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Check out all the information on the movie tie-in edition of If I Stay!

New Maze Runner stills have been revealed!

E. Lockhart’s most recent novel, sales which is getting SO much buzz, viagra 40mg has officially been optioned for film!

One of my favorite childhood story characters, medical Paddington, is heading to the big screen; check out the new trailer!

New images from the newest Jurassic Park film have been released, featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Divergent fans, what you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Our Uriah has officially been cast for Insurgent and has arrived for filming!

More casting news for Insurgent, Rosa Salazar has been cast as Lynn!

In other Divergent news, Hector, the younger brother of Lynn and Marlene, has been cast as well!

Two new cast members have been announced for the adaptation of The DUFF.

A Song of Ice and Fire author, George RR Martin has officially joined twitter!

City of Bones star, Lily Collins, has been cast as the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zomibes!

The first official trailer for Legend of Korra season 3 has finally been revealed!

Its happening, 90s kids, Netflix orders a reboot of The Magic School Bus!

Interesting announcement for video game fans: Sony has a Sonic the Hedgehog movie in the works.

Anomaly, featuring Ian Somerhalder and Noel Clarke, has a trailer!

Vanity Fair has chosen 23 women that will be the new wave of the future.

Check out all these new behind the scenes photos of the filming of Divergent.

The official author list for YALLFest 2014 has been announced and its MIND BLOWING.

Posts and Vlogs

Monday Missions #9

Girls Gone Sci-Fi at Mysterious Galaxy: Book Boyfriends Dating Game!

The Darling Buds at The Hotel Cafe-Recap and Live Video

Tuesday Top Ten: Best Books I’ve Read so Far This Year

Beta Readers Needed for The Awakened! Apply Now (til June 30th)

The Darling Buds at Gibson 90210-Recap and Live Video

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The Darling Buds at Gibson 90210-Recap and LIVE Video!

So, website like this you know, viagra order seeing Jamie Campbell Bower, Tristan Marmont, Dan Smith and Roland Johnson aka The Darling Buds just once in a week was just…just not enough for me. I was lucky enough to see the band play a 21+ sold out show at The Hotel Cafe on Monday, which was SUPER awesome. It was seriously…it was so awesome. You can read all about that concert and check out the video I took here at this link.

Because the show on Monday was at a 21+ venue, there was another show on Thursday night, all ages, free, first come, first serve for the first 100 people. At first, I wasn’t going to go because, well, fangirls get kind of poor and I had already seen Jamie play at the Venice Boardwalk and I had just seen the full band play at the Hotel Cafe on Monday.

But then my awesome friend Stephanie convinced me to go, and offered to come pick me up (which is just…beyond awesome, since it was out of her way), and you know what? I am SO glad I did it! Because I needed to be a spoiled girl and see them again. Of course.

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So me, Stephanie, my friend Cassandra and Sylvia (from Fangirl Feeels) all piled in a car together and made our way to Beverly Hills to the Gibson Showroom to try and get into this free show. We arrived at about one pm and were pretty stoked to see that there were only about 10 people in line. We immediately got in line and spent the next six hours, hanging out, drinking a bit, and playing games…oh and eating Chipotle. You know, the usual fangirl life.

When we got into the venue, we immediately snagged a good spot, and once the band started playing, we really realized how GREAT of a spot we got! Check out the video I took. I got two full songs, “Freak Like Me” and “Waiting”. I took a few 15-second videos of other songs like “Better Man” and “Dragons are Real, You Have to Believe Me”, and you can see those all on my instagram page.

The BEST part was that I was recording “Freak Like Me” because I LOVE that song, and I didn’t get it on Monday, and Jamie came up to me, Sylvia, Stephanie, Cassandra and our friend, Jackie, and started singing with us. That made my whole night. I literally keep watching that part of the video, over and over and over again. SUCH a great experience.

The Darling Buds rocked it, hard, and it was just as awesome of a performance as Monday, maybe even better. You could tell they were a bit nervous on Monday, maybe because it was a sold out show and there was pressure or whatnot. Tonight, they looked so laid back and they were having fun and it was SO great.

After the show was over, we started making our way out, when I spotted Roland. I took pictures with all the guys on Monday night but I didn’t think for a moment to get autographs because, well, I just didn’t think of it. So I flagged Roland down, got his signature and got another beautiful selfie with him!

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So beautiful.

We made our way outside and just sort of hung out. We were kind of “kicked out” nicely out of the venue so we didn’t think that they would come out, but I’m not one to give up so easily so I convinced my friends to stay a little bit longer.

Luckily, the band DID come out, though they weren’t able to stay for long. They took one massive group picture with those who stayed. It was taken with an awesome girl named Abby’s camera and it’ll hopefully go up on Twitter tomorrow and I can share it because I’m legit right in the front, right behind Jamie and I’m like YAY!

As soon as they took the group picture, they lingered for a few minutes and I was able to get Jamie, Dan and Tristan’s signatures too, which made me SO happy, and was basically the perfect ending to a perfect Darling Buds week.

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Jamie is the one in the top left, in black ink, Roland is at the top next to him, Dan’s signature is the bottom left and Tristan’s is the bottom right :)

I’m hopefully going to try and print out the pictures I took with the boys and put them on this poster, because that would be AWESOME.

All in all, what a GREAT week and I absolutely loved seeing The Darling Buds twice. I hope they put out an album soon because I love their songs and I hope they come back to California soon.

Check out the rest of my pictures from the concert (there are a LOT) in this album on the official What A Nerd Girl Says Facebook page!

And thanks, as always, for watching and reading!

The Darling Buds at The Hotel Cafe-Recap and LIVE Video!

HI EVERYONE!

So its about 2 am now and I’m SUPER tired and exhausted but also super happy and I figured, medicine you know what, case I’m just going to write this post now because why not!

