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  • Gothic shadows under the staging of Austen's 'Abbey'

    Gothic shadows under the staging  of Austen's 'Abbey'
    "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her to be a heroine," declares Jane Austen at the outset of "Northanger Abbey." Anyone who takes the pleasant but rather placid journey with the young Miss Morland offered in...
  • Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!

    Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!
    It's been 17 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" first hit the scene, turning freelance journalist Helen Fielding into a best-selling author and screenwriter. Her latest installment, "Mad About the Boy," follows Bridget, now 51, as she copes with the loss...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

    'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?
    The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who...
  • Stephenie Meyer Would Visit Real-Life 'Austenland'

    Author-based theme parks were the talk of the night as the cast and filmmakers celebrated the premiere of Sony Classics' "Austenland" on Aug. 8 at the Hemingway Lounge in Hollywood after the film unspooled at the ArcLight. Producer Stephenie Meyer,...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Unopened vintage cigarette tins in excellent condition will bring a pretty penny

    Q: I've done Internet searches but cannot find any info on my two unopened cans of Chesterfield cigarettes from the 1950s. A: Images sent show that our reader indeed has two unopened round tins, each holding 50 unfiltered Chesterfield cigarettes. Imagine...
  • Stephenie Meyer on 'Twilight': 'I Am So Over It'

    "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is done with the vampire franchise. "I get further away every day," she told Variety. "I am so over it. For me, it's not a happy place to be." Meyer has been promoting the Aug. 16 release of whimsical comedy...
  • Q&A Stephenie Meyer: 'Twilight' Author Trades Undead for Well-Bred in 'Austenland'

    "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is moving on. She's put a stake in the heart of her megahit vampire franchise, and saw modest results ($48 million worldwide) earlier this year from an adaptation of her romantic sci-fi novel "The Host." These days,...
  • Art blogs launch 'A Day for Detroit'

    Art blogs launch 'A Day for Detroit'
    Auction house appraisers have been summoned to Detroit, which is seeking bankruptcy protection, for the gruesome purpose of assessing the market value of the sprawling city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The museum could sell...