Home Celebrity Rielle Hunter’s Book Dies on Amazon, Affair with John Edwards is Over

It’s a bad day for professional homewrecker and babymama Rielle Hunter. Her appearances on ABC have had the opposite effect on sales of her book, “What Really Happened.” No one cares. The book has fallen to number 223 on amazon.com. Usually after media promotions, books go up on amazon. Hunter’s book is so icky that it’s gone down.

Her appearance this morning on “Good Morning America” with George Stephanopolous was a disaster, too. She admitted that her relationship with Edwards ended last week. She has no plans for the future. Well, prior to meeting and bedding Edwards, she had no career. So she’s back to square one, except she’s got a baby and presumably some kind of financial arrangement with Edwards. It’s too bad “24” is off the air. But maybe Hunter could have some luck back in Hollywood on “Homeland.”

Now that the book is a dud, her options will be reduced to reality TV: “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Dancing with the Stars,” or, of course, “Wife Swap.” If she’s lucky, Jay McInerney will write a bad novel about her. Anyway, I do think the Rielle Hunter story is over. John Edwards may think that distancing himself from her will somehow help him, but he is over, too. The great tragedy is that Elizabeth Edwards’ children have no mother, and that she was tortured before her painful death. One day Cate Edwards will write a book, and that’s the one everyone will read for the real story of what went on here.

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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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  1. Until Ms. Hunter gets professional psychiatric help I would think companies would be leary of hiring her to do anything. I say that because during the interviews that she did get to do you could tell something is not quite right with her thought process. If people paid closer attention to things like that it could be a clue to alert us that someone seriously needs help before they go off the deep end and do something more than having an affair with a married man. The fact that she could speak of the whole sordid mess with seemingly no emotion or remorse, empathy or sympathy for the Edwards children or Elizabeth, is definately a red flag. Most people caught in her predicument will at least try to fake some sort of regret even if just for the public. Not her. Something is definately wrong there.

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