Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Billy Joel’s Just Fine, Getting His Book Ready

Share

Billy Joel is a little surprised that Elton John keeps saying he’s in trouble. While Sir Elton no doubt has good intentions, I can tell you that Billy is happily recovering from double hip surgery at his Miami home. He’s doing physical therapy almost every day, and he is, my sources say, certainly not drinking or doing anything else self destructive. In fact, Billy is readying his memoir, called “The Book of Joel.” The tome hits stores and Kindles on April 19th, and I for one cannot wait to read it. Billy wrote the book with rock journalist Fred Schruers, and it addresses just about everything we’d be interesting in knowing about the great pop singer songwriter.

Meanwhile, Billy’s famous, ex, Christie Brinkley, hits Broadway next month. She’s going to play Roxie Hart, in “Chicago,” the musical that has set records for stunt casting. Brinkley as Roxie? What a great idea. When audiences see those legs, they won’t want her to leave! And I guarantee you, Billy and daughter Alexa Ray will be front and center on opening night!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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.

Read more

In Other News