December 28th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
When a beloved pet goes missing, the owner typically puts up signs around his or her neighborhood, offering a nominal reward for the animal's safe return.
Dennis Lehane doesn't do things that way.
The acclaimed author of "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island" informed fans on his Facebook page that he will name a character in his next book after anyone who can help get his pet beagle back home. His dog Tessa went missing in Massachusetts on Christmas Eve.
Lehane spoke to CNN's Starting Point panel about his unique offer. Watch the video above to hear why he made such a reward, and whether the character in question will be a hero or villain.
November 19th, 2012
05:30 PM ET
November 13th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been seen as the book to read if you want more action - just look at how many parents say it helped bring about a baby - but it might also inspire divorce.
The Daily Mail reports that a 41-year-old banker has petitioned for divorce in Britain's High Court because her husband's "boring attitude" toward sex is an example of "unreasonable behavior," which, under the nation's law, is one of five grounds for splitting up a marriage. FULL POST
October 19th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
Prolific filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is best known for helming the movies he stars in, and the projects are more about creating laughs than suspense.
All of which makes his starring role in this weekend's crime thriller "Alex Cross" something of a departure. But as he told CNN, he's actually always hoped he'd be able to try such an action-oriented role on for size.
October 16th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
If you have an "authentic, outspoken, and visionary" idea just waiting to be published, maybe you should ring up Johnny Depp.
The actor is launching his own list of books in partnership with HarperCollins' Harper imprint, and those are the types of voices and ideas that he's looking for.
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