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Like a dying star or an exhausted Biggest Loser contestant, the universe is officially collapsing in on itself. As you probably know, the “mommy porn” phenomenon known as Fifty Shades of Grey began life as kinky
He-Man Twilight fan fiction novel Master of the Universe. Author E L James — known as Snowqueens Icedragon on Fanfiction.net — rewrote her Stephenie Meyer-inspired story, swapped names like Edward and Bella for names like Christian and Anastasia, then published the vampire-free version as an original novel.
The kicker: Months after Fifty Shades took the publishing world by storm (and shortly after Vintage published its paperback edition), fearless fan-fiction pioneers have begun to invent their own tales based on James’ characters. Fanfiction.net is hosting a handful of these stories, the oldest of which dates back to this past March. And as Fifty Shades continues to dominate bestseller lists, the number of Grey fics can only rise.
Most popular baby names: 'Twilight' holds top spot for boys' names, is toppled in the girls category
The Social Security Administration has released its list of 2011′s most popular baby names, and Twilight reigns supreme in the boys’ category as Jacob stays in the top spot for the 13th straight year. Isabella, however, has been ousted in favor of Sophia. A surprise resurgence of nostalgia for The Golden Girls? Probably not. Sophia has been gaining popularity over the last decade as a strong, traditional, ends-in-A name with celebrity cachet (Sophia Loren, Sofia Coppola); as with other things, a little Sofia Vergara likely made all the difference.
Celebrity kids continue to have an impact on naming trends across the board as top spots went once again to Ava (daughter or Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe) and Jayden (a name favored by both Will Smith and Britney Spears). The biggest jump went to Mason, a name that wasn’t even on the leaderboard last year. It appears Kourtney Kardashian’s son has spawned a new generation of little guys since it came out of nowhere to take the number 2 spot. It’s a big win for the Kardashian kwest to konquer the world, though there’s still ground to gain as the more traditional spelling of Chloe once again edged out Khloé with a K. Better luck next year, kids!
Beyond those names, it’s the usual suspects. Aiden and Emma — once boosted by hot sitcoms Sex and the City and Friends — have become established faves. With long-time top-10 inhabitants Emily and Daniel suddenly gaining prominence on Revenge, might Sophia and Jacob have some competition for the 2012 titles? Only time — and the fall TV season — will tell. See the full lists below. READ FULL STORY »
Joan Q. Public is probably convinced that being Kristen Stewart is a pretty good deal. After all, the girl is a 22-year-old millionaire whose entire job seems to be staring into Robert Pattinson’s eyes… except when she’s tasked with staring into Chris Hemsworth’s eyes instead.
But as Stewart revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, her life isn’t always easy. From rogue nails on the set of Breaking Dawn, to crazy fans, to the bloodthirsty Molly Ringwald, Stewart faces plenty of threats. Heck, the stress of being KStew is so bad that the actress even forgot to wash her hair before last night’s Met Ball. Mortifying! READ FULL STORY »
For certain people of, well, let’s just say a certain age, the news that Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films have optioned Lois Duncan’s Down a Dark Hall with plans for a film adaptation is enough to cause some grown-up shrieking. I know this because one of the shriekers at the EW offices this morning was me.
Because before teens and tweens of all ages got hooked on J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and — of course — Stephenie Meyer, there was Lois Duncan. If one were going to break down the reading habits of a generation simply, we had Judy Blume to give us comfort through the trials of adolescence and then we had Lois Duncan to scare the stuffing out of us and keep us up all night. You think the Reaping was tense times? Or the search for Horcruxes stressful? Just you go back and pick up some Duncan books, which blend just enough reality with the supernatural to make them absolutely terrifying. (Just seeing the original cover of the book is enough to make this writer’s heart lurch.) “It gave me some serious nightmares when I was 9,” Meyer wrote on her blog this morning, noting that the 1974 novel was a favorite with hers, along with Summer of Fear and Stranger with My Face. Side note: even Lois Duncan titles were scary. READ FULL STORY »
The pop culture babies are coming! Baby naming website Nameberry has made predictions of what the most popular baby names of 2012 will be based on an analysis of almost 3 million page views on their site. The guesses are an eye-opening, pop culture revelation of what is hitting with soon-to-be parents. Highlights below:
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Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli's split hits reality: Can they learn from other failed-on-reality-TV relationships?
90210 vet Jennie Garth and Twilight star Peter Facinelli announced their divorce yesterday after 11 years of marriage. The divorce will be dealt with on new CMT reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, slated to premiere April. But how? To be sure, Garth and Facinelli are not the first reality TV couple to fail in front of a camera. What can they learn from those the split before them? READ FULL STORY »
It’s March 14, also known as 3/14, also known as Pi Day. To some, it’s the most wonderful day of the year, when math geeks and science nerds alike can join together in mathematical harmony to celebrate the majestic wonders of this baffling number. While this writer can proudly admit that she has memorized 72 digits of pi (it was for a seventh-grade math project, sheesh), it’s far more entertaining to reach into the depths of our pop culture-ingrained minds and discover ways this elusive, irrational number has riddled itself into our entertainment-based society. A few highlights below. READ FULL STORY »
Booboo Stewart and 'Twilight' fans gather at Target for an exclusive sneak peak of 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' -- VIDEO
An especially gorgeous midwinter Friday night was not enough to deter Los Angeles Twilight fans from lining up inside the West Hollywood Target for a sneak peak of Breaking Dawn — Part 2. This infamous Target wasn’t only one to hold a midnight release party for the DVD-Blu-ray release of Breaking Dawn — Part 1 — in fact, it was one of nearly 500 – but it was definitely the only location to boast a surprise visit from one of the film’s stars, Booboo Stewart. EW was on the scene to check out the footage and chat with Stewart and the fans on their thoughts. Spoiler alert: The fans really liked it! READ FULL STORY »
It’s here, sweethearts! The day of blood sugar-spiking chocolates, overpriced greeting cards, overly complicated Garry Marshall movies, and, uh, inept role-playing exercises (is that a champagne bucket on your nether regions, or are just happy to see me, Clive Bixby?). In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d take a look at some of our loveliest posts. Below, we present celebratory plans of attack for saps and singles alike. READ FULL STORY »