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Tayari Jones wins Women's Prize for 'An American Marriage'

Jun. 5, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system. The American writer's best-selling novel - selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and praised by ex-president Barack Obama - centers on a...

Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards

Jun. 4, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, the Texas-born designer known for his longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga as well as for dressing other famous women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, took top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. Maxwell won the...

Author Wally Lamb sued by ex-inmate over new book

May. 29, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by author Wally Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation. Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Connecticut, says in a state...

Amazon to release Mindy Kaling's new essay collection

May. 28, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book. The actress and writer plans to release her third collection of essays through Amazon.com's Amazon Original Stories imprint. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for the summer 2020. Amazon announced Tuesday that topics will...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 28, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 24: Fiction: 1. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla, Matt Lieb, narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, Anjelica Huston, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

Brandon Maxwell talks 'Project Runway,' undressing Lady Gaga

May. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lada Gaga's multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala, and a sweet one for her friend Brandon Maxwell. Maxwell was the guy by her side who peeled off all her layers on the pink carpet. He also created the look that had her transitioning from a huge pink gown down to black...

Oprah Winfrey speaks at college graduation in Colorado

May. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments. Winfrey gave the commencement speech Sunday at Colorado College. The small liberal arts college in Colorado Springs awarded 590 undergraduate degrees. Winfrey quoted black activist...

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

May. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets. Principal Akbar Cook's "Lights On" program keeps West Side High School in Newark open on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to midnight. WPVI-TV reports kids...

Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

May. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall...