And now, someone has sent us a song that confirms it.
Goodbye America's Rose comes "with apologies to Elton John... which are wholly insincere because he was such a bitch to Madonna."
"Goodbye America's Rose" by Mike McNamara
Goodbye Vickie Lynn Though I never knew you at all You were the crazy glue Stuck to the hearts of us all
You crawled out of the fast food stand up to Guess? and to Playboy And you brought leagues of men Lots of masturbation joy
And it seems to me you lived your life Like a Red Bull mixed with gin Never sleeping, never sober Until the pain gave in. And I would have liked to known you But I was a too poor gay kid Your sanity ran out long before Your TrimSpa ever did
Spilling cereal on your chest Drooling milk down your chin You were truly outrageous Even more so than Jem
Another people's princess lost The empty eyes under your smile Your death is incredibly suspicious Could see that from a Texas mile
And it seems to me you lived your life Like a Red Bull mixed with gin Living fully, living happy Until Howard K Stern moved in And I would have liked to have known you More than just your show on E! The Supreme Court gave you a ruling I hope you're finally free...
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"Sad, funny, undeniably authentic, Tabloid Baby tells the tale of what befell too much of mainstream television news over the past couple of decades as the bad drove out the good."
--Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes
"Burt was there for the birthing of tabloid, he became the heart of the genre, and now he's written the bible."
"... the boozy, Vegas-stomping, strip-club-hopping, Sammy Davis Jr.–fawning life he describes, in vomit-in-the-office-trash-can detail, is emulated by mainstream media personalities today!"
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"...a potpourri blog... a mash-up of retro stars, LA stories, forgotten details, well-worn memories, breaking scoops, all mixed in with a little spritz of analysis. (And damn---excellent grammar and sentence structure from our host!! That you certainly won't find on too many media blogs.)" --Anonymous commenter, 10.24.07
"Dear Burt: While you always had quite a flair for the dramatic, you never had much regard for the truth... Apparently you can't be bothered to read anything carefully. Maybe that is why you, like O'Reilly, make half your crap up.
Glad to hear you finally got sober." -- Barry Nolan, 04.12.08
"Hey! Who said Burt got sober?" -- Tabloid Baby, 04.12.08