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February 26, 2005 | Carmela Ciuraru, Special to The Times
Jerry Oppenheimer is no hagiographer. His unauthorized portraits -- of such celebrities as Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Jerry Seinfeld -- don't exactly cast a flattering light. His biographies are filled with juicy, scandalous tidbits, the stuff of which gossip is made. It's no wonder that many of his sources are the anonymous and the disgruntled. If some of the revelations he uncovers seem a bit familiar, well, that doesn't make them any less titillating.
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February 26, 2005 | Carmela Ciuraru, Special to The Times
Jerry Oppenheimer is no hagiographer. His unauthorized portraits -- of such celebrities as Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Jerry Seinfeld -- don't exactly cast a flattering light. His biographies are filled with juicy, scandalous tidbits, the stuff of which gossip is made. It's no wonder that many of his sources are the anonymous and the disgruntled. If some of the revelations he uncovers seem a bit familiar, well, that doesn't make them any less titillating.
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September 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Sex and scandal have not been enough to make major sellers out of books about Bernard L. Madoff. According to Nielsen BookScan, neither a much-discussed tell-all by alleged ex-mistress Sheryl Weinstein nor a recent wave of biographies about the imprisoned financier have caught on with the public. Weinstein's "Madoff's Other Secret," a tabloid favorite published last month by St. Martin's Press, has sold just 2,000 copies. Jerry Oppenheimer's "Madoff With the Money" has sold 1,000.
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December 22, 1985
Jack Vitek and Jerry Oppenheimer claim that their bio-in-progress (for Villard Books, a division of Random House) on Rock Hudson will be a "sympathetic and compassionate" portrait of the late star, but they're running into opposition. "Some people didn't want to talk to us," Vitek told Outtakes. "They chose to cooperate with the other book."
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January 11, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
"You're not going to find out I had an abortion of a baby by Frank Sinatra," Barbara Walters says of two unauthorized biographies coming out later this year, including one by Jerry Oppenheimer, co-author of an unauthorized book about Rock Hudson in 1986. "In a strange way I'm curious," Walters said of Oppenheimer. "I'm thinking, what can he write to make it juicy?"
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July 17, 2000 | From Reuters
Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton Sunday angrily denied having uttered an anti-Jewish slur 26 years ago, calling the allegation "politics of the worst kind." Clinton, who is running for the Senate representing New York against Republican Rep. Rick Lazio, was reported in a new book to have blamed Bill Clinton's 1974 congressional race loss on his campaign manager Paul Fray, supposedly calling him a "Jew bastard."
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July 31, 1986 | DAVID FREEMAN, Freeman is a screenwriter and the author of "A Hollywood Education" (Putnam's), published last month. and
Rock Hudson: His Story by Rock Hudson and Sara Davidson (Morrow: $16.95) Idol: Rock Hudson, the True Story of an American Film Hero by Jerry Oppenheimer and Jack Vitek (Villard: $16.95) Rock Hudson always seemed the least mysterious of movie stars. The shy, small-town boy who became a Hollywood god, appeared emotionally accessible and uncomplicated, a man's man, which is to say, a ladies' man.
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October 15, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
"I tried to turn off the game and they almost lynched me," Chuck Fries good-naturedly complained to columnist George Christy. Even black-tie honorees get no respect. No matter that he and his wife, Ava, were the evening's co-honorees, the black-tie crowd of Dodger fans at the Beverly Hilton just refused to go with the program--at least until the pennant was clinched. The reception area at the Hilton's new ballroom was stuffed with fat gowns and fatter jewels.
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May 28, 2007 | SCOTT COLLINS, The Channel Island column runs every Monday in Calendar. Contact Scott Collins at scott.collins@latimes.com
TONIGHT'S return of "The Simple Life" on E! Entertainment briefly recaps the show's fourth season, which was marred by a feud between its stars, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The goal this season was to get the women back together again, so Paris is shown offering an olive branch by ringing Nicole to wish her a happy birthday. "I mean, I'm just like in shock right now that we're even talking on the phone," says Nicole, glimpsed lounging poolside somewhere above the Sunset Strip.
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