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Stephen King, Amy Tan Sign Writers' Petition Against Trump

Hundreds of writers "oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump"

(Newser) - Ben Carson and Chris Christie are apparently Donald Trump fans (and Paul Ryan's still not sure ), but count Stephen King, Amy Tan, and Junot Diaz among those who definitely fall into the "Dump Trump" camp. They're among the hundreds of writers who've signed an... More »

Bruce Willis Making Broadway Debut

In play version of Stephen King's 'Misery'

(Newser) - Bruce Willis is hitting the Broadway stage for the first time. He'll make his debut in an adaptation of Misery by Stephen King; the play was written by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 movie version. Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, who was portrayed... More »

America Is Home to 96 Norman Bateses

Other popular horror-themed names: Michael Myers, Stephen King

(Newser) - If your real name happens to be Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, or Norman Bates, you probably really love Halloween or you really hate it. But at least you're not alone, according to the Whitepages directory service , which has compiled a list of the 13 most popular horror-themed names in... More »

Stephen King Adds His Clout to Anti-Amazon Letter

Authors think Jeff Bezos is using bully business tactics

(Newser) - Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Robert Caro are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author Douglas Preston, urged Amazon to resolve its standoff with... More »

Dylan Farrow's Brother: Woody Didn't Molest Her

Moses Farrow blames Mia for cultivating Allen hatred

(Newser) - Moses Farrow, brother to Dylan Farrow and adopted son of Woody Allen, minces no words when it comes to his sister's allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of their father: "Of course Woody did not molest my sister," Moses, 36, tells People . "She loved him... More »

Stephen King: Why I Wrote Shining Sequel

Character of Danny Torrance 'never left my mind,' he says

(Newser) - Why did Stephen King return to the world of The Shining 36 years later? The character of Danny, the psychic son of alcoholic writer-gone-crazy Jack Torrance, "never really left my mind," King revealed at the Paris book launch for Doctor Sleep, his recently published sequel to the novel.... More »

Carrie Falls to Gravity

And literally no one went to see the WikiLeaks movie

(Newser) - Gravity scared off Carrie this weekend, pulling off its third box-office win in a row with a hefty $31 million take, reports the Los Angeles Times . Both films were expected to fetch around $30 million, but the Stephen King classic fell far short, with $17 million and the No. 3... More »

Shining Hotel Plans Creepy Cemetery Move

Get married at hotel that inspired book ... on top of former pet cemetery

(Newser) - It doesn't exactly sounds like every bride's dream: Get married at the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining ... atop a former pet cemetery. But that's exactly what Colorado's Stanley Hotel intends to make possible. The hotel doesn't seem to intentionally be going... More »

Inside Stephen King’s Writing-Obsessed Family

Just one member is not an author

(Newser) - In Stephen King's immediate family, just one member is not a professional writer. King's wife, both of his sons, and his daughter-in-law all have published books to their names; his daughter, the outlier, is a Unitarian Universalist minister. An extensive New York Times Magazine profile on the family... More »

Stephen King: My Novel 'Gas' for School Shooters

Says 'Rage' could have been 'possible accelerant' to killers

(Newser) - Stephen King is jumping into America's conversation on gun violence, with a new Kindle Single entitled simply, "Guns." According to Amazon , the 99-cent essay "constructs his argument for what can and should be done" to reduce violence. But the segment that's grabbing attention is one... More »

Stephen King: Raise My F***ing Taxes Already

The rich aren't going to pay up just to be nice

(Newser) - Stephen King is following Warren Buffett's lead with an op-ed begging to be taxed more—though King drops in a few more F-bombs in his very salty appeal. In "Tax Me, for F***'s Sake," the wealthy author offers his views on his fellow one-percenters: "The... More »

2011's Top 10 Books

Stephen King, Christopher Hitchens make the cut

(Newser) - If you need a book recommendation for holiday reading, look no further than the New York Times ' list of the 10 best books of the year. Five are fiction and five non-fiction:
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King: A time portal sends an English teacher back to 1958 to try and
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Stephen King: My Musical Will Be the 'Anti-Spiderman'

King collaboration with John Mellancamp to be low-tech, for a smaller stage

(Newser) - The wait is over: Horror writer Stephen King's first play, The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, featuring haunting melodies by rocker John Mellencamp, is finally ready for the stage. The musical was originally scheduled for its debut at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in 2009, but was postponed. It's... More »

Highest-Paid Authors in US

James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer lead the way

(Newser) - A tribute of sorts to Harry Potter: JK Rowling isn't putting out new Potter books, but sales of existing ones still put her in the top 10 of the year's highest-paid authors. (She came in 10th with $10 million.) Read the full Forbes list here , but here's the top... More »

King Near Movie, TV Deal for Dark Tower

Ron Howard attached as direct

(Newser) - Roland Deschain may soon be gunslinging his way onto screens big and small. Stephen King is in talks to turn his Dark Tower books into a TV series and a movie trilogy directed by Ron Howard, Deadline New York reports. Both Universal's Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros.' Weed Road... More »

Help Wanted: Imaginary Friend Exorcist

5-year-old's new buddy gives dad flashbacks of 'The Shining'

(Newser) - A generally literal-minded 5-year-old has a new imaginary friend, and his dad is quietly freaking out—and blaming Stephen King. Oh, and Stanley Kubrick, who translated King's novel The Shining to the big screen. "Before King and Kubrick came along, I'm guessing that imaginary friends were kind of cute,... More »

King Pays to Bring Troops Home for Holidays

But horrormeister thought $13K would be bad luck

(Newser) - When it comes to the holidays, Stephen King is glad to do the right thing—albeit in his own quirky way. Case in point: 150 infantry troops from Maine due to be shipped to Afghanistan next month were to spend the holidays at an Indiana training camp. King answered a... More »

New Books Do Carver Justice

Biography, story collection provide 'necessary corrective'

(Newser) - Two new books on Raymond Carver—a biography and a collection of stories—bring a "welcome and necessary corrective" to what we know of the short story master, writes Stephen King. Carol Sklenicka's A Writer's Life cuts Carver too much slack for his personal life—he was a "... More »

Stephen King Bites Into Vampire Comic

Horror maestro to lend hand on Vertigo's American Vampire

(Newser) - Stephen King is truly sinking his teeth into his official comic book debut, writing half of the first five issues of Vertigo’s upcoming American Vampire. The brainchild of King buddy Scott Snyder, the series tells the stories of a line of uniquely American blood suckers. King will be writing... More »

Canseco Slams Madonna Over Baby Beau

(Newser) - Jose Canseco, that other famous slugger linked to Madonna, slammed the age difference between the singer and beau Jesus Luz, Us Magazine writes. “Oh, my God! Doesn’t she realize she is 60 years old? Come on!” he said. The Material Girl (actually 50) can’t catch a... More »

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