Did Demi Moore get a $2 million advance for a tell-all memoir about Ashton?

I was ready to dismiss this story as an anonymously-sourced tabloid rumor, but a site called Books & Review is covering it, along with naming the potential editor and publisher, so it could be happening. According to reports, Demi Moore has received a $2 million advance from Harper Collins for a memoir, which will either focus on her coming to terms with her stormy relationship with her mom or she’ll tell all about her relationship with Ashton Kutcher. (Demi’s mom was an alcoholic and she passed in 1998 from cancer. Demi and her mom were estranged in the years before she died.) Here’s the news from Books & Review [via Hollywire], which does a good job of compiling the different reports:

The actress, who split from Ashton Kutcher in November 2011 after seven years of marriage, has reportedly reached a deal worth $2 million with publisher HarperCollins to write a book. The book will be edited by Jennifer Barth, and backstopped by publisher Jonathan Burnham. According to sources they are still negotiating a delivery date and making a deal with a co-writer.

Reports are mixed on what Moore will focus on in the book. Some say that it is not a trip down memory lane for the actress who got her start as a member of the Brat Pack. According some unnamed sources she met with publishers to personally pitch the book, which isn’t a memoir, but rather a specific story about her complex relationship with her mother, and how it impacted her life and career.

Another source told The Daily Star that Moore, left depressed and angry after Kutcher cheated on her, she decided to reap her revenge on him by signing a book contract. An insider claims, “We already had a great book outline from her in which she said she would write about overcoming her alcohol and cocaine addictions. Now she’s going to blow the lid on her six-year marriage to Ashton, so what would have been a best-selling book is going to become a blockbuster!”

According to Now! Magazine the 49-year-old is planning to pen a kiss and tell book, revealing all the secrets of her seven year marriage with Ashton. “She’s planning to spill all the juicy details on her addictions, her meltdown and her marriages,” said a source to the magazine…

Moore is apparently exhilarated to be writing the book, though her grown-up daughters are decidedly less excited about the prospect: “Demi’s daughters hate the idea – they don’t want their lives laid bare to whole world,” said a source close the family.

[From Books & Review]

The article goes on to claim that Demi’s daughters filed a restraining order against her (which they didn’t, they were just allegedly considering it) so I don’t know how reliable a source this “Books & Review” site is after all. They may just be getting their stories from the British tabloids, which regularly make up crap out of whole cloth and then feed off each other. But – I would kind of love it if Demi did write a tell-all. I would like for her to get control of her life, and her story, in her own way and writing a book just might be the trick. (I don’t expect her to dish much dirt about Ashton, sadly. I think she’ll just gloss over things, but I could be pleasantly surprised.) It’s a better idea than fake dating an actor who needs the publicity. Maybe she’ll get a ghost writer who will inspire her to portray her life as if she’s moving on in a mature, healthy way. Fake it until you make it, Demi.

Also, Demi needs to work another red carpet and/or quit hiding from the paps. We keep having to use old photos of her, and she looks so much healthier now. (See the Life & Style pic below, that’s the most recent.)

Photo credit: WENN and Life & Style

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  1. nancypants says:

    I’d advise Demi against that.

    First of all, turn-about is fair play.
    If she does this, Ashton is going to, “write”, a book of his own or, at least, come out large and defend himself.

    Secondly, I don’t think her daughters need this right now.

    Thirdly, no matter how healthy she seems to be lately, this is going to open a sh*t-storm and I don’t think she’s all that strong right now.

    I knew she had some issues with her mom but I also remember photos of her sleeping next to her near the end.

    I think this is a BAD idea all around for everyone and I don’t really think Demi needs the money.
    She should probably wait on this.

  2. Esmom says:

    This doesn’t make sense to me. It seems that when it comes to “telling all” regarding the marriage, isn’t Ashton the one people would want to hear from? She’s the one who melted down, after all.

    I’d think there would be more interest in her than in any so-called dirt on him. Seems backwards, somehow.

  3. Alexis says:

    Does anyone give enough of a crap about Ashton (or Demi) to read a book about them?! I HIGHLY doubt it. Demi needs to get a grip and find a hobby.

  4. Sirsnarksalot says:

    If her daughters weren’t talking to her before, they’re never going to talk to her now! Demi needs smarter people around her giving her advice.

  5. holbriken says:

    doesn’t a person actually have to remember things in order to write a memoir/tell-all? common knowledge is she’s indulged in much mind-altering behavior through the years.

  6. bettyrose says:

    Why is this lady still not hiding out at a spa in Europe?

