Tattling On Tinseltown

Two fictional views of Hollywood skewer the habits of movie bigs--and of those who want to bed them

Hollywood tends to do things in pairs. A few years ago, two movies about erupting volcanoes debuted within weeks of each other. The following year, the same thing happened with two films about flying space rocks. This month a pair of novels about the inner workings of Hollywood will hit bookstores within days of each other. Maneater (Simon & Schuster; 309 pages) by Gigi Levangie Grazer and Action! (Random House; 388 pages) by Robert Cort explore the less camera-ready aspects of the film industry, and the authors know whereof they speak. Grazer wrote the screenplay for Stepmom and is married to...

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