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Nov 18, 2011 1:43PM ET
Today we review two new releases, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part1 and The Descendants.
Nov 18, 2011 12:45PM ET
Today in books: The 2009 Man Booker winner is the latest prestigious literary property to be gobbled up by HBO, Diane Keaton's inventive memoir has some great Woody Allen stories, and the late Michael Crichton's scribbles have become a book about killer bugs and an evil CEO.
Nov 18, 2011 10:38AM ET
Last night one of our favorite TV couples had a moment.
Nov 18, 2011 9:52AM ET
Also: Steven Soderbergh cries U.N.C.L.E., Terrence Malick and your little brother have similar taste in films, and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta did not like being asked to leave an airplane bathroom.
Nov 18, 2011 8:45AM ET
The recurring actor on HBO's Bored to Death and Saturday Night Live alumnus explains how she gets her news.
Nov 18, 2011 7:52AM ET
It took the resurrection of Newt Gingrich for Jon Stewart to dredge up a familiar refrain: since pundits give every contender the momentary spotlight (before declaring them "dead"), why can't Ron Paul become the fleeting media darling?
Nov 17, 2011 7:35PM ET
After a long day of staring at Twitter, these were our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Nov 17, 2011 7:11PM ET
Every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the viral video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Nov 17, 2011 5:34PM ET
Today in sports: FIFA president Sepp Blatter is again being called on to resign after saying racism in soccer is "no big deal," two more baseball teams will make the playoffs next year, and Franco Harris no longer speaks for the Meadows Race Track and Casino.
Nov 17, 2011 5:31PM ET
Celebrities have lost one bit of preferential treatment, Sharon Stone and Jane Curtin get new roles, and Angelina Jolie heads to the Middle East.
Nov 17, 2011 5:04PM ET
Steel yourselves for a rash of terrible Twitter jokes and commentary in the wake of Demi Moore's much expected but just announced divorce from Ashton Kutcher.
Nov 17, 2011 2:58PM ET
The Obama campaign's national finance director Rufus Gifford sent an email on Thursday reminding everyone that "there's nothing better than getting a good deal when you're shopping for the holidays" and urging people to take advatage of a $5 coupon at the Barack Obama 2012 campaign store.
Nov 17, 2011 2:36PM ET
From Arkansas, the least-safe Thanksgiving safety video we've seen this year
Nov 17, 2011 1:52PM ET
The Jerseys Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is making the most out of a contrived Abercombie & Fitch diss.
Nov 17, 2011 12:37PM ET
Today in books: A memorable speech from poet Nikky Finney at the National Book Awards ceremony last night, Penguin's lending self-publishing authors a counter-intuitive helping hand, and Libya's ceremonial "unbanning" of books.
Nov 17, 2011 12:18PM ET
It's unclear if poet Ann Lauterbach meant to be ironic when she pointed out "that we are occupying Wall Street" in her brief remarks to a black tie crowd at Cipriani, the luxurious downtown setting for this year's National Book Awards on Wednesday night.
Nov 17, 2011 12:02PM ET
The New York Times' Alex Williams has found a new trend in haircuts, and it's dangerous, sort of awesome and really offensive--well its name anyway--"The Hitler Youth."
Nov 17, 2011 11:36AM ET
The Munsters is being remade as a serious hour-long drama. What other old sitcoms can we revive in dramatic fashion?
Nov 17, 2011 10:43AM ET
Tickets for the vice president's $5,000-a-head fundraiser apparently could be had for less, Joy Behar is leaving HLN, and the Palace denies a new claim that Kate Middleton is pregnant.
Nov 17, 2011 10:42AM ET
Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's wildly-covered decision to forego a Rhodes scholarship appointment so that he could play in this coming weekend's game against Harvard was supposed to be something he and his coach, Tom Williams, could relate to, but that isn't the case.
Nov 17, 2011 9:22AM ET
TV's most sex crime-centric show does a really good job at casting. Let's celebrate that.
Nov 17, 2011 8:22AM ET
Last night, The Daily Show stirred up class divisions between Occupy Wall Street protesters, airing a pre-eviction segment of correspondent Samantha Bee visiting Zuccotti Park and framing it as a microcosm of the city: complete with different sections for poorer and richer seeming protesters.
Nov 16, 2011 6:14PM ET
After a long day of staring at Twitter, we're picking out the tweets that made no sense
Nov 16, 2011 6:10PM ET
Every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's viral video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Nov 16, 2011 5:39PM ET
Obviously the Hollywood Foreign Press wasn't as offended by Ricky Gervais as they said they were, since they're picking him to host January's Golden Globes award ceremony.
Nov 16, 2011 5:26PM ET
South Park is never going away, two new fairy tale movie trailers intrigue, and Kristen Stewart plans her next move.
Nov 16, 2011 5:07PM ET
Today in sports: Penn State's interim athletic director may soon get the job permanently, David Boies is on the other side of a sports labor fight, and the creeping menace of basketball court decals.
Nov 16, 2011 3:27PM ET
Diehard fans are everywhere. Of TV shows, books, movies -- all manner of cultural product. That's fine: we're all DVR season pass-sporting fans of something. But why is a certain group so darn aggressive?
Nov 16, 2011 3:14PM ET
In Roanoke, the fireballs were in short supply, but the tension remained high
Nov 16, 2011 1:08PM ET
Critics are praising the Muppets brand for learning to market itself to adults again, so we'd like to highlight our three favorite press appearances and collaborations from the past week or so to investigate just why this Muppets campaign is working so well.