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Peanut butter jars will never betray you like this, consumer London’s firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a Feb. 15 house fire. The city’s fire brigade said investigators believe the glass jar — which had been emptied of the hazelnut spread — was placed on a window sill and refracted sunlight, setting blinds alight. Fire investigator Charlie Pugsley said Tuesday: “It sounds far-fetched … but that’s exactly what happened.” (AP) OBVIOUSLY …
Because nothing says ‘terrorist’ like a nice balloon arrangement A Swedish woman who put up balloons in her window on her birthday that spelled “21” was paid a visit by police last week, according to news website The Local. The reason? A passerby misread the balloons as “IS” and thought the house was harboring Islamic State supporters, The Local reported. Police quickly realized the error. (EXPRESS) PRACTICE
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Authorities say a Florida man is accused of calling 911 and reporting a fake crime to check police response time. Police arrested 19-year-old Christopher James Smith after he reported a nonexistent shooting Tuesday. Police said he admitted that he had called 911 and hung up when he realized he’d made a mistake. (AP)
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THE DISTRICT Smoking a joint alone in front of a room of people can be awkward. Just ask Adam Eidinger. Eidinger, the chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign who spearheaded efforts to get marijuana legalization on November’s ballot, invited the media to his campaign headquarters Thursday to watch him plant marijuana seeds and smoke — two activities that are now legal in D.C. Eidinger offered to share some of his stash with reporters, but everyone declined, opting merely to enjoy, or perhaps tolerate, the contact high. “It feels great, it feels like freedom,” Eidinger said as he legally inhaled and exhaled while photographers got their shots. Eidinger has been pushing for marijuana legalization ever since D.C. officials shut down his Capitol Hemp shops in 2012 because he sold weed-related paraphernalia. At the time, full-on legalization seemed like a quixotic cause. Now Initiative 71, the overwhelmingly voter-approved
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‘The Martha Stewart of marijuana’ plants his first legal seeds in D.C.
For the 24th year in a row, Labrador retrievers, below, are the most popular breed in the nation, according to the American Kennel Club. A love for Labs is strong in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, too — the pooch takes the top spot in all three. Following in the nation’s paw prints, Maryland and Virginia’s second-most-popular pup is the German shepherd. In D.C., the No. 2 spot goes to golden retrievers. (TWP)
Adam Eidinger smokes a joint Thursday before a “ceremonial planting.”
marijuana legalization law that went into effect Thursday at 12:01 a.m., allows residents to grow up to six marijuana plants — three mature ones at a time — at home and possess up to 2 ounces of the leafy drug. Eidinger plans to reopen his shop in Adams Morgan later this year. “I kind of feel like the Martha Stewart of marijuana,” Eidinger said as he laid the seeds for his six plants in front of the cameras. “Planting a seed is a symbolic act. I hope these seeds will last.” The DC Cannabis Campaign
was prepared with props. There were two Ziploc bags stuffed with weed, an amount that Eidinger said conveniently weighed in at around 2 ounces. He also had a $1,000 water pipe to show what kind of local craftsmanship can thrive now that weed is legal. But, as Eidinger mentioned, if some Republican congressmen had their way, Thursday’s show would never have happened. “I think what’s being born tod ay is a new st ateho od movement,” Eidinger said. PERRY STEIN (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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local Metro will not increase fares or significantly cut subway service to cope with a projected budget squeeze in the next fiscal year, the transit agency’s board of directors decided Thursday. After weeks of debate about possible fare hikes of 5 or 10 cents for rail and bus riders and a reduction in the frequency of trains, the board voted to find another way to balance its budget for the 12 months beginning July 1. In finalizing a docket for public hearings on the budget proposal, the board unanimously agreed not include possible fare increases or major service cuts among the items up for discussion at the hearings. (THE WASHINGTON POST) THE DISTRICT
talking points Washington’s new Mayor Muriel Bowser was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they’ve threatened her with prison and she has accused them of acting like bullies in a showdown over legal pot that may end up costing D.C. residents.
“We provide half a billion dollars (annually) to the District. One would think they would be much more compliant with the wishes of Congress.”
Mayor Bowser submits bill to prevent ‘pot clubs’ D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday sent emergency legislation to the D.C. Council to prohibit nightclubs, private membership clubs and virtually any other city-registered business from providing a venue for social pot smoking. The legislation is an attempt to rein in one aspect of the city’s marijuana legalization law that Bowser has said could produce confusion — and, potentially, more public use of the drug than she believes was intended under the ballot measure. (TWP)
REP. ANDY HARRIS, R-Md.,
one of the most vocal pot opponents, on D.C.’s decision to implement Initiative 71
“I do believe it’s likely this is a short-lived victory. Members of the House are going to come after D.C. with a vengeance on appropriations for 2016.”
Va. governor OKs pot oils for treating epilepsy Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Thursday allowing the use of medical marijuana oil for people suffering from severe epilepsy. As marijuana becomes legal in D.C., advocates in neighboring Virginia said they thought even this first small step toward medical use would never be taken. “They said hell would freeze over before this would ever pass,” said Robert Smith, whose 14-year-old daughter, Haley, has daily seizures — and even suffered one during a committee hearing on the bill earlier this year. (TWP)
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Amid pot legalization, a little-noticed shortage Medical marijuana dispensaries struggle to meet demand in D.C. THE DISTRICT Even as the nation’s capital enters an uncertain new age of legal marijuana, the 2,500 District residents permitted to buy medical cannabis are facing a blunt truth of their own: There isn’t enough pot to go around. For months, many of the marijuana patients registered with the D.C. Department of Health have been frustrated by a chronic shortage in the system’s very limited supply chain. Since last summer, when the city council relaxed the rules for obtaining a doctor’s prescription for cannabis, the number of medical users has soared past the ability of the city’s three official growers to meet it. Operators of D.C.’s three medical marijuana dispensaries have had to limit the amount patients can purchase, and occasionally turn them away. On Wednesday, “we opened without any product to sell,” said Vanessa West, manager of the Metropolitan Wellness Center in Southeast. “It was a total bummer. We closed early.” Belinda Cunningham said she depends on the pot prescription she obtained last year to face life with HIV and stage two cervical cancer. The 63-year-old grandmother was down to 129 pounds and suffering incessant
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Medical marijuana is on display at the Takoma Wellness Center in October.
vomiting. Cannabis settled the nausea and restored her appetite and weight. “I just started feeling better right away,” she said. But until growers can ramp up their production, she can’t always get what she needs. “Last week I went to the clinic, and they didn’t have anything, not even sticks,” said Cunningham. “I’m really struggling right now. I know people are going back to the street, but I don’t want to do that if I don’t have to.” The scarcity is a big change from the early days of the medical marijuana program, when dispensaries catered to few registered patients. At the time, residents could only get a prescription for a short list of approved conditions. There were fewer than 800 patients in the system when the council scrapped the list of
conditions entirely. Since August, physicians have been allowed to prescribe cannabis for whatever they want. The council also lifted some of the restrictions on cultivators, increasing the number of plants each grower can raise from 95 to 500. But as the number of patients has more than tripled, the supply continues to lag. It takes up to 23 weeks to bring a pot plant from cutting to harvest-ready bud, said Corey Barnette, a marijuana cultivator who owns both District Growers and the Metropolitan Wellness Center. “We are just, literally this week, starting to harvest some of the new plants,” said Barnette, who predicted that the supply backlog would begin to shrink in coming months. STEVE HENDRIX (THE WASHINGTON POST)
The number of marijuana-related arrests in the first few hours of pot legalization early Thursday morning. Despite strict limits prohibiting the buying and selling of pot, and restrictions on how much you can have and where you can use it, police reported finding no one trying to stretch or break the parameters of the new law. Nikolas Schiller, spokesman for the DC Cannabis Campaign, said organizers of the successful D.C. ballot measure chose not to hold a public party, for fear of drawing potentially negative media attention to their victory moment. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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The origins of ‘Jihadi John’ THE IDENTITY OF ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS MEMBERS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE has been revealed. The world knows him as “Jihadi John,”
the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State. The Post reported this week that his real name is Mohammed Emwazi. How did Emwazi become “Jihadi John”? Here’s what we know so far. ADAM TAYLOR (THE WASHINGTON POST)
He was educated and middle class
He faced years of monitoring
He left few traces of himself online
When videos featuring “Jihadi John” first began to circulate, many focused on his British accent. Word spread that former hostages held by the Islamic State said he was one of a number of British Islamic State members who had been dubbed “The Beatles.” The Post’s reporting confirms that Emwazi, who was born in Kuwait, is British and grew up in West London, rather than East London as some speculated.
Emwazi was raised in a relatively well-to-do family. The Guardian reports he was known as a “polite, mildmannered young man.” He graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in computer programming and later worked for a computer company in Kuwait. Such a background will play into ongoing debates about whether poverty is a “root cause” of extremism.
Emwazi was detained by counterterrorism officials twice — once in Tanzania on a safari in May 2009. Emwazi’s friends told the Independent they were held in inhumane conditions. He was also detained when he returned to Britain from Kuwait in 2010 and was prevented from returning to Kuwait. “I feel like a prisoner, only not in a cage, in London,” he wrote in a June 2010 email to Asim Qureshi at the rights group Cage.
Little information about Emwazi existed online before his name was released this week. No social media accounts were found that could be linked to him. In a number of videos, his voice was digitally altered, apparently in an attempt to disguise it. In the end, authorities used a variety of different techniques to identify Emwazi as “Jihadi John,” including voice analysis and interviews with former hostages.
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A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaeda’s early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group’s early days. Khaled al-Fawwaz could face life in prison. Prosecutors said al-Fawwaz, a 52-year-old Saudi Arabian, was a close confidant of Osama bin Laden. The August 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans. (AP)
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover-up the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, easing a crisis fed by the death of the prosecutor who brought the case. Judge Daniel Rafecas said the documents filed by the late Alberto Nisman failed to meet minimal requirements. Nisman had filed the complaint days before he died Jan. 18 under mysterious circumstances. (AP)
Militants abduct more Christians, smash relics Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted to more than 220, activists said Thursday. The extremists also released a video showing men using sledgehammers to smash ancient Mesopotamian statues and other artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul. (AP)
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Crack pipe is presumably not included Interested in buying a piece of Rob Ford history? Now is your chance. The former Toronto mayor is auctioning off some of the memorabilia he has collected, including what appears to be the football tie he wore when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine. In the eBay description, Ford said the tie is the “only one of these in existence” and features logos from NFL teams past and present. By Thursday evening, the tie bid exceeded $4,500. Some of the proceeds will go toward research and care facilities for liposarcoma, the form of cancer for which Ford is being treated. Other items up for bid include a Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey and patterned pants he was photographed wearing at Wal-Mart. (AP)
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A sign posted Wednesday outside a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in Flagstaff, Ariz., reported that credit card transactions weren’t working.
