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Teresa Giudice Could Make Millions Publishing Jail House Diaries

July 2nd, 2015 7:30am EDT
Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is keeping a diary while she's locked up in prison, one that could turn into a big pay day if she is eventually allowed to turn her notes into a memoir.

While many RHONJ fans may suspect Teresa's daily journal entries chronicle tough days and lonely nights at FCI Danbury prison, that's not always the case.

Since she turned herself in to the Connecticut prison in January, many RHONJ viewers have been anxious hear about her life behind bars. Us Weekly released an excerpt from Teresa's diaries in their most recent issue, and her daily life do...
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Holly Madison Reveals She Wanted To Kill Herself

June 10th, 2015 3:36pm EDT
Holly Madison Suicidal: Former 'Bunny' Reveals Suicidal Thoughts
Holly Madison was suicidal while living in the Playboy mansion, and the revelation is surprising to many of her fans. According to People Magazine, Holly opened up about that dark time in her life in her new book, "Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny."

In the book, Holly admits to having life-ending thoughts, particularly while taking a bath back in 2002.

"If I just put my head under water and take a deep breath in, it would all be over," she wrote. "Everyone thinks that the infamous metal gate was meant to keep people out. But I grew to...
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What is Novelist Judy Blume's Biggest Regret?

June 1st, 2015 12:57pm EDT
Author Judy Blume Regrets Joining High School Glee Club Because
Judy Blume, the author of popular books such as, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," "Blubber" and "Forever," has opened up about one of her biggest regrets in life.

The novelist attended BookCon in New York City over the weekend and told the audience during an interview on Sunday that she took part in an "advanced" high school glee club while a student in New Jersey. The problem with the group was that it excluded African American students.

She later apologized to her classmates during a 40th anniversary reunion. According to ABC, she remembers saying, "I felt guilty for all these y...
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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Are Finally Getting What They Want

June 1st, 2015 10:16am EDT
EL James
E L James announced today that she will be releasing a new version of her best-selling "Fifty Shades Of Grey" from the perspective of Christian. The book, titled "Grey," will be published on June 18 (fans may recall that's the date of Christian's birthday).

James revealed on Twitter: "Hello all. For those of you who have asked, Christian's POV of #FSOG is published on 18th June for his birthday. It's called GREY... I hope you enjoy it. #FiftyShades #Grey."

Fans responded on Instagram with comments including, "Thank you," "My mom is going to flip! Lol," and "OMG!!!! We finally get what we'...
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RIP: Author Of Inspector Wexford Novels Passes Away

May 2nd, 2015 4:31pm EDT
Ruthe Rendell novel
Beloved British crime author Ruth Rendell, most known for her Inspector Wexford novels, has died at 85, her publicist confirmed on Saturday. The cause of the writer's death is unknown; however, she was admitted to the hospital in January after having a stroke.

The family said in a statement, "It is with great sadness that the family of author Ruth Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, announce that she passed away in London at 8 a.m. on Saturday May 2, aged 85. The family have requested privacy at this time."

Rendell was most known for her character Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford....
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Another Celeb Releases A Cook Book

April 15th, 2015 8:32am EDT
Pauly Perrette
"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is the latest star to share her recipes with the world. Her new book "Donna Bell's Bake Shop" drops this week and is an homage to her mother.

The actress, 46, co-owns the shop of the same name in Manhattan along with her two best friends. They started the business in 2012 to honor Perrette's late mother's Southern cooking.

"It is very, very, very Southern, and it's right in the middle of Manhattan," Perrette told ET.

"Donna Bell's Bake Shop" includes recipes and stories about Donna Bell and the store's history. Her mother passed away in 2002 from breast cancer...
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Will JK Rowling Write Another Harry Potter Book?

April 11th, 2015 8:49am EDT
J.K. Rowling 'May Choose To Step Back In' To The World Of Harry
J.K Rowling must get tired of being asked whether she'll write another book about Harry Potter, and although she's not in the process of writing one now, that doesn't mean she's done with his world for good.

During a recent interview on "Today," she said: “I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter.”

But she continued, "I have always said never say…. well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world, and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping...
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Pharrell Williams Delves Into The Book Business

February 17th, 2015 5:07pm EST
Pharrell Williams Is Turning 'Happy' Into A Children's Book
Pharrell Williams is writing four picture books for children. The first book in the series is set for publication by Putnam in September and will be inspired by his smash hit "Happy," which was featured in the animated film "Despicable Me 2."

The book will center on images of children around the world who are "celebrating what it means to be happy," according to Billboard. The initial print run will include 250,000 copies.

"Happy" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards and won two awards at this year's Grammys: Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.
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Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Sequel Written Nearly Six Decades Ago

February 4th, 2015 4:53pm EST
Harper Lee
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has a new book coming out -- her first novel since her 1960 literary classic and just her second book overall.

The author actually completed the novel during the mid-1950s, but her editor convinced her to take the book's character -- a grown-up Scout Finch -- and use parts of her backstory for what would ultimately become "To Kill A Mockingbird."

The Pulitzer Prize winning author will now release "Go Set A Watchman," a sequel of sorts, which was recently unearthed by her lawyer.

"In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman,'" ...
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Alec Baldwin Is Writing A Tell-All Memoir?

January 23rd, 2015 9:31am EST
Alec Baldwin Is Writing A Tell-All Memoir?
Alec Baldwin might not seem like the ideal memoir-writing celebrity. Let's be honest here- the word "memoir" invites gravitas, the kind of gravitas a James Earl Jones or Martin Scorcese might bring.

Gravitas aside, Baldwin does have a memoir on the way. The book, which will be entitled "Nevertheless," will be published by Harper (a part of HarperCollins) and will release in 2016.

The memoir, as any good memoir should, will cover the entirety of Baldwin's life. And that'll include "hits and flops, marriage, divorce," according to an official statement.

Hey, that might even include all the...
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