Gossip empress Cindy Adams has been grinding out her column for the Post since 1981, although she hasn't published anything resembling real gossip in approximately as long.
Before she turned to the typewriter, Adams was best known as the wife of Borscht Belt comedian Joey Adams. Determined not to be a housewife, she started contributing to local publications like the Long Island Press in the early 1960s, and in 1965 she published her first book, a biography of the notoriously nutty president of Indonesia, Sukarno. She followed up a decade later with another biography, this time of Jolie Gabor, Zsa Zsa's mom. In 1979, Adams started contributing to the Post and her gossip column-the one she writes to this day-came two years later. Like her Post counterpart Liz Smith, Adams is several decades past her prime, but she continues to grind out her column (or her able assistants do, at least). When she isn't tending to her dogs (who have served as muses for several of her books) or making nice with fellow plastic surgery victims at society functions, Adams occasionally pops up morning shows like Good Morning America. [Image via Getty]