News: July 2009 Archives

E. Lynn Harris dies at 54

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Author E. Lynn Harris. (Jean Lachat/Sun-Times)


Author E. Lynn Harris died while on tour promoting his latest book, Basketball Jones. The openly gay, African-American novelist was 54.

Ex-Miss California gets book deal

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The former Miss California who was stripped of her title last month has a book deal.

Carrie Prejean will publish a memoir called Still Standing. Conservative book house Regnery Publishing said Monday that it will release the book.

Prejean believes her crown was taken because she said she opposed gay marriage. California pageant executive director Keith Lewis has said that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.

Prejean was replaced by the Miss California pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell. Farrell has also said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

AP