In The Media

Houston Chronicle: Taraborrelli’s “painstaking detail”

Published: February 2, 2017

From The Houston Chronicle: What makes “Becoming Beyoncé” a sometimes fascinating read, then, is the painstakingly detail. Taraborrelli shows us the complex, contentious framework that was put into place to transform Beyoncé into a superstar. He delves deep into her history and paints a picture of a family held together, and ultimately changed, by secrets,…

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The Telegraph: “Taraborrelli sheds new light on Marilyn…”

Published: February 2, 2017

From The Telegraph: For J Randy Taraborrelli, it is not the secret love affairs with the Kennedys, or FBI surveillance reports, or mysteries surrounding her death that fascinate him, but the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and her mother, Gladys Baker, who spent much of her adult life in and out of institutions, diagnosed as a…

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Globe: “Taraborrelli has researched his socks off…”

Published: February 2, 2017

From the Globe & Mail: The truth is that Taraborrelli has researched his socks off and on the grim life of Monroe’s mother and the impact on Marilyn, this book does break ground not covered before. So this Secret Life is judicious: It is confident that Marilyn slept with JFK, very dubious about RFK, and far more…

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Toronto Star: “A juicy, Hollywood read…”

Published: February 2, 2017

From The Toronto Star: To succeed as a big, juicy Hollywood read, a celebrity biography must include some of the following: sex, drugs, glamorous parties, gorgeous superstars, powerful billionaires, dysfunctional marriages, addictions, affairs, suicide attempts, ugly lawsuits, and Elizabeth Taylor. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty has it all, and then some. Long before…

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COSMO: The 15 Wildest Things from J. Randy’s Beyonce bio

Published: February 2, 2017

From Cosmo: Becoming Beyoncé — famed celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli’s take on the life of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter — has finally arrived. When news of the book first broke almost a year ago, fans and entertainment-industry voyeurs collectively salivated over what might be revealed, especially because the now-infamous elevator incident was barely six months old….

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SUSAN SARANDON CAST IN TARABORRELLI’S MINISERIES

Published: February 4, 2016

Lifetime has cast Susan Sarandon as Marilyn Monroe’s mother in its upcoming miniseries on the late blonde bombshell based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.”. Read More Here  

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Ridley Native J. Randy Taraborrelli Pens ‘Becoming Beyonce.”

Published: January 22, 2016

Ridley Township native J. Randy Taraborrelli’s 18th book is the biography of a woman who is certainly at the top of the list when it comes to performers with worldwide superstar status. “Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story” traces the rise of a young girl from Houston who first exhibited musical talent when she was 6…

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The Daily Mail: My Way or the Highway

Published: September 16, 2015

From The Daily Mail: How much fun it must have been to be Frank Sinatra. If Ol’ Blue Eyes thought that his spaghetti had been over-cooked, he threw it at the wall. If it was a person rather than pasta that had upset him, he either hit them or, if they weren’t personally available, pulled the…

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Variety: Review of “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”

Published: July 21, 2015

From Variety: It takes some chutzpah to title something “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” given all the books and movies devoted to her life. But Lifetime has taken the 2009 tome, and turned into an eponymous four-hour miniseries. What sets this latest rehash of the star’s existence apart, marginally, is a knockout performance by Kelli…

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Entertainment Weekly: First look: Kelli Garner in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Published: March 27, 2015

From Entertainment Weekly: Given her relatively short career, icon status, and infamous demise, Marilyn Monroe occupies rare space as an actress whose appearances as a character outnumber her actual roles. The latest retelling of Norma Jeane Mortenson’s life and death comes in the form of The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, a two-part Lifetime miniseries…

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