Penguin and Random House To Merge

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A humungous deal that will merge Patricia Cornwell and Nora Roberts publisher Penguin and E.L. James and George R.R. Martin publisher Random House. The new publishing giant would publish a quarter of all books in the United States. If approved by regulators, the merger would combined British-owned Pearson and German-owned Bertelsmann – the parent companies […]

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“Twilight” Actor Wants to Write Erotica

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Rumours of Robert Pattinson starring in Fifty Shades, but the Twilight actor has now expressed interest in trying his hand at writing erotica.

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Movie Tie-In Edition of “One Shot” Coming in November

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Bantam Dell Publishing Group will be publishing a new cover for One Shot by Lee Child. The re-issue is a movie tie-in edition featuring everyone’s ideal Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise.

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Peter Jackson: “Stephen Colbert is the Biggest Tolkien Geek”

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has made no secret about the fact that he is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. He’s even shown off his precious Aragorn’s sword on his show. “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life,” Hobbit director Peter Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. “Philippa Boyens is our […]

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“Sexiest Woman Alive” Mila Kunis To Play Anastasia Steele?

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Mila Kunis was awarded te title of the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire and now that may be parlayed into a portrayal of the female lead in one of the most anticipated upcoming film franchises – that being Anastasia in Fifty Shades. Other names in the hat include Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart.

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Tim Green Speaks About Young Readers

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Tim Green, an NFL football player-turned-author, spoke to students in Illinois about the importance of reading. “I loved sports, but I also loved books,” said Green, who played for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. “They were magical to me. They took me to another time and place. Books are exercise for your brain. You […]

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Jackie Collins Comments On Fifty Shades

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

With 29 novels now under her belt, Jackie Collins is no stranger to sex in fiction. However, Jackie thinks E.L. James has gone a little too far. “Sex should be fun and equal and erotic,” Jackie says. “It’s not about getting tied up and spanked. My women are not submissive. They’re strong.” However, she will […]

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James Patterson On Tyler Perry As Alex Cross

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

James Patterson wants fans of the Maximum Ride series to know that they shouldn’t lose hope about a potential movie series. A film franchise was on the horizon until getting derailed. Now the project is searching for a director. Speaking of James Patterson films, his Witch and Wizard series looking to be well on its […]

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FBI Kept Eye On Hunter S. Thompson

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

RT.com reports the FBI kept close tabs on Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, although it’s not clear why. Records indicate that the FBI had a close-eye on Thompson, who committed suicide in 2005, perhaps due to his hatred for President Nixon.

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Chris Hemsworth To Play Mitch Rapp?

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

It appears that Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has been offered to star as Mitch Rapp in the movie American Assassin, based on the Vince Flynn novel. Bruce Willis will portray his mentor.

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