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Tommy Orange's 'There There' named a Carnegie Medal finalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:04pm

Tommy Orange, whose debut novel "There There" is among the year's most acclaimed books, is a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal.

Meghan rushed through Fiji market filled with royal-watchers

Kirsty Wigglesworth and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:04pm

The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji's capital Wednesday due to concerns about the large crowd that came to greet her in the relatively confined space.

'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel in vote

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:04pm

"To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide.

Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:44pm

"Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.

Canadian rapper dies in stunt while rapping on plane wing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:29pm

A Canadian rapper died while performing a stunt that involved rapping while walking on the wing of a plane.

Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:36pm

NBC's Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

CBS is the week's top TV network, but faces more competition

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:48pm

CBS was television's most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half.

Alabama music fest ends after weather plagued 2018's event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:39pm

The largest music festival in Alabama's most populous city has announced that this summer's event was its last, as weather issues had plagued the two days of shows.

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:27am

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie said Tuesday the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preventable."

A year into #MeToo, what's next for the movement?

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:03am

By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears.

Gun charge dismissed against 'Meet the Putmans' father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:49am

A federal gun charge has been dismissed against a Michigan man who appeared with his family as the central figure in the TLC show "Meet the Putmans."

After making a hit, 'Making a Murderer' returns with more

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:09am

The "Making a Murderer" filmmakers were in many ways in a race against the clock to make part two of their series, now available on Netflix.

'Black Panther' costume designer to receive career award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:03am

Ruth E. Carter, the creator of the stunning costumes of "Black Panther" and numerous other Hollywood films, will receive the career achievement award at next year's Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Rapper whose lyrics reflected Baltimore's pain fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:16am

A rising Baltimore rapper who advocated for nonviolence and whose lyrics often reflected the city's trauma has been shot and killed.

French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:33am

French film star Catherine Deneuve received Japan's most prestigious art award on Tuesday at a ceremony in Tokyo, where she was greeted by Emperor Akihito.

Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:29am

Julia Roberts was brought to tears by "Notting Hill" writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and Constance Wu spoke the power of representation Monday night at a glitzy soiree in Los Angeles.

Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:03am

More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case.

Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:01am

Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.

Rosie O'Donnell is engaged, no wedding date set

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:14am

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married.

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit

Kirsty Wigglesworth and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:31pm

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South Pacific.