How is Google involved in James Frey's YA book and movie deal?

James Frey, the writer notorious for his not-quite-factual memoir A Million Little Pieces, just landed a $2 million deal with Fox for the movie rights to his upcoming young adult novel, Endgame. But how is Google involved in this Hunger Games-esque project? » 1/14/14 7:20am 1/14/14 7:20am

Pittacus Lore, the Ancient Alien Who Likes to Write About Teenage…

Pittacus Lore is an Elder of the Lorien civilization, who for some reason enjoys writing books where he painstakingly documents the make-out sessions of the teenagers of his race. (Actually, Pittacus Lore was originally a pseudonym for James Frey and his co-author Jobie Hughes — who did the bulk of the writing on I Am… » 8/17/12 1:04pm 8/17/12 1:04pm

I Am Number Four: Because you don't deserve anything better

It's no accident that the hero of I Am Number Four has a number instead of a name. He's a cipher. One of the most generic heroes ever created, he has absolutely nothing to distinguish him from every other rebellious/angsty teenage hero ever. And he's the perfect hero for this "alien in high school" story, which is a… » 2/18/11 9:00am 2/18/11 9:00am

Sexy alien teenagers running amok and blowing $@#! up: Everything you…

The big-screen adaptation of Jobie Hughes and James Frey's extraterrestrial runaways saga I Am Number 4 hits theaters tomorrow. We talked with the cast and director DJ Caruso about the Michael Bay-produced film's many high-octane stunts and why the film isn't a xenobiological Twilight, but rather — in the words of… » 2/17/11 4:30pm 2/17/11 4:30pm

New footage from I Am Number Four shows the alien-Glee love connection

New teen action alien movie I Am Number Four has released a new featurette with lots of new footage. We're down - except for them trying to convince us that Quinn from Glee is playing an unpopular "loner." » 11/18/10 1:30pm 11/18/10 1:30pm