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Shirley Jones

XXX 4-Way Story's Bogus ...

Publisher Cutting from Book

8/1/2013 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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That was fast ... Joan Collins has successfully convinced Shirley Jones' publisher that she did NOT nearly have a 4-way orgy with Shirley and their two husbands back in the ''60s -- despite claims in Shirley's new book -- and now, the publisher has agreed to yank the story.

As we reported, Shirley's new book "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" recounts a story about a sex party that nearly went down at Joan Collins' house back in the day -- involving Joan, Shirley, Shirley's husband Jack Cassidy, and Joan's husband Tony Newley.

In the book, Shirley says she declined the orgy invitation ... but Joan says the entire story is bogus, start to finish.

Joan sent Shirley's publisher Simon & Schuster a cease and desist letter after the book was published, demanding a retraction -- and we've learned, both Shirley and the publisher caved ... agreeing to remove Joan's name from the book.

Joan's rep tells us, S&S has agreed to remove Joan's name from Shirley's e-book immediately, as well as in future reprints. As for the books already on shelves, Joan is out of luck.

Joan tells us, "We all make mistakes. I've made a few myself, but not with Mrs. Jones. I'm a serial monogamist."

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1.

Kelly    

Don't mess with Alexis.

363 days ago
2.

LAPartyMcSage    

This seems to have been nothing but a rejected proposition from Newley. Jones also passed on Sinatra to stick with 2nd rate B actor Jack Cassidy who smoked himself to death. Literally. So they're in great company.

363 days ago
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Mick Kahler    

My mother, (rest her soul) grew up with Shirley in Smithton PA. If she knew how nutty Shirley's sex life was, she'd be stunned.

363 days ago
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Son_Of_Fred    

As I commented on an earlier version of this story this morning - TEAM JOAN - Anyone who read her book read the autobiography of a real, self effacing mistake admitting & anything but self aggrandizing diva & that book was picked apart before it went to press by everyone's lawyer & their partners - she wrote her own true life story.

Shirley Jones has been living with a certified mental case & bored of no career of note since her last major screen role BEFORE stooping out of desperation to take the short lived & embarrassing TV show that was apparently not the only time in her life she's stooped very low for attention.
Score yet another of many many bitch slaps for the lovely & very nice in person Ms. Collins.

Think I'll re-read her first book for a third time - certainly one of the best auto-biographies of a movie star I've ever read & I've read them all.

363 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

First of all, Joan Collins has always been a witch about everything, and second, she's not dead yet so why would Shirley want to say anything about it while she's alive? Someone isn't telling the truth here.

363 days ago
6.

palermo    

Things I don't want to think about: Eighty year olds and their sex lives

363 days ago
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Ivan in Phoenix    

Shirley probably thought Joan Collins was long since dead and thought she could put it in the book without anyone rebutting her story. On the other hand, I could see Joan Collins doing a 4-Way in her younger days, so who knows which one is telling the truth.

363 days ago
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BabyBubba    

Our Lady Joan has a history of extracting her sexual combustible capacity in time from her own books. So. it doesn't surprise me that she would harness the worlds of another author based on similar subjects.
In the 80's Joan released an autobiography about her sexual conquests, but the American version omitted her physical liaisons with Harry Belafonte.

362 days ago
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scarlett06    

Ladies, really, at this point do you think anyone really cares?? Just be happy you're pics are being posted on a site where most of the readers will have to Google to even find who you are/were.
Thank heaven for small miracles, ladies!
And, if I were you, I would continue this mine "Battle Royal". At least you'll get you names mentioned again.
Actually, for good measure, HAVE that foursome, take pics, and you names will soar into infamy.

Ok, enough advice for today!

362 days ago
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Raejean    

I believe Shirley. Although it's probable that this "wife-swap" idea was something entirely cooked up by Newley.

362 days ago
11.

Brian    

This is dumb. So Joan Collins gets to write Shirley Jones' book? Shirley Jones should sue her publisher I guess. It sounds like Joan's husband was the one that wanted to do it anyway. At least from what I've seen on here.

362 days ago
12.

NOT ELMO    

Shirley Jones XXX 4-Way Story's Bogus ... Publisher Cutting from Book..................sweet porno ladies

362 days ago
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BB not bb    

Well if it wasn't true, good for Joan for standing up for herself. That is a rotten thing to say about someone if it isn't true. I wish Weiner would come out and say what is true and what isn't also. Maybe the whole topic just disgusts him too much.


I never watched Dynasty so I can't say that i know anything much about Joan Collins at all. I guess people aren't what their characters are either.

362 days ago
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BB not bb    

Joan has had five husbands and her current one is 32 years younger than she is. Maybe that makes her look suspect in doing something like this. She says her first husband tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for a one night stand, so she divorced him. Then she married Anthony Newly.


Maybe there are just things that she would and would not do.

362 days ago
15.

Buck Boy    

TMZ should have a section called.....For Old Queens Only.....

362 days ago
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