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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Serena Williams serves up some ace karaoke

Serena Williams made quite a racket Wednesday night when she sang karaoke to a packed crowd at Arena nightclub.


Related Topix: Glee, Entertainment, Television, Darren Criss, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe

5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

'Outlander' TV series based on Gabaldon novels explores Scotland past and present

Diana Gabaldon arrives at the premiere for the STARZ original series "Outlander" during San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, 2014 in San Diego.


Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Santa Fe, NM, Arizona State University

9 hrs ago | Collider

Book to Screen: Why the Giver Movie Is Nothing Like Lois Lowry's Novel

I've covered a lot of young adult book-to-film adaptations over the years, and I've always made a point of assessing the film as a standalone entity when writing a formal review - but this is not a formal review.


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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Manchester Journal

GMALL offers literary talk

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present "Hospitality and Treachery in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" with Professor James Heffernan on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This re-scheduled lecture will take place at Equinox Village in Manchester.


Related Topix: Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, Europress, Koch Media, Video Games, Arts, Literature

Don Cheadle on 'Fame': Would you give this man an Emmy?

As we count down to the 2014 Emmy Awards , Zap2it is taking a closer look at each of the lead acting nominees for comedy and drama -- and judging them not by their best work, but by some of the more dubious credits on their IMDB pages.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Drama Movies, House of Lies, The Rat Pack, Don Cheadle

O'Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, Calls Him A 'Charlatan'...

On Wednesday evening, Bill O'Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long "Talking Points" segment, O'Reilly addressed multiple aspects of the story, but specifically slammed MSNBC commentator ... (more)


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Bill O'reilly, MSNBC

The Winnipeg Free Press

Old TV show gave novelist time and place for Outlander series

But as it turns out, time doesn't necessarily fly when you're flying through time.


Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Clackamas Review

Pop art to the max

When Peter Max was attending art school in Manhattan in the 1950s, a stunning blonde woman used to walk by him and his friends every now and then.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe, Portland, OR

Lincoln County News

Round Pond Author Wrangles With Amazon

Douglas Preston signs his book 'The Wheel of Darkness.' The bestselling author and Round Pond summer resident has become involved in a highly public dispute between authors and Amazon.


Related Topix: Round Pond, ME

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Roald Dahl Museum celebrates 50 years of Wonka on author's birthday

A DOUBLE celebration next month marks the birthday of one of Britain's greatest children's authors and the 50th anniversary of one of his biggest global hits.


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Cinema Blend News

Star Wars Fans Have A New Hope: Uncut Versions May Be Coming To Blu-Ray

A decade ago, on store shelves near and wide, fans had their last chance to obtain the uncut theatrical versions of the Star Wars trilogy.


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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Lois Lowry's children's books, such as "The Giver" and "Number The Stars," are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust.


Related Topix: Peterborough, NH, Lois Lowry, Education Etc.


Dave Grohl wins ALS bucket challenge

Dave Grohl has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level. With the help of his fellow Foo Fighters and a little movie magic, Grohl sends up the classic horror movie Carrie based on Stephen King's first novel.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Horror Movies, Thriller, Carrie, Drama Movies, Stephen King

Oxford Mail

Fantasy a reality on walk

Six-year-old William Paddick, front, with his brothers Thomas, eight, and James, 11, play croquet during the Story Museum's Wonder Walk around Oxford William Paddick, six, with brothers Thomas, eight, and James, 11, took part in The Story Museum's Wonder Walk this month.


Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien

Halstead Gazette

Mystery of Halstead's Jane Austen houses

There are many houses in Halstead, including some in Hedingham Road, Mallows Field and Colchester Road, which are named after novels by Jane Austen, the prolific 19th Century writer of classics such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Northanger Abbey.


Related Topix: Jane Austen, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Ain't It Cool News

Trailer for New Stephen King Thriller, a Good Marriage

We've got a new Stephen King flick headed our way! And unlike the forever stalled adaptations of THE DARK TOWER or THE STAND, it is filmed and has a release date! A GOOD MARRIAGE tells the story of a happily-married middle-aged couple who have spent a seemingly perfect life together.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Stephen King

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Ann Coulter's grossest triumph: How she fleeced the New York Times

The paper of record's assault on Rick Perlstein calls to mind a mirror-image situation that will make you scream When the New York Times recently added fuel to the bogus plagiarism attacks on Rick Perlstein's new book on Reagan, "The Invisible Bridge," with what Paul Krugman rightly derided as "' opinions differ on shape of the planet ' ... (more)


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Broward-Palm Beach

If I Stay Brings Feeling Back to the Multiplex

Should grownups be spending their time reading young-adult novels, at the risk of missing the supposed riches of fiction written for actual grownups? A recent essay in Slate groused about the legions of adults who long ago graduated from the 12th grade but still devour YA fiction at the expense of everything else.


Related Topix: Lois Lowry, The September Issue, Movies, Entertainment

Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert

James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.


Related Topix: Classical, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, John Steinbeck, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Religion, Episcopal Church, Salinas, CA

Star fires back after actor's Criminal attack

IT'S a show the leading man fled saying it was destroying his heart and soul, but Jeanne Tripplehorn "wanted something darker", even if it left her sick to the stomach.


Related Topix: Crime TV, Criminal Minds, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Mickey Blue Eyes, Crime Movies, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Homeland, Celebrities, Mandy Patinkin