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Bret Easton Ellis Presents 'All That Glitters' On The CW (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 23rd 2010 1:30PM
Apologies if you're an 'American Psycho' fan and sprained your neck doing a double-take at the title. We did the same thing when we saw Bret Easton Ellis's name on Funny Or Die. The elite writer who chronicles the upper-crust's dark side also has a silly side? Well, it turns out he can nail silly.

Ellis's popular novels are about vapid rich people doing horrible things: drugs, meaningless sex, serial murders, etc. While many of the stories have elements of humor, it is the kind of black comedy that is so realistic the audience almost forgets it's satire.

But not many of the adaptations of Ellis's works are very good. That's why this Funny Or Die spoof rings so true -- you can see the CW putting 'All That Glitters' in their line-up alongside 'Gossip Girl' and '90210.' However, unless Ellis falls on really hard times, it's doubtful you'll ever see him produce a TV series for any network beside HBO or Showtime. Watch the video, after the jump ...

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This 'Reading Rainbow' Parody is Hilarious, But You Don't Have to Take My Word For It

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 25th 2010 10:02PM
If your child is reading so much that they aren't able to do the most basic activities like eating or dressing themselves and other girls are starting to see them as too smart for their own good, try ruining their natural curiosity of reading.

You can start by getting them to watch one of these latest recommendations from the new 'Reading Rainbow' recommended reading series. WARNING: TV Squad will not be held responsible for the emotional harm caused by this series. Besides, it's really Funny or Die's fault for posting them, so sue them.

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Bret Easton Ellis to Adapt 'The Follower' for HBO

by Gary Susman, posted Oct 30th 2009 3:00PM
Bret Easton EllisBret Easton Ellis, the author best known for eviscerating Manhattan yuppies in his slasher/social satire novel 'American Psycho,' will be exploring similar territory in a new HBO series.

Variety reports that Eliis will write 'The Follower,' an adaptation of Jason Starr's 2008 crime novel. The series will be a satirical look at the romantic lives of a group of New Yorkers in their twenties, as seen from the point of view of a stalker.

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Bret Easton Ellis creating horror soap for Showtime

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 11th 2006 8:32PM
Bret Easton EllisI've never been a huge fan of author Bret Easton Ellis' work, but there's no denying that his cocaine and greed-fueled tomes Less Than Zero and American Psycho are key to understanding the "greed is good" 80s. Ellis is back to help us define another decade - this time with the help of Showtime. The network has teamed up with Ellis to create a "horror-tinged" soap. Called The Canyons, the show focuses on a group of 20- and 30-somethings in Los Angeles dealing with career and relationship issues. The twist is that their "fears and anxieties manifest themselves as monsters and apparitions, which may or may not be real." Sounds like a half a dozen Buffy episodes.

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