January 9, 2014 |
Adolf Hitler's “Mein Kampf” has quietly become an e-book bestseller, climbing high on the charts of political books on Apple's iTunes and Amazon's Kindle, even as print sales of the 1925 anti-Semitic screed continue to languish. “' Mein Kampf" hasn't made the New York Times' nonfiction chart since its U.S. release in 1939, the same year Germany invaded Poland, and its print sales have fallen steadily ever since,” Chris Faraone wrote for the website Vocativ . “But with a flood of new e-book editions, Hitler's notorious memoir just clocked a banner digital year.” Two different digital versions of “Mein Kampf” currently rank third and fourth on the Politics & Current Events on iBooks, outpacing books by modern-day conservative pundits and celebrities such as Sarah Palin, Charles Krauthammer and Glenn Beck.
December 30, 2013 |
Robin Roberts has revealed that she is a lesbian, going public with the fact that she has been in a "longtime" same-sex relationship in a reflective message to fans. The "Good Morning America" host publicly battled breast cancer in 2007 and was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 2012 that resulted in a bone marrow transplant and an ongoing health battle through 2013. On Sunday, the 53-year-old took to Facebook to share her gratitude to friends, family and fans, quietly outing herself and her girlfriend, Amber Laign.
December 20, 2013 |
Katie Couric's high-profile return to daytime television is coming to an end. Couric and the Disney/ABC Television Group, which distributes her syndicated talk show, "Katie," said Thursday that it would end next summer after two seasons. The show airs in Los Angeles on the Walt Disney Co.-owned station, KABC-TV Channel 7. Pulling the plug on the show was a joint decision, the two parties said. "While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," Couric and Disney/ABC said in a joint statement. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Ratings have been soft for the show, which launched in September 2012 amid fanfare.
December 16, 2013 |
Leave it to Barbara Walters to get Miley Cyrus to open up about her ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Wait, didn't Ellen DeGeneres already do that ? Yes, but 2013 has the unfortunate moniker of becoming the year of Miley Cyrus. Barb asked Cyrus the really tough question about whether she believed she agreed too quickly to getting engaged to "The Hunger Games" star. It turns out little Miley was afraid of being alone. "I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year," Cyrus told Walters in her " Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 " interview.
November 25, 2013 |
Is Katie Couric cutting the TV cord? Yahoo officially announced Monday that Couric is joining its ranks as its “global anchor.” After more than three decades on the air as a journalist and talk show hostess, the 56-year-old will now add Internet explorer to her resume, helping to develop global coverage for Yahoo. As part of her new position, which is still being defined, Couric will conduct monthly interview series and serve as the “face" of Yahoo News. The confirmation comes after word leaked late last week that she'd be jumping ship from ABC News for more digital pastures.
November 22, 2013 |
Well, that was fast. Katie Couric is on the move again - and her daily talk show is evidently headed for the skids. The veteran newswoman is about to join Yahoo in an "extensive deal," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Details weren't reported, but Couric already repurposes bits from her talk show for a feature on Yahoo News. The latest development will likely mean curtains for her talk show, "Katie," which has struggled in the ratings over the last two seasons. It's also the end of Couric's ties to ABC News.