Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintance of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. What they couldn't foresee was that Hopper would become as big as Parsons -- and every bit as much of a pain. Based on the true life stories of two of the most powerful (and arguably dangerous) women of Hollywood's heyday. Written by
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Future film star and writer/director Tim Robbins appears briefly as actor Joseph Cotten. See more
As the camera pans down the street, on the curb is the painted number of either a house or building. They didn't paint number signs on the curbs back then. See more
Louis B. Mayer
I haven't destroyed a monster, I've created two.