Jennifer Hudson Struggles Landing Book Deal; Can’t Talk About Family Death
Watch Hollywood movies about writers and the storyline always pins them in a battle with their publisher because they refuse to sell out or talk about something controversial. Well, it’s the same thing for Jennifer Hudson’s book.
J Hud is penning a book about her journey to her amazing 80lbs. weight loss and is asking for $1 million writing fee. For that amount of money the publisher wants her to write about the 2008 horrific murders of her mother, brother and nephew. She’s refusing and the battle is ongoing. Is her book really worth $1 million if she omits her family’s tragedy? She’s been understandably under the radar about that part of her life.
The NYPost reports:
But while Hudson’s weight struggle and self-help tips are marketable, sources say because of her $1 million-plus demand for the deal, publishers are holding out for the full story about her coping with the horrific slaying of her family. [...]
Sources say the 29-year-old “Dreamgirls” star met with a prominent newsmagazine journalist last December to discuss penning a memoir about the tragedy. But she backed out after the meeting, telling our source, “It’s just too soon.”
Another publishing insider told us: “It was disappointing. Her book about her diet is really appealing and wonderful. But if you spend a lot of money on the book deal, you want it to sell. With no talk of her family, we didn’t think it was worth it.”
Multiple publishing houses have made bids on the weight-loss book, but no publisher yet has met the asking price, the insider added. Hudson’s rep told us, “I have no further comment, but your reporting is accurate.”
I bet publishers paid the Kardashians $1 million on their stupid book about nothing. Smh…
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