Oh, and I finished Girl Sleuth last night, which was great. I should talk about it--and a ton of other books--more later, but suffice it to say, I want to read both the old-school Nancy Drew pre-rewrite originals and Mildred Wirt's Penny Parker books now.
Lexicon update: JKR Files Full Request for Injunction of HP Lexicon. The reason might surprise you.
Cassie Edwards update: The Many Faces of Plagiarism, which now include Longfellow. "Hiawatha." Seriously. Also, from particle_person: "The other ferret researcher (the one who didn't write the Newsweek article) has responded. His take seems to be 'no harm no foul.' Also, apparently this has really helped the black-footed ferrets, particularly Nora Roberts' $5000 matching-grant."
Troubled actor Brad Renfro dies at 25; Brad Renfro, Former Child Movie Actor, Dies at 25 (NYT); Remembering Brad Renfro.
Apple Officially Announces Their Movie Rental Plan; iTunes to offer movie rentals.
Possible van Gogh sketchbook found.
1-ton rodent remains discovered.
Flesh-Eating, Sexually-Transmitted Bacteria Hit San Francisco and Boston.
Love Stuff store in Hoover appeals ruling on sexual devices. Oh, Alabama.
Nigerian Scammer Scambaited to Re-Write Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By Hand.
Half a million rubber balls down the Spanish steps in Rome--"Like the Bravia commercial, but for real." (Note: the Bravia commercial was real.)
Report: Scrabble wants Scrabulous off Facebook.
Ultradark Material Is Thirty Times Blacker Than Black. Could it be any more black? And the answer is none. None more black.
'American Idol' Premiere Ratings Lowest In Four Years, Delivers Slightly Less Brutal Ass-Kicking To Competition.
Johnny Depp's £1million gift for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, which saved his daughter's life in the middle of Sweeney Todd's filming last year. "And on November 29, unknown to the public, Depp spent four hours at the hospital telling bedtime stories to patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow after having his Pirates Of the Caribbean costume flown over from Los Angeles."
Tom Cruise: "Why ask permission? We are the authorities"; Church of Scientology Claims Copyright Infringement.
Katie Holmes Marathon Mystery Deepens With New Questions About Unidentified Runner #6074.
Musical 'Rent' Foreclosed After 12 Years.
DGA Deal With Studios: Almost Done?; Is The Writer's Strike Bad (Or Good!) For Fashion?
Official Oscar Poster Tries To Distract Public From Looming Awards Show Disaster With Bright Lights, Shiny Object; 'Atonement' Dominates British BAFTA Nominations;
BAFTAs to atone for low-profile Globes (ah, I see what you did thar).
VFXWorld Previews Prince Caspian.
1-18-08 - Photo # 10 - Chum; New Cloverfield Video Clips; First Reaction to Cloverfield - They Have Created a Classic; Early Reactions: 'Cloverfield'; Where Did Fake Cloverfield Spoilers Come From?; One Last Piece of 'Cloverfield' Viral Marketing: The Manga.
Lost in 8:15.
Bond 22 Shooting At Lago Di Garda In April.
Guess Who's Back In 'The Dark Knight'? [spoilers]; Does Katie Holmes Regret Turning Down ‘Dark Knight’?
David Wain Talks ‘The Ten,’ And Winona Ryder Puppet Sex.
'Doomsday' Trailer Now Live; 'Doomsday' is a Stereotypical Post-Apocalyptic Prison World.
More Photos From David Mamet's 'Redbelt.'
Interview: Jess Weixler, Star of 'Teeth.'
Viggo Mortensen gets award for Russian accent.
trailer_spot: Bank Job, Doomsday, Watching the Detectives, CJ7, Taxi to the Dark Side.
Sundance Trailers: Goliath, Bottle Shock, Downloading Nancy.
Dragonball Set Videos, Photos and More.
Harold and Kumar Go to SXSW.
More 'Fanboys' Rumors Hit.
Undaunted by Reality, Uwe Boll Starts Another Movie.