Long-time personal tiffing between former "Supremes" Diana Ross and Mary Wilson has erupted anew when producers at "Donahue" tried to get film snippets of the group's early performances for use in a special show.
Mary Wilson, appearing on the show Wednesday to plug her new book--"Dream Girl, My Life as a Supreme"--became the target of some shots from Motown Records and Ross' attorneys.
"Donahue" producer Janet Harrell tried to get fewer than three minutes of clips from the Motown archives. But spokesmen at the record company referred her immediately back to Ross' New York attorneys.
Bart Andrews, agent for the St. Martin's Press book, said was told that a Motown bigwig said, "We've been trying to stop this book for four years. What makes you think we would supply footage for its promotion?"