Vandalism shows net vulnerability TECHNOLOGY Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours Wednesday. ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology. It raised questions about the vulnerability of the nation’s Internet infrastructure. The severed CenturyLinkowned cable was buried several feet under the rocky soil in a dry wash, about a quarter-mile from the nearest houses. It wouldn’t have been hard for vandals to
spot where the cable was buried because the trenching machines used to bury them leave a scar on the landscape, said Joseph Hobbs, who is on the board of directors for the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council. Alex Juarez, a spokesman for CenturyLink, an Internet service provider, said customer complaints poured in from an area extending from the northern edges of Phoenix to cities like Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona. Service began coming back within a few hours and was reported fully restored by about 3 a.m. Thursday. Hobbs said CenturyLink should be discussing why the lines weren’t backed up and whether there are enough alternative routes for data. FELICIA FONSECA (AP)
Top official backs arming Ukraine against Russia James Clapper, the top U.S. intelligence official, said Thursday that he supports arming Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists. He also said providing weapons to Ukraine would likely trigger a “negative reaction” from Russia. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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The proportion of smokers that die from smoking-related illness, according to an Australian study of more than 200,000 people, published this week in BMC medicine. That rate is higher than doctors previously estimated. Study participants who smoked an average of 10 cigarettes a day had twice the mortality rate during the follow-up period as non-smokers. (TWP)
“There’s not a single Democrat here. It’s almost like CPAC invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak.” SEN. TED CRUZ, R-Texas, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, taking a swipe at Democrats who
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Senate committee votes 12-8 to approve Loretta Lynch as attorney general, paving way for confirmation
Nebraska judge puts land seizures for Keystone XL pipeline on hold
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than 20 pounds and 40 pounds, respectively). But ever since, the dog landscape has changed. Since 1999, the number of big dogs has fallen by nearly 1 million, the number of medium-sized dogs has dipped by roughly half a million, and the small dog population has grown by almost 15 million. Why are we choosing smaller dogs? One reason is likely tied to the national migration to urban areas. Almost 80 percent of the country now lives in cities and surrounding areas, where space is harder to come by. It’s of little coincidence that big dogs are much more popular in the South, where land is more plentiful.
2 lawless, loose llamas lassoed Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in Sun City, Ariz., were captured Thursday, but not before causing a stir in the streets and on social media. TV footage showed a large white llama and a smaller black llama darting through the streets. Their breakout quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags including #LlamasonTheLoose, #llamadrama and #TEAMLLAMAS. The duo thwarted numerous attempts by authorities and bystanders to round them up before being roped into custody. Turned out they were part of a trio making a therapy visit to residents at a senior assisted living facility. (AP)
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has NOT been named a member of next season’s “Dancing with the Stars”? A. Patti LaBelle B. Michael Sam C. Suzanne Somers D. Scout Willis 4 Marijuana became legal in D.C. this week — with some caveats. For instance, all of the following activities are still illegal, except for which one? A. Smoking pot on the National Mall B. Selling pot C. Giving away 3 ounces of pot D. Growing three pot plants 5 After centuries of rats getting the bad rap for spreading the bubonic plague, researchers now say the real culprits were: A. Bunny rabbits B. Mosquitoes C. Gerbils D. Llamas
6 Which NFL player recently expressed a desire to become a “huge movie star” after his retirement? A. Tom Brady B. Peyton Manning C. Adrian Peterson D. Drew Brees 7 Which restaurant chain is partnering with delivery app Roadie to serve as the meeting spot where people who need to ship something can connect with drivers who will transport the cargo for a small fee? A. Olive Garden B. Waffle House C. Chipotle D. Buffalo Wild Wings 8 Which Academy Award winner received backlash after using his/her speech to draw attention to gender inequality and the wage gap between men and women? A. Julianne Moore B. Common C. Patricia Arquette D. J.K. Simmons 1. B; 2. C; 3. D; 4. D; 5. C; 6. A; 7. B; 8. C
WONKBLOG The American Kennel Club is out with its latest ranking of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. — and it shows that America is in love with little dogs. The French bulldog, a small hound that generally weighs no more than 20 pounds, was the ninth most popular dog of 2014, cracking the top 10 for the first time in more than 100 years. It joins the beagle and Yorkshire terrier — the fifth and sixth most popular, respectively — as the only small dog breeds at the top. And it’s all part of a trend. In the early 2000s, the U.S. was a country content with medium to large dogs (which weigh more
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Tiny dogs take over U.S.
Texas congressman introduces bill that would request Medal of Honor for “American Sniper” Chris Kyle
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This crater that formed in a remote region of Russia was caused by a methane explosion, scientists say.
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Big cable has lost And 4 other things to know about the FCC’s ruling on ‘net neutrality’ NETFLIX, TWITTER AND INTERNET ACTIVISTS HAVE WON. Big cable has lost — at least until the federal courts get involved, when
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everything could change. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent such companies as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic. The 3-2 vote ushered in a new era of government oversight for an industry that has seen relatively little. And it represents the big-
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gest regulatory shake-up to telecommunications providers in almost two decades. Here’s what you need to know. ANNE FLAHERTY (AP)
Net neutrality is what you already have.
This will affect you. Just not anytime soon.
With few exceptions, the cable and wireless companies that provide much of the nation’s broadband already operate under the idea of net neutrality. This means they don’t discriminate among similar types of Web traffic, and they don’t intentionally slow or block data. The FCC decision was intended to make sure that the Internet as we know it doesn’t change. Regulators say this was important because some providers had signaled an interest in manipulating their network traffic, potentially entering into paid deals with sites like Netflix to move their content faster. But these efforts never got very far; many providers say they don’t want to upset consumers.
The FCC put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, regulating it like a public utility. That means whatever company provides your Internet connection will now have to act in the public interest and not do anything considered “unjust or unreasonable.” But broadband providers are expected to sue. It’s likely they will ask the courts to delay implementation of the rules pending judicial review. And if a judge agrees, the legal wrangling could slip well into the next president’s first term. Even if a judge grants a stay on the rules, it’s unlikely that Internet service providers would start throttling Web traffic or creating paid fast lanes. Companies would face a fierce public backlash.
The cable companies lost.
Following the ruling Thursday, many cable companies lashed out. Using the Twitter hashtag #ThrowbackThursday, Verizon drew attention to the FCC’s reliance on 1934 legislation to regulate the Internet. The cable and wireless companies that offer broadband say the worst part about the new rules is that they aren’t predictable. Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai compared it to playing a game in which white flags would arbitrarily be thrown on the field. Pai and industry officials say this kind of uncertainty will affect how Internet providers operate. Providers will be much less willing to offer new services to consumers if they think the FCC might get involved, they say.
Internet activists are having a moment. Small Internet-based companies won a fight in Washington without deep pockets and lots of lobbyists. They did it by drumming up support among average Americans, who flooded the FCC with a recordbreaking number of public comments (see column on John Oliver at right). As an executive at Mozilla put it, “millions of people stood together as citizens of the Web to demand those strong protections.” President Barack Obama, who had come out in favor of net neutrality in the fall, portrayed the decision as a victory for democracy in the digital age. “Today’s FCC decision … wouldn’t have happened without Americans like you,” he wrote in an online letter.
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The next stop is Congress.
While broadband providers turn to their lawyers to mount a legal protest to the FCC rules, Republican lawmakers say they will push for a legislative fix. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, is expected to lead this fight, starting with March 18 hearings. “Only action by Congress can fix the damage and uncertainty this FCC order has inflicted on the Internet,” Thune said in a statement. However, the FCC regulations give most Democrats exactly what they wanted in the first place. And Obama likely would veto anything else. So it’s unclear whether Thune or others might be able to find any momentum before the next presidential election.
MEDIA Prior to June 1, few people knew much about “net neutrality.” Just a mention of the term caused eyes to glass over and attention to be diverted to cute puppy videos. Then came John Oliver. The HBO comedian this summer bravely devoted half of his 30-minute satirical news show, “Last Week Tonight,” to the subject. He explained what net neutrality was (protections for open-access Internet) and eviscerated cable companies for wanting to dismantle it. Along the way, he used humor. And suddenly, Americans were paying attention. “The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America,” Oliver said, explaining why people hadn’t been paying attention to the issue. “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.” By the end of the segment, Oliver had succeeded in rallying support for the cause. His rant and subsequent call to action — he encouraged all Internet commenters and trolls to flood the Federal Communications Commission website with comments in support of net neutrality — made an impact. Millions sent in comments. On Thursday, the FCC voted 3-2 in support of net neutrality. And many are attributing the success in part to Oliver. “Oliver and the president,” said an industry official earlier this month, “were probably the two most prominent [turning points].” (EXPRESS/THE WASHINGTON POST)
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The Wizards are winless since the All-Star break, getting outscored by 82 points in four games.
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3 Detroit Pistons 23-34, T-10th in the East
Since dropping Josh Smith, they’re 18-11, including road wins against San Antonio and Dallas. They’ll probably beat the Wizards on Saturday.
