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Jason Priestley signs book deal, will dish on his '90210' days

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Jason Priestley, ’90s heartthrob and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, signed a book deal with HarperCollins, The Hollywood Reporter first reported.

The 42-year-old actor, who played Brandon Walsh on the Fox series, will pen a memoir surrounding his personal struggles with alcohol, (including a five-day sentence for drunken driving in 1998), as well as his turbulent working relationship with 90210 creator Aaron Spelling.

THR reports Priestley pocketed a “multiple six-figure advance for the still untitled book,” to be released in spring 2014.

Priestley currently stars on Canadian comedy series Call Me Fitz and has made guest appearances on Psych and Medium.

Comedian Jenny Johnson signs book deal

It Books, a subsidiary of HarperCollins, recently signed comedian and Twitter star Jenny Johnson, according to The Hollywood ReporterThis morning, Johnson tweeted: “Next stop, Oprah’s book club.”

The GQ, Glamour, and Grantland.com contributer and former television news producer became an overnight sensation after her late 2012 Twitter feud with R&B singer Chris Brown.

Johnson’s book of humorous essays is expected to be released in 2015.

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Sarah Palin to write Christmas book

Sarah Palin has a new book coming, this time about Christmas.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor has a deal with HarperCollins for A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas, scheduled for November. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of Christmas and call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance. READ FULL STORY

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook's CEO, signs a two-book deal

The Associated Press reports that HarperCollins has announced a two-book deal with Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Randi is planning to write a memoir titled Dot Complicated, as well as a children’s book. The memoir, which is scheduled for a Nov. 5 release, will provide insight into the digital world. From her time as Facebook’s marketing director to her time as a mother and founder of the Zuckerberg Media Company, Randi will share her experiences with life in the digital age.

“I am thrilled to be working with HarperCollins to share some of my own crazy experiences on the front lines of social media and to inspire people of all ages to embrace technology, as well as the new set of social norms that come along with it,” she said.

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