'50 Shades of Grey' Boosts Barnes and Noble Sales

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing on the "GAA" Pop News Heat Index.
3:00 | 08/22/12

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Transcript for '50 Shades of Grey' Boosts Barnes and Noble Sales
Took a little time, but -- and now it's time for "pop news." we begin today with economic news. Barnes & noble says their sales are up 46%. The reason, oh, "fifty shades of grey." Did that book save their company? Did it really? Yeah. U$svife. Oh -- it's a literary giant. In many ways. A large percentage of the sales of this book are digital. The downloadable version perhaps because they think nobody wants to show that they're reading the book. I say, you know what, hold it up with pride, women. We love you, christian grey. Why hide it? Come on. Read it proudly. It's good to read. Reading is fundamental. The trilogy sold 25 million copies in the u.S. Alone. Nice to see barnes & noble doing well, all jokes aside, in this economy. A new documentary about carroll finney. The film is called "i am big bird." 78 years young, he's one of the last original sesame street puppeteers. He's been doing it since the show's inception. So glad they're doing a movie. We want to turn to our special correspondent on this subject. Special correspondent? Grover, grover are you with us? Hi! Hello, lara. Hello, sam. Hey. I watched the first pat of the show and I'm going to be back later to talk about oral hygiene. You guys could really wash your mouths out with soap. We're sorry. It was sam. Apology accepted. Do you know this carroll finney? Carroll who? That's the thing. I saw a picture of man that looks like santa claus. You and big bird are good friends. There will be a movie about him. Will he get a big ego? He's always had a big head. He's a good guy. So is oscar, even if he's smelly. I'm hoping -- will you get a cam wroe? I'm hoping so. You know, I am a pretty good actor. I know you are. And a good friend. And I promise we'll behave when you come back later in the show.

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