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2018 Grammys: Carrie Fisher, Bernie Sanders and Bruce Springsteen Contend for Best Spoken Word Album

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Nominees for the 2018 Grammys were announced today and people are still talking about how this is quite possibly the most diverse list of nominees with women and people of color dominating the top categories.  Leading those nominations in all the music categories is no surprise to many: Jay-Z for his 2017 release 4:44, with eight.  While many of us tune in to the Grammys for the performances and to see if our favorites will walk away with the trophy, there are other categories that we don’t often see televised, but garner awards as well. Of interest to us is the category where books are mentioned! Audiobooks! The official category title since 1998 is “Best Spoken Word Album,” but the…

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‘Growing Up Fisher:’ Joely Fisher Reflects on Family, Fame and Life in New Memoir

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Joely Fisher has had a long career in Hollywood as an actress and singer. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens, she grew up in the spotlight as part of a Hollywood dynasty, alongside her half-sister Carrie Fisher. With her mother and younger sister Tricia Leigh Fisher, Joely toured the world, attending different schools and being educated by tutors. While all three Fisher girls are actress, where Carrie went and starred in Star Wars, Joely starred in Ellen, alongside Ellen Degeneres, as Paige Clark, Ellen’s somewhat vain best friend, a role she played until the series’ end in 1998. Among her many other roles, she’s also well known for her part in Desperate Housewives, and later this year, she’ll be in The Tribes of Palos Verdes,…

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We’re Spending Our Sleepless Nights Reading These 10 Books

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Anyone obsessed with books knows that the struggle is real: sometimes you’re just not going to get any sleep. For some reason, it always seems like a good idea to start a new novel right before bedtime. Four hours – and plenty of blurry eyes later – and you still have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. But what books do you choose to spend your sleepless nights reading? At BookTrib, we have plenty of experience with sleepless nights brought on by reading, and we’re always discovering new novels that keep us from getting any shut-eye. Personally, I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge lately, which has definitely been messing with my REM cycle.…

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Everybody into the pool! 10 Iconic swimsuits for summer

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It’s officially summer this Sunday, which means it’s time for barbeques, beaches and, yes, new bathing suits. If you’re in the market for something new to wear in the water this year, then we’re here to provide a little inspiration. Here are 10 of the most iconic swimsuits ever: Phoebe Cates, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Responsible for launching many a Gen-Xer into puberty, Cates’s character in this classic teen movie has become synonymous with her bright red bikini. Not that she keeps the top on for very long, of course. Sandra Dee, Gidget From TV to movies, there have been lots of different Gidgets. But the most iconic bathing suit belongs to Sandra Dee, who starred in the 1959…

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May the Fourth be with you. Always.

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The excitement about a new “Star Wars” film has been building for months, reaching a fever pitch as casting started to leak. Carrie Fisher tweeted about it! Yes, Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca. It can’t be a Star Wars film without C-3PO and R2-D2. Then, just in time for Star Wars Day (May 4), the fandom exploded like the Death Star when producer J.J. Abrams tweeted a photo of the table read. Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa are back! “Episode VII” is not a reboot but the promised continuation of the “Star Wars” saga as originally laid out by George Lucas almost forty years ago. It will tell the tale of the rebuilding of the Republic.…

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