She's being called the "Poker Princess." Molly Bloom, who orchestrated secret and exclusive high-stakes poker games in Hollywood, just got a book deal.
Bloom — as well as Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck — was named in a series of lawsuits seeking to reclaim millions won during unlicensed poker matches.
Last year, Radar reported that Bloom organized the poker circle — everything from felt-top tables to professional dealers to food, alcohol and the guest list. Plus:
In a deposition about her operation, which took in tens of millions of dollars beginning in 2006 through 2009, Bloom admitted she regularly hired women to come in and massage some of the players, who would become tense and tired from the marathon games that occurred twice a week.
She did not name the players who received massages nor are we suggesting the massages were improper.
The memoir should hit in summer 2014, and, according to the AP,
The publisher says the book will take readers inside the poker matches that Bloom ran in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas "until it all came crashing down around her."
Maybe it came crashing down, but it certainly sounds like she's a hustler who knows how to make a buck. Book deal, schmook deal: Bet the studios are already swarming for movie rights. Casting ideas? Maybe Lacey Chabert as Molly Bloom?