• JUDGE Nov 2, 2019

    Zac Posen, Red Carpet Favorite, Shuts Down Fashion Label

    Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label’s owners, House of Z and Z Spoke, noted late Friday that the company could...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2019

    Former Envoy Defies Trump, Testifies He Pushed to Oust Her

    Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump’s ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country. Yovanovitch told lawmakers investigating Trump’s dealings with Ukraine that there was a “concerted campaign” against her based on “unfounded...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Florida Men Tied to Giuliani, Ukraine Probe Arrested

    Two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Guiliani, involved in his efforts in Ukraine, were arrested Wednesday on charges of campaign finance violations. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport Wednesday evening while attempting to leave the country with one-way tickets. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • spokeswoman Sep 8, 2019

    Opera Union Launches Investigation Into Domingo Allegations

    The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical Artists said its investigation was prompted by two Associated Press stories in which multiple women accused the opera legend of...

  • Europe Sep 6, 2019

    Singer Says Opera's Domingo Harassed Her, Grabbed Her Breast

    The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet’s “Le Cid,” about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido Domingo, then the company’s artistic director. The opera, also being filmed for broadcast on public television, was unquestionably a career break for a 28-year-old singer named Angela Turner...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Universal Cancels Controversial ‘Hunt' in Wake of Shootings

    Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire “The Hunt,” in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a gory, R-rated thriller that tells a tale of liberal “elites” hunting people in red states...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Female Candidates Challenge Electability Question in Debates

    For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an alternative: themselves. They did so with different tactics and styles but a shared goal: shaking up assumptions about who is electable in a race for a job...

  • King May 6, 2019

    Bring on the Camp: Met Gala Exhibit Explores Camp in Fashion

    Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga. What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp — the aesthetic that’s being celebrated in the new fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

  • Joe Biden Apr 6, 2019

    Henson, Hadid Give Emotional Remarks at Variety Honors

    Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The two were among five celebrities honored Friday for their philanthropic work at Variety’s annual Power of Women event in New York. Bette Midler spoke passionately...

  • Donald Trump Mar 18, 2019

    R. Kelly Case Spotlights Abuse of Girls in #MeToo Era

    The arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims like these, especially girls of color. The charges, which Kelly denies, follow a string of sexual misconduct accusations against Hollywood power brokers, media titans and Donald Trump during his run for president....

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Trump Is All the Talk Among Voters as Americans Cast Ballots

    It’s Election Day in America, and voters will deliver their first verdict of President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure in a midterm that’s expected to draw historic numbers to the polls. Immigration, the economy, women’s issues, partisanship — all weighed heavily on voters’ minds as they cast ballots to decide control of Congress and put Trumpism to the test. Though not...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Cast Your Vote, Take a Sticker

    Check out some of the different stickers being handed out at polling places across the country on Election Day 2018.

  • JUDGE Sep 27, 2018

    Anita Hill: #MeToo Movement Can Create Lasting Change

    Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of another hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court nominee is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, she told...

  • JUDGE Sep 26, 2018

    Anita Hill: Kavanaugh Hearing Isn't a Referendum on #MeToo

    Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing — with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony — is destined to be unfair, just as she and many others felt the Thomas hearing was. Still, she says,...

  • director Aug 8, 2018

    Transgender Hollywood Seeks Recognition, and Not Just Roles

    When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film “Rub & Tug,” transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised.

  • food Jun 9, 2018

    For Bourdain, Food Was a Storytelling Tool — and a Passport

    Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it. “I have the best job in the world,” the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told the New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. “If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.” Bourdain’s stunned fans were mourning the loss of that singular imagination on...

  • actor May 24, 2018

    Morgan Freeman Issues Apology After Eight Women Accuse Actor of Inappropriate Behavior

    Morgan Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings..

  • Instagram May 8, 2018

    Inside the Met Gala: Real-Life Cardinal Gets Star Treatment

    It was cocktail hour at the Met Gala, the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York social calendar, and celebrity guests were thronging around the imposing Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sipping drinks and munching on canapes.

  • lawyer Apr 29, 2018

    Ashley Judd to Assault Survivors: Healing Is Our Birthright

    Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, read aloud a personal letter she’d written to sexual assault survivors Saturday, telling them that healing is not only possible, “it’s our birthright.”

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2018

    Kathy Griffin to Do New Shows, 9 Months After Trump Photo

    Comedian Kathy Griffin is embarking on her comeback, some nine months after she provoked outrage — and lost much of her work — by posing with a fake severed head that appeared to depict President Donald Trump. Griffin announced on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night that she had just booked upcoming shows at New York’s Carnegie...

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