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Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Hit Their Marks at 2016’s Jingle Ball

On the scene at the annual pop radio extravaganza, held at Madison Square Garden.<p>December 10, 2016 2:52 pm<p>Two of the marquee performers at Friday night’s Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden—<b>Ariana Grande</b> and headliner <b>Justin Bieber</b>—performed the bulk of their respective sets with jackets …

Ariana Grande

A.A. Gill, Food Critic, Culture Writer, and Singular Wit, Dies at Age 62

Gill had announced his cancer diagnosis in a column less than a month ago.<p>A.A. Gill, a food and culture writer whose wit and unsparing critical eye made him a favorite of readers on both sides of the Atlantic died Saturday of cancer at age 62. <i>Sunday Times</i> editor Martin Ivens announced Gill’s death …

Foodies

Exxon Mobil Chief Rex Tillerson Is Now Frontrunner for Trump’s Secretary of State

Reports say John Bolton will most likely become Tillerson’s Deputy.<p>After <b>Rudy Giuliani</b> took his name out of the Secretary of State pot, <b>Donald Trump</b>’s transition team rushed to find a candidate to fill the top spot. Today, reports indicate that <b>Rex Tillerson</b>, CEO of the Exxon Mobil Corporation and</b> …

Secretary Of State

A Much More Depressing Inconvenient Truth Sequel Will Open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

The announcement comes on the heels of a troubling Department of Energy questionnaire from Trump.<p>Just in case you thought there was only one <i>Inconvenient Truth</i> out there, think again: Paramount has just announced that not only is there a sequel, it’ll also be opening next year’s Sundance Film …

Festivals

Trump Breaks with Democrats, CIA after Obama Orders Deep Dive into Russian Cyberattacks

“The election ended a long time ago,” the transition team statement said.<p>After President <b>Barack Obama</b> ordered a “deep dive” into evidence that cyberattacks influenced this year’s presidential election—evidence gathered by investigators from the CIA—<b>Donald Trump</b>’s transition team issued a press …

Russia

Kylie Jenner’s Evolution from Reality-Star Tween to Makeup Mogul

<b>Kylie Jenner</b> may only be 19, but she’s quickly evolved from a quiet tween to savvy businesswoman before our own eyes. Today, Jenner is opening up her first Kylie pop-up shop, which will sell everything from her signature lip kits to lacy thongs with her name emblazoned on them. It seems as though …

Fashion

Harrison Ford Can Take a Joke about His Affair with Carrie Fisher

The actor took some gentle ribbing from James Corden on Thursday night.<p>December 9, 2016 6:16 pm<p>When <b>James Corden</b> took to the stage at <b>Steven Spielberg’s</b> Ambassadors for Humanity gala dinner on Thursday evening to provide some laughs, the comedian was able to get one out of a notoriously tough …

Carrie Fisher

See Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Schmooze as San Francisco Celebrates La La Land

The stars were out for a special screening and private dinner—hosted by Jimmy Choo—Thursday, where Gosling, Stone, and Damien Chazelle gathered at the private studio space of designer Ken Fulk to fete their film and receive the inaugural S.F. Honors awards, a new prize from the San Francisco Film …

San Francisco Bay Area

Chris Pratt Is the Latest Actor to Reveal Hidden Language Skills

And Jennifer Lawrence gets a kick out of it.<p>December 9, 2016 5:55 pm<p>When <b>Chris Pratt</b> isn’t cropping his <i>Passengers</i> co-star <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> out of photos, he’s dazzling her with his passing proficiency of German. During an interview with Berlin entertainment site Bild , Pratt let Lawrence in on one …

Jennifer Lawrence

Trump and Giuliani Announce Conscious Uncoupling

Giuliani, who took himself out of the running for secretary of state, was sure to take shots at Mitt Romney on his way out the door.<p><b>Rudy Giuliani</b>, an early and ardent supporter of <b>Donald Trump</b>, will not see any reward for his loyalty. In an unnecessarily long statement provided to the press Friday, …

Republican Party

Marina Abramović Asked Her Birthday-Party Guests Not to Speak for 70 Whole Minutes

The performance artist celebrated her 70th birthday in New York on Thursday.<p>December 9, 2016 5:47 pm<p>On Thursday night, <b>Marina Abramović</b> celebrated her 70th birthday—and the publication of her memoir, <i>Walk Through Walls</i> (Crown Archetype)—at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This being …

MOMA

Has Gareth Edwards Said Enough About Rogue One’s Reshoots Yet?

