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Nanny-to-the-stars Connie Simpson has a book deal

Nanny-to-the-stars Connie Simpson wants to share some everyday advice.

The caretaker known as Nanny Connie has a book coming out in April, Gallery Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "The Nanny Connie" draws on Simpson's upbringing in Mobile, Alabama, and her time with clients such as Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Justin Timberlake. The book also will include videos, available through a "Nanny Connie Way" app.

The announcement comes with a rave from George and Amal Clooney. In a statement issued through Gallery, the Clooneys said they loved having her as a nanny and would have wanted her as a caretaker if they were babies again.

A growing number of actors are renouncing Woody Allen

A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Timothee Chalamet on Tuesday said he will donate his salary for an upcoming Woody Allen film to three charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN. The breakout star of "Call Me By Your Name" announced on Instagram that he didn't want to profit from his work on Allen's "A Rainy Day in New York," which wrapped shooting in the fall.

"I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve," said Chalamet.

Chalamet is just the latest cast member of an Allen production to express regret or guilt about being professionally associated with the director. In recent weeks, Rebecca Hall ("A Rainy Day in New York," ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Mira Sorvino ("Mighty Aphrodite"), Ellen Page ("To Rome With Love"), David Krumholtz ("Wonder Wheel") and Griffith Newman ("A Rainy Day in New York") have all in some way distanced themselves from Allen or vowed that they wouldn't work with him again.

The rising chorus suggests the road ahead for Allen may be particularly challenging, even for a director whose personal controversies have for decades made him an alternatively beloved and reviled figure in movies. Financial support for Allen has not previously waned in part because of the eagerness many stars have for working with a cinematic legend. But fielding a starry cast may prove increasingly difficult for Allen in a movie industry in the midst of a "Me Too" reckoning.

"If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film," Greta Gerwig, who co-starred in Allen's 2012 comedy "To Rome With Love," told The New York Times last week . "I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again. Dylan Farrow's two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman's pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization."

Dylan Farrow, Allen's adopted daughter, has said Allen molested her in an attic in 1992 when she was seven. Allen, who has long denied the allegations, was investigated for the incident but not charged.

Farrow has previously questioned why the "Me Too" movement hasn't ensnarled Allen. In an op-ed published last month in The Los Angeles Times, she wrote: "Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations?"

Price, the former head of Amazon Studios, resigned in October following an allegation that he had sexually harassed television producer Isa Hackett while she was working on the Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle."

"A Rainy Day in New York" is the fourth project for Allen with Amazon, which bet heavily on the filmmaker to help establish its film production arm as a home to auteur filmmakers. It reportedly spent $80 million to lure Allen into television to make the 2016 series "Crisis in Six Scenes."

Amazon, which didn't respond to queries Tuesday, also distributed Allen's "Cafe Society" in 2016 and "Wonder Wheel," which opened December 1. It has grossed a mere $1.4 million domestically on an estimated budget of $25 million but had more success overseas, grossing $7.8 million.

"A Rainy Day in New York," a romantic comedy due out sometime this year, also stars Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Liev Schreiber and Elle Fanning. In his statement, Chalamet tellingly noted that due to "contractual obligations" he couldn't comment on the long-standing allegations against Allen.

The announcement by Chalamet, a favorite Oscar contender for best actor this year, followed a similar one Friday by his co-star Hall. She said she was donating her salary from the film to Time's Up, the recently formed initiative to combat gender inequality in the entertainment industry. "It's a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation," Hall wrote on Instagram.

Some have continued to publicly support Allen, though, including Alec Baldwin.

"Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed," Baldwin said Tuesday on Twitter. "The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it's unfair and sad to me. I worked with Woody Allen three times and it was one of the privileges of my career."

Listen to Jimi Hendrix's Previously Unreleased 'Mannish Boy' Cover

The latest posthumous release by Jimi Hendrix will be available in March, but you can hear the first track from 'Both Sides of the Sky' now.

