Wednesday, January 10, 2007

People’s Choice Awards Special

I have been waiting for this day so I could have a theme of sorts. All of the people involved either were nominated themselves or are/were involved with a show that is nominated. That was the standard I was going to stick to. BUT then something happened at lunch yesterday and I said to myself, I can expand this to things that happen on the day of or even the night of the People’s Choice Awards. Had to expand because this item was one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time.

Going back to the earlier post today. I used the Burbank Holiday Inn as a link for a risque photo of she who must not be named. Imagine a couple in Toledo getting tickets to Jay Leno and looking for hotels close by. They love those Holiday Inns and so they Google Holiday Inn Burbank and see a link for something entitled the nether regions of said hotel. Click on it and at least one of them will make a remark about how LA hotels really are different.

Anyway, so at lunch yesterday. Popular place, but nothing outrageous or pretentious about it. A few celebrities were there and this particular B actor(movie and television) was in a corner being friendly with his date. VERY friendly. The kind of friendly where you know that this is date 1 or 2. The kind of friendly where she did not bother to wear much on top or bottom. The kind of friendly where this was just the start of something that was going to continue long into the afternoon. They were definitely getting their groove on. I had no reason to suspect what was going to happen next because I did not know he was married. I just thought he was enjoying being someone. A waiter interrupted their groping/petting at one point to whisper something into the actor’s ear which was unintelligible. However, he stood up quickly and said "My wife?" He grabbed the girl, pulled her up from her chair and dragged her out the back door of the place in about 15 seconds. I really did not think someone could move that fast. At about the time the laughter died around us, a woman I did not recognize, but presumably is his wife came through the front door with two of her friends, and the entire place, en masse kind of shifted to look, looked, and then went back to what they were doing. Only in LA.


This B list actor is starting to ride high. He has been in the business since he was a toddler but has just started to change everyone’s perceptions about him. He is loving life right now and in his mind things could not get any better. In addition to acting, he owns his own company with two of his friends. Moving from one project to the next and his rise up the ladder caught the eye of a still teenage C list actress on the way up. She has always moved from one guest spot to the next and always finds someone to sleep with at each of these stops. Whatever she is doing is working. Instead of one off guest spots, she is starting to get some multi-episode jobs from her grateful previous co-stars. She used our actor to gain a couple of film roles and now wants to move on. She is tired of sleeping over at his place, pretending to still like him and making small talk like she still cares. She has larger fish now to find in the film world. He is crazy about her, knows nothing of her past, and would be crushed to learn that she is using him and his name and is counting down the days until production starts on her new film next month. Thanks to his help, it is her biggest role yet and should vault her to the B list. But for him there will not be that fairy tale ending.

This actress has had her ups and downs and been big and small in her television and film career. On her current hit show, all of the cast and crew have tried to play cupid, but to no avail. Although she was recognized in the past, nothing prepared her for what she is going through now. Previously, even when on a popular show she was able to be with her female lovers in public, but that is no longer possible. Instead she goes on a blind date with a guy and finds something wrong. She then delays as long as possible before being set up again. She longs for her old life where she did not have to hide. She used to have a long distance beard but that ended when her relationship with her ex girlfriend ended. She wants to come out but is afraid despite the fact that real life and fiction are not always so different.

83 comments:

David said...

Jeremy Piven for the guy?

Anonymous said...

For some reason, the last one makes me think Teri Hatcher.

David said...

Piven for the B-list actor on the way up, not the married guy (of course)

miss said...

actress -mischa barton?

miss said...

actress -mischa barton?

Anonymous said...

Bradley Cooper

drcocks said...

I thought Jeremy Piven was gay. Oh well, is the gay actress the red head from Sex and the City?

Anonymous said...

James Woods/Ashley Madison?

Anonymous said...

bradley cooper married jennifer esposito. so its not bradley

Anonymous said...

Jorja Fox from CSI for the gay actress? She was on an episode of the "Ellen" sitcom...clue about real life not being different from fiction?

