Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Direction

Photo courtesy of Columbia

Yes, One Direction. Of course you know One Direction as Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn. Their hit songs include "Best Song Ever," "What Makes You Beautiful," and "Story of My Life."

But more importantly,

What are One Direction's favorite books?

Scholastic asked the band that question for their Read Every Day campaign. Some of their answers include The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, and David Beckham's Soccer Skills by David Beckham himself.

You can check out what other books they chose at sugarscape.com .

Here's one of their tunes. Girls. Stop the screaming!

Friday, August 22, 2014

James Franco



Selfie-lover James Franco is charming and talented. He first gained popularity in TV's General Hospital and  Freaks and Geeks. He acquired many nominations and awards for his amazing performances in TNT's James Dean and the movie 127 Hours. Other Franco movies include Spider-man, City by the Sea, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the hilarious This Is The End. James received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year, and he will be presenting his latest film, The Sound and the Fury, at the Venice Film Festival.

What is James Franco's new favorite book?

Yesterday he tweeted and posted on Instagram, "My new Favorite book: The Long Home by William Gay. Check out the piece on VICE: http://www.vice.com/read/i-love-william-gays-the-long-home-851."

From Amazon.com blurb: Set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s, 'The Long Home' will bring to mind once again the greatest Southern novelists and will haunt the reader with its sense of solitude , longing, and the deliverance that is always just out of reach.

You can like James on Facebook and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.  You also may want to check out his ice bucket challenge video!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Chris Bauer

Photo from @realchrisbauer
 
HBO's True Blood is one of my all time favorite series, and Chris Bauer is a huge reason. Bauer plays Sheriff Andy Bellefleur on True Blood, and he just cracks me up. You also may have seen Chris in television shows such as Unforgettable, The Wire, and Third Watch. Also catch him on WE TV's The Divide. Bauer's movies include 8MM, The Devil's Advocate, and Snow White: A Tale of Terror.


What is Chris Bauer reading?

I asked Chris what his favorite and current reads were. Chris answered on Twitter, "current read 'war of art' by steven pressfield @SPressfield  favorite book: 'crime and punishment' #readmoreeveryday."

Thank you, Chris, for promoting literacy with me!

You can follow Chris on Twitter and like his Facebook fan page!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rob Thomas

Photo from @thisisrobthomas
 
Rob Thomas is a solo artist and the lead singer and songwriter of Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also earned three Grammy awards for his song with Carlos Santana, "Smooth." Matchbox Twenty has many hits including "Push," "3 AM" and "How Far We've Come." Thomas's solo hits include "Lonely No More" and "Someday." The Matchbox Twenty Collection was recently released on ITunes.

Rob and his wife, Marisol, created the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps needy people in and around big cities of America.

What is Rob Thomas reading?

Rob recently tweeted, "This is what I'm reading now for those asking. "













THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman. Who doesn't love Gaiman? Thanks for sharing, Rob!

You can find more about Rob at www.robthomasmusic.com and follow him on Twitter.

Here's a classic hit from Matchbox Twenty.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Matthew McConaughey

 
Alright, alright, alright! Yep, got McConaughey on here finally. Matthew McConaughey is one of my all time favorite actors that started the moment I saw him as Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill. Since then he has made so many great movies. I was so happy to see him win an Academy Award for Dallas Buyer's Club. Excellent acting and important movie. Other faves you need to watch him in are the classic Dazed and Confused, dramatic Amistad, fun Magic Mike, and even his small part in The Wolf of Wall Street was amazing. The HBO series, True Detective, just came out on DVD and that series had me hooked start to finish. Check it out!

What has Matthew McConaughey been reading?

Two weeks ago Matthew posted this on his WhoSay account.

"Just read WHITE MAN'S PROBLEMS by Kevin Morris. Great read. Go get it."
 
From amazon.com:
In nine dazzling stories bouncing between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working-class East Coast, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life.
 
You can like Matthew on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.



Friday, June 13, 2014

Josh Todd

Photo from @jtbuckcherry
 
Josh Todd is the amazing frontman of rock band, Buckcherry. Buckcherry is known for their hit songs "Lit Up," "Crazy Bi@#$," "Sorry," and from their last album, "Gluttony."

Josh has appeared in movies such as "The Banger Sisters," "The Salton Sea" and "The New Guy." His TV guest appearances include The Shield and Bones. Buckcherry is currently touring Europe. Check here for tour dates. I've seen them eight times live; you need to check them out!

 Josh is also an avid reader.

What is Josh Todd reading?

Yesterday he tweeted, "Just finished "the good nurse" true story of Charles Cullen serial killer nurse, detectives are like rock stars to me, fascinating work."

You can follow Josh on Twitter and visit his website, www.joshtodd.fm.

Here's me and Buckcherry earlier this year.













I love this song and video, "Dreaming of You." Great summer song! Take a listen.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bella Thorne


Photo from @bellathorne

Bella Thorne is one of the stars of Disney Channel's popular Shake It Up. You can see Bella in theaters now with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Blended. I recently read that she is set to costar in the movie adaptation of The Duff by Kody Keplinger!

Bella also penned a YA novel called Autumn Falls, and it comes out in November.

What is Bella Thorne reading?

According to the June 2, 2014 issue of Us Weekly, Bella is in the middle of the novel Fallen. She states, "I only do hardcover books."

Fallen is the YA fantasy novel by Lauren Kate.

You can follow Bella on Twitter and Like her on Facebook.

Here is her newest single, "Call It Whatever."