BY ASSOCIATED PRESS October 11, 2012 5:24PM
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:24AM
Polanski victim to add ‘dimensions’ to story
The former teen whom Roman Polanski was convicted of having sex with — leading to one of Hollywood’s most notorious scandals and the director’s flight from the U.S. — is writing a memoir. Samantha Geimer, now 47, has a deal with Atria Books for “The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski.” Atria, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced the book will come out next fall. According to Atria, Geimer will provide “insight into many dimensions of the story that have never previously been revealed.” “I am more than ‘Sex Victim Girl,’ a tag the media pinned on me,” Geimer said in a statement.
Music not the only way Ke$ha can tell a tale
The million-selling singer-songwriter has signed with Touchstone for the illustrated memoir “My Crazy Beautiful Life,” scheduled to come out Nov. 20, just before her new album, “Warrior.” According to Touchstone, the book will feature Ke$ha’s “thoughts and reflections” and pictures spanning from her childhood to her recent tour. “In less than three years I’ve gone from being the worst waitress in L.A. to living out my childhood dreams of singing my songs to people all over the world,” Ke$ha said in a statement. “Sometimes, it feels as if the last few years have encompassed a few decades.”
‘The Help’ star writing book for middle schoolers
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is looking to make some magic in the book world. The actress best known for “The Help” has a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for a pair of detective novels for middle school students. The first book, “Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit,” will come out next fall. Spencer said in a statement that she had been inspired by such mystery series as Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown and hoped to give kids the same “sense of magic.” Spencer, 42, has also appeared in such films as “Flypaper” and the upcoming “Smashed.”