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Paris Hilton has joined 2Love's celebrity t-shirt collection with her "Some Bunny Loves You" design. A portion of sales will benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation, a charity which Paris has worked with for years.
Paris previously designed a shirt for Forever 21 which also benefited the Starlight Children's Foundation.
fyi, that's Paris' actual drawing. You can see her draw a similar rabbit here.
Also, if anyone knows where you can buy one, a link would be much appreciated.
By Vincent DowdBBC World Service
The new David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum was already a hot ticket even before the show opens to the public this weekend. "David Bowie is" shows how, in the 1970s, David Bowie's passport to fame was his daringly ambiguous sexuality. But did appearances deceive?
These days Dylan Jones is editor of British GQ magazine and very accustomed to living the high-life. But in July 1972 he was an ordinary 12-year-old living with his parents in an ordinary part of Kent. Then one evening, his life changed.
"I can picture the exact moment: my father was away and my mother was out in the garden," he says. "So I was alone in a terrace house in Deal watching Top of the Pops.
"Normally it would have been a forgettable Thursday but I was about to be astounded. It was the first time we were exposed to Ziggy Stardust in all his androgynous glory.
Bowie, with flaming red hair and a skin-tight body-suit, played the song Starman. Last year, Dylan Jones published a book arguing that this remains a crucial moment in cultural history - When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World. Wasn't the book's premise a little overstated?
"Absolutely not," he insists. "In those days Top of the Pops could easily be watched by 14 million people, so the next day Bowie was all anyone was talking about.
"It's not like hundreds of thousands of people all claiming to have seen the Sex Pistols live when they started out: Bowie genuinely did become common currency overnight.
"He was a dangerous figure on British TV at a point when television didn't do danger.
"41 years ago, it was an extraordinary experience. It didn't immediately fill me with gay longings - though with some people it did. But nothing was quite the same afterwards.
Someone else fascinated by Bowie that evening was Rupert Smith, now known as a novelist and critic.
"I was a gay 12 year-old just starting to take an interest in pop music and I was knocked out," he says. "I was watching with my mother who said, Oh he looks like Glenda Jackson playing Elizabeth I - which in retrospect was quite perceptive.
"And then came the famous moment on the show when David Bowie slung his arm around guitarist Mick Ronson - which was simultaneously blokey but also a bit gay. It may not sound like much now but in 1972 it was a revolution."
Even as a teenager, Smith spotted one big difference between Bowie and other '70s performers who appeared to flirt with sexual ambiguity, such as Marc Bolan.
"A few months before the TOTP appearance, Bowie said on the record in the Melody Maker that he was gay - or at least bisexual. (The interview with Michael Watts appeared on 22 January 1972.)
Looking back now, the statement was ambiguous but at the time it was a brave thing to say - it was only five years since homosexual acts had been legalised in Britain.
"I didn't find David Bowie at all attractive in any physical way. But I loved what he stood for."
Paul Trynka, a recent Bowie biographer, thinks the singer was revealing the genius for remaking his image which the world would see again and again.
"In 1972, there wasn't the huge media proliferation we have today. That early statement to the music press had barely been picked up by mainstream newspapers.
"So TV appearances on TOTP, the Old Grey Whistle Test and even on a news programme like Nationwide became a tipping point. He brought the outrageous into the mainstream.
"We don't know exactly what was happening in his own life - by 1972 he'd been married two years - although certainly he's of a generation which was more relaxed about experimentation.
"But David was aware of a British fondness for camp which goes all the way back to music hall. His theatricality didn't come from nowhere."
Rupert Smith says it would be wrong to be cynical about Bowie's manifestations of sexual ambiguity in the 1970s. "Perhaps it was partly for show but ultimately I don't think it matters what he was doing in his private life. He's always been an actor.
"He clearly knew his way around gay culture in terms of its writing and music and visual art.
