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City of Heavenly Fire

Are You Ready for “City of Heavenly Fire”? So Are We!

The Mortal Instruments:City of Heavenly Fire is set to come out May 27, but Entertainment Weekly already has an exclusive interview with author Cassandra Clare! So what are some highlights from that interview? The cover of Heavenly Fire was revealed earlier this month on Insider and features both Clary and her brother, Sebastian, on the cover. Clare says of the cover, This is the big face-off. This is the book where [Clary] goes up against her brother Sebastian, and he is the big villain. It’s kind of…

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Nick Miller

15 Reasons Why Nick Miller Makes the Best Boyfriend

To be fair, this could easily turn into a multi-post topic, because New Girl ‘s Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) is more complex than these fifteen reasons and we’d hate to box him in. But we’ll begin here: 1) Nick Miller is romantic… 2) And spontaneous. 3) He knows how to cook. 4) As an aspiring writer, he’s great with metaphors. 5) He’s a deep thinker. 6) He’s hygienic. 7) He cares about his friends. 8) Nick Miller is not threatened by the color pink. 9) He’s athletic.…

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The Giver

After 20 Years, This Beloved Novel is Finally Coming to the Silver Screen

Lois Lowry’s The Giver movie adaptation has finally wrapped production, and it’s been a long road to get here Originally published in 1993, this Newbery Award winning novel was an instant success with teachers and librarians, adding it to their required reading lists. As a result, thousands of young adults have grown up reading The Giver. Like Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Lowry’s novel is remembered fondly by most as a wise, coming-of-age tale. For Jeff Bridges, to see the novel made into a movie…

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Catching Fire

The Shameful Truth About The Oscars

Did you wonder why Catching Fire wasn’t nominated for an Oscar? So did we. In fact, let’s take it even further and consider why none of the Harry Potter movies, though nominated for cinematography, etc, ever won anything either. The Oscar selection committee is rather consistent in disregarding most book-to-silverscreen adaptations. Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings trilogy cleverly circumnavigated this trend (his trilogy won 17 of 30 Academy Award nominations).  But it all begs the question: why are so many YA book…

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Lupita Nyong'o

This Oscar Nominee Has More Than Just Looks and Talent

Lupita Nyong’o is currently up for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in 12 Years A Slave. But this brilliant young women has more to recommend her than just her mad acting skills. The actress has proved herself on multiple occasions and interviews to be compassionate, empathetic and extremely eloquent. Check out some of her interviews here! (Gif credit to tumblr user identitet)

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Twitter Snark Causes Fandom War

Justin Bieber and fans just tried to get Supernatural canceled, and accidentally earned the show its best ratings in three years — Humble Pie, anyone? By now, most people have heard about the most recent scandal surrounding Canadian Pop Sensation Justin Bieber. [Brief summary: cops search Bieber’s home looking for  evidence related to the egging of a nearby house, instead they find cocaine, among other things, (woops!) and the popstar’s friend, rapper Lil’ Za, takes the fall and gets arrested on the spot]. In response,…

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Guess Who’s Making a Comeback?

Bill Cosby, star of sitcom classics The Cosby Show and Cosby, is returning to NBC Sources have confirmed that Bill Cosby has partnered with Tom Werner, producer of The Cosby Show, to create a new primetime family friendly sitcom for the twenty-first century. Information on the synopsis is fairly limited, but the general idea revolves around Cosby starring as the patriarch of a multigenerational family. The actor, now 77, spoke to Yahoo!TV back in November of his vision to create a show where a married couple,…

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Great News! A “Wonderous” Sequel in the Works

And You’ll Never Believe Who’s Up For Consideration The sequel to 2010’s immensely popular Alice in Wonderland, based off of the novel by Lewis Carroll, has been greenlighted by Disney — but with a new director. James Bobin, known for directing the recent Muppets movies, will be replacing Tim Burton and it’s going to be interesting to see how much of the spooky charm remains without the talented Burton at the helm. Appropriately titled Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, the movie is set for release…

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