Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Protesters arrested at the Walt Disney lot in Burbank

Two protesters, dressed as Minnie and Mickey Mouse, chained themselves to a gate at the Walt Disney Studios today, according to the Los Angeles Times. The costumed activists reportedly were protesting because of a fiber in Disney’s children’s books, which they say is from endangered Indonesian rain forests. Updated: 2:15 p.m. A short while ago, Burbank Police sent out a press release about the […]
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Best selling author looking for a few good co-authors

Publishing superstar, Janet Evanovich, has made a bundle off  of her popular Stephanie Plum mysteries, and is now out to  hook up with some fresh talented co-authors. Number 17 in the Plum series titled, “Smokin’ Seventeen,” is due out next year. The wacky world of former lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is headed to the big screen as well. Katherine Heigl reportedly has signed on to […]
Friday, October 29, 2010

So You Think You Can Write: Harlequin’s new search for authors

The world’s leading publisher of women’s fiction, especially romance, says it’s “hungry to find talented new writers for Harlequin Books” In a PR Newswire release,  Harlequin announced it’s hosting a five day “So You Think You Can Write” event starting next Monday, November first, to “discover aspiring new authors.” Harlequin Enterprises Limited produces books for women at the rate of over 110 titles […]
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hollywood’s most overpaid stars

Some surprises on the annual list of the most overpaid Hollywood stars by Forbes magazine. It wasn’t just about the fat paychecks with all those zeros. Some actors aren’t generating a good return at the Box Office, according to Forbes. In the number one spot on the magazine’s list, comic/actor Will Ferrell. Funny guys Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey and actor Tom Cruise made the […]
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Sexiest Man Alive

Photo of Johnny Depp —Paul Treadway/Matrix/People Magazine Actor Johnny Depp is 46-years-old. No matter. Today People Magazine handed Depp his second “Sexiest Man Alive” title, beating out hot younger hunks and fellow thespians Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson. Depp won the title the first time around in 2003. It’s nice to see a celebrity, who’s nearly 50, getting props for aging […]
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Business, Publishing, Entertainment & Internet News Bytes

 BERNIE MAKES A BUNDLE FOR HIS VICTIMS Bernie Madoff is behind bars, but the big-time crook managed to generate a lot of dough for the victims of his Ponzi scheme, yesterday. In New York, personal property authorities confiscated from Madoff and his wife went on the auction block. Bidders shelled out major bucks for things like Madoff’s Rolex watches and New York Mets baseball jacket and his wife’s diamonds and furs. Nice story and photos […]
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Sarah books to hit the market

                             The small publisher of the only biography out of GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been overwhelmed by the demand for the book. “Sarah: How A Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down” was first released in April with a slightly different title.  It didn’t start flying off bookstore shelves until GOP presidential candidate John McCain announced he had picked Palin as […]
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Book Bytes–Sarah, Leah, and Boys Night Out

Big Buzz on Sarah Palin book The new Republican V.P. nominee, Sarah Palin, has a book out and it’s a hot bestseller on Barnes & and Amazon. “Sarah: How a Small Town Girl Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment on Its Ear” has been out a while. The biography was first published in April of 2008, before Palin’s recent problems were disclosed in the national media. Last […]
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Book Bytes

How to Shop for a Husband. Today Show consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman has a new book deal. Lieberman, writing with Bonnie Teller, will show how techniques used by consumer experts can help you close a deal on a mate. St. Martin’s Press bought world rights to “How to Shop for a Husband” and plans to release the book next spring. Lieberman is […]