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Jennifer Love Hewitt: Why are you writing books?

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A big love hewitt

A big love hewitt

First she was an actress. Then she was a singer (remember “BareNaked”?). Now, Jennifer Love Hewitt is carving a path for herself as an author, with two whole books in the works. (For those of you who are keeping count, that’s one less than Lauren Conrad. Really.) So what great literary works can we expect to see in bookstores under Hewitt, Jennifer Love? In 2010, she’ll release a dating and relationship guide — called The Day I Shot Cupid — and this November, a ten-issue comic book series about a possessed music box called, creatively enough, Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Music Box.

Okay, I’m going to try not to judge her books before there is even a cover to judge … although it is extremely hard not to (Self-control win!). Instead, I’m going to wonder why Hewitt is choosing this new creative path. Is it because her TV and film career has, let’s face it, fizzled? Yes, Ghost Whisperer attracts a good chunk of viewers, but remember when $126 million worth of viewers saw Hewitt’s I Know What You Did Last Summer? (And when she graced every magazine in the aisle?) Would a few bylines really help her career status? Certainly, it worked for Tori Spelling, who enjoyed a career resurgence after she released her own best-seller, sTori Telling. But unless Cupid reveals juicy details about Hewitt’s own relationships with the likes of, say, Carson Daly and John Mayer — who’s probably Twittered about it already — I doubt Hewitt can expect to be reeling in the literary accolades.

Do you think a writing career will help Hewitt? Would you read her books? And can you think of any other C-lister who has enjoyed a career bump, thanks to a book?

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