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NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Vanessa Hua and nonfiction writer Meehan Crist are among this year's recipients of the Rona Jaffe Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging female authors. Hua is working on a novel about a Chinese factory girl, and Crist is studying traumatic brain...
"The Gates of Evangeline" (Putnam), by Hester Young Charlotte "Charlie" Cates has had a rough time. Her husband ran off with another woman and then her young son died from a brain aneurysm. She jeopardized her job by taking time off from work to deal with these events, and she...
LONDON (AP) — Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Maggie Smith are among the British stars to attend this year's London Film Festival. Among the highlights to be screened during the Oct. 7-18 festival are "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood...
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," but to "The Tonight Show," where he'll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court. The Commercial Appeal reports ( http://bit.ly/1NVcQco ) Brown was released from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday morning. Brown...
MOSCOW (AP) — The North Korean National Choir has performed for the first time in the Russian capital, putting on a military-inspired concert. Members of the male choir wore full military dress for the performance at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. As they sang, a giant...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pandora will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a day of free advertisements. The streaming service said Tuesday it will launch Listener Love Day on Sept. 9 for 24 hours without ads. Pandora currently offers a free subscription with ads and an ad-free...
When it comes to "Star Wars," some aliens in a different galaxy said it best: Resistance is futile. If you don't know by now that a new "Star Wars" movie is coming to theaters in December, it's time you came back down to Earth. By the end of this week, stores across this planet...
NEW YORK (AP) — Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles. Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas that will surely contend for Oscars, some of the biggest franchises...