Kylie Minogue is a brave girl, isn’t she? She’s had a lot to deal with in the last year, from breast cancer to watching Little Britain to watching her sister lez up with a stripper on CCTV footage in the papers.
But none of that has stopped Kylie from working. Although she hasn’t been able to get her arse out and dance about on a stage of late, she’s put her creative skills to use in other ways – like writing a children’s book. Whether or not the book is about a tiny former soapstar who keeps getting her arse out in music videos in still unclear.
Since being laid up from her breast cancer treatment, Kylie Minogue (CDs)
has had a lot of time on her hands. She’d done all the obvious stuff to
pass the time, like plotting her comeback and refusing to get married, but she was still a little bored. So Kylie Minogue wrote a children’s book.
Somewhat predictably, the book that Kylie has written seems to be a
kind of whistlestop autobiography for toddlers. Entitled The Showgirl
Princess (two of Kylie’s favourite words, after the Showgirl tour and
the Impossible Princess album), the book is all about a little girl who
We’re short on details of the plot, but we’d expect the little girl
character – let’s call her Mylie for now – gets very famous in a
cheaply-made soap opera, then starts singing, then makes a handful of
awful films (including one based on a beat ’em up videogame), then stops being
famous, then gets her arse out in a pair of tiny hotpants and becomes more famous than ever. The editor
of The Showgirl Princess, Jane Richardson, says the book will:
"appeal to little princesses everywhere who love to dress up and have fun. It brims with positive messages such as believing in yourself and the importance of friendship and teamwork."
Showgirl Princess by Kylie Minogue will be published by Puffin books in
September, with the hardback edition containing exclusive photographs
by William Baker. And now Kylie Minogue has another box to tick off on
her ‘Ways I Can Copy Madonna’ list, a list which is almost complete, except for ‘Fall Off A
Horse‘ and ‘Confuse My Daughter By Kissing Girls‘.
[story by Stuart Heritage]