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What We're Reading This Weekend: Brand New Fiction

What We're Reading This Weekend: Brand New Fiction
Helen Fielding's first novel in 14 years, the latest from Meg Cabot's Size 12 series, a wine-steeped romance - there's lots to like about this fall's fiction lineup. Tell us what you think of our staffers' picks - and let us know what you're reading. Betsy Gleick, Executive Editor Her Pick: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding. I'm whipping through the new Bridget Jones book (out in the U.S. on Oct. 15. We're lucky here at People - sometimes we get to read things early). A huge spoiler is already out there, but you won't hear it from me.
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What We're Reading This Weekend: Guilty Pleasures

What We're Reading This Weekend: Guilty Pleasures
You can't go high brow all the time. Whether it's a chick lit confection, a bodice-ripper or a zombie fest, just-for-fun books have their place. See what our staffers are unwinding with below - and let us know what you're reading. Caryn Midler, Video Producer Her Pick: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham The Parenthood star's first novel definitely has a chick lit feel, which I usually avoid like the plague, but I've been whipping through it while drinking tea and eating cookies. I love the characters and the gritty setting, New York circa 1995 (no cell phones!) Even though I know where the story's headed,
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Freakishly Clever: A Tim Burton Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of filmmaker Tim Burton in the fourth of a four part feature... read part one, two and three.

Life intersected with art when Tim Burton chose to make a cinematic adaptation of Big Fish by novelist Daniel Wallace; Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) lies on his death bed recounting his youthful adventures to his estranged son William (Billy Crudup). “My father had been ill for a while,” confided the filmmaker, “I tried to get in touch with him, to have, like in this film, some sort of resolution, but it was impossible.” Not all was lost for Burton. “I went back to thinking about my father, and as bad a relationship as I had, early on it was quite magical…It’s important to remember that. I forgot that for too long.” The director added, “I think it’s a thing where everybody loses a parent and,
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'Heartbeat' films Down Under

The cast and crew of ITV1's 1960s police drama Heartbeat are currently filming an episode for the next series on location in Australia. Production of the Aussie special began on Monday and is expected to continue for two weeks. Regulars Joe McFadden, Clare Wille and Lisa Kay - who play PC Joe Mason, DS Rachel Dawson and Nurse Carol Cassidy respectively - are currently filming on the Gold Coast and hope that a spinoff could be in the pipeline. McFadden told news.com.au: "We were over in a really interesting place last week near Casino which hadn't changed much since the 1960s. Filming is going so well there is talk at the moment of perhaps doing a spinoff." He added: "I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I might be involved." Meanwhile, ex-Neighbours star Blair McDonough (more)
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