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Author Anne Rice defends celebrity chef Paula Deen

Author Anne Rice defends celebrity chef Paula Deen

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. novelist Anne Rice said on Facebook celebrity chef Paula Deen is being "crucified" after she admitted she used the N-word regularly in the past.

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Rice quits Christianity via Facebook

Rice quits Christianity via Facebook

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. author Anne Rice has announced via Facebook she is no longer a follower of Catholicism, the faith she has embraced for the last 12 years.
Anne Rice's antique dolls up for auction

Anne Rice's antique dolls up for auction

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 2 (UPI) -- The antique doll collection of author Anne Rice is going up for sale in Chicago in July, Theriault's auction house said Wednesday.

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Whitaker to produce Nicky Barnes series

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor-director Forest Whitaker is producing a Showtime drama series about real-life Harlem drug dealer Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, Variety.com reported.

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Romance novelist Alice Borchardt dies

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Alice Borchardt, whose foray into writing historical romance novels came after a career in nursing, has died of cancer in Houston at age 76.

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Rice dumps spirits for spiritual world

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, known for her steamy, blood-soaked vampire tales, says her books from now on will reflect her renewed faith in God.

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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic, erotic, and religious-themed books from New Orleans, Louisiana. She was married to poet and painter Stan Rice for 41 years until his death from cancer in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

Rice spent most of her early life in New Orleans, Louisiana, which forms the background against which most of her stories take place. She was the second daughter in a Catholic Irish-American family; Rice's sister, the late Alice Borchardt, also became a noted genre author. About her unusual given name, Rice said: "My birth name is Howard Allen because apparently my mother thought it was a good idea to name me Howard. My father's name was Howard, she wanted to name me after Howard, and she thought it was a very interesting thing to do."

Rice became "Anne" on her first day of school, when a nun asked her what her name was. She told the nun "Anne," considering it a pretty name. Her mother, who was with her, let it go without correcting her, knowing how self-conscious her daughter was of her real name. From that day on, everyone she knew addressed her as "Anne."

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