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Reality Star Books AREN'T Selling…With Exceptions

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We see books by reality stars everywhere…but are we actually buying them???

According to THR, we're definitely buying Bethenny Frankel's first two books, which in total sold 480,000 copies!

Despite Bethenny's success, we're NOT buying books by NeNe Leakes, Jill Zarin, and Danielle Staub, who all sold fewer than 10,000 copies! Yikes!

Teresa Giudice's cookbook has fared better though, with 100,000 copies solid…but then we've got Snooki who only sold 35,000 copies and The Situation who sold 15,000 copies….

Ah well! Even if these reality-star-turned-authors lose shelf space at Barnes and Noble, they'll always have a place at Rutgers University! Ha!

Have U bought any books by reality stars? If so, what did U think of them?

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Tyler Clementi's Parents Move Forward With Lawsuit Against Roommate

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Back in September, we were truly saddened to hear about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after roommates secretly filmed him having sex with another man and broadcast it over the internet.

Tyler's parents have moved forward with a lawsuit on their deceased son's behalf, and the Middlesex County, NJ Prosecutor's Office announced today that a 15-count indictment was filed against Tyler's former roommate Dharun Ravi.

Ravi could face up to five years in prison for his charges.

As far as the other responsible classmate Molly Wei is concerned, she's been charged with invasion of privacy, but her case hasn't been presented to a grand jury YET.

Here's what Tyler's parents had to say about the current status of their case:

"The grand jury indictment spells out cold and calculated acts against our son Tyler by his former college roommate. We are eager to have the process move forward for justice in this case and to reinforce the standards of acceptable conduct in our society."

We couldn't agree more! We truly hope that justice is served.

Our hearts continue to go out to Tyler's family, friends, and loved ones. Such an awful, unnecessary tragedy.

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Rutgers Parents Are NOT Happy About Snooki's Lecture Appearance At The School

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Last week, we learned that Rutgers University paid Jersey Shore's Snooki $2,000 MORE than Nobel/Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison to appear at the school.

Now, Rutgers is getting some serious backlash from parents for inviting the hard partying, Jersey Shore star to talk at their institution.

Here's what Rutgers parent Nester Delgado had to say about it:

"It's disgusting. Next year, is it going to be J-WOWW or The Situation?"

More from parent Christine Getz:

"I don't think she's a good representation of a role model for my kids."

But why are they so mad, you might ask? Here's some of the advice that Snook gave students during her appearance:

"When you're tan, you feel better about yourself"

"Study hard, but party harder."

And here's what Rutgers University Programming Association's president Ana Castillo had to say about it:

"We're trying to provide different kinds of experiences to students."

Hmm…we could understand why Rutgers parents are upset, but Snooki DID write a book! That's gotta count for something, right?

…Right???

Do U think Rutgers made a mistake by paying Snooki to appear at their institution?

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Oh, Rutgers! Snooki Visits University, Gets Paid More Than Toni Morrison

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Guess the Jersey Shore star is more of a draw than the Nobel/Pulitzer Prize-winner…

On Thursday, Snooki was paid $32,000 to speak at Rutgers about her hair.

Okay, she didn't ONLY talk about her hair…she also talked about fist pumping and tanning. LOLz.

This May, Toni Morrison will deliver Rutgers' commencement address…but she'll only get paid $30,000!

While we're sure Ms. Morrison will have solid, legit life advice for the graduating students, we suppose Snooki's advice is worth an extra two-grand.

Here's the advice that Snook had for Rutgers students:

"Study hard, but party harder."

$32,000 well spent!

Do U think Snooki deserved to be paid more than Toni Morrison for her Rutgers appearance?

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College Scholarship Created In Honor Of Tyler Clementi.

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Wow. It's nice to see that something positive could come out of such a heartbreaking, sad and unnecessary loss of life.

The Point Foundation has reportedly created a college scholarship in memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who tragically took his own life last year after he was secretly filmed by his roommate being intimate with another man.

According to the press release:

“The Tyler Clementi Point Scholarship was created with the cooperation of Clementi’s parents, Joe and Jane, to honor his memory and further the efforts to end the bullying that many LGBT youth face within educational environments. The organization has set aside funds for the scholarship, while allowing the public and current Point supporters to donate in Clementi’s name online at www.pointfoundation.org or by calling 866-33-POINT (76468).”

Clementi's parents add:

"Our son Tyler was a kind and gentle young man who enjoyed helping people. This scholarship will help college students and it will raise awareness of young people who are subject to abuse through malicious bullying — and so it will help people in Tyler's memory. We are happy to be supportive of Point Foundation and we thank them for establishing this scholarship.”

The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, school supplies, and will be awarded to LGBT students.

Hopefully this can bring the help, guidance, and resources to other young people that Tyler unfortunately didn't have, as well as keep his memory alive and honored.

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones during what we're sure is still a very difficult time.

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