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Theo James one of @Teen’s Hottie’s Who Made 2013 the Sexiest Year Ever!


Teen.com came up with a great list of hotties that made the year 2013 the sexiest year ever. Our Four, Theo James made that list.

Theo James
WHY? Golden Boy

… Okay, so really it’s because he got the lead in Divergent, but that doesn’t come out ’til next year. However, we discovered his beautiful-ness this year, so that counts. Right?

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‘LA Times’ Names Ansel Elgort one of Faces to Watch in 2014!


LA Times has named our Caleb Prior, Ansel Elgort, one of faces to watch in 2014.

Ansel Elgort | Actor

Before Ansel Elgort was cast in two of next year’s most highly anticipated movies, he had 900 followers on Instagram. Now — just months after shooting the dystopian action flick “Divergent” and the cancer love story “The Fault in Our Stars” — he’s up to more than 117,000.

Both films are adaptations of bestselling young-adult novels, and if fans of the books turn up at theaters in droves, Elgort is primed to become the next big teen heartthrob. In a way, though, the 19-year-old has been readying himself for the spotlight for years. Growing up in Manhattan, he performed the Nutcracker with the New York City Ballet and attended LaGuardia High School — the performing arts school that 1980’s “Fame” was based on. His parents were also in the arts: His mother is opera director Grethe Holby and his father, Arthur Elgort, shot photographs for Vogue.

Did your parents’ professions influence your decision to be an actor?

It was monumental that they were in the arts. My dad was always taking photos of us at home, and even on set — he’d bring us along and stick us in the photos in the background. It was almost the beginning of acting for me, like, “Hey, you go over there and play basketball in the background, and don’t even think about the camera.”

In “Divergent,” you play the brother of Shailene Woodley’s character. In “The Fault in Our Stars,” you’re her lover. Have you two become really close?

I think she had a lot to do with me getting the part in “Fault.” We were actually in the middle of “Divergent” when I auditioned, and she already had the part. So after our chemistry read, we were back on the “Divergent” set and she actually said, “Ansel, your audition was the best.” And she sort of lobbied for me, I think.

Once you got the part, what kind of research did you do to play a cancer patient?

What I wanted to know is what my character would have heard from the doctors — what it would have been like to lose a leg, or how to make a decision to travel somewhere for treatment. We also had a lot of kids on set who were real cancer survivors, and they were so excited and nice. No one was like, “You don’t really have cancer.” There were no hard feelings.

How do you think you’ll handle the attention that might be coming your way in the next few months?

I live in Brooklyn, and I’m going to do everything in my power to remain normal and keep my life as it is. I like to go to the rock climbing wall. And I do this thing called Warhammer, where I paint miniature [figurines]. They’re like a very small army of soldiers that you use in a game. Kind of like in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” I also produce house music and DJ under the name Ansolo.

How do you get into clubs to DJ if you’re underage?

You can DJ at 18 in clubs. I’ve DJed at [the nightclub] Pacha, and they walk me over to the booth, and at the end of the night, they just escort me out.

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Glamour Predicts Shailene Woodley will have a Huge 2014!


Shailene Woodley has almost a handful of movies coming out next year including Divergent. It is no surprise that Glamour has chosen her as one of 7 women that will have a huge 2014.

Check out what they said:

Kinda crazy when you can be completely cut out of the aforementioned Spider-Man 2 movie and still be on track to have the biggest year of your career. Controversial poster or no controversial poster, I cannot wait to see Shailene play Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars come June. But her biggest film of the year is, obviously, Divergent, which comes out in April (and if you haven’t watched this clip of Shai and Theo James, remove one woolly layer before viewing).

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Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller made @Teen’s Biggest Breakout Stars of 2013 list!

2013 is coming to a close. Teen has made a list of Breakout Stars of 2013. Our Caleb, Ansel Elgort, and our Peter, Miles Teller, made the list.


2. Ansel Elgort
Ansel might have only starred in the remake of Carrie this year — which he was great in, BTW — but he spent most of his year filming not one but TWO highly-anticipated book adaptations. Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars are sure to make Ansel a YA staple come 2014.


6. Miles Teller
Miles first came on our radar in 2011 thanks to his charming turn in the Footloose remake, but 2013 was really his year. He wowed critics and moviegoers alike in The Spectacular Now, and also had us LOLing in the comedy 21 & Over. Expect to see even more of in in 2014 thanks to That Awkward Moment and Divergent.

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Cover Reveal: DIVERGENT Official Illustrated Movie Companion!

Divergent Uk Facebook just revealed the cover for the Official Illustarted Movie Companion for DIVERGENT.

The cover features Tris on it.


You can pre-order the Official Movie Companion from Amazon right now and it will be in stores on March 4th.

