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Artie Lange Lands Deal for Second Memoir - Posted September 12, 2013
Artie Lange has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster's Touchstone Books to pen his second memoir, Crash and Burn. The book will come out October 29th, exploring his "near-fatal battle with heroin and alcohol addiction during his tumultuous comedic care... [GalleyCat]

Rainn Wilson To Write 'Serio-Comic Examination of my Life in Art, Faith & Comedy' - Posted July 17, 2013
The Office star and author Rainn Wilson has landed a book deal to write what he calls a "Serio-Comic Examination of my Life in Art, Faith and Comedy." Penguin Group's Dutton imprint will publish the as-yet-untitled book the... [GalleyCat]

Al Michaels Lands Deal for Autobiography - Posted June 13, 2013
Legendary sports journalist Al Michaels will publish his autobiography with William Morrow, writing his book with Sports Illustrated executive editor L. Jon Wertheim. In the video embedded above, you can watch Michaels talk about his coverage of the "Miracle on Ice" during the 1980 Olympic Games. Richard Abate of 3Arts E... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Scores Amazon Book Deal - Posted January 4, 2012
Actor and author James Franco has landed a book deal to publish his first novel with Amazon. According to the New York Observer... [GalleyCat]

Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston To Co-Author YA Trilogy - Posted May 9, 2011
Blue Bloods writer Melissa de la Cruz and her husband Michael Johnston are joining forces for a young-adult trilogy called The Other Land Chronicles. The couple has signed with Penguin Group's G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers imprint. 3 Arts Entertainmen... [GalleyCat]

Dick Wolf Signs a Two-Thriller Deal with HarperCollins - Posted July 26, 2010
Dick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of the NBC series, Law & Order, has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins' imprint, William Morrow. Executive editor David High... [GalleyCat]

Howard Stern Show Producer Gary Dell'Abate Scores Book Deal - Posted April 28, 2010
Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell'Abate landed "a mid-6 figure book deal" for his new book, They Call Me Baba Booey. He will co-write the autobiographical book... [GalleyCat]

Giuliana and Bill Rancic Score Book Deal - Posted April 7, 2010
Television stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic just scored a Random House book deal for I Do...Now What?: Stories and Advice from America's Favorite Couple. Ballantine nonfiction editor ... [GalleyCat]

Rehashing Abate vs. ICM - Posted May 23, 2007
The New York Observer's Felix Gillette does a decent enough job summarizing the salient points of Richard Abate's recent court battle with ICM (even though most of us have, you know, moved on, which also likely explains why Abate declined to comment for the piece) and even though it's essentially rehash,... [GalleyCat]

Oliver Joins Endeavor Book Division - Posted May 9, 2007
PW Daily reports that Rebecca Oliver, last with Grand Central Publishing, has joined Endeavor's New York book division as a literary agent. She will oversee foreign and domestic subsidiary rights and work alongside Richard Abate, who recently created the agency's East Coast book division. Oliver had been at Grand Central Publishing... [GalleyCat]

Abate v. ICM: Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Request - Posted March 28, 2007
Josh Getlin at the LA Times reports that Judge Peter Leisure has ruled against ICM in their quest to block Richard Abate from working as an agent with Endeavor. The 18-page ruling issued earlier this afternoon stated that IC... [GalleyCat]

Abate v. ICM, Day Two: Laying Out the Timeline - Posted March 27, 2007
If there's one thing yesterday's proceedings in Judge Peter Leisure's courtroom demonstrated, it's the extreme disconnect between legal relevance and true-blue drama. From a legal standpoint, all the preliminary injunction hearing (which wrapped up by 4 PM yesterday) accomplished was to show whether there was enough standing to hold Richard Abate... [GalleyCat]

Abate v. ICM, Day Two: ICM Strikes Back - Posted March 27, 2007
Richard Abate was understandably relieved to finally leave the stand around 2 PM or so, having been grilled at great extent by both his own counsel as well as ICM's. Not only do we know know a hell of a lot about what happened leading up to his departure, but also... [GalleyCat]

More on Abate/ICM/Endeavor Triangle Tango - Posted March 12, 2007
Josh Getlin had a short piece in this weekend's Los Angeles Times about last week's lawsuit slapped upon former ICM agent Richard Abate, rehashing many of the details already reported on ... [GalleyCat]

ICM Sues to Block Abate Move to Endeavor - Posted March 9, 2007
Whoa, just a few days after Variety's reporting of Richard Abate's upcoming move to Endeavor to headstart its literary division (a report, we might add, ... [GalleyCat]

Endeavor Confirms Abate Hire, Book Expansion - Posted March 6, 2007
A couple of weeks after we reported that former ICM literary agent Richard Abate was jumping ship to Endeavor to start up its brand-new literary division, ... [GalleyCat]

Abate Leaves ICM for Endeavor - Posted February 12, 2007
When Gawker ran an item late last week about ICM uberagent Richard Abate possibly jumping ship, they seemed to think that he would be running his own outfit called Endeavor, which "strikes us as an odd choice of nomenclature, since there's already an Endeavor agency -- albeit an LA-based one that... [GalleyCat]