"What's funny is when they were trying to reach me to tell me I won it, my phone was disconnected. Ruth [Maleczech, Breuer's longtime spouse] walked over and nailed a note to the door. Believe me, I never knew what it was to have the relaxation a few bucks brings. I used to run from telephone to telephone to see if I got any work. Now I walk a little slower. I don't stop at the phones."
So you think gossip stinks? Wrong. It's spicy.
"It's the nature of the subject," says gossip expert Cindy Adams. "It can't be boring."
Coty's fragrance folk bottled the intangible and slapped the New York Post columnist's name on it. And now Adams is schlepping here and wide to spread the word. She sailed through L.A. recently to appear on "The Nanny" as a gossip maven.
Needless to say, our little town is a constant source of revelation, and even a die-hard celebrity information specialist like Adams was surprised by the understated Fran Drescher.