All-time ‘Jeopardy!’ champs to vie for share of $1.5 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three top money winners in “Jeopardy!” history will vie for a share of $1.5 million in January. ABC and the quiz show’s producer said Monday that Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer will compete in prime-time episodes on the network.
Michelle Obama signs ‘Becoming’ copies on book’s anniversary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama marked one year since publication of her best-selling memoir at a book signing in the nation’s capital Monday.
Lawsuits by Michael Jackson accusers likely to be restored
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court appeared strongly inclined Monday to give new life to lawsuits filed by two men who accuse Michael Jackson of repeatedly molesting them when they were boys.
‘Frozen 2’ aiming to build on the power of the original
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Idina Menzel first started performing “Let It Go” live in concerts, she thought the lyrics and soaring vocals would empower all those young girls in the audience dressed up as Elsa.
Don’t overlook splashy coffee table books as holiday gifts
NEW YORK (AP) — Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself.
Chang says his new Netflix show honors Bourdain
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its food-travel fusion and trips to parts unknown, “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” host David Chang says he understands why critics are making comparisons to work done by his late friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain.
Chrissy Teigen, Kim Raver and more cheer ‘Sesame Street’
NEW YORK (AP) — You can never be too old for "Sesame Street." The beloved children's series premiered 50 years ago this month and is still a favorite among both kids and adults.
Review: Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults
Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh.
Review: ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack struggles in shadow of first
Various artists, “Frozen 2” (Walt Disney Records) No, there’s no new “Let It Go.” Let it go. The “Frozen 2” soundtrack brings together everyone’s favorite princesses — Elsa and Anna — the snowman Olaf, good guy Kristoff and his faithful reindeer, Sven, for an impossible task: improving or matching the first “Frozen” movie’s songs.
Kylie Jenner sells stake in beauty empire to CoverGirl owner
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner is selling a stake of her beauty business to CoverGirl owner Coty, in a deal that values the reality TV star’s company at about $1.2 billion.
Young priest confronts mysteries of past in Harris’ thriller
“The Second Sleep,” Alfred A. Knopf, by Robert Harris Christopher Fairfax is a newly ordained priest assigned by his bishop in 1468 to ride out to the isolated English village of Addicott St.
Minter’s `Secondhand’ is argument for tempering acquisitions
“Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale,” Bloomsbury, by Adam Minter Americans are an acquisitive people and their craving for ever more stuff ripples around the world, not always to the benefit of the receivers of their excess or the environment.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 24-30
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 24-30: Nov. 24: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 78. Singer Lee Michaels is 74. Actor Dwight Schultz (“Star Trek: Voyager,” "The A-Team") is 72.
Ginsburg back on bench after stomach bug
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug.
Review: Baldacci’s new thriller spooks and horrifies
“A Minute to Midnight: an Atlee Pine Thriller,” Grand Central Publishing, by David Baldacci David Baldacci made his literary debut in 1996 with a political thriller, “Absolute Power.” He has since written novels with blinding speed, many of them action thrillers featuring men with military backgrounds.
Like her parents, Blue Ivy now an award-winning songwriter
NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women.
Baltimore museum to acquire only works by women in 2020
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance.
Australian actor McLachlan faces court on assault charges
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan kissed a female co-star’s neck, stomach and buttocks more than 20 times during a scene in a stage musical in which he was meant to merely simulate a sex act, a prosecutor told a court Monday.
Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals since Trump took office.
‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles
NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview mirror, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No.
Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81
LONDON (AP) — British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81.
Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen
HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at Lakewood Church’s 11 a.m.
UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster
LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster.
Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism
SYDNEY (AP) — Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight.
Ariana Grande tells fans she’s struggling with an illness
Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour.