After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.
The Skinny: I saw
Daily Dose: The possible courting of
"Ka-ching Fire": The "Hunger Games" sequel has blazed into theaters, cooking up the best November opening ever with a weekend take of $161 million domestically. It's the second-biggest debut of the year, behind
On the move again: It looks like Katie Couric is on the way out at
By the beard of Zeus! Next year will see the release of two Hercules movies, one starring Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and the other starring Kellan Lutz, setting the stage for a battle of mythological proportions. As we saw with "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen" (hey, another Greek reference!), one movie ends up stealing the other's thunder. The half-god, half-man has long been silver-screen fodder, but it's been 16 years since Disney set the story of Hercules to music. Details from the New York Times.
Animals harmed?: The Hollywood Reporter has published a big investigative story on the American Humane Assn. It opens with a harrowing anecdote about the apparent near-drowning of the Bengal tiger used for Ang Lee's