MORNING ROUNDUP: George W. Bush to Promote New Memoir on 'Oprah'

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Plus: AOL redesigns its homepage, Meg Whitman says her illegal former housekeeper should be deported, CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts announce they're expecting twins, Audrina Patridge's mom apologizes for her drunken post-Dancing With the Stars rant - and other overnight news.

- George W. Bush will discuss his new memoir, Decision Points, on The Oprah Winfrey Show, according to the Drudge Report, which has excerpts. In the first chapter, entitled "Quitting," he recalls asking himself, "It was a simple question, 'Can you remember the last day you didn't have a drink?'" The former president doesn't mention Barack Obama, according to Drudge. [pullquote]

- AOL will debut a new homepage Monday in light of declines in ad revenue and traffic to its properties, the Wall Street Journal reports. The new design will feature its original news and more entertainment content, including from its partnerships with Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres.

- Less than a week before election day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman says her former illegal housekeeper should be deported. In an appearance on Fox News Thursday, Whitman said Nicky Diaz Santillan "forged documents and she lied about her immigration status." She went on, "And it breaks my heart. Gloria Allred pulled off a political stunt. And you know what? On Nov. 3, no one's going to care about Nicky Diaz. But the law is the law and we live in the rule of law. It's important."

- CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts, who got engaged in April, are expecting twins, they confirmed to People. CNN Newsroom's Phillips and Roberts, a co-anchor on American Morning, say they are "very excited."

- Gretchen Jones won Project Runway Thursday night, beating out Mondo Guerra and Andy South. Watch below.



- Audrina Patridge's mom has apologized for her drunken rant after her daughter was voted off Dancing With the Stars. "I am sincerely sorry for the negative things I said in the heat of the moment," Lynn Patridge, who admitted she’d consumed three glasses of wine before delivering an impromptu speech outside L.A.'s Beso restaurant Tuesday, said in a statement ot UsMagazine.com. "As a mother, there is no pain in this world like seeing your children upset. I am so proud of my daughter and all she has accomplished on Dancing with the Stars. I was extremely emotional after her elimination -- it just came as such a shock. I want to apologize for offending anyone."

 

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