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Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in literature.

She's arguably the most popular writer to win the award - worth $1.2 million and given for a body of work, not a specific title - since Toni Morrison in 1993.

Alice Ann Munro, 82, has been celebrated for accessible and moving stories.

She said earlier this year that she planned to retire after Dear Life, her 14th story collection. She has been hailed as the "master of the contemporary short story."

Frequently published in The New Yorker, Munro's work has been included in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Awards.

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Tom Clancy, one of the best-selling authors of his generation, died yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66 years old.

The novelist was best known and respected for his detailed portrayal of the espionage and military world.

He wrote such successes as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears and created the character of Jack Ryan, who went on to be played on the big screen by such stars as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

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Sorry, Walter White.

It turns out your death was only the second biggest demise of the weekend.

With television viewers in America reacting in praise and in shock over last night's Breaking Bad finale, readers in Great Britain are up in arms for an entirely different reason:

Mark Darcy is dead!

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London's The Sunday Times ran an excerpt yesterday from Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy - and it revealed that the author has killed off Bridget's dashing husband, leaving this heroine a single mother of two.

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Courtney Robertson isn't the most beloved girl to take part on The Bachelor. Okay, she's one of the least beloved. But boy, was she ever talked about!

Perhaps not surprisingly (except for the fact that we expected it to happen earlier), the MODEL is penning a tell-all book about her time on the series.

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Courtney Robertson won The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik's hand in marriage in 2011, only to break up with him after a year or so in October 2012.

In the aftermath, she of course landed a book deal for a work entitled I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.

"Going on The Bachelor was the most amazing opportunity I've ever had, but I did not have a fairy tale ending!" Court tells celeb gossip magazine Us.

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The Duck Dynasty dynasty shows no signs of slowing down.

Having achieved record ratings through three-plus seasons on A&E, the Robertson family has branched out into many successful side ventures as well.

Duck Dynasty Cast

Books, perhaps most notably. Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced three more tie-in works to the smash reality show in 2014.

Five books penned by the Robertson family already are out, including such top sellers as Happy, Happy, Happy and The Duck Commander Family.

Scheduled for next year are Faith in the Duck Blind, an ode to the family's strong Christian values, The Women of Duck Commander and Phil-Osophy.

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Take note, Zac Efron: there's hope for you yet.

In an upcoming memoir - "Melissa Explains It All," due out October 29 - former child star Melissa Joan Hart opens up about a past filled with steamy affairs and drug-fueled parties.

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“I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half,” Hart tells Life & Style of what readers can expect from the book, adding that she once posted for a 1999 Maxim photo shoot while high.

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A sexist gorilla in Texas is making headlines this week for inappropriate behavior around females in his species.

But this primate has nothing on Melissa Gorga.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members released an advice book titled "Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage" on September 17 - and it's being met with some major critical backlash.

Many are coming down on Gorga for the role she outlines for women in a marriage, pointing to various passages that appear as if the reality star is advocating "marital rape."

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In a marathon speech on the floor of the Senate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) is determined to at least make America listen to his crusade against Obamacare.

With a brief interlude for a bedtime story for his daughters.

Cruz has angered much of the GOP with his fight against President Barack Obama's health care law and the potential government shutdown it could cause.

Nevertheless, the Senator is undeterred by the critics.

On Tuesday, he took his edict to the Senate floor in support of his plan to defund Obamacare, saying he would speak "until I am no longer able to stand."

Most experts say Cruz's epic appearance, which has reportedly surpassed the Rand Paul filibuster earlier this year, will not actually block Obamacare.

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We know at least one person who won't be in line this November for Catching Fire.

In an interview with The Guardian to promote his new novel "Doctor Sleep," acclaimed author Stephen King made his feelings on a few other best-selling books very well known.

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  • Catching Fire Character Poster Katniss

Referring to The Twilight Saga as "tweenager porn," King explains of the books in this beloved series:

"They’re really not about vampires and werewolves. They’re about how the love of a girl can turn a bad boy good.”

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In the new tell-all book Kate: The Future Queen, author Katie Nicholl claims Kate Middleton didn’t just luck into her happily ever after with Prince William.

“There were too many coincidences,” Katie tells celebrity gossip magazine In Touch of the way the duo got together years ago, implying Kate scripted it.

For starters, the author points out, consider Kate Middleton's choice of school.

“They actually first met through friends in the summer of 1999, before college,” reveals Nicholl, who says that encounter must have had a major impact.

Kate gave up her spot at a prestigious university to go to his school instead.

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