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Coming Soon: Your Favorite ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Characters Return in Weisberger’s New Novel

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Who can forget when Anne Hathaway took on Meryl Streep in 2006’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada?’ Based on Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling book of the same name, the film  remains a favorite pop-culture phenomenon due to the remarkably on point nice-nasty chemistry between Streep and Hathaway. While The Devil Wears Prada (Broadway Books) was fiction, Weisberger based the characters, in part, on Vogue Magazine’s Anne Wintour— Weisberger was her assistant for a time before she became a bestselling author.  This year marks the book’s 15th anniversary and Weisberger is coming out with a sequel to the older favorite entitled, When Life Gives You Lululemons (June 5, 2018, Simon & Schuster). The book sees the return of not Andrea (played by Hathaway), the central character of The…

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Early Bird Books: 8 Notable Books That Inspired Memorable Movies

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Books and movies have a relationship that’s as old as Hollywood itself. Together, writers and filmmakers have given us everything from great adaptations to huge disappointments, and some truly weird interpretations in between. But that comes with the territory of turning our favorite words into live action pieces of cinema. If you’re a fan of both books and movies, check out these eight books that inspired adaptations. The Color Purple, Alice Walker The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and went on to inspire the classic 1985 Steven Spielberg film of the same name. With apologies to Spielberg, Walker’s novel remains the definitive version of the story. Walker’s book uses a technique that film just can’t accommodate. The…

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4 Fictional Cities We Wish Existed in the Real World

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Sometimes when we find ourselves so enveloped in a TV show or book, we often imagine what it would be like to be a resident of the fictional hometown or city. Not only do we want to live in the town, but we’d obviously want to check out the local hot spots and maybe meet up with one of the fictional characters we wish could be our BFF. Here are four cities/towns we’ve put on our imaginary travel bucket list and one we’d move to in a heartbeat (We’re looking at you, Stars Hollow!). City: Gotham City, [State Redacted] Origin: DC Universe Take New York and Chicago, throw them in a blender with about a gallon of chaos and you…

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Seasoned to Perfection: Veteran Stars Thrill with New Projects

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Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen

The old Hollywood cliché is that audiences love their stars young. But during a time in which 50 is the new 30, 70 has become the new 50 as evidenced by the growing number of veteran (make that extremely veteran) actors and actresses who are not only working, but thriving in exciting new projects. After all, what would Downton Abbey be without Dame Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess? What would the X-Men be without the leadership of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor X leading the team against Sir Ian McKellan’s Magneto? So if, like us, you believe that the legends of our greatest performers loom larger with age, you’ll be thrilled to see all the great works coming from these beloved stars:…

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Ricki and The Flash asks, “Where have the veteran female rockers gone?”

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As a teenager in the late ‘90s, I was obsessed with all things 1970s. My generation idolized the peace and love era, from scouring thrift shops for the perfect bell-bottoms to begging our parents for stories about Woodstock. While the world was watching the millennium approach, all we wanted to do was look to the past. And nothing resonated more than the music. Growing up, my parents would blast CCR or Joan Baez, Neil Young and Tom Petty. My first concert was a Crosby, Stills & Nash show in the fourth grade, standing on a stadium seat to see the stage better. While I eventually moved past my love of bell-bottoms, my love of old school rock and roll never…

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Heeeere’s Oscar!

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I have not been nominated for an Academy Award this year. Or last year. OK, never. But I could have been. If only. If I had been given a film to star in, had the looks of Cate Blanchett, the body of Jennifer Lawrence, and the talent of Meryl Streep. That could be me on the red carpet. Sigh. Instead, come Sunday night, I’ll be home, sipping my Diet Coke, sitting starry-eyed in front of the TV in my sweats (does Kohl’s count as designer wear?) wrapped in my favorite blanket waiting for the beautiful people to arrive. I’ll have stellar company—approximately 50 million people will tune in to ceremony from the Academy Awards—more commonly known as the Oscars—Sunday, March…

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