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Before JFK Died, Jackie Was Bent on a Divorce

Unauthorized biography claims Marilyn's serenade was last straw

(Newser) - The year before John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Jacqueline Kennedy was determined to divorce him, according to a bombshell new unauthorized biography that's making some pretty explosive claims, as per the Daily Mail . Jackie had, supposedly, told her mother back in 1956, "I just can’t see myself... More »

Book: Marilyn Told Jackie She Would Marry JFK

Author says Monroe called the first lady herself

(Newser) - It's not exactly a revelation these days that JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe while president, but a new book is making headlines for adding a new wrinkle. The book, by journalist Christopher Andersen, says Monroe actually called Jackie Kennedy and told her that JFK planned to marry... More »

Jackie O Had Cruel Words for Presidents, Other VIPs

More gossip from 1964 interviews revealed

(Newser) - More details—and more barbs —are trickling out from the new book of 47-year-old interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, which hits shelves Wednesday. From the New York Times :
  • On French president Charles DeGaulle: "That egomaniac."
  • On future Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi: "A real prune—bitter,
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Report: Jackie O Thought LBJ Plotted JFK Assassination

Knew of husband's intern flings, had affairs of her own

(Newser) - Jackie Kennedy Onassis believed Lyndon B. Johnson was behind JFK's assassination, knew about her husband's affairs with his interns, and had her own fling with actor William Holden. Those are the stunning revelations from an interview she held decades ago, tapes of which are about to be released... More »

Meet the New Jackie O

Rose Kennedy Schlossberg is a leader in the Kennedy clan

(Newser) - With her elegant fashion sense and big, wide-set eyes, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg is almost a doppelganger of her grandmother Jackie Kennedy Onassis—and “in many respects, she is the face and future of the clan,” says one historian. As Schlossberg prepares to graduate from Harvard next week, the... More »

Katie Holmes Will Play Jackie O

Casting complete for History Channel miniseries

(Newser) - Casting for an upcoming History Channel miniseries on the Kennedys is all but complete, with Greg Kinnear as JFK and Katie Holmes as Jackie, reports Variety . Kennedy fans have been nervous about the series because executive producer Joel Surnow is a conservative, writes Michael Schneider. Among other things, it will... More »

FBI Opens Probe Into 'Stolen' Jackie O Letter

Kennedy plumber's son sold it to dealer for $6K

(Newser) - The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into a condolence letter written by Jackie Kennedy on the day after Robert Kennedy died, the Dallas Morning News reports. Sent to Ethel Kennedy, the two-page letter soon disappeared—and turned up 10 years ago in the home of the Kennedy family plumber.... More »

In Warhol's Junk Pile: Cash, Soup ... Nude Jackie O

(Newser) - Andy Warhol was a prolific collector, but his accumulations defied categorization until 1973, when a colleague suggested he put his finds in boxes. That didn’t help much, the AP reports. “He really didn’t like organization and there would be several boxes going at a time,” says... More »

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