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Movie Review: This Is Us

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you heard that the mega famous boyband One Direction has come out with a documentary-style movie called This Is Us. I went to a private pre-screening of the movie last week and wow…I was blown away!

Even if you are not a fan of One Direction, this movie is still fascinating and entertaining enough to keep you interested. I’m sure many people are curious about what it’s like to be a celebrity, or to tour around the globe, to have millions of people know your name and want to be near you. But this movie goes deeper…it shows both the upsides and the downsides to fame.

Liam worries that a girl may not love him for who he is and is afraid that he’ll never really know if the person who likes him only likes him for being famous. The boys’ parents miss them so much that one even purchases a cardboard cut-out photo of her son and puts it in his bedroom so she can say goodnight. One of their Dad’s worries that he’s missed out on his son growing up…and I think the most heart-wrenching was when Harry’s mum said that he left for an audition at 16 years old and never came back…and she wasn’t prepared for that. 

On the upside, Zayn earned enough money to finally buy his mum and sisters a house. It was a really sweet moment when the realtor handed her the keys…but sad that Zayn couldn’t be there to celebrate with them. 

There are a few concert performance scenes which are perfect, especially if you’ve never been to a One Direction concert. You will feel like you’re right there in the front row. 

And of course there are a lot of silly/goofy moments between all the boys, they are all very funny and don’t take themselves too seriously which I adore.

In all, I would give this movie 5 out of 5 stars! Go see it!!

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New Novel in the Works!

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My brain never stops thinking up new manuscript ideas. I tend to base my books off of things that I’ve experienced or know about, ie., I was a merch girl and interned in the music industry which brought about the idea for Merch Girl, the novel.

My major in college was Public Relations and I ended up becoming a publicist after I graduated. I love my day job in publicity – it’s hard work, but it’s exciting and there’s never a dull moment. I once got to walk Miley Cyrus down the red carpet during a gala event…that was such a career highlight for me! We talked about our dogs and I introduced her to the media from People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.

Anyway, this experience got me thinking… what would happen if a junior publicist was in charge of handling a Hollywood heart throb who was a notorious troublemaker/player/all around bad boy? Sounds like a great plot for a book, right?? 🙂 Well, that’s the premise of my New Adult work-in-progress. I don’t want to share any nitty gritty details yet, but it’s been a lot of fun writing this one. It’s much steamier than Merch Girl! The main characters are in their early 20’s so I feel like I can get away with being a little more graphic.

If you’d like to check out some photo inspiration for this novel, click the link to my Pinterest board here. You’ll see that I’m basing the lead guy off of someone who looks like Zac Efron or Louis Tomlinson….hot, right? 🙂 Can’t wait to share more with you guys in the future!!

Concert Review – One Direction – Miami, FL

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a pop concert, especially a large one in an arena. I think the last one I went to was Jonas Brothers in 2009. So when I was offered the opportunity to see One Direction at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, there was no way I was passing it up. Especially because I’ve recently fallen in love with the 5-piece boy group from the UK. All of their songs are instantly catchy and you could hear a song one time and sing along the next. It doesn’t hurt that the fellas are insanely cute. I honestly couldn’t pick a fave…they’re all adorbz, but I will admit, Harry’s got “swag.”

This boyband is different than any other boyband I’ve ever seen in concert. For one – they don’t dance. Seriously, no real choreography at all! They walk back and forth, jump around, horse around with each other, etc. I think this is GREAT…it gives them more time to interact with the crowd and really pay attention to what’s happening all around them.

I sat a few rows away from the side of the stage, which was fun, because when the boys were tired or needed a sip of water, then they’d come over to the side and sometimes they’d lean over and talk to us.

The concert was amazing, very fun, fast-paced, they had some funny videos in between some of the songs. They also did a little “Twitter Q&A” with audience members who tweeted in questions. At the show I was at, someone asked them to show us how to twerk….and they did! It was too cute…not sure those boys pulled it off, but they looked funny doing it and it made us all laugh.

One of the best parts was at the end…they came out wearing custom Miami Heat jerseys!

If One Direction is coming to a city near you, try to get tickets if you can — you’ll have a blast!

Here’s some of my videos & photos from the show:

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P.S. If you enjoy boybands and like reading books, check out my YA novel, Merch Girl! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CN0HNQO/