Fisher became the most famous teenager in America in 1992 when at the age of 17, she was arrested on suspicion of shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the head. She was subsequently charged with attempted murder, but pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree and served seven years in prison.
Joey Buttafuoco has now announced he is to lift the lid on the headline-grabbing scandal 20 years on in a new tell-all book, called Closure.
He tells TMZ.com, "Everyone thinks they know (the story) but they really don't... It's time for all of us to move on. My book is closure for everyone and our respected families. It's time."
Fisher, now 38, was released from prison in 1999 and went on to work as a journalist and write her own book, If I Knew Then..., published in 2004, before later launching a career in adult entertainment.
She appeared on reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew last year (11).
The two are holed up in Dennis Hof's notorious Nevada whorehouse The Bunny Ranch as Chyna attempts to get Buttafuoco fighting fit for his upcoming ring clash with Louis Bellera.
Bellera is married to Amy Fisher, who was dubbed the Long Island Lolita by the U.S. media in the early 1990s after she shot and severely wounded her lover Buttafuoco's wife Mary Jo.
Fisher, who was 17 at the time, was initially charged with first-degree attempted murder, but eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault and served six years in prison.
Like Chyna, she is now a porn actress.
Zeta-Jones's alleged stalker hospitalized
The woman accused of sending death threats to Catherine Zeta-Jones was hospitalized Thursday after jail personnel found her asleep on the jail floor and were unable to awaken her. The Associated Press reports Dawnette Knight, 32, took two sleeping pills that she apparently bought from someone in the Los Angeles County jail because "she just wanted a good night's sleep," her attorney said. As a result, Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg rescheduled the preliminary hearing for Friday afternoon. Yesterday, Zeta-Jones and her husband, Michael Douglas, testified during the preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to send Knight to trial. During the proceedings, Zeta-Jones read aloud from 19 of the letters that were sent to her employees, family members and friends. One suggested, "We are going to slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs." Knight, was arrested June 3 at her Beverly Hills, Calif. apartment after authorities traced several letters and phone calls. She was charged with one felony count of stalking and 24 felony counts of making criminal threats, and was held on $1 million bail.
Anderson makes brief court appearance
Anthony Anderson, who was charged Wednesday with raping a Memphis, Tenn., woman, made a brief court appearance yesterday in Shelby County General Sessions Court to say he understands that he is accused of rape and has legal representation, the AP reports. The 33-year-old actor avoided reporters by using a side door to the courtroom generally reserved for judges. The unidentified woman has accused Anderson and a production assistant of luring her into a trailer on the set of the film Hustle & Flow and then sexually assaulting her. Both Anderson and Wayne Witherspoon, an assistant director, deny wrongdoing. They are free on $20,000 bond each. A hearing was also set Aug. 19 for lawyers to tell the court if they're ready to go forward with the case.
Boy injured at Jackson's Neverland Ranch
A 15-year-old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was hospitalized after the vehicle flipped, the AP reports. County officials told the Santa Barbara News-Press a security guard at the ranch directed paramedics to the victim, who was at or near the main house. It wasn't immediately known if Jackson was at the ranch. The boy was lifted out of the ranch, about 35 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, Calif., by a helicopter and taken by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Jackson, 45, pleaded innocent in December to seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent.
Brandy engaged to b-baller
Singer and former Moesha star Brandy is engaged to pro basketball player Quentin Richardson, the AP reports. Richardson, 24, surprised the 25-year-old Brandy with an 11-1/2-carat diamond ring valued at $1 million at a reception Tuesday at Los Angeles' Century Club, People magazine reported Thursday. The engagement announcement conveniently comes a week after Brandy's ex, music producer Robert Smith, said the singer's claims they were married was actually a ruse to protect the image of Brandy, who at the time pregnant with their daughter, Sy'rai. Brandy and Smith broke up in early July of last year, a year after the birth of their daughter.
Judge wants doctor's note from Rosa Parks
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who sued OutKast over claims their 1998 single "Rosa Parks" constituted false advertising and infringed on her trademark rights, has been ordered to provide medical proof to explain why she cannot testify in the lawsuit. Lawyers for Parks, who wants her name removed from future versions of the record, say the 91-year-old woman suffers from an unspecified medical condition and cannot testify. During a hearing in Detroit Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer also excluded OutKast from the lawsuit, leaving only BMG as a defendant, because the individual members were not named in the suit and the group's name was incorrect, the AP reports. A jury trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 10. The song in question only mentions Parks' name in its title. The song's chorus is: "Ah-ha, hush that fuss. Everybody move to the back of the bus."
