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5 Reality Stars Who Have Inked Book Deals

Being a reality TV star in today's society opens up a window of opportunity for business-savvy celebs. If you want to make a profit, you need to appeal to a variety of markets. Sell, sell, sell! Beauty and fashion are the lanes that most stars dabble, but what's becoming more popular is becoming an author. Everyone has a story to tell, right? Even reality stars.

Snooki

1. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Snooki made a name for herself on MTV's Jersey Shore and gained a huge fan base for her ditzy demeanor and carefree attitude. She used her fame to launch a ton of business ventures from accessories to novels. The new mom has released three books between last year and now, and we are sure there's more to come. A Shore Thing, which discusses her search for love on the boardwalk, Confessions of a Guidette, a semi-guide of how to "rock it Jersey style" and Gorilla Beach, a sequel to her first novel, have brought Snooks nothing but success and more loyal fans.

Bethenney Frankel2. Bethenney Frankel

Mrs. Frankel gained fame on the original Real Housewives of New York and became a full blown entrepreneur following the show. From cocktail creator to TV show host, it seems like Bethenney has dipped her foot into everything. The risk taker has had four New York Times bestsellers. From Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting to Skinnydipping, she is one reality star who saw that money could be made in book dealings.

Kardashian Sisters

3. Kim, Khloe, and Kourntey Kardashian

The Kardashian Klan isn't new to the world of entrepreneurship. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe have everything under their belts from exercise DVD's to department store collections, so it's no surprise that they have also released a girl-friendly book. Dollhouse and Kardashian Konfidential are about the girls' life in the limelight and their crazy reality show family. Looks like being dubbed authors isn't enough for the Klan because mama Kris Jenner is in talks of having a talk show.

Kendra Wilkinson4. Kendra Wilkinson

This E! and WE tv reality star got her name as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and her reality TV role in The Girl Next Door and Kendra. She not only has beauty, but she also has brains, despite her ditzy moments. That, she proved when she released her hit book Sliding Into Home, a story about the highs and lows of her journey. The mother and wife continues to keep herself busy with the recent drop of Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails,and Getting My Sexy Back.

Evelyn Lozada5. Evelyn Lozada

VH1 Basketball Wives star and dubbed female bully Evelyn Lozada released her first book Inner Circle The Wives Association, a collection of stories about women who are married to athletic professionals. Her entrepreneur spirit continues to prosper as she takes on a makeup collection and a second book.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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