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He Was Wearing It Ironically A 21-year-old Chicago-area man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab appears in his booking photo this week wearing a T-shirt from the show “Breaking Bad.” Daniel Kowalski’s mug shot shows him wearing a T-shirt for the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant depicted in the AMC show about a meth manufacturer. Kowalski’s bond was set at $100,000 on Wednesday. (AP) HAPPENSTANCE

Man Wasn’t as Lucky With Convenience Store’s Sushi A convenience store clerk’s mistake paid off for Jerry Kajfasz, 53, who won $10 million from a $20 scratch-off ticket he purchased last month near Buffalo, N.Y. Kajfasz bought seven scratch-off tickets but the clerk nearly handed him an eighth one costing $20. Kajfasz noticed and handed it back. After winning $25 from the original tickets, he went back and bought the $20 “Win for Life Spectacular“ ticket the clerk had nearly given to him. (AP) HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES?

YMCA: ‘Muffin Tops for All!’ Honey Dew Donuts won’t be selling doughnuts at its new Quincy, Mass., location. That’s because it will be attached to a YMCA, which emphasizes physical fitness, said a spokeswoman for the Y. The shop will sell coffee, low-fat muffins and other items approved by the Y. According to Honey Dew’s website, its low-fat muffins contain more calories and sugar than many of its doughnuts. (AP)

BASKING OVER THE BASKET: A costumed crowd celebrates “Beueler Weiberfastnacht,” aka “Fat Thursday,” as part of the Washerwomen’s Carnival in Bonn, Germany, on Thursday. The festival began in 1824. This year marks its 190th anniversary.


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GOP Factions Split Over Ariz. Bill Democrats: Party to pay a price for even considering measure Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing, a split that Democrats hope to turn into a midterm election campaign issue. The Republican governor has made job creation and business expansion the centerpiece of her administration, and she was more than willing to disregard the wishes of social conservatives amid protests from major corporations. As a result, the GOP base was left dispirited, and opponents of gay marriage are struggling to find their footing after significant losses in the courts and statehouses. “It’s leading people to say: ‘We’re not sure where the Republican party is on something as basic as economic freedom,’ ” said

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Rachel Butas, right, and Jo Jo Halko celebrate the veto Wednesday in Phoenix.

How Corporate America Forced the Veto When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help persuade Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays. Other companies, including Apple, Marriott, Intel, PetSmart, American Express, eBay and GoDaddy joined in opposing the bill, delivering the same message: This is discriminatory and bad for the bottom line. (AP)

Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action, a conservative group in D.C. “There certainly is a risk, especially as you head into the midterm elections, when the turnout of your base is essential.” Brewer vetoed the measure Wednesday night after Republicans ranging from Mitt Romney to her state’s two U.S. senators urged her to reject the measure, which emerged from the GOP-controlled state legislature. But Democrats argued that the GOP would pay a price for even considering such explosive legislation. “This bill should have never gone this far, and the fact that it did shows how far to the right the Republican Party has lurched,” said Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But Republican operatives in Arizona and elsewhere expressed doubt that the issue will have much of an impact eight months from now in the election. They also noted it was a Republican veto that kept it from becoming law. BOB CHRISTIE AND NICHOLAS RICCARDI (AP)

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No Planet for You! The Mormon Church is fighting the notion that members of the faith are taught they’ll get their own planet in the afterlife, a misconception popularized in pop culture most recently by the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon.” A new article says the “cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets” is not how church members envision it. (AP)

From the outset of the 16-day government shutdown last fall, members of Congress recognized its potential for political damage. So many of them, seeking to contain the possible fallout, pledged to give back some of their salaries earned during the shutdown. At the time, there were questions about the sincerity and political expediency of the pledges and whether it was even possible for lawmakers to actually decline their pay. Five months later, some answers are beginning to emerge. At least 116 of the 244 lawmakers who pledged to return their cash have donated more than $494,500 to charity or back to government accounts to

Charitable Giving Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., gave $10,000 to the Consortium of Catholic Academies. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., split $10,000 between the Wounded Warrior Project and the North Dakota National Guard Foundation. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., a breast-cancer survivor, donated about $2,000 to a breast-cancer awareness group called “Beer for Boobs.” At least 15 lawmakers sent back $87,400 total to the Treasury. (T WP)

help pay down the federal deficit. A complete picture of which members kept their promise could be elusive, as lawmakers aren’t required

to disclose charitable donations. But the House releases quarterly reports on members who return money to the Treasury, and that list will be released Friday for the period that included the shutdown. The rest came to light after The Washington Post asked each of the members who said last fall that they planned to donate some of their salary in solidarity with federal workers. More than 80 of them did not return repeated requests for information. “This is the right thing for lawmakers to do,” said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog group, “but they really were not doing it for the right reasons.” ED O’KEEFE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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AG Briefly Hospitalized Attorney General Er ic Hol der was hospitalized for several hours Thursday and treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and Holder shortness of breath, the Justice Department said. Holder arrived as a precaution at a Washington hospital around 10:30 a.m. and was given medicine to restore his heart rate to a normal level. He was discharged. (AP) LOUISVILLE, KY.

Same-Sex Marriage Now Recognized in Kentucky A federal judge on Thursday signed an order directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries. The order makes official a Feb. 12 ruling that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.” Same-sex couples may now change their names on official documents and obtain any other benefits of a married couple in Kentucky. (AP) NEW YORK

S&P 500 Hits Record High After knocking on the door all week, the stock market logged a record Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had moved above its previous all-time high on numerous occasions this week, only to fade in afternoon trading. On Thursday, though, it rose 9.13 points to 1,854.29. Its previous record high close was 1,848.38, set on Jan. 15. (AP) DALLAS

American Airlines Drops Bereavement Fares American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative’s death. The move brings American in line with the policy at merger partner US Airways, which does not offer bereavement fares. (AP)


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Nutrition Labels to Get a Big Makeover Proposed changes: Bigger serving sizes, focus on calories Washington New nutrition labels proposed Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration aim to more accurately reflect what people eat. And the proposal would make calorie counts on labels more prominent, too, reflecting that nutritionists now focus more on calories than fat. For example, the estimated serving size for ice cream would jump from a half cup to a cup, so the calorie listing on the label would double.

The idea behind the change, the first overhaul of the labels in two decades, isn’t that the government thinks people should be eating twice as much; it’s that they should understand how many calories are in what they already are eating. But they are probably several years away. The FDA will take comments on the proposal for 90 days, and a final rule could take an additional year. Once it’s final, the agency has proposed giving the industry two years to comply. And it is still not yet clear what the final labels will look like. The FDA offered two labels in its proposal (see box). DARLENE SUPERVILLE AND MARY CL ARE JALONICK (AP)

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1. Serving sizes are more prominent and updated to reflect the amount of food people really eat. 2. Calories are displayed more prominently. 3. Daily value percentages are placed first. 4. There’s a line for “added sugars.” 5. There’s a listing for nutrients that Americans need more of, such as potassium and vitamin D. 6. The alternate design groups information into “quick facts,” “avoid too much” and “get enough.” 7. “Calories from fat” would be removed because it’s confusing. (AP)

Married Man to Become Maronite Priest in U.S. St. Louis For the first time in nearly a century, the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States on Thursday was set to ordain a married priest in a ceremony at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral near downtown St. Louis. The ordination of Deacon Wissam Akiki was set for Thursday night, after Express’ deadline. Eastern Catholic churches in the Middle East and Europe ordain married men. However, the Vatican banned the practice in America in the 1920s after Latin-rite bishops complained that it was confusing for parishioners.

What It Means Pope Francis gave permission for Deacon Wissam Akiki — who is married — to be ordained, but the pope’s action does not lift the ban on married priests in the U.S. It is simply an exception. Experts cautioned against reading too much into it. (AP)

But Pope John Paul II called for greater acceptance of Eastern Catholic traditions. And over the years, popes have made exceptions on a case-by-case basis for married men to become Eastern Catholic priests in America. JIM SALTER (AP)

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Pistorius Investigators Meet Apple Over iPhone South African prosecutors pressing a murder charge against Oscar Pistorius secured a meeting Thursday with Apple officials in the U.S. over accessing potential evidence on the double-amputee athlete’s locked iPhone, they said. Pistorius claimed he forgot the password for the cellphone, one of a number found at his villa after he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last February. (AP) SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Seoul: N. Korea Fired Short-Range Missiles North Korea fired four suspected shortrange missiles into its eastern waters Thursday, South Korean officials said, in an apparent effort to protest ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises that it calls a rehearsal for invasion. (AP) KAMPALA, UGANDA

Countries Cut Uganda Aid Uganda’s government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay measure over which some Western governments had warned of consequences. At least three European countries are withdrawing millions in direct support to Uganda’s government, which depends on donors for about 20 percent of its budget. (AP) LONDON

Did Spies Steal Web Pics? Britain’s signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users’ webcam videos, according to the Guardian, which said that the yearslong operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photos. It said GCHQ has been scooping up the images by intercepting video chats. (AP)

Kiev, Ukraine One month ago, kidnappers pulled Dmytro Bulatov from anti-government protests, beat him and cut off a piece of his ear. On Thursday, he became his nation’s new youth minister. The protesters’ chief medic is health minister. The master of ceremonies is culture minister. Top figures in Ukraine’s threemonth protest are taking up powerful posts in the new Cabinet, underscoring the powerful and unpredictable force of the revolt. But while few doubt the leaders’ resolve, the nominations have raised questions about their skills and expertise — especially given the enormous challenges the new government faces. For many of these leaders, the government posts represent a political and personal victory. But they also present an enormous responsibility as the nation seeks to

At a November protest, journalist Tetyana Chernovil beats the roof of a police minivan. Chernovil is now head of an anti-corruption committee in the new government.

heal and rebuild after more than 80 people were killed in the protests. Bulatov’s kidnapping in January shocked Ukrainians and added further energy to the protests. It helped to turn demonstrations calling for closer ties with the West into a broader movement for human rights and the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych. Bulatov, 35, a leader of a group of angry motorists, spent more than a week in captivity. He said he was beaten and nailed to a door, and that

he begged his attackers to kill him to spare him of the pain. On Thursday, parliament voted to approve Bulatov as sports and youth minister. Oleh Musiy, a top medic in the protesters’ volunteer medical team, spent three months treating hundreds of demonstrators injured in the clashes in makeshift clinics set up in a city library, a church and other locations. As Musiy prepared to assume the post of health minister, he admitted he was nervous about his job.

“Of course, I never planned this. And even now I have my doubts as to whether I need this,” he said. “They didn’t really ask me. If it is necessary and if I have the people’ trust, then I think that with the help of my team, chances are high that changes will happen.” MARIA DANILOVA (AP)

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Death-Squad Chief Seeks Parole Johannesburg Does forgiveness lead to a better society? Or are some crimes so atrocious that the perpetrators should not be forgiven? South Africa faced these questions after apartheid ended two decades ago and confronts them again as the government considers parole for a notorious death-squad leader who worked for the white racist government. Eugene de Kock, head of a covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of anti-apartheid militants, was arrested in 1994, confessed to crimes and was sentenced in 1996 to two life terms plus 212 years. After 20 years in jail, he says he is the only member of the former police force serving time for crimes com-

Eugene de Kock was sentenced in 1996 to two life terms plus 212 years.

mitted on behalf of South Africa’s old order and maintains he acted on instructions from leaders who were never punished. “Not one of the previous generals, or ministers who were in Cabinet up to 1990, have been prosecuted at all,” he said in an affidavit signed in January as part of his parole application.

