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Upcoming ‘Hunger Games’ prequel finally gets a compelling title, shiny book cover

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Upcoming ‘Hunger Games’ prequel finally gets a compelling title, shiny book cover

Renowned novelist Suzanne Collins’ all-new ‘Hunger Games’ precursor now has an official name and a new cover. On Friday, Scholastic unveiled the title as well as shiny cover for the new novel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’ Besides, it also revealed a big banner for the fans during the NY Comic Conference 2019.


It was previously referred to as ‘Untitled Panem Novel’ due to the fictional nation where the story is based on.

The novel is set to get published on 19 May 2020 in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia said the publisher in a press release. The book’s first English language printing will have 2.5bn copies. Translation rights meant for 28 other regions have also been sold, said Scholastic.

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is set 64 years prior to the events which took place in the ‘Hunger Games’ novel. The book will be based particularly around events related to the tenth Hunger Games.

In a statement, Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic said that the book raises significant questions related to authority, the truth behind human nature and violence use. Meanwhile, David Levithan, Scholastic VP said that the new angle upon the novel’s cover pretty much matches with the storyline Collins is explaining.

With this novel, Collins said that she wanted to understand who humans are, the state of nature as well as what humans think is needed for survival.

‘The Hunger Games’ book remained on the bestseller list of the New York Times for over 260 weeks. Scholastic says that there are over 100mn copies of each of the 3 books in YA dystopian trilogy in digital and print formats globally.

The series has also inspired the mega-hit 4-film franchise starring Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and Stanley Tucci.

Lionsgate, who created those films, said that it’s working on developing a spinoff inspired by the new prequel.

Michael Leahy has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Report Door one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the U.S. He contributes to the US section. He loves going around different people in the US and loves meeting new people and making new friends.

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Kardashians hope Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner reconcile officially

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As Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner continue spending time together post-breakup, her family members are hoping they will reconcile officially, a source informs PEOPLE.

As per the source, Travis and Kylie are spending time with each other because of their daughter Stormi. They seem ‘okay’ and aren’t facing any disagreements or arguments, the source explains.

Meanwhile, Kylie’s family wants the two to get back together officially, the source adds. He may not be a perfect human being, but he is a great dad and partner, said the source. Everyone would get upset if the two cannot figure out things and reconcile.

Kylie and Travis make a great team, continues the source, and it is a good symbol that they still like chilling together.

Previously this month, PEOPLE reported about Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott taking a break from their two-year-long relationship. The news was officially confirmed by Kylie, 22, a couple of days later via a tweet.

Their primary ‘focus’ is Stormi right now, she wrote, adding that their daughter and their friendship is the priority.

Since then, the Kylie Cosmetics owner and the 28-year-old rapper stayed committed to co-parenting their 20-month-old daughter. On Monday, Travis shared one video of Stormi dancing to one of her daddy’s songs. Kylie was also present there and could be heard clearly off-camera.

After the clip was put up, a source informed PEOPLE that the duo’s relationship is uncertain. It didn’t seem like anything has changed between them, the source added.

That being said, another report suggested that the two are completely on a ‘break’ but they are good at co-parenting the toddler.

In simple words, though the two may be chilling with hanging around they are certainly not back together yet. Well, their relationship is much more complicated in comparison to Rachel and Ross from ‘Friends.’

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Sean Borg posts a 3-year-old fashionable throwback pic with Lady Victoria Hervey backstage at a runway show

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They have been good friends since the mid-nineties, and together, they have attended many-a fancy soiree. And in Entertainment personality Sean Borg’s recent throwback picture posing with British model, Lady Victoria Hervey, it proves the ‘bestie’s’ bond is as strong as ever.

 

In the sharp snap, taken backstage at top designer Julia Clancey’s catwalk show 3-years-ago, show the fashionistas blend to perfection. Borg in a shiny Sharkskin flashy Satin metallic-looking jacket, topped with Gucci sunglasses. And Lady Victoria’s makeup teamed her glittery silver eyes with her statement scarlet pout and a generous sweep of highlighter across her cheekbones as they strike-a-pose minutes before she hit the runway.

