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In a moment immediately enshrined in the Overrated Pop Culture Topics Hall of Fame, Kim Kardashian read a passage from Fifty Shades of Grey on the radio.

While there is no disputing that those fully nude Kim Kardashian Paper magazine photos broke the Internet, could she wreck the radio as well with this stunt?

Not quite. But it still makes for an interesting listen, we suppose.

The 34-year-old is in Australia promoting her new fragrance Fleur Fatale. Yes, you can allegedly smell like Kim if you feel like wasting some of your cash.

Most of the questions she fields on her recent media tour involve her oiled-up photo shoot, so in that respect, we give Perth's 92.9 FM credit for originality.

Show hosts Heidi, Will & Woody asked North West's mom if she would help them break the radio by reading from E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Kim Kardashian's much-anticipated selfie book Selfish (get it?!) won't hit shelves until April, but we've got the description for you right here and it.is.hilarious.

Unintentionally, of course. But still.

Kim Kardashian Selfies Book

The reality star's book features NEVER BEFORE SEEN self-portraits from her "her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist," Rizzoli publishing boasts.

It will also present, in all their epic glory, "some of Kim's favorite selfies in one volume ... from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots."

Knock us over with a feather.

The book description also kompares the Kim Kardashian sex tape star to none other than Marilyn Monroe. Seriously. The two are totally on the same plane.

She's "one of the most recognizable and iconic celebrities in the world," having catapulted herself into the upper echelon of Hollywood, the publisher notes.

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It's the time of year when folks like to scare one another for fun, but for millions of Harry Potter obsessives, nothing is more frightening than the prospect of waiting two years for the start of J.K. Rowling's forthcoming spin-off series.

J.K. Rowling at London Premiere

But while the first film in the Rowling-penned Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise won't hit theaters until 2016, the beloved author is giving fans an unexpected treat this Halloween in the form of a short story based at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Back in July, Rowling brought Potter back in a fairly depressing short story that featured the Boy Who Lived as a balding, downtrodden man approaching middle-age.

Her forthcoming tale reportedly won't feature Harry himself, but will instead center upon a minor villain who's name likely sends a shiver down the spines of millions of Potter-philes:

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A new, disturbing piece of information has emerged regarding the already-very-disturbing story of Stephen Collins.

It's come light that the actor wrote two erotic novels prior to landing his big role on 7th Heaven; a book titled "Eye Contact" in 1994 and one titled "Double Exposure" in 1998.

This tidbit is relevant because Collins has been caught on audio admitting to the sexual molestation of three young girls.

(You can listen to this admission, recorded by the star's estranged wife in 2012, below.)

According to Gawker, who has published excerpts from these novels, Eye Contact is the more explicit of the two books.

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It's been over seven years since the publication of the last Harry Potter book, and fans desire for more of The Boy Who Lived seems to only grow stronger with the passage of time.

Sure, J.K. Rowling brought Harry back in a brief (and somewhat depressing) short story in which we saw him as a downtrodden 34-year-old shuffling to his seat at a quidditch match, but that only whet readers' appetites for a return to form for the hero of Hogwarts.

JK Rowling Photo

Now it looks as though legions of Potter-philes may finally get what they've been longing for, as Rowling posted a fan message that couldn't be more exciting if it was delivered via owl.

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Lena Dunham's much (or at least sort of) anticipated book Not That Kind of Girl has been released, and it's everything you though it would be and then some.

Whether that's a good thing or not? We leave that to you to decide.

Mmm. Delish

When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.

When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.

Not That Kind of Girl is vintage Dunham, cover to cover.

The 28-year-old Girls creator is chock full of candid, thoughtful, moving and full-on ridiculous observations, anecdotes and stories you won't even believe.

And yet you can easily believe them, because it's her.

She's paradoxical like that, Lena. Fans of Dunham should definitely pick up a copy and savor it in its entirety, because we can't do it justice here.

We can, however, compile some of its "WTF" quotes and put them into gallery form, because if there were ever a person who lent herself to that ...

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When it comes to books, particularly of the children's variety, context is everything ... or nothing. These excerpts are frankly very difficult to explain.

Check out 17 unintentionally disturbing moments in kids' books below:

A Helpful Anatomy Lesson
A helpful and not at all gross anatomy lesson, courtesy of two cute elephants.

Some things don't need to be illustrated for the younger set. Other stories would've been more or less fine if it weren't for an unfortunately chosen object or phrase.

Whether it's the lens through which you view a photo or in the sense that something was written in a bygone era before words took on new meanings, it's all about the context.

In these cases, context, or lack thereof, leads to some classic imagery, whether it's from urinating elephants, foul-mouthed animals or demonic children.

Intentions may be pure, but things can get a little awkward when you try to explain certain things to kids, or do so in inadvertently frightening ways.

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Back in June, Kylie and Kendall Jenner wrote a book. Yes, you read that right. And no, this isn't like Kim Kardsahian's book of selfies.

This is a work of fiction with actual words and a plot. To be fair, the girls worked with a ghostwriter, but the parties involved swear they played an active part in the writing process and that the premise of the book was all KJ and KJ's idea.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner at a Book Signing

Which could have something to do with why it's been a total disaster.

The critical response to Rebels: City of Indra was overwhelmingly negative, but that's not exactly a huge surprise. (Did we mention it was written by Kylie and Kendall Jenner?)

What did come as a big shock to the book's publisher is the fact that despite the two mega-famous names on the cover, the book has been an absolute flop in terms of sales.

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"Read to your children," they said!

"It's good for them," they said!

And then you went to the bookstore and there, on the shelf, were children's books titled You Can't Be an Astronaut and Who Cares About the Elderly?

Yes, those are some of the shockingly and hilariously real titles we discovered when researching books you can actually buy for your little ones:

Aiming Low
Meh, you don't need to be an astronaut when you grow up, kid! You can be a garbage man instead.

So those are probably NOT the books you'd want to buy and read to your young ones when given a choice. Probably. Go the F--k to Sleep, however...

Bad ideas for children's books abound, it seems, as do lines of literature that, when lacking context, sound more than a little like porn than they should.

What are we REALLY teaching our kids there, Dick? Huh?

Dear Celebrity Parents, don't read these 41 amusing, but inappropriate children's books to your kids, okay? Looking at you, Kim Kardashian. Looking at you.

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When is a Kim Kardashian selfie book NOT the strangest piece of book news in a given week?

When Penguin Publishing releasing a special Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover in honor of that book's 50th anniversary... and it looks like this:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover

Meant to evoke spoiled character Veruca Salt, the photo is drawing criticism across the Internet for seemingly being at odds with the story’s tone and plot.

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