Washington Times / Culture

Wednesday, Sep 20


Kelli O'Hara of Broadway fame to headline ARTS by George! fundraiser for arts education in D.C.

To support and encourage students to study the arts, George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will host its 12th annual ARTS by George! Saturday at the school's Fairfax, Virginia, campus. The benefit aims to…

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview.


Missouri couple gets an engagement redo on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri couple who accidentally dropped a $3,000 engagement ring into a pond has had a chance to redo their engagement proposal on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"


At 82, Judi Dench's mission remains the same: 'To learn'

"I've had one of those pep-up drinks," Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. "I feel rather sparky."

The Latest: Lawyer says woman and Kevin Hart are victims

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the Kevin Hart scandal (all times local):; 11:18 a.m. A lawyer for a woman involved in the Kevin Hart scandal says someone secretly placed cameras in his Las Vegas hotel suite and made bedroom images of the…

Review: 'Stronger' tells a survivor's heart-wrenching story

"Stronger " is about a survivor but it is not a feel-good movie.

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

MILAN (AP) - Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear.

Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) - Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a…

Montia Sabbag, woman caught up in Kevin Hart sex tape scandal, says she's not behind the recording

The woman seen in a Kevin Hart sex tape wants to set the record straight, saying at a press conference today she is just as much a victim as the comedian.


Jake LaMotta, boxer immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

Woman linked to Kevin Hart denies being an extortionist

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman has come forward to say she was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago but she is not an extortionist.


Rodney Crowell cancels tour due to unspecified health issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grammy-winning country singer songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues.


Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin dead at 72

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama musician and recording engineer who produced songs for groups including the Allman Brothers Band has died.

Fiancee of Jake LaMotta says boxer whose turbulent life was subject of Oscar-winning movie 'Raging B

MIAMI (AP) - Fiancee of Jake LaMotta says boxer whose turbulent life was subject of Oscar-winning movie 'Raging Bull' dies at 95.

Review: 'Kingsman' sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there's a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them - of desperation.

Ivanka Trump reveals she battled postpartum depression after all three pregnancies

First daughter and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump has revealed that she battled postpartum depression following all three of her pregnancies.


Daryl Hall renews effort for outdoor stage at NY music venue

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in an upstate New York town are again considering Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall's request to build an outdoor stage at his restaurant and music venue.

Kelly Price to hold benefit concert for Harvey storm victims

ATLANTA (AP) - Grammy-nominated singer Kelly Price will hold a benefit concert in Atlanta for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" had a big debut.


Linda Hamilton set to return to 'Terminator' franchise

NEW YORK (AP) - Linda Hamilton is returning to the "Terminator" franchise for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face' on health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him.


Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Access Hollywood" and "Today" show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage.


Little Big Town heads back on tour after Ryman residency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Every time country vocal group Little Big Town walked into the 125-year-old Ryman Auditorium to play one of their residency shows this year, the four singers breathed a little sigh of relief.

Drummer releases record to help ailing Motown Funk Brother

DETROIT (AP) - A drummer with a passion for the "Motown Sound" and experience working with many of its artists has released a benefit record for a guitarist with the Funk Brothers, the label's house band.


Asbury University offers training for work in film industry

WILMORE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky college says it wants to help people who aspire to work in the film industry.

Image of rapper Drake imposed into park renovation rendering

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Parks Department livened up a rendering of a planned park renovation by inserting an image of the Grammy-winning rapper Drake into the background, alongside an image of rapper Akon laughing in the…


Indiana Jones actress Karen Allen discusses new film 'Year by the Sea'

The actress Karen Allen is no stranger to the nation's capital. She studied at George Washington and lived in Dupont Circle while trying her hand on the District's numerous professional theaters as an aspiring actor.


Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) - A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States.

Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony - where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners.


Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disasters

MIAMI (AP) - Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.