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Meet the Woman Behind Steve Harvey’s Book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

It may be tough for journos to break into book-writing, but for Denene Millner, landing her first book deal in 1997 was “a total fluke.”

The journo wrote a feature story for the New York Daily News about how the relationship book The Rules wouldn’t work for black women and, by 3:00 p.m. that day, Millner had landed a book deal for that very subject. Since then, she’s penned 21 titles, including Steve Harvey‘s bestseller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

“It opened doors for me for other projects, because when other celebrities are considering who should write their book, they’re going to see my representation and my reputation as a writer,” Millner told Mediabistro about the runaway hit. “You know, New York Times-bestselling writer and top-selling book of 2009 is a hell of a calling card. In some other ghostwriting projects, my name hasn’t even been on the spine or the title page, but I try my best to negotiate that so that somebody knows I wrote it besides my family. It opens a lot of doors for more work, which is kind of awesome. It’s all any writer can ask.”

For more, read So What Do You Do, Denene Millner, Co-Author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man?

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Morning Reading List 11.09.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! SNL spoofed Fox News’ Election Day coverage with Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Glenn Beck and Karl Rove.

Happy Birthday to John Harris (h/t Playbook). And Kaylee Hartung who celebrated at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill Saturday with CBS friends, including Bob Schieffer, who sported a TCU “Schieffer” football jersey.

What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

NEWSPAPERS

WaPo has launched a new series “The Elephant in the Room– Examining the state of the Republican Party.” Opening story is by Dan Balz.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander again on anonymous sources.

TV

The House passed the health care reform bill late Saturday- what it looked like on cable.

Jake Tapper will sit down with the President this afternoon. The ABC White House correspondent’s interview will air on “World News” and “Nightline,” as well as ABCNews.com. Tapper tweeted his “television exclusive” this morning asking: “What would you ask him?”

Reuters also has an interview with the President.

Margaret Warner had an exclusive interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which will air on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” today.

Watch President Obama fake-out CNN’s Elaine Quijano in the Rose Garden this weekend.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw discussed the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Newseum with PBS’ Robert MacNeil.

We missed it in the Sunday Show Preview, but Gen. George Casey also joined ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.

And ABC’s Cokie Robertscomments on actor Jon Voight.

MAGAZINES

Dr. Jill Biden penned “A Veterans Day message” in this weekend’s USA Weekend Magazine.

BOOKS

“Going Rouge,” the Sarah Palin coloring book.

NEWS NOTES

LAT: At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Howard Kurtz in WaPo on the Obamas, the first family next door.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Sarah Palin will be the GOP speaker at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual winter dinner. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will rep the Democrats.

CQ-Roll Call Group and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard will host an “Early Election Preview” next Tuesday from 8:30am-10:30am at the Columbus Club at Union Station. Register here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.29.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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TV

It’s a small, small world. Rep. Michele Bachmann used to babysit “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson back in Minnesota. (h/t Minnesota Independent and Glenn Thrush)

Because Keith Olbermann‘s “Countdown” is doing well at 10pm, MSNBC’s search for a new 10pm show has been put on a back burner, AP reports.

ONLINE

“GMA” has unveiled a new homepage.

MAGAZINES

Big layoffs at Forbes.

BOOKS

Time mag has an exclusive excerpt from David Plouffe‘s book “The Audacity to Win.” On the Vice Presidential choice, Plouffe writes: “Barack continued to be intrigued by Hillary. ‘I still think Hillary has a lot of what I am looking for in a VP,’ he said to us ‘… I think Bill may be too big a complication. If I picked her, my concern is that there would be more than two of us in the relationship.’ Neither Ax nor I were fans of the Hillary option.”

NEWS NOTES

More cuts are expected at AP by the end of 2009.

Updates on David Bass via Politico, the PR exec charged with a felony for allegedly causing a drunken ruckus on a flight. He’s due in court today for a preliminary hearing.

And get a peek inside the MTV “Real World” house.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The book “Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy” chronicles Michelle Obama’s fashion rise.

AWARDS & EVENTS

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.09.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s press briefing. It’s of the President playing basketball with Reggie Love, now an aide, former Duke basketball star. We hear the pic’s now hanging in the West Wing and Gibbs says it’s signed by (and with) Love. The White House will be posting new pics on flikr today.

What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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TV

Tensions are high on TV…

Joe Scarborough vs. Rush Limbaugh.