"More than anyone else, he blasted the closet-door off its hinges. So for that I'll always love him - but his position on the politics of sexuality is a conflicted one. If, like me, you're a big Bowie fan you just have to accept that.
"At the very least in the '70s he was a pioneer of sexual openness in Britain. It was a long time before anyone came along in music who was unambiguously gay. Arguably in Britain, that title goes to Jimmy Somerville but Bowie paved the way."
Dylan Jones says we all owe the 25-year-old Bowie a debt: "Much of '70s Britain was drab and colourless. He offered us excitement."
But Jones also warns against cultural false memory syndrome.
"When I was writing my book about Bowie, I was lovingly recounting to my father my memories of that day in 1972: Bowie's bright red hair contrasting with the pallid skin and the incredibly colourful body-suit which, of course, I could recall in absolute detail.
"My father listened and when I finished, he quietly pointed out that in 1972 we only had a black and white TV set."
Jones thinks for a moment. "Or maybe that just proves Bowie's talent: he was massively exciting even in monochrome."
Using this as a source for a paper, so I'm giving you APA realness right here:
Dowd, V. (2013, March 22). David Bowie: Did he change attitudes to sexuality?. BBC News. Retrieved from http://bbc.in/ZU1kD2
Sources close to the "Basketball Wives" star tell TMZ ... Evelyn's lawyer sent the letter Thursday after Chad BLASTED her on Twitter ... making crude comments and accusing her of cheating.
Not only that, we're told the prosecutor's office overseeing Chad's criminal domestic violence case is aware of the situation and is concerned. We broke the story ... Evelyn filed for divorce after Chad was arrested for allegedly headbutting her just weeks after they got hitched.
Chad is due in court Monday for a hearing on terminating his probation early. The Tweets are not gonna help his case.
The two men at the centre of Doctor Who's success have now both admitted they are getting tired by the job. In a new US interview show boss Steven Moffat said making the show is "knackering work" for him while Matt Smith did little to dispel rumours of his exit. Entertainment Weekly said Moffat admitted that "statistically he is nearer the end than the beginning" of his tenure. Moffat added: "I just take it a year at a time. I think the feeling of it being done for you is quite unambiguous when it suddenly arrives." The American magazine had huge feature on Doctor Who which also insisted Jenna Louise Coleman will definitely be on the show in 2014.
But Matt Smith, who the Mirror previously reported could be leaving at Christmas, again refused to commit long term. He said: "Who knows? It's one of those jobs that I take moment by moment."
Filming of Doctor Who takes up to ten months of the year, leaving little time for other projects. Moffat also writes and makes Sherlock, while Smith has plans to go to Hollywood and also wants to begin a career behind the camera directing TV.
Speaking last September, Smith admitted the show left him tired. He said: "I couldn’t do this for seven years. I’d be run into the ground. I don’t think you can sustain it. “And your life outside of it is ... I don’t know. I hope I don’t sound too pessimistic. "It’s just I don’t think my body or my life or the people around me could sustain it.”
The show returns to BBC1 next Saturday, and Smith also said the series had a "great alien-planet episode and a great horror-movie episode".
What do you think ONTD? Is Moffat just trolling or will Series 8 be the answer to everyone's bitching and we get a brand new Doctor with a brand new show runner? I know the Matt Smith part was posted but this article has both of them saying it.
Turns out William Daniels wasn’t just visiting the Girl Meets World set earlier this week — he was working.
TVLine has learned that William Daniels will indeed reprise his beloved role as Mr. Feeny in Disney Channel’s Greatest Pilot of All Time.
It’s not clear what function the character will serve on the Boy Meets World spin-off, but considering he was photographed in a classroom setting — and given his teaching background — it seems logical that he will be back working at the school now attended by Cory’s (Ben Savage) children (including Rowan Blanchard, who’s playing his titular daughter, Riley).
A GMW source, meanwhile, points out that Rider Strong and Will Friedle — who were also snapped on the set — were just visiting and do not appear in the pilot.
Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay.
Lindsay Lohan’s court-ordered date with rehab isn't stopping the fallen starlet from making high-flying plans before she’s required to report to a facility May 2.
A flabbergasted source close to Lohan told us: “Lindsay’s pre-rehab plan? A week with Charlie Sheen in LA, then she wants to go to Brazil. I kid you not.”
Her plans with Sheen include a guest appearance on his FX series, “Anger Management.” The job next week will take two days to shoot, though we hear Lohan will stay in LA for at least an additional week after copping a plea Monday to spend 90 days in a rehab to avoid jail. In the “Anger” episode with Sheen, “He’s a therapist, and she’ll play a patient who falls in love with him,” Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller told Page Six.
Heller didn't get back to us about her Brazil plans. And as for reports that the “Liz & Dick” star went to 41 Ocean in Santa Monica on Wednesday night to see her new boyfriend, Avi Snow, perform, Heller said, “Lindsay is a beautiful young woman who has many pursuers and many boyfriends.”
Canadian leg of the global jaunt has not been popular with reviewers
Rihanna's only just overcome a bout of illness that forced her to cancel a couple of gigs on her Diamonds world tour, but reviews indicate that she's still not at her best.
The star is currently performing the Canadian leg of the jaunt, which will take her across the globe in support of her latest LP Unapologetic.
Critics appear to have been left disappointed by the show, despite seeming to praise her previous show Loud.
Writing for the Toronto Sun, Nick Krewen branded her a "second rate Madonna", and the show "little more than a 100-minute hot mess".
He called the choreography "unbelievably sluggish" and RiRi herself "[lacking] any intensity or emotion".
He concluded: "With the Diamonds tour, she comes across as a second rate Madonna and a rather flat one at that. Maybe she needs to take a bit of a hiatus and regroup. When Rihanna did shine, it was thanks to the strength of the song rather than the elation of her performance. And we all know Rihanna is capable of so much more."
Similarly, writing for the Montreal Gazette, Tim Snow was also left a little cold by the show.
"At times, she appeared tired and frequently had to work hard for high notes and volume that she couldn’t always deliver," he wrote.
"Perhaps the most unwittingly telling moment – the one that said most about Rihanna’s incomprehensible fame – came through a quote from someone else’s music. At the end of Rockstar 101 came the iconic synth riff from the Who evergreen 'Won’t Get Fooled Again'.
"Did anyone in the $165 seats feel a shudder of self-recognition?"
RiRi will play the tour's final Toronto date tonight before heading back to the United States for a Detroit gig later this week. She arrives in the UK in June.
Farrah Abraham from "Teen Mom" fought cops tooth and nail -- but mostly tooth -- when she was arrested for DUI in Nebraska ... repeatedly biting the breathalyzer, according to the arresting officers.
TMZ obtained a copy of the Omaha PD arrest report, and in it the officer says the whole incident began when Farrah swerved in her vehicle and nearly hit another police car!
After seeing signs Farrah was impaired, the report states she was placed in the backseat of a police cruiser where she sat "banging her head against the window while yelling and screaming."
Police say Farrah also tried to simply walk away from the officers before they slapped the 'cuffs on her.
But best of all ... police say when they took Farrah to the station for booking they attempted to give her a breathalyzer test 3 times -- but she repeatedly "put her teeth onto the tube and didn't provide a sufficient sample."
Police eventually administered a different BAC test, and she registered .147 -- nearly twice the legal limit.
This column on matters cultural has failed hitherto to mention a cultural phenomenon of our time – the boyband One Direction and their highest-profile member, the mover, shaker and dater Harry Styles. I will right that wrong, because Styles has come up with an interesting observation. The 19-year-old has been pondering the future, as 19-year-olds do, and has questioned whether the band can be sufficiently authentic without writing their own songs.