So about a month ago, find Jamie Campbell Bower, actor/singer/model/musician/hottie extraordinaire, did an acoustic set of some of his songs at Venice Beach. It was SO incredibly fun, and you can read all about it on the blog here.

Then a couple weeks he announced that him and his band, The Darling Buds would be playing a 21+ show at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on June 9th. I immediately told all my friends and we scooped up tickets SO fast. I knew I had to see him and his band play.

Today I got to see him play, and I can’t even…the feels, guys, the feels. It was so much fun! It was, like, the ultimate girls night with some of my favorite girls!

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We got to Hollywood early, had some food, and hung out, waiting in line to get into the venue.

Once we were in, we had drinks, listened to the opening band, and just laughed and talked. Seriously, it just felt so good to hang out with my girls!

Then Jamie, Tristan, Roland and Dan aka The Darling Buds came out to play, and they were just SO awesome. They rocked it. I thought that Jamie was absolutely amazing doing the acoustic set on the beach, but the whole band just blew it out of the water. I could barely handle it. Check out the video I got. I took two videos, one of the song “Waiting”, and a second video of a brand new song that they were debuting at the show for the very first time. They were going to say the name, but Jamie said it was embarrassing or something haha so it remains untitled for now.

After they played, I had to go to the bathroom, and Lily Collins literally passed right by me. I had seen her earlier, sitting at a table and I nearly passed out haha. I’ve met Lily quite a few times but I’ve never actually gotten to take a picture with her, and she’s one of my biggest crushes for sure. I was determined to track her down, and I did!

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She was hanging out with Jaime Feld, who is Kevin Zeger’s wife, and I ADORE Jaime, so I had to get them both in the picture. Jaime was like “wait, what, me?” all surprised. It was so adorable. I was SO stoked to get Lily because she left almost immediately after this.

Then I ran into Roland, who is a member of the band! He was SO sweet, and later on in the night, came to talk to me and my friends, and he was just so excited about the show and the fact that it was sold out and that people were so enthusiastic and that we knew the words. SO cute.


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The best part though? The band was hanging out in a sort of “green room” sort of situation and they were letting fans in the room, in small groups, to do a sort of impromptu meet and greet, so me, Sylvia, Steffie and Ally immediately got on board with this, and went in.

There we met the whole band, Jamie, Tristan, Roland and Dan and they were SO amazing. They stopped and talked to all of us, and took pictures. Jamie remembered us from the Venice Boardwalk show, which was SO epic and cool. I hadn’t had the chance to show Jamie my Fearless rune tattoo at the TMI premiere because it was kind of chaos so I showed him today, and he immediately recognized it as the fearless tattoo and was SO into it. I loved that he was SO dedicated to TMI and knew the rune, and said it was his favorite. They all signed Steffie’s Delicious Milk poster, and it was just a blast. We easily were the group that took the longest in there haha.

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Me and Dan Smith :)
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Jamie with Steffie’s Delicious Milk sign haha
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Me and Jamie Campbell Bower <3

 

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I got a Tristan selfie! With a beautiful photobomb by Steffie in the background!

It was honestly SUCH a great time, and I’m blown away with how much fun I had. Seriously. I knew it was going to be fun but I never ever expected to have this much fun, and I’m so grateful for such a great day today! The Darling Buds rocked, Lily and Jaime were awesome, and my friends were the absolute best.

Don’t forget, you can check out more pictures from the concert in this album on the official What A Nerd Girl Says facebook page!

And thanks for reading and watching as always :)

Jamie Campbell Bower-Live Acoustic Set at Venice Boardwalk-Recap and Vlog!

Jamie Campbell Bower. My Jace Wayland. Actor. Model. Musician. Has been in movies such as The Twilight Saga as Caius, nurse Harry Potter as Gellert Grindwald, The Mortal Instruments as Jace Wayland and more. Modeled for several different brands, most recently, Burberry. Part of the awesome band, The Darling Buds.

Just recently, Jamie did a random live acoustic set in the UK for anyone and everyone who wanted to show up and I must admit, I was a bit jealous. Yay for UK fans ;)

Just this week, however, Jamie announced on his twitter that he would be repeating this trend, in NYC on Saturday May 3rd and in Los Angeles on Tuesday May 6th.

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And I DIED. I’m ALWAYS off on Tuesdays from work AND Los Angeles is my home. Jamie was going to be playing beautiful, beautiful music in my own backyard. AGH!

Once Jamie had given us a location and time (Venice Boardwalk, 7 pm), my friends and I decided to make a day of it. I hung out with my friends Sylvia, Alex, Ally, Cassie, Stephanie, Jade and Mina and had a blast. I bought the new Morgan Matson book and Kiera Cass’ new book, and spent some always wonderful time in Barnes and Noble. We ate lunch on the Santa Monica Pier at good ‘ol Bubba Gump’s, and then made our way down to Venice Beach to the boardwalk to wait for Jamie.

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AND IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME.

Jamie pulled up, SO super cool, and pulled out his acoustic guitar, and proceeded to play some songs for us, which was amazing! He is so incredibly talented and even though I’ve met him three times already, I still found myself swooning like crazy!

But don’t just take my word for it! I managed to grab some video while I was there. I took a TON of pictures, and then Facetimed with my dear friend Carmen from Oh the Book Feels, so I only got a little bit of video: small samplings of two songs BUT I did record a full song: Get Your Guns, so watch them here, and see if you don’t swoon a bit!

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If you’d like to see the rest of the pictures (there are a lot), check out the full album here, on the What A Nerd Girl Says Facebook page!

The best part? After Jamie was done with his amazing set, my friends and I jet across town to the Americana to meet two wonderful authors, Tammara Webber and Abbi Glines! But more on that later!

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