Meet Classic Alice

We're excited to introduce you to Classic Alice. This is a episodic Youtube show that follows Alice as she uses classic novels to help her make life choices. I heard about the show previously, but I didn't start watching until the lovely people involved with the production approached us about doing a feature and letting you all know about their campaign to fund the next "season" of their show.

I know a lot of us fell in love with the Lizzie Bennet Diaries that Hank Green produced a couple years ago and I haven't really found anything that hit the same mark that that series did until I started watching Classic Alice. I like the genuine storytelling that they have going on and a well thought out story that brings the book to life. I'm not a huge classics girl as far as reading the story, but I love these modern takes an Classic Alice is doing a great job at bringing these stories to life.  Other fun note, most of their production team is female. And, oh, did I mention there's a cute boy in the story.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Classic Alice, we have an interview with Kate Hackett, the Creator of the series for you to learn more. And if it's something you'd like to help support, we'll have more details about their Indigogo campaign below.

For your viewing pleasure, here's the first 68 episodes of Classic Alice. 

Find Classic Alice online: Webpage | Youtube | Facebook | Soundcloud 

PTB: Classic Alice is probably new to most of our readers, can you give us a history of how it got started and what the show is about?
Kate Hackett: Classic Alice is the brainchild of series creator and star, Kate Hackett. When over-achiever Alice Rackham gets a bad grade on an essay because she isn’t emotionally connecting to material, she decides to live her life according to classic novels. Her friend, Andrew Prichard, uses the opportunity to make a vlog-style documentary about the process, and together they create ‘Classic Alice’.

I was asked to write a book-recommendation YouTube vehicle for myself to host, but I don’t think I’m personally charming enough to host anything for more than 1 millisecond, so I proposed an alternative: what if we shot something in narrative form?

“THAT SOUNDS EXPENSIVE”, the production company declared.

“Not if we shoot in blog-format,” I slyly pitched.

“What, like Lizzie Bennet?”

Sigh. But yes, kind of like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, an insanely popular web series that retold Pride & Prejudice in a vlog style format. Ours, however, would follow characters who are purposefully reliving classic literature. We wanted to encourage kids to pick up books that had some substance (IE, if you like Twilight, you’ll love Wuthering Heights kinda thing!)

Eventually, the company moved to a different project but I decided to make the show on my own (well. with an amazing team)! And here we are.

How do you choose the books you feature the series? And how did you decide to use the visual citations for the books? That's such a fun element to the videos.
It's kind of a weird process; I have to see if the book fits the show and if the show fits the book, so sometimes I try something and it doesn't quite work out. I always look for the "how can I update this for today" angle, that's important, and once I find that it's GENERALLY smooth sailing. It doesn't always pan out. Count of Monte Cristo, for example, would've been awesome, but getting Alice into
that revenge place (+ jail??) was too difficult for us last season. It just didn't fit our story arcs.

I've never done a book without having read it before; it would take too much time to sit and read the entire thing first and the books I have in my brain tend to be what I gravitate toward anyway. It's easier all around.The visual citation text gag actually came from our director, Josh Compton! We needed something in the first episode to break up the long monologue and he thought that might be funny to include — Alice TOTALLY would make Andrew cite his sources.

Many of our readers are librarians, teachers and parents, how do you see Classic Alice being used in a classroom or educational setting?
I think it would be a great tool to supplement discussions about novel themes! Because we are not a
beat by beat retelling, we are really focused on thematic elements of the books, which are (in my opinion) more interesting anyway! We want to foster discussion about more than just the plot. We create modern-day analogies of what goes on in the books, sure, but beyond the analogous retelling there is, I hope, a deeper understanding of the human truth that the original novel touched upon in the first place.

Your hosting an indigogo campaign to fund the "2nd season" of the show. What are some of the fun perks people can get by donating and what will their donation help fund?
We would like to be able to get nine days of shooting for ~24-30 new episodes in addition to confessionals, podcasts, and all the other ways CA has embraced transmedia (with more of that to come!). I would also like to be able to move the camera and shoot in fun locations! They would be getting - if we are fully funded - what they expect from the Classic Alice team … and more.

We have tons of super fun perks; everything from character interaction to getting to be a character yourself to sock puppet theater (where we reenact a book of your choice! WITH PUPPETS). Everything we have is pretty fun!

