Press: Hollywood Goes to War

The stars are coming out to sue the National Enquirer

Tucked among the usual news of miracle diets and life after death in the Oct. 18, 1977, National Enquirer was an intriguing report from the world of show business: "Ed McMahon abruptly knocked over his chair and bumped into tables at a Rome restaurant as he made a mad scramble for the door. Ready Eddie wanted to introduce himself to a stunning 6-foot 2-inch black model, Ajita Wilson, who was about to leave."

The only trouble, McMahon later insisted, was that he had not been in Rome in four years. He demanded a...

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