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  • Jennifer Egan wins fiction Pulitzer Prize 


     NEW YORK — Jennifer Egan’s inventive novel about the passage of time, “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday, honored for its “big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.”
    Egan, 48, has been highly praised for her searching and unconventional narratives about modern angst and identity. Her other novels include “The Invisible Circus,” ‘’Look at Me” and “The Keep.”

  • Actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city's French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday.

    Police said in a press release Saturday that Cage was arrested the previous evening. Police said the couple was in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting. She said it wasn't theirs, and Cage then grabbed her arm.

    The release said Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi. A police officer saw that Cage was drunk and told him to get out of the cab. Cage then started yelling at the officer.

  • ABC cancels 2 longtime soaps from daytime lineup--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled two of its three soap operas on Thursday, consigning "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" — and Susan Lucci, daytime's most famous actress — to television history.

    The move leaves "General Hospital" as ABC's only daytime drama, one of only four that will remain on ABC, CBS and NBC's daytime schedule.

    Soap operas have slowly been fading as a TV force, with many of the women who made up the target audience now in the work force. In place of the two canceled dramas, ABC will air shows about food and lifestyle transformations.

  • Celebrity News 04-14-11

    Tyler Perry gives family new home

    NEWNAN, Georgia — Movie mogul Tyler Perry delivered on a Christmas promise when he handed the keys of a new four-bedroom house to an 88-year-old woman who lost her rural Georgia home to a fire.
    Rosa Lee Ransby and her seven grand- and great-grandchildren lost their home a week before Christmas.
    Perry saw the story on a local television newscast and decided to rebuild the house. He also fully furnished it.
    More than 20 family members attended ceremony in rural Coweta County on Friday.
    Country star Strait buys resort stake

    BOERNE, Texas — Country superstar George Strait is taking a swing at another of his passions: golf.

  • Best Sellers 04-14-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1.  “The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,” Valorie Schaefer

    2.  “The Manhattan Project,”
    Dan Elish
     3.  “American Prometheus ...,”Kali Bird and Martin Sherwin
    4.  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot
     5.  “Los Alamos: 1944-1947,”
    Toni Michnovicz Gibson and Jon Michnovicz
    6.  “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    7.   “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” Helen Simonson

  • Top 10 Movies 04-14-11

    1.  “Hop,” weekend gross, $21.2 million
    2.  “Hanna,” $12.3 million
    3.  “Arthur,” weekend gross,
    $12.2 million
     4.  “Soul Surfer,” $10.6 million
    5. “Insidious,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    6.  “Your Highness,” weekend gross,
    $9.6  million
    7.   “Source Code,” weekend gross,
    $8.6 million

    8.  “Limitless,” weekend gross,
    $5.4 million

    9.  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” weekend gross $4.7 million

    10.  “The Lincoln Lawyer,” weekend gross, $4.2 million

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 04-14-11

    1.  E.T., Katy Perry feauring
    Kanye West
    2. S&M, Rihanna
    3.  Just Can’t Get Enough,
    The Black Eyed Peas
    4. F**k You (Forget You),
    Cee Lo Green
    5. Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    6.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    7.   Down On Me, Jeremih
    featuring 50 Cent
    8. On The Floor,
    Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
    9.  F**kin’ Perfect, P!nk
    10.  Rolling In The Deep, Adele
    11.  Blow, Ke$ha
    12. Grenade, Bruno Mars
    13. Till The World Ends,
    Britney Spears
    14. Firework, Katy Perry
    15.  Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj
    featuring Drake

  • Beck's Fox show ending

    NEW YORK — Glenn Beck later this year will end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott.
    Fox and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, said Wednesday they will stay in business creating other projects for Fox television and digital, starting with some documentaries Beck is preparing.
    Beck was a quick burn on Fox News Channel. Almost immediately after joining the network in January 2009, he doubled the ratings at his afternoon time slot. Fans found his conservative populism entertaining, while Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert described Beck’s “crank up the crazy and rip off the knob” moments.

  • Bob Dylan jams in a peaceful Vietnam

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Bob Dylan, whose anti-war anthems made him the face of protest against a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, finally got his chance to see Vietnam — at peace.
    The 69-year-old Dylan took to the stage in the former Saigon on Sunday, singing such favorites as “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” and “Highway 61 Revisited.”
    Only about half of the 8,000 seats were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass in the warm evening air as Dylan jammed on guitar, harmonica and the keyboard at RMIT University.

  • Acclaimed Christian singer in town

    John Michael Talbot sang rock-n-roll, founded a Franciscan monastery and became a Christian musician and author.  
    Talbot is performing songs, motivational teachings and meditations through Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The performances are free but donations or “love offerings” are appreciated.
    Talbot began in the music business at age 18 with the band, Mason Proffit, according to his website www.johnmichaeltalbot.com. Although the band got to share the stage with The Byrds, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead, Talbot saw the alcohol and drug use that came with stardom and said he felt that the life of a rock star was empty and sad.