February 15, 2008, - 11:29 am
By Debbie Schlussel
This story is hilarious and typical of Hollywood.
Remember Kathleen Turner, the once sexy and beautiful star of “Romancing the Stone” and “Body Heat”? Well, now the has-been actress has turned into a fat man and what’s coming out of her mouth–and her pen–is more like Body Odor.
The leftie former bim, in her new memoir, “Send Yourself Roses,” defames actor Nicolas Cage, claiming that he
was arrested twice for drunk-driving and, I think, once for stealing a dog. He’d come across a Chihuahua he liked and stuck in his jacket.
For the record–not that there needs to be one, since who cares enough to buy this has-been’s book?–Cage never stole a Chihuahua or any kind of dog:
I have never been arrested for anything in my life, nor have I stolen a dog. I am reaching out to my fans – many of whom are children – so that they know that I do not condone drunk driving or theft. The reason why you’ve never seen a mug shot of me is because it does not exist.
Cage is suing Turner for libel in the UK, where defamation laws are stricter than they are here.
Also, typical, the yentas on ABC’s hag-fest, “The View,” yesterday, plugged Turner’s phony tome big-time. They asked her a softball question:
Baba Wawa: Nicolas Cage says the book’s allegations against him aren’t true.
Kathleen Turner: Well, that was many years ago, and that’s all I’m supposed to say.
And that was it.
The story of Turner’s phony “revelations” against Cage–her leading man in “Peggy Sue Got Married”–are emblematic of all celebrities’ statements, claims, and political views. They are made up and worth less than half a gumball.
Another lesson: The level of vetting. The publishers and legal team at Turner’s publisher let her allegations go by, without as much of a second look. Do you think writing by someone like me or Ann Coulter–accusing someone of several crimes–would go unvetted?
Don’t bet your life on it.
Turner is an activist in Planned Parenthood, a concept for which she is certainly a poster child.
Tags: ABC, activist, actor, Ann Coulter, Baba Wawa, Body Heat, Debbie Schlussel, has-been actress, Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Peggy Sue Got Married, Romancing the Stone, The View, United Kingdom