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J.K. Rowling Says She Regrets Putting Ron & Hermione Together Romantically In The ‘Harry Potter’ Books

Should Hermione have ended up with Harry?!

Over the weekend portions of a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling emerged that will likely strike the heart of Harry Potter fans the world over. In an interview with Wonderland magazine between Rowling and actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films), Rowling confesses that she now regrets putting Hermione together romantically with Ron Weasley! Apparently, she now thinks that she should’ve put Hermione together with Harry. What?! After you pick yourself up off the floor, Harry Potter diehards, continue on to read exactly what she was quoted as saying. More »

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First Look: FX Releases A Teaser For Their New Series ‘The Strain’

Del Toro's book comes to life Death this Summer
He Is Here

Back in the summer of 2009, I fell in LOVE with a book titled The Strain that was written by film director Guillermo Del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan. The Strain was book 1 of a vampire trilogy of books that remains one of the scariest reads I’ve ever read. Unlike the schmaltzy romance of the Twilight books or the classic romance of Dracula, The Strain Trilogy is straight up horror. I devoured each of the 3 books as soon as they were released and this summer, all these years later, The Strain will come to life on the small screen in a new TV series on FX. Click the embed above to watch a short teaser video that briefly introduces the new series. Since the show won’t debut until July, you have plenty of time to read The Strain ahead of the series premiere. Honestly, tho, the action that takes place in The Strain should unfold nicely for those of you who have not read the book. I’m curious to see how the book will be adapted for TV but I have no doubt that will Del Toro and Hogans‘s involvement, the series will keep the scary spirit of the books alive. Any fans of The Strain out there? Are you excited for this TV series?

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Morrissey Is Working On A New Album AND A Debut Novel

"I have my hopes."

Now that Morrissey has enjoyed smashing success with the release of his autobiography, it appears that the man has been inspired to create more art. Not only has Moz revealed that he is working on a new album but he tells us that he is also working on his debut novel. Morrissey answered a bunch of questions posed to him by fans on his semi-official website and broke the news regarding new music and a new book. Click below to learn more about Morrissey‘s plans for 2014 … from Morrissey himself. More »

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Get Ready For A New Textbook On ‘The Cultural Impact Of Kanye West’

I Wasn't Consulted... But I'm Still Psyched

Well folks, someone beat me to it. This is why you need to follow your dreams and pursue every idea you have! Otherwise one day you’ll find out that someone is living your dream life and writing your dream books. Julian Bailey has edited a new textbook titled The Cultural Impact Of Kanye West, and I can’t believe he never called me once to discuss my theories! Whatever. It’s fine. I’ll write a better book in 5-7 years. It’s fine. I’m fine. Click inside to learn more about my new favorite, forthcoming book.
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J.K. Rowling Is Producing A ‘Harry Potter’ Stage Play

Before Hogwart's

Back in September we learned that author J.K. Rowling is working on writing a Harry Potter spin-off movie that will focus on minor characters from her hugely successful book series. Today we learn that she is also writing a new stage play that will feature her beloved, most famous character Harry Potter. BUT, lest you think this new play will focus on Harry‘s adventures with witchcraft and wizardry you should know that the play will be a prequel to the events that take place in the very first Harry Potter book. Rowling‘s new Potter project will focus on the character’s days living with his Muggle family before he learned of his magical heritage. More »

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David Beckham Signs Copies Of His Autobiography In London

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David Beckham made an in-person appearance at a Waterstones book store in London, England earlier today to sign copies of his just-released autobiography David Beckham. I’m kind of ashamed to admit that I didn’t even know that Becks was publishing his autobiography, let alone that it has already been released. But, I can assure you that I will get my hands on this book as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I shall content myself with this gallery of photos from Becks‘s book signing in Picadilly. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos as well :)

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A New Author Has Been Hired To Write A Sequel To The ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Book Series

Picking Up where the late Stieg Larsson left off

Swedish book publisher Norstedts has enjoyed much success from the late author Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium Triology book series (known in this country as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book series) and it looks like they want to continue to cash in on Larrson‘s work. Norstedts has announced that they have hired an author to write a book sequel to Larsson‘s original trilogy of books in order to continue the story of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist. HMMM. I’m not sure how I feel about this planned book sequel but like it or not, the book is due for publication in August of 2015. Click below to find out which author has been hired to write this sequel and see what you think about the idea. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is Reportedly Writing A Tell-All Book

She Recently Met With Some Literary Agenicies

Get ready world! The Lindsay Lohan tell-all memoir that you’ve been asking Santa Claus for is totally headed your way! Apparently, in between beefing with Paris Hilton and the rest of the Hilton fam, and getting her career back on and poppin’, LiLo has also been meeting with some big literary agencies in New York City. She’s writing a book, y’all! Reportedly, anyway. Click inside for more!
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An Enchanting Evening With Amy Tan

The TV Guide

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of meeting author Amy Tan in person at a book discussion and signing event for her new novel The Valley of Amazement. I have been a fan of Tan‘s ever since the 1993 release of the big screen adaptation of her novel The Joy Luck Club and have followed her career from afar ever since. I’ve read her books along the way, never really considering the possibility that I might get to meet her one day. I do try to attend book discussions and signings by my favorite authors but for some reason, I just never considered that I’d be able to get close to Amy Tan. When I found out she was appearing at an event here in LA, I jumped at the chance to attend. For the cost of her hardcover book, attendees were allowed entry to an hour-long discussion and Q&A, followed by a book-signing where Amy took the time to sign multiple copies of her books. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to be in attendance at last night’s event. But I’ll do my best below. More »

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The Harry Potter Book Series Is Getting Rebooted In 2015

A New Look for a Redesigned Set of Books

TV shows have a way of getting remade and rebooted as do movies and movie franchises. In some cases, TV shows are rebooted as movies and vice versa. When you have a property as popular as the Harry Potter book series, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets the wild idea to reboot that as well. Bloomsbury publishing has announced that they plan to rerelease the entire series of Harry Potter books with new covers and artwork approved by author J.K. Rowling to inspire a new generation of readers (and, likely, to tempt the older generations who have already bought the books to re-purchase the new versions). Thankfully, the text of the books will be left completely intact but the look of the books will be completely revamped. Have a look below at what the new Harry Potter will look like. More »

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