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Sarah Palin sets sights on
reality courtroom TV show
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Move over, Judge Judy. Alaska’s mama grizzly is getting a gavel.
A production company spokesman says former Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a deal to make a pilot for a reality courtroom TV show.
Warm Springs Productions spokesman Howard Bragman said Tuesday that the company will use the pilot to try to find a buyer to air the show five days a week starting in fall 2017.
Bragman says Palin is a natural for the role because she’s telegenic and not afraid to give her opinion. She has no legal training.
The Montana-based production company specializes in outdoors shows and programming for the National Rifle Association. This would be its first reality courtroom show.
Palin also starred in “Alaska,” a reality show that ran for a single season on TLC from November 2010 to January 2011.
Comedian Kevin Hart
to write memoir
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Add author to actor-comedian Kevin Hart’s list of accomplishments.
Atria Publishing Group announced Tuesday that the “Ride Along” star is writing a memoir about his experiences growing up and early failures as a comedian that helped fuel his now-prolific career.
The book will be titled “From the Hart” and is scheduled to be released next year by Atria’s imprint 37 Ink.
Hart has become a popular actor, appearing in the “Ride Along” films with Ice Cube, “Get Hard” with Will Ferrell and 2015’s “The Wedding Ringer.”
Hart capped the announcement of his book with some humor, joking that his children know he’s a big deal because he tells them every day. Hart writes in a statement, “Now I’ll have a book out to prove it.”