George Rush has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Conde Nast Traveler, Men's Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Talk,
, among other magazines.
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 Bill and Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Salman Rushdie, Sarah Palin, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, Michael Bloomberg, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jay Z, Beyonce, Madonna, Diddy, Bono, and other one-named people. In 2010, Rush and Molloy folded up their column
, prompting one
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. He co-hosted “The Rush & Molloy Show” on eYada.com, 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 has tramped through 35 or so countries, meeting everybody from Malagasy necromancers to King Mswati III of Swaziland. He graduated from Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Rush referees reunion of former lovers Madonna and Warren Beatty.