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Jennifer Lawrence's New Movie 'Passengers' Is Giving Us Major 'Across The Universe' Vibes!

Jennifer Lawrence's New Movie 'Passengers' Is Giving Us Major 'Across The Universe' Vibes!

If you’re like us, then you can absolutely not wait until Jennifer Lawrence‘s new movie comes out!

Passengers, which also stars Chris Pratt, will hit theaters on Wednesday, December 21st and has just about the coolest plot line.

In the flick, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions…and by watching the trailers, JJJ couldn’t help but get “Across The Universe” vibes.

You know, the same books that the JJJ Book Club recommended to read back in 2012 and 2013!

Want to see all the similiarities between the two? Click inside right now! More Here! »

Social Media Star Hayes Grier Reads FanFiction About Himself! (JJJ Interview)

Social Media Star Hayes Grier Reads FanFiction About Himself! (JJJ Interview)

Hayes Grier is dishing the deets on his new book!

The 16-year-old social media star recently released Hollywood Days with Hayes, which is a novel about a character named Hayes who meets Violet Reeves, “an aspiring writer, who has also been given her first big break…if she aces her new job as Hayes’s assistant on the film.”

We caught up with Hayes about the process of writing, in addition to his role in Hulu’s Freakish and his own Verizon Go90 series titled Top Grier! Check it:

JJJ: What inspired you to write this book?

Hayes: I’ve always hated reading books, so writing a book that was cool for me and others my age to read was always an idea of mine. I remember reading books I didn’t like in school, so I wanted to create something that my fans and I could both enjoy.

JJJ: This isn’t like other typical celebrity books – it’s actually a novel. What made you decide to go that route versus a biography route?

Hayes: I’m young, I want to have some more years under my belt before I get into my biography. I have some dope experiences to live through before I write that book.

JJJ: Where did the idea come from?

Hayes: I wanted to give the fans an idea of what my daily life was like. The book goes along with the episodes iPhone app and I thought that was a really cool way to tell a story and get the fans to interact.

JJJ: Have you ever read any fanfiction that features you?

Hayes: Of course. Some of it’s really awesome. I love to check out anything my fans create.

Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Hayes Grier… More Here! »

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'Pretty Little Liars' Author Sara Shepard Promises Three New Books About Alison!

'Pretty Little Liars' Author Sara Shepard Promises Three New Books About Alison!

The Pretty Little Liars TV show may be coming to an end, but here’s some exciting news for fans!

Author of the novels, Sara Shepard, has announced that she will be writing three additional stories after the Freeform series comes to an end!

They will all be released as e-books, focusing on Alison and “the real story of her descent into madness.”

In case you didn’t know, her character was a lot different in the books than in the show.

“We all know Real Ali as the diabolical maniac who systematically murdered her twin sister, Ian Thomas, and everyone else who got in her way—including attempts Emily, Spencer, Hanna, and Aria,” Sara wrote. “But what if there’s more to her than that? What if Ali’s quest for revenge against the girls wasn’t born the day Courtney switched with her but later? And what if she felt a secret, forbidden love for one of them, a love that chose her to make impulsive decisions—and foolish mistakes?”

Read Sara‘s complete announcement below!

TELL JJJ: Do you plan on reading these new PLL e-books?!

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Has Even More In Common With Simone Biles & Nastia Liukin Now

Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Has Even More In Common With Simone Biles & Nastia Liukin Now

Laurie Hernandez is joining Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas in becoming an author!

After winning and slaying the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics with the Final Five, Laurie is set to release her new inspirational book called “I Got This: To Gold And Beyond”.

“I am excited to write my first book and to share my journey,” she shared in a statement. “My hope is to inspire others with my story and encourage everyone to create goals for themselves and pursue their dreams.”

The upcoming book is complete with never-before-seen photos, and chronicles Laurie’s dream of becoming an Olympian and her road to winning gold.

On top of Gabby and Simone, 2008 Beijing Olympians Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson have also written inspirational books.

JJJ proudly admits that we have all these books and they’re awesome!

“I Got This: To Gold And Beyond” is out in January 2017.