Julian Knight, de Kock’s lawyer, said he is pushing for a parole decision next month. He speculated that the government might delay the decision, timing it to celebrations later this year of South Africa’s 20th anniversary of democracy. De Kock’s case revives debate about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which recommended amnesty to some who recounted wrongdoing during apartheid and showed remorse. The goal was to promote reconciliation by allowing the cruelties of the past to be examined, for victims to face repentant human rights violators and seek closure. But some South Africans believe that more apartheid-era enforcers should have been punished. CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA (AP)

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Masked gunmen stormed parliament in Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region Thursday as Russian fighter jets scrambled to patrol borders, while the newly formed government pledged to prevent a national breakup with strong backing from the West — the stirrings of a potentially dangerous confrontation reminiscent of Cold War brinksmanship. Also, Moscow granted shelter to Ukraine’s fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, state media said; he is set to hold a news conference Friday near the Ukrainian border. The escalating conflict has also sent Ukraine’s finances plummeting further, prompting Western leaders to prepare an emergency financial package. (AP)

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tation, I decided to craft my own version of the program — on the Metro. Instead of attempting to pull this off at rush hour, with a briefcase likely jammed against my rib cage if I could find a place to sit at all, I’ve opted for late morning. That comes with an added benefit for someone funding her own residency: an off-peak fare. A $1.70 trip on the Orange Line train doesn’t have all the roman-

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‘Mini Museum’ Sparks Interest It was 33 years in the making, so Hans Fex didn’t know how the world would react to his brainstorm from second grade: A portable museum of tiny specimens from dinosaurs, space and everything in between, all encased in a small block of clear resin. He labored over his prototypes, and last week he nervously released his lifelong dream to Kickstarter, in hopes of raising $38,000 to fund the making of a few hundred versions of the “Mini Museum.” To say it took off would be an understatement. By Thursday night of this week, nine days in, Fex had raised more than $835,000

There are three sizes of Mini Museums: a small one with 11 specimens, $99; a medium one, with 22 specimens, $179; and a large one, with 33 specimens, $239. Some of them include:

Dinosaur egg shell Rock from Mount Everest Coal from the Titanic wreck Part of Abraham Lincoln’s house Piece of human brain Meteorite from the moon Piece of mummy wrap

in pledges to make three different versions of the Mini Museum. Now he must really crank up the production process in his modest Sterling, Va., home to mold more than 3,000 Mini Museums for the surprisingly enthusiastic public — for which he makes each one by hand. And

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Hans Fex holds up his Mini Museum, a project he dreamed up in second grade.

there are still three weeks left in the Kickstarter project. Fex, now 44, has been collecting cool stuff — ancient meteorites, mummy wrap, a T-Rex tooth — for this project since he was 11, always with the idea that he would break off small chunks of his collection

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He Said What? Leaders of GOP Call for Resignation

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CLAYTON ADAMS, 43, reacts to seeing the slave manifest from the brig Orleans, which carried the author of “Twelve Years a Slave” and Adams’ greatgreat-great grandfather, Solomon Northup. Adams and other Northup descendents visited the National Archives Museum on Thursday to view the document.

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and encase them in clear resin. He is quite devoted to verifying the authenticity of each piece, and this involves meeting with museum curators, handing his items over to experts for examination, or in the case of dirt from Dracula’s castle, traveling to Romania and scooping up a jar full from the grounds of Vlad the Impaler’s castle. For the last year and a half he’s done nothing but work on the Mini Museum after leaving his job as a toy designer at ThinkGeek in Fairfax. Fex said ThinkGeek was interested in buying it themselves, but it wasn’t ready. He needed more research, more practice. “It’s gotta be fantastic,” he said. “People who want these are really interested in this stuff. This involves theories of life, how we got here. I don’t want to give them something that’s not fully baked, that doesn’t meet their expectations.”

The number of jobs that would be cut under a

proposed budget plan for Arlington County Schools that includes a 2 percent cost of living increase for the system’s employees who serve the school system, which is projected to have 24,150 students next school year. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia says he hopes Bob FitzSimmonds will step down from his post as party treasurer over a crude Facebook post discussing Del. Barbara Comstock, a Republican representing Fairfax. “Indefensible statements like this do more than just embarrass the Republican Party,” Chairman Pat Mullins said. “They give the media and Democrats an excuse to talk about anything other than the impact of their disastrous policies.” The statement came shortly after Republican leaders in Virginia’s House of Delegates also called for FitzSimmonds’ resignation. During a discussion of the Republican primary for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep Frank Wolf, FitzSimmonds responded to a Facebook commenter who predicted

‘twaddle’ Bob FitzSimmonds claimed he thought the word he used had the same meaning as “twaddle,” which means silly idle talk or something worthless. that women would come out in force for Comstock and didn’t want to see her pushed out of the race by a man. In response, FitzSimmonds wrote: “I have nothing against Barbara Comstock but, I hate sexist t---.” When his comments attracted ire, FitzSimmonds apologized and explained that he mistakenly believed the word had the same meaning as “twaddle.” Comstock faces several conservative challengers in the primary, even as Democrats argue she is too conservative for the Nor t her n V i rg i n ia d i st r ic t . R ACHEL WEINER (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Capital Bikeshare’s arrival in College Park, Md., is on indefinite hold. COLLEGE PARK, MD.

Capital Bikeshare in College Park Delayed A plan to bring Capital Bikeshare to College Park, Md., is on hold as a result of the bankruptcy filing of Public Bike System, the company that manufactures the bicycles for the operator of the program, a College Park official said. The plan was to have Capital Bikeshare running by Feb. 1. Officials have not set a revised date. (THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON

Gray: Insurers Must Cover Sex-Change Surgery Insurance companies in D.C. have been ordered to stop denying coverage to transgender residents seeking genderreassignment surgery. Mayor Vincent Gray said Thursday that the new rules will end health-care discrimination against the transgender population. D.C. joins five states that guarantee such coverage. (AP) RICHMOND

Va. House Approves Gov. McAuliffe Cabinet The Virginia House of Delegates unanimously approved Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Cabinet nominees Thursday, one day after a federal investigator said that one of his picks had unknowingly broken federal lobbying laws. Included among the 13 approved nominations is Maurice Jones, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He will become the secretary of commerce and trade. An inspector general’s report had indicated that Jones had engaged in improper lobbying as deputy HUD secretary. (TWP)


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Span Is at Ease Going Into Year 2 Nationals Off to one side of the batting cage set up on Field 2 at the minor league complex near Space Coast Stadium, Denard Span sat on a bucket of baseballs and chatted with Bryce Harper. After taking a round of batting practice, Span sauntered over to the golf cart and had a chat with General Manager Mike Rizzo and principal owner Mark Lerner. On an overcast Wednesday afternoon, Span was at ease and at home. In his second season with the Nationals, he is no longer the new guy on the team and in the National League. He knows everyone. Span hopes that his confidence and comfort — with his team, league and swing — will show on the field. “I know everybody, and everybody is familiar with me as well,” he said. “Compared to last year, when I came in, I was new from just the way spring training was run and trying to get to know everybody from the clubhouse guys to the coaching staff to my teammates.” JAMES WAGNER (T WP)

Fired Up, Ready to Go Players are eager to get Nats’ exhibition games underway Nationals Mont h s b e f or e t he s t a r t of t he Nat iona ls’ 2013 season, then-manager Davey Johnson proclaimed it “World Series or bust” for the team, which was coming off a divisional title in 2012. Let’s just say the “World Series” part of that motto didn’t pan out. Don’t expect such a bold declaration from Matt Williams, Johnson’s successor. The first-year manager’s goal for now is just to get the Nationals on the field for a game. “I know they are itching to get to games. That is a good sign,” said Williams, 48, sitting behind his desk at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., this week. “I think the offensive players are sick and tired of live [batting practice] at this point.” The Nationals begin their spring training schedule Friday against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Washington plays its first home game on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, the team that dethroned the Nationals as NL East champs last season. “We are looking forward to getting started,” reliever Craig Stammen said Thursday in the Nationals’ clubhouse. Among the players trying to earn a spot on the 25-man roster is

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Manager Matt Williams says his team is eager to face an opponent as the Nationals’ spring training slate begins Friday.

Team Notes Bryce Harper is not making the trip Friday to Port St. Lucie, Fla. Aaron Barrett, one of the top closers in the Class AA Eastern League last year with Harrisburg, Pa., is slated to pitch Friday. Former Oriole Nate McLouth will lead off on Friday. (AP/E XPRESS)

right-hander Taylor Jordan, 25, who will be the starting pitcher against the Mets on Friday. He was 1-3 with

an ERA of 3.66 in nine starts last year in his first big league season. Meanwhile, former closer

Drew Storen hopes to bounce back from a tough season that saw him sent down to Triple A Syracuse for three weeks last summer. Williams said he’s been impressed by Storen, who went 4-2 with three saves and an ERA of 4.52 in 68 games out of the bullpen last year for the Nationals. “It’s good down action in the [strike] zone,” Williams said of Storen’s slider. “Guys are swinging and missing, which is good.” DAVID DRIVER (FOR E XPRESS)

Mic’d Up Manager: Nationals manager Matt Williams was mic’d up by Comcast SportsNet, which released a video of some of his spring training musings Wednesday. It’s fairly innocuous audio. Williams does manage to slip some “Omahas” in there — referencing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s ubiquitous audibles — and he reveals some advice that Dusty Baker gave him at some point along the way. “Dusty told me: ‘Matt, don’t think. You’re not very good at it,’ ” Williams said. (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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Harrington: Wall, Beal Need to Be Besties Wizards While Big Threes have long been the talk of the NBA, Washington’s future is clearly built around a twoman operation — the backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal — at least for now. Veteran Al Harrington was asked about the two guards on ESPN 980 on Wednesday, and his response had nothing to do with their on-court attributes. “I envision them both being allstars for a lot of years to come,” he said on “Inside the Locker Room.” “My biggest thing I try to push on them is just trying to get them to become best friends. Because they need each other, you know what I mean? And I think that’s the key, is they need to realize how much they need each other and embrace it. And if they can come together and love each other, I think they could be special for a long time.” Harrington, in fact, is trying to get the entire team to love each other. “I’m big on everybody being close, because I feel like the more you feel like family, the more you’re willing to go out on a limb for each other,” he continued. DAN STEINBERG (THE WASHINGTON POST )

NFL There is growing support within the league for expanding the NFL playoff field by two teams, likely beginning in the 2015 season, and the chances are increasing that the franchise owners will consider and potentially vote on such a proposal when they meet next month, according to several people familiar with the deliberations on the issue. “I think there’s a lot of momentum for it,” one of those people said. “I don’t know for sure if the votes are there yet [among the owners] or not. But there is momentum. A lot of people seem in favor of it.” The NFL’s competition committee has been studying the possibility of adding one playoff team

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Al Harrington said he wants John Wall, back, and Bradley Beal to be friends.

Postseason could swell to 14 teams beginning in 2015

Commissioner Roger Goodell is thought to support an NFL playoff expansion.

in each conference, increasing the league-wide postseason field from 12 to 14 teams. That would result in one team in each conference receiving a first-round playoff bye instead of the current two. There would be a total of six games played

league-wide on the opening weekend of the postseason rather than the current four. Some owners and NFL executives view an expanded playoff field as a sensible means for the sport to increase its television

revenues. Another person familiar with the matter said the measure is thought by many owners to have the support of Commissioner Roger Goodell. “I do think the commissioner wants it,” that person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized by the league to comment publicly on the internal deliberations. “I’m not exactly sure when it might get voted in. But if the commissioner wants it, I assume it’ll happen at some point.” DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, said late last month, three days before the Super Bowl, that the union had not taken a formal position at that point on the possibility of an expanded playoff field. The owners had previously dropped a proposal to expand the regular season from 16 to 18 games after the NFLPA voiced its strong opposition. MARK MASKE (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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CARLOS MONCRIEF OF THE CLEVELAND INDIANS steps into a pristine kitchen to make a running grab

during a spring training game Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. Or at least, that’s what it looks like. The kitchen is actually a very detailed advertisement from a homebuilder plastered to the outfield wall.

