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Ruocco is new lead ESPN announcer for women's college hoops

Ruocco is new lead ESPN announcer for women's college hoops

NEW YORK — ESPN is turning to a familiar face to women's basketball fans for its top college broadcast team. Ryan Ruocco is joining Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe for the lead announcing team this season.
Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case

Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case

BOSTON — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said.
Judge to rule Dec. 15 in rape case of former entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon

Judge to rule Dec. 15 in rape case of former entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon

MONTREAL — The rape trial of former entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon concluded Thursday with the Crown's final arguments, with the judge set to render her verdict on Dec. 15.
'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

VANCOUVER — Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series "The Good Doctor," has been released from hospital after being treated this week for COVID-19.
Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show

Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show

LOS ANGELES — Carol Burnett is so glad we had this time together, as she sang in her signature song. Now, she's added a lot more time, and a lot more songs, to be glad about.
'Shuggie Bain' writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

'Shuggie Bain' writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

LONDON — Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Return" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. "The Sentinel” by Child/Child (Delacorte) 5.
'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in Canadian theatres, but not on streaming, on Dec. 25

'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in Canadian theatres, but not on streaming, on Dec. 25

TORONTO — "Wonder Woman 1984" will make history in the United States when it becomes the first superhero blockbuster to debut simultaneously in theatres and on a streaming platform, but for Canadians, the viewing options won't be so revolutionary.
Brandi Carlile memoir 'Broken Horses' coming in April

Brandi Carlile memoir 'Broken Horses' coming in April

NEW YORK — Grammy winner Brandi Carlile has a memoir coming in April. Her publisher calls the book an “evocative and piercingly honest” journey through the life that has shaped her “very raw art.
Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

LOS ANGELES — Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favourite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New Jack Swing tunes were being performed from Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” to Tony! Toni! Tone!’s “Feels Good.