Star: Anne Hathaway’s ‘boring’ memoir was ‘rejected by numerous publishers’

These are some photos of Anne Hathaway earlier this week, shopping in West Hollywood with her husband and a friend. I actually love her fancy wedges, but I feel like they’re too dressy for a shopping excursion? But her outfit is cute, no doubt. So, is everybody “over” their Hathahate? Can we go back to sort of liking her even when she’s kind of annoying? Because I still like her. And I still enjoy her in total, even with her Oscar Beav and Oscar Nips. She’s fun, she’s dorky, she works hard and the “Hathahate” thing was so overblown.

Have you noticed that it’s been five months and she still hasn’t issued a word about the “Hathaway Backlash” I’m sure she’ll discuss it in future interviews, but I like that she’s not out there trying to make people like her. She needed a break. We needed a break too. Anyway, in that same vein, Star Magazine claims that Anne was pitching a possible memoir about her life and work to book publishers. And no one wanted it!

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Anne Hathaway’s autobiography. Star has heard that the actress’ not-so-highly anticipated memoir was rejected by numerous publishing houses when she pitched the idea of writing her life story.

“Anne was told flat-out that her life isn’t that interesting and she’s just not popular enough,” the insider says. “She is crushed because she thought she has a best-seller.”

Maybe it was the title? It Came True: Writing the Perfect Acceptance Speech.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I actually sat here and debated (with myself) if I would read Anne’s memoirs. I probably would, but only if she was being brutally honest. I want to know what happened between Anne and the Italian con artist. I want to know what happened between Anne and Christian Bale. I want to know why Anne married a skinny-pants wearing jewelry designer. The problem isn’t that “Anne is boring and everyone hates her” – the problem is that Anne is incredibly interesting but she just acts like a boring dork so you won’t see her acting shady.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    aren’t autobiographies written near the end of your life?

    • Seagulls says:

      Not when you’re trying to cash in on the fleeting fairy of fame.

    • brin says:

      Exactly. It’s ridiculous to have someone in their twenties or thirties write about their life.

    • Samtha says:

      A memoir and an autobiography are actually two different things. I doubt, if there is a shred of truth to this story, that she was pitching an autobiography.

      A memoir covers briefer periods of time in a person’s life and generally revolves around a particular subject. You don’t have to be “old” to write a memoir. Augusten Burroughs was, what? 35 when he wrote Running with Scissors?

    • Joblow says:

      Haha justin biebers never say never filled a page

    • Trek Girl says:

      An autobiography can be written at any age. There are plenty of young people, teenagers and pre-teens included, who have lived through enough or experienced events that would be worthy of an autobiography.
      Hathaway is 30 and in an interesting industry, so she has enough material to write one.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      Didn’t Miley Cyrus write one or was rumored to write one in her teens? It’s only to cash in when you’re still young.

      Anne would not be truthful. Not a chance. And her husband creeps me out. Unless I was reading that she and her husband sleep in separate bedrooms and she admits to messing around with Bale along with calling the feds on her con ex for good PR, I wouldn’t believe a word and find it all self promoting.

    • Nip says:

      It isn’t an autobiography; it’s a memoir. I’m sure at least ONE person here other than yours truly is savvy enough to know the distinction.

  2. Tanguerita says:

    Memoir, seriously? this girl is the equivalent of oatmeal.

    • Tapioca says:

      Oh I don’t know – it would be interesting to hear from the horse’s mouth how she lapped up the gifts and lifestyle bought with stolen money by her ex-fiance and then threw him under the bus to the authorities for immunity from prosecution!

      The waters run deep and there’s a evil, conniving, deeply ambitious, bitch queen from hell lurking at the bottom.


      • RocketMerry says:

        Agreed. She WANTS people to think of her as the most vanilla, dorky, innocent girl on Earth, but I just don’t buy it.

        I’m sorry, I hope I’m wrong, but I feel like she tries to fool me every time she puts on her act, and I just cannot like that.