Mediaite: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News. After Hannity brought up safe school czar Kevin Jennings and insinuated dangerous statements, Stephanopoulos countered: “I donÂ’t think you have the goods on this one Sean.”

Stephen Colbert on Glenn Beck: “Clearly Glenn Beck is as sincere in what he says and does as I am in believing baby carrots are trying to turn me gay.”

ABC Jonathan Karl here: NBC Correspondent Richard Engel is taking sides in the debate over what to do next in Afghanistan.

ONLINE

PRNewser has the FTC’s guidelines for bloggers. We should prob read that.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast could be down $1 billion this year. FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst was on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu earlier to discuss.

There may also be layoffs coming at Time.

BOOKS

Barnes & Noble is also working on an e-book reader.

And, of course, “Rogue Journalist,” by Time‘s Joel Stein.

NEWS NOTES

Slate‘s Jack Shafer on the Newseum exhibit of Tim Russert‘s office.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.29.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Gwen Ifill! A tipster points out that today also marks her ten year anniversary as managing editor and moderator of PBS’ “Washington Week.” U2′s Bono is in town for tonight’s concert at FedEx Field. There’s a private screening of Michael Moore‘s new film “Capitalism: A Love Story” tonight at the Uptown. FBDC will be there so look for coverage tomorrow. How to plant an item on Page Six. How to plant an item on FishbowlDC.

What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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CNN has launched an iPhone app.

NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Natalie Morales, CBS’ Russ Mitchell, ABC’s Brian Ross and CNN’s John Roberts will be presenters at this year’s RTNDA awards on October 12th.

Check out CBS correspondent Byron Pitts‘ remarkable story here.

Maria Shriver is back at NBC– as a guest editor for a week of special coverage on women, NYT reports. She’ll be a guest on “Meet the Press” October 18th and much of NBC’s coverage will be based on her project, “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.”

And SNL newbie who dropped the f-bomb on Saturday’s show won’t be fired.

ONLINE

Katie Couric interviews The Daily Beast founders Barry Diller and Tina Brown on her webcast, to air today and every Tuesday. Check out a sneak peek of Diller’s comments on the future costs of web content here.

BOOKS

Publication of Sarah Palin‘s new book is being moved up from next spring to November 17th and the anticipated title is “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Did this piece in Slate by John Dickerson inspire the title? (h/t Mike Allen)

Palin’s memoirs were also a topic of discussion on today’s mediabistro Morning Media Menu.

The Daily Beast is taking on book publishing, Beast Books.

NEWS NOTES

“60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager and VF Editor Graydon Carter announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create a monthly poll with results revealed on “60 Minutes” and in the magazine.

CBS announced yesterday another partnership with GlobalPost to expand its foreign reach via the site’s 70 correspondents scattered among 50+ countries. Dets here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.25.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.

What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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TV

George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

RADIO

Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.

BOOKS

Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.

Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer‘s take.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.

Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.22.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to CNN’s Brianna Keilar! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Analysts say newspapers have no hit bottom (via NYT).

TV

In her new CBSNews.com show @katiecouric, the CBS Evening News anchor sat down with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Beck, who has been one of Pres. Obama’s fiercest and most vocal critics, says last year’s GOP nominee, John McCain, “would have been worse.”

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’s” roundtables yesterday and today voiced that they thought President Obama should have done Fox News Sunday.

After her interview with Ted Kennedy, Jr., “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl says she was “left with the impression Ted Jr. would run for public office someday.”

Five quick questions from Mediaite for Fox News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett. Spoiler: he’s a Taylor Swift fan.

ONLINE

Ask and you shall receive… NYT: Blogs are often criticized for helping to kill print media. Last week, though, the prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan used his forum on TheAtlantic.com to tell readers to subscribe to the print edition of the magazine. It worked. Within two days after last Monday’s post, Mr. Sullivan’s appeal pulled in 75 percent of the subscriptions that the Web site draws in a typical month, the magazine’s publisher, Jay Lauf, said.

HuffPost launched a technology section yesterday- HuffPost Technology.

Larry Summers’ first blog on whitehouse.gov.

BOOKS

Page Six previews “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage” by Christopher Andersen, which hits shelves Tuesday. (h/t Click)

NEWS NOTES

The FCC is endorsing network neutrality.

