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J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Be 'Offensive': 'His Freedom to Speak Protects My Freedom to Call Him a Bigot'

Originally posted 05/17/2016 11:00AM

J.K. Rowling makes it clear she finds almost everything Donald Trump says "objectionable," but defends his right to say it.

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Holly Madison on 'Drama Queen' Hugh Hefner and Why Playmates Are Valued for Being Young and Dumb

Originally posted 05/12/2016 08:25AM

Life at the Playboy Mansion may have seemed shiny and glamorous from the outside, but Holly Madison says that behind closed doors, it was far from it.

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The Best Deliberately Bad Opening Novel Lines of 2016

The Best Deliberately Bad Opening Novel Lines of 2016

Originally posted 05/04/2016 02:00PM

Some backstory: The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is a parodic fiction contest started in 1982 by Professor Scott E. Rice of the English Department at San Jose State University, the goal of which is to write the worst possible opening sentence for a novel.

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Filed Under: Around the Web, Books
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Former Secret Service Agent Describes JFK's Unbearable Grief After Losing Son Patrick When He Was Just 2 Days Old

Former Secret Service Agent Describes JFK's Unbearable Grief After Losing Son Patrick When He Was Just 2 Days Old

Originally posted 05/04/2016 11:55AM

In the three-and-a-half years he was Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service agent, Clint Hill grew very close to the Kennedy family. The period with them, he says, was his favorite.

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How Nixon Tricked Elvis into Thinking the President Had Made Him a Federal Agent During Famous White House Visit

How Nixon Tricked Elvis into Thinking the President Had Made Him a Federal Agent During Famous White House Visit

Originally posted 05/03/2016 07:00PM

The King wore a purple velvet suit, a massive gold belt buckle and came bearing a pistol, framed in a display case, when he visited the White House on Dec. 21, 1970, hoping to meet President Richard Nixon. 

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Meet the Poet Who Inspired Beyoncé's Lemonade

Who Is Warsan Shire? 5 Things to Know About the Poet Who Inspired Beyoncé's Lemonade

Originally posted 04/29/2016 01:15PM

Beyoncé's Lemonade may be a visual album but it still has fans hanging on to the singer's every word – thanks in part to the award-winning poetry of 27-year-old Somali-Brit Warsan Shire.

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Author Says Women Who Aren't Mothers Also Deserve Paid Maternity Leave

Author Says Women Who Aren't Mothers Also Deserve Paid Maternity Leave

Originally posted 04/29/2016 10:05AM

An author is arguing that all women deserve to take paid maternity leave, even if they don't have a baby. She's calling it "meternity" leave.

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Filed Under: Pregnancy, Books
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David Miscavige's Father on How His Son Changed After Joining Scientology Leadership: 'He Looked at Me Like, "Who Are You Talking To?" '

David Miscavige's Father on How His Son Changed After Joining Scientology Leadership: 'He Looked at Me Like, "Who Are You Talking To?" '

Originally posted 04/28/2016 11:40AM

As David Miscavige's father prepares to release a scathing memoir about his son, Ron Miscavige says in a new interview that David became more "authoritarian" as he rose through the Scientology ranks to become leader of the controversial religion – and increasingly distant from the man who introduced him to the religion as a boy.

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Filed Under: Religion, 20/20, Books

Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father Speaks Out About Him – as His Son Threatens to Sue

Originally posted 04/27/2016 01:10PM

The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige has written a book about his son provocatively titled Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me – and David Miscavige has threatened to sue over the book, which its U.K. publisher says details the younger Miscavige's "brutal approach to running the organization." In the first excerpts from an interview Ron Miscavige did with ABC, he talks about his estranged son's childhood and says he "wasn't always that way."

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Filed Under: Religion, Books, Tom Cruise

Behind the Scenes with Lily Collins During Her Peter Pan Audiobook Recording Session

Originally posted 04/27/2016 08:30AM

Snow White is the new voice behind the Peter Pan story.

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