Friday, May 24, 2024

Rose McGowan Cancels Public Appearance for Her New Book After Verbal Assault at Reading: “I have given enough. I have given beauty”


That’s it for Rose McGowan. She’s canceled public appearances for her book “Brave” after a verbal assault from a heckler at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. McGowan is brave, she went into this as a warrior. But she’s also polarizing. Her talk show appearance should be preceded with a warning like BRACE YOURSELF. She reminds me of Courtney Love in the bad old days. “Brave,” meantime, isn’t selling like hot cakes, more like cold latkes. Her E! show “Citizen Rose,” scored fewer than 200,000 viewers on Sunday. Now she’s going to come off the road. And, of course, she and Ronan Farrow are teasing about another sexual abuser who’s “high powered.” Hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. More and more this reminds me of the Ellen James Society from “The World According to Garp.”

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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