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May 29, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Now that he has been charged in Hollywood with soliciting a prostitute, it's obvious what should be done with that stud about town--any town he's in, apparently--Joey Buttafuoco. Give him a talk show. Well, why not? It has been shown, again and again, that there's a corner of the entertainment industry for everyone. Until overheard on the air verbally painting targets on federal agents, convicted Watergate conspirator G.
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May 24, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Los Angeles Times
After five seasons, the hit reality show"Jersey Shore"has spawned no shortage of spinoffs - towels, tanning oil, even greeting cards featuringNicole "Snooki" Polizzislurring catchphrases. Somehow a transition to the stage seems fitting, if not inevitable. "Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera," playing at the Hayworth Theatre in L.A. through June 27, has all the clubbing, tanning and "smushing" ("Jersey Shore"-speak for sex) set to music, with the cast of bronzed "guidos" and "guidettes" from the TV series played by sketch comedy veterans, a Tony Award-winner and a Buttafuoco.
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May 24, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Los Angeles Times
After five seasons, the hit reality show"Jersey Shore"has spawned no shortage of spinoffs - towels, tanning oil, even greeting cards featuringNicole "Snooki" Polizzislurring catchphrases. Somehow a transition to the stage seems fitting, if not inevitable. "Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera," playing at the Hayworth Theatre in L.A. through June 27, has all the clubbing, tanning and "smushing" ("Jersey Shore"-speak for sex) set to music, with the cast of bronzed "guidos" and "guidettes" from the TV series played by sketch comedy veterans, a Tony Award-winner and a Buttafuoco.
SPORTS
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...
NEWS
May 4, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Citing a book that quotes Amy Fisher as saying she had sex with a male Long Island judge, Joey Buttafuoco's attorney asked that all Nassau County's male judges be barred from hearing the statutory rape case against his client. Fisher is in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco after an alleged relationship between Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco ended. Joey Buttafuoco is charged with statutory rape and sodomy for allegedly having sex with an underage Fisher.
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January 18, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Madonna the Ripper: Following the lead of Sinead O'Connor, Madonna did a bit of photo shredding on "Saturday Night Live," but without the controversy. On the NBC show Saturday, Madonna yelled "Fight the real enemy," the same words that O'Connor used last fall, but instead of a photo of Pope John Paul II, the photo she tore up was that of Joey Buttafuoco. Featured in a recent wave of TV movies, Buttafuoco is the alleged lover of Amy Fisher, dubbed the Long Island Lolita, who shot his wife.
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August 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joey Buttafuoco, who made headlines in the 1990s because of his affair with a teenage girl who shot his wife, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of illegal possession of ammunition. Prosecutors said the charge stems from a search of his Chatsworth home by probation officers. Buttafuoco, 49, was sentenced in March 2004 to a year in county jail and five years' probation after pleading guilty to felony insurance fraud.
NEWS
December 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
A defiant Amy Fisher was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum of five to 15 years in prison in the "Long Island Lolita" case for shooting the wife of a man she claimed was her lover. "You were a walking stick of dynamite with the fuse lit," the judge told the 18-year-old.
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December 2, 1995 | Associated Press
Joey Buttafuoco hurriedly left jail for home Friday after serving 78 days for his second sex-related offense. Buttafuoco was sent to jail for violating probation by soliciting sex from an undercover police officer on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The owner of an auto body repair shop found notoriety in May, 1992, after his wife was shot and seriously wounded on the doorstep of their Long Island home. Two days later, police arrested Amy Fisher, then 17, who was having an affair with Buttafuoco.
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July 29, 1995 | Associated Press
Joey Buttafuoco pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of violating his probation. In a brief hearing, Buttafuoco spoke only two words, "Not guilty," after being charged with breaching his probation by soliciting sex two months ago from an undercover police officer in Los Angeles. Buttafuoco, 39, pleaded no contest to the California charge. Judge Jack Mackston released Buttafuoco on his own recognizance and set a conference date for Sept. 7.
