Stars Buzzing About New Hollywood 'It' Book
12.23.08 by REELZ
The book is called Outliers: The Story of Success, and in it, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell outlines his theory that it takes 10,000 hours to master whatever in life you are trying to master. The LA Times reports that it has caught Hollywood's fancy, with everyone from Will Smith to Dustin Hoffman to Revolutionary Road director Sam Mendes dropping references to it at recent parties and events. In a town where some people become A-list stars based on the fetching plumpness of their lips and others spend twenty years in acting class pretending to be an angry eggplant and yet never even land a deodorant commercial, the book is a natural conversation starter. And, of course, the implications for reality TV are frightening -- does anyone really want to watch a 10,000-episode season of Dancing With the Stars?