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Lestat lives on: Read the 'Time' excerpt from the latest 'The Vampire Chronicles' release

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Though vampires are quite literally old as time, the pop-cultural phenomenon of the bloodsucking antihero seems so very… 2014. But Edward Cullen, Damon Salvatore, and Bill Compton have nothing on Lestat de Lioncourt, the glamorous 18th-century French vampire who we first met in 1976 in Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire—the novel that spawned the 1994 film adaptation in which Tom Cruise played Lestat (opposite Brad Pitt’s Louis de Pointe du Lac).

Rice wrote 10 more books in The Vampire Chronicles—and the damned immortal just won’t die: Prince Lestat, the latest installment of the supernatural series, hit shelves this week, and Time posted an exclusive excerpt on Thursday. READ FULL STORY

Stevie Nicks: 'Twilight' is like 'Jane Eyre'

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks drew fire for her harsh words about Nicki Minaj in October, and now she might get some heat from classic literature lovers for her glowing praise of Twilight.

The 64-year-old was among the attendees at Monday’s night star-studded premiere for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, where she admitted that the end of the franchise is “bittersweet… I wish it could go on forever. I think that [Stephenie Meyer] is probably… God knows how long it took her to write this. And it’s been five years!”

But the fangirl didn’t stop her gushing there. For Nicks, Twilight is right up there with two classic novels by the Brontë sisters. “It’s a huge love story,” Nicks said. “It’s like Wuthering Heights, it’s that kind of story. It’s like Jane Eyre… It’s a totally timeless kind of story that we can relate to.”

Imagine if Michael Fassbender had played Edward instead of Mr. Rochester… Now there’s a reason to get excited for a Twilight remake. What do you think, readers? Does The Twilight Saga compare to Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre?

Read more:
‘Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ premiere: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on ‘Twilight’s last gleaming
On the scene at ‘Breaking Dawn’ tent city: Fans camp out for the premiere of the final ‘Twilight’ movie
‘Twilight’ memories: The saga begins

Britney Spears in talks for new novel -- What do you want it to be about?

Oops, she did it again! That’s right, Britney Spears, aka the Queen of Pop and lean, mean, green X Factor judge, is in talks to pen another novel. Another, you ask? Was I the only one who read 2001′s A Mother’s Gift, the gripping pop fiction novel from Brit Brit and her mother Lynne Spears? Don’t lie. I know someone out there had to have been as obsessed with Britney as I was (cough, and maybe still am, cough).

Should a deal be reached, this new project, which would be published by It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, will incorporate “fictionalized versions of [Spears'] own experiences.” A Mother’s Gift also drew on Spears’ real life story; however, that was in 2001. So much has happened since then, a lot of it rather dark. Still, I can’t deny that her life has the potential to make an excellent story. On that note, here are six things I’d like to see in Spears’ new novel, starting with:

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Brush up on Bella, Edward and Jacob with EW's 'Twilight: The Complete Journey'

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Twihards, it’s only 28 days until the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2! What better way to get ready than to dive into EW’s Twilight: The Complete Journey?

Featuring five years’ worth of interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, Twilight: The Complete Journey is the official compilation of our extensive coverage of all things Twilight. From in-depth set visits to by-the-numbers trivia to unique photographs, this book is must-have for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series. The best part? There are five pull-out posters based on past EW covers.

So if you’ve just become a fan or you’re looking to brush up on your Twilight knowledge before the end, then you’ve got to sink your fangs into this all-access guide, available now. And remember to buy your tickets before the final film’s premiere on November 16.

Read more:
EW Special Coverage: The Twilight Saga
Kellan Lutz says he’ll win an Oscar someday
About that secret ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ ending…

Weekend Book Pick: Miss 'True Blood'? Try Alaya Dawn Johnson's 'Moonshine'

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It’s hard work to find a good book. A book requires more commitment than either a movie or TV show and picking out the right one takes time. Well, I’d like to do my best to ease that burden. In this new weekly column, I’ll recommend a reading pick based on popular movies, TV shows, or best-selling books. Some of the recommendations will be old, some new, and some in between, but all will be good. I promise!

