Monday, February 28, 2005

A new TV show for me and my husband!

From PW Daily for Booksellers (Monday, February 28, 2005)

Booksellers haven't had much representation on television since Ellen DeGeneres ran Buy the Book on her sitcom Ellen from 1994-98. But Fox-TV just announced that it has ordered six episodes of a new sitcom called Stacked, starring Pamela Anderson as a bookstore employee who is trying to change her life and break her habit of falling for the wrong guys. She will be joined by Christopher Lloyd, who is cast as an eccentric customer.

Anderson is not such an odd choice; as a comedienne, she shined in the tongue-in-cheek action-adventure V.I.P. for four seasons (1998-2002), and her foray into fiction writing got respectable notices (PW found "Anderson's lighter-than-air debut" possessed "an amiable charm.")

From Publishers Lunch

King's Pulp Case StudyStephen King's latest experiment is a "pulp-style" crime novel, THE COLORADO KID, to be published by Hard Case Crime in mass market paperback this October. The company describes the book as "the story of two veteran newspapermen and their investigation into the mysterious death of a man on an island off the coast of Maine." Hard Case's books are issued in collaboration with Dorchester Publishing. Simon & Schuster will publish audio and e-book editions.
King says in the release, "Hard Case Crime presents good, clean, bare-knuckled storytelling, and even though The Colorado Kid is probably more bleu than outright noir, I think it has some of those old-fashioned kick-ass story-telling virtues. It ought to; this is where I started out, and I'm pleased to be back."

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