BERNIE MAKES A BUNDLE FOR HIS VICTIMS
Bernie Madoff is behind bars, but the big-time crook managed to generate a lot of dough for the victims of his Ponzi scheme, yesterday. In New York, personal property authorities confiscated from Madoff and his wife went on the auction block. Bidders shelled out major bucks for things like Madoff’s Rolex watches and New York Mets baseball jacket and his wife’s diamonds and furs. Nice story and photos of some of the items here.
CALLING ALL AUTHORS: MAJOR PUBLISHER LOOKING FOR NEW SUBMISSIONS
Publishing giant Harlequin has launched a new venture called Carina Press. It’s a digital-only publishing house wide open to all sorts of genres from new and established authors. No advances, but royalty rates as high as 30%. Got questions? Check out the Carina Press editorial team blog.
MOVIE FANS CAMPOUT FOR LATEST “TWILIGHT” FLICK PREMIERE
They reportedly began staking out space on a sidewalk in Westwood for the Los Angeles screening of the second “Twilight” film Friday morning, November 13. The star-studded premiere is not until tomorrow night. If this kind of fan fever is any indication, the romantic fantasy “New Moon” is going to make a ton when it hits theaters next Friday, November 20. Nikki Finke has some photos of the dedicated fans sitting on the sidewalk on her Deadline Hollywood Daily site.
A 19-year-old robbery suspect is free after his Facebook page provided him with an alibi! Reuters has the story.