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January 2, 1993
I know I should be writing letters for Amnesty International, but Howard Rosenberg's review of the NBC-TV movie, "Amy Fisher: My Story," was so off base a reply had to be made (" 'Amy Fisher': An Industry Is Born," Dec. 28): Rosenberg describes the movie not as a work on its own but as part of a phenomenon; the fact that the movie portrays a novel viewpoint on the lurid situation is inconsequential. Rosenberg does credit Noelle Parker's portrayal, while dismissing her efforts as a waste.
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September 22, 2011 | T.J. Simers
So our Chris Dufresne dumps "Dancing With the Stars' " Erin Andrews , and although I don't want to go into the sordid details, now I find out she's mine on the rebound if I want her. "Chris Dufresne suggested I reach out directly to you," writes PR executive Michelle Flores , no surprise when you consider the alternatives were Dwyre & Plaschke . From what Flores writes, Erin would love to talk to me Monday, so obviously Andrews...
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NEWS
May 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A parole board has voted to release Amy Fisher after nearly seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, Associated Press has learned. A state official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Wednesday that a three-member panel voted, 2-1, to release Fisher. She is expected to be freed next week. Fisher, 24, was interviewed by the panel Tuesday at Albion Correctional Facility in western New York and was to be notified today of its decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004 | Associated Press
Amy Fisher, the former gun-toting teen who spent seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, has an autobiography called "If I Knew Then ... " due out in the fall. Fisher, who turns 30 in two weeks, is now married and raising a young son in an undisclosed Long Island, N.Y., community, said her co-author, Robbie Woliver. Woliver is also the editor in chief of the Long Island Press, a free weekly that has featured Fisher as a columnist for the last several years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004 | Associated Press
Amy Fisher, the former gun-toting teen who spent seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, has an autobiography called "If I Knew Then ... " due out in the fall. Fisher, who turns 30 in two weeks, is now married and raising a young son in an undisclosed Long Island, N.Y., community, said her co-author, Robbie Woliver. Woliver is also the editor in chief of the Long Island Press, a free weekly that has featured Fisher as a columnist for the last several years.
NEWS
July 25, 1996
Amy Fisher, who charges she has been raped, photographed nude and sexually harassed by prison guards, filed a lawsuit seeking nearly half a billion dollars in damages. Fisher, 21, is serving five to 15 years at New York's Albion Correctional Facility for shooting the wife of her former lover, Joey Buttafuoco. State officials said the suit is a ploy by Fisher to get transferred to a federal prison closer to her home.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Coming tonight, Amy Fisher I. Coming next week, II and III. Fisher, the teen-ager now imprisoned for shooting a woman whose husband she contended was her lover, has her say in the NBC movie "Amy Fisher: My Story," airing at 9 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39. It's an entertainment movie that NBC News has hyped on "Today," and in last week's "Dateline," Fisher herself was interviewed. Her story is not Joey Buttafuoco's story.
NEWS
November 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
Joey Buttafuoco, the married man who belatedly admitted an affair with the underage Amy Fisher, was sentenced Monday to the maximum six months in jail for statutory rape. Buttafuoco, handcuffed and smirking, also was fined $5,000 and put on five years' probation. Only minutes earlier, Fisher, now 19, faced Buttafuoco for the first time since she shot his wife, Mary Jo, on May 19, 1992.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That war of the TV movies about the Amy Fisher scandal has been transferred to video. All three films about the teen-age Fisher, who's in jail for shooting the wife of her alleged lover, Joey Buttafuoco, aired within a week of each other a few months ago and got good ratings. Now the trio is due on video about the same time too.
NEWS
May 11, 1999 | Reuters
Amy Fisher, dubbed the "Long Island Lolita" after her affair with an older man exploded into the headlines when she shot his wife in the head, walked out of prison Monday after nearly seven years behind bars. Now 24, Fisher, who as a teenager was the star of the bizarre real-life soap opera that spawned television dramas, books and countless headlines, said nothing as she left the Albion Correctional Facility in western New York, accompanied by her mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2003
Re "Recall Gives the East Coast Yet Another Excuse to Snipe" by David Shaw (Media Matters, Sept. 28), I also find these matters fascinating. I transported myself to California from the New York City area 13 years ago. I came here not only for better weather but for a chance to relax. I've found instead that the work pace and knowledge expected of individuals here are greater than those required in or around New York City. I do have problems here because I'm blond; however, this seems to be a nationwide handicap for women in the workplace.
