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In Defense Of Zoe Sugg: Since When Is Knowing Your Limits And Asking For Help A Bad Thing?

British fashion and beauty vlogger Zoe Sugg, 24, had a ghostwriter help her on her debut novel, Girl Online, and it matters. Because. Because … because. That’s why. It just matters.

My original intention was to say that it really and truly doesn’t matter, and it really and truly doesn’t. Most autobiographies are ghostwritten (which gives a truly different meaning to the idea of “autobiography”). R.L. Stine had people help him write the Goosebumps books (he wrote them, but he got help with outlining). George Takei’s Facebook page is — GASP! — not written by George Takei. The Nancy Drew series was ghost written. The Sweet Valley High series was ghostwritten. And if you want to talk about dishonesty of some kind, let’s talk about the fact that F. Scott Fitzgerald flat-out plagiarized his wife Zelda for his books while excoriating her publicly as a terrible writer. If we want to talk about it mattering that someone “got help” or “hired people” or “stole from their wives,” let’s not jump on Zoe Sugg; let’s jump on Fitzgerald. He’s the one who’s heralded as one of the greatest writers of his time and whose works are taught in high schools and universities around the nation/globe without mentioning that he stole from Zelda Fitzgerald. How can you tell students not to plagiarize and then teach them plagiarized works? Keep reading »

Remember When Julia Stiles Played A Streetwise Hacker On “Ghostwriter”?

"Can you jam with the console cowboys in cyberspace?"

Lucky for us, the internet remembers. What’s the internet, you ask? Well, according to Julia Stiles’ character in this clip from a 1993 “Ghostwriter” episode, “It’s a world where you’re judged by what you say and think, not by what you look like, a world where curiosity and imagination equals power.” God, I miss the ’90s. [Boing Boing]

Morning Quickies: Gwyneth Didn’t Ghostwrite, Dammit!

Gwyneth's Cookbook
Behold, a dramatic reading of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook. Read More »
Gwyn's A Bad Feminist
Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple Martin photo
Why Gwyneth calls herself a bad feminist. Read More »
Gwyneth On Depression
The actress opens up about suffering from post-partum depression. Read More »
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow is pissed that The New York Times published a piece by Julia Turshen, who claims to be her ghostwriter for her 2011 cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. “Love The New York Times dining section but this week’s facts need checking. No ghostwriter on my cookbook,” she tweeted this weekend. “I wrote every word myself.” [Us Weekly]
  • The embarrassing husbands of reality TV. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Why your boobs can be different sizes. [Gurl.com]
  • Kourtney Kardashian begs the question: do you have to wear pants with a shirtdress? [Betty Confidential]
  • Here’s a video of Kate Middleton’s cousin Katrina Darling dancing burlesque! [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »
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