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  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
  • Remy Bumppo announces 2013-14 slate

    Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season. The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October. In...
  • The history of Charles Dickens (sort of) via the Smiths (sort of)

    "As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose." Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
  • Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
  • Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?

    Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?
    Here's evolution for you: Jane Austen may be set to replace Charles Darwin on the British 10 note. That's according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, who has said that the author of "Pride and Prejudice" is "quietly...
  • Edward Snowden's Russian summer reading list

    Welcome to Russia, Edward Snowden! Here’s a disturbing Russian novel, just to give you a sense of what you’ve gotten yourself into. The NSA leaker, stuck in a legal limbo in Moscow's international airport for a month now, was able to meet...
  • Sexual predator cries censorship over Jaycee Dugard memoir

    Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her...
  • Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family

    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water? Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...