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Sir Paul McCartney To Publish Children's Book

Former Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is to write a children’s book, titled ‘Hey Grandude’, inspired by his own grandchildren.It means that the bassist, who recently released a new studio album Egypt Station at the age of 76, follows in...

By Ed Biggs on 28 September 2018

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Man Booker Prize Unveils First Ever Graphic Novel Nomination 'Sabrina'

The world of literature is changing, and with that notion comes the first ever graphic novel to be nominated for the highly coveted Man Booker Prize. Nick Drnaso's visual drama 'Sabrina' has made the longlist; his second graphic novel after...

By Holly Mosley on 24 July 2018

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Stormzy Announces His Own Penguin Publishing Imprint #Merky Books

British grime star Stormzy has announced a new partnership with publishers Penguin Random House, and is poised to set up his own publishing imprint called #Merky Books as well as releasing his autobiography.The BRIT-winning rapper will be publishing ‘Rise Up:...

By Ed Biggs on 06 July 2018


Sean Penn's Debut Novel Receives Critical Shellacking

Actor Sean Penn is enduring a rough first venture into world of writing, with several highly negative reviews of his first novel being posted over the last week or so.Since its publication on Tuesday (March 27th), critics have absolutely slated...

By Ed Biggs on 28 March 2018

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Marlon Bundo Is Number One: John Oliver's Book About Mike Pence's Gay Rabbit Outsells The Original

John Oliver has reached peak White House trolling with his latest venture, a children's book about Vice President Mike Pence's gay rabbit Marlon Bundo. It's an LGBTQ take on the politician's own book release, which was released by him and...

By Holly Mosley on 22 March 2018

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Michelle Obama Expected To Make Millions From 'Becoming' Memoir

Michelle Obama has got the world buzzing with talks of her forthcoming memoir 'Becoming', which she is set to launch in the Fall. It is already one of the planet's most highly anticipated autobiographies, and is set to detail her...

By Holly Mosley on 02 March 2018

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JK Rowling Teases 'Lethal White' Progress On Social Media

JK Rowling has got fans absolutely buzzing this week when she took to social media to tease her progress with her latest Cormoran Strike novel. It sounds like she's almost towards the end of the writing process of her fourth...

By Holly Mosley on 28 February 2018

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Krysten Ritter Explores The Writing Process Of Her Novel 'Bonfire'

Krysten Ritter released her debut novel 'Bonfire' last month, featuring a character not unlike her 'Jessica Jones' role and a setting much like her own hometown. She opened up about the plot and the writing process in an interview recently,...

By Holly Williams on 13 December 2017

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John Lewis Advert Slammed For 'Copying' Monster Book

John Lewis is under fire for their recent Moz The Monster Christmas advert soundtracked by Elbow, as author Chris Riddell claims the brand took their idea from his children's book 'Mr. Underbed'. The retailers are denying claims that they stole...

By Holly Mosley on 17 November 2017


19 Years Later: Harry Potter Fans Celebrate Albus Severus' First Day At Hogwarts

As every die-hard Harry Potter fan will know, today marks the official day that the 19 Years Later epilogue of 'Deathly Hallows' was set. It's an exciting moment, given that that's where JK Rowling left the books in 2007, and...

By Holly Mosley on 01 September 2017

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Terry Pratchett's Unfinished Works Have Been Destroyed - Just How He Wanted

The unfinished works of Sir Terry Pratchett have been destroyed by a steamroller -as per the author's last request.A hard drive that was thought to contain up to 10 unfinished novels was crushed by a John Fowler & Co steamroller...

By Stephanie Chase on 30 August 2017

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Is There A JK Rowling Book Which May Never Be Published?

JK Rowling has certainly been busy, with four short stories as well as work on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', all coming out in the last year. However, it would seem that there will be one piece which...

By John Tindale on 10 July 2017

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Ian Rankin Reveals First 'Rebus' Novel Was Rejected Five Times

Crime author Ian Rankin has said that he was rejected five times by publishers for his first ‘Inspector Rebus’ novel before he eventually found success, on the 30th anniversary of the debut of his most famous character.The 57 year old...

