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Lindsay Lohan Writing Tell-All

She's already gotten offers for book

(Newser) - It's just what you wanted for Christmas: Lindsay Lohan is writing a tell-all. Sources tell TMZ she's already met with a big literary agency and has even received a few six-figure offers, so there's pretty much no escaping it. The book will be based on journal entries... More »

Tell-All Reveals Crazy Johnny Carson Story

It involves a gun, an alleged affair, and Frank Gifford

(Newser) - A new tell-all from Johnny Carson's former lawyer includes a pretty nuts story about the iconic late night host. According to Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson, excerpted at Entertainment Weekly , Carson became convinced in 1962 that wife Joanne was cheating on him. Bushkin says he, Carson, and a private... More »

Schwarzenegger Dishes on Love Child in Tell-All

Governator: Wife Maria Shriver cornered me in couple's therapy

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger says he had no idea what awaited him when he entered couples therapy with wife Maria Shriver last year. "The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child—whether you fathered... More »

Love Penning Tell-All Memoir

Don't worry, it will have a co-author

(Newser) - Oh, goody: Someone decided to give Courtney Love a book deal. The rocker and controversy magnet will write not just a memoir, but a “tell-all” memoir, thanks to the deal with HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint, MediaBistro reports. Love will collaborate with Anthony Bozza, who has co-authored books with other... More »

Levi Johnston Going Rogue in New Tell-All

And it's called 'Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs'

(Newser) - Levi Johnston has already got a stacked resume (babydaddy, deadbeat dad, wannabe mayor, Playgirl model), and he's looking to add "author" to it, reports People. Johnston's new tell-all, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs, is headed our way this fall. And lest... More »

Kara DioGuardi: Producer Date-Raped Me

Former Idol judge's memoir also reveals child molestation

(Newser) - Another celebrity is revealing details of sexual abuse in a new memoir. This time it's former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, who discusses several disturbing incidents in her A Helluva High Note, out next week, E! reports. In 2000, she writes, a "fairly known producer" date-raped her after... More »

Judds 'Angry, Hurt' at Ashley's Memoir 'Betrayal'

'How she could betray her own flesh and blood?' says insider

(Newser) - Ashley Judd's family is not happy about her recently released memoir , which discloses details of a dysfunctional upbringing. "Naomi and Wynonna have had a strained relationship with Ashley for years," an insider tells Popeater . "This is the final nail in the coffin—they are very angry and... More »

John Daly's Ex-Wife Dishes on Sex, Golf, and 16th Hole

And you thought Tiger was a golfer gone wild

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like a golfer's wife spurned, and Sherrie Daly has a new book out giving her philandering ex more than a little hell, reports the New York Post. The fourth ex-wife of hard-drinking, chain-smoking golfer John Daly dishes on the temptations of the PGA tour, their nine-year... More »

Tell-All to Lift Curtain on Carla Bruni's Sex Life

Palace will take any attack on first lady 'very seriously'

(Newser) - One problem with marrying a celebrity when you’re the president of France: Unauthorized tell-alls are even more embarrassing than usual. Nicolas Sarkozy is probably not looking forward to the publication of a yet-to-be-titled book that promises to expose wife Carla Bruni’s “secret life and lovers.” No... More »

Oprah: Gayle Hates 'So-Called Biography'

Winfrey slams Kitty Kelley tell-all

(Newser) - Wondering how Oprah Winfrey feels about Kitty Kelley’s tell-all? Well, she still hasn’t said…but her best friend and rumored lover Gayle King is not a fan. Winfrey presented an award to King yesterday and called her the kind of friend who “sometimes cares about my life... More »

Tell-All: Oprah Lied About Sex Abuse

More shockers from Kitty Kelley's tell-all

(Newser) - You probably feel like you’ve already read Kitty Kelley’s Oprah Winfrey opus (she might be gay ! She refers to herself in the third person !), but the Daily Beast found more juiciness:
  • Sexual abuse: Oprah’s cousin claims she lied about being abused. Oprah “was a wild
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Buzz Off, Kitty Kelley—We Know Oprah's Not Perfect

Why would we want to see this woman shamed?

(Newser) - We're not perfect, and that's OK. And we know it's OK, writes Heather Havrilesky for Salon , because Oprah told us so. The queen of all media has shared her weight struggles, her history of sexual abuse ("years before it was considered remotely acceptable to do so"), and her... More »

5 Biggest Shockers in Oprah Tell-All

Well, 'shockers,' is a relative term

(Newser) - We’ve already heard all about the inevitable sexual orientation speculation in Kitty Kelley’s Oprah Winfrey tell-all, but there’s more to the book than that. The five revelations ABC News considers the “most shocking”:
  • Her mother: Oprah keeps her mother "on a very short leash,"
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Tell-All Reveals Martha's Sexual Exploits

Stewart painted as 'desperate' in book by ex-friend

(Newser) - Martha Stewart: Domestic goddess, business magnate, stalker? Sort of, if her ex-best friend is to be believed. In a new tell-all, Mariana Pasternak recalls Stewart’s desperate attempts to find a new husband, the New York Post reports. “Each time she met a man she liked, Martha heard wedding... More »

Scandal Fallout a 'Gut Punch': Jenny Sanford

SC first lady dishes on confessional press conference: 'way too long'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford continues to offer tantalizing glimpses into her relationship with South Carolina governor and soon-to-be ex-husband Mark Sanford and the fallout of his affair. Sanford sat down with Good Morning America and provided NPR with an excerpt of her new book, Staying True. Some quips and revelations:
  • The confessional
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11 Scandals From Saved by the Bell Tell-All

Dustin Diamond's 'Behind the Bell' offers a behind-the-scenes look

(Newser) - Sam Greenspan read Dustin "Screech" Diamond’s autobiography/Saved by the Bell tell-all Behind the Bell so that you wouldn’t have to. He offers up “the 11 most ridiculous, salacious and lurid sex (and drug) scandals” on 11 Points :
  • Dustin Diamond is a sex god: Yes, he and
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5 Things Conan Could Do Next

Launch a Fox rival? Return to SNL ? Reality TV?

(Newser) - NBC's shabby treatment of Conan O'Brien has been a recurring theme of the Jay Leno-centric late-night shuffle, but "he-who-rocks-the-dopest-pompadour-on-TV" has more options than you might think. MTV ponders his options.
  • Defect to Fox: The network is apparently interested, and it would be a great way to tick off NBC.
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Monica Lewinsky: Bill Lied

New book also claims Clinton had affair with Susan McDougal

(Newser) - The first history of Clinton scandal has been written, and Bill is unlikely to be happy about it. In a new book, Monica Lewinsky is quoted as saying she thinks he lied to a grand jury about their relationship, reports Politico . "There was no leeway (there) on the veracity... More »

Meet Trevor Neilson, Brangelina Puppetmaster

Ian Halperin tome reveals the man behind the brand

(Newser) - Insiders are split on the sincerity of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s global philanthropy spree, but everyone knows exactly who crafted their do-gooder image: Trevor Neilson. The “Hollywood philanthropy adviser” extraordinaire "practically created Brangelina,” an insider tells Ian Halperin for his book Brangelina. “It's practically... More »

Pothead Pitt, 'Cobra' Jolie Headed for Split

Vicious Angie has pals worried for Brad's safety, tell-all claims

(Newser) - A Brangelina breakup is coming down the pike "within 18 months, probably sooner," a new book about the power couple claims. "I talked to several people in Brad's family who wished they'd break up today," Ian Halperin, author of Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt ... More »

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