A & E Briefs – March 8, 2011

Elika Roohi / Sun Star Reporter
March 8, 2011

Bristol writes a memoir

Bristol Palin is writing a book.  “Not Afraid of Life,” Palin’s memoir, will be released sometime this summer.  It will address what it was like to grow up in Alaska and coming of age amid all the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother, Sarah Palin.  Palin’s book will also talk about it was like to be a single mom while still a teenager having her relationship with the baby’s father crumble twice.  Palin talks about her past, her present, and what she hopes for her future.

Source: Huffington Post

Things you don’t know about the Prince’s wedding

So, Prince William of the British royal family is getting married.  The wedding will be this summer in London, and the Prince will marry Kate Middleton.  Here are some things you might not know about their wedding.  The Queen sent wedding invitations by fax. A Japanese toy line has designed miniature rabbit replicas of the royal couple, and they will go on sale in the U.K. around the time of the wedding. There has been a special condom designed for the event called “Crown Jewels condoms.” Their slogan is,  “Birth control fit for a king.” And of course, Lifetime is managing to make a Lifetime movie about the royal pair.

Source: The Week

“Weird Al” is a children’s author now

“Weird Al” Yankovic has branched out from writing musical parodies into the world of children’s literature.  “When I Grow Up,” written by Yankovic and illustrated by Wes Hargis, tells the story of Billy, an 8-year-old boy who is asked by his teacher what he wants to be when he grows up. According to Yankovic, the inspiration for this story came from his childhood. When he was 8, he told his guidance counselor he wanted to be a writer for “Mad” magazine.  His guidance counselor told him there wasn’t much of a career in comedy, and tried to convince Yankovic to pursue a “real career, like architecture.”

Source: NPR

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