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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2009 file photo shows former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush before the Houston Texans NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Houston. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are cooperating with a historian for a joint biography about the former presidents. “Presidents Bush: A Portrait of a Father and Son,” by Mark K. Updegrove, has been acquired by Henry Holt and Company. The book is scheduled for Spring 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)NEW YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.


07/30/2014 06:27:23pm

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2000 file photo shows author Oscar Hijuelos at a VIP reception at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington. A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death in 2013 will be published in the Fall of 2015. Grand Central Publisher announced Wednesday, July 30, 2014, that it had acquired Hijuelos’ “Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise,” based on the friendship between Mark Twain and the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.


07/30/2014 06:02:01pm

This publicity image released by CBS shows, from left, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus has been postponed. The series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.


07/30/2014 05:42:02pm

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2013 file photo shows a Lollapalooza balloon at the Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park in Chicago. Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Lollapalooza became the basis for the modern festival culture and circuit that has evolved since, including events like Bonnaroo, Coachella and a legion of smaller multi-day parties. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.


07/30/2014 09:00:04am

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Brendan Gleeson as Father James in a scene from "Calvary." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight)LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of others is the lynchpin of this immensely powerful drama, enriched by spiky black comedy but also by its resonant contemplation of faith and forgiveness. Representing a considerable leap in thematic scope and craft for McDonagh, "Calvary" deserves to reach the widest possible audience.


07/30/2014 03:46:55pm

FILE - This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Allison Williams at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," in New York. NBC announced Wednesday, July 30, that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.


07/30/2014 11:06:03am
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