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Justin Baldoni Signs Major Book Deal With Harper Collins, Releasing First Book In April

Justin Baldoni Signs Major Book Deal With Harper Collins, Releasing First Book In April

Justin Baldoni has signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harper Collins!

The 36-year-old Clouds director and actor has signed a major deal to write three books, with his first coming out in April 2021, Variety announced.

Justin‘s first title will be “Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity,” which is based off of his 2017 TEDWomen Talk, “Why I’m Done Trying to Be Man Enough,” which explored redefining masculinity, embracing insecurities and debunking societal norms for those who identify as male.

According to Variety, “the book will explore Baldoni’s personal experience of “undefining” his masculinity, as he tackles difficult and uncomfortable topics, bringing readers on a journey of what it means to be a good man, and human being, in today’s world.”

“When I first began this journey of digging into my masculinity, I thought the work would be to redefine what it means to be a man. But through the process of writing this book, I realized that it’s not about redefining it, as much as it’s about undefining it,” he told the publication.

“I hope these words can be a source of unity that evokes empathetic and compassionate conversations around masculinity, while also inviting people to a deeper understanding of themselves and what it means to be human in the world we live in,” Justin said. “From the playground to movie sets, from classrooms to board rooms, I learned what it takes to be considered man enough in our world and this book is a — at times painfully — honest look into those messages and the journey I’m on to unlearn them; the journey I’m on to not just undefine my masculinity but to embrace my humanity.”

Clouds, which marks Justin‘s second directorial feature film, will premiere TOMORROW (October 16) on Disney+!

Francia Raisa Announces New Wellness Journal With Silk + Sonder

Francia Raisa Announces New Wellness Journal With Silk + Sonder

Francia Raisa is releasing her own journal!

The 32-year-old grown-ish actress and yoga instructor teamed up with woman of color founded, monthly subscription journal service, Silk + Sonder for a limited edition Wellness Journal.

The journal “fuses some of Silk + Sonder’s layouts with Francia‘s personal touch and unique tone, highlights daily practices and content curated by Francia, including a thought provoking writing exercise and more.”

“I know that during this pandemic, people are experiencing a lot of emotions. I hope that this journal helps you to stay grounded and focus on yourself. I hope that you enjoy the journal as much as I do! I’m really excited to share this special part of myself with all of you,” Francia said in a statement.

You can purchase your own limited edition journal by Francia Raisa at SilkAndSonder.com!

'The Kissing Booth' Author Beth Reekles Announces Third Book 'One Last Time'

'The Kissing Booth' Author Beth Reekles Announces Third Book 'One Last Time'

Another The Kissing Booth book is on the way!!

The author of the series, Beth Reekles, announced “The Kissing Booth 3: One Last Time” on Friday (September 11).

“Big news. Big. HUGE. The Kissing Booth 3 will be coming to Netflix in 2021… and so will the novel! TKB3: One Last Time is based on the script of the third movie and will be released in time with the movie next year! (Date TBC),” she shared on Instagram.

“I am SO excited about this, and it was so much fun to write. I was able to work closely with Netflix for TKB3 and though I can’t say anything yet on the storyline (sorry!) I will tell you… it’s gonna be totally awesome. I really hope you guys love it, too. 💋☀️🍿,” Beth added.

While she can’t reveal any plot details yet, she did say on her site that the third book will actually be a novelization of the final movie.

“I know it sounds a little strange, but bear with me while I explain it: our brilliant scriptwriter, Vince Marcello (joined by Jay Arnold, for the second and third movies) wrote the script TKB3 so they could film the two movies back-to-back. I was able to give feedback on the script before that, but honestly, I loved it,” Beth wrote.

“I’d been able to chat with Vince a few times throughout the whole process over the phone, and pretty early on we talked about how we saw Elle’s story unfolding. (Yep, that’s purposely vague – sorry, I really can’t give anything away about the storyline!)” she continued.

“This was a really weird and wonderful process, but I’ll talk about that more in another post. But, I will say now, that it follows on from my books – so instead of Marco and Chloe, you’ll be back with Levi and Amanda, for instance,” Beth concluded.

