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Glee star Chris Colfer is adding one more notch to his resume.
The 20 year-old actor has written and sold a TV pilot to Disney based on the kids book The Little Leftover Witch, by Florence Laughlin. The storyline follows a young witch who takes a tumble off her broom and has to stay with the human Doon family for one year because witches can only fly on Halloween night.
Colfer has written (and sold) a screenplay before. Struck by Lightning, the indie movie he penned, will film after the Glee tour he’s about to embark on with the cast.
The talented Colfer has done all this before his 21st birthday (May 27th FYI.)
What’s up next Chris?
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Hilary Duff, best known as the squeaky clean Disney teen Lizzie McGuire, is branching out – into teen writing. The actress is set to pen a series of young adult novels, starting with Elixir; due in October of 2010. The novels have photojournalist Clea Raymond as the heroine who uncovers mystery, danger and romance while globe trotting.
Says Duff, “I’ve always loved the escape of a great book, especially one that features a strong, inspiring female character you feel you really understand, someone who could be you, but living a more fascinating life. I’m hoping Elixir will be that kind of book-a novel that will transport readers and open new worlds for them.”
Duff is working on a non-fiction tome too. Stories from children of divorced parents and the obstacles they overcome will be the focus of her other work, to be published in 2012.
[image: Patricia Schlein/WENN.com]
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Looking back on 2009, Taylor Swift has some great memories. Rolling Stone magazine caught up with the Fearless singer/songwriter and asked her about her very successful year and what she’s looking forward to coming up. Here is an excerpt that isn’t in the magazine:
Can you tell me about any of the influences we might hear on your next record?
I’m always going to love Keith Urban, I’m always going to love John Mayer. I’m always going to love people like that, who I feel are truly authentic, and that’s not to say that my music will ever sound like theirs, but I’m inspired by people who I feel know exactly who they are, and that inspires me to continue to figure out and inform who I am as an artist.
What I was getting at was when are you going to start rapping? I thought T-Sweezy was one of the highlights of 2009.
Did you really? [Laughs] The CMT Awards asked me, “Do you want to be a part of our intro?” and one of the first things that came to my mind was that I really, really want some excuse to be able to rap and go to the mall and go to those kiosk things and go buy bling and experience rapping in front of a car with spinners for the first time. T-Pain agreed to it and flew to Nashville and we were in a sweltering hot, 95-degree parking garage for an entire day shooting — I will never, ever forget that memory.
Check out the rest of RS’s catch up questions with Taylor in the current issue of Rolling Stone (John Mayer is the cover boy) on newsstands now.
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While the Jonas Brothers as a group are taking a bit of a break, Nick Jonas and the Administration are gearing up to start touring and promoting the side project. The youngest of the three band members, Jonas says the response for his solo album has been “so positive.” Nick is getting ready for his concert in Nashville, TN at the Ryman on Monday January 4th and had this to say about the legendary city of music and his brother’s support:
What made you choose Nashville as the setting to record your solo album?
“All of us in the band wanted to step outside of our comfort zone, to go to a place where we hadn’t spent too much time before, where we could get away from our element. We wanted to focus on this record.”
What led to the decision to make a new project? Had these songs been kicking around for years, or did you write them with a new project in mind?
“The writing for this record really started in October of last year. I was writing songs that, stylistically, weren’t necessarily like the Jonas Brothers sound, and I didn’t know what to do with them. I met with my brothers and talked to them about this idea that I had to do a side project, to go to Nashville with these guys and record (an album). I wanted to make sure that they were OK with it first before I made any move on it. They said, ‘We’re excited for you. We know that you have a lot that you’re passionate about, and we’re here to support you.’ So that worked out nicely.”
Nick Jonas and the Administration album comes out February 2. 2010 and the band will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 8th.
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