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Marlise KastMarlise Kast is a former Hollywood production assistant who began digging up dirt for The Globe at age 21. She now dishes about her three years on the tabloid beat in a book called Tabloid Prodigy: Dishing the Dirt, Getting the Gossip, and Selling My Soul in the Cutthroat World of Hollywood Reporting, coming from Running Press. Seems she had a revelation of some sort, per the flackage:

There was almost nothing Marlise wouldn't do to get the story behind the celebrity facade. Dumpster diving and hiding in the bushes were child's play compared to ploys like posing as a drunk to crash one star's wedding or bluffing her way through the L.A. Police Department to confirm the DUI of another celeb's daughter. Using a combination of charm and brains, Marlise assumed countless identities and managed to convince insiders to confess the juicy secrets of Hollywood stars.

Along the way, though, Marlise felt torn between her journalistic duties and her moral responsibilities. Marlise tried to ignore the battle with her conscience, but was she abandoning her principles in exchange for a shot at celebrity reporting? As this riveting memoir reveals, her redemption is more honest and personal than any celebrity news she's ever reported."

Now, her website says that "through her profession as a freelance writer, Marlise recently completed a thirteen-month surfing and snowboarding adventure....Marlise continues her quest for liquid mountains and untracked terrain as she innocently wanders the world with blissful contentment." I can hear you all muttering "good... for ...her."

Photo: MarliseKast.com


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