July 19, 1992 |
This never would have happened if Prince Charles had married me. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales. I stayed up all night to watch her wedding. I admired her metamorphosis from gawky upper-class frump to soignee fashion queen. I'm impressed that she made AIDS her pet cause, and I give her high marks for being a hands-on mother while her hands-off husband is blowing away grouse at Balmoral. I even concede that she looks better in a tiara than I. Still, the princess portrayed in the three biographies rocketing up the best-seller lists--"Diana: Her True Story," "Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows" and "Diana: A Princess and Her Troubled Marriage"--is a woman who needs to get a grip.
November 17, 1998 |
Monica S. Lewinsky and Princess Diana's biographer have agreed to collaborate on a book about Lewinsky's sexual affair with President Clinton, St. Martin's Press said Monday. St. Martin's declined to disclose the value of the book deal, but the New York Post quoted sources as saying it is in the seven-figure range. The working title is "Monica's Story by Andrew Morton," and it may be on book shelves in February, St. Martin's spokesman John Murphy said.
November 14, 2001 |
Famed celebrity biographer Andrew Morton has taken on Madonna. His book, released Nov. 6, covers the pop diva's combative marriage to Sean Penn, abortions and countless affairs, including the romance during Madonna's Warhol years with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, and even a paramour that most fans have forgotten: Vanilla Ice. We chatted up Morton on Monday, during an afternoon interview at the Beverly Hills Hotel's Polo Lounge.
November 9, 1989 |
The Queen of England is worth well over 2,000 times her weight in gold. Roughly. In mere money, the 126-pound monarch, almost certainly the world's richest woman at any weight, possesses somewhere between $1.72 billion and $2.04 billion. And--here's the good part--it's all tax free.
June 26, 1992 |
It was the first big blowout of the rapacious 1980s. Not only was the marriage of the dashing Prince to the blushing Lady celebrated throughout the kingdom, 740 million people also watched on the telly. But with the 1980s repudiated, we're also now learning details about happily-ever-after that we probably could do without. Truth's newest version has Princess Diana, the virgin bride, becoming a miserable matron.
March 14, 1999 |
People lie, certainly. People forget. People make mistakes. One difficulty in following the narrative of the past year's scandal--which is both utterly frivolous and the gravest threat to our constitutional system in living memory--is that the major characters are not, and as it turns out, never have been, President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. They have always been, it is now clear beyond question, Linda Tripp and Kenneth Starr.