Long Island Lolita pens autobiography
Amy Fisher, who spent seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face in 1992, is releasing an autobiography titled If I Knew Then... this fall, the AP reports. Fisher was released from prison in 1999 after serving seven years for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head during a confrontation outside Buttafuoco's Massapequa home. At the time, Fisher was having an affair with her husband, auto mechanic Joey Buttafuoco. The book's co-author, Robbie Woliver, said Thursday that Fisher, now 29, is now married and raising a young son in an undisclosed Long Island community. The Buttafuocos, meanwhile, have since moved to California and are no longer married. The paperback starts with Fisher's troubled childhood, details her relationship with Buttafuoco, her prison time and her rehabilitation in the past five years.
Miss America pageant drops talent portion of contest
The Miss America pageant, which has steadily decline in viewership over the last few years, is eliminating the "talent" portion from its competition, the AP reports. The talent routines were first introduced in 1935 in a bid to make Miss America more than a beauty contest, and the custom became mandatory in 1938. But the routines, which typically feature baton twirling and opera singing, have by and large turned viewers off. The casual, swimsuit and evening wear elements of the contest will each count for 20 percent this year's score instead. The talent routines will still be included in the three nights of preliminary competition leading up to crowning, but just one contestant chosen by the pageant's producers will perform live, after the selection of the five finalists for Miss America 2005.
Top Story: Star Pierce Says Frasier Nearing End
David Hyde Pierce, co-star of the hit NBC show Frasier, believes the series' next season will be its last. In an interview he gave at the Tribeca Film Festival, where he was promoting his upcoming film Down With Love, Reuters reports the actor said, "I think the indications are that it's going to end after this coming season. That's sort of what we've been told. We shoot one more season and that would be it. We all hate to see it go. We all love it. [But] we want it to go out classy." Pierce also admitted he was trying to move away from his TV alter ego, the anal-retentive Niles Crane. "I recognize the power of being the same character on television for a long time and I recognize that I can't just leap into something completely different and expect people to buy it," said Pierce, who wants to return to the New York stage. "I have to make that transition gradually, though the most frequent suggestion from friends is I should really play a psychotic serial killer."
Pacino's the Greatest Film Star
According to a poll of British film fans, The Godfather star Al Pacino was chosen as the greatest movie star of all time, Reuters reports, followed in order by Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey, Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson. The results were broadcast on England's Channel 4 Sunday and Monday.
Tina Fey Gets $2 Mil To Stay with SNL
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey has signed a two-year deal with the show, which will net her nearly $4 million. As SNL's head writer since 1999, Fey is the first woman to hold that post.
Oprah Continues To Talk the Talk
After making it clear last year she wanted to bow out at the end of the 2005-06 season, Oprah Winfrey apparently is changing her mind about wrapping her syndicated The Oprah Winfrey Show and is in negotiations to continue for two more seasons, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. Winfrey has met with King World and the seven ABC outlets that form the backbone of the talk show's affiliate station base.
Buttafuoco and Wife Divorce
Joey Buttafuoco and his wife, Mary Jo, who was shot in the face by 17-year-old "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher in 1990, have decided to officially split up after 26 years of marriage, The Associated Press reports. "It's OK. To move on you've got to get a divorce," Buttafuoco told AP.
Copies of New Harry Potter Found in Field
Advanced copies of the fifth Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, were found dumped near a printworks in the small town of Bungay, in Suffolk, eastern England. Bloomsbury Publishing told Reuters it suspected the first editions of author J.K Rowling's latest boy wizard saga had been stolen from a nearby printer. "The matter is currently under investigation, with the suspicion that theft is involved," Rowling's publisher and agent said in a statement.
Role Call, Part I: Honeymooners Gets Director, Knoxville Is One Hot Dog!
Like Mike director John Schultz has taken the helm of the Paramount feature The Honeymooners, based on the 1950s Jackie Gleason classic TV show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps will star in the Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton roles, respectively…meanwhile, Jackass star Johnny Knoxville will star in and produce an as-yet-untitled project about a war between two hot dog vendors in Los Angeles.
Role Call, Part II: Will & Grace Star To Direct Feature
Eric McCormack of Will & Grace fame will make his directorial debut on the Disney pic What You Wish For, which he'll also write and star in. "It's about a normal married Midwestern couple whose marriage is turned upside down because of a celebrity sex fantasy," McCormack told Variety. "The idea is, no matter how happy a person is with his partner, there's that one hot actress or athlete you'd allow them to sleep with, knowing it would never happen. Here, it happens."