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Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

Jan. 31, 2023 19:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo has won an honorary award for lifetime achievement. ...

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney...

After academy review, Riseborough will keep Oscar nomination

Jan. 31, 2023 18:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a review of the awards campaign for the indie drama “To Leslie," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Andrea Riseborough will not be stripped of her Oscar nomination for best actress. The star-studded grassroots campaign for...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Jan. 31, 2023 16:02 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Jan. 29: Actor Katharine Ross is 83. Actor Tom Selleck is 78. Singer Bettye LaVette is 77. Actor Marc Singer is 75. Actor Ann Jillian is 73. Drummer Louie Perez of Los Lobos is 70. Singer Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band is 70. Talk...

Gunn's new DC slate features Superman, Supergirl and Batman

Jan. 31, 2023 14:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran debuted their plans for a revamped and newly unified DC Universe of films and television series, including a new Superman film in 2025, a Wonder Woman prequel and a Batman movie that won't star Robert Pattinson. In...

Penguin Random House US CEO Madeline McIntosh to step down

Jan. 31, 2023 14:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Penguin Random House's top executives, U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh, is stepping down. Her decision comes just weeks after the resignation of the global CEO, Markus Dohle, and the retirement of Random House Publishing Group head Gina Centrello. The departures...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jan. 31, 2023 13:09 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. The 6 Habits of Growth by Brendon Burchard, narrated by the author (Audible...

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence reteaming for 'Bad Boys' sequel

Jan. 31, 2023 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are reteaming for a fourth “Bad Boys” movie, in one of Smith's most high-profile new projects since the slap. Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that the untitled “Bad Boys” sequel is in early pre-production. In a video posted on...

Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor's wish

Jan. 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor. The hearing lasted just minutes and came a day after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she was comfortable dropping the case...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Jan. 31, 2023 11:43 AM EST

US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781501110375 - (Atria Books) 2. The Devil’s Ransom by Brad Taylor - 9780063221994 - (William Morrow) 3. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781668001233 - (Atria Books) ...