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Rose­mary Sul­li­van’s Stalin’s Daugh­ter: The Ex­tra­or­di­nary and Tu­mul­tuous Life of Svet­lana Alliluyeva, in which she used ex­clu­sive in­ter­views with Joseph Stalin’s Amer­i­can grand­daugh­ter, is a fi­nal­ist for the Hi­lary We­ston Writ­ers’ Trust Prize for Non­fic­tion. Dou­glas Cou­p­land’s Kit­ten Clone: In­side Al­ca­tel-Lu­cent and Dean Jobb’s Em­pire of De­cep­tion: From Chicago to Nova Sco­tia — The In­cred­i­ble Story of a Master Swindler Who Se­duced a City and Cap­ti­vated a Na­tion also made the list. So did Eliott Be­har’s Tell It to the World: In­ter­na­tional Jus­tice and the Se­cret Cam­paign to Hide Mass Mur­der in Kosovo and Lynette Loeppky’s Cease: A Memoir of Love, Loss and De­sire. The $60,000 prize win­ner will be an­nounced Oct. 6.

For­est Whi­taker and Anika Noni Rose are join­ing the cast of A&E’s Roots minis­eries re­make. Oth­ers in the cast will in­clude Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Mey­ers and new­comer Malachi Kirby as the cen­tral fig­ure Kunta Kinte. No air date has been an­nounced.

Lionel Richie is ready to go all night long in Las Ve­gas. The singer an­nounced Wed­nes­day that he will launch a res­i­dency called “Lionel Richie — All the Hits” on April 27 at The AXIS at Planet Hol­ly­wood Re­sort & Casino. Richie will play 20 shows in April, May, Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber. Tick­ets go on sale Fri­day. The shows will in­clude hits such as “All Night Long (All Night),” “Hello,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me” and “Danc­ing on the Ceil­ing.”

It’s not a stretch to say there’ll be a few pho­tog­ra­phers at the Oc­to­ber world pre­miere of the new James Bond film Spec­tre. Not only will 007 star Daniel Craig and the film’s other lu­mi­nar­ies be there, they’ll be joined on the red car­pet by Prince Wil­liam and his wife Kate and Prince Harry. Palace of­fi­cials said Wed­nes­day the young roy­als will at­tend the film’s Oct. 26 open­ing at the Royal Al­bert Hall in Lon­don.

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