George Rush

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"Rush & Molloy taught a generation of reporters that, despite all the temptations and excesses and stereotypes, it is possible to write a gossip column with integrity." -- Gawker

"Rush & Molloy [are] dishing the dirt about virtually every celebrity they ever clinked glasses with, were yelled at by, and wrote up for behavior that ranged from the merely bad to the virtually criminal. And they have a lot of material to draw from..." -- The New York Times

“Three years ago, two of America’s most famous gossip columnists quit the biz because the truth was no longer being told. Twitter allowed celebs to spin their own versions of the truth directly to fans, and Facebook and TMZ made everyone a reporter (fact-checking, be damned)...But this fall the two are back." -- Vanity Fair

"[Rush and Molloy] have seen it all. The husband and wife team has broken some of the biggest celebrity scandals of the last 15 years." -- Extra

"Breathlessly enjoyable" -- Michael Musto, Out

"Incredibly entertaining" -- Roger Friedman, Show Biz 411

"Talking to George Rush and Joanna like whispering in the back of a dark bar with your wisest, still-hip city friends, their married-couple repartee a flurry of boldface names, off-the-record rumors, and back-in-the-day anecdotes..." -- New York Magazine

"Delicious" --Washington Post

"Exciting … A riveting piece of work." -- Kitty Kelley, Author of Oprah, His Way, and The Family

"Continuously entertaining" -- Publisher’s Weekly
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George Rush has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Men's Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Talk, and Spy, among other publications. 

After meeting Joanna Molloy at the New York Post's Page Six column, the pair wed and begat the Rush & Molloy column at the New York Daily News. Together, they produced almost 4,000 servings of breaking news about film, politics, finance, media, music, television, fashion and sports. The internationally syndicated dispatches had an audience of 12.5 million readers on-line and in print.  Rush’s interview subjects have included Donald Trump, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Salman Rushdie, Sarah Palin, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jay Z, Beyonce, Oprah, Madonna, Diddy, Bono, and other one-named people.  In 2010, Rush and Molloy folded up their column, prompting one or two to raise their glasses.

Rush and Molloy share their sometimes harrowing brushes with fame in their memoir Scandal: A Manual. Rush is also the author of Confessions of an Ex-Secret Service Agent, which he adapted as a screenplay for Warner Brothers.

Rush has drawn on his intimate knowledge of public crises, and his network of media contacts, to advise Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and other individuals and companies. His insights into popular culture have informed his work on reputation management and marketing campaigns. And his travel to over 50 countries has led to his role as liaison between non-profits and corporate sponsors.

Rush has appeared onstage at the Gotham Comedy Club and delivered a regular riff on the news on Sirius XM's "Judith Regan Show." He has co-hosted “The Rush & Molloy Show” on, hosted “The Rush Report” for the CW Network, was a recurring “character” on Bravo’s “Tabloid Wars” series, and has appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” and “Access Hollywood.”

A son of Highland Park, Illinois, he graduated from Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Rush referees reunion of former lovers Madonna and Warren Beatty.