By Ed Biggs on 30 June 2017

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RIP Michael Bond: The Genius Behind Paddington Bear Leaves A Joyful Legacy

The creator of one of the world's favourite ursine characters has passed away at the age of 91 this week. Michael Bond CBE was at his home at the time, and he had been ill for a short time -...

By Holly Williams on 28 June 2017

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Piers Morgan Angers Harry Potter Fans After Claiming The Books Are Badly Written

Controversial news anchor Piers Morgan has reignited his fierce feud with author J.K Rowling - but this time he has offended millions of people around the world at the same time. Following Rowling’s internationally famous Harry Potter series' 20th birthday...

By Charlotte Court on 27 June 2017

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JK Rowling Appeals To Her Fans Over Theft Of Rare Harry Potter Story

A valuable handwritten Harry Potter story by JK Rowling has been stolen along with other items from a property in Birmingham a few weeks ago, and the author is urging anyone who's offered it to not buy it. The piece...

By Holly Williams on 12 May 2017

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JK Rowling Divides 'Harry Potter' Fans By Apologising For Killing Off Professor Snape

J.K. Rowling has divided millions of ‘Harry Potter’ fans by apologising for killing off the character of Professor Snape in the final book of the series.The Scottish author, 51, tweeted the apology on the anniversary of the fictional ‘Battle of...

By Ed Biggs on 02 May 2017

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Alec Baldwin 'Surprised' To See So Many Errors In New Book 'Nevertheless'

After the furore between Alec Baldwin and the producers of the film 'Mini's First Time' following Alec's claims that they were not honest about the leading actress' age, the actor has lashed out at the publishers of his autobiography for...

By Holly Williams on 07 April 2017

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Cara Delevingne Announces Debut Novel

Cara Delevingne has announced she’s written her first novel, titled Mirror Mirror and it’s due out in October.The model and actress made the announcement on Instagram, describing the book as a “twisty coming-of-age story” about sixteen year old friends Red,...

By Stephanie Chase on 14 March 2017

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Philip Pullman Announces New Trilogy Of Novels Titled 'The Book Of Dust'

Philip Pullman has delighted fans by announcing that a long-awaited follow-up trilogy of novels to best-selling series His Dark Materials, to be titled 'The Book of Dust', will be published in October this year.The first volume of The Book of...

By Ed Biggs on 15 February 2017

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Piers Morgan Battles JK Rowling On Twitter (And Makes Life Awkward For His Son)

JK Rowling made an enemy of Piers Morgan over the weekend, after she shared a clip of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies telling him to “f**k off” on live TV.What followed was a back and forth Twitter war between the two,...

By Stephanie Chase on 13 February 2017

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JK Rowling Would Like Fans To Not Tag Her When Discussing Her Death

JK Rowling has responded to an internet meme about her death, by politely asking fans to please untag her when sharing it.The presumably well-meaning meme is been shared all over social media and describes how Harry Potter fans will react...

By Stephanie Chase on 08 February 2017

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JK Rowling Entertainingly Shuts Down 'Harry Potter' Book Burners

Proving herself once again to be the queen of clapbacks, J.K. Rowling has been on Twitter shutting down former fans who have been threatening to burn their Harry Potter merchandise.A number of irate Trump supporters who disagreed with her views...

By Ed Biggs on 02 February 2017

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JK Rowling Has Two New Novels On The Way

JK Rowling is apparently working on at least two new novels; one possibly being the fourth installment of the Cormoran Strike series and the second being... something else entirely. The author has recently launched a brand new website to talk...

By Holly Williams on 22 December 2016

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5 Most Fascinating Clips From ‘Planet Earth II’

It’s a promising sign that the final episode of David Attenborough’s ‘Planet Earth II’ has landed more ratings in the UK than ‘The X Factor’; indeed, it’s a much more interesting view on the world than a singing competition that...