He has been reassured this week by Cathy Dennis, a key songwriter for Kylie Minogue and the woman behind one of Kylie's signature pieces, "Can't Get You Out of My Head." Ms Dennis, unsurprisingly, claims in a newspaper article that one can have a long and fruitful career in pop by using outside songwriters. She adds: "It will be expected that they will write their own songs at some point. Someone is going to say, 'hang on, the royalties coming in from just singing are not enough'. But if 1D started writing their own songs it could be the kiss of death... to emulate The Rolling Stones – you can't have that overnight."
She seems to think the desire to write is royalties-related, and, of course, you make a lot more money if you write the songs as well as sing them. But I'd credit Harry Styles with wanting a bit more than money.
Certainly, the history of popular music from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra through Barbra Streisand and many, many others including Kylie, shows that if you can really interpret a song distinctively you don't need to actually write the thing.
But it does seem to me that in the main the interpreters have been solo artists. Groups, from the Sixties explosion of The Beatles, Stones, Kinks and Who via Britpop's Blur, Oasis and Pulp to Arctic Monkeys and a thousand others have a songwriter in their midst to give them not just a personal sound, but a personal mode of storytelling – the erstwhile chronicling of teenage angst by Pete Townshend, for example.
So I'm with Harry. I watched One Direction at the Brits, and their rendition of Blondie's "One Way or Another" only served to make me think of Blondie, and not just with sympathy. Even new songs by hired writers are unlikely to give them a consistent sound and story that can last years.
To be true artists, and to last, a band, whatever their manufactured origins, must write their own material. It lifts a band from being a well-drilled, sexually manipulative outfit to a creative body with artistic integrity. It gives them distinctiveness and puts them in the great tradition of British bands making a narrative and portraying the angst and excitement of their generation. By instinctively recognising this, Master Styles shows that he has a wise head on his young shoulders.
And another one of our Hollywood favorites does something wonderful! Actress Jennie Garth is supporting a great cause by partnering up Lindt and Autism Speaks in the Lindt Easter Program.
Every time you buy a Lindt Gold Bunny from now until March 31st, 10 cents will be donated to the Autism Speaks cause. That is definitely a delicious and easy way to give back to an amazing cause and organization. Jennie says that up to $100,000 will be donated!
"Leading up to a holiday that is centered on family, it feels great to be part of a program that encourages us all to give back to an important cause. Autism affects so many families, and as a mother of three daughters, I am happy to lend my support to help generate awareness for Autism Speaks through the Lindt Easter program. It is really easy to give back to Autism Speaks this Easter season," says Jennie
To learn more about the program that Jennie has partnered up with, visit LindtGoldBunny.com
Will you buy a Lindt Gold Bunny to support the cause? Tweet your answers @OKMagazine and leave a comment below.
Why AS is controversial
Cadbury's>>>>Lindt. I'm going to get cavaties from their chocolate eggs, I just know it.
To recap: much ado resulted when Canada’s biggest export tweeted that his highly anticipated 19th birthday celebrations were the worst ever.
According to Bieber, when he and his friends turned up at London nightclub Cirque Du Soir on March 1 the club’s security manhandled his fans. Once inside, the chaos forced the star to leave the club after only five minutes.
Fast forward to the 19-year-old’s “worst birthday” tweet in the wee hours, and hoards of Beliebers storming Twitter to trend “#BeliebersHatePaparazzi.”
Subsequent media reports had a field day. Most accused Bieber of attempting to get “underage” friends — actor Will Smith’s 14-year-old son Jaden Smith and 17-year-old rumored gal pal Ella-Paige Roberts Clarke — into Cirque Du Soir.
Yet, as most pop culture watchers will already know, Jaden Smith has since said he was nowhere near Cirque and had in fact attended a Kanye West gig that night.
Throw in the new footage — which clearly shows a not impressed Bieber taking a dim view of what he would later describe as a “weak a** club,” before deciding to get out of dodge — and Cirque’s story lacks credibility.
