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Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
John C. Reilly could've played McNulty on The Wire
David Simon revealed how Reilly was almost cast in Jonathan Abrams' new oral history book All the Pieces Matter, which GQ has an excerpt out specifically focusing on the casting of each character. "I thought John C. Reilly could be a different McNulty, certainly not the same, but I thought he could carry all of the excesses and vices of McNulty in a different way," said Simon. "I've loved his work in a lot of stuff."
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Read an oral history of The Wire's five-minute "F*ck" scene
The excerpt is from Jonathan Abrams' new book on the HBO series, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, which is out today.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Firefly is getting the book treatment
Joss Whedon’s beloved Fox Western space drama will find new life as an upcoming science-fiction books series.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Read an excerpt from The Wire’s oral history book
Jonathan Abrams’ All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire comes out Feb. 13, offering details such as the origins of Clay Davis’ “sheeeeeeeit.” ALSO: Austin’s ATX Festival will honor David Simon.
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Sally Field is writing her memoir
The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress will look back at her TV and movie career, including Gidget and The Flying Nun, in a memoir titled In Pieces.
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Kal Penn is coming out with a book
The Designated Survivor star’s book, to be released in 2019, will include a collection of essays from his life story.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
60 Minutes dropped the original author of its official 50th-anniversary book after he kept asking about the show’s treatment of women
Richard Zoglin was tasked with writing an authorized retrospective of the legendary newsmagazine, but 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager became concerned that he was focusing too much on the negative, The New York Times reports. According to The Times, “specifically, Mr. Fager expressed concern that Mr. Zoglin had asked his interview subjects about the treatment of women in the 60 Minutes workplace, according to three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive internal matters. Mr. Fager also asked Mr. Zoglin why he had brought up the rocky tenure of Katie Couric, a onetime correspondent for the show and former CBS News anchor who left the network on bad terms.” The book was published this fall under Fager's name.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 2:38PM EST
Alec Baldwin’s Trump parody book is on The New York Times’ nonfiction best seller list
Why nonfiction? Because that’s where parody and humor books go, even if they are fictional. Baldwin’s co-author, Kurt Anderson, thinks You Can’t Spell America Without Me should be under fiction, but finds its placement on the nonfiction list “hilariously and delightfully meta.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 10:11PM EST
“You’re my favorite Pam”: Jenna Fischer remembers the first time she and John Krasinski met at The Office auditions
In her new book, The Actor’s Life: A Survival’s Guide, out today, Fischer recalls of their first meeting: “John and I were walking out of an audition scene, and he suddenly turned to me and whispered, ‘You’re my favorite Pam. I hope you get this job.’ It was exactly as sweet and cute and supportive as anything Jim would say to Pam. I smiled really big and said, ‘I’m so glad you said that because you’re my favorite Jim and I don’t think anyone could do it except for you.’”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Jenna Fischer got Office co-star Rainn Wilson to read a portion of her new book for the audiobook
Fischer’s new book is titled, The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 2:11PM EDT
Read an excerpt of Alec Baldwin's new book as Donald Trump
Baldwin channels the president with the help of Kurt Anderson in You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 6:30PM EDT
Twin Peaks: The Return’s ending explained in new book from co-creator Mark Frost
Twin Peaks: The Finale Dossier is told in the form of classified FBI files.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Buffy to become a middle-grade book series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare will be released in September 2018.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 4:58AM EDT
Anna Farris made “minor edits” to her new book following her separation from Chris Pratt
The Mom star’s book Unqualified is out today, and “reads like a love letter — or now, a heartfelt epitaph — to a marriage," according to The New York Times. Following her separation, Faris opted not to drastically alter or delay publication of the book, which features Pratt’s name on the cover as writer of the foreward.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Aziz Ansari wrote the forward for the memoir of late Parks and Rec writer Harris Wittels’ sister
Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ book, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful, due in March, explores themes of grief and addiction. Her brother died of a heroin overdose in February 2015.