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Donald Trump Tweets Surreptitious Tape-Making Omarosa Had Signed NDA – Update

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UPDATED with new tweet: About two hours after tweet-trashing “Wacky Omarosa” as Omarosa Manigault Newman marches through NBC News programs to plug her new book Unhinged, President Donald Trump weighed in again on Twitter, saying “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!” Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018 Trump blasted this tweet a few hours after Omarosa… Read

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Omarosa Unveils Tape Of Donald Trump Playing Dumb About Her Firing

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UPDATED with video: Omarosa continued her march through NBC News programs this morning in support of her new book about her time in the White House, unveiling on Today show her December recording of President Donald Trump saying he did not know White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly had fired her previous day. “Omarosa, Omarosa what's going on? I just saw in the news that you were thinking about leaving leaving. What happened?” someone sounding like Trump says in the… Read

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V.S. Naipaul Dies: Nobel Prize Winning Author was 85

Author V.S. Naipaul, who documented the Third World and immigrant migrations as the British empire disintegrated, has died. He passed Saturday at age 85 at his London home, according to family members. The conservative and controversial Naipaul, often compared to Joseph Conrad and Leo Tolstoy, wrote a dozen novels and more than 30 books overall. His most famous works include A House for Mr. Biswas, An Area of DarknessIndia: A Wounded Civilization, and A Bend in the Riv… Read

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Justin Timberlake Announces October Book That Covers His Career, Family Life

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Singer and actor Justin Timberlake will have a book out in October, Hindsight & All The Things I Can’t See In Front Of Me, described as an intimate collection of images and anecdotes on his music inspiration. Out on Oct. 30 through Harper Design, the book will offer a look inside Timberlake’s family life with actress Jessica Biel and professional career. It was co-written with Sandra Bark and designed by Michael Bierut. "Working on this book was an amazing process for… Read

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Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used N-Word; White House Says She’s A Disgruntled Liar – Update

UPDATE with White House response: Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book Unhinged that her old boss Donald Trump repeatedly used the N-word during their The Apprentice days, and that a tape exists to prove it. But the White House is dismissing the ex-reality show contestant as a “disgruntled” former employee lying to make a buck. "Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous… Read

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Big Talk & Mr Mudd Partner On ‘My Husband’s Wife’ Series Adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: Big Talk Productions and Mr. Mudd have teamed to option My Husband’s Wife, the bestseller by Blood Sisters author Jane Corry. The partners plan to adapt the domestic thriller as a TV series. Published by Penguin UK and Penguin USA, My Husband’s Wife is a female driven story about love, marriage and murder in an ever evolving East London. The plot unfolds over two decades and charts the lives of Lily, a 25-year-old rookie London lawyer, and Carla, her immigrant… Read

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Showtime Greenlights Alex Gibney Docuseries ‘Enemies: The President, Justice & FBI’ Based On Book – TCA

As the ongoing clashes between the Donald Trump administration, the Justice Department and FBI continue to make daily headlines, Showtime has ordered the timely Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI (working title) a new documentary series from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney, inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner's book, Enemies: A History of the FBI. The four-part docuseries, which provides an in-depth look into the long history of… Read

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Omarosa Writes Donald Trump Showed “Mental Decline” During Lester Holt Interview

Omarosa Manigault-Newman says the “mental decline” of former boss Donald Trump “could not be denied” when she saw the President interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt in May 2017. ‘While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain,” Manigault-Newman writes in Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, an excerpt of which was “obtained” and partially posted today by DailyMail.com. “His mental decline could not be… Read

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‘The Kiss Quotient’: Pilgrim Media Group Acquires Book Rights For Film & TV

In a competitive situation, Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Media Group has acquired film, TV and other media rights for The Kiss Quotient, the hot breakout debut novel from author Helen Hoang. Published in June by Penguin Random House imprint Berkley Jove Trade Paperback Originals, and currently in its fifth printing, the romance novel's heroine is a brilliant woman with Asperger's syndrome, something very personal for Hoang. In 2016, Hoang was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum… Read

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Fox, Paul Feig Pluck ‘The Sweetest Fig’ Book By ‘Jumanji’ Author Chris Van Allsburg

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Feig, best known for R-rated comedies from Bridesmaids to Spy and The Heat, will bring those sensibilities to a venerable children’s book. He’s attached to direct and is part of a Fox package to turn The Sweetest Fig into a film. That is the illustrated kid book by Chris Van Allsburg, whose works have been previously transformed into the Sony hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, as well as Polar Express. It’s the first acquisition since Fox made an overall… Read

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Hillary Clinton & Steven Spielberg Team On Women’s Voting Rights Drama For TV

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV has optioned the rights to Elaine Weiss’ critically praised book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, to develop for television, with Hillary Clinton attached to executive produce, Deadline has confirmed. The book, published in March by Penguin Random House, chronicles the decades-long fight by activists to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. According to the book’s description, The Woman’s Hour is an… Read

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‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Adaptation From Steven Moffat Gets Drama Series Order At HBO

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, HBO has landed The Time Traveler’s Wife, a drama from top UK writer-producer Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Sherlock), with a straight to series order. I hear the project had been pursued by multiple outlets, including Amazon whose topper Jeff Bezos was involved in the effort. Written by Moffat based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife is described as an intricate and magical love story about Clare and Henry, and a… Read