His disastrous birthday preceded a now legendary “rough week” in the British capital. And by legendary, this writer means it’s probably wise not to believe everything you read.
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ATLANTA — An arrest warrant has been issued for Gucci Mane after a fan accused the rapper of hitting him in the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.
Authorities say 32-year-old James Lettley, of Fort Hood, Texas, tried making conversation with the rapper – whose real name is Radric Davis – in the VIP section of Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge on March 16.
Police department spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon says the rapper is accused of hitting Lettley in the head, causing a gash on the man's head. Police say Lettley was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Lyon says a warrant has been issued for aggravated assault. Calls to numbers listed for Lettley and Davis were not returned. It's unclear if the rapper has an attorney.
As the weeks tick down to the birth of Kim Kardashian’s first child, father-to-be Kanye West has been busy coming up with names for the little one. From the sound of things, this may not be the best idea.
According to Metro, the rapper came up with a list of potential names while at Paris Fashion Week last month, and has already identified his favorite so far: North. And yes, that would make the child’s full name “North West”. That seems to be part of the plan.
Whether West’s choice sits well with the Kardashian clan is currently unknown. While it continues the trend of unconventional celebrity names, it doesn’t fit with the Kardashian family tradition of names beginning with “K”. Kim, of course, has siblings and half-siblings called Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie and Kendall. Who knows what mum Kris would make of Kanye’s plans?
When not busy jotting down baby names, Kanye’s mind has been turning to his art. Apparently, the rapper is keen to call his next album “I Am God.” A source told The Sun:
“Kanye’s ego is something else, so he’s quite serious about the title. He also has a sense of humor though and knows how his self-indulgence is seen by the general public. It’s half tongue-in-cheek, half what Kanye probably feels is true.”
Nicole Scherzinger has confessed that she is not sure what to make of Beyonce's new song 'Bow Down'.
The 'Crazy In Love' star surprised the world this past week with the unveiling of the track, but the former Pussycat Doll told Capital FM that although the track "humanizes" the star – it's something she's not used to hearing.
"I don't know what to make of it quite yet," she declared. "I'm probably Beyonce's biggest fan. I love Bey, I think she's Queen Bey for sure, nobody can touch her, but I don't know.
"I think there's going to be really great music hopefully to follow – but I'm not used to the song yet."
Nicole continued: "It just humanizes her because obviously she's going through stuff and she's just kind of being honest – whether or not we want to hear it through her music."
Some of the lyrics in the explicit Beyonce track see the singer attack other females and the 'Boomerang' star said doing something which "isn't perfect" is admirable.
"You feel kind of an angst with it, she's saying a couple of lyrics, like 'I'm not just his girl', so obviously she's going through her own internal stuff and it really humanizes her," she added.
"She doesn't have to be perfect all of the time and like 'I'm singing everything always perfect. It's cool, a real fan, you got to roll through this."
The X Factor judge also added that the track bares a resemblance to one of her own tracks and she pondered with the idea of releasing it.
"Actually my choreographer who worked with us both said we should have released your song 'Lean Like Me' because Bey's releasing this song and it sounds like the same club track," she said.
"I'm hoping some great music [will] come out – she never disappoints. I'm just not used to this."
This week, we learned that director Harmony Korine cast a woman who could balance “three or four Coke cans on her ass” in his debauched Spring Breakers. It also turns out that star Gucci Mane couldn’t stop smoking weed long enough to successfully perform a sex scene with her in the movie. Vulture interviewed Korine, who revealed that the rapper-actor — who plays a rival drug lord to James Franco’s Alien — fell asleep during his big sex scene. “As he is getting f*cked, I start to hear snores,” said Korine. “He had literally passed out!” It’s an amusing anecdote, but it left us wondering how actors and directors handle those moments on the big screen. Do they really enjoy them? Is it always awkward? Check out the on-screen sex confessions of film and television’s finest past the break.
