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Palin will add more cities to book tour

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is promising to visit more cities than a conventional book tour when her memoir “Going Rogue” is published later this month.

Palin says the locations of her book tour will be announced later this week by her publisher, HarperCollins. But in a Facebook posting Tuesday, the former Alaska governor says she has decided to travel to cities outside of the typical book tour venues.

Her book hits stores Nov. 17. Palin will appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” the day before the book release.

Palin says she’s also trying to line up other interviews with hosts such as Bill O’Reilly, Barbara Walters and Rush Limbaugh.

Rihanna hopes to help victims of violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna says dealing with the media attention after ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault was humiliating, but she now hopes to speak for young women who are afraid to talk openly about domestic violence.

The pop star told Glamour magazine in an interview posted online Tuesday that the police photo of her bruised face that was leaked to reporters added insult to injury.

The 21-year-old says she felt disappointed and taken advantage of, especially when she heard that the two officers under investigation for the leak are women.

She says domestic violence is a “big secret” that women hide, fearing embarrassment. But she hopes to speak for younger women, whose voices aren’t often heard.

Phone co. worker convicted of lying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former phone company employee has been convicted of lying to FBI agents and a federal grand jury investigating wiretapping allegations against Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

Joann Wiggan of Burbank was found guilty Monday of three counts. She faces up to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Wiggan was an phone company employee who gave information from confidential company databases to former co-worker Ray Turner. They say he used that information to help Pellicano illegally tap the phones of several Hollywood figures.

Miss Calif., pageant reach settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legal war between former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean and pageant organizers is over.

A joint statement released Tuesday says Prejean and the organizers of the pageant reached a confidential settlement on dueling lawsuits.

Prejean sued Miss California USA organizers in August for libel, slander and religious discrimination. She accused them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.

Prejean was fired in June after pageant officials accused her of missing events, an allegation that she denied. The pageant countersued Prejean last month.

The statement says Prejean and the pageant “wish each other the best in their future endeavors.”

The next Miss California USA will be crowned Nov. 22.

Lights! Camera! Christmas! for actors

LONDON (AP) — Jim Carrey, Colin Firth and Bob Hoskins switched on London’s Christmas lights on Tuesday and attended the world premiere of the 3-D film “A Christmas Carol.”

The actors came to the British capital to promote Robert Zemeckis’ animated movie, which features their voices.

The three stars turned on the lights at Oxford Circus and Regent Street — London’s main shopping areas — and at St. Paul’s Cathedral. After that, tenor Andrea Bocelli and the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir led more than 14,000 people in a Christmas carol event.

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