Roundup: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reduce Role in Royal Family, New HBO Book

Ryan Glasspiegel
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle / Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Adele has lost over 40 pounds ... 176 dead, including 67 Canadiens, in plane crash in Iran ... "‘I’m sorry, I have a sick child,’ Philly robber writes in demand note" ... Police were called when R. Kelly's girlfriends got in a fight at Trump Tower in Chicago ... Eight police officers arrested in New Jersey town in FBI corruption probe ... Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reduce their role in British royal family ... The Oscars will once again go without a host this year ... Justin Bieber announces he has Lyme disease and chronic mono ... Matt Rhule and Panthers owner David Tepper decline to give straight answers about Cam Newton ... Fugitive former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn gives interview in Lebanon defending himself after escaping Japan in a way that resembled an action movie plot ... Macy's had encouraging holiday sales but still plans to close some stores ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is cancer-free.

Former WEEI morning host Gerry Callahan has launched a podcast [Barrett Sports Media]

NYT writer John Koblin and Bloomber writer Felix Gillette are teaming up to write a book about HBO [THR]

A survey of media executives reflects bleak views on the state of the industry [Variety]

Andrew Marchand on the story behind Al Michaels' Miracle on Ice call, 40 years later [NY Post]

15 fascinating facts about David Bowie [Mental Floss]

Ryen Russillo interviews Josh McCown

Jeff Fisher re-lives Music City Miracle on its 20th anniversary

JB Smoove discusses the difference between Curb Larry David and real-life Larry David