Mysteries and Scandals

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Mysteries and Scandals
Also known asMysteries & Scandals
Created byMichael Danahy
Directed byJoel K. Rodgers
Liz Flynn
Presented byA.J. Benza
Narrated byA.J. Benza
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes152 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Betsy Rott
Gary Socol
Michael Danahy
Producer(s)Chip Bell
Victoria Chapman
Liz Flynn
Alison Martino
Daniel Schwartz
Lynne Morgan
Colin Whelan
Dan Abrams
Running time22–24 minutes
Original networkE!
Original releaseApril 9, 1998 (1998-04-09) –
February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)

Mysteries and Scandals (also known as Mysteries & Scandals) is an American television program hosted by A.J. Benza.[1] The series was originally broadcast on the E! network from March 1998 until February 2001.


The series detailed the lives of various celebrities, both well known and somewhat obscure. Most celebrities that were featured endured hardships or died untimely deaths. The series interviewed various celebrities who knew the subject along with still photographs accompanied by narrations, and dramatic reenactments.

The show was highly stylized and presented each episode in a noir fashion with backdrops set in various Hollywood locations and narrated in a hard-boiled, often sarcastic fashion by Benza. One of Benza's memorable catchphrases, "Fame, ain't it a bitch?," would later become the title of his autobiography.[2]

The series aired for three seasons. Episodes were repeated on E! for a period of time after the series' initial run.

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  1. ^ "E! Mysteris & Scandals". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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