Of course I don’t mean Kirstie Alley‘s smug, man-stealing face itself, because it’s really just secondary to what we’re actually talking about in this particular post, because what we are actually talking about is Kirstie Alley and her smug, man-stealing-revealing book, ‘The Art of Men’, which was written by … well, it was written by Kirstie Alley and talks about various affairs with men in relationships, like John Travolta and the late and great Patrick Swayze. On a side note, what a crap title, am I right? And this is coming from an aspiring novelist who once wrote an outline for a book, cheesily called ‘Reflections on the Bay’. Bad, bad, bad. I know bad when I read it, since I’ve put so much of it out myself, so yes, I feel completely justified in trashing Kirstie’s book name, alright?
But anyway, this photo is from one of Kirstie’s book events, obviously held at Barnes & Noble, one of the nation’s largest booksellers. B&N, as you can see, is helping peddle a book wherein secrets of marriages and relationships gone by are revealed, probably against the will of those involved (except for Kirstie, of course). And how cool is that? Well in short, not cool at all. In fact, it’s probably the furthest possible thing from cool, and while I used to admire Kirstie for her honesty and tenacity and all-around I’m-cool-with-you-ness, this book has definitely taken it a step too far, and from here on out, truth be told, I’m just not all that into Kirstie Alley anymore.
Take that to your local Barnes & Noble and peddle it.
Go figure. I mean, it got her a whole ton of attention last time she opened her mouth about co-star sex, so why not keep the trend going?
From ET Online:
“It was just too much of an attraction. I will say that at that time Patrick was drinking a lot, Patrick’s been very public about that.”
In Kirstie’s new book, The Art of Men, the 61-year-old actress claims that after a night of dirty dancing and partying, she finally made her move on Patrick, but was ceremoniously rejected.
“I want to make love with you. I just don’t care anymore, let’s just do it,” she remembers telling her hunky co-star in the heat of the moment.
Ever the gentleman, Patrick denied her proposition.
“No. Come on, you’re drunk,” he said. “Kirstie, you don’t really want to do it. You’re not that kind of girl.”
While the star would later speak at Patrick’s funeral in 2009, Kirstie reveals she still isn’t sure his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, ever caught wind of their on-set attraction.
“I have no idea if Lisa knows anything about Patrick and I… I was probably the least of Lisa’s problems with Patrick.”
Oh, OK, so now it wasn’t just an almost-affair that happened behind poor Lisa Niemi’s back, it was also a whole slew of problems that either Lisa knew about, or didn’t know about, but in either case, probably didn’t want the whole g-ddamned world to know about.
But hey. That’s Kirstie for you, I guess. Can’t keep her mouth shut for shit.
Girlfriend sure got around in the eighties and nineties, huh? What I want to know, though, is why she’s feeling the need to air all of this dirty laundry now—and about a man who’s not even around to defend himself?
Kirstie went and talked to Entertainment Tonight about her affair with Patrick Swayze during the filming of North and South, which was a TV miniseries that aired in and around 1985. To ET she said that despite the fact that they were both married during that time, they fell in love with one another, though they fought it hard. Kirstie said:
“Both of us were married. We did not have an affair. But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you’re married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It’s doubly bad.”
You know what’s triply bad? That Patrick was married to Lisa Niemi, the lady he married in 1975 and stayed married to ’til he died in 2009, and that Kirstie is also friends with Niemi. Oh, wait, scratch that—she was friends with Lisa Niemi all the way up until Patrick’s funeral, at which Kirstie spoke at Lisa’s request. Kirstie claims that she doesn’t even know if Lisa had known about her friend’s relationship with her dead husband, which is just super, because now Lisa’s got to hear—through television, nonetheless—that her dear friend and her late husband had an emotional affair, which is sometimes worse than a physical affair, depending on who you ask.
Anyone else think that maybe Kirstie Alley should have just kept her big, fat mouth shut? Jeez.