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Olympian Gabrielle Douglas To Release Second Memoir


Gabby Douglas is only 16-years-old, but she’s got a lot to say.

The Olympian will release her second memoir “Raising the Bar,” next month. This will serve as Douglas’ second book in less than one- year. “Raising the Bar” will also be a continuance of her autobiography, “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.”

This new memoir will give readers a sneak peek at Douglas’ life post-Olympics.

Publisher Zondervan, says Gabby Douglas’ story will give readers insight on “what it’s like to be an everyday teen with a not-so-everyday life.”


R. Kelly Pens Memoir, “I’m Tired of Being Misunderstood”

Singer R. Kelly is finally coming out with a memoir of his own.  The R&B singer will be writing the book as Robert instead of as his stage name “R. Kelly.”  The memoir, titled “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” will give an inside look at the trials and tribulations that the singer has endured in both his personal and professional life. “I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is,” said R. Kelly.

Kelly wrote the memoir with acclaimed celebrity author David Ritz. The book has been described as “Part memoir, part keepsake; “Soulacoaster” unlocks the door to R. Kelly’s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride.”

“Soulacaoster: The Diary of Me” is currently available for pre-order on The memoir will officially be released in November 2011.

Jennifer Hudson and Elton John at Andre Agassi Foundation’s Grand Slam For Children Benefit Concert

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Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, her son David Otunga Jr. posed with Sir Elton John at the Andre Agassi Foundation’s Grand Slam For Children Benefit Concert at the Wynn Las Vegas on October 9, 2010 in in Las Vegas, NV. John and Hudson were two of the many guests at the event. Hudson once again gave a stellar performance that wowed the crowd.  View some pictures from her performance below.

Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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