By Daily Vulture on 13 December 2016

5 Times Amy Schumer Was A Body Confidence Icon

Amy Schumer is by far 2016’s favorite comedienne. She has been making waves for her realness, her sassy wit and her forthright attitude, but most importantly she’s an important figure to represent to women a normal body shape. She loves...

By Daily Vulture on 09 December 2016

Adele’s Carpool Karaoke, PPAP And Water Bottle Flip Edition Among The Year’s Viral Favorites

YouTube have revealed the top ten most watched videos of the year and we’ll beat you’ve seen and loved most of them. None of them come close to topping the most viewed video ever – Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ currently stands...

By Daily Vulture on 07 December 2016

Insta-Queen: 5 Pics Of Selena Gomez That Should’ve Made The Top 10

Selena Gomez hasn’t exactly been center of the news this year, save for her Instagram ‘feud’ with ex Justin Bieber, but if her own Instagram is anything to go by, she’s been enjoying her time out of the spotlight. In...

By Daily Vulture on 02 December 2016

Five Times Trevor Noah Shut Down Tomi Lahren In One Interview

Comedian and ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah has spoken out about 24-year-old ‘conservative’ commentator Tomi Lahren for her impassioned speeches against Hillary Clinton and the Black Lives Matter movement, and this week he got the chance to interview her about...

By Daily Vulture on 02 December 2016

Will Kim Kardashian Follow In The Footsteps Of These Pro-Surrogate Celebrities?

Earlier this month, Kim Kardashian revealed that she was considering opting for a surrogate carrier for any future child she might have, after problems with the birth of her and hubby Kanye West’s kids North and Saint meant that another...

By Daily Vulture on 24 November 2016

Kanye West And 5 More Stars Whose Exhaustion Got The Better Of Them

Our prayers are with Kanye West at the moment, who’s currently receiving treatment for exhaustion and sleep deprivation at a medical center in LA. He’d had a bizarre couple of shows on his Saint Pablo Tour, culminating in an alleged...

By Daily Vulture on 24 November 2016

Jennifer Lawrence, Kendall Jenner And Others Reveal Their Weirdest Phobias

Everyone’s got an aversion to something, but for some people it can extend to a full-blown, panic-attack-inducing phobia that can really affect their lives. Even celebrities aren’t safe from the world of irrational fears, and we’ve listed ten of the...

By Daily Vulture on 23 November 2016

National Book Award Winner Colson Whitehead Tackles Racism Issues In 'The Underground Railroad'

New York author Colson Whitehead has landed National Book Award for fiction for his incredible sixth novel 'The Underground Railroad'; a best-selling story about slavery and racism in Georgia. During such a time of division and conflict in America, it...

By Holly Williams on 17 November 2016

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David Blaine’s Eight Most Awe-Inspiring Stunts Ranked

David Blaine returned with a new TV special for ABC entitled ‘Beyond Magic’, whereby he wowed stars the likes of Drake, David Beckham and Arnold Schwarzenegger with a series of freaky tricks – including spitting frogs out of his throat....

By Daily Vulture on 16 November 2016

Check Out The Best Dressed Ladies Of 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

The 2016 Glamour Women of The Year awards took place in Los Angeles last night, seeing Bono accept the first Man Of The Year Award and a number of inspirational women sharing their stories to a star-studded audience. As usual,...

By Daily Vulture on 15 November 2016

7 Reasons Why Dwayne Johnson Would Make An Ideal Presidential Candidate

The US had never had a president without any prior political or military background until Donald Trump came along. Now that we know that pretty much any American can be president regardless of their experience, we think Dwayne Johnson should...

By Daily Vulture on 15 November 2016

5 Touching Messages From Stars About Donald Trump’s Election

America is still reeling from a divisive election result which saw Donald Trump become President-elect on Tuesday (November 8th 2016). And while there are those out there who have responded with disappointment, panic and fear, others have taken to pushing...

