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Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globe Awards

Look out Hollywood, Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Golden Globe Awards.

Gervais memorably hosted the Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes. He also lampooned the organization that hosts the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

It will be the fifth time Gervais emcees the ceremony; he also hosted in 2016. He said in a news release that organizers made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, which honor achievements in film and television, will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 5 and aired live on NBC.

The HFPA has previously announced it will bestow its Cecil B. DeMille Award on Tom Hanks, and give Ellen DeGeneres its Carol Burnett Award during the show.

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Hawaiian senator's memoir due in 2021

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate's first Asian-American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir.

Viking announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will come out in 2021.

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Hirono, 72, will write about emigrating at age 8 to the United States after her mother fled an abusive marriage in Japan. In a statement issued through Viking, Hirono said the book was a tribute to her late mother's spirit and a chance "to bear witness on her behalf by telling the story of the daughter she inspired to live boldly."

Hirono, a Democrat, made news last year as a leading critic of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of sexual harassment and attempted assault. Kavanuagh, who was narrowly confirmed, denied the allegations.

Airborne Toxic Event leader writing memoir

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Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir.

Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next album, will come out May 5.

According to the publisher, the 45-year-old Jollett will describe surviving the cult community Synanon as a child and graduating with honors from Stanford University. Airborne Toxic Event, based in Los Angeles and named after the central plot twist of Don DeLillo's novel "White Noise," is known for albums such as "All at Once" and "Such Hot Blood."

Jollett said in a statement that the book was inspired by the death, in 2015, of his beloved father. He called "Hollywood Park" an outlet for the "little boy" he once was.

Today's birthdays: Actor Jimmy Hawkins ("It's a Wonderful Life") is 78. Actor Chris Noth ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent," ''Sex and the City") is 65. Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 64. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 52. Actor Gerard Butler ("Machine Gun Preacher," ''The Phantom of the Opera") is 50. Actress Aisha Hinds ("Under the Dome," ''True Blood") is 44. Actress Monique Coleman ("High School Musical") is 39. Actor Devon Bostick ("The 100," ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid") is 28.

— The Associated Press


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