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Romance & Recovery In Kristen Proby’s Latest Novel

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Kristen Proby is no stranger to the romance genre and holds her own as a returning New York Times bestselling author. However, she takes a new direction with the first book in her Romancing Manhattan series, following three brothers who practice law, balance their work with life in New York and of course meet plenty of beautiful fiery women along the way.  All the Way (William Morrow) follows one of these brothers,  the irresistible Finn Cavanaugh and the beautiful and talented London Watson. London is channeling all of her efforts on physically healing from a tragic fire which gave her a broken leg and cruelly took both of her parents’ lives. As a Broadway actress unable to dance, saddled with…

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Jenny Slate is Winning with a New Commercial and Collection of Feminist Fables

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Actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been winning! She had us all in stitches on Parks and Recreation as Mona-Lisa Saperstein and since then, she’s starred in a variety of shows and movies like Lady Dynamite, Zootopia, and Girls. Last week, Slate not only debuted an Old Navy holiday ad, she also announced that she is writing her first book: a collection of feminist essays and fables. Though she’s a very funny lady on-screen, Slate has always been very serious, and outspoken on her opinions about feminism and womanhood. Slate clearly defines herself as a woman who’s life and success are her own, even responding to queries that her relationship with actor Chris Evans may be a benefit of fame. “There are so many women spoken…

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Jenifer Lewis: The ‘Mother of Black Hollywood’ Gets Down and Dirty in New Memoir

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If Jenifer Lewis can’t make you laugh, then you just don’t have a sense of humor. Lewis’ career spans nearly four decades and she has played mother to almost every major African-American character in television and film, earning her the moniker, “The Mother of Black Hollywood.” In an NPR interview, Lewis discussed that title with pride. “I played Tupac’s mama, Tina Turner’s mama, Whitney Houston’s mama, and the list goes on and on.” Her credits are very diverse and include: The Preacher’s Wife, What’s Love Got to Do With It and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Poetic Justice, Sister Act, Beaches, Jackie’s Back, The Temptations, A Different World, Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man, Too and most recently, Black-ish.  I always said…

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Books That Keep You Guessing Who’s Next

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Soapy and twisty, one of our favorites, How to Get Away With Murder, is everything you could want out of a Shonda Rhimes-helmed show. Complicated defense attorney Annalise Keating is the glue that holds it all together as she kicks ass in the courtroom, deals with her crazy and meddling students, and tries not to crack under the pressure of all those murders. Played by Davis, Annalise is the type of character we don’t quite fully like (or hate), but who we’re still rooting for anyway. Season 4 airs tonight on ABC and we’re already taking bets on just who might end up murdered this year. Davis was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for this year’s 69th Emmy…

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Exclusive! Mia Matthews Talks South Beach, Theater and Philanthropy

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Television and theater star Mia Matthews may have gone on a bit of a hiatus (14 years!) following her Spin City days, but she returned in 2012 and has been on fire ever since. Most recently, Matthews starred in the six-episode Hulu Original Series South Beach as Karen, as well as Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way as Desdemona. BookTrib had the pleasure of sitting down with the actress to discuss all things South Beach, her charity work and why “author” may soon be added to her list of accomplishments. BOOKTRIB: Let’s talk about South Beach. Tell us about the show and your character, Karen. MIA MATTHEWS: It’s a show about two rival music companies in Miami. And there’s a murder, so…

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