You can pre-order the book on Amazon UK or Book Depository, and while it says the book will be out on April 15th, Beth said that the date could change, and that’s not necessarily a movie release date, “We’ve just had to set a date to be able to let you guys pre-order.”

In case you missed it, check out the first look teaser at The Kissing Booth 3!

Avani Gregg Will Open Up About Her Life In New Memoir

Avani Gregg Will Open Up About Her Life In New Memoir

Avani Gregg is working on her own memoir!

The 17-year-old TikTok star and Hype House member has signed a book deal with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, THR reports.

“My fans mostly know me from social media where I make videos and create makeup looks, so I’m really excited to share my past, my personal life, and how I got to where I am today,” she said in a statement.

Avani‘s upcoming book will “detail her childhood in Brownsburg, Indiana and how suffering a back injury while competing as a gymnast led her to her social media journey at the age of 14.”

In addition to working on her book, Avani will appear alongside her Hype House group mates in an upcoming reality series.

Earlier this week, Avani and her boyfriend Anthony Reeves stepped out to celebrate their friend Bryant Eslava‘s birthday at a dinner party.

Charli D'Amelio Announces Her First Book 'Essentially Charli'

Charli D'Amelio Announces Her First Book 'Essentially Charli'

Charli D’Amelio is now an author!!

The 16-year-old TikTok star just revealed her first ever book, “Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide To Keeping It Real.”

“i am so excited to finally announce that I wrote a book! this official guide to staying positive and navigating social media has lots of real talk and comes with a cute bonus sticker sheet! i hope you guys check it out wherever books are sold near you on December 1. (preorder now with the link in my bio) #EssentiallyCharli !!!!!😊,” she wrote on Instagram.

Charli will talk about her childhood and family life in the new book, as well as “walk readers through how to navigate social media presences and digital friendships while developing a confident and a strong identity. ‘Essentially Charli’ is set to feature exclusive photos, writing prompts and a bonus sticker sheet.”

“We’ve been longtime admirers of Charli for her infectious confidence, killer dance moves, and astronomical ascent to fame,” Anne Heltzel, ABRAMS Children’s Books Executive Editor, said in a press release. “We loved getting to know her while working on this book — not only as a rare talent, but also as an endlessly interesting young woman — and we know her readers will too.”

“Essentially Charli” is set to be released just in time for Christmas presents on December 1st, and you can actually pre-order RIGHT HERE now!

Jenna Ortega Announces First Book 'It's All Love,' Out Next Year!

Jenna Ortega Announces First Book 'It's All Love,' Out Next Year!

Jenna Ortega is having a huge year!!

The 17-year-old actress just revealed she has her very first book coming out called “It’s All Love“.

“I am thrilled to officially announce my first book, IT’S ALL LOVE which is out ‪on January 5th, 2021‬. This book is all about finding the strength, faith, courage, and love to help us all get through every day. It’s full of reflections and stories from my personal experience that I hope might strike a chord with you. Can’t wait till you guys can read. You can pre-order it right now at the link in my bio. @GetUnderlined,” she captioned a video on Instagram.

Jenna is currently filming her second movie of the summer, The Fallout. She first filmed Songbird in July.

In addition to her Neutrogena brand ambassador announcement this summer, Jenna‘s got a growing slate of movies she’s working on. She has a Netflix film coming out in September, and it was just revealed she is joining the cast of the upcoming Scream 5!

Author Stephenie Meyer Reveals She's Working On More Stories In 'Twilight' World!

Author Stephenie Meyer Reveals She's Working On More Stories In 'Twilight' World!

Twilight fans could be getting more from their favorite characters!

Stephenie Meyer recently opened up about starting work on two more books in the same world as the popular series.

“There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write,” she said during a live event with Books-A-Million earlier this month. “I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it’s there.”

Stephenie added that they won’t be coming out any time soon though, and she actually wants to work on something different right now.

“I am not ready to do that right now. I want to do something brand-new. For me, a lot of the joy of writing comes from creating, and I really want to do a new world and new rules and new mythology. Mythology is kind of my thing,” she said.

Stephenie just recently released a new Twilight book called “Midnight Sun,” which is a retelling of the first book in the series, but from Edward’s point of view.