Courteney Cox stars as ruthless tabloid editor Lucy Spiller, who’s masterful at using threats and manipulation to dig up dirt, aided by resourceful paparazzo Don Konkey. Lucy zeroes in on struggling actor Holt McLaren, who needs favorable publicity and whose rising-star girlfriend, Julia Mallory, is well-connected.
Lucy sends Don to shoot Kira Klay’s corpse, but Kira looks all too lively to him. Don also gets a visit from Prince Tyreese, but it’s not exactly a courtesy call. Meanwhile, Holt looks for ways to help Julia, and Willa shows journalistic spunk in tracking down dirt on a Hollywood power couple known as “Blogan.”
“Dirt Now” is about to launch, and Lucy needs a cover story. Lucy suspects that drugs made an ailing Christian-pop star sick and dispatches Don to get the dirt and Don makes a sacrifice to get it. Meanwhile, Holt is courted by a major producer while Julia has a hard time back on the set of her sitcom.
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Lucy blackmails basketball star Prince Tyreese into helping her track down a missing rap star; Lucy and Leo’s mother announces her plans to re-marry on the anniversary of their father’s suicide.
You Don’t Know Jack
Lucy publishes photos of action-movie star Jack Dawson in the arms of her brother Leo; menacing visitors threaten Brent Barrow to reveal Lucy’s source about the murder of Aundre G; Julia interrupts a photo shoot for Holt.
The Secret Lives of Altar Girls
To assist Willa in her investigation of a teenage girl’s murder in a small California town, Lucy delegates her onetime mentor to help. In the meantime, Holt and Lucy’s growing attraction towards each other comes to a boil. Meanwhile Julia slumps into the arms of Garbo and deeper into drugs.
When her source takes back her story, Willa’s excitement over her first story fades. In the meantime Lucy’s relationship with Leo and her coming with DirtNow are jeopardized by Jack Dawson’s lawsuit. Don becomes involved with a waitress.
The Thing Under the Bed
Lucy has trouble sleeping. Willa teams up with Don to uncover a secret celebrity wedding. Julia deals with rehab while Holt deals with his career.
This Is Not Your Father’s Hostage Situation
A former child star takes the magazine staff hostage, forcing them to produce an entire issue about him. In the meantime, Lucy wonders if he is really a threat or simply a harmless has-been looking for publicity.
The Sexxx Issue
Lucy proposes a sex-themed issue as a means of getting the staff to relax after the hostage situation. In the meantine, Brent and Willa find themselves in a compromising position with a girl whose father wishes to turn into a star, and Don faces his intimacy problem with Abby.
Lucy’s stalker embarrasses her at work with pictures of her and Holt’s intimacy. Meanwhile, a young photographer under Don’s guidance gets hurt due to Don’s commitment to Lucy.
Caught On Tape
Julia and Johnny’s sex tape is released onto the internet, and Johnny’s comments on the news lead people to believe that Lucy leaked it. Don gets an unusual assignment.
Ita Missa Est
Jennifer Aniston guest stars as an editor of a rival magazine, and word has it that she’s out for Lucy’s job. Lucy’s stalker’s identity is revealed, the Holt and Julia saga reaches a climax, and Don continues his unusual assignment.