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Stephen King Revisits 'The Shining's' Danny Torrance In 'Doctor Sleep'

September 20th, 2013 8:21am EDT
The Shining
Author Stephen King is bringing the sinister child from The Shining back to life in his latest book.

The renowned horror writer admits he decided to revisit Danny Torrance, the psychic son of Jack Nicholson's demented character in the film adaptation, after fans continually questioned him about the youngster's fate.

The classic 1980 movie ends with Danny fleeing his murderous father during a snowstorm but the outcome is not made clear.

He tells the BBC, "I'd go to autographing sessions and people would say, 'Whatever happened to that kid from The Shining?' And I've never been one who ...
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Inside The 'Vampire Academy' Movie With Author Richelle Mead

September 6th, 2013 4:09pm EDT
Richelle Mead
Have you ever wondered what it takes to launch a film franchise? Richelle Mead's popular Vampire Academy book series is becoming a movie next spring with Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Kozlovsky.  BFTV sat down with Richelle to ask how you translate hugely successful novels to the big screen and what it's like to be in the same genre as phenomenons like Twilight and The Vampire Diaries.

Could she have ever envisioned that there would be an adaptation? "No, and I didn't believe it even when it was first talked about a couple of years ago," she lau...
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'Backdoor Teen Mom' Star Farrah Abraham To Pen Erotic Novel; Threatens With Music Career

August 30th, 2013 11:48am EDT
Farrah Abraham
Renaissance woman Farrah Abraham is planning on writing an erotic novel which she hopes it will compete with the very successful tome Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Teen Mom star - who has previously wrote the autobiography My Teenage Dream Ended, wants to compete with E.L. James' trilogy, which earned the author an estimated $95 million in the last year.

The 22 year-old "actress" told website Enstars: "I want to give '50 Shades' a run for their money."

Abraham was recently paid $1 million by Vivid Entertainment for X-rated footage of her having sex with porn star James Deen which was release...
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Aziz Ansari Signs $3.5M Deal For Book On Modern Dating

August 23rd, 2013 11:35am EDT
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is set to hand out dating tips in a new book.

The Parks and Recreation actor has landed a deal with publisher Penguin Press to pen a book about the perils of dating in the modern age.

A statement from the 30 year-old comedian reads, "You know when you text someone you're romantically interested in and you don't hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram? That's exactly what I want this book to deal with."

"These are strange conundrums that no generation has ever faced before and it's a fascinating jumping off point for what I hope will be...
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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Releases Mysterious Teaser Titled "Stranger" - Possibly For Upcoming Novel 'S'

August 20th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
J.J. Abrams
J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions released a new one-minute teaser video on Monday called "Stranger", stirring up a serious mystery over what the company's latest production is and is all about.

"He arrived knowing nothing of himself. Who is he? Soon he will know," says the video's narrator as a man stumbles out of the shallow surf onto a beach. "Because what begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin."

"This is what happens: Men become lost. Men vanish. Men are erased ... and reborn."

The cryptic teaser ends with a close-up on a man's face with his l...
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Stephenie Meyer Blames 'Twilight' Haters For Bad 'Host' Reviews

August 14th, 2013 1:44pm EDT
Stephenie Meyer
"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer believes critics trashed her sci-fi film "The Host" to "punish" her for inflicting the teen vampire series on the world.

"The Host," which the author wrote after the massively successful "Twilight" books, was turned into a movie starring Saoirse Ronan. Meyer was also a producer. Compared to "Twilight," the film was a bomb. It made just $48 million internationally compared to the $393 million the first vampire film earned in 2008.

"The Host" received only 9 percent on movie critic website RottenTomatoes.com, and Meyer thinks most of the critics were just t...
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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Scribe E.L. James Tops List Of Best-Paid Authors

August 13th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
EL James
E.L. James has joined the ranks of Stephen King, James Patterson and Dan Brown as one of the best-paid authors of 2013.

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" writer catapulted to fame following the release of her 2011 book and its two sequels, which were originally written as fan fiction based on the "Twilight" teen vampire franchise.

James earned an estimated $95 million between June, 2012, and June, 2013, which includes the sale of film rights for her erotic series.

Patterson came in the number two slot ($91 million), followed by "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins ($55 million).

Ever sinc...
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J.K. Rowling Awarded Damages Over Leak Of Secret Pen Name

July 31st, 2013 10:34pm EDT
J.K. Rowling
Author J.K. Rowling won a lawsuit she brought against one of the partners at the law firm that represents her for outing her as the writer of crime novel "The Cuckoo's Calling."

Rowling wrote the book under the pen name Robert Galbraith, and when Russells partner Chris Gossage revealed the secret to one of his wife's best friends, she went online and Tweeted it.

Rowling took legal action against Gossage for breach of confidentiality over the leak, and his wife's friend Judith Callegari was also named in the suit.

A judge at London's High Court ruled in Rowling's favor, and in lieu of dam...
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'It's Not For Me': Shirley Jones Reflects On Past Threesome With First Husband Jack Cassidy

July 25th, 2013 8:09pm EDT
Shirley Jones
Actress Shirley Jones has opened up about her sex life in her new self-titled biography, promising readers "the surprise of [their] lives!"

Jones, 79, holds nothing back in the her new memoir, detailing her tawdry relationships with first husband, actor Jack Cassidy, and current husband, comedian Marty Ingels.

The Partridge Family star shares that Cassidy -- who she says was a very well endowed "sexual Svengali" -- once talked her into having a threesome to add a little freshness to their sex life.

"I was a virgin when I married Jack... He was very sexual (and) very upfront about it. He ...
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Roman Polanski's Rape Victim Releases Book With Provocative Cover

July 25th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Roman Polanski
Filmmaker Roman Polanski's teenage sex victim Samantha Geimer has released a book in which the cover features an image the director allegedy took of her over 30 years ago.

The portrait on "The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski" shows Geimer at age 13, taken less than three weeks before her sexual encounter with the filmmaker at a party in Hollywood in 1977. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Polanski took the picture during a photoshoot with Geimer at her Woodland Hills, California home.

Polanski was arrested and was later indicted on six charges: furnishing a controlled subs...
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