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Kitty Kelley

(born April 4, 1942) is an American author, journalist and biographer famous for her tabloid-esque approach to biography writing, and her books often contain many embarrassing and sordid anecdotes about the people she profiles. Kelley will name some sources, conceals other if she feels it necessary, passes on some rumors and scotches some others. Like most muckrakers Kelley's truthfulness has been called into question. She has had the tables turned on her by George Carpozi, Jr. with his 1997 book Poison Pen -- but it likely didn't have the effect expected Her most famous biographies were of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and the British Royal Family. One on the Bush family is due in 2004, after Labor Day. Less famous are her books on Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.



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Kitty Kelley

(born April 4, 1942) is an American author, journalist and biographer famous for her tabloid-esque approach to biography writing, and her books often contain many embarrassing and sordid anecdotes about the people she profiles. Kelley will name some sources, conceals other if she feels it necessary, passes on some rumors and scotches some others. Like most muckrakers Kelley's truthfulness has been called into question. She has had the tables turned on her by George Carpozi, Jr. with his 1997 book Poison Pen -- but it likely didn't have the effect expected Her most famous biographies were of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and the British Royal Family. One on the Bush family is due in 2004, after Labor Day. Less famous are her books on Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. www.nationmaster.com
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The California Legislature has proposed banning the sale of books written by ex-gay people and Christians who seek to help others who want to restrain or control their sexuality. Bill AB 2943 would ban the sale of goods and services that encourage one to change his or her sexual orientation or gender ...
Georgetowner and controversial biographer Kitty Kelley described how Barbara Bush had her books removed from the First Ladies gallery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History by leaning on a managerial-level bureaucrat. “I guess Barbara Bush showed how political muscle is flexed ...

Take, for example, Kitty Kelley's biography of Frank Sinatra, which revealed his serial philandering and connections to organised crime – his friends, estate and the entertainment industry all rallied against the book. There is also a risk, however, that the author is simply settling an agenda, and the text is ...
Royal stories are never dignified with princely rebuttals but such anecdotes do make you query everything else. If Kitty Kelley is a scalpel, Bower is a blunt instrument. He is so parti pris and uninterested in nuance or complexity that he announces: “On 1 May 1997, 'spin' won New Labour's landslide victory”.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include magician DAVID BLAINE, who was born in Brooklyn in 1973; actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR., who was born in 1965; author KITTY KELLEY, who was born in 1942; Emmy and Oscar Award-winning actress CHRISTINE LAHTI, who was born in 1950; singer AUSTIN ...
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author of unauthorized biographies Kitty Kelley, born Catherine Kelley on this date in 1942, “Presidents often disappoint, but first ladies rarely do.” . . . TECH SAVVY – Only five participants will be accepted for the ten-week Beginner's Computer Class which starts at 11 a.m. ...

Author Kitty Kelley is 76. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 74. Actor Walter Charles is 73. Actress Christine Lahti is 68. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 67. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 64. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 62. Actress Constance Shulman is 60. Actor Phil Morris is 59. Actress ...
Today is Wednesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2018. There are 271 days left in the year. Birthdays: Former senator Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, is 86. Recording executive Clive Davis is 86. Author Kitty Kelley is 76. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 74. Actress Christine Lahti is 68. Country singer Steve ...
Author Kitty Kelley is 76. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 74. Actor Walter Charles is 73. Actress Christine Lahti is 68. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 67. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 64. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 62. Actress Constance Shulman is 60. Actor Phil Morris is 59. Actress ...
The only thing missing from this account of the iconic photographer's life is the photos themselves. If you're into pop culture, you'll inhale “Avedon: Something Personal” by Norma Stevens and Steven M.L. Aronson, which drops more names in 700 pages than a prison roll call. If you recognize Kate and ...
While she might have been the original celebrity influencer, Kitty Kelley, who wrote the 2010 biography Oprah: A Biography, is skeptical Oprah still has the same impact these days. “I don't think Oprah has the same reach without her talk show because her platform then was able to better saturate the ...
The sisters' half brother, Jamie Auchincloss, who became persona non grata after he spoke to the author Kitty Kelley about Jackie circa 1977, provides a running commentary that portrays a society whose tastefully presented aim is to keep its chalice of wealth and privilege filled to the brim. “Money is power ...
But it isn't a Kitty Kelley “tell-all,” where nothing salacious is overlooked. She writes big sagas, all of which may be true (according to a certain standard). What may be missing, however, is a reliable tale, one with contour and perspective. Wolff is able to tell a complete story; that is the reason “Fire and Fury” ...
For those who came in late you may have missed one Kitty Kelley. She had earned her reputation writing gossip books about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. In 1991, two years after the Reagans had departed the White House, she penned Nancy Reagan: The ...
Written by Kitty Kelley for Washington Independent Review of Books and reprinted with permission from the author. The British excel as diarists, the most famous being Samuel Pepys, followed by James Boswell (the biographer of Dr. Johnson), and Virginia Woolf, the beacon of the Bloomsbury Group.
No doubt there will be countless articles written about her passing, but I decided to focus on Smith's relationship with a woman I'm fascinated with: the famed gossip queen and celebrity biography wordsmith Kitty Kelley. The friendship and feud between the two women hearken back to the days of Hopper ...
The Kitty Kelley Files: George Clooney, a REELZ Channel series, features best-selling gossip author, Kitty Kelley, as she opens up her files on the real George. From his love life and failed marriage to Talia Shire to his rise as America's favorite leading man, The Kitty Kelley Files on REELZ has the ...

