The Amy Fisher Story will be released on DVD on December 17 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Produced by ABC, the 1993 made-for-television movie is based on Amy Fisher’s deadly affair with Joey Buttafuoco.
Also known as The Long Island Lolita, the true crime film is directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama). Drew Barrymore, Anthony Denison, Harley Jane Kozak, Tom Mason, and Laurie Pato star.
The Amy Fisher Story is presented in its international theatrical version, which features scenes that were too graphic for television. Extras are listed below.
• Audio commentary by film historian Sally Christie
• Additional nude scene
On May 19th 1992, 17-year-old high school student Amy Fisher (Drew Barrymore) fired a bullet into the head of Mary Jo Buttafuoco (Laurie Paton, the wife of the bodyshop owner with whom she claimed to have been having a sexual affair. But in the explosive media frenzy that followed, did the truth become the most innocent victim of all? This is the sensational true story of lust, greed and obsession that shocked the nation. Barrymore stars as the notorious “Long Island Lolita,” the scheming teen from an unhappy home whose torrid relationship with Joey Buttafuoco (Anthony Denison) led to a shocking suburban nightmare of prostitution, murderous assault and attempted suicide.
Drew attended 3 events this past week. I’ve added photos to all in our gallery. Enjoy the pretties.
Over the summer, the actress had filmed a pilot for the syndicated show, which is set to launch in fall of 2020.
Drew Barrymore is officially coming to daytime TV.
The actress will headline and executive produce a syndicated talk show for CBS Television Distribution, set to launch in the fall of 2020, it was announced today.
The news comes after Barrymore, who recently starred on Netflix’s zombie comedy Santa Clarita Diet and was one of the judges on CBS’ talent competition The World’s Best, filmed a pilot for the potential program in August.
“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said in a statement. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”
Steve LoCascio, CBS Global Distribution Group chief operating and financial officer, added, “Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air — her show will energize any station’s lineup. We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020.”
The CBS Television Stations group has signed on to anchor the launch of the show and will air it in markets such as WCBS-TV in New York and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
“We are very excited to be in business with Drew Barrymore and have our stations serve as the launch group for a show that is the brightest prospect I have seen in many years,” said Dunn, CBS TV Stations president. “We look forward to giving Drew and our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution our full support to help this show strike gold with our audience and advertisers.”
Barrymore joins a star-studded syndication market that this season launched daytime talkers hosted by Kelly Clarkson (from NBCUniversal), Tamron Hall (Disney/ABC) and Mel Robbins (Sony) as well as Jerry Springer court show Judge Jerry (NBCU), the Meredith Vieira-hosted game show 25 Words or Less (Fox TV Stations) and America Says (Sony).
Nick Cannon is also set to launch a syndicated talk show next year from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
Joining Barrymore as executive producers on her show are Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell, who also executive produced Santa Clarita Diet. Barrymore is also an executive producer on Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie and stars in and executive produces the rom-com The Stand-In.
The actress previously had discussions with Warner Bros. TV in 2016 about a daytime talker, but the project never came together.
CBS TV Distribution also syndicates talk shows Dr. Phil — which has been the top-rated daytime talker for three years — Rachael Ray and The Doctors, along with court shows Judge Judy and Hot Bench, game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (both produced by Sony) and newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and DailyMailTV.
I’ve put a new design up at Drew Barrymore Fan. I hope you guys love it as much as I do. The new design is in honor of the fansite being online for 1 year (next week!). This fansite was always a dream fansite for me. It was the one fansite I always wanted to make but was always too intimated or overwhelmed at the thought of it.. until I finally got the guts to just make it.
I have been working tons on the photo gallery which now features over 100,000 photos! I added so many this past week. I still have to tidy up all the new albums but you can still see the photos. I have soooo many more photos to sort through and add so be sure to keep checking back and following us on twitter for exclusive news and updates.
Thanks so much for this past great year and for taking the time to visit my fansite. x
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 2,000 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2003 as well as 2003 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,400 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2004 as well as 2004 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,400 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2006. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,500 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2005 as well as 2005 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!