By EW Staff
October 20, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hyperion spent close to $2 million for Jeff (”You know you’re a redneck if…”) Foxworthy’s new book, which will be drawn from the comic’s stand-up routines.

Delacorte paid $450,000 for a book on the Hollywood star-making system by Michael Gross, author of last spring’s beauty-biz dish Model. ”In both [books], you’re dealing with a system where the product is beautiful young people.” So which BYPs will get their careers dissected in Gross’ new effort? Says he: ”All the usual suspects…and some unusual ones as well.”