Steve Jobs bio already a top seller on Amazon
June 7th, 2011
03:15 PM ET

Steve Jobs bio already a top seller on Amazon

We're months away from the March, 2012 release of an authorized biography about Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but the book is already a top seller on Amazon.

The text, titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs”, was cruising at No. 31 on the web retailer's best-seller list with a price of $18 at the time of this post. According to the Los Angeles Times, the book hit the top 10 on Monday - the same day Jobs unveiled Apple’s new iCloud service - vacillating between No. 9 and No. 13.

That was for the hardcover, however – on Monday, the Kindle edition of the text was sitting at No. 161 on the device's paid bestseller list.

Jobs is working on the book with Aspen Institute President and Chief Executive Walter Isaacson, who’s previously written biographies on Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. The bio will be published by Simon & Schuster, and the publishing house is certain that it’ll be a “landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators.”


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U.K. film board bans 'Human Centipede' sequel
A still image from the first "Human Centipede" film.
June 7th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

U.K. film board bans 'Human Centipede' sequel

Last year’s “Human Centipede” had a difficult premise to sit through, but this year’s follow-up has a disturbing enough concept to get banned in the U.K.

According to the Guardian, the British Board of Film Classification has deemed the film, titled “The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence,” as a “real risk” to moviegoers and denied the movie an 18 certificate as a result. That means that "The Human Centipede II" can't legally be distributed in the U.K., even by DVD or download.

There are some plot details below, so if you have a sensitive stomach – or were somehow planning to see this film – be mindful of what’s after the jump.

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Filed under: movies
June 7th, 2011
12:54 PM ET

Katie Couric: I can't replace Oprah

As soon as word spread that Katie Couric was angling for a daytime talk show – right around the time that Oprah Winfrey was counting down to the last “Oprah” episode – people questioned if Couric was trying to become the new queen of talk TV.

But Couric tells CNN that just the thought of bearing that title makes her antsy.

“Nobody can replace Oprah and it makes me uncomfortable that people are even suggesting that,” she said Monday, the day she announced she’s moving to ABC. Her show will premiere in September 2012, and is currently slated to air at 3 p.m. for eight ABC-owned stations.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
'Lost' creator: January's 'X-Men' acting sucked
June 7th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

'Lost' creator: January's 'X-Men' acting sucked

“Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof didn’t specify if he’s a fan of January Jones’ work on the acclaimed series “Mad Men,” but he sure didn’t like the actress in “X-Men: First Class.”

The movie, which earned $56 million at the box office over the weekend, stars Jones as Emma Frost, along with James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.

Those last two actors Lindelof appreciated, as he tweeted on June 4, “Dug FIRST CLASS though, especially Fassbender, McAvoy and the best deployment of the PG-13 single-use eff-bomb I have ever seen.”

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Jon Stewart on Weinergate: Greatest 'Maury' ever
June 7th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

Jon Stewart on Weinergate: Greatest 'Maury' ever

Talk about awkward. Ever since U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s been embroiled in a racy photo scandal, “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart has been in the position of trying to talk about his old friend, who's appeared on "The Daily Show" before, with his typical humor.

After Weiner confessed on Monday that he did, in fact, post that now-infamous photo of himself, Stewart of course had to address the situation on his late night program.

“This is the weirdest f--ing story I’ve ever seen in my life, or the greatest episode of 'Maury' ever," Stewart said of yesterday's press conference.

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Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
Josh Duhamel's returning to 'All My Children'
June 7th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Josh Duhamel's returning to 'All My Children'

“All My Children” will end its run in a few months, but former star Josh Duhamel is sneaking in one last cameo.

Duhamel won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the ABC soap, and Entertainment Weekly reports that the 38-year-old actor will reprise his role of con man Leo Du Pres in at least one episode in August.

Duhamel's character died in 2003 after trying to save Rebecca Budig's character, Greenlee Smythe, in a waterfall accident. Of course, the body was never found, which leaves the writers room to bring back du Pres.

If you need your Duhamel fix before that August episode, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opens on June 29. “All My Children” will vacate its timeslot to make way for ABC’s new lifestyle food show “The Chew” in September.

Who else would you like to see do a cameo before “AMC” ends?


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