Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize
LONDON (AP) — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award.
Lady Antebellum get honest, vulnerable on new record ‘Ocean’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country vocal group Lady Antebellum know how to move people to tears with their songs and their newest record feels as vulnerable and honest as a therapy session.
Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Tom Hanks didn’t want to be Mr. Rogers. Then he met Marielle
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one.
CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game.
Review: Beck shoots into the galaxy for latest trippy album
Beck, “Hyperspace” (Capitol Records) We’ve heard Beck when he’s down. And we’ve heard Beck when he’s up. Now hear Beck go past up to something else.
Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia
NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme.
White House Christmas tree to be delivered on Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is gearing up for Christmas. Melania Trump is set to receive the official White House Christmas tree on Monday afternoon.
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt reprise ‘90s hit `Mad About You’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of “Mad About You,” the NBC sitcom staple of the ‘90s set solidly inside the Buchman family bubble.
YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people. The author of the multimillion-selling “Inheritance Cycle” has a seven-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced Tuesday.
Pinkett Smith has a lot more to share with ‘Red Table Talk’
NEW YORK (AP) — “Red Table Talk” garnered an Emmy nomination for best talk show, but Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t see it through that lens.
Kelly Clarkson on new music, family life and cruise ships
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Clarkson already has a stacked resume — singer, songwriter, talk-show host, “Voice” coach, children’s book author and mother of four.
Some binge-worthy options for holiday gift season
NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are there’s at least one TV binger on your gift list. Why not go all in for the holidays and wrap up something on-point? Some ideas: POPCORN: So many gifty options are out there, including sets of seasonings and artisanal corn.
Baby Shark run continues with new tour dates
NEW YORK (AP) — Most viral videos have a finite shelf life, but the “doo doo doo” of “Baby Shark” shows no sign of abating. The little ditty and dance about a family of sharks that captivated the toddler set and beyond will still be with us as we go into the next decade, with a “Baby Shark Live!” tour launching a new set of concert dates after recently wrapping up dozens of performances in its first run in North America.
Meet the man picked to be host of the ‘Blue’s Clues’ reboot
NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Dela Cruz has gone from having a genie as a sidekick to a bright blue puppy — and he couldn’t be happier. The actor is the host of a new reboot of the pre-school TV show “Blue’s Clues” and hopes people who grew up on the original come to check it out with their kids.
Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host
MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates.
Doobie Brothers unite with Michael McDonald for tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year.
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.
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.