Scarlett Johansson Sues French Author for Using Her Name

A word of caution to aspiring novelists: when describing people in your masterpiece, try not to cheat by saying they look like celebrities. Sure, it may be an expedient way to swiftly move on from the tedious task of using phrases like "sweep of the brow" or "razor-beaked smile," but, in the end, some particularly… » 6/09/13 4:00pm 6/09/13 4:00pm

Chris Colfer Publishes Novel, Makes You Realize What You Could Have…

We've lost count of how many "threats" Glee star Chris Colfer is at this point: dancing, singing, acting, onscreen ascot-wearing, a 2011 Time Magazine Influential Person, and now novel-writing. Sextuple threat? The Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy nominee's debut novel, a fantasy called The Land of Stories: The… » 7/17/12 9:00am 7/17/12 9:00am

Do Your Favorite Book Characters Change Your Life?

Everybody has those special books that make a big impression on them, and often it's because we find ourselves identifying strongly with one of the characters. Well, it turns out those books might have even more power over us than we realized. A new study has found that when you get really absorbed by a story, your… » 5/14/12 12:10pm 5/14/12 12:10pm