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Divergent’s Shailene Woodley On Twilight: “What Message Are We Sending To Young People?”

“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. [The protagonist Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.”Divergent star Shailene Woodley speaking to Teen Vogue.

Hollywood is all about comparing one thing to another, especially when it comes to young adult properties (does that really ever help?), in order to cash in on the previous success. Whether it’s comparing “love stories” or pitting the lead characters against each other, it’s nice to see Woodley addressing the issues straight on.

(via Gossip Cop)

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

First Time Lionsgate Has Two Films Make Over $125 Million In The Same Year They Do It With Female Leads

There’s been a lot of talk about how Hollywood doesn’t believe female-led films will make money at the box office and that’s why so few are made. This year not only proved them wrong, it proved them wrong in a big way. Indie studio Lionsgate has done something they’ve never done before – in 2012, they had two films both make over $125 million in North American theaters. The films? The Hunger Games and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

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Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

Move Over Fifty Shades of Grey, Another Twilight Fanfic Gets A Book Deal

Sitting alone (or with a friend) in your room, coming up with various ways your favorite characters could bump into each other and have sex, did you ever think you’d get paid for it?  Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings will wonder no more. Simon & Schuster have picked up their Twilight fanfiction, The Office, for a two-book deal.

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Bella Flexes Her Vampire Powers In Brand New Twilight: Breaking Dawn Trailer

For those of you who hate Twilight – it’s almost over! For those of you who love Twilight – it’s almost here! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters November 16 and fans who’ve been waiting to see some action look like they might finally get their wish. In this latest trailer we not only get to see Kristen Stewart’s Bella getting the hang of her newfound vampire powers, we see the big showdown is going to go very differently than in the books.

(via Empire)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Find Out What Happens When 6 Fictional Heroines Are Picked To Live In A House [VIDEO]

This is the true story of Buffy, Michonne, Lisbeth, Bella, Katniss, and Hermione…picked to live in a house and find out what happens when BAMF Girls collide. I don’t think we could have asked for anything more. Comediva, you’ve done it again. Warning: One, very small Walking Dead spoiler from Michonne in the vid.

(via io9)

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

BAMF Girls Club Brings Together Some of Our Favorite Badass Ladies

We are a fan of badass ladies ’round these parts, it is no secret. Feeding right into that soft spot, the awesome team over at Comediva are now bringing us a sort of parody/showcase of what might happen is some favorite BAMFy fictional characters (and Bella) became roommates. Sort of like The Real World, but with more side-braids and tortured backstories.

Obviously, no one video can capture everyone’s favorite BAMF girls, so we’ll throw it out to you to lengthen the list. Who’s your favorite? Why? How do you think they’d interact with the other girls in the house?

(via Gender Focus)