SPORTS
March 3, 2002 | T.J. Simers
So who gets knocked out first? Tonya Harding, Amy Fisher or UCLA? Trick question--UCLA won't open the NCAA tournament until a day or two after Harding and Fisher meet in a March 13 three-round boxing match for Fox. AS EVERYONE knows, Coach Steve Lavin is at his very best with his white shirt pressed to the wall, and if he doesn't get a win in the first round of the Pacific 10 Conference tournament this week, the Bruins can still win...
NEWS
May 11, 1999 | Reuters
Amy Fisher, dubbed the "Long Island Lolita" after her affair with an older man exploded into the headlines when she shot his wife in the head, walked out of prison Monday after nearly seven years behind bars. Now 24, Fisher, who as a teenager was the star of the bizarre real-life soap opera that spawned television dramas, books and countless headlines, said nothing as she left the Albion Correctional Facility in western New York, accompanied by her mother.
NEWS
May 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A parole board has voted to release Amy Fisher after nearly seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, Associated Press has learned. A state official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Wednesday that a three-member panel voted, 2-1, to release Fisher. She is expected to be freed next week. Fisher, 24, was interviewed by the panel Tuesday at Albion Correctional Facility in western New York and was to be notified today of its decision.
NEWS
April 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
A judge on Thursday opened the way for Amy Fisher's possible parole within days after the so-called Long Island Lolita apologized in court to Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the woman she shot in a jealous rage. "What happened to you, it wasn't your husband's fault . . . it wasn't my father's fault. It was my fault, and I'm sorry," Fisher, 24, said in a barely audible voice, looking directly at Buttafuoco.
NEWS
July 25, 1996
Amy Fisher, who charges she has been raped, photographed nude and sexually harassed by prison guards, filed a lawsuit seeking nearly half a billion dollars in damages. Fisher, 21, is serving five to 15 years at New York's Albion Correctional Facility for shooting the wife of her former lover, Joey Buttafuoco. State officials said the suit is a ploy by Fisher to get transferred to a federal prison closer to her home.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1993 | RICK DU BROW
It was a network season epitomized by the Amy Fisher movies on ABC, CBS and NBC. And the squalid little story, and most other network films steeped in mayhem, struck out in the Emmy nominations announced this week. If you flipped through the list of shows nominated on Thursday, you'd think that such trash barely existed--as if the TV industry was trying to hide the dirty laundry that has brought such a stench with its violence that Congress and many others are putting the heat on.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Strong ratings for the three recent Amy Fisher movies guarantee continued TV splurging on docudramas about sensational, bizarre crimes. The biggest problem facing producers, though, is how to come up with fresh material to dramatize. After all, there are only so many sensational, bizarre crimes, and the parties involved in those that do occur are inevitably swept up in frenzied bidding wars for their screen rights. It gets messy. What to do?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joey Buttafuoco, the Long Island auto mechanic whose affair with teen-ager Amy Fisher turned him into a made-for-TV celebrity, was arrested late Wednesday night for allegedly trying to buy sex from an undercover police officer on Sunset Boulevard. In Hollywood to film the upcoming Fox TV series "Liars," Buttafuoco approached a vice squad officer posing as a prostitute and solicited her, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Paul Tingirides said.
SPORTS
February 12, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY
No doubt figuring that the world would be eager for the information--and also to provide relief from the river of TonyaGate stories--the Lillehamer Olympic Organizing Committee issued a release on trolls, the legendary little creatures of local legend. Trolls are said to live in caves and come out and scare people to get food. They're crotchety characters, the release said. Some Norwegians claim: "We have had to fight with trolls because they are more stupid than us."
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