Wizards near rock bottom after losing five straight and 10 of their past 12 games WIZARDS It wasn’t that long ago that NBA experts were bandying about the Wizards as a dark horse to make the Eastern Conference finals, given their solid play in the first half of the season and the general lack of an alpha-dog team in the conference. But since the start of the year, the train has gone off the rails, and in spectacular fashion since the All-Star break, with the Wizards suffering the following indignities: Feb. 20: A 38-point thrashing at home by Cleveland in the team’s first game back from the All-Star break, with the red-hot Cavaliers passing them in the standings and appearing to be the much better team. Feb. 22: A dispiriting defeat in Detroit in which the Wizards, holding a five-point lead at halftime, absolutely melted down in the second half, getting outscored by the Pistons 59-37. Tuesday: A lengthy article on Deadspin titled, “Uh, Guys? I
Think the Wizards Forgot to Fire Randy Wittman?” in which the team’s offense is described as “maddening and inexplicable, or hilarious, or both.” Tuesday: A loss to the NBA’s best team, the Warriors. While there’s no shame in that, the Wizards played a huge role in their undoing by committing a season-high 26 turnovers. Wednesday: An utterly embarrassing defeat to the Timberwolves, the worst team in the Western Conference, after blowing a 15-point first quarter lead. The Wizards scored just 35 second-half points against the worst defensive team in the NBA. The Wizards (33-25) head into a back-to-back against Philadelphia and Detroit beginning Friday night having dropped five straight, 10 of 12 and 16 of 27 since Jan. 1. Once a solid No. 3 seed in the East, Washington is in danger of dropping behind Milwaukee into the No. 6 slot. “Guys are very, very frustrated,” guard Garrett Temple
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Beal may return Friday Bradley Beal made the trip to Minnesota with the Wizards, put on a pair of shorts, and did some work before Washington’s 20-point loss to the lowly Timberwolves on Wednesday. While he sat out the defeat, he said he hopes to return Friday against the 76ers (12-45). Beal has missed seven straight games with what was first just a sore right big toe before tests revealed a mild stress reaction in his right fibula. The Wizards are 2-6 since Beal exited Washington’s loss to the Hornets on Feb. 5 near the end of the first quarter. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
told reporters after Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota. “We gotta figure out a way to get out of this slump.” The Wizards’ biggest issue during this slide is that their offense has dried up. Without injured guard Bradley Beal helping to space the floor, the Wizards’ perimeter offense
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has struggled. Washington has scored more than 100 points just twice in 10 February games, and in three of its past four contests, it hasn’t cracked the 90-point barrier. The Wizards are averaging just 15 free-throw attempts during this five-game skid, suggesting a lack of aggression and drives to the basket. Veteran shooters Rasual Butler and Martell Webster have hit the skids, and when the Wizards have to go to their second unit, they are getting very little production from them. Wittman’s rotations have been questionable as well — Marcin Gortat didn’t play in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Warriors despite a double-double through the first three periods. “I don’t have any lines to tell you guys,” Gortat said, noting that his frustration level was “out of the roof” after the Warriors game. “I don’t know what to tell you. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating.”
2 Indiana Pacers 23-34, T-10th
Paul George is back in practice. If he can provide even a fraction of his ability, the Pacers could be a headache in Round 1.
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Ruling paves way for Peterson reinstatement
A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its rift with the players’ union. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson’s December denial of Peterson’s appeal. The NFL said it plans to appeal the ruling to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and that Peterson will be returned to the exempt list while the process unfolds. (AP)
LeBron says his son, 10, is already being recruited LeBron James says there are colleges recruiting his 10-yearold son, and the superstar isn’t happy about it. James told a Detroit radio station this week that his son, LeBron Jr., has already received scholarship offers. James did not specify which schools, but feels any such courtship “should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.” On Thursday, before the Cavaliers hosted Golden State, James said his oldest son loves playing basketball and video games, and doing his homework. James said: “Let him be a kid.” (AP)
Harper says Nats’ staff is ‘stupid’ good The World Series is eight months away and Bryce Harper sounds as if he’s already making plans to be there. After Washington signed starter Max Scherzer to a $210 million contract last month, Harper said he laughed to himself. “I was like, ‘Where’s my ring?’ ” he said at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., on Wednesday. “You know what I mean? It’s stupid. It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is.” Harper’s confidence may quickly become bulletin board material for opponents, but it’s who he is. “Five years ago, when I first signed here, [I said] I’m going to bring back a title to D.C. no matter what,” he said. “And I’m getting chills thinking about it. I mean, I absolutely want to do that for this city, this town, and I don’t care how long it takes me.” JAMES WAGNER (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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The Capitals didn’t record a shot in the first eight minutes of Wednesday’s loss to the Penguins.
In first period, Capitals could use a jump-start Matt Niskanen: Lately we’ve been ‘a little slow out of the gate’ CAPITALS Eight minutes had elapsed before the Capitals registered their first shot on goal against the Penguins on Wednesday. By then, the Penguins already had a 1-0 lead. Coach Barry Trotz bemoaned an initial lack of focus in a 4-3 loss, something that has recently hounded Washington. Against the Flyers on Sunday, it took the Capitals 7:55 to record their first shot. It took 6:56 against the Islanders last Saturday. “Lately it’s been a little bit
of an issue where we’re a little slow out of the gate,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “We’ve gotten away with it a few times, but you’re taking a chance that you’re going to be playing from behind when you start slow.” Overall, the Capitals (33-19-10) haven’t entirely struggled in the first period, sporting a plus-10 goal differential. Goaltender Braden Holtby allowed two firstperiod goals Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 28. But for a team with a .143 winning percentage when trailing after the first period (2-8-4), slow starts can be particularly damaging. “It’s hard to play 100 percent the whole game,” forward Joel Ward said. “You try to get off to
a good start to get the momentum going and we’d like to do that. We’ve just got to concentrate better when we’re out there, mentally prepared and being sharper.” Trotz placed the onus on Washington’s leadership group to set the example and prevent future sluggish starts. The Capitals are confident that their recent lulls will be removed from their game, beginning Friday against the lowly Hurricanes (22-30-7). “I don’t feel that we’ve had real extended bad habits,” forward Brooks Laich said. “I think that our coaching staff does a pretty good job of noticing things right away when they start creeping into your game and addressing it.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR EXPRESS)
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New parents find creative ways to make space for kids in rentals DESIGN When Sara Ryan and her husband, Kevin Ryan, learned they were going to have a baby, one of the first things they did was look seriously at their small but stately Dupont Circle apartment — and resolve not to leave it. “That’s the first question you get: ‘Are you moving to the suburbs?’ ” Sara, 34, says. “So we thought about it, and we just didn’t want to move. My husband walks to work, we love our building, we love where we’re located, we love the lifestyle it gives us.” They wanted their now-7-month-old daughter, Maggie, to be a part of that lifestyle. They also knew it required significant compromises. For city-dwelling parents who choose to stay in small apartments, it is often tough to make room for a baby — especially if the baby doesn’t actually have a room. Housing in the District is expensive, so upgrading to a larger apartment isn’t CONTINUED ON PAGE R3
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Planning to bring a baby home to an apartment? Here are tips from organizer Emily Hemphill and local parents to make your space cozy, not crowded. (TWP) Start with a thorough purge. You can often create far more room than you might expect.
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To make room for their daughter, Sara and Kevin Ryan carved out space for baby books in their tiny D.C. rental.
“Giving birth to her was the easy part. Giving her room in my closet was the real act of love.”
says. “A lot.” Their home is now a methodically organized, aesthetically pleasing but undeniably tight squeeze. And this is a two-bedroom apartment. Emily Hemphill, a home and office organizer in the District who launched her business, Vital Organizing (vitalorganizing .com), last year, says she has already received numerous clients who are looking for creative ways to fit babies and toddlers into small urban spaces. “I think sometimes people don’t appreciate how easily you can start to accumulate things for your kids,” Hemphill says. “And things that we think of as de rigueur for babies, like a
changing table, you just don’t need.” Regardless of the situation, Hemphill says the first step is always the same: “Purge!” The imminent arrival of a baby has a way of shifting pri-
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especially for your clothes. Hanging storage, such as garment racks and slim wardrobes, often plays a crucial role in optimizing your space. But dressers, which are often the catch-all for socks, pajamas and T-shirts, are just as important. Unfortunately, they’re also notoriously bulky, heavy and expensive, so folks who are squeezed into tiny rentals may have a tough time finding a narrow, affordable piece. “Small spaces teach you how to utilize every square inch,” says David Benton, a local architect who once lived in a 230-square-foot studio in Dupont Circle. Here are three clever ways to think outside the box when it comes to making clothing storage in your apartment more manageable.
in the D.C. area, chances are you’re short on storage space —
Buy or register for spacesaving things you truly need, like a mini-crib and a changing pad. For bigger or short-termuse items such as swings, buy them used or borrow them if possible. Focus on items that are easy to store (such as a collapsible bathtub) or provide a two-for-one use (such as a car seat-stroller combo). No room for a nursery? Try to identify a particular area — a nook or a corner — where toys and other items will be kept; this way your living area won’t be consumed by clutter.
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Consider new storage possibilities in your space, such as shelves added to closets or walls, space-saving storage units and closet organizing systems.
orities, she says; drinking league T-shirts probably won’t seem like critical keepsakes anymore. When registering for gifts, Hemphill says, it’s important to focus on the things you need — a changing pad, a bassinet or mini-crib, two-for-one devices like a combo car seat and stroller — while excluding things you don’t, like extra toys, swings or bulk packages of diapers. “Be realistic about what you need and don’t stockpile,” Hemphill says. C AITLIN GIBSON
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Communicate with friends and family members — kindly but firmly — about your living situation and the need to avoid large items and gifts that aren’t included in your registry.
always an option — and with trends shifting to “micro” units, there aren’t as many spacious apartments available anyway. Even as many millennials swap a walkable city life for roomier, more affordable spaces in the suburbs, others rail against the idea of lawn mowers and cars. The result is a steady rise in the District’s population of children age 5 and younger, a number that grew from about 32,000 in 2010 to nearly 36,500 in 2013, according to census estimates. To prepare for Maggie’s arrival, Sara and Kevin donated bags of clothes from their wardrobes. They cleared space for their daughter’s books, built makeshift shelves around their HVAC unit and sent their Christmas decorations and photo albums to Sara’s parents’ house. “Giving birth to her was the easy part,” Sara jokes. “Giving her room in my closet was the real act of love.” The brightly colored play set on the living room rug? Borrowed from a friend. The baby bathtub in the narrow bathroom? Collapsible. Maggie’s crib? A mini-version, small enough to fit between the foot of the antique guest bed and the wall of the second bedroom. “I spent a lot of time thinking about how to make it work,” Sara
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Dressers are typically too large for rooms that can barely fit a bed. “What these spaces need is what people used to call a lingerie chest,” says Bethesda interior designer Kelley Proxmire, referring to the tall, slim chests that were once popular for storing undergarments. For a modern take, try Pier 1’s Ashworth Lingerie Chest, above, ($500, pier1 .com), or a tall nightstand.
Look for vintage or secondhand pieces with a mid-century aesthetic, because they’re typically smallerscale than furniture designed for newer homes, Benton says. “The homes of the ’50s were not the homes of today.” His vintage go-tos: Miss Pixie’s (misspixies.com), above, GoodWood (goodwooddc.com) and the Mount Vernon Antique Center (mtvantiques.com).
