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Jada Pinkett Smith Inks Deal for “No Holds Barred” Memoir

Jada Pinkett Smith has a lifetime of thoughts she’d like to set down. “Jada Pinkett Smith chronicles lessons learned in the course of a difficult but riveting journey — a rollercoaster ride from the depths of suicidal depression to the heights of personal rediscovery and the celebration of authentic feminine power,” read Thursday’s announcement by […]

Lucy Liu to Narrate Audiobook of Celeste Ng’s ‘Our Missing Hearts’ Novel

Lucy Liu is set to lend her voice for her first solo audiobook performance. The actress will narrate the audiobook of Our Missing Hearts from bes-tselling author Celeste Ng, Penguin Random House Audio announced Wednesday. Our Missing Hearts, set to release on Oct. 4, tells the story of 12-year-old Bird, whose mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet, […]

“He Had a Preternatural Ability to Detect People’s Vanities”: An Excerpt From Harvey Weinstein Biography ‘Hollywood Ending’

In 2017, Ronan Farrow published an extensive takedown of Harvey Weinstein, following New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in exposing the producer’s years of abuse and sexual assault. He received help and consultation from fellow New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta, who first heard the whisperings about Weinstein’s behavior twenty years prior, while reporting on […]

Shonda Rhimes, Julia Quinn Team for ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Book

Author Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes are teaming for a Bridgerton prequel novel. Avon Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, has acquired North American rights to a collaborative novel written by Bridgerton author Quinn and Rhimes, who executive produces the Netflix original series, it was announced Thursday. The novel will be based […]

‘Goosebumps’ Turns 30: R.L. Stine Reflects on Writing Series, Scaring Generations of Young Readers

A haunted mask, a sea monster, an abominable snowman, ghost dogs and a living ventriloquist dummy are just a few of the famous fears featured in R.L. Stine’s long-running Goosebumps series. For 30 years, Stine has been scaring generations of kids with his monthly Scholastic book series, first introduced in 1992 with Goosebumps: Welcome to […]

Colton Haynes Discusses Lengths He Took To Stay in Closet on ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Arrow’

When a teenage Colton Haynes appeared in a suggestive spread in a 2006 issue of underground magazine XY — shirtless, locking lips and in evocative poses with his then-boyfriend — the aspiring actor-model was sure it would help launch his career. Not only that, he was so proud of the shoot that he sold copies […]

Carter Bays on How the End of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Led to Debut Novel ‘The Mutual Friend’

When the final season of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother concluded in 2014, co-creator Carter Bays wasn’t sure what was in store next. But his answer came when dusting off a book and finding inspiration in the varied worlds of literary fiction. “After working on How I Met Your Mother for 10 years and […]

Julio Torres Hopes to Showcase the “Beauty of Everyday Life and Objects” in ‘I Want to Be a Vase’ Book

When Julio Torres released an HBO special My Favorite Shapes, he shared his favorite shapes, while offering varied stories, anecdotes and jokes. Now three years later, the comedian is continuing to take the audience into a vibrant world of shapes but now more specifically household objects in his debut children’s book I Want to Be […]

Sex Columnist Details Chance (But Chaste!) Encounter With Ethan Hawke in New Tell-All

With Moon Knight, The Northman and The Black Phone, Ethan Hawke is having (yet) another moment, but writer Alyssa Shelasky still isn’t over the one she shared with him on the streets of New York City back in 2004. In her new tell-all, This Might Be Too Personal, Shelasky, who pens New York magazine’s Sex […]

Colleen Hoover’s ‘Maybe Someday’ Novel Acquired by eOne for TV (Exclusive)

Colleen Hoover’s novel Maybe Someday is set to get the adaptation treatment. Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) has closed a deal to develop the New York Times bestselling author’s 2014 novel into a television series. Hoover and Lauren Levine (I Am David, Bridge to Terabithia) will executive produce while eOne will serve as the studio. The adaptation would […]

Geena Davis Memoir ‘Dying of Politeness’ to Release in Fall

Oscar winner Geena Davis has a memoir coming out this fall, titled Dying of Politeness, and described by the actor as her “journey to badassery.” HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday that the book will be published Oct. 11. According to the publisher, Davis will share “laugh-out tales” about her modeling career and […]

Henry Winkler to Release Memoir in 2024

Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became famous in the 1970s as “The Fonz” on the […]