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Long Reads 2019

“All I’m Thinking Is, ‘I’m Going to Die'”: Howard Stern Reveals Cancer Scare, Trump Regrets and Details of a Dishy New Book

After a health crisis that had him "scared? s***less," the $90 million radio personality opens up about retirement, Trump and his personal and professional metamorphosis: "I'd feel really f***ing…

The Fyre Festival of Broadway? How a Bill Gates-Steve Jobs Musical Became a “Trail of Disappointment, Anger and Unpaid Vendors”

The planned 2016 production of a Bill Gates-Steve Jobs musical titled 'Nerds' became one of the biggest debacles in New York theater history, spawning a $6 million lawsuit and leaving at least one…

The Tiger and the Tragic Trick: Siegfried & Roy’s Animal Handler Breaks Silence on Mauling, Alleges Cover-Up

Siegfried & Roy's animal handler Chris Lawrence was onstage when a tiger mauled Roy Horn in 2003 during their Las Vegas show. Now, after a 15-year battle with PTSD as a result of that gory night, he…

The Only-in-Hollywood Story of the Star Maps Hustler Who Stood Up to the Mob

Long before David Permut became an Oscar-nominated producer, he was a teen selling $3 maps to celebrity homes and making enemies among the wrong kind of L.A.'s boldfaced names: "He's going to rub you…