Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
YouTube Claims Victory Over TV - Battle Won With One Billion Visitors Per Month With more than one billion unique visitors every month, YouTube asserted last night that the battle between television and the online video giant is over. YouTube claimed victory with six billion views per month. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited Mark Mahaney's estimates, a stock analyst at RBC Capital Markets, that YouTube generated about $4 billion in revenue in 2012, up from $2.5 billion in 2011. More
Bookmarks | How Racism Speaks - Commonweal Two recent books take up the ... The opening prose sections are written in a ... Tom, was a real historical figure, though Allen’s fictional ... 08/2/2015 - 9:12 am | View Link
The real Grizzly Man: No one knows brown bears like Vietnam vet, ... - Salon Peacock into a fictional character ... determined by Abbey’s books and ... he hadn’t when his real father died. With Abbey gone, he has ... 08/2/2015 - 9:09 am | View Link
In 'Goodbye Stranger,' it's hello 7th grade - Houston Chronicle Beautifully written and perfectly paced, "Goodbye ... grade who may well be surprised by the flood of real-life memories her fictional world ... 08/2/2015 - 4:58 am | View Link
New translation of the world's oldest novel - Japan Times ... fictional world are as recognizable and relevant now as they were when the tale was written ... and values in the text has real resonance with ... 08/1/2015 - 2:01 pm | View Link
“A lifetime of fighting fires, drinking beer and eating red ... - Salon ... her startling debut, some books she ... a whole cloth fictional fabrication ... She was a real writer in the flesh ... Swofford and that he ... 08/1/2015 - 6:58 am | View Link
On the road: mapping the great road trips of American literature That’s a real shame,” says Kreitner. He has charted every location mentioned in 12 books after travelling around the country ... It needed to be non-fictional or, as in the case of On the Road, at least told in the first person.” 07/31/2015 - 10:25 pm | View Link
Book review: ‘Movie Star’ offers more than celebrity gossip In meta fashion, Liftin is the author of the novel “Movie Star,” which is also a celebrity memoir written by Liftin and ... At the very least their real life plot points offer the beats to Liftin’s fictional story, but in the course of entertaining ... 07/31/2015 - 5:57 am | View Link
Sara and Gerald Murphy come alive in Liza Klaussmann’s ‘Villa America’ beautifully written novel contends that style pursued with that level of commitment and attention to detail has a moral substance of its own. Wendy Smith is the author of “Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940.” 07/31/2015 - 5:36 am | View Link
Author of ‘The Making of Major League' takes us ‘Juuuust Inside' beloved baseball movie That there was a movie coming out with a fictional version of the Tribe at its center ... Working on the book required patience and persistence from Knight — who has written several sports books but whose full-time gig is as a copywriter for JPMorgan ... 07/29/2015 - 4:12 am | View Link
Meet local authors Under the Awning Black has written 25 books ... to keep his fictional crimes from being connected to really ones, Black said the time he spent talking with criminals has helped him. "I've been able to get into the psyche of some real disturbing individuals and put that ... 07/28/2015 - 8:39 am | View Link
Book Review: Young Adult Fiction Meghan Cox Gurdon on Jackie Morse Kessler's "Rage," Cheryl Rainfield's "Scars," Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" and other examples of contemporary young-adult fiction. 08/1/2015 - 11:44 am | View Website
Real (The REAL series Book 1) Real (The REAL series Book 1) - Kindle edition by Katy Evans. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks ... 08/1/2015 - 11:09 am | View Website
RealClearBooks Real Clear Books Friday The Best-Selling Books of All-Time - T. Mumford, Minnesota Public Radio I Just Binge-Read 8 Books by Donald Trump - C. Lozada, Washington Post ... 08/1/2015 - 8:38 am | View Website
List of fictional books A fictional book is a non-existent book created specifically for (i.e. within) a work of fiction. This is not a list of works of fiction (i.e., actual novels ... 07/31/2015 - 5:29 pm | View Website
Vampire Fiction for Young Adults This page contains reviews and book lists for vampire fiction for young adults/teens. This is a resource for both readers and librarians. 07/31/2015 - 4:50 am | View Website
There was no Internet to crowdsource protests in Sproul Plaza, no Twitter to urge opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft, or Instagram to rally support for the Black Panthers. For five of the most tumultuous years in Berkeley’s history, the little rag known as the Berkeley Barb was the unofficial house organ of the counterculture.
Ho-hum, another comedy starring comedians playing comedians. Before you say, “Been there, seen that,” check out Hulu’s hilarious new series “Difficult People,” whose first two episodes will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
In the eight-episode series, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner play struggling comics who live and do stand-up by the maxim, if you can’t say anything nasty about someone, you need a new act.
An article in Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei paints a grim picture of the situation at Konami, suggesting employee morale is at an all-time low.
The article itself is in Japanese and behind a pay wall, but freelance localiser Thomas James has translated the salient information into a summary that's unlikely to prove happy reading for fans of the company.
The article claims Konami spent more than $80 million on the development of Metal Gear Solid V.
The European Space Agency has released a GIF of the Philae Comet Lander's descent.
The pictures show the Rosetta lander on its way to Agilkia, the first landing site, on 12 November 2014. A number of images were taken at 10 second intervals between distances of 3km and 9m from the surface.