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inkpop Fundamentals: September 21, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 21, 2010

‘Goosebumps’ becomes live-action film franchise! Author R.L. Stine struck gold when, in 1992, his Goosebumps series debuted in bookstores, going on to publish over 150 titles, and selling more than 300 million copies of the scary stories worldwide, snagging it the number two young adult publishing franchise slot – right behind J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Now, after nearly twenty years since the series launched, Columbia Pictures has announced that Goosebumps will soon be adapted into a live-action film franchise – with Carl Ellsworth as the screenwriter. Slash Film.

Author Neil Gaiman auctions off Tweets Social media may be a huge part of your life; but author Neil Gaiman can’t keep himself away from it either! The brains behind Coraline and Stardust is currently participating in TwitChange – a celebrity Twitter auction (the first of its kind!) that will allow fans to bid on Twitter follows, Tweets, and ReTweets from their favorite celebrities. The money will then be donated to AHomeInHaiti – a charity which builds permanent housing for the orphans in Haiti. The current bid for Gaiman? $455.00. Entertainment Weekly.

Fred Figglehorn takes over the world! Seventeen-year-old Lucas Cruikshank may not be crooning One Less Lonely Girl a la Justin Bieber; nevertheless, he has managed to win over the world via the creation of Fred Figglehorn – the zany six-year-old character he portrays in a series of YouTube videos. Since its YouTube debut just five years ago, Fred has captured the hearts of male and female viewers, snagging him a whopping two million subscribers; and launching an empire that includes the Nickelodeon film Fred, in addition to a show scheduled for a 2011 debut, and a line of dolls and other miscellaneous Fred paraphernalia. LA Times.

Over to you…are you a fan of R.L. Stine? What are your thoughts on the Goosebumps series making it to the big screen? What celebrity would you bid on in a TwitChange auction? How much would you pay to have Neil Gaiman Tweet, ReTweet, or follow you on Twitter? What do you think of Fred aka Lucas? Are you a fan – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: September 21, 2010”

  1. The Beaver said

    I remember watching Fred on Youtube…two years ago…
    Does anybody even know what he sounds like in real life?

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