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Bravo Developing Three Dramas, Including Rules of Attraction Adaptation

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Bravo has added three new dramas to their development slate, including an adaptation of Bret Easton EllisRules of Attraction, the network announced Friday.

Based on the book and film of the same name, Rules of Attraction follows the students and faculty at Camden College where children of the 1 percent-ers live as unhinged and wild adults. The high-concept murder mystery will jump through 12 different points of view. Roger Avary, who wrote and directed the film adaptation, will write the drama with Greg Shapiro serving as executive producer.

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Bret Easton Ellis: I Knew About Bryan Singer's Underage Parties

Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho and Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis has never been shy about what's on his mind, and on the Monday edition of his podcast he had some damning words about the Bryan Singer sexual abuse scandal...

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Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Zombie Developing Charles Manson Project for Fox

Bret Easton Ellis, Rob Zombie

Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie are teaming up to develop a Charles Manson project for Fox, Variety reports.

The project, currently envisioned as a limited series, would focus on the events connected to the Manson Family murders, in which Charles Manson convinced his cult followers to go on a killing spree in 1969 in Los Angeles. The events left seven dead, including Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant with Roman Polanski's child.

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FX Developing American Psycho Sequel Series

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FX is developing an American Psycho sequel series, Deadline reports.

The series would follow a modern-day Patrick Bateman, now in his 50s, taking on a protégé as part of a social experiment to create a next generation American Psycho.

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Lindsay Lohan's New Movie Rejected by Film Festival Due to "Quality Issues"

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Don't expect to catch Lindsay Lohan's new film at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Canyons has been rejected by the Texas-based film festival over "quality issues." A festival insider told the magazine that the film, which... read more

Bret Easton Ellis: Matt Bomer Can't Star in Fifty Shades of Grey Film Because He's Gay

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Bret Easton Ellis drew heat on Wednesday after declaring on Twitter that Matt Bomer cannot star in the upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey because he's openly gay.

In British author E.L. James' sexually explicit Grey trilogy, Christian Grey is... read more

TVGuide.com's In Focus: The Joys of Being Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

On the CW's breakout hit The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder plays a nearly 170-year-old man who — perhaps unwittingly — became a vampire as a teen. Though the actor's luck has been indisputably better than that of his character, Damon Salvatore, both have had the same response to the twists in their lives: outright glee.

For Damon, that giddiness manifests itself in the smirky, wanton torment of the people who surround him. In Somerhalder, fortunately, it takes a more gracious form.

"Right now, where I am, doing what I'm doing, it's exactly where I want to be," he says.

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As Vampire Diaries wraps up its first season (Thursday at 9/8c), look to learn... read more

Three Inches' Underachieving Superheroes Fly to Syfy

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Syfy will make room in its schedule for Three Inches.

The cable channel has ordered a 90-minute pilot, which revolves around an underachieving superhero who can move objects with his mind — but only for the titular distance. He then recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own subpar abilities.

Felicia Day to headline Syfy's Red

Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of development, announced the order ...
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In the Works: Psycho Scribe Scares Up Sudser

Maybe because Masters of Horror sucks so very, very badly this season, Showtime, says the Hollywood Reporter, is developing a new spookfest — The Canyons, a spine-tingling soap opera from American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis and Dave Kalstein. In the proposed series, a group of presumably hot twenty- and thirtysomethings "encounter violent situations and anxieties that are briefly manifested as monsters." In other words, me, after watching another disappointing MOH.... According to Variety, Laura Linney has sealed a deal to star opposite Paul Giamatti in the HBO miniseries John Adams. read more

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