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ArtsBeat: Winners of Hefty New Literary Prizes Announced

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Yale University announced on Monday the inaugural winners of the Windham Campbell Prizes, which are given to writers for outstanding achievement in fiction, nonfiction and drama. Nine prizes of $150,000 each are to be awarded to James Salter, Zoë Wicomb and Tom McCarthy in fiction; Jonny Steinberg, Adina Hoffman and Jeremy Scahill in nonfiction; and Naomi Wallace, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Tarell Alvin McCraney in drama.


Television Review: ‘Nashville,’ Starring Connie Britton, on ABC


By now Connie Britton must be a little tired of playing variations on the tough, beleaguered wife, as she did for five seasons on “Friday Night Lights” and one on “American Horror Story,” picking up three Emmy nominations along the way. But she’s back at it, this time as a country music queen in ABC’s new drama “Nashville,” and she’s still outstanding: “Nashville” is the best of the fall pilots, if only because of her presence.


Books of The Times: ‘This Is How You Lose Her,’ by Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz’s story collection “This Is How You Lose Her” follows the developing life of the Dominican-American character Yunior, particularly his relations with women.


Book World: ‘Those We Love Most,’ by Lee Woodruff, is a novel on family tragedy

‘Those We Love Most” is Lee Woodruff’s first novel, following her essay collection, “Perfectly Imperfect,” and a work of nonfiction called “In an Instant.” That powerful book, co-written with her husband, ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff, chronicled their family’s life in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury Bob suffered while embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq. Her new novel explores some of the same themes: A sudden tragedy strikes one person, leading many others along a complex emotional path that winds in and around an entire family.


Fox's 'House' will end after this season


The fate of the show on the network has been rocky. Last year's renewal came just days before Fox's upfront presentation.


'J. Edgar' Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Recreates History For an Oscar Nomination

'J. Edgar' Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Recreates History For an Oscar Nomination

“We must never forget our history,” Leonardo DiCaprio warns in the brand new trailer for J. Edgar. Conveniently, this narrative demand means that you should probably see the very biographical drama from director Clint Eastwood that this trailer advertises. Take a look at DiCaprio as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover below in the film’s first trailer.


Gotti Biopic Filmmakers Release Decoy Scripts

Filming hasn't even begun on the John Gotti biopic, but filmmakers want to make sure the final script remains far away from prying eyes, or falling into the wrong hands, so three decoy scripts have been released....


‘Modern Family’ Takes Home Five Emmys

‘Modern Family’ Takes Home Five Emmys

The Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday night ended the same way it did last year, with “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” being named the best comedy and drama, respectively, on television.


Mel Gibson developing film about Jewish hero

Mel Gibson developing film about Jewish hero

Mel Gibson and Joe Ezsterhas will collaborate for an untitled drama about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, it was first reported late Thursday, and now, Jewish leaders are speaking out about what they feel is hypocrisy in having Gibson involved.


Box Office Report: Labor Day off to a ho-hum start; 'The Help' Stays at No. 1

Early Friday returns indicate that The Help will gross around $14 million for the four-day holiday weekend. By Monday, the female-fueled drama will have jumped $120 million mark--exceeding even the most optimistic expectations. DreamWorks and Participant Media produced and co-financed the $25 million movie.


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