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26Jun
2013
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Questlove Stops By The Daily Show To Talk “The Cosby Show”, Rollerskating With Prince, and “Mo’ Metta Blues”

Questlove Photo: USAToday.com

Amir "Questlove" Thompson stopped by the Daily Show to talk about his book "Mo' Metta Blues" and stories inside including "The Cosby Show"'s place in rap history, rollerskating with Prince, and more.

For the full interview, click here.....

17Oct
2012
0

Oprah Admits She Loves Herself Some “50 Shades Of Grey”

Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Aceshowbiz.com

If it wasn't OK for women everywhere to be obsessing over "50 Shades Of Grey" books by EL James, Oprah just made it so it can be.

The TV Legend admitted recently that she LOVES the "50 Shades Of Grey" book series and cannot get enough!

"Oh I have downloaded all the Fifty Shades of Grey novels and for the first time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I'm thinking, stop with the story, get to the juicy part!"

All right then. Any men read the book yet? I haven't and do not intend to....yet.-DocFB

Diagnosis: You're getting tied up and you're getting tied up and you....

9Oct
2012
0

Universal Pictures Announces “50 Shades Of Grey” Screenwriter

In case you haven't heard, Universal Pictures bought the rights to the "50 Shades Of Grey" book earlier this year and have now announced who the screenwriter will be.

The screenwriter is British writer Kelly Marcel. She is 38 years old and wrote "Saving Mr. Banks" which is a film that will star Tom Hanks.

The producers of "50 Shades Of Grey" Michael De Luca and Danny Brunetti is excited about the announcement of Marcel;

"We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelly’s engagement with the characters and world E. L. James has created, and we knew she was the right person to augment our 'Fifty Shades' family."

So far, only rumors of who will star in the film have circulated.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The last book is called "50 Shades Freed" Hmm...

18Jul
2011
0

Superman Loses His Trunks & Lois Lane In Reboot

Superman Photo: DCComics.com
Superman Photo: DCComics.com

Superman Photo: DCComics.com

In case you haven't heard, DC Comics is relaunching all 52 of their comic books with Issue # 1's this September.  That means the first ever issue of Action Comics featuring Superman since 1938.  More than just a number's change, there are changes to the DC characters, namely Superman.  A costume change and making him single again and not with Lois Lane. 

Also, Superman's adoptive parents, Jonathan & Martha Kent are dead.  It will focus more on his "Kryptonian" heritage more.  Gone are his red trunks as well.  It kind of looks like it is just sweats or what not without the red trunks. 

As for him no longer being with Lois Lane, that is expected in a reboot.  Making Superman single gives his alter ego Clark Kent more storylines, such as what Marvel Comics did with Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker and his marriage to Mary Jane Watson as never happening. 

DC Comics is making drastic changes to its entire line, aside from Batman.  Dick Grayson took over the cowl from Bruce Wayne a couple of years ago when Bruce "died" but has not returned to the mask full-time. 

The New York Post was given the cover of Action Comics #1 this morning written by Grant Morrison.  It features a young Superman wearing the cape and blue jeans.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Look In The Sky, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Guy....Not Wearing Any Underwear!

Superman Photo: DCComics.com & The NewYorkPost.com

Superman Photo: DCComics.com & The NewYorkPost.com

 

19Nov
2009
9

Michael Jackson Opus Book Available Dec. 7; Preview it Now in London

One of the photos in the Michael Jackson Opus
One of the photos in the Michael Jackson Opus

One of the photos in the Michael Jackson Opus

The Michael Jackson OPUS, a pictorial tribute to his life and career, will be available for purchase December 7.  The high quality book is 404 pages and includes over 300 photos of Michael throughout his life, including many rare and previously unpublished photos.

The book also features remembrances by people who knew Michael well or were inspired by his work such as Quincy Jones, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Spike Lee and many more.

If you're in London, the Opus Store (10-13 King Street) has the book on preview. The Michael Jackson Opus is available for $249 an can be pre-ordered from the Kraken Opus website. If you're a fan of Michael's, this is a great collector's item at a really decent price.

What do you guys think? Will you add it to your collection? - Dr.FB

A page from the Michael Jackson Opus

A page from the Michael Jackson Opus

A page from the Michael Jackson Opus

A page from the Michael Jackson Opus

A photo in the Michael Jackson Opus

A photo in the Michael Jackson Opus

17Aug
2009
2

Reader’s Digest To File Chapter 11

Readers Digest File Photo
Readers Digest File Photo

Readers Digest File Photo

Reader's Digest, the publisher of the coffee table book, plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy to their reduce debt by 75 percent.

Senior secured lenders will exchange a “substantial portion” of $1.6 billion in debt for equity. Some of them will provide a $150 million bankruptcy loan, debtor-in-possession financing, to ensure the company has enough liquidity during its reorganization.

Reader’s Digest, based in Pleasantville, New York, said that the so-called pre-packaged bankruptcy wouldn’t apply to operations outside the U.S. and the agreement with lenders will cut debt to $550 million from $2.2 billion. It said it continues to be in compliance with its financial covenants.

RD is a monthly general-interest family magazine co-founded in 1922 by Lila Belle Wallace and Dewitt Wallace. Reader's Digest is the best-selling consumer magazine in the USA, with a circulation of over 5.5 billion copies in the United States, and a readership of 38 million.

Let's hope things work , and the famous RD is not shelved.

8Mar
2009
1

Kat Von D. Inks at Borders

Kat von D Border's Book Store. Photo:Splashnewsonline.com
Kat von D takes her INK to Border's Book Store. Photo:Splashnewsonline.com

Kat von D takes her INK to Border's Book Store. Photo:Splashnewsonline.com

LA Ink Star Kat Von D takes her hotness to a Philadelphia Borders Saturday to sign copies of her new book, "High Voltage Tattoo".
There's  something about a hot, almost completely tatted down latina that makes me just want to  run to the nearest
Borders and spend my last dollar on her book.