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Lost Dr. Seuss Stories To Be Released

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Good news, Dr. Seuss fans!

Seven rarely-seen stories from the beloved author will be published in a new book that is to be released this fall.

Dr. Seuss' art director, Cathy Goldmith, found the stories on eBay, which were being sold by a dentist who just happened to be a huge collector of "Seussiana."

She met with Charles Cohen, along with Random House VP and publisher Kate Klimo, and discovered just how big of a fan he really was. She said:

"His house was literally bursting at the seams with Seussiana: plush, toys, beer trays, puzzles, and a wide range of ephemera. Not only that, Dr Cohen was a fount of Seuss information, history, and theories about Ted's artistic process. In short order, we had contracted Cohen to write what would become The Seuss, The Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss. Published in 2003, it was a nearly encyclopaedic look at Ted's career. But through it all, Charles always wanted to compile the stories he had found in various magazines."

The book, titled The Bippolo Seed, is described as "the literary equivalent of buried treasure," adding:

"These stories were published during what could arguably be called Dr Seuss's most fertile creative period, a time that would yield both Cat in the Hat and Grinch, a time when his theories about how to reach children through rhyme, rhythm, and a resonant combination of nonsense and sagacity, were coming into full bloom. The stories are as good as anything in the already-published canon and readers of all ages are in for a treat."

So cool! These stories are sure to be a treasure. Can't wait to read these hidden stories.

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John Lennon's Personal Letters To Be Published

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For the first time ever, fans will be able to read John Lennon's personal letters in a collection that will be published in October 2012.

After some persuading from Beatles' biographer, Hunter Davies, Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, sold the publishing rights to a collection of his letters, which reveal much insight to the legend's personal life.

The rights were purchased by Alan Samson of the Orion Publishing Group for an undisclosed amont - although some say they were sold anywhere from £500,000 to £1,000,000.

Samson said:

"The prospect of publishing such a wide-ranging and unusual collection had provoked a high-level bidding battle. These letters have never been collected in one place before, and for the most part they have never been seen before. The other reason people have gone crazy for it is the fact that there are half a dozen icons of the 20th century, – Marilyn Monroe, Kennedy, Elvis – and Lennon is one of them."

The collection includes more than 150 letters, including one in which he wrote to an 8-year-old boy. Samson added, "They are full of wonderful drawings. They are funny, sad…they are very human letters."

With Lennon being such a prolific writer, these letters are sure to be extremely emotional and meaningful.

The release of the letters will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut single Love Me Do.

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Britney's Hold It Against Me Already Breaking More Records!

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Britney is officially back - and with a vengeance, bitches!

The pop star's new single, Hold It Against Me, has barely been out a full week, and has already broken records on Mediabase - a music industry website that monitors and analyzes the airplay of tunes - in the published chart!

According to the stats, the single landed an enormous debut at 22, broke the record for one week spincrease with 3,866 spins, and had the biggest one week audience debut of 33,237,000!

Holy shiz! Gurl is unstoppable!

Congratulations, bb!

We have a feeling that this is only the beginning, and you've got a lot more record-breaking FEROCITY on its way!

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Shakira Publishes Dora The Explorer Children's Book

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LOVE her!!

Shakira published her first children's book, titled World School Day Adventure, as part of the Dora the Explorer series.

The story follows Dora and her companion Boots as they deliver school supplies to those in need.

Shakira says she wants "the children from all over the world to know that through knowledge and education, one can embark on great adventures." And added, "Dora is an inspiration for all children in the world. It was an honor working with Nickelodeon to write this story as education is a cause very close to my heart."

Paula Allen from Nickelodeon praised Shaki, saying, "Working with Shakira to create an educational and enriching story has been an extraordinary experience."

A percentage of the book's royalties will go to Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children.

So wonderful!

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James Franco, Author.

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Well, lookie here!

Not only is James Franco a gifted actor, a Ivy-league grad student, a supporter of gay rights, a chronic masturbator, and deliciously seksi, but he is now a published author!

The actor was spotted down in a TriBeCa Barnes & Noble yesterday, reading excerpts from his new book, Palo Alto Stories, and looking mighty fine as usual!

A little out of sorts, though!

Did someone slip a little Bailey's into his coffee this morning instead of creamer to calm the nerves?

LOLs!

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Grey Gardens Diary Set To Be Published!

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We cannot wait to read this!

The childhood diary of Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale is set to be published!

As most know, she and her mother "Big Edie" became infamous for living like recluses in their Hamptons home, as documented by the 1976 film Grey Gardens. Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange portrayed them in the recent HBO program of the same name.

The diary, called I Only Mark The Hours That Shine, was apparently written in 1929 when Little Edie was only 11.

We wonder how much delusional glamour and crazy was bubbling underneath the surface, even back then!

What do U think?? Would be interested in reading Little Edie's diary??

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James Franco Is A Published Author!

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What can't he do?!

After getting his masters at Columbia's writing program, James Franco is already published author.

His short story, Just Before The Black, is being published by Esquire Magazine. And that's not all!

The budding author is also working on a book. Franco just signed a deal with New York book company Scribner to publish a full collection of his work titled Palo Alto, which will hit stores this fall.

Hawt AND smart! Yum.

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