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Overnight Celebrities: Flipping Social Media Fame Into Bestsellers

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Social media has been the new route to fame and celebrity for nearly a decade.  Following the path led by the Kardashians, a bumper crop of internet famous celebrities have also parlayed their newfound popularity into something more.  If pink is the new black, then books are the new market for social media stars to conquer.  Our favorites from YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms have not only started writing books, they are turning these books into bestsellers.  Poignant reflections, riveting horror, laugh-out-loud funny, and tough coming-of-age stories abound in this list of fresh and exciting books by the social media famous that are soon-to-be all the rage online and in stores!   Mirror, Mirror: A Novel, Cara Delevingne From international supermodel-turned-actress, known for…

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5 Things We Hope to See from Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2

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Alert the media! Marvel’s Daredevil is upon us, and it’s bringing a few familiar faces to the comic book lovers of the world. Who’s interested in seeing what Daredevil himself Matt Murdock and idealistic best bro Foggy Nelson are up to when we return for the second season of the Netflix original series? I know I can’t wait to revisit Hell’s Kitchen and Karen Page (how could we forget about Karen Page!?) and the intrigue it has to offer our favorite Marvel gang. Season 2 will hit the Internet on March 18, so we expect you’ll be coming up with an epic excuse to skip work and jump into binge-watching mode. So, will Season 2 deliver a superb second installment? That remains…

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Before You Plug into Netflix, We’ve Got Your Jessica Jones Cheat Sheet

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I’ve been waiting months for the premiere of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix and the debut of our first female comic-book anti-hero. As much as I dig Agent Carter, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, their heroics lean towards the squeaky-clean. Jessica Jones will be our first female hero with some grit under her nails, dirty laundry lying around the apartment, and the smell of alcohol on her breath. Up until now, flawed heroes were limited to men—Wolverine and Iron Man, to name a couple. Jessica will be our first 3-dimensional female superhero. And it’s not just because of the conventional noir trappings of too much hard living and hard drinking; it’s the character herself. She’s deeply damaged and powerfully conflicted.…

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Move Over Breaking Bad, Here Comes Jessica Jones on Netflix

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Is America ready for a superheroine whose story might make Breaking Bad look like a family sitcom? As someone who was lucky enough to see the first episode of Marvel’s Jessica Jones at New York Comic Con, the answer is an unequivocal, “yes!” Recently I mused as to whether Jessica could escape the Strong Female Character trope where she’s just there as a foil for the male hero. Well, the brand new trailer should leave little doubt that Ms. Jones (as well as Krysten Ritter) is a badass in her own right.   Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has frequently expressed his plan to create unique movies that just happen to contain superheroes, rather “superhero movies.” With Jessica Jones…

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These Superhero TV Shows Are Definitely Worth the Binge

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It’s a good time to be a superhero geek: Marvel movies rule the theaters and caped heroes are popping up all over our television sets. And New York Comic Con’s Super Week begins October 5! The fall 2015 TV season is introducing a whole bunch of superhero shows, including Supergirl, Mondays at 8:30 on CBS, and Jessica Jones, coming to Netflix November 20. And who could forget Legends of Tomorrow, a spin-off of Arrow and The Flash, coming in 2016? We can’t wait to watch all these costume-clad heroes fight their way across our screens. But while we’re patiently waiting for our new favorites to air, we’ll just be over here bingeing on our old favorite superheroes. Here are three…

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Will Marvel’s Jessica Jones be More Than Just Another Strong Female Character?

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Still waiting for Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel to anchor a major comic book movie? Tired of seeing female superheroes shunted to the sidelines? (Hey, I’m talking about you, Black Widow and Storm.) Well never fear, Jessica Jones is here. Yes, Marvel and Netflix just dropped the teaser trailer and release date (November 20) for the newest superhero series that fits in the acclaimed Marvel Daredevil universe.     Just one problem. Who the hell is Jessica Jones? I’ve been reading Marvel comics since Sue Storm was in pigtails and yet all that I know about Jessica is that she married Luke Cage, aka Power Man. And therein lies a problem. Is Jessica Jones just one more Strong Female Character…

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