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Entertainment New books: Ronan Farrow's ‘Catch and Kill,’ Elton John, Ali Wong

08:51  14 october  2019
08:51  14 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Matt Lauer: Former NBC staffer accuses Lauer of rape in Ronan Farrow's new book

  Matt Lauer: Former NBC staffer accuses Lauer of rape in Ronan Farrow's new book When NBC News fired Matt Lauer two years ago, the network said an employee accused him of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."o Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline

5 books not to miss: Ronan Farrow ' s ' Catch and Kill ,' Elton John memoir, Ali Wong hilarity. " Catch and Kill ," by Ronan Farrow . (Photo: Little, Brown and Company). In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new

From left: Ali Wong , Ronan Farrow and Olga TokarczukCreditCreditJoyce Kim for The New York Ronan Farrow ’ s damning exposé. The highly-anticipated “ Catch and Kill ” comes out next week John le Carré takes aim at Boris Johnson, Brexit and today’s political “sleepwalk,” as he puts it, in his

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases.

a close up of a book: © Little, Brown and Company "Catch and Kill," by Ronan Farrow.

1. “Catch and Kill,” by Ronan Farrow (Little, Brown and Company, nonfiction, on sale Oct. 15)

What it’s about: The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter shares his account of investigating and reporting on Harvey Weinstein and intimidation tactics he says were employed by the wealthy and connected to avoid accountability.

The buzz: Details leaked early from the book are staggering, including new information about Matt Lauer's 2017 firing from NBC and an accusation of rape against the former "Today" host. Lauer has since denied the allegations.

Today Anchors React to Matt Lauer Rape Allegation: 'This Is Shocking and Appalling' — Watch Video

  Today Anchors React to Matt Lauer Rape Allegation: 'This Is Shocking and Appalling' — Watch Video Today on Wednesday addressed detailed allegations leveled against disgraced former co-anchor Matt Lauer, who now stands accused of rape. Lauer, who was famously and abruptly fired by NBC in November 2017 following claims of inappropriate sexual behavior, is now alleged to have anally raped former NBC News staffer Brooke Nevils when they were both in Sochi covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill, Nevils eventually took her allegations to human resources, but they were characterized as being neither “criminal” nor “assault.” Soon after, her “work life became torture.

The Australian chief content officer from American Media, Inc. is trying to suppress the book ' s publication — but that' s only made us more curious.

Ronan Farrow , the journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work exposing sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, will release his new book in October.

2. “Me,” by Elton John (Henry Holt and Co., nonfiction, on sale Oct. 15)

What it’s about: If anyone’s lived an interesting life, it’s Elton John. Now, the music icon is telling his story for the first time in what promises to be a revealing autobiography, charting the stumbles and triumphs on his path to enduring superstardom.

The buzz: “My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride, and it's still lumbering on. I hope readers will enjoy the ride, too,” John said of the book.

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3. “Wild Game,” by Adrienne Brodeur (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, nonfiction, on sale Oct. 15)

What it’s about: When Brodeur was 14, her glamorous mother embarked on an extramarital affair with a close family friend – and told her daughter all about it. “Wild Game” is a wild memoir, as Brodeur recounts how she was molded into her mother’s accomplice and confidante.

Matt Lauer denies rape allegation: "My silence has been a mistake"

  Matt Lauer denies rape allegation: Lauer says the allegation is "categorically false" and writes, "I have never assaulted anyone or forced anyone to have sex. Period."Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

We live in polarized times, but one thing still seems to be shared across the political divide: sexual misconduct. As Ronan Farrow documents in his absorbing new book , “ Catch and Kill ,” mistreating women is a bipartisan enterprise. This can make for some twisted alliances.

The former NBC employee whose complaint led to "Today" anchor' s firing tells her story in new book . Matt Lauer says sex was "consensual.".

The buzz: “This layered narrative of deceit, denial, and disillusionment is a surefire bestseller,” says a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

4. “Your House Will Pay,” by Steph Cha (Ecco, fiction, on sale Oct. 15)

What it’s about: In 1991 Los Angeles, a Korean woman fatally shoots an innocent black woman and receives no jail time. It was an era of profound racial tension. But in 2019, little has changed, and as the city tumbles again toward violence, the two families of that long-ago incident are forced to confront their shared history.

The buzz: "Cha has taken care not to write a cynical book; indeed, she dives so deep into her characters because she believes that communicating their nuances across racial lines is essential to heal the wound," writes book critic Mark Athitakis in a ★★★ review for USA TODAY.

5. “Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life,” by Ali Wong (Random House, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 15)

Rose McGowan rips Hillary Clinton over ties to 'predators' Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein

  Rose McGowan rips Hillary Clinton over ties to 'predators' Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein Rose McGowan called out Hillary Clinton last week over a report that Clinton's publicist told journalist Ronan Farrow that his investigation into Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual misconduct was "a concern" for the Clinton camp.“I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people, were protecting the Monster,” McGowan wrote, referring to Weinstein. “I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style.

Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister on Ronan Farrow ' s account of NBC's handling of Matt Lauer allegations and the Harvey Weinstein story. NBC Sports. 5 books not to miss: Ronan Farrow ' s ' Catch and Kill ,' Elton John memoir, Ali Wong hilarity. USA TODAY Entertainment.

Ronan Farrow ’ s new book , “ Catch and Kill ,” which will be published on Tuesday, reads like a thriller, beginning with two Russian spies in an Uzbek Ronan Farrow Depicts a Chilling Cover-up at NBC. By Rebecca Traister. This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation

What it’s about: The actress and comedian pens heartfelt, hilarious letters to her two daughters containing all the advice they need to make it through life, covering topics like dating and how to succeed as a working mom in a male-dominated profession.

The buzz: “Comedian and actress Ali Wong's first book ... is everything her fans would expect: raunchy, real and uproariously funny," writes USA TODAY's Jennifer McClellan in a revealing interview with Wong.

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A domestic violence activist says NBC tried to kill her story detailing sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons and AJ Calloway .
In an op-ed for The Daily Beast, domestic violence activist Sil Lai Abrams wrote that NBC tried to kill her story detailing her allegations in 2018. In an op-ed for The Daily Beast, Abrams wrote that NBC tried to kill her story detailing her allegations in 2018, one year after Ronan Farrow published his Harvey Weinstein report that he claims NBC tried to kill.

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