Posts tagged with hollywood

Aug 1 2016

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling


In 2011, actress and comedian Mindy Kaling released a collection of essays called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Her book is 242 pages of the easiest reading on the planet: short, witty, ridiculously charming essays on everything from Kaling's weird affection for diet plans to her career goals to her ideal level of fame...

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May 10 2016

Salacious! (But not really.)


THR recently posted a juicy excerpt from Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich's recently-released book Moguls, Monsters and Madmen: An Uncensored Life in Show Business. It's well-worth checking out, particularly if you enjoy behind-the-scenes gossip...

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Sep 10 2015

Sad facts


SplitSider writer Priyanka Mattoo recently wrote a helpful explanatory article called "How Does a Book Get Optioned and Become a Movie?" If, like me, you don't really care about the how-to stuff for writers looking to sell their book(s) to Hollywood, skip to the paragraph that..

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Jul 28 2015

Maybe they could hire a woman? For something?


According to THR, novelist Michael Chabon is in talks to work on Disney’s Bob the Musical, a movie that has been languishing in development hell for more than a decade...

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Apr 9 2010

Let them read read Pat the Bunny.

After years of finding Gwyneth Paltrow unbearably full of herself, I'm learning to appreciate her. I still think she's insane, but insane in a fun way, you know? But while reading her GOOP newsl...

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Jun 13 2008

Brendan Fraser: still out there.

Somehow I missed the fact that Brendan Fraser is going to be starring in the adaption of Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. I really thought we'd seen the end of his career af...

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Feb 19 2008

Just in case.....

I thought I would post the latest trailer for Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (the movie adaptation of the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series), just in case you missed it during t...

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Oct 16 2007

Celebrities reading, part II

It's not as deliciously apropos as Paris Hilton carrying around a copy of Valley of the Dolls, but trainwreck-at-large Britney Spears was recently photographed reading a copy of The Lion, the Witc...

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Aug 2 2007

The Hollywood gods are smiling.

For once, a trend we can encourage: making movie or tv adaptations of books that we haven't read and don't give a damn about.Example number one:Gossip GirlThe only reason we're even remotely inter...

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Jul 13 2007

Harry Potter Toolishness, Part II

CURSE YOU, SIENNA MILLER!!!When will British girls learn? I don't care HOW cute you are, Emma Watson, NO ONE is cute enough to carry off this kind of outfit. Those BOOTS! That SATIN! Those... dang...

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Jul 10 2007

Young Harry looks a little toolish

Details magazine is currently featuring an oh-so-saucy interview with Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movie franchise. I didn't read the whole thing (I get tired of Details' tone of co...

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Feb 7 2007


I have tried to ignore this story, but I can't escape it. I am sorry to report that Del Rey is going to release a manga in conjunction with the dread Avril Lavigne. You can read the press releas...

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Jan 30 2007

Oh. My.

Well, MY eyes need bleaching. How about yours?Harry Potter mega-site The Leaky Cauldron has kindly(?) archived several "frankly gorgeous" photos from Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming play Equus. If y...

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Nov 30 2006

Britney's Book Club

Check it out--proof positive that even celebrities are forced to read depressing, melodramatic Great Works. It's a page from Britney Spears' junior high-era essay on Antigone, up for auction at C...

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Nov 18 2006

Holy cow.

I had a party the night I graduated from college, and, in lieu of party favors, I celebrated my academic liberation by fobbing off all of my least favorite college textbooks onto various guests. I...

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Oct 31 2006

Harry Potter and the Junior Accountancy Job

Dude, what happened to you?Cute sports jacket, Harry. And what nicely combed hair you have! Did you send out those khakis for ironing, or did your loving aunt do it for you?I'm assuming that this ...

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Aug 18 2006

Upcoming adaptation news...

Sony has apparently acquired the rights to make a film version of Isaac Adamson's Tokyo Suckerpunch, starring Tobey Maguire. Judging by the outline of the script floating around, it sounds like th...

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Aug 3 2006

Wordcandy casting news

Bond girl Eva Green has been cast as Serafina Pekula and Nicole Kidman has been cast as Ms. Coulter in the upcoming Golden Compass movie adaptation; Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as Bellatrix...

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Jul 30 2006

Hollywood brings the creepy

While Ruth Rendell's books consistently give me the heebie-jeebies, P.D. James has also been known to scale pretty high on the give-Julia-the-creeps-o-meter, and her novel The Children of Men has ...

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Jul 28 2006

Further proof...

...that the Warner Bros. people don't monitor their young stars' lives too closely: Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in a West End play that will require him to appear in the nu...

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Jul 25 2006

Wordcandy odds and ends

Juicy tidbits regarding Wordcandy-approved books are drifting in left and right…1. The Eragon movieFrankly, I'm not a huge fan of this series. It was okay, but I don't think that it would have be...

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Jul 8 2006


Okay. At first, I was pretty excited about the upcoming film version of Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust. He wasn't going to direct it (good), it's one of my favorite Gaiman novels (good), and it wa...

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Jul 3 2006

"The Golden Compass" news, part two

So, here's what the Imdb had to say about the new The Golden Compass film adaptation:-Writer Philip Pullman wants Nicole Kidman to play Mrs. Coulter and has indicated that he would like Jason Isaa...

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Jun 30 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

Somehow I never got around to reading this book, although I'm not sure why--it seems like the kind of thing that would be right up my alley. Anyway, while the majority of movie-goers will be watc...

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Jun 27 2006

At least this one won't have Arnold in it, right?

Brace yourselves, gentle readers: Warner Bros. is re-making Conan the Barbarian. I know! I couldn't believe it either, but it's true: apparently, the world wasn't satisfied with one mindblowingly...

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Jun 23 2006

Harper Lee!

Sandra Bullock has been cast to play Harper Lee in an upcoming biopic. Well, as bizarre Hollywood casting goes, it could have been much worse.

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Jun 22 2006

Save the Date...

We still do not have a date or title for the final installment of the Harry Potter series (although rumor has it that the book will be released in 2007), but we can now mark the release date for t...

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Jun 21 2006

Buck up, little Emma!

Why does that Hermione actress always look so angry (not to mention boozy) in pictures?I guess Warner Bros (they make the Harry Potter movies, right?) must not make their actors sign one of those ...

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Jun 6 2006

Please, save your precious $8.75

So, my little brother went to see X-Men 3 last night, and called me around ten o'clock to complain about how much the movie blew. (Not that I was particularly sympathetic--dude, I TOLD you it was ...

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May 28 2006

Holy cats.

For hardcore fairytale geeks like me, Terry Gilliam's movie The Brothers Grimm was a bitter disappointment. The movie wasn't terrible, but it wasn't particularly good, either, and it never conveye...

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