Included in the Ohio State football team’s 42 self-reported violations to the NCAA in 2013 is a brief phone call involving Tim Tebow and an Ohio State recruit. Tebow was hanging out with Urban Meyer, his former college coach who now toils at Ohio State, when Meyer was speaking with recruit Clifton Garrett on the phone. Garrett, according to Cleveland.com, asked to speak to Tebow and an eightsecond conversation ensued — long enough to violate the NCAA’s rule on using former players to recruit. (T WP)


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Maryland and Georgetown are firmly on the bubble, but several other teams from around the area have strong tournament résumés. With Selection Sunday a little more than two weeks away, here’s a ranking of eight teams from Virginia, Maryland or the District that have the best chance to make this year’s field of 68. JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)

6. Maryland Record: 15-13 (7-8 ACC) RPI: 75 SOS: 22 Last 10 games: 4-6 Best wins: vs. Florida St., vs. Providence* Worst losses: vs. Oregon St., vs. Boston NCAA tournament outlook: The Terps missed out on plenty of chances to get a signature win, going 0-9 against the RPI top 50. Maryland has an outside chance at an at-large bid, but it would probably have to win out — beating Clemson, Virginia Tech and No. 12 Virginia — then upset at least one of the top four ACC teams in the conference tournament.

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2. VCU

Record: 24-5 (15-1 ACC) RPI: 15 SOS: 43 Last 10 games: 10-0 Best wins: vs. North Carolina, vs. SMU*, at Pittsburgh Worst losses: at Green Bay, at Tennessee

Record: 20-7 (8-4 A-10) RPI: 23 SOS: 41 Last 10 games: 7-3 Best wins: at Virginia, vs. George Washington, vs. Richmond Worst losses: at Northern Iowa, vs. Georgetown

NCAA tournament outlook: The Cavaliers have a chance to win their first outright ACC regular-season title since 1981 — when Ralph Sampson was a sophomore. Saturday’s game vs. No. 4 Syracuse could decide it. Virginia would have a strong case for a No. 2 seed if it can win out and make a deep ACC tournament run. At worst, the Cavaliers will probably be a No. 4 or No. 5 seed.

NCAA tournament outlook: The Rams entered Thursday night’s game having lost three of their past four — although those losses were to the top three teams in the conference. VCU gets another chance at a marquee win Saturday vs. No. 10 Saint Louis. The Rams are on track to be seeded in the low single-digits but could get to a fifth or sixth seed if they do well in what will be a tough Atlantic 10 tournament. Difference maker: Briante Weber. The junior guard is the key to the Rams’ “Havoc” defense. He leads the country in steals (3.7 per game) — and it isn’t even close.

Difference maker: London Perrantes. The freshman point guard averages just 4.8 points a game, but he controls the pace and is third in the ACC in assist-toturnover ratio (3.7-to-1).

3. George Washington

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7. Towson Record: 21-9 (12-3 CAA) RPI: 105 SOS: 256 Last 10 games: 9-1 Best win: vs. Delaware Worst loss: at UNC-Wilmington

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4. Georgetown

5. Richmond

Record: 16-11 (7-8 Big East) RPI: 59 SOS: 25 Last 10 games: 5-5 Best wins: vs. Michigan St.*, vs. VCU*, vs. Kansas St.* Worst losses: vs. Seton Hall, at Seton Hall, vs. Northeastern*

Record: 18-10 (8-5 A-10) RPI: 53 SOS: 56 Last 10 games: 6-4 Best wins: vs. UMass, vs. Saint Joseph’s Worst losses: at Wake Forest, at St. Bonaventure, vs. Ohio

NCAA tournament outlook: The Colonials have a similar résumé to their conference foe Rams, and in turn they are also looking at a high singledigit seed. Two of GW’s final three games are against the worst teams in the conference, so it should enter the A-10 tournament with some momentum. That win over the Bluejays in December just keeps looking better.

NCAA tournament outlook: It’s been an up-and-down year for the Hoyas, who at one point this season followed a fivegame skid with a four-game winning streak. Despite their inconsistencies, they have two prime chances to make a statement late in this season with games at home vs. No. 9 Creighton and on the road vs. No. 8 Villanova. Win one of those two games and it may be enough to sneak in.

NCAA tournament outlook: The Spiders will have a tough time making the NCAAs if they don’t win their last three games. They lack a signature nonconference win — losing by double digits to North Carolina and Minnesota. Richmond could be helped by the fact that the A-10 (which has seven teams that could make the NCAAs) is so tough this year. A deep run in the conference tournament wouldn’t hurt.

Difference maker: Isaiah Armwood. The senior has had a double-double in six of 13 A-10 games and leads the Colonials in rebounds — averaging 8.5 per contest.

Difference maker: Markel Starks. The Hoyas need their leader to improve from beyond the arc; he entered Thursday’s game shooting just 9-for-35 (26 percent) in February.

Difference maker: Kendall Anthony. The junior guard has had to carry the scoring load since the loss of leading scorer Cedrick Lindsay earlier this month.

Record: 20-7 (8-5 A-10) RPI: 28 SOS: 71 Last 10 games: 6-4 Best wins: vs. Creighton, vs. VCU, at Richmond Worst losses: vs. Marquette, at La Salle

NCAA tournament outlook: The Tigers have no shot at an at-large bid, but the CAA tournament should come down to them and Delaware. A conference that has sent two teams to the Final Four since 2006 is now a one-bid league after several of the conference’s top teams left.

8. American Record: 17-11 (13-4 Patriot) RPI: 145 SOS: 236 Last 10 games: 6-4 Best win: vs. Boston Worst loss: at Loyola (Md.) NCAA tournament outlook: The Eagles won their first 10 conference games, but they followed that streak up by losing four of five. Now, American is one-game back of Boston and one-game ahead of Holy Cross in the Patriot League standings. A conference tournament title is the Eagles’ only hope of making the NCAA tournament. *Neutral site games All stats and records entering Thursday night’s games


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Stop trying to peg Oscar winners! Guess at these categories instead. No matter how much research you do, you’ll never be able to accurately predict every Academy Award winner each year. So let’s embrace guesswork: Here are six categories that have no nominees and for which you have zero way of knowing who will even be eligible. You might not have great success with your party’s Oscar pool, but if you hit one — or more! — of these, it’ll feel like you won the night. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

Best Sport Despite not getting nominated for anything this year, Tom Hanks will show up to pull for best picture nominee “Captain Phillips” and co-star Barkhad Abdi, who’s up for best supporting actor. He’ll be genial on the red carpet and, if Adbi wins, will look so much like a proud father that we’ll all suddenly want to call our dads.

Best Speech Anders Walter, the director of the cry-till-it-hurts live-action short “Helium,” will be adorable for many reasons. It’s his first nomination (which he shares with producer Kim Magnusson, who’s been nominated five times, with one win), so we can assume he’ll

Most Awkward Red-Carpet Interview Someone is going to ask Barkhad Abdi about his “life back in Somalia” and what he’s going to do when he returns there. The “Captain Phillips” actor left Somalia with his family at age 7 and was living in Minneapolis when he was cast. BONUS BET: Some reporter makes an allusion to the fact that Abdi used to work as a limo driver, but arrived at the ceremony IN a limo!

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“American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”

David O. Russell (“American Hustle”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”)

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Even if “12 Years a Slave” doesn’t win, I wouldn’t worry too much. “Citizen Kane” lost for best picture in 1942, and it’s still remembered quite fondly. The same would happen with this indelible film if it loses.

The script had its schlocky moments and the direction got heavy-handed with the symbolism at times, but the technological advances that Cuaron developed will have unimaginable implications for the medium.

“12 Years a Slave” (drama), “American Hustle” (comedy/musical)

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

“American Hustle” (outstanding performance by a cast)

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CALLING IT AS SHE SEES IT There are real trophies at stake here. Express’ Kristen PageKirby presents her picks, which are based on this season’s Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, critical opinions — and mostly her gut feelings.

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be emotional. He’s Danish, so he won’t be TOO emotional, as they are a stoic people. We can also assume he speaks English perfectly well, but with a charming accent. That always helps.

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This is Leonardo DiCaprio’s fourth acting nomination; he’s never gotten the win. This year he’s up for best actor for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and probably would have had a real shot if it weren’t for being up against Chiwetel Ejiofor. And Matthew McConaughey. AND Bruce Dern. (Christian Bale is the long shot in this category.) But! This year might be different … because, as one of “Wolf’s” producers, he could lose twice.

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Like many D.C. residents, Stephen Korda, 27, isn’t from around here. Since he’s moved around a lot, the thought of putting down deep roots was daunting to the California native. So, after renting a furnished apartment when he first came to D.C. in 2008, Korda was on the lookout for another when he returned to the area in 2011. “I’m all about the furnished apartment,” says Korda, who rents a furnished one-bedroom apartment in Columbia Heights for $2,000 a month. “Buying furniture just seems like such a permanent thing.” Every year, people flood into the District for jobs, internships or school — and many don’t intend to stay very long. Even for those who plan to stick around, filling an empty apartment can seem daunting and expensive. Furnished apartments usually already have the basics — a bed, dresser and nightstand, plus a couch, coffee table and dining table if there’s more than one room. That means an easier move and fewer hours spent fumbling over Ikea directions. “Moving qualifies as the third moststressful event in one’s life, after divorce and bankruptcy,” says Blake Van Leer, cofounder and marketing director of apartment finding service Rentals Gone Wild (rentalsgonewild.com), who has clients who rent furnished apartments. Having one less awkwardly shaped couch to squeeze

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up a narrow staircase may just take the edge off. Luckily, furnished apartments are easy enough to come by. You can find them through sites such as Craigslist.org or apartment-finding services, and some buildings offer both furnished and unfurnished options.

Looks Can Be Deceiving A word to the wise: If some furnished places look too good to be true, they just might be. In a 2013 post, the Let’s Get the Craigslist Scammers blog (craigslistscammer.blogspot.com) reported that a scammer was using photos of a Toronto hotel room in an advertisement for a furnished apartment in D.C. And a 2011 Craigslist ad that went viral advertised a one-bedroom apartment in Dupont Circle for $900 a month that came complete with furniture — and 16 cats. Renter beware! E.B.

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The Price Is Right Typically, furnished apartments cost more than a comparable unfurnished unit, to the tune of an extra $100 a month or more, says Eric Suissa, director of sales at The DC Apartment Co., an apartment finding service (202-600-9500, dcapartmentco.com). “For me, it’s a convenience that I’m willing to pay for,” Korda says. Paul Broom, 68, who manages a building with four fully furnished apartments in Navy Yard and goes by “Captain Apollo,” says there’s a niche for furnished options, but it can still be hard to find tenants. “It’s a smaller demand for what I

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have, but from time to time it comes together,” he says. Broom’s short-term residence Casa degli Angeli (1026 Third St. SE; 202-460-8583, casadegliangeli .com) initially was meant to be a bed and breakfast, but zoning permits didn’t allow it. A furnished room there rents for $1,800 a month, with a minimum stay of three months. Broom says most renters come from California or other parts of the U.S., but he’s currently got a group of renters from Bangkok, here for

a three-month internship.

