Quote: "It's not a memoir. I'm so furious because... I'm too young to have a memoir. What wisdom do I have to impart? None! (It's) a collection of humorous essays, how's that? There will be no lessons taught!" Actress Ellie Kemper, 36, insists her forthcoming book should not be advertised as an autobiography. The as-yet-untitled 2018 release will centre on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star's childhood in St. Louis, Missouri and her Hollywood career, and will feature various stories and personal essays.
Fact: Actress Ellie Kemper has landed a side job for the summer (15) as a co-host on U.S. breakfast show TODAY. The Bridesmaids star, who has joined the programme as a guest presenter in the past, will help to fill-in for the regular anchors as they take time off over the coming months. Appearing on the show on Thursday (25Jun15) to make the announcement, Kemper said, "This is my summer camp. Thank you for being my counsellors!"
Fact: Mad Men star Jon Hamm has interviewed his former drama student Ellie Kemper for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The Bridesmaids stars knew each other before fame hit - she was a top kid in teacher Hamm's class at his former St. Louis, Missouri school. They kept in touch when their careers were kicking off in Hollywood, and now Hamm has sat down to chat to his prized pupil.