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The greatest love story …that never happened: Hoaxer cons Oprah

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A blockbuster wartime bio-pic faces the axe – after it was revealed the New Yorker who wrote it made the whole story up! Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Irish starlet Sarah Bolger were set to make “The Fence” – based on an autobiography by Herman Rosenblat.

In the movie, Dublin-born beauty Bolger plays Roma, a young girl who forms a bond with teenage Nazi concentration camp victim Rosenblat after she keeps him alive by tossing him breadcrumbs and apples over the barbed wire fence.

However, Rosenblat, who went on to marry Roma following a chance meeting years later in New York, has now shockingly confessed he concocted the information in his book, “Angel at the Fence: The True Story of a Love that Survived.”

Retired New York telly repairman Herman, whose bogus story has now been scrapped by publishers, apologised this week, saying: “I wanted to bring happiness to people, to remind them not to hate, but to love and tolerate all people. I brought good feelings to a lot of people and I brought hope to many. My motivation was to make good in this world. In my dreams, Roma will always throw me an apple, but I now know it is only a dream.”

Even chat show queen Oprah Winfrey was taken in by the hoax. Oprah who hosted Rosenblat and his wife, Roma Radzicki Rosenblat, on her show twice, called their romance “the single greatest love story” she had encountered in her 22 years on the show.

Written by Jim McMillan

January 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm

President Randy: New bonkbuster brands JFK a sex fiend

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Beloved President JFK

He’s one of the most popular political figures of all time, but a new book will trash the reputation of America’s favourite president John F Kennedy and portray him as a sex fiend.

The bombshell new book “American Adulterer,” by British writer Jed Mercurio, ignores Kennedy’s political accomplishments and focuses instead on his daily addiction to illicit sex sessions with beautiful starlets like Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson and Judith Campbell Exner. And the page turner, billed as a work of fiction, is set to spark outrage among the powerful Kennedy Clan, who are regarded as America’s own royal family.

Publishers Simon & Schuster say American Adulterer, released this July, is an “explosive retelling of Kennedy’s White House years,”  a period in which “we see him at his worst, as a compulsive philanderer. “Kennedy had an uncontrollable and unrelenting appetite for sexual adventure.”

JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy, who is hoping to follow in her father’s illustrious footsteps by becoming a New York senator, has so far not commented on the forthcoming book.

Written by Jim McMillan

January 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm

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Denis Leary’s career might need rescuing when book comes out

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He made a fortune in the US after his parents emigrated from Ireland – but sarcastic comic Denis Leary is biting the hand that feeds him by branding his fellow Americans “fat, lazy and stupid.” Foul mouthed funnyman Leary – who created the telly drama Rescue Me, about Irish firemen in New York – reckons the rest of the world hates the so-called Land of the Free because its inhabitants are arrogant and obnoxious.

And when his offensive new book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid” comes out in November, he might need to get the first plane out of the country. In one extract, Leary rages: “I’m sick of low esteem and fake fat-suit-wearing female talk-show hosts and extreme makeovers and steroid-laden home run hitters and Reese Witherspoon movies and Paris Hilton‘s himbo boyfriends and celebrity rehab and Dr. Phil.”

Despite his rough exterior, Leary does have a soft side. He has raised millions for the New York families of Irish American firefighters through his charity, the Leary Foundation.

Written by Jim McMillan

August 12, 2008 at 11:08 pm

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Screech for the sickbag! Saved by the Bell star pens bonkbuster

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Our friends at Gotham Books often cater to the salacious needs of the American public and so you may not be surprised when we tell you their latest page turner is all about sex-crazed Dustin Diamond. Never heard of him? No, neither had we until someone told us he was Screech from Eighties sitcom Saved by the Bell.

You’ll remember him as the geeky and gangly kid with the silly voice who followed the cool kids around – the beefy blond jock Zack and those hotties who went on to become pop singers or soft porn stars or something. Contrary to popular belief though, Dustin reckons he was the real stud on the set and he’s written a book all about it. Gotham Books promise us tales of “sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying.”

If you like the book, you might also want to watch Screech’s sex tape, which is still doing the rounds on the web. No? We don’t want to either.

Written by Jim McMillan

August 5, 2008 at 4:08 pm

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Damn, it feels good to be a banker!

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A funny new book will do much to fuel the public’s prejudices about Wall Street’s “wanker bankers.”

“Damn It Feels Good To Be A Banker” rejoices in chapters like, “No. We do not have any `hot stock tips’ for you,” “Mergers are a girl’s best friend,” and “Georgetown? I wouldn’t let my maids’ kids go there.”

Financial whizkid Amit Chatwani, who writes under the pseudonym “Leveraged Sell-Out,” explains: “I figured it was time that a real banker stepped up to educate the world on the important realities.”

He also derides some of the US’s top universities for the Wall Street wanabes they churn out.

The Top Dollar News team is reminded of Ram Jabaji‘s hilarious video…

Written by Jim McMillan

July 20, 2008 at 7:40 am

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