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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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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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