You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again (2005) It's a little hard to feel sorry for Mike Ovitz, the former CAA überagent who was paid a reported $140 million upon leaving Disney in… 2005-12-27 Nonfiction Crown
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You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again (2005)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Dec 27, 2005; Writer: Suzanne Hansen; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Crown

It's a little hard to feel sorry for Mike Ovitz, the former CAA überagent who was paid a reported $140 million upon leaving Disney in 1996. Yet Suzanne Hansen — however unwittingly — makes it entirely possible. A starstruck teen from Oregon who entered Ovitz's home as a live-in nanny for his three kids, Hansen now shamelessly attempts a Hollywood tell-all/Nanny Diaries rip-off in You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again. She paints Ovitz as a persnickety, soulless dad who supposedly blackballed her after she quit. (She went on to work for Debra Winger and Danny DeVito, who are spared her criticism.) Trouble is, her complaints — e.g., Mrs. Ovitz rarely let her use the family car for personal errands — seem petty after the couple regularly showered her with praise and freebies (a free meal at Spago, front-row Lakers tickets). Tough job if you can get it.

Originally posted Dec 16, 2005 Published in issue #855 Dec 23, 2005 Order article reprints