The director, who has had to explain what he describes as planned pickup shoots on multiple occasions, is probably very ready for the film to finally hit theaters.<p>December 9, 2016 5:32 pm<p>During press tours, it’s not uncommon for cast and crew members to find themselves addressing the same topic …

Gareth Edwards

The Grateful Eight

Eight (more) sets to top off the season<p>December 9, 2016 5:08 pm<p>Plenty of sets to go around this holiday season, and we can’t seem to get enough of them! Channel Beauty, not the Beast, with these eight perfect picks!<p><b>Fresh Sugar Lip Showcase</b>: Hey there, sweet lips! We’ve hit the jackpot with this set …

Marc Jacobs

Could Inciting Death Threats Get Trump Kicked Off Twitter?

Paging @jack.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is big on Twitter. Just as F.D.R. spoke directly to the American people through his “fireside chats,” so too does Trump pontificate on the pressing issues of the day, such as the merits of certain Broadway musical or whatever’s on cable news at the time, through his …

Twitter

The Obamas’ Final Holiday Card Is a Black-Tie Affair

The final card carries a reflective message from the first family.<p>December 9, 2016 4:31 pm<p>The White House has released <b>President Obama</b> and <b>Michelle’s</b> eighth and final Christmas card. The photo was taken at the State Dinner for Canadian Prime Minister <b>Justin Trudeau</b> and his wife, <b>Sophie</b>, in March—a …

Black Tie

Inside Cate Blanchett’s Shape-Shifting Art-History Lesson at the Park Avenue Armory

Artist and director Julian Rosefeldt discusses his latest work, which sees that Academy Award–winning actress undertake multiple dramatic transformations to dissect a century’s worth of artistic movements.<p>December 9, 2016 4:24 pm<p><b>Cate Blanchett’s</b> capability for shape-shifting is well established—she …

Artists

Obama Orders Investigation of Russian Hacking During 2016 Election

Months of suspicious leaks targeting Democrats prompted the investigation.<p>The 2016 presidential race was extraordinary for a variety of reasons, not least of which was the allegation that <b>Donald Trump</b> benefited from a tireless campaign by the Kremlin to undermine his opponent. Now, amid mounting …

Elections

Ryan Reynolds Explains His Strange Expression in Taylor Swift Fourth-of-July Instagram

Blake Lively’s husband explains why it looked like his soul was “visibly exiting this earth.”<p>December 9, 2016 3:47 pm<p>We all remember well—better than we probably remember our own Fourth-of-July celebration this year—the way <b>Taylor Swift</b> and her squad celebrated America’s birthday in 2016. Swift—who …

Ryan Reynolds

Sarah Jessica Parker Loves BlackBerrys So Much She Has Three of Them

Your phones are ringing, S.J.P.<p>December 9, 2016 3:47 pm<p><b>Sarah Jessica Parker</b> is apparently a technology maven—so much so that it seems once she finds her phone brand of choice, she just can’t quit it. In an Instagram photo the actress posted during a week in which she’s been making Amtrak treks to …

Sarah Jessica Parker

Steve Bannon’s “Populist Uprising” Hits a Speed Bump

A battle over the R.N.C. reveals a power struggle at the heart of the Trump White House.<p>In the emerging power struggle within __Donald Trump’s White House transition, Establishment Republicans seem to be coming out on top. Far from the “populist uprising” predicted by the president-elect’s chief …