Lena Dunham’s sex scenes in HBO’s Girls have been forthright and intentionally awkward, raising questions and conversations about female body image issues, relationships, and more. Sadly, the graphic scenes have also sparked a wave of fat-shaming. The actress writes, directs, produces, and stars in the series — and by her own admission, she creates the challenging and intimate scenes herself. She told Conan O’Brien: “I will be lying there, kind of being slammed by a naked body, thinking, ‘I want out of this bed. I want out of this scene. I want out of this life. Who did this to me?’ And I realized, I’m my own boss. I’ve written it. I’m directing it. I’m the person holding myself in sexual slavery.”
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
Derek Cianfrance’s film about a crumbling relationship contained one of the most realistic sex scenes ever put to film. The MPAA tried to brand the intimate moment between Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling unsuitable for an R-rating. Gosling called them sexist, reminding them it was a married couple making love, and the NC-17 rating was successfully appealed. That controversy wasn’t the only thing that grabbed people’s attention. Interviews with the actors revealed an intense, emotional on-screen relationship. Gosling talked to Wmagazine about how he approaches filming a sex scene: “Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other’s light and not stepping on each other’s lines. All of these things are artificial, and you have to strip that away if you’re going to achieve a sense of intimacy. In real life sex is messy… “
When asked if shooting sex scenes made her nervous, Williams admitted they’re difficult, but don’t necessarily shake her: “When I work I’m not nervous. Work is this fabulous free zone. There’s no judgment. My problems arrive when I’m not working. At a photo shoot, for instance, I feel like a sham. I feel like they’re trying to cover up what’s wrong with me. It’s probably not true, but just my dirty mind at work.”
Michael Fassbender’s role as a sex addict in Shame found him vulnerable and often naked in front of the camera. It wasn’t his first time at the rodeo, however, and his experience has made him a sensitive partner. “Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage,” he told PopSugar. “You don’t want the girl to feel like you’re getting a free feel or something. I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it, because you don’t want to be doing take after take.” He elaborated on his approach to sex scenes in an interview with Vulture, again stressing the importance of making his partner comfortable:
“The most important thing is to say, ‘Let’s talk about this.’… You have to say, ‘What lines do you have that you don’t want me to cross? Do you mind if I touch your breasts? Do you not want me to do that? Can I kiss your breasts? Just so you know, I’m not taking advantage here and taking the piss out of this scenario. You let me know what boundaries you’re comfortable working within.’… Yeah, you tell jokes on set and try to make things as relaxed as possible, because to be honest, you want to get in there and go for it immediately. Then it’s going to be over quicker!”
The on-screen seductions in Woody Allen’s films stem from the neurotic charms and quick wits of his characters (most often, himself), but the director did have some things to say about shooting sex scenes in an interview with the New York Times:
“If you have no limits, it does become more difficult because there are so many options. Years ago, you had no options, so you had to come up with a few sophisticated ways to show sex. Now you can virtually do what you want to do, and it becomes more of an esthetic decision, and it becomes tougher… Because you can’t hide behind the fact that they’ll censor you, and you’ve got to come up with something that is ingenious or esthetically pleasing, and you really have no limits to what you want to show.”
In the same interview as Woody Allen, the Last Temptation of Christ director referenced the gritty films of the ‘70s, noting the boldness and intensity of cinema’s sex scenes during the turbulent decade. Scorsese also admitted that he really isn’t sure how to approach sex on film anymore: “In the ‘70s, sex was tougher, stronger, I think. Certain things were very powerful, and I mean movies like Five Easy Pieces or Drive… They were so strange. Now, to a certain extent, with the exception of Crash, which I think is an extraordinary movie, and the very powerful way that Breaking the Waves goes about sexuality — there is a kind of scrubbed-clean quality that is not even sensual anymore. They are fake images and fake bodies. How do you shoot a sex scene? What would you do? I personally don’t know how anymore… It really is tougher.”
