‘Teen Wolf’ mourners
Thousands of young fans of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” series are turning to a website set up by the network to offer a gathering place for people to collectively mourn the death of one of the show’s main characters.
Twelve hours after “Teen Wolf” ended Monday night, more than 100,000 people had visited the TeenWolfMemorial.com website, with more than 4,000 posting messages about the character played by Crystal Reed, Allison Argent, who died after a mythical Japanese demon stabbed her with her sword.
“Every post and everything I see brings back a new wave of tears,” posted one fan, identified on the site as Jamie C.
Jeff Davis, the show’s executive producer, said MTV approached him before this season with the idea of shaking up things, perhaps with an untimely death. Shortly after, Reed asked for a meeting and told Davis she wanted to move on and do other things. So the decision to send her character off in a coffin was set.
“You can start to feel like (it’s) a cheap ratings grab,” he said. “Our audience feels so passionate about the show. The characters live and breathe for them, so you don’t want to cheapen it.”
A senator’s life story
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written a book chronicling her life story, from her working-class roots in Oklahoma to a seat in the Senate representing Massachusetts.
The publisher describes “A Fighting Chance” as a look at the conflict between large institutions and the needs of everyday citizens.
The book details the Democrat’s work in the Senate and her 2012 campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Scott Brown. It also looks at her efforts to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Stones cancel tour dates
The Rolling Stones have called off tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.
The iconic band said in a statement Tuesday they “are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour.”
Scott, a noted fashion designer, died Monday in New York City apparently of a suicide.
Brown hits sour note
With a roll of his eyes and a comment that he was good at using guns and knives, Chris Brown may have cost himself weeks of freedom and his chance to get back to making music anytime soon.
The reasons for Brown’s dismissal from a Malibu rehab facility were detailed in court Monday, with a judge ordering the Grammy winner to remain in jail until a formal probation violation hearing can be convened April 23.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said he was most troubled by a comment the singer made during a group therapy session last week. “I am good at using guns and knives,” the rehab reported Brown said in response to an exercise asking him to reflect on what he was good or excelled at.
When asked whether he was serious, Brown said yes while shaking his head no, a report on Brown’s conduct stated.