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Prize winner Matt de la Pena has new book coming in October

Prize-winning children's author Matt de la Pena has a new picture book planned for the fall that his publisher is calling "poignant and timely."

G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday that de la Pena's "Carmela Full of Wishes," a collaboration with illustrator Christian Robinson, tells the story of a young "Dreamer" who lives in a migrant community "steeped" in Mexican culture. The book is scheduled for Oct. 9.

"In a time when we openly speak of building walls," de la Pena said in a statement, "I was moved to tell the story of one young Dreamer, Carmela, who is filled with hope and heart and just a little dash of sass — like any other girl her age."

De la Pena and Robinson also worked together on "Last Stop on Market Street," winner in 2016 of the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's story.

"When I first read Matt's manuscript for 'Carmela Full of Wishes,' I was reminded of my favorite Ezra Jack Keats quote: 'If we all could really see each other, exactly as the other is, this would be a different world,'" Robinson said in a statement. "I believe Matt is the kind of storyteller that brings us closer to that world."

Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

Lebanon's censorship authorities are recommending a ban on Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" ahead of its planned opening this week in movie theaters in Beirut.

The recommendation still needs to be signed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to enter into effect but that is considered a formality that's unlikely to stop the ban.

It remains unclear why "The Post" is being banned __ recent Spielberg movies have been shown in Lebanon — but a leaked U.S. State Department memo from 2007 revealed that Spielberg was blacklisted by the Arab League for supporting Israel.

Lebanon and Israel are technically at war, and Lebanon sometimes follows the League's blacklist.

Cinemas around Beirut have taken down posters promoting the film, which was set to premiere on Thursday.

UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

The death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and "full of life" just hours before her death.

O'Riordan was found dead Monday morning at a London hotel. Police initially said the death was "unexplained," but on Tuesday ruled it non-suspicious, meaning that they found no evidence of foul play. The case will be passed to a coroner to determine the cause of death.

O'Riordan had suffered physical and mental health problems over the years. The Cranberries cut short a world tour in 2017 because of the singer's back problems.

The 46-year-old Irish singer was in London to record vocals for a cover of The Cranberries' hit "Zombie" by the Los Angeles rock band Bad Wolves.

Dan Waite of music label Eleven Seven, a friend of the singer, said O'Riordan left him a voice message early Monday saying she was looking forward to the recording. He said "she sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week."

"The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don, her ex-husband, her children, and her mother," Waite said.

The Cranberries formed in the Irish city of Limerick at the end of the 1980s and had international hits in the '90s with songs including "Dream," ''Linger" and "Zombie."

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that "for anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, Dolores O'Riordan was the voice of a generation."

In her hometown of Limerick, residents signed a book of condolence at the city council offices. Mayor Stephen Keary said O'Riordan "put Limerick on the music map and on a world stage."

"She achieved so much in her short years. Her memory will live on," he said.

45 Years Ago: Jeff Lynne Becomes the Maestro on 'ELO 2'

In the 13 months that separated Electric Light Orchestra’s 1971 debut LP and the band’s 1973 follow-up 'ELO 2,' the partnership between founders Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne fell apart.

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Watch Mike and the Mechanics Perform 'The Best Is Yet to Come': Exclusive Premiere

Fans can get a look at Mike and the Mechanics's current lineup courtesy of a clip from their upcoming performance on 'Front and Center.'

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Dead Daises Reveal 'Burn It Down' Track Listing and Tour Dates

The Dead Daisies confirmed their fourth album, Burn It Down, will be released on Apr. 6, and it will be followed by a world tour.

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How Margot Robbie Ended Up Skating to ZZ Top's 'Sleeping Bag' in 'I, Tonya'

For more than 20 years, if most people knew anything at all about Tonya Harding, it was related to the scandal that erupted after her then-husband and some goons assaulted Nancy Kerrigan.

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