      • Noreen says:

        @ Tapioca

        Thanks for this. It needs being reminded of because I think her genius PR people did a brilliant job of sweeping that whole part of her past under the carpet and white-washing it so she came out a victim–most people don’t even remember this I bet. She is conniving and devious indeed.

        I CAN’T STAND HER!!!

  3. Anna says:

    I dont buy this story because the every other 3rd rate ‘reality star’ gets a book deal but not Annie? Doubtful.

    • Nanea says:

      This is the only reason why I doubt the story.

      Oh, and it coming from *.

      • Raquel says:

        My thinking exactly. Sometimes, * does publish stories where you think that maybe come from somewhere credible (for example, they could have heard from disgruntled crew members who don’t want to be named that so-and-so is a pain in the ass on some set), but this is one of those times when ‘somewhere’ is almost certainly a writer on a deadline’s butt.

    • lisa says:

      she might not be willing to admit to anything but the carefully crafted vanilla image of hers

      or she may want too much $

    • Anon says:

      There are many reasons not to buy this story, but that’s not one. The reality stars who have published, like Snooki, have rabid fan bases who will buy their crappy books. I just don’t think this is true of Hathaway. She inspires hate by some and mild interest by others, but not the kind of crazy devotion that some reality stars get.

  4. Seagulls says:

    You can have her. I read for the negative news about her. She’s just anti-interesting to me, and that’s okay. There’s always Cate Blanchett. And Emily Blunt. There’re dozens of other talented women; I just don’t like Anne.

    • Noreen says:

      Can’t stand her. And for a long time I felt a little guilty about my intense distaste for her because I was never able to qualify it…I mean, she’s seems harmless enough, right? But after her Oscar campaign shenanigans I finally realized what’s so off-putting about her. I sensed it all along but just hadn’t seen her “nice innocent girl” mask slip off.

      She’s a raging egomaniac, vain, self-important, and wants everything without having to earn it. Even that Oscar…lots and lots of far more talented people have done amazing work and got no Oscar for it. Ralph Fiennes, anyone?? But AnnE? She not only lusted for that Oscar, she felt ENTITLED to it.

      Can. not. stand. her.

      • MissMoody says:

        I love that you mentioned Ralph Fiennes. How he did not win an Oscar for the Constant Gardener but Anne Hathaway has one? Grinds my gears ya’ll!

      • Apsutter says:

        You are correct. It would have been wonderful if she had lost the Oscar and we could have seen the look of surprise on her face.

      • Noreen says:

        @ MissMoody

        And for his performance as Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List???

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I will jump on the Ralph Fiennes love. He was my first crush, and I swear to you all-I used to watch Schindler’s List and The English Patient every day for about two years…it was that bad. Unfortunately, the only time I ever dreamed about him, it involved him teaching me Shakespeare.

        I can’t stand Anne Hathaway, ever since she did that Oscar Roundtable. It is cringe inducing to watch. This was right after she did “Rachel Getting Married”…she thought she was the SHIT at that table. It was just embarrassing to see a twenty-five year old acting the way she did. She talked and rambled on, just to talk, and just, in general contributed very little to the conversation.

        The worst part was when everyone was asked if they googled themselves. Everyone except RDJ said no, that it wasn’t a good idea, so on. After Anne saw that it was not gauche to admit such things, she then said that she did. She was so try hard in that interview..

  5. Maria says:

    She needs to live a life first, not a slant either, she’s too young.

    Now, Meryl Streep, THERE’S an autobiography I’d read quickly.

    I side eye anyone under the age of sixty writing memoirs.

    • Ktx says:

      Yes, precisely. And then when young people write their biographies and contine to live their lives, and new, exciting or noteworthy things continue to befall them, will they contine to publish memoirs or autobiographies every few years? She needs to wait a few decades.

      • Samtha says:

        That actually IS what writers do–write different books on different aspects of their past. See: Augusten Burroughs, Joan Didion, etc.