By Daily Vulture on 11 November 2016

Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ Season Three Episodes Ranked Best To Worst

Now that the world has let the latest season of Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ sink in, we’d like to reflect on the best and worst moments of the series. Okay, so there’s very few ‘worst moments’, but we’ve ranked the...

By Daily Vulture on 10 November 2016

Emma Watson Leaves Books On The London Underground For Passengers To Find

Emma Watson has been spotted dashing around the London Underground system leaving books in hidden places for passengers to find.The 26 year old actor turned gender equality campaigner, famous for her role as Hermione Grainger in the Harry Potter movies,...

By Ed Biggs on 02 November 2016

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Heidi Klum’s 8 Best Halloween Costumes

Heidi Klum is the long-reigning Queen of Halloween and this year she’s really pulled it out of the bag by enlisting five friends to help with her clone costume ensemble for her annual party. Dressed in identical pink bodysuits with...

By Daily Vulture on 01 November 2016

The Fantasy Bras Of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows 2011-2016

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is nearly upon us which means lots of gorgeous underwear-based outfits, super creative themes, live music and, of course, the coveted multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra. This year’s masterpiece is the Bright Night Fantasy Bra...

By Daily Vulture on 27 October 2016

Man Booker Prize Elects First US Winner With Racial Satire Novel

This year is a year for many literary firsts. Just as Bob Dylan has been named the first musician to win the Nobel Literature Prize, Paul Beatty is the first American to win the UK's long coveted Man Booker Prize;...

By Holly Williams on 26 October 2016

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Lauren Conrad And Seth Rogen: 2016 Celebrity Halloween Costumes So Far

There’s still eleven days left until Halloween but, let’s face it, the fun started on October 1st. There’s already been a few charity red carpet events to celebrate the occasion, such as Hilarity for Charity’s Variety Show ‘Seth Rogen’s Halloween’...

By Daily Vulture on 20 October 2016

Justin Bieber Needs To Start Treating His Fans Better

Justin Bieber has decided that he doesn’t want fans anymore. That’s the only possible conclusion that can be drawn from his attitude towards his followers in recent months. The singer has refused to give meet and greets, and repeatedly vents...

By Daily Vulture on 19 October 2016

Five Awesome ‘Stranger Things’ Fan Theories From Reddit

Matt and Ross Duffer are keeping a tight lid on what to expect in the second season of ‘Stranger Things’, coming in 2017. They have unveiled the Chapter titles and revealed that a few new characters were coming into the...

By Daily Vulture on 18 October 2016

Newt Scamander And 9 Other Outcast Heroes From JK Rowling

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ will arrive in theaters on November 18th, with Eddie Redmayne in the starring role of magizoologist Newt Scamander. The film’s screenwriter JK Rowling has also just confessed that it’s to be a five-part...

By Daily Vulture on 14 October 2016

Why Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Literature Prize

Bob Dylan was the surprise winner of the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday (October 13th 2016), recognized ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. He’s not actually responded to the win himself just yet (he’s...

By Daily Vulture on 14 October 2016

Zayn Malik Admits Relief That He Can Now Sing About Sex

Zayn Malik appears to have a few choice words for his former One Direction bandmates, in new excerpts from his forthcoming autobiography in which he claims he is relieved to be able to sing about sex in his music now...

By Ed Biggs on 14 October 2016

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Whose Your #GirlHero? Cara Delevingne Inspires Our Top Five Inspirational Girls List

Cara Delevingne highlighted Angelina Jolie, Gloria Steinem and Esther Perel as her Girl Heroes this week as part of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign of which she is an advocate, and she’s encouraging others to do the same...

By Daily Vulture on 13 October 2016

10 Of The Best Reddit Confessions From Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas has thrilled the internet this week with a full-on Reddit AMA (ask me anything), answering all the questions you never thought he’d answer. From losing his virginity to who his biggest man crushes are, the DNCE frontman hilariously...

By Daily Vulture on 12 October 2016




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