Check children’s sections of major retailers for pieces that are essentially smaller versions of a main-line piece, suggests Jessica Parker Wachtel, a Bethesda interior designer. PB Teen’s Chelsea Tower Dresser, above, ($849, pbteen .com) is a “perfectly sophisticated,” small-footprint dresser that would fit nicely in most apartments, Wachtel says.
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Campus Gardens is located less than two miles from the University of Maryland, College Park Campus and next to a Shuttle-UM stop. This newly remodeled community features floorplans that are perfect for students living alone and for roommates. Convenient to school, shopping and restaurants, Campus Gardens is the perfect place for you. UMCP Graduate students are pre-approved! Reduced Price on Selected 2 Bedroom Units 1BR & 1BR/Den fr. $1138 2BR, 2BR/2BA & 2BR/Den fr. $1360 3BR & 3BR/Den fr. $1574
1 & 2 BRS Starting at $1025
Studios,1,2,3BRs Starting at $1063
866-995-4197 All credit considered. FIOS ready. Upgraded eat-in kitchens. Paint options available in select apartments. Individually controlled air conditioning & heat. Close to Metro. K Minutes from Washington DC & Capitol Hill K Pool, sundeck, playground K Business Center
Studio, 1,2,3BR Starting at $876 -$1355
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Woodland Springs 6617 Atwood Street District Heights, MD 20747
- Metro Accessible to Addison Rd & Suitland Stations - Ask about Food Bank Tuesdays - Free Zumba & Martial Arts Classes - Ask for Ms. Mitchell or Mr. Anthony
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Cypress Creek 5603 Cypress Drive Hyattsville, MD 20782
Highview 7004 Highview Terrace Hyattsville, MD 20782
Kent Village 6707 Hawthorne St. Landover, MD 20785
Cypress Creek is the perfect urban retreat! Convenient to University of MD, Howard University & 4 Metro lines to the City. Spacious floor plans, fully equipped contemporary kitchen. Olympic size pool w/sundeck,fitness center. Beautiful wooded setting adjacent to Michigan Park . Tucked away in a plush wooded setting, the comforts and conveniences of Highview are a well kept secret. Highview features an Express Metro Bus stop that rides into the heart of Washington D.C., as well as playgrounds, picnic areas and pool.
Located within minutes of downtown DC and the 495 Beltway. Only one block from the Landover Road Metro. Metro bus stop on the community. Newly renovated 1and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom townhomes. Comfort and convenience at an affordable price.
1BRs from $1033 2 BRs from $1373
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Carriage Hill Apartments 3416 Curtis Drive #T3 Hillcrest Hts, MD 20746
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Oxon Hill Village 2260 Alice Avenue Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Nestled between the District of Columbia and historic Virginia, Oxon Hill Village offers a variety of floorplans, free services and amenities including a fitness center. indoor gymnasium, business center and all utilities included.
Southview 1309 Southview Drive Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Open the door to the GOOD LIFE at SouthView. With spacious, affordable and conveniently located apartment homes, the GOOD LIFE is waiting for you inside and out. An easy commute takes you downtown by car or Metro, while back home, recreation areas and two pools keep everyone active. Don't deny yourself the lifestyle you know you deserve. Visit SouthView and get ready to live it!
Queenstown Apartments 3301 Chillum Road Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
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3501 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748
Kings Gardens Apartments 6300 S. Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306
Glebe House 25 West Glebe Road Alexandria, VA 22305
Fall in Love all over again here at Queenstown where we love our residents. Enjoy the Clean, Cool, Convenience of living at Queenstown Apts. 1 block from West Hyattsville Metro, Newly Renovated Apt homes (limited). Offering 1& 2 BR Apts, FREE After School Program, min. from Howard & MD Univ, on-site security, fitness/ business center. Hablamos Español. Two Months Freen Rent Limited Time Only! Brinkley House Apartments is a community admired and one of the area's best rental values. Conveniently located minutes from the beltway at St. Barnabas Rd. near Branch Ave. and Andrews Air Force Base. Just minutes away from Downtown, Old Town and National Airport. We are close to excellent shopping and a straight shot downtown on rte 295.
Kings Gardens delightfully combines city convenience with suburban charm. This Alexandria address is within a short distance from schools, shopping, and the Huntington Metro Rail Station. Residents enjoy beautiful landscaping and an on-site pool.
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Southern Towers 4901 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22301
• Close to Pentagon & I-395 H Small pets welcome H Convenience Store on-site H Free on-site parking • Metrobus accessible • No Security Deposit • Spacious Floorplans
Studio fr. the high $900's 1-BR fr. the low $1200's 2-BR fr. the low $1400's 3-BRs from the low $2200's
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The Parliaments 7409 Eastmoreland Rd. Annandale, VA 22003
Sedona | Slate 1510 Clarendon Blvd Arlington, VA 22209
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Dominion Plaza 1200 S Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22204
FT. Myer I & II 121-123 S. Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA 22204
Featuring reasonably priced, newly remodeled apartments overlooking scenic Army/Navy Country Club I Parquet hardwood floor or wall-to-wall as avail I Fitness center, pool & sundeck I Free Parking & All Utilities Included *Pricing available on select units. Availability & pricing subject to change. Must M/I by 3/6.
Studios from $995* 1-Bedroom from $1295* 2-Bedroom from $1715 703-436-1516 dominionplazaapts.com
Central A/C, Wall-to-wall Carpet, Metro accessible, Five minutes driving distance to Pentagon Metro Station, Laundry facility on-site, Shopping centers nearby, cable-ready. Secure entrance, 24-hour on-call maintenance.
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One Month Free Rent!* Potomac Towers 2001 North Adams Street Arlington, VA 222
• Newly remodeled apartments • 24 HR Front Desk • Free Parking • Pets Welcome • Fitness Center, Pool & Sundeck • 3 Blocks to Court House Metro • Minutes to Key Bridge, I-66 & GW Parkway *already included in pricing listed
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ONE MONTH FREE!* • Spacious floor plans • Garage parking available • 24-hour Fitness Center • Convenience store on-site • Convenient public transportation to Metro, Pentagon City & Crystal City • Easy access to I-395 *One month free rent already included in listed price. Move in fee of $300 waived for all applications received and approved through 3/6.
Shirlington House 4201 S. 31st Street Arlington, VA 222
Monticello Falls Church 7335 Parkwood Court Falls Church, VA 22042
Linden Park Apartments 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172
One Month Free on Select Units • Bright, sunlit rms w/large, energy-effic. windows • Newly remodeled kitchen featuring clean steel appliances & wood cabinets • Swimming Pool and four Playgrounds • All Utilities Included • No security deposit • Minutes to Dunn Loring Metro, I-495 and I-66
Linden Park, a spacious, convenient and affordable apartment community, is located just minutes away from shopping and dining, schools, and beautiful parks. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with individually-controlled heat and AC.
Studios fr. the high $1100s 1 BRs fr. the high $1300s* 2 BRs fr. the low $1500s*
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Avenir Place 2677 Avenir Place Vienna, VA 22180
-Now Leasing! Call for Special Offers! -Brand New Apts. Adjacent to Dunn Loring Metro -Onsite retail including Starbucks, Harris Teeter and many more coming soon -Smoke Free Community - Pet Friendly *specials subject to change. Max is $1,000. New applicants only, upon lease signing
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District Heights, MD - Room in private home. Male pref. Near Bus/Metro/Shops. All utilities included. Call 301-568-3386 FAIRFAX - Master rm. Avail now $800/mo incl all. N/S. Call 703-868-0938 Fairland — 1BR in townhouse. $800/mo., utils included. 1 year lease. Call 301-717-2875 Falls Church— Master bdrm to share, $800. WW carpet, WD, Elev, pkg, sauna. Pool. 24hr sec All util. incl. N/S. Female only. Call703-798-4743.
LANDOVER - M/F to shr house. Furn BR. $150/wk includes all utils. No sec dep, On A-12 bus line. 301-516-1243 LAUREL - TH. Large room, dishwasher, W/D, deck, backyard. Parking avail. $575 utils inc. 240-475-4072 NE Brookland- 2 RM Unit in SFH, Furn, Shr kit & BA $700/mo. Call 202-330-9067 or 202-842-2807
NE DC- Room for rent.Professional preferred. Close to Metro. $650/month includes utilities. No Pets. Cable ready. Clean. Call 301-437-6613. OLNEY - Share condo Nr trans. & shops. no smoke/pets. Med rm, new carpet, w/ or w/o bed. $600+elec. deposit req'd. 240-351-5150
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2428 Corning Ave. Fort Washington, MD 20744 Call today to schedule an appointment tour!
CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MD Beautifully decorated. Very quiet. Cooking priv. Metro. Call 252-209-7887 CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MD Room to share, off Addison Rd. $500/mo incl utils. 301-300-3648 or 240-461-6330
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MCLEAN- 1BR Condo, New Carpet, Freshly Painted, 10th flr. pool, Tennis, $1400/mon. 202-460-9836
ALEX- Walk to metro, prof male pref, no smoking, Large furn bdrm, share house. W/D,. $875 incl utils, cable & internet. Available now 703-360-2518 ARLINGTON NORTH - $980 mo. spacious nicely furn, bsmt apt. SFH. 4 mi DC, utils, cable incld. 703-532-0222
ARLINGTON, VA - Near DC. 395 King St. 1 large BR (175 sq ft). Large bath. Quiet 2nd floor. Internet. $625. Call 703-671-0352 BELTSVILLE- Room for rent in shared home. $500. Free cable. Security deposit required.Shared utilities. Chuk 202-255-3047
Bowie/Upper Marlboro, MD - Share house, near Metro. NS/NP. All utilities & cable paid, 1 person. $675+sec dep. 301-249-3879
Oxon Hill—$736, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, Wheeler, 301-7044828 Rockville - Shr hse. Nr trans. & shops. No smoke/pets. Sm. rm, $539, lg room $600 incl util. w/ or w/o bed, deposit required. 240-351-5150 SE,DC- 1 room, shrd kit/BA pvt fridge, phone, cable, internet. 1 Block from 7D Police. $565 + dep. 202-494-2955 SILVER SPRING Walk to metro, BR & BA $650, $559 No pets/ smoke. Incl Utils. 301-593-2435 Silver Spring- Lg and beautiful BR, 2 huge closets. Recently reno'd home. Nice. Quiet. $650+ 1/3 utils. Call 301-807-6331. SILVER SPRING/GLENMONT, MD- Furnished room for rent. $475 + utilities. Very close to Metro. Call 240-354-0272 or 410-916-8575 SPRINGFIELD, VA- Pvt room in quiet SFH with pvt entrance/FBA. $600 incl utils. Nea Fairfax Pkwy & 95. Call 703-440-9708 WALDORF & TEMPLE HILLSRooms at $625$950/mstr suite/utile incl/public transp./ newly renovated, Call 240-432-0751 or 301-537-2247 Waldorf, MD - SFH, 2 furnished BRs, private bath, TV, WiFi, W/D. All utilities inc. Contract price $750. No security deposit. Call 301-638-2210 WOODBRIDGE, VA- Full Basement. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room & kit. $750/month utilities included. Call 703-282-4782
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No. 14 Maryland vs. Michigan
The last time Maryland and Georgetown made it to the Sweet 16 in the same year was 2001, when the two local schools actually played each other (the Terps won 76-66 en route to the Final Four). Over the past few years, those storied programs have suffered their share of NCAA tournament absences and early-round disappointments. Could this be the year both teams return to prominence? Here’s an NCAA tournament outlook for the area’s top teams. JEFFREY TOMIK (EXPRESS)
Noon Sat., ESPN, Xfinity Center STORYLINE: No letdown. The Terps are undefeated at home in Big Ten play and are riding high from Tuesday’s big win over Wisconsin, but they can’t take Michigan lightly.
