Kanye West's New Book Filled With Practical Advice on Being Kanye West

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kanyes: Kanye West will publish his first book, Thank You and You're Welcome, on December 15. He calls it an "entertaining volume of 'Kanye-isms' — the creative, humorous and insightful philosophies and anecdotes used in creating my path to success." Expect lots useful advice on what to do if you're denied a Video Music Award or if your album receives only four and a half stars from Rolling Stone. [Kanye's Blog]

Ratner Not Making Film, For Once: Anyone hoping that the upcoming Escape From New York remake will be any good can breathe a little easier as Brett Ratner will not be directing it. [AICN]

Wig Stores Everywhere Sold Out: Famed drunk Amy Winehouse has inspired the year's third most popular Halloween costume, behind Gay Dumbledore and Gay Larry Craig. [Brooklyn Vegan]

OiNK Coming Back! The fine folks at Pirate Bay are reportedly working on an OiNK-like site to replace the tragically disappeared BitTorrent hub. [Torrent Freak]

WGA Goes Viral: With just two more days until the seemingly imminent writers strike, WGA members are focusing their energies on important matters like making hilarious YouTube videos. [Slash Film]