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Stephenie Meyer Blames Herself for Robert and Kristen’s Troubles

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer blames herself for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's troubles. The Twilight Saga author admitted she feels guilty that the pair's real life relationship has been scrutinized so closely after they played lovers Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in the movie adaptations of her books and claimed they hate the attention.

Asked if she feels guilty, she told The Times, "Absolutely. Here's the thing: there are some actors who are looking to be world famous, to be that household name, and although they might discover that there are a lot of negative things involved in that, it's what they want. But that doesn't apply to Kristen and Rob. That's what makes it kind of ironic and tragic."

Stephenie admitted the main source of her guilt comes from the fact that they have had to deal with all of the public attention, which she has escaped it: "I just don't think they enjoy the parts [of fame] that other people would. And I totally get that, because it would not be my thing either. At the same time - and this is where the guilt comes from - it's created this nice, peaceful place for me. They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about. If they had the choice, I've no idea if they'd even do Twilight again. I just don't know. I think this has all come at a heavy price."


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Katy Perry to Write Autobiography

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Divorce, Rumors,

Katy PerryKaty Perry has signed a $3 million deal to write her autobiography.

The "Firework" hitmaker - who is currently dating John Mayer - is expected to discuss in detail her 14-month marriage to British comic Russell Brand in the tome, which will be called Part of Me because she wants to put out her side of the story before her former spouse releases the next installment of his My Booky Wook autobiographical series.

"Several publishers have been after Katy for a while. She decided to go ahead so fans don't have a one-sided story when Russell publishes another Booky Wook," a source told The Sun.

The news comes weeks after Russell - who has written two books about his life, My Booky Wook and Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal - confirmed he was discuss his relationship with the pop star in his third literary offering because he knows he can't ignore something that was such a huge part of his life.

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Michael Lohan Writing Autobiography

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Features,

Michael LohanMichael Lohan is writing his memoir.

The father of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a deal with South Florida PR firm TransMedia Group and its founder Tom Madden to co-write the book, which will focus on his "rise from drug addiction and imprisonment to a Bible-quoting minister, drug interventionist and successful businessman." Mr. Madden said the tome, I'm Not Your Daddy Dearest... If I Can Turn My Life Around, So Can You, will show a different side to Michael than has been previously portrayed.

"So much of the press Lohan receives misfires as it characterizes him as a 'drug abusing, felonious stock trader,' as opposed to the decent, honorable guy I know. Readers of his tell-all memoir will meet a very different Michael Lohan, the real one," he explained.

The autobiography is also set to focus on Michael's troubled relationship with Lindsay. "Our publicity will show Lohan cares about his daughter, how he battled his own addiction and today helps others stay clean. Often he pleads in interviews for a judge to order his falling star daughter into a six month drugs/detox program which he believes she desperately needs," he added.


Whitney Houston’s Daughter Boycotting Grandmother’s Book

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Features,

Cissy Houston and Bobbi KristinaWhitney Houston's daughter has urged fans to boycott her grandmother's book.

The late singer's only daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19, has revealed that she and her boyfriend Nick Gordon, who was also raised by the star, don't support her grandmother Cissy Houston's new tell-all Remembering Whitney and believe it is "disrespectful."

Writing on her Twitter page, Bobbi said, "Anything concerning my grandmother's book, I and @nickgordon of course personally have nothing to with. I haven't read and won't ... I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won't tolerate it."

Whitney's mother, 79, claims her life was "shattered" after the superstar was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room last February.

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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Play Lance Armstrong

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Adaptation, Biopics, Drama, Sports, Casting,

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper has begun talks to play Lance Armstrong.

The Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook star - who previously expressed his desire to portray the "fascinating" disgraced cyclist after he was stripped of his titles between 1999 and 2005 when it emerged he had taken performance-enhancing drugs - has formally approached J.J. Abrams about starring in his upcoming biopic about Lance's rise and fall from grace.

J.J. confirmed that he is considering the 38-year-old star for the role after he reached out to him via email.

He told Entertainment Tonight at the Producer's Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, "[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking."

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Cissy Houston: ‘I Don’t Blame Bobby Brown’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs, Features,

Cissy and Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's mother doesn't blame Bobby Brown for introducing her daughter to drugs.

The late singer died in February 2011 of accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub caused by heart disease and cocaine use and while her former husband has been widely blamed for first bringing drugs into her life, Cissy Houston doesn't believe her death was his fault.

Writing in her book Remembering Whitney, Cissy explained, "I think Bobby was Nippy's [Whitney] rebellion. Around him, she didn't have to be the perfect girl. Yet I don't blame Bobby for introducing her to drugs."

Cissy tried numerous times to make Whitney quit drugs and details one attempt in 2000 when Whitney refused to go to rehab: "She started pleading for us not to send her to rehab. 'Mommy,' she said, 'please I can take care of it. Just come stay at my house and you can look after me and I'll quit.' I let her talk me into it. But that house was so big that she would just lock herself up somewhere and not come out and because I couldn't force her to stop I eventually just moved home."


2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Cooking for Geeks cookbook

cooking for geeks

We've hit you with a bunch of gadgets in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide this year, but don't think we forgot about the readers out there. One of the books that we recommend this year is Cooking for Geeks. Written by Jeff Potter, the book not only includes great tasting recipes, but it focuses on the science of cooking, and includes a bunch of kitchen hacks to actually teach cooking instead of just recipes to follow. It's loaded with info, and is worthy of being gifted to your favorite geek this hoiday season. It's available in paperback, as well as on Kindle. You can get it now from Amazon for $20.23, which is a 42% discount.

Honorable Mention: What Einstien Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

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Apple debuts two new iPad Mini ads: Books and Photos

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos,

iPad mini ad video

Apple has released a pair of new iPad mini ads: Photos and Books. Apple's theme is that the iPad mini is every bit an iPad for both creating and consumption. Check out the videos below.

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Kristen Stewart ‘Creeped Out’ by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart is "creeped" out by fans of the book Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 star - whose boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattinson is being hotly tipped to secure the lead role of Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation - admitted that although she has only read a few pages of the erotic novel she finds it disturbing.

"I've skimmed parts of it. When I read the first few pages describing her messy hair, I was like, 'This is so strange.' But it's just so raunchy! I mean, obviously, everyone knows that. But when I see people reading it on planes and stuff, I'm genuinely creeped out. Like, you're basically just reading porn right now! Get that blanket off your lap!"

The actress's boyfriend of four years Robert Pattinson was considered a favorite to play the starring role in the film version of bestseller because the role is based on his character Edward in the Twilight Saga franchise. But according to new reports the British star may be too busy working on other projects to take on the role.

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Sneak Peek: Tim Walker’s ‘Story Teller’

Lindsey WixsonFashion photographer Tim Walker has offered up a taste of what to expect from his upcoming photo book, Story Teller.

While some photos immediately recall famed editorials of his from years past, he has also included new material, including a portrait of Alexander McQueen - seen after the jump - joining a skull for a cigarette break (this was actually the last known photo taken of McQueen before he died in 2010).

The title Story Teller is quite appropriate for Walker, considering his theatrical, colorful sense of photography (which, of course, seems to be a fashion designer's dream!).

The retrospective will span a hefty 254 pages of his work, mixing editorial and portraiture from back to 2007.

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