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Love Hewitt for the last one.

Anonymous said...

I think the married guy is taye diggs, assuming getting their groove on is talking about how stella got their groove back. Also his wife Idina Menzel is semi-famous, but not as much as he is.

dorienne said...

Hmmm, I'd say America Ferrara from the "current hit show" Ugly Betty for #3...she's nominated for a Golden Globe, so she's on the list that EntL specified for this post...

"big and small" - she was in Real Women Have Curves...and her larger size has often been one of the defining characteristics in the roles that she plays

"real life and fiction" Ugly Betty takes place at a magazine...

that's all I gots y'all...more.coffee.needed.

Anonymous said...

why does lohan always pop into mind?

Anonymous said...

Piven for #2

spressogrl said...

This line seems a bit odd to me...
"VERY friendly. The kind of friendly where you know that this is date 1 or 2."

Anonymous said...

What about Fez - that Wilmer Valderrama guy? He co-owns three restaurants: Dolce, The Lodge, and Geisha House with some people from that 70s Show and he also has that Yo Momma show, that he created and produced. So he would be in a position to help a C-lister. Plus he is starting to "change people's perceptions" as he is doing film roles now - CHiPs (2007)& Unaccompanied Minors (2006).

Anonymous said...

In real life fact and fiction are not all that different?

This has got to be someone from the L Word, I would guess Jennifer Beals.

t13nif said...

Jennifer Beals is married--and from what i saw one day on set, she is quite horny with her hubby....

Anonymous said...

Taye Diggs for the married man...besides the "groove" part, I've personally witnessed his groping/petting of someone other than his wife. Plus, most people don't know he's married.

Anonymous said...

Taye Diggs for the married man...besides the "groove" part, I've personally witnessed his groping/petting of someone other than his wife. Plus, most people don't know he's married.

Anonymous said...

what about elijiah woods for the actor being used? becuase he was "flying high" when he was little he was in radio flyer... im not sure about about the company he owns tho...

nat

Anonymous said...

what about Hayden Panettiere for the girl using him?

nat

ms_wonderland said...

The L Word would be a good fit for the last one, but would any of those actresses be recognised whereever they go? Apart form jennifer Beals, who is married, the only other 'name' in the cast is Pam Grier, who had been around a long time and never married.

I'm pretty sure though that #4 is Teri Hatcher. She's incredibly recognisable, the career has been big (Superman/DH) and small (all the rest). Small reminds me of Smallville. She also had that 5-minute thing with George Clooney, probably set up by 'cast and crew'.

ms_wonderland said...

The B list actor isn't Elijah Wood. True, he does own a company (Simian Records) and he's been in the business since he was a toddler. (the toddler thing rules out Jeremy Piven.)

He does have a gf/possible beard who is older than him, and no sniff of a teenage actress that he is smitten with.

The only teenage actress I can come up with is Hilary Duff (19), who has done loads of guest spots. Her last bf is Joel Madden, who is not a B list ator.

Libby said...

I feel like I say this about everyone (although,hey,it kinda seems true for everyone in H-Wood) But, isn't Elijah Woods gay?Whoops--too slow! Also, somebody, please crack the code on these(all of 'em) 'cause I need answers!!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa Edelstein from "House" didn't she play a gay character on "Relativity" - life imitating fiction.....

voice of reason said...

With the exception of the first one, you should be focusing on nominees and actors from nominated TV shows. Here's a website with a list of nominees. Hatcher seems like a good candidate for #4, but neither she nor DH is on the list.

Here:

http://www.chiff.com/pop-culture/peoples-choice-awards.htm

JeeezeLouise said...

Actually, Jeremy Piven has been in the business since he was a toddler - as a child, he acted in his parents theatre company, the Piven Theatre Workshop, which was also where John Cusack later trained.

But I don't know that he owns a company with two friends?

meme said...

