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Crazy Rich Asians Co-Writer Quits

Coming at you with nothing-has-changed news: It looks like pay disparity caused the Crazy Rich Asians adaptation co-writer,¬†Adele Lim, to walk away from the sequel. “She declined to provide specific figures, but sources say that Warner Bros.’ starting offers were $800,000 to $1 million for Chiarelli and $110,000-plus for Lim.” More details here.

We’re Getting A Shuri Novel!

The brilliant, hilarious, and overall awesome Blank Panther character Shuri is getting her very own novel! The middle-grade book, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, will be written by Nic Stone and release in 2020. Click here for more on this book and those to follow in the Scholastic and Marvel original stories series.

Fun With AI

First, A.V. Club played with Adam King’s Talk To Transformer–an OpenAI created to continue stories–by feeding it erotic fiction. Now, Bustle decided to try feeding it first lines from six famous works of literature to see how it would continue the story. So I freaked out at AI saying, “If my mother was dead, I was her ghost,” and scratched my head at, “Then, cut the tomatoes into a circle shape, and then a square shape, in the shape of a ‘E’, and then a ‘A’. You should get a total of 7 tomatoes.”