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Allegations that Louisville hired escorts prompts 2 reviews

Louisville Escorts

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An escort's allegations in a tell-all book that former Louisville men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her to provide dancers to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players stunned the college basketball world when word of its pending release surfaced a week ago. Read more

Malcolm-Jamal Warner opens up about Bill Cosby allegations

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Portrait Session

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"The Cosby Show" alum Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the series' legacy is "tarnished" by the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby. Read more

Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai

India Pakistan Protest

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A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital. Read more

LA school district suspends campus film shoots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has temporarily banned movie and TV filming on campuses after a report that some shoots disrupted activities and damaged school equipment. Read more

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In shift of Syria focus, Pentagon abandoning goal of building new anti-IS rebel force Read more

Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author. Read more

'Twilight' author says new book is 'not a real book.'

Books-Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer acknowledges her new book isn't exactly "new." Read more

Broadcaster Vin Scully to miss postseason after procedure

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully won't be calling any games in the baseball playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure. Read more

Paul Prudhomme: Cajun spices and a love of local ingredients

Obit Prudhomme

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At K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pickup truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Read more

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Keegan-Michael Key set to lead Penn State homecoming parade

Penn State University is bringing alumnus Keegan-Michael Key to serve as the school's homecoming grand marshal this week. Read more

'Dateline NBC' gathers Bill Cosby accusers for special

People Bill Cosby

John Minchillo

NBC News correspondent Kate Snow says that bringing 29 women who have accused Bill Cosby of assault together for a "Dateline NBC" special Friday took on an importance beyond the individual cases. Read more

Brooks to miss Sunday's game because of sister's death

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams. Read more

With drones in tow, Anderson debuts 'Junun' documentary

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John Minchillo

Paul Thomas Anderson premiered his first documentary, "Junun," on Thursday at the New York Film Festival, unveiling a sonically rich portrait of Indian musicians recording an album with Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood. Read more


Best-Selling Books Week Ended Oct. 4th. Read more


Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 10/4/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. Read more


1. "The Murder House" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown) Read more

Cubs win gets most viewers in wild-card game's short history

Cubs Pirates Baseball

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The Chicago Cubs' return to the playoffs has drawn the largest television audience in the short history of baseball's wild-card game. Read more

Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

Netflix Price Increase

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Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming. Read more

US actor Randy Quaid ordered released; facing deportation

Canada Randy Quaid Detained

Peter McCabe

American actor Randy Quaid was ordered released Thursday by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board but still faces being sent back to the United States next week. Read more

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