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‘12 Years’ memoir gets boost


“12 Years a Slave” is getting a post-Oscar bump – for the book it was based on.

The 19th-century memoir by ex-slave Solomon Northup jumped from No. 326 on before Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony to No. 19 on Monday afternoon.

The film won the Oscar for best picture.

Baby No. 3 arrives

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s brood of boys has gotten bigger.

A representative for Rossdale has confirmed that the musicians on Friday welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale.

Rossdale tweeted news of the birth Saturday and said Bowie and Flynn were their mothers’ maiden names.

Brown to stay put

A California judge ordered Chris Brown to remain in an anger-management rehab program and told the pop singer to return to court in two months.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin scheduled Brown’s next hearing for April 23. That would come after what’s expected to be a brief assault trial in Washington, D.C., that month.

Prosecutors have asked that Brown be sent to jail for violating probation

But Brown’s attorneys have asked the judge to await the outcome of the Washington, D.C., case.

’Non-Stop’ flies high

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Non-Stop,” $28.9 million

2. “Son of God,” $25.6 million

3. “The Lego Movie,” $20.8 million

4. “3 Days to Kill,” $5 million

5. “The Monuments Men,” $4.9 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Bobby Womack is 70. Singer Chris Rea is 63. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 60. Actress Patricia Heaton is 56. Actor Steven Weber is 53. Bassist Jason Newsted is 51. Singer Jason Sellers is 43.