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Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 Reveals New Character Posters and New Trailer

Ahead of the new Guardians of the Galaxy film’s release, new character posters of the whole crew have been revealed. Guardians also released a new trailer. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Maria Bakalova, and Sylvester Stallone. James Gunn is the director and also wrote the screenplay. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 will be in theaters on May 5.       

Read an Excerpt of Queen Charlotte by Shonda Rhimes and Julia Quinn

Queen Charlotte hits shelves on May 9, following the May 4 premiere of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Ahead of the book’s release, Entertainment Weekly is offering fans a sneak peek at an excerpt from the novel by Shonda Rhimes and Julia Quinn. The series and the novel will track Queen Charlotte’s rise to power and the love story that will spark a major societal shift in the world of Bridgerton. As portrayed in the series and the novel, the fictional Charlotte reflects some historians’ belief that the real Queen Charlotte was of African descent.

Manga Creator Rumiko Takahashi Knighted by France

On Thursday, the French government conferred the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) decoration on manga creator Rumiko Takahashi. Takahashi received the decoration at the French ambassador’s residence in Tokyo. Takahashi is the creator of many celebrated manga titles, including Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma 1/2, One-Pound Gospel, and Inuyasha.

We Need Better Terms to Describe Romance Novels

One romance reader explores why romance novel descriptions like sweet, clean, hot, and spicy are confusing and, sometimes, offensive.