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2 hrs ago | Salon

Ann Coulter's grossest triumph: How she fleeced the New York Times

The paper of record's assault on Rick Perlstein calls to mind a mirror-image situation that will make you scream When the New York Times recently added fuel to the bogus plagiarism attacks on Rick Perlstein's new book on Reagan, "The Invisible Bridge," with what Paul Krugman rightly derided as "' opinions differ on shape of the planet ' ... (more)

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Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

6 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

If I Stay Brings Feeling Back to the Multiplex

Should grownups be spending their time reading young-adult novels, at the risk of missing the supposed riches of fiction written for actual grownups? A recent essay in Slate groused about the legions of adults who long ago graduated from the 12th grade but still devour YA fiction at the expense of everything else.

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Related Topix: Lois Lowry, The September Issue, Movies, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert

James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.

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Related Topix: Classical, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, John Steinbeck, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Religion, Episcopal Church, Salinas, CA

14 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Star fires back after actor's Criminal attack

IT'S a show the leading man fled saying it was destroying his heart and soul, but Jeanne Tripplehorn "wanted something darker", even if it left her sick to the stomach.

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Related Topix: Crime TV, Criminal Minds, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Mickey Blue Eyes, Crime Movies, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Homeland, Celebrities, Mandy Patinkin

19 hrs ago | Vanity Fair

The Complete Dystopian Movie Checklist

The box office's obsession with teen-centric dystopian films rages steadily onward, thanks to this week's new release The Giver .

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Related Topix: The Hunger Games, Lois Lowry

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Rick Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Rick Warren, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, US Politics, Africa, World News, Rwanda

KURB-FM Little Rock

McCartney & Streisand Attend Apollo Theater Fundraiser Featuring Performances by Sting, Gladys Knight, Bon Jovi [From ABC News]

Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand were just two of the many celebrities in attendance at Ronald Perelman 's fifth annual fundraiser for New York City's famed Apollo Theater, held Saturday at the multimillionaire businessman's estate in East Hampton, New York.

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Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, East Hampton, NY

Cinema Blend News

The Lestat Movie Is Definitely Happening, But Who Will Direct?

Earlier this month, Anne Rice fans had reason to rejoice as Universal Pictures scooped up the rights to the entirety of the author's Vampire Chronicles .

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Related Topix: Anne Rice, Horror Movies, Music!, Queen of the Damned

Sunday Herald

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon says her US version of her books should be screened in UK

The writer of the best selling Outlander books, Diana Gabaldon, has revealed she does not know why the successful US TV adapatation of her Scottish-themed romantic time travel books are not yet being shown in the UK.

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Thor, West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

CNN

Christie dances with the stars in the Hamptons

Two months after Gov. Chris Christie showed off his moves on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, the New Jersey Republican was swinging his hips again this weekend, this time in the Hamptons with a roomful of celebrities.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US News, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock

ABC News

Rick Warren Hopes to Expand Ministry in Africa

The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Celebrities, Rick Warren, Lake Forest, CA

ContactMusic.com

The Giver: What Do We Need To Know?

The Giver was released in US cinemas on 15 August - what can we expect when it comes across to UK shores? American social science film, The Giver , was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months.

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Related Topix: Brenton Thwaites, Lois Lowry

Billboard

'Rising Star' Recap: With a Record Contract...

Tonight's Rising Star began with Josh Groban accepting his official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which makes sense, because this show is a lot like scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed: there's a good bit of secondhand embarrassment, occasionally something is interesting enough to make you stop for a little while, and Karen G won't stop posting ... (more)

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

India.com

Salman Rushdie gets Denmarka s top literature award

Odense , Aug 18: Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie received Sunday a literary award named after Denmark's famous poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen.

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Zap2it.com

'Outlander' Season 1 episode 2 book vs. show: The arrival at 'Castle Leoch'

"Outlander" episode two, "Castle Leoch," aired on Saturday and if you didn't get a chance to see it, we have a full recap .

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon

Examiner.com

"Big Little Lies" wins big for selling books

The big winner for this week is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty for it's the only book that was able to grab a spot in all three lists.

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Gone Girl, Books

Merced Sun-Star

Playhouse brings Vegas to Bob Hart Square

Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra perform on Saturday evening at the Playhouse Merced Annual Fundraising Gala "A Night at the Sands".

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Nancy Sinatra, Merced, CA, The Rat Pack, Theater, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Behind The Scenes Of Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour kicking off this week and discusses what fans can expect in a new video featurette.

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Related Topix: Josh Groban, Cary, NC, Symphony, Arts

Sunherald.com

Gift of The Giver: Maybe gridlockin Washington is better than Utopia

Today,, a movie version of the classic novel "The Giver" opens in theaters with an impressive cast, including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Meryl Streep, Lois Lowry

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunday Herald

Outlander makers in search to find broadcaster in UK

THE makers of the TV series Outlander - the cult time-travelling Scottish bodice-ripper - have confirmed they are in talks with broadcasters and internet streaming platforms to find the "right home" for the show to be viewed in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Diana Gabaldon

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