Thursday, May 30, 2024

Breaking: Britney Spears to Publish A Memoir, Maybe Getting $15 Mil Advance


Britney Spears, I assure you, is not going “to write” a book. She’s going to publish one, maybe.

Reports this afternoon that Britney has sold a memoir to Simon & Schuster for an alleged $15 million advance.

That seems high given that S&S itself is for sale and that sale — to Random House– hasn’t been approved. But S&S would be the right publisher for a book by the beleaguered pop star about her career, her conservatorship, motherhood, and all her travails.

Whatever ghost writer gets this plumb job had better get a big fee. And there will be a ghost writer. Britney will dictate the book in dance.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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