(CBS) With the release Sunday of "War Horse" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," all but one of the Oscar season blockbusters are at a theater near you. The one holdout, "The Iron Lady" starring Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.Continue »
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Starting this week and continuing into next year, virtually all of Michael Chabon's novels, stories and other writings will become available as ebooks.
The author, who won a Pulitzer Price for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," looks upon the news with pleasure and resignation. Chabon has been a published author since 1988, long enough to land on both sides of the legal and financial digital divide.Continue »
(CBS) A lot of the movies you read about with the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes nominations last week won't be at movie theaters until the end of this week. And because it is a holiday weekend, movies will be opening all through the week.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Christopher Hitchens, a Washington, D.C.-based author, essayist and polemicist, died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer, according to a statement from Vanity Fair magazine. He was 62.Pictures: Christopher Hitchens Continue »
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A biography of "The X Factor'' judge Simon Cowell is coming soon.
Ballantine Books announced Thursday that it will publish Tom Bower's "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell" in the spring. According to Ballantine, an imprint of Random House Inc., Bower has had "hundreds of hours" of access to Cowell.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The "Get Rich or Die Tryin" rapper now wants you to get fit or die tryin'.
Hip-hop performer 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is putting out a fitness book that's set to be published in January 2013 by Avery Books. Titled "Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan," the book will tout metabolic resistance training as the key to getting in shape. It will also include a nutrition guide.Continue »
(CBS) Movie lovers will find themselves with more choices than they have time for this weekend as studios continue to roll out Oscar contenders at the box office. Some of the year's most eagerly awaited films make their debut in theaters on Friday.Continue »
(CBS) Still don't know what gifts you are going to give for the holidays?
Books, movies and music are some of the easiest and most economical gifts to give - not to mention the most entertaining. If you are still confused, here's a list of books, CDs and DVDs that would be great to give any person in your life.Continue »
(CBS) Amanda Knox, who was acquitted of the murder of her roommate while she was on a study-abroad program in Italy, has hired a big-time lawyer, who has represented President Barack Obama amongst many other high-powered clients, to negotiate possible book deals, sources say.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Tea party darling, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, has a book deal.
The Florida Republican has signed with Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group (USA), for a memoir tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012. Sentinel announced Monday that the book has not yet been given a title.Continue »
(CBS) Gary Oldman and Charlize Theron both return to the big screen on Friday, in two very different films.
Oldman plays a Cold War-era spy in an adaptation of John le Carre's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," while Theron portrays a divorcee who moves back to her hometown to rekindle a romance with her (now married) ex-boyfriend in "Young Adult."Continue »
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - When New York City's Jewish Museum invited "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak to rummage through its collection and choose menorahs for a Hanukkah exhibit, the results was an exhibit of 33 severe-looking treasures.