Republican Party

Carl Reiner Almost Left Dick Van Dyke Over This Controversial Episode

And more fascinating tidbits from behind the scenes of the classic sitcom, before it returns to CBS for one night only.<p>December 9, 2016 2:00 pm<p>When <b>Bill Persky</b> learned that two classic <i>Dick Van Dyke Show</i> episodes he co-wrote with his partner, Sam Denoff, would be broadcast in prime time on CBS this …

TV

The 11 Best Celebrity Instagram Posts of 2016

Featuring Selena, Kim, Blake, and more.<p>December 9, 2016 1:27 pm<p>IIn 2016, celebrities flocked to Snapchat and continued to find ways to enhance their Twitter personas and fine-tune their digital brands. But Instagram, still, continues to be the most comfortable place for celebrities to express …

Celebrity Gossip

The Worst (and Best) Case Scenario for Trump’s “Unpredictable” Foreign Policy

The world is once again left to wonder whether Donald Trump is half crazy or merely bluffing. The answer, unfortunately, comes down to impulse control.<p>Let’s admit that Trump-related news could be much worse. We could have a henchman like <b>Rudy Giuliani</b> going to the Department of Justice or a nut like</b> …

World News

Donald Trump Can‘t Stop Hiring People from Goldman Sachs

Now he wants bank president Gary Cohn.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> spent the whole of his campaign railing against Wall Street, so his working-class supporters might have expected that he would <i>not</i> stock his inner circle with a bevy of bankers, particularly those from a little company called Goldman Sachs, which …

Republican Party

The Celebrity Breakups of 2016 That Hit Harder Than Expected

2016 was a tough year by many standards. We can add these 25 couples that bit the dust to its pile of pain. Emotional attachment to certain celebrity couples has a way of wriggling into our hearts. Often, we didn’t realize we cared at all until they split, and we’re suddenly gutted. Like <b>Tyra Banks</b> …

Angelina Jolie

How the Nocturnal Animals Costume Designer Inserted Clues in Tom Ford’s Thriller

The film, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens in theaters nationwide Friday.<p>December 9, 2016 12:13 pm<p>Oscar-nominated costume designer <b>Arianne Phillips</b> (<i>Walk the Line</i>, <i>W.E.</i>) likes to say that she works with <b>Tom Ford</b> “the movie director, not the fashion designer.” What Phillips, who costumed …

Tom Ford

Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande Share the Same Diva Request

Whose side are you on?<p>December 9, 2016 12:12 pm<p><b>Mariah Carey</b> is not <b>Ariana Grande</b>, and Ariana Grande is not Mariah Carey. The fans of either will tell you so much. But is there a middle section to the Mimi-versus-Ari Venn diagram? Absolutely. There lies a particular quirk: they each have a side from …

Mariah Carey

The Brand Beyoncé Almost Name-Dropped Instead of Red Lobster

The original “Formation” line wasn't about a restaurant at all.<p>December 9, 2016 12:09 pm<p>It was the Red Lobster shout-out heard ’round the world. Last February, <b>Beyoncé</b> decided to anoint the seafood restaurant chain by mentioning them in her surprise new track “Formation,” declaring it the …

Beyoncé

The Best New TV Shows of 2016

From outlandish robot rebellions to lavish historical dramas and the court case that defined the 90s, here are the series that kept us glued to our TVs this year.<p>December 9, 2016 12:00 pm<p>2016’s Best New TV Shows<p>PreviousNext<p>Rather than weigh in yet again on the bloody brilliance of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, …

TV

Will Donald Trump Betray His Most Loyal Supporters?

The president-elect seems to be softening his stance on his signature issue.<p>While <b>Donald Trump</b> built a presidential campaign on contradictions, his hard-line stance on immigration and promise to “build a great, great wall on our our southern border” remained a cornerstone. But in the month since his …

Republican Party