Larry Getlen, New York Post

Larry Getlen

New York Post

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Larry:

‘When Harry Met Sally’ original ending was sad — and more rom-com secrets

The book “From Hollywood With Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy," by Scott Meslow, reveals behind-the-scenes stories from "When Harry Met Sally," "There's Something About Mary," "Crazy Rich Asians" and more. → Read More

Puking at his own wedding, hitting on Heart: The legend of Eddie Van Halen

The new book "Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story" by Paul Brannigan, looks at some of the most debauched tales about the late rock ’n' roll guitarist, his band and his former wife Valerie Bertinelli. Van Halen died in 2020 after suffering a stroke. → Read More

Alec Baldwin once threatened to assault ‘30 Rock’ director, new book claims

The new book "The 30 Rock Book: Inside the Iconic Show, from Blerg to EGOT," by. Mike Roe, reveals that Alec Baldwin sometimes made the show's set an unpleasant place for "30 Rock" cast and crew. → Read More

The scenes that were cut from ‘Anchorman,’ ‘Moonstruck’ & other movies

The new book "Audience-ology: How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love," by Kevin Goetz and Darlene Hayman, reveals deleted scenes from movies. — including "Footloose" and "La La Land." → Read More

Tom Brady’s Buccaneers Super Bowl run began with fixing center’s sweaty butt

The Buccaneers were quickly indoctrinated into Brady’s relentless work ethic. Minutes after Brady signed with the team, he was on the phone to Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. → Read More

Prince’s pill addiction began with bathtub accident, friends recall

A new book on Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U: An Oral History of Prince,” by Touré reveals the star’s transformation from “square” to serious addict. → Read More

How a Pakistani conman ‘robbed’ $100 million from Bill Gates

n April 2010, he was invited by President Barack Obama, along with 250 other Muslim business leaders, to a Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. → Read More

Inside the sordid world of tutoring kids of NYC’s 1 percent

Tutor Blythe Grossberg’s book “I Left My Homework in the Hamptons” reveals what elite parents will do to get their kids into Ivy League colleges. → Read More

How Danny Trejo’s criminal past helped him become a Hollywood star

Danny Trejo is best known to audiences for his roles in “Spy Kids,” “Breaking Bad” and “Machete,” which made him the first Chicano action star. → Read More

How Danny Trejo’s criminal past helped him become a Hollywood star

Danny Trejo is best known to audiences for his roles in “Spy Kids,” “Breaking Bad” and “Machete,” which made him the first Chicano action star. → Read More

Naked at Jay-Z’s birthday, too drunk to throw: Inside CC Sabathia’s struggles with alcohol

CC Sabathia pitched in the major leagues for 19 years, 11 of them with the Yankees. He also drank enough alcohol to be the protagonist in a Charles Bukowski novel. → Read More

Sinéad O’Connor: How I survived hellish night with ‘devil’ Prince

The Irish singer says the icon she calls “Ol’ Fluffy Cuffs” was prone to violent temper tantrums. → Read More

Lucille Ball’s scandalous past of nude photos and casting couches

Before she became America's sweetheart, Lucille Ball's path to stardom was filled with gangsters, nude photos and even turning tricks, according to a new book. → Read More

JFK told the Secret Service to keep its distance on assassination day

On Nov. 18, 1963, in the midst of a whirlwind campaign trip, President John F. Kennedy told Secret Service supervisor Floyd Boring that agents riding on special boards installed near the trunk of his car should drop back and tail him from a follow-up vehicle instead. → Read More

The shocking story behind NYC’s Cooper Hewitt family

Ann Cooper Hewitt, daughter of Peter Cooper Hewitt, sued her mother Maryon for forcibly sterilizing her so she'd inherit more from her late father. → Read More

The shocking ways billionaires, highly profitable companies hide their money

One way this is done is through anonymous shell companies, which rarely conduct any actual business. → Read More

Lee Harvey Oswald ordered to kill JFK by Soviets, ex-CIA chief claims

A new book by two former intelligence chiefs — one from the west, one from the east — tosses this tale on the voluminous pile of JFK assassination theories. → Read More

Inside the dangerous mission to rescue infants after the Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War’s shambolic end, a World Airways jet was on a mission to rescue those who sought escape. → Read More

Alex Trebek’s 1970s mustache and perm landed him the ‘Jeopardy!’ gig

A new book by Ringer journalist Claire McNear lays out how the Canadian “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek became an American icon. → Read More

How the Citicorp Center nearly toppled and other NYC building fiascos

“The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design,” by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt includes stories of some of NYC's most fascinating and least known architectural and engineering feats and fiascos. → Read More