Morning Quickies: Obviously, Amanda Knox Wants A Book Deal

  • Amanda Knox has hired a top literary agent to negotiate a book deal about her crazy life, for which she is expected to land seven-figures. Amanda was accused of the 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Italy. She served four years of a 26-year-sentence before being cleared in October. [BBC]
  • Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, ballet dancer Charles Askegard. [New York Post]
  • Fox Business called “The Muppets” communist. Oh, Fox. Why you gotta be a hater? [Huffington Post]

  • Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” has signed with 50 Cent’s G-Note label. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Frisky friend Julieanne Smolinski once worked on a TV show in Hollywood. Here’s what she learned: “Don’t look directly at Pat O’Brien’s mustache. He will catch you.” [xoJane]  
  • Why the big stink over Lana Del Rey changing her name from Lizzy Grant and dyeing her hair? This is what people in the entertainment business do. [The Hairpin]
  • “No crazy chicks”: eight red flags that blogger Jill Filipovic learned from online dating. [GOOD]
  • A 10-year-old girl saved her mom’s life by performing CPR, which she learned to do from “Grey’s Anatomy.” [Jezebel]
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