How to Be a Hollywood Star: Your Guide to Living the Fabulous Life

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Crown/Archetype, Feb 10, 2010 - Humor - 176 pages
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Confidential: For Stars’ Eyes Only

Worried that your air kisses lack panache? Afraid to go to a Lakers game lest you sit too close and annoy Jack Nicholson? Wondering why you don’t have a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame? Relax! You hold in your hand the fabled How to Be a Hollywood Star, the top-secret guide to managing the details of your fabulous celebrity lifestyle. The ultimate primer for Tinseltown newbies, it’s been passed down through generations of Hollywood’s elite. And now you’ve got your very own copy. Baby, you have arrived.

Useful tips include:

• Dating and romance for the rich and famous

• Daily diva affirmations

• Six surefire ways to spot a stalker

• Ten tasks stars should delegate to their assistants

• Negotiating the Cannes Film Festival

• How to sell out discreetly

• Choosing a Hollywood home, yacht, and car that suit your image

• Selecting the trendy religion that is right for you

• What to pack for rehab and how to hire a prison coach


Whether you’re already a huge star or just wish you were, this helpful, often hilarious manual explains the nuts and bolts of Hollywood stardom—from outrunning the paparazzi to mastering the art of the onscreen kiss. Taken from interviews with the stars, the members of their entourage, their nannies and personal assistants, and the countless employees who make the whole thing look effortless, here is your road map to navigating the top-secret world of the stars.


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Contents

Introduction
14
CHAPTER 2
44
CHAPTER 3
61
CHAPTER 4
83
CHAPTER 5
106
CHAPTER 6
124
CHAPTER 7
141
CHAPTER 8
156
Acknowledgments
173
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A newspaper and magazine journalist for more than twenty years, Stephen P. Williams has written articles for publications such as the New York Times, Men’s Journal, Newsweek, GQ, and many others. He is also the author of How to Be President.


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