DUBLIN DOWN? Regan
Axed publishing queen Judith Regan once again avoided mentioning the elephant in the room on her Sirius radio show this morning, making no mention of her recent firing or her impending wrongful-termination suit against HarperCollins, and only a passing mention—albeit a tantalizing one—of the book deal that got her fired, O.J. Simpson's If I Did It.
"Do you know how many people called me and wanted a copy of the book?" she asked her guests in one round-table segment. "Major celebrities called me and wanted a copy. Major celebrities." Alas, the woman whose name is synonymous with oversharing (testosterone replacement, anyone?) did not name names.
Regan did make what seemed to be indirect references to the controversy. During the roundtable, she criticized both Bill O'Reilly and the New York Post, the former for spreading "hate and incivility" and the latter for putting trashy celebrity stories on its front page. "What have we come to in our culture?" wondered the publisher of How To Make Love Like a Porn Star.
Finally, in a chat with comedian Robert Wuhl, she offered an intriguing, though possibly facetious, clue to her much-speculated- about future plans: "I'm moving to Dublin, where they do have a sense of humor because they drink too much. I'm Irish, so I can say that." Just don't say it in a conference call with an Irish lawyer, dear.