Win Sara Shepard's Brand New Book 'The Amateurs' From JJJ!

Win Sara Shepard's Brand New Book 'The Amateurs' From JJJ!

With Pretty Little Liars ending on screen, we’re kind of ready for author Sara Shepard‘s new book series, “The Amateurs” — and it’s here!

The new series centers on Seneca Frazier, a true crime enthusiast. The moment she sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she’s hooked. Helena’s high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. So when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag. But the moment she steps off the train in trendy, glamorous Dexby, things begin to go wrong.

Soon, Seneca and her new friends start unravel dark secrets and shocking betrayals about the people closest to them, they seem to be on the murderer’s trail at last. But somewhere nearby the killer is watching…ready to do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.

JJJ got our hands on a cool prize pack for the new book, that comes with a copy, plus RayBan sunglasses (nice!), earbuds, and touchscreen tech gloves.

Check out how to enter below and peep the book trailer now!

The Amateurs | A New Book Series by PLL Author, Sara Shepard

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Sierra Furtado Celebrates Her Debut Novel's Release

Sierra Furtado Celebrates Her Debut Novel's Release

Who just got their copy of Sierra Furtado‘s new book, “Life Uploaded”?!

The social star’s new novel just hit bookshelves and she’s headed out on a book tour starting TOMORROW!

She’ll be in Seattle; then head to Petaluma, Calif. on 10/21, Los Angeles on 10/22, Boston on 10/24, Doylestown, Penn. on 10/25, Ridgewood, NJ on 10/26, Downers Grove, Ill. on 10/27, and Beverly Hills, Mich. on 10/28.

Sierra‘s book centers on Harper Ambrose, who just wants to be recognized: for her zany sense of humor, her on-fleek fashion sense, and her love of all things makeup, flirty, and fun. After an awkward childhood where she fell out with her BFF Gwen and thought she’d never find her one true love, at last Harper feels as though she’s finally discovered her voice in a space she never expected: on YouTube, making videos about her day-to-day life and broadcasting them to the masses.

Now an insanely popular vlogger with millions of followers, Harper balances the stresses of everyday high school life—SAT prep, boring teachers, and the mean girl clique staring her down in the hallway—with the glam, fast-paced world of online celebrity.

But when one hater on Twitter starts targeting Harper in 140 characters or less, and a young British actor who’s captured Harper’s heart might not be everything he seems, Harper feels like her pitch-perfect life is suddenly going to pieces around her.

Who better to help her pick them up and find herself again than her best friend Ellie and a certain tall, dark, and handsome someone she might not have realized was waiting in the wings for her all along?

Bethany Mota Announces Book With Video Trailer Announcement

Bethany Mota Announces Book With Video Trailer Announcement

Check out the cover of Bethany Mota‘s upcoming new book, “Make Your Mind Up.”

The new book comes with “tips on life, love, and everything in between; to original DIYs, recipes, and style hacks; to my personal story. ‘Make Your Mind Up’ is the ultimate guide to rocking your look and ruling your world!”

Bethany shared with fans, “When I first propped my camera on a stack of books and pressed record on my family’s handheld camera in 2009, I didn’t realize my life was about to change—forever. Since then, I have filmed countless room tours and tutorials, traveled the world, experimented with hundreds of DIYs, designed my own clothing line, gone on an international tour, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and you guys – my #MotaFam have been there every step of the way!”

“Make Your Mind Up” is out on March 14th, 2017. Check out the video announcement below!

I HAVE A SECRET!!!!! Make Your Mind Up | Bethany Mota Book

Maddie Ziegler Unveils Book Cover For Upcoming Memoir 'The Maddie Diaries'

Maddie Ziegler Unveils Book Cover For Upcoming Memoir 'The Maddie Diaries'

Check out the cute cover for Maddie Ziegler‘s upcoming book!

The 14-year-old dancer and actress revealed the artwork for “The Maddie Diaries” on her Instagram account this week.

“I’m having so much fun writing it and can’t wait for you to read it. You can preorder the book from your favorite store today!” she shared.

In “The Maddie Diaries”, Maddie “explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.”

“The Maddie Diaries” will be released on March 7, 2017.