Happy October! October may be my favorite month, I'm not sure--December is also pretty awesome, because I like the idea of Christmas as kind of a spooky-magical time, and also: my birthday. My thirtieth, as I keep reminding people, and I have spent so much time mentally slapping myself every time I felt woeful about it that I think the behavior modification has worked and I'm actually looking forward to it. But back to October! It's also The Month in Which My Journal Was Born, and since I feel very nostalgic and self-indulgent, I'm going to link to something or other every day. Today... let's try... The Lost Outlines of Carolyn Keene, how about that?
foresthouse: "For your next linkspam, would you include a link to the speech Terry Pratchett made on care for older people a couple of days ago? It's just an amazing, amazing speech and people should read it."
Donna Tartt Leaves Knopf: Can Publishing Be Saved? I KEEP MEANING TO READ THE SECRET HISTORY, HOLY CRAP I FORGOT AGAIN.
Fey Sparks Bidding War With First Book.
Forbes List of Best Paid Authors.
Will Kindle Pirates Float a Book Napster? Yes, but first you'd have to get a Kindle, wouldn't you?
Social Networks for Book Readers Comparison. A linked post, Book Cataloguing - An analysis of online sites is heavily in favor of Library Thing, which makes me glad that's the one I use (if sad that I've now realized it has a free-account cap of 200 books. I think I would actually pay the one-time fee, except that I don't have the money).
xkcd: The Fiction Rule of Thumb.
I Read It So You Don't Have To: Lynne Spears' memoir.
Unliving dolls: Women collect fake babies.
VMA host Russell Brand gets another chance to charm America.
Paramore's new song "Decode" ...streaming on Stephenie Meyer's website. I AM NOT GOING OVER THERE. SOMEBODY FIND ME A RIP.
("Twilight is the first series of books I've ever read." Oh, Hayley.)
Four years after disbanding, Phish to reunite.
Did Paris Hilton's new single, 'My BFF,' cause Wall Street to collapse?
NBC has picked up an updated version of 'The Partridge Family.' "The new version will reflect what seems to me to be the more realistic family band scenario these days: a struggling, sort of well-meaning mom pimping her kids in order to create a wholesome-slash-sexy cash cow." So... basically it's The Dina Lohan Story, is what you're saying.
'The Graysons' Are Coming to The CW; CW Readies Pre-Robin 'Graysons.'
Movie Stars, Movie Moments Coming Up On ‘Pushing Daisies.’
In the Battle of the British Funnymen, Simon Pegg Calls Ricky Gervais a 'Fat Idiot.' I'm pretty sure I know who this blog's readership is going to side with, given y'all's reaction to the "Ricky Gervais might host the Oscars" news item...
Dunst's Teeth 'Weren't Photoshopped' For Magazine Cover. "The teeth are definitely retouched. If they didn't want her to have fangs, that's very easy to do." AW! That's so terrible! I kind of laughed out loud.
Dominic Cooper Tried To Give Keira Knightley A New Love — Of Books. Aww, it's a Dark Materials/Harry Potter rivalry.
Countdown: Four Fantastic Movie-Related Simpsons Images. The "Watchmen Babies" one still cracks me up.
Images: Exclusive: 'Bolt' Poster Premiere; The 'Uninvited' Movie Poster (aka 'Tale of Two Sisters' Remake); Fake 'Entourage' Movie Poster for 'Smoke Jumpers.'
Trailers and clips: 'Dragonball' Promo Teaser Online.
Daniel Radcliffe Admits Man Crush On ‘Equus’ Horse ("Why can't DanRad write raunchy letters to me???"); Printing Press Replica for 'Deathly Hallows' Film.
'Quantum of Solace' - Official Blog Report #28; Virgin Atlantic Launches 'Quantum of Solace' Campaign.
Dark Knight sequel starting production in 2009?
Jon Favreau Talks 'Iron Man 2' Villains, War Machine and Nick Fury; Jon Favreau Talks ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Dark Knight’ Comparisons.
Sherlock Holmes Press Conference video; Come On, Rachel, Smile For Iron Man.
12 Splash Pages Will Convince You Frank Miller Shouldn't Adapt 'The Spirit.'
‘Prince of Persia’ Creator Says Film Will Give ‘Pirates’ Treatment To Arabian Nights Genre.
Tom Hanks Welcomes You To The 'City Of Ember.'
Finally: Your Chance To Write Better Transformers Dialogue Than Michael Bay Could Ever Dream Of; LaBeouf Hurt In Transformers 2 Set Accident.
Interview: 'Rachel Getting Married' Star Anne Hathaway; How the 'Anne Hathaway Loves Anal Sex' Rumor Fooled The Internet. "We contacted Esquire for comment, and spokesperson Rhett Usry was shocked by the rumor. 'Absolutely not true,' he told us. 'There is no interview with Anne Hathaway at all in the upcoming issue of Esquire.' "
What Mystery Will be Behind George Lucas' 'Red Tails'?
Star Trek Improv Takes It To New York City Streets [Star Trekkin'].
Michael Sheen Joins 'Unthinkable' & 'Alice in Wonderland.'
Steven Soderbergh Has One More Che Guevara Movie in Mind. This would be his third, by the way.
Exclusive: 'Splinter' Director Toby Wilkins.
Ashley Tisdale Dances Her Way From ‘High School Musical’ To Alien Invasions In ‘They Came From Upstairs.’
Peter Webber to Direct 'The Spider's House.'
'Angel Heart' Remake Takes Wing. Isn't that one of those movies where knowing the twist kind of ruins the possibility of a remake?
Hilary Swank to Star in 'Betty Anne Waters.'
Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins Claymation Project 'Mary and Max.'
O'Donnell, McBrayer in 'Cats & Dogs' Sequel.
Jack Black Reuniting with 'Panda' Writers; Jack Black Playing Fat, Fake Jason Bourne.
EW reviews 'Fireproof', hilarity ensues. The phrase "Kirk Cameron, the only pro among the movie's otherwise all-local, all-volunteer cast" suddenly answers a lot of the questions I had.
Clooney Has 'No Regrets' Over Batman. Are you sure about that? Really, really sure? WARNING: Watch this video and you may lose your will to live.