Books

Will JK Rowling Write Another Harry Potter Book?

4/11/2015 8:49am EDT
J.K. Rowling 'May Choose To Step Back In' To The World Of Harry
J.K Rowling must get tired of being asked whether she'll write another book about Harry Potter, and although she's not in the process of writing one now, that doesn't mean she's done with his world for good.

During a recent interview on "Today," she said: “I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter.”

But she continued, "I have always said never say…. well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world, and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping...
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Pharrell Williams Delves Into The Book Business

2/17/2015 5:07pm EST
Pharrell Williams Is Turning 'Happy' Into A Children's Book
Pharrell Williams is writing four picture books for children. The first book in the series is set for publication by Putnam in September and will be inspired by his smash hit "Happy," which was featured in the animated film "Despicable Me 2."

The book will center on images of children around the world who are "celebrating what it means to be happy," according to Billboard. The initial print run will include 250,000 copies.

"Happy" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards and won two awards at this year's Grammys: Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.
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Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Sequel Written Nearly Six Decades Ago

2/4/2015 4:53pm EST
Harper Lee
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has a new book coming out -- her first novel since her 1960 literary classic and just her second book overall.

The author actually completed the novel during the mid-1950s, but her editor convinced her to take the book's character -- a grown-up Scout Finch -- and use parts of her backstory for what would ultimately become "To Kill A Mockingbird."

The Pulitzer Prize winning author will now release "Go Set A Watchman," a sequel of sorts, which was recently unearthed by her lawyer.

"In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman,'" ...
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Alec Baldwin Is Writing A Tell-All Memoir?

1/23/2015 9:31am EST
Alec Baldwin Is Writing A Tell-All Memoir?
Alec Baldwin might not seem like the ideal memoir-writing celebrity. Let's be honest here- the word "memoir" invites gravitas, the kind of gravitas a James Earl Jones or Martin Scorcese might bring.

Gravitas aside, Baldwin does have a memoir on the way. The book, which will be entitled "Nevertheless," will be published by Harper (a part of HarperCollins) and will release in 2016.

The memoir, as any good memoir should, will cover the entirety of Baldwin's life. And that'll include "hits and flops, marriage, divorce," according to an official statement.

Hey, that might even include all the...
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Kim Kardashian's Eye-Popping Selfie Book Is Titled 'Selfish'

1/20/2015 6:27pm EST
Kim Kardashian Flaunts Major Cleavage On The Cover Of Her Selfie
Kim Kardashian shared the cover of her upcoming selfie book, titled "Selfish," with her Instagram followers on Tuesday, and it's a doozy. The book jacket features the reality star with damp hair hanging down her shoulders. She's wearing what appears to be a tiny tank top (wet t-shirt?) with a massive amount of cleavage popping out.

If that's not enough to get people to buy the book, what is?

"So proud to share the cover of my book Selfish, out in May!" she captioned the image. "Thank you Rizzoli for making this happen & being the best partner. A big thank you to the Donda team & Kanye for...
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Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian

1/19/2015 8:42pm EST
Getting To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Isabel Adrian
Isabel Adrian is no stranger to the spotlight. The multi-faceted Swedish fashion designer, model, author, actress and music producer has become a household name in the US as a co-star of Bravo's Euros of Hollywood. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Adrian to discuss her life and career, including her background in design, music, and now, the literary world.

Adrian's journey took off at the ripe age of 15 when she began her modeling career. She eventually appeared in runway shows all over the world and graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Elle, Sony and Chic Magazine. After five y...
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JK Rowling Reveals That There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwarts

12/17/2014 9:48am EST
JK Rowling Reveals That Yes, There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwart
Here's two words you probably don't hear strung together too often: "Wizard Jews." Although if you do hear those words in sequence on a regular basis, you probably live cooler lives than we do.

But the non-awesome general public got a dose of Jewish wizardry when J.K. Rowling was answering fan questions on Twitter. One fan, Benjamin Roffman, asked the renowned "Harry Potter" about Jewish representation in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

@jk_rowling my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. I’m a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family. Though...
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J.K. Rowling Had Big Plans For A Minor 'Potter' Character, But Killed Him Off Instead

12/15/2014 11:40am EST
J.K. Rowling Says She Has Regrets About Killing Off A 'Harry Pot
J.K. Rowling revealed on her Pottermore website over the weekend that she only feels guilty about killing one Harry Potter character.

The author took to her Pottermore website to discuss how she unnecessarily killed off Diagon Alley ice cream shop owner Florean Fortescue.

Related: JK Rowling To Release 12 Harry Potter Stories This Month

Fortescue, Rowling says, was originally in her plan to help Harry during his quest for the Deathly Hallows, but another character turned out as a better means, so she wrote Fortescue out.

"I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason," Ro...
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Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!

12/6/2014 9:56am EST
JK Rowling To Release 12 Harry Potter Stories This Month
J.K. Rowling is giving fans a special treat for Christmas -- she's releasing 12 "Harry Potter" based stories every day until Christmas Eve. The British author revealed the news on her official Pottermore website.

Specifically, Rowling will release short stories from Dec. 12 until Dec. 24, and they will be based on fictional characters from her massively popular book and film franchise.

The website reveals: "With wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don't miss out - just visit pottermore.com and...
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Who Are Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors?

11/27/2014 5:01pm EST
Rowling, King & Martin Top List Of Powerful Authors
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has been named Hollywood's Most Powerful Author.

The Hollywood Reporter's list also includes Stephen King ("Under the Dome," "Haven," "Shawshank Redemption," "The Shining") and "Game Of Thrones" mastermind George R.R. Martin.

Rounding out the top five are "Fifty Shades Of Grey" author E.L. James and romance writer Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook," "A Walk To Remember," "The Last Song").

"Gone Girl's" Gillian Flynn, James Patterson, Michael Lewis and Laura Hillenbrand ("Unbroken") also made the trade magazine's list.
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