Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Shocking but Predictable: “The Golden Bachelor” Exposed as a Liar and Fraud in Matters of Romance and Career


I am thrilled to report that two old friends of mine, Suzanne O’Malley and Barbara Lippert, have published a great piece of reporting in The Hollywood Reporter.

They’ve absolutely startled the TV world by revealing that “The Golden Bachelor” is a fraud. Are we surprised? That whole show franchise is the bottom of the barrel.

O’Malley and Lippert are far from senior citizens. But they are real reporters who come from the heyday of New York Magazine and other print media in the 80s and 90s. Barbara wrote the groundbreaking weekly advertising column in New York. She’s been a featured columnist at Ad Age for the last 7 years (she was also at Ad Age for 24 years.) Suzanne was not only a top reporter but she also contributed scripts to “Law & Order.”

The reveal is that 72 year old Gerry Turner, a widower who said he hadn’t dated in 45 years, has been leaving out a lot of facts. One was that he had a three year relationship with a woman the reporters are calling Carolyn. She was 14 years his junior. They started dating a month after his beloved wife died.

There’s plenty more in the O’Malley-Lippert piece about Turner’s love life. They also take a deep dive into his manipulated resume. This is what our old fashioned New York magazines pieces used to be like. Kudos on good work. They should get the final roses tomorrow night!

You can read the piece here.


Roger Friedman
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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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