Demi Lovato has always been an open book when it comes to sharing the ups and downs of her life. But the singer is letting fans delve deeper into her life in the just-released e-book, "Demi," which serves as a companion piece to her album of the same name.
The e-book chronicles the 20-year-old's career and takes Lovatics inside the making of Demi, which dropped last month. "I wrote about personal experiences and became more candid about them," she says in a video clip featured in the release. "I also feel like my lyrics were more vulnerable, and I'm just really proud of how honest I was in this album."
What happens after you park your illustrious butt on the Throne of Glass? You wear the Crown of Midnight, of course! Which is where we're at now in Sarah J. Maas' epic series about a young assassin in search of her destiny, and why we're so super-excited to bring you the EXCLUSIVE first look at the trailer for "Crown of Midnight," the next book in line.
After making her action-packed debut in "Throne of Glass," Celaena has traded a life of hard labor in the kingdom's salt mines for a place in the palace—and the coveted title of royal assassin. But despite her position at the king's side, her loyalties lie elsewhere...and as powerful forces gather on the horizon, her next assignment might be the one that forces her to make a terrible choice.
MTV cameras may no longer follow "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad wherever she goes, but that doesn't mean the 27-year-old is hibernating—far from it, in fact! With multiple fashion lines, a best-selling book series and an e-commerce site (The Little Market) launching in September, Lauren is busier than ever, establishing herself as something of a mini mogul.
Flaunting a bangin' new 'do and a cute frock, LC cover July's Marie Claire, in which she opens up to the magazine about her many, many pursuits (including romance!).
One such labor of love—her roman a clef "The Fame Game"—concludes this week with the release of third novel "Infamous" (out today). Though the series is far from an autobiography, Lauren told Marie Claire that she began writing the thinly veiled tale in order to reveal morsels of her own experience in La La Land.
Talk about a beach read: Sarah Dessen's novels are always perfect summer reading, considering they take place in coastal North Carolina and all, but the author’s latest, "The Moon and More," will really speak to your inner sun worshiper. And possibly your inner art lover, too, but that comes into the picture later in the story.
If you've never read a Dessen book before (No judgments, I don’t know your life. But why not?!), here’s what you need to know: There is no dystopian future, no next-gen technology, no war-ravaged America. The stories follow present-day girls in real (well, based on real) places, with everyday problems.
Emaline, one of Dessen’s more confident narrators, is an 18-year-old recent high school graduate working at her family’s rental company in the tiny beach town of Colby and biding her time until she heads to college in the fall. She’s a smartypants with a full ride to the state school, a hot, oft-shirtless boyfriend named Luke, and a loving family.
The doctor is in! This won't hurt a bit. Promise. We just need some information for your chart. Specifically, have you been displaying any of the early symptoms of mild dystopian fatigue—including but not limited to intense Peeta Cookie cravings and the urge to leap from a speeding train? Yes? Well, unfortunately, we have no cure at the moment. In fact, your symptoms may get worse before they get better as yet another just-published young-adult novel centered around a war-torn society has been optioned for a big-screen bow.
Deadline reports that Paramount has bought the screen rights to Joelle Charbonneau's "The Test," published this week by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. The story picks up during the aftermath of the Seven Stages War, which has left the Earth a pretty big mess. Civilization's only hope is to train its teens to lead the rebuilding process; candidates are selected through the rigorous Testing. Readers follow 16-year-old Cia Vale as she seeks to prove her mettle, but on the eve of her departure, her father warns that all is not as it seems. Intrigue! Adding to the drama is dreamy childhood friend Tomas, who offers to be her ally. But is he to be trusted? Is anyone?
It seems like it was only yesterday that an impeccably dressed Stanley Tucci so memorably heralded the arrival of one
Anna Wintour Miranda Priestly at the offices of Vogue Runway magazine in "The Devil Wears Prada." If we close our eyes and concentrate hard enough, we can still hear him shouting, "All right everyone, gird your loins!"
