Perez Hilton — celebrity blogger, author, music tastemaker and anti-celebrully spokeman — can add "children's book author" to his wacky career résumé.
Hilton has inked a deal Celebra Children’s Books (a Penguin Young Readers Group imprint) for "The Boy with Pink Hair."
Sarah Palin isn’t the only celebrity queen According to the publisher, Hilton's foray into kids' books is "a defining story about how believing in yourself and following your aspirations can not only bring out the best in you, but also in those around you."
And: "With fun, colorful and endearing characters, Perez reminds readers that by simply accepting our differences we can find the things that unite us all.”
“The Boy with Pink Hair" is slated for launch in September with an initial print run of 75,000.
Hilton's last book — 2009's “True Bloggywood Stories: The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing” (pictured) – old-sold Carrie Prejean on Amazon.com.
Then last fall, Hilton — who rose to Internet fame, in part, by outing gay actors and sketching doodles of penises and cocaine on Hollywood faces — abruptly announced that he would change the tone of his eponymous blog and be kinder to celebrities after six years of mercilessly skewering them.
The move was part of an effort to show the world his softer, gentler side. “The time is now,” Hilton said. “I hope that you will grow with me. I hope that I can do good in this world. More than just entertain. I really want to inspire people."