From the Hollywood Reporter:
Britney Spears is close to signing a book deal, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with plans to write a novel. Her rep confirms that It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, which has released many popular musician memoirs (among them: autobiographies by Sammy Hagar, The Game, Slash and Motley Crue), is having “discussions” with the singer. (A rep for It would not confirm.)
A source tells THR Spears would pen a roman a clef for the publisher. The story would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences, much like Lauren Conrad’s 2009 New York Times bestseller L.A. Candy, which was about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show. Conrad, who starred in The Hills, has written two more novels since.
No word yet on when a Spears book may be released, but with the singer appearing on a network TV show (and being paid handsomely for it — in the vicinity of $15 million) and having sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide in her career, the advance is likely to be substantial.
Oh, so it’s not exactly a memoir and not exactly fiction? Well that leaves a lot of room for interpretation, doesn’t it? I mean, can you imagine what kind of zany experiences
Britney’s Britney’s handlers are going to write about? There’s going to be nothing of bathroom cocaine, creepy sex with men who have flavor savers, burns from Marlboro Light, or what it was like to bang Justin “Ramen Noodle-head” Timberlake back in the early noughts?
SIGN ME UP!