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'Gone Girl' Trailer: The Meaning Of Ben Affleck's Life Is She

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | April 14, 2014 | Entertainment
"I did not kill my wife," Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne says with a calm demeanor at the very end of the new "Gone Girl" trailer. "I am not a murderer." David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller is due out later this year, and 20th Century Fox released the...

Here's A Version Of 'Let It Go' That Explains How You Really Feel About Final Exams

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | April 14, 2014 | College
If you needed an anthem for that feeling you get when you are so over studying for final exams, this parody of "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen" might be your answer. Rewritten as "F**k It All," this version uploaded by DrunkenSch0k0muffin is definitely not safe...

Pulitzer Prize For Fiction 2014: Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' Wins

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | April 14, 2014 | Books
2014's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Donna Tartt, for her latest novel The Goldfinch. Tartt's sprawling epic triumphed over the two other nominees, The Son by Philip Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis. Tartt's novel tells the story...

Here Are Your 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | April 14, 2014 | Media
The Guardian and The Washington Post have won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes—Public Service—for their reporting on the NSA. The 2014 awards were announced on Monday afternoon at Columbia University. The reporting by the staffs of the Guardian and the Post—most prominently Greenwald, Poitras and Gellman—dominated the

In Memoriam: Joffrey Baratheon's Bitchiest Moments

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | April 14, 2014 | TV
Oh, Joffrey Baratheon ... where to begin? Spoiler Alert: If you have not seen Season 4, Episode 2 "The Lion and the Rose" of "Game of Thrones." On the April 13 episode of "Game of Thrones," best known as the Purple Wedding, King Joffrey was murdered...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 14, 2014

| Maddie Crum | April 14, 2014 | Books
First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the town the American Dream forgot, the eye-opening effects of technology, and an evil nanny. Copyright (c) 2014 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers Weekly. Used by permission.

On The Timelessness Of 'The Grapes Of Wrath'

Maddie Crum | April 14, 2014 | Books
The following is an excerpt from On Reading The Grapes of Wrath [Penguin Books, $14.00] by Susan Shillinglaw. Deliberate reading is as cleansing as deliberate movement. To enter a yoga studio is to cross a boundary into a place of serenity. To open a long book is...

'Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding Fan Reactions Are Amazing

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | April 14, 2014 | TV
Beware: "Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 2 spoilers ahead. Consider yourself WARNED fellow "Game of Thrones" fans! George R.R. Martin seems like a nice, gentle man full of wit and talent. He is without a doubt the LAST person...

A National Day Of Reinvention!

Danielle Page | April 14, 2014 | MarloThomas
For the first time ever, I'm throwing a nationwide party -- and you’re invited! I’m so excited to announce that, on April 29th, 7 PM EST, I’ll be hosting an online, live-streaming event that we're...

Sue Monk Kidd, Author Of 'The Invention of Wings,' On Finding Her Characters' Voices (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | April 14, 2014 | OWN
In The Invention of Wings, the latest selection of Oprah's Book Club 2.0, author Sue Monk Kidd enters the minds of characters from different time periods, genders and races. How does she channel the voice of someone who has lived such a dramatically different life from her...

'Game Of Thrones' Director Alex Graves On That HUGE Twist, What's Next, And The Big Finale

Erin Whitney | April 14, 2014 | TV
Sunday, April 13, was a huge night for "Game of Thrones"; the now-iconic episode has us still freaking out and cheerfully celebrating. (SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen Season 4, Episode 2 "The Lion and the Rose.") In "The Lion and the Rose," also known as...

Hear Sigur Rós' 'Rains Of Castamere' From 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | April 14, 2014 | Entertainment
Sunday night's crazy episode of "Game of Thrones" ended with a version of "The Rains of Castamere" by Sigur Rós. (The band also made a cameo appearance at Joffrey and Margaery's wedding.) Listen below, and head here to read all about that thing that everyone is talking about...

22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | April 14, 2014 | Books
What makes a phrase cringe-worthy? We asked HuffPost editors which sayings bother them the most, and found that the common thread among the responses was uselessness. Often, the phrases that we find off-putting are those that serve as conversational fillers, implying that the speaker is vapid or has little else...

Will The Snowden Reporters Win A Pulitzer?

AP | Jack Mirkinson | April 14, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer for breaking news was awarded to...

Josh Hutcherson Honors Philip Seymour Hoffman During MTV Movie Awards

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | April 13, 2014 | Entertainment
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won Movie of the Year during Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. Stars Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin accepted the award, and Hutcherson used the win to pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Oscar-winning actor, who died in February, played Plutarch Heavensbee...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: 'The Lion And The Rose'

Erin Whitney | April 14, 2014 | TV
Welcome to "Game of Moans," the weekly recap of "Game of Thrones" Season 4 that highlights all the moan-worthy, gasp-filled, OMG moments that litter the Seven Kingdoms. In other words, you can get a traditional recap anywhere, so here's all the sex, bloodshed, and WTF moments (the good...

Most Controversial Books Include 'Captain Underpants', 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Rebecca Zamon | April 14, 2014 | Canada Living
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The potty humour of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.But among some parents, educators and other members of the general public who worry...

Here's The First 'Fault In Our Stars' Clip

Christopher Rosen | April 13, 2014 | Entertainment
The first clip from "The Fault in Our Stars" debuted during Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards pre-show, providing fans of John Green's best-selling novel with a glimpse at the chemistry between stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. We're in, but decide for yourself by watching below. "The Fault...

'East Of Eden' Adaptation With Jennifer Lawrence May Be Split Into Two Movies, Gary Ross Says

Matthew Jacobs | April 13, 2014 | Entertainment
Jennifer Lawrence and "East of Eden" sound like a match made in Oscar heaven, and now that may be doubled. Writer-director Gary Ross ("Pleasantville," "The Hunger Games") told The Hollywood Reporter that he'll likely split the movie into two parts -- a fitting move given that...

Heaven Quotes Reveal The Mystery Of The Afterlife

Yasmine Hafiz | April 12, 2014 | Religion
Is heaven real? Cultures and faiths since time immemorial believe so, though their concepts of paradise are as diverse as life itself. Lisa Miller, award-winning religion writer, delves into these ideas in her new book, Visions of Heaven: A Journey Through the Afterlife, published by TIME. It investigates...
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