Pop superstar. judge. Author?
That’s right, Britney Spears is close to signing a book deal, 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.)
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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 bestseller , which was about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show. Conrad, who starred in , has written two more novels since.
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Indeed, Spears is the latest in a growing cadre of headline-grabbers who dabble in books. They include the Kardashians and ’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
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.