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Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature

Alex Barreira, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:46pm

The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.

Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:18pm

Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert.

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:21pm

A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.

Miley Cyrus takes to Twitter to deny cheating rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:09pm

Miley Cyrus denied rumors Thursday that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:02pm

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Man dubbed 'Boy Next Door Killer' found sane by jury

Katie Campione, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:02pm

Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes.

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:09pm

Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 .

Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:59am

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the broadcast organization long favored by the first viewer.

Daughter's sleep training influenced Knightley's latest role

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:31am

Keira Knightley's edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller "Official Secrets" wasn't all an act. The decision to sleep train her 3-year-old daughter during filming meant she wasn't faking it when it came to the emotional side of the role.

Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:51am

Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday.

Kodak Black pleads guilty to federal weapons charges

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:56am

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.

Man at center of 'Innocent Man' documentary may soon be free

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:37pm

A federal judge has placed the man at the center of a documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom.

Once upon a time in fatherhood: Tarantino to become a dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:32pm

Quentin Tarantino is going to be telling a whole new brand of "Once upon a time" tale — the bedtime-story kind.

Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health

Katie Campione, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:25pm

Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.

Federal jury backs Nicholas Sparks, dismissing claims in lawsuit by former headmaster of school Sparks had founded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:48pm

Federal jury backs Nicholas Sparks, dismissing claims in lawsuit by former headmaster of school Sparks had founded.

Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

Peoplekmh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:11pm

After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow.

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:49pm

Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage.

Christie Brinkley, Sean Spicer make 'Dancing with the Stars'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:41am

Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette" and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" — but not everyone is happy with the list.

Brody's take: Adam Brody dishes on career and his TV habits

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:44am

In Adam Brody's new movie "Ready or Not ," in theaters Wednesday, he's part of an ultra-rich family with an odd marriage ritual: When someone marries into the family, that person must pick a card to play a random game on their wedding night.

Riesterer, wrote Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:50am

Frederic Riesterer, the producer and creator of electronic dance music who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit "I Gotta Feeling" with The Black Eyed Peas, has died. He was 58.