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Ryan Clark


WWE has announced that they will be publishing a biography on the late Andre the Giant. The book will be titled â<80><9c>A Legendary Lifeâ<80> and will be written by Michael Krugman. The project is slated for a May 12, 2008 release date. Krugman worked on the biographies of Eddie Guerrero, the Hardy Boyz, and Amy â<80><9c>Litaâ<80> Dumas, all which were good reads.

Speaking of books, WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana will be writing a book called â<80><9c>Tales for the WWF.â<80> It is slated for an April 2008 release date from Sports Publishing.

WWE Diva Search finalist Jessica Hatch will be a guest on In Your Head radio tonight at 8PM. You can listen online live at InYourHeadOnline.com.

Indy wrestler/aspiring WWE wrestler JD Michaels (and husband of April Hunter) wrote a blog entry on his MySpace.com page detailing his recent tryout with WWE before the Raw taping in Nashville two weeks ago. He did two matches in front of WWE personal. He did a tag match involving Jamie Noble and then did a singles match with Johnny Jeter. After the tag match, he noticed that his vision was messed up and that he was seeing double, and he didn’t know why. As a result of his temporarily blurred vision, he didn’t think he did too well in his match with Jeter. He also talks about his decision to move to the Louisville, Kentucky area to attempt to become involved with Ohio Valley Wrestling and land a WWE developmental deal. He also wrote an even more detailed account of his WWE experience back in June when he wrestled Chris Masters in a dark match during a SmackDown/ECW taping. A few weeks later, on the heels of the Benoit/steroids/media stuff he did a blog post defending Vince McMahon against the media, and in “Test-like fashion,” the usage of steroids and why they can be good for you. He defends steroids by saying that “Mr. Olympias from the last 50 yrs” aren’t “dropping dead like flies” and that smoking cigarettes is way worse than using steroids. “Steroids were created to HELP man, not hurt him like cigarettes,” Michaels wrote.

The head of O.J. Simpson’s two-man legal team, Yale Galanter, touts a list of high-profile clients that he represents. On the list is former late 80s/early 90s WWE star Terry Szopinski, who is best known as The Warlord. Galanter claims he represented the former WWE wrestler after a drug bust at an airport in 2001. Speaking on the former WWE star’s behalf, his brother, Todd Szopinski, said, “Yale Galanter never worked on my brother’s case, he only took the credit after he was released.” He also added, “After my brother was released, Yale Galanter sent out press releases across the country claiming he was the lawyer.” The article then notes that 6-foot-5, 300-pound-plus Warlord went to Galanter’s office to confront him about the false claim.

IGN.com features an article on Lilian Garcia’s upcoming music album CD.

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