Saturday, October 31, 2009
Andre Agassi's autobiography will be published by Alfred A. Knopf on November 9, it was announced today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. OPEN, a deeply personal account of Agassi's life on and off the court, will also simultaneously be published in Canada, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands.Andre Agassi says he used crystal meth and lied to ATP authorities when he failed a drug test in 1997 in a yet-to-be published autobiography.In OPEN, he recalls for the first time a childhood without choices. Forced to embrace tennis, banished to a brutal tennis camp while still in grade school, catapulted to fame while still in his teens, Agassi grew up feeling isolated, alienated, detached. In OPEN he tells how he reconnected, how he overcame his fears, fought through his loneliness, found strength and purpose in the decision to devote his life to others and in the love of one extraordinary woman.
Agassi writes with uncommon candor about his father, his family, his best friends and first loves. He recounts the intimate details of his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He describes the grind of championship tennis, the physical toll and greater mental toll. He recalls his most painful moments in the arena humiliating defeats, career-threatening injuries, ridicule from fans and media but celebrates the maturity to which they all led.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Author Salman Rushdie, it seems, has certainly moved on after his split from ex-girlfriend Pia Glenn.The 62-year-old was seen attending the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony Gala with stunning author Min Lieskovsky on his arm, reports the New York PostMin Lieskovsky is a 27-year-old Harvard graduate who once claimed to be addicted to dating male models. And not just any model, specifically six of the world’s top models “the so-called Nasdaq of modeling, where they’re evaluated by complex algorithms of earnings, shows and campaigns.” So what does she have in common with a 62 year old bald man who has been married four times? Perhaps their passion for writing is what brought this couple together.It is not clear how long Lieskovsky and Rushdie have been together or where their relationship is going, but if you are basing it on Salman’s past he seems to have a thing for the pretty, young ladies. Salman is stepping out with Mia just a week after a public break up with last partner Pia Glenn, where he accused her of being ‘unstable’ and an ‘accomplished liar’.As far as biographical information on Lieskovsky here are some additional facts we learned, mostly thanks to an article she wrote for Elle magazine.She is of Chinese and Hungarian descent, and says at “5′6″ and 130 pounds, I consider myself quite a fox, but I’m not model material.”She also talked about her taste in men, which she says leans towards the “young and professionally pulchritudinous.”
Carrie Prejean must have a really, really bad memory -- because TMZ uncovered a brand new set of topless photos "biblically correct" Miss California took before she applied for the crown.A second topless photo of Miss California Carrie Prejean has been released by TheDirty.com, days after Prejean promised the state pageant that there was only one such photo in existence.In related Miss California news, TMZ reports the gay-marriage opponent's father may be gay. Her parents split in 1988, and the ugly divorce was full of allegations.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon has received one of France's top art awards at a film festival in her home country.French Trade Minister Anne-Marie Idrac made Jeon a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters at the Pusan International Film Festival. Jeon won a best-actress award at the Cannes film festival in 2007 for her role in The Secret Sunshine.Among the highlights of the Pusan International Film Festival have been a screening of I Come with the Rain, an international thriller starring US actor Josh Hartnett, South Korea's Lee Byung-hun and Takuya Kimura of Japan.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The shortlist for the 2009 Man Booker prize brings together the early favourite, Hilary Mantel, with AS Byatt, Sarah Waters and two-time Booker-winning Nobel laureate JM Coetzee.
1.Hilary Mantel is shortlisted for Wolf Hall, a piece of historical fiction centring on Thomas Cromwell, who was the successor to Cardinal Wolsey as Henry VIII’s most trusted adviser as the king tries to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.
2. The first author to win the Booker prize twice, JM Coetzee is in with a third chance with Summertime. This latest novel completes his trilogy of fictionalised memoir begun with Boyhood and Youth, detailing the story of a young English biographer who is writing a book about the late author John Coetzee. Coetzee won the Nobel prize for literature in 2003
3.Sarah Waters, twice shortlisted for the Booker and the Orange prize, is in the running again with her fifth novel, The Little Stranger, a ghost story set in post-war Warwickshire.
4.Simon Mawer makes the cut with The Glass Room, an historical novel set in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. As war looms, newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile, move to a house on a hill with a unique glass room.
5. The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.
6.The Children's book by A.S.Byatt.