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28th Jan '18 4:25:16 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'' has the amoral tenor Lassparri attempt to invoke this by casting Rosa as his co-star until he finds out that she is in a relationship with his rival Ricardo, at which point he decides a last minute replacement, essentially ruining her career. Time for the [[KarmicTrickster Karmic Tricksters]] to take off the kids gloves and release the
28th Jan '18 3:31:51 AM Shadowgazer
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* By the end of ''Film/HailCaesar'' it turns out that [[spoiler: Baird Whitlock's little secret is that he got to know director Laurence Laurentz in the biblical sense, and this has nothing to do with his role in the homonymous film-within-the-film, a fact that the Future members use to make sure that he won't give their names to the press after they release him, one that reporter Thacker would kill for and the one Eddie Mannix tries to cover up along with all the other sleaze that actually makes up Capitol Pictures.]]
26th Jan '18 7:01:17 PM nombretomado
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* An uncomfortably present theme throughout ''Film/AllAboutEve''. The heroine's major worry throughout is that Eve is going to steal her husband or her best friend's husband to help her own career. This trope is played for laughs in another scene, where an up-and-coming starlet (played, appropriately enough, by an up-and-coming MarilynMonroe) is repeatedly flirty with a pudgy director twice her age at a party.

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* An uncomfortably present theme throughout ''Film/AllAboutEve''. The heroine's major worry throughout is that Eve is going to steal her husband or her best friend's husband to help her own career. This trope is played for laughs in another scene, where an up-and-coming starlet (played, appropriately enough, by an up-and-coming MarilynMonroe) Creator/MarilynMonroe) is repeatedly flirty with a pudgy director twice her age at a party.
8th Jan '18 7:49:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/KannazukiNoMiko'', it's all but stated that [[spoiler: the IdolSinger Corona]] either did this or [[RapeAsBackstory was sexually abused]] by influential executives during her rise to fame. In any way, [[BrokenBird she's badly damaged]] by such experiences. [[spoiler: Though after the world is re-created, she's seen performing happily and it seems she won't go through such crap.]]

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* In ''Anime/KannazukiNoMiko'', it's all but stated that ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', [[spoiler: Corona, the IdolSinger Corona]] Fourth Neck from the Orochi group]] either did this or [[RapeAsBackstory was sexually abused]] by influential executives during in her rise to fame.DarkAndTroubledPast. In any way, [[BrokenBird she's badly damaged]] by such experiences. [[spoiler: Though after the world is re-created, she's seen performing happily and it seems she won't go through such crap.]]
8th Jan '18 7:47:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In one of Ringo's {{imagine spot}}s in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', she speculates that the {{Takarazuka}} actress Yuri Tokikago pulled this to get her most famous roles. We never find out whether Yuri ''actually'' did it or not.

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* In one of Ringo's {{imagine spot}}s in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', she speculates that the {{Takarazuka}} actress Yuri Tokikago pulled this to get her most famous roles. We The scene is PlayedForLaughs and it's never find out revealed whether Yuri ''actually'' did it or not.not. [[spoiler: She ''did'' sleep with one of her co-stars, Tsubasa, but it doesn't seem to be related to the trope.]]


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* In ''Anime/KannazukiNoMiko'', it's all but stated that [[spoiler: the IdolSinger Corona]] either did this or [[RapeAsBackstory was sexually abused]] by influential executives during her rise to fame. In any way, [[BrokenBird she's badly damaged]] by such experiences. [[spoiler: Though after the world is re-created, she's seen performing happily and it seems she won't go through such crap.]]
28th Dec '17 8:50:48 AM ironballs16
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* Starlight in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is told she has to give The Homelander, A-Train and Black Noir oral sex or she won't be allowed on the team.

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* Starlight in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is told she has to give The Homelander, A-Train and Black Noir oral sex or she won't be allowed on the team.in as part of The Seven.
21st Dec '17 11:44:04 PM Lanes17B
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has Batman and Batgirl investigate a calendar based criminal who is targeting the heads of the fashion and entertainment industries. When they figure out that [[WhiteDwarfStarlet she was the "it" girl over ten years prior,]] they go question her former manager, who is sitting on a couch with a young girl trying to make her debut, and urging her to "negotiate" a contract with him. Batman and Batgirl arrive before anything happens, and Batgirl advises her to run away.
22nd Nov '17 9:28:05 PM StarSword
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* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', an actress begins a relationship with Castle and Beckett accuses her of only sleeping with him to get cast in the film adaptation of the ''Nikki Heat'' books. Castle brings up the possibility to her which sends the actress running away crying. It later turns out that Beckett ''was'' right as one of their suspects', the head of TV network, alibi was that he sleeping with the same actress the night of the victim's murder because she wanted a role on one of his sitcoms. The actress later seems a bit remorseful that she had to lie to Castle about her intentions.
** Castle later recommends her for the role, because she was a good enough actress to fool him.
** Also, similarly, in a case with models, it's revealed that a particular photographer will only take bad shots unless the model agrees to sleep with him. One model comments that she enjoyed it.

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* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', an ''Series/{{Castle}}''
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actress begins a relationship with Castle and Beckett accuses her of only sleeping with him to get cast in the film adaptation of the ''Nikki Heat'' books. Castle brings up the possibility to her which sends the actress running away crying. It later turns out that Beckett ''was'' right right, as one of their suspects', suspects, the head of TV network, alibi was that he sleeping with the same actress the night of the victim's murder because she wanted a role on one of his sitcoms. The actress later seems a bit remorseful that she had to lie to Castle about her intentions.
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intentions; however, Castle later is impressed that she fooled him and recommends her for the role, because she was a good enough actress to fool him.
role anyway.
** Also, similarly, in a case with models, it's revealed that a particular photographer will only take bad shots unless the model agrees to sleep with him. One model comments that she enjoyed it. The victim, however, was married, and tried to record the photographer coming on to her so she could put a stop to it. [[spoiler:Her husband mistakenly thought she was having an affair and killed her for it, but Castle and Beckett blow the whistle on the photographer to the talent agency, whose head gets him blacklisted from the industry.]]
6th Nov '17 9:37:45 PM kundoo
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangThoery'' an [[MrsRobinson older woman]] who is one of the university's donors makes a pass at Leonard with the implication that her donations are contingent on him sleeping with her. She later clarifies that she's planning to make a donation no matter what and made a pass a Leonard because she finds him attractive and figured she might as well take a shot. Naturally Sheldon loves the idea of pimping Leonard out to older women in exchange for new lab equipment.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangThoery'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' an [[MrsRobinson older woman]] who is one of the university's donors makes a pass at Leonard with the implication that her donations are contingent on him sleeping with her. She later clarifies that she's planning to make a donation no matter what and made a pass a Leonard because she finds him attractive and figured she might as well take a shot. Naturally Sheldon loves the idea of pimping Leonard out to older women in exchange for new lab equipment.
1st Nov '17 2:59:03 PM Adeon
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangThoery'' an [[MrsRobinson older woman]] who is one of the university's donors makes a pass at Leonard with the implication that her donations are contingent on him sleeping with her. She later clarifies that she's planning to make a donation no matter what and made a pass a Leonard because she finds him attractive and figured she might as well take a shot. Naturally Sheldon loves the idea of pimping Leonard out to older women in exchange for new lab equipment.
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