  7. John Wayne Lives says:

    A-lister to pathetic famewhore. Done

  8. LeeLoo says:

    Demi needs to let it all go. Seriously. She shouldn’t be writing a tell, she should be seeing a therapist. This woman is so beyond pathetic at this point. She’s so beyond bitter about this whole thing. In any normal circumstance what Ashton did sucked but I still wind up siding with him on this. I really believe Ashton tried for a very long to get her to realize that the relationship was over and she was too obsessed and emotionally unstable to realize it. I really think Demi is extremely manipulative and I think any book on any subject will be her trying to manipulate the public. Demi, that mother you walked away from due to substance abuse and the emotional abuse she inflicted on you in your early career? You turned out just like her.

  9. Boromir's bytch says:

    A tell-all book would just reveal her raging case of narcissism which we already know about.

  10. Kosmos says:

    I’ve heard that Demi just isn’t such a nice person. If she’s writing about Ashton, then she’s bitter and it’s payback, but does anyone really care that much what she will have to say? I agree, if it would bother her daughters, she should definitely not do it. I believe her marriage was probably going downhill at the time he cheated, and now everyone knows she was addicted to booze and maybe drugs or pills, so this does not make a good combination for a healthy marriage. Is it any wonder it ran it’s course? Maybe she should stop with the retaliation. If she just wants to explain her past with her mother, only do it if it won’t hurt your kids….

  11. skuddles says:

    I can’t see many people wanting to read Demi’s book. We already know about her past (present) addiction struggles. And as for her relationship with Ashton, all the juicy stuff has already been plastered all over gossip blogs. But even if Demi covered new ground with him, I highly doubt it would make for a riveting read…

  12. Jay Kay says:

    I’m with everyone else…does anyone really care? I’ve never understood the appeal of Demi. She is so bland. Vanilla. Beige. Blah. NO ONE CARES, Demi.

  13. Maritza says:

    If she expects to meet a guy who will take her seriously some day then the idea of dishing out stuff about her ex is an awful idea.

  14. Junegorilla says:

    Who would’ the target audience? Mila Kunis? I can’t imagine that anyone would have even a passing interest in what she has to say. Unless she can explain her doll collection that requires its own house to be displayed in

  15. mar says:

    I do not buy this. Ashton could probably write an even better one!!!!

  16. RobN says:

    I don’t buy it. I’m pretty sure that most Ashton Kutcher fans can’t read, so what would be the point?

  17. Jaded says:

    She’ll try to shill anything. Does anyone remember the artsy black & white photo shoot she had done holding her mother in bed while she was dying? Extremely poor taste, and showing what? That she had reconciled with her mother while she was comotose and near death? I disliked her from then on.

  18. nicensmiley says:

    Then Mila Kunis can play her in the movie version of her book!!

  19. Cleveland Girl says:

    She will continue to look like a self obsessed immature wannabe until she cuts that ridiculous hair

  20. lisa2 says:

    doubt this is true,

    but why are her daughters not talking to her.

  21. BitterB says:

    She SHOULD write a book on how to get plastic surgery tastefully done. An honest tell-all. It would be a #1 bestseller.

  22. Loulou says:

    She’s literally getting long in the teeth

    • LeslieM says:

      Don’d be so hard on her. She was crushed and broke down. It happens. She over came her addictions, she has been a good actress. I would read the book and I usually hate biographies. Cut her some slack. Look at your selves. I bet many of you have gone through similar probles or have seen it happen to a family member. I in twenty people will wind up in a mental hospital. Her boyfriend cheated and left her, publicity. She o er came seriously and she looks very pretty for her age. What has she done to you?

  23. Sumodo1 says:

    Great thread! Notice that the Kabbalah “roite bindele” has not kept the evil eye away from Demi. BTW, I don’t really think she was married to Ashton in a “legal” sense.

  24. Hannah says:

    Her and her mum were estranged for years but she cared for her the last few years up to her death which is why she took break from acting.

    (bio channel!)

  25. Bella says:

    People are all the same and cruel throughout the world. Stars publish books of all time, why Demi can not do that?

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  27. jk says:

    Well if she does I hope she tells everyone about her face lifts, vbody lifts and her taking pictures of her own ass and puting it out there os tweets and such. Acting l;ike a teenager herslef and letting her kids do anything they wanted just as long as they didnt interupt her and the toy boy. She is a lousy mother and I would lay odds a lousey wife. She still dresses like ateenager and it doesn;t look good on her and plwase tell us bwhat ut was like going out with your underaged kids and drinking and doing drugs and waking up in a rehab? How about your drug use that made you lose aLL that weight. I suppose you think all of this is Ashtons fault? He bailed and cheated because of all your crap. I don’t feel sorry for any woman who is playing at being 16 for the rest of her life and drinks and does drugs with her kids. Marries a guy young enough to be her son and expects him to be the gopod little boy while she does all this crap. Write the book Demi and I will be waitng for Ashtons reply to it and I bet it will be ugly.