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Kara DioGuardi to Pen American Idol Memoir

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Kara DioGuardi hopes to “inspire others to take a chance to succeed” with her upcoming memoir A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol.

DioGuardi appeared on the popular reality TV series for two short seasons, exiting the show in the wake of a huge judging panel shake-up.

Are you at all interested in what she has to say about it?

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Mix Tape: Chris Brown Denied Visa, Ace Frehley Writes Memoir

Chris Brown-Chris Brown was denied access into Britain as a result of his Rihanna assault case. His tour will be indefinitely postponed until he can clear his name

get a visa.

-Nassar Adhoot has been denied access to guitarist Joe Walsh. The Eagles musician was granted a restraining order after his neighbor threatened to kill him.

-Ace Frehley is putting down the guitar and picking up a pen. The former KISS player is authoring No Regrets, a memoir about a “life of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.”

-Ex-Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was found dead in his home yesterday morning. It’s believed the 40-year-old may have possibly died after a drinking binge.

First Look: Watch Julia Roberts Eat, Pray, Love in New Trailer

Most women would probably say that if they ever met Billy Crudup, James Franco or Javier Bardem, they would feel pretty content. But in ’ case, it takes all three.

In , an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular memoir, a discontented Roberts (Gilbert) sets off on a global adventure in hopes of discovering herself.

Get caught up in the journey when the movie unfolds on August 13.

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Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Patrick Swayze

, the three-time Golden Globe-nominated actor and dancer, died Monday after a public battle with cancer. He was 57 years old. According to a statement from his publicist, Patrick’s family was by his side at the time of his passing.

Swayze, who is best remembered for teaching Baby how to dance, boasted a number of memorable projects on his resume. In addition to Dirty Dancing, Patrick also starred in Ghost, The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Point Break and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. People’s former “Sexiest Man Alive” also appeared in several television projects including A&E’s (it was canceled this year after only one season) and the popular miniseries North and South.

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Serena Williams Has Arm Envy

Serena Williams on the cover of her memoirSerena Williams is “sensitive” about her “thick arms.” The muscular tennis star, who has her own clothing and skin care range, struggles to find flattering outfits and wishes she looked like slim US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Serena explained: “I think my thighs are too big. But also my arms. I think they’re too muscular. They’re too thick. I’m sensitive about my arms. I know that toned arms are in now. Look at Michelle Obama. She has great arms, and I think it’s wonderful that she shows them off like that! I love her for that. I’m like, ‘Keep wearing strapless dresses!’ But I don’t like mine.”

Serena has written a memoir, called On the Line, about her tennis career, becoming a fashion designer, and the 2003 murder of her eldest sister, Yetunde.

The 27-year-old athlete, who gained 20lbs after the death of Yetunde, wants young women to accept their body shape and not feel under pressure to lose weight.

“I wanted to explain how I see things. I wanted to talk about my body and my sisters, my career, what I’ve learned, what I’m still learning. I want women to know that it’s OK. You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.For some reason, everyone is obsessed with weight. Are you bigger? Are you smaller? And everyone cares about that! It’s insane. Some days, I’ll be bigger. Other days, I’ll be smaller. It’s not a big deal.”

Tony Curtis Claims Marilyn Monroe Miscarried His Child

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Hook-ups, Pregnancies, Rumors,

Curtis and Monroe in 'Some Like It Hot'While we uncover secrets in the wake of one icon’s shocking death, we are still uncovering mysteries regarding another icon, who passed away over 40 years ago. In a shocking revelation from his latest memoir (not so shocking), veteran actor Tony Curtis claims that not only did he have an affair with iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, but she miscarried his child.

Curtis asserts that the affair occurred when he was married to Psycho actress Janet Leigh and Monroe was wed to playwright Arthur Miller. Starting in 1950, he says that the couple were on and off, rekindling on the set of Some Like It Hot in 1958.

“When I was in bed with Marilyn I was never sure—before, during or after—where her mind was. She was an actress. She could play a part. She could give the part what she thought a man wanted. I never asked for more,” he writes.

According to him, the miscarriage took place shortly after Monroe’s husband, Miller, found out about the romance.

Tony’s memoir, The Making of Some Like It Hot, is due in stores this October.

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Kendra Wilkinson to Author Memoir

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sports, Television, Weddings,

Kendra Wilkinson is penning a memoir.

The 24-year-old former Playboy Playmate - who is expecting her first child with her American football star husband - can’t wait for the book to hit stores next year. She said in a statement released by publishers Simon Spotlight Entertainment: “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have a husband I adore, a baby on the way, and now my memoir is going to be published!”

The tome, which should be available next summer, will cover Kendra’s childhood as well as the period she spent living at the Playboy Mansion when she was dating 83-year-old magazine mogul . It will also look at her TV career, which includes reality shows The Girls Next Door and her new series Kendra.

“The memoir will be a humorous, relatable, fish-out-of-water tale that captures the spirit of one of the most beloved Playboy cover models in history,” the statement added.

Simon Spotlight Entertainment’s Jennifer Bergstrom said: “Kendra is so genuine and funny that her memoir is sure to be unique, refreshing, and a reflection of the woman so many people have fallen in love with.”

George W. Bush Decides to Write a Memoir

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Where Are They Now?,

George W. Bush

, the forty-third president of the United States of America, will put his thoughts to paper in a new memoir. The working title of the book is Decision Points, and the AP is reporting that it should be ready for publication sometime next year.

“I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions,” W. said over the phone to Associated Press reporters. “I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made, and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me.”

Bush famously coined the phrase “The Decider,” a title which he gave himself in defense of his War on Terror. Evidently, the book will explain to the public just what being The Decider means - in Bush’s mind, anyway. The memoir will explore a wide range of decisions, including his vice president selection of Dick Chaney.

No financial details on the book have been released.

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Samsung Memoir Cell Phone

MemoirSamsung Memoir has arrived at T-Mobile. The touchscreen cell phone is great for those who do a lot of picture taking with its 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, a 16x digital zoom, CMOS auto-focus and a full camera menu with features like geo-tagging and face detection. The 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6-inch phone weighs only 4.4 oz. and has a talk time of 5.5 hrs. and 12.5 days of standby. The Memoir is Bluetooth compatible and comes with a 1GB SD card, battery and charger, a USB cable and headset. At a retail price of $499.99, after a $200.00 instant and $50.00 mail-in rebate, the cellie will cost you $249.99.

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Patrick Swayze Memoir Due Out This Fall

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies,

Patrick Swayze and Lisa NiemiEven though he’s already opened up to Barbara Walters, still has a lot of story left to tell.

The 56-year-old and Lisa Niemi, his wife of 30 years, are currently working on a memoir that will hit the shelves this fall. According to Atria Books, the currently untitled project “will offer an intimate account of Patrick Swayze’s childhood, career and marriage, as well as his brave fight against a diagnosis of stage-four pancreatic cancer, from which he has gleaned wisdom and has remained resolutely optimistic.”

Lisa will also contribute passages about her experience “helping a loved one battle a life-threatening disease.”

Swayze says his intention is to help those who might benefit from the book. “With everything I’ve been fortunate enough to do in my life, and covering such a wide range of diverse subject matters, I’m told that my story has been inspirational to people,” the actor said in a statement. “I will write from my heart about these experiences and aside from the sheer pleasure of doing it, if people happen to garner inspiration from it, or incentive, or find a new way to love, it would be wonderful.”

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