Last year, Super 8 actor Joel Courtney starred in the dark, cinematic trailer for N.D. Wilson’s Ashtown Burials novel The Dragon’s Tooth. A huge fan of the series, Courtney talks about the second book, The Drowned Vault, which is available now. Check out a clip of the teen actor sharing his thoughts on making the trailer, the series, and the newest book. He’s already grown up quite a bit since Super 8! READ FULL STORY
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The road from God-fearing Catholic schoolgirl to Playmate of the Year is always a complicated one, but it can also be quite funny. Jenny McCarthy has already written six best-selling books, but she’s never delved so deeply into her ultra-religious upbringing as she does in Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic (Oct. 2). Growing up, the former Playboy mainstay dreamed of becoming a nun rather than an actress/model, and the book chronicles the many twists along the way that took her life in a very different direction.
Check out the irreverent trailer for Bad Habits, which follows McCarthy as she attends a reading group for nuns. It looks to me like a preview for an actual reality show on Lifetime. READ FULL STORY
Aside from drunken exploits and her crazy family, late-night host Chelsea Handler’s favorite topic to write about is sex, so it shouldn’t be surprising that the title of her next book — 50 Shades of Chartreuse: This Time It’s Personal — spoofs E L James’ erotica phenomenon. Chartreuse will be released Oct. 2013 under Handler’s own A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing imprint of Grand Central Publishing. While the title seems to promise the new book will have the same raunchy, sarcastic tone as her first three essay collections, its tagline — which it shares with Jaws: The Revenge — might suggest this tome might be a little more serious. Handler has been expressing recently that she wants to take her E! series Chelsea Lately in a slightly weightier direction. In a statement, a rep for Grand Central Publishing said, “The new book is groundbreaking. Bigger stories, smaller type.”
Are you looking forward to 50 Shades of Chartreuse?
No, we don’t mean the 1990 movie. Or the 2012 remake. This Total Recall is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s upcoming memoir — chronicling his rise from Austrian bodybuilder to action hero to governor of California — and we have an exclusive look!
After leaving the governor’s mansion in January 2011, Schwarzenegger announced his plans to return to movie-making. (He did always say he’d be back.) He kicked things off nice and slow with a cameo in last month’s The Expendables 2, but his real big-screen comeback starts with The Last Stand, out this January. Until then, however, Arnold fans have his new autobiography to tide them over. Check out the trailer, which is epic in the way only an Arnold Schwarzenegger book trailer could be: READ FULL STORY
Pretty much across the board, it’s human nature to love animal photos and Betty White. White, a noted animal rights activist, describes herself as a “lifelong card-carrying zoo groupie.” She documents her encounters with giraffes, snakes, elephants, apes, koalas, and more in her new book Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo. (Sept. 4). Click through for pictures of White and her furry, scaly, and feathered buddies.
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Books tend to be a huge source of drama on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In the first season, a dinner party devolved into a shrieking, plate-shattering mess when Danielle Staub slid a copy of Cop without a Badge across the table. When Teresa Giudice made a few passive-aggressive jabs at some of her costars in her cookbook, friend turned against friend and sister turned against sister. Now tough-talking matriarch Caroline Manzo is getting in on the publishing game with Let Me Tell You Something, which will be released by HarperCollins Mar. 26, 2013 — and who knows whether it’ll stir up more drama if the ladies come back for future seasons. The title references Manzo’s most recognizable quote, uttered at the aforementioned table-flipping season one dinner party: “Let me tell you something about my family, we are as thick as thieves and we will protect each other until the end.” In the book, Manzo will impart advice on family, friendship, and happiness.
Will you let Caroline Manzo tell you something come Mar. 26?
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EW talked to Molly Ringwald recently about her new novel, When it Happens To You and her writing career. She also sure knows how to support her fellow writers! Here’s Ringwald reading the beginning of Emma Straub‘s new novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures (available Sept. 4).
Straub’s novel is about a young and blonde wisp of a girl named Elsa Emerson in 1920′s rural Wisconsin who, through various twists of fate, grows up to be Laura Lamont, dark-haired and exotic movie star. Straub previously wrote the wonderful short story collection Other People We Married and we’re guessing Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures will be among the more buzzed books in fall.
After the success of his best-selling middle-grade novel The Land of Stories, Glee star Chris Colfer will be publishing his first young-adult novel on Nov. 20. The upcoming novel, titled Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, will be a book adaptation of his movie by the same name, which will be released by Tribeca Film later this year. READ FULL STORY
All parents who can’t wait to head over to the bookstore to pick up a copy of a Dennis Rodman-penned children’s book for the young ones, please raise your hand and say, “I.”
Not all at once, please.
Okay, so maybe “The Worm” isn’t exactly the best candidate to impart wisdom on our nation’s impressionable youth (ahem, ahem). But that hasn’t stopped the 2011 NBA Hall of Fame inductee from trying his hand at doing just that.
The eccentric Rodman, who became just as famous for doing stuff like this off the court as he did for snagging rebounds during his 14-year career, has announced via his agent that he has co-written (with screenwriter Dustin Warburton) a book for youngsters entitled Dennis the Wild Bull. Per a release on the book’s official blog, Rodman embarked on the process “with the sole purpose of conveying good lessons to children based on…[his] own experiences.”
The book is slated to debut in September 2012, at what we can certainly deem an interesting time in the ex-NBA star’s own family life. In May he was sentenced to 104 hours of community service for failing to pay child support, and earlier this month, he reunited with his father (himself a daddy to 29 kids of his own!) after 42 years of separation.
No shelf price has been set, but any young adoring soul hoping to perhaps one day party as hard as Dennis did (does?) can receive a pre-ordered, personalized signed copy of the book for $30.
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Ready for the last drop? True, the third and final installment of Hilary Duff’s Elixir trilogy, doesn’t come out until Apr. 16 2013, but we have a super-early exclusive sneak peek at the cover and a sample chapter. Duff has always been one of the more enterprising former teen starlets, and her book series has earned a solid following of young adults who are enraptured by Clea and Ben’s travails. Check out the new pages of True and the full-sized cover art below. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY
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