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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Capsule reviews of feature films

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. 3 stars. Live-action version of the 1991 animated classic, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles. Competently staged by Bill Condon, but does not improve on the 2D Disney original. With Luke Evans and Josh Gad. 2 hrs. 9 PG (action violence, peril) - Gary Thompson

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Vince Staples a mass of seeming contradictions

Hip-hop star Vince Staples' new single, "BagBak," has sharp electronic production, clearly influenced by dance music and contemporary DJs, which he hasn't shown much of in breakthrough albums such as 2015's "Summertime '06" and last year's "Prima Donna" EP. But Staples says the sound is of a piece with his earlier work, including "Blue Suede" and "Like It Is."

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Take a 1-minute walk through Britney Spears' and Selena Gomez's homes for sale

Britney Spears sells her Thousand Oaks home for $7 million, and singer-actress Selena Gomez puts her home in Fort Worth, Texas, on the market for $2.999 million. Stories were reported by Neal J. Leitereg of the Los Angeles Times.
Video created by David Caraccio Text by Neal J. Leitereg | Los Angeles Times; photos from South Bay Digs | TNS and Sotheby's International Realty
Take a 1-minute walk through Britney Spears' and Selena Gomez's homes for sale 1:00

Take a 1-minute walk through Britney Spears' and Selena Gomez's homes for sale

'Beauty and the Beast' teaser trailer 1:31

'Beauty and the Beast' teaser trailer

Watch trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts,' J.K. Rowling screenplay starring Eddie Redmayne 2:11

Watch trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts,' J.K. Rowling screenplay starring Eddie Redmayne

Watch trailer for 'Suicide Squad' starring Cara Delevigne, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto 2:24

Watch trailer for 'Suicide Squad' starring Cara Delevigne, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto