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Sep 4, 2012 12:36PM ET
So Kelly Ripa officially introduced her new co-host Michael Strahan on Live! this morning which effectively ends the search that saw 59 candi...oh whatever. Pat Kiernan, lovable NY1 anchor didn't get the gig you guys!
Sep 4, 2012 12:33PM ET
We spoke to Sophie Morgan, the pseudonymous author of the book being described as the "real" Fifty Shades of Grey, about the inevitable comparisons to the best-selling trilogy and what she hopes to accomplish with her memoir, Diary of a Submissive.
Sep 4, 2012 11:06AM ET
The British crown's third in line makes his first post-scandal public appearance, his sister-in-law parties with fancy people in New York, and Michael Phelps foolishly heads to Las Vegas.
Sep 4, 2012 10:59AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Newspaper pulls book serialization critical of football team; science fiction awards announced; mapping DFW's world; Tesco buys e-bookstore.
Sep 4, 2012 10:41AM ET
If you really believe Nicki Minaj is going to vote for Mitt Romney based on a lyric, then you might also be inclined to also believe she's a gold-toothed brain-eating monster with billion dollar credit.
Sep 3, 2012 12:33PM ET
Russell Crowe, who played Rear-Admiral Jack Aubrey in Master & Commander: the Far Side of the World, got lost on the far side of Long Island while on a canoe trip on Sunday and had to wait for a Coast Guard boat to pick him up.
Sep 2, 2012 5:44PM ET
Kanye West decided it was time to have a discussion about profanity in pop music on Sunday, particularly focusing on the way he, and other artists, use the b- and n- words.
Sep 2, 2012 3:37PM ET
Welcome back to the box office report where two new movies are finally pushing the last of the summer's dreck off our radar.
Sep 2, 2012 12:19PM ET
According to a forthcoming article from Vanity Fair, before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes fell head over heels in love with each other, the Church of Scientology went through an internal audition process to find Cruise a new girlfriend.
Sep 2, 2012 11:13AM ET
Comcast cut the operating budget of the once-mighty Tonight Show a few weeks ago, and now the New York Post's Page 6 reports the once-mighty Today Show might soon go under the knife.
Sep 1, 2012 11:11AM ET
Jon Stewart doesn't normally work on Fridays, but the Republican Convention is a special circumstance, and thanks to Clint Eastwood's special conversation "with the President," he doesn't regret working the overtime.
Aug 31, 2012 6:01PM ET
It's easy to laugh at Clint Eastwood's loony speech at the Republican National Convention because he was held up as a serious commentator and then delivered, well, this.
Aug 31, 2012 5:55PM ET
Do you feel like DVDs of theatrical releases are coming out earlier and earlier? You're not crazy. Wait time has decreased by nearly half, according to this chart by Reddit user steve599.
Aug 31, 2012 5:45PM ET
Today in showbiz: Zac Efron is about to get romantic, 30 Rock gets two exciting guest stars, and Julia Ormond takes a dubious job.
Aug 31, 2012 5:21PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Aug 31, 2012 5:00PM ET
If "Billie Jean" is the cornerstone track of Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller, and Thriller is the album that saved pop music, then Hall & Oates, in some not-insignificant way, rescued pop music in the early 1980s, at least according to The New York Times Magazine's Rob Hoeburger.
Aug 31, 2012 4:21PM ET
We're breaking up with Summer, and moving on to Fall. We'll always have the memories, though—at least, of the things that we remember.
Aug 31, 2012 2:27PM ET
Enough of you have gotten in touch to admit your own book-reading characteristics that we feel the Diagnostics Guide deserves an addendum. Herewith, many more types of book readers. Let us know if we left you out.
Aug 31, 2012 2:01PM ET
Yesterday brought us a rumor (via The New York Post) that Beverly Hills 90210's Kelly and Dylan, or Jennie Garth and Luke Perry, might actually be an item IRL. We can dream! While we're dreaming, we're going to dream big. Here are the other TV couples we want to see to forever and ever, onscreen or off.
Aug 31, 2012 11:43AM ET
Oh no, dawg. For me, for you? It's bad news. Hooting, catchphrase-mangling judge Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.
Aug 31, 2012 11:30AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Young Leonardo DiCaprio has been exposed to unseemly things, Prince Harry is told to stay mum, and Katy Perry gets shot down.
Aug 31, 2012 10:58AM ET
Today in books and publishing: ASI lures in writers with stock publishing consultant; Franzen essay to be staged; publisher settlements; Junot Díaz loved Encyclopedia Brown.
Aug 31, 2012 9:45AM ET
Shulamith Firestone, the author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, has died at the age of 67, apparently of natural causes, The New York Times' Margolit Fox.
Aug 30, 2012 6:16PM ET
Today in showbiz: a Netflix show gets its leading lady, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are teaming up for a third time, and we learn things about American Horror Story.
Aug 30, 2012 5:28PM ET
Aug 30, 2012 5:00PM ET
Under a new law meant to protect kids from on-screen violence, Russian authorities are going to start censoring television shows, including cutting out the fictional kids' show Itchy and Scratchy from episodes of The Simpsons.
Aug 30, 2012 4:20PM ET
American Horror Story Creator Ryan Murphy has swapped the Murder House for "The Asylum" and guess who's in charge.
Aug 30, 2012 3:42PM ET
We've been reading review copies all summer, and with the help of some bookseller friends, have compiled this fall preview of teen-and-younger books you won't want to miss.
Aug 30, 2012 3:09PM ET
A fuzzy animal that's equal parts adorable and terrifying has taken the Internet by storm. It's called the Venezuelan Poodle Moth and for the love of all that is holy we hope that it's real.
Aug 30, 2012 2:10PM ET
Jersey Shore is officially over. Not like no-longer-trendy over, but actually done. As Variety's Stuart Levine reports, MTV is ending the show after its sixth season, but that doesn't mean we'll lose out on shows that glorify embarrassing ethnic stereotypes.