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'The Situation' released from prison

"Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is now a free man.

The 37-year-old reality television star's publicist says he was released from prison in Otisville, New York, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

He took to Twitter shortly after his release, writing, "Turn up we free."

Sorrentino served about eight months for tax evasion. He and his brother pleaded guilty last year to tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income. Marc Sorrentino was sentenced to two years in prison.

At his sentencing last fall, Sorrentino told the judge he was trying to overcome years of drug and alcohol abuse.

Sorrentino appeared on all six original seasons of "Jersey Shore" from 2009 to 2012, chronicling the lives of rowdy housemates in the town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Book focuses on Jackie Kennedy's years as a reporter

"Camera Girl," an upcoming book on Jacqueline Kennedy's early years as a columnist, draws on newspaper archives and interviews with friends and colleagues.

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"Camera Girl: How Miss Bouvier Used Imagination & Subversion To Invent Jackie Kennedy" is scheduled to come out in spring 2021, Gallery Books announced Thursday, which would have been the 66th wedding anniversary of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. The author is Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a leading historian of first ladies whose previous books include "Kennedy White House."

Before marrying Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier was the "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times Herald from 1951-53. One of her interview subjects was Kennedy, who at the time was a senator from Massachusetts. They were married on Sept. 12, 1953.

Author JK Rowling makes huge gift for MS research

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.

The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The author's mother suffered from the disease and died at the age of 45.

The new gift follows a major donation Rowling made in 2010 that started the Anne Rowling clinic at the university.

Rowling said she is encouraged by advances being made and proud that the clinic is not only doing important research but has also provided "practical, on the ground support and care for people with MS."

The Harry Potter books have been a global sensation.

Today's birthdays: Actress Eileen Fulton ("As the World Turns") is 86. Singer David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 78. Actress Christine Estabrook ("Desperate Housewives") is 69. Radio and TV personality Tavis Smiley is 55. Actor Dominic Fumusa ("Nurse Jackie") is 50. Actress Louise Lombard ("CSI") is 49. Singer Fiona Apple is 42. Actor Ben Savage ("Boy Meets World") is 39. Singer Niall Horan of One Direction is 26.

— The Associated Press


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