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The New York Times‘ Modern Love column is something many simply adore — and others love to hate. Each week, readers learn intimate details about someone else’s relationship, and sometimes learn lessons about human nature, relationships, and love. The column has helped several writers launch their careers by way of book deals; now it may help The New York Times‘ wallet. Former “Sex and the City” writer Jenny Bicks is working on a pilot script for a TV show based on Modern Love — not a specific column, the whole shebang.
The show will revolve around a fictionalized male editor’s life, which includes a messy divorce, a rocky relationship with a teenage daughter, and a reentry into the dating scene. Stories and people from the newspaper column will be woven into the show’s storylines. Even though BermanBraun optioned the rights to the column from The Times last year, Bicks isn’t sure whether she’ll be able to set the series at the paper, or if it will become a fictional news organization.
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Five months after eloping in Mexico—post-pitchers of margaritas, natch—Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of “The Hills” are making their marriage official in a ceremony in Pasadena on Saturday. [People] — As a present for the infamously douchey duo, let’s look back at the times they broke up. Keep reading »
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This week, we’re saying, “Thank you, Earth, for giving us life, and a home, and stuff,” by celebrating folks trying hard to save the planet. Yesterday, we looked at freegans, people who dig their food out of the trash. Today, let’s learn about Locavores, who live by the mantra: “Think globally, eat Locally.” Not to mention deliciously. Keep reading »
“Notorious,” the biopic of larger-than-life rapper Chris Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., is out today. The movie chronicles Biggie’s life from his Brooklyn childhood to his death by gunfire. Even if you haven’t been touched by Biggie’s music, you’ll be moved by his rags-to-riches life story. [$24.49, Amazon] Keep reading »