Hotel Tell-All Book Muzzled Before Release

Four Seasons acts to keep ex-concierges' celeb dish off shelves
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 4:50 PM CDT
Hotel Tell-All Book Muzzled Before Release
Concierges at a Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago wrote a book on famous guests--but Random House has decided not to publish it due to privacy violations.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A book by ex-concierges at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel has been dumped just before the celebrity tell-all was go on sale, the Chicago Tribune reports. The hotel complained that confidentiality agreements made the tales of "celebrity bad behavior" in Great Reservations off-limits. Despite a publicity blitz ahead of the April 22 release, publisher Random House appears to have caved.

"According to the attorneys we consulted, none of the confidentiality statements we signed applied to the content of our book," authors Abigail Hart and Nancy Joyce Callahan said. In any case, the stories made public so far are something short of scandalous: One of the harsher anecdotes claims John Cusack sent a load of dirty laundry to be cleaned before his arrival. (Read more Four Seasons stories.)

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