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10.05.2018

FAMED NEW YORK POST COLUMNIST CINDY ADAMS TELLS “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” SHE DOESN’T LIKE THE WORD GOSSIP AND ADMITS IT WASN’T HER GOAL TO WRITE A COLUMN

Adams Tells Mo Rocca: “If You Were Good to Me, and You Were My Friend, I Will Be Loyal Forever – If You Were Evil to Me, If I Don’t Get You in This Lifetime, I’ll Get You in the Next One”

Famed New York Post celebrity and gossip columnist Cindy Adams is not a fan of the term gossip and admits she didn’t set out to be a newspaper writer, she says in an interview with Mo Rocca for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 7 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Adams, 88, has been a fixture in the celebrity scene for decades, and her widely read column features a daily dose of the who’s who, and sometimes who’s not, ranging from President Donald Trump to the latest budding star. She began writing the column in 1979, and it was nationally syndicated in 1981.

I never wanted to do this column,” Adams tells Rocca. “This was never my idea, never. I wanted to write the Great American Novel.”

Adams quickly proved she had a knack for getting people to give her the inside scoop – from movie stars to mobsters, often making front-page news.

How does she define gossip?

I don’t like the word gossip because it’s pejorative,” Adams tells Rocca. “It doesn’t have to be nasty and biting. It should be chatty. It should be funny. It should be something you do over coffee in the morning.”

Adams talks with Rocca about her legendary career; her life with her late husband, comedian Joey Adams; some of the famous people she’s known along the way; and her practical life philosophy.

If you were good to me, and you were my friend, I will be loyal forever,” Adams tells Rocca. “If you were evil to me, if I don’t get you in this lifetime, I’ll get you in the next one.”

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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