Celebrity Tantrums!: The Official Dirt

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ECW Press, 2003 - Performing Arts - 191 pages
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"The scandals, cat fights, temper tantrums, and felonies of more than 100 celebrities are revealed in this chronicle of the most notorious faux pas of the rich and famous. All kinds of unflattering provocations and outrageous reactions are detailed, including what pushed DiffÆrent Strokes star Gary Coleman over the edge and inspired him to slug a fan more than twice his size; how Mia Farrow found out boyfriend Woody Allen was sleeping with her adopted daughter and what she did to exact revenge; and what single sentence caused Elton John to nearly ruin his lifelong friendship with an equally famous singing star. Humorous and opinionated, this book examines cases of star-struck fits of passion that scuttled movie and music projects, destroyed relationships, and changed the course of entertainment history. Movie stars, singers, politicians, sports sensations, fashion models, and other wealthy and privileged famous faces are exposed, including Marlon Brando, Naomi Campbell, Bill Clinton, Russell Crowe, Michael Jackson, Madonna, John McEnroe, Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley, Dennis Rodman, Britney Spears, and dozens more."

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The part about Jerry Lee Lewis is inaccurate that I can never take the whole seriously! Jerry does not have a guitar shaped swimming pool, or shoot his bass player while at rehearsal. I let you guess what shape the swimming pool is!

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Entertaining but hardly edifying.


Tim Allen
Robert Blake
Lon Chaney Jr
Joan Crawford
Kim Delaney
Jimi Hendrix
Jermaine Jackson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Paula Poundstone
Dennis Rodman
Donald Trump
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About the author (2003)

Brandt is a veteran broadcaster, celebrity interviewer, and entertainment writer. She has contributed to several magazines and writes a bi-weekly newspaper column, "The Public Detective.

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