inkpop Fundamentals: September 23, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 23, 2010
★ Who loves ‘The Hunger Games’? Celebrities do! Many counted down the days for the release of Mockingjay, the third and final installment in Suzanne Collins’ beloved Hunger Games series; others clambered to the bookstore on release day to get their hands on a copy, only to return home and lock themselves away in their bedroom until every last word had been devoured. The funny thing is; many of your favorite celebrities were displaying the very same type of behavior. Everyone from Veronica Mars’ Kristen Bell to 30 Rock’s Elizabeth Banks, American Idol’s John Gallagher Jr., and even Twilight’s Jodelle Ferland have taken to Twitter to proclaim their love of the trilogy! Entertainment Weekly.
★ MySpace fights back! Anyone who has found themselves a part of the social networking phenomena knows that MySpace is the original – the one that truly started it all, if you will. Nevertheless, all good things must come to an end; and as Facebook built itself up, it managed to push MySpace to the wayside – but the site has refused to take things lying down. Come October 15, 2010, MySpace plans on unveiling Project Futura – a redesign that mimics the exterior looks of Facebook; and places a new sense of minimalism upon the entire site. Tech Crunch.
★ Disney wins ‘Matched’ Ally Condie’s Matched, the first installment in an expected trilogy, won’t hit bookstores until November 30, 2010, but that hasn’t stopped movie studios from fighting amongst one another to obtain film rights to it. Paramount recently duked it out with Disney and Offspring Entertainment (in which the latter won) to snag film rights to the trilogy, which is said to take place in a society wherein dictators rule over what people believe, read, and watch. Collider.
Over to you…if you could recommend any one book to your favorite celebrity, what would it be and why? What do you think of MySpace’s plans? Do you think that a MySpace redesign would lure you away from Facebook – why or why not? Are you excited to read Ally Condie’s Matched? What do you think of film studios purchasing the rights to novels before they have even been released – yay or nay?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)
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