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Whether talking on the phone to LaToya Jackson about Michael, being upbraided by Cindy Crawford at a party, or sharing a joint with jack Nicholson, A.J.s unorthodox methods compelled celebs to call him with tips, and brought heat from his editors. Fame: Aint it a Bitch tells the stories behind the stories about the actors, rock stars, models, moguls, and society bad girls that comprimise Manhattans infamous night life. In nightclubs and in newsrooms, readers are shown the trading, deals, threats and cajoling that are involved in creating a hot gossip column. With the edge and energy that completely captures both the glitter and the gutter of show business, A.J. Benza has the real inside scoop yet again.
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A surprisingly tender coming-of-age story of a close-knit yet tough Sicilian-American family that accepts and welcomes a young boy struggling to understand himself—by the former Daily News (New York) gossip columnist and E! television host.

A.J. Benza’s distinctive blend of wit, dry humor, and genuine tenderness shines through this candid, compelling memoir about the summer of 1974 when his shy, effeminate cousin comes to live with A.J.’s family, which is dominated by his short-tempered, outspoken, hyper-masculine father. At its core, A.J.’s story is about learning that “being exactly who you were meant to be is the only thing that matters.” Through anecdotes of fishing with his father, playing tackle football, and conquering neighborhood bullies, he tells a story of triumph and acceptance, of a loving but rough around the edges family that puts aside its prejudices to welcome with open arms a young boy struggling to understand his sexuality and ultimately accept himself.

In a sometimes raw and always endearing voice, ’74 and Sunny is a revelatory account of a life-defining summer on Long Island, when tolerance wins over ignorance, family neutralizes fear, and love triumphs over all. For anyone who’s navigated the choppy seas of adolescence, this story about redefining what it means to be a man, and learning to accept those whom we might fail to understand will surely resonate.

Donald Trump will Steal Your Girlfriend

In the early 2000s, long before he ran for president, Donald Trump called into Howard Stern's radio show to boast about how he had stolen away the girlfriend of gossip columnist AJ Benza. Henry “New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American. ” - Charlotte Perkins Gilman “New York, the nation's thyroid gland. ” - Christopher Morley “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. ” - Thomas Wolfe “This is New York and there's no law against being annoying. ” - William Kunstler “When you leave New York, you ain't goin' nowhere. Source: Mr NYC

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  • How an Old-School Gossip Columnist Explains Donald Trump

    05/28/16 ,via The Atlantic

    Earlier this month, I heard A.J. Benza, the host of the celebrity-scandal show “Case Closed with A.J. Benza,” tell the podcast host Adam Carolla about his younger days as a gossip reporter in New York City. He hung out with celebrities until the wee

  • Donald Trump boasts about banging another dude's girlfriend in douchey interview

    02/24/16 ,via Death and Taxes

    Trump called in to promote the Miss Universe pageant, but got into a major pissing match with guest and gossip reporter A.J. “Fame, ain't it a bitch?” Benza. Trump and Benza were old romantic rivals for the affections of former model Kara Young. The

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RT @mattgonter: .@TheBillyWest "Any girl you have I can take from you! That I guarantee." To AJ Benza on Howard Stern Show, May 2001 #Mak… 08/29/16, @tomservo10
.@TheBillyWest "Any girl you have I can take from you! That I guarantee." To AJ Benza on Howard Stern Show, May 2001 #MakeAmericaBrannigan 08/29/16, @mattgonter
@stutteringjohnm Hey Just talked to AJ Benza. Nice to know he's still around. Soon as I figure out how to get a Pod Cast, I'm a listener 08/27/16, @EddieGEastcoast

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  • '74 and Sunny

    Simon and Schuster. 2015. ISBN: 9781476738796,1476738793. 304 pages.

    A surprisingly tender coming-of-age story of a close-knit yet tough Sicilian-American family that accepts and welcomes a young boy struggling to understand himself—by the former Daily News (New York) gossip columnist and E! television host. A.J. Benza’s distinctive blend of wit, dry humor, and genuine tenderness shines through this candid, compelling memoir about the summer of 1974 when his shy, effeminate cousin comes to live with A.J.’s family, which is dominated by his short-tempered, outspoken, hyper-masculine father. At its core, A.J.’s story is about learning that “being exactly who you were meant to be is the only thing that matters.” Through anecdotes of fishing with his father, playing tackle football, and conquering neighborhood bullies, he tells a story of triumph and acceptance, of a loving but rough around the edges family that puts aside its prejudices to welcome with open arms a young boy struggling to understand his sexuality and ultimately accept himself. In a sometimes raw and always endearing voice, ’74 and Sunny is a revelatory account of a life-defining summer on Long Island, when tolerance wins over ignorance, family neutralizes fear, and love triumphs over all. For anyone who’s navigated the choppy seas of adolescence, this story about redefining what it means to be a man, and learning to accept those whom we might fail to understand will surely resonate.

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A.J. Benza - IMDb

A.J. Benza, Self: Case Closed with AJ Benza. Benza was born June 2, 1962 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. His father, Al, and his mother, Lillian, moved Benza and his two ...

A. J. Benza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A. J. Benza; Born: Alfred Joseph Benza (1962-06-02) June 2, 1962 (age 54) New York, New York: Occupation: Gossip columnist, Television host: Spouse(s) Virginia Folk

Howard Stern - AJ Benza vs Stuttering John - YouTube

Howard Stern Mad At Stuttering John For Taking Advantage Of Fans [VIDEO] 10/14/1999 - Duration: 38:05. Barbara Booey 19,833 views

Case Closed with AJ Benza - TV Series Finale

The new, original Case Closed with AJ Benza TV series premieres on Reelz, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00pm ET and 7:00pm PT. Benza examines celebrity mysteries and ...