The end of human civilization is upon us … surely … the end is nigh. Justin Bieber, the manly popstar featured on the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, has just released the cover artwork for his second book. HIS SECOND BOOK, PEOPLE! Now, not only is Justin Bieber a popstar … but he is an author, two times over. Dear Armageddon, please come soon and put an end to us all. More »
Are You Down With The Swirl?
The producers of Soul Food and Barber Shop have just acquired film rights to a book called Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed. The dating guide was written by blogger Christelyn D. Karazin and journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn; it was just released in May and although it’s received much praise, the topic of interracial dating is still controversial to a lot of people. But for others, it’s a total non-issue that begs the question, “Do we really need a how-to book or movie on interracial dating?” If nothing else, the movie will certainly be a conversation-sparker. Check out the deets inside!
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Dark Knight Rides
Mark Cotta Vaz is a New York Times bestselling author and he’s put together an impressive collection of the infamous ride of the Dark Knight; the Batmobile. His new book, Batmobile: The Complete History, will show us the ins and outs of the all-black-everything vehicle we’ve come to know and love, but Vaz will pay special attention to Christopher Nolan‘s unique creation–the Dark Knight‘s tumbler. Get a sneak peek inside!
"I wasted such a big part of my life"
Next week Sir Elton John will appear in an exciting two-part special on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. Among other things, the musician and activist will discuss his first memoir (titled Love Is The Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS) which also hits stores next week. Read more about his conversation with Lauer inside.
No Kids Allowed
Back in February we learned the exciting news that Harry Potter author JK Rowling is releasing a novel for adults this year and in April we learned that the novel has been titled The Casual Vacancy. Today we get our first look at the cover art for Rowling‘s first novel aimed at adults and as you can see below, the cover art is kind of meh. More »
50 Shades Of Hot
Hottie Ryan Gosling has been tapped to star in the yet-to-be-made movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. According to Digital Spy, novelist Bret Easton Ellis recently expressed serious interest in turning E.L. James‘ bestselling erotic fiction into a film, and he has given his thoughts on who should appear in the movie. Ellis has been tweeting continuously as he approached the studio, and then began hypothesizing who would play the lead roles. So, we know he wants Ryan Gosling, but who else are they after? Who should be his Ana? More »
It is being reported today that Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, is penning a memoir about her late daughter … which should really come as no big surprise to anyone. Cissy has remained relatively quiet since the death of Whitney earlier this year (save for one brief interview she gave in March) so it makes sense that she would want to tell her story of Whitney‘s life in her own way, on her own terms. Click below to learn more about Cissy‘s planned memoir. More »
First the Book, Then the Movie
Simon & Schuster publishing has announced today that author Lauren Weisberger is working on a sequel to her 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada. As you may know, Devil was adapted very successfully to the big screen in 2006. Next April, 10 years after the original novel was released, Weisberger will release Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. To this happy news, I say WOOT!!! More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was still very much a quiet day for me … ever since I got home from NYC Monday night, I’ve felt pretty cruddy. My throat has been sore, I’ve been really phlegmy and totally exhausted. I haven’t had the energy to go for a run since I did my 6 miles in Central Park on Monday so I’m itching to get out there again (I didn’t even make it out to see my concert last night). I thought I’d be up for a run yesterday but I just couldn’t do it. Today’s the day, tho, I’m gonna try and run for as long as possible to keep my weekly milage up. All of this exhausted downtime has afforded me the opportunity to read, to, so I’m happy to report that I’m just over halfway thru A Clash of Kings, book 2 of George R.R. Martin‘s series A Song of Ice and Fire. More »
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The TV Guide
A few weeks ago I shared that I have FINALLY started reading the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin and last night I finished in full Book I, A Game of Thrones. While the books are not short, they are extremely easy to read. Some of the information is difficult to keep straight, what with all the names, houses, lands, legends, etc., but Martin manages to tell his epic tale in a very easy to follow manner. As much as I really enjoy the HBO adaptation of the tale, I found the original source material just as entertaining. More »
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