The Finer Things, for Rent Furnished rentals can also offer renters the chance to enjoy highend appointments on a lower-end budget. Matthew Seiler, 28, rents a furnished one-bedroom condo in Dupont Circle for $2,600 a month. It belongs to a U.S. diplomat currently working abroad in Vienna. “It looks like it could be a Pottery Barn showroom,” Seiler says of his rental. He adds: “If I were to

On the Rise in Tysons Towering apartments are beginning to bring Clarendon-level rents outside the Beltway Neighborhood Growth Developers of new Tysons Corner, Va., apartment high-rises have begun marketing the cool features of their new buildings: soaring views, rooftop pools, floor-toceiling windows, quartz counter tops, fire pits, pet grooming services, a bocce court and 24-hour concierge services. They are pitching the buildings as a chance for luxury urban living. And they are charging like it too. Leasing agents at some of the new buildings are frequently asking $3 per square foot or more per month for the new units. Such rents

buy everything that’s in this apartment, I’d probably have to spend $10,000 to $15,000.” Korda also says that the furniture in his Columbia Heights place is more than he could afford on his own. “If I were left to my own devices, I’d be sleeping on a mattress on the floor and buying Ikea furniture,” he says.

are on par with new buildings in Clarendon and Ballston, some of the most popular Arlington neighborhoods for renters in the region‚ and some according to some estimates find the rates at the new Tysons units are actually higher. Needless to say, there are some major differences between living in Clarendon and living in Tysons. For one thing, the Silver Line has not begun operating, whereas Arlington’s trendier neighborhoods have the Orange Line slicing through them. And there’s the proximity to grocery stores and restaurants, too. The Tysons buildings are near car dealerships, parking lots, office parks and strip malls. For example, Tysons’ Ovation at Park Crest apartments are near a Harris Teeter grocery store but not adjacent to a Silver Line stop. By comparison, the Lyon Place at Clar-

endon Center apartments are on top of Trader Joe’s, the restaurantCirca and the sports lounge Bracket Room and steps from the Clarendon Metro stop. Why are Tysons developers betting they can get the same rents as some of the more established, walkable neighborhoods? “Tysons is going to be different than anything we’ve ever had in D.C.,” said Grant Montgomery, a senior vice president at the Alexandria research firm Delta Associates. “You’re going to have 26-story buildings with amazing views. Yeah, you’re going to have traffic all around you and all that, but we haven’t had that type of construction in D.C. before.” He added that other companies might build shorter buildings nearby for more budget-conscious renters. JONATHAN O’CONNELL (CAPITAL BUSINESS)

Of course, landlords must take steps to protect their belongings. Even though most remove anything valuable or personal from the apartment, it’s not uncommon for landlords to ask renters to sign off on an inventory, Suissa says. That means every dining chair and shower curtain will be accounted for, and the renter could be charged for damage to them. Korda’s lease agreement had an extensive inventory. “They were pretty meticulous about it,” he says. Van Leer recommends taking photos of the furniture to document any preexisting scratches or dings. “That way when the lease ends, you’ll be able to show the landlord,” he says. “You can kind of protect yourself.” When renting a furnished place, you certainly may want to be a bit more careful around the landlord’s

belongings — read: no flip cup on the antique dining table or red wine near the couch. But eventually, Korda says, you grow more comfortable with a stranger’s stuff. “After a few years, it feels like home,” he says.

“I’m all about the furnished apartment. Buying furniture just seems like such a permanent thing.” — STEPHEN KORDA , 27, WHO RENTS A FULLY FURNISHED ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

And if a furnished place is too hard to find, there’s another option: renting furniture from a third-party company. Van Leer says his clients who do so pay anywhere from $300 to $700 month for an apartment-full of stuff. A complete bedroom set for six months ranges from $150 to $300 a month at Brook Furniture Rental (877-285-7368, bfr.com) and about $300 a month from Cort (888-360-2678, cort.com/furni ture-rental), plus an extra fee for delivery and return. ERIN BYLANDER (FOR EXPRESS)

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A rendering depicts a unit at The Ascent at Spring Hill Station in Tysons Corner, Va.

Comparing the Higher Ups Here’s a closer look at two of the new high-rise apartment buildings in Tysons Corner and how they stack up against a similar high-rise in Clarendon. (CAPITAL BUSINES S) Lyon Place at Clarendon Center Address: 1200 N. Garfield St. Status: Opened in 2010 Pricing: A 758-square-foot onebedroom is listed for $2,575 and a 615-square-foot one-bedroom is listed for $2,235.

Ovation at Park Crest Address: 8231 Crestwood Heights Drive Status: Opened last year Pricing: A 605-square-foot studio for $2,085 a month, an 800-square-foot one-bedroom unit for $2,395 and a 1,125-square-foot two-bedroom unit for $2,935. The Ascent at Spring Hill Station Address: 8421 Broad St. Status: Under construction Pricing: A 707-square-foot one-bedroom for up to $2,670 a month and a 1,081-square-foot one-bedroom for $2,975 a month.


Kennedy Row 1717 East Capitol Street SE

Washington DC 20003

Parkway Plaza 1835 24th street NE Washington DC 20002

Up to two months free rent! Newest apartments on Capitol Hill Studio, 1BR & 2BR Steps to Metro Close to H Street & Eastern Market On-site Fitness Center Are you Hill Enough?

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Milestone at 2nd Street 5704 2nd Street NE Washington, DC 20011

The Woodner 3636 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20010

Brand new apartment homes now available for pre-lease. Features include hardwood floors, black appliances, ceiling fans, on-site laundry, and much more. Don't miss out on this opportunitycall today!

Studios starting at $1099 6 Weeks Free Rent on Select Units -On-Site Grocery and Dry Cleaner -Walking Distance to Columbia Heights Metro -Fitness Center and Underground Parking

1 & 2 BRs Starting at $1150

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River Hill Apartments 2942 2nd St., SE Washington, DC 20032

Friendship Court 4632 Livingston Rd.,SE Washington, DC 20032

It's A Sweet Heart of a Deal! One & Two Bedrooms Starting At $799.00 $35.00 Application Fee W/W Carpet/Individually Controlled Heat & Air Dishwasher/Frost Free Refrigerator Laundry Room In Every Building

Friendship Court with it's unbeatable prices and great location was created for those who know what they want out of life! . $20 Application Fee!! Call for Appointments on Saturdays only!!!!

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The Overlook at Oxon Run 3700 9th St. SE Washington DC 20032

*Must M/I by Feb 28, 2014. New Gated Community w/affordable rents & unbelievable rates! 24 hr. concierge, moments to metro, metrobus at doorstop, salon, & much more. Max income $45,180 for family of 1. $51,600/per 2 , $58,080/ per 3., $64,500/ per 4.

1 BRs Starting at $950

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CALL ABOUT OUR SPECIALS! The Courts at Byran Place & The Courts at South Capitol 3800 South Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20032

Newly renovated aparment homes in SE DC with great amenities. Wall-to-wall carpet, brand new appliances, close to transportation. Hardwood floor and in-unit washer/dryer in select apartments. Water/sewer, gas, and trash included in rent.

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $839

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ONE BR'S NOW ON SPECIAL- CALL FOR DETAILS!!

Milestone Apartments 2505 N Street SE Washington, DC 20019

Beautiful, newly renovated apartment homes at 5 covenient locations. Wall to wall carpet, individual climate control, and water/sewer, gas, and trash included in rent. Hardwood floors and dishwashers available in select units.

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $995

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Friendship Crossing Apartments 57 Galveston Street SW Washington, DC 20032

Have it all at Friendship Crossing ... convenience comfort and value! A gatd community just minutes to shopping, dining, 495, 295 & metro.Fully renovated apartment homes in a park like atmosphere.New and upgraded appliances, laundry facilities in each bldg.

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Sky House 1150 4th Street SW Washington, DC 20024

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Eagles Crossing 1116 Irvington St., SW Washington, DC 20032

Comfort, convenience & quality... Eagle's Crossing has it all. Our garden-style spacious apts. offer beautifully landscaped grounds w/easy access to public transportation, min. away from downtown, 295, and the Metro.

Studio, 1, 2 BRs From the $700s

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Gateway Gardens 4203 58th Avenue Bladensburg, MD 207101,004

Located in suburban Maryland. Gateway Gardens offers comfort and convenience minutes away from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Metro bus and Metro rail. A modern apartment that is cable-ready, not to mention a balcony or patio.

1,2,3BR's Starting at $1,004-$1,690

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QUINCY VILLAGE APTS 5301 Quincy St. Bladensburg, MD 20708

Fully Renovated apartments, Black on black appliances with maple or cherry finish cabinetry, large walk-in closets with built-in organizers, wallto-wall carpet, electronic residential building entry system, 24 hour fitness center, and street parking. Utilities and Gas extra.

1 BR's 734 sq. ft. Starting at $800

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Hillside Heights 5237 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights, MD 20774

Penn Southern 4113 Southern Avenue Capitol Hts, MD 20743

Woodland Springs 6617 Atwood Street District Heights, MD 20747

Carriage Hill Apartments 3416 Curtis Drive #T3 Hillcrest Hts, MD 20746

Cypress Creek 5603 Cypress Dr. Hyattsville, MD 20782

* Renovated Units w/granite countertops & tile floors * New appliances and cabinetry in select apartments * Accessible to Metro and 495, Suitland Parkway * On bus line* Spectacular location * New Security Entry Door system

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

Fall in Love with Woodland Springs!! Open House Fri Feb 14- Sat. Feb15th Pick a Heart Special!! $214 OFF of your 1st Months Rent.$214 Security Deposit. You have to wear RED in order to get your App Fee Waived During the Open House Must Move in by 2/28/14.

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OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND! NOTHING IS SWEETER THAN OUR PRICES 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 . CALL FOR RENT SPECIALS!

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Overlook Apartments 1507 Ray Rd. Hyattsville, Md. 20782

Overlook Apartments offer newly renovated apts w/Metro, DC and 495 right at your fingertips. Variety of spacious floorplans. Sparkling pool. Pets welcome. Income restrictions apply. *some restrictions apply. Wheelchair Accessible 1 BR apt. available with W/D in home!

1 BRs $1175 2 BRs $1299

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Kensington House 10225 Frederick Avenue Kensington, MD 20895

La Plata Grande Gardens 656 Piscataway Ct. La Plata, MD 20646

Great Specials!! Perfect Price at the Perfect Location $380 Off!! NO Application Fee, 1BR + Den Available, 6 month to 1 yr lease available. Free Parking, All Utilities Included,Central air & heat, D/W in 2 & 3Brs Parkay Floors, Laundry Center on each floor ,1 Block from Marc train station.

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Cameron Pointe 1113 Nalley Road Landover, MD 20785

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Month to Month Leases Available 1 Bedroom available Immediately! Gated Community & Secured Entrances Free passes to PG Co. Learning Center Indoor Pool Newly Renovated, W/D in most units Close to Wegmans & Metro 5% Disct. for teachers, military, police.

Kent Village 6707 Hawthorne St. Landover, MD 20785

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.

Queenstown Apartments 3301 Chillum Road Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

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 Espa単ol.

Southview 1309 Southview Dr. Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Open the door to the GOOD LIFE at Southview. With these 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 our two pools keep everyone active. Don't deny yourself the lifestyle you know you deserve. Visit Southview and get ready to live it!

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.

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Privacy World 2600 Glenallen Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906

Home of high standards by residents & mgmt GLENMONT METRO STATION right across the street Landscaped & lighted fenced grounds Short walk to shopping, churches, banks, & public parks H 24 hr Emergency service & controlled entry access buildings H H H H

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Spring Garden Apts 8007 Eastern Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

Eleven55 Ripley 1155 Ripley St Silver Spring,MD 20910

*Restrictions apply. Call for add'l details. Newly renovated, Garden Style Apts. Close to Silver Spring Metro. All utilities included except electricity. Wallto-wall carpet, individually controlled heat & A/C, electronic entry access, free parking, 24 hr access to Laundry & Fitness Center, and much more!

LET OUR STORY BE YOUR STORY. Stunning brand new apartments in downtown Silver Spring. Now offering one and half month FREE rent for a limited time. www.Eleven55Ripley.com

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Rosecroft Mews 2428 Corning Ave Fort Washington, MD 20744

Brinkley House Apartments

3501 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748

Bell Del Ray 625 East Monroe Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

Glebe House 25 West Glebe Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Hillwood and StoneRidge at Mark Center 5797 - A Rayburn Ave Alexandria, VA 22311

Rosecroft Mews is a hidden gem in Fort Washington Md. Tucked away in a quite neighborhood lies a newly renovated community, you’ll be greeted by our friendly & knowledgeable team. Rosecroft is within minutes of shopping & dining. come see our newly renovated homes & wonderful features.

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.

