Leslie Gornstein

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Leslie Gornstein is a Los Angeles-based freelance entertainment writer and reporter. Gornstein wrote the Answer B!tch column on E! Online from 2004 to 2013. In March 2013,[1] she began a blog and podcast called The Fame Fatale, in which she answers reader questions about Hollywood. She has had shows on XM Satellite and Sirius radio. Gornstein also has a twitter account, a Facebook profile and a MySpace profile.


After graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University,[2][3] Gornstein started her work as a business reporter. She began covering entertainment news for US Weekly magazine.[4]

Her 2004 Los Angeles Times article "A Jinx in a box?"[5] "chronicled bizarre events associated with a small antique wooden cabinet that had been placed up for sale on eBay".[6] Her story inspired Lionsgate and Sam Raimi's 2012 film The Possession.[7]

Gornstein's work has also appeared in the Associated Press, Crain's Chicago Business, Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, Black Enterprise, the Wall Street Journal, Utne Reader and among many others.[3]



  1. ^ "The Bitch is Back". The Fame Fatale Blog & Podcast. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Professional profile on Yatedo.com". Yatedo.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Gornstein, Leslie (28 October 2010). "Will Selena Gomez or Nick Jonas Go to My College?". E!Online. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "eonline" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Leslie Gornstein Bio". Los Angeles Times Blogs. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Gornstein, Leslie (25 July 2004). "A jinx in a box?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Murray, Rebecca. "Is 'The Possession' based on true events?". About.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Skipper, Ben (31 August 2012). "Demonic possession movies ‘inspired by true events’". Yahoo Movies UK & Ireland. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 

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