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Hollywood, Interrupted Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity by Andrew Breitbart, Mark Ebner

Hollywood, Interrupted Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity



Hollywood, Interrupted Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity by Andrew Breitbart, Mark Ebner

Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities. Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near-death experiences and the Democratic Party, Hollywood, Interrupted takes readers on a surreal field trip into the amoral belly of the entertainment industry. Each chapter covering topics including warped Hollywood child-rearing, bad medicine, hypocritical political maneuvering and the complicit media delivers a meticulously researched, interview-infused, attitude heavy dispatch which analyzes and deconstructs the myths created by the celebrities themselves. Celebrities somehow believe that it's their god-given right to inflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood, Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes are mad as hell... And we're not going to take it any more.


Literary assassinations don't come any more vitriolic than Hollywood Interrupted... fascinating stories and explosive revelations...

( Daily Record, 24 April 2004)

... capitalises on our base interest in the more scandalous antics of the showbusiness elite...

( Birmingham Post, 17 April 2004)

... makes for a riveting read. ( Hotdog, May 2004)

... lifts the lid on some of Tinseltown's weirdest and most notorious celebrities...

( Western Daily Press, 3 April 2004)

... the industry has never been without a scandal, as this jaw-dropping book reveals... ( Hot Stars, 3 April 2004)

has appeal and certainly it has shock value ( The New York Post, Liz Smith, March 15th, 2004)

terrific book, both snappy and snappish.... ( The Wall Street Journal)

The next best thing to a Los Angeles friend with a nose for juicy gossip. ( The Wall Street Journal)

A Hollywood horror-fest. Celebrities are skewered like shish kabobs in Andrew Breitbart and Mark Ebner's.... Hollywood, Interrupted Entertainment journalism...[is] a stampede of A-list a**-kissing...this bracingly impudent expose...declined to pucker up. ( Penthouse, February 2004)

Shockingly delicious! ( Star magazine)

The entertainment industry ...takes a beating in [this] scathing collection of revelations about ... scores of luminous entertainment med ia personalities. ( Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

This is a fun book! ( Jon Stewart, The Daily Show)

... a wildly... entertaining jeremiad against the entertainment industry...against the perverts, flakes, egomaniacs, junkies, bullies andcriminals... ( Rick McGinnis/Metro Toronto)

About the Author

ANDREW BREITBART has played the low-key online sidekick to Matt Drudge on the infamous Drudge Report for six years and is a regular commentator on Fox News, CNBC's Dennis Miller show, and talk radio. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Human events, and the New York Post, among others, and he has worked as a researcher for Arianna Huffington. MARK EBNER is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered all aspects of celebrity culture for Spy, Rolling Stone, Details, Los Angeles magazine, Premiere, Salon, Spin, and New Times, among others. He has produced for and/or appeared as a journalist-commentator on NBC, FOX, MSNBC, A&E, FX, Court TV, and E! Entertainment Television. Ebner is currently serving as staff reporter for American Media, Inc.

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Publication date

8th April 2005


Andrew Breitbart, Mark Ebner

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John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


394 pages


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