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First look: Emily Henry's next novel goes meta — really meta

Emily Henry has taken her readers to the beach and on high-end European vacations, and now she's going right inside their minds with her latest novel, Book Lovers. It follows literary agent Nora Stephens, a book-obsessed type-A go-getter who gives everything she has to her career but would really rather be the heroine of her own story. She decides to join her sister on a monthlong sojourn in small-town North Carolina, but the New York literary world — specifically editor Charlie Lastra — follows her.
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Mona Awad on plumbing her 'unspeakable' chronic pain — and Shakespeare — for her new novel All's Well

If Mona Awad's latest novel is a walking shadow of her own pain, then Shakespeare has been her unexpected balm. All's Well follows Miranda Fitch, a college theater professor and director trying to mount a production of All's Well That Ends Well while dealing with mutinous students hell-bent on staging Macbeth. Meanwhile, she's coping with her own fibromyalgia-like symptoms — something Awad knows about firsthand after a hip injury in grad school triggered neurological issues.
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Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Tanya Vance says 'malaria medicine became my downfall' in Thailand

With season 41 of Survivor delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EW is reaching back into the reality show's past. We sent a Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire to a batch of former players to fill out with their thoughts about their time on the show as well as updates on what they've been up to since. Each weekday, EW will post the answers from a different player.
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Chandler Baker on enjoying The Undoing and what inspired her new novel The Husbands

Chandler Baker is finding her voice — and her voice sounds a lot like success. With 2019's Whisper Network, she pivoted from YA to the world of domestic thrillers: "I leaned into my emotional truth," she says. She's sticking with the genre for new novel The Husbands (out Tuesday), a deadly tale about the mental load women carry. "This book is really about women's burden of the second shift," Baker explains. After releasing Whisper Network, she spoke to readers who shared they felt overwhelmed at home and not their corporate environment. The Husbands plays with the idea of a gendered system around domestic tasks with a role reversal of a Stepford Wives tale.
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Taika Waititi is ready to 'twist and f--- up' expectations with groundbreaking Reservation Dogs

"I'm so sick of famous people." With that declaration, Thor: Ragnarok director and Oscar winner Taika Waititi, explains why he was excited to cast unknowns as the leads of his new comedy series Reservation Dogs. Set in co-creator Sterlin Harjo's home state of Oklahoma, this groundbreaking comedy (every writer, director, and main actor is Indigenous) follows four teenagers (D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis, and Lane Factor) as they pivot from committing crime, which will finance their escape to California, to fighting it.
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Hayes Grier charged with robbery and assault that left alleged victim with brain damage, police say

Influencer Hayes Grier has been arrested in North Carolina following a violent robbery, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office confirmed. According to public documents, the 21-year-old was detained Friday afternoon in Charlotte on warrants out of Encino, California. He faces three separate charges: felony conspiracy, common law robbery, and assault causing serious bodily injury.
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TikTok star Anthony Barajas, 19, dead after being put on life support following Calif. movie theater shooting

Days after being critically injured in a shooting at a Southern California movie theater, TikTok star Anthony Barajas has died, authorities have confirmed. He was 19. Late Monday night, 18-year-old college student Rylee Goodrich was found dead by movie theater employees after a shooting during a screening of The Forever Purge with Barajas being taken to a nearby hospital. He was then placed on life support, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.