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Cardi B files for divorce 

Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos' rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The Grammy-winning rapper filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta, according to a Fulton County Courthouse filing. She said there are "no prospects for a reconciliation" for marriage with Offset.

Cardi B, using her birth name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, is seeking primary physical and legal custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Kulture. She also wants Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, to pay child support and her legal expenses.

The hip-hop stars have had a rocky marriage since they secretly wed in 2017. The couple broke up the following year, but eventually decided to work things out.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 4. 

'Nest' author's new novel due in 2021

The author of the million-selling debut novel "The Nest" has another story of family drama coming out next year. 

Ecco has announced that Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's "Good Company" will be published in May. The novel tells of a seemingly happy married couple whose relationship is upended when the wife comes upon the wedding ring her husband, who runs a theater called Good Company, had said he lost years ago. 

In a statement issued through her publisher, Sweeney called "Good Company" a story of "enduring love and friendship, of the peril of secrets, and of the relationships that both wound and heal us."

6 emerging women writers receive Rona Jaffe Awards

Fiction writers Mari Christmas and Yalitza Ferreras and poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure are among six winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging women authors.

Other winners announced Tuesday were nonfiction writer Hannah Bae and fiction writer Temim Fruchter.

The awards are named for the late novelist Rona Jaffe, who started the program in 1995. 

Today's birthdays: Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 87. Actor Robert Blake is 87. Singer-actor Frankie Avalon is 80. Actor Anna Deavere Smith is 70. Singer Ricky Bell is 53. Actor and talk show host Aisha Tyler is 50. Actor Jada Pinkett Smith is 49. Rapper Xzibit is 46. Comedian Jason Sudeikis is 45. TV personality Sara Haines is 43. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 27. Country singer Tae Dye of Maddie and Tae is 25. 

— The Associated Press


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