TITLE

D'WORKS KISSES OFF 'OPAL'

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, Michael; Zeitchik, Steven
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;4/28/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 19, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the plagiarism scandal involving the motion picture adaptation of the novel "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life," by author Kaavya Viswanathan, by DreamWorks. Because of the plagiarism scandal against the author, the book's publisher, Little Brown is speculating on removing the books from stores, until a settlement is worked out with Crown, publisher of the Megan McCafferty novels, "Sloppy Firsts" and "Second Helpings" from which Viswanathan allegedly copied.
ACCESSION #
20661890

 

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