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Chris Colfer to release his first young-adult novel 'Struck by Lightning'

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

Protect our youth: Dennis Rodman has written a children's book

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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New biography: Mick Jagger had sex with David Bowie, Eric Clapton, every other famous person

Cover and excerpt reveal for Hilary Duff's third novel 'True' -- EXCLUSIVE

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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

New biography: Mick Jagger had sex with David Bowie, Eric Clapton, every other famous person

As you may have heard by now, Christopher Andersen’s scandalous Mick Jagger biography hits shelves tomorrow, July 10.

Titled Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, Andersen’s latest celebrity tell-all recounts the Rolling Stones frontman’s 68 years of exploits, from his sexual escapades with David Bowie to his thoughts about Beyoncé (“impressed”).

The book’s index of bad boy antics stretch back to Jagger’s childhood (wee four-year-old Mick kicked down other kids’ sandcastles) to his prep-school rebellion (he “got into serious trouble for wearing his hair too long and his jeans too tight”).

Yet, of course, it’s adult Mick who got into the most trouble. The bio’s full of salacious stories, including some new details on Jagger’s run-ins with royalty, celebrities, sex, drugs, and, once in a while, rock and roll.

Overall, Mick clocks in at 328 pages, each jam-packed with juiciness. So to help prepare you, here’s a rundown of some of the tabloid goodness: READ FULL STORY

'Glee' star Jenna Ushkowitz to write an inspirational memoir

Tina Cohen-Chang went from Glee‘s mousiest outcast to one of its sassiest, and now Jenna Ushkowitz — the 26-year-old actress who plays her — is penning a motivational memoir. Choosing Glee tells the story of Ushkowitz’s rise to TV musical prominence — from being adopted by a Long Island family at age 3, to starring in the Broadway hit Spring Awakening, and to becoming an integral part of New Directions — all while offering advice to her fans.

“People ask me, ‘How did you get here?’” Ushkowitz said in a statement. “Well, I learned how to fight for what I want. I learned to focus and work hard and not give up. I learned that every obstacle is really an opportunity. My goal is for you to walk away from this book looking at the world differently than when you started. It’s about how to have, do, and be anything you want.”

Choosing Glee is slated for Spring 2013.

Read more:
‘Glee’ Official William McKinley High School Yearbook: See pages! — EXCLUSIVE
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Alan Cumming plays all the roles in 'Macbeth' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Actor Alan Cumming can play a huge array of characters, from an evil Russian computer programmer to a blue, be-tailed mutant to Eli Gold, the venal public relations guru from The Good Wife. Cumming is putting that versatility to the test by starring in a one-man version of Shakespeare’s MacBeth for a limited engagement run at Lincoln Center. This latest reimagining casts Cumming as the only patient in a psych ward, where he is inhabited by the different characters from the classic tragedy. For those of us who can’t attend the show in person, Simon & Schuster Audio has recorded an audiobook version (out July 3) that captures the intensity of Cumming’s performance. Check out an interview with Cumming and an exclusive audio excerpt below! READ FULL STORY

Jenner sisters from 'Kardashians' to write dystopian novel

Young adult readers are hungry for dystopias following the success of The Hunger Games, and now two sisters from Keeping Up With the Kardashians are ready for more chaos.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced today that they are writing an as-yet-untitled book about two sisters in a futuristic world, due next summer. Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the book.

“We can’t wait to share these characters and the world we created with readers everywhere,” Kylie said in a statement.

The two have teamed up with Maya Sloan, author of High Before Homeroom, to co-write the story, which could be the first in a possible series, E! reports.

Cissy Houston to write a book about her daughter Whitney Houston

Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, has signed a deal with HarperCollins to tell the story of her megastar daughter’s life. The currently untitled book, which is described as the late singer’s “unabridged and unbelievable story,” is slated for February 2013. READ FULL STORY

Oprah's Book Club returns in a new, updated form

Since the end of her iconic daytime talk show last year, Oprah Winfrey’s sway in terms of TV ratings may have diminished, but it remains to be seen whether her influence on the publishing world is still intact. After a two-year hiatus, the popular Oprah’s Book Club is returning — no doubt to the relief of publishers, publicists, and booksellers everywhere. Winfrey’s first pick is Wild by Cheryl Strayed, which EW’s Melissa Maerz gave an “A” grade, calling it “a rich, riveting true story about a woman who has bottomed out emotionally and decides to do something wildly out of character — hike the Pacific Crest Trail — to get her life back on track.” READ FULL STORY

Chris Colfer bookstore appearance dates! -- FIRST LOOK

Glee star Chris Colfer has been on sold-out arena tours before, but come July, he’ll be embarking on a different kind of tour altogether. To promote his upcoming children’s book The Land of Stories (July 17), he’ll be giving book signings across the country, mostly in the New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco areas, as well as in Kurt Hummel’s home state of Ohio.

Described as a “modern-day fairy tale,” the book will focus on twins Alex and Conner, who leave the real world behind and find themselves in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy-tale characters — witches, goblins, trolls — they’ve always read about.

See if Colfer is coming to a bookstore near you! READ FULL STORY

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