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Dec 7, 2011 11:41AM ET
Today in books: the "Bad Sex in Fiction" award results are in, two poets have withdrawn from the T.S. Eliot prize shortlist, and California gets a Harry Potter theme park.
Dec 7, 2011 11:39AM ET
A Real Housewife learns a lesson in paying for things, Kate Middleton keeps us guessing, and Barney Frank is now a meat product.
Dec 7, 2011 9:58AM ET
We're done with this show for a while.
Dec 7, 2011 8:11AM ET
The potentially hilarious Donald Trump moderated GOP debate has had few contenders sign up so far, and Jon Stewart made it clear last night why they might be hesitant: Trump "can't ever let anything go."
Dec 6, 2011 6:52PM ET
After a long day staring at Twitter, these are our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Dec 6, 2011 6:45PM ET
The announcement of Android's 10 billionth app download should be great news for developers. After all, more downloads means more money, right? Actually, it might not.
Dec 6, 2011 5:27PM ET
Thanks to two heavily retweeted witnesses who said that he'd been kicked off a plane, the Internet has been full of speculation about what was going on with 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin on an American Airlines flight before he responded on Twitter.
Dec 6, 2011 4:47PM ET
Lars von Trier gets the French off his back, Ice Cube heads to TV, and Chris Columbus finds Jesus.
Dec 6, 2011 4:39PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Dec 6, 2011 3:04PM ET
This week in sports: The Carolina Panthers equipment manager has a mercifully polite encounter with a fan, N.F.L. retirees are suing the league for over-prescribing painkillers, and a miraculous recovery in a sailing race.
Dec 6, 2011 12:01PM ET
Today in publishing: Amanda Knox hires a lawyer to help with a book deal, British Poet Ted Hughes gets honored today at Westminster Abbey, and your iPad can now look like a magical leather-bound book.
Dec 6, 2011 11:51AM ET
The European Commission announced an agressive antitrust investigation into Apple's e-book policies, leaving many to wonder the obvious: What about Amazon?
Dec 6, 2011 9:49AM ET
It's really gotten time they put Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to bed.
Dec 6, 2011 8:10AM ET
Jon Stewart is sorry to see any Pokémon-quoting candidate suspend his campaign, so to memorialize Herman Cain's run coming to an end, he cued up his own inspirational moments from Pokémon: the Movie 2000.
Dec 5, 2011 6:48PM ET
After a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Dec 5, 2011 6:43PM ET
Nearly 50 years ago, a sixteen-year-old high school student sent out a thoughtful questionnaire about symbolism to 150 famous authors, and the replies he received offer a handy way to compare the writers' personalities.
Dec 5, 2011 5:05PM ET
Sports Illustrated makes a curious Sportsman of the Year selection, the schedule for all 35 bowl games is out, Harvard basketball cracks the Top 25, and the New York Mets insist Bernie Madoff didn't make Jose Reyes leave.
Dec 5, 2011 4:44PM ET
Now that we know the name (Newsroom), basic plot line, and character sketches for his cable news drama, Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series sounds a lot like all of his old network shows.
Dec 5, 2011 3:53PM ET
Madonna will be your Super Bowl halftime entertainment, Tom Cruise wants to do Bollywood, and Bradley Cooper thinks Ryan Gosling is sexy.
Dec 5, 2011 3:15PM ET
In the wake of the David Denby ban, a look at the producer's versatile displays of temper.
Dec 5, 2011 2:29PM ET
Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson, which recently featured segments such as "Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong" and "Hoarders & How to Free Your Life From Clutter," is one of the newsier shows the FCC has ruled a bona fide news program.
Dec 5, 2011 12:43PM ET
The always ridiculous Fox News manages to outdo itself.
Dec 5, 2011 12:02PM ET
Today in books: Marco Rubio secures a well-timed book deal, a possible new image of Jane Austen has been discovered, and Byliner enters the short story publishing game.
Dec 5, 2011 10:39AM ET
Mega producer Scott Rudin is spitting mad at The New Yorker's film critic David Denby for his freshly published review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, two weeks before the film's release and ahead of the time-honored "embargo" studios ask critics to honor.
Dec 5, 2011 9:43AM ET
The Gingriches add star power to the Kennedy Center honors, Alec Baldwin won't close the door on a New York City mayoral bid, and the NFL confirms Madonna will be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Dec 5, 2011 9:29AM ET
Last night was the premiere of a new TLC special called Virgin Diaries. It was, as expected, deeply embarrassing.
Dec 4, 2011 5:46PM ET
The former Greatest Right-Handed Hitter Alive and performance enhancing substance enthusiast wants to come out of retirement to play baseball for money. Free Manny!
Dec 4, 2011 11:37AM ET
Saturday Night Live tries to cram every Herman Cain gaffe into one Weekend Update visit.
Dec 3, 2011 5:13PM ET
Channeling her inner Bacall, of course.
Dec 2, 2011 3:09PM ET
Whitney is in trouble, Seth Grahame-Smith continues to be richer than you, and Jeremy Renner goes witch hunting.