From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame.
Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime–but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he’s been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.
In this touching novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: February 14, 2017
Source: barnesandnoble.com & amazon.com
Actor and author Chris Colfer reveals that he is his own inspiration for the villains in his book series, “The Land of Stories.” He says, “I get out a lot of aggression when I write the villains” and shares who is his favorite villain from the series.
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The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey Book” author and former “Glee” star Chris Colfer sits with Access Hollywood Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover to talk about the difficulties of bringing his books to the silver screen.
CBS confirms names like Chris Colfer, Ashley Graham, 50 Cent, Craig Bierko, Denis Leary, and Logan Lerman for its “The Talk.”
The coming week’s string of CBS’ “The Talk” episodes will feature appearances by Chris Colfer, 50 Center, Logan Lerman, and many more.
Colfer is set to appear on the August 1 broadcast. Other confirmed guests include Bobby Bones and guest co-host Ashley Graham.
CBS’ “The Talk” listings follow:
Monday, August 1
Actor and bestselling author Chris Colfer discusses his latest book “The Land of Stories”; “Top Talker” radio personality and author Bobby Bones; model Ashley Graham guest co-hosts (n)
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) July 20, 2016
Chris Colfer did something when he was younger that, while it worked out for the best in the end, he would not have the courage to do again. He sent tickets to a “Glee” concert to comedian Jennifer Saunders.
“We were on a world tour and spent a week and a half in London,” Colfer says. “I didn’t know anybody, so I had my people send her a couple of tickets.
“It seems a little pompous of me now looking back at it.”
What Colfer didn’t know was that Saunders’ daughter was a huge fan. Soon after that meeting, the Clovis East graduate found out that Saunders was writing a feature film version of the TV series and she wanted Colfer to be a part of it. The role was being written for him.
Saunders kept her word and Colfer flew to London for a week in November where he filmed his part of “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” He plays the aptly named Chris, hair stylist and social media adviser to Saunders’ character of Edina Monsoon.
What Colfer got himself into with those tickets was working with Saunders and Joanna Lumley, who starred in the much-heralded British comedy “Absolutely Fabulous” from 1992-2012. The series about two self-absorbed, alcohol-abusing friends showed that comedy could be both smart and physical.
Colfer describes the comedy on the show and in the movie as being both “The Lucy Show” and “Frasier.”
Working on the film was “a dream come true” for Colfer. That’s because he grew up watching the British series, first appreciating the physical comedy of the show when he was young and then finding a new respect for the written word when he got older.
The fact Colfer is both a writer and an actor has been a major factor as to why he has admired Saunders for so many years. Not only has Colfer found success as an actor from “Glee” to “Hot in Cleveland,” he’s written numerous books including “The Land of Stories” series.
Getting to work with Lumley and Saunders was everything Colfer had hoped it would be. The only thing that made him nervous was the possibility of ad-libbing lines.
“I decided I was not going to improvise at all,” Colfer says. “I didn’t want to be a show-off, just a good soldier. I don’t know why I was worried because they let me come in and be funny and ridiculous. It was wonderful to be in their space and feel their energy.
“Jennifer kept giving me more and more lines.”
Since “Glee” ended, Colfer has remained busy both as an actor and writer. He’s currently on a 14-city book tour for the fifth book in his series “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey” (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, $19.99).
He’s scheduled to be at the Children’s Book World at Pattiz Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 23 and at San Francisco’s Books Inc. at Michaan’s Auction House Theater on Sunday, July 24.
He got to work with another of the performers he admires when he was a guest star on the new Julie Andrews’ Netflix series “Julie’s Greenroom.” It will air in 2017.
“The show is like ‘Sesame Street’ for theater kids. I taught writing to a group of puppets, and I also got to sing with Julie Andrews,” Colfer says.
Between acting jobs and the tour, Colfer remains very busy with numerous novels in the works, including a sixth book in “The Land of Stories” series, a graphic novel and a picture book. There have also been discussions of turning his book series into some kind of project.
“You know me. I don’t like to sit still,” Colfer says.
Working with Saunders is a highlight for Colfer. He has another dream that involves a Brit: Colfer wants to meet the Queen of England.
Events in 2016 > 07-18 – ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ New York Premiere [+ 81]
Events in 2016 > 07-18 – ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ New York Premiere – After Party [+ 7]
Best known as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a man of many trades. He’s currently on a book tour for the fifth installment of his wildly popular middle-grade fantasy series, the Land of Stories, with a sixth book on the way. Beginning July 22, you can also catch him in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as a “hairdresser slash social-media consultant” to Jennifer Saunders. But first, read about his affinity for chocolate-chip cookies and what he dubs the “Trail Mix of the Gods” in this week’s Grub Diet.
Friday, July 8
In the madness of feeding my cat, feeding my dog, and feeding the wild bunnies living on the hill in my backyard, I forgot to eat “breakfast.” But luckily, my boyfriend and I planned on having an early lunch before catching a movie. We ate at Gulfstream in Century City, Los Angeles. It’s really good seafood, and it’s conveniently located next to the movie theater.
I ordered the rotisserie chicken, which was slow-roasted with an apricot glaze and came with a heavenly wild-rice salad. Or, as I like to think of it, Trail Mix of the Gods. Like a successful ensemble comedy, there are so many ingredients in there — grains and berries and nuts — you wouldn’t think go together, but they blend together in perfect harmony. To drink I had a Diet Coke. Every meal is accompanied by a Diet Coke. Even in the morning, a Diet Coke.
As we watched the Secret Lives of Pets, we shared a box of my favorite candy, Cookie Dough Bites. If you haven’t had them before, do yourself a favor and treat yourself. Each bite is a chocolate-chip cookie in your mouth. So far, the only places I’ve found them are in movie theaters and Amazon, but I feel weird about ordering food online.
For dinner, I had the insalata vegetale and cauliflower soup from Pace, a great, homey restaurant in Laurel Canyon that’s famous for the Canyon folk like myself. Pace soups are always vegan and always organic. The insalata vegetale is one of my favorite salads in Los Angeles, a mix of zucchini, squash, green beans, tomato, garbanzo beans, olives, greens, and cheeses. I add turkey. They do such a great job with fresh ingredients, and the best part about Pace, besides their delicious food, is that they deliver. A major plus for introverts like me.
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