- Last Updated: 12:35 PM, May 24, 2012
- Posted: 10:54 PM, May 23, 2012
Neil Cross the writer/creator of BBC America’s acclaimed series, “Luther,” has written a standalone crime novel, “Luther: The Calling,” which will serve as a prequel to the TV series (which stars Golden Globe winner Idris Elba).
“Luther: The Calling,” will be officially published on Sept. 4, giving fans of the show some time to digest its contents before “Luther” returns for its third season in 2013. According to press materials for the book, fans “will see how it all began with the case that pushed Luther over the edge.”
Elba, by the way, won his 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series. The series, co-starring Ruth Wilson, Indira Varma and Paul McGann, premiered in 2010.
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So who knew that Andy Cohen’s got a thing for CNN’s Candy Crowley?
The host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” keeps a Crowley-shaped bookmark between the pages of his own book, “Most Talkative.” The bookmark could be seen over Cohen’s left shoulder in his interview on this weekend’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN.
Cohen received the bookmark, signed by Crowley, from a CNN staffer, after acknowledging he’s a big fan of the “State of the Union” host.
Crowley signed the bookmark, “To Andy, from a not so real housewife, Candy Crowley.”
“So she kind of stands, kinda halfway in my book,” Cohen says in his “Sources” interview.
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Aunt Chippy from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will be here over the weekend to host the “Manners & Manicotti” event to help kick off the annual Little Italy Summer Streets weekends. Aunt Chippy, a Brooklyn native (her real name is Concetta Potenza), lives in Las Vegas year-round. She’ll be hosting a quiz show unfolding at 2 p.m. Saturday on the corner of Mulberry and Hester streets.
During the quiz show, eight contestants will get the chance to win five prizes — including a gourmet food basket from Dipalo Market and the chacne to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (Kimmel’s bringing the show to Brooklyn in October).
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Last, but not least:
* Hamptons Sheet magazine publisher/editor-in-chief J oan Jedell has inked a deal with WINS (1010 AM) to report on everything Hamptons-related (hot parties, gossip, etc.) on Thursdays and Fridays . . . “Wheel of Fortune” (Pat Sajak, Vanna White) will cap its 30th season by taping shows next March in the Theater at Madison Square Garden . . . Judy Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”) has launched her own Web site, whatwouldjudysay.com . . . The premiere of “Hip Hop Squares” set MTV2 records in the persons 12-34 demo (but averaged only 329,000 total viewers) . . . Nickelodeon’s popular ’90s game show, “Figure It Out,” returns June 11 (7 p.m.) with all-new episodes and host Jeff Sutphen . . . Patricia Kollappallil, Tahli Kouperstein and Matt Windsor (Animal Planet) chowing down at Langan’s yesterday.