Reelz's newest episode, The Kitty Kelley Files: Julia Robert, tells all on the horrifying health scare that almost shattered the award-winning actress' booming career. “She just showed that she would go to any lengths to get that part,” New York Daily News reporter George Rush says of Roberts in the clip.
Within weeks, the two were living together,” says Kelley in Reelz' latest The Kitty Kelley Files: Julia Roberts clip. “They embarked on a relationship that lasted for quite sometime,” says The Hollywood Gossip reporter Tyler Johnson when talking of the famous pair that dated from 1988 to 1990. “Liam Neeson ...
They brought out 'the worst in each other' says host Kitty Kelley in new clip. OK! Magazine participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which ... The Kitty Kelley Files: Frank Sinatra airs Saturday, August 5 at 10 ET/PT. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at ...
Iconic Fly Me To The Moon singer Frank Sinatra led a glitzy playboy life once his immense talent was picked up by Hollywood, Host and Bestselling Author Kitty Kelley reveals in her latest episode of The Kitty Kelley Files. “This young singer that was having young girls line up around the block was soon ...
According to REELZ, “In the new series The Kitty Kelley Files will unearth the true tales of some of America's most beloved celebrities including Julia Roberts, Princess Diana, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore and Frank Sinatra and tell their stories through the lens of the sensational events that they either ...
The Kitty Kelley Files is a brand new series from REELZ that features celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley profiling the powerful and the famous. Kelley has made a name for herself by writing candid biographies of huge stars like Frank Sinatra, making a point of scratching way beneath the surface and getting to ...
Founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman was Kitty Kelley's very special guest Monday evening. Ushering close friends into her elegant Georgetown home and garden (recently featured on the Georgetown Garden Tour), Kelley introduced the lifelong advocate ...
Last Wednesday Kitty Kelley, Washington's queen of the scandalous biography, threw a party to celebrate the re-publication of her controversial best-seller His Way, about Frank Sinatra, a few days shy of what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes's 100th birthday. The event was also a fundraiser for Reading is ...
According to American biographer Kitty Kelley, "Gan Gan" was first adopted by Prince Charles to refer to his great-grandmother Queen Mary, the mother of Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI. Prince William and Prince Harry also called their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, ...
I read Kitty Kelley's unauthorized biography of Frank Sinatra, and I'm not a reader, but I couldn't put that book down. This will top that book." On what he's been doing since vanishing from the public eye: Vinnie: "I spent 20 years in hell. The broad strokes were very... they could have been not so broad.
Going way back, if you're up for a bit of literary controversy, pick up “The Royals,” provocateur Kitty Kelley's 1997 look at Buckingham Palace. Take a Prince Charles time out with a fresh look at the life of the oldest heir to the throne in more than 300 years with “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes ...
Going way back, if you're up for a bit of literary controversy, pick up “The Royals” and take in provocateur Kitty Kelley's 1997 look at behind-the-scenes Buckingham Palace. Take a Prince Charles timeout with a fresh look at the life of the oldest heir to the throne in more than 300 years with “Prince Charles: ...
Going way back, if you're up for a bit of literary controversy, pick up "The Royals" and take in provocateur Kitty Kelley's 1997 look at behind-the-scenes Buckingham Palace. Take a Prince Charles time out with a fresh look at the life of the oldest heir to the throne in more than 300 years with "Prince Charles: ...
Two Florida state senators admitted they were having an affair after a website claimed to have exposed their relationship. Sens. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) and Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens), both of whom are married, confessed they cheated on their spouses before the legislative session began ...
In his review of “Oprah: A Biography,” Kitty Kelley's unauthorized tome, from 2011, Stephen Metcalf wrote, “Winfrey chaperoned a generation of women, organizing the self's power—to confess, first; then to industriously inspect; then possibly, to improve; but most of all, to never exit itself.” Lately, we've been ...
