FRAMINGHAM (AP) -- A children's book written by New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is being highlighted at Boston-area schools.
Massachusetts first lady Lauren Baker planned to read and discuss "The Magician's Hat" on Monday with first- and second-graders at the Brophy School in Framingham as part of the Lunchtime Reading Program, sponsored by the Massachusetts-based Read to a Child organization.
The book by the second-year Patriots player is about a magician who helps children discover the importance of reading.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh read "The Magician's Hat" to elementary-school students last week at Tobin School.
Lionel Richie joins 'American Idol'
Hello ... it was apparently Lionel Richie that "American Idol" was looking for.
The Grammy Award-winning musician will join Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on the judging panel for ABC's revival of the singing competition series, the network announced Friday.
As previously reported, Ryan Seacrest will return to host Season 16 of Idol, which is slated to premiere in March 2018.
"I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan on 'American Idol,;" Richie said in a statement. "As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It's going to be so much fun!"
But you won't have to wait that long to see the new judging panel: The trio will make their debut appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning.
Curb your anxiety: Danson, Steenburgen still happily wed
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" returned to TV tonight after six years, but a line in the show about the status of Ted Danson's marriage to Mary Steenburgen gave some viewers a brief moment of concern.
According to Yahoo! Entertainment, while Larry David attended his ex-wife's fundraiser, they saw Danson, who was flying solo. When Cheryl Hines' character asked him where Mary was, he replied that they had been separated for the last three months, adding that they're better friends now than when they were married.
While the TV show often features actors playing fictionalized versions of themselves, it's also "not too off from real life," according to the actors themselves.
But a representative for the couple, who will celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary Saturday, said things between the real-life married couple are fine. "The show is fictitious and it is just a make-believe storyline," she reassured us. Thank goodness.