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Starz Needs To Ditch 50 Cent, Not Power

After Terry Crews testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about his alleged sexual assault at the hand of a Hollywood agent, 50 Cent took to …

50 Cent

Paul Bettany reveals the text he sent Ron Howard to land a Solo: A Star Wars Story role

Paul Bettany reminds us it never hurts to ask. The actor plays crime boss Dryden Vos in <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> and he might not’ve landed the role if …

Star Wars

Marvel's Luke Cage is finally back in trailer for season 2

Has Luke Cage met his match?<p>In a new trailer, out Monday, for season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage, we get a look at the super-strong, bullet-proof Cage (Mike Colter) embracing his icon status in Harlem -- and getting his butt kicked by a new villain named Bushmaster.<p>"Harlem is mine," Bushmaster tells …

Comics

How 'Revenge' became the perfect thriller for the Time's Up era

In the action-thriller <i>Revenge</i> (out May 11) a young woman played by Matilda Lutz (<i>Rings</i>) is raped by an acquaintance of her married boyfriend and then …

Taylor Jenkins Reid: How I became a bestselling author

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest best-seller (and fifth book) “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” — which took inspiration from Old Hollywood glitz and …

Talent, Shmalent! 8 Qualities More Important than Writing Talent

<b>5) Understanding of the Marketplace</b><p>You wouldn’t open a dress shop or a hardware store without visiting a lot of similar retail establishments. And …

Writing

5 Things This Self-Published Author Did to Sell Over 20,000 Books With Almost No Money

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This story was originally published 7/21/2016 and has been updated.</i><p>Two years ago, I self-published my first science fiction novel, <i>Where the Hell is Tesla?</i>, and sold 10,000 copies in the first twelve months. (It has since gone …

Writing

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in May

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

What makes bad writing bad?

Bad writing is mainly boring writing. It can be boring because it is too confused or too logical, or boring because it is hysterical or lethargic, or boring because nothing really happens. If I give you a 400 page manuscript of an unpublished novel – something that I consider to be badly written – …

Creative Writing

Kanye West leaves Ellen DeGeneres speechless: 'I'm sorry for the realness'

"Well, it's not daytime television anymore," Ellen DeGeneres said Thursday on her show after a rambling, nearly unbroken, nearly 6½-minute oration by her guest, Kanye West.<p>"We're gonna take a break," she added, looking for the right words after she'd managed to sneak in only a few dozen of them …

Wolverine 3: Patrick Stewart confirms Professor Xavier return

Hugh Jackman may not have wanted to give away the goods on <i>Wolverine 3</i>, but Patrick Stewart is more forthcoming.<p>The actor took to social media to …

The Surprising Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Writers

Tip your waitress well. She may the next great fiction writer of our times.<p>Many of the most famous authors in history started out working at …

Drake's 'Views': 6 songs you need to hear off his new album

An agonizing one year and nine months ago, Drake announced his fourth solo album (originally titled <i>Views from the 6</i>, but shortened simply to <i>Views</i> this past week). Not that it's been radio silence ever since: The Toronto rapper had his biggest year yet in 2015, thanks in part to a surprise mixtape</i> …

When writing, it’s important that everything you include serves a purpose. The character’s name, their favorite color, and their choice of companion give an impression about the character, the world around them, and the past that shaped who they are. The more you amplify these elements, the greater the image you’re painting for the reader.

How a Character’s Choice of Clothing Benefits the Story<p>For example, say the plot calls for the character to buy a car, and they choose a blue one. …

7 Valuable Pinterest Tips for Writers

<i>From before you sit down to your work in progress to marketing your finished novel, here is a list of ways for making the most out of Pinterest as a</i> …

How to Discover and Protect Your Most Creative Time for Writing

About a year ago, I discovered Charlie Gilkey’s concept of a productivity heat map.His idea is to map how productive you are throughout the day to …

Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In May

April showers bring May flowers — and new Netflix releases. Hurray! Although the weather is finally getting nicer, we all still deserve a good ol' …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

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