    • Trek Girl says:

      She’s not too young and she has lived a life. Her relationship with Raffaelo Follieri could be a book all on its own, I’m sure.
      There are a few reasons why people would usually wait until they are older to write a memoir, but they don’t need to wait.

    • Raquel says:

      Meryl Strep, Sigourney Weaver, Hellen Mirren, even Jodi Foster…basically any woman who broke the glass ceiling in the biz would probably have a very interesting story.

      20&30 something year old starlet memoires sound like self-indulgently underwhelming pieces where the reader is expected to care about how hard it is to be constantly approached by strangers, exc. Which is why I doubt the story is true–Hathaway may be boring and socially awkward, but she hardly represents the self-indulgent branch of HW.

  6. Samtha says:

    Yeah, I doubt that this is true. I can guarantee you that if Hathaway went to a publisher with a good pitch for a book, she would have a deal. I’ve worked in publishing for years and can’t imagine she would be flat-out turned down. They might have said something like, “This concept isn’t quite right. Can you give us something else?” But flat-out rejecting her? No way.

  7. Linda L says:

    Anne FRANK was 15 when she died.

    No matter how many times that dog-eared diary is opened, I will continue to read about her short life forever.

    This Anne? Forget it.

    • Kat says:

      Yes! Anne Frank has been a hero of mine for decades. It’s not that Hathaway is too young to have an interesting autobiography – it’s that she’s too…Hathaway.

      And I actually did love her in Les Mis, I just find her personality to be grating.

    • Maria says:

      Yes pero Anne was living in a life of hiding and oppression, two completely different scenerios and existences.

  8. Kate says:

    I really think she’s just one of those people who has absolutely no sense of who she is. This dorky hipster with the little girl voice persona is new. She started out by trying to be a really goofy, innocent American Sweetheart, she then tried elegant international actress slash fashionista when she was with the Italian con man, she made an attempt at being edgy and sexy while gunning for an Oscar for Rachel Getting Married… none of it has seemed natural, it’s always come off as extremely forced. If she was actually pulling off these reinventions I’d think she was just savvy, but she never comes close to getting it right. I find it almost painful to watch.

    She’s a good enough actress, but she doesn’t have a great body of work and she’s not someone who can shine in an otherwise mediocre effort, so I don’t get the hype.

  9. Micki says:

    She’s too young to have a memoir.
    I like her tenacity when it comes to having a career but won’t bother really.

  10. Maria says:

    i doubt that story. even reality show stars release biographies after a year in the media and being twenty. arent there also justin bieber biographies for years?
    those books are obviously nonsense and i agree that no one who isnt terminally ill should write a bio that young but dont tell me a publisher would turn down an a list actress that just won an Oscar. no matter what she writes.
    ffs Pippa Middleton has tons of offers for having her butt on national tv at her sisters wedding. come on.

  11. Kiddo says:

    “And then I won an Oscar, The end”.

    • magpie says:

      Unfortunately it isn’t the end. She had to play second fiddle to JLaw “only” getting “supporting”.

      I’m sure Anne is already plotting on how to get her next one in the top category.

      She bugs me and always has. She threw her ex under a bus and played the victim card.

      • ALG says:

        I absolutely love that her Oscar is just supporting. You know the entire awards season was supposed to be “hers,” and then 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence goes and steals the show.

  12. Noreen says:

    I can believe this headline. 100%. I find her horribly, dreadfully, painfully boring. Really. How she made it in the business is BEYOND ME. I mean, sure, she did a great job in Les Mis and won an Oscar but she did crap before that. So yeah, I don’t understand how she managed to stay in the biz long enough to actually become a proper actress.

  13. Noreen says:

    Can we talk about he horrible skinny jeans she’s wearing for a minute??

    OMG, they’re so tight they’ve given her hips saddle bags. Who dresses like this? She has a mirror, no?

    • HK9 says:

      Did you not see what she wore to the Oscars???? Pretension, and ill-concealed bitchyness yes, but a mirror no.

      • Noreen says:



        Apparently she doesn’t know what happens when she opens her legs exiting a car while wearing a high-cut dress and no panties, either.