What do you think of the cover?

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Veronica Roth talks DIVERGENT Movie and What She’s Writing Next with Sugarscape!


Sugarscape had the chance to sit and talk with Divergent author, Veronica Roth. During the interview Veronica talked about the Divergent Movie and more.

So we NEED to talk about the movie – Jeanine is obviously absolutely terrifying, how are you feeling about Kate Winslet playing her?

Oh she’s so good! Because it would be easy to do the Disney villain thing with Jeanine, because it’s kind of how she comes across in the first book and at least and in some ways in the second. But Kate Winslet is like super smart and very subtle about it, so she was just like kind of you almost like her but she’s sinister like undertone of sinister – she’s perfect!

And what about Theo James being cast as Four? Is he what you imagined?

He’s so good. The first time I was introduced to him as the idea of Thor was when I saw the screen test, so it was great, it was like ‘This is who we’re thinking of – watch, like see how he does,’ and he had such good chemistry with Shailene and he did it just right. It was like this really tough dude with this like little soft underbelly, just a little hint of the sensitivity so I was happy with it yeah.

What seems really exciting about the casting is that Shailene and Theo are not people who are massive, massive household names. Did you think that was quite important for the story, to star people who were perhaps not already hugely well-known?

Yeah, there’s definitely something nice about that. I mean, I think Shailene’s well on her way and probably Theo too, but it was nice to discover them fresh. I mean obviously I’d seen Shailene in the Descendants but I’d only seen Theo as Kemal Pamuk in Downtown Abbey, which was one episode, and he was wearing a wig so its hard to know anything! But it was nice to see them for the first time as these characters as well.

Insurgent has already got the green light, which is awesone. Are there any scenes from Insurgent or Allegiant that you’re really excited that you’d really like to see on screen?

Man I haven’t thought about it yet. I am interested to see Shailene fighting herself because that happens, you know, at the end of Insurgent, so I always thought that would really be really weird and trippy to watch. I try to keep weird trippy things in the books, but yes, the idea of the fear landscapes will be fun to see. More train stuff and Amity too, I forgot about that – that would be fun.

In terms of your writing, any hints about what you’re working on next?

Still writing for young adults, although I don’t know what because right now I’m finishing off the short stories and then I’m going to take a little break, that’s my plan!

Well you definitely deserve it!

Take a nap, you know.

Do you think maybe you’ll stick with Dystopia or do you think you’d just want to do something completely different?

I don’t know I think you’ve only got like one dystopia in you, you know as a writer so I think this was it for me dystopia wise and I’m ready to try something different.

Yeah especially with such an epic world, we’d imagine it would be quite difficult to do that again.

Right and inevitably there would be a lot of similarities because I’m still the same person so I come up with the same kinds of ideas you know. I think every writer struggles with that so I wouldn’t wanna stick so closely to that genre because I’d be afraid.

And for fans, how do you think they’re gonna react to the Divergent movie?

I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet, from what I’ve seen, I think they’ll love it but I have to see it put together to before I can really say.

How did you feel giving up this world you’ve created in your mind to other people kind of creatively?

It’s kind of hard, you know, as with anything that you hand over something that you worked so hard on to be like ‘Here, interpret this, good luck!’ It’s a little difficult but you know I trusted the people I sold the rights, they were very passionate about the book so from the very beginning I had a lot of faith in them and then the more I talked to people working on it, the more faith I had so now I’m just excited and only a tiny bit nervous to see how it turns out.

It’s quite nice to see how other people interpret it I guess as well.

Yeah it’s kind of fun, its like rediscovering this thing that I was kind of finished with a couple of years ago so it’ll be really interesting at the very least to see how other people see this book.

Well we CANNOT WAIT. Do you have any tips for budding writings, people that want to get into writing?

Man I used to be really liberally with my handing out of tips and tricks but in the past few years I’ve kind of abandoned that because what I’ve realize is that if I rely on little tricks I forget that what I really need to be doing is just writing so that’s kind of my advice now, just write a lot, write all the time, write when you don’t really feel like it and maybe eventually find people you trust and care about to show what to do cause that’ll be the best way to improve.

How did actually happen for you, because obviously you wrote Divergent when you were so young, but how did it actually go from you writing it to it getting published?

Well I had tried with a previous manuscript, a very bad manuscript, to get an agent because I knew that I wanted to be traditionally published and the way to do that was to get a literary agent so I just googled and that’s how I found that out. So when I finished Divergent, I thought well I’ll try again until I really cant anymore, I guess that was my plan, I didn’t think it would work but it did, so I sent a summary of the project to literary agents and then one woman was interested and she read the manuscript and then she offered to represent me. Then we revised and then she submitted it to publishers so that’s kind of how it happened. The standard route