What We're Reading This Weekend: Debut Novels

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There's a first time for everything: First steps, first kiss, first driver's permit (congrats to this week's cover girl Bindi Irwin for that last one). But for writers, there's that first novel. Whether it becomes a breakthrough best seller or gets relegated to the cut-price table, a debut novel is a special occasion. This week our staff members are reading books by writers who have boldly taken their first foray into fiction. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Mary Beth Yale, Associate Manager, Sales Planning Her Pick: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes See more »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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E! Online

Editors' Obsessions: Summer Sneakers, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & More!

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Please excuse us while we crank up the A.C. It's a scorcher this week! The temps are hellishly hot, but we're managing to stay (relatively) cool with some of our favorite obsessions this week. First up: L'Occitane's Frisson Verbena Gel For Legs and Feet. The cooling gel relieves our tired legs and feet after a hot summer day. Nothing short of a miracle. We're also staying cool in mesh sneakers from Tretorn. They come in a bright shade of yellow that's perfect for the season. Also in the fashion department, we're obsessed with the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic collaboration, See more »

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TVGuide - Breaking News

Reign's "Haunted" Season 2: An "Awkward" Marriage and Killer Plague

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Get ready for a lot of pretty people with bloody open sores on Reign.

The CW series returns this fall after the death of the Darkness, who was keeping the Black Plague at bay through his sacrifices. "The plague is coming and lands at the castle with a vengeance," executive producerLaurie McCarthy said at the CW drama's Comic-Con panel on Thursday. "Not everyone will survive it... but the plague will pass and it will be followed by famine." She added that Queen Mary (Adalaide Kane) and King Francis (Toby Regbo) will have to learn what it's like to "inherit a nation that See more »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Comic-Con: Everything Benedict Cumberbatch Said That Made Women Scream

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"I'm gonna try not to cry," said the big-eyed brunette fan, quavery-voiced as she approached the microphone.  Forty feet away, the British actor seated at the dais in Comic-Con's Hall H leaned forward and nodded benevolently."We'll all try together," replied Benedict Cumberbatch.Many a genre heartthrob has graced the stage at Comic-Con in years past, but the reaction to the 38-year-old Cumberbatch — who's never made the trek to San Diego until now, despite a Con-worthy résumé that includes Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit — was on a different level than the shrieks that used to greet See more »

- Kyle Buchanan

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The Guardian - Film News

Why I'd like to be Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird

16 hours ago

Even from a small English village, Atticus Finch, the lawyer defending a wrongly accused African American in the deep south of America, seemed the epitome of quiet decency, fatherly tenderness and physical courage

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

Why I'd like to be Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark Continue reading See more »

- Neil Mitchell

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New Image Of Batman Revealed

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Even if he doesn’t look a day over 40, Batman turns 75 this year - and to mark the occasion, a new picture of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader has been unveiled.The picture was first released at the DC booth on the main floor at Comic-Con, but it’s See more »

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Huffington Post

Nine Inch Nails Fans Will Be Surprised By This Album

3 September 2013 11:50 AM, PDT

Nine Inch Nails, "Hesitation Marks" (Columbia)

Sun-kissed harmonies, funk-flecked guitar lines and – whisper it – a saxophone workout all make an appearance on "Hesitation Marks," a surprising new offering from Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus.

In the five years since the industrial rockers' See more »

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MTV Movies Blog

The Best Movies Of 2013

17 December 2013 12:00 PM, PST

To clarify, this is my top ten today at this very moment. It's going to change. Even as I wrote out the below list, I was dramatically shifting these worthy films up and down. For one thing I want — no, need — to see all of these again and See more »

- Josh Horowitz

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Filmmaker Magazine

Applications Open for Dogfish Accelerator

3 hours ago

Last year, I did a lengthly profile on Dogfish Pictures’ inaugural Accelerator program, which adapts a start up financing model to the independent film landscape. Dogfish equips each of its selected participants with seed financing and an office space where they’ll develop their product(s) over the course of nine-weeks, with added input from mentors. See more »

- Sarah Salovaara

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First trailer lands online for 50 Shades Of Grey: watch now

9 hours ago

The first trailer for 50 Shades Of Grey has arrived online, and it's every bit as steamy, breathy and emotionally overwrought as you might expect! Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele, a naive college graduate who finds herself introduced into the world of Bdsm sex by billionaire businessman, Christian See more »

- Total Film

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