        God. Can. not. stand. her.

  14. LadyRay says:

    CANNOT stand her. I used to like her until I read celebitchy

  15. Elise says:

    Kaiser, it’s interesting that the last few articles here about AH have been crazy, outlandish stories specifically from Star. It seems like someone who REALLY dislikes her is feeding bizarre info to Star, like that nasty bit about her hating her dog or something. I want to know who hates her this much and WHY! That’s the story here! :)

    I’m pretty neutral on her and find her totally harmless…like Blake Lively, I don’t get the hate. Saving my rage for the Will and Jada Smiths etc.

    • Raquel says:

      I never understood “Hathahate.” I don’t care either way when it comes to Hathaway, and I do love to hate certain celebrities. As far as I am concerned, Hathaway can act, and isn’t obnoxious on the one hand, but is boring, pretentious and wants to be liked to much on the other. It all translates into someone I can’t hate, but can’t be a rabid fan of either.

  16. Mayday says:

    I’ve been saying it since Devil Wears Prada. This girl is one giant YAWN. Her looks, her life, her attitude. She just isn’t interesting. That does NOT mean she has to be dramatic and boozing and crazy by any means, but interesting this girl ain’t.

    This is a classic case of management trying to cash in on their clients by brokering some book deal now that she’s an oscar winner. I’m glad the publishers shut her down.

    • Nicolette says:

      One giant yawn exactly. Her book would be good to put you to sleep at night if you’re having trouble getting there.

  17. diva says:

    I still am not into her. I liked The Devil Wears Prada but she’s nothing spectacular.

  18. ALG says:

    I don’t believe that anything happened between her and Christian Bale. I can’t imagine her having sex with anyone, which is probably why she married a gay man. I mean, this woman has zero sex appeal. Zero.

    • Noreen says:


      Totally agree. I bet her “orgasms” amount to a sigh. I just can’t imagine her getting it on.

      I don’t know about her husband being gay but he certainly does come across as vanilla and non-sexual as she does. Maybe he’s a beard for her!!

      • Lisa says:

        I will probably be flamed for this, but she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn for this reason.

      • Noreen says:

        But AnnE has actually done nudity/sex scenes and assorted other romantic scenes and yet she comes across as NOTHING. No charisma, no sexual energy, no chemistry. Just a boring, pasty girl. Audrey wasn’t sexy but she wasn’t called upon to be sexy either. She was called upon to be cute and sweet and smart. She covered those well enough. I personally think Audrey is a bit over-rated, but in all fairness I don’t think she can be compared to AnnE…for the reason I mentioned.

      • GeeMoney says:

        I would disagree with her having no charisma… she was wonderful in The Dark Knight Rises, and has good range as an actress.

        As for her personally, I don’t know. Maybe she is dull, boring, predictable (lovely Sherlock reference there), whatever. But she can act. And her Oscar was well deserved.

    • ALG says:

      @GeeMoney, Nah. She was barely given anything to do in TDKR, and her role amounted to a few one-liners and a few fight scenes. A number of other actresses could have performed that role. Not special at all.

  19. pamspam says:

    Hmm…I never think of wedges as “dressy.” Ever.

  20. helwal says:

    She and Hiddleston are a pair well met.

  21. lady_luck says:

    Anne is boring.

    Let’s get real here, she isn’t some incredibly interesting, fascinating alien life form underneath her pale, dorky, self-obsessed, non-sexy exterior. She is Anne playing Anne: boring as a sack of spuds.

  22. Lisa says:

    I’m of two minds about this. On one hand, her mems are probably boring, because she isn’t 70 yet. And I don’t like her.

    On the other, anyone who doesn’t jet-ski upside down while wearing a shark costume is considered boring these days, and that sucks.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Well I don’t think that you have to be a trainwreck to be interesting in Hollywood. That might get you attention for a little bit, but nothing really long lasting, because eventually people are going to get tired of reading it.

