(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.
(CBS) Mariel Hemingway, along with author Boris Vejdovsky, is presenting her first-ever tribute to her grandfather Ernest by compiling carefully selected photographs from the great writer's life spanning from childhood onward in the book, "Hemingway: A Life in Pictures."Continue »
Musical artists hoping for a Grammy may come one step closer Wednesday night when the 2012 nominees are announced at an annual televised concert.
The special, broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live at 10 p.m. ET, will feature performances by Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, Sugarland, and The Band Perry. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will host and Usher will pay tribute to two deceased musicians, Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber.Continue »
The legendary Queen ranks as one of the most important and influential groups in the history of rock and roll. Since its formation in 1971, Queen has been known for its majestic and dramatic hard rock music and eclectic influences that have resulted in hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You/We are the Champions," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Equally as memorable was the group's singer, Freddie Mercury, who commanded attention with his operatic voice and stage presence.
Even after Mercury's death in 1991, Queen still remains popular as ever and marking the band's 40th anniversary is a new book, "40 Years of Queen," an illustrated authorized biography by Harry Doherty and published by St. Martin's Press.Continue »
Danuta Walesa talks publicly for the first time about her loneliness and fear for the family's unity as her husband gained worldwide recognition.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the Bones," a bleak novel by an author who views writing as a way to "ease the looming fact of death," has won the National Book Award for fiction.
The awards were presented Wednesday night at a gala at Cipriani Wall Street, emceed by actor and children's author John Lithgow.Continue »