toxicbachelors.jpgNew Line has just brokered a massive deal with mass-market novelist Danielle Steel, for the rights to 30 of her 60 books. Disappointingly, if perhaps unsurprisingly, the studio only has plans to funnel Steel's material into TV movies and straight-to-video quickies – but, oh! What TV movies and straight-to-video quickies they'll be. The incredible prolific Steel's bibliography is chock-full of titles that seem to lend themselves to Desperate Housewives-style vehicles for hot, 40-year-old, B-list television actresses. Consider Sunset in St. Tropez, the official description of which begins, "As Diana Morrison laid the table for six at her elegant Central Park apartment, there was no warning of what was to come." Tantalizing! And just imagine the casting possibilities on the straight-to-video version of Toxic Bachelors, starring Adam Weiss, "a forty-something celebrity lawyer [who] prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short-term." Scandalous!