LOCATION, LOCATION, WHAT A LOCATION! DC, Potomac Yard, Old Town, Del Ray - it’s all right here from urban excitement to suburban convenience to intimate old world neighborhood charm. The apartments are new, the floor plans spacious, features stylish, and the amenities everything that today’s smart apartment shopper desires. Yes, this is Bell Del Ray and YOU ARE HERE. H H H H H

Studios, Furnished, & Unfurnished FREE Cable and HBO FREE 90-Day membership to YMCA FREE WIFI in the business center Prime location minutes to Washington DC, Pentagon, Crystal City, Old Town, Reagan National Airport, Beltway and 395

• FREE Metro Shuttle to Pentagon City • 3 Swimming Pools & 7 Tennis Courts • Fitness Center & Business Center • Controlled access* & cozy fireplace* • Washer/Dryer* • Renovated 1BR, 2BR & 3BR, many with dens

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Rents Starting at $1800* Luxury 1 & 2 Bedrooms

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UP TO 1 MONTH FREE RENT* Park Vue of Alexandria 511 Four Mile Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Kings Gardens Apartments 6300 S.Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306

Luxury high-rise living—at Park Vue of Alexandria! Newly renovated apartment homes featuring lovely views...Alexandria's best-kept secret! New state-ofthe-art fitness ctr and gated parking. Near BRAC at Mark Center, Metro and DC. *Call for details

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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The Parliaments 7409 Eastmoreland Rd. Annandale, VA 22003

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Studios,1, 2, 3BRs Starting at $1285

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Woodbury Park Apts 2335 N. 11th Street #B4 Arlington, VA 22201

Shirlington House 4201 S. 31st Street Arlington, VA 22206

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Dominion Towers 1201 South Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA 22204

Newly renovated apartments in Arlington with the convenience you deserve Dominion Towers is a prime location with a true sense of community featuring new kitchens and baths and new amenity spaces. Just off Columbia Pike, near Pentagon City, downtown DC, historic Alexandria and more. www.DominionTowersApartments.com

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Potomac Towers 2001 North Adams Street Arlington, VA 22201

Dominion Plaza 1200 S Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22204

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Newly remodeled apartments Free Parking and Pets Welcome Fitness Center, Pool & Sundeck 24-Hour Front Desk Service 3 Blocks to Court House Metro Minutes to Key Bridge, I-66, & GW Parkway

2 BR special for $1495!* Select Units. Must move in by 3/15/14 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.Business Center I Utilities included

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Monticello Falls Church 7335 Parkwood Court Falls Church, VA 22042

Southern Towers 4901 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22301

Linden Park Apartments 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172

Ask about our specials on 2 BRs! • Bright, sunlit rms w/large, energy-effic. windows • Newly remodeled kitchen featuring clean steel appliances & wood cabinets • Swimming Pool and 4 Playgrounds • All Utilities Included • No security deposit • Minutes to Dunn Loring Metro, I-495 and I-66

VISIT US THIS WEEKEND FOR GREAT RENT SPECIALS! H H H H H

Close to Pentagon & I-395 Small pets welcome Convenience store on-site Free on-site parking • Metrobus accessible No security deposit & move-in fees

Open House Feb. 22nd $200 Off the Pro Rate if you move in by the end of February. 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 $1200's 1-Bedroom fr. the low $1500's 2-Bedroom fr. the mid $1800's

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Studios from $1145 1-Bedroom from $1295 2-Bedroom from $1495* 703-436-1516 dominionplazaapts.com

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Up to two months free rent!* Studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with exceptional features and amenities! Studios starting at $1,525! Great Proximity to the Best of Capitol Hill H Street | Barracks Row | Jenkins Row | Eastern Market Across the street from the Stadium-Armory Metro station Pet friendly | Smoke-free | On-site fitness center

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1150 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

4 GREAT COMMUNITIES TO CHOOSE FROM! COLONIAL VILLAGE 908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill

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CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS! •FREE Utilities •Minutes to The National Harbor & Brand New TANGER Outlets • • • • • • •

Close to Shopping & Metro HUGE Rooms Large Balconies & Patios Indiv. Heat & A/C Laundry Facilities Pool & Playground • On Bus Line Walk to Elementary School Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

KINGS SQUARE 3402 Dodge Park Road • Landover

PARKVIEW GARDENS 6400 Riverdale Rd. • Riverdale

MAPLE RIDGE 2252 Brightseat Rd. • Landover

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• Minutes from the NEW WEGMANS & COSTCO • Laundry Facilities • Cable Ready

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Center • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops** • Washer & Dryer** • Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water • Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change. Call for more details Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

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RENTS STARTING AT $1,800*

*Rents and specials are subject to change.

Convenient to the Braddock Road Metro Station.

625 EAST MONROE AVE., ALEXANDRIA,VA 22301

NEWLY RENOVATED. TRULY REMARKABLE. ARLINGTON APARTMENTS WITH THE CONVENIENCE YOU CRAVE. Dominion Towers offers a fresh new style and a prime location. Come see the upgraded homes and new amenity spaces. Plus, when you sign a lease, you’ll receive up to one month’s free rent!* Stop by today! *See Leasing Consultant for details. Limited time offer.

1201 South Courthouse Road | Arlington, VA 22204 | 866.981.9872 | DominionTowersApartments.com

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Best Token NonYoung, Non-Thin Woman in the ‘Best Dressed’ Roundups Judi Dench usually earns the “Look Great at Any Age!” title, but the “Philomena” nominee is recovering from a knee replacement, so she may not attend. So it’s up to “Nebraska’s” June Squibb, above, to get the vaguely damning “she really dressed for her body type” recognitions.

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the nearest bar for multiple shots of their liquor of choice.” Marathoners also get a one-hour dinner break between “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “American Hustle,” so we don’t have to subsist on popcorn and Junior Mints alone. Unless we want to. “We keep our concessions menu going,” Noonan says, To experience “so if in the mid- Kristen’s inevitable dle of the night you descent into want to get some madness during chicken strips, you the Best Picture can.” Noonan, who Showcase, follow her at completed the chal- @kpagekirby. lenge in 2011, when She promises not 10 films were nom- to tweet during the movies inated, offered me because that’s some tips. “Come rude. prepared,” he says. “People bring pillows and blankets. Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. “It’s something amazing, but it’s also a challenge,” he says. “It is great, but you’re talking about a lot of time watching movies.” AMC Loews Georgetown 14, 3111 K St. NW; Sat., 10 a.m., sold out; 202-342-6033, amctheatres.com.

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Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle”), Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”), Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”)

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Meh. I guess Cate.

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In what’s probably the year’s tightest race, McConaughey will eke out a win. The academy loves nothing more than guys who transform themselves physically, and McConaughey’s skeletal look in “Dallas” gives him the edge.

Blanchett is taking all the other awards, so I guess she’ll get this one, too.

Remember what I said about transformations? I sat through “Dallas” thinking, “What a bright future that unknown actor playing Rayon has.” It wasn’t till the credits rolled that I realized it was Jordan Catalano.

Lawrence was enjoyable, but she’s at least 10 years too young for that role. Squibb’s unabashed performance as a Midwestern woman who’s had it up to here with her husband added wonderful fire and wicked humor to “Nebraska.”

While “The Wind Rises” packed a wallop, it’s nearly impossible to dethrone Pixar (see: “Wreck-It Ralph” getting robbed by “Brave” last year).

Matthew McConaughey (drama), Leonardo DiCaprio (comedy/musical)

Cate Blanchett (drama), Amy Adams (comedy/musical)

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Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”), Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”)

Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench (“Philomena”), Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”)

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Last time she hosted, Ellen DeGeneres got Steven Spielberg to take her photo with Clint Eastwood, mocked the Brits and almost vacuumed up Penelope Cruz’s dress in the middle of the show. We can count on similar wholesome humor — and dancing — from the comedian this year.

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Pink Doing … Something?

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Tribute

Producers announced pop star Pink would appear at the awards in what they called “a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast.” Given her acrobatic performance at the Grammy Awards, it must be a trapeze re-enactment of “Gravity.”

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Judy Garland’s children, Lorna Luft, Joey Luft and, of course, Liza Minnelli, above, are said to be appearing in a tribute for the 75th anniversary of Garland’s film “The Wizard of Oz.” Producers are keeping mum on the tribute’s specifics (WILD GUESS: Liza will be singing).

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This year’s best song list includes a notable number of high-profile nominees. Expect Idina Menzel and U2 to belt it on “Frozen’s” “Let It Go” and “Mandela’s” “Ordinary Love,” respectively. “The Moon Song” will suddenly seem more charming once it’s Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singing it and not the disembodied computer voice from

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“Her.” And Pharrell will charm the pants off everyone in the audience with the infectious “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2.”

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The Brixton’s first Academy Awards party has an interactive component: The rooftop bar will have a “red carpet” area with a photo booth and props, plus DJ Dee Dub providing the soundtrack. The ceremony will play on all screens with full sound on the loungelike second floor. Champagne specials will be offered throughout the building: $6 glasses of bubbly or $8 champagne cocktails. The Brixton, 901 U St. NW; Sun., 6:30 p.m., free; 202-5605045, brixtondc.com. (U Street)

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lookout oscars Second Annual Commissary Oscars Viewing Party Commissary’s party features film-inspired food and drinks, so you can dine on the Wolf of Wall Street (lobster ravioli) and wash it down with Rosalyn’s Nail Polish (a tribute to “American Hustle”). The Red Carpet Happy Hour runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and everyone receives one cocktail on the house. The ceremony will be shown on a wall-sized projection screen, and prizes, including Commissary gift certificates and Studio Theatre tickets, will be given away throughout the night. Commissary, 1443 P St. NW; Sun., 4 p.m., free; 202-299-0018, commissarydc.com.

DC Film Society The ceremony plays on Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse’s full-size movie screen. Arrive early to browse a silent auction loaded with collector’s items; last year’s selection included a set of “Star Wars” Blu-rays autographed by George Lucas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; Sun., 6:30 p.m., $20; 703486-2345, arlingtondrafthouse.com. FRITZ HAHN (THE WASHINGTON POST)

The Reelist’s Oscar picks, continued from page 17 (Editors note: The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild do not give awards in the categories below.)

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“The Act of Killing,” “Cutie and the Boxer,” “Dirty Wars,” “The Square,” “20 Feet From Stardom”

“American Hustle,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her,” “Nebraska”

“Before Midnight,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”

“The Act of Killing”

“Nebraska”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

“20 Feet From Stardom”

“American Hustle”

Tough call. “12 Years a Slave” or “The Wolf of Wall Street.” I’m leaning “Wolf.”

A mind-bender of a film, “The Act of Killing” all but redefined the genre with its Hollywood-style re-enactments of genocide (it makes more sense once you’ve seen it).

“Hustle” will take only one acting award, and it’ll get shut out (rightfully) of director and picture, but it was fun and the academy will reward that here. “Nebraska” is a better but less flashy story, and flash is what gets you trophies.

I think “The Wolf of Wall Street” deserves to win. Maybe. It did have an impressive amount of F-words.


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Retelling the Same Old Story ‘Son of God’ cobbles together an earnest overview of Jesus’ life

Roma Downey, above, portrays Mary in “Son of God,” which she helped produce with her husband, Mark Burnett.

A Passion Project Husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey create ‘Son of God’ Film Two things are surprising when the interview with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey starts. First, Burnett — the London-born kazillionaire best known for inventing “Survivor” and other pop culture touchstones — pours the reporter a glass of water before pouring one for himself. Second, the husbandand-wife team are clearly, adorably, very much in love. The intensity is striking and a bit unnerving. And they’ve turned every bit of that intensity to their latest project, “Son of God.” Burnett and Downey (who played the lead in the long-running TV series “Touched by an Angel”) were among the producers of the miniseries “The Bible,” which was nominated for three Emmys and became the year’s No. 1 cable entertainment show when it aired on History channel in 2013.

