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Lauper penning memoir


Cyndi Lauper swears her book will show her true colors.

The award-winning performer has a memoir coming out this fall, Atria Books announced Monday.

“Cyndi Lauper” will cover the singer’s story from her troubled childhood to superstardom in the 1980s to the “ups and downs” that followed.

In a statement issued by Atria, the 58-year-old Lauper said: “Sometimes I come off good, sometimes not so good.”

Lauper’s hits include “True Colors,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”

Jolie gets wicked

Angelina Jolie is turning wicked as one of Disney’s most-famous villains in “Maleficent,” a live-action twist on “Sleeping Beauty” that’s set for release just under two years from now.

Walt Disney Studios announced Monday that “Maleficent” is due in theaters on March 14, 2014.

The film will spell out the back story of the evil enchantress in Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Production designer Robert Stromberg, a two-time Academy Award winner for “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” is set to direct.

‘Games’ still lead

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “The Hunger Games,” $33.1 million

2. “American Reunion,” $21.5 million

3. “Titanic 3D,” $17.3 million

4. “Wrath of the Titans,” $14.7 million

5. “Mirror Mirror,” $11.1 million

Summer events

We are seeking submissions for our Summer Events Guide, listing activities from May 27 to Sept. 2. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, concerts, stage performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; email or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is April 27.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Max von Sydow is 83. Actor Omar Sharif is 80. Actor Steven Seagal is 61. Actor Peter MacNicol is 58. Singer-producer Babyface is 54. Musician Brian Setzer is 53. Comedian Orlando Jones is 44. Actress Chyler Leigh is 30. Actor Ryan Merriman is 29. Singer-actress Mandy Moore is 28. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 24. Singer-actress AJ Michalka is 21.