First trailer for ‘The Dark Tower’ due year end

First trailer for ‘The Dark Tower’ due year end

The debut trailer for Idris Elba adventure “The Dark Tower” will arrive this Christmas, according to Sony studio executive Tom Rothman. With Idris Elba as gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey opposite as his quarry, the Man in Black, “The Dark Tower” adapts part of one of Stephen King’s best known story arcs. Even so, […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
TV and film rights sold for Man Booker contender ‘His Bloody Project’

TV and film rights sold for Man Booker contender ‘His Bloody Project’

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s crime thriller novel “His Bloody Project” looks set to get a makeover for the big screen, following the news that Synchronicity FIlms has secured its film and TV rights. The Scottish production company is rumored to be developing a series based on the period novel, Deadline reports. The story, which appears on the shortlist […]

20.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Radar Pictures gets film and TV rights to ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Radar Pictures gets film and TV rights to ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Allison Pataki’s 2014 novel “The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America,” is heading onscreen, with Radar Pictures picking up the film and television rights, according to Variety. The book follows Peggy Shippen Arnold, who married Benedict Arnold in 1779 just before he betrayed America and turned to the British […]

18.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Me before You’ crosses the $200 million mark

‘Me before You’ crosses the $200 million mark

Warner Brothers’ low-budget bittersweet romance is proving to be a big global hit Based on the Jojo Moyes novel of the same name, “Me Before You’ is directed by Thea Sharrock and stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”). Despite a comparatively low-profile release in June where it had to […]

07.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

Author J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to speak out against “voluntourism” and the well-meaning, but misled, tourists who volunteer at orphanages abroad. In a series of long-running tweets posted on Sunday, August 21, Rowling wrote about the why the rise of voluntourism, particularly when it comes to working in orphanages in developing countries, does […]

24.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
Imaginative ‘Coco’ Chanel illustrated biography hits shelves

Imaginative ‘Coco’ Chanel illustrated biography hits shelves

Chronicle Books has released a new illustrated biography on the life of French fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, on what would have been the late designer’s birthday. The book — “Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel: An Illustrated Biography” — was penned by Zena Alkayat and includes excerpts from Chanel’s own letters and diaries, along with […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books ·
Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Pop star Lady Gaga has contributed to an Italian cookbook written by her father Joe Germanotta, which is due out later this year. The tome, inspired by Joanne Trattoria — the restaurant Germanotta and his wife Cynthia own on New York’s Upper West Side — is titled “Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes And Scenes From An […]

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

“Game of Thrones” director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to helm TriStar’s film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel “The Nightingale.” MacLaren, who has also previously worked on episodes of “The X-Files”, “Breaking Bad”, and “The Walking Dead”, will direct the World War II drama from a screenplay adapted by herself, Ann Peacock and John Sayles. The […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

The publishing house Bloomsbury Children’s Books will release several tie-in books on the release day of the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on November 18. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: the book and the movie Inspired by JK Rowling’s 2001 book of the same name, the movie (also known as […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Publishers Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) announced the book’s August 16 launch date back in March, and now the wait is nearly over for Schumer’s large fan base. An award-wining comedian… Amy Schumer first came to the public eye in 2011-2012 when she came fourth on the reality TV competition “Last Comic Standing,” having been […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

Renowned author J.K. Rowling has confirmed Harry Potter’s story will not continue, with the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” marking the end of the road for the character. The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Box office assistant Mazie Gordon-Phillips is to get her own miniseries as Helena Bonham Carter produces and stars in a film adapting “Saint Mazie,” based on the real-life heroine to New York’s homeless. “Mazie is a restless, independent woman who embodies the essence of 1930s New York,” fellow producer Faye Ward told Deadline. “Our story […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

British Vogue has announced that Vogue is to release its second fashion-inspired coloring book, “Vogue Goes Pop.” The news continues the trend for adult coloring books and follows the success of Vogue’s first coloring book released last year, which featured hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the fashion magazines of the Fifties. This time around the book takes on […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books ·
‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

Sacramento, Calif.— On Wednesday, May 25, “Books Across America” launches with “The Dr. Oz Show,” UPS, Scholastic, and the National WIC Association (NWA), a nationwide book drive and week-long campaign, May 25 to May 31. The drive aims to get books into the hands of children across the country ages 0 to 5. The campaign […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Friends, colleagues and former students of Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVM Gonzalez will remember him at a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Echo Park Branch Library located at 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles from 2-5 p.m. NVM was born […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Happenings, Local News ·
Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke have been confirmed to star in the Philip Noyce thriller “Above Suspicion” reports Deadline. The film will be based on the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey, which tells the true story of a newly-married FBI agent who after been assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky starts […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet has released a new title in honor of the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service this summer, covering all 59 parks in a single guide. Lonely Planet’s “National Parks of America” is a hardcover edition that features landscape photography and original wildlife illustrations of the country’s 59 national parks. The book […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

A rare compilation of Shakespeare’s complete works was shown off before sale by Christie’s auction house on Tuesday in the week that Britain celebrates the 400th anniversary of the legendary playwright’s death. The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]