Beneath a Starlet Sky

Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, St. Martin's, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-54442-3
Tinseltown princesses Goldberg and Hopper (Celebutantes) are back with another softball skewering of the unbridled egos of fashion, film, and TV reality stars. It's a sweet-natured muddle for much of the hijinks, with enough celebrity name-dropping to make a paparazzo swoon as Lola—a Hollywood blueblood much like her creators—kicks into overdrive as she juggles her latest career as CEO of best-friend Julian Tenant's fashion line, her engagement to dashing doc Lev, her would-be auteur brother's ambitions, her mom's reality TV dreams, her film director dad's conflicted loyalties, and her best friend's breakup. Playing deliciously mean minor roles are magazine cutthroat Coz and rising 16-year-old fashion wunderkind Chili. The noise and celebrity wattage is seductive and silly fun, but the message tucked inside all the gab and glitz is simplicity itself: less acting and more being. (May)
Reviewed on: 02/28/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Fiction
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