Struggling actress Hedda Hopper (Jane Alexander) can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintance of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) - 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 rumor 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.
In Hollywood, gossip is a lethal weapon!
Did You Know?
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.
This motion picture is based on certain events in the lives of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. However, some of the characters and incidents are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any such persons or incidents is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more