A rep said:
A rep said:
But it seems he would make a wonderful creative writer!
And his first book can be about a troubled starlet's search for the mysterious land of "lockdown rehab" LOLz!
We previously posted that Lilo's proposed "lockdown" rehabilitation facility detailed in her lying-to-cops plea bargain doesn't actually exist in New York — the state where she's choosing to spend her 90 days of mandated confinement…
Fiction fans, listen up!
There are two new books out for you!!!
We're sure you're well aware of Ice-T and Coco…
Ice-T is the gangsta rapper turned actor and Coco is his vivacious wife. Today they both star together in their very own E! reality show, but now they have bookz!
Coco's novel, Angel, is full of mystery and magic! The synopsis reads:
Somewhere in between hosting the first season of Top Chef, contributing to CBS’ The Early Show and getting divorced from her ex-husband Billy Joel, Katie Lee found the time to write a novel, Groundswell.
She talked about the fact and fiction in the novel, being married to Billy Joel, and her fav summer dish in a recent interview.
Your novel is about a young woman fresh from a divorce from a superstar actor, looking for her next chapter in life. You're young and divorced from singer/songwriter Billy Joel. How autobiographical is this?
“Like any author, I take inspiration from my own life. Is it me? No. Is it fiction? Yes. Did I take elements from my own life? Of course. But it's totally fiction.”
You have great details in here about the life of the rich and famous. You pulled stuff from your former life?
“I've been exposed to a level of glitz and glamour that I would have never even known existed. To be able to draw off of that and make it realistic, that was great.”
You call Billy Joel "the best ex-husband a girl would ever ask for." Do you see each other often?
“We do. We're very good friends. I love him very much and always will. We're in the small percentage of marriages that ended happily.”
Will certain people see themselves in this book?
“Most of the characters are elements of people I know, or know of. If people are really looking they might see something.”
Your press says the book is about "how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need." Good quote. Is that your mantra now?
“I think anyone who has been through something that is difficult can identify with that. It's whenever you think you want something, or you lose something, there's a reason, and you have to accept it to take the next step forward.”
A blurb on the back of your novel calls it an "excellent beach read." How do you feel about that?
“It's fine with me! I hope I walk down the beach this summer and see people reading my book.”
One last thing. Want to share a perfect summer dish with us?
“Yes! I really got into Mexican food when I was down there researching the book. Fish tacos. I love fish tacos. Keep it light and grill them. Then customize them. Nothing better than guacamole and ice-cold margaritas.”
Those of us who went to see the new Harry Potter movie last weekend saw trailers for two comic book movies: The Green Lantern and The Green Hornet.
Clearly, it's all about
green comics these days, and Discovery Channel recognizes that! Discovery's parent company will release its first comic book, Top 10 Deadliest Sharks, on December 1.
The comic book, which is really a graphic novel,
and yes we understand there is a difference, is about sharks, and it will take a "serious but accessible look at some of the species' deadliest and dangerous members."
Included in the graphic novel will be 10 stories based on real life events surrounding one particular shark.
Here's what Discovery's VP of Licensing, Elizabeth Bakacs, had to say about their move into comics/graphic novels:
"Discovery's mission has always been to help viewers satisfy curiosity about the world around them through breathtaking imagery and stories."
More from Bakacs:
"We like to call this, instead of graphic fiction, graphic non-fiction. It has real-life shark attack stories. It has tips on how to stay safe and avoid shark attacks. It talks about the importance of sharks to our ecosystem.
It is definitely going to have a broader appeal beyond the hard-core comic books shops."
Other graphic novels on the horizon include the following:
-Discovery Channel's Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Predators
-Animal Planet's World's Most Dangerous Animals
Just think…this time next year we could be seeing a trailer for the movie version of Top 10 Deadliest Sharks! We're thinking it'll be Sin City meets Jaws!
What do U think about Discovery's decision to enter the world of comics/graphic novels?
[Image via BAD PICTURES/WENN.]