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Rose McGowan surrenders to Virginia police on drug charge

WASHINGTON — Actress Rose McGowan, a leading voice against sexual harassment in Hollywood, has accepted an arrest warrant on a drug charge in a Washington suburb. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Andrew Trull says in an email Tuesday night that McGowan has surrendered to Airports Authority Police. She is charged with possession of a controlled …

David Chariandy wins Writers’ Trust fiction prize for ‘Brother’

TORONTO — David Chariandy’s novel “Brother” has won the $50,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. “Brother” (McClelland & Stewart) is a coming-of-age story about two siblings, the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, who confront violence and prejudice in a Toronto housing complex. In a video introducing the book that was shown during the ceremony, Chariandy said …

People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive 2017

NEW YORK — People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board. The country music superstar and coach on NBC’s “The Voice” hates being the centre of attention, the magazine said. “She goes, ‘Listen to …

Harvey Weinstein sued for sexual battery by actress

LOS ANGELES — An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer to discuss a television role. The actress is identified only as Jane Doe in the sexual battery lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los …

Residente feels freer after first solo album success

NEW YORK — Whatever happens at Thursday’s Latin Grammys, Residente can relax. The Puerto Rican rapper, who has a leading nine nominations including album, song, and record of the year, admits that he felt pressured to do “something huge and great” after spending a decade with Calle 13, the most decorated act in the history …

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to co host Spirit Awards again

LOS ANGELES — Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are set to co-host the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards. Film Independent said Tuesday that “Oh, Hello on Broadway” duo will return for the second year in a row. Kroll and Mulaney were well-received as the emcees of the 2017 awards. The Independent Spirit Awards will be broadcast …

Review: Crew of the Oregon fights most ruthless villain yet

“Typhoon Fury” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison Juan Cabrillo and his elite crew of the ship the Oregon fight their most ruthless villain yet in “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, the latest addition to the Oregon Files series. Cabrillo receives a request to assist with paintings thought to …

‘The Talk’ unveils singer and actress Eve as new host

NEW YORK — Musician and actress Eve has been unveiled as a new permanent host of CBS’ “The Talk,” joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. Eve, whose full name is Eve Jeffers Cooper, replaces Aisha Tyler on the show. The Grammy winner is best known for her hit “Let Me Blow …

Strong ratings for country awards with an asterisk

NEW YORK — After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards show is on the rebound. But country music fans might not want to hoist a glass in celebration quite yet. The awards reached 14.3 million viewers last week, the most-watched entertainment program on television. The Nielsen company said that was …

Singer Carrie Underwood recuperating after fall at home

NASHVILLE — Country music star Carrie Underwood is recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall on steps outside her home. In a statement Sunday on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following her fall Friday night. The Tennessean reports Underwood was treated and released from a hospital for a broken wrist, cuts …

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