Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited has arrived in Canada, offering up over 750,000 books for $9.99 on Kindle devices, plus Kindle apps for Apple and Android devices.
When I was hanging out with Johnny Depp at the Viper Room or strolling around the Everything To Do With Sex Show in Toronto with Mickey Rourke while researching a book on him, I never dreamed that one day my name would be on the cover of a children’s book–but that is what has just happened and it is called Isabelle, The Buttefly.
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (published as Someone Knows My Name in the US, Australia and New Zealand) is to be adapted into a TV mini-series by Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and independent studio Entertainment One (eOne). Production will take place in South Africa in the fall. The series will be broadcast on CBC in Canada and BET in the US.
Much has been made of the rise and fall then resurrection of such mercurial actors as Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke but there was an actor/filmmaker/artist that came before them that made those guys look like members of some private school debating team–his name was Dennis Hopper.
Three of the best things about Toronto–cool stores, amazing artists, and one of a kind stores–come together in this beautifully “animated” video that peers into one used book store after everyone has gone home.
The year is coming to a close, and with it comes a deluge of “best-of” lists covering everything from video games and movies to music and television, but we had a soft spot for this collection of greats from Indigo Books who named their best and most sold fiction and non-fiction books from the last 12 months.
Christopher Heard‘s Britney Spears: Little Girl Lost takes a step back from the woman we have all heard on the radio, and introduces us to the girl who dreamed of being a star. From Spears’ childhood in the small southern town of Kentwood, Louisiana, all the way up to her recent worldwide tour, Heard shows us how this girl, who worked for the spotlight, grew up to be an international superstar who is loved and admired, hounded and mocked.
Kiefer Sutherland is easily one of Canada’s most well-known modern actors to ever take America by storm, and even though he’s lived the dream, he’s happily proven that he really doesn’t care what people think of him. Call him a bad boy if you like, but in author Christopher Heard‘s new book, Kiefer Sutherland: Living Dangerously, we get a fresh look at one of the most interesting actors working in Hollywood today.
Montreal author Ian Halperin is back with a new book called Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, whichs delves into the lives lived behind the shiny, glossy image set forth by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
A couple of months ago we featured an early interview and profile with Canadian author Ian Halperin about his explosive book Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. Well, that book has going to be a massive bestseller, and even topped the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller List.