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In this March 25, 2020 provided by the Department of Defense, Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah briefs the press on the department's COVID-19 response efforts, at the Pentagon in Washington. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post nine months into the job after never holding a single press briefing.  She will be replaced by two women who are familiar names in Trump world. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany will be joining the administration as press secretary, while Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah will be moving to the White House in a strategic communications role. (Lisa Ferdinando/Department of Defense via AP)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 7, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. GRISHAM OUT AS PRESS SECRETARY: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing. She’ll take over as first lady Melania...

This cover image released by Doubeday shows Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road.

Winfrey chooses "Hidden Valley Road" for book club

Apr. 7, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey says she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. DiCaprio is helping to launch the $12 million America’s Food Fund aimed at helping low-income families, the elderly and those whose jobs have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Among those teaming up for the launch are philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

Apr. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch America’s Food Fund, which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The organization said Thursday that the funds will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Alicia Keys poses for a portrait in New York. Keys' memoir

For new book, Alicia Keys looks to the past to find herself

Mar. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and '90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Alicia Keys poses for a portrait in New York. Keys' memoir

Outtakes: Alicia on Key moments throughout her life

Mar. 30, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, already a New York Times best-selling author, looks to the past and opens up in her new book, “More Myself: A Journey,” to be released Tuesday on Oprah Winfrey’s imprint via Flatiron Books. In outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press, Keys...

FILE - This March 25, 2019 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey during an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon said that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home. Winfrey has been busy working despite being stuck at home. She interviewed actor Idris Elba, who tested positive for the coronavirus, through FaceTime for an episode of

Oprah on coronavirus: 'Playing it as safe as I possibly can'

Mar. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and practicing social distancing at her home — even if that means longtime partner...

FILE - This June 4, 2018 file photo shows DJ D-Nice, whose real name is Derrick Jones, at the 13th Annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala After Party in New York. DJ D-Nice started playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic. At first, the audience for his hours-long sets was no more than a few hundred, mainly friends. But as word spread, it grew to thousands and it drew celebrities like Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Drake. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

DJ D-Nice unites during the pandemic, one beat at a time

Mar. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When DJ D-Nice decided to start playing music live on Instagram amid countless closures due the worldwide pandemic, he did it in part to ease his loneliness and boredom given his own gigs had dried up. At first, the audience for his hours-long sets was no more than a few hundred, mainly...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at

Poets & Writers cancels 50th anniversary gala in Manhattan

Mar. 10, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Poets & Writers has called off its 50th anniversary gala, where guests of honor included Oprah Winfrey. The non-profit organization cited the coronavirus outbreak as the reason for cancelling the March 16 gathering in Manhattan. “We're sorely disappointed, but made this decision...

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at

Winfrey reversed upcoming book selection after controversy

Mar. 5, 2020 3:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club...

Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 PM EST

TUSCON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that...