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Jennifer Love Hewitt Writing Book On Dating

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, who has dated more than two dozen men, is writing a book about love and dating called The Day I Shot Cupid. We’re not sure whether her very active — unstable, some might say — romantic life makes her qualified to give dating advice. Or whether it should disqualify her. Of the book, she says:

“Throughout my career, there has always been so much written about my love life. Some true, but mostly made up. I thought it was time to share the real story of what I’ve learned navigating the dating waters. Hopefully, in addition to having a good laugh, women reading this will learn from some of my hard lessons.”

Hard lessons? What hard lessons? Could the gorgeous ghost whisperer be referring to dating the Johns (Cusack and Mayer) or Enrique Iglesias, all of whom are notorious male sluts playboys? Or maybe she’s talking about dating Shaggy. (You remember, he’s the one that released “It Wasn’t Me,” about how men should cheat and deny everything if caught. We’d have to guess that getting engaged to actor Ross McCall only to call the whole thing off would make the list of lessons learned.

Come to think of it, this book has the potential to be super juicey. Amazon.com, here we come! [Photo: Getty Images]

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Chuck Bass And Bond Girl To Play Classic Lovers

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Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick and Quantum of Solace actress Gemma Arterton are said to be the two who’ll play star-crossed lovers Heathcliff and Cathy in a new movie version of Wuthering Heights. The two Brits beat out a host of other high-profile names — including Sienna Miller, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman — to bag the parts in the Emily Bronte adaptation. The last movie version in 1992 saw Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche in the main roles, and we think these two sexy stars will make the famously electric, tortured romance between the fictional lovers even hotter. XOXO [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Batman Producer Plans Sex-Filled Tell All

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Jon Peters is best known for producing ’80s blockbusters like Batman and Flashdance with Peter Guber, demanding giant mechanical spiders in his films, and fielding sexual harassment cases from men and women alike. But if he gets his way, Peters will soon be known as “a Hollywood legend for seduction as much as production.”

In the proposal for Studio Head, an upcoming memoir Harper-Collins paid $700,000 for, Peters reportedly discusses his experiences with such stars as Barbra Streisand, Pamela Anderson, Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sharon Stone (“a cyclone sexually”). He even describes Streisand’s romantic sessions with her leading men, as well as her “molestation” by longtime producer Ray Stark. Imagine what he’s not telling us.

If this sounds like the desperate last act of a man who needs cash fast, you’re probably right. While Peters rise from Streisand’s hairdresser to co-chairman of Sony Pictures made him a Hollywood legend, he’s only brought two films to the screen in the last decade, Ali and Superman Returns. With his financial woes, one can see why he’s willing to spill on anyone unfortunate enough to have slept with him.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Kate Moss To Write Autobiography

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Kate Moss is finally going to open up and speak at length about her scandalous life. The notoriously silent-with-the-press supermodel has signed a deal with Virgin Books to pen her autobiography, and this prospect has us salivating in excitement. Johnny Depp! The Primrose Hill set scandals! The Pete Doherty drug years! Going to rehab! Johnny Depp (again)!

But apparently, it’s not going to be a warts-and-all confession, just something to “set the record straight, but not betray any trust,” says Grazia mag. Boo. Still, Kate’s had enough drama in her life to make any book about her a must-read. She’s already cancelled one book deal a few years back, so we’re keeping fingers crossed she doesn’t change her mind. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Dom DeLuise Dies At 75

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Comedian Dom DeLuise passed away on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 75. He died in his sleep.

“I was thinking the other day about this. As you get older you think about this more and more, I was dreading this moment. Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much,” his frequent co-star Burt Reynolds said.

Dom was born in Brooklyn, NY and after considering becoming a high school biology teacher, he scored a series of off-Broadway roles. Dom then starred in many feature films and often poked fun at his portly figure, such as his portrayal as Pizza the Hutt in the Mel Brooks’ film Spaceballs and his lead role in the film Fatso.

Dom also wrote cookbooks, including Eat This! and Eat This Too!, as well as two children’s books. We will miss you! [Source: NYDN, ET; Photo: Splash News Online]

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William Hurt “Abusive,” Says Marlee Matlin

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Damages actor William Hurt has always had a reputation for difficulty on set, but former girlfriend/co-star Marlee Matlin is accusing him of a whole lot more. The pair started dating while filming Children Of A Lesser God in 1985 (“We had an affair that night, the last day of the audition. We were together for two years”) and, as she told Access Hollywood, things quickly turned dark.

I always had fresh bruises everyday, and if I had a split lip, or if… I mean, there were a lot of things that happened that were not pleasant….The drugs took over my life, took over my brain. I was 19 and I was alone in New York City. I had no friends there except my drug dealer…

Matlin describes their arguments in her new book, I’ll Scream Later, including one that sounds a lot like rape (“[Hurt] ripped off her clothes while she sobbed, ‘No, no, no. Please Bill, no’”). The book also details her relationships with Rob Lowe and Richard Dean Anderson, as well as her stints in rehab and on Dancing With The Stars. Matlin, who is deaf, won an Academy Award for Lesser God in 1986.