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PLAYER TO WATCH: Terps forward Jake Layman. The junior will be looking to bounce back after shooting 3-for-11 with just six points against the Badgers.
No. 2 Virginia
No. 14 Maryland
No. 22 VCU
26-1, 14-1 ACC; RPI: 3
23-5, 11-4 Big Ten; RPI: 9
21-7, 11-4 A-10; RPI: 13
18-8, 10-5 Big East; RPI: 23
18-10, 8-7 A-10; RPI: 81
GAMES LEFT: vs. Virginia Tech (Sat.), at Syracuse (Mon.), at No. 17 Louisville (March 7)
GAMES LEFT: vs. Michigan (Sat.), at Rutgers (Tue.), at Nebraska (March 8)
GAMES LEFT: vs. Dayton (Sat.), at Davidson (Thu.), vs. George Mason (March 7)
GAMES LEFT: at St. John’s (Sat.), at No. 23 Butler (Tue.), vs. Seton Hall (March 7)
GAMES LEFT: at Davidson (Sat.), at George Mason (Wed.), vs. UMass (March 7)
TOURNEY OUTLOOK: The Terps have had some troubles on the road and a loss to either Rutgers or Nebraska could really hurt their résumé. If it wins its last three games, Maryland should be a No. 3 seed. A Big Ten tournament title could lead to a No. 2 seed — especially if the team beats Wisconsin on the way. A No. 6 seed is their floor.
TOURNEY OUTLOOK: A second loss to Richmond this week certainly hurts. The Rams are clearly not the same team without senior point guard Briante Weber, who is out for the season. The tournament committee may hold that against VCU, and its seed could be anywhere from No. 5 to No. 10.
TOURNEY OUTLOOK: The Hoyas’ 20-point win over sixth-ranked Villanova is one of the most impressive victories in the country this season. They’re on a three-game winning streak, and a Big East tournament title could lead to a top four seed. But the Hoyas are more likely to be around a No. 6 seed.
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The Rams still have a defensive philosophy that’s tough to plan for — especially in a tournament format. Another Final Four run, though, seems unlikely without Weber, their defensive leader. For the next few weeks, Treveon Graham will have to continue to carry this team. He scored 49 total points in the past two games.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Joshua Smith form a dangerous veteran insideout combination, and the Hoyas’ freshmen are starting to hit their stride. Georgetown has struggled the past few years in the NCAA tournament and hasn’t made the Sweet 16 since 2007. Making it to the second weekend would be viewed as a huge success this year.
It would probably take one more regular-season loss and an early ACC tournament exit to keep the Cavaliers from getting a top seed. But even a complete collapse would probably only mean a drop to a No. 2 or No. 3 seed. HOW FAR CAN THEY GO?
Virginia has leaned on its top-ranked defense to overcome the loss of Justin Anderson, allowing 46.2 points per game and going 5-0 since the star guard went down. But Virginia will need Anderson back — and playing well — if the Cavaliers are going to make a title run. Without Anderson, a Sweet 16 or Elite Eight run seems more realistic.
With the backcourt of Dez Wells and Melo Trimble, this could be a sleeper Final Four team. The Terps should be disappointed if they don’t make it at least to the Sweet 16. When they’ve lost, it’s been because of their 3-point defense, so an early-round matchup with a red-hot shooting team could lead to an early exit.
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The Colonials’ NCAA tournament chances don’t look good after a stretch of six losses in eight games. A statement win at bubble team Davidson and an Atlantic 10 finals appearance would be GW’s only chance at getting an at-large berth. A Christmas Day win over Wichita State is the reason there’s any hope. HOW FAR CAN THEY GO?
If the Colonials miraculously make the tournament, they’ll need someone (maybe Patricio Garino or Kevin Larsen) to emerge as a consistent go-to scoring option if they hope to win any games. GW has averaged less than 60 points a game since its slump began with a 72-48 loss to VCU on Jan. 27.
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Georgetown at St. John’s Noon Sat., CBS, Madison Square Garden STORYLINE: Defending D’Angelo Harrison. The St. John’s star has shot 1-for-30 in his past three games at Verizon Center, but he’s had more success vs. the Hoyas at home. Will Georgetown’s suffocating defense travel? PLAYER TO WATCH: Hoyas forward Isaac Copeland. The freshman has averaged 14.7 points a game during the Hoyas’ three-game winning streak.
No. 2 Virginia vs. Virginia Tech 4 p.m. Sat., John Paul Jones Arena STORYLINE: Remember last time. It took a late 12-0 run for the Cavaliers to hold off the Hokies and win 50-47 in their first meeting on Jan. 25. PLAYER TO WATCH: Cavaliers point guard London Perrantes. Will he play? The sophomore is day-to-day after suffering a concussion and broken nose last weekend. JEFFREY TOMIK (EXPRESS)
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Will Smith, left, teaches Margot Robbie the first key to “Focus”: winning a staring contest.
‘Focus’ pulls a fast one
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Director Paolo Virzi relocates Stephen Amidon’s novel from Connecticut to Italy, where a striving real estate agent (Fabrizio Bentivoglio, above) risks his family’s assets to get in on a hedge fund. With its stylish lines and creamy production values, “Human Capital” combines the luxurious look of a wish-fulfillment fantasy with a stinging critique of capitalism’s excesses and costs. ANN HORNADAY (THE WASHINGTON POST)
The crime caper uses cool sex appeal to distract from a less-than-convincing plot
FILM REVIEW Will Smith and Margot Robbie bring low-key erotic chemistry to an easy simmer in “Focus,” a smooth, sophisticated, often amusing little caper flick about con artists and their sauciest swindles. It wouldn’t do to inflate expectations — this is an instantly disposable movie, arriving in the midst of what is traditionally Hollywood’s “dump” season — but there’s much to be said for a film that doesn’t overreach, delivers on most of its promises, and gets the audience out the door in just over an hour and a half. As Smith’s character, Nicky, might say: In, out, nobody gets hurt. Nicky is the head of a criminal organization dedicated to (relatively) small schemes: pickpocketing, credit card theft and sleight of hand resulting in — whoops — the loss of your
watch or your heirloom wedding band. Nicky and Jess (Robbie) meet cute in New York, and soon she’s begging him to tutor her in the dark arts of misdirection and behavioral science. Soon, they’re pulling the Big Job in New Orleans, at the Super Bowl, which is also, er, the Super Bowl of petty thievery and confidence schemes. All of this is staged with larky finesse and cynical fun by writerdirectors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers behind the snarly holiday cult classic “Bad Santa” and the quite wonderful romantic comedy “I Love You, Phillip Morris.” They have excellent taste — the yummy vintage soundtrack of “Focus” is worth the price of a ticket alone — and even when the dialogue gets down and dirty (and it gets way down and way dirty), it’s delivered with disarming sunniness.
‘Focus’ (R) DIRECTORS: John Requa and Glenn Ficarra STARS: Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro IN A NUTSHELL: An experienced con artist takes a novice under his wing, but things get complicated when they try to pull off their biggest job yet at the Super Bowl.
Although Smith and Robbie — who delivered such a distinguished breakout performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street” two years ago — are pure pleasure to look at, most of the entertainment value of “Focus” lies in the schemes themselves, which become more outlandish as the stakes grow inevitably higher. Nowhere is this truer than a protracted set piece in a plush
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Super Bowl skybox, a scenario viewers won’t believe for a minute, but will nonetheless have fun indulging in if they, like one of the sequence’s principles, are willing to “play.” Things turn darker — but also lighter — when the proceedings change course, and Nicky crosses paths with a rich racecar owner (Rodrigo Santoro) and his brutish bodyguard, played with foul-mouthed elan by Gerald McRaney. Not since “Gran Torino” has the get-offmy-lawn guy been given such rich abominations to utter, and McRaney gives each insult, profanity and expression of breathtaking outrage a sheen as polished as his own bald pate. “Focus” isn’t great, but then again it’s not trying to be: It’s just cool enough to warm up an otherwise dull and frigid February. ANN HORNADAY (THE WASHINGTON POST)
‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Unrated, 115 minutes
Most of this nearly two-hour film’s action occurs in a room the size of a police interrogation chamber, where the title character (played by Ronit Elkabetz, above) has petitioned a tribunal of Israeli rabbis for a divorce, or “gett.” Despite the seemingly uncinematic nature of this inert scenario, the film mesmerizes, utterly. MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN (TWP)
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It’s possible that Julianne Moore, right, is trying to suck the youth out of Mia Wasikowska.
