Tag Archives: Books

Report: Johnny Ramone’s widow, Linda, will finally publish the former Ramone’s rocker memoir this Spring…

8 years ago, Johnny Ramone, one of the guitarists for the legendary punk rock band, The Ramones, died of prostate cancer. Before his death, he wrote a memoir, but it was never published. Johnny’s wife/widow, recently announced, she will finally get the book published for him after all these years.

The book will be titled, “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone”, will hit stores on, April 2nd. The book will only be a 176 pages long and it will be full of photos selected by Linda.

Read the full story, here.

As a huge Ramones fan, I’m definitely looking forward to this. Hopefully this will be available for Ibooks for the Ipad ’cause I won’t shop at Barnes & Noble too much anymore. I fuckin’ love the Ramones. “Hey ho, Lets go, hey ho, lets go”….

Kev

Report: Arnold Schwarzenegger, finally writing a memoir titled, “Total Recall”, scheduled to be released in Oct. of 2012…

Simon & Schuster, announced Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently writing a memoir about his life. He will mostly be talking about the break up with Maria Shriver, and of course, he will also talk about his childhood, bodybuilding career, film career, and political career. The book is titled, “Total Recall: My Unbelievable True Life Story”. The book is scheduled for an Oct. 2012 release date.

Entertainment Weekly, reports.

As most of you know, I’m a huge Arnold fan so I will definitely be getting this book when it comes out. This isn’t the first time Arnold written and published books. Years ago, he published a few books on bodybuilding, most notably, “Arnold’s Modern Bodybuilding Encyclopedia”, which is his most popular book.

The question you have to ask is, will Sylvester Stallone ever do a memoir? I would like Sly to write his memoir but I remember him saying on AICN during his Q&A sessions, he doesn’t want to do one. Never say never though, maybe he will do one someday. I think a Sly memoir will be interesting.

Kev

 

I will buy Jaycee Lee Dugard’s book but I won’t be buying Casey Anthony’s…

For a long time now in this blog, I’ve been saying that Jaycee Lee Dugard is going to write about her life while being held captive by the Garrido family. Well, this should be no surprise to everyone, I was right. She wrote a book about the story and the book will hit bookstores everywhere this coming Tuesday. Yes, I will probably buy it. I too am interested of how she lived her life with the Garrido’s and I’m sure this book will reveal it all. It’s gonna be an interesting story for sure and looking forward to reading it.

When Casey Anthony does her book (you know she’s gonna do one too), I won’t be buying it. I won’t support anything Casey Anthony does ’cause I refuse to put my money toward a child killer. I don’t care if she starts an acting career or a music career or a porn career, etc. Whatever she does, I won’t support it. Neither should everyone else.

In other book releases, the 5th book to the “Song of Ice and Fire” Series (game of thrones) titled, “Dance With Dragons” will be out Tuesday as well, so I will definitely be picking that book up for sure. This Tuesday is a good release day for books.

I love to read. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. Have been for years ever since I was a kid. I’ve always been a proud book lover.

Kev

Report: New Rochelle High School censors “Girl, Interrupted” novel by ripping out pages…

New Rochelle High School, which is a high school over in New Rochelle, New York…is censoring adult content from the novels that students are supposed to read for homework assignments.

“Girl, Interrupted” which is a novel about a woman named Susanna Kaysen who has been sent to a mental hospital for having a borderline personality disorder, while there, she befriends another young woman named Lisa Rowe. The novel was written by Susanna Kaysen herself, which tells her real life story, the novel was later made into a film that stars Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder.

New Rochelle High is so disgusted by the adult content in the book that they are ripping out a lot of pages, any pages that has strong language and strong sexual content, out rips a page.

Read more on this madness here:

http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/new-rochelle-school-district-censors-pa

Susanna Kaysen herself won’t be happy when she hears about this! She is 60 years old now and she is still alive and well from my understanding.

What the hell is the book doing at a high school to begin with? It shouldn’t even be there if they are so offended by it. Getting rid of the book is better than ripping out pages.

I hope Susanna fights for her work and sues that damn school!!!! “Girl, Interrupted” is one of my favorite movies though, I never read the book yet.

Kev

Report: Twentieth Century Fox acquires rights to Alex Greven’s “How to Talk to Girls” to be made into a movie…

If you want advice and having trouble picking up girls of your dreams, ask this little guy pictured above and he’ll teach you how to talk to girls better. Since the 9 year old author recently published a book with Harper Collins titled, “How to Talk to Girls”, is creating controversy in the media. Twentieth Century Fox,  just nabbed the rights to make the book into a film for the big screen.

Fox hasn’t yet hired a writer or a producer but they already have a plot idea…where Alex Greven is writing the book for a class assignment for his third grade class, to help classmates break the ice with the opposite sex.

You could probably get the first four editions for $9.99 each at bookstores everywhere. The books are not only for children, it’s for men of all ages.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997056.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Fox is probably going to get Alex Greven to play himself in the movie, I’ll bet your money on it.

This kid is never going to be single when he gets older though. I see him being a big time womanizer and a “playa” whenever he turns 18. Women will be all over him.