Hurt, who won an Oscar the previous year for Kiss Of The Spider Woman, has been married and divorced twice. He has yet to respond to Matlin’s accusations. Says Matlin. “He knows what happened, I know what happened. We both were there.”

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More People Waiting For Jade Goody To Die

The daily, if not hourly coverage of UK reality star Jade Goody’s inevitable death from cervical cancer is beginning to take on a macabre twist. On the same day that Britain’s OK! magazine published a hideously tacky “tribute issue” to the 27 year old, before she’s actually died (complete with celebrity “pals” talking about her in the past tense), an announcement was made about a cancer diary book coming out about her life.

“It is impossible not to be moved by her heart-warming voice which comes through loud and clear on every page of this last diary. This emotional book tells a fascinating story of our time, a story of a woman who rose to fame as a controversial reality TV star and has now won admiration in the eyes of many for the fortitude with which she is facing terminal cancer,” says Belinda Budge of publisher HarperCollins.

As the book’s not going to come out until after she’s passed, it feels more and more like an entire industry is poised over this poor girl, waiting for her to go. If not only so The Sun can stop its daily barrel-scraping headlines of “Jade’s Last Look At Sunny Fields” and “Jade’s Last Party.” Sad. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Palin Seeks $11m Book Deal, GOP Donors Seek Her Clothes

Attorney Robert Barnett, who has brokered book deals for everyone from President Barack Obama to former President Bill Clinton, is allegedly seeking an $11 million advance for Sarah Palin‘s memoirs. Hillary Clinton got $8 million for 2003′s Living History, but if Palin’s willing to say what she really thought of John McCain, it might be worth another three.

Once a publisher does drive a truck full of money to Wasilla, maybe she can do the RNC a solid and buy back all the clothes they gave her. Turns out her expensive campaign wardrobe, which the party promised to return or donate to charity, is sitting around their DC offices in garbage bags. Folks who suspect even more money was spent on the Palins than reported are taking the delay as proof the RNC has something to hide.

“First they make a colossal mistake of judgment by even agreeing to squander the party’s resources on these clothes,” a donor told The New Majority. “And then compound the error by failing to properly dispose of them. If they think donors are going to sit by and simply accept this they are mistaken.” Hey, Robert Barnett does TV deals too—maybe Palin should forget these party-pooping penny-pinchers and go back to newscasting.

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Joan Rivers Wants To Give You Plastic Surgery Advice

Are you considering plastic surgery? Do you wish someone older and more experienced could tell you what to expect? Why not check out Joan Rivers‘ new book Men Are Stupid…And Like Big Boobs, which she’s hawking everywhere from NPR to the New York Times. The book mixes medical advice and “who-did-what” gossip with a memoir of her own proud adventures in shape-shifting. From the publisher’s description:

Joan Rivers’ abiding life philosophy is simple: in the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, beauty is key — especially where men are concerned. Men like pretty women. And so, getting something lifted, tightened, adjusted, or removed is as fundamental as wearing makeup or using hair conditioner; it’s become something we do to make ourselves look better.

That is an impressively simple “life philosophy.” But while men do enjoy “big boobs” and “pretty women,” we’re not sure they pine for 75-year-olds who look like they’re made of hard taffy. Check out the gallery and decide if you’d take Rivers’ word on how far is too far.

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Joe The Plumber: John McCain Made Me Feel “Dirty”

Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher is alive, well and hawking his book Fighting For The American Dream on conservative radio. Zzz, right? But just in case liberals are thinking about turning away from the hero of all average Americans who don’t like the idea of rich people paying higher taxes, he shared a promising tidbit with Glenn Beck on his radio show this morning:

I honestly felt even more dirty after I had been on the campaign trail and seen some things that take place. It was scary, man…I spoke to John McCain pretty in-depth and, you know, I’ll tease you here. A lot of liberals are going to love that passage.

While the passage probably describes a tense conversation he had with McCain about why the Presidential nominee voted for the bailout, we can’t help but hope for a juicier story. Here are some “dirty” ideas for how Joe could make sure everyone reads his book.

  • McCain puts on a movie about gladiators and asks Joe if he’s ever seen a grown politician naked.
  • Cindy McCain plasters on her make-up like a trollop.
  • When asked why he chose Sarah Palin as VP, McCain sighs “well, I obviously read a whole lot more into her winking that I should have. Christ, I could have gotten more tail from Tim Pawlenty. Daddy horny, Joe. Daddy horny…”
  • McCain’s chief of staff misreads Joe’s Mr. Clean look. “Am I a bear? Uhh…dude, I root for the Bengals.”

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