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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am


Prince book hits shelves in October

Associated Press

The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate.

“'The Beautiful Ones' is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House announced.

Baby No. 3 on way

“Today” show co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her third child.

The 37-year-old journalist shared the news with colleagues during Monday morning's show. The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child. She joined the fourth hour of the “Today” show as co-host earlier this month when Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down from her role.

Hager, and her husband, Henry, are the parents of daughters 6-year-old Mila and 3-year-old Poppy.

Actor writes for kids

Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business.

The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “Barry” has a three-book deal with Abrams Children's Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called “Alien Superstar” and will be co-written with Lin Oliver and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle.

The first book is scheduled for Oct. 1, Abrams announced Monday.

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Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor David Birney is 80. Actor Lee Majors is 80. Actor James Russo is 66. Director Michael Moore is 65. Actress Judy Davis is 64. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 59. Actor Craig Sheffer is 59. Comedian George Lopez is 58. Actress Melina Kanakaredes is 52. Actor John Lutz is 46. Wrestler--actor John Cena is 42. Actor-comedian John Oliver is 42. Actor Kal Penn is 42. Actor Dev Patel is 29. Actor Matthew Underwood is 29.