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Sean Penn is writ­ing a novel about a “di­vorced, dis­il­lu­sioned man.”

And, yes, he did once re­lease an au­dio­book un­der the pseu­do­nym “Pappy Pariah.”

Atria Books said Mon­day that Penn’s “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” will come out March 27. The novel builds upon an au­dio­book from 2016, nar­rated by one Pappy Pariah and pro­moted by the usu­ally press-shy ac­tor.

Dur­ing an ap­pear­ance last fall at the Los An­ge­les County Mu­seum of Art, Penn ac­knowl­edged a close bond with Pariah while also re­fer­ring to him as a so­ciopath.

The cre­ator of the hit mu­si­cal “Hamil­ton” plans to use the show’s in­ter­na­tional de­but in London next month to raise money to com­bat cli­mate change.

Writer, com­poser and ac­tor Lin-Manuel Mi­randa and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Mon­day that donors to two en­vi­ron­men­tal char­i­ties will be el­i­gi­ble to win the chance to ac­com­pany the cou­ple to “Hamil­ton’s” London pre­miere. Mi­randa said they chose the Nat­u­ral Re­sources De­fense Coun­cil and Bri­tain-based char­ity 10:10 as the fundraiser’s ben­e­fi­cia­ries be­cause of their com­mit­ment to com­bat­ing cli­mate change.

Re­fur­bish­ment work at the Vic­to­ria Palace The­atre has de­layed the mu­si­cal’s de­but in London. It is now set for early De­cem­ber.

Tay­lor Swift is go­ing to bring her new al­bum, “rep­u­ta­tion,” to life when she hits the road next year.

The pop star on Mon­day an­nounced the first dates for her “rep­u­ta­tion Sta­dium Tour,” which kicks off May 8 at the Univer­sity of Phoenix Sta­dium in Glen­dale, Ariz.

Tick­ets for gen­eral pub­lic go on sale Dec. 13.

Swift’s last tour also vis­ited sta­di­ums and in­cluded a num­ber of special guests, from such singers as Justin Tim­ber­lake and The Weeknd to non-mu­si­cians like Ellen DeGeneres and Kobe Bryant.

Ir­ish rock singer Bob Geldof says he is re­turn­ing his Free­dom of the City of Dublin honor be­cause it is also held by Myan­mar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ac­cus­ing her of com­plic­ity for what he and oth­ers, in­clud­ing the United Na­tions, call “eth­nic cleans­ing” of Ro­hingya Mus­lims in the Asian na­tion.

The founder of Live Aid says Suu Kyi is a “hand­maiden to geno­cide” whose as­so­ci­a­tion with Ire­land’s cap­i­tal “shames us all.”

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