The choice: Moonshine by Alaya Dawn Johnson

You’ll like this if: You’re a fan of True Blood.

What it’s about: First published in 2010, Moonshine follows Zephyr Hollis, a social activist and part-time speakeasy singer living in New York City in the 1920s. Sounds straightforward, right? But this isn’t your regular ol’ 1920s because Zephyr lives in a past where vampires are out of the coffin and part of everyday (or rather every night) life. When she’s not fighting for vampire rights, Zephyr works as a teacher for the disadvantaged inhabitants of the Lower East Side. Unsurprisingly, being a champion for social justice doesn’t pay well, and when the mysterious Amir offers to pay her to help him locate a vampire mobster, she is unable to turn him down. (The proverbial offer she can’t refuse — that’s right, Moonshine‘s also for fans of The Godfather.)

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Top 10 'True Blood'-iest recipes in the 'True Blood' cookbook

True Blood may have wrapped its fifth season this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to be True Blood-less for long. As we previously reported, the show is releasing a cookbook inspired by the series.

True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps won’t be out until after Labor Day weekend, so unfortunately you’ve have to make do without Sookie Stackhouse’s What a Fried Chicken at your barbecues. But we thought we’d give you a little taste of what to expect in advance of the cookbook’s Sept. 5 release, so we’ve put together a list of the top 10 True Blood-iest recipes in the True Blood cookbook. READ FULL STORY

'The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive' cover reveal! -- EXCLUSIVE

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For those of you anticipating Nov. 16th — the release of the final Twilight movie — with a mix of utmost dread and excitement, the good folks at Little, Brown will be releasing the definitive, lushly photographed tome to commemorate the record-breaking film series on Oct. 9. EW got the first peek at the cover and the scoop on what you can find inside — from the looks of it, you’ll have a hard time prying this must-have from a true Twihard’s cold, dead hands. Feast your eyes below! READ FULL STORY

'The Golden Lily': A brand new excerpt and Q&A with author Richelle Mead -- EXCLUSIVE

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Last year, author Richelle Mead graduated from her popular Vampire Academy books and released Bloodlines, the first volume in a new six-part spin-off series. We got our hands on the first chapter of The Golden Lily (out June 12) and spoke to Mead about Sydney’s future in the series — and why fans might be throwing the new book across the room (in delight?) when they finish reading it. Read on for the exclusive excerpt!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you know that the last line of Bloodlines would create such a stir?
RICHELLE MEAD: I kind of hoped it would, but some of the reactions surprised me! I had a few people say they threw the book across the room in happiness when they read that line, which is funny since a lot of people also threw Shadow Kiss across their rooms in frustration when they read the last line of that book. I guess my books are just destined to take a beating… but hopefully it’s a compliment. Something tells me The Golden Lily may see a few walls.

What can you tell us about Dimitri’s role in the second book? READ FULL STORY

See the cover and release date for Justin Cronin's 'The Twelve', sequel to 'The Passage' -- EW Exclusive!

The vicious, limb-tearing “virals” of Justin Cronin’s 2010 post-apocalyptic vampire epic The Passage have captivated readers, the publishing world, and Hollywood. A best-seller upon publication, The Passage, along with the two forthcoming books in the proposed trilogy, was optioned for film by Ridley Scott’s production company for $1.75 million.

The Twelve, Cronin’s follow-up to The Passage, will be hitting shelves and e-books on Oct. 16, we’ve learned exclusively. EW also acquired a brand new excerpt from The Twelve, which bloodthirsty fans can find in the issue hitting stands tomorrow.

In the meantime, take a look at the cover for The Twelve: READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Academy': Unreleased original chapter from Richelle Mead's 'Bloodlines' - EXCLUSIVE

The first book in Richelle Mead’s new spin-off series, Bloodlines, doesn’t hit stores for a couple weeks, but she’s giving us a sneak peek at an alternate first chapter right now, after fans rose to her challenge of reaching 10,000 pre-ordered copies. The new book features many of the characters from her Vampire Academy novels, and this excerpt — originally the beginning of Bloodlines — is told from the point of view of Adrian, one of her popular bloodsuckers. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

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