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What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each month, The Hollywood Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all or the source material for a hot new TV show. Rights Available Small World by Laura Zigman (WME) The author follows the cohabitation of two […]

Pamela Anderson Explains Why She Went on “Public-Facing Missions” to Help Julian Assange in New Memoir

Pamela Anderson’s unlikely relationship with Julian Assange isn’t just surface level, with the actress and author expressing a profound connection with the WikiLeaks founder built on mutual respect in her memoir Love, Pamela. The Baywatch actress detailed in her newly released book, out Tuesday (coinciding with the release of her Netflix doc Pamela, a love […]

Legendary Nabs ‘Danny and The Dinosaur’ Kids’ Books for Movie Adaptation

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has inked a deal to turn Syd Hoff’s classic kids’ picture book series Danny and the Dinosaur into a live-action feature film. The movie adaptation will be produced with Caroline Fraser of HarperCollins Productions, HarperCollins Publisher’s in-house production company. Danny and the Dinosaur follows Danny and […]

Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni Set to Star in Sony’s ‘It Ends With Us’ Adaptation

Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni will star opposite each other in Sony’s adaptation of It Ends With Us, based on Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Baldoni is set to direct and executive produce the film through his Wayfarer Studios banner, alongside his partner, Andrew Calof. Lively, Hoover and Steve Sarowitz will […]

Phenomenal Media, Hachette Book Group Announce Publishing Partnership

Phenomenal Media, the media and merchandising company founded by Meena Harris, announced Tuesday a publishing partnership with Hachette Book Group divisions, launching Phenomenal Media Books. Phenomenal Media Books will develop and acquire works from underrepresented voices across multiple genres and for audiences of all ages. Books will be published in collaboration with imprints Grand Central Publishing and […]

Prince Harry’s Memoir ‘Spare’ Tops 1.4M in First-Day Sales

No, the public has not tired of hearing about Prince Harry. Sales for Spare have placed the Duke of Sussex in some rarefied company. Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that first-day sales for the Harry tell-all memoir topped 1.4 million copies, a record pace for nonfiction from a company that also publishes Barack and Michelle Obama, whose Becoming needed a […]

We Read ‘Spare’ So You Don’t Have To

By the time Spare hit shelves on Jan. 10, Prince Harry’s name had been in the headlines nearly every (or is it actually every day?) for over a month. It started with the Dec. 8 release of the Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan, aimed at unveiling a new, more personal side of Harry and wife […]

The Best Books of 2022

After several lavish years, in which the bounty of big-name books became almost impossible to keep up with, publishing is finally catching up with itself. 2022 was arguably slower, and quieter, than its recent predecessors — there was no Sally Rooney to adorn tote bags all over Brooklyn, no Jonathan Franzen dominating the discourse. Instead of […]

Former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee to Release Memoir (Exclusive)

Debra Lee, the former CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, is set to tell her story in a memoir. Lee will release the book, I Am Debra Lee: A Memoir on March 7, 2023. The memoir will be published by Legacy Lit, an imprint dedicated “to giving voice to issues, authors and groups that […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each week, The Hollywood Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all or the source material for a hot new TV show. Rights Available Small Game by Blair Braverman (WME) The author, who appeared on Naked and […]

‘A League of Their Own,’ ‘Interview With the Vampire’ Showrunners on Adapting Source Material for TV

The writers behind 'Irma Vep,' 'The Sandman' and 'Tell Me Lies' also explain how they expanded the IP for narrative TV.

The Award Season Reading List: A Guide to the Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year

All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix) Director Edward Berger has taken a fresh crack at Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 World War I novel, the first German-language adaptation of the antiwar classic. Blonde (Netflix) Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe biopic, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, has garnered raves and pans in equal measure. Oates herself […]