 

In the message that accompanied the pic, Borg wrote: ❤️ Love this pic of @ladyvictoriahervey and me, taken backstage at a #fashionshow she was on — this image just popped up in our memories on @instagram today from three years ago!! When ‘Lady V’ was modeling in @juliaclancey #runway show,” he wrote.

 

The society beauty commented on the post, referring to her blonde locks transformed into a stunning Afro-style, that is typical of Julia Clancey — fantastically outrageous but sophisticated at the same time.

Fantastically outrageous but sophisticated: Designer Julia Clancey with Sean Borg

She said: @seanborglaNo idea how they got my hair like this!! Total Afro😘 “😍
Borg replied jokingly: @ladyvictoriaherveyI think urban-style it’s called a “fro”
Lady Victoria then further commented: @seanborglaI like it🤩

 

She also posted a throwback memory from the same event on her Instagram page, saying: 3 years ago today on the catwalk for @juliaclancey#stylefashionweek#flashback#runway#memories

 

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3 years ago today on the catwalk for @juliaclancey #stylefashionweek #flashback #runway #memories

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Since the fashion show, back in 2016, the pair have been spotted on numerous occasions at public events, most memorably when the friends arrived at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in February, where the age-defying British socialite wore a stunning full-length gold dress in celebration of the 91st Academy Awards, with Borg as her handsome date.
Sean Borg with Lady Victoria Hervey

Borg and Hervey: Rocking the arrivals, dapper, stunning and ready to party

In a recent interview with German publication Verna Magazine, Sean said of his friendship with Lady Victoria: “I’ve known her for a good twenty years now. “Lady V” is the most ordinary and down-to-earth person you could ever imagine. Believe it or not.

 

He adds: “I can be razzle-dazzle on a red carpet with her at Elton and David’s bash, or feet up on the sofa watching a movie scoffing on popcorn. We are good friends. It takes time for her to gain one’s trust. I think she is an excellent businesswoman and fashionable addition to our circle. I am proud to call her a friend.”
 
“Lady V,” as she is known to her inner circle, is the daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol, half-sister of the 7th Marquess and sister of the 8th Marquess and Lady Isabella Hervey.

As well running her hugely successful business, an international non-profit conservation organization, Preserve our wildLady Victoria’s passionate quest to protect and save vulnerable species such as Elephants, Rhino, Leopards, Tigers, and Giraffes. The stunning British celebrity recently launched her fashion label, Ladyship Swim; she plans to take the trendy brand global over the next year.

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Newly wed couple Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner is here in the town!

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Newly wed couple Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner is here in the town

Reality TV worlds almost collided as Barrett and Foehner tied knot this weekend.  The couple got engaged in March during a trip to Los Angeles, where they have reportedly booked a stay at the same hotel where they have said to meet for the first time while filming Idol.

The couple basically met while being contestants on the show’s 16th season and got married in a private ceremony in Garrison, Texas in front of 100 guests at the wedding. Barrett told PEOPLE, “We wanted a small, intimate wedding with close friends and family. We can’t wait to have everyone we love under one roof to help send us off into this new season”.

 

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Officially a Mrs. 💗💍 {more pictures & details/credits to come} 📸: @lillywelchphotography

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The couple chose Texas as the grand venue because of their love for the state and also because Foehner belongs to that place. The ‘rustic’ theme ‘rustic’ was brought to life with the space decorated with plum and blush décor.

Barrett, as reported, wore a splendid gown by Martina Liana for her special ceremony and reception, and she claims to not have tried ‘too many’ dresses before landing on the perfect one.

As per the reports, at the reception, Barrett and Foehner picked the 1959 instrumental song “Sleep Walk” by Santo and Johnny Farina for their first dance as a married couple. Couples also decided to serve both Mexican and American dishes to their guests, for Cade reportedly loves Mexican food and Barrett loves American.

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