Jonah Lehrer, Stephen Glass And The Elusive Truth
July 30 2012 8:45 PM EDT
Jonah Lehrer, the now former New Yorker writer and best-selling author, was caught making up Bob Dylan quotes in his book "Imagine" by Michael Moynihan in Tablet magazine. Lehrer's rise and fall also matches that of Stephen Glass, a writer who invented sources and plagiarized material nearly a decade earlier at the New Republic.
Beloved Irish Writer Maeve Binchy Dies At 72
July 30 2012 8:18 PM EDT
Beloved, best-selling Irish writer Maeve Binchy died Monday at the age of 72 after enduring a brief illness, according to reports.
'Berenstain Bears' Explains Continued Link To Chick-Fil-A: 'No Control Over Whether This Program Proceeds Or Not'
July 30 2012 5:30 PM EDT
The iconic children's book franchise is doing its best to control for any damage incurred through its continued partnership with Chick-Fil-A, stating on their website that the company has "no control" over the program currently in planning with the controversial fast-food chain.
Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker, Apologizes To His Readers For Fabricating Bob Dylan Quotes
July 30 2012 2:52 PM EDT
Acclaimed author and science writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from his position as staff writer at The New Yorker magazine on Monday following a report that he "fabricated" several quotes and details about Bob Dylan's life in his recent best-selling non-fiction work "Imagine: How Creativity Works."
Was Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Monroe Allegedly Seduced A 16-Year-Old Girl [PHOTOS]
July 27 2012 4:25 PM EDT
Marilyn Monroe has undoubtedly been the ultimate sex symbol for the past 60 years, but in a new book written by Tony Jerris, "Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret," Jane Lawrence told the author about her sexually explicit encounters with the 1950s goddess.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Replaces Bible In English Hotel
July 26 2012 7:44 PM EDT
An English hotel has opted to replace Bibles with the New York Time's best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey," NBC News reported. That's right -- the Holy Bible has been replaced by "mommy porn."
Sea World Attack Video Released, San Diego Trainer Kenneth Peters Escaping Killer Whale Kasatka
July 25 2012 12:43 PM EDT
A video involving a brutal 2008 near death attack on a sea world trainer by a wild whale was released in court and is now being used as evidence in an investigation for the Sea World vs US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Trial. During a show at San Diego Park's Sea World, a veteran trainer, 39-year-old Kenneth Peters was bitten and continuously held underwater by a 7,000 pound killer whale, 28-year-old female named Kasatka.
In Japan, Kobo E-Reader Takes On Paper Books -- And Amazon
July 20 2012 6:00 PM EDT
The Tokyo-based e-commerce giant Rakuten introduced its Kobo Touch e-reader in Japan on Thursday, and early reports suggest that the device is already a hit.
’50 Shades of Grey’ Treatment Given to ‘Pride And Prejudice,’ Sherlock Homes And More
July 18 2012 6:50 PM EDT
Soft-porn bondage thriller 50 Shades of Grey is all the rage right now, and everyone is dying to get in on the action. In a transparent bid to capitalize on the new erotic fiction craze, digital publisher Clandestine Classics is releasing a series of erotically remastered versions of classic novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Captain Marvel Gets A Makeover: 5 Superheroes Who Underwent Makeovers
July 18 2012 5:15 PM EDT
Captain Marvel was given a makeover and might now be ready to stand alongside Spider-Man and Captain America as one of Marvel's best characters, USA Today said. She is the superheroine who is formally known as Ms. Marvel.
Management Guru Stephen Covey Dies At 79
July 17 2012 2:02 AM EDT
Celebrated author and well-known motivational speaker Stephen Covey died Monday owing to complications stemming from a bicycle accident that occurred in April.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Breaks 20 Million Sales As Rope, Handcuffs And Music Sales Also Surge
July 16 2012 7:39 PM EDT
The mommy porn book trilogy has taken over the pop culture lexicon in 2012.
Donald J. Sobol Dies At 87: Twitter Remembers 'Encyclopedia Brown' Author
July 16 2012 11:04 AM EDT
Donald J. Sobol, author of the Encyclopedia Brown series that captured the imaginations of children across the world, died Monday, the Publishers Weekly Twitter account announced. He was 87.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Author E.L. James At Comic-Con: What She Doesn't Want Her Series Called
July 13 2012 5:15 PM EDT
E.L. James signed books for her fans on the first day of Comic-Con convention on Thursday in San Diego, and she took some time to give an interview to the Associated Press. Fans came in bunches to meet the beloved author of the best-selling series Fifty Shades of Grey.
Mick Jagger Had Sex With Over 4,000 Women…And David Bowie, Biographer Chris Andersen Says In New Book
July 13 2012 11:37 AM EDT
Biographer Chris Anderson said that Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger has had sex with over 4,000 women, one of which was Angelina Jolie, during his career -- but that's just a low estimate. Anderson, who recently penned Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, said 68-year-old Jagger has even slept with David Bowie, whom he had an ongoing affair with during the bisexual revolution in America. And he still couldn't get no satisfaction???
‘Size 12 And Ready To Rock’ Author Meg Cabot Talks About Heroine Heather Wells, Katie Holmes And What She Thinks About ‘Chick Lit’
July 13 2012 9:38 AM EDT
“Size 12 and Ready to Rock” is out in stores.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Movie Rumors: Who Will Play Christian Grey? [POLL]
July 12 2012 7:44 PM EDT
Fans of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey are practically foaming out of their mouths waiting to find out who will play their favorite control freak Christian Grey on the big screen adaptation of the best-selling series. Every week there's a new rumor about which hunky-stud will be putting on a grey tie while hiding a twitchy palm as he portrays Christian Grey.
Erotic Romance Author Shayla Black On Flawed Heroes And The Rise Of Female-Driven Fiction
July 12 2012 4:42 PM EDT
The International Business Times had the chance to ask Black about her creative process, her views on damaged heroes, and how's she been affected by the rise of erotic romance book sales.
Channing Tatum Talks 'Magic Mike' Sequel And 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
July 12 2012 2:02 PM EDT
If you're one of the people who saw Magic Mike and didn't want it to end, you may be in luck!
Could Hot New Novel 'Because You Are Mine' Be The Next 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?
July 11 2012 8:17 PM EDT
Beth Kery's Because You Are Mine offers all of the seduction and intrigued contained in a typical erotic tale. Yet the story's release format sets it apart from others in its genre.