Jennifer Lawrence on Why She Bared All for ‘Red Sparrow’ After Nude Photo Hack: ‘I Felt Empowered’

Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence says the requirement for nudity in her upcoming film “Red Sparrow” initially made her reluctant to take on the role because of her nude photo hack in 2014, but she soon felt “empowered.” “I realized that there was a difference between consent and not and I showed up for the first … Read more

‘Queer Eye’ Fab Five Give Netflix IT Department a Facelift: ‘We Love Nerds’ (Video)

Did you already finish binging the first season of “Queer Eye” and are suffering from some serious Fab Five withdrawal? No worries, Netflix has got you covered with a mini episode that should quench your thirst for at least a few hours. (We know, the struggle is going to be real until there is a … Read more

ABC’s ‘The Middle’: Here’s the End of the Final Script Ever (Photo)

‘The Middle’ on ABC We’re officially at the end of “The Middle” — or at least, the cast and crew are. “So… we finished breaking the very last episode of #TheMiddle today,” series co-creator DeAnn Heline wrote Thursday on Twitter. “Overwhelmed with emotion. I can’t wait for you all to see it.” Below is her … Read more

Gothamist Saved by Anonymous Donors, Returns With Public Radio Partnership

DNAInfo Four months after going offline, Gothamist is back from the dead. The New York-based local news site, along with its network of affiliates around the country, including LAist, will start publishing new stories this spring thanks to funding from two anonymous donors, Wired reported on Friday. Gothamist, LAist, and DCist — along with DNAInfo … Read more

GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Pennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.The suit comes one day after GOP leaders in the state said they had filed an emergency request asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the new map. In January, the Pennsylvania … Read more

There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is gone

Rev. Billy Graham preaching in Tacoma, Wash., May 16, 1983. (Photo: Dave Ekren/AP)And even as he reached the heights of his influence and fame in a cohesive and fairly uniform culture, Graham’s evangelism was not establishmentarian. It was populist and non-institutional. He did not usually preach in churches. Rather, his The deserts of Namibia: Life … Read more

Trump campaign aide Gates to plead guilty in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — Former campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and making a false statement, becoming the third associate of President Donald Trump to make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Gates, who was indicted with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in October on conspiracy and other charges related … Read more

Florida governor breaks with Trump over proposal to arm teachers

Florida Gov. Rick Scott broke with President Donald Trump on Friday and rejected calls to arm teachers with guns to prevent school massacres. “I disagree with arming teachers,” Scott said. “My focus is on bringing in law enforcement. I think you need to have individuals who are trained, well trained.” Scott also defied the National … Read more

Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’ Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption’School sheriff didn’t have the courage’An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, the US president has said.Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found … Read more

US to impose ‘largest’ N Korea sanctions

US & Canada US & Canada US to impose ‘largest’ N Korea sanctions Reuters US President Donald Trump says he is launching the “largest ever” set of new sanctions against North Korea. The measures will target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies. “Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set … Read more