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NEW ORLEANS | Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS—Jan 15, 2019—The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers Tuesday confirmed reports that Mick Jagger and his band will play. Also headlining are Katy Perry, the Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Pitbull, Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aaron Neville … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

COLUMBUS, Ohio | GOP’s John Kasich joins CNN as commentator

COLUMBUS, Ohio —Jan 15, 2019— Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator. The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender. Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | GOP’s John Kasich joins CNN as commentator

NEW YORK | Grisham has new Theodore Boone thriller coming in May

NEW YORK— Jan 15, 2019—John Grisham has a new installment ready in the life of young Theodore Boone. The million-selling author continues his popular series for kids with “Theodore Boone: The Accomplice,” Dutton Children’s Books announced Tuesday. The new novel, the seventh of his Boone books, comes out May 19 with an announced first printing of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Grisham has new Theodore Boone thriller coming in May

NEW YORK | Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

NEW YORK— Jan 15, 2019— Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Keys has … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

LOS ANGELES | Unknown Rachel Zegler is Maria in Spielberg’s ‘West Side’

LOS ANGELES — Jan 15, 2019— Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of “West Side Story.” Deadline first reported Monday the director picked Rachel Zegler after auditioning more than 30,000 hopefuls. The high school student from Clifton posted photos of herself and other cast members … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Unknown Rachel Zegler is Maria in Spielberg’s ‘West Side’

BURLINGTON, Vt. | ‘Adventure’ books publisher sues Netflix over ‘Black Mirror’

BURLINGTON, Vt.— Jan 15, 2019—The company that publishes the “Choose Your Own Adventure” novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an episode of its “Black Mirror” series. The Rutland Herald reports that in the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims Netflix violated its trademark with “Bandersnatch,” a recent … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt. | ‘Adventure’ books publisher sues Netflix over ‘Black Mirror’

NEW YORK | CBS’ Mo Rocca to begin podcast series on ‘Mobituaries’

NEW YORK — Jan 15, 2019— CBS News “Sunday Morning” correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca has his own spin on obituaries. In a new podcast and upcoming book called — wait for it — “Mobituaries” — he takes an intriguing look at the lives and deaths of not just people, but ideas, careers and social … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS’ Mo Rocca to begin podcast series on ‘Mobituaries’

NEW YORK | Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned

NEW YORK  — Jan 15, 2019— Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned