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NEWS: DAYS Books, Mark Pinter, Wireless TV, Leno

Sourcebooks to Launch DAYS OF OUR LIVES Book Line
DAYS OF OUR LIVES has inked a publishing partnership with Sourcebooks to do a line of branded titles. The deal, brokered by agent Jeff Herman and done in conjunction with Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, will produce nonfiction and fiction titles, from novels featuring the cast to historical "behind the scenes" accounts of the show itself.

Days of Our Lives Publications will launch with the May 2010 title, by Corday, "The Days of Our Lives: The Untold Story of One Family's Deam and the True History of The Days of Our Lives." Sourcebooks calls the title "an insider memoir" about the family behind the soap, adding that it will show fans "the true stories that drive the fictional ones they love on TV." Sourcebooks is also planning a coffee table-style illustrated book to celebrate the show's 45th anniversary for release in the fall, as well as a number of novels based on DAYS characters.

Pinter back to GENERAL HOSPITAL
Mark Pinter (ex-Roger, AMC; ex-Grant, AW, et al) returns to Port Charles as Federal Agent Thomas Rayner on Tuesday, January 26.

BUPPIES Nabs 13 Indie Soap Award Nominations!
"I'm truly over the moon about the nominations. Our amazing cast and crew went above and beyond to make Buppies happen and it means so much to have that recognized," says Buppies creator Julian Breece to Daytime Confidential.

Is Leno's 10 p.m. show getting the axe?
Jay Leno is going back to his 11:30 PM time slot, and it's looking like Conan O'Brien is the odd man out ... sources tell TMZ.

CES2010: Haier shows off TV demo that has wireless electricity
Chinese manufacturer Haier is showing off a 32-inch TV set at CES that is running completely wireless. The video is provided by a DVD player using Wireless HDMI, which is something a lot of manufacturers also offer. But the big trick is that Haier is also powering the TV sans electrical wires.

CW previewing LIFE UNEXPECTED online
The CW will put the first 10 minutes of its new drama LIFE UNEXPECTED online a week before its linear debut. Starting Jan. 11, the network is putting an extended preview across all official CW fan pages.

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