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New Dan Brown novel "Inferno" due out May 14
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown's new novel will be published on May 14, his publisher Doubleday said on Tuesday after a social media puzzle worthy of the writer helped reveal the title. "Inferno" features the return of renowned Harvard symbologist and "Da Vinci Code" protagonist Robert Langdon, and is set in Italy, centering on the literary masterpiece "Dante's Inferno," Doubleday said. It will have a first printing of 4 million copies.
Lindsay Lohan pleads not guilty to car crash charges
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three charges related to a June traffic accident that led a judge to revoke the troubled actress' probation last month. Lohan, 26, who did not attend the hearing, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing police when she said she was not behind the wheel of her sports car, which smashed into a truck in Santa Monica, California.
Pope's secretary "Gorgeous George" on Vanity Fair cover
ROME (Reuters) - Archbishop Georg Ganswein, Pope Benedict's private secretary, who has been dubbed "Gorgeous George" by the Italian media, is now a real-life cover boy. The prelate has landed on the cover of Vanity Fair.
''Argo'' scores sweet Golden Globe victory with two top awards
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, winning best movie drama - the night's top prize - and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left front-runner "Lincoln" with just one trophy. Musical "Les Miserables" won the contest for best comedy or musical, as well as acting awards for stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
Jodie Foster comes out as gay at Golden Globes
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Jodie Foster confirmed long-running speculation that she is gay by coming out at the Golden Globes awards on Sunday, but joked she wouldn't be holding a news conference to discuss her private life. The notoriously private Foster stunned the audience of stars and Hollywood powerbrokers as she accepted a life-time achievement awarded by announcing she was now single.
HMV's future seen as handful of stores and website
LONDON (Reuters) - HMV <HMV.L>, the 92-year-old British music retailer seeking protection from creditors, is unlikely to have much of a future beyond a rump of stores and the internet, if other recent retail failures are any guide. After years of struggling as its business of selling CDs and DVDs was hammered by competition from supermarkets like Tesco <TSCO.L>, online retailers like Amazon <AMZN.O> and download sites like Apple's <AAPL.O> iTunes, Deloitte was appointed administrator on Tuesday to try to salvage some of its 223 British stores.
Justin Timberlake brings sexy back with new song
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Timberlake has brought his trademark sexy crooner voice back with his first new song in five years, receiving a warm welcome from fans and critics on Monday on his long-awaited return to music. The singer released "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z on Sunday night, and within hours, the song had topped the U.S. iTunes chart. The new single also came with the announcement of a new album, "The 20/20 Experience," to be released later this year.