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Oprah to pen inspirational memoir, publish other inspirational books

Also in Tattle: Charlie Sheen sued by ex-fiancee, Coldplay, Cosby and Michael Flatley

REGULAR FOLKS write a memoir.

Oprah starts her own book imprint to publish her memoir.

As expected, it will be inspirational.

Flatiron Books announced yesterday that Winfrey's The Life You Want is scheduled for January 2017 and will show how "anyone can put their life on a new trajectory."

Got that, 46 laid-off colleagues? Oprah's going to help you with a new trajectory.

Her imprint doesn't have a name yet (how about Oprihnt?), but will feature several nonfiction works each year. Oprah has already generated numerous best-sellers in the past 20 years through her TV and online book club choices.

Oprah said in a statement that she hopes her story "inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves." She resisted writing a memoir in the past, canceling a planned release in 1993.

What I Know for Sure, a collection of her O magazine columns, was published by Flatiron in 2014.

* Also writing a book is Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

Van Susteren has a deal with Simon & Schuster for a social media guide on everything from building and engaging with an online audience to "how to deflect the cranks," the publisher said yesterday. The book is currently untitled and scheduled for fall 2017.

Tattle should have written a book on how to deflect the cranks.

The daily Sheen

Porn star

Brett Rossi

(a/k/a Scottine Ross), who was engaged to

Charlie Sheen

from November 2013 to October 2014, is suing Charlie for assault and battery, emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence, according to

USA Today


The suit states that when the two first met Charlie paid Brett $10,000 to have sex with him.

The suit says they had sex at least five times before Rossi found Charlie's HIV meds and confronted him. The pair stayed together and old romantic Charlie proposed to Brett in November 2013.

Some time after that, the suit claims, Charlie became a drinking, drugging abuser, and at one point "aggressively dragged [Brett] out of bed by her arms and began violently shaking her while screaming obscenities at her."

Three months after Charlie proposed, Brett learned she was pregnant and she claims Charlie forced her to have an abortion because he did not want his child to be HIV-positive.

In November 2014, Brett says Charlie ended their engagement via text message and she attempted suicide via drug overdose.

Brett is reportedly suing Charlie now because he has gone back on a promise to pay her a seven-digit sum in order for her to drop the matter.

Charlie's attorney Marty Singer denies Brett's charges and says Charlie will prevail.


* Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

The British rock band, whose new album drops today, will perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, said a spokesperson for Pepsi, which is sponsoring the halftime show.

The Super Bowl is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks. Previous halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby's wife of nearly 52 years, will answer questions under oath next month in her first deposition since dozens of women came forward over the last year with sexual abuse allegations against Cosby.

A lawyer for seven women suing Cosby for defamation said yesterday that Camille's deposition is scheduled Jan. 6 in Springfield. Attorney Joseph Cammarata said Bill's deposition is scheduled Feb. 22, also in Springfield, where the defamation suit was filed.

The women allege Cosby's representatives defamed them after they came forward with their allegations.

Cammarata announced the deposition dates during a hearing in federal court in a separate lawsuit filed against Cosby by his insurer, AIG Property Casualty Co. AIG is balking at paying the costs of defending Cosby in the defamation suit.

Michael Flatley's ailing legs will apparently be healthy enough for one last American tour. The trailblazing former "Riverdance" star said yesterday he and his farewell show, "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games," will strike out on the road and hit such cities as Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles after his stint ends on Broadway early next year.

"We have heard requests from our fans across the country who could not make it to New York to bring the show to them and we have decided to do a small tour of the U.S.," Flatley said in a statement. "I haven't performed in America for years and we are really looking forward to ending this tour and my time on stage with a bang!"

Flatley will play the Wells Fargo Center on Feb. 28.

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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