Following in the footsteps of her frequent collaborator Tina Fey, Amy Poehler just signed a book deal. AP reports that Poehler is writing a now-untitled memoir-ish book for HarperCollins's pop culture imprint It Books, due out sometime in 2014. The publisher describes the book as "an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons." Fey's Bossypants was a big hit, selling millions of copies since its release in 2011, and Poehler's book could prove to be equally as popular but probably won't have as many Alec Baldwin anecdotes.
Stephen Colbert dropped by Good Morning America this, um, morning to promote his new book America Again. Colbert discussed the effect 3D movies are having on books, his dream of reducing the amount of states in the country ("Do we need two Dakotas?"), and shared his thoughts on the debates (tomorrow's Presidential one and Saturday's between Jon Stewart and New Gingrich), but his real motive was to trick host George Stephanopoulos into eating plastic by feeding him an "Oreo Ho" – a combination of an Oreo and a Ho Ho that he invented.
DC "The Son of the Piers" Pierson aka the member of Derrick Comedy with the most total hair has finished his second novel, entitled Crap Kingdom. He explained the book thusly:
THE CHOSEN ONE MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM EARTH
HE WILL BRING DOWN THE WALL AND RESTORE THE KINGDOM TO GLORY
HIS NAME IS TOM PARKING
With this mysterious yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy, Tom’s fate is sealed: he’s been plucked from his life and whisked away to a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One.
There’s just one problem: The kingdom SUCKS.
When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he’s making a smart decision. [...]