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PopWatch Confessional: I didn't cry once during 'Fault in Our Stars'

I promise I’m not a monster.

I have a feeling I’ll be saying that quite a bit over the next few weeks, as more and more people confide, “Oh my God. I cried five or six times during The Fault in Our Stars!” or “I sobbed through the entire final act” or, as a midnight text from my sister declared, “I want to watch TFIOS again, but not right now because I have a headache from crying so much.”

I nodded along when people spilled to me, because it was a very sad movie; one that I quite enjoyed as well. But I’m a bit nervous to admit the truth: I didn’t cry once. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. And with Twitter and Tumblr seemingly becoming Countdowns to Feelings all week long, and people talking about how they’re flat-out excited to let the waterworks run as part of a communal experience in theaters, I’m afraid I’m close to alone. READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars' book fans: Talk about movie changes here!

[Duh. Spoilers for both the movie and book version of The Fault in Our Stars follow]

Is everyone okay?

Was your theater a mess? Do you plan on making a return trip and sobbing some more? There’s plenty to discuss about The Fault in Our Stars film; this post is for those of you that devoured the book at some point during the past two and a half years, not those whose first exposure to Hazel and Gus was a (really great) Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

As any fan who has read beloved novels like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games knows, when Hollywood gets a hold of “your” book, it can be scary. Thank goodness we’re not having an OMG THEY CHANGED THE ENDING ENTIRELY discussion right now. But even for adaptations that are well received, there’s always some book purists who are disappointed that a certain scene or line didn’t make the cut.

Let’s break down the biggest changes in Stars‘ book-to-movie transition below — with the note that, wow, was this movie true to the source material/original fans. In fact, I think it may be one of the most — if not the most — faithful adaptations of a novel I’ve ever seen. Heck, even most of John Green’s specific narration (“I fell in love with him the way you fall asleep: Slowly, then all at once”) made it through. More positive: For myself at least, both the character of Peter Van Houten and the scene at the Anne Frank House rang truer on the screen than on the page… and Laura Dern did an excellent job of smashing my heart into a million little pieces, putting it back together, and then crushing it all over again.

After viewing the movie, here are some departures from the book that immediately came to my mind: READ FULL STORY

Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson's bond is your new friendship crush

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Shailene Woodley once considered quitting the acting business. And then Brie Larson came along.

The two actresses worked together on The Spectacular Nowa coming-of-age high school-set film. The experience was transformative for Woodley: “That movie made me want to be creative again, and Brie was very much a part of that time,” the actress recently told New York magazineCue awws. 

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Which actress can fit everything she owns in a suitcase, is quasi-homeless? (Shailene Woodley, obviously) -- VIDEO

Shailene Woodley eats clay, makes her own medicine, and is a lucid dreaming enthusiast — but what Jimmy Kimmel cares about is how much she can fit in her luggage.

“Everything that I own and use are in a carry-on suitcase,” Woodley told a shocked Kimmel Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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'The Fault in Our Stars' concert event: Watch it here!

The Fault in Our Stars actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, along with author John Green and soundtrack artists Ed Sheeran, Grouplove, and Charli XCX, will all come together today for a TFIOS live-stream event on YouTube.

Hosted by YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, the live stream will take place at YouTube Space L.A. and feature performances from the soundtrack artists and a special Q&A that fans at home will be able to participate in — just use the hashtag #TFIOSmusic and submit your questions to @AtlanticRecords and @TheFaultMovie for a chance to have your question answered live.

Watch the concert event below starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT: READ FULL STORY

Shailene Woodley explains clay eating to a confused David Letterman -- VIDEO

It’s time for another Enviormentalism 101 class from your favorite college professor, Shailene Woodley. If you’ve been following the Year of Shailene, you know that the Fault in our Stars woman is a nature-loving, leaf foraging woodland creature (but, ugh, not a feminist).

So it’s no surprise that when Woodley stopped by Letterman Monday night, Letterman had a few questions for her — particularly about clay eating. “Clay is one of my favorites because if you look at indigenous cultures around the world, people are eating clay almost daily,” she explained to a shocked Letterman. “It’s just a part of their diet. Pregnant woman eat clay too, because it’s really good for their bodies and their babies. Look it up! It’s really interesting!”

Watch below and learn the difference between dirt and clay: READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'The Fault in Our Stars' could be this summer's must-see romance

Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6 and adapted from the 2012 best-selling John Green novel, stands to be the must-see love story of the season.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson reports from The Fault in Our Stars set in Pittsburgh and explores how TFIOS — which tells the love story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group — became an unlikely YA phenomenon. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular,” says Green. “I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.” READ FULL STORY

Shailene Woodley hits peak Shailene with 'Natural Health' magazine cover story

Shailene Woodley hit peak Shailene while gracing the cover of, of course, Natural Health magazine.

The actress — who tends to double as a One Woman 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution  — couldn’t resist opening up to the magazine’s sympathetic audience about some of her quirkier habits that she’s quickly becoming known for in interviews (i.e: clay eating).

“There’s one defining moment that I’ll never forget: It was an incredibly windy day and I was walking through the quad of my public high school, which is surrounded by pine trees,” Woodley shared about where her interest in environmentalism began. “There were hundreds of pine needles swirling around in the air, and I looked down and scattered across this huge grassy expanse was all of the trash left over from lunch— plastic bags, soda cans, that kind of thing. And something just clicked when I saw the juxtaposition of the ignorance on the ground against the beauty and freedom in the sky.” READ FULL STORY

'Allegiant' will be two films? Why this decision might hurt Veronica Roth's work

There will be four movies for Four.

It was announced Friday morning that the final book in the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant, will be split into two films, coming out a year apart, bringing the franchise to four films total. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows kicked off this trend — successfully — which means that now everyone feels free to turn their film installments into two projects (Twilight did it, and Hunger Games will do it as well). My colleague Darren Franich already wrote about why this is a trend that needs to die — and I wholeheartedly agree. But for Divergent/Allegiant specifically, I’m quite curious exactly how the studio plans to make two films — and how they plan to make sure that decision won’t ultimately hurt Veronica Roth’s work.

[Spoilers for Allegiant follow] READ FULL STORY

'Divergent' scores: What does that mean for 'Allegiant'? -- POLL

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[SPOILERS for Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant]

Exciting news for fans of Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy: Divergent cleaned up at the box office this weekend, which means that the next two films — with release dates already set for March 2015 and 2016, respectively — are likely a go. Fans will be seeing a lot more of Theo James and Shailene Woodley.

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