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Twitter Users Posted More than 3 Million Tweets About #sandy and #hurricanesandy (SocialTimes)
While Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast Monday night, Twitter was ablaze with commentary about the storm. Social insights company Topsy has shared with us their analysis of what Twitter users had to say about the hurricane in the first 24 hours.

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Explain the Disney-Lucasfilm Deal (FishbowlLA)
Via starwars.com comes a brief roundtable discussion featuring Lucas and his Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy. Kennedy points to Disney’s prior success with Pixar and Marvel as a key influencer for the $4.05 billion deal. She also says that Lucas, “her Yoda,” will most definitely be involved in the pass-the-lightsaber process of meeting with screenwriters and determining a basic storyline for the next Star Wars film.

Author Nicholas Sparks Sets Up Three Cable Dramas (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)
Nicholas Sparks, the author of 16 New York Times best-sellers, is expanding into TV. Sparks, 46, has put shows into development at three cable networks through Nicholas Sparks Productions, the shingle he started in April with his longtime literary agent Theresa Park.

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