Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘The Secrets of my Life’
Caitlyn Jenner’s former wife of 24 years, Kris Jenner, was furious over her portrayal in the transgender star’s new memoir. While speaking about the book in a recent episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, the reality momager said: “I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time… Everything she says is all made up. Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a b**ch and an a**hole?”
In the memoir, Caitlyn also goes on to claim that Kris knew about her desire to transition even before they first had sex. “I’ve never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life,” Kris added.
Lena Dunham’s ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
Lena Dunham’s 2014 memoir raised eyebrows after critics accused her of sexually molesting her little sister, Grace. The “Girls” actress has since amended the questionable passage and apologized to critics who were offended by her choice of words.
“I am dismayed over the recent interpretation of events described in my book Not That Kind of Girl. First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances," she wrote in a statement. “Childhood sexual abuse is a life-shattering event for so many, and I have been vocal about the rights of survivors. If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use of the term 'sexual predator' was insensitive, and I’m sorry for that as well."
Holly Madison’s ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’
The former Playboy Bunny lifted the veil on rampant drug abuse and in-house catfighting while dating Hugh Hefner in her wildly popular memoir, “Down The Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny”.
Madison’s book delved deep into the manipulative ways of mansion living, where bunnies had to be home by 9 p.m. and were required to ask permission to visit their families.
The controversial book debuted at No.1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, where it spent three weeks in the highly-coveted spot. It would remain on the list for another three months after being bumped from the top.
Eminem’s ‘The Way I Am’
Eminem’s The Way I Am took fans beyond the lyrics of his chart-topping hits, sharing a collection of deeply personal stories and reflections. The rapper also went on to include personal photographs, original artwork and previously unpublished lyric sheets in his 2008 book.
Janice Dickinson’s ‘No Lifeguard on Duty’
Janice Dickinson bared her soul in her 2002 memoir No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel where she recalled her dark days of hard partying and drug abuse, while reigning over the modelling world throughout the 1970s and '80s.
Barbara Walters’ ‘Audition’
Legendary journalist, Barbara Walters took us all by surprise when she confessed to having an affair with Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke — whom she claimed was “the most attractive, sexiest, funniest, charming and impossible man” — in her 2008 memoir Audition. Walters opened up about her relationship with Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan.
Naya Rivera’s ‘Sorry Not Sorry’
Former “Glee” star Naya Rivera made the shocking revelation that she once had an abortion and struggled with anorexia in her 2016 memoir Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up. While speaking about the moment she found out she was pregnant with Ryan Dorsey, the man she would go on to marry and divorce years later, Rivera says: "It's something that is one of life's little scars that you get along the way, and the scars are never really healed…They are always kind of still there -- they are just not bleeding anymore.”
Corey Feldman’s ‘Coreyography’
Corey Feldman’s 2014 memoir Choreography shed light on alleged sex abuse in Hollywood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book was a “tale of drugs, exploitation and sexual abuse” that included anecdotes of his time as a child actor, hanging out with the King of Pop and his “Goonies” co-star, the late Corey Haim.
Brandi Glanville’s ‘Drinking And Tweeting’
As one of the most controversial stars of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, Brandi Glanville’s no-holds-barred memoir came as no surprise when it revealed all about her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian’s torrid affair with his mistress and now-wife LeAnn Rimes.
Anjelica Huston’s ‘Watch Me’
In Watch Me, Hollywood legend Anjelica Huston gets candid on her relationships with Jack Nicholson, Ryan O’Neal and reveals how she became involved in Roman Polanski’s child rape scandal.
After hearing about Nicholson’s infidelity through a friend, Huston recalled giving Nicholson the punishment he deserved. She “beat him savagely about the head and shoulders. He was ducking and bending, and I was going at him like a prizefighter, raining a vast array of direct punches.”
As for her now-infamous run-in with Roman Polanski, the actress “thought nothing” of the moment she met Samantha Jane Gailey (now Samantha Gaimer), a then 13-year-old girl who Polanski allegedly drugged and raped. When remembering the time she arrived at Nicholson's home in March of 1977, Huston wrote that “Roman and a girl came around the corner, he introduced me to her and said they had been taking pictures…She was wearing platform heels and appeared to be quite tall. Roman collected his jacket and cameras, and they left together. I thought no more of it.”
“After that, there were newspaper articles, photos, repercussions,” she continued. “Roman was charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at Jack's house."
Andre Agassi’s ‘Open’
Andre Agassi upset many of his former tennis tour mates in 2009 when he published Open and revealed his struggle with depression and battle with depression.
Agassi’s ex-wife, Brooke Shields, went public with the book's questionable claims while appearing on "Watch What Happens Live" last year: “I corrected things that were not as I remembered them chronologically. I have diaries of everything,” she told host Andy Cohen. “Then I got a letter back [from Agassi] that said, 'I’m so sorry, I couldn’t change anything because it wasn’t how I remembered it.'"