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Tommy Mottola to Write a Memoir: "The Last Starmaker"

Tommy Mottola on Dec. 8, 2009. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for VEVO)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Record executive Tommy Mottola's latest project is words only.

Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that the former CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment and ex-husband of Mariah Carey has a memoir scheduled for release in 2012.

"The Last Starmaker" will cover his years with Carey and his work with such recording artists as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson, who once accused the 61-year-old record executive of being a racist. It is not clear whether Mottola will address the allegations made by Michael Jackson in the book.

Mottola helped discover Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, among other performers. He is currently the husband of Latina songstress Thalia. 

"The Last Starmaker" will also reportedly debunk the allegations that Mottola was a jealous svengali over Carey, the New York Post reports. He recently told a friend, "150 [Carey] albums later, my answer is, 'Kiss my behind.'"

The memoir to be published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA.


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