‘Maps’ takes a dark turn Cronenberg’s film is a skillful skewering of Hollywood’s evils FILM REVIEW It wasn’t easy for director David Cronenberg to scrape together the cash for “Maps to the Stars.” Even for an auteur with grand vision and a proven track record — “A History of Violence,” “The Fly,” “Eastern Promises” — this new movie was a tough sell. And no wonder: “Maps” is funny and original, but also decidedly brutal as it satirizes Hollywood at its most despicable. Julianne Moore received a Golden Globe nomination for her excellent work playing Havana Segrand, a washed-up actress who wears way too much makeup and much too little clothing as part of a desperate attempt to prove she can still play the
‘Maps to the Stars’ (R) DIRECTOR: David Cronenberg STARS: Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska IN A NUTSHELL: As she lobbies for a career-making role, a middle-aged actress navigates Hollywood politics.
ingenue. She’s gunning for the lead in the remake of a movie in which her mother once starred, even though Havana is too old for the role. Having lost another assistant to rehab, Havana hires young Agatha (Mia Wasikowska): a dreamy, creepy girl covered in scars from a near-fatal fire. The story of Agatha and Havana becomes intertwined with that of another family, the Weisses. John Cusack plays Stafford Weiss, a celebrity doctor who blends new-agey
psychotherapy and Thai massage with claims that would make even Dr. Oz roll his eyes. His son, Benjie (Evan Bird), is a vile Justin Bieber clone, a foul-mouthed 13-year-old brat who has already spent a stint in rehab. His mother, Christina (Olivia Williams), enables him, either out of blind love or insatiable greed. Maybe both. This being a Cronenberg movie, things get weird, not to mention violent. The movie can be over the top and the characters are rarely anything more than despicable. And yet, the whole thing is mesmerizing. Is Hollywood really like this? Maybe not, but the fact that Cronenberg had such a difficult time financing such an engrossing lampoon means that the industry is, at the very least, extremely flawed. STEPHANIE MERRY
The $150,000 pearladorned dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, officials said Thursday. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress’s hotel room. Nyong’o wasn’t in her room when the elaborate gown was taken. The custom ivory dress designed by Costa included 6,000 pearls of various sizes. Detectives suspect the garment was stolen sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. (AP)
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The proportional gain in sales for all the songs featured on Sunday’s Academy Awards in the week leading up to the ceremony, according to Nielsen music. The increase was led by the Oscar-winning best song, “Glory,” performed on the show by the song’s writers, Common and John Legend. That song sold 28,000 downloads between Feb. 16 and Feb. 22 for its best sales week yet. Nielsen indicated that the next sales period, ending Sunday, will bring even greater gains in sales of these songs. (EXPRESS) Meryl Streep will narrate the doc “Shout Gladi Gladi” about women’s health in Africa, Variety reports
Phylicia Rashad cast in CBS series ‘For Justice’ Phylicia Rashad will play a series regular in CBS’s new series “For Justice,” Variety reports. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay will direct the pilot of the series, about a female FBI agent who works in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Rashad will play the head of that division, a gay woman who has faced discrimination for her race and sexual orientation. “For Justice” is based on a James Patterson novel, “The Thomas Berryman Number,” and will be executive produced by DuVernay, Patterson and Robert De Niro. (EXPRESS)
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Sources: Friday is new release day for music According to Billboard, the music industry will adopt Fridays as a global music release day. The site quoted industry sources, who claim that Beyonce’s successful 2013 album, released on a Friday, was partially what spurred the change. New music is now released on different days in each country: on Fridays in Australia, Mondays in the U.K. and Tuesdays in the U.S. Sources say releasing music on one day around the world will cut down on piracy. The change will likely take effect in July, the sources say. (EXPRESS)
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It’s no contest: Let your heart choose your best picture “Whiplash” was my top movie of last year. “Guardians of the Galaxy” was my favorite movie of last year. What’s the difference? Well, that’s a question that’s getting harder and harder for me to answer. I couldn’t figure out why I was so grumpy around this year’s Oscars, why I was so relieved when they were over (I watched to make sure J.K. Simmons won, tuned back in when they performed “Everything Is Awesome,” then figured I’d catch anything else that happened the next day on Facebook). I think a large part of my fatigue and dread came from the shift I sense in the way we talk about film — about all media, really. It seems that being validated in our choices has become more important than being enthusiastic about them.
There’s always been a false equivalency between being snobbish and being intelligent; I have met multiple people who feel the need to clarify that they prefer “films” to “movies,” as if 1) there’s a difference and 2) anyone gives a flying fig. I’m actually a fan of snobbery in some ways: I try to eat the best (not fanciest) food I can afford; I wear well-made clothes that flatter me and make me feel good; I believe that Diorshow Iconic mascara is worth the $30. There’s a concrete reward to that kind of pickiness, particularly if you have teeny-tiny blond eyelashes. It’s a good thing to insist on quality; it’s a good thing to be smart. It’s not a good thing to conflate the two. But because people have, lately our engagement with film is more about validation than enthusiasm, about being right rather than being happy. Too many times I’ve seen people talk about why they love a movie only
to be told — on Facebook, on Twitter, to their face — why loving that thing is wrong and why anyone who would like that thing is an idiot. Too many people talk about movies (sorry, films) based on how many trophies they’re likely to take home. The Academy chose “Birdman” as the best film of the year. Agreeing with them doesn’t make you right. It doesn’t make you any smarter than someone who thought “Boyhood” or “American Sniper” should have won, or someone whose only trip to the movies last year was to see “The Other Woman.” But I’m still at times bashful to admit how much I loved “Guardians of the Galaxy,” because it’s a movie, not a film. It’s become dangerous to love anything that isn’t the right thing, and the right thing seems more and more determined by trophies and critics’ ratings, measures that are artificial at best and insufferable at worst. So love what you love, even if (especially if!) it’s imperfect. Let other people love what they love without scorn or condescension. Discuss your passions with a passion, remembering that conversation — like art itself — isn’t a competition. Read Kristen Page-Kirby’s previous columns at washingtonpost.com/thereelist
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They don’t get sad, they get even ‘Wild Tales’ injects its vengeance stories with a sense of humor
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FILM REVIEW Among this year’s Academy Award nominees in the category of best foreign language film (Poland’s “Ida” took home the award), one work stands out — for being funny. Which is not to say that it’s a day at the circus. The Argentinian film, an anthology of six unrelated vignettes, mostly on the theme of vengeance, opens with a short piece called “Pasternak.” Set on a plane, it’s essentially a “Saturday Night Live”-style skit in which the passengers discover, much to their collective chagrin, that they have wronged the unseen man whose name lends the piece its title, and who has hijacked the aircraft in order to extract a violent payback. Rather than mine the scene for drama or horror, writer-director Damian Szifron instead goes for laughs, playing it as a darkly comic revenge fantasy. This wild
Erica Rivas, left, and Diego Gentile are as happy as newlyweds hiding infidelity can be.
tale, like the rest of them, is slick, satisfying and slyly subversive. The half-dozen chapters vary in length and subject matter, but not in style or the efficiency of their message. Whether it’s a story about a man (the always excellent Ricardo Darin) who snaps after his car is towed for a parking infraction; a waitress (Julieta Zylberberg) who discovers that her customer is the loan shark who drove her father to
suicide; two drivers (Leonardo Sbaraglia and Walter Donado) caught in an escalating case of road rage; or a bride (Erica Rivas) who becomes a bridezilla upon learning that her groom has been unfaithful, each of the bits is a sharply observed case study in human nature. The protagonists are exaggerated without being caricatures. Only the short called “The Bill” feels a bit out of step with
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Vincent Frederick, frontman of a Los Angeles-based band called The Singles, has issued a cease-and-desist order to Scarlett Johansson, who last week released the debut single from her new band, also called The Singles. According to Pitchfork, Frederick is alleging trademark infringement against the girl group, which also includes musicians Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan, for taking the name of his band. Pitchfork said Frederick formed his rock band in 1999. Johansson has not announced whether her band will release a full album. (EXPRESS)
what was apparently a stunt to promote the new season of McGrath’s TV show, “Hot Package,” a consulting firm sent out a press release on Thursday claiming the Sugar Ray frontman had died at the hands of a masked gunman.
DIRECTOR: Damian Szifron STARS: Ricardo Darin, Julieta Zylberberg, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Walter Donado, Erica Rivas, Oscar Martinez and Diego Gentile IN A NUTSHELL: In this series of short stories, a bride, a musician, two drivers, a waitress, a father and an accidental murderer all embark on their own quests for vengeance.
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the other pieces. It’s not about revenge, for one thing, but that doesn’t really matter. The tale of a rich man (Oscar Martinez) who tries to buy his way out of trouble when his son is involved in a hit-and-run accident that kills a pregnant woman is much darker than the other shorts. There are moments of social satire in it, but it feels more sour than silly. Although the other pieces in “Wild Tales” are just as violent — involving an explosion, mass murder, poisoned food and a fight to the death — the mood of bitter cynicism in “The Bill” feels out of whack. Szifron ends his film on a high note with the marital-themed “Till Death Do Us Part.” Much of the story relates a wedding reception meltdown by a woman, not scorned, but cheated on. She gets her revenge by turning the tables on her philandering spouse. But we get the last laugh, as she and the man who wronged her (Diego Gentile) end up wildly — if insanely — happy, for the moment, if not ever after.
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SUMMARY: Mark Ruffalo’s, left, streak of dark, complicated roles (“The Normal Heart,” “Foxcatcher”) continues with “Infinitely Polar Bear,” in which he plays an alcoholic, manicdepressive father raising two daughters in the 1970s. To counter Ruffalo’s brooding, tough-asnails Zoe Saldana, far left, plays his estranged wife. LORI McCUE (EXPRESS)
SUMMARY: It’s no revelation that a biopic about the frontman of the Beach Boys includes a lot of sunglasses, dancing on the beach and perfect harmonizing. But it is a pleasant surprise to see the film, directed by Bill Pohlad, embracing the darker side of the sunny musician Brian Wilson, played by Paul Dano, left, and John Cusack at different times in his life. L.M.