Now they’ve taken the parts of the miniseries that dealt with the life of Jesus and turned it into the feature “Son of God,” which opens Friday. Burnett and Downey see the film primarily as a way to reach millions with the story of Christ, and secondarily as an artistic endeavor. “There are many, many people who don’t know the story,” Burnett says. “There are 2 billion Christians out of 7 billion people on Earth. So clearly [the movie] needs to be totally moving to Christians, but it needs to be very clear to people who don’t know Jesus yet. The movie leaves no misunderstanding about who Jesus is: He is God.” For her part, Downey — who signed on to play Mary after filming had begun on the miniseries

— found a more human side to the mother of Jesus. “I have loved Mary my whole life. But it’s impossible, I think, to play an icon,” the Irish actress says. “I could only approach it from a human level, and while she was the mother of the son of God, she was also the mother of a son.” Event ua lly, play ing Mar y changed Downey’s personal relationship with one of the central figures of the Catholic faith, she says. “I’d never fully considered what it must have been to be his mother. So I guess it fully put me into a different way of considering [Mary], to really consider the humanity of her,” Downey says. “It was the most profound, beautiful role that I’ve ever had the privilege to step into.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

Casting Satan Out In an op-ed for USA Today, Roma Downey explained her decision to remove the character of Satan, whom some critics thought bore a resemblance to President Barack Obama, from “Son of God.” “Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey wrote. “It went global, showing up all over TV and the Internet. … For our movie … I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus.” (E XPRESS)

Is it possible to love Jesus and not like “Son of God”? That’s the slightly discomfiting question some viewers might face upon seeing the feature film, presented by producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett as a condensed form of their 2013 History channel miniseries, “The Bible.” “Son of God” is nothing if not sincere, its earnest retelling of Jesus’ life story resembling a gentle, pop-up book version of the New Testament, its text re-enacted for maximum reassurance and intellectual ease. After a brief scene at the manger, the film focuses on his teachings as an adult, a series of tableaux that, in their perfunctory pacing and diorama-like staging, play like the Messiah’s greatest hits. Those loaves and fishes? They’re here. Casting the first stone? Yep. Lazarus? You bet. It’s easy to take pot shots at “Son of God,” which hasn’t been directed as much as cobbled together by “Bible” veteran Christopher Spencer. The visual effects are often cheesy, the dialogue leaden, the melodramatic emotionalism continually snuffing out the possibility of authentic emotion. To its credit, the film places Jesus firmly within his historical context of oppression at the hands of Roman authorities in first-century Palestine, where Jewish leaders desperately tried to preserve their fragile kingdom by placating and politicking. In other words, there’s nothing to give the slightest offense in “Son of God,” which is at its modest best when it’s focusing on palace intrigue in Jerusalem between Roman governor Pontius Pilate (a scowling Greg Hicks) and high priest Caia-

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Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado makes a handsome Jesus in “Son of God.”

‘Son of God’ (PG-13) Director: Christopher Spencer Stars: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp In a Nutshell: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and resurrection.

phas (a sour Adrian Schiller). As for Jesus himself, the Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado is all beachy waves and beatific smiles, his teeth an impeccable white even when covered in blood. “Son of God” continually falls prey to starchy, even sophomoric literalism, with Jesus’ teachings sounding like carefully rehearsed speeches and his miracles coming off like magic stunts. As for the tricky challenge of representing God, at one point in Gethsemane, we’re encouraged to imagine an entity akin to the Man in the Moon. To the filmgoers thronging theaters this weekend for “Son of God”: Don’t expect to see a great film, or even a very good one. W hether you discover a meaningful channel with which to continue your walk with the film’s protagonist, however, is strictly between you and its God. ANN HORNADAY (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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Your In-Flight Entertainment ‘Non-Stop’ may rest on cliche, but it’s suspenseful fun

‘Non-Stop’ (PG-13)

Film Review “Non-Stop” is by no means a perfect movie. Made for the multiplex, it’s a middlebrow murder mystery with a lot of “Airport” DNA in its genes. Still, Liam Neeson lends the effort a gravitas that makes it, at least by the standards of gimmicky thrillers, a perfectly entertaining antidote to all the Important Films that have been filling up your pre-Oscar-night to-do list. With obvious correlations to such classics of detective fiction as Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” the film tells the story of an air marshal (Neeson) who must identify and thwart a passenger

who is threatening, by text message, to kill one person on his six-hour flight to London every 20 minutes unless he receives $150 million. As with Christie’s most famous works, most of the main characters, including Neeson’s Bill Marks, a troubled alcoholic, initially draw our suspicion. The characters are either too cooperative, not cooperative enough, weirdly furtive, excessively flirty or hiding a dark secret. Of course, almost all of the sus-

Liam Neeson wields a gun and tries to save the day in “Non-Stop.” What a surprise.

pects will eventually be proved innocent — several of them, as you might have guessed, by dying. The extortion attempt — more killings will follow unless Bill man-

ages to get a ransom transferred to a numbered bank account that turns out to be in his name — is carried out via an exchange of text messages that pop up onscreen,

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Allman Biopic Placed on Hold After Crew Death

Aaron Paul May Cameo On ‘Better Call Saul’

Filmmakers have shelved production on “Midnight Rider,” a movie about the life of Gregg Allman, a week after a freight train collided into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others. Investigators say the crew was on the tracks without the railroad’s permission. (AP)

“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul says he’s had “serious talks” with “Better Call Saul” co-creator Vince Gilligan about returning to his character, a low-level drug dealer. “Anything Vince is involved with, I’m there,” Paul said in an interview. The series is set to premiere on AMC in November. (AP)

Because we weren’t v isually assaulted enough by Ron Burgundy’s mustache the first time around, “Anchorman 2” is getting a theatrical rerelease and a rating change from PG-13 to R, while promising “763 new jokes.” (The film, originally released Dec. 18, garnered 2½ stars from The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday.) “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version” will be in movie theaters for one week starting Friday. The Paramount Pictures announcement boasts that “Anchorman 2” has made $170 million at the box office worldwide. But apparently that is not enough, because this

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Officials announced Thursday that Dolly Parton will play the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. Festival programmer Emily Eavis told the BBC that “it’s something we’ve been wanting to happen for a long time. And she finally said yes.” Held on a family farm in southwest England, Glastonbury is Britain’s most prestigious summer music festival. (AP)

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Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o In a Nutshell: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk.

like little cartoon speech bubbles. It’s annoying at first, but you’ll get used to it. But it’s the propulsive pace of the film and the nice sense of suspense it builds that help most in glossing over “Non-Stop’s” failings. In addition to a series of preposterous plot coincidences that, in hindsight, strain even generous credulity, the film’s flaws include a motive that is ultimately revealed in what may be the most torturously reasoned politically themed speech ever delivered by a mad criminal mastermind at the climax of a movie. My response to hearing it was essentially the same as Bill’s. “You should have just handed out pamphlets,” he tells the murderer. “It would have been a lot easier.” T hat ’s cer tainly t r ue, but the movie would have been a lot less fun. M I C H A E L O ’ S U L L I VA N

Will Ferrell, left, and Christina Applegate keep it professional in “Anchorman 2.”

extra week of even grosser jokes will bank even more. Just a heads up: If you’ve had enough Ron Burgundy in your life to last until the inevitable third movie, this update clocks in at longer than two hours, director Adam McKay said in a canned statement. “W hen my editor told me we had a whole different ver-

sion of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked,” McKay said. “But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did a 1950s spit take. If you’re a hardcore ‘Anchorman’ fan go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away.” EMILY YAHR (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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Forest Whitaker, left, says “Repentance,” in which he stars with Anthony Mackie, right, was a darker role than he is used to.

An Edgier Approach Forest Whitaker mines ‘new territory’ as a bipolar kidnapper Film There’s no question Forest Whitaker’s characters have been diverse — from his assassin in 2000’s “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” to his Oscar-winning portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in 2006’s “The Last King of Scotland.” Whitaker took on a new challenge in “Repentance,” a psychological thriller in theaters Friday. He plays bipolar Angel Sanchez, who seeks private treatment from a spiritual adviser, then takes him hostage. It’s also one of Whitaker’s darkest roles — a “new territory,” as he calls it. To prepare, Whitaker talked with mental patients and researched books and articles on

Meanwhile ... Forest Whitaker says he doesn’t put much stock in comments that he deserved an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” left. “I’ve been doing this for years and my goal is purely to expand the human experience, to expand myself and connection with other people,” he said. “That’s my real goal. It’s always nice when people celebrate me or my work. But that’s not my real marker.” (AP)

the topic. “He was very focused and specific,” said Nicole Ari Parker, who plays Whitaker’s wife. “It was almost easy to be in a scene with him because he was so powerful.” The story is based on Philippe Caland’s 2012 film “The Guru and the Gypsy,” which featured a cast of mostly white characters. But Whitaker wanted to remake the movie with an all-black cast. In addition to Whitaker and Parker, it stars Anthony Mackie, Sanaa

Lathan and Mike Epps. Caland notes the film not only gave Whitaker an opportunity to portray a character outside his norm, but also allowed co-stars to stretch a bit, too. “I thought it was a brilliant idea,” said Caland, who directed Whitaker in the 2007 film “Ripple Effect.” “It allowed my film to be its own project that became bigger. He helped reinvent my movie rather than remake it.” JONATHAN L ANDRUM JR. (AP)

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“Roasting is something that I think is fabulous. All you have to do is put stuff in the pan, and the oven does all the work.”

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Kelsey Nixon On her Cooking Channel show, “Kelsey’s Essentials” (Sat., 2 p.m.), Cordon Bleu-trained chef Kelsey Nixon takes the mystery out of braising, roasting and other kitchen techniques. The Brooklyn-based cook — who also appeared on “Food Network Star” — just came out with a cookbook, “Kitchen Confidence” ($20, Clarkson Potter), as easy and breezy as her sunny personality. Why should everyone learn to cook? If you make a meal and serve it to someone you care about, how can you not enjoy that? It’s a very heartwarming experience.

I think it’s about practice making perfect. The more you cook, the better you get. Cooking is really all about following directions and arming yourself with some essential tools.

What keeps some people from heading into the kitchen? Maybe it’s time? It does take an investment of time to learn how to cook. But it’s time well-spent.

What tools are essential to get starting cooking? Invest in a great chef’s knife, one that’s sharp and works well. It’s the most valuable thing in the kitchen. A dull knife is a nightmare.

What turns someone who is afraid of cooking into a confident cook? It’s not any one breakthrough —

Can you suggest some easy techniques for newbies? Roasting is something that I think

Do you have any favorite dinner shortcuts? Almost every week, I buy a rotisserie chicken, and I use it throughout the week. It can go into soups and stews or be used to top a salad. I believe in any shortcut that puts a real meal on your table instead of Chinese takeout! Who is your favorite cookbook author? I am a fan of Ina Garten’s cookbooks. I admire the way she writes books that are foolproof. There are people who follow recipes, and people who balk at them. Why is that? I wonder if it has to do with rightbrain, left-brain stuff? One thing I tried in the book was to provide variations, options to add ingredients. That way people who want to be guided are, and people who want to change things up are OK too. What if, after following a recipe and trying hard, you fail in the kitchen? The first thing I do is order pizza! And next time, maybe think about making something you love and are familiar with. Having that extra interest can really motivate you. JENNIFER BARGER (E XPRESS)


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Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 707 Seventh Street NW

www.regalcinemas.com

RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:50-7:45-10:35 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 4:50-9:50 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:25-3:00-5:30-8:10-10:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:55-6:50-9:55 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 12:10-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:50 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS: 12:05-3:15-6:25-9:35 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:40-7:50 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 4:40-10:25 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 11:50-2:20-7:20 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS: 9:40 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 1:20-4:20-7:15-10:05 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:00-1:10-2:40-4:00-5:20-6:40-8:00-9:30-11:00

BROOKE PALMER (NBC)

unsuccessfully to persuade his parents to accept his life choices. After picking up some new information, Renard contacts Adalind in an effort to keep her and the baby safe from Viktor.

10:01 P.M. FRIDAY

9 P.M. SUNDAY

10 P.M. SUNDAY

‘Hannibal’ (NBC) As Will vows to prove his innocence, Jack and Hannibal (Laurence Fishburne, far left, and Mads Mikkelsen, left) are still trying to adjust to the idea of him being in custody. An FBI agent, played by guest star Cynthia Nixon, pays Will a visit.

