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Starz Will Officially Produce Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ TV Series Adaptation

A home at last

At long last, the television series adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel American Gods has found a TV home. You may or may not recall that back in 2011, we first learned that HBO was interested in turning American Gods into a TV series, shortly thereafter it was reported that Tom Hanks‘s production company was interested in adapting the series for HBO … then we heard nothing. In February of 2014 we got an update that plans were still in the works for Gods to be turned into a TV series but it would not be on HBO and, therefore, would not be produced by Hanks‘s company. In July of last year, we first heard that Starz (which also produces Outlander and Power) was interested in taking on the series … and today, they’ve officially confirmed that they have picked up the series. The TV version of American Gods will be coming to Starz and I couldn’t be more thrilled. More »

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J.K. Rowling Releases The Cover For Her Next Robert Galbraith Novel ‘Career Of Evil’

Coming October 20, 2015

Harry Potter author JK Rowling published her first crime novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith back in 2013 when she published The Cuckoo’s Calling. Last year, as Galbraith, she published her second crime novel, The Silkworm. This fall, Robert Galbraith will publish Rowling‘s third crime novel titled Career of Evil. Rowling unveiled the cover of this new book on her official Twitter profile earlier today, which you can see in full below along with a few details about the forthcoming book. Have a look. More »

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E.L. James Is Releasing A New ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Book As Told From Christian Grey’s Perspective

Just 'Grey'

Great news, Fifty Shades of Grey fans … author E.L. James has announced that she is releasing a new Fifty Shades book, a re-telling of the original book from Christian Grey‘s point of view. Bad news, non fans of Fifty Shades of Grey … there’s another book on the way. You may recall that author Stephenie Meyer also wanted to cash in on the hype that was generated by her Twilight book series by writing a new version of her first book from the perspective of sparkly vampire Edward Cullen, so it looks like James is wanting to do the same. This new Fifty Shades book will be titled simply Grey … are you excited? More »

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Apparently, We’re About To Get An Epic Alexandre Dumas Movie

From acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Greenaway

As you all should know by now, one of my favorite movies of all time ever is Django Unchained. I could never pick a favorite scene, but I really love the moment when Christoph Waltz‘s character breaks it to DiCaprio (Mr. Candie) that one of his favorite authors—Alexandre Dumas—is a black man. Before I saw the movie I had no idea, and soon found myself all up on Dumas‘ Wikipedia page. The beloved French author of The Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo had a fascinating life and soon we’re going to see some of it on the big screen. Click inside for more!

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First Listen: This Is What Indominus Rex’s Roar Sounds Like In ‘Jurassic World’

Spoiler Alert Warning?
Gimme Gimme ROAR

We are just weeks away from the theatrical debut of the long-anticipated sequel film Jurassic World and fans are already chomping at the bit for any new info on the film as soon as it is available. Many Jurassic World toys and books have been released already and one book in particular, Where Dinosaurs Come to Life, is giving us our first LISTEN of what the Indominus Rex dinosaur‘s roar will sound like. The book comes with an interactive app that uses virtual reality to make the dinosaurs come to life … it’s really neat, I have to say. Click the embed to watch and skip to the 11:25 minute mark to hear Indominus Rex roar for the first time. I have a feeling the roar will sound much more impressive in movie theaters but this is a really great tease for the movie to come.

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Amber Rose Shares A Photo From What Appears To Be Her New TV Show

Then mysteriously deletes it...

If she wasn’t already, Amber Rose is getting ready to be incredibly, ridiculously busy. Her new book, titled How to Be a Bad Bitch is officially out, and now we’re learning that she might have an actual talk show on the way. Amber Rose, inside of our TVs, giving us life and relationship advice? I don’t know… it kind of makes sense to me. But nothing has been confirmed yet, and Amber even deleted the first photo she posted from set. Click inside for more.

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Reese Witherspoon And Nicole Kidman Will Star In A New HBO Series

"Big Little Lies" sounds amazing

HBO is moving full steam ahead with new content. It feels like every other day I hear about a new project coming to the network. I spent the week watching the incredible miniseries The Casual Vacancy (the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel), and Issa Rae and Snoop Dogg have shows in the works, there’s a Gloria Steinem miniseries in the works, and a host of other projects. Now I have to add one more must-watch series to the list. Big Little Lies is a book that’s being adapted into a miniseries, and Reese Witherspooon and Nicole Kidman are both the executive producers and stars. Click inside for more!

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Viola Davis Will Play Harriet Tubman In A New HBO Film

Bound For The Promised Land

HBO Films has announced a new television film project that will tell the tale of escaped slave turned civil rights icon Harriet Tubman based on the biography of her life Bound for the Promised Land. Actress Viola Davis (The Help, How to Get Away with Murder) has signed on to play Tubman in this biopic movie that only seems like the most perfect casting ever. It’s been many years since I studied the life of Harriet Tubman so I think I’m due for a refresher. Considering the high quality of films that HBO has produced in recent years, I cannot think of a more fitting studio to bring the story of Harriet Tubman to life. More »

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DC Comics Is Launching A New Superhero Universe Designed For Girls

Action figures, books, TV specials, LEGO play sets and MORE!

After that unsavory business concerning the comments made by Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner earlier today, I’m ecstatic that I have some very positive comic book / superhero news to share right now. DC Comics has announced that the will unveil a line of products designed for female comic book fans. DC Super Hero Girls will be a line of products that will range from books to TV shows, movies to toys and everything in between. While there is no reason that any person of any gender can enjoy anything comic book-related, it’s refreshing to see that DC Comics has decided to gear a line of products specifically for the large portion of their fanbase that is all too often neglected and taken advantage of. Click below to learn more about this exciting new line of superhero stuff coming our way. More »

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Patti Smith Will Release A Second Memoir Titled ‘M Train’

Yes, please

Back in 2011, I read Patti Smith‘s first memoir Just Kids which chronicled her time living in NYC with her late BFF Robert Mapplethorpe. The book did so well that it was optioned to be adapted into a a film that Smith will write the screenplay for. Today we learn that amazing news that Patti has written a second memoir, due for publication this October. Patti Smith‘s next memoir is titled M Train and is described in the press release below as a “roadmap” through her life. OMG! Yes! More »

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