Thursday, May 24


Actress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in Bangladesh


Priyanka Chopra, actress and a goodwill ambassador of the U.N.’s children’s agency, says the world should be more compassionate to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who desperately need help in Bangladeshi camps where they have…


"Waiting for Godot," updated for 2018

On a park bench in D.C., two men wait for Godot. All they have is each other, and their phones.

Scenes cut from ‘Show Dogs’ over resemblance to sexual abuse


Two scenes are being cut from the family movie “Show Dogs” after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie’s distributor has announced.


NSO to return to Carnegie Hall

Noseda will take the orchestra to New York in lieu of canceled appearance with Torino.


Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations


Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and…

TV highlights: ‘Bipolar Rock ‘n’ Roller’ on Showtime

Thursday, May 25, 2018 | “Picnic at Hanging Rock” premieres on Amazon.

Mansplaining, explained


Many people took to Twitter May 23 to accuse actor Jason Bateman of mansplaining. Bateman is not the only high profile man to face criticism for such comments.

Aizuri Quartet closes out 20th season of celebrating women at National Museum of Women in the Arts


Group champions music old and new, performs work by female composers.


How does Alden Ehrenreich soar as Han Solo? By not trying to be Harrison Ford.

IN THE 2016 Coen Brothers comedy “Hail, Caesar!,” Alden Ehrenreich portrays Hobie Doyle, a singing cowboy performer in the loose midcentury mold of a Gene Autry or Tex Ritter — a role that presaged some real-life rumors around the new…

Style Invitational Week 1281: We only have (googly) eyes for you

A photo contest: Make something funny by pasting eyes on it

‘Arrested Development’ co-stars apologize to Jessica Walter


Jason Bateman and Tony Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of harassment on the show’s set.


‘When Life Gives You Lululemons’ is a delicious sequel to ‘The Devil Wears Prada’


Lauren Weisberger is back with another spot-on lampoon of the upper class.

When Def Leppard and Journey tour together, expect the hits


Def Leppard and Journey have hit the road together for a 60-show tour, but promise there won’t be any squabbles over which band headlines each night.

Michelle Obama unveils cover for upcoming memoir

This is no buttoned-up political tome. That’s the message we get from the cover of former first lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir, “Becoming.” Obama shared the book cover via social media on Thursday, and the image is distinctly not…


Correction: Music Review-Shawn Mendes review


In May 23 review of Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ryan Tedder had a duet with Mendes. He co-wrote and played piano on a different song.

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a hit from Broadway to Kiev


Gerry Marsden walked into Liverpool’s ODEON cinema for a Laurel and Hardy film. It was raining when he started to leave, so he decided to stay for the second part of the double feature and watch the comedy duo one more time.


Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics


Authorities in Spain issued arrest warrants Thursday for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.

Reality TV star pleads guilty in Coast Guardsman’s death


A former reality TV star has pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway.


Scottoline has new publisher, writing book inspired by Roth


Lisa Scottoline, the best-selling crime writer, has a new publisher and is working on a different kind of book.

Rockwell work at center of controversy gets $8M at auction


One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum’s contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million.

Why Ruth Ware’s new thriller is a classic

“The Death of Mrs. Westaway” is an old-fashioned suspense tale with a fascinating heroine.


Bartoli returns to La Scala for 3-year Baroque project


Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan’s famed La Scala opera house next year for a three-year Baroque music collaboration, the opera house announced Thursday.


French crime writer wins Spanish literature prize


French crime writer Fred Vargas, the pen name of Frederique Audoin-Rouzeau, has won Spain’s prestigious Asturias prize for literature for her success in breathing new life into the genre.


In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories


In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art.


Argentines use murals to search for missing children


Daiana Garnica’s sparkling eyes catch the attention of many passers-by in Argentina’s capital, where her face is painted on a wall in a plea for help to find the teenager who disappeared one year ago.

Wednesday, May 23


Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets


Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has called his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of “straight white male” to the racial slur as “very incendiary,” but he said he’s not sorry.


UFC, Disney offer more details on their broadcast deal


The Walt Disney Co. and UFC have offered additional details on their broadcast agreement that takes effect next year.

‘Good Morning America’ to expand; ‘The Chew’ canceled


ABC’s “Good Morning America” is expanding to a third hour — and swallowing “The Chew” to make room.

TV higlights: ‘Siren’ season finale


Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Watch “Red Nose Day” on NBC.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize


Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being honored with the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for a lifetime in comedy.