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Posts Tagged ‘Stieg Larsson’

Hollywood Reporter Trots Out New Fashion Blog

There’s no doubt that the very best thing about today’s announcement by the Hollywood Reporter of a new “FASHtrack” print and online fashion column is the accompanying headshot (pictured) of contributing editor Elizabeth Snead. Seriously, the late Stieg Larsson could not have drawn up a better tattoo than the one gracing the reporter’s left arm.

Together with blog editor Merle Ginsberg and THR style editor Carol McColgin on the print side, Snead will be keeping readers posted on the latest celebrity and industry-driven fashion trends. For Ginsberg, it’s a nice lateral move at a publication she has been a part of since 2o10:

“It’s so exciting for me to have this opportunity…” says Ginsberg. “I started writing about awards red carpet fashion for WWD in 1992, practically inventing the genre–I’m looking forward to putting all that knowledge and all those contacts in the perfect place, since it’s very hard to separate Hollywood and the fashion business anymore. They’ve come to depend on each other.”

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New Kindle is Bestselling Product in Amazon History

Recession? Death of print media? Amazon.com isn’t worried. The e-tailer announced today that the 3G, Wi-Fi Kindle is the website’s bestselling product ever. More people turned on new Kindles for the first time on Christmas day than any other day in the product’s history.

Amazon doesn’t release sales figures, but they did reveal other interesting numbers: On the company’s peak sales day, November 29, more than 13.7 million items were purchased from the site. That breaks down to 158 items per second, a new record for the company. Not surprisingly, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson was the most purchased and most gifted Kindle book on Christmas day. Topselling movies for the holiday season were “Inception”; “The Blind Side”; and “Toy Story 3”

But by far our favorite figure from the release is this:

For the holiday time period alone, Amazon customers bought enough copies of “Eclipse” for Edward Cullen to watch the movie 1,000 times a day for all 109 years of his life.