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Former president Barack Obama could make a major coin for his memoir. According to Esther Newberg, co-head of ICM Partners’ publishing unit,  Obama get snag an advance of $20 million or more.

“There’s no doubt Obama’s memoir will go for more than any president’s has ever gone,” she predicts.

George W. Bush got $7 million for 2010’s Decision Points (which sold more than 2.6 million copies), and Bill Clinton got a whopping $15 million — a presidential record — for 2001’s My Life (sales of 2.2 million).

Obama has already said penning a memoir is a top priority now that he is out of  office. Rumor has it Washington lawyer Bob Barnett will rep him and Cody Keenan, former White House director of speechwriting, will help him pen it. Its speculated, Random House, who published his 1995 memoir Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope in 2008, will be on board as well.

But Barry won’t be the only one with a book coming out in the family. His wife Michelle is said to be eyeing a book deal as well. It’s widely speculated that she’ll make more than the $8 million Hillary Clinton got in 2000 for her memoir.

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden



Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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