Briefly: Halle Berry, Newt Gingrich, Erica Jong

October 8, 2013

Erica Jong

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have named their son: Maceo-Robert. (People)

Newt Gingrich, what’s happened? You used to LOVE shutdowns! (In the Loop)

“[It's] a terrible book. Nobody even edited it. She has an orgasm and says ‘holy s—’ five times on a page. She signs a contract, he’ll be dominant, she’ll be submissive, she can’t afford this or that. . . A woman exchanging stuff for goodies? Is this new?”

Erica Jong, whose sexy “Fear of Flying” was a culture-changing sensation 40 years ago, griping to our colleague Neely Tucker about the dirty book of the moment, “Fifty Shades of Gray.”

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