Harry Potter Banned By Australian School As 'Un-Christian'
August 27 2012 5:03 PM
10 years after its initial publication, "Harry Potter" is still being banned in some communities for allegedly promoting unchristian-like values. Medowie Christian School, a co-ed K-10 school in New South Wales supported by the Medowie Baptist Community Church, is the latest school to take issue with the popular fantasy series; the Potter series has not only been banned from their school's library, but students participating in a recent parade for "Book Week" were also forbidden f...
Fox News Exposes Navy SEAL Involved In The Killing Of Bin Laden
August 23 2012 3:35 PM
Fox News revealed the name of a SEAL Team 6 member who had written a book about the killing of Osama bin Laden. "No Easy Day" was written under the pseudonym Mark Owen to protect the retired SEAL and his family.
'50 Shades of Grey' Casting Rumors: Did Ian Somerhalder Meet With Film Team?
August 20 2012 9:41 PM
Ian Somerhalder reportedly met with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film team to discuss playing Christian Grey, the Examimer reported.
Ellora's Cave CEO Talks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' And The Rise Of Erotic Romance
August 20 2012 10:34 AM
The recent spike in erotic romance book sales may never have happened if it wasn't for a determined college student and single mother named Tina Engler.
'The Hunger Games' Outsells 'Harry Potter' On Amazon
August 17 2012 9:08 PM
Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" series outsold J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series on Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reported.
French President Hollande Is No Fan Of Sarkozy
August 16 2012 4:05 PM
A new book out next week reveals some rather intimate details about Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Google Acquires Frommer Guides Travel Sites From Wiley
August 13 2012 12:23 PM
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it had acquired the famous Arthur Frommer travel guides and other travel assets from publisher John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JW/A) of New York.
Joe Kubert, Comic Artist And Legend, Dead At 85
August 13 2012 11:24 AM
Joe Kubert, legendary comic artist, has passed away at age 85, reports NJ.com. Kubert, the winner of multiple awards including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner awards, would have been 86 in three weeks.
David Rakoff Loses His Battle With Cancer, Fans React
August 10 2012 11:08 AM
opular humorist, David Rakoff lost his battle with cancer on Thursday at the age of 47.
Bret Easton Ellis Says Openly Gay Matt Bomer Is Wrong For ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
August 09 2012 12:51 PM
Since the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" was announced in March, speculation about who will play the role of Christian Grey has run wild.
Joan Rivers Costco Book Ban: Free Publicity?
August 08 2012 4:48 PM
Joan Rivers' Costco protest is being touted as "the best book publicity stunt of 2012."
Joan Rivers Protests Costco For Banning Her New Book
August 08 2012 8:54 AM
According to On The Red Carpet, Joan Rivers staged an impromptu publicity stunt to drum up sales for her new book. The 79-year-old co-host of E!’s Fashion Police was asked to leave a Burbank Costco after using a megaphone to protest the store for banning her book. Rivers’ latest book “I Hate Everything … Starting With Me” was released on June 5 and has received positive reviews.
'50 Shades of Grey' Casting: Does It Matter That Matt Bomer Is Gay? [POLL]
August 07 2012 6:49 PM
Matt Bomer is a fan favorite to be casted in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, but some critics are not convinced because the actor is gay.
Vatican Rejects Bulgarian Envoy Over Gay Novel: Latest Imbroglio Between Holy See And Sofia
August 07 2012 1:39 PM
Despite his sterling credentials, the Vatican will not approve his appointment.
Amazon Launches Semester Textbook Rental Service To Battle Barnes & Noble
August 07 2012 12:26 PM
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer, said it will start renting textbooks to college students for a semester. At the end of the term, they can ship books back for free.
The Latest Publishing Craze: Print Books?
August 07 2012 10:24 AM
A new report published by the Book Industry Study Group found that fewer consumers are purchasing books exclusively in electronic formats, while the number of booklovers who have "no preference" for e-books over print books is increasing.
Art Critic, Author Robert Hughes Dead At 74
August 06 2012 8:04 PM
Robert Hughes, the Australian-born art critic and historian, died Monday at age 74.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Trailer With Matt Bomer And Alexis Bledel: Fan Makes Unofficial '50 Shades' Trailer [VIDEO]
August 02 2012 10:11 PM
An unofficial trailer featuring Matt Bomer in the role of Christian Grey and Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele has been released on YouTube by courtesy of a "Fifty Shades of Grey" fan, Alex White.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Casting Rumors: Who Should Play Anastasia Steele? [PHOTOS + POLL]
August 01 2012 5:51 PM
It's been rumored of late that Emma Watson was cast to play the alluring Anastasia Steele for the film adaptation of E.L. James' hit "soft-core porn" series "Fifty Shades of Grey," but the British actress debunked the rumor almost as soon as it surfaced.
What Is The Best City For Culture? New Report Compares Assets Of 'World?s Greatest Cities?
August 01 2012 1:42 PM
If you crave a night of theater or dance, head to New York, but for live music, you might want to try Paris. If it?s history you?re after, Istanbul?s your spot, but if you?d rather relax in nature, try Singapore. And if you want to dance the night away, look no further than Sao Paulo.