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Clinton, Patterson team up for another thriller

After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller.

"The President's Daughter" will be released in June 2021, the book's publishers announced Thursday. As with the million-selling "The President Is Missing," the new novel will be a rare joint release by rival companies: Alfred A. Knopf, which has released Clinton's "My Life" among other works, and Little, Brown and Company, Patterson's longtime publisher.

Clinton and Patterson will give interviews for the book, although specific plans are undetermined, in part because of uncertainty about the endurance of the coronavirus pandemic. "The President's Daughter" is not a sequel to "The President Is Missing," but a stand-alone novel with new characters, albeit one with a familiar occupation.

"It follows a former president of the United States, now relocated to rural New Hampshire, whose daughter is kidnapped," the publishers announced. "Like their earlier book, the story will be told with Patterson's signature suspense and will be informed by details that only a president can know."

'90s TV actress arrested during street racing raid

An actress with credits from a 90s TV sitcom was among 44 people arrested in Atlanta after police disbanded what they described as an illegal street racing event.

Maia Campbell, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported Wednesday.

Atlanta police said they arrested 44 people and issued 114 tickets over the weekend for offenses related to illegal street racing. Authorities didn't elaborate on the charge against Campbell.

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Racers have been particularly noticeable in Atlanta since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with less traffic giving them more room to speed along Georgia's roads and freeways.

Campbell played Tiffany Warren on the sitcom "In the House" with LL Cool J and Alfonso Ribeiro from 1995 to 1999.

Recording Academy records Prine song for charity

The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine's "Angel From Montgomery" with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Prine died in April at age 73 from complications associated with the coronavirus. A two-time Grammy winner, the Recording Academy announced in December that Prine would be honored with a 2020 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The new recording features artists, musicians and engineers who also are elected leaders in the Recording Academy, including singer-songwriter Christine Albert, Brandon Bush of Sugarland, John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band and Jeff Powell, an acclaimed Memphis engineer/producer.

Tammy Hurt, vice chair of the Recording Academy and one of the contributors on the recording, said in a statement that Prine was known for his giving spirit and the new "Angel From Montgomery" recording is a tribute to honor that spirit.

Today's birthdays: Actor Charles Kimbrough ("Murphy Brown") is 84.Actress Lea DeLaria ("Orange Is The New Black") is 62. Actress Melissa McBride ("The Walking Dead") is 55. Singer Maxwell is 47. Comedian Tim Robinson ("Saturday Night Live") is 39. Singer Sarah Jarosz is 29.

— The Associated Press


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