For those who came in late you may have missed one Kitty Kelley. She had earned her reputation writing gossip books about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. In 1991, two years after the Reagans had departed the White House, she penned Nancy Reagan: The ...
Every president has his Kitty Kelley. What is new, though, is the wall-to-wall coverage of the book. Wolff has given outlets a convenient excuse to repeat unverified stories about the Trump administration that they couldn't talk about otherwise. In doing so, some are left to defend book's abstract truths.
“We were under strict instructions not to disturb,” an unnamed White House staffer said. “No matter what. When the First Lady was with Frank Sinatra, she was not to be disturbed. For anything. And that included a call from the President himself.” All this comes from Kitty Kelley's salacious 1991 tell-all “Nancy ...
By Kitty Kelley. I'd much rather be hoisting a glass with Marianne Means, and hearing her rant about “that vulgarian” in the White House, than writing this valedictory, but she went to the angels a few days ago, and her death leaves me with an empty glass, albeit a full heart. You may have noticed the ...
Written by Kitty Kelley for Washington Independent Review of Books and reprinted with permission from the author. The British excel as diarists, the most famous being Samuel Pepys, followed by James Boswell (the biographer of Dr. Johnson), and Virginia Woolf, the beacon of the Bloomsbury Group.
Brenda Jessel, Ret. LCDR David Jessel and Kitty Kelley link arms as they approach the wall of honor on Saturday to lay a wreath in Veterans Memorial Park. Kelley and Brenda Jessel represented the Daughters of the American Revolution. Wreaths of green now adorn the fronts of seven bronze plaques ...
“The queen's resentment was real,” Kitty Kelley wrote in “The Royals.” The show depicts that displeasure in the on-screen queen's reaction to the Kennedys' arrival at Buckingham Palace, when her staff of normally stiff butlers and even Prince Phillip jockey to see the first lady emerging from the motorcade.
In recent years, no duo could do this tightrope walk better than Liz Smith and Kitty Kelley (whose relationship with Smith we will parse through in a few moments.) Smith passed this past Saturday, November 12th, at the age of 94. Texas-born, bred, and educated, Smith inherited the same reckless abandon ...
The Kitty Kelley Files: George Clooney, a REELZ Channel series, features best-selling gossip author, Kitty Kelley, as she opens up her files on the real George. From his love life and failed marriage to Talia Shire to his rise as America's favorite leading man, The Kitty Kelley Files on REELZ has the ...
Reelz's newest episode, The Kitty Kelley Files: Julia Robert, tells all on the horrifying health scare that almost shattered the award-winning actress' booming career. “She just showed that she would go to any lengths to get that part,” New York Daily News reporter George Rush says of Roberts in the clip.
Within weeks, the two were living together,” says Kelley in Reelz' latest The Kitty Kelley Files: Julia Roberts clip. “They embarked on a relationship that lasted for quite sometime,” says The Hollywood Gossip reporter Tyler Johnson when talking of the famous pair that dated from 1988 to 1990. “Liam Neeson ...
Founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman was Kitty Kelley's very special guest Monday evening. Ushering close friends into her elegant Georgetown home and garden (recently featured on the Georgetown Garden Tour), Kelley introduced the lifelong advocate ...
In an unauthorized biography of former first lady Nancy Reagan, Kitty Kelley published claims by actress Selene Walters (not pictured) that ...
In an unauthorized biography of former first lady Nancy Reagan, Kitty Kelley published claims by actress Selene Walters (not pictured) that ...
“He's wonderful with women—he really loves women,” says Nancy Reagan biographer Kitty Kelley. “He's a wonderful guest,” says Ted Koppel, who has hosted ...
... boyfriend, Chicago Mafia don Sam Giancana — was chronicled in Kitty Kelley's unauthorized 1986 biography of Ol' Blue Eyes, His Way.
... party for eight by Susan Gage Catering; a rooftop party catered by Via Umbria; and a high end wine pull and dinner with author Kitty Kelley.
The Kitty Kelley Files: George Clooney, a REELZ Channel series, features best-selling gossip author, Kitty Kelley, as she opens up her files on ...


 

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