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About That Time MTV VJ Kennedy Almost Lost Her Virginity To Michael Jordan…

Former MTV VJ Kennedy (you probably remember her if you were a loyal “Alternative Nation” watcher as I was) makes some outrageous claims in her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles.

In a chapter titled “MJ and the VJ” Kennedy recounts a game of dice back in 1995, when she was still a virgin. In the book, she writes about a dinner with Michael Jordan and Russell Simmons at the Bowery Bar. Allegedly, the basketball star broke out some dice and suggested they “play for something,” saying, “If I win, you come back to my hotel room with me tonight.” Kennedy flipped out worrying that Jordan’s potentially large dick might “eviscerate [her] from the inside out” (a valid concern when your hymen is still intact). Keep reading »

Mindy Kaling Is Writing Her Second Memoir

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Mindy Kaling

Shhh. Don’t tell Mindy Kaling, but I didn’t read her first memoir. (Yet!) From what I hear, 2011′s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) was okay. Her publisher thinks it was more-than-okay, because the 33-year-old is going to write a second memoir about “the high highs and the low lows of the past 18 months” during the hiatus before the second season of “The Mindy Project.” And if that’s not enough Mindy Kaling for you, she’s also coming back as Kelly Kapoor for “The Office” series finale. Damn, that girl is going to be busy! I guess there’s no time anymore for lunches with Reese Witherspoon or flirting with President Clinton. [Deadline Hollywood] [Image: WENN]

Shirley MacLaine Waited In The Next Room While Her Daughter Lost Her Virginity

In her new memoir, Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine’s daughter, Sachi Parker, reveals some shocking information about her famous mom. In the book, there’s an excerpt about how Shirley MacLaine invited her sex therapist friends over to support Parker when she lost her virginity at age 17. According to the Daily Mail:

“Sachi says Phyllis told her mother: ’It would be a fabulous opportunity for Sachi, to have her first introduction to sex with all of us here as a support group. We could talk about it afterwards and validate her feelings.’ As Sachi flushed with embarrassment, she says her mother declared:  ‘I think it’s a wonderful idea. We’re all here to help you, sweetheart.’ Once [her] mission was accomplished, we had to face the next hurdle: reporting back. We hid out in the bedroom until we heard a light knock on the door, and Mom’s voice, ‘Is everything OK in there?’”

I feel uncomfortable just reading that. I know Shirley MacLaine is deep into UFO conspiracies and New Age business, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that she thought it would be a good idea to throw a hippie party for her daughter’s V-card loss. But it’s still weird. Shirley MacLaine’s team is not commenting on the incident. [Daily Mail UK]

Update: Shirley MacLaine’s responded with the following statement:

“It’s a painful moment for me as a mother and as someone who values the truth. I’m shocked and heartbroken that my daughter would make statements about me that are virtually all fiction. I’ve praised her lovingly and truthfully in my own autobiographies. I’m sorry to see such a dishonest, opportunistic effort from my daughter for whom I’ve only ever wanted the best.”

Morning Quickies: Is Anna Wintour Writing A Memoir? & Megan Fox “In Tears” Over Shia Hookup

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  • Anna Wintour of Vogue is allegedly scratching out a memoir, although her rep denies it. I’m still holding out hope for the Grace Coddington memoir. [New York Post]
  • “The Simpsons” invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to lend their voices to an episode during their visit to L.A.. Even though they got a personalized letter from Homer Simpson, the royals gracefully declined. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Adele may be joining “The Voice” … but in the UK, dammit. [UK Mirror]
  • He may have stormed off in a huff and headed back to Staten Island, but Vinny returned to film “Jersey Shore” this weekend. Whew. [BuzzFeed]

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This Is The Only Way To Read Justin Bieber’s Memoir

Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent does an interpretive reading of Justin Bieber‘s supposedly-not-a-memoir, First Step 2 Forever: My Story. Yes, Justin, it may technically be a picture book. But it’s also a dramatic retelling of your life story, so far. So we’re gonna call a spade a spade, and we’re thrilled that you’ve joined the ranks of young stars to pen memoirs. More please, more. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Frisky Q & A: Author Abby Sher Talks Prayer, Yoga, & OCD

As I tore through the pages of Abby Sher’s new book, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things), I felt like I was in the passenger’s seat accompanying her on the bumpy ride through her lifelong struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. An extended meditation filled with humor and grace, and anxieties, fears, joys and sorrows, Abby’s memoir brought me right to the center of her vulnerable humanity and my own. I now understood OCD in a whole new way—not as something foreign, but as an antidote to the uncertainty of existence that we all can relate to. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand OCD, or themselves, more intimately. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Nine-Year-Old “Slumdog” Actress Writes A Memoir

  • Nine year-old Rubina Ali is more than just an adorable actress from “Slumdog Millionaire”—she’s also a soon-to-be author! [People] – From the description, the memoir sounds just as vivid as the beautiful film.
  • Denise Richards talks about her “complicated” life in an interview with PopEater. [Pop Eater] — She actually sounds fairly intelligent! Way to step it up, Denise! Now if you could just stop flaunting your bra straps like a wannabe bimbo…
  • Now that James Franco has bailed on giving the UCLA commencement speech, students are rallying together to try to get Conan O’Brien to give it. [Perez] — Here’s hoping they can get the hilarious redhead to show! I will be very jealous if they do.

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