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Rod Stewart is Telling Us What We Want to Know In His New Autobiography


Spin has a positive take on Rod: The Autobiography, a new memoir by the 67 year old British rocker.

Calling Stewart’s book “a fun rollicking read” the music magazine compares it favorably to the recent autobiographical offerings of fellow musicians Neil Young and Pete Townshend.

The Forever Young singer dishes about the inspiration of “Maggie May”, his 1971 hit. When he was 16 years old and attending a Jazz Fest in London Stewart says:

I lose my by then not remotely prized virginity to an older (and larger) woman who has come on to me very strongly in the beer tent…”

He also talks about his fear that nasally ingesting cocaine would damage his voice and how he got around that worry:

So we started buying anticold capsules from the chemist’s, separating the two halves of the capsules, replacing their contents with a pinch of cocaine, and then taking the capsules anally, where, of course, the human body being a wonderful thing, they would dissolve effortlessly into the system.

Last but not least, Stewart addresses one of the biggest pre-internet rumors EVER, that after a night in a gay bar in San Diego, he had to have his semen filled stomach pumped. He explains this was a vicious lie started by a disgruntled ex-manager, and says:

I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor…And I have never had my stomach pumped, either of naval-issue semen nor of any other kind of semen.”

Now we just need Richard Gere to pin the gerbil rumor on Sylvester Stallone and we’re good.

Rod: The Autobiography is available at Amazon.

Arnold Schwarznegger’s New Tell All Memoir

Arnold wants a “4th act”…

Photo: CBS

CBS This Morning ran an excerpt of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s interview with Leslie Stahl to promote his new memoir,  Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

The exclusive sit down with the body builder/action star/ governor will air in its entirety on 60 Minutes this coming Sunday. The book covers all aspects of his life, including the child he had with a former household employee, while still married to Maria Shriver. Stahl’s fawning recount of how charming Arnold is, makes me think that soft ball questions will rule the day.

Unfortunately, the camera did not pan to anchor Charlie Rose during her breathless description on how Arnold can talk about “anything to anyone“. I tune in strictly to see Charlie’s side eye. Please bring Gayle King back to the table STAT, so that he can throw the shade I am looking for. Mr.Rose is 70 years old, at some point soon I hope he’s going to have enough network FU Money to get the hell out of dodge.

Schwarznegger’s book will be released on October 1st.

Monica Lewinsky is Writing A Tell-All (Sort Of) and Kato Kaelin Says ‘OJ Killed Nicole’

Oh, the good ol’ days…Bill and Monica in the Oval Office.


In today’s trip down memory lane, we visit with Monica Lewinsky and Kato Kaelin. One major and one minor character in two of the biggest sagas of the nineties.

Monica Lewinsky, apparently tired of running from her history, is shopping a tell all memoir. According to Newsday, the proceedings are very hush hush, complete with non disclosure agreements to even engage in talks with America’s most famous intern. The other players in the melodrama that shook President Clinton’s presidency and brought him to the edge of impeachment are publicly thriving.

Even the wholly reprehensible Linda Tripp has found a successful career as the proprietor of a shop selling Christmas collectibles in the monied enclave of Middleburg, VA (known to Project Runway Season 1 fans as home to Wendy Pepper). What tone this book will take is anyone’s guess. But as someone a couple of years younger than Monica who had a number of questionable romantic entanglements in my 20’s, I’m hoping she is triumphant in her second act.

We miss you, Mr. Dunne.

Total aside, but visions of ladies who lunch, clad in equestrian gear, buying $1,000 tree ornaments make me miss Dominick Dunne. Then again, maybe not so much an aside as a segue, because of Dunne’s epic coverage of the OJ Simpson murder trial.

Oh. So NOW he says OJ did it.

Which brings us to America’s most famous house guest, Kato Kaelin. He is talking and the one and only Cindy Adams and she is listening. His mumbling testimony during the 1995 trial, which accused OJ of killing his ex wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman, had Kato declared a hostile witness. Seventeen years later, he is loud and clear and in his belief that OJ did it.

So I’m twisting the top back on the time capsule. Unless Tonya Harding is up to some particularly ratchet activities I need to fill you in on.