What advice do you have to young film makers who want to get their start using youtube?
Take risks. Don’t be safe. Watch others, learn, and add your voice.

If you'd like to help with the indigogo campaign, you can check out their page at campaign page HERE. The campaign ends a week from today, March 6th. They are hoping to raise $60,000 and they are just over half way there. They also made a campaign video that you can watch to learn a bit more. Like any of these campaigns, every little bit helps and they do have perks at all different price points which is nice.

(graphic and gif credit to Classic Alice) 


Losing at Love Review

Yesterday we celebrated the release of Losing at Love - Check out the excerpt and enter to win the release day giveaway! Losing at Love is the second book in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy Series, learn more about book 1, Game. Set. Match. and check out our review. We're excited to be kicking off the blog tour with our review of Losing at Love and if you want to check out the rest of the blog tour, check out the full list of blog participating HERE.

book2-publicity-front Title: Losing At Love 
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Author: Jennifer Iacopelli
Published: February 24, 2015
Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world. Wimbledon. After two crazy weeks in Paris, the girls of the Outer Banks Tennis Academy are headed to London with just one thing on their minds: winning.

Indiana Gaffney is fresh off a surprise win at the French Open junior tournament. Sponsors are clamoring for her attention, but what she wants more than anything—aside from a wild card to Wimbledon—is to be with Jack Harrison, but international fame and a secret relationship rarely mix well.

When Penny Harrison dreamed of playing at Wimbledon she never imagined agonizing pain shooting through her ankle with every step. With just a month until the tournament and the whole world expecting her to win, she’s determined to play, with or without the support of her coach or the love of her life, Alex Russell.

For the first time ever, no one expects anything from Jasmine Randazzo. After a crushing first-round defeat in the French Open juniors, the tennis world has given up on her, but worse than that, so have her parents, her best friend Teddy and maybe even her coach. With everyone writing her off, can she find it within herself to go after her dreams?
Catch up on the series now with book 1, Game. Set. Match:
Amazon | BN | iTunes | Kobo | Goodreads

It was SO much fun getting back into the world of the Outer Banks Tennis Club.  Losing at Love, for me, is what a good new adult book is like. It's a good bridge between YA and Adult fiction, it has just enough spice, but not too much, and has a great story that has you loving the characters, waiting to be their best friend and live in their world. 

The series is about three girls who are all up and comers in the tennis world and they all train at the Outer Banks Tennis Club in North Carolina. The club is owned by Jasmine's parents who are living tennis legends. In Game. Set. Match., Indiana moves to train at the club and upsets the hierarchy the junior tennis stars have created for themselves. The stories is the lead up to the girls going to the French Open and how they preform. 

Losing at Love picks up shortly after the events of Game. Set. Match. with Indy enjoying her surprise win at the French Open juniors, Penny dealing with her ankle injury and Jas wondering what's next for her. I love that these stories are just on going, their not episodic stories about different tournaments, but everything flows together as we move through the Tennis season. Yes, each book seems to be centered around a major Tennis Tournament, but that's not the focus, it's how these girls get to and through each while dealing with their crazy love lives. 

The story fallows all three girls from France to London as they work towards being ready for Wimbledon, alternating between the three points of view. I love how Iacopelli is able to move through the points of view while keeping the story flowing and fluid. The girls are dealing with everything from how to handle success to how to handle under achieving to dealing with an injury, oh, and boys. It's great enjoyable drama that I totally love in my YA books. It's not the a point where I'm going OMG enough already and it's not too little that I'm bored.

I also enjoyed the tennis aspect of the story. It's relatable and approachable for those who are not big tennis fans and I think those who are will also enjoy getting a look into the world of high level tennis.

My Overall Review:

#Insurgent Tickets on sale NOW! and Final Trailer!

WOOT, it's finally time, you can now go out and buy your tickets!!!
Buy your tickets online from Fandango, Movietickets, Cinemark*or AMCtoday, 2/25. and you can get in on this special offer! You can also go to thedivergentseries.com/#tickets to find show times and ticket information.
(special offer details on the individual ticket sites)

Buy tickets during the first 24 hours (Feb 25)
and you get a free digital download of Divergent!

Fandango is also offering Double Feature Tickets to see both Divergent and Insurgent on Thursday night! You also get the special offer with the double feature!

