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Nov. 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM   |   Comments

'Round House' wins National Book Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Louise Erdich's "The Round House" has won America's National Book Award for Fiction, organizers announced.

Katherine Boo earned the non-fiction award for her book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," the National Book Foundation said Wednesday.

The winners for the NBAs for poetry and Young People's Literature respectively are David Ferry's "Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations" and William Alexander's "Goblin Secrets."


'Facts of Life' star Lisa Whelchel says she has West Nile virus

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Actress and "Survivor: Philippines" contestant Lisa Whelchel says she expects to make a full recovery from West Nile virus.

The 49-year-old, one-time "Facts of Life" star revealed her medical condition via Twitter Tuesday.

"Dr. just called with blood test results ... I have West Nile. Ugh. I'm fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover," she wrote, adding she expects to make "a full recovery" and thanking fans for their support.

People.com said it is unclear whether her condition is related to her stint on "Survivor," which ended in April.


'Night' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Maroon 5's "One More Night" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a ninth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Rihanna's "Diamonds," followed by Ke$ha's "Die Young" at No. 3, fun.'s "Some Nights" at No. 4 and PSY's "Gangnam Style" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" at No. 6, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at No. 7, Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You [Until You Learn to Love Yourself]" at No. 8, Alex Clare's "Too Close" at No. 9 and Flo Rida's "I Cry" at No. 10.


People's Choice nominations announced

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were nominated for the Favorite Movie People's Choice Award in Los Angeles Thursday.

The films will compete in the top movie category with "The Hunger Games" and "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Nominated for Favorite Movie Actor are Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Downey, Jr. and Will Smith.

In the running for Favorite Movie Actress are Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson.

The nominees for Favorite Movie Icon are Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

Shortlisted for Favorite Network TV Comedy are "The Big Bang Theory," "Glee," "How I Met Your Mother," "Modern Family" and "New Girl."

Up for Favorite Network TV Drama are "Gossip Girl," "Grey's Anatomy," "Grimm," "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge."

Competing for Favorite Cable TV Comedy are "Awkward," "Hot in Cleveland," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Melissa & Joey" and "Psych."

Nominated for Favorite Cable TV Drama are "Burn Notice," "Leverage," "Pretty Little Liars," "The Walking Dead" and "White Collar."

Mentioned for Favorite Premium Cable Show are "Dexter," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "Spartacus" and "True Blood."

The nominees for Favorite Comedic TV actor are Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jim Parsons, Neil Patrick Harris and Ty Burrell.

Nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actress are Jane Lynch, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara and Zooey Deschanel.

Shortlisted for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor are Ian Somerhalder, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles,

Nathan Fillion and Paul Wesley.

Up for Favorite Dramatic Actress are Ellen Pompeo, Emily Deschanel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nina Dobrev and Stana Katic.

Competing for Favorite Male Artist are Blake Shelton, Chris Brown, Jason Mraz, Justin Bieber and Usher.

Nominated for Favorite Female Artist are Adele,

Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, P!nk and Taylor Swift.

Included in the Favorite Song category are "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "One More Night" by Maroon 5, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift, "We Are Young," Fun. featuring Janelle Monae and "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction.

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