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Belinda Carlisle’s Lips Are Unsealed

I don’t think I knew any young girls growing up in the ’80s who didn’t worship the all-girls rock band The Go-Go’s. I was no exception. I was specifically taken with the funky hair-rocking, Day-Glo-clothes-sporting, frosted lipstick-wearing lead singer, Belinda Carlisle. I wanted to be her, but now I’m not so sure. Belinda’s new tell-all memoir, Lips Unsealed, reveals that her life was more hell than heaven on earth. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about the Go-Go. Keep reading »

An Illiterate R. Kelly Wants You To Read His Book

Here’s some amazing news: R. Kelly — the guy who has written hits like “You Remind Me of Something,” given us cinematic gems like the “Trapped in the Closet” saga, battled against child-pornography charges, and admitted that he couldn’t “read really” — is penning a memoir. The book will be released in early 2011 from Tavis Smiley’s publishing house, Smiley Books, and will address the death of Kelly’s mother and his six-year legal battle. Here’s what he had to say in a press release: “I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama.” Keep reading »

Jodie Sweetin’s Book Not So, Uh, Sweet

You can tell a lot about a book by the first sentence. And the first sentence of Jodie Sweetin’s memoir is pretty telling: “F**k it” (only without the astericks). You probably remember Jodie as Stephanie Tanner on “Full House,” the middle sister with blonde hair who had perfected the art of wearing a scrunchie. So when she popped out of obscurity in 2006 and appeared on “Good Morning America” to reveal that she was a recovering coke and meth addict, it was pretty shocking. Turns out, it was only half true—she was an addict, but she was hardly recovered. She had a serious relapse, even as she began touring the country and warning college students about the dangers of drugs. Next Tuesday, Jodie’s memoir Unsweetined comes out, and finally she’s ready to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And it’s pretty gritty. Read an excerpt after the jump. Keep reading »

No Time To Write Your Life Story? Compose A Six-Word Memoir Instead

“Liars, hysterectomy didn’t improve sex life!” That’s Joan Rivers’ six-word memoir, as published in Not Quite What I Was Planning, which has been rereleased in a deluxe edition for the holidays. We’re hoping they add ours to the next edition … [Jezebel]

  • “It’s had its ups and downs.” — Annika
  • “Good parents; spoiled, but not rotten.” — Claire
  • “Born, raised, wild, engaged, f*** it.” — Amelia
  • “These six words have been censored.” — Susannah
  • “Stress-free since I lost my virginity.” — Simcha
  • “Still eating peanut butter sandwiches daily.” — Catherine
  • “Hopefully I’m just a late bloomer.” — Wendy
  • Write your own six-word memoir in the comments! Keep reading »

    Congrats Cody!

    Smart women, like good strippers, know how to market themselves and Diablo Cody has found more ways to turn a buck than pasties with tassels. The Academy Award Winning screenwriter of Juno, who sauntered up to accept her award with skull earrings, a sexy lady tattoo, and a leopard print dress with a slit up her thigh, wants to scare the establishment even more. For Cody’s next projects, she’ll be writing a horror flick, teaming up with Steven Spielberg to make a series for Showtime, and will also be writing another memoir. Guaranteed this new one will have a happy ending! [USA Today] Keep reading »

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