DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER WANTS TO SEE WIFE’S COURAGE
NEW YORK (AP) – Duane “Dog” Chapman does not want you to watch “Dog’s Most Wanted” so he can make money. He’s already been paid.
Chapman wants you to watch so you can see how brave his wife, Beth, was as she struggled with lung cancer. She died in June.
Chapman says he wants people to see “hope and love, and cry.”
Beth’s decision to keep working as she started chemotherapy is chronicled on the show. Chapman says it provided a distraction and she once told him that she forgot she had cancer.
“Dog’s Most Wanted” airs today on WGN America.
HOW 7 ‘LOSERS’ FORGED A BOND FOR ‘IT CHAPTER TWO’
Director Andy Muschietti says that it’s bittersweet that his five years of work on “It” and its sequel are coming to an end.
Based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, Muschietti’s adaptation of “It” became the highest grossing horror film of all time in 2017. The epic conclusion, “It Chapter Two,” hits theaters Thursday.
Muschietti assembled what he calls a dream cast to play the adult losers who return to Derry, Maine, 27 years later to finish the job and kill Pennywise the clown. They include Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa.
“It Chapter Two” is tracking to open around $100 million.
ATWOOD, RUSHDIE AMONG BOOKER PRIZE FINALISTS
NEW YORK (AP) – Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her highly anticipated sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is among six works shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.
Other finalists announced Tuesday include Salman Rushdie’s “Quichotte,” his modern telling of “Don Quixote (kee-HOH’-tay),” and Lucy Ellmann’s epic stream-of-consciousness novel “Ducks, Newburyport.” The other nominees are Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other,” Chigozie Obioma’s “An Orchestra of Minorities” and Elif Shafak ‘s “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.”
Authors in the running for the prestigious British prize range from the Nigerian Obioma to the Canadian Atwood. Rushdie and Atwood each have won the Booker before.
The winner will be announced Oct. 14 during a ceremony in London.