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The Next Agatha Christie Adaptation

Is Death on the Nile. Twentieth Century Fox is currently working on the Murder on the Orient Express follow-up. The Orient Express screenwriter will return to work on Death on the Nile, and while Kenneth Branagh has yet to be signed he’s expected to return as director and starring as detective Hercule Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express made $50 million domestically and $100 million internationally.

Anthony Scaramucci Couldn’t Sell White House Memoir

After shopping versions of his book to major publishers over the summer, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has given up on plans for a political memoir. An anonymous source at a major publishing house told Business Insider that the 35-page proposal draft they saw was “not good.” Scaramucci’s titles included “Inside Out” and “I Did It My Way.”

LeVar Burton And LaVar Ball Are Not The Same Person

Some Twitter users mistook LeVar Burton for LaVar Ball and sent the Reading Rainbow host angry tweets about “his son.” Ball is the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball who was caught shoplifting with teammates in China. LaVar Ball is under fire for saying some stuff about Trump’s involvement in his son’s release from police custody. This has nothing to do with bookish icon LeVar Burton, but here we are. Burton pointed to a tweet calling him “a has been actor with a thief for a son.” “One of many sleights I am having to endure these days,” Burton tweeted. “Thanks!”

Sponsored by Wednesday Books, publishers of Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson.

Jennifer E. Smith meets The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy in this deliciously nerdy sequel to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, inspired this time by The Importance of Being Earnest.

Elliot Gabaroche is packing up her determination, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and going to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. It’s going to be an epic summer.

Not Now, Not Ever is a “witty, romantic, and exuberantly geeky.” —Jenn Bennett, author of The Anatomical Shape of a Heart