Lovato signs book deal
Demi Lovato’s next stage will be on the page.
The singer-actress has agreed to a multi-book deal with Feiwel and Friends. The publisher, an imprint of Macmillan, announced the deal Monday.
The first book features tweets she had written about her life. It’s called “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year” and comes out in November.
Lovato also plans a memoir. The 21-year-old superstar has openly struggled with drug addiction and other personal troubles, some of which she has described on Twitter.
She will be seen this fall on several episodes of “Glee” and is in her second year as a mentor on “The X Factor.”
Trespasser’s case dismissed
A trespassing charge has been dismissed against a Maine man accused of showing up at Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island vacation home.
The Westerly Sun reports that police decided to drop the charge after determining it would be difficult to prove that Joseph Bernatche, 55, of Portland, Maine, was on Swift’s property when he handed her security guard a note telling the singer to call him.
Westerly police Lt. Phil Williams said it was not clear whether the guard had passed onto public property when he accepted the note.
Judge Melanie Quirk in 4th Division District Court dismissed the trespassing charge on Friday.
Fey headed back to 30 Rock
Tina Fey can’t seem to stay away from 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
The funny lady, whose Emmy-nominated “30 Rock” had its series finale on NBC earlier this year and has already sold another female-centered sitcom to the network last month, will return to her old stamping grounds once again on Sept. 28, when she will host the 39th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”
Fey, of course, got her start on the long-running comedy series, on which she was the show’s first female head writer as well as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” first with Jimmy Fallon and later with Amy Poehler.
She left “Saturday Night Live” in 2006 to develop the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” but has returned repeatedly over the years, most notably in 2008, when she appeared several times to perform an impersonation of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. She has also hosted three times.
Rodman to visit Kim again
Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and bringing a team of former NBA players with him.
Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un – in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader’s newborn daughter – Rodman announced plans Monday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January.
The first will be Jan. 8 – Kim’s birthday – and another two days later.
Rodman’s friendship with the autocratic leader has been criticized, but he insists Kim is a good person and wants to have better relations with the United States.
“Why North Korea? It’ll open doors,” Rodman said.