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Oct 24, 2012 11:37AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Imprints shuffle at Simon & Schuster; Spider-Man musical debacle to be detailed in new book; Unitarians launch banned books club; Kindle lands in Japan.
Oct 24, 2012 11:09AM ET
North Koreans are a mystery. And that's perhaps why whenever we see brief glimpses of their wacky roller coasters or their version of "Gangnam Style," we immediately add those details to our still-developing profiles of these mystery people. We're still digesting the news today that North Koreans really love Gone with the Wind.
Oct 24, 2012 10:42AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: What did an 'NSYNC member do to earn Justin Timberlake's ire? Also, a peek at Jessica Biel's dress, a surprising rumor about Jessica Simpson's dad, and James Franco is a recording artist.
Oct 23, 2012 11:46PM ET
During primetime on November 2nd, the National Geographic Channel will air the hotly anticipated SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden movie with a very special star: President Barack Obama.
Oct 23, 2012 7:46PM ET
"Surely it will sell like hotcakes," Jen Doll wrote today about Pippa Middleton's forthcoming book on entertaining Celebrate. The line got one commenter wondering where that common phrase came from.
Oct 23, 2012 6:26PM ET
Today in showbiz news: Two more of Angelina Jolie's kids are going into the family business, CBS and NBC make surprising choices about some new shows' futures, and Al Pacino is going to be a rock star.
Oct 23, 2012 6:24PM ET
The Roman police force is on the lookout for defiers of the law, the law being: Eating and drinking at historic sites. Thou shalt not do it, capisce?
Oct 23, 2012 5:54PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Oct 23, 2012 4:17PM ET
Forget "America's sweetheart" or "crossover queen" or whatever else folks may be calling her. In the spirit of Halloween, I'm going to call Taylor Swift what she really is: a witch. How else but through some strange, possibly dark magic could this 22-year-old barn swallow have so intoxicated me?
Oct 23, 2012 4:00PM ET
The new James Bond film Skyfall premiered in London today for the franchise's 50th anniversary, but 007 does not give as much bang for buck as he used to, according to this chart from business intelligence company BIME.
Oct 23, 2012 3:51PM ET
Horror movies which incorporate the found-footage style are a dime a dozen and just about played out. But we have faith that Barry Levinson and his gaggle of isopods in his new Contagion-Paranormal Activity-Inconvenient Truth mashup, The Bay, will actually buck the odds and be something we like.
Oct 23, 2012 2:43PM ET
Tom Wolfe's new novel Back to Blood comes out today, opening the floodgates for reviews. This time around, the man in the white suit has taken on Miami. But how accurate is Wolfe's depiction of the city?
Oct 23, 2012 2:21PM ET
Today in the New York Times' Opinionator blog there's a love letter of sorts from Ben Yagoda, author and professor of English at the University of Delaware, to the dash.
Oct 23, 2012 1:14PM ET
Iron Man is back in a trailer for the third installment of the Marvel franchise, but gone are the days of quippy Robert Downey Jr. and rock and roll.
Oct 23, 2012 12:40PM ET
Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark and producer of the upcoming Bravo reality TV spectacle that everyone loves to hate on Silicon Valley, defended her show telling Forbes's Jeff Bercovici she just wants to capture the "real authentic Silicon Valley."
Oct 23, 2012 11:28AM ET
Pippa Middleton is kind of the best, right? But not everyone likes Pippa! Not everyone is approving of her new status as writer, a party-planning and advice writer, to be precise.
Oct 23, 2012 11:19AM ET
Gaga: pop star, activist, fern.
Oct 23, 2012 11:15AM ET
Today in books and publishing: People under 30 most likely to read; who keeps buying O'Reilly's books?; Nick Hornby finds Virginia Woolf snobby; Jackie Collins recaps Revenge.
Oct 23, 2012 9:18AM ET
Today in celebrity news: More details emerge about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's big Italian wedding, including who was and wasn't invited and what Biel wore, plus there's a royal wedding a bit to the east in Luxembourg and James Franco's new girlfriend is causing problems.
Oct 22, 2012 8:51PM ET
Madonna undoubtedly had the best of intentions when she stripped down to her bra and G-string at a recent show in Los Angeles to show the world her latest fake tattoo: MALALA.
Oct 22, 2012 6:25PM ET
Today in showbiz news: America's favorite British bumbler will attempt to charm us once again, The CW shows generosity to several new shows, and Anna Kendrick can't stop singing.
Oct 22, 2012 5:29PM ET
Oct 22, 2012 5:06PM ET
Showtime has just renewed the tingly spy drama for a third season. The decision was a no-brainer, as the show has earned Showtime its first best series Emmy, and the ratings, once only fair, have grown steadily so far this season. But how are they going to do it??
Oct 22, 2012 5:00PM ET
It is International Caps Lock Day, as Megan Garber has alerted us in her TheAtlantic.com post on the subject. This is a day to celebrate (if you must), but with some caveats. It's not like you can just hit the caps lock key with your pinkie and carry on. There are rules, here, even on its special day.
Oct 22, 2012 3:22PM ET
There's at least one job opening at a newspaper: Clark Kent has quit his job at The Daily Planet. We've got an early look at the job listing for any reporter willing to move to Metropolis. Superheroes need not apply.
Oct 22, 2012 3:05PM ET
There's a new book out this week from bestselling memoirist Julie Klam, and this one diverges a bit from her two recent books, You Had Me at Bark and Love at First Woof. For one, it's about human friendships, not interspecies ones.
Oct 22, 2012 11:03AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Conflicting takes on Why I Left Goldman Sachs; Amazon "are not pleasant people to do business with"; the genre markings of literary fiction; Animal Farm to be filmed.
Oct 22, 2012 10:58AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Hollywood experimenter James Franco has a new thing he's doing, Justin and Jessica are indeed married, and Michael Lohan continues to be irritating.
Oct 21, 2012 4:31PM ET
Dish Network and AMC are friends again. They agreed to a $700 million settlement in their ongoing lawsuit that saw Dish black out AMC while Mad Men and Breaking Bad were airing. Which means Dish subscribers can stop intruding on their friends to watch The Walking Dead.
Oct 21, 2012 3:50PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where we're busy binging on old horror movies and making out Michael Myers costume in preparation for Halloween.