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Celebrity feuds! : the cattiest rows, spats, and tiffs ever recorded
Hadleigh, Boze.
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Publication Information:
Dallas, Tex. : Taylor Pub. Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Central Library PN1994.9 .H24 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Clearfield Library PN1994.9 .H24 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library PN1994.9 .H24 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lancaster Library PN1994.9 .H24 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Celebrity Feuds dishes the dirt with in-depth stories of every word uttered, letter written, or fist swung from the cantankerous stars' first calamitous encounters to their deathbed declarations. Exposing the shocking tactics of the most bitter rivals in the entertainment industry and the vindictive, unseen ire of our favorite stars, this book reveals Hollywood with all its claws bared.

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Booklist Review

Let the fisticuffs begin! If there's anything Americans like to dish about more than celebrities (extra points if they're dead), it's how the rich and famous hate each other. Although some of this is well-trod territory (Does anyone still care about the Olivia de Haviland^-Joan Fontaine feud?), and some of it always was a yawn (Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson), there's more than enough genuinely juicy stuff here to give good fun. Hadleigh seems to have done mostly a cut-and-paste job, but his scissors are sharp. He not only covers the big feuds--Johnny Carson versus Joan Rivers, David Letterman versus Jay Leno--he also gets into some lesser-known but fascinating squabbles (Boris Karloff versus Bela Lugosi) and even some literary cat fights (Lillian Hellman versus Mary McCarthy, Truman Capote versus Gore Vidal). And, as a tasty little lagniappe, there's a page devoted to Barbra Streisand's coworkers saying bad things about la grande dame. A quick, funny read. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

Those who've come to appreciate the keen eye for celebrity dirt and tart quips that have animated Hadleigh's previous books, such as Hollywood Gays, Hollywood Lesbians, Sing Out! and Hollywood Babble On will find this sassy compendium of fights, feuds and flying fur the equivalent of a multicourse meal composed entirely of desserts. In bite-size chapters, he presents the venomous thoughts and deeds of some of Hollywood's brightest stars, collected from nearly 100 tell-all memoirs. Some of the stories would have benefited from a broader context, but most of the rivalries recounted here are presented in all their back-stabbing, bitch-slapping glory. Hadleigh tells of familiar battles (Sonny & Cher) and not-so familiar ones (Julia and Eric Roberts); there are simmering sisters (Oscar competitors Joan Fontaine and Olivia DeHavilland, who haven't spoken for over 30 years), kvetching costars (Laverne and Shirley), ratings rivals (Letterman vs. Leno) and the remarkably complex squabbles of the entire Jackson family. The last chapter charts the legendary feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, which began long before and continued long after the two appeared together as Blanche and Baby Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? After all the hilarious invective of the previous chapters, who'd think you could still be entertained by such venerable screen queens? But cha are, Blanche, ya are! (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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