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Ted Cruz’s Scores $1.5M Book Advance

tedcruzTea Party senator Ted Cruz has reportedly pulled a $1.5 million advance from HarperCollins for his memoir. This is more than the $1.25 million advance that Sarah Palin earned for her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life.

In the book, the Texas senator will share his story from how he got into politics to his involvement in the 2013 government shutdown and his fight against Obamacare.

Here is more about the deal from The Washington Examiner:

The deal was negotiated by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer of Washington-based literary and communications firm Javelin. They also cut recent deals for former Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld and CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

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Julianne Moore May Join ‘The Hunger Games’ Film Cast

Deadline reports that filmmaker Francis Lawrence is hoping to cast Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore for the final two Hunger Games films.

Moore might play Alma Coin in the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ Mockingjay.

Many Hunger Games fans would characterize Coin as a pragmatic, controlling, and ruthless politician. Moore (pictured, via) won a Golden Globe for portraying an infamous political personality in the HBO movie, Game Change; former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Mark Halperin & John Heilemann to Reunite for Game Change 2012

Journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will once again be teaming up on a new nonfiction project. Following the success of their 2010 title, Game Change, the writing duo plans to pen Double Down: Game Change 2012.

This book will examine Presidential race between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Penguin Press president and editor-in-chief Ann Godoff negotiated the deal with The Wylie Agency’s Andrew Wylie. According to The New York Times, the publisher has planned a release date for fall 2013.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “The book already has been optioned by HBO. The cable network aired Game Change, a Jay Roach-directed and Danny Strong-written movie about the 2008 election that in September won four Emmys, including one for Julianne Moore‘s performance as Sarah Palin. Roach and Strong are likely to return for the sequel.”

The Political History of ‘Shuck and Jive’

Author and former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin earned angry responses this week for using the Facebook headline: “Obama’s Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies.”

The phrase “shuck and jive” has an unfortunate history over the last few political seasons. Then New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo caused controversy in 2008 by using the phrase and White House press secretary Jay Carney drew criticism for employing the phrase in 2011.

In 2010, Stanford University Press published What Can You Say?: America’s National Conversation on Race, a scholarly look at our contemporary political conversation by anthropology professor John Hartigan Jr.. The book examined various definitions of “shuck and jive” that were cited during the Cuomo controversy. You can read an excerpt below, complete with links:

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Sarah Palin Tells People: ‘Our family is writing a book on fitness’

Sarah Palin is reportedly working on a fitness book. The former governor and reality TV star told People the news via email.

She wrote: “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!…We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy.”

Palin did not give details about which family members are involved in the books, what publisher will release the book, or when the book would be released. Palin is the author of two books — the 2009 title Going Rogue: An American Life and the 2010 release America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, both HarperCollins releases.

Random House Contacts OR Books About Fifty Shades Cover Art

Random House has asked OR Books to change the cover of Fifty Shades of Louisa May, a work that parodies the best seller 50 Shades of Greyframed as an erotic diary written by Louisa May Alcott.

Random House contacted OR Books after OR launched a “Bonnets for Bondage” promotion, offering readers a free copy of Fifty Shades of Louisa May in exchange for their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group executive director of publicity Paul Bogaards explained the circumstances to GalleyCat via email. He wrote: “Counsel did contact OR books about the cover art for their book Fifty Shades of Louisa May, suggesting they revise same. They also requested that OR books refrain from using cover art from Fifty Shades of Grey in their promotional materials. The issue was not about the parody but the use of our cover art to help promote it.”

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Kathryn & Ross Petras On Assembling a ‘Modern’ Poetry Collection

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we interviewed poets about working in the digital age. To end the month, we spoke with brother-sister writing team Kathryn & Ross Petras.

Many have come to know the Petras siblings for the The Stupidest Things website and companion books. They recently edited a collection of modern poetry culled from politicians, reality TV stars and music recording artists.

Workman Publishing released The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless ‘Poems’ By Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West and Other Well-Versed Celebrities earlier this month. Follow this link to access their blog and read pieces from Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and pop star Ke$ha.

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Madonna To Star in Comic Book

Madonna has had a pretty colorful life, and pretty soon you’ll be able to see it in full color. Independent publisher Bluewater Productions has a new comic book coming out in August based on the star’s life.

Female Force: Madonna is the illustrated story of the star’s life as written by CW Cooke and drawn by Michael Johnson. The book tells the story of how a struggling dancer in New York became one of the biggest pop stars in history. The book also highlights Madonna’s influence on other artists. “Most pop stars owe everything to this woman. It’s amazing all of the things that she’s done in her lifetime, and I have a feeling that this is still only the beginning,” stated Cooke.

Bluewater’s Female Force series featured other prominent women, including: Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling, Ellen Degeneres and Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin Reviews Bristol’s Book on Twitter

In a flurry of tweets yesterday, political figure and author Sarah Palin reviewed her daughter’s memoir.

Here’s the complete review: “Bristol’s Book: Shocking; Refreshing; Honest; INSPIRING! Perfect. Plus ‘Not Afraid of Life’ gives insight into how media can drive false narrative. Spot on! (& she’s courageous to write what she wrote, warning about decisions/consequences in encouraging way, esp for teens!)”

What book should Palin review next? In her new memoir, Bristol Palin criticized Levi Johnston and Meghan McCain. William Morrow published Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far earlier this week.

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Sarah Palin Audiobook Narration ‘Guides’ Feature Length Film

palinbook23.jpgConservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon will release a feature-length film about the political career of author and political celebrity Sarah Palin. Bannon purchased the audio rights to Palin’s Going Rogue so her “voice guides the film through the various stages of her career in Alaska.”

According to RealClearPolitics, the film will screen in Iowa next month, paving the way for Palin’s possible presidential bid. Palin had no editorial role in the project, but asked Bannon to help her after watching his financial meltdown documentary, Generation Zero.

Here’s more from the article: “[It] is a two-hour-long, sweeping epic, a rough cut of which Bannon screened privately for Sarah and Todd Palin last Wednesday in Arizona, where Alaska’s most famous couple has been rumored to have purchased a new home. When it premieres in Iowa next month, the film is poised to serve as a galvanizing prelude to Palin’s prospective presidential campaign.” (Via Gawker)

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