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS;DP: 10:45-1:45-4:45-7:45-10:35 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS;DP: 10:50-1:50-4:50-7:50-10:45 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS;DP: 11:15-9:15 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS;DP: 12:45-4:00-7:15-10:25 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS;DP: 11:00-1:30-3:55-6:30-9:00-11:15 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC;DP: 10:45-11:45-12:50-2:00-3:00-4:15-5:15-6:307:30-8:45-9:45-10:30-11:30 Focus (R) CC/DVS;DP: (!) 11:30-2:15-5:00-7:45-10:15-11:00 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS;DP;RealD 3D: 1:45-4:10-6:45 Selma (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 1:00-4:00 Black or White (PG-13) CC;DP: 11:30-2:15-5:00 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS;DP: 10:25-1:15-3:45-6:25-8:00-10:50 Focus: The IMAX Experience (R) CC/DVS;DP;IMAX: 7:00-9:30; (!) 10:15-1:003:45-6:15-8:45-11:30
Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue
Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (R) DVS: (!) 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Birdman (R) Closed Captioned;DVS: (!) 1:00-3:45-6:45-9:30 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Closed Captioned;DVS: (!) 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:55 Still Alice (PG-13) Closed Captioned;DVS: (!) 1:20-4:20-7:20-10:00 What We Do in the Shadows (NR) (!) 1:15-3:30-5:45-8:00-10:15 Human Capital (Il capitale umano) (NR) (!) 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:40 A Most Violent Year (R) (!) 1:10-4:10-7:10-9:50 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) (!) 4:45-9:35 2015 Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) (!) 2:30-7:30 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG) (!) 11:59
Timbuktu (Le chagrin des oiseaux) (PG-13) Reserved Seating: (!) 1:05-3:556:45-9:35 Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (R) DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:10-4:00-6:50-9:50 What We Do in the Shadows (NR) Reserved Seating: (!) 2:00-4:50-7:40-10:05 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR) Reserved Seating: (!) 1:20-4:10-7:009:40 Whiplash (R) Closed Captioned;DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 3:50-6:40-9:30 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) Closed Captioned;DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:00 Birdman (R) Closed Captioned;DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:30-4:20-7:10-9:55 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Closed Captioned;DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:404:30-7:20-10:00 Still Alice (PG-13) Closed Captioned;DVS;Reserved Seating: (!) 1:50-4:40-7:30-9:45
701 Seventh Street Northwest
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14
Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) CC/DVS; 5:50 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 12:30-1:50-3:40-5:00-7:008:15-10:10-11:20 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS; 11:35-1:40-2:30-4:40-5:30-7:40-8:3010:45-11:30 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 11:40-2:207:20 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 1:00-4:20-7:35-10:40 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS; 12:10-2:40-5:20-7:55-10:20 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:20-1:30-2:45-3:50-5:15-6:30-7:459:00-10:00-11:10 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 11:30-12:15-2:10-3:00-4:45-5:40-7:30-8:20-10:15-11:15 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 4:50-9:40 American Sniper (R) CC/DVS; 12:40-4:00-7:25-10:30 Selma (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:50-2:50-9:10 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:10-4:10-7:10-10:00
West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW
Maps to the Stars (R) 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:20 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) 2:20-9:30 Girlhood (Bande de ﬁlles) (NR) 1:40-6:40-9:00 Whiplash (R) 5:00-7:20 Citizenfour (R) 4:00
Regal Bethesda 10
Paddington (PG) CC/DVS; 12:50-3:00-5:10 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 1:20-4:20-7:30-9:30 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS; 1:40-4:40-7:50-10:20 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 1:30-3:50-6:5010:30 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 1:10-4:10-7:15-10:15 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS; 2:10-4:45-7:55-10:25 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:00-3:10-5:20-7:40-9:55 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 2:00-4:50-7:20-8:00-10:05-10:30 American Sniper (R) CC/DVS; 12:55-4:00-7:00-10:10 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:50-4:30-7:10-9:45
Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 12:35-1:30-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:259:30-10:25 The Wedding Ringer (R) CC/DVS; 1:35-4:15-6:55-9:50 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS; 1:15-4:10-7:10-10:00 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 1:10-3:25-6:259:05 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 1:50-4:40-7:40-10:35 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS; 12:10-12:45-2:30-4:50-7:35-10:10 American Sniper (R) CC/DVS; 1:00-4:00-7:05-10:05 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 12:002:20-4:45
The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:30-2:50-4:25-5:25-7:00-8:05-9:10-10:20 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 12:05-2:35-3:15-5:10-6:45-7:15-7:50-9:20-9:55-10:30 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:25-3:55-6:50-9:40 Black or White (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:20
Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive
Paddington (PG) CC/DVS; 11:50-2:15-4:35 Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:15-2:20-8:20 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 1:10-1:20-4:20-5:00-6:55-7:408:10-9:55-10:45-11:35 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS; 11:25-2:30-5:30-7:30-8:30-10:25-11:30 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 11:00-1:30-4:00 Jupiter Ascending 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS; (!) 5:15-11:25 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 12:25-3:50-7:10-10:20 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS; 12:15-12:45-2:45-5:10-7:45-10:35 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 11:30-12:352:05-3:15-4:45-5:50-7:05-8:15-9:40-10:50 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:10-1:40-3:10-4:10-5:40-6:40-7:509:10-10:10-11:40 American Sniper (R) CC/DVS; 1:45-4:50-7:55-10:55 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:05-4:05-7:00-10:05 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 12:00-2:40-3:20-5:20-6:00-8:05-8:40-10:40-11:20 Black or White (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:10 Still Alice (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:55-3:35-6:15-8:45-11:15 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:05-1:55-4:25-7:15-9:50 Focus: The IMAX Experience (R) CC/DVS; Se;IMAX: (!) 11:20-2:00-4:40-7:2010:00-12:35 A la mala (PG-13) 12:20-3:00-5:45-8:25-11:00
Xscape 14 Theatres
7710 Matapeake Business Drivewww.xscapetheatres.com Paddington (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:20-2:10 The Wedding Ringer (R) Stadium Seating: 5:00-8:10-10:45 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:1012:50-1:30-3:10-3:50-5:20-7:40-10:05 McFarland, USA (PG) Stadium Seating: 1:05-4:05-7:00-9:55 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) Stadium Seating: 1:00-3:20-6:00-8:20-10:35 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 12:40-2:50-5:40-6:20-7:50-8:3010:00-10:40 Focus (R) **XTREME THEATRE**;Stadium Seating: (!) 12:30-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:30 American Sniper (R) Stadium Seating: 11:30-2:30-6:10-9:10 The DUFF (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 12:10-2:40-5:10-7:30-10:20 Black or White (PG-13) 12:15-3:45-6:40-9:35 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) **XTREME THEATRE**;Stadium Seating: 1:10-4:10-7:10-10:10 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) Stadium Seating: 12:40-3:40-6:50-9:40 Focus (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 11:50-2:20-4:50-7:20-9:50 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:20-3:30-6:30-9:30
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.
Paddington (PG) CC;DP;Reserved Seating: 11:05-2:05-4:35-7:35-10:05 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS;DP;Reserved Seating: 11:00-12:45-1:30-2:003:45-4:30-5:00-6:45-7:30-8:00-9:45-10:30 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS;DP;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:15-1:15-4:20-7:1010:15 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS;DP;Reserved Seating: (!) 12:30-3:00-5:458:10-10:35 American Sniper (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP;Reserved Seating: 1:004:00-7:00-10:00 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS;DP;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:45-2:40-5:10-7:45-10:15
AMC Hoffman Center 22 206 Swamp Fox Rd.
Paddington (PG) CC;DP: 10:00-12:25-2:50-5:15 Big Hero 6 (PG) CC/DVS;DP: 11:25-2:05 Whiplash (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 2:20-4:50-7:20 Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) CC/DVS;DP: 11:10-2:10-8:05 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS;DP: 10:30-12:00-1:30-3:00-4:306:00-7:30-9:00-10:30 The Wedding Ringer (R) CC/DVS;DP: 7:40-10:15 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS;DP: 11:15-12:45-2:15-3:45-5:15-6:45-8:159:45-11:15 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS;DP: 10:10-2:557:50 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS;DP: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00-10:05 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS;DP: (!) 11:20-1:45-4:05-6:25-8:50-11:15 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC;DP: (!) 10:45-1:00-2:00-3:15-4:15-5:30-6:30-7:458:45-10:00-11:00 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 11:102:05-8:10 Focus (R) CC/DVS;DP: (!) 11:00-1:40-4:20-7:00-9:40-10:10-11:10 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS;DP;RealD 3D: 12:35-5:25-10:20 Taken 3 (PG-13) CC/DVS;DP: 5:10-11:05 Birdman (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 10:55-1:50-4:40-7:35-10:25
The Imitation Game (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;DP: 10:40-4:25-7:05-10:10 American Sniper (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 10:20-1:20-4:20-7:2510:35 Selma (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 11:20-1:25-5:00-7:10 Black or White (PG-13) CC;DP: 11:05AM The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS;DP: (!) 12:15-2:45-5:25-7:55-10:30 Still Alice (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;DP: 11:30-2:00-4:35-7:15-9:45 Out of the Dark (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;DP: 4:45-9:50 A la mala (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;DP: (!) 11:35-2:10-4:45-7:20-9:55 Focus (R) DP: (!) 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:40
Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave
Whiplash (R) CC: 10:15-3:10-5:30 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC: (!) 10:45-1:35-4:25-7:20-10:15 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC: 10:10-12:50-3:30-7:15-9:55 Focus (R) CC: (!) 11:45-2:35-5:10-8:15-10:50 Birdman (R) CC: 11:30-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:45 The Imitation Game (PG-13) CC: 12:40-8:00-10:25 Song of the Sea (PG) CC: 10:00AM American Sniper (R) CC: 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 Still Alice (PG-13) CC: 10:15-12:40-3:05-5:30-7:55-10:20 Girlhood (Bande de ﬁlles) (NR) (!) 12:45-3:25-5:50-8:15-10:40
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike
Whiplash (R) 7:20
Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 N. Glebe Road
Whiplash (R) CC/DVS; 8:00-10:35 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) CC/DVS; 12:55-3:50-6:50 Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:10 Annie (PG) CC/DVS; 7:00 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 1:40-4:40-7:40-9:50-10:40 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 2:00-4:20-6:409:00 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:50-3:40-6:30-9:40 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:20-3:30-5:40-8:10-10:20 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 12:453:10-5:30 Birdman (R) CC/DVS; 1:30-4:30-7:20-10:30 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 1:50-4:10-5:00-7:10-7:50-10:10-10:50 The Imitation Game (PG-13) CC/DVS; 2:10-4:50-7:30-10:15 Selma (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:00-4:00-10:00 Still Alice (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:40-3:20-5:50-8:20-10:45
Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center
Paddington (PG) CC/DVS; 12:10-2:20-4:35 Whiplash (R) CC/DVS; 1:55-4:40-7:15-9:55 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 1:30-4:00-6:409:00 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 12:00-1:10-3:00-4:10-6:20-7:10-9:20-10:10 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; Se;RPX: (!) 1:00-3:15-5:30-8:00-10:35 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 12:15-2:405:00-7:40 The Theory of Everything (PG-13) CC/DVS; 1:40-4:50-7:45-10:35 The Imitation Game (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:30-3:40-6:15-9:15 The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:05-1:05-2:30-3:50-5:10-6:35-7:50-9:10-10:20 Birdman (R) CC/DVS; 12:40-4:15-7:00-9:45 Still Alice (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:50-3:30-6:10-8:50 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 12:20-1:20-3:25-4:20-6:30-7:309:25-10:25 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:00-2:15-4:30-6:50-7:20-9:05-9:35-10:05
Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway
Paddington (PG) CC/DVS; 11:25-1:45-4:20 Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) CC/DVS; 3:45 Kingsman: The Secret Service (R) CC/DVS; 1:00-1:30-4:10-4:55-7:20-8:0010:35-11:10 Fifty Shades of Grey (R) CC/DVS; 12:50-3:50-7:00-9:30-10:05 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) CC/DVS; 11:30-1:50-4:307:05-9:40 McFarland, USA (PG) CC/DVS; 12:30-3:40-6:40-10:00-11:30 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R) CC/DVS; 12:40-1:10-3:00-5:35-8:15-10:45-12:00 The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:20-1:40-2:50-4:00-5:15-6:30-7:10-7:509:00-9:45-10:25-12:00 American Sniper (R) CC/DVS; 12:20-3:20-6:20-9:20 Focus (R) CC/DVS; 11:20-12:00-2:00-2:40-4:45-5:25-6:50-7:30-8:10-9:35-10:1510:55-12:00 Selma (PG-13) CC/DVS; 12:10-3:10-6:10-9:10 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (PG) CC/DVS; (!) 11:00-1:153:30-6:25 Black or White (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:00AM The DUFF (PG-13) CC/DVS; 11:50-2:30-5:05-7:40-10:20
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“This is the sort of thing that makes me excited about technology and data. … Here’s hoping this helps some people, and that we see more of this from FB.”
