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Author Of 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story' Commits Suicide

December 21st, 2013 8:42am EST
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Author and screenwriter Ned Vizzini, 32, has committed suicide. According to the Los Angeles Times, the writer took his own life in New York on Thursday.

Vizzini is most known for his 2006 novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” which centered on a high school boy who tries to kill himself and is sent to a mental hospital. Stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, 16-year-old Craig checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed and finds himself stuck in the adult ward.

The book was semi-autobiographical. Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts and ...
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Lindsay Lohan To Write Tell-All Book

December 16th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in the process of writing her memoirs. The actress recently met with the Max Borges Agency and is reportedly in the early stages of the book. She started writing in her journal while in rehab where she was ordered to spend 90 days over the summer.

Lohan is expected to open up about being a child star, using drugs, dating DJ Samantha Ronson, and going to rehab.

After leaving rehab in July, the actress moved from Los Angeles to New York City and quit drinking. She has, however, been spotted at several parties. Last week, socialite Barron Hilton accused her of asking a frien...
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Three Unpublished J.D. Salinger Stories Leaked Online

November 29th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Catcher In The Rye
A handful of unpublished short stories by J.D. Salinger have been leaked online. Salinger, who wrote "The Catcher In The Rye," secluded himself after the huge success of his only published novel and stopped publishing work in 1965.

Following his death in 2010, the writer left instructions that his unpublished works should not be seen for 50 years after his death.

Despite his request, earlier this week a scanned copy of three of Salinger's unpublished works was uploaded to a file-sharing website by an anonymous user under the title "Three Stories."

Two university libraries are guarding th...
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Cary Elwes To Pen 'The Princess Bride' Memoir

November 24th, 2013 11:22am EST
Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes is set to recall his experiences on the set of cult fantasy film The Princess Bride for a new book.

Elwes has teamed up with biographer Joe Layden for the tome, which is scheduled to be published next year .

The 51 year-old actor played hero Westley in the 1987 movie, opposite Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant, among others.

As You Wish: Tales From The Princess Bride will also feature interviews with his co-stars and a foreword written by director Rob Reiner.
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Dingeringeding! Ylvis' Hit Single 'The Fox' Made Into A Children's Book

November 13th, 2013 11:18am EST
Ylvis
Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis ave signed a deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster to adapt the lyrics from their hit single "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)" into a new children's book titled, well, "What Does The Fox Say?"

Brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker created the song and its accompanying video to mess around with producers of their Norwegian TV series "I kveld med Ylvis," but the song became a viral hit on YouTube and racked up over 200 million hits.

The children's book consists of the song's lyrics, including doozies like "Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!" and "Wa-pa-pa-pa...
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Corey Feldman Opens Up About Sexual Abuse In New Biography

October 23rd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Corey Feldman
Corey Feldman talks about some painful childhood experiences in his new memoir, "Coreyography." For example, he claims his late pal Corey Haim was sodomized on the set of a 1986 film by someone who has become "one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry."

The former "Stand By Me" star goes into detail about the sexual abuse he and Haim endured while working in Hollywood as children.

The New York Post's Page Six obtained an excerpt from the memoir in which Feldman talks about Haim, then 14, who worked on "Lucas."

Feldman writes: An "adult male convinced him that it was...
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John Grisham's 'Sycamore Row' Picks Up Jake Brigance's Story Three Years After 'A Time To Kill'

October 21st, 2013 11:31pm EDT
Sycamore Row
Stephen King isn't the only author revisiting past characters these days.

John Grisham's latest legal thriller heads back to Clanton, Mississippi, to catch up with attorney Jake Brigance three years after the events of his first novel, A Time To Kill (1989).

Like its predecessor, the story is filled with racial tension. After wealthy businessman Seth Hubbard, who is dying of lung cancer, hangs himself from a sycamore tree, he leaves a new handwritten will behind. A copy of the new will is sent to Brigance (played by Matthew McConaughey in the film adaptation of A Time To Kill) with a note...
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62

October 14th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Oscar Hijuelos
Oscar Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American novelist who wrote 1989 novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", has died at the age of 62.

According to the Associated Press, Hujuelos' publicist, Jennifer Lyons, confirmed that the author suffered a heart attack while playing tennis on Saturday on a Manhattan tennis court.

Hujuelos won the Pulitzer in 1990 for his most famous novel, which was turned into 1992 film The Mambo Kings, starring Armand Assante and and Antonio Banderas as two Cuban musician brothers who emigrate to New York City in the 1950s to start a dance hall ban...
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Best-selling Political Thriller Novelist Tom Clancy Dies At 66

October 2nd, 2013 11:53pm EDT
Tom Clancy
Best-selling political thriller writer Tom Clancy passed away on Tuesday at the age of 66.

The author died at a hospital in his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. His cause of death has not been released, but he was reportedly suffering from a brief illness prior to his passing.

Clancy was born in the city in 1947 and was an insurance agent before becoming one of the most successful novelists in the U.S.

Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt For Red October", introduced CIA operative Jack Ryan, the recurring protagonist in several of his books. Ryan was portrayed on 1990 film by Alec Baldwin.

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Helen Fielding Kills Off Mark Darcy In Latest 'Bridget Jones' Novel

September 30th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones fans were left reeling on Sunday when news broke that author Helen Fielding has killed off the title character's husband, Mark Darcy, in her latest novel.

Britain's Sunday Times published an excerpt of Fielding's new book, "Mad About The Boy", revealing that the unlucky-in-love Jones, 51 and a widowed mother of two. The story takes place five years after Darcy's death, when Jones meets new beau, 30-year-old Roxster, on twitter.

The book's synopsis reveals some of the issues that the title character faces, including what to do when her friend's birthday party falls on the sam...
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