Girl sh-t is the best sh-t, right? It's even worse in Hollywood, especially when so many of them are fighting for everything: headlines, attention, and ultimately the work.
This is about the work. And the power plays they pull to get the work over their competitors.
Bitch #1 has been backstabbing for a while starting a few years ago when she was vying over a then-coveted role in a major blockbuster with lucrative potential. They'd narrowed it down to two and the studio had pretty much decided on the better actress. The contract was about to be signed but when B1 found out, she had her agent and her publicist publicly release confirmation that SHE landed the part, and even though it was an outright lie, it embarrassed her competitor so badly that her team pulled her back from accepting the offer leaving the film's producers with only one remaining choice.
Now she has a new opponent. And a more formidable one. The two were both in talks for a prestige project, a tug of war battle going back and forth. Bitch #2 launched the first offensive. She started circulating that B1 was struggling with her acting coach and had already fired two of them, studying with a third. When B1 found out she retaliated by circulating rumours that B2's assets were surgically enhanced and that she was a terror to work with, making crews miserable on a regular basis.
B2 has now struck back with the lowest blow yet. At a business lunch the other day, she made sure to drop details about B1's relationship: that it's in trouble, that's she's an emotional wreck and is prone to self harming and is trying to save her love by getting pregnant.
It's getting uglier and uglier and B1 is out for blood. Stay tuned...
The first part of this story sounds familiar. Any ideas?
* Lainey update 10/31 - B1 is not Megan Fox, Salma Hayek, Jessica Biel, Lindsay Lohan, or ScarJo. B2 is not Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, ScarJo, Kate Bosworth or Kate Beckinsale. America Ferrera is neither. Also eliminated are Rihanna/Beyonce Knowles, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Garner, Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson, Kristin Bell, (Rachel McAdams is neither but may have been a casualty).
** Update - 12/30/08 - Lainey hinted that Jessica Alba is B1 and Jessica Biel is B2.