Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”
Emily Maynard, former “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” star, said she never really set out to write a book but an agent sought her out after seeing her speak at a church. She credits the pastor of the church for giving her the courage to pen her story. Though not excited to be in the spotlight again, Maynard said, "I prayed about it and I really felt like this is where the Lord was leading me."
Lawrence Schoen, founder of the Klingon Language Institute, sings the Klingon translation of "Soft Kitty," a lullaby made famous in the CBS TV show "Big Bang Theory." Schoen will appear at Triangle book stores this week with his new science fiction novel "Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard."
The Walden Grove High School PAC dance team performed a Wizard of Oz routine with current music mixed in at the school's homecoming assembly in Sahuarita, Arizona. A video of the performance posted to YouTube on Sept. 29 has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
Ashley Jones, stepsister of Christopher Wetherington, wonders why his medication was changed while he was in police custody. She also wonders why the family wasn't notified about his condition sooner. Wetherington died while in custody in the Craven County jail.
Actress Alyssa Milano got an idea from a friend of a friend on Facebook to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." The hashtag #MeToo was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter.