Hallmark Selects ‘Have A Little Faith’
Jul07

Hallmark Selects ‘Have A Little Faith’

Mitch Albom has put together a terrific cast for the TV movie of his bestseller “Have a Little Faith,” which will air as a Hallmark Hall of Fame production before Christmas on its new ABC home. Martin Landau will play Rabbi Albert Lewis, while Laurence Fishburne will play Pastor Henry Covington. Bradley Whitford will play Albom. Jon Avnet is the director. Hallmark Hall of Fame, which was dropped by CBS after 16 years, has...

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Newsweek Imagines Diana At 50
Jun28

Newsweek Imagines Diana At 50

Princess Diana still looks good at age 50 (her birthday is Friday). Of course, Newsweek is using an age-projected photo illustration, putting the people’s princess next to a real-life Kate Middleton. Kinda creepy, isn’t it? What would Diana’s life been like if she hadn’t died in that 1997 car crash? Tina Brown provides a version in the magazine. the article That’s not all. Diana is the subject of a...

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Put A Twain On Your Next Letter
Jun23

Put A Twain On Your Next Letter

Mark Twain is being honored with a stamp in the Postal Service’s Literary Arts series. A ceremony marking the stamp’s release will be held in Hannibal, Mo., Twain’s boyhood home, on Saturday. Postal Service Board of Governors member James H. Bilbray: “Our literary tribute this year rightfully honors Mark Twain, author of one of the greatest novels in American literature and the man whom William Faulkner called ‘the first truly...

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Harry Potter Gets E-Book Release
Jun23

Harry Potter Gets E-Book Release

Harry Potter fans will finally be able to carry around the best-selling wizarding series in their hip pocket when the novels go on e-books in October. Author J.K. Rowling made the announcement during a Thursday news conference in London. The seven novels, previously available only in print and audio formats, will be made available through Pottermore, a brand new site based on the best-selling series. “I wanted to pull it back to...

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Size Matters: Cruise Is Wrong Choice
Jun14

Size Matters: Cruise Is Wrong Choice

No, no, no. Tom Cruise can not play Jack Reacher in the movies. It’s wrong. Reacher, the hero of Lee Child’s wildly popular action series, is a 6-foot-5 giant. Cruise is a midget. Deadline reported Monday that Cruise has entered talks to star as Reacher in “One Shot,” an adaptation of the Child book that McQuarrie is set to direct. Asked for comment on the casting idea, Child replied: “Reacher’s...

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JP’s List: June 2011
Jun07

JP’s List: June 2011

Best in Travel 2011 by Lonely Planet For a limited time, you can get this amazing book of the best travel ideas of the year for your iPad or iPod right here. The Glades Season 1 on DVD and Season 2 on A&E Add to cart Not since “The Closer” has a cable series introduced such a kooky cop that I just can’t get enough of. Matt Passmore is one of the reasons to keep the TV on this summer. The Royal Wedding: William...

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