HarperCollins announced a major restructuring this morning that will see the four-year-old Collins division folded under the jurisdiction of Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham.
Lisa Gallagher, the head of the William Morrow group, has also been laid off, and the division will move under Avon publisher Liate Stehlik.
Much more on the ramifications of Read More
Despite our dislike for so much of Margot at the Wedding, particularly the final thirty minutes, count us amongst the very many fans of Noah Baumbach. But with the exception of a bizarre short film that he directed for Saturday Night Live last year, Mr. Baumbach has been in relative hiding since 2007 (we Read More
We’ve been pretty hard on Seth Rogen during the last six months. Pineapple Express failed to live up to our expectations (though admittedly, those expectations might have been pitched too high); Zach and Miri Make a Porno was an utter train wreck (though admittedly, that had more to do with Kevin Smith than Read More
A long competition over Diane Keaton’s memoir, which compelled some of New York’s busiest editors and publishers to clear their schedules last week and fly to Los Angeles to meet the actress, drew to a close Friday night.
The winner—sorry HarperCollins, Ecco, and Little, Brown—was the flagship imprint of Random House. David Ebershoff, who Read More
We didn’t plan on watching the 51st Grammy Awards (see the winners here), but all the glitz and ridiculousness simply sucked us in. This show was so humongous that U2 was the opening band! Let’s put it this way: pop chanteuse Katy Perry got lowered onto the stage in a 20 foot-long banana before Read More
Monday: Be Kind Rewind
If you can’t wait until Sunday to see the Michel Gondry–directed episode of Flight of the Conchords, check out his most recent, enjoyably lo-fi film. Two video store clerks (the excellent Mos Def and grating Jack Black) remake movies like Ghostbusters and Rush Hour 2 using household products, cardboard Read More
We don’t usually get all wrapped up in the comings and goings of celebrity couples, but when it comes to Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt we make an exception. With apologies to Brangelina, could there be a better-looking match? We all know Mr. Hamm as the smooth-as-silk Don Draper, but for those of you who Read More
A funny thing happened during the month of January … Hollywood figured out a way to make some money—a lot of money. Contrary to popular belief, January wasn’t the coldest month on the fiscal calendar for studio executives, as no less than eight (!) movies opened with more than $19 million in ticket sales, and, Read More
It’s 2 AM and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to keep you Read More
Maybe because we’re such big fans of Lost we expect too much. Because despite dwindling ratings (dirty little secret of 2009: Lie to Me is doing better on Wednesday nights than Lost), plenty of people seem to be onboard with the direction the show has taken. Even last night, the best episode of the season Read More