At 80, Clive Davis is setting the record straight.
In his new memoir, out Tuesday, Davis, who is twice divorced, reveals that he has spent the past 20 years in relationships with two men – a doctor for 13 years, and an unnamed partner for the past seven.
Davis writes in “The Soundtrack of My Life” that he hadn’t been repressed or confused during his marriages and that sex with a man “provided welcome relief.”
He also writes that he started dating a man from 1990 to 2004, which he says was a “tough adjustment” for his son Mitchell. He says after “one trying year,” he and his son worked things out. Davis is the father of three children.
Davis is the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He writes that he’s been in a “strong monogamous relationship” with a man for the last seven years.
Speaking more about his relationships, Davis told ABC’s Nightline: ”For over 50 years I never had sex with a male. I wasn’t repressed. I had very good sexual relationships with women.”
When interviewer, Cynthia McFadden asked him if he felt ashamed when he first slept with a man, Davis denied feeling that way.
“I never felt shame, no,” he replied. “I felt puzzled. The subject of bisexuality really needs much more discussion. It’s a status that does exist.”
Davis said his current partner attends industry events and travels with him, as any partner would, but he declined to reveal his identity in order to protect his privacy.
If ever a Mills & Boon novel was to be written about the John Edwards and Rielle Hunter affair, then it would read something, like, er, well, Hunter’s own memoir.
In extracts of her tell-all tome What Really Happened obtained by RadarOnline, Hunter describes in lurid detail the first night Edwards seduced her, adding that energy between them “was huge and unstoppable”.
Oh, and her romance writing doesn’t stop there…
In one passage, which is sure to have you reaching for the sick bucket, she recalls: “And then a moment came while we were talking when something in my heart clicked and I surrendered. I took off my teacher hat, let go of all my resistance to him and let him lead. And lead he did. He led me toward the most extraordinary night of my life. There was a lot of talk, a lot of laughter and zero sleep.”
Ironically, Hunter’s tell-all tale was rejected by all major publishers and is being released on Tuesday, June 26 by a small Dallas-based company called Ben Bella. Perhaps the big publishing houses felt as queasy about releasing this sordid story as we do reading it.
Meanwhile, new pictures have emerged of the pair, along with their daughter, Quinn, kicking back and enjoying life in a 4,000-a-week beach house.
Edwards and Hunter can be seen drinking wine on the balcony and playing on the beach with Quinn, suggesting that the trio are all one big happy family and Edwards and Hunter’s passion continues unabated.
Given the tangled web they weaved and the heartbreak they caused, the new images may leave some with a rather putrid taste in their mouths.
They certainly were a headline-grabbing couple, and now their short-lived union lives on in print.
Angelina Jolie has written the foreword for Billy Bob Thorton’s upcoming memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and he says he is “thrilled” by it.
The Billy Bob Tapes is a “colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komodo dragons?), his life, his loves (including his heartbreakingly brief marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career.”
“I thought she did an amazing job,” he said. “She really dug deep and it meant a lot to her. I’m very, very proud of her.”
We’re not sure how Angelina would react if Brad Pitt did this for Jennifer Aniston. Do you think it’s ok to do this? Or not cool at all? Is it possible she still has feelings for her ex?