‘True Detective’ (HBO)

‘Girls’ (HBO) Hannah (Lena Dunham, left) and Adam visit her ailing grandmother (Academy Award nominee and guest star June Squibb) in the hospital, where her mother makes a strange request, and she has a drink with her cousin Rebecca (guest star Sarah Steele), an overachieving medical student.

Hart and Cohle decide to set aside their seemingly irreparable differences to investigate a series of disappearances with ties to the symbology of the 20-year-old Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

(TRIBUNE MEDIA)

(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:00-12:30-3:10-3:50-6:20-10:20 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 12:50-4:10-7:10-10:10 Repentance (R) 12:10-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:30

West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW

http://westendcinema.com/

Gloria (R) English Subtitles;Winner- Berlin Film Festival!: 7:20-9:40 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) Best Animated Feature nominee!;English-language version: 2:00-4:30-7:00 2014 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A (NR) The Lady in Number 6 // Karama Has No Walls // Facing Fear: 5:00 2014 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B (NR) CaveDigger // Prison Terminal: 2:40 Omar (NR) English Subtitles;Oscar nominee- Best Foreign Language film!: 3:00-5:20-7:40-9:50 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) Best Animated Feature nominee;English Subtitles;Japanese-language version: 9:30

MARYLAND

AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road

www.afi.com/silver

Sorry, Wrong Number (NR) 5:15 My Fair Lady (1964) (G) 2:00 The Player (R) 9:30 Swept Away (R) 7:10 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 9:35 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) 3:40 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 1:15-7:15 Nebraska (R) 2:30 Philomena (PG-13) 5:05; 11:15AM Her (R) 9:45; 11:20AM 12 Years a Slave (R) 7:05

AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

RoboCop (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-1:45-4:45-7:45-10:40 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC-Closed Captions;RealD 3D: 10:00-3:00-8:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 11:15-2:00-4:407:30-10:10 About Last Night (R) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: 11:00-1:15-4:30-6:45-10:30 Pompeii (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:45-5:45-10:45 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;RealD 3D: (!) 10:10-3:15-8:15 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:30-2:15-5:00-7:40-10:25 Non-Stop (PG-13) Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-1:00-3:30-6:00-8:30-11:00 The Lego Movie (PG) Digital Presentation: 12:30-5:30-9:15 Son of God (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:15-1:30-3:45-7:00-10:00

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way

www.AMCTheatres.com

Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience (R) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 10:10-1:15-4:20-7:30-10:30 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:00-12:45-3:30-6:15-9:15 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 11:45-2:15-4:45-7:15-10:00 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:05-2:30-5:15-7:50-10:20 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:50-11:00-12:30-1:45-3:15-4:306:00-7:00-8:30-9:45-11:00 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 3:45 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:30-1:30-6:45-9:30 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) Digital Presentation: (!) 11:15-2:00-5:00-7:45-10:45 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-12:15-2:50-5:30-8:15-10:50 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:50-1:10-4:00-6:30-9:00 Repentance (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-1:15-3:30-5:45-8:00-10:15 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:15-7:20-10:30

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema

Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:05 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:40-4:55-7:40-10:25 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS: 9:10 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:05-4:15-7:15-10:20 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 1:10-2:10-3:50-4:45-6:30-9:20 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 3:40-9:40 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:15-6:55 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS: 10:25 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 12:55-3:45-6:45-9:35 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 1:00-1:55-3:30-4:25-6:20-9:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 12:50-1:50-3:35-4:35-6:15-7:00-7:45-9:00-9:45-10:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:45-2:00-4:00-5:10-7:10-10:15 Repentance (R) 12:45-3:10-5:35-8:10-10:35

Regal Majestic 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 1:50-4:35-7:15 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:35-4:15-6:55-9:55-12:35 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:45-3:20 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS: 10:05-12:25 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:35-9:30-12:10 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 1:55-4:20-5:50-6:40-8:20-9:15-10:45-11:45 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS: 11:00 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:20-4:30-7:05-9:40-12:15 The Nut Job (PG) CC/DVS: 12:25 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 11:55-2:45-5:20-8:10-10:40 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS: 9:25-12:05 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 12:20-3:00-5:45-8:25-11:05 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:50-1:15-2:20-2:55-4:00-5:10-5:55-7:00-7:50-8:45-9:4510:30-11:30-12:25 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 12:05-1:30-2:30-3:55-5:00-6:35-7:45-10:20-12:45 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:15-1:45-3:15-4:05-4:50-6:30-8:00-9:30-10:30-12:30 Stalingrad: The IMAX Experience (R) IMAX: (!) 12:30-3:30-6:45-9:50-12:45 Anchorman 2: Supersized (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-3:10-6:15-9:20-12:30 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 11:50-2:35-5:25-8:15-11:05 Repentance (R) 11:45-2:05-4:40-7:30-10:10-12:35

Xscape 14 Theatres 7710 Matapeake Business Drive

www.xscapetheatres.com

Frozen (PG) Stadium Seating: 10:00-1:00-4:00 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) Stadium Seating: 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:00 Ride Along (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:20-1:10-4:40-7:10-10:10 About Last Night (R) Stadium Seating: 12:30-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:30-9:30-10:30 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:00 Philomena (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:30-1:30 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:45-1:40-4:20-7:20-10:20 Non-Stop (PG-13) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 11:00-2:00-5:00-8:1511:15 The Lego Movie (PG) Stadium Seating: 12:10-12:20-3:00-3:15-6:15-9:00 Repentance (R) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 11:50-2:40-5:30-8:1511:00 Son of God (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:10-3:00-6:00-9:00 RoboCop (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 11:00-2:00-5:00-8:00-10:45 Non-Stop (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:00-6:00-7:00-9:00-10:00 Repentance (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 7:00-9:45

VIRGINIA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) SUBTITLED: 1:00-7:00 In Secret (Therese) (R) 4:25-7:20-9:50 Gloria (R) 1:20 August: Osage County (R) 1:30-4:30-7:30-10:10 The Past (Le passe) (PG-13) 1:05-4:05-6:55-10:05 Nebraska (R) 1:40-4:35-7:40-10:15 Philomena (PG-13) 1:50-4:40-7:50-10:00 Her (R) 1:10-3:50-6:50-9:45 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 4:00-9:55 12 Years a Slave (R) 1:25-4:15-7:10-10:05

The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 10:2011:30-1:10-2:20-4:00-5:10-8:00-9:50-10:50 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 9:40-12:10-2:405:15-7:40-10:10 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 10:50-2:45-9:45 Lone Survivor (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 10:35-1:25-4:20-7:1010:00 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 10:40-1:20-4:10-6:50-9:30 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 10:30-1:30-4:30-7:30-10:30 That Awkward Moment (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 9:30-12:002:30-4:55-7:20-10:40

7272 Wisconsin Avenue

206 Swamp Fox Rd.

7235 Woodmont Avenue

www.landmarktheatres.com

Regal Bethesda 10

www.regalcinemas.com

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 1:20-4:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:50-3:50-7:00-9:40 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 1:10-4:10-7:50-10:15 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS: 9:50 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 4:50-10:20 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:50-7:45 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS: 7:30-10:05 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 1:15-4:15-7:40-10:25 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 1:40-3:00-4:20-5:25-6:50-9:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:30-4:40-7:10-8:00-10:00-10:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:00-3:30-4:30-6:40-7:20-10:35

AMC Hoffman Center 22

www.AMCTheatres.com

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:55-12:35-3:10-5:50-8:30-11:10 Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:00-2:55-7:55 Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience (R) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 11:30-2:30-5:40-8:50-12:00 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:45-3:45-6:35-9:20-12:05 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:40-1:30-4:00-6:30-9:00-11:30 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:25-5:20-10:30 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:35-1:25-4:10-6:55-9:4512:30 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:40-12:40-2:10-3:10-4:40-5:40-7:208:20-10:00-11:00-12:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:15-6:15

American Hustle (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 3:05-10:00 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:45-5:00-10:25 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 2:25-7:45 Philomena (PG-13) 171371;AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS: 9:45-12:15-2:40-5:00-10:50 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 4:25-7:00-9:40-12:20 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:05-1:50-4:35-7:35-10:35 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:15-10:15-12:00-1:00-2:45-3:45-5:306:30-8:15-9:15-11:00-12:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:40-11:20-12:30-2:00-3:00-4:305:30-8:00-10:30 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:10-1:154:15-7:25-10:20 Repentance (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:40-2:05-4:45-7:15-9:4012:10 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:00-12:40-3:35-7:20-10:40 HairBrained (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:00-2:00 Starting Over Again (NR) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:50-1:10-4:358:05-11:30 Anchorman 2: Supersized (R) Digital Presentation: (!) 10:25-1:45-4:55-8:10-11:20 Non-Stop (PG-13) Digital Presentation: (!) 10:40

Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave

In Secret (Therese) (R) 12:00-5:20-10:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) 10:25-1:20-2:40-4:20-7:00-8:00-9:40 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) 3:30-7:10-10:50 American Hustle (R) 10:05-1:05-4:10-7:40-10:55 Omar (NR) 11:05-1:15-3:30-5:45-8:15-10:30 Philomena (PG-13) 10:20-12:35-2:50-5:05-7:30-9:45 Her (R) 10:00-12:45 Non-Stop (PG-13) 10:00-11:00-12:20-1:25-2:40-3:45-5:00-6:05-7:20-8:25-9:40-10:45 Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels (NR) Let the Right One In (Lat den ratte komma in) (R) 11:45

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike

http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/

Dallas Buyers Club (R) 7:15

Regal Ballston Common 12 671 N. Glebe Road

www.regalcinemas.com

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 1:00-4:45-10:15 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:30-4:20-7:10-9:50 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 3:40-9:10 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS: 12:20-3:20-6:40-10:30 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 1:50-4:40-7:20-10:00 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:10-4:10-6:50-9:30 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS: 7:25 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 2:00-2:30-4:50-5:20-7:30-8:00-10:10-10:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 12:50-1:40-4:30-6:10-7:05-9:40 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:40-3:30-3:50-7:00-9:35-10:20 Anchorman 2: Supersized (R) CC/DVS: 12:45-4:00-7:15-10:25

Regal Kingstowne 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 12:20-3:00 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:50-3:35-6:30-9:25 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:40-3:20 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS: 10:10 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:00-1:50-4:35-7:20-10:05 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 11:30-2:10-4:50-7:30-9:55 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:05-2:40-5:15-7:50-10:30 Endless Love (PG-13) CC/DVS: 9:30 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 11:00-1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;RPX: (!) 11:50-2:30-5:10-8:00-10:35 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 11:40-1:20-2:20-4:00-5:00-6:40-7:40-10:25 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:20-12:30-2:50-3:50-6:05-7:05-9:15-10:20 Anchorman 2: Supersized (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-3:30-7:00-10:15 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 12:10-3:40-6:50-9:50 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 11:05-1:35-4:10-6:45-9:20 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 1:10-4:05-6:15-6:55-8:55-9:35

Regal Potomac Yard 16 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway

www.regalcinemas.com

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS: 11:50-2:40 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:30-3:25-6:05-9:05 Ride Along (PG-13) CC/DVS: 11:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:15-3:00-6:10-9:20 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS: 12:20-2:50-5:20-7:10-7:50-9:40-10:25-12:00 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) CC/DVS: 5:30-9:15 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS: 4:45-9:50 Pompeii 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;in RealD 3D: (!) 1:10-7:15 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 1:05-3:40-6:20-9:10 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS: (!) 11:15-11:30-1:00-1:50-2:20-3:50-4:30-5:10-6:40-7:208:00-9:30-10:10-10:50-11:50 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS: 11:15-11:40-1:40-2:10-4:00-4:40-6:30-9:00 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS: 12:10-12:50-3:30-4:10-7:00-7:40-10:20-11:30 Anchorman 2: Supersized (R) CC/DVS: 12:00-3:10-6:50-10:00 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 1:20-4:20-7:30-10:30-11:40 Repentance (R) 12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10-10:40-12:00


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At Barmini, cocktail pro Juan Coronado mixes up aperitifs such as the Adonis (below).

