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In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

John Green fans, mark your calendar.

The author of the million-selling "The Fault in Our Stars" has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called "Turtles All the Way Down" and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she copes with mental illness. "Turtles" is Green's first book since "Fault in Our Stars," which came out in 2012. According to Dutton, the new release is "about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts."

Green, 39, said in a statement that he had been working on "Turtles" for a long time.

"This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal," said Green, who has spoken publicly about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. He is one of the world's most loved authors and sales just for "The Fault in Our Stars," the tearjerker about two teen cancer patients, tops 45 million copies. "The Fault in Our Stars" was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

Green's other books include "Paper Towns" and "Looking for Alaska."

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope lover

An exhibit in Rome aims to demolish what a former Vatican Museums director calls a "myth" that Renaissance painter Pintoricchio used Pope Alexander VI's lover, Giulia Farnese, as the model for a Madonna he depicted while decorating the pontiff's apartment.

The Capitoline Museums exhibit invites visitors to draw their own conclusion in part by comparing other Madonnas painted by Pintoricchio with surviving sections of the wall painting from the Borgia apartment, including the original Madonna, which hasn't been seen in public for centuries.

Francesco Buranelli, an exhibit curator who for 11 years directed the Vatican Museums which include the Borgia apartment, convinced a private collector to put the Madonna painting on display. He told journalists Thursday it's essentially "fake news" the Madonna was modeled on the lover.

Lindsay Ell Makes Late-Night Debut With 'Waiting on You' on 'Kimmel' [Watch]

Lindsay Ell made her late-night TV debut on Tuesday evening (June 20) when she performed her current single "Waiting on You" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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The Latest: Juror says Cosby trial panel almost evenly split

The Latest on the release of jurors' names in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial says the panel was almost evenly split in its deliberations.

The juror told The Associated Press on Thursday that a similar number of jurors wanted to convict the 79-year-old entertainer as acquit him.

He's the second juror to speak out after the jury deadlocked in the Pennsylvania case. A mistrial was declared Saturday after 52 hours of deliberations.

Another juror told ABC News that jurors voted 10-2 to convict Cosby on two counts. The juror who spoke to the AP confirmed that vote but said three people then changed their minds. He said the panel was typically more evenly split.

The juror spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the sensitive deliberations.


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A juror says after 52 hours of deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial outside Philadelphia refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian.

The juror, who spoke to ABC News on condition of anonymity, says the jury couldn't reach a consensus after voting 10-2 to convict on the first and third counts and 11-1 to acquit on the second count.

The juror says they initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

ABC published the interview with the juror on Wednesday after Judge Steven O'Neill ordered the public release of the jurors' names, granting a request by a dozen media organizations, including The Associated Press and the major TV networks.

The judge declared a mistrial on Saturday. Prosecutors plan to try Cosby again.

Kelly Clarkson Meet and Greet Becomes Perfect Spot for a Marriage Proposal

Kelly Clarkson is a beloved superstar because she always goes out of her way to give back to her fans. So when learned that a diehard fan was hoping to propose to his boyfriend at a recent concert in Las Vegas, she made sure it happened.

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Shipping out of Boston: Grand sailing vessels depart

The tall ships are shipping out of Boston.

A unique gathering of more than 50 grand sailing vessels from around the world is winding down after six days. The ships started departing Boston Harbor on Thursday morning.

Among them was the U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle, which was originally built in 1936 by Germany and taken by the U.S. as reparation following World War II.

Many of the ships are headed to Quebec City, Canada, where they'll be a part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

They wrap up their journey in France in late August.

The ships converged in Boston as part of a trans-Atlantic regatta spanning the United Kingdom, Bermuda and other locations. Boston was the lone U.S. port on the route.

Courteney Cox regrets plastic surgery

In an interview with New Beauty, former “Friends” star Courteney Cox opened up about the plastic surgery that she got as a younger woman --  some that she’s come to regret and in some cases is having reversed.

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“Hollywood makes it hard; this business makes it harder. I grew up thinking appearance was the most important thing. That as long as I looked OK, I would be OK, which got me into trouble […] I was trying so hard to keep up, and that actually made things worse. Now, I’m as natural as I can be,” she said.

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Cox talked about her old outlook on plastic surgery.

“What would end up happening is that you go to a doctor who would say, ‘You look great, but what would help is a little injection here or filler there,’” she told New Beauty. “So you walk out and you don’t look so bad and you think, no one noticed — it’s good. Then somebody tells you about another doctor […] The next thing you know you’re layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go, ‘Oh shit, this doesn’t look right.’”

