Vernon Winfrey claims that Things Unspoken, the book proposal with his name on it that we have a copy of, doesn't exist. Wow, that's a big departure from how he characterizes himself, uh, in the book: "Now, I've never been one to mince words. Way I see it, if the good Lord wanted me to bite my tongue He'd have given me soft teeth," he wrote. But now! "There is no book," he told TV, adding, "We might think about it later on." Does "we," in this context, refer to Vernon, Oprah Winfrey, and an army of very stern lawyers? Vernon says that's not the case: "So did she talk to him about possibly not doing the book? 'No,' Vernon insists. 'It's just on hold right now, OK?'" For some reason, we're having a hard time believing him.

Oprah's Father Says Memoir Is "On Hold" [TV Guide]