Teri Hatcher is dating some producer. Has been for a while now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, voice of reason, for making that clear. But what is with the references to #4? By my count, there are only three blind items: (1) cheating husband, (2) b-actor being used by c-actress, and (3) closeted actress. The second paragraph seems to me to be a passing reference to the PH nip slip, not a blind item.

ms_wonderland said...

Good point about the People's Choice Awards. Eva Longoria won, so that's a DH connection, but the show was not nommed.

CSI was though, so that's Jorja Fox. I thought she was out already. IMBD lists two close female friends, at least one of which is in Chicago. No male friends. She has been in 3 major shows - ER and the West Wing are the others.

Other possibles form the PCA show are Queen Latifah and Hally Berry.

la mexicana said...

Oooh snap! I just thought of Paula Abdul... is that a possibility for closeted female? She is on a hit show, AI. It kinda clicked for me because EL said previously that Emilio Estevez slept with her or at least "pretended to.." that kinda jumped out at me... Any comments?

Evadne said...

yeah, i agree with jorja fox for the last one.

JeeezeLouise said...

Queen Latifah was also in "Stranger Than Fiction" (2006) but what's her current "hit show" that would suddenly have made her more recognizable than before? And who was the long-distance beard?

rakemama said...

So, is John Cusack married? Where EL says, "enjoying being someone," it makes me think of "Being John Malkovich." I'd hate to think that he could be a cheater though...I'm still not over LLoyd Dobler!

Formerly the Anonymous Known as Kelly

Anonymous said...

Jorja Fox, no doubt for closeted actress. See http://www.lesbianation.com/scene/
star.cfm?trotterid=377&showinfo=yes

"We've loved Jorja Fox since her stint on ER as lesbian medical intern Maggie Doyle (and her non-credited appearance as a lesbian on Ellen's coming out episode). And we love her even more as troubled investigator Sara Sidle on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Gossip has it that Jorja plays gay in real life as well - fueled by her continued 'single' status, her participation in a lesbian-fronted band called Honey Pot and in Honey Pot Productions, which produces 'lesbian-themed' plays."

and http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/
intelligencerreport/gossip.html

"Dirt-has been with her partner actress Suzanne Mara for several years"


(sorry for link format)

hez said...

Re: some actress from "The L Word" for BI #3... Cybill Shepard is now in the cast. She does kind of fit the clues.

That's all I've got.

JeeezeLouise said...

John Cusack is not married, so he's not the cheater :)

rakemama said...

Thank goodness!! Now if I could just get my husband to stand outside our bedroom window with a "boombox" over his head...swoon ;)

Anonymous said...

I was totally thinking Teri Hatcher for #4, too.

She is dating some ex of Eva Longoria's, but, I don't think they've been together for too long.

fo real said...

ANY IDEAS.. THIS WAS POSTED ON BRICKS AND STONES

Something to Think About.....
This adorable actor already has a few awards on the mantle and he has all the makings of a big movie star. He split with a longtime girlfriend and - just his luck - he got invited to the Playboy mansion. There he met a model who who introduced him to meth. He LOVED it and now they smoke together every day. It's been a month and his addiction is starting to affect his life- he's skinnier than ever and nervous as a cat. Plus, he's been picking at his pretty skin. Where will it all end?

voice of reason said...

sorry 3:15, i'm not so good at math--i was just copying what the person before said.

Voice of Reason said...

Might the "mantle" misuse be a clue? I presume the expression would be awards on a (fireplace) mantel. A mantle is a cloak or jacket--perhaps something a hobbit or wizard would wear? could also be a typo or something, or i could have the expression wrong.

fo real said...

I think wilmer might be a great guess for # 3
like someone prior said he co owns a resturant w/ others AND is know to like them young... however I have not heard of him dating anyone right now ?!?

Anonymous said...

this is kind of random but what about brekin meyer for #2. he has been in the business since '82 (per imdb when his pal drew barrymore introduced him to her agent). and he owns a production company with ryan phillippe and seth green...

and he is definitely b- or c- list

JeeezeLouise said...

