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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Pla...

Publisher of 'The Firm,' 'Fire and Fury' has deal for memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of such blockbusters as Dan Brown's “The Da Vinci Code” and John Grisham's “The Firm” has a memoir coming out next year. Stephen Rubin's “Words and Mus...

'Da Vinci Code' author settles lawsuit alleging secret life

BOSTON (AP) — “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown and his ex-wife have agreed to settle a lawsuit in which she alleged he led a secret life during their marriage that included several affairs. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 25-31

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 25-31: July 25: Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 79. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 78. Bassist Verdine White of Ear...

Palauan president sports ambigram cap during visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. was spotted on Wednesday (March 31) wearing a cap showing the English words “Hello Taiwan,” which also displayed the Chine...

Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Look closely, and one panel of the brilliantly restored lower half of the Ghent Altarpiece still has old varnish, right next to the vivid coloring that has come to life again in ...

Ex-wife of 'Da Vinci Code' author alleges he led double life

BOSTON (AP) — The ex-wife of “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown has filed a lawsuit alleging the man known for writing about conspiracies and secret societies led a double life during their marriage...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2020. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May 26: Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 74. Singer Stevie Nicks is 71. Actor Philip Michael Thomas ("Miami Vice") is 70. Actress Pam Grier is 70. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 70. Act...

Review: Jon Land's fans are in for another wild ride

"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." ...

Publisher of 'Fire and Fury, Stephen Rubin, names successor

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of such blockbusters as "Fire and Fury" and "The Da Vinci Code" has made plans for a successor. Stephen Rubin will leave his position as president and p...

The roughneck with good comic timing: Jean Reno turns 70

In an interview in the year 2000, Jean Reno commented that he made one French movie for every Hollywood one. It's not clear whether he adheres strictly to this plan, but it is certain that as he c...

The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown visits Taiwan

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) Dan Brown, author of the renowned novel the "The Da Vinci Code," said in Taipei on Friday that a source of inspiration for his books that often pit science against relig...

The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dan Brown, the author of bestseller “The Da Vinci Code,” will visit Taiwan next month as part of an Asian journey. The promotional tour will take the U.S. w...

Mary Magdalene's image gets new look in modern age

MAGDALA, Israel (AP) — If there's a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligne...