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Grey is Beige

Maria Posted by Maria at June 30, 2015 16:15:14 June 30, 2015 16:15:14
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Yesterday, Lainey wrote about the #AskELJames hashtag hijacking (click here for a refresher) and, having read the book, I can understand where (and who) those tweets are coming from. People like me who spent $11.99 on Grey. I’ll start with the bad and get to the worse (things won’t get better): Grey is not the worst book I’ve ever read. Full Story

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#AskELJames

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 29, 2015 19:45:30 June 29, 2015 19:45:30
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Have you been following this on Twitter? If not, do a search for #AskELJames. E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, decided to participate in a Twitter chat today, I guess to promote the new book, Grey, and, well… That’s kind of Twitter is for, isn’t it? Here’s a sample: Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer's point of view next time? #AskELJames Full Story

Fan Bingbing’s cats and hearts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2015 18:46:15 June 18, 2015 18:46:15
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Fan Bingbing at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Did you hear about the social media fight she got into with Wang Sicong this week? Wang Sicong is the 27 year old son of the richest man in China. He recently posted a photo of his dog wearing two Apple watches, one around each leg. Each watch is valued at $10,000. Full Story

Maybe He IS That Into You (But Lost His Phone)

Maria Posted by Maria at June 9, 2015 15:29:28 June 9, 2015 15:29:28
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Does everyone like Aziz Ansari as much as I do? What I like about him is that he’s a modern comic. Of course Louis C.K. and Seinfeld and Chris Rock are considered comedy gods but they are also from a generation that became famous before the internet existed. Sometimes the “you crazy kids get off my lawn” sensibility of the sacred cows gets a little tired. Full Story

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In The Unlikely Event

Duana Posted by Duana at June 8, 2015 19:10:01 June 8, 2015 19:10:01
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Spoilers everywhere – come back if you haven’t finished. You know, usually I am not afraid of endings. Usually I am the one who says things like “I’d rather something end well, early, than go on too long”. I am unsentimental, not because I’m heartless, but because usually, there are lots of things to love. Full Story

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Everest: A big bag of NOPE

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 4, 2015 19:19:21 June 4, 2015 19:19:21

Jake Gyllenhaal is going for the gold this year, first with Southpaw and then Everest, which is due in September—wouldn’t surprise me to see this one premiere at TIFF. Everest is based on Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air, about the 1996 climbing disaster in which eight people died while descending Everest. Full Story

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Shonda Rhimes Says Yes

Duana Posted by Duana at June 3, 2015 14:24:28 June 3, 2015 14:24:28
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Lainey once called me contrary. This idea is preposterous, as I am not contrary. (Lainey: you are.) But I will admit that I don’t like to be predictable. If it’s too obvious that I’m going to go a certain way, I like to check myself. So in this situation, knowing as we do that I’m a pretty avowed Shonda Rhimes stan, I wanted to step back before I was excited. Full Story

In The Unlikely Event

Duana Posted by Duana at June 2, 2015 15:18:39 June 2, 2015 15:18:39
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It’s a momentous day. There hasn’t been a day like this in almost 20 years. Today, Judy Blume releases her new book, In The Unlikely Event. I know a lot of you feel the way Lainey and I feel about that. That Judy Blume ushered you through your childhood, was accessible but not overbearing and condescending in your adolescence, and somehow seemed to be a friend who’d always been there in adulthood. Full Story

50 Shades of Repetition

Maria Posted by Maria at June 1, 2015 17:15:16 June 1, 2015 17:15:16

Well, we suspected it was coming, right? EL James has announced a new book, titled Grey, that will cover the same ground as 50 Shades of Grey, but from Christian’s perspective. Hasn’t it all been from Christian’s perspective? It’s not like Ana had a strong POV or was a fully formed character. Full Story

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak are complicated and wealthy together

Duana Posted by Duana at May 22, 2015 14:46:38 May 22, 2015 14:46:38
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It was announced yesterday that Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will be paid 7.5 million dollars for a book that explores the details of their complicated, untraditional relationship. Seven Point Five MILLION dollars.  Yes, publishing gives big advances to celebrity authors who are likely to sell well, and Kaling’s first memoir did well and to be honest, was maybe my favourite of the comedy memoirs that came out in the past few years – certainly the best since Bossypants. Full Story

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