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Days after LeAnn Rimes’ interview about her feud with Brandi Glanville, the latter Tweeted a backhanded thank you to a “certain someone” for boosting book sales.
Friday, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wrote: “Every time a certain someone does another interview my book pre-sales sky rocket! Thank you! #Career.”
Glanville’s Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders does not come out for another few weeks, but pre-orders have indeed risen over the past few days.
Her sarcastic comment comes after Rimes slammed Glanville to ET for their “ridiculous, one-sided feud,”More >
Yes, Taylor Armstrong really is coming out with a memoir that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of late husband Russell Armstrong.
It will be titled “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within,” and Taylor unveiled the book cover last night on Bravo:
“My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life,” Armstrong said in a statement. “I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book toMore >
Does Robert Pattinson have another hit on his hands with Water for Elephants?
Perhaps at the box office, but not according to a majority of movie critics around the country. Take a look at various excerpts from a sampling of publications that aren’t exactly in love with the Twilight star’s new film, which opens on April 22…
Even nonreaders of the book can figure out what happens next. It’s all in the telling. Sara Gruen provided grit and pungent detail. The movie settles for gloss. - Rolling Stone
The script by Richard LaGravenese, who is well-versed in adapting popular fiction such asMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – After he was famously chastised by Oprah Winfrey for making up details of his bestselling memoir, the New York Post reports author James Frey has agreed to appear as one of the final guests on Oprah’s syndicated talk show. Five years ago Winfrey carried Frey’s ‘A Million Little Pieces’ to the New York Times’ and Amazon bestseller lists after she selected his memoir, which detailed his drug addiction and the supposed suicide of an ex girlfriend, to her book club. But then the Smoking Gun detailed how the book had made up details, and she angrily confronted him on herMore >
In her upcoming memoir, “A Helluva High Note,” former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi writes about her successful career in the music business.
But it’s DioGuardi’s personal past that is getting attention right now, as excerpts of the book have been released and they focus on a pair of traumatic experiences: molestation and date rape.
Of the former, Kara details the repeated actions taken by a family friend’s son when she was 11 years old. He was in his late teens and: “On one particular day, he took me into the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my breasts and vagina. IMore >
Country music legend Naomi Judd was not a picture-perfect mom.
That much is obvious from Ashley Judd’s allegations of incest and sexual abuse suffered as a child. Not by Naomi, per se, but on her train wreck mom’s watch.
“I will probably get around to reading it, because as a mom, I certainly want to honor her reality,” Naomi says of Ashley’s memoir, All That is Bitter and Sweet.
“I was horrible,” Naomi said. “I didn’t know any better.”
Ashley Judd’s book alleges a childhood of “trauma, abandonment, addiction and shame,” and does not mince words about her family’s role in all of theMore >
Jennifer Lawrence cannot WAIT to star in The Hunger Games.
The actress says that while she may not look much like the way Katniss Everdeen is described in the book series, she was a big fan long before she was cast as the character in the film adaptation and can’t wait to bring her to life.
She hopes her own Hunger Games fanhood will help, as well. “The cool thing about Katniss is that every fan has such a personal relationship with her, they know and understand her in a singular way,” she says. “I’m a massive fan, so I get it.”
Director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins have spokenMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – When the two NASA rovers landed on Mars in January 2004 it caused huge public interest. Now Paramount is planning to harness that interest with a movie of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles.
First published in 1950 and set in 1999, the book has rightly become a Sci-Fi classic and has so far been made as a radio play, a comic, a talking book [read by Leonard Nimoy] and an NBC mini-series.
Universal also tried to make a film version in 1997 with Steven Spielberg, but that never came together.
But despite being produced by John Davis, who you’ll recall was in charge ofMore >
Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is writing a memoir.
Not just any memoir, either. Hells no. This is gonna be a literary event. Maybe even the most anticipated book of the year … if she doesn’t say so herself.
Taking time out from modeling and feuding with her late ex’s family, Farrah broke the news on her own website, complete with quote of high anticipation.
FARRAH ‘NUFF: Abraham will soon add author to her resume.
The Iowa native’s official site proclaims with pride:
“Farrah Abraham has been working hard on her first Biography Book. Fans & viewers of her Hit MTV shows 16 & Pregnant andMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Jane Krakowski isn’t the only expecting “30 Rock” actress. Fellow 30 Rock’ star Tina Fey announced during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday that she is five months pregnant with her second child. The former SNL alum who starred in Baby Momma already has a five-year-old daughter Alice with her composer husband Jeff Richmond. Fey’s interview with Winfrey is due to air on Tuesday. Fey, 40, has been promoting her book “Bossypants,” in which she writes about the challenges of being a working mom. In addition to starring on the NBC comedy, the Emmy winnerMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – An unsettling number of Hollywood stars have sad stories of broken childhoods but Ashley Judd may be able to top them – Hers was littered with liars, crooks, drug addicts, frequent pain and sexual abuse.
The whole sordid story unfolds in her new memoir; “All That Is Bitter Is Sweet.’ And most of the pain seems to swirl around Ashley’s country-superstar mother, Naomi Judd;
“My Mother created an origin myth for the Judds that didn’t match my reality,” Ashley writes. “She and my sister [Wynonna] have said our family put the ‘fun’ in dysfunction. Who was having all theMore >
Singer Billy Joel has cancelled his HarperCollins book deal for The Book Of Joel a memoir he planned to write for the publisher.
According to the publisher, the book was to be an “emotional ride” that would speak of Joel’s three failed marriages and his various substance abuse battles.
The book was scheduled for a June release and would have contained “never before revealed” details about Billy Joel.
Apparently Joel abruptly quit the book with no notice. Joel said of the cancellation:
“It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I’m not all that interested in talking about
(HMG Celebrity News) – John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, likely will be sharing the screen together, but Vulture reports that the balding duo, who starred in 1997′s Face/Off, are in talks to once again battle each other in two different indie thrillers.
The first is Shrapnel, a cat-and-mouse action thriller with Die Hard‘s John McTiernan directing and where either Travolta or Cage would play a Bosnian soldier who was terribly wounded by an American (Cage, or Travolta). Seeking revenge, the Bosnian soldier later tracks the man who wounded him down and invites him on a fun little huntingMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Perhaps this was a situation where her business management unwisely handled her arrangements but this really reflects poorly on Food Network star Ina Garten. TMZ reports that the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked the Barefoot Contessa if she would grant the wish of a 6-year-old cancer patient named Enzo, by cooking him a meal. Enzo, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia three years ago, asked Make-A-Wish if they would help him meet Ina Garten. Enzo regularly watches her show on the Food Network with his mother.
When Ina’s people told the foundation thatMore >
Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain in Game Change, HBO’s retelling of the 2008 presidential campaign, based on the book by the same name,
Harris, a four-time Oscar nominee, will join Julianne Moore, who was already picked to play Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate in their 2008 bid.
The producers have not yet revealed who will play Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, three other major players in the 2008 campaign.
What do you think? Will Harris make a good McCain?
“Game Change” is being written by Danny Strong and will be directed by Jay Roach, the team behind HBO’sMore >