And don't forget, you can also check Insurgent out in Imax, Imax 3D and Digital 3D!
So be sure to check out ALL your options near you before buying.

*I don't see the free download offer on the site currently, but it was listed by Summit.

Other big thing today, THE FINAL TRAILER!!!! OMG it's amazing. Enjoy and go buy your tickets!

#Insurgent Shatter Reality Tour - UPDATED with Chicago Details!

A few days ago, Lionsgate announced that they were partnering with Samsung to do an awesome virtual reality experience for Insurgent. You can check out the original press release below.

We just got the news that the Chicago stop will be at Navy Pier March 7 & 8th from 10 am - 6 pm each day. The event is free and open to the public. We'll have a specific location at Navy Pier closer to the event date.

Here's the branded tour stop info graphic and an AWESOME pic of the truck that's bringing the experience to life in each city!

Who's excited to get their reality shattered in this 4D experience that includes rumble chairs, computer controlled fans, and more!

Thanks Mashable.com, we now have some more details, like when and where!

We also got some cool stills from the experience
Kate Winslet 
graphic for the
mobile app
Head over to Mashable to check out the other two stills of Miles Teller and Mekhi Phifer.

The Insurgent Shatter Reality has it's own page on TheDivergentSeries.com that shows that there is an Insurgent Shatter Reality mobile app coming soon. And just above the app information WAY at the bottom, you get the Best Buy store listings.  There should be about 100 stores to get the experience, so keep checking back for updates to the list.

We'll keep you posted on Twitter and Tumblr with all the latest information on this and other Insurgent news. You can also visit thedivergentseries.com to stay up to date.

Here's the original press release from Lionsgate/Summit on the experience:
The Samsung Gear!
The four-minute visual work of art is a fully-immersive, 360° narrative experience set in the world of the upcoming feature film The Divergent Series: Insurgent and features stars from the film including Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Miles Teller and Mekhi Phifer. Beginning February 27, fans can experience the VR content for themselves exclusively through Samsung Gear™ VR powered by the Galaxy Note® 4 as “INSURGENT – SHATTER REALITY” goes on tour in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco prior to going live across all platforms and app stores. The experience will also be available exclusively on Samsung’s Milk VR™ service through March 1. Fans outside the tour markets will have an opportunity to view the experience on Samsung Gear VR over the weekend of March 7-8 at select Best Buy® stores across the US.

“Virtual reality elevates the world of Divergent to a whole new level by creating a uniquely exciting and immersive experience for our fans,” said Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen. “The ‘INSURGENT – SHATTER REALITY’ experience reflects our commitment to partner with leading technology companies like Samsung to remain at the cutting edge of VR and other innovations that expand the worlds of our franchises and extend our storytelling in exciting new directions.” “As we push new boundaries in the world of technology and virtual reality, we are excited to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and bring Divergent fans a one-of-a-kind experience through Gear VR and Milk VR,” said Nick DiCarlo, Vice President and General Manager, Immersive Products & Virtual Reality at Samsung Electronics America. “This partnership will bring fans closer than ever to the action in this blockbuster series.”

By putting on the Gear VR headset, consumers are immersed in the role of “Divergent” members of society who have been captured by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) and her Erudite faction and are subjected to a series of mental ”simulations” in order to determine the full extent of their divergence. As the VR technology simulates Jeanine and her faction cohorts testing them with experimental serums, they experience two distinct, intensely gripping and realistic fearscapes, transporting them from the frightening heights of a crumbling Chicago skyscraper to the intimidating challenge of a massive, fast-approaching locomotive. Created by virtual reality innovators Kite & Lightning with assistance from the film’s VFX team, the experience was built using stereoscopic 4K video of the actors, with effects and environment built in Unreal Engine 4 and then rendered into an immersive 3D/360° experience. It was scored by The Divergent Series: Insurgent composer Joe Trapanese.


Losing At Love Release Day Celebration & Giveaway

It's release day for Jennifer Iacopelli's Losing at Love. This is the second book in Jennifer's Outer Banks Tennis Academy series, and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!! I've been waiting for, like, 2 years for this book! Loved it just as much as the first! (Full review coming tomorrow) Happy Release day Jennifer and we hope that you'll check out all the fantastic release day info, and be sure to enter Jennifer's giveaway!!

