Wolf and publisher discussing fixes book
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Naomi Wolf says it is discussing possible corrections in her new book after an interviewer challenged some of her conclusions.
Wolf’s “Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love,” coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt next month, describes severe punishment for gays in the 19th century. But her contention that dozens in England were executed under sodomy law was questioned during a recent BBC conversation with historian Matthew Sweet. Sweet noted that sodomy laws didn’t only refer to gays, but to the abuse of children. He also pointed out that Wolf had misinterpreted the term “death recorded,” which the author had assumed meant the accused was executed. “Death recorded” meant the sentence was documented, but not carried out.
Wolf responded by calling his observations an “important point.”
Levine leaving ‘The Voice’
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons.
Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the “Today” show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair.
The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show “went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.”
Levine was part of the original lineup of “The Voice” when it launched in 2011, along with Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green.
Aguilera and Green have taken breaks from the show, allowing stars like Pharrell Williams, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to sit in their chairs. Shelton has never left the show.
Princess Charlotte to attend school
LONDON (AP) — The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother there to lean on.
Kensington Palace said Friday that 4-year-old Charlotte will join her brother Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea School in London in September. The fee-paying school has 560 students between the ages of 4 and 13 and seeks to produce “caring citizens of the world,” according to its website.
Headmaster Simon O’Malley said the school is “delighted” that Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have chosen their school for Charlotte.
O’Malley said “we greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”