Unless he was working in Venezuela, Wilmer has not been in the business "since he was a toddler".

Anonymous said...

To Rakemama-

Honey you will have to FIGHT me for Lloyd! I've loved Mr. Cusack since Better Off Dead...Lloyd's my "dream guy"... I think lots of women are catching onto his hotness tho :-(

rakemama said...

Anon 4:19--

I know...my total perception of romance/love was skewed as an adolescent b/c no one was ever as wonderful as Lloyd...ahhh, the lovely, kickboxing loner. It's kind of the same with P. Dempsey. I loved Ronald in "Can't Buy Me Love" Now that he's "hot," everyone wants him...he was mine first!

Magnum_BI said...

What about Evangeline Lilly from Lost for the lesbian. She looks like she likes the carpet!!!

Anonymous said...

For #1, the words "the laughter died" jumped out at me. I googled it, and the hits point to a CD put out by Andrew Dice Clay called "Day the Laughter Died".

Soxy

FrancesDanger said...

I'm going to go with Jorja Fox as well, becuase of the Ellen connection, and the item uses the word 'cupid' which was a failed sitcom a few years beck, which starred Jeremy Piven, another Ellen connection.

Anonymous said...

elijah wood for the actor getting screwed over.

sandra oh for the dykon blind item

Anonymous said...

ps EL can you find out Britney and her new man. Is he straight? Is it just a fling like JR?

Anna said...

To follow up, my guess for Fo Real's blind is Orlando Bloom (he wore a mantle in hobbit movies)and recently broke up with Kate Bosworth.

voice of reason said...

Sorry, that last post was me, Voice of Reason

fo real said...

total my bad for wilmer on the blind silly thinkin on my part
must think outside the box to get these!

Anonymous said...

if a lesbian magazine knows who jorja fox's girlfriend is (anonymous 3:54) wouldn't you think her co-workers would know and not be trying to set her up?

LaTia said...

Kate Moennig for the last BI?

spambiscuits said...

evangeline lily is or was dating that irish guy from lord of the rings.

I was thinking justin timberlake for the mantle one. dont know why

kchal11267 said...

Could the 2nd be John Cusack - from his IMDB - Has a production company called New Crime Productions ...which he founded with two of his high school buddies Steve Pink & D.V. DeVincentis. He was in a movie called Perceptions.. He has a 2007 movie coming out that also stars Hilary Duff...

lelli said...

Fo Real's clue: could be Jonathan Rhys Meyers - i remember seeing pics of him looking very gaunt and high not too long ago...i also found this on him: "Rhys-Meyers recently ended a nearly two-year relationship with heiress Reena Hammer. Hammer is the daughter of George and Ruby Hammer, the owner of Harrods Spa and co-creator of Ruby & Millie make-up, respectively."
he's also received some awards etc...

Anonymous said...

kchal11267, that would be a _great_ guess, except I've been reading stuff on how Cusack's career is now waning in comparison to Piven's, and how that might be a cause for friction in their relationship. Also, Hilary was the star of Mean Girls, and it sounds like the C-list actress has just been guest-spotting.

Piven seems to be the one with the career on the rise, but I can't figure out what teen star he'd be linked to, and it doesn't seem like he's in business with two friends either.

Wilmer also seems like a great guess--he apparently also has a production company called WV Enterprises--but I don't htink he's been in the acting business since he was a toddler.

Anonymous said...

frankie muniz?

Anonymous said...

maybe, he has in interest in real estate and other stuff too doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

Lisa Edelstein from House seems like th best guess. Sure she was never regonized before that show. She's not married. And she was on Relativity playing a character who turned out to be gay. Kate Moening, Jorja Fox those two are known to be gay, nobody would be trying to set them up with...men.

Anonymous said...