Kev

Report: JJ Abram’s “Star Trek” to release a comic book prequel mini series before film’s release…

IDW Publishing has teamed up with Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions to publish a limited four-issue comic book series with the story taken place before the new “Star Trek” movie happens. They explain that the comics will be a like a countdown type of thing before the new “Star Trek” film directed by J.J. Abrams hitting theaters everywhere May 8th of 2009. The first of the comic book series “Star Trek: Countdown #1” will be published and released in bookstores everywhere in January 2009.

The comic book series will be about a combination of both the original Star Trek and “The Next Generation” characters on how they will be passing the torch to the new movie of the younger cast.

Dark Horizons reports:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081125d.php

Interesting. I’ll have to pick up the first comic when it comes out.

Another thing about the new “Star Trek” film by JJ Abrams, I wonder what their premiere red carpet showing would be like. I wonder if the actors from the original Star Trek cast and actors from The Next Generation will show up at the “Star Trek” premiere in May.

We all know the original cast will show at the “Star Trek” premiere, but I wonder if we’ll get an appearance of Patrict Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Levar Burton, etc. at JJ’s “Star Trek” premiere as well. We’ll just have to wait to see what cast members will show up. 🙂 I’m sure William Shatner will be at the premiere, no doubt. Of course, Leonard Nimoy will be there ’cause Leonard is in the new “Star Trek” film as the adult Spock.

Kev

Report: JJ Abram’s “Star Trek” to release a comic book prequel mini series before film’s release…

IDW Publishing has teamed up with Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions to publish a limited four-issue comic book series with the story taken place before the new “Star Trek” movie happens. They explain that the comics will be a like a countdown type of thing before the new “Star Trek” film directed by J.J. Abrams hitting theaters everywhere May 8th of 2009. The first of the comic book series “Star Trek: Countdown #1” will be published and released in bookstores everywhere in January 2009.

The comic book series will be about a combination of both the original Star Trek and “The Next Generation” characters on how they will be passing the torch to the new movie of the younger cast.

Dark Horizons reports:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081125d.php

Interesting. I’ll have to pick up the first comic when it comes out.

Another thing about the new “Star Trek” film by JJ Abrams, I wonder what their premiere red carpet showing would be like. I wonder if the actors from the original Star Trek cast and actors from The Next Generation will show up at the “Star Trek” premiere in May.

We all know the original cast will show at the “Star Trek” premiere, but I wonder if we’ll get an appearance of Patrict Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Levar Burton, etc. at JJ’s “Star Trek” premiere as well. We’ll just have to wait to see what cast members will show up. 🙂 I’m sure William Shatner will be at the premiere, no doubt. Of course, Leonard Nimoy will be there ’cause Leonard is in the new “Star Trek” film as the adult Spock.

Kev

RIP: Michael Crichton 1942 – 2008

Famous author and writer Michael Crichton has passed away in Los Angeles, he was 66. He has been battling cancer privately for quite some time now. He is the author of best selling novels such as “Jurassic Park”, “Timeline” and “The Andromeda Strain”.

Many of his novels were made into major movies which Steven Spielberg directed the first two Jurassic Park movies, they became the biggest movies of all time. Crichton’s novel “Congo” was also made into a film. Crichton’s work became a huge influence to many readers out there especially high school students. While Crichton’s books were mostly fiction, he still had a lot of reality and education in his storytelling.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995298.html?categoryid=21&cs=1

Oh no, another great talent gone. 😦 Crichton was one of my favorite writers, I used to read his books all the time back in high school. RIP Michael.

Kev

RIP: Michael Crichton 1942 – 2008

Famous author and writer Michael Crichton has passed away in Los Angeles, he was 66. He has been battling cancer privately for quite some time now. He is the author of best selling novels such as “Jurassic Park”, “Timeline” and “The Andromeda Strain”.

Many of his novels were made into major movies which Steven Spielberg directed the first two Jurassic Park movies, they became the biggest movies of all time. Crichton’s novel “Congo” was also made into a film. Crichton’s work became a huge influence to many readers out there especially high school students. While Crichton’s books were mostly fiction, he still had a lot of reality and education in his storytelling.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995298.html?categoryid=21&cs=1

Oh no, another great talent gone. 😦 Crichton was one of my favorite writers, I used to read his books all the time back in high school. RIP Michael.

Kev

Report: Drew Peterson is in the news again, says he can’t explain 3 deceptive questions in polygraph test…

Drew Peterson who is a former Illinois police sergeant who is named a suspect of the disappearance of his 23 year old wife, Stacy Peterson passed a polygraph test against her but failed against three questions. One of them being if he knew the whereabouts of Stacy, when he said “No”, the result came out deceptive.

There will be a book released this week titled “Drew Peterson: Exposed” written by Derek Armstrong, Drew complains that the book focused on the negative side of things of his life when he said it should focus on the positive.

More on it here:

http://www.wbbm780.com/Peterson–New-Book-Misses-The-Positive-Drew/3056321

I’ll probably buy the book and give it a read. The book is full of negativity on Drew Peterson for a reason and I think the asshole deserves the bad publicity.

Him getting all this fame over the missing Stacy Peterson is just pathetic. Everyone knows the loser is responsible. He is not in jail yet because there is no hard evidence proving that he did anything.

I think Stacy will get found either dead or alive. I would prefer she’s alive like everyone else but if she’s dead at least her family members would get answers.

Kev