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By Art Buchwald | May 12, 1993
TERRY Korth rushed into my office holding a set of blueprints. "I think I've got it. Amy Fisher has made a bundle from books and television, but she has just skimmed the surface when it comes to cashing in on her crime."Terry unrolled the blueprint on my desk. "What do you think of opening up Amy Fisher World -- an amusement park for kids who want to knock off their boyfriends' wives?""Well, at least you're dealing with a household name.""Over here I would have a shooting gallery where people could practice firing their pistols.
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May 19, 2008
May 19 1992 In Massapequa, N.Y., Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by her husband Joey's teen-age lover, Amy Fisher.
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By Kevin Cowherd | January 15, 1993
Even in the hospital, it was impossible to get away from Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco and Mary Joe Buttafuoco -- who, it seems to me, looks pretty damn good for someone who took a bullet to the head.So I never knew if I was getting well or not. I'd be feeling better and then I'd look up at the TV and see that sleazeball Joey on "Donahue" saying: "I dunno . . . she musta been obsessed with me."At this point, my health would begin to deteriorate rapidly. Pain, fever, chills . . . suddenly my entire immune system would shut down, overwhelmed by yet another massive dose of shlock.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sylvia Adcock and Sylvia Adcock,NEWSDAY | October 10, 2004
On Sept. 27, she was running from one mall to the next, looking for a Power Rangers costume - it had to be red - for her 3-year-old to wear on Halloween. She was just like any other young Long Island mom. Except that it was the day her book came out. And she is - or was - Amy Fisher. In the five years since she was released from prison for shooting her married lover's wife in the face, Amy Fisher has changed her name and Social Security number, gone to college, married and had a child.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 4, 1993
It's a tough day today. Not only is it the first Monday of the New Year, but it's the first Monday without a new Amy Fisher movie to look forward to.Or, so you thought.Cheer up, bunky, because I've got news. Remember, we're not stuck with just three networks anymore.Meaning, we can look forward to the Disney channel Amy Fisher movie: "Amy Fisher: Beauty and the Beast."And the Amy Fisher series on Fox, "Unmarried . . . but Heavily Armed."And, of course, CNN will have a few words to say about America's most famous person suspected of having slept with and shot different people named Buttafuoco (let Dan Quayle try to spell that one)
NEWS
By Newsday | May 14, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco's lawyer and prosecutors are discussing the possibility of Mr. Buttafuoco's pleading guilty to a charge that he had sex with Amy Fisher when she was 16 years old, according to sources close to the case.Sources said prosecutors and Mr. Buttafuoco's lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, met yesterday and informally discussed a plea but were unable to reach agreement. Prosecutors are insisting that Mr. Buttafuoco plead guilty to a top count in the 19-count indictment and admit wrongdoing, the sources said.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | December 28, 1992
In "Amy Fisher: My Story," the high school student who has come to be known as the Long Island Lolita is asked what she sees in an auto mechanic twice her age."We have great sex and he fixes my car," she says without hesitation.That's the nearest thing to a satisfying answer viewers are going to find in the NBC docudrama that airs at 9 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2). And those viewers who pay attention to disclaimers might not even be sure there was any sex -- let alone how good it was -- in the real-life case that this show purports to dramatize.
FEATURES
By New York Daily News | January 1, 1993
The second and third Amy Fisher movies duke it out Sunday on CBS and ABC (9 p.m.), meaning that if anyone still wants more after this, they'll have to buy their own TV network.Monday on NBC, we got Amy's version: that she was having an affair with Joey Buttafuoco and shot his wife, Mary Jo, with his tacit consent. OK, in retrospect it wasn't the best decision, but she was driven by burning love and was psychologically warped by her own dysfunctional family. Nearly a third of Monday's viewing audience tuned in, making it one of the highest rated television movies of the year.
NEWS
By Susan Forrest and Shirley Perlman and Susan Forrest and Shirley Perlman,Newsday | April 15, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco, who has steadfastly maintained that the closest he got to Amy Fisher was sharing an occasional pizza, was indicted yesterday by a Nassau County grand jury on charges of statutory rape, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sex with an underage Fisher, according to sources close to the case.Yesterday, Mr. Buttafuoco, 37, of Massapequa, N.Y., learned of the indictment in a 5 p.m. phone call from his attorney, Marvyn Kornberg, to the Buttafuoco family's auto body shop.
