Celebrity-authored books that we’d like to see

Now that Chris Colfer of Glee fame has become a published author with a fairy tale for kids (The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell), we got to thinking of some other celebrity-penned books that we’d like to see:

Squirrel: It’s What’s for Dinner by Jennifer Lawrence (actress, Winter’s Bone and The Hunger Games)

Enjoy Jennifer’s suggestions for whipping up tasty, healthful, and budget-minded meals using America’s favorite rodent. Subsistence hunting never tasted so good!

Playing Both Ends Off the Middle by Stephen Colbert (TV “newsman,” writer, actor, comedian)

In this tale of politics beyond the Beltway, young voters realize that their only way to be heard is to work with America’s most powerful voting bloc — senior citizens. But how to convince oldsters that youth are friends, not foes? In an aha! moment, teens realize that males of both generations wear their pants low around their non-existent hips. The Saggers reach out to the Sansabelts and form a powerful coalition — a little too powerful for the Plumbers Union, who control the “intergluteal cleft” lobby. Can the hip-hop/hip replacement alliance prevail? And will those kids ever get off the lawn?

[Especially since Stephen has already penned a picture book (with a “Caldecott Eligible” seal!), moving on to YA seems like the next logical step! -ed.]

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YA Novel Movie Stars: What’s Next?

Actors of recent YA novels-turned-films have become major stars in eagerly anticipated movies. Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame is staring in the blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman–not to mention Breaking Dawn Part 2, which comes out in November. Here is a look at where some her fellow big-name YA novel favorites are now.

Alex Pettyfer played the lead role in two popular books-turned-movies in 2011. He played John Smith/Number Four in I Am Number Four. He also brought to life the rude and spoiled Kyle Kingson from Alex Flinn’s Beastly. He will now be seen in the stripper movie Magic Mike with Channing Tatum, which will be in theaters June 29th.

Robert Pattinson may always be best know as Edward in Twilight or Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, depending on which fanbase you hail from. His latest projects take him far away from those roles. Bel Ami, a period film, came out on June 8th. He plays Georges Duroy, who womanizes his way to power in Paris. Also this year he starred in the indie French film Cosmopolis with Juliette Binoche. And, of course, the obvious film for him this year is the last of the Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn Part 2, along side his real life love, Kristen Stewart.

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