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Britney Spears: singer, judge and ... novelist?
Spears is having "discussions" with It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, to write a novel loosely based on her life, the singer's rep confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter.
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J.K. Rowling says she has not read "Fifty Shades of Grey," the infamous erotic novel that last month broke a sales record to outsell all seven of the British author's popular and family-friendly "Harry Potter" books.
The writer, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is currently promoting a new project - her own first adult novel, called "The Casual Vacancy."
Janet Jackson's chef, Andre Carthen, says the singer's new diet includes some old favorites such as Sloppy Joes, baked vegetables and veggie bites.
Carthen and personal trainer Tony Martinez are helping the 44-year-old singer, who has often battled weight problems, get into shape for her new tour, which began in Singapore in February.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has revealed new details about her first book for an adult audience, including the title, "The Casual Vacancy."
The novel also received a release date, according to the Little, Brown Book Group's website, "The Casual Vacancy" will be released in hard cover, ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Levi Johnston, who famously fathered a child with Bristol Palin, is going to welcome baby No. 2.
Johnston's girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby, is pregnant, Us Weekly reported on Tuesday, April 3, quoting his rep. Oglesby, a blonde, 20-year-old preschool teacher, has been dating Johnston, 21 for a year, the magazine said. The two live in Wasilla, Alaska, the hometown of former Alaska governor and Republican star Sarah Palin and her family.
The "Honey Badger" narrator Randall, of the YouTube viral sensation "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger," sat down with OnTheRedCarpet.com to make his predictions for the 84th Academy Awards.
Randall, who remained anonymous until revealing himself about a year after the video became an internet sensation, is currently promoting his new book, "Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals," which is available now on Amazon.com.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling signed a new book deal to write her first novel for an adult audience, Little, Brown publishing announced on Thursday.
The title, release date and details about the publication have not been revealed.
"Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world," Rowling, 46, said in a statement released by Little, Brown.
The "Honey Badger" narrator sat down with OnTheRedCarpet.com to talk about his intentions and what has happened since his YouTube video "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger" went viral.
The YouTube video was voiced by Randall from Randall's Wild Wild World of Animals. The Honey Badger is just one of several videos on Randall's YouTube page, which feature him narrating over National Geographic footage.
Taye Diggs is known as a theater, film and television actor and can now add a new title to his resume: Children's book author.
The 40-year-old actor, who plays a strong, charismatic doctor in ABC's drama "Private Practice," penned "Chocolate Me!," which details one boy's struggle to fit in with those who are different from him. The book was released on Tuesday, September 27.
Levi Johnston, 21, who fathered a child with Bristol Palin, the daughter of the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, wrote a tell-all book about the Palin family, which is slated for release on September 20.
In his book, "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs," Johnston claimed that Bristol got pregnant on purpose because she was jealous of Sarah Palin's pregnancy with Trig. According to the Associated Press, in the book Johnston claimed Bristol told him in March 2008, "let's get pregnant."
La Toya Jackson is currently promoting her new tell-all book, "Starting Over," which hit bookshelves on June 21 and sat down with OnTheRedCarpet.com to share photos and details from the memoir.
"In the beginning, I was afraid to write it because I was embarrassed to let people know about my life and what I went through and what I endured," La Toya told OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Tony Cabrera on Friday.