Swap heavy winter cocktails for fresher, less-alcoholic aperitifs Spirits

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Sipping The Light Fantastic If the dining experience is a workout, an aperitif is a pre-exercise stretch. “A proper aperitif stimulates salivation, which primes the drinker for food,” says Firefly (1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202861-1310) bar manager Jon Harris. (He goes on to point out its added benefits of relaxation and making small talk flow a bit more freely.) Too often, diners start off the night with high-octane cocktails like Manhattans or dry Martinis, which can numb the palate. A great aperitif, on the other hand, is by definition fairly light and dry, with a touch of bitterness and perhaps a squirt of grapefruit or lemon, says Harris. ThinkFoodGroup cocktail innovator Juan Coronado, mix master behind boites like Minibar and Jaleo, adds that an aperitif should be easy-to-drink, with enticing aromatic notes and little if any sugar. Both often turn to vermouth to get the job done. An aromatized fortified wine, vermouth — in its white (dry), red (sweet) and rosé versions — includes a mélange of roots, flowers, citrus peels steeped into the base (think of vermouth as the tea of the spirit world.) “It makes it very accessible, light and aromatic to fall in love with it,” admits Coronado, who is partial to starting the evening with red vermouth topped with soda and a slice of orange. At Barmini, the adjoining sister to Minibar, he also stirs red vermouth in the classic Adonis cocktail (recipe,

right), where it mingles with light, refreshing Fino Sherry and a few dashes of orange bitters. Harris notes that dry vermouth is loaded with green herbs — a definite appetite stimulant. He likes the Chrysanthemum cocktail, which stirs it with Benedictine and a few drops of absinthe. Firefly is also currently serving its version of Gift of the Gods, with equal parts dry vermouth, gin and forbidden fruit liqueur — a defunct liqueur with pommelo, orange, honey and brandy liqueur that Harris has recreated. Bibiana (1100 New York Ave. NW; 202-216-9550) beverage director Michael King turns to an Italian ruby-tinged bitter classic before a meal. “I like the Italian 75, which has blood orange, gin, Campari and sparkling wine.” He also replaces gin in a traditional Negroni with sparkling wine, to sip alongside salumi, olives and nuts. For sure, effervescent elixirs tantalize the taste buds. Harris suggests the classic Champagne cocktail, where a sugar cube is doused with bitters (traditionally Angostura, though orange or rhubarb work, too), topped with Champagne and garnished with a fragrant lemon peel. Swati Bose, co-owner of the new Flight Wine Bar (777 6th St.

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Adonis 1.5 ounces fino sherry 1.5 ounces sweet vermouth 2 dashes orange bitters

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“A proper aperitif stimulates salivation, which primes the drinker for food.” — JON HARRIS, BAR MANAGER AT FIREFLY

NW; 202-864-6445) in Penn Quarter, is partial to a kir royal (Champagne and crème de cassis). When experimenting at home, simplicity is key, Bose says. “An aperitif is not meant to be complex. Focus on the drink being light and low in alcohol, have some fun with it, and stay away from super-sweet recipes with too many ingredients.” Coronado also recommends staying as close to the aperitif’s original flavor as possible. “Do not try to change it; understand it and allow it to be the essence of your glass.” KELLY A. MAGYARICS (FOR E XPRESS)


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DEAR MANOLO ANSWERS FROM THE SHOE BLOGGER

Can you recommend a pair of office-suitable flats for the impoverished working girl who’s just started her first job? —ERIK A

Reinventing The Heel INDOCHINO

FRIDAY IS A BIG DAY for many reasons. First, it’s the end of a bitterly cold month (see ya, groundhog!). Second, it marks the debut of Sarah Jessica Parker’s new footwear line ($195-$500). Available only via Nordstrom (find it locally at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Tysons Corner Center), the SJP Collection includes Italian-made heels in hot hues like the mint Bobbie (top, $365) and pink Etta (bottom, $425).

Tailor Mavens MANY WASHINGTON MEN share the same dress-code dream: To be able

WAVERLY

to go to work in flip-flops and shorts. The reality: Often, dudes still have to wear coats and ties and toil in cubicles. Good thing Indochino, a customsuit company, is hosting a pop-up shop March 6-16 at LivingSocial (918 F St. NW). Guys make an appointment, then show up to be measured for new-for-spring styles (suits start at $449, shirts at $79) then, about four weeks later, they’ll be ready for big meetings and hot dates.

Pattern Recognition NINETY-YEAR-OLD textile brand Waverly was keen on tropical prints in the 1920s and mad for British chintz around 1980. Now, the venerable company injects its spring line of wallpaper ($50 a roll, yorkwall.com) with new-millennium zing. Think “are-we-in-Morocco?” pink diamonds (shown), bright stripes and edgy takes on traditional toiles.

Eaten to a Pulp SIMPLE & CRISP’S dried fruit rounds win our award for “Most Versatile Snack” ($5$9, simpleandcrisp.com and deananddeluca.com). The naturally gluten-free and antioxidant-packed slices of crunchy citrus are tasty in a bowl of vanilla ice cream, served alongside stinky cheese or drizzled with honey and eaten straight. Eat fast: They’re only available through spring.

African Angles AFRICA, known for its bright fabrics and ruggedly beautiful jewelry, comes into sharp, fashionable focus with Anthropologie’s new Legend and Song collaboration (anthropologie.com and some stores). Clothing and accessories made by artisans in Rwanda and Tanzania include a blue and red wax cloth maxi skirt ($178), a gypsy-chic bone necklace (shown, $198) and cool raffia clutch bags.

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Manolo says, as always the Manolo gives the same advice, to not purchase the cheap shoes of suffering and pain, made from the dubious petroleum-and-asbestosbased products advertised as being “leather-like,” but to save the moneys and invest them in the quality shoes of comfort and super fantasticness. For it is the fact that shoes that are well-made and fit properly will make you stand up straighter and feel more confident, which will, in the turn, make your bosses recognize you as someone with whom to be reckoned.

And yet, how well the Manolo knows what it is like to be the impoverished young working person. Indeed, when the Manolo began his career in the shoe industry, so many years ago, as the 11-year-old Second Assistant Shoeshine Boy in the shop of the Mercurio Albornoz y Bahamonde, he was paid in empty aluminum cans, lunchroom leftovers and whatever spare change fell from the pockets of the customers. (You should have seen the scramble whenever the 100-peseta coin struck the ground!) Thus, the Manolo sympathizes with his friends who find themselves working for The Man for wages that would not support the pigeon that lived rough in the park. Here is the Demi from Coach ($99, zappos.com), the two-toned ballet flat which is on the sale for $99! Ask the Manolo a question at manolo@shoeblogs.com. Visit the Manolo at shoeblogs.com.


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“We’re observing the emergence of tech that doesn’t just augment our intellect and lives — but is now beginning to automate and outsource our humanity.” — EVAN SELINGER AT WIRED.COM takes issue with modern life, and specifically a mobile app called BroApp, a selfdescribed “clever relationship wingman,” which sends “automated daily text messages” to the user’s significant other.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Keep lines of communication open. You can balance being in charge with listening to the wishes of those under you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’ll be dealing with issues of quality and quantity throughout much of the day, and you’ll know at all times which is more important. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) What you try to keep under wraps is likely to be revealed unintentionally, but you’ll be glad when everyone else is in the know. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Others may have reason to give up the hunt, but you want to keep things going until the very last moment. You’ll know when that is. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have more to do than meets the eye, and you may not be able to accomplish it all without soliciting the help of a rival.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Others will be looking to you today to know what is possible. How you face the most difficult situations will say a great deal.

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.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Follow instructions carefully, and you’ll quickly learn what is expected of you — and when you can indulge yourself a little. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Success today depends in large part upon time management, but you must also accept that there’s only so much you can do.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have the chance to get closer to something or someone than you had ever thought possible. This can prove a real high point. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Others are keeping an eye on you to see how you are able to manage in situations that may be too much for them.

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Today: Mostly sunny and cold today. Cold tonight with increasing clouds.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Things may actually be easier than you had expected, but that’s no reason to let up. It’s time to push forward aggressively. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) That which makes the least sense is likely to attract you more than anything else. Perhaps it’s a puzzle you can solve.

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43 37 Tomorrow: Clouds and breaks of sun tomorrow. Mainly cloudy tomorrow night.

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45 Jordan’s nickname 46 Courteney of “Friends” fame 47 Brownish horses 50 Comstock deposit 53 Tokyo, once 54 Container for potatoes 56 Some bridge seat occupants 60 Be cautious 64 Very bad 66 Bodybuilders pump it 67 Cantina snack 68 Mailman’s territory 69 Growing need? 70 “___ Brockovich” 71 Casual shirts 72 Factor of Einstein’s formula 73 Group from Cincinnati

DOWN 1 The entire range 2 Lower in prestige 3 Aviator

4 Felt hat 5 Deceive 6 H H H, somewhere 7 Coin of Calcutta 8 Beat out, as grain 9 Seasoning made from berries 10 Created 11 Nicene Creed word 12 Eat in the evening 13 Reducing resort 21 Annoy by persistent faultfinding 22 Aberdeen denial 26 Get one up on 27 Historical region of England 29 “How disgusting!” 30 Chemical suffix 32 N N N, same place as 6-Down 33 Like Santa Claus 34 A king in the Bible 35 Woebegone 37 They win many gold medals

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40 Neither’s counterpart 41 Supporting towers 42 Require nursing 43 To and ___ 48 Geneva’s ___ Leman 49 A division into factions 51 Moines or Plaines lead-in 52 Resurrection Day 55 Place to get Seoul food

57 Indication of wonderment 58 Barely warm 59 Wing-to-wing dimensions 61 Its body gets primed 62 Naysayers’ words 63 Comes to a halt 64 French artist Jean 65 Wine and dine

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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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.

A 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton explodes as the ship sailed on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur.

Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announce that they have discovered the double-helix structure of DNA.

A gun battle erupts at a compound near Waco, Texas, federal agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh on weapons charges.

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The One Where a Former Star Is Reminded of How Much Money She Used to Make A Los Angeles County jury on Tuesday ordered Lisa Kudrow to pay her former manager $1.6 million in residuals from “Friends.” Scott Howard claimed he had an oral agreement with the actress and was owed a percentage of her earnings. He worked with Kudrow for 16 years. Kudrow’s attorney says the verdict will be appealed. (AP)

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Girl From ‘Girls’ Who Is Not Lena Dunham Is Engaged “Girls” star Allison Williams is engaged to marry boyfriend Ricky Van Veen, her rep confirmed Wednesday. Twenty-five-year-old Williams is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Van Veen is a co-founder of the comedy website CollegeHumor. “Girls,” in its third season on HBO, has been a breakout role for Williams. (AP)

“See Bret Easton Ellis? Let’s drag him into the pop culture gutter with us.”

When Swagger Turns to Stagger

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Leah Remini told BuzzFeed that she left the Church of Scientology seven months ago in part for her 9-yearold daughter, Sofia. “In my house, it’s family first — but I was spending most of my time at the church,” she explained. “So, I was saying ‘family first,’ but I wasn’t showing that. I didn’t like the message that sent my daughter.” (EXPRESS)

Video released Wednesday shows Justin Bieber wobbling as he tried to walk in a straight line for a sobriety test at the Miami Beach police station last month. The clip — among nearly 10 hours released by prosecutors — is a key piece of evidence in the DUI case against Bieber. Prosecutors released the footage to reporters who each paid $135 for it. (AP)

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Warning: Barf Ahead Kanye West is writing a role for Kim Kardashian into the screenplay he’s working on with author Bret Easton Ellis, Radar Online reported. “Kim is definitely going to be in it. The screenplay already features her character,” said an unnamed source. “It’s unclear at this point if Kim will be a major star of the movie or making a smaller cameo … but her role in the movie will be pivotal.” The source added, “Her role is going to be very dramatic. Far from the bubbly happy persona that she’s always played.” (E XPRESS)

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