Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable [NOOK Book]

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Charmain Burns, Hollywood’s sexiest, most talked-about TV actress, wills top at nothing to rise to the top of Hollywood’s A-movie list. So when the cutting-edge tabloid, The National Revealer, begins to uncover shocking information about her scandalous past, and threatens to expose her violent, narcissistic present, she directs a powerful third party to physically intimidate the newspaper from running the story. But, in an odd and undesired twist, Charmain’s vicious, brazen action triggers the accidental death of...
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Overview

Charmain Burns, Hollywood’s sexiest, most talked-about TV actress, wills top at nothing to rise to the top of Hollywood’s A-movie list. So when the cutting-edge tabloid, The National Revealer, begins to uncover shocking information about her scandalous past, and threatens to expose her violent, narcissistic present, she directs a powerful third party to physically intimidate the newspaper from running the story. But, in an odd and undesired twist, Charmain’s vicious, brazen action triggers the accidental death of Revealer reporter Steve Bellini, and the raven-haired, voluptuous actress must move swiftly into cover-up mode, which only compounds her problems.

Enter Cameron Tull, the Revealer’s striking, intelligent star reporter, who’s determined to flesh out the cause of his young colleague’s murder. Also enter a mysterious stalker who holds the dark compulsion that Charmain is the key to survival for millions of people. And re-enter Charmain, who’s obsessed with one driving ambition: She’s competing against every star actress in Hollywood for the coveted title role in Medusa, a new, high-profile film about an actress who’d literally kill for a part. As Tull pursues the truth about the murder—and all paths seem to lead directly to Charmain-the stalker sets a diabolical trap for her that ends in an extraordinary, explosive climax.

With episodes of sadistic worship and ritual sex, plus the brutal story of Charmain’s turbulent Southern childhood, National Enquirer gossip guru Mike Walker offers readers an intense, shocking, thoroughly entertaining inside-Hollywood escape to a hot, exhilarating world—a novel that feeds curiosity like alcohol feeds a hangover.
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"Hollywood at its most vicious in this intense novel about ambition, greed, and revenge. Clearly profiling the new breed of female star—tough and business-minded, prone to outrageous behavior, outspoken, and independent. A scathing portrait of greedy, malicious reporters, directors, and agents."
Geraldo Rivera
"There is only one 'Guru of Gossip,' and that’s Mike Walker. He’s the Dean of celebrity news and a first-rate TV personality." (GERALDO RIVERA IS A JOURNALIST FOR FOX NEWS)
Howard Stern
"Mike Walker is the Hemingway of gossip." (HOWARD STERN IS THE HOST OF THE HOWARD STERN SHOW)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890862978
  • Publisher: Bancroft Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 615 KB

Meet the Author

the largest circulation paper in America--read by 17 million readers weekly. While continuing his column, he branched out into daily talk radio, taking on the job of hosting the nationally syndicated and highly rated radio program, "Mike Walker's Gossip Page," on the Westwood One (CBS) network. The show was broadcast on 165 radio stations. Walker is still heard daily on 24 BBC and independent stations in Great Britain.

In the mid-1990s, with the publication of two New York Times non-fiction bestsellers, Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, co-authored by Walker with Faye Resnick, and Private Diary of an O.J. Juror co-authored with Michael Knox, Walker's name achieved high recognition in the book world.

With successful forays into TV through regular appearances on "Larry King Live," "Joan Rivers," "A Current Affair," "Entertainment Tonight," "Politically Incorrect," and "Geraldo" (more times than any other guest), Walker proved Walker to be a gregarious, engaging TV personality. His MGM-TV specials on the entertainment world were big ratings grabbers in 1998.

Since 1996, Howard Stern, who calls Walker "the Hemingway of gossip," has featured Walker every Friday on his top-rated radio show to conduct the "Mike Walker Game." For those who've not listened in, here's the way the game works: Sometime during the 7:30 to 8 AM segment, Stern introduces Walker as the gossip editor of the National Enquirer. With the time slot's guest ensconced in the studio, Walker talks gossip with Stern, co-host Robin Quivers, a show producer, and the guest. Then Stern says, "Alright, let's play the 'Mike Walker Game.'" On comes the recorded lead-in, which closes with the booming tag, "Enquiring Minds Want to Know," and a female voice saying, "I want to know." Walker then provides four gossip items, only one of which is false. The group's object is to guess which one is the red herring. Often, Walker stumps the panel.

Walker and his wife of 30 years live in both Palm Beach, Florida, where they raise horses, and in Los Angeles, California. They raised two children, both of whom are grown.
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