(CBS/AP) J.K. Rowling, who is releasing her first book for adults on Thursday, says she doesn't rule out another book set in Harry Potter's magical world.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Willie Nelson is scheduled to release a new memoir in November, according to the book's publisher.
Nelson will release "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die" on Nov. 13. Publisher William Morrow says the American music icon will tell never-before-heard stories about his life, family, music, politics, Texas, religion and favorite recreational activity.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Ashbel Green, a versatile and respected editor at Alfred A. Knopf who persuaded Gabriel Garcia Marquez to switch publishers, worked on Walter Cronkite's memoir and a foreign policy book by President George H.W. Bush and helped discover the crime classic "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," has died. He was 84.Continue »
It all started on Feb. 14, 1989, when the best-selling author received a phone call from a BBC reporter, informing Rushdie that he had been "sentenced to death" by Islam's spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The move followed publication of Rushdie's 1988 novel, "The Satanic Verses," which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran."
Soon, the famed British writer was forced underground.Continue »
(CBS News) There's a lot of new music being released in this busy week in entertainment by artists as varied as Pink, Paul Simon, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kanye West.
"The Truth About Love" is the name of Pink's sixth studio album, coming out on Tuesday, and it includes the hit single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," which has climbed charts this summer in the U.S., Australia and Germany.Continue »
The Grammy-winning superstar has an agreement with Little, Brown and Co. to tell his life story. The publisher, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that the book is scheduled for release in 2014. It doesn't yet have a title.Continue »
(CBS News) Just months before actor Tom Cruise takes to the big screen as ex-military policeman Jack Reacher, author Lee Child has come up with a new adventure for Reacher.
"A Wanted Man," published today, is the 17th book in Child's Reacher series. In it, the larger-than-life military man turned drifter gets a ride while hitchhiking from a pair of kidnappers and their cocktail-waitress victim.Continue »
(CBS News) It's a brand new year in entertainment.
TV's new shows are going on the air, new clothes are debuting at New York Fashion Week, musicians and writers are releasing the works they want us to give friends for the holidays and the movies we'll be talking about until the Oscars in late February are getting a first look in Toronto.
Where to begin?Continue »
(CBS News) She's only 16, but Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas believes she has an inspirational massage to share with others.
The first African-American gold-medal winner in the all-round individual gymnastics competition, Douglas will describe her road to the 2012 London Games in an "inspirational memoir" to be published in December by Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins.Continue »
(CBS/AP) J.K. Rowling has been granted permission to build two Hogwarts-style tree houses in the garden of her home, despite some complaints from neighbors.
The City of Edinburgh Council said Thursday it has approved the "Harry Potter" author's application to create tree houses for her children. The structures, each about 40 feet high, feature tall conical roofs and turreted windows in the style of Hogwarts Castle in the "Potter" films.Continue »
(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - Call them the new "super couple."
Superman and Wonder Woman lock lips in the latest issue of the "Justice League" comic, sharing a passionate embrace as they realize there's no one else out there like them.
The couple's kiss is the culmination of a dramatic story in "Justice League" No. 12, which marks the first full year since DC rebooted its stable of heroes with new stories, new costumes and revised origins.Continue »
(CBS News) Audiences will get their first look at some Oscar-worthy movies when the Venice Film Festival gets underway Wednesday in Italy.
Though it opens with a new movie by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding," "The Namesake"), the festival will be heavy on American stars and movies, including "The Master" by Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" with Rachel Weisz and Ben Affleck, Spike Lee's documentary about Michael Jackson and Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" with Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie. The festival continues until Sept. 6.Continue »
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