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Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

Jul. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. Stone is known for such provocative films as "Platoon," ''JFK"...

Cristela Alonzo calls her book a 'mixtape memoir'

Jul. 10, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristela Alonzo is telling her story in words and music, what she calls a "mixtape memoir." The actress and producer's book, "Music to My Years," comes out Oct. 8. She will track her rise from living with her family in an abandoned diner to her fame as creator and star of the sitcom...

Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler's turnaround, dies at 94

Jul. 3, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

Jul. 3, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Former Hearst CEO Frank Bennack writing memoir

Jun. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hearst CEO Frank Bennack is working on a memoir. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Bennack's "Leave Something on the Table: And Other Surprising Lessons for Success in Business and in Life" will come out in October. According to the publisher, Bennack will share "insider...

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Jun. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

Race, power, drive: Elaine Welteroth shares all in new book

Jun. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was about to graduate from college, Elaine Welteroth came up with a life plan: She'd hit the top of a magazine masthead, then move into TV, books, film and beyond. She wasn't messing around. The 32-year-old is way ahead of schedule after making firsts at Teen Vogue, both as...

Woman raped by Brock Turner is writing memoir

Jun. 5, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who was raped by college swimmer Brock Turner and confronted him in court before his sentencing is writing a memoir. Viking Books announced Wednesday that it would publish the book, currently untitled, by the woman known publicly as Emily Doe. The publisher declined comment on...

For Apollonia Kotero, Prince was a king

Jun. 4, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Prince protege and longtime friend Apollonia Kotero said the Purple One had major plans for her before his untimely death in 2016, including new music, a possible film and even a book to follow-up his upcoming memoir. He had even given Kotero and her Apollonia 6 bandmates the...