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June 25, 2010
A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer says she's burned out on vampires. (Sci Fi Wire) Meanwhile, the latest "Twilight" movie has finally premiered. ( Los Angeles Times) Michael Jackson died one year ago today. (Los Angeles Times) The Weinstein brothers raid their film library to settle debts. (Los Angeles Times) Mariah Carey is being sued over an unpaid $30,000 vet bill. (Los Angeles Times)
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May 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright holder. The idea is that everyone, including Amazon, will profit. The fan fiction authors will get 35% of net revenue for full-length books; Amazon and the original copyright owner will split the other 65%, in terms that the company will not disclose. Until now, fan fiction has largely been available for free; in the cases where it was not, sales definitely fell into a gray area.
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January 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- Now that the "Twilight" franchise is behind her, Stephenie Meyer, the woman who created the vampire world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, is upping her efforts in a different department: movie producing. And Meyer has a juicy new project, The Times has learned: "Anna Dressed in Blood," a young-adult ghost story from the acclaimed author Kendare Blake. Blake's book is a supernatural tale about a man named Cas who travels the world killing the dead -- he's a ghost hunter, essentially -- but runs up against a vexing case in the ghost of Anna, a woman who was brutally murdered in 1958 and who continues to haunt a small-town home.
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May 8, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex and the City," is the latest to fall victim to Guccifer, the hacker who exposed former President George W. Bush's secret life as a painter, New York magazine reported . Taking control of Bushnell's email, Twitter account and website, the hacker posted the opening pages of Bushnell's upcoming novel online. The book is tentatively titled "Killing Monica. " After breaking into Bushnell's email account Tuesday, the Guardian reported, the hacker tweeted a link through Bushnell's official Twitter feed to a Google Drive account ( currently still online )
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November 12, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
This last weekend saw the last tent city for the diehard fans of "The Twilight Saga. " Hundreds of loyal devotees of the epic romance between a mortal teenager and her vampire boyfriend braved cold nights camped out at the L.A. Live complex awaiting Monday night's premiere of the fifth and final "Twilight" movie, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II. "  The film's nationwide debut in theaters this Friday marks the end of an era for the five-part...
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November 19, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
OK, Twihards, I'm guessing that by now you've seen "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" at least seven times since the film opened Friday. With its CinemaScore grade of A, it's no surprise that you are all satisfied with the ending. That being said, if life has somehow got in the way of your screening opportunities and you have yet to see the conclusion to "Twilight," please stop reading. The post below is filled with spoilers. For those of you who spent your weekend in the world of Forks, Wash., you know that the conclusion of the film is far different than the conclusion of the book.
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January 18, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik and John Horn
PARK CITY, Utah -- Men have fantasy-baseball getaways and rock-star camp. For women? There's a Jane Austen vacation. At least so it goes in the fictional Austenland , Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy of the same name about a place where fans of the author can take a holiday in an English manor. There they live out a “Fantasy Island”-style getaway filled with bodices, high tea and men as fine-looking as Mr. Darcy. Based on Shannon Hale's novel, the film's  main character is Jane Hayes, a down-in-the-dumps thirtysomething ( Keri Russell)
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November 9, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Even after all this time, author Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon mother of three who became an overnight literary sensation with the 2005 publication of her young-adult novel "Twilight," can't explain the phenomenon that surrounds the grand romance between vampire Edward Cullen and human teenager Bella Swan, characters played on-screen by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. "I don't know what makes people love it, I don't know what makes people hate it," said Meyer, seated comfortably in a suite of a Beverly Hills hotel.
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November 29, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Carpenter is a Times staff writer.
Mania is almost too sedate a term to describe the ongoing frenzy surrounding "Twilight," Stephenie Meyer's mega-hit young adult series about a devastatingly handsome vampire and the plain-Jane human he wants to sink his teeth into. Since 2005, when the first of the four books was published, more than 25 million copies of the "Twilight " saga have been sold worldwide. At least 350 fan sites have cropped up online. And the movie, which opened Nov.
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March 30, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, "like inertia") Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film "The Host," based on a book by "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned thespian, with an Oscar nod for her performance in 2007's "Atonement. " Are you a fan of the "Twilight" vampire romance book and film series and its author, Stephenie Meyer? Is that what drew you to "The Host"? Yes, that was definitely one of the draws for me to work with Stephenie.
