Culture, Arts & Entertainment News 2/5/15


Susan Berman Hammer brings you a quick recap of some of the week’s top NewsBits  in women’s news. Here’s what’s buzzing this week: Frank Underwood Returns in “House of Cards” February 27House-of-Cards Dear Devoted Fans of “House of Cards,” Your year-long wait is nearly over! On February 27, recent Sag Winner Kevin Spacey returns to the screen as ruthless politician Frank Underwood in “House of Cards.” Check out Season 3 episodes on Netflix (the first month’s free). And if you’re not an Underwood fan, here’s a lineup of other noteworthy Netflix shows, films and documentaries scheduled to air this month:

  • Mash(seasons 1- 5)
  • Proof, a film based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the 2005 release set in Chicago.
  • Gucci: The Director, a 2013 award-winning documentary, follows Gucci’s chief designer as she aggressively expands the brand into Asia. (The documentary also airs March 7 on SHO2).
  • The Interview, the farce that caused such a commotion over the holidays.

Amal-ClooneyAmal’s Got It (and Him)! In honor of Amal Clooney’s 37th birthday, “InStyle” featured the most stylish looks of the London barrister who recently married actor, George Clooney. They describe her style as flawless whether she’s dashing through an airport or posing on the red carpet. She also topped Barbara Walters’s annual list of “the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.” Walters said: “Amal has joined the ranks of Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton. Everything she does, says or wears is officially fascinating."

Marc-Jacobs-PurseHottest Bag Trends for Spring The spring 2015 runways featured some dynamite circular-shaped bags as well as daytime clutches with unusual handles and straps. And, expect a return of some favorites – the bucket bag, cross body and tote.