Thursday, July 18, 2024

Rielle Hunter: Book Is Dead Less Than Three Weeks After Publication


What really happened to Rielle Hunter’s book called “What Really Happened?” Well, it was released on June 22nd. Three weeks later–or less than–it’s over. Dead. Kaput. Amazon has it ranked number 1,360. That’s one thousand three hundred sixty. So after “20/20” and ABC demolished her, John Edwards dumped her, and people were outraged by her comments about Elizabeth Edwards, Hunter is over. No regular publisher took the book, so a small indie house brought it out. Let’s hope they didn’t print too many. Hunter used Rosemarie Terenzio as her New York publicist. Terenzio is not known as a book publicist but she was John F. Kennedy Jr.’s assistant years ago at George magazine. This week Terenzio is making the rounds on TV pushing the paperback of her own book about John John and Carolyn Bessette. It’s called — or should be– “I Waited Long Enough, Now I’m Cashing In.” The actual paperback, “Fairy Tale Interrupted” is sitting at number 901 on tonight. No one’s interested in this stuff because they smell something is sour. That’s at least reassuring. Is Rielle Hunter over? I’d say her next stop is “Celebrity Apprentice.” Just wait.

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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