We love Amanda Seyfried’s attitude about sex scenes with her male and female co-stars. “Sex scenes are great. A lot of my co-stars have been sexy guys my age, and so, why not? I’m not going to pretend it’s not fun,” the Les Misérables said. She’s also been up front about the uncomfortable emotions those moments can inspire. “Any kind of intimacy is strange,” the actress noted.
“It’s actually kind of annoying, you’re there for 12 hours, it’s exhausting.”
The Academy Award-winning actress has shared sexy screen time with numerous leading men, including husband Brad Pitt. When it was her turn to go behind the camera for In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie admitted she approached the sex scene between stars Zana Marjanović and Goran Kostić a bit too “prudish.” The experience gave her a new perspective. “You kind of suddenly feel this strange thing of asking people to participate in anything like that because they’re not a real couple,” she told USA Today. “You find out how strange this is to ask anybody to get naked together and put a camera on them.”
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Columbia Picks Up Movie Rights to YA Novel 'Seeker' (Exclusive)
Mark Gordon, the producer whose credits include "Speed," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Source Code," will produce the adaptation.
Columbia Pictures has preemptively acquired the rights to Arwen Elys Dayton’s upcoming YA novel Seeker, with the Mark Gordon Company attached to produce the adaptation.
The novel, from Delacorte Press, is described as a mix of science fiction and fantasy and is the first of an intended trilogy.
The story, according to the studio, focuses on a young girl named Quin Kincaid “who has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered 'Seeker.' Only when it's too late does she discover she will be using her new found knowledge and training to become an assassin.” The events take the girl around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong.
The book won’t be published until 2015, but Columbia execs are already quite high on it.
“Arwen has created a cast of characters and world that transcends the Young Adult genre and offers a rich cinematic opportunity,” said president of production Hannah Minghella. “The best science fiction and fantasy stories are a metaphor for a grounded universal truth and Arwen perfectly captures the emotionally complex awakening all young people have that the world is not black and white, parents are not perfect and ultimately we all have to be Seekers of our own truth."
The movie deal comes on the heels of the publishing deal, which went down last week. Delacorte picked up the rights in a competitive environment, sealing it up for high six-figures.
Minghella will oversee the production for the studio with Rachel O’Connor and Eric Fineman.
Michele Wolkoff, Mark Gordon Co. executive vice president of production, who recently came over from Timur Bekmambetov's Bazelevs Productions, will oversee for the shingle. Wolkoff was instrumental in the acquisition, according to insiders.
Gordon is exec producer behind shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds; feature-wise the veteran producer’s credits range from Speed and Broken Arrow to Source Code.
Santa Monica-based Dayton previously wrote Resurrection, an adult sci-fi / fantasy novel that hailed from Amazon’s 47 North imprint and became a Kindle best-seller, hitting No. 2 on the overall chart. Seeker is her YA debut.
Dayton is repped by Kassie Evashevski of UTA and Jodi Reamer at Writer's House.
Is it worth noting that the author is married to a hardcore Scientologist worth $250 million (founder of EarthLink and some other stuff) and repped by the same super agent as John Green and Stephenie Meyer?Doobeedoobeedoooooo.
According to Tr3s, chatter has been growing around the reggaeton heavyweight’s sexuality – and it’s been all over the place.
One day, it was rumored that the 36-year-old artist “came out” during a press conference. Another rumor circulated that El Cangri was spotted in a gay establishment.
The Boricua artist decided to clear the air; he told his fans recently that he’s “100 percent straight.”
The rumors apparently pushed Daddy Yankee to bring his message to Twitter – as other celebs have done before. “Remember that the Internet is where lies become truth and the truth is a myth,” he tweeted in Spanish several days ago in a two-part tweet.
And if that wasn’t enough to get his message across, El Big Boss tweeted the same quote the following day, addressing “once again, you ignorant people.”
Will said ignorant people finally leave the man alone?