NEW YORK (AP) - Young adult author John Green has written an introduction for a book about the teen cancer victim to whom he dedicated his best-selling novel "The Fault in Our Stars."
Penguin Young Readers Group announced Thursday that it will publish "This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl" in early 2014. Along with Green's introduction, the book will compile writings and sketches by the girl from Quincy, Mass., known for the YouTube video journal about her terminal illness.
Esther died in 2010 at age 16.
Green and J.K. Rowling were among her admirers.
The book is named for the foundation started in Esther's memory, "This Star Won't Go Out." Penguin will donate to the foundation, which aids families with children who have cancer.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Comedian George Lopez says he has no desire to return to the late-night talk show scene amid the latest rumors of a "Tonight" show shakeup.
Word leaked last week that "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will unseat Jay Leno as the new host of NBC's "Tonight." NBC has not confirmed the change.
Lopez lost his late-night gig on TBS in August 2011 when viewership dropped after he moved his show back an hour to make room for Conan O'Brien.
Lopez says he had a great two-year run on TBS. He says he has no regrets and made some great friends and saw some great musicians. But he also says hosting a show every night can be one of the toughest jobs in television.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tribeca Film Festival will close with a 30th anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy."
This year's festival will bow out on April 27 with a classic from one of its founders: Robert De Niro. In the 1983 dark comedy, he stars as the aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin, whose obsessive celebrity hounding leads to kidnapping.
Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said it had always been a goal of Scorsese's to use the festival, with which he's closely associated, to showcase restored and rediscovered films.
The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens April 17.
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