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
Do you need a provocation to learn Russian? - Sacramento Bee Do you need a provocation to learn Russian? - International Business Times 07/24/2014 - 4:18 am | View Link
Taking the Bat out of the shadows - PBS The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman - Pop Matters 07/23/2014 - 1:39 pm | View Link
Emotional core of Valiant Hearts - Sydney Morning Herald We also read some military reports, and some books written by soldiers ... as inspiration, we built fictional ... dog was inspired by real ... 07/23/2014 - 10:09 am | View Link
‘Galaxy Quest’: The Oral History - MTV ... cry spoken by fictional Commander ... to watch you, you get real weak! ... Shalhoub: My part as written – we ... in a sentence in one of ... 07/23/2014 - 10:06 am | View Link
The Great American Twitter Novel - New Yorker ... a link from Sceptre Books, his ... being trapped in a fictional airport ... and its movements in real time. The project couldn’t be ... 07/23/2014 - 5:40 am | View Link
Writer reveals real people who inspired our most famous fictional characters including the Godfather and the BFG Like the fictional character he was fond of a "martini lunch", smoking ... Mr Brittin said: "He knew that Roald Dahl had written the book and based it on him and the characteristics of the two are very similar. "He was a well built man and had pretty ... 02/26/2012 - 5:00 pm | View Link
A Real Book Made of 101 Fake Books That’s because Mobley is fictional, the creation of Warren Lehrer, a Queens, New York-based designer ... “Then I decided that as the basis of a novel, all the books would be written by the same author, who is in prison looking back on his life and ... 12/29/2011 - 2:02 am | View Link
A Real Mystery: Who Writes the Real Richard Castle Books? Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor ... In the past, show writers and creators have penned similar pseudonym books. Richard Castle isn't the first fictional character to have penned his own series. "Castle" is often compared to the long-running ... 04/12/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Spy novels by real spies have avid readers Early this summer I asked an idle question of readers: What are the great spy novels written by authors who were actual spies? Another learning experience: When it comes to avid readers, there are no idle questions. I was deluged by titles of books written ... 09/18/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Tinker, tailor, writer and spy: Best novels of espionage written by real agents I was deluged by titles of books written by former intelligence workers and spies ... the numbers of former intelligence workers who have written fictional takes on their profession are legion. But first, a word from an actual intelligence analyst turned ... 08/28/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) | Blog & website of ... Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) Blog & website of children's book author Tara Lazar 07/24/2014 - 3:22 am | View Website
Erotic literature Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader ... 07/24/2014 - 3:15 am | View Website
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Scholastic Publishes Literacy Resources and Children's ... Scholastic has been delivering literacy resources for kids and outstanding children's books to schools, teachers, and families for more than 90 years. 07/23/2014 - 2:07 pm | View Website
Fiction Fiction is the form of any work that deals, in part or in whole, with information or events that are not real, but rather, imaginary and theoretical —that is ... 07/23/2014 - 10:54 am | View Website
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.
San Diego — California’s summer playground — will welcome 33 million visitors this year, according to the San Diego Tourism Authority. With miles of pristine coastline, major attractions and a multitude of restaurants, that means out-of-town guests will be knocking on our doors. We asked the Superdiners: Where do you take company for that quintessential San Diego experience?
ENNISKILLEN Northern Ireland (Reuters) - The man who brought an opera to Britain's biggest rock festival is using the enigmatic plays of Samuel Beckett to lure tourists back to a town better known for one of Northern Ireland's worst 'Troubles'.