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Exclusive Excerpt:
La Metropolian Hotel

Paris, France

Indiana Gaffney gasped, her eyes flying open and locking on the glistening object across the hotel room. It reflected the muted television behind her, the French Open final, the red of the court, blurry in the polished silver. A large, round plate, innocuous to the untrained eye, with the sizeable laser carved logo of Roland Garros at the center, was braced against the mirror hanging on the hotel room wall. The mirror reflected the match clearly, the broad steps and fierce rallies of two men battling it out for the French Open Men’s title. But those men were mere afterthoughts as her eye caught a set of shoulders stretching the material of his t-shirt thin, not a mere image from the television, but broad and warm and real. Strong hands slid down her back, fingers twining into the ends of her long blonde hair, tugging on it gently, drawing her gaze away from the mirror and back to the green eyes of the man in her bed.

He kissed her soundly, sending shivers down her spine and making her hips rock against his and her legs tighten around his waist. “It’s not gonna disappear if you take your eyes off it,” Jack Harrison muttered into the skin of her neck, nipping at it lightly with his teeth.

“Feels like it will,” she whispered back, tilting her head to give him better access. Most of her mind was focused on what he was doing with his hands and mouth, but that plate, the one that declared in no uncertain terms that she was the new French Open junior champion, would not be ignored. Not even for the guy who made her heart pound like no one else ever had before, the guy who, up until a few days ago, could barely look at her without his shoulders slumping with guilt. Their age gap hadn’t shrunk in the days full of soft kisses and nights far more intense — though perhaps not as intense as she’d like — but he wasn’t fighting their attraction anymore. She hadn’t chased him, not really, but he’d known she wanted him, almost from the moment they first met. Then he’d found out how old she was and he started treating her like a flashing red SEVENTEEN was stamped across her forehead, every year between them creating an accompanying foot of distance. In the end, the attraction had been too much, even for someone as painfully good as Jack Harrison.

“Hey, Champ, you in there?” Jack’s voice brought her back, his lips spelling out the words against her shoulder.

“Champ?” Indy hummed and smiled. “I like the sound of that.” In fact, she liked the sound of it so much she planned on winning again the next chance she got, on the grass courts at Wimbledon.

“I bet you do. Get used to it, baby,” Jack said, his whole face lighting up as he shifted his weight forward, tilting her back onto the bed. A shriek bubbled up through her throat and the giggles followed as he leaned over her, bracing himself on his elbows and then smothering her laughter with the press of his mouth. As his tongue slid against hers, she turned herself over to it, letting herself revel in the dreams of future victories and the celebrations that would follow.

book2-publicity-front Losing At Love 
Amazon | BN | iTunes | Kobo | Goodreads
Published: OUT NOW! (February 24, 2015)
Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world. Wimbledon. After two crazy weeks in Paris, the girls of the Outer Banks Tennis Academy are headed to London with just one thing on their minds: winning.

Indiana Gaffney is fresh off a surprise win at the French Open junior tournament. Sponsors are clamoring for her attention, but what she wants more than anything—aside from a wild card to Wimbledon—is to be with Jack Harrison, but international fame and a secret relationship rarely mix well.

When Penny Harrison dreamed of playing at Wimbledon she never imagined agonizing pain shooting through her ankle with every step. With just a month until the tournament and the whole world expecting her to win, she’s determined to play, with or without the support of her coach or the love of her life, Alex Russell.

For the first time ever, no one expects anything from Jasmine Randazzo. After a crushing first-round defeat in the French Open juniors, the tennis world has given up on her, but worse than that, so have her parents, her best friend Teddy and maybe even her coach. With everyone writing her off, can she find it within herself to go after her dreams?

Catch up on the series now with Game. Set. Match:
Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 3.09.39 PMAbout Jennifer Iacopelli: Jennifer Iacopelli was born in New York and has no plans to leave...ever. Growing up, she read everything she could get her hands on, but her favorite authors were Laura Ingalls Wilder, L.M. Montgomery and Frances Hodgson Burnett all of whom wrote about kick-ass girls before it was cool for girls to be kick-ass. She got a Bachelor's degree in Adolescence Education and English Literature quickly followed up by a Master's in Library Science, which lets her frolic all day with her books and computers, leaving plenty of time in the evenings to write and yell at the Yankees, Giants and her favorite tennis players through the TV.  

