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You’ve probably seen that YouTube video about what the fox says. Soon you’ll get to read about it.
Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing has acquired a picture book based on the online sensation devised by the Norwegian comedy team Ylvis. The publisher announced Monday that the upcoming release, What Does the Fox Say?, will come out Dec. 10.
Ylvis, alias for brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, have scored more than 200 million YouTube hits since September of them prancing in fox suits singing: “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!”
Watch the video below:
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Lee Daniels’ The Butler actors Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and David Oyelowo, as well as director Lee Daniels, lend their vocal talents to the audiobook version of The Butler: A Witness to History. The film’s inspiration, Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This,” has been extended to a full book, available in print, digital, and audiobook form.
The work chronicles the story of Eugene Allen, the real-life man who served as a butler in the White House through eight presidential administrations, from Presidents Truman to Reagan.
Daniels narrates his foreword, whereas Whitaker reads the bulk of the text. Winfrey and Oyelowo narrate an additional essay by Haygood also included in the book that focuses on the history of black images in film and Hollywood.
This exclusive excerpt highlights snippets from the audiobook as well as scenes from the film:
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Here’s some news appropriate for Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday: Another piece of Twilight fanfiction is getting adapted into an original novel, Fifty Shades of Grey-style. The fic, originally called “The Office,” reimagined Edward Cullen and Bella Swan as a powerful businessman and his smart, ambitious intern.
Sound familiar? That’s not because the story rips off Fifty Shades — in fact, “The Office” appeared on the Internet before the fic that became E L James’ bestseller. “The Office paved the way for Fifty Shades and a thousand other imitators,” University of Utah professor and fanfiction expert Anne Jamison tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It turned fanfiction’s ‘porn without plot’ into porn as plot, peopling Twilight‘s basic plot structure with sexually voracious, assertive and snarky adults.”
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It’s hard to remember these days that once upon a time, Joseph Paterno was above all described as “America’s winningest college football coach, who changed the country one football player at a time.”
Indeed, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal that rocked both sport and nation alike, Paterno is now more immediately–if not exclusively–recognized as one of several powerful men that for 14 years “failed to take any steps” to protect child sexual abuse victims, some of which were suffering under his supposedly hallowed locker-room roof.
It is in this pickle of epithets that book publisher Simon & Schuster currently finds itself when it comes to the handling of one of its upcoming releases. That book? Sportswriter-turned-author Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno.
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