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Ex-‘Nightly Show’ star Wil­more to host Na­tional Book Awards

NEW YORK >> Co­me­dian and for­mer tele­vi­sion show host Larry Wil­more’s next gig will have a lit­er­ary theme: host­ing the Na­tional Book Awards.

The Na­tional Book Foun­da­tion an­nounced Mon­day the for­mer Com­edy Cen­tral star will pre­side over the Nov. 16 din­ner cer­e­mony and ben­e­fit in New York.

The foun­da­tion presents the awards and has reached out to the en­ter­tain­ment world be­fore, with pre­vi­ous hosts in­clud­ing Steve Martin and Andy Borowitz.

Other hosts have ranged from Gar­ri­son Keillor to “Le­mony Snicket” au­thor Daniel Han­dler.

Wil­more used to host “The Nightly Show with Larry Wil­more.”

He’s work­ing on a com­edy se­ries for HBO called “In­se­cure,” star­ring Issa Rae.

For­mer Spice Girl Geri Hal­li­well preg­nant with 2nd child

LON­DON >> For­mer Spice Girl Geri Hal­li­well has an­nounced she is ex­pect­ing her se­cond child. The 44-year-old Hal­li­well an­nounced the news on In­sta­gram Mon­day with a sketch of a preg­nant woman and the words, “God bless Mother Na­ture.”

Her spokesman con­firmed that she and hus­band Chris­tian Horner are ex­pect­ing a child.

She mar­ried the Red Bull For­mula One rac­ing team boss last year.

Hal­li­well al­ready has a 10-year-old daugh­ter named Blue­bell.

She was known as Ginger Spice in the Spice Girls’ hey­day when they en­joyed a string of “girl power” pop hits in the 1990s.

‘Di­ver­gent’ star Wood­ley ar­rested dur­ing protest

BISMARCK, N.D. >> Ac­tress Shai­lene Wood­ley has been ar­rested dur­ing a protest of the four-state Dakota Ac­cess pipe­line in south­ern North Dakota.

Mor­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment spokesman Rob Keller says the “Di­ver­gent” star was ar­rested Mon­day for crim­i­nal tres­pass and en­gag­ing in a riot dur­ing a protest at a con­struc­tion site that in­volved about 300 peo­ple.

Both charges are mis­de­meanors that carry a max­i­mum pun­ish­ment of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Wood­ley’s pub­li­cist did not im­me­di­ately com­ment.

Keller says 27 peo­ple were ar­rested dur­ing protests at two con­struc­tion sites that prompted the shut­down of a state high­way for sev­eral hours. No in­juries were re­ported. The $3.8 bil­lion pipe­line is be­ing built by Dal­las-based En­ergy Trans­fer Part­ners and will cross through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illi­nois.

In this Sept. 13 photo, ac­tress Shai­lene Wood­ley at­tends the pre­miere of “Snow­den” in New York.

Geri Hal­li­well

Larry Wil­more

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