FEATURES
May 19, 2008
May 19 1992 In Massapequa, N.Y., Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by her husband Joey's teen-age lover, Amy Fisher.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 10, 2002
Twenty-five years ago, it was considered important news in the world of literary journalism that Norman Mailer was doing a book about Utah murderer Gary Gilmore. Back then, Mailer exploring the mind of a notorious American criminal was generally considered a good thing. In fact, Mailer's 1979 book on Gilmore, The Executioner's Song, won a Pulitzer Prize, and the 1982 miniseries of the same title created by Mailer and producer-director Lawrence Schiller, a former photographer for Life magazine, won an Emmy.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1997
Danny DeVito, Tim Conway and George "Goober" Lindsey are among the guests stars helping make sweeps month such a special time of year."Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Proving it's not always fun being on television, Donna (Tori Spelling) gets held hostage at the campus TV station by a dude who's been stalking her who now demands she tell everyone how much she loves him. Fox."Coach" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tim Conway copped an Emmy last year for playing Coach Hayden's former gardener, Kenny.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | November 3, 1996
GLEN COVE, N.Y. -- As I sit inside a posh Long Island conference center, a world away from my gut-wrenching job as The Sun's crime reporter, I cringe as a panel of academics and police officials tells me that the nation has an irrational fear of crime, and it's my fault.Well, not all my fault. The rest of the media are to blame too, along with the politicians who demagogue the crime issue. You see, according to the panelists, we're all in cahoots, the media and the politicians; we're locked in a conspiracy to scare the public into believing there is anarchy on the streets.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | April 30, 1994
Let me make a prediction.After you get done watching "Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story" on NBC tonight, you're going to want to take a shower -- a long, scalding hot shower. And during the shower, you're going to scrub your body like Lady Macbeth was scrubbing her hands and screaming, "Out, out damned spot."But I guarantee you that all the perfume in Arabia (to borrow another of the lady's lines) isn't going to wash away the slimy feeling this little made-for-TV flick will leave you with.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | October 8, 1993
Let's see, Russia teeters on the brink of anarchy, Somali gunmen are using U.S. helicopters for skeet-shooting practice and it looks like we're in for a total overhaul of our health care system. But I think we'd all agree that the big question around these parts is: How's ol' Joey Buttafuoco doing these days?Well, the answer is: Things could be better, thank you.It seems that Buttafuoco, the beefy auto body shop owner who burst into national prominence last year in the infamous "Long Island Lolita" case, has finally admitted to having an affair with Amy Fisher.
NEWS
August 23, 1993
POCKET BOOKS is out with its January 1994 catalog. Among its offerings will be the paperback edition of "the story that has all America talking" -- "Amy Fisher: My Story," by Amy Fisher with Sheila Weller."
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 5, 1993
And the early winner in the Amy Fisher sweepstakes is -- the envelope, please -- ABC."The Amy Fisher Story," starring Drew Barrymore as the notorious Long Island Lolita, did big business Sunday night in Nielsen's 26 largest markets, scoring a 19.3 rating and 29 percent audience share from 9 to 11. ABC estimates that 50 million people saw all or part of the made-for-TV flick.CBS's version, "Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story," with Alyssa Milano and Jack Scalia, had a 15.6 rating and 23 audience share in its head-to-head battle with ABC."
NEWS
August 23, 1993
POCKET BOOKS is out with its January 1994 catalog. Among its offerings will be the paperback edition of "the story that has all America talking" -- "Amy Fisher: My Story," by Amy Fisher with Sheila Weller."
NEWS
By Newsday | May 14, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco's lawyer and prosecutors are discussing the possibility of Mr. Buttafuoco's pleading guilty to a charge that he had sex with Amy Fisher when she was 16 years old, according to sources close to the case.Sources said prosecutors and Mr. Buttafuoco's lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, met yesterday and informally discussed a plea but were unable to reach agreement. Prosecutors are insisting that Mr. Buttafuoco plead guilty to a top count in the 19-count indictment and admit wrongdoing, the sources said.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | May 12, 1993
TERRY Korth rushed into my office holding a set of blueprints. "I think I've got it. Amy Fisher has made a bundle from books and television, but she has just skimmed the surface when it comes to cashing in on her crime."Terry unrolled the blueprint on my desk. "What do you think of opening up Amy Fisher World -- an amusement park for kids who want to knock off their boyfriends' wives?""Well, at least you're dealing with a household name.""Over here I would have a shooting gallery where people could practice firing their pistols.
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