Books

Historical novel published last year is big seller in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment she read an early copy of Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," author-bookstore owner Ann Patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a Russian count accused by the Bolsheviks of succumbing to the "corruptions of his class" and held for decades under house...

Movies

Orthodox believers protest movie about Russian czar’s affair

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 20 Orthodox believers in Russia have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. They gathered outside the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, where "Matilda" was shown Monday to a selected audience ahead of its release this week. The...  VIEW

Television

John Stamos gets engaged to girlfriend at Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stamos picked "the happiest place on earth" to get engaged over the weekend. The 54-year-old Stamos announced his engagement to 31-year-old actress Caitlin McHugh on Sunday on social media , writing: "I asked...she said yes! ...And we lived happily ever after." The post included a drawing of the couple standing...