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Was Embattled Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg’s Media Meltdown a Plea for Help Or a Pitch for a Book Deal?

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It was the s*** show everyone was either watching, tweeting or talking about in real time from 2:30 pm on Monday until late into the night. Former Trump aide, employee and campaigner, Sam Nunberg had a major media meltdown across five shows on two cable news networks and several local TV news programs in NYC and elsewhere. He also, reportedly, contacted every journalist who mentioned his name on social media, many of whom tweeted in disbelief that he had contacted them. Nunberg’s tirade was being discussed and analyzed on just about every network covering politics and pop culture. The one place he was not seen was on FOX News, which chose to cover Sunday night’s Oscar ratings, instead. If you…

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Jenny Slate is Winning with a New Commercial and Collection of Feminist Fables

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Actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been winning! She had us all in stitches on Parks and Recreation as Mona-Lisa Saperstein and since then, she’s starred in a variety of shows and movies like Lady Dynamite, Zootopia, and Girls. Last week, Slate not only debuted an Old Navy holiday ad, she also announced that she is writing her first book: a collection of feminist essays and fables. Though she’s a very funny lady on-screen, Slate has always been very serious, and outspoken on her opinions about feminism and womanhood. Slate clearly defines herself as a woman who’s life and success are her own, even responding to queries that her relationship with actor Chris Evans may be a benefit of fame. “There are so many women spoken…

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Glee’s Chris Colfer Signs Deal with Little, Brown for Continuation of ‘Land of Stories’

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Actor, singer, and writer, Chris Colfer is a man of many talents. In addition to his 2011 Golden Globe win for his performance as Kurt Hummel on Glee, he is also the author of the children’s book series, Land of Stories, where twins Alex and Conner magically travel into the stories of the books they’ve been reading, and find themselves in the company of the fairy-tale characters. While the series seemed to have ended this past year, with Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, it’s just been announced that Colfer has signed a book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to write not only two new books for Land of Stories, but also an insider’s guide! The series started in 2012, with Land of Stories:…

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Cassandra Clare Signs Seven-Figure Book Deal for New Series

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Cassandra Clare, New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Young Adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and  The Dark Artifices, has just signed a seven-figure book deal with Del Rey Books to launch a new series in the same genre, but with an adult audience as the focus. Sword Catcher, the first book in this new series is currently in progress, and a publication date will be announced shortly. Readers should expect the books to be high fantasy novels, dealing with “criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors,” a step away from the New York City set of The City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare tweeted the big news yesterday:   While not much has been reported…

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Trending Today: Weeks After Signing Book Deal, Colin Kaepernick Lands GQ Cover

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Since being frozen out of the NFL this season for staging silent protests during the singing of the National Anthem, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to go gently into that good night. Though it seems his professional football career has stalled, Kaepernick is still making power moves away from the gridiron. Last month, it was announced that he signed a $1 million book deal with Random House imprint, One World. Neither Kaepernick nor One World have commented on what the book will cover, but many speculate the events of the last two years, including how a veteran advised him to take a knee— as opposed to sitting during the anthem— to honor oppressed people killed by the gross systemic…

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Colin Kaepernick Signs $1 Million Deal with Random House Imprint

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Football players have been making headlines about their behaviors off the field for years, but last year, ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for very different reasons.  In order to bring attention to the oppression of people of color, Kaepernick decided he would kneel and continue to kneel during the playing of the national anthem until the words in the song rang true for everyone. His actions yielded a very different responses from the public and from those in the public eye. We saw everything from #veteransforkaepernick trending, and a well-known former NYPD officer declaring his support of Kaepernick; while others have posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick’s jersey and threats to boycott the NFL if Kaepernick was…

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Will Release Childhood Memoir

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Trevor Noah, the erstwhile comedy-cutie turned host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, has just nailed a book deal. Noah has promised Spiegel & Grau, of Penguin Random House, a collection of personal essays on growing up in South Africa during the final years of apartheid as a child of a then-illegal biracial relationship. The book, currently untitled, is slated to come out in November, and is said to contain crazy stories from Noah’s youth — including the time when “he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters.” The Associated Press revealed that insiders are reporting the deal is valued at more than $3 million. In a statement about the new deal, Noah quipped, “I couldn’t find…

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If You’re Not already Sated by “I Am Cait,” there’s a New Book Coming in 2017

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Grand Central Publishing has announced that they have inked a deal with Caitlyn Jenner to write a memoir documenting her transition and career. The book is set to release in the spring of 2017. As for details, the publishing house says Jenner will co-write the book with Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. For more on the story, click here.

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