN on International Women’s Day

by CNN // January 29, 2015 // Updated 15:52 GMT // 0 Comments

We asked our audience, our journalists and our partners around the world to select the quotes by women that inspire them. We’ve been inundated with quotes — and now we need your help to bring them to life by creating beautiful illustrations.

‘Lionboy,’ a Fairy Tale Set in a Dystopian Future

by The New York Times // January 25, 2015 // Updated 22:43 GMT // 0 Comments

The Disney feline that has bestrode Broadway for well over a decade has a lot going for it, obviously, but at “Lionboy,” playing a few blocks south at the New Victory Theater on West 42nd Street, the audience gets to do something it doesn’t at “The Lion King,” namely let out a big, gutsy roar […]

As Last Paid Editors Depart, Modern Farmer’s Future in Doubt

by The New York Times // January 24, 2015 // Updated 05:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Modern Farmer, the quirky 100,000-circulation quarterly and website that tried to link effete urban farmers’ market culture with the practicalities of actual farming, became a magazine without an editorial staff on Friday, when its remaining paid editors walked out its doors. (Robert Wright for The New York Times) With editorial operations suspended, the future of […]

This Is Why Everyone Is Talking About ‘Mommy’ Director Xavier Dolan

by The Huffington Post // January 22, 2015 // Updated 22:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Xavier Dolan may be 25 years old, but the French-Canadian filmmaker already shares two things with cinema legend Jean-Luc Godard: the 2014 Cannes’ Jury Prize and an audience erupting into applause over their films’ unprecedented technical achievements. But Dolan’s creative innovation is hardly the only reason for such acclaim; with five films under his belt […]

The Mooch: Deflation ‘Death Star’ firing lasers at the economy

by CNN Money // January 21, 2015 // Updated 10:29 GMT // 0 Comments

“Erm, that’s kind of dramatic,” responded Harvard economic professor Ken Rogoff, trying to calm things down. But his words were hard to hear over the delighted laughter of the Davos audience. – Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Season Your Inner Nerd With Lord Of The Rings Salt And Pepper Shakers

by The Huffington Post // January 20, 2015 // Updated 10:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Calling all Lord of the Rings fans, you can now re-write the epic trilogy while having dinner at your very own dining table. As many times as you like. Every night if you like. At least, for the audience of one: you. Oh, and you can season your food at the same time. The Gandalf […]

Macklemore ‘pops some trash’ on Sesame Street

by CNN // January 13, 2015 // Updated 19:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Though the Sesame Street version parodies Dumpster diving as a fetid way to thrift of sorts, the lyrics like “I’m going shopping / Looking for some rubbish” are decidedly cleaner for the show’s preschool audience. Macklemore, alongside producer Ryan Lewis, won four Grammys in 2013, including one for “Thrift Shop” as best rap song.

Brand new Congress, same four problems

by CNN // January 12, 2015 // Updated 13:07 GMT // 0 Comments

In his talk, he criticized the President’s response to Russia’s takeover of Crimea, asking the group “Does anybody think that Vladimir Putin would have gone into Crimea had George W. Bush been president of the United States?” He then answers his own question.”No! Even Putin is smart enough to know that Bush would have punched […]