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Kate Winslet will publish a book, 'The Golden Hat'

March 24, 2011 |  1:27 pm

Actress Kate Winslet is accustomed to being around golden statues -- she's been to the Oscars six times as a nominee, winning once. But this fall, she's focusing on a golden hat. That's the title of a book she'll be publishing with Simon and Schuster in November.

"The Golden Hat" is designed to raise awareness of autism. The concept book, based on a poem written by the autistic son of a friend, is about a magic golden hat that helps an autistic child communicate. In Winslet's book, there are photographs of many celebrities all wearing the golden hat.

Among those featured in "The Golden Hat" are Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Peter Sarsgaard, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Laura Dern, Ben Stiller, Christina Aguilera, Anna Wintour, Demi Moore, Don Cheadle, Michael Kors and Ricky Gervais. There are a few celebrities who will be pictured in
"The Gold Hat" -- including Meryl Streep and Javier Bardem -- who have golden Oscar stauettes of their own.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Kate Winslet at the 2010 Oscars. Credit: Jay L. Clenendin / Los Angeles Times