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January 26, 2013 |
"It's me and Burt against the world. " -- Linda Pugach, 2007 With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events. PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013 In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-haired beauty with a creamy complexion, a sassy mouth and curves in all the right places. She fell for a successful older man named Burton Pugach, who wined and dined her--until she found out about his wife. Then she dumped him. Then he hired a goon to throw lye in her face and went to prison for 14 years.
September 23, 2005 |
In early August, a radio broadcaster was fired for on-air comments he made about the San Francisco Giants' Latino players and their 70-year-old manager, Felipe Alou. Larry Krueger, formerly the host of a talk show on the Giants' flagship station KNBR, attributed the team's poor performance this season to "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly" and said that Alou's "mind has turned to Cream of Wheat."
June 20, 1990 |
Donald Trump's major bank leaders have tentatively agreed to give him a little breathing room, it was reported today. The four lead banks agreed to lend him $65 million and defer interest and principal payments on about $850 million of the $3 billion in debt the developer ran up in building his real estate and gambling empire, the New York Times said.
February 14, 1990 |
Donald and Ivana Trump have called a Valentine's Day cease-fire in their divorce battle. Neither side would comment on allegations about the 43-year-old billionaire's reported affair with 26-year-old model Marla Maples. Nor did they have any new vitriol for the opposing side regarding prenuptial agreements, ownership of the Plaza Hotel or the financial welfare of their three children. "Look, it's Valentine's Day," John Scanlon, 40-year-old Ivana's publicity man, said.
December 21, 2012 |
If you are looking for last-minute holiday presents, there are lots of DVD choices out there to make your life easier, no matter where your interests lie. For the TV fanatic, it's hard to do better than the complete “Mission: Impossible” series. That's right, all seven years of the original show, plus the three-year revival, all contained in a mammoth 56-disc set that is shaped like a huge stick of dynamite. Really. If your tastes run more toward the theatrical, there is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 and 2: Ultimate Edition,” wherein the two films are packaged together for the first time, along with the usual extensive extras.
May 9, 2012 |
Tom Hanks is in discussions to make his Broadway debut in a play written by his frequent screen collaborator Nora Ephron. The New York Post reported Wednesday that the play, titled "Lucky Guy," is a biographical drama about the newspaper columnist Mike McAlary and that it would debut next season in January. Ephron's play would follow the career of McAlary, who wrote for the New York Daily News, one of the city's largest tabloids. McAlary won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his coverage of the Abner Louima scandal in which a Haitian man was assaulted and sodomized by New York City police. McAlary died in 1998 from cancer.
July 27, 1989 |
the co-owner of Studio 54 who reigned over New York's night life during the disco craze until his arrest for skimming club receipts, died Wednesday. He was 45. Rubell, who was convicted of tax evasion at the height of his club's popularity, died of complications from hepatitis and septic shock at Beth Israel Hospital, said publicist Dan Klores, who would not elaborate.
February 12, 1990 |
Real estate developer Donald J. Trump said today he is ending his 15-year marriage to his former fashion model wife, Ivana, giving her a $20-million to $25-million share of his estimated $1.7-billion fortune and custody of their three children. In a statement issued by Trump spokesman Dan Klores, the 43-year-old tycoon also indicated that his 40-year-old wife would no longer manage New York's Plaza Hotel, his most prestigious real estate holding. "Mr.
December 4, 1988 |
--The godfather of glasnost , Mikhail S. Gorbachev, will get a taste of Gotham glitz when multimillionaire developer Donald Trump gives him a tour of his 5th Avenue mall. The Soviet leader and his wife, Raisa, will be in New York this week to meet with President Reagan and President-elect George Bush.
May 11, 2001 |
Woody Allen has sued longtime friend and producer Jean Doumanian, accusing her of cheating him out of unspecified earnings from his last eight films. The comedic icon, who made his out-of-control neuroses a central character in many of the dozens of films he wrote and directed, contends that Doumanian and her production company have refused to give him regular and accurate revenue information.