Cyndi Lauper appeared on Howard Stern and revealed that she’s co-writing a book. I would like to give Cyndi major props for foregoing the “ghost writer” route. Celebrities often pen memoirs with co-writers, and the co-writer goes unmentioned in an effort to portray the celebrity as an actual writer. I’ve made it clear time and time again that I am majorly against doing so. “Ghost-writing” is just a fancy form of plagiarism, and it’s also incredibly selfish not to credit someone that helped your success. A great example of this is Neil Strauss, who became extremely well-known after writing Motley Crue’s story, ‘The Dirt.’ Why not afford other writers that same opportunity? I imagine Strauss would not have stood for the ghost-writing suggestion, but if he was given the same opportunity in the current climate of writing – who knows. I think writers these days are just happy to have a paycheck, so they don’t mind having their name left off the byline. It’s time to bring an end to this though. And I’m happy to report that Cindy Lauper agrees.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from the ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ it’s that Cyndi Lauper is one fierce biatch! She was “fired” by Donald Trump even though she received the most compliments from the executives. But that didn’t keep her from exiting the show with grace and integrity (hear that Melissa Rivers?). She clearly has a heart of gold, and she was certainly the most compelling celebrity on the show. Watch her exit interview below.