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Jul 12, 2012 5:29PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Jul 12, 2012 3:22PM ET
Y.A. author Nina LaCour is making a small-budget movie out of her novel, and the Y.A. community is helping her pay for it.
Jul 12, 2012 2:39PM ET
With just two weeks until the opening ceremonies in London, news organizations like CNN are beginning to wonder if England's oft-remarked upon bad weather will ruin our Summer Olympics fun.
Jul 12, 2012 2:15PM ET
Cat Marnell's writing (and writing about her) has something of the quality of a drug itself—we know, maybe, that we shouldn't, and yet, we do anyway, and then feel rather bad about ourselves afterward.
Jul 12, 2012 1:39PM ET
Former Entertainment Weekly television critic turned bestselling thriller writer Gillian Flynn has sold the rights to her latest book, Gone Girl, to 20th Century Fox and Reese Witherspoon's production company.
Jul 12, 2012 1:18PM ET
Today in books and publishing: A first-time Aussie novelist becomes a millionaire; writers who think they can act; online retailer wants to replicate the instant gratification offered at bookstores; and a publishing company profits by ditching Amazon.
Jul 12, 2012 11:16AM ET
In the world of digital publishing, there's a question as old as Internet time: If you give away content for free, are you devaluing an entire industry? Of at least one example, writers and editors say, firmly, no.
Jul 12, 2012 10:20AM ET
Today we hear about actors feuding over professional problems. Can they ever resolve it? Also, there's some troubling news about Prince William and his wife that needs discussing, as well an ambitious Bachelorette to deal with.
Jul 12, 2012 9:49AM ET
When thinking about his own life over the last ten years, Microsoft's very well paid CEO does not consider it a lost decade.
Jul 12, 2012 9:41AM ET
This time the Fifty Shades trend story skews a bit younger: Teenagers are reading the book, too!
Jul 12, 2012 7:01AM ET
Last night, CNN aired a wild interview between Piers Morgan and Robert Blake that belongs in a special place in the annals of on-air celebrity meltdowns.
Jul 11, 2012 9:53PM ET
If anyone had "start a Kickstarter" in the "what is Dan Harmon going to do after Community?" pool, please come collect your winnings. Harmon is teaming up with Community's Starburns to produce a movie written by a very little known writer named, oh, Charlie Kaufman.
Jul 11, 2012 6:43PM ET
Jen Doll's piece on bosses getting wise to employees who "work" from home stirred up some debate today. One commenter pointed out that it isn't all that hard to hold people accountable for work done off-site.
Jul 11, 2012 5:48PM ET
Jul 11, 2012 5:47PM ET
Hollywood is completely out of ideas, as we know, so they're continuing to dig through the attic for old stuff to spruce up. Here's the news on two new remakes, plus some other showbiz tidbits.
Jul 11, 2012 4:08PM ET
If New Yorkers seem particularly jittery over the summer, it's for good reason: they are drinking a lot of iced coffee.
Jul 11, 2012 3:53PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Details from the upcoming David Foster Wallace biography are trickling in; Neil Gaiman inks a multi-book deal with HarperCollins; fantasy author wreaks viral vengeance on e-book pirate; remembering E.B. White's sense of humor on his 113th birthday.
Jul 11, 2012 3:48PM ET
Fox News' Megyn Kelly takes that third commandment pretty seriously viewers learned Wednesday after she showed a video of today's Ohio train explosion during which an onlooker (understandably) exclaimed, "Jesus Christ."
Jul 11, 2012 2:26PM ET
A first trailer for Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms, a new video game based on the wildly popular fantasy book series turned HBO television show, has been released and despite it looking a little silly, it made us curious. What other popular prestige shows could be turned into video games? Let's speculate!
Jul 11, 2012 9:12AM ET
Rielle Hunter has a truncated little book tour, Tom Cruise is hitting it off with a new lady, and, more believably, he's maybe a magical being who can do telekinesis.
Jul 10, 2012 11:54PM ET
A 53-year-old Twilight fan who spent the last two days waiting in line for Thursday's Twilight Comic-Con panel was tragically killed when she tried to cross the street on Tuesday morning.
Jul 10, 2012 10:32PM ET
Ron Howard is a wonderful, charitable man for tweeting this picture from the Arrested Development writer's room. But what can we learn from it? This is our forensic investigation of the Arrested Development writer's room based on one blurry cell phone picture:
Jul 10, 2012 10:30PM ET
We've been busy gossiping about Kim Jong-Un's new lady friend, who may or may not still have a husband and child, but we've also quietly wondering how Disney would respond to Kim using, like, all of their characters for a stage show. The answer: they're thrilled.
Jul 10, 2012 6:20PM ET
Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 is known for saying outrageous things, but a Tumblr post that ricocheted around the Internet Tuesday recounting his harsh response to a heckling audience member had him saying something no one expected to hear: "I'd like to sincerely apologize."
Jul 10, 2012 5:43PM ET
Jul 10, 2012 5:41PM ET
Don't worry, you'll be watching Katniss and friends kill people until 2015. Also don't worry about Seth Meyers, he's probably not replacing Regis. But do worry about Savannah Guthrie. She's not exactly a hit.
Jul 10, 2012 4:48PM ET
Are bored, well-to-do adults devolving into the state of rebellious teens, or are we all just the same as we always have been? Amy Sohn introduces the so-called "Regressives."
Jul 10, 2012 3:23PM ET
How should we be watching TV? Well, according to Slate's Jim Pagels, you should not be watching big heaping marathon hunks of it because that ruins the purity of the show or something.
Jul 10, 2012 2:44PM ET
Do we actually need to waste additional valuable Internet space in praise of Kate Upton for looking like she doesn't have an eating disorder?
Jul 10, 2012 12:57PM ET
Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, MTV's Teen Wolf is chock full of shirtless hardbodies standing around in locker rooms and various other shirt-free zones. The show is also more than that: a deceptively smart, sly show, one that knows it's junk food and simply aspires to be the tastiest garbage around. And it succeeds!