Mass. library undoes century-old book ban

A Massachusetts library has put the Mark Twain work "Eve's Diary" back on the shelf more than a century after it was banned.

The Charlton Public Library's trustees this week unanimously voted to return the book to circulation, reversing the board's 1906 decision to ban the 1905 short story.

Trustee Richard Whitehead said the move was made to coincide with the American Library Association's Banned Books Week.

The book was written from the perspective of the biblical Eve. It was banned because trustee Frank Wakefield objected to nude illustrations of Eve.

Charlton is 40 miles southwest of Boston.

R&B singer Williams found dead in Calif.

Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow a Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room.

She was 53.

Los Angeles County coroner's Capt. John Kades says Williams was found dead at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in an El Segundo hotel room. Kades says it will take six weeks to complete a toxicology exam.

Born in Coshocton, Ohio, in 1957, Williams also had hits with "Once Bitten Twice Shy" and "Sweet, Sweet Love.".

Williams also appeared in movies and on television.

Kanye West slates Paris fashion show

Front-row regular Kanye West will be seeing Paris Fashion Week from a different vantage point next week: He'll be backstage.

The media has been invited to cover the Kanye West spring/summer 2012 fashion show Oct. 1. West is a well-known fan of fashion, attending the Burberry runway show in London last weekend and developing a friendship with designer Tory Burch.

The debut of the music star's own collection has been rumored for months.

The buzz also had him collaborating with Louise Wilson, a fashion professor at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. But Wilson said Friday she's "had absolutely nothing to do with his collection at any time."