If the reclusive, controlling, JD Salinger had not died three years ago, inevitably he would be suspected as the source of the leak of three short stories, including an early version of The Catcher in the Rye, which he had ordered not to be published until decades after his death.
Like "modernised" Conservatism, digital cameras and rock music made by people under 50, the Christmas celebrity memoir may be breathing its last.
Arctic Monkeys and Katy Perry are to perform at the Brits for the first time next year, as part of new chairman Christian Tattersfield's plan to build the UK's annual music awards into a 10 million-viewer event.
Britney Spears's eighth album has been billed variously as a sequel of sorts to fan-favourite Blackout, her very own Ray of Light-style reinvention, and a personal album "specifically for my diehard fans".
He is known for inventing New Journalism, mixing literary techniques with straight reporting, and for skewering New York social types in his best-selling fiction, and now the New York Public Library has bought an "incredibly rich" collection of Tom Wolfe's notebooks and other papers for $2.1m.
Ben Affleck has been taking the process of "bulking up" for his role as the new Batman so seriously that a costume designer on his current film felt duty bound to request he slow things down.
Tickets for the Monty Python comeback performance sold out in a very precise 43.5 seconds, it was announced on Monday as four more dates were added.