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Celebrity Feuds!: The Cattiest Rows, Spats, and Tiffs Ever by Boze Hadleigh

By Boze Hadleigh

Star Feuds! dishes the airborne dirt and dust with in-depth tales of each observe uttered, letter written, or fist swung from the cantankerous stars' first calamitous encounters to their deathbed declarations. Exposing the surprising strategies of the main sour opponents within the leisure and the vindictive, unseen ire of our favourite stars, this booklet unearths Hollywood with all its claws bared.

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In 1975 she went solo with her own series. It started strong but fell in the ratings. CBS insiders said she didn't have the self-confidence to do a series alone and disliked the weekly grind. So she agreed to contact Sonny and do a joint series for 1976. He jumped at the opportunity, but as a condition asked Cher to join him in a Cher in Silkwood personal appearance tour that year, while Cher and CBS requested that he drop his lawsuits against her (by then there were more than one). The fourth variety series starring Sonny and/or Cher was probably the most eagerly awaited debut of the new season.

Sonny, by contrast, was no longer in the limelight, though he'd gone on to other women (some said before the divorce). He fumed over the romantic gossip about Cher; said Paul Jabara, "He hated it that she was supposedly dating every other man in show business. He hated it that she was thriving without him. And he especially hated the idea of her marrying again .... When she went out with David Geffen, Sonny became more homophobic than ever. " The media, tabloid and otherwise, were breathless to know about Cher's love life now that she was finally single.

But when Gordy chose Diane-by then "Diana'' like the goddess of the hunt-as lead singer, Mary and Flo were disappointed (for some time, Mary believed they'd eventually get to share the lead) and Flo was hurt. She later reflected, "I think I could have been an opera singer. " She was known as a fine soprano. " The trio was not an instant success, and was dubbed the No-Hit Supremes by detractors. As they spent more time together, they became friendlier. Said Mary, "Diane was always very intense about things.

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