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Michelle Obama’s next project is a companion to ‘Becoming’

Published On: October 8, 2019 05:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Michelle Obama’s first project since “Becoming” is more about her readers than about herself.

Book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December

Published On: October 8, 2019 03:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December. “The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom” will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon.”

Joker’ laughs its way to October box office record

Published On: October 8, 2019 12:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

“Joker” has been both praised and criticized for its dark spin on the classic Batman villain played by Joaquin Phoenix. The film from director and co-writer Todd Phillips was always seen as a bit of a gamble with one of the studios’ most valuable pieces of intellectual property, hence its modest-for-a-comic-book-film $55 million budget.

New York library exhibit to pay tribute to JD Salinger

Published On: October 8, 2019 10:28 AM NPT By: Associated Press

An upcoming exhibit at the New York Public Library will offer a look into the very private life of J.D. Salinger.

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80

Published On: October 7, 2019 05:03 PM NPT By: Associated Press

With blazing eyes, orange-red hair and a temperament to match, the London native ranked with The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham as the embodiment of musical and personal fury. Using twin bass drums, Baker fashioned a pounding, poly-rhythmic style uncommonly swift and heavy that inspired and intimidated countless musicians.

Madcap confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor has died at 84

Published On: October 7, 2019 01:43 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 84.

2nd whistleblower adds to impeachment peril at White House

Published On: October 7, 2019 09:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Oct 7: A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump’s conduct.

Un-bear-able! Cubs get locked in van, honk horn to get out

Published On: October 7, 2019 09:29 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Two bear cubs were rescued after they locked themselves in a van and then honked the horn for help.

Hollywood A-list hits red carpet at Tyler Perry’s new studio

Published On: October 7, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala.

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’

Published On: October 6, 2019 04:51 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HELSINKI, Oct 6: North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks.

Lauren Cohan gives Comic Con reveal to ‘Walking Dead’ return

Published On: October 6, 2019 02:52 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Lauren Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she’s headed back.

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Published On: October 6, 2019 02:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world’s top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56.

Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

Published On: October 5, 2019 05:04 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to digest.

Comedian Andy Dick pleads not guilty to groping driver

Published On: October 5, 2019 02:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service.

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Published On: October 5, 2019 02:27 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as “Julia,” has died. She was 84.

Trump signs proclamation restricting visas for uninsured

Published On: October 5, 2019 10:09 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Oct 5: Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump.

The search is over: Dog turns up a year after gas explosions

Published On: October 4, 2019 02:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A dog that disappeared after the chaos of the natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts a year ago is back in the arms of its owner.

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

Published On: October 4, 2019 02:27 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour.

Cynthia Erivo cast as Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius’ season 3

Published On: October 4, 2019 01:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

National Geographic has found its next “Genius.” The network has tapped Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in a third installment of the anthology series.

White House prepares formal objection to impeachment probe

Published On: October 4, 2019 09:49 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Oct 4: The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House.