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The $900,000 question behind Bob Dylan's Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan's silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money.

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Box Office: 'Madea Halloween' Edges Out 'Jack Reacher 2' With $27.6 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as "Boo! A Madea Halloween" narrowly edged out "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" to claim first place at the domestic box office. | Video

Oct 23 2016

Swedish Academy says up to Dylan if he wants to come to receive Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM The committee that awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan said on Saturday it was up to the American singer-songwriter whether to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year or not.

Music, People Oct 22 2016

Leslie Jones hits back at hackers in 'Saturday Night Live' rant

NEW YORK A day after hackers unleashed an attack on some of the world's best-known web sites, comedian Leslie Jones weighed in on cyber-security in a commentary on "Saturday Night Live," saying cyber criminals could put their talents to far better use than hacking celebrities.

People Oct 23 2016

New posthumous Prince albums to include unreleased music

LOS ANGELES Fans of the late singer Prince will get new music from the artist, as two new albums will feature previously unreleased and unheard tracks from the artist's vault of recordings.

Music Oct 21 2016

U.N. appoints Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador amid outcry

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations named comic-book superhero Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador to fight for gender equality on Friday, amid criticism that the scantily clad fictional character was an inappropriate choice. | Video

Oct 21 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video