Wired's and BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin has the story of AOL customer service rep turned Hollywood player Heather Robinson, who used her position to get personal information on celebrities and producers and use it to strike up online friendships. She used these friendships (and the dirt she turned up in naughty IM conversations) to score a couple of movie deals. The Perfect Man, which stars Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear and is based on Robinson's real-life exploits creating a fake suitor for her mother, should be in theaters next year. Her second, even more brazen project is E-Girl, which pretties up her scamming of Hollywood personalities to get a career in the movies. Which, we're really, really hoping stars Tara Reid.
Of course, the lesson in all of this is that in Hollywood, not even your filthy IM conversations with anonymous jailbait are safe from the movie development process.