Enter Jennifer's Giveaway!!!
Jennifer is providing a giveaway for this release day celebration! Looks like there are a couple different prizes being offered.  Be sure to follow all the rules, terms and conditions posted on the widget, this is not a PTB sponsored giveaway, and good luck on winning these awesome prizes!


Vendetta Blog Tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway

Woot, we're today's stop on the Vendetta Blog tour hosted by Mundie Moms and This Is Teen! We hope you enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 2 of the book, but if you don't, we wont send any hit men after you or tie concrete blocks to your feet ;-)

From Chapter Two, The Boy with Haunting Eyes

The moon was full and high but the evening seemed darker than usual. After fifteen minutes with
only the sound of my footsteps as company, the turrets of the old Priestly house climbed into the sky ahead of me, peering over the neighboring houses like watchtowers.

Beautiful as it was, the mansion had always reminded me of a child’s dollhouse that had crumpled in on itself. Its whitewashed wooden exterior caved in at strange angles while corners jutted out like knives, piercing the overgrown masses of ivy. A stone wall covered in leaves snaked around the exterior; it was the only house in Cedar Hill that could boast such privacy, but its gothic aura did more to repel intruders than its boundary.

People who knew the house spoke of it with equal amounts trepidation and wonder, and often, to pass the time, would imagine their own stories about it.

When I was seven years old, my mother told me of a beautiful princess who would spend her days high up in the turrets of the old house, hiding herself away from an arranged marriage with a miserable and boring prince. By the time I turned ten, kids in the neighborhood had decided it was the spellbound home of a wily old witch. She would fill the sprawling rooms with cats and frogs, cauldrons and brooms, and, deep in the night, she would fly out into the sky and scour the neighborhood for stray children who should have been fast asleep in bed. When I met Millie, she told me about the vampires, who stood just inside the cracked windowpanes, peering out with glistening crimson eyes.

Then, at fourteen, when I was completing a school history project about Cedar Hill, I stumbled across the chilling reality of the mansion. There were no witches, no princesses, and no vampires — just a story about a young woman named Violet Priestly, a frontline nurse during World War II who had come out the other side as a drastically different version of herself. Traumatic memories haunted her like ghosts until her hallucinations became too strong to ignore. Not long after poisoning her husband and their young son, she hanged herself in the foyer of the old mansion.

Of course, no one wanted to buy it after that.

Nothing could sweep away the darkness that huddled around the Priestly corner. Even during the hottest summer days, when the streets shone with mirages, there was an unmistakable iciness shrouding the mansion. And so it endured for decades, as a beacon from another time and place, resolutely empty, and utterly unconquerable.

That was, until tonight.

Titles: Vendetta 
Published: February 24, 2015 from Scholastic
Request a review copy of Edelweiss, Pre-order on Barnes & Noble | Amazon, Add to your Goodreads
Think Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather. Oh yeah. #bloodforblood #Vendetta

Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.

For Sophie, it starts as just another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill. Then a new family moves into the long-abandoned mansion across the street: the Falcone family, with its five mysterious brothers. Unable to resist bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him--and into his world. But just as the dark secrets of the Falcones begin to come to light, the skeletons of her own family, the Gracewells, rise to the surface, too. And soon Sophie is torn between the desires of two warring dynasties: the one she was born into and the one she's now in love with. But she'll have to choose between passion and honor. And when she does, blood will spill and hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, loyalty can mean the difference between life and death.
About the Author
Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor's degrees in psychology and a master's degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Vendetta is her first novel. Catherine lives in Galway, Ireland. Follower Catherine on Twitter @Doyle_cat and on Tumblr at www.Catherine-Doyle.tumblr.com.

Visit Catherine via: her Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads

Praise for Vendetta:
Even Victoria Scott said this about it: “Fan-freaking-tastic…I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! I would read anything Cat Doyle writes after flying through Vendetta!!”

Want even more of the Vendetta tour? You can follow the tour via #bloodforblood and visit the Tour Page.


The Tour is hosting an awesome giveaway! Enter to win one of ten copies of VENDETTA! US residents only. You must be 14 years or older to enter. Prizes are provided by Scholastic. This giveaway is not being hosted by PTB, please follow all rules and terms and conditions on the widget below.


