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Hey Archie Fans! Kevin Keller Is Getting His Own Mini-Series!

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Oh man! This is excellent news!

Archie comics introduced their readers to Kevin Keller last year, an openly gay teen who ended up prompting almost universal accolades from fans and critics alike, and now, it's being reported that the character will be getting his own four-part miniseries this summer!

Publisher Dan Parent will be writing the comics, which will focus on Kevin's journey before coming out to his friends and family, as well as his positive relationship with his father, as well as his relationships with the other characters in the Archie universe!

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

“There have been gay characters in other comics, but Keller's role as a friend to Archie, Veronica and the others at Riverdale High is part of the company's push to keep them relevant and contemporary.”

Amazing! And it's clearly working!

The first Veronica comic with him in it sold out completely! It's unreal!

We're so thrilled that the minds behind Archie have taken such positive steps toward bringing a normal, well-adjusted and likable gay teen to the forefront of their stories, and we're excited to see what will come from them with this new mini-series!

Clearly, it's resonating with people and helping confused young people come to terms with parts of themselves that they might not yet understand!

Congrats, guys!

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Music Publisher Sued For $5 Million By Elvis Presley Estate

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They want their money and they want it now.

Elvis Presley Enterprises is suing music publisher Chrysalis Music Group, claiming they owe them as much as $5 million in royalty payments.

EPE, which owns a 50% interest in Elvis' music, filed the suit lat week and claim that Chrysalis has breached an agreement by "failing to properly collect, account for and pay it owed money."

Sounds like a long and boring court battle is on the way. Prepare yourselves, Michael Jackson estate - this is what you have to look forward to!

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More Legal Woes For Danielle Staub!

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Here we go again! The lawsuit is officially on!

Former Real Housewives of New Jersey castmember Danielle Staub's ex-husband, Kevin Maher, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster, the publishing company responsible for the reality star's tell-all, The Naked Truth, because he believes that they knowingly published false information about him!

According to the legal documents, Maher claims that they "failed to use reasonable care to determine the truth or falsity" of several claims Staub made, including that he beat her so badly she had to be hospitalized with a concussion and "assorted contusions."

Why anyone would willingly publish anything that woman wrote under the assumption that it was the truth is beyond us, but who knows?

It will be very inneresting to see how this case develops!

Thoughts??

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Harry Potter Author Sued For Copyright Infringement!

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Well this lawsuit took a long time to come to fruition!

Too bad they're not going to win!

A deceased writer's estate is attempting to sue Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her publishing companies in the UK and US because they claim that the acclaimed author stole content from his stories and used it in her book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

According to the lawsuit, writer Adrian Jacobs unsuccessfully tried to sell his series, Willy the Wizard, to Rowling's UK publishers, Bloomsbury in 1987. Jacobs died ten years later, but his estate alleges that his first novel, The Adventures of Willy the Wizard - No 1 Livid Land bares a striking resemblance to the fourth book in the smash fantasy series!

They've since extended the copyright infringement lawsuit to the series' US publisher, Scholastic, and are requesting all copies of the book to be recalled and to transfer all of its profits to Jacobs' estate!

PSH. Are they effing insane??

We don't believe this bullshiz for a minute!

And even if there is a HINT of truth to this lawsuit - NOT that we think there is - Rowling's lawyers are going to tear these people apart in the courtroom!

LOLs! Nice try, morons!

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Are Brittany Murphy's Mom And Husband Together??

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If this even has an ounce of truth, then it's absolutely deplorable.

Sources are claiming that Simon Monjack is not only still living with his late wife Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon, but their relationship could be turning romantic.

Ew! Ew!

Even more disturbing, however, are reports that the two are apparently desperately attempting to shop around a tell-all book about the actress' life to publishers!

WTF?! Cashing in your wife and daughter's tragic death to make $$$$??? Disgusting!!

Thankfully, we're hearing that no publisher wants to touch them!

A source says:

”Sadly, unless that book reveals some pretty salacious stuff — which I doubt they have, except for eating-disorder and prescription-drug stuff — it's not enough to sell many books.”

So unbelievably effed up and tragic.

Thoughts??

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Johnny Weir Releasing A Book!

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Fabulous!

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced his plans to release a book of "anecdotes and essays" to be published in January 2011!

The currently untitled book has been described by publisher Gallery Books as a "collection of wildly entertaining anecdotes and essays about everything from pop culture to skating to fashion to Johnny himself."

LOVES it — we'll be reading!

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Jennifer Love Desperate's Book Is The Perfect Storm Of Crazy

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We needed a good, hearty laugh today.

Some brilliant publisher thought it would be an inspired idea to let Jennifer Love Desperate write a book of relationship advice, The Day I Shot Cupid, and by some amazing, otherworldly twist of fate, it's being released right on the heels of the HACKtress's break-up with that gremlin Jamie Kennedy!

We've been wondering what kind of crazy desperation girlfriend would want to share with the world, and luckily for us, NPR writer Linda Holmes risked her sanity to read that mess and then compiled a list of the HIGHlights!

LOLz!

WARNING: Get ready for your brain to melt out of your ears as you read.

1. On page two of the introduction, the word "TRUTH" (in all caps, thusly) is followed by 23 exclamation points. On page three of the introduction, the word "love" is followed by five question marks. Two sentences later, the word "CUPID" is followed by two exclamation points. Three pages into the book — pages of the introduction, which comes after the preface — you're already basically reading the late stages of an Internet message-board meltdown.

2. On her own press: "I cannot even tell you how many times I've been reading an article, happy with what they have written, focusing on all the right things, and then, like the clap, it appears: serial dater." It seems to me that there is a very unfortunate and obviously unintentional parallel being drawn here between what causes one thing to "appear" and what causes another thing to "appear."

3. "Guys hate to spoon — they prefer to fork, lol!"

4. "This is embarrassing and personal, but once a month, since I was twelve years old, I go to my favorite jewelry store and try on my dream ring." She is 31 years old. If this is true, she has made roughly 225 trips to the jewelry store to try on engagement rings. I do not know where to go with this.

5. From the list of 20 Things To Do After A Breakup: "Make out with a stranger (he must be gorgeous or you'll feel worse)."

6. From the list of 10 Things To Do Before A Date: "Spray tan is a must."

7. From the list of Strikes, where if a guy has three, you forget it: "He keeps saying 'That's so dumb' when you're talking." Oh … Jennifer Love Hewitt. I'm so sorry that possibly might have happened to you once or twice or I'm assuming you might not have brought it up.

8. "Remember, your body is a temple, not a 7-Eleven."

9. From the list of What A Man Should Know: How to pick a diamond, and To always have a coat for you. A coat for you? Always? He should always have a coat for you? And pick out diamonds? I am beginning to think that Jennifer Love Hewitt and I do not share exactly the same priorities vis-a-vis romantic situations and also who is in charge of choosing and transporting our clothing.

10. I really don't want to go into detail about the last one. I will just point you to a video where she explains it. Because … apparently everyone had already heard about this except for me, so I was the only one completely weirded out by it. It is … NSFWPOFR (Not Safe For Watching Party Of Five Reruns), to say the least.

HA. Number FOUR. OMFG.

You might as well buy yourself that effing ring with your Ghost Whisperer paycheck, bb, because now that you've shown all of your crazy for the world to see, no self-respecting man in his right mind is coming near you!

Bwa ha ha ha ha.

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