Tyra Banks is launching a web-based magazine. Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out will feature an "audio 'manifesto' that asks readers to dream big, ignore the haters, celebrate uniqueness and seek the beauty in everything." [WWD]
• James Patterson has signed a 17-book deal with his publisher, Hachette. And all 17 of them will arrive in bookstores before the end of 2012. [AP]
• All the competition online appears to be taking a toll on the Zagat guide series. Sales are down and the company has been laying off staff. [NYP]
• It was a mixed bag for Hollywood studios hoping for a big summer box office. Revenue was up 2 percent, but attendance fell 2 percent, too. [NYT]
The Final Destination and Inglourious Bastards came in at No. 1 and 2 at the box office this weekend, beating out a handful of newcomers. [LAT]
• Following in the footsteps of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, USA Today is the latest newspaper to launch an online "wine club." [E&P]

• Andy Cohen's talk show on Bravo has proved surprisingly popular, which is why the network is now extending it until the end of the year. [NYT]
• The New York Observer's latest spin-off, a glossy aimed at parents called Observer Playground, debuts next week. [WWD]
• Have you seen former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on TV yet? You probably will. He's busy promoting his new memoir this week. [NYT]
• New Line Cinema has settled a lawsuit with the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien over profits to the Lord of the Rings franchise. [THR]
• Jay Leno's show debuts next week. And just in time, too. Says Leno, "Maybe it's just me, but 10 o'clock feels like the new 11:30." [USAT]