Now, she says there’s a lot less than used to meet the eye, and that people are (once again) seeing her as she really is.

“I’ve had all my fillers dissolved. I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself,” she said. “I think that I now look more like the person that I was. […] Things are going to change. Everything’s going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren’t wrinkles—they’re smile lines. I’ve had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend.”

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Louis Vuitton channels escapism at sweltering Paris menswear

Rick Owens dabbled in cosmic musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.

Here are the highlights of Thursday's menswear collections for spring-summer 2018 at Paris Fashion Week.


The sun beat down on VIP guests attending Louis Vuitton's open air show inside the storied Palais Royal gardens.

If some were dreaming of being whisked away from the stifling heat in the French capital, they were in luck. Designer Kim Jones channeled wanderlust and the magic of isolated world archipelagos for Vuitton's next spring-summer collection.

It was a welcome moment of escapism.

Starting with Hawaii, Jones reimagined the familiar Aloha shirt with a shiny sheer outer layer that evoked the sparkling ocean.

But his collection was more about island-hopping and a sense of spirited adventure than any one geographical location.

"I was inspired by the idea of an island and of travel. Of moving easily from place to place, and experiencing these different pockets of civilization," Jones said.

Sneakers and logo-adorned sandals, indigo denim hats and oversize Monogram bags slung across a shoulder accessorized relaxed looks. Baggy pants — gently pleated and loose at the hip — were on-trend.

Sports also was very much in the air, inspired, the fashion house said, by the extreme sports often practiced in far flung locations.

Neoprene scuba tops and shorts were reimagined, of course, in luxuriant, multicolored bonded leather that only Vuitton would dare.

This was backpacking and trekking — but not for the budget traveler.



Naomi Campbell caused a stir when she arrived at the Vuitton show at the last minute, joining American rappers Travis Scott and Tyga in the front row.

Campbell was passing through Paris after attending the Cannes Lions Festival, where she hung out with The Weeknd.

Nearby, British singer Lily Allen, who is friends with designer Jones and sported a sheeny Louis Vuitton menswear look, said she was excited to be able to make the show.

"It usually falls on the Glastonbury (Festival) weekend, this show, so I'm never really around, but I'm not there this year so I thought I'd pop over," she told The Associated Press.

"Me and Kim (Jones) used to live together years ago. We were flatmates. He's the loveliest person in the world. He's one of my treasured friends," she added.



Ever-creative Rick Owens doesn't so much put on fashion shows as transport guests to a parallel universe for 15 minutes each season.

The U.S.-born designer was in fine form on Thursday with a surreal cosmic collection that almost looked as if it would be at home in outer space.

Models stomped in huge moon boots in black and gray across the shimmering metal podium structure erected outside Paris' Palais de Tokyo.

White punk vests with cords that evoked alien-like sinews and organic tissue exposed flesh on waif-like male models with visible bones.

Torsos sported large sections of voluminous shiny technical fabric that evoked space suit textiles.

But the styles might also have been inspired by punks, goths, soldiers and even sculpture.

And that's the point: Owens' clothes intentionally provoke myriad interpretations.

Coats came sleeveless or had long arms that obscured the hands. Some jackets were rendered off-kilter and otherworldly by tiny silhouettes that scrunched up the models' torsos.



It was man versus the elements for Issey Miyake.

Designer Yusuke Takahashi imagined a journey into the inhumanly hot desert for the spring-summer collection.

And sweating fashionistas — who fanned themselves with program notes to defend against the sweltering Paris heat wave — didn't need to exert themselves further trying to imagine how that desert might feel.

Loose double-face cotton jackets, sometimes in a cross-over style, were presented in earth colors. Below, baggy cotton North African-style pants with pleats and a floppy waist fastening followed pants cut above the ankle with a rippled texture that evoked the roughness of sand.

Later, the desert was suggested again in the rippled patterning on some decidedly un-summerlike dark coats.

One enveloping, oversized, shin-length coat provoked moans of sympathy for the male model from some guests in the front row.

But the program notes reassured that the fabric was "lightweight and designed with functional elements in mind."


This story has been corrected to show that Vuitton designer Kim Jones is a man, not a woman.


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Luke Bryan Shares New Song 'Like You Say You Do' at VIP Event [WATCH]

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