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Journalist Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal For Robin Williams Biography

Robin Williams (1)New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a deal with Henry Holt and Company to pen a biography about the late Robin Williams. Williams (pictured, via) had passed on in early August 2014.

Executive editor Paul Golob negotiated the deal with Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. Golob will edit the manuscript. The publisher has not scheduled a release date for the untitled book.

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Robin Williams’ Daughter Remembers Her Father With a Quote From ‘The Little Prince’

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, shared a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince on Twitter and Instagram in remembrance of her father.

In her posts, Zelda wrote: “You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that laugh.”

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Cartoonist John Callahan Has Died

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Cartoonist John Callahan passed away on July 24th. He was 59-years-old.

Readers either loved his cartoons or thought they were written with bad taste. Callahan explained in an interview with the Miami Herald back in 1989: “I’m happiest when I’m offensive. I have a desire to tear people in half. I want to move people out of the suburbs of their mind. I want them to suffer, to feel something real. I have a lot of anger. I want to hurt people. At least a little.”

Callahan published several volumes of cartoon collections. The titles include Do Not Disturb Any Further, What Kind of a God Would Allow a Thing Like This to Happen?!!, and Freaks of Nature. In addition, he also published his autobiography, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, a fable picture book, The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown, and an alcoholism booklet, I Think I Was an Alcoholic.

The Washington Post
offers two articles reporting on Callahan’s passing. One of them is written by T. Rees Shapiro and the other is from Gene Weingarten. The Shapiro piece tells readers that: “Hollywood comedian Robin Williams owns the movie rights to Mr. Callahan’s life. Should the film ever appear on screen, Mr. Callahan once said, he wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to star.”