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Rob Zombie covers Metallica hit 'Enter Sandman'

Rob Zombie covers Metallica hit 'Enter Sandman'

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., May 1 (UPI) -- Rob Zombie recently performed a cover of Metallica hit "Enter Sandman," and says he has a new album currently in the works.
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Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis to collaborate on Charles Manson series

Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis to collaborate on Charles Manson series

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis will revisit the Manson family murders in a new series for television.
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Paul Walker remembered by friends and co-stars

Paul Walker remembered by friends and co-stars

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, friends and former co-stars remember the late "Fast & Furious" star.
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Zappos releases toilet plunger in response to Kanye West

Zappos releases toilet plunger in response to Kanye West

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Zappos fired back at Kanye West Wednesday after the rapper said in a podcast that the online shoes and clothing store sells "shit product."
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College bars public from porn star talk

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A California college decreed the public was barred from a lecture Wednesday by a porn actor alumnus, limiting the event to students.
'American Psycho' to be B'way musical

'American Psycho' to be B'way musical

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A stage musical version of the 1991 novel and 2000 film "American Psycho" reportedly is in development and heading to Broadway.

Ryder, Rourke join 'The Informers'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Winona Ryder and Mickey Rourke have signed on to star in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' short-story collection "The Informers."

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Red Dragon," the third installment of the Hannibal Lecter saga, still is breathing fire at the box office. According to studio estimates, Anthony Hopkins' latest psychological thriller maintained the top spot for a second weekend, earning $17.6 million.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

'Dragon' leads US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Red Dragon" topped the nation's box office, easily besting a large group of new releases, with an estimated $17.6 million at 3,360 theate

'Dragon' leads US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Red Dragon" topped the nation's box office, easily besting a large group of new releases, with an estimated $17.6 million at 3,360 theate
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Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American novelist and short story writer. He was regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed "moralist." Ellis employs a technique of linking novels with common, recurring characters.

He was born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles and raised in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley, the son of Robert Martin Ellis, a wealthy property developer, and Dale Ellis, a homemaker. His parents divorced in 1982. He was educated at The Buckley School, where he did not distinguish himself; then he took a music-based course at Bennington College in Vermont, which is thinly disguised as Camden College in all of his novels. He was a part-time musician in 1980s bands such as The Parents before his first book was published.

Less Than Zero, a tale of disaffected, rich teenagers of Los Angeles, was praised by critics and sold well (50,000 copies in its first year). He moved to New York City in 1987 for the publication of his second novel. His second published work, The Rules of Attraction, follows a group of sexually promiscuous college students, and sold fairly well, though Ellis admits he felt he had "fallen off", after the novel failed to match the success of his debut effort. The novel introduced Patrick Bateman, who would become the principal character of his controversial third novel. His most controversial work, the graphically violent novel American Psycho, was intended to be published by Simon & Schuster, but they withdrew after external protests from groups such as the NOW and many others due to the alleged misogynistic nature of the book. The novel was later published by Vintage. Some consider this novel, whose protagonist, Patrick Bateman, is both a cartoonishly materialistic yuppie and a serial killer, to be an example of transgressive art. American Psycho has achieved considerable cult status.

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