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Friday, 22 May 2009

Gossip Girl Gossip - Interesting Actor Facts Part 1

If you love follwing the exciting lives of the Gossip Girl characters on TV, you're probably a teensy bit curious about the lives of the actors who play them. To help feed your Gossip Girl diet, here are some tasty tidbits about actress BLAKE LIVELY who plays It girl SERENA VAN DER WOODSON, in the show:

- She's appeared in a film called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as well as its sequel, imaginatively titled, yes, you've guessed it, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

- She was born into a showbiz family and has five siblings who have all been involved in the entertainment industry.

- She's know current boyfriend and co-star Pen Badgley since she was 11 years old. Aaaaaw.

- She was very involved in extra-curricular activities at school (but not the kind Serena gets up to!!). She was a cheerleader, choir girl and class president. Busy bee!

-She could give Serena a run for her money in the fashion stakes - Blake was voted one of the top 5 Most Stylish Women To Look Out For by Glamour UK magazine.

Monday, 11 May 2009

From tortured vampire to tortured artist...

Robert Pattinson - the sexiest vampire to ever walk the planet - is playing a rather different role in his latest on-screen offering. Arthouse flick Little Ashes shows him playing surreal artist Salvador Dali. If serious cinema isn't really your thing, don't worry, he should be back baring his fangs in Twilight sequel New Moon by the end of this year. Only 6 months to wait....

Thursday, 7 May 2009

New Gossip Girl The Carlyles book

Calling all GG fans!

Gossip Girl The Carlyles: Take a Chance on Me will be out next Thursday but you can get a sneak preview of the opening chapters here!

Friday, 1 May 2009

Where do we go from here?

So: you’ve bought your copy of I Am Not a Serial Killer, you’ve read it cover to cover, you’ve used your favorites quote as an email signature, and you’ve filled the back pages with dreamy repetitions of your first name and John’s last name, just to see how it looks. That’s all very well and good, but where do we go from here? What’s going to happen next in the peaceful town of Clayton? Can you really stand to wait a year to find out?

The answer is, “I hope so,” because I’m not spoiling anything for you early. But I’ll give you some hints, and we can extrapolate beyond our data points to figure where, if he follows his current trajectory, our good friend John Cleaver will be a year from now.

1. The working title of the next book is Mr. Monster, and I don’t expect this to change. Mr. Monster is the name John gives to his dark side, taken from a letter David Berkowitz wrote to the police: “For now I say goodbye and goodnight. Police: Let me haunt you with these words: I'll be back! I'll be back! To be interpreted as — bang, bang, bang, bang, bang — ugh!! Yours in murder, Mr. Monster.”

2. Why is the second book named after John’s dark side? Let me quote to you John’s own words, from the end of the book: “I don’t think my Mom realized that a new person moved in with us that day, but it’s been with us ever since. My monster was out for good now, and I couldn’t put it away. I tried to—every day I tried to—but it doesn’t work that way. If it were that easy to get rid of, it wouldn’t be a monster.”

3. Who, you may ask, is the villain in the next book? Is it another demon? Is it a real serial killer? How would I justify the presence of another killer in such a small town? Let me assure you that all of these questions are answered satisfactorily, and I’m confident in saying that you’ll be quite pleased. As for who the villain is, let me redirect your attention to a) the title of the book, and b) the previous paragraph. Let me also assure you that none of this is a spoiler.

4. There is a scene in Mr. Monster, about halfway through, that caused my friend to say, “Dan, I never want to be alone with you again.” You’ll know it when you get there, and I apologize in advance.

5. As a final note, I’ll simply say that all of my early readers (yes, all of them, bar none) liked Book 2 better than Book 1. So if you really liked I Am Not a Serial Killer, please be advised that you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Zac Efron in hair-do disaster

What an earth has happened to Zac Efron's hair? Rumour has it that the hunk who made high school musicals hot has done some serious damage to his sexy mop by slicking it back like a midddle-aged banker. Why would you do this to yourself Zac? Why would you do this to us?? Framing your pretty face with a gelled back mullet is a crime against gorgeousness! Let's hope it's all in aid of a new movie role and not a long-term decision to be taken more seriously as an actor or something. There's nothing wrong with serious actors having lovely locks Zac!