      I find a variety of actors/actresses that are interesting. They don’t do crazy things for attention. I don’t think Anne is all that interesting, to be honest. Most every interview I’ve read of her, she comes across as very needy. And fake. And that’s what annoys me about her. She wants everyone to like her, to think that she’s the best thing since Brando or Olivier.

  23. Jane says:

    Of course it would be boring. Saying, “Me, me, me and I, I, I” 45,000 times wouldn’t make for a good read.

  24. Jamteezy says:

    I love her! Y’all are hatin’. She’s cute and smart as hell and really did deserve her Oscar. I would LOVE to know about her affair with Christian Bale though. To be a fly on the wall….

    • Noreen says:

      Oh what a joke. Please. This slice of cheese couldn’t handle Christian Bale. Don’t even play.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I really don’t get why people actually believe that Hathaway and Bale had an affair. I suppose, yeah, it’s possible-in a way that all people could possibly have affairs with their coworkers or whoever.

        I don’t get what makes anyone think that Bale or Hathaway would ever have affairs. I think Anne is too caught up in what people would think, and Bale’s family is always with him when he’s working. Neither of them have reps for it, so I don’t get it. It just seems to me like it was one of those slow news days and somebody “sensed” (or made up) some tension on the set between Christian and Anne.

  25. GeeMoney says:

    No shame, in my opinion, in having a boring life. Yeah, having some s*&^ happen to you in your lifetime makes for a better interesting book, but sometimes not having a lot of drama going on in your world can be refreshing.

    Besides, most of the people that I know that have all kinds of messed up crap happen to them in their lifetime are bats&*t crazy.

  26. skuddles says:

    Maybe she should ask Halle Berry how to stir up a bunch of drama (insincere speeches, vag flashes and effeminate husbands don’t count). Then maybe people will find her slightly more interesting.

  27. Janet says:

    Love her pixie cut. Hate the wedges but I loathe wedges in general principle.

  28. gogoGorilla says:

    I really liked her in Rachel Getting Married. (Also, the supporting cast was excellent.) I also really like her hair cut short like that; I know she won’t keep it, but I think it really suits her.

    Otherwise, I’m very meh on her. Other than the gay husband thing. I’m pretty sure she’s wearing his too-small jeans in the header pic.

  29. anet says:

    we have the same exact shoes! love patent leather wedges!

  30. Ann says:

    She could go on a shooting spree in Vegas, and I would still think she’s boring.

    • Tara says:

      Quote of the day!

    • lady_luck says:

      +1 lol hear hear.

      she certainly has some arrogance to think she is insteresting enough to write a memoir. she is like watching paint dry. Get over yourself anne. She is like the PA of a company pretending she’s the CEO.

  31. Deidre says:

    But… but… BUT.. she STARVED,.. sang badly.. hacked up her hair, suffered the setting in a prison, was abused by a bad wardrobe, and used an accent.. and had her sparkly smile full of beautiful teeths messed up and looked horrible..!!! What’s not to like and admire desire to learn all the tinest details from birth until now the life of a star born.. from an actual Academy Award winner!???

  32. Tara says:

    Your parents are out of town for the weekend. You drag your dad’s beer stash in from the garage and throw a huge party. Mom and dad return a day sooner than expected and find the house trashed and throw everybody out. The last one to lrave is your best friend who whispers to your parents “i told your daughter this was the wrong thing to do but she wouldn’t listen, i only stopped by to return a sweater i borrowed. Thank God you’re here”

    Anne Hathaway would be that friend. I only barely tolerate her because she buys bras and pajamas at Target.

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  34. Happyhat says:

    I like her – she’s dorky, I’m dorky. I cannot hate on a fellow dork.

    And anyone’s life can be written up into an autobiography and made interesting, as long as you’re honest.

    But, I have a hard time believing that Hath’s PR folk are going to allow some kind of ‘Adventures in the Screentrade’ level of honesty.

    And I have no idea if she can write, though I’m sure she’d find a perfectly capable ghost writer.