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Prince's Memoir Slights Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry

'It's hard to imagine anyone being disappointed'

(Newser) - Prince had high hopes for his autobiography, begun three months before his April 2016 death . "Could it solve racism?" the musician is quoted as asking the writer he recruited to work with him on the project. Dan Piepenbring tells the BBC that Prince "saw the book as a... More »

Elton John Drops Bomb About His 'Sociopath' Mom

The pop legend opens up on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

(Newser) - Elton John is talking about his turbulent relationship with his mother—and says he's "glad" she never met his two young sons, People reports. The singing legend opened up on CBS Sunday Morning about how his mother, Sheila Farebrother, didn't meet sons Zachary, 8, and Elijah, 6,... More »

Queer Eye Star Reveals His Private Pain

Jonathan Van Ness talks about his upcoming memoir, 'Over the Top'

(Newser) - Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness is baring his soul a few days before the release of his new memoir, People reports. The fabulous 32-year-old opened up about his history of sexual assault, drug addiction, HIV—and now, nightmares. "I've had nightmares every night for the past three... More »

Sarah Sanders' First Day on Fox: I 'Loved' Working for Trump

She's also got a new book on the way from St. Martin's Press

(Newser) - It's been a few months since we've seen Sarah Sanders appear regularly in front of the camera after she announced in June she was stepping down from her White House post, but we're about to find her on our TV screens a whole lot more. Friday marked... More »

Portman Says 'Creepy' Moby Pursued Her at 18

Actress disputes musician's account in new memoir

(Newser) - Musician Moby claims he touched his naked penis against Donald Trump for a bet at a party in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, per the Guardian . Surprisingly, that's not the assertion headlines are focused on. As Harper's Bazaar reports, Natalie Portman has accused the 53-year-old of... More »

Demi Moore Got a Book Deal in 2010. Now, the Actual Book

Her memoir, 'Inside Out,' will be released Sept. 24

(Newser) - Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls "deeply candid and insightful." Moore's Inside Out is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, she will write openly about everything from her... More »

Sales for Obama's Memoir Are Stunning

'Becoming' tops Amazon's charts for 47 straight days

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's Becoming, a best-seller? Yeah, just a little: The inspirational memoir is now one of the most popular books of the decade—at least according to sales on Amazon, CNN reports. It's been the site's No. 1 title almost every day since being released over two... More »

Obama: 'She's Really Tall and Most of It Was Legs'

The former president surprises his wife with flowers

(Newser) - "This is like—you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert? ... Like, 'Crazy in Love'?" So said Barack Obama when he showed up Saturday at the Washington, DC, stop on wife Michelle's tour for her new memoir, Becoming, per CNN . "It's the... More »

Trump Reponds to Criticism by Michelle Obama

But he takes shot at her husband, not her

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, is officially out on Tuesday, but outlets including the AP and the Washington Post got their hands on advance copies. Some of the first headlines focused on the former first lady's criticism of President Trump—among other things, she calls him a "mysogynist"... More »

Michelle Obama Slams Trump in New Memoir

She tried to 'block it all out' when she realized he would succeed Barack

(Newser) - MIchelle Obama's new memoir Becoming looks back at high points in her life, including the "toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfillment, wonder" when Barack first kissed her—and low points, including the election of President Trump. In an advance copy seen by the AP , the former first lady... More »

He Didn't Commit Crime He Was Jailed For. Now, the Oprah Nod

Winfrey picks memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for 30 years, for book club

(Newser) - Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for nearly 30 years, can hardly believe how his luck has changed. Hinton's memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, a dream for virtually any writer and beyond the... More »

Trump: 'Slime Ball' Comey 'Should Be Prosecuted'

Guess he didn't like mention of the size of his hands

(Newser) - President Trump slammed James Comey as a "weak and untruthful slime ball" Friday as unflattering details from the former FBI director's soon-to-be-released memoir continue to trickle out. "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!" who is "a proven LEAKER & LIAR" and "... More »

Lloyd Webber on Sarah Brightman Affair: 'Of Course I Loved the Sex'

He tells their story in new memoir, out Tuesday

(Newser) - Andrew Lloyd Webber "dreaded" writing about his affair with Sarah Brightman, which led to a marriage and ultimately a divorce, he writes in his new memoir. But write about it he did, revealing that after first meeting when Brightman auditioned for Cats in the early 1980s and their shared... More »

Michelle Obama Set to Release Her Memoir in November

The former first lady's much anticipated book will be called 'Becoming'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out... More »

After Their Spouses' High-Profile Deaths Came ... Love

The unlikely/likely match: 'When Breath Becomes Air' widow, 'The Bright Hour' widower

(Newser) - The memoirs were published to praise and, in both cases, posthumously. Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air was released in 2016 and chronicled the 37-year-old's experience with lung cancer; the next year came The Bright Hour from Nina Riggs, a woman whose life was cut short by breast... More »

Man Who Doubts Auschwitz's Gas Buys Emperor's WWII Memoir

Dr. Katsuya Takasu paid $275K for Japanese Emperor Hirohito's recollections

(Newser) - Japanese Emperor Hirohito's WWII memoir was expected to fetch as much as $150,000 at auction in New York Wednesday. It instead sold for $275,000, but the sale price is potentially less interesting than the buyer: Dr. Katsuya Takasu, a man the BBC describes as an accused Holocaust... More »

Clinton: 'My Skin Crawled' When Trump Stood Behind Me

In memoir, she wonders if she should have said, 'Back up, creep'

(Newser) - MSNBC's Morning Joe has gotten an early excerpt from Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, and one snippet in particular is already making headlines everywhere from Axios to Breitbart . In it, Clinton recalls an Oct. 9 town-hall debate with Donald Trump during which he stood behind her as she spoke,... More »

Caitlyn Makes Big Reveal in New Memoir

She's had gender reassignment surgery, 'People' confirms

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner has a new memoir dropping April 25, and she makes a big announcement in it, People has confirmed: She underwent gender reassignment surgery in January, meaning her physical transformation from male to female is more or less complete. "The surgery was a success, and I feel not... More »

5 Things We Learned From Alec Baldwin's Memoir

Including the fact that he didn't prepare much for his first Trump impression

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's Nevertheless: A Memoir is out this month, and Vanity Fair has an excerpt in which the actor discusses his Saturday Night Live hosting stints, 30 Rock, and, of course, his President Trump impression. Five stories:
  1. On his decision to do a TV show: He learned about the
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Ivana Trump's 'Unfiltered' Memoir Coming Soon

It will focus on her three children with Donald Trump

(Newser) - Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. Raising Trump will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books tells the AP . According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of "motherhood, strength, and resilience" and... More »

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