#TheDUFF Reviews and Interviews

The day has finally arrived! It is Feb 20th and The DUFF is at a theater near you! Pixie and I have both now seen it and we're VERY excited to finally be able to tell you what we think.  If you missed any of our DUFF posts (including the giveaways!) check them out using our The DUFF Movie Tag

Our Reviews:
This is definitely an adaptation that fans of the book can be proud of. It keeps the witty sarcastic no holds bar attitude that totally drew me into book. And because of that, I'm okay with the fact that it's not a 100% word for word book to movie adaptation.

The other big thing I loved about the book The DUFF is all the great one liners and quotes, (see our Read the DUFF Posts) and the movie hold to that as well. The quote graphic on the side is one of my favorites. The screen play writing totally lives up to Kody's writing and it stands on it's own and is totally brought to life by some great acting.

The movie overall is a great look at being a teen today. There are so many new issues like cyber bullying and sharing your life through social media that's not addressed in the classic teen movie because it wasn't a thing. So I love that The DUFF brings in this new reality in such a classic teen movie kind of way. So if you're a fan of John Hughes movies, She's All That, Easy A, Mean Girls and the other epic teen classics, you'll enjoy The DUFF.

What to know what the professionals are thinking? The Wrap has a review round up (full review), EW has their B- review up and Vulture calls it a classic! Overall I've seen pretty positive reviews, so WOOT, congrats to Kody and the whole DUFF crew for an awesome movie! 

And now, some other DUFF Fun. Features, interviews and reviews of and for the movie are hitting the web. Here's a recap of what's out there:

First up the NYC Premiere: Kody recaps the NYC red carpet premiere that happened earlier this week. Just Jared has some great pics from the NYC premiere HERE and Lainey Gossip has some pics of Robbie and May at the premiere, 
The DUFF Cast & Kody -
Just Jared Photo credit
If you missed any of The DUFF Clips or trailers you can watch them on our DUFF Youtube playlist. The list also includes both of Kody's recap videos.

Kody talks about her Wall Street Journal Live interview in her vlog recap.  You can see the video and check out the transcript HERE.

Kody Talks to Yahoo Movies about her time on the set of The DUFF
"It was one of the most cool and surreal days of my life," she told Yahoo Movies. "I’m someone who sleeps in, and I couldn’t sleep past 8. I was so excited and so nervous."
The Wrap interviews Kody, Mae and Robbie about the movie and what teen classic would they remake. (video and article)
The author herself thinks “The Breakfast Club” could do with an update.

“I love that movie and it holds up so well, but the cliques are a little different now,” Keplinger said, who added she’d have the most fun playing the Ally Sheedy character.

Teen Vogue interviews Kody about  writing the book at 17 and the movie.
"I left the first showing wanting to see it again," she says. "I really enjoyed it as an audience member. Teen comedies are easily my favorite genre of movie."
People.com has a video feature with the cast talking about the "mean girl" character, Madison, in the movie.
"She thinks it's funny," [Bella] Thorne, 17, explains of her character's cruel jabs. "She thinks it's cute and that it will get her someplace."
TooFab has a video interview with Robbie Amell, Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne talking about the awkward hallway makeout scene.
"It was about halfway through [our makeout scene] and I was like 'It would be pretty funny it you slapped me,'" Amell says. "Bella was like 'YEAH it would!' First time, she hit me so hard, it was like 'Fight Club.' She hit me right in the ear. Who hits in the ear?!"
Buzzfeed talks to Mae Whitman about The DUFF, here career and the personal connection she found with the movie's themes.
While Whitman does not consider herself overweight or unattractive, neither does The DUFF: After the titular term is introduced, it’s quickly established that being seen as the “designated ugly fat friend” is more a state of mind than a physical state of being. But Whitman is relieved to see the target audience for the film has such a harsh response to the term. “A lot of people have a really strong reaction to hearing the name, and they should — it’s a brutal name,” she said. “But so is every name that kids get called in high school.”
Moviepilot has a fun video up on their Facebook page. It's a cool montage of The DUFF LA Premiere.

Can't get enough Wesley? Hollywood Life has a Wesley filled video feature with Robbie Amell talking about Wesley.