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APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding....

US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'
NEW YORK (AP) -- How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?...

Nick Cannon begins freshman year at Howard University
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nick Cannon's got talent - and homework....

Burt Bacharach cancels 2 concerts to recover from broken arm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Burt Bacharach is canceling two September concerts to recover from a broken arm....

Harry Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker and his new film
NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Belafonte says it's unfair that Nate Parker's shining moment with his film "The Birth of a Nation" is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. But the iconic performer and activist adds that he's not clear about the facts and wants to look more into the story that's been dominating entertainment headlines....

'19 Kids and Counting' co-star pregnant for second time
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jessa and Ben Seewald will have another kid to count....

Joseph Fiennes cast in Hulu's take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Joseph Fiennes has been cast in Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel, "The Handmaid's Tale."...

Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Entertainer Cher unloaded a freewheeling barrage of insults at Donald Trump during a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, comparing him to Hitler and saying he reminded her of the actress who played a murdering child in the film, "The Bad Seed."...

#SoGoneChallenge gives Monica and 13-year-old hit a boost
NEW YORK (AP) -- R&B singer Monica says she's happy to see her 13-year-old hit "So Gone" trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams, and find a new audience with younger kids....

Probe into Fetty Wap video shoot faults school principal
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- An investigation into how rapper Fetty Wap was allowed to record a music video that included drug references and a pole dancer in his old New Jersey high school has concluded that the school's principal was solely responsible and should be disciplined, according to a published report....

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