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Green Light Stars in The Great Gatsby Trailer

The third trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released, showing off the movie’s crowded soundtrack. The film will feature songs by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lana Del Ray–Spotify has a free playlist of the songs.

Much has been written about the music in the new trailer, but nobody has mentioned how a famous green light shines throughout the trailer.

We won’t spoil the plot for you, but a green light at the end of a dock plays a major symbolic role in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. If you want to find out more about the green light, follow this simple Google search.

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Lil Wayne Lands Book Deal

Hip hop star Lil Wayne scored a book deal with Grand Central Publishing for his prison memoir, Gone Till November. The book will include Wayne’s “revealing” diaries kept during an eight month trip to Rikers Island.

Publication is set for November 2012. On his official Twitter page, Wayne (pictured, via) already counts 4.9 million followers. Matthew Guma from Guma Agency (who also represented Jay-Z) negotiated the deal with Grand Central Publishing executive editor Ben Greenberg.

Here’s more from the release: “The past few years have brought Wayne incredible highs—topping albums sales charts, selling out tours, selling millions of albums, but also dark lows, resulting in a gun charge that landed him in Rikers Island for a year (of which he served 8 months). The journals he kept while incarcerated form an internal monologue, detailing his thoughts and feelings, the strange people he met, his plans, his family, his children, his past, present, and future.”

 

Lindsay Lohan & James Franco Reportedly Will Pose for Racy Photography Book

Lindsay Lohan has reportedly signed a £2.1million deal to pose for a nude photography book. According to The Daily Mirror, Academy Award host James Franco will be her partner for this project.

The video embedded shows the pair in the trailer for an imaginary action film in the 2006 film, The Holiday. Lohan and Franco will be shot by celebrity photographer Terry Richardson. In the past, Richardson has snapped the pictures of Lady GagaLeonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, and many others.

The Mirror reports: “Richardson has persuaded Lindsay and James to get involved. He has assured them it will be provocative but tasteful … Obviously there will be comparisons to Madonna’s 1992 Sex book. But James and Lindsay believe theirs will be classier.” (Via Sarah Weinman)

Will Smith Ponders Annie Remake with Daughter in Lead Role

annieend.jpgActor Will Smith is considering remaking the movie musical, Annie–possibly putting his daughter Willow in the lead role.

Variety had the scoop: “While details about the Annie retooling are still in development stages, rapper Jay-Z, who worked with Willow on her pop hit ‘Whip My Hair,’ is in talks to collaborate on the music.”

The musical and the film adaptation (with some of the cheeriest music you’ll ever hear) were both based on Little Orphan Annie, a comic strip that ended last year. Read the final strip here, complete with a cliff-hanger ending pictured above…

Jay-Z Scattered, Judy Blume Adapted & Hobbits Cast: Weekend Reading

As we head home for the weekend, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of publishing headlines to keep you busy. Email GalleyCat to get all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and writing advice in a daily email newsletter.

You can now RSVP for our eBook Summit Book Pitch Party on November 3rd. Sign up to enjoy the party or submit your book proposal for a chance to win a free ticket to the summit.

Peter Jackson started work on his adaptation of The Hobbit as casting rumors flew. While you wait, watch the English translation of a Finnish Hobbit miniseries embedded above.

In a smart local strategy, Harvard Book Store launched a bicycle delivery program.

Jay-Z scattered pages from his memoir around the world.

We showed you how to type in your own handwriting on your computer.

Salman Rushdie inked a deal for his unfinished memoir.

Judy Blume wrote a script for Tiger Eyes; her son will direct it.

We unveiled two petition to get authors on Dancing with the Stars.

Still want more? Check out our Weekend Reading archives.

Jay-Z Memoir Pages Scattered Around World in Scavenger Hunt

If you’ve got time to spare, money to burn, and an desire to read Jay-Z‘s memoir Decoded before its release date, join the new Bing.com sponsored advertising campaign.

Specific pages of Jay-Z’s memoir will be available at different locations. Fans can join the scavenger hunt and locate these pages using the Bing.com/Jay-Z site. There are prizes as well. Players who discover the pages first can win signed copies of Decoded. The grand prize is a trip to Las Vegas to see Jay-Z and Coldplay play a New Year’s Eve in concert.

The New York Times spoke with David Droga, the Droga5 creative director who oversaw the New York campaign. An excerpt: “While about half of the pages will be displayed in traditional outdoor advertising like billboards, the rest will be offbeat, printed in one instance on the bottom of a hotel swimming pool, in another on the lining of jackets in a store display window, and in another on the felt of pool tables in a pool hall.”

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