By Jeannette Walls
Gossip. it is greater than simply rumour. society columns, and grocery store tabloids. It has, love it or no longer, turn into a mainstay of yank popular culture. In Dish, insider Jeannette partitions provides this provocative topic its due, supplying a finished, critical exploration of gossip and its social, old, and political value. interpreting the subject from the interior out, partitions seems on the avid gamers; the origins of gossip, from start of individuals journal to the loss of life of girl Di; and the way expertise together with the net will proceed to alter the face gossip. As compelling and seductive as its material, Dish brilliantly unearths the interesting internal workings of a phenomenon that's certainly the following to stay.
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She knew the story was true, she said, because she and two of her “girls” had serviced Arnaz. ” Despite Arnaz’s denial, America was shocked. Los Angeles, which had never read the Arnaz story because of Brown’s ban of the magazine in California, was agog. The prosecutors had called Quillan as a witness against Confidential* because they hoped her revelations would prove that Robert Harrison ran a sleazy operation. The prostitute’s story turned out to be far more embarrassing to Arnaz and to Hollywood, however, than it was to Confidential magazine.
The source, actress Francesca de Scaffa, was on the lam in Mexico, where she had attempted suicide. Reporters couldn’t locate de Scaffa, but when they tracked down Gable in Hawaii for comment, he, like Arnaz, developed a memory problem. ” Confidential editors also claimed that Mike Todd was a big source for the magazine; Mr. ” The prosecution’s star witness was former Confidential editor Howard Rushmore, a former Communist turned “anti-Red” crusader who had worked with Senator Joe McCarthy. Rushmore had resigned from Confidential in a huff over a number of disputes, including Harrison’s decision to kill a lurid story Rushmore wrote about Eleanor Roosevelt’s sex life.
In all the time I knew him, I don’t think we had a serious, in-depth conversation. It was always gossipy or shallow stuff. ” At twenty-two, desperate to start a new life for himself, Drudge moved across the country to Los Angeles. He moved into a grimy $600-a-month one-bedroom apartment on the ninth floor of a run-down apartment building near Hollywood and Vine. He lived there with a six-toed cat named Dexter. Drudge hoped to get a job in the entertainment business or writing for Variety. Instead, he got a $5-an-hour job as an errand runner for The Price Is Right.