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Michigan Couple Face Jail Over Late Dr. Seuss Book

They say it isn't criminal to take so long paying late fees

(Newser) - A Michigan husband and wife are beside themselves after having been warned they could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine over two unreturned library books. It all started in the summer of 2014, when their son checked out a Dr. Seuss book for the couple'... More »

New Dr. Seuss Book Will Answer Burning Question

Specifically, 'What pet should I get?'

(Newser) - Cat in the hat or a gnat or a rat that is fat? If there's no way you could choose which creature to adopt, Dr. Seuss may be able to help. Random House announced today it will publish yet another tale (complete with pics) by the popular children's... More »

4 Lost Dr. Seuss Stories Coming Out

The 1950s tales feature Horton and an early version of the Grinch

(Newser) - Horton heard a Who—and his ears might be ringing right now with the news that he's about to make a comeback. Random House is republishing four Dr. Seuss stories on Sept. 9 that haven't been seen since the 1950s, when they first made their appearance in Redbook... More »

Ted Cruz Still Standing, Reads Green Eggs and Ham

Marathon session passes 18-hour mark

(Newser) - As part of Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-ObamaCare talkathon—which he has vowed to keep up until he can no longer stand —he read the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, to his daughters. "Daddy's going to be home soon, to read to you in person,... More »

Lorax Statue Swiped From Dr. Seuss Widow

Thieves grabbed bronze statue from Audrey Geisel's estate

(Newser) - Some Grinch has made off with Dr. Seuss' very own Lorax: Thieves apparently stole a two-foot, 300-pound bronze statue of the creature from the garden of Theodore Geisel's 90-year-old widow over the weekend, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . "It’s a valuable piece because there are only two... More »

Lorax Busts Out Massive $70.7M Open

'Project X' takes second, beating 'Act of Valor' and 'Safe House'

(Newser) - The tree-loving furry thing in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax helped set a 2012 box office record by opening with $70.7 million this weekend, trouncing The Vow's $41 million open last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. Raunchy party flick Project X took second place with a solid $20.... More »

Boring Lorax Does Green Message No Favors

Another Dr. Seuss film disaster

(Newser) - The Lorax may have a sound environmental message, but it's lost in a subpar movie that warps Dr. Seuss' original sentiment. One critic found the movie so vile he was inspired to write a Seuss-esque poem of his own:
  • "There’s no fun in The Lorax, no joy
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Lost Dr. Seuss Stories to Be Published

'Bippolo Seed' and other stories found in old magazines

(Newser) - Cat In the Hat fans will soon be able to get to know Gustav the Goldfish, the Zinniga-Zanniga, and other Dr. Seuss characters not seen since the '50s. The stories were discovered in old magazine pages offered for sale by a Massachusetts dentist and collector of the beloved children's author's... More »

Highest Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson, predictably, made the list—but not at No. 1

(Newser) - The stars on Forbes ' annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities number, appropriately, 13. To make the list, a "deleb" must have brought in at least $6 million in the past year. This year's list is notably missing former mainstays Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Steve McQueen, and... More »

Seuss' Lorax Slated to Be 3D Movie

(Newser) - Dr Suess' green-themed story The Lorax is becoming the first of his works to get the 3D treatment, Variety reports. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment plan to release the animated picture in 2012, on what would have been the author's 108th birthday. His 1971 book told the story of a... More »

Don't Get Comfy, Harry Potter

Dr. Seuss, EB White win popularity contest over Rowling

(Newser) - Both are fantasists who've sold zillions of books, but in a recent poll of American children, the classic wins out: Dr. Seuss' works are more popular than JK Rowling's. Three million-plus kids weighed in on an educational software company's website, and Rowling's Harry Potter books trail works by EB White,... More »

21 Wins Big at Box Office

Iraq war flick Stop-Loss stumbles in at no. 8

(Newser) - Gambling flick 21 played to win this weekend and banked $23.7 million, scoring top spot at the box office, Variety reports. But it failed to revive overall ticket sales, which are down 17% from last year's frame and about a third for the year. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a ... More »

Horton Hears a Box Office Hit

$45.1M opening is year's biggest

(Newser) - Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! stomped into theaters this weekend for the year's biggest box office debut, Variety reports. Its $45.1 million draw is the fifth-highest for a G-rated animated flick ever and the fourth-biggest March opener. “It played to whos from ages 2 to 92,”... More »

Horton Enormously Entertaining

Seuss' elephant tale succeeds where others have failed

(Newser) - The big-screen adaptation of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! succeeds in large part because the film's actors are not seen. "Unlike those behind the recent live-action grotesqueries The Grinch and Cat in the Hat," observes Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the makers of the CG-animated Horton... More »

Grinch Returns to Broadway Despite Strike

Holiday musical reopens after 2 weeks of darkness, picketing

(Newser) - Little girls and their parents flocked to this morning's reopening of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! after a 2-week hiatus, the Times reports. A stagehands' strike has shuttered most Broadway productions, but Grinch tickets went on sale after a judge ordered the show, which has a separate deal... More »

Grinch Can't Steal Christmas, Judge Orders

Stageworkers' striking was not to her liking; this show will go on

(Newser) - A Manhattan judge ruled against some of Broadway's striking stagehands yesterday, ordering the musical "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" to resume performances tomorrow, the AP reports. The injunction, which may save the show from financial doom, also unleashed a flood of kid-lit wordplay on the... More »

Green Eggs and Slammer: NH Judge Channels Seuss

Inmate can't keep quiet about his prison diet

(Newser) - When a New Hampshire state prison inmate used a hard-boiled egg to illustrate his grievance with his institutional diet, the federal judge overseeing the case sought lofty counsel—Dr. Seuss. "I do not like eggs in the file. I do not like eggs any style," James Muirhead responded,... More »

Dylan, Dr.Seuss Can't Mix

Humble parodists no match for corporate Goliaths wielding copyright law

(Newser) - Dr. Seuss's estate has knocked down a website by artist/jokerman Kevin Ryan, featuring the fantasist's verses set to fake Bob Dylan music. The loss of the brilliant mash-up prompts Salon's Dan Brekke to explore how the times are a' changin' for copyright law, particularly in the murky and amorphous area... More »

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