Wedding Crashers: How did Rush Limbaugh end up at the wedding of a Hillary Clinton staffer?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

In an interview with MTP’s David Gregory this weekend, President Obama called race “catnip” to the media. Salon’s Joan Walsh examines.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 09.21.09

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The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan’s new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday.

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Kiki Ryan, on her first day at Politico with Click! What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander examines the paper’s ACORN coverage after they were flooded with angry callers prompted by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. “It’s tempting to dismiss such gimmicks. Fox News, joined by right-leaning talk radio and bloggers, often hypes stories to apocalyptic proportions while casting competitors as too liberal or too lazy to report the truth. But they’re also occasionally pumping legitimate stories. I thought that was the case with ACORN…”

TV

Tom DeLay makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars” this fine evening.

“So you’re trying to ambush the ambusher?” Friday at the Values Voter Summit, a ThinkProgress.org staffer caught up with FNC producer Jesse Watters, known for his ambush interviews which end up on “The O’Reilly Factor.” TVNewser has the video.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter caught up with CBS’ Katie Couric, who says she’s staying in the anchor chair, and also will start hosting a weekly interview webcast on CBSNews.com, beginning tomorrow. Her first guest will be Glenn Beck.

The night after he hosts the President, David Letterman will have a second President, when Bill Clinton joins him on “The Late Show” Tuesday. Obama tapes “The Late Show” today around 4pm.

ONLINE

A study by the University of Maryland reveals, shockingly, that the vast majority of politicians’ tweets are about themselves.

MAGAZINES

Bloomberg has submitted its bid for BusinessWeek mag.

Esquire named its 75 Best People in the World- journos whos make the cut include Fox News’ Shepard Smith, CBS’ Lara Logan, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan, NBC’s Lester Holt and Rupert Murdoch.

NEWS NOTES

Journos are losing jobs at three times the rate of average workers.

WaPo: The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal of new rules to prevent companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deliberately blocking or slowing certain Web traffic is expected to advance with three votes out of the five-member agency, according to sources.

Reliable Source noticed a documentary film crew following Van Jones this weekend.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The pool reported yesterday that NYT‘s Tom Friedman played a round of golf with President Obama yesterday, prompting all sorts of “the green is flat” jokes in our Twitterverse.

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals, like himself, who had been “mugged by reality,” died Friday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 09.17.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

What know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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TV

In the ABC green room, George Will, Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson and David Brooks answer the question, “Is Joe Wilson the new Sarah Palin?”

CNN is facing pressure to drop Lou Dobbs.

TVNewser caught up with Christiane Amanpour yesterday on her new international news program, “Amanpour.”

Who are DC’s top TV talkers? Politico‘s picks here.

BOOKS

Dan Brown‘s “The Lost Symbol” sold over a million copies in one day on sale in the US, Canada and Britian.

NEWS NOTES

NYT‘s Paul Krugman, Rush Limbaugh, columnist George Will, NYT‘s Thomas Friedman and NYT‘s David Brooks top the Atlantic‘s 50 list. Did anyone else notice how many of the photos are from “Meet the Press” appearances?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

GOP lawmakers are criticizing President Obama’s decision not to include “Fox News Sunday” in his Sunday show rounds– those lawmakers include Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), no lie.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

JOBS after the jump… (there’s a good one).

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Morning Reading List 08.28.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

In case you missed it, another reason to keep your lips away from Matt Dornic. What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Mark Penn will stay on with WSJ as a columnist.

More bad news for newspapers.

TV

Whit Johnson joins CBS News as a correspondent for CBS’ affiliate service Newspath, based in the DC bureau.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” may be brewed by Starbucks, but on set in Hyannis, Mike Barnicle‘s sticking with Dunkin Donuts.

Anderson Cooper will be anchoring “AC360″ from New Orleans this evening. He is joining James Carville for a tour of the city.

Fox News topped CNN and MSNBC during the first day of Kennedy coverage. TVNewser has the numbers.

ONLINE

The Boston Globe saw increased traffic online this week with the death of Senator Kennedy and it was the video series that did best.

FT does not want you copying, pasting and emailing articles.

MAGAZINES

The new managing editor of The New Yorker is just 26 years old.

BOOKS

Senator Kennedy’s memoir, out in September, will be an instant best seller.

NEWS NOTES

DNC press secretary Hari Sevugan, most well known for his appearance on The Hill‘s 50 Most Beautiful List, came back from two weeks vacation to his pretty face all over his office. Politico has the priceless photo.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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