January 04, 2010 at 10:55 AM EST

Peter Biskind’s Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America won’t hit shelves until Jan. 12, but after excerpts were published in The New York Post — one in which the author estimates Beatty has slept with 12, 775 women — the actor’s attorney, Bertram Fields, has already issued a statement to The Huffington Post denying that Beatty sanctioned the biography: “Mr. Biskind’s tedious and boring book on Mr. Beatty was not authorized by Mr. Beatty and should not be published as an authorized biography. It contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr. Beatty as saying things he never said. Other media should not repeat things from the book on the assumption that they are true or that the book is an authorized biography.”

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