Riding Metro daily can be stressful at times, but James helps make my commute pleasant. He greets me with a sweet smile and Express in hand every morning. Thanks, James!
COMMENTER LEGOREMIX AT THEVERGE.COM is thrilled by new suicide-prevention tools announced Wednesday by Facebook. The update, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations, will begin rolling out to users over the next couple months. If someone posts something indicating self harm or suicidal thoughts, friends can flag the post. The next time that person logs into their account, a private message will appear offering support and resources.
— Shady Grove Metro rider
“Blood, sweat and tears … I don’t think he meant this.”
quote by Winston Churchill when discussing the Duke’s auction house sale of a vial of his blood. The sample, which was collected in 1962 at a teaching hospital in London, will be auctioned off next month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the great wartime prime minister’s death.
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@DAVIDBUSH alludes to a famous
“First of all, there are now clothes you can smoke. Second of all, there’s a fight about it.” EMA O’CONNOR AT BUZZFEED.COM announces the first two smokable
clothing lines and their yearlong feud. Hood Horkerz and VapRwear both allow wearers to smoke through the drawstring of a sweatshirt. Sean Oliver, owner of Hood Horkerz, said he came up with the pipe hoodies in 2011. Elvis “Papi” Edwards, above left, of VapRwear, said he invented the vape sweatshirt on 4/20 last year after seeing Oliver’s hoodie at a party and figuring out a way to make it better.
“In Japan, people are giving Sony’s robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic companions.”
News from the trifecta of D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
ANDREW LISZEWSKI AT GIZMODO .COM reports on the send-offs some
people in Japan are giving to their irreparable Artificial Intelligence roBOt companions. In March, Sony stopped providing repair services for the robot dogs, and replacement parts are growing increasingly scarce as the toys break down in greater numbers.
“Jill Abramson’s $1 million book deal is about 2x her annual salary at the New York Times. Nice.” @ADAMJANOFSKY appreciates the numbers behind Abramson’s book deal. It was announced Thursday that the former Times executive editor, who was fired in 2014, will be penning a book about the evolving state of media. Accusations of sexism became prevalent when it was discovered that Abramson made less than her male predecessors.
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PAR SCORE 145-155, BEST SCORE 210
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You may be trying to disguise a certain aspect of your physical appearance or your personality, but it’s not likely to be successful. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Attempts to outsmart someone who has proven him- or herself to be just a little superior can provide a few surprises. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may be trying to do things instantly, but that’s not the way to get them done correctly. Take time and be thorough. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ll hear from someone who has finally decided to answer a plea you sent some time ago. You can get things moving now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You may spend much of the day wondering why you’re doing what you’re doing — until the answer becomes crystal clear toward day’s end.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re interested in what your ancestors were up to and how they responded to the kinds of difficulties you’re encountering. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Someone else’s behavior needn’t affect your own — especially if it is in any way inappropriate. You want to toe the line.
FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada.
Comics POOCH CAFE | PAUL GILLIGAN
1933: Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, is gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, uses the fire to justify suspending civil liberties.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The clock is running, and you must bring all your talents to bear if you’re going to get a project in on time and under budget.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your mood swings may be unusual, and someone is likely to keep his or her distance for a while — but you know exactly why. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ll feel the pressure of fate, but know that any and all influences can be controlled to a certain degree.
Today in History 1801: The District of Columbia is placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) By following the rules, you’re likely to learn a few important lessons about yourself — and those around you, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You should focus on endeavors that will bring you lasting rewards rather than mere immediate gratification.
Need more Sudoku? Find another puzzle in the Comics section of The Post every Sunday and in the Style section Monday through Saturday.
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE | STEPHAN PASTIS
1973: Members of the American Indian Movement occupy the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasts until May.) 1991: During Operation Desert Storm, President George H.W. Bush declares that “Kuwait is liberated, Iraq’s army is defeated” and announces that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight, Eastern time.
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12-point type size Dressed Arise from sleeping Things to cure Current fashion Film director Sergio Makes light of Lack of societal moral standards Apprentice Word with “Band” or “visual” One-many separator Ending of the Bible? Zees on their sides Do a movie scene over Achieves perfectly Fuel cartel, briefly Time long past “Jurassic Park” revival Man with a law Easy on the eyes ___-Cat (winter vehicle) Father of Icarus
OOKY 46 Eyelid problem 49 Medical symptom 51 Like an eagle in flight 52 How some burgers are made 54 Homepage info 56 Asian sauce ingredient 57 Blood classification system 58 “The StarSpangled Banner” opener 60 Dairy aisle section 62 “Absolutely not!” 64 Sobbing 68 “Love Me Two Times” group (with “The”) 69 “May ___ you as a reference?” 70 Steady guy 71 Outlet, e.g. 72 Calla lily family 73 Fails to be
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Orange seed Agcy. of the U.N. Duds With fireplace residue
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Emulate “Old Blue Eyes” Doctor in a 1964 movie Middle Eastern muck-a-muck (Var.) More than want Highball container When dark comes o’er the land Over the top Cast off from the harbor Hallucinogenic cactus Kind of nails? Remove carbon from Finish Mai ___ (tropical drink) Type of mate or music Sunday music book Less confining Cattle zappers Has a crush on Horse film of 2004 Hawaiian island
41 Actors’ photos, often 44 Abduction ship, in tabloids 45 Messy pen 46 Places to sit, paradoxically 47 Additionally 48 “Anyone home?” 50 Middle East peninsula 53 Search for water, in a way
55 Tailor again, as a skirt 59 “Watch ___ step!” 61 Asian desert 63 Hockey legend Bobby 65 The Buckeyes, for short 66 Bert Bobbsey’s twin 67 Have a ___ feeling
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Fill in each column, row and 3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9 without repeating any. The twist in Samurai Sudoku is that the digits that appear in the overlapping boxes must work for both puzzles. A piece of advice to get you started: Don’t focus on completing one grid at a time. Keep the whole puzzle in mind as you go, because filling in a number in one grid could give you clues to another.
By Capital Weather Gang
LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
AVG. HIGH: 50 RECORD HIGH: 77 AVG. LOW: 33 RECORD LOW: 8 SUNRISE: 6:41 a.m. SUNSET: 5:59 p.m.
31 | 22
TODAY: A few snow showers in the early morning should be mainly benign with minimal accumulation, but patchy slick spots could still occur. The sun struggles to break through in the afternoon. Clouds are likely to dominate with light north winds.
32 | 20
41 | 19
49 | 40
42 | 33
Get more news and forecasts at washingtonpost.com/weather or follow @capitalweather on Twitter.
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A gift receipt would have been nice
Robin Thicke proves definitively that there are no original thoughts Robin Thicke played the keyboard on the witness stand Wednesday, E! News reported. Thicke was in court for the copyright trial that will decide whether his song “Blurred Lines” stole from Marvin Gaye’s “Gotta Give It Up.” Thicke performed a medley to show how multiple pop songs can share a chord progression. (EXPRESS)
FOUR MORE YEARS!
Bar for true American iconhood getting lower Drew Barrymore is publishing a collection of autobiographical essays, People magazine reported. “I love stories that are humorous, emotional and welcoming, and that is my goal in writing this book,” Barrymore said in a statement. Dutton, her publisher, called her “a true American icon.” (EXPRESS)
Kardashians are re-elected
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The play served the community by uniting it against Lindsay’s acting? Lindsay Lohan must do 125 hours of community service after a judge on Wednesday determined she improperly received credit for appearing in a London stage play. The community service is one of the last elements of Lohan’s sentence for a 2012 case involving reckless driving and lying to police, filed after she crashed into a dump truck. (AP)
“Sometimes I can’t honestly say I love to hear some of the language in it, but that’s not just his stuff.”
The Kardashian family has signed a $100 million deal to do at least four more seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” for E!, the New York Post reported. The deal covers Kris Jenner; Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian; and Kendall and Kylie Jenner. It does not include Bruce Jenner, who is leaving the show after the upcoming 10th season. According to the New York Post, the deal is the largest made in TV history for a reality brand. A source told the newspaper that E! executives see lucrative, as-yetundefined digital projects in the family’s future. (EXPRESS)
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A longtime stalker of Paris Hilton left a classic Cadillac outside Hilton’s home on Sunday, allegedly getting into her gated community by posing as a flower delivery person, TMZ reported. Hilton called the police when the man rang her doorbell. The car remains on the street outside her house, as it’s registered and legally parked. Someone bashed in its windows on Tuesday, TMZ wrote. (EXPRESS)
TOM HANKS, speaking Monday
about his son Chet Haze’s rap lyrics, and rap lyrics in general, according to the New York Post
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