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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A tasting menu from the New York Daily News

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George Rush and Joanna Molloy lay bare their tabloid romance with mobsters, moguls, fixers, hookers, stalkers, blackmailers…and each other. “Scandal: A Manual” is a guide to ruining and repairing reputations. It’s also an eyewitness account of the evolution of celebrity coverage -- from the twilight of Winchell to the dawn of Snapchat.

 For over a decade, Secret Service agent Marty Venker protected four presidents and assorted candidates and dignitaries.  His privileged view left him with many funny -- sometimes bizarre -- memories.  But Venker, a liberal skeptic in a law-and-order outfit, developed doubts about dying for the likes of Imelda Marcos.  His nighttime double-life led to his burn-out, and to his eventual resurrection as a nightclub DJ.

A sampling of stories and essays

A tasting menu from the New York Daily News