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These books (some authorized, some not) revealed stories that had gone under the radar for years and blew up everything we knew about the stars they focused on. Here are 15 celebrity tell-all books that really do tell all.


Tina Turner

The singer’s book, I, Tina, exposes her ex-husband and musical partner, Ike Turner, as a very abusive man. At first, Ike denied the allegations, but he eventually admitted in his own autobiography to hitting Tina. Her book was turned into the hit film, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Toya Carter

In her book, Priceless Inspirations, Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, Toya Carter, tells all about meeting Lil Wayne when they were just teens, ending up pregnant at 14, and struggling to be a young mother.

Janet Hubert

Hubert’s book, Perfection Is Not A Sitcom Mom, put Will Smith on blast for some pretty diva behavior. She even claimed that he barred his castmates from appearing on The Tonight Show.

Karrine Steffans

In Steffans’ book, Confessions of a Video Vixen, she details having sex with a long list of rappers, athletes, and entertainers–from Jay Z to Usher and everyone in between.


Jackie Kennedy

Kitty Kelley wrote an explosive book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis called Jackie Oh! in which she spoke on the first lady’s sex life and secret electric shock therapy treatments.

Wyclef Jean

In Jean’s book, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, he talks about his affair with Lauryn Hill, and the time he attempted to murder two men in Haiti.

Janice Dickinson

In Dickinson’s book, No Lifeguard On Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel, she writes of her fight with bulimia, her drug addictions, and her sexual escapades with the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Liam Neeson.

Corey Feldman

The Stand By Me star revealed in his book Coreyography that he and his late friend Corey Haim were both sexually abused by older men in Hollywood. He also spoke about the times he hung out with Michael Jackson who he says was not one of his abusers.

Pilar Sanders

The ex-wife of NFL star Deion Sanders has plans to release a tell-all book called Saving Sanders: The Pilar Sanders Untold Story. The book will tell of Deion’s alleged abusive ways.

Keith Richards

Richards exposed his friends more than himself in his book Life. In it, he said that Mick Jagger has been a diva to work with and doesn’t have much to work with downstairs…

Princess Diana

After Diana died it was revealed that she personally contributed stories to her biography, Diana: Her True Story—stories of her bulimia, attempts at suicide, and abuse by her ex-husband.


Bobby Brown

Brown signed a confidentiality agreement after splitting from Whitney Houston agreeing to not talk publicly about her, so you weren’t going to get to read too much about their marriage in the book. But Brown’s book, The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But… does detail his several heroin overdoses, and some questionable moves he made when in financial trouble.


Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise had his lawyers all over Andrew Morton when he published an unauthorized biography that claimed Suri is not Cruise’s real daughter.

Roman Polanski

Director Roman Polanski was not popular with the public when Samantha Geimer released her book, The Girl. The book details the time the 43-year-old director allegedly drugged and had sex with the then 13-year-old Geimer.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore spilled the tea on her tumultuous past in Little Girl Lost. She spoke in detail of drinking alcohol at nine, smoking marijuana at 10, doing cocaine by 12, and attempting suicide.

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