Friday, July 12, 2024

Cindy Adams: Where in the World Is The Famed Gossip?


Only in New York, kids: a famous gossip columnist disappears and no one is asking questions.

Cindy Adams last filed a column for the New York Post on May 20th. A few days later, Page Six said she was in the hospital for anemia.

Well, it’s June 10th, and there’s no sign of Cindy. Her assistant, in fact, says she’s still in the hospital. “She was very run down” is the explanation.

The assistant also claims that no one knows which hospital Adams is in. Hello? If a publicist told Cindy that about a star, Adams would have the whole town turned upside down. We’re not going to do that, although we did check a few places to be sure. She’s not at Lenox Hill.

Cindy, if you’re reading this, we miss you! Tell us where you are, we’ll send flowers! And candy!

One thing: Cindy’s planned one woman show for Broadway is sure to be delayed. Since it’s written, and sure to be funny, I think her producers should hire a gifted comic actress and put it on anyway. Did I hear anyone say Bette Midler?

Is there a mystery here, aside from Cindy’s age? (I know it, but I’m not saying.) There’s one: I didn’t realize that many years ago Cindy and her late husband, the great comic Joey Adams, embraced Christian Science. They were both born Jewish. Also, Cindy took amazing care of both her mother and Joey in their later years. So I doubt Cindy Adams is eschewing proper doctors’ care. Even Mary Baker Eddy must have liked a cough drop.

So the search teams are on their way. The Tony Awards are on Sunday and it’s hard to imagine Cindy, in a brightly colored designer jacket with her hair piled high, not standing in the Number 1 position on the red carpet, asking questions, taking notes, getting a bunch of quotes to sprinkle through the next several columns. Cindy, if you don’t get back here in a hurry, I’m going to start telling your real story! And it’s a doozy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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