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Cancelled Reservations

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 20, 2008 9:06PM

2008_03_reservations.jpgEver wanted to know how much of bitch Nicole Kidman was but how nice Elton John (post drugs) is to their hotel staff?

Well you can't find out unfortunately, as Great Reservations: Two Concierges Dish About Outrageous Requests, Celebrity Encounters, and Guests Behaving Badly at a Luxury Hotel has been canceled.

The book was slated to come out on April 15th and then pushed back to June 10th, and Crain's just reported its demise. Apparently the only thing the two authors failed to dish about was their confidentiality agreements.

The now non-book includes celebrity phobias and outlandish requests, such as Nicole Kidman sending 800-thread count Italian sheets and instructions for how to fold them before she arrived, and then never did. John Cusak supposedly left dirty underwear and clothes in his room to be laundered and mailed to him after he checked out (his rep denies this). And in a lack of creativity, the hotel staff took to calling Gary Busey, "Abuse-y."

The book wasn't all negative however. Anthony Hopkins told everyone to call him simply "Tony" instead of "Sir Anthony," and Elton John refused any VIP treatment and slept in the smallest room available.

One wonders what the former Four Seasons Chicago concierges, Abigail Hart, who worked at Four Seasons for 17 years, and Nancy Joyce Callahan, will do now. May we suggest the tabloid industry?