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Mother of 90210, Tori Spelling

tori spelling.jpgSimon Spotlight Entertainment just announced that it will publish a second book with Tori Spelling, tentatively titled Mommywood. The new book will be a follow-up to her New York Times bestselling memoir, sTori Telling, but will focus on her life as a mom.

Oxygen’s “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” garnered the highest rated season premiere and most watched season debut of an Oxygen original series ever and recently, an episode featuring Tori and Dean’s son’s birthday party was recorded as Oxygen’s most watched telecast in the history of the network in its key demographic of women 18-49. The CW will also air an updated spin-off to Beverly Hills, 90210 beginning in Fall 2008 and Tori is set to reprise her role as Donna Martin.

Tori Spelling said:

Writing my first book sTori Telling was an amazing cathartic journey for me. Now, being a mom of two beautiful babies, I’m excited to share more stories as I embark on this new chapter of my life.

Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Publisher of SSE, said “We absolutely adore Tori Spelling at SSE and are thrilled to be working with her on a second book. She is a joy to work with and her smart, funny, and honest voice is meant to be in print.”

Jennifer Bergstrom at SSE negotiated the deal with Dan Strone, CEO of Trident Media Group, which includes world rights. Patrick Price, Senior Editor, will edit the book which is scheduled for publication in April 2009.

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SSE Names Carl Raymond Associate Publisher

Simon Spotlight Entertainment announced yesterday that Carl Raymond has been named the imprint’s associate publisher, effective September 5. Raymond, most recently Publishing Director for adult lifestyle titles at DK Publishing in New York and London, will work with sales, marketing, and publicity to coordinate consumer focused campaigns for SSE titles, and will also acquire select titles for the imprint.

“I’m thrilled to have found an associate publisher who has the experience and sense of humor to fit into the SSE fold,” said Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Publisher of SSE. “Carl has a terrific understanding of the marketplace, a great background working with sales and marketing, and extensive experience working with pop culture titles.”

Lance Bass to Publish Memoirs

When the former N’SYNCer came out a little while back, reactions seemed to be along the lines of “uh, yeah!” But now Lance Bass will talk about his decision to come out, as well as the early (glory?) days of the band that gave us the stylin’ moves of Justin Timberlake and attracted hordes of teenage girls to their record signings and concerts, in a book to be published this October by Simon Spotlight Entertainment. Patrick Price at SSE negotiated the world rights deal for OUT OF SYNC with Mel Berger at William Morris. “This I promise you: OUT OF SYNC will be the much-talked about memoir of the fall season,” said SSE Vice President and Publisher Jen Bergstrom, indicating she has at least some vague familiarity with ‘NSYNC songs…