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A few days ago, I ran a review of Shane Kuhn’s Hostile Takeover. Now meet the author in the following interview I did with him, which also appeared originally in Shelf Awareness for Readers and …

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Natasha Richardson 1963-2009

March 18, 2009 – 9:22 pm | 5 Comments
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I’m speechless.

Actor Plays Subway Hero in Real Life

March 18, 2009 – 11:42 am | 7 Comments
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One of my pet peeves is how the word “hero” is overused. Tom Cruise is labeled a hero because he helps tow a woman’s car out of a snow bank or stops for an injured …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Grand Ole Opry Night

March 18, 2009 – 2:17 am | 5 Comments

As someone who has very little love for country music, I was not looking forward to tonight’s episode. Two hours of twangy songs about people whose wives/girlfriends/husbands/dogs/kids/mothers have left them? Surprise! It was better than …

Winner of WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE Prizes

March 16, 2009 – 10:39 am | 12 Comments
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Congratulations to Viktoria of North Hollywood, CA, who won the black tour T-shirt and tomato seeds from the Angel Corporation! Viktoria sent along these pictures of her wearing the shirt and, um, the ketchup she …

Audrey Niffenegger's Second Novel Coming Out in September 2009!

March 14, 2009 – 1:24 pm | 5 Comments
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Earlier this week, we discussed the upcoming movie version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Now, the New York Times reports that Audrey Niffenegger’s next novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, will be coming out late September! [UPDATE: …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — First 2 Finalists Cut

March 11, 2009 – 10:11 pm | 11 Comments

Kelly Clarkson was back in the house! She rocked it hard! Usually when previous contestants come on, they put me to sleep so fast I wonder if I have narcolepsy. But Kelly belted out “My …

Rupert Penry-Jones Coming to America!

March 10, 2009 – 11:29 pm | 8 Comments
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When I heard a couple years ago that Rupert Penry-Jones was leaving the superb British series MI-5 aka Spooks (Netflix it immediately if you’ve never seen it), I was crushed. I adored RPJ as the …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 13 Compete

March 10, 2009 – 11:12 pm | 6 Comments

I went into Michael Jackson-theme night with high hopes because whatever you may think of him as a person, the guy’s had tons of good catchy hit songs. But does that mean the contestants chose …

When Will TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE Travel to Movie Screens?

March 9, 2009 – 11:19 pm | 30 Comments
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A source of mine sent me the following e-mail after attending a test/preview screening of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Please keep in mind this isn’t a formal review. The movie is still a work in …

Free Stuff–Win WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE Prizes!

March 5, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 14 Comments
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Are you a fan of Kim Harrison’s the Hollows series? If yes, you’re gonna like some cool stuff I’ve got to give away to tie in with the recent release of book #7, White Witch, …

CD Review: Kelly Clarkson’s ALL I EVER WANTED

March 5, 2009 – 9:51 pm | 6 Comments
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One of my pet peeves is driving along next to someone who’s got their stereo cranked up so loud, I can feel the sound vibrations thumping through my chest wall, jacking my heart into a …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8's Top 13 Finalists!

March 5, 2009 – 9:49 pm | 6 Comments

Tonight’s wild card show went mercifully fast, with a lot of business wrapped up in an hour instead of stretched out to two. Eight wild card performers competed for the remaining three spots in the …