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Life Of Pi Trailer: Ang Lee Adapts Yann Martel's Acclaimed Novel (HuffPost Books)
The Life Of Pi trailer has finally boarded its life boat. After 20th Century Fox debuted footage from Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel at CinemaCon in the spring, the studio affixed clips from Life Of Pi to its 3D summer releases. Now, however, the film's full trailer is online, offering the type of visuals not often seen on film.

Comedy Central Reups With Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert, Duo To Stay Through At least 2014 (TVNewser)
Comedy Central has signed new deals with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart and Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert, the network says. Stewart will remain on the channel through mid-2015, while Colbert's new contract takes him through the end of 2014. TVNewser Penn State's Sophia McClennen is the latest academician to write a book -- with footnotes! -- about the Comedy Central star. Its title: Colbert's America: Satire and Democracy. Out in paperback this month, the book is part of what the Washington Post's Paul Farhi recently labeled as 'the academic world's obsession' with Colbert.

Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets (NYT / Bits)
Trying to remember that pithy, brilliantly composed tweet about the latest Wes Anderson movie that you fired off a few months ago? You're out of luck: Twitter gives users access only to the last few thousand posts made to the site. But Dick Costolo, Twitter's chief executive, promises that this will eventually change. "We're working on a tool to let users export all of their tweets," Mr. Costolo said in a meeting with reporters and editors at The New York Times on Monday. "You'll be able to download a file of them."

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