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Shailene Woodley on the cover of ELLE’s April issue!

It’s no surprise that with ‘Insurgent’ so close, the cast is literally everywhere! And our beautiful Shai is not exception to that, as she covers ELLE’s April issue.

Here, she opens up on what love and more specially, self-love, means to her:

“I’m all-loving,” she says. “I fall in love with people based on who they are”

“One day I was having one of my teenage crises, when you think everything’s falling apart—your estrogen and progesterone are freaking out. And she [her grandmother] said, ‘Shai, the most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve gotta take care of yourself. You’ve got to take care of yourself, and you gotta live from your deep heart. […] I was like, ‘Well, what is a deep heart? What does it actually mean?’ What I’ve come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is my—it’s my compassion, empathy, and intuition”

Read the full interview on ELLE’s April issue, in stores on March 24. And make sure to check the pics from the ‘Insurgent’ premiere in London right here!

Post by Mary Mendez.

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Pics: #Insurgent London Premiere

We officially have less than a week before Insurgent opens in theaters. The Insurgent premiere in London was on March 12. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Veronica Roth all made appearances at the premiere in London’s Leicester Square.

The World Premiere of 'Insurgent', The Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

The World Premiere of 'Insurgent', The Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

Insurgent opens in theaters on March 20. Purchase your tickets now.

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‘Insurgent’ press conference and interviews with the cast!

A couple of days ago, our too-amazing-too-be-real cast attended the ‘Insurgent’ press junket in LA! And not only we got a panel, but two: one with Veronica Roth, Octavia Spencer, Shailene Woodley, Naomi Watts and producer Lucy Fisher. And the other with Mekhi Phifer, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort and producers Todd Lieberman and Douglas Wick. Check below to see them all:

Women’s panel:

Men’s panel:

Also, check this individual interviews with the cast:

Shailene Woodley:

Theo James:

Veronica Roth:

Miles Teller:

Ansel Elgort:

Naomi Watts:

Octavia Spencer:

Kate Winslet:

Jai Courtney:

Who are you the most excited to see in ‘Insurgent’? Share a comment or tweet us!

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Veronica Roth is attending YALLWEST 2015!

Veronica just posted to her Tumblr account a video promoting YALLWEST 2015 in Santa Monica, and what got us so excited is that not only she posted a video, but the fact that’s she’s gonna be there!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EbMzxG84wM]

You can check the official lineup here! YALLFEST will be in Santa Monica on April 11 and 12, 2015.

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Veronica Roth signs Two Book Deal with Harper Collins!


It has just been announced that Veronica Roth has a signed a new two book deal with Harper Collins.

Read the press release below:

HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of a two-book deal by international bestselling author Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series. Joanna Volpesold World English rights on behalf of Newleaf Literary to Katherine Tegen, Vice President and Publisher of her eponymous imprint at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

In the untitled first novel of a highly anticipated duology in the vein of Star Wars,Veronica Roth explores—with poise and poignancy—the story of a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy. Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge. Roth commented, “I’m really enjoying working on this new series. I can’t wait to share it with readers!”  

“I am tremendously excited for Veronica Roth’s next project with HarperCollins,” saidSusan Katz, President of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “We are incredibly proud to publish the work of such a bright, young writer and are eager to embark on this next adventure in her extraordinary career.”

Katherine Tegen adds, “Veronica is one of the most talented authors I have ever worked with. Her brilliant prose captures the voice of a generation while appealing to readers of all ages. I am thrilled to be working with Veronica on this new series.”

The first of Veronica Roth’s upcoming young adult novels will publish in 2017, with the next novel to follow in 2018.

Check out what Veronica Roth had to say:

Roth and her publisher offered few specifics, beyond saying the series is in “the vein of ‘Star Wars'” and will tell of a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy.

“Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge,” the publisher announced.

In a recent email to the AP, Roth wrote that “The idea started with a character. All the other elements — setting, world, even a substantial portion of the plot — came after.” She added that while she had a “pretty detailed” outline for the new series she was still in the early stages of writing.

“That’s why I’m being so vague,” she explained.

“I think I’d have to be a robot not to occasionally worry about expectations!” she wrote to the AP. “But mostly I try to trust my instincts. It helps that I’m really in love with this project — that makes it a joy to work on.

“I’ve been really taking my time with it,” she said of the new series. “I’ve written huge sections a certain way only to cut them and start again. I’ve stepped away for a while, to work on other things, and then come back when I have better perspective. I’ve been more patient with myself and with the story. I’ve expanded my collection of comfortable pants and snack foods. It’s all working quite well so far.”

Are you excited for the new Veronica Roth books?