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Sep 28, 2012 11:47AM ET
The reason you couldn't watch much of the Paralympics live on NBC's many channels is that you didn't really want to.
Sep 28, 2012 11:17AM ET
Today in books and publishing: 1Q84 author wants everyone to simmer down; a reading list for inmates; John Travolta didn't libel author; Apple owes Chinese encyclopedia.
Sep 28, 2012 11:06AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A rumored power couple is not actually coupling, Ryan Lochte has a very fashionable dinner, and Prince Harry is no longer seeking revenge.
Sep 28, 2012 10:39AM ET
The British aristocracy, long may they reign, at least on our television sets.
Sep 28, 2012 9:42AM ET
There is no end to what the erotic Fifty Shades book series might do, even as we thought or rather hoped the fervor had faded, as least somewhat, for other fare. Still, there are 32 million copies sold in the U.S. They're not going anywhere, yet.
Sep 27, 2012 6:42PM ET
Today in show business news: A pop rapper becomes a reality star, the paparazzi strikes a deal with a movie partly about paparazzi, and we have the rest of our Catching Fire tributes.
Sep 27, 2012 5:16PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Sep 27, 2012 4:48PM ET
Scott Stringer, Borough President of Manhattan, is now the most Internet-famous borough president in New York City's history, a title he earned by defending Lady Gaga's virtue.
Sep 27, 2012 11:56AM ET
Everybody's got an opinion about J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. With the embargo on reviews now lifted, the book is drawing wildly polarized responses.
Sep 27, 2012 11:21AM ET
Today in celebrity scuttlebutt: Madonna made quite an appearance at a Yom Kippur service in New York, Suri Cruise is talking on cellphones, and some sad news from a sad town.
Sep 27, 2012 11:18AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Woman cuffed for late library returns; get to know Indian-American fiction; Samuel L. Jackson curses for Obama; did Chabon get Oakland right?
Sep 27, 2012 9:36AM ET
Not everyone can remember exactly what happened the night before, but they're pretty sure they did something. Around the nation, in towns large and small, something is afoot.
Sep 26, 2012 6:39PM ET
A trailer for an upcoming family drama/horror/thriller has us pretty darn excited. Elsewhere in showbiz news: Honey Boo Boo ain't goin' anywhere, Christopher Guest assembles his own version of the Avengers, and Justin Timberlake stretches his acting muscle some more.
Sep 26, 2012 5:30PM ET
Sep 26, 2012 5:28PM ET
Misuses of words are fast and frequent and come in any number of varieties. They are not all the same. Here are a few of the most likely ways we confuse our words, with examples to learn from.
Sep 26, 2012 5:08PM ET
CBS debuted its patently ludicrous new show Vegas last night, a 1960s-set sorta police drama starring Dennis Quaid as a rancher turned semi-reluctant sheriff and Michael Chiklis as a new mobster in town.
Sep 26, 2012 3:26PM ET
Jim Bell, an executive producer at Today, wants you to know that "it was absolutely" his "call" to fire Ann Curry, throwing himself in front of the criticism Matt Lauer was getting from Curry fans.
Sep 26, 2012 11:49AM ET
We predicted this. Or, at least, we predicted the impending backlash to our nation's growing obsession with yogurt—Greek yogurt, specifically. Now there's a New York Post trend story on the subject. Backlash machine, activate!
Sep 26, 2012 11:42AM ET
What irked us so much about Ben and Kate wasn't so much Ben and Kate as a standalone show, per se, but rather the bigger whole that it represents. Meaning, boy oh boy are we getting sick of these single-camera comedies about quirky people doin' quirky things.
Sep 26, 2012 11:15AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Morrissey springs into action at The Strand; publishers hound authors who took the money and ran; libraries and publishers can't agree on e-books.
Sep 26, 2012 10:56AM ET
Reports have everyone's favorite Twilight twinklers living in the same house again, so swoon away. Elsewhere in the world of celebrity gossip today: Pam Anderson suffers a setback, a look at Emmys parties, and Lindsay Lohan is not sleeping with someone.
Sep 26, 2012 10:04AM ET
Until J.K. Rowling's new novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, comes out on Thursday at its worldwide on-sale time of 8 a.m. GMT (so 3 a.m. ET and 12 a.m. PT), it is strictly guarded by her publisher's non-disclosure requirements. But the A.P. has released their review of the book anyway.
Sep 26, 2012 9:45AM ET
The worst part of telling a bad joke is having to explain it afterwards, which Madonna is now doing after confusing people with her terribly-delivered "black Muslim in the White House" endorsement.
Sep 26, 2012 8:46AM ET
Barack Obama must be the luckiest dude on the planet, Jon Stewart said last night on The Daily Show, because something is happening to Mitt Romney: He is getting dumber and dumber as the election goes on.
Sep 25, 2012 11:49PM ET
So many people streamed the London Olympics on their tablets that the next time NBC broadcasts the Olympics, a scant two years away, there's going to be a lot more streaming on the proverbial broadcast menu.
Sep 25, 2012 10:16PM ET
Newt's undying love of the small and cuddly is well documented, so it wasn't a surprise when he weighed in on the NFL's replacement ref's gaffe from last night with a drawing of an adorable elephant in a Green Bay helmet.
Sep 25, 2012 7:55PM ET
In his Reddit AMA yesterday, the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof wowed with his answer to the question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?" The thought-provoking question is a bit of an inside joke on Reddit. But where did it come from?
Sep 25, 2012 7:30PM ET
ABC has announced a new himbo for everyone to ogle and eventually hate, so get excited. Elsewhere in show business news today: NBC and USA renew some shows that a few of you will be excited about, Tina Fey inks a new deal, and don't get your hopes up for a Hobbit Xbox game.
Sep 25, 2012 6:44PM ET
Today, Richard Lawson sent Lindsay Lohan off to sea as a Newfoundland fisherwoman. One of our commenters imagined giving Lindsay a fictional nautical chic makeover.
Sep 25, 2012 6:05PM ET