This Friday when romance writer Megan Mulry officially releases her latest book entitled "In Love Again," she will be taking a risk. Mulry’s previous two books in her fictional “Unruly Royals” series were published by Sourcebooks , and landed her on the USA TODAY Bestseller list. But for book number three, Mulry decided to self-publish.
“I had a wonderful three-book deal with Sourcebooks, with a one-book option clause," Mulry tells OutFront. But Mulry says her new protagonist didn't fit into the Sourcebooks vision for the series of high-flying British royals and the Americans who love them. The star of her new novel is pushing forty, a departure from her traditionally twenty-something characters that catered to a younger audience. “After my editor, Deb Werksman, and I talked about the option clause," she says, "we both agreed it might be an opportunity for me to self-publish.”
On Sunday, the FOX program "Family Guy" killed off one of its main characters: Brian (The Dog) Griffin.
Fans around the world were shocked and horrified at his passing, especially because it appears he is really dead.
Mediaite's Joe Concha stopped by the Erin Burnett OutFront newsroom to share his Top 5 Surprise TV Deaths.
How do you feel about Brian's death? Do you think it will be permanent? What do you consider the most shocking television death?
Let us know in the comment section below.
Sen. Rand Paul will be heading to New Jersey this month to help campaign for Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, but there's one man he won't be seeing – the governor himself.
Chris Christie will be taking his wife on a little vacation for her 50th birthday that weekend, saying it wasn't even a choice to be made. How does that sit with the Senator from Kentucky?
An explosion of criticism has accompanied news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in an upcoming "Superman" sequel. The casting of the "Argo" star and director is not the first time fans have cried foul over such a decision. Here's a list of other casting decisions that sparked some scorn in the fan world:
Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible" as Ethan Hunt? Sure. Tom Cruise as ex-military investigator Jack Reacher? Well, Reacher fans said NOOOOO! A Facebook page was created to voice their outrage over the 2012 movie. Many fans of the Lee Child books cited the height difference, insisting that Cruise was too short to play the role. In the books, Reacher is 6-foot-5 while Cruise comes in at 5-foot-6 in real life.
The announcement of Daniel Craig as the newest James Bond in 2006's "Casino Royale" gave birth to anti-Craig websites such as Craignotbond.com and danielcraigisnotbond.com. British actor Edward Fox knew author Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond character, and blasted casting directors for their choice. "So ugly! He is utterly wrong for Bond. The opposite of what Fleming intended," Fox said.
Two years ago, fans were up in arms over the casting of Anne Hathaway in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises," saying she couldn't pull off the role of Catwoman. In a Catwoman forum, one fan wrote, "I just can't get the image of her in Princess Diaries out of my head."
When director Tim Burton announced to the world that Michael Keaton would star as Batman in his 1989 film, the reaction was not warm. Fans were so cold to the news that they sent more than 50,000 letters to Warner Bros. protesting the decision.
Many people were confused when it was announced that Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," which was released in 2008.
One critic said, "I like Ledger, but I'm not sure if he can pull off the sinister Joker."
Avid fans will always have a reason for slamming a casting choice. In all movies, actors have the ability to either live up or live down fans' expectations.
Should we give actors such as Ben Affleck the benefit of the doubt? Well, that's up to the moviegoer to decide - after the movie is released.
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A Tennessee judge tells the parents of a 7-month-old boy they cannot name their son Messiah.
Judge Lu Ann Ballew ordered the parents to change the child's first name to Martin.
"The word Messiah is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ," Ballew said.
The judge went on to say her decision is best for the child.
But does her argument add up?
Comedian Dean Obeidallah agrees with the judge, saying she was only looking out for the child. What do you think? Obeidallah took his opinion to the street in our new segment - Dean vs. The Street.