Omarosa Manigault Newman has an idea about who wrote the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed that rocked the Trump Administration and shocked the nation.
A scavenger hunt of sorts has ensued…
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Two decades ago, J.K. Rowling conjured up Harry Potter, an orphaned young wizard with a lightning-shaped scar.
Riley, 23, insists he has written hundreds of songs for multiple artists, and even claims to have worked with Taylor Swift on “Shake It Off.”
His parents, however, say they believe he’s delusional. And he is not credited on Taylor Swift’s — or any other famous musicians’ — songs that he claims to have written.
“If his lips are moving, he’s pretty much lying,” says his mom, Robin, who turns to Dr. Phil for help on Monday’s show, “Our Son Claims He Is A Famous Songwriter: Could He Be Delusional Or A Master Manipulator?”
In the video above, Dr. Phil tells Riley that he has known both Taylor and her mom for a number of years. “Is there any reason that she would tell me she’s never met you, heard of you, or worked with you on a song?” Dr. Phil asks. “Is there any reason you wouldn’t be listed on the song as a writer?”
Riley at first sticks to his claim that he wrote “Shake it Off,” but, acknowledging that his former drug use may have affected his thinking, he says, “I definitely admit that there’s some questionable thought process going on … I’ve had to take into consideration that I might be wrong.”
He adds, “I do believe that Taylor Swift and I are soul mates, and I love her with the kind of love that you would want forever and always.”
What is this odd situation really all about? Could Riley just be manipulating those closest to him? Could his mom be enabling him? Find out as Dr. Phil attempts to unpack this bizarre story on Monday’s show.
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(AllHipHop News) N.W.A got the feature film treatment with Straight Outta Compton. Could the Hot Boys of Cash Money Records be next? One member has already penned the story for a potential movie about his life.
Turk sat down with DJ Smallz Eyes to talk about his time in prison. The YNT Entertainment founder revealed he spent part of his time locked away working on a script.
“I wasn’t only writing raps. I wrote a screenplay called Reckless about my life. The whole play on everything about me that went on with me [and] Cash Money,” said Turk. “I also wrote a book called The AutoThugography Of Turk which will be out soon.”
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On the 25th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughn‘s death, Bob Seger says he wrote “Hey Gypsy,” a cut from his Ride Out record, in memory of the blues virtuoso. “I wrote kind of as a tribute to Stevie, who I’ve always been a huge fan of,” Seger says in a video tribute. “I remember the last time I saw [him]; it was at an Eric Clapton concert.”
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Kip Moore has revealed that he wrote his upcoming new studio album Wild Ones twice. The album, scheduled to drop at the end of the summer, was initially to be released last May. “Because of ‘Dirt Road’ stalling and me having more time than I thought, I scrapped the record and started over,” Moore tells Rolling Stone Country.
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Holly Madison talks about her new book, ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ and how she hopes her daughter will read it someday. Plus, Holly talks about her life after the mansion.
Dave Grohl shared a picture of his letter to Ian MacKaye, written when he was 14.
By Michael Swaim Published: March 09th, 2015
I wrote a book last week. I’ve never written a book before but so what? They’re just words on a computer screen, right? I’ve written stuff before — emails and lists of things to get at the hardware store — so I have experience. Anybody can do it.
It all started when my friend Bert said, “You know Bud, you should write a book about your crazy family.” I thought about it for a minute. It was a totally unique idea. So I wrote it. The words just flowed out of me like diarrhea.
It took me a pretty long time — three hours — to think up a catchy title. I finally came up with, My Crazy Family. How could you not sell a million books with a grabber like that?
I slapped together a cover — my niece Sarah Jane (she’s so cute) helped with the finger-painting — and uploaded it on Amazon as a Kindle and a paperback. Heck, the uploading was harder than writing the book!
The next thing I did was change my Facebook profile. It used to say, “Works at Plumber.” Now it says, “Works at Author.”
Then I had to do some marketing. My first idea was total genius — I got all the members of my crazy family and a bunch of my friends to write customer reviews on Amazon. In a few hours, I had 20 reviews and a 5-star rating!
Next, I pasted the Amazon link on Facebook, which is also a really clever idea that’s probably never been done.
I heard that Amazon has a freebie program where you give the book away for free to create what they call “buzz.” I knew this would work. How often have I stood in line outside of Walmart to get a free set of beer coasters or an umbrella hat?
I ended up selling 8000 books for free. Now I had a following!
I thought about trying to get reviews from hoity-toity newspapers like the New York Times — (it’s pretty simple — you just send them a copy of your book with a nice letter) — but the Post Office was going to charge me $ 9.95 for Priority Mail, so I didn’t bother.
The book sold pretty well (getting my friends and relatives to buy it was another brilliant marketing scheme — has anybody tried that before?)
About a week after publishing the book, my son caught our dog Bowzer tearing out the pages and eating them (everybody’s a critic, right?). It was the cutest thing! My son got the whole thing on video and made a YouTube and pasted it on Facebook. The damn thing went — what do you call it? — virile in two days.
The next day, I sold 150,000 copies but poor old Bowzer was constipated for a week.
A few days later, I got a call from a guy named Marty from Hollywood. Said he loved my book and wanted to make a TV sitcom out of it. He asked me if I have an agent and I told him I did. (Mickey Bergan has been my insurance agent for 20 years.)
But I told Marty I didn’t want to sell. I figured I could shoot a TV series myself. How hard could it be? Most TV sucks. All I had to do is shoot an episode and send it to a network and they’d pay me a ton of money and run it on TV. My family is pretty excited about starring in a TV series.
If you can't stop swooning over every single word that falls from Ed Sheeran's lips, then good luck trying to breathe after you hear about the inspiration behind his heart-melting new track "Thinking Out Loud" off his upcoming album, Multiply.
Lupe Fiasco explains that his grandmother and a friend inspired his new “Tetsuo & Youth” single, “Mission.”