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1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Jul. 16, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for...

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...