Explosive Hollywood Tell-All Thwarted

It’s a safe bet that Jon Peters will never eat lunch in his town again. Peters, once the head of Sony Pictures, was circling a $700,000 advance from Harper Collins to publish an autobiography detailing the former hairdresser’s life with one-time girlfriend Barbra Streisand. Perhaps a victim of too much hype, the book deal has been canned after controversial excerpts were distributed on Friday. “Unfortunately leaks of the proposal have created a firestorm in the press, from Page Six to CNN and seemingly every other gossip page and entertainment news show in between,” Peters wrote in a letter. “I have been besieged by lawsuits and threatened litigation by some of the most important figures in the world of show business.” Streisand chimed in on her Web site: “The claims and statements attributed to me in Jon Peters' book proposal are either completely distorted or simply untrue.”