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FILE - In this Jan. 29 , 2013, file photo, author Salman Rushdie attends a promotional event of "Midnight's Children" in Mumbai, India.  The author best known for “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses” is working on a narrative set against “the panorama” of American life since Obama’s arrival at the White House in 2009. The novel is called “The Golden House” and is scheduled for September 2017.  (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

The author best known for “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses” is working on a narrative set against “the panorama” of American life since Barack Obama’s arrival at the White House in 2009. The novel is called “The Golden House” and is scheduled for September. According to Random House, which announced the book Tuesday, Rushdie will reflect on everything from the Tea Party and identity politics to the rise of a certain “media-savvy villain” with unusually colored hair (Donald Trump).


This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Robert De Niro, left, and Leslie Mann in a scene from, "The Comedian." (Alison Cohen Rosa/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

Robert De Niro is Jackie Burke, a once-famous sitcom star who yearns for respect as a standup comic. He resents his fans for associating him with the character he used to play on the hit “Eddie’s Home,” and he bristles when they call him Eddie. Jackie isn’t always kind to his long-suffering manager (Edie Falco, disappointingly underused) and insults the patrons at the small-town clubs where he performs.