Welcome to the Box Office Report where we're that guy telling you to put your phone away while the movie is playing.
Today in showbiz news: HBO might already have a third season of Girls planned, E! renews an important series, and Louis C.K. is doing another comedy special.
Today in books and publishing: Cloud Atlas sweeps China; Kindle lands in India; China Miéville is cautiously optimistic; Martin Amis talks to Slate.
Today in books and publishing: India's diplomats have a penchant for poetry; the US and EU stall treaty for blind readers; Cloud Atlas sales get a big trailer bump; F. Scott Fitzgerald meditates on smoking.
Today in books and publishing: The Writer goes on hiatus; watching the Cloud Atlas trailer; say hello to Random House Television; Alison Bechdel chats with NYT.
The first trailer for Cloud Atlas, a collabo joint by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis, based on the cult hit novel by David Mitchell, has been released, and boy is it strange.
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