Teenage blogger-actress Tavi Gevinson has a two-book deal for more highlights from her online magazine Rookie, The Associated Press reports.
Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced Tuesday that it will publish Rookie Yearbooks 3 and 4. Founded in 2011, Rookie is a publication for teenage girls that has featured contributions from Lorde, Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham.
The books for Rookie’s first two years were released in 2012 and 2013 by the Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly.
The 17-year-old Gevinson attends high school in Oak Park, Ill. Her film credits include “Cadavar” and “Enough Said.”
After months of weekly intensive chemotherapy treatment to battle a rare form of cancer, Dr. Jennifer Arnold, the reality star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” is sharing exciting news, People reports.
“I had my official last chemo treatment,” says Arnold, 39. “And while I’m hesitant to say I’m cancer-free — maybe that’s common for people who have had cancer — I’m doing great. Everything is moving in the right direction. I am very excited.”
Her hard-fought battle with an intensive regimen of weekly drugs was a difficult struggle, often leaving the mother of newly adopted daughter Zoey, 2, and son Will, exhausted and nauseated.
Arnold’s road to recovery has had its rocky moments. She was diagnosed with stage 3 choriocarcinoma, a rare cancer that occurred after she had a failed pregnancy. After surgery to remove a mass in her uterus, she developed pneumonia. Her doctors worked to get her chemotherapy dosage levels correct for a person of her size ‑ Arnold has skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder that causes dwarfism — to battle tumors in her lungs.
Now that she’s in remission, her blood count will be monitored weekly initially to ensure that her cancer does not return. After several months, those tests will happen monthly and eventually yearly. Because around 85 percent of recurrences happen in the first 18 months after chemo, Arnold says she will be monitored closely by her doctor.
She says she was able to get through her hardest days of intense treatment with the help of husband Bill Klein, 39, and by watching her two children running around the house.
Though Arnold has not returned to work full time at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she is a neonatologist, she says she’s ready to ease back into her normal routine.
“Sometimes I get a little winded when I walk around more and I have that fuzzy chemo brain at times, but I am very excited and happy to be where I am right now,” she says. “I want to get stuff done. I am anxious to get back to my normal self.”
Six-time Tony Award-nominated bandleader and orchestrator Harold Wheeler will no longer appear on “Dancing With the Stars” — and neither will his 28-member band, People reports.
ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions announced the new season will premiere in March without Wheeler, 70, and his group of musicians and singers, USA Today reports.
“Our talented music director, Harold Wheeler, will not be joining us for season 18 of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” ABC said in a statement.
“Since season one, Harold and his band have performed brilliant music in our ballroom for our dancers and the American viewers at home. We are grateful to him and his band for their amazing work and years of collaboration. We wish him the best of luck.”
It is unclear whether Wheeler and his band will be replaced by new musicians or if the show will transition to recorded music.
“DWTS” executive producer Conrad Green commented in September on the introduction of recorded music to the show.
“We feel that some types of music and types of songs, a lot of modern music particularly, is so produced that it’s impossible for an 18-piece band to replicate that sound,” Green told The Hollywood Reporter. “You get to a point where you’re forcing a band to try and do a sound that they just literally can’t pull off.”
About a month after entering rehab to seek treatment for eating disorders, Ke$ha has postponed her spring concerts.
“I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need to follow my doctor’s advice and get my health back on track,” she announced Tuesday in a statement obtained by People.
The pop star’s website lists March and April shows in Indiana and Wisconsin. Her five-leg Warrior Tour kicked off in May 2013 and was supposed to run through April.
Ke$ha, 26, began treatment for anorexia and bulimia in January. At the time, she indicated her stay at the Chicago-area Timberline Knolls facility would last 30 days.
The “Timber” singer, who has remained connected with fans via Twitter, thanked her “Animals” for sticking by her despite the scheduling shift.
“All of your support during this time has been so amazing,” she said in the statement. “I couldn’t have done this without you all. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever on the next tour.”
Sienna Miller’s hair is red, but her face isn’t flushing!
On Monday — just days after Jude Law opened up for the first time about the alleged affair between Daniel Craig and Miller — the actor’s ex was all smiles in New Orleans alongside Ryan Reynolds, E! News reports.
The 37-year-old actress, who’s in the South filming Mississippi Grind, is involved in an ongoing legal battle against several News of the World editors for alleged phone hacking. On Jan. 28, a former reporter at the now-defunct publication testified that he and other co-workers allegedly heard a 2005 voicemail Sienna left for the “James Bond” star in which she said, “Hi it’s me. I can’t speak, I’m at the Groucho with Jude. I love you.”
However, Sienna responded, explaining in court, “The thing that’s been slightly misconstrued about this voicemail message is that I said ‘I love you’ and that this was some incredibly important declaration of love. I’ve always ended my calls to Daniel saying ‘I love you.’ ”
“Whether or not I was in a relationship with Daniel Craig, it was not a relationship, it was a very brief encounter, and he was my best friend,” she explained to the court.
“My saying ‘I love you,’ whether anything romantic happened briefly or not, there was nothing significant.”
Miller is now happily engaged to Tom Sturridge, with whom she has 18-month-old daughter Marlowe, and Craig has been married to Rachel Weisz since 2011.
Looks like Ms. Miller has the right idea about letting bygones be bygones and getting back to work!
A judge turned down a prosecutor’s motion Monday to send Chris Brown to jail, citing the R&B singer’s continued good behavior and progress in a rehabilitation program, People reports.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said probation officials reported that Brown is making good progress in treatment and must remain in the program unless he is given permission by the court or his probation officer. Brown was sentenced to three months of in-patient rehab in November after the singer was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault over an altercation several weeks earlier in Washington, D.C.
A prosecutor sought to have Brown thrown in jail during Monday’s hearing and called for a full probation-violation hearing, which would have resulted in evidence about the D.C. case being presented to Brandlin. Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray cited the new case as the basis for removing Brown from rehab and placing him in custody.
“He continues to pose an increasingly violent danger to society,” Murray wrote in a motion, citing the D.C. case and an incident in which Brown threw a brick through his mother’s car window after a therapy session.
Murray said she made the motion on Monday because she now had information about the man whose nose was allegedly broken in the attack that allegedly involved Brown and his bodyguard.
Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos argued that the only changes in Brown’s behavior since the December hearing were positive, and the court should wait to see how the D.C. case is resolved before having an evidentiary hearing. Brown’s lawyers have said the singer is not guilty and rejected a plea deal; the case is due back in court Feb. 20.
Brown remains on probation for his 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna hours before the Grammy Awards.
Brandlin ordered Brown to return to court Feb. 28 to update him on his progress. He said the singer had already completed 191 of 1,000 hours of community labor that were ordered after Brandlin found the Grammy winner violated his probation after failing to exchange information properly after a car crash last year.
He said probation officials reported that Brown “appears to have a more serious and responsible demeanor” since checking into rehab.