Colin Powell (photo), the retired four-star general and former secretary of state, has a book deal with HarperCollins for “It Worked for Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life.” According to HarperCollins, the book will include his 13 rules of leadership and “revealing personal stories.”
The book is scheduled for publication in May 2012. One of Powell’s rules, “Get mad, then get over it,” will be tested in his book. HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis declined to comment on whether Powell would respond to criticisms in recent memoirs by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld or former Vice President Dick Cheney, with both of whom Powell often clashed while in the George W. Bush administration. Cheney’s “In My Time” noted their differences about the Iraq war and alleged that Powell was reluctant to express himself in Cabinet meetings. Powell has since said that Cheney’s book included “cheap shots.” Once considered a presidential contender, Powell wrote a best-selling memoir, “My American Journey,” published in 1995. … Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot are hitting the auction block. A bankruptcy judge in Florida ruled last week that photos taken in 1946 of Norma Jeane Dougherty — who went on to become the iconic Monroe — will be sold at auction to settle the debts of the photographer. Joseph Jasgur’s photos, negatives and image copyrights will be sold in December by Julien’s Auctions. The collection also includes several model-release forms Dougherty signed for Jasgur in Hollywood. Darren Julien, chief of Julien’s Auctions, said the photos have not been widely distributed and the collection has been locked up in court battles for more than two decades. He said the sale is significant because “it’s very rare to see something where you can buy a copyrighted image of [Monroe], especially of her first photo shoot.”
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FINAL BULLFIGHT Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas performs in the final bullfight to be held in the region of Catalonia at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia said farewell Sunday to the country’s emblematic tradition of bullfighting with a final bash at the Barcelona bullring.