NEW YORK – Levi Johnston writes in his upcoming book that his ex-girlfriend Bristol Palin was so angry about her mother’s pregnancy with son Trig that she wanted to get pregnant, too.

Johnston says when Bristol found out her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was expecting a baby she responded she should be having a baby, not her mother. He says she told him in March 2008, “let’s get pregnant.”

His book, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs,” comes out Sept. 20. The Associated Press bought a copy on Monday.

In Bristol Palin’s own book, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” released last June, she says she lost her virginity to Johnston on a camping trip when she got drunk on wine coolers.

Johnston, who has feuded often with the Palin family, says in his book if that’s when Bristol first had sex, he “wasn’t there.” He says they did camp with friends but it was “well after” the two, who began dating in 2006, were sexually active. He says he remembers an instance in which Bristol wanted to get alcohol but he was against it because she would “lose her judgment” when drinking.

Johnston says he had “been too dumb” to use protection while dating Bristol but knew having a baby was “what she wanted.”

Palin was 18 when she had their baby.

ABC lands Giffords’ first TV interview

NEW YORK – Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will give her first TV interview since being shot in January to Diane Sawyer of ABC News.

She’ll sit down for the interview with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. The extent of her participation will depend on how well she’s recovered by then.

Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents Jan. 8.

ABC said Monday the discussion will air as part of a prime-time special Nov. 14. That’s the night before a book by Giffords and her husband will be published.

The book is titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”

Bad girl’s better angel to be honored at ball

NEW YORK – Naomi Campbell has made plenty of headlines for her bad behavior, but next month, the spotlight is set to shine on the model for her charitable work.

Campbell and her boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, are going to be honored Oct. 17 at the annual Angel Ball, which supports cancer research. The event will feature performances by Patti LaBelle and Eve.

“She really is an amazing woman and she does a lot for charity,” said Denise Rich, the songwriter who started the Angel Foundation after her daughter, Gabrielle, died of leukemia.

Rich spoke about Campbell during a party hosted at her home Saturday night.

Fighter facing prison time

LAS VEGAS – A mixed martial arts fighter once featured in Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” series has pleaded an equivalent of no contest in Las Vegas to attempted sexual assault in an April 2010 attack on a woman at his home.

Michael Whitehead could face two to 20 years in prison at sentencing Jan. 19 and will have to register as a sex offender.

Whitehead had faced sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and lewdness charges after a 32-year-old woman accused him of attacking her while she slept at his home.

Whitehead competes as “Iron Mike” Whitehead. He has a record of 26 wins and seven losses.