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And the Highest-Earning Author Is ...

'Fifty Shades' writer EL James nearly made nine figures

(Newser) - Want to be a fabulously wealthy author? Loosen up those fingers. The route to riches seems to be with a series of related books rather than a one-off blockbluster. Forbes rounds up the top 10 highest-earning authors from June 2012 to June 2013. The top five:
  1. EL James, $95 million:
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth also back for 'Hunger Games' sequel

(Newser) - Did good-but-not-great reviews for The Hunger Games influence this move? Producers of the sequel, Catching Fire, have tapped Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman to play the new Head Gamemaker, People reports. The stage and screen veteran will portray Plutarch Heavensbee, a complex character who doesn't reveal his true alliances... More »

Hunger Games Hits No. 3 on Challenged Books List

Suzanne Collins makes ALA list for second consecutive year

(Newser) - The more popular the Hunger Games trilogy becomes, the more reasons some parents and educators have found to question whether it belongs on library shelves. For the second year in a row, Suzanne Collins' work was among the most "challenged" books, as reported yesterday by the American Library Association'... More »

'Katniss' Fat Digs By Critics Are Toxic: Experts

Hollywood Reporter grumbles about Jennifer Lawrence's 'baby fat'

(Newser) - Critics' attacks on actress Jennifer Lawrence for being too hefty to star in the Hunger Games are threatening to undo all the positives of having a strong female character in a megahit movie, say experts. The New York Times zinged the choice of Lawrence for the role because her "... More »

Soon, You Can Play Hunger Games on Facebook

'Hunger Games Adventures' coming to social networking site

(Newser) - Soon you'll be able to compete in the Hunger Games—sort of. A Facebook game based on the popular trilogy arrives March 23, the same day the first movie based on the books is released. But unlike in the Suzanne Collins novels, players in the Hunger Games Adventures won'... More »

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