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The US Version Of Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ Has Been Edited/Censored For Content

Surprise! Many of the homosexual bits have been cut out of the book

When Morrissey published his Autobiography in the UK back in October, many folks (me, included) were pretty surprised to read how open he was about the homosexual relationship he had with a man named Jake Owen Walters. Once news of Moz‘s admission started to spread and be commented on, he issued a statement denying that he is homosexual and instead labeled himself as a “humasexual. Shortly there after, it was reported that Autobiography would be released here in the US … which was released this past Tuesday. It turns out that portions of Moz‘s openness about his relationship with Jake have been edited out of the US version of the book. It’s unknown who made the decision to censor the book but it seems obvious why the edits where made … which, I must admit, is very disappointing to me. Read on to learn more about the censoring of Morrissey‘s autobiography. More »

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Joe Manganiello Shares A Photo Of His Scrawny Childhood Self To Promote His New Fitness Book ‘Evolution’

Self Exploitation/Promotion

True Blood star Joe Manganiello has released a new book titled Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted which, the very long title informs us, is a fitness book that teaches readers how to bulk up and get jacked out. To promote the release of his book, Joe posted a childhood photo of himself back when he was a scrawny little basketball player on his official Twitter profile to show how far he has come with his physical fitness. The difference between then and now is striking. Click below to see the photo and then watch a promo video for Evolution that will attempt to get YOU to buy a copy of Joey Man‘s book. More »

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The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Will Be Released In Two Versions – Tame & Explicit

How Dirty do YOU want It?

Now that the principal casting has been completed for the much-anticipated big screen adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, we turn our attention to the next most important thing about the film … just how dirty is the movie going to be? Now, I haven’t read the book series myself but from what I understand, the sexual escapades in the book get a bit raunchy (tho, not as explicitly raunchy as other erotic novels can get but raunchy enough for many readers). In order to do the books justice, some say, the film has to deliver on the explicit nature of the sexual play described in the novels. And so, to satisfy folks who want the raunch and still release a movie that can be shown in most movie theaters in this country, plans are in the works for Fifty Shades of Grey to be released in two versions … a rated R version that will tone down the explicitness and an NC-17 version that will be as dirty as you please. Sounds like a good idea to me, to be honest. More »

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The Oxford English Dictionary Names ‘Selfie’ As The ‘Word Of The Year’ For 2013

CHEESE!

It’s that time of the year again when the folks in charge of publishing the Oxford English Dictionary decide what will be the Word of the Year and today we learn that the selection has been made. The word selfie has been chosen as the Word of the Year by the Oxford English Dictionary because, they say, use of the word has gone up 17,000% since 2012 (even tho it was coined back in 2002). Oxford has come up with an “official” definition of the 2013 Word of the Year, which you can read in full below. More »

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The US Postal Service Is Releasing A Set Of ‘Harry Potter’ Postage Stamps

20 Images from the 8 Films

Harry Potter fans have a new reason to go to the post office because today we learn that the US Postal Service will begin selling a set of postage stamps that feature images from the Harry Potter film franchise. 20 different scenes from the 8 movies will each be featured on their own postage stamps. Beloved characters like Albus Dumbledore, Hermoine Granger, Lord Voldemort and, of course, Harry Potter will also each get their own stamps. I’m not sure that many Harry Potter fans still use postage stamps but I’m certain this collection will be very attractive to fans who collect. More »

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Actor David Morrissey Is Recording The Audiobook Version Of Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’

Morrissey Reads Moz

Last week we learned that singer/songwriter Morrissey will publish his Autobiography here in the US in December in the wake of the stunning success of the publication of his autobiography in the UK last month and today we learn there is more Autobiography news to share. Morrissey‘s memoir will be released as an unabridged audiobook in the UK next month but it won’t be read by Morrissey himself. Instead, the book will be read by actor David Morrissey (of The Walking Dead fame). So … yeah … David Morrissey will read Morrissey‘s Autobiography in audiobook form. More »

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Morrissey Will Publish His ‘Autobiography’ Here In The US

December 3

Two weeks ago Morrissey published his much-anticipated, much-delayed Autobiography in the UK to much success. The memoir debuted in the #1 position on the UK book sales charts, breaking the record of copies sold by a musician (this week, the book remains in the #1 position on the book charts for a second week). Today we learn the FANTASTIC news that Moz‘s autobiography has found a US publisher and it will be released here domestically on December 3. According to the New York Times, the US version of the book will be “nearly identical” to the UK version … except here in the US it will be published in hardcover where the UK version is only available in paperback (both versions offer digital ebook versions as well). This is GREAT GREAT news for US Morrissey fans who have yet to buy the book (or, like me, are anxious to own a hardcopy version of the book). More »

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Angelina Jolie Is Being Offered A LOT Of Money For Her Autobiography

To the Tune of $30-50 million!

I’m telling you, autobiographies of celebs are SO HOT RIGHT NOW … in the wake of Morrissey‘s very successful Autobiography and news that autobiographies are on the way from Courtney Love and Jennifer Lopez, we learn today that a bidding war is underway for the publication rights of an autobiography written by actress Angelina Jolie. While news that publishing houses are interested in her book isn’t all that surprising, rumors of how much they are willing to pay are. According to The Daily Star, Angelina might make somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million dollars upon delivery of her autobiography. Wow. More »

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Jennifer Lopez Is Writing Her Autobiography

But how dishy will it be?

Musician autobiographies are all the rage these days it seems. First, Morrissey publishes an autobiography that sets first week book sales in the UK, then we learn that Courtney Love is planning to publish her autobiography by the end of the year. Today we learn that popstar Jennifer Lopez is also planning to publish an autobiography of her own which, I must admit, sounds insanely interesting to me. Considering all the love affairs that J. Lo has enjoyed over the years, her memoir has the potential to be very juicy. But just how juicy J. Lo will get remains to be seen. HMMM. More »

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Courtney Love Is Publishing Her Memoir Later This Year

'My Story' is due out in December

Autobiographies by rock stars are really popular right now so, naturally, that means that everyone wants to strike while the iron is hot. Morrissey released a very successful autobiography last week and on December 4, Courtney Love will publish an autobiography of her own. Billboard magazine reports that Courtney‘s memoir, titled My Story, is about 400 pages long … but what, pray tell, will Courtney cover in her book? Read on to find out. More »

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