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  • Stephen King versus Edgar Allan Poe -- the 'Epic Rap Battle'

    Stephen King versus Edgar Allan Poe -- the 'Epic Rap Battle'
    I didn't think it could be done. But in Season 3 of the web series "Epic Rap Battles of History," Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe throw down. And it works. Of course, Poe's poem "The Raven" is a good starting point, an easily adaptible text. Here's the...
  • Bad Week for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot in TV with 3 Cancellations

    J.J. Abrams might have the most important job in entertainment right now -- directing "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- but the TV side of his Bad Robot production banner is having a rough week. After a robust selling season for 2013-14 that saw pickups for...
  • Boom! TNT goes for genre drama at upfront

    Boom! TNT goes for genre drama at upfront
    TNT used its upfront presentation Wednesday to introduce a "brand refresh" and a slate of programming heavy on action and supernatural thrills. The network's new tagline, "TNT Drama. Boom." and refreshed direction is designed to attract younger and "a...
  • Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'

    Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'
    Few would dispute that Stephen King is the champion of genre fiction. Since 1974's "Carrie," King has been scaring the bejesus out of readers (and, on occasion, filmgoers) with more than 50 novels and shorter fiction that seem grounded in our everyday...
  • CANNES: Movies With Pickup Buzz in the Market

    4 Minute Mile Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger Sales: Double Dutch Intl. Autobahn Director: Eran Creevy Producers: Joel Silver,...
  • CBS Pool Party Kicks Off Summer Programming

    The annual CBS TV Studios summer soiree wasn't so much a night under the stars as it was one among them. With nary a light in the sky, the rooftop pool area of the London Hotel on May 19 was a who's who of execs and stars involved with new and established...
  • Simon & Schuster joins Oyster and Scribd for 'Netflix for e-books'

    Two major services hoping to become 'Netflix for e-books' got a big boost Wednesday: Simon & Schuster has made its backlist available to both Oyster and Scribd. For a monthly fee — $8.99 for Scribd, $9.95 for Oyster — each offers unlimited...
  • 143 books to read in summer 2014

    143 books to read in summer 2014
    Welcome, summer! For some, summer brings long days stretched out by the pool with a hardcover or juicy paperback; for others, an e-book on the phone or audio book in the car can do the trick. Whatever the season has in store, it provides ample...
  • No summer vacation for network TV; it has big plans instead

    No summer vacation for network TV; it has big plans instead
    This post has been updated. See below for details. The summer blockbusters are coming. And to see them, you don't even need to get off your sofa. The TV networks are pouring unprecedented amounts of money — and some very creative deal-making...
  • 'What Jackie Taught Us' -- understanding Jackie Kennedy Onassis

    "Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
  • In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'

    In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'
    "Play normal music!" The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...