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April 4, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Roger Ebert's  last review published before he died Thursday was on Andrew Niccol's "The Host. " It makes you wish the final words of the beloved critic could have been spent on a film that was far better -- or far worse. The 70-year-old critic wrote a mere six paragraphs about the adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer bestseller, giving the film 2 1/2 stars. "The Host" centers on a tough-minded teenager, played by Saoirse Ronan, whose body is invaded by an alien soul, yet she retains her own identity.
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March 30, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, "like inertia") Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film "The Host," based on a book by "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned thespian, with an Oscar nod for her performance in 2007's "Atonement. " Are you a fan of the "Twilight" vampire romance book and film series and its author, Stephenie Meyer? Is that what drew you to "The Host"? Yes, that was definitely one of the draws for me to work with Stephenie.
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March 28, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Twilight's" creator Stephenie Meyer clearly has a few obsessions she can't quite shake: interspecies romance, love triangles and color-coded eyes - red-rimmed if vampires are involved, silver for the sci-fi aliens of "The Host. " All those elements appear in writer-director Andrew Niccol's adaptation of the bestselling author's bid to move beyond fogged-in Forks and vampire love. But if you were hoping for some simmering passion à la Bella-Edward-Jacob from "the souls" - the parasitic invaders taking over earthling bodies - pick up the book.
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January 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- Now that the "Twilight" franchise is behind her, Stephenie Meyer, the woman who created the vampire world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, is upping her efforts in a different department: movie producing. And Meyer has a juicy new project, The Times has learned: "Anna Dressed in Blood," a young-adult ghost story from the acclaimed author Kendare Blake. Blake's book is a supernatural tale about a man named Cas who travels the world killing the dead -- he's a ghost hunter, essentially -- but runs up against a vexing case in the ghost of Anna, a woman who was brutally murdered in 1958 and who continues to haunt a small-town home.
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January 18, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik and John Horn
PARK CITY, Utah -- Men have fantasy-baseball getaways and rock-star camp. For women? There's a Jane Austen vacation. At least so it goes in the fictional Austenland , Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy of the same name about a place where fans of the author can take a holiday in an English manor. There they live out a “Fantasy Island”-style getaway filled with bodices, high tea and men as fine-looking as Mr. Darcy. Based on Shannon Hale's novel, the film's  main character is Jane Hayes, a down-in-the-dumps thirtysomething ( Keri Russell)
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November 19, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
OK, Twihards, I'm guessing that by now you've seen "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" at least seven times since the film opened Friday. With its CinemaScore grade of A, it's no surprise that you are all satisfied with the ending. That being said, if life has somehow got in the way of your screening opportunities and you have yet to see the conclusion to "Twilight," please stop reading. The post below is filled with spoilers. For those of you who spent your weekend in the world of Forks, Wash., you know that the conclusion of the film is far different than the conclusion of the book.
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August 24, 2008
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95) 3. Out Stealing Horses by Per Fiction Petterson ($14) 4. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer ($10.99) 5. Away by Amy Bloom ($14) Nonfiction 1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin ($15) 2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ($14) 3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ($15) 4. Big Russ & Me by Tim Russert ($13.95) 5. Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander ($14)
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November 14, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Kristen Stewart wishes she was better in "New Moon" and acknowledged that if she's being really honest, she "didn't love" "Eclipse. " As the star of "The Twilight Saga" since its inception in 2008, Stewart has been at the forefront of the lucrative vampire franchise throughout its five movies. Along the way, she's worked with four different directors, battled the ever-present media scrutiny and learned how to handle a fervent fan base that has very specific ideas on how Stephenie Meyer's beloved books should be translated onto the big screen.
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November 12, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
This last weekend saw the last tent city for the diehard fans of "The Twilight Saga. " Hundreds of loyal devotees of the epic romance between a mortal teenager and her vampire boyfriend braved cold nights camped out at the L.A. Live complex awaiting Monday night's premiere of the fifth and final "Twilight" movie, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II. "  The film's nationwide debut in theaters this Friday marks the end of an era for the five-part...
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