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Recent articles by Maria:

Michelle Obama memoir sales top 3 million, book tour extends into 2019

Former first lady Michelle Obama can add a new check mark on her list of accomplishments: author of one of the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history. As a result, fans of Obama's memoir, "Becoming," will get more chances to see her in person on her book tour, which she is extending into 2019. Sales of the book, published four weeks ago, have now topped 3 million, according to Crown… → Read More

50 Cent's 'Power' shuts down after crew member is killed by car at Brooklyn location

The toll of deaths on entertainment sets ticked up again after a crew member on 50 Cent's 'Power' was killed by a car in Brooklyn. → Read More

Mel B says she suffered 'severed' hand, broken ribs in an accident

What happened to Mel B and will she lose her right hand? She says on Instagram she "severed" it in accident but doesn't explain how. → Read More

'Mary Queen of Scots': Off with her head and to hell with the facts (spoilers)!

You may know the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots (Saoirse Ronan) and Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), but a new movie takes liberties with the facts. → Read More

Cardi B shows up for court, warned to stay away from accusers in strip club brawl

Cardi B's legal woes are not over yet. She was in court Friday on charges related to a strip club brawl and was warned to stay away from her accusers. → Read More

Former first lady Laura Bush touched by Melania Trump's invitation to White House for Bush clan

Former first lady Laura Bush and clutch of Bushes had a "sweet" visit to the White House at the invitation of first lady Melania Trump. → Read More

Michelle Obama doesn't believe you can have it all: 'It’s not always enough to lean in'

When Michelle Obama dismissed the idea women can "have it all," media focused more on her barnyard language instead of her argument. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II adds more portraits of herself to an already huge collection

The queen is likely the most photographed and painted person in history, and now she has a few more portraits to add to a grand collection. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein claims more police/prosecutor misconduct, seeks sex-crimes case dismissal

Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer tries again to get the sex-crimes case dismissed, claiming more evidence of misconduct by cops and prosecutors. → Read More

Why Les Moonves' $120M CBS exit package looks ever more imperiled

Did ex-CBS chief Les Moonves sexually assault an actress in 1995? Did he plot with her agent later to keep her quiet? Will this kill his $120M payout? → Read More

Duchess Kate says she's thrilled about Duchess Meghan's baby, so never mind the rumors

Forget all those tabloid-fueled rumors about royal tensions: Duchess Kate is really excited about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's coming baby. → Read More

First lady Melania Trump calls opioid epidemic 'worst drug crisis in history'

In rare speech, first lady Melania Trump talks opioid epidemic, tweeting, critics and her much-mocked Christmas decor. "I think they look fantastic." → Read More

Melania Trump steps up pace of public events, without saying a word to the media

What has Melania Trump been up to since she got a White House official fired? As usual, she's not telling the media. → Read More

Prince Harry and pregnant Duchess Meghan spend engagement anniversary apart

Duty called so Prince Harry went off to represent his country in a two-day visit to Zambia in Africa and pregnant Meghan stayed home. → Read More

Frogmore Cottage: What we know about Harry and Meghan's new home

Frogmore Cottage is far from London and secure from paparazzi, which may be why Harry and Meghan will move there next year from Kensington Palace. → Read More

Diddy's ex-girlfriend, model Kim Porter, will be buried in her Georgia hometown

Porter, the mother of three of Diddy's children whose death at age 47 remains a mystery, will be laid to rest in Columbus, Ga., on Saturday. → Read More

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet 2018 White House Christmas tree

Last year, son Barron joined the first lady in annual ritual of greeting the WH Christmas tree; this year it was POTUS who posed with her on North Portico. → Read More

Model Kim Porter's sudden death remains mysterious after autopsy

Further tests are needed to find the cause of death for model Kim Porter, Diddy's former girlfriend and mother of three of his kids. → Read More

Opinion: Prince Charles at 70 is finally getting the attention and respect he deserves

Why the mockery and scorn for Prince Charles over the years? He's a good guy, and now as he turns 70, more in Britain are seeing that. → Read More

'Westworld' Western set burns down in Southern California's fast-moving Woolsey wildfire

In one day, the Woolsey wildfire has forced 75,000 to flee and burned many homes, including the "Westworld" Western Town set at Paramount Ranch. → Read More