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"Onstage, Dice would cook
When he became too hot, he got the hook
Now it's a fact, the Diceman is back
And you can read all about it in his new book
OOOOOHHHHH!"

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay has returned to shake up the literary world with his new memoir, "The Filthy Truth," written with David Ritz ($26.99, Touchstone).

Before you go to his signing at Barnes & Noble in Carle Place next Friday at 7 p.m., read Dice's thoughts on six take-aways from the book you'll find un-be-liev-able.

Before Eddie Murphy, Clay was working with Jerry Lewis on a remake of "The Nutty Professor."

"We had a deal on the table, and Jerry blew it over money. He really is like Buddy Love from 'The Nutty Professor.' I even enjoyed getting screamed at by him on the phone. C'mon ... he's Jerry Lewis!"

Eminem wanted to sign him to his label.

"Eminem wanted to produce seven albums for me. They would have been giant because he had the guts at a time when I didn't have heat. But his record company wouldn't let the deal go through."

Before losing his movie deal with 20th Century Fox, Clay was originally supposed to star in "My Cousin Vinny."

"Anytime it's on, I say to my kids, 'Isn't it amazing that I was supposed to do that movie?' If I wasn't going to do it, to have Joe Pesci play the role was incredible. I don't get mad at that stuff. That's show business."

His intense gambling habits once caused him to lose $2.1 million in less than 72 hours.

"I walked out of the casino like I dropped $200. I called my father and he said, 'We'll book three shows, and you'll get your money back. Don't worry about it.' I did it mostly out of boredom."

While married, he had an affair with actress Teri Hatcher.

"I was really falling for her. Sometimes, I'd wish she would tell the world this guy isn't an animal. She was a sweet girl. I respected her as both an artist and a woman."

Clay almost moved to Lattingtown.

"The cheapest house on the block sold for $2.5 million. I was getting one for $900K. When I went to the closing, I saw all this African art, which I viewed as voodoo dolls, and I backed out because I'm superstitious. The house is probably worth $20 million today."

SOURCE: newsday.com

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