Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout", which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race. The jury behind the world's most prestigious English-language literary award said the novel was a "shocking and unexpectedly funny" portrayal of Beatty's native Los Angeles, using satire to explore racial equality in a fictional neighbourhood. Beatty said readers should think of the novel as a work of fiction rather than solely focusing on race.
LONDON (AP) — Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States that has drawn comparisons to Richard Pryor and Mark Twain, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday — the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award.
Hugh Laurie, the British comedian and star of "The Night Manager," "House" and numerous movies, cemented his place among entertainment's elite Tuesday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. While numerous Hollywood stars have spoken out against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Laurie used the opportunity for a joke at the expense of 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Laurie won consecutive Golden Globes in 2006 and 2007 for "House" and has seven Emmy nominations, although he has never won.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently bought: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming on his Facebook page.
Russian documentary director Vitaly Mansky said Tuesday that eight Moscow cinemas have refused to show his acclaimed documentary shot in Pyongyang after it sparked anger in North Korea. The director told AFP that eight cinemas controlled by Moscow city authorities have refused to air the documentary "Under the Sun" set for release on Thursday. The film was shot with funding by Russia's culture ministry and initially with Pyongyang's backing.
Rap mogul Jay Z will return to the stage to rally voters for Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Ohio, her campaign said Tuesday. The Democratic presidential candidate's website invited fans to enter a lottery for a ticket to Jay Z's free show, which will take place on November 4 in Cleveland. The rapper and husband of Beyonce also performed in Ohio to support President Barack Obama during the 2012 election when he tinkered with his hit "99 Problems" to throw in a reference to Republican rival Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Oct. 14, to Thursday, Oct. 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Oct. 14, to Thursday Oct. 20, via Facebook, ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Artwork showing Muhammad Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, was stolen from an exhibit while it was open to the public at the Muhammad Ali Center. Surveillance cameras recorded the brazen theft, and a manhunt was under way for a suspect.