People: Rita Wilson shows naughty side
Rita Wilson shows naughty side
Actress and singer Rita Wilson showed off another side to her musical repertoire while riding out the virus stuck inside.
The performer, married to actor Tom Hanks, posted a video on Instagram over the weekend in which she is seen reading the sci-fi novel "Ender's Game." Then the classic Naughty by Nature 1992 hit "Hip Hop Hooray" begins playing and she raps along nonchalantly — and gamely.
"You drew a picture of my morning/But you couldn't make my day/I'm rockin' and you're yawning/But you never look my way," she rapped.
Wilson titled the video "Quarantine Stir Crazy." Hanks and Wilson are in self-isolation in Australia, where the actor was filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic when the couple received the diagnosis that both have COVID-19.
Wilson's vocal skills delighted many on the social network: "The best video EVER!!!!! Kim Kardashian commented. "Yessssssss R Greeky!" Jennifer Aniston chimed in.
Ruchika Tomar wins PEN/Hemingway Award
Ruchika Tomar's "A Prayer for Travelers" has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, an honor previously given to Marilynne Robinson, Tommy Orange and Yiyun Li among others.
Currently teaching at Stanford University, Tomar will receive $25,000 and a month-long residency at the Ucross Foundation writers retreat in Wyoming.
PEN/Hemingway judges on Monday called Tomar's narrative of the friendship between two women in a small Nevada town "a remarkable piece of writing, astute in style and structure and also in the story that it tells."
Allen has new publisher, memoir out Monday
Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned.
The 400-page book, still called "Apropos of Nothing," was released Monday by Arcade Publishing.
"The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life," Arcade announced, "ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theater, television, print and standup comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends."
With little advance notice, the 84-year-old filmmaker's book arrives at a time when much of the world is otherwise preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic. Arcade is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing and a Skyhorse spokeswoman said no decisions had been made on whether he would give any interviews. Financial details for his deal with Arcade were not released and the spokeswoman had no immediate comment on whether the book would come out in Europe, where publishers in several countries have expressed interest.
Today's birthdays: Actor Alan Arkin is 86. Actor James Caan is 80. Singer Diana Ross is 76. Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 72. Singer-actress Vicki Lawrence is 71. Actor Martin Short is 70. Talk show host Leeza Gibbons is 63. Actress Jennifer Grey is 60. Actor Eric Allan Kramer ("The Hughleys") is 58. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 52. Actor T.R. Knight ("Grey's Anatomy") is 47. Actress Amy Smart ("Road Trip," ''Felicity") is 44. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan is 40. Actress Keira Knightley is 35.
— The Associated Press
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