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Last Update on October 02, 2014 07:06 GMT


LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- She isn't doing spoilers. But the woman whose best-selling prison memoir has become the TV show "Orange is the New Black" is dropping some small hints about the upcoming season. Piper Kerman says season 3 of the Netflix series "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns." And she says some of those plot twists involve characters in the show whom audiences "care passionately about." Kerman says the new season will also provide some back-stories for some of the characters -- while drawing out the lives of new characters. Kerman attended a book signing yesterday in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Piper Kerman says she doesn't want people to think because a hit TV show came out of her time behind bars that she lacks remorse.

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Piper Kerman says she has regrets about what she did to earn a prison stint.

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Piper Kerman suggests producers of "Orange Is The New Black" have plot twists up their sleeves for the new season.


BALTIMORE (AP) -- He darts around a swimming pool at a pretty quick clip. And it also appears Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was moving along rapidly on a Baltimore highway when he was stopped the other morning. Charging documents say Phelps was going 84 miles per hour in a 45-mile per hour zone. He was charged with DUI -- and authorities say he blew a .14 percent on his blood-alcohol test -- nearly double the Maryland limit of .08. Police say his eyes were red and bloodshot and that his speech was so slurred it sounded -- as the report says -- "mush mouth." When asked to do a one-leg stand, the statement says Phelps responded: "that's not happening." Phelps faces a number of charges in the incident. Trial is set for Nov. 19.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports charging documents suggest it was clear to police that Michael Phelps was impaired when pulled over Tuesday.

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AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports it's unlikely Michael Phelps will do jail time for his latest DUI arrest.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is back in the news -- sort of. Police in Beverly Hills, California, were called out to his home -- after his wife reported a burglary. Police didn't find a crime -- but did find Sterling hosting V. Stiviano. Yes, THAT V. Stiviano, the woman whose recordings of Sterling making racist remarks led to his being ousted as Clippers owner and banned for life from the NBA. A police spokesman says Stiviano was an invited guest -- so they left the premises.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gloria Steinem says people still have trouble understanding domestic violence. But she says the recent incidents involving ex-football star Ray Rice and other athletes has at least caused people to talk about the issue. The feminist pioneer says back in the day, no one even used the term domestic violence -- it was "just called life." Steinem says people still think the mistreatment of women is something that happens in other countries -- not the U.S. But she says there have been more women killed by their husbands or boyfriends -- than all the Americans killed in 9/11 or in Afghanistan and Iraq.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Felicity Huffman says other than playing a mom, there's no difference between the roles she has in "Desperate Housewives" and in "American Crime." Huffman says after playing Lynette Scavo for eight years, she has been looking for something that will make TV audiences think "There's Felicity Huffman" and not "Oh, there's Lynette." Huffman is on a more important crusade than just avoiding typecasting. She is promoting her work with Warriors in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She says she'd love it if mothers and daughters got to the point where they ask each other about getting breast exams.

Entertainment History

October 02, 2014 07:06 GMT

On October second, 1957, Connie Francis recorded "Who's Sorry Now." She hated the song but recorded it after an argument with her father.

In 1959, "The Twilight Zone," created and hosted by Rod Serling, made its debut on CBS.

In 1965, The Who made their American TV debut on "Shindig!" performing "I Can't Explain."

In 1967, narcotics agents with the San Francisco police raided the communal house of the Grateful Dead on Ashbury Street for marijuana possession. Several members of the band were arrested, but Jerry Garcia happened to not be home at the time.

In 1971, "Soul Train" went into national syndication. The show, hosted by Don Cornelius, premiered a year earlier in Chicago.

In 1977, the bodies of Elvis Presley and his mother, Gladys, were moved from Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis to the grounds of Graceland after an apparent attempt to steal the bodies.

In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, after battling AIDS. He was 59.

In 1998, singing cowboy Gene Autry died at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 91.

In 2002, the compilation album "Elvis 30 Number One Hits" went to number one in the U.S. and 16 other countries, 25 years after Elvis Presley's death.

In 2004, Billy Joel married Katie Lee at his home on Long Island, New York. He was 55, she was 22. They have since split up.

In 2005, the divorce between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston was finalized.

Today's Birthdays: Singer-guitarist Leon Rausch of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys is 87. Critic Rex Reed is 76. Singer Don McLean is 69. Country singer Jo-el Sonnier (sahn-YAY') is 68. Actor Avery Brooks ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") is 66. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 64. Musician Sting is 63. Actress Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos") is 60. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 60. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 59. Singer Freddie Jackson is 56. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 56. Drummer Bud Gaugh of Sublime and of Long Beach Dub All-Stars is 47. Country singer Gillian Welch is 47. Actor Joey Slotnick ("Boston Public," "The Single Guy") is 46. Country singer Kelly Willis is 46. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 44. Actress-talk show host Kelly Ripa (RIH'-pah) ("All My Children," "Live With Kelly and Michael") is 44. Singer Tiffany is 43. Singer Lene Nystrom (Aqua) is 41. Actor Efren Ramirez ("Napoleon Dynamite") is 41. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 41. Gospel singer and former "American Idol" contestant Mandisa is 38. Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder is 32. Singer Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is 26. Actress Samantha Barks ("Les Miserables") is 24.

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