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  • Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest

    Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest
    For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys." Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
  • Chicago Improv Festival schedule includes TV funny folks

    Chicago Improv Festival schedule includes TV funny folks
    It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival. "I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
  • Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
    With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically. At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
  • New in romance from Tidewater authors

    New in romance from Tidewater authors
    Here's a look at two recently released sequels in romance fiction. Virginia Beach author Terri Osburn, whose debut novel “Meant to Be” (Montlake Romance, 2013) hit best-seller status earlier this year, recently released “Up to the...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

    'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?
    The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...
  • Jessie Mueller to star as Carole King in Broadway's 'Beautiful'

    Jessie Mueller to star as Carole King in Broadway's 'Beautiful'
    The coming Carole King musical has found its star: Producers of "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical"  announced Monday that Tony nominee Jessie Mueller will play the singer/songwriter. The show is set to premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran...