Bette Midler sold her soul for rock n' roll; Piper sold hers for a few revealing tabloid exclusives...
Piper Matthews, journalism major and recent Columbia graduate, wanted nothing more than to escape the suffocation of small-town Priestly, Georgia, even if that meant taking an internship at the last place she expected to end up.
Enter the Gossiper, L.A.'s most notorious tabloid and Piper's only ticket to the big leagues. It's their job to ruin the careers, relationships and reputations of Hollywood's finest, day after day and generation after generation. Ruthless is the only way to describe their reporters and lying is the only air they breathe, but Piper is willing to put that aside for the chance at her first reporting job.
Quickly, she discovers that writing about celebrities for a living isn't all its cracked up to be; lies and scandals lurk around every corner. With every untrue story she churns out, her journalistic integrity is chipped away and as she climbs the ladder, she begins to question whether what she's doing is right.
Enter Vincent St. James, cocky rockstar extraordinaire and top target of rumors in Hollywood. A series of happy mistakes brought him to the desk of the Gossiper's newest intern, Piper Matthews, and a few twists of fate continued to bring them together. Complex is the only way to describe him, and as Piper gets to know him better, she realizes that there's more to him than meets the eye.
Soon enough, the glamour of Hollywood is stripped away and Piper finally sees people for who they really and herself for who she's really become. Behind her is a string of broken hearts, backstabbing tabloid stories and questionable decisions, but maybe with a little perseverance and Vincent's help, she'll be able to make amends. Maybe she'll be able to stitch her fractured morality back together. Maybe she'll be able to go back to that girl whose only desire was to escape Priestly. Or maybe she'll just succumb to the illusion...