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Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who recently announced he was gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press has learned.
Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the proceedings.
The officials said Collins was being represented by Kristine Dahl of International Creative Management. Dahl did not immediately respond to phone and email messages left by the AP.
At least one publisher turned down the book, said one official, who noted the extensive media coverage of Collins and expressed concern that his story already has been told.
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Media critic Howard Kurtz is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason Collins this past week.
Kurtz is the host of CNN's ''Reliable Sources.'' He brought two other media critics onto his show Sunday to question him about the story written on The Daily Beast suggesting Collins had hidden a previous engagement to a woman...
Normally, I would say this is petty on the woman’s part, but considering Jason Collins wasted eight years of her life while out sleeping with other men, I think she is entitled to make as much money as humanly possible off this story.
If Jason Collins is going to cash out, so should she. Here is what she had to say about her upcoming book.
“Carolyn will be writing a book as...
Carolyn Moos, the former fiancee of Jason Collins, revealed last week she is planning on freezing her eggs — after she said the basketball star wasted eight years of her life lying to her about his sexuality.
Moos said she always thought she would get married to Collins and have his children but these dreams were understandably shattered when he broke up with her in 2009 without...
As Jason Collins continues on a world tour with a mic in his hand, some of his attempts to cash out on his announcement have been leaked to the media.
Several publishers have said that Collins or someone in Collins’ camp have shopped his memoir, it is something that Collins has denied.
Officials at three publishing houses told The Associated Press on Monday that they had been contacted...
One of the more stunning aspects of Jason Collins’ announcement that he is gay is that he dated women and was engaged to be married for years. His ex-fiancee, Carolyn Moos, said on Tuesday that she never suspected he was gay. The two were together for eight years before Collins called off their wedding in 2009. Even though the announcement likely stunned Moos, she says it helped...
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So a week or so after the Jason Collins announcement, the following thoughts.
1) There's around 2,500 active players in MLB, NBA and the NFL. By the commonly believed numbers for homosexuality, that means there are hundreds of closeted players, and even if you think that number is more like 1%, there's still dozens more.
Note that no one else has followed...
Jason Collins laid the groundwork when he made the announcement last week that he was gay, and now the results of his bravery are starting to bare fruit.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated via Mark Townsend of the Guardian, as many as eight Barclays English Premier League soccer players have revealed to their teammates that they are gay.
As of right now, the players are...
The Democratic National Committee says NBA veteran Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala.
Last week, Collins became the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. President Barack Obama called the 34-year-old athlete the same day to congratulate him and tell him he was proud of his courage...
JR The Bossman (@JRTheBossman) will be joined by Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline), CEO/Founder of BlackSportsOnline.com to talk about the top stories in sports and entertainment such as how Jason Collins is still cashing out, the NBA Playoffs, Rob’s trip to Vegas for the Mayweather fight and educate the Dollarnaires on things that will ensure success in their everyday lives.
Video: Chris Bosh turns Jason Collins straight
In the little more than a week since Jason Collins came out, some of the greatest wisdom on the situation has come from some unlikely sources. Metta World Peace offered one of the most memorable insights, claiming that Collins’ announcement had inspired him to wear a Cookie Monster outfit to a news conference.
Charles Barkley, who is also known to say some outrageous things, was...
Random questions is back. I don't have a good name for the series outside of random questions. If you have an idea, please let me know and I'll put it to good use. If you aren't aware, this series is me asking people a handful of random questions that I think of at the time. That's pretty much it. Some are sports related. Most are not.
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