In the wake of her feud with Republican Frontrunner Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly’s mainstream celebrity continues to rise. Deadline reports that the Fox News primetime anchor and HarperCollins will soon sign a deal worth $10 million-plus for a memoir that will publish this fall, just as the presidential general election heats up.
If the $10 million to $11 million talk is true, the host of “The Kelly File” has entered Amy Schumer-territory. As Deadline points out, Schumer’s memoir deal was worth only $8 million to $10 million.
Deadline credits Kelly’s attacks on Trump in the first debate for the mammoth memoir windfall:
She has had a remarkable rise after moderating the Donald Trump. There, she was excoriated by Trump after she called him on his penchant for referring to women who displease him as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump took great umbrage and has attacked Kelly since. The move largely has backfired. Fox News stuck by Kelly, and after refusing to take part in the most recent GOP debate on Fox News, Trump acknowledged his no-show might have cost him victory in the Iowa caucus. The deal was brokered by CAA, which signed Kelly in September, right after her first flare-up with Trump.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Kelly will appear on Stephen Colbert’s big post-Super Bowl show this coming Sunday.
The entire news media/entertainment/publishing empire promises great rewards to those who attempt to destroy conservatives and Republicans, especially to those from the likes of a Fox News. It is a siren song that has paid off handsomely time and again and again.
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