Today in celebrity gossip: The Rolling Stones frontman made a little faux pas during last night's 12/12/12 concert, Pippa Middleton takes the piss out of herself, and Barbara Walters confronts One Direction.
The aunt of Britain's hottest fetus has a new job, and it's making a lot of people in Britain upset.
Today in books and publishing: Only 2,000 copies of Pippa Middleton's party planning book were sold; a bookish beef comes to a close; National Book Awards are in full swing.
Today in books and publishing: Booksellers turn away Amazon-published books; James Franco releases a chapbook; R.I.P. Han Suyin; Pippa fights for her right to party.
Today in books and publishing: DFW's greetings from Los Angeles; Amazon takes down author reviews; kids' books sales rise; critics pan Pippa's book.
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"Surely it will sell like hotcakes," Jen Doll wrote today about Pippa Middleton's forthcoming book on entertaining Celebrate. The line got one commenter wondering where that common phrase came from.
Pippa Middleton is kind of the best, right? But not everyone likes Pippa! Not everyone is approving of her new status as writer, a party-planning and advice writer, to be precise.
Today in books and publishing: ASI lures in writers with stock publishing consultant; Franzen essay to be staged; publisher settlements; Junot Díaz loved Encyclopedia Brown.
Today in books and publishing: Alexandria, Va. is America's most well-read city, at least according to Amazon, Pippa Middleton's having trouble finishing her book, and Gabriel García Márquez is alive, despite what Twitter says.
America has a long tradition of being obsessed with royals, mostly because we don't have any of our own.
Another anonymous masseur comes out of the woodwork with a story to tell about John Travolta, Sofia Vergara is single, and Pippa Middleton may soon be a New Yorker.
Today in books: Jonathan Safran Foer has a new book coming out next year, James Bond's license to kill now comes from Jeff Bezos, and a first edition of The Importance of Being Earnest can be yours for somewhere in the neighborhood of $190,000.
Well technically speaking, she still "could" (like you or I "could") go to jail, but it won't be because of the "gun" her driver was brandishing.
Pippa Middleton spent the night before her semiautomatic unpleasantness with dwarves, strippers, and fire-eaters, Julian Schnabel and Rula Jebreal call it quits again, and another Kennedy is born.
Pippa Middleton completed a 56-mile marathon ski race in Sweden and got a kiss for her trouble, Prince Harry is having a terrific time in the Bahamas, and Adele thinks her new place is haunted.
Also: What Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo have planned for Super Bowl Sunday, Bruce Springsteen's complicated way of not stealing the spotlight, and Walter Kirn joins GQ.com as a political columnist
Today in books: Pippa Middleton will receive £400,000 for her party-planning book, Amazon's Kindle sales numbers remain infuriatingly vague, and The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik offers a theory on the appeal of fantasy novels.
Today in publishing: Barnes & Noble has a "special announcement," Pippa Middleton's taking meetings about writing a book, and Jack Kerouac had 30 sometimes confusing rules for writing spontaneous prose.
Plus: The best buffets at the Tony Awards after-parties
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