The mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest Honor John Green + Much More at SDCC

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Tons of exciting things are happening at the mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest this coming week in San Diego during Comic Con! Linkin Park and MTV are joining forces to put on this epic award show that will showcase all our favorite TV shows and movies. Plus musical performances and surprises that MTV says “will set fandom hearts a-flutter”. Sounds AH-mazing!

Some amazingness that is included will be best-selling author John Green gets honored with the ‘Visionary Award’, Channing Tatum and Diego Luna will intorduce an exclusive first look at The Book of Life, and Chloe Grace Moretz will present a NEW clip from If I Stay!! Plus more. Those won’t be the only highlights of the night. Tons of stars will be in attendance and find out which or your favorite fandoms will take home awards. If you happen to be at SDCC this week then get to San Diego’s Petco Park on Thursday, July 24 to see all the action. Our very own April will be there, so if you see her say “Hey!” If not tune into MTV on Sunday, July 27 at 8/7c to watch the show. I know I can’t wait! Continue reading

Kindle Unlimited – It’s Like Netflix For Books

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Amazon has introduced Kindle Unlimited which is a must have for any eBook nerd! With Kindle Unlimited you can have access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audio books all at the touch of a button and all for only $9.99 a month. But like all good things, there is a 30-day free trial. I’ve signed up and so far so good. You can just browse for books or search for your favorites and if you see the ‘Read for Free‘ button then it’s available to download right onto your Kindle. Only $10 a month to have all those books at your finger tips? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me! There are popular series on here too, not just indie books or books you’ve never heard of. I’m using this free month to start the Harry Potter series (finally) and there are other great series like The Hunger Games, The Testing, The Lord of the Rings, and tons more. Let’s put it this way, so far I’ve been scanning the YA section and there are 400 pages of eBooks. I’ve barely skimmed the surface. Plus, what a great way to find NEW books you would’ve never thought to buy before (just like I do with Netflix and finding new movies).

So far Kindle Unlimited seems like a must-have for any book nerd, and with a 30-day free trial you can find out if it’s right for you. I’ll be using it as much as I can for the next four months, and after my time is up I’ll come back and do a full review, and also let you know if this is something I’ll be putting my money into. So head on over and start your own free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited!

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NEW Outlander Photo: Beware Men In Kilts

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Check out this new promotional photo released on the Official Outlander FB Page.  Diana Gabaldon expounded a little bit on FB as well:

A lovely gang of Highlanders! (And before we start in with the silly, “Oh, he’s too smaaaaaalll!” kind of thing…Dougal looks larger than the other men in this photo because he’s standing well in front of them. I’ve seen Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish stand side by side–they’re both immense, but Sam is taller by a couple of inches.)
For what it’s worth–none of the men’s heights here look like what they actually are. From left to right, you see Ruper, Murtagh, Angus, Dougal and Jamie. Rupert and Angus are just about the same height; Murtagh is maybe an inch shorter than Dougal, and Jamie, as noted, is a couple of inches taller than Dougal. So just….enjoy them, you know?

We will also be at Comic Con next week for Outlander coverage!  Are you headed to SDCC to check out your favorite clansman?  Let us know!!

VIDEO: Beyoncé Shares Fifty Shades of Grey Teaser!

If you were online last night, you probably noticed that at around 8:50p(ET), the Internet exploded. True, this usually happens when Beyoncé tweets or posts something Instagram, but last night was particularly insane because of the merging of two juggernauts. Last night, Beyoncé shared this teaser of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer on her Instagram account:

 

Of course, there are SEVERAL things to be excited about: first, the teaser is SO sexy–Christian in his office, master of all he sees; Christian’s hand under the table, slowly sliding Ana’s (presumably) skirt up; Christian turning a key and opening up the door to what is likely the Red Room of Pain–SEXY! And through the video, we hear a slow, seductive beat, accented in the end with Beyoncé’s sultry voice singing a remix of Crazy in Love!

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Since Beyoncé shared the teaser and her song is featured, we can assume that she involved in FSoG’s music and soundtrack, though her exact role in the project isn’t certain. In any event, I’ll be over here watching the trailer on repeat and counting down to the debut of the full trailer this Thursday! Who’s with me???

Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer will Debut at SDCC + Cast Appearances!

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Even though there won’t be a Mockingjay, Part 1 panel at San Diego Comic Con this year, there is still reason for The Hunger Games passionistas to be VERY excited!

Yesterday, Lionsgate announced that they are partnering with Samsung to debut first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer next week at SDCC!

In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

On top of that, Mockingjay cast members Natalie Dormer (Cressida), Elden Henson (Pollux), Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Evan Ross (Messalla), and Wes Chatham (Castor) will be signing autographs for fans at the Lionsgate booth (#4045) from 3:00p – 4:00p.

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Queen’s Guard Performs Game of Thrones Theme Song outside Buckingham Palace!

Last month, the creators and cast members of Game of Thrones hosted Queen Elizabeth II on a set visit in Northern Ireland. Well it seems that Buckingham Palace is repaying the favor–check out this awesome video of the Queen’s Guard performing the show’s theme song during the changing of the guards. And it’s a pretty fantastic rendition too–I’m not ashamed to admit that when I first watched it, I totally flailed. Here’s hoping for a chance to see this live!


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Theo James and Shailene Woodley are heading to SDCC 2014!

woodley-james-divergent-ewRemember this awesomeness that happened last year at San Diego Comic Con International? Well it’s about to happen again! Theo James and Shailene Woodley will be making an appearance after all at SDCC 14! While there will be no Hall H panel (Sad Face!), You can have the opportunity to MEET Theo and Shai!

 

Shailene Woodley and Theo James will attend San Diego Comic-Con to sign exclusive Comic-Con Divergent Series posters at the Lionsgate booth on Saturday, July 26th from 3pm-4pm PT.

More details are to come, but for now, Mark Saturday on your calendar! Don’t forget that in less than a week on July 22nd, Divergent is available for digital download and on 8/5 you can hold your very own copy in your hands! Initiates Rejoice!

Via TrisandFour.com