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August 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joey Buttafuoco, who made headlines in the 1990s because of his affair with a teenage girl who shot his wife, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of illegal possession of ammunition. Prosecutors said the charge stems from a search of his Chatsworth home by probation officers. Buttafuoco, 49, was sentenced in March 2004 to a year in county jail and five years' probation after pleading guilty to felony insurance fraud.
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March 23, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Joey Buttafuoco, notorious for his love affair with a teenager who shot his wife in the face, was sentenced to a year in jail Monday for insurance fraud and banned from the auto body business in California for life. Prosecutors dropped other charges, including grand theft, in return for Buttafuoco's guilty plea. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Horwitz also ordered him to pay $4,624 in restitution to 21st Century Insurance Co.
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May 1, 1997 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Clubland denizens are well aware that truth is better than fiction, but this one takes the cake. Joey Buttafuoco--you know, the mechanic-turned-actor/opportunist--has a new gig. The beefy ex-Long Islander manages the upstairs bar on Fridays and Saturdays at the Rainbow Bar & Grill, which celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday night. Among the 600 West Hollywood revelers were Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions and David Lee Roth, a regular of the Sunset Strip nightclub.
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February 2, 1996 | Al Martinez
It was the kind of meeting made in Hollywood heaven: an agent, a private eye and the leggy ex-wife of a legendary mystery writer all coming together to talk about creating a television show based on scandal. I listened with disbelief as they told me how they'd lined up Tonya Harding, Joey Buttafuoco, Gennifer Flowers and Hugh Grant's good friend Divine Brown to be panelists on the show. There hasn't been such a gathering of intellectual colossi since the last meeting of Mensa.
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | Associated Press
Joey Buttafuoco hurriedly left jail for home Friday after serving 78 days for his second sex-related offense. Buttafuoco was sent to jail for violating probation by soliciting sex from an undercover police officer on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The owner of an auto body repair shop found notoriety in May, 1992, after his wife was shot and seriously wounded on the doorstep of their Long Island home. Two days later, police arrested Amy Fisher, then 17, who was having an affair with Buttafuoco.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | Associated Press
A judge ignored Joey Buttafuoco's pleas for leniency Friday and jailed him for a probation violation--soliciting a Los Angeles police officer posing as a prostitute. Under the sentence by Judge Jack Mackston, the man who was at the center of the "Long Island Lolita" case will spend at least 67 days in the Nassau County Jail. Buttafuoco was led from the courtroom in handcuffs to begin his term immediately after the hearing. Buttafuoco, 39, was arrested four months ago in Los Angeles.
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September 16, 1995 | Associated Press
A judge ignored Joey Buttafuoco's pleas for leniency Friday and jailed him for a probation violation--soliciting a Los Angeles police officer posing as a prostitute. Under the sentence by Judge Jack Mackston, the man who was at the center of the "Long Island Lolita" case will spend at least 67 days in the Nassau County Jail. Buttafuoco was led from the courtroom in handcuffs to begin his term immediately after the hearing. Buttafuoco, 39, was arrested four months ago in Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | Reuters
Joey Buttafuoco was found guilty Wednesday of violating probation, bringing the possibility of more time in prison for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Buttafuoco faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 15 by Nassau County Court Judge Jack Mackston. Buttafuoco violated probation by getting arrested in May in Los Angeles and pleading no contest to the solicitation of an undercover female police officer, the judge ruled.
NEWS
July 29, 1995 | Associated Press
Joey Buttafuoco pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of violating his probation. In a brief hearing, Buttafuoco spoke only two words, "Not guilty," after being charged with breaching his probation by soliciting sex two months ago from an undercover police officer in Los Angeles. Buttafuoco, 39, pleaded no contest to the California charge. Judge Jack Mackston released Buttafuoco on his own recognizance and set a conference date for Sept. 7.
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