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George R. R. Martin Has Released An Excerpt From ‘The Winds Of Winter’

“I hope you joust better than you talk.”

The 5th season of Game of Thrones is ready to premiere on HBO any second now but author George RR Martin is still hard at work writing the next novel in his A Song of Fire and Ice book series upon which Game of Thrones is based. But “hard at work” doesn’t meant “fast at work” so things are very slow-going where the novels are concerned. That being said, Martin quietly released on his official website this week an excerpt from his next novel The Winds of Winter. Click below to read an excerpt of the much longer excerpt he is sharing on his website to get a taste of what’s to come when George RR Martin finally gets around to finishing the damn book. More »

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Madonna Says She May Be Interested In Writing An Autobiography

“I’ve got so many tales to tell."

Madonna continues to promote the release of her new album Rebel Heart and the forthcoming launch of her new Rebel Heart Tour in any way she can and this week sat down for an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 to talk about thangs. In her chat, Madonna revealed that she’s been thinking about the possibility of writing her autobiography. Maddy reveals, duh, that she’s “got so many tales to tell” and since she made a stunning career telling stories in song, it makes sense that she might be interested in penning her own life story. According to Madge, if she wrote a book like this it would have to cover her whole life story … which is something that I DEFFO would want to read. Click below to hear Madonna talk about the possibility of her writing an autobiography and listen to her interview in full with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. More »

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Here Is The Cover Of The New ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Book, Titled ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’

Lisbeth Salander's story continues

Remember back in December of 2013 when it was first reported that new books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium Trilogy series (aka the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books) would be written by a new author named David Lagercrantz? Well, today we learn that the first book in the continuation of the series has been given a title and a book cover. The Girl in the Spider’s Web will continue the story of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist even tho the author who created the series died a decade ago. News that the book series would be continued by a new author was met with some controversy but the book is coming whether folks like it or not. Click below to see the cover of The Girl in the Spider’s Web along with the new covers of the previous Millennium Trilogy books and learn more about this new book. More »

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First Look: J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Gets An HBO Trailer

"LOOK AT MY TITS!!!"
This looks great

J.K. Rowling switched gears a while back and published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy. A lot of you were skeptical about the book, but also interested, given the author’s unprecedented success with the Harry Potter series. And someone must have liked the book because it’s been adapted into an HBO miniseries. Judging from this first drama-filled trailer, I will definitely be tuning in come April. Johnny Campbell (of Doctor Who) directed, and the three-part miniseries stars Rory Kinnear, Simon McBurney and Michael Gambon. Peep the video for more!

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Amber Rose Celebrates Booty Dimples, Her New Book And ‘Slut Walk’

I co-sign this movement

This is weird. I’ve been obsessing over Amber Rose a bit via her Instagram posts, but I’m actually finding myself aligned with her on an idealogical level and it’s a little bizarre. In just a few key Instagram posts, she took down entertainment articles that fat-shamed her, slut-shamed her friend Blac Chyna, and announced the release of her forthcoming book. So. Yeah. I think I’m in love or something. Click inside for more.

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First Look: Here Is The Cover Of Harper Lee’s New Novel ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Coming July 14

In early February, the world was shocked by the news that reclusive author Harper Lee will publish her first book in 55 years this summer after she famously made clear she never intended to release another book after her literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird. You may recall there has been some discussion as to whether or not Lee was being exploited for financial gain by her new attorney, who seems ALL TOO HAPPY that this new book has been found and will be published. In any event, outside of all the controversy, Lee‘s new novel Go Set A Watchman is being released in July and today we get our first look at the book cover. Click below to see the cover artwork for Harper Lee‘s Go Set A Watchman as we wait for the July 14 release date to arrive. More »

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‘Star Wars’ Will Introduce Its First Lesbian Character In The New Novel ‘Lords Of The Sith’

"An Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes"

On April 28, a Star Wars novel titled Lords of the Sith will be released and it will feature the first lesbian character in the Star Wars canon. Author Paul S. Kemp revealed this news in a tweet where he explains that the creation of this character wasn’t done to appease any “demographic group”. He says this character, named Delian Mors, just happens to be gay … it’s just part of her character description which also describes her as “an imperial who has made some very serious mistakes“. I have to admit, altho I am a huge Star Wars fan, I’ve never read any of the novelization books so I was unaware that LGBT characters have already been introduced in the canon … news of this first lesbian character has clued me in to the rich diversity that exists in these books … and I love it! Read on to learn more about this new lesbian character who will come to life when Lords of the Sith is released in April. More »

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Get Ready To See Octavia Spencer As God In The Adaptation Of ‘The Shack’

UM WHAT?! Yes.

Ages ago I heard about this movie and I was really excited, partly because Oprah Winfrey was going to play God… and that casting decision made a lot of sense to me. I’d also told myself to hurry up and read the book before the movie came out, so I still have to get myself a copy of The Shack. I’m not sure if any of you have read it, but it sounds really interesting, and I suspect the movie adaptation will be pretty fascinating as well. However, since I heard about the production last year, there’s been a casting change—and I have to say I’m equally excited (maybe even more so) to see Octavia Spencer take on the role. It’s not final yet, but it looks like it’s happening. Click inside for more!

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Surprise! A Recently Discovered NEW Dr. Seuss Book Is Being Published This Summer

Dr. Seuss is the new Harper Lee

It would appear that recently discovered “new” old books getting published is the new thing because today we learn that a newly discovered Dr. Seuss book has been found and will go into publication this July. As you may recall, an unpublished book by Harper Lee was recently discovered by her attorney and is scheduled for release later this year. Now Dr. Seuss is getting in on the “new” old book trend, despite his death in 1991. This new book is titled What Pet Should I Get? and is said to have been written by Seuss (real name Theodor Geisel) sometime between 1958 and 1962. Click below to see the cover of this new Dr. Seuss book and learn more about it’s forthcoming release. More »

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What Does Madonna’s Critique Of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Have To Do With Drake?

One writer has made a fascinating connection

Right now, people everywhere are watching the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie. As you all know, I have been oddly and unabashedly excited about this film since we first learned about it way back when. And I’ll be seeing it this Sunday, because that is what the Sabbath day is for. I plan to laugh, cringe, and totally enjoy myself. I’m not sure that I’ll be turned on at all, but I look forward to being pleasantly surprised. I’ve been browsing through reviews a bit, PITNBr fab4runner has already given her critique of the film on my Instagram account, so I’m psyched. And now Madonna herself has joined in on the Fifty Shades of conversation, which somehow became a conversation about Drake. Click inside for more!
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