A good friend will bail you out of jail. A best friend will be sitting next to you saying: "Damn that was fun!"
Random House, publisher of "A Million Little Pieces," has agreed to a financial settlement with readers who claim they were defrauded by James Frey's memoir.
Zondervan, a publisher of the Bible, immediately declared bankruptcy.
The Emperor - sorry, the President - has quietly claimed sweeping new powers allowing him to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant.
Sources say he'll use this new authority to finally get his own Capital One "No Hassle Rewards" card.
It turns out that Bono, who has been pushing the U.S. and EU to fork over ever more money for third world debt relief, hasn't been paying into his share of that burden--since Ireland exempts artists and authors from taxation. But Irish tax laws are about to change that, and Bono has been moving his business to Holland, where he pays practically zero taxes on royalties.
Does he just expect everything to get done pro Bono?
Robert Nuranen of Hancock, Michigan, just returned a copy of “Prince of Egypt” to the library 47 years late. The return, with a due date of June 2, 1960, incurred a late fee of $147.
To prevent a future incident, the library is now considering adopting Blockbuster's return policies, under which Nuranen would have incurred a fee equivalent to his own little national debt.