Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 6, 2012 10:28AM ET
Today: Jen Aniston has turned down an engagement, Brad Pitt's mom doesn't like gay people, and Taylor Swift is cozying up to the Kennedys.
Jul 6, 2012 2:49AM ET
NBC might have learned something from the horribly stupid way they handled Ann Curry's Today Show departure. When there are reports one of your personalities is going to get fired, immediately deny it, even if there's some truth to it. Deny. Deny. Deny.
Jul 5, 2012 11:08PM ET
Patrick Somerville was devastated when his wife read him the New York Times' negative review of his latest book, until he noticed the reviewer screwed up part of the plot that would have completely changed her perception of the book.
Jul 5, 2012 5:48PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Jul 5, 2012 5:30PM ET
Today: Spidey is doing better than expected, the Princess Di movie gets a name change, and we have a new Mulan.
Jul 5, 2012 5:24PM ET
The comment we liked on Dashiell Bennett's reporting of the amazing San Diego fireworks debacle wasn't one of the many, many premature ejaculation jokes, lame budget comparisons, or echoes of "dude that would have been so cool."
Jul 5, 2012 4:15PM ET
Fifty Shades of Grey insanity has now reached complete saturation (we hope): In addition to Fifty Shades sheets, hotels in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco are offering packages based on the erotica trilogy.
Jul 5, 2012 3:10PM ET
Yalie Liane Membis got a lot of attention for making up people and quotes during her very brief Wall Street Journal internship, but it turns out she fabricated during her college writing career too, which eventually stung The Huffington Post.
Jul 5, 2012 2:48PM ET
Saturday Night Live head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers might be permanently filling Regis Philbin's old seat opposite Kelly Ripa on Live!, if a current report is to be believed.
Jul 5, 2012 1:01PM ET
With Savages Oliver Stone returns to the scuzzy, saturated, chaotic aesthetic of 1997's U Turn, a nihilistic clutter of screwball violence and effortful seediness.
Jul 5, 2012 11:39AM ET
Today in books and publishing: A new edition of A Farewell to Arms includes Hemingway's alternate endings; The Sound and the Fury gets color; an abandoned Walmart becomes a library; R.L. Stine's ideas for summer reading.
Jul 5, 2012 11:32AM ET
The incestuous cable television news for the day is that HBO is developing a project about Fox News chief Roger Ailes based on an as-of-yet unwritten book by New York's Gabriel Sherman, and it's to be produced by none other than MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
Jul 5, 2012 10:10AM ET
Today: The latest in TomKat news, Matthew McConaughey is expecting, and so is Claire Danes.
Jul 4, 2012 6:00PM ET
It's already been a big week for the gay community, but there's another name to add to this week's coming out list: hip-hop and R&B star Frank Ocean.
Jul 4, 2012 12:27AM ET
Turns out we're not the only one who enjoys sitting around all day Netflixing in our pajamas. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said people watched over 1 billion hours of content on the streaming site during the month of June alone.
Jul 3, 2012 5:45PM ET
Dashiell Bennett's story about the lawmaker who pressed the wrong button to legalize fracking in North Carolina does suggest a simple fix needed in the voting system.
Jul 3, 2012 5:22PM ET
Today: Jena Malone heads into battle, Spider-Man is gonna be one rich kid, and Dunder Mifflin may have a new employee.
Jul 3, 2012 5:16PM ET
Jul 3, 2012 3:38PM ET
Here's a trailer for Tom Cruise's next action flick Jack Reacher, a hardboiled drifter movie based on the popular series of books by Lee Child.
Jul 3, 2012 1:54PM ET
Forget Batman. It turns out we don't need him to save the summer anymore. No, the great surprise of the hot season so far is that, despite some of our, ahem, reservations, The Amazing Spider-Man is, really, just that.
Jul 3, 2012 11:47AM ET
Today in books and publishing: The world sees the cover for J.K. Rowling's newest work, Tim Kreider's increased sales; a hotel in Britain replaces its Bibles with Kindles; and Richard Costello wins Hemingway lookalike contest on Facebook.
Jul 3, 2012 10:27AM ET
Today: The latest Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes news, the women's US gymnastics team gets an endorsement, and Calvin Klein's ex is now kissing girls.
Jul 3, 2012 10:14AM ET
Andy Griffith, a television legend, died in his home this morning according to close friend and former University of North Carolina President Bill Friday.
Jul 3, 2012 2:15AM ET
Alec Baldwin, prolific tweeter and anti-paparrazi activist, (who is also -- we've heard -- an actor), quit Twitter on Monday. His parting words: "It's been fun." Instead of wallowing in grief, let's remember the good times.
Jul 2, 2012 10:50PM ET
We don't know when it was determined that we could not read books of substance on the beach. But with the help of some literary-minded friends of The Atlantic Wire, we're calling hogwash on this verdict.
Jul 2, 2012 6:20PM ET
After Anderson Cooper's perhaps-not-so-shocking announcement earlier in the day Richard Lawson wondered if the anchor had orchestrated his coming out in the "right way."
Jul 2, 2012 6:01PM ET
Jul 2, 2012 5:37PM ET
Discovered: Another health benefit for Botox, teens are still sexting, coffee continues being awesome, and parents are less likely to catch a cold.
Jul 2, 2012 5:20PM ET
Yes, we're still trying to process exactly how Anderson Cooper stole the day's news cycle by giving us the most obvious news ever. What's interesting, though, are the many ways journalists and the Twitterverse tried to break the news to millions of people who already sort of knew it.
Jul 2, 2012 5:18PM ET
Today: HBO re-ups with Aaron Sorkin, Naomi Watts is spotted in Princess Di costume, and A&E prequel a classic.