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2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:10pm

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir.

Theater-related podcasts find a hub in new digital network

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:00pm

Podcasts are exploding and the world of theater isn't immune. Now comes a digital hub that aggregates all that theater talk — the Broadway Podcast Network.

'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:23am

More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry.

Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:31am

It's been five years since "Between Two Ferns" was regularly active, but Zach Galifianakis' beloved celebrity interview satire is back.

Rose Garden setting for Trump's second state dinner

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:14am

It'll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year.

Book of letters by Che Guevara coming out in English in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:59am

A book of letters by Ernesto Che Guevara is coming out in English in fall 2021.

Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:45am

A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.

Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:04am

Folake (Foh-LOCK-ay) Olowofoyeku (Oh-LOW-oh-woo-foy-eh-koo) became an actress against the wishes of her parents who wanted her to have a career in law.

Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:54am

"Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants.

The Latest: No rulings, no Britney Spears at court hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:06pm

The Latest on a hearing on the court conservatorship of Britney Spears (all times local):

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:10pm

A jury has heard rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (six-NYN') describe getting abducted at gunpoint last year amid a dispute between rival factions of a violent street gang he joined.

Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:26am

Brad Pitt says he wants to be creative until someone pulls the plug on him. The 55-year-old produced and stars in the space epic "Ad Astra," which opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.

Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:55am

Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, has died.

Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:46am

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes.

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:59pm

Amazon has announced it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson.

Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:58pm

The producer of ABC's "The Rookie" says actress Afton Williamson's claims of on-set misconduct against her weren't substantiated by an independent investigator.

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:27pm

Sander Vanocur, who for decades covered the biggest moments in U.S. politics for NBC and ABC news, has died.

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:36pm

A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail.

Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Moore lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 1:02pm

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is asking a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore's defamation lawsuit over a 2018 television segment of "Who is America?"

National Book Awards list for translation has global reach

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:46am

Authors from Asia, Africa and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year.