In reality, though, it's been seven long, lonely years since "The Devil Wears Prada" movie introduced us to the acid-tongued fashionista and editor-in-chief of Runway—and her plucky, "fat" assistant, Andy Sachs—and in the Hollywood world, that means seven years of angstily wondering where, oh where, the followup film might be. (I mean, honestly; that ridiculous horror flick starring Warwick Davis as an evil leprechaun had five sequels, and a designer clothes-wearing devil can't even get one? What is this nonsense?!)
But now, there's a glimmer of hope: Lauren Weisberger, author of the best-selling book upon which the first film was based, has written a follow-up novel in the form of the just-released "Revenge Wears Prada"—which means that there really could be a second movie! And also, that we'd better take a poll to see how everyone feels about that! So, fashion fiends, you tell us: Would you want to see another movie from the devil-wears-Prada universe?
by Lauren Mandel
We can't believe it's taken us nearly 10 years to say this, but the sequel to every fashionista’s go-to tome—"The Devil Wears Prada"—is finally here! "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns," by Lauren Weisberger, is out today!
The book picks up a decade after the events of the first installment, with Andy and her former co-worker Emily joining forces to start a new publication of their own, The Plunge, a high-end bridal magazine. And in the midst of some serious heartbreak and betrayal, Andy finds herself right where she started, directly in the path of the woman we love to hate, Miranda Priestly.
In celebration of the sequel's release, we've gotten our hot little hands on an EXCLUSIVE interview with audiobook narrator Megan Hilty (of "Smash" fame).
Because fans of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay" have been slavering and slobbering for months over every last little iota of information about the possible film adaptation, nothing in the author's recent post about her book's journey through Hollywood is news, exactly. But still, ohmigod you guys, it's like an almost-totally-concrete promise that this is really actually happening! For real! So let's all squeal about it!
The scoop from Gayle's blog: The movie is now in development at MGM, which means a change of venue (it was previously at Summit) but not much more. However, she does give the weight of an official authorial confirmation to tidbits like the directorial assignment of "Nashville"'s R.J. Cutler, and to a probable fall kickoff of the actual filming process, and to the much-discussed snagging of Chloë Moretz as a leading lady.
It's a testament to the awesomeness of Leigh Bardugo's "Siege and Storm"—and its world full of Slavic folklore, forbidden romance and supernatural summoners of all things elemental—that on this 90-degree sweatswamp of a day, we want nothing more than to put on a floor-length kefta with embroidered fur cuffs and go tromping around in search of mayhem. The second novel in the much-adored "Grisha" series, this followup to the bestselling "Shadow and Bone" finds us once again in the company of one Alina Starkov, a girl whose brush with death in the first book led to her uncovering a talent beyond her wildest dreams.
When we left off, Alina had come into her own as the Sun Summoner—a unique, powerful grisha whose talents are coveted by many, but none moreso than the evil, seductive, ancient Darkling. And while she and her longtime friend Mal have escaped the kingdom and gone on the run, this is a trilogy, which means that her quest isn't even close to over...nor is the threat that the Darkling poses if she falls into his hands. Oooooooooh.
by Christina Garibaldi
We all know that the tween years can be tough. You have to make the hard decisions of what to wear to school, deal with the stress of parents and friends and then there's always the boy drama. Well, lucky for all you tweens there is about to be a book that helps you deal with all those problems—and so much more.
"Dancing With the Stars" runner-up and Disney star Zendaya Coleman is set to release a new guidebook, "Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence."
"Basically I wanted to make something that was actually going to be useful,” Zendaya told MTV News. "I wanted it to be something that would help people, just help that little tween demographic that watches me and knows me, and it’s kind of an awkward age. It’s an age when you’re not necessarily a teenager, but you’re not a kid, and parents don’t really remember what it’s like to be 12, 13, 14, so I wanted to definitely help out in that sense, and I think it can be little things that it helps through, like little things at school, to what you want to wear, to bigger issues."