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Don Winslow's summer hit, "The Force," is ready-made for Hollywood
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"The Force" is about Dennis Malone, a powerful New York City police detective. He's arrogant, contemptuous, corrupt, smart and violent. He steals a lotta cash and heroin from a drug bust. Things get complicated. He gets tossed in the slammer. But he's got the glossies on the rest of Gotham's power players, and he's not going down easy.

Judge Judy's son wins defamation lawsuit; sheriff apologizes
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CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A former district attorney who's the son of TV's Judge Judy got a public apology Tuesday from a sheriff as part of the settlement of a defamation lawsuit.Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith posted the apology to ex-county district attorney Adam Levy on the sheriff's department's website.

Review: 'Cars 3' steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift
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NEW YORK (AP) — Three films in, it's time to ask some hard questions about the world of "Cars."What are their interiors like? Brains and a heart or plush leather seating and cup holders? Do they pay life or car insurance? And where, good God, have all the people gone?

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com
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Audible.com best-sellers for week ending June 9:Fiction1. Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham, narrated by January LaVoy (Random House Audio)2. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, narrated by George Guidall (Recorded Books)3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Simon Prebble (Tantor Audio)4.

R2-D2, lightsaber: Force is strong in this Star Wars auction
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BOSTON (AP) — Die-hard Star Wars fans will need to rely on more than the force if they want to bid on an R2-D2 droid that appeared in several of the franchise's movies.A couple million dollars might also help.Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, Darth Vader's helmet and shoulder armor, as well as imperial and rebel weapons are on the block, but the centerpiece is no doubt the squat blue, white and silve

Latin Grammys to announce nominees in Sept.; show airs Nov.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20 and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16.The Latin Recording Academy made the announcements Tuesday. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.The organization also says that on Nov.

Delta pulled funding from a Trump-esque "Julius Caesar," but not from a 2012 Obama-like version
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The New York Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" – featuring a decidedly Trump-esque version of the doomed Roman statesman – has sparked a mounting outcry: Right-leaning media outlets condemned the portrayal as vile and immoral; Donald Trump Jr.

Characters are well-drawn in Paul Doiron's 'Knife Creek'
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"Knife Creek" (Minotaur), by Paul DoironMaine's backcountry is being invaded by feral hogs. Hordes of drunken, half-naked college students are partying up and down the winding Saco River. A teenager who disappeared years ago is about to be declared dead.

LA Film Festival features diverse slate of films, directors
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Hollywood continues to be a place of inequality for non-white male directors, the LA Film Festival is making a name for itself by being exactly the opposite. The Festival, which kicks off Wednesday night in Culver City, has made norm-busting strides in programming films and panels from a diverse array of voices.

Julia Stiles, fiance Preston Cook, expecting first child
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NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Stiles is expecting her first child with fiance Preston Cook.Stiles representative Annick Muller confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press on Tuesday but didn't offer any word on a due date.The 36-year-old actress is in London promoting her new TV show, "Riviera." The host of a London radio show tweeted a picture of Stiles cradling her belly on Monday.Stiles announced

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