Totally random, and I can't get it to fit in with the People's Choice Awards list, but what about Jason Ritter for #2? According to imdb,

First appearance on television was in the opening credits of "Three's Company" (1977). From the sixth season on, he was the toddler who walked up to Joyce DeWitt as she fed a deer. This was revealed by DeWitt in a "Three's Company" (1977) DVD.

[The 1977 date is obviously _not_ his first appearance date, since he was born in 1980.)

Also, Co-creator of Morning Knight, Inc. with actress/writer/director Marianna Palka. {Though that would make him one-friend short of the BV item.)

kchal11267 said...

Okay - I'm obsessed w/the BI#2 and the child actor - this is a link to the top 100 child actors - but WHO on this list is 'starting to ride high' - which I'm assuming is either a clue that I can't figure out OR means he is having a come back...
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-09-2005/0003829446&EDATE=

littleoleme said...

I don't know if anyone will read this as it's a day old but...John Cusack got secretly married Jodi Lynn O'Keefe in St. Barts. At least he TOLD everyone that. Then they spent this year Telling everyone she was his wife. Whether it was real or not they admitted it to friends. He married her because he felt it was time to grow up and she allowed him to sleep with any other woman he wanted to. She got to live in a Malibu beach house and drive the new Mercedes he bought her.....Sad really.

Therefore, there were TONS of sightings of him cruising the bars....picking up the ladies and leading his usual single life. In Chicago, making the "Ice Harvest" he picked up girls with Jodi standing right beside him? Very strange!

John went to Bulgaria (filming "The Contract" with Morgan Freeman, Last fall) and it was quite a scandal. There was a bad report on a web site from one of the crew members about his wild womanizing. It was all true. There are photos we have all seen of a bad bar brawl. John was arrested there and Bulgaria asked him NEVER to return. Morgan was said to be furious at him.

This is not even reporting to you what happened in New Orleans while filming "The Runaway Jury." I saw him there myself. He was a real tramp there as well. By the way. The man is gorgeous and very, very TALL. Even better looking in person.

So hopefully John will clean up his act. He has two new movies coming up one in Chicago in the Spring and one this summer with Samuel L. Jackson. I love his movies and he is very talented. It just seems that when he goes on location he goes bananas. A terrible thing had happened and Jodi got tired of John's ways. She now sees the man can never be monogamous and has since left him.

krissypoo said...

I am not an insider by any stretch of the immagination, but I've met/hung out with John Cusack some years ago and he was a prick. Totally ruined it for me.

myababwa said...

The following is actually a quote from an interview I recently read online...problem is I can't remember where I read it...or who the heck said it...

He is "loving life right now" and in his "mind things could not get any better."

didn't anyone else read this too???

littleoleme said...

1:56 - who are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

what about the breckin meyer guess?

Anonymous said...

myababwa- I know what you are getting at, but i think whoever said that was someone with a child and he was referring to it... Im thinking tobey mcguire and ben affleck for some reason.... doubtful thats a connection

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is long...

Based on what EL said (about using just nominees or people associated with a show that was nominated), here's the list I've gone off of...

MOVIES:
Female movie star: Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock.

Male movie star: Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington.

Leading lady: Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson.

Leading man: Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn.

Female action star: Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman .

Male action star: Johnny Depp, Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li.

On-screen match-up: Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn in "The Break-Up,"
Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson & Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Departed,"
Johnny Depp & Keira Knightly in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" .

Favorite Movie: "Cars", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", "X-Men: The Last Stand".

Movie Drama: "The Da Vinci Code", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", "X-Men: The Last Stand".

Movie Comedy: "Click", " Failure to Launch", "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".

Family Movie: "Cars", "Ice Age: The Meltdown", "Over the Hedge".

New TV Comedy: "Brothers & Sisters", "Heroes", "Ugly Betty".

New TV Drama: "30 Rock", "The Class", "'Til Death".

TV comedy: "The King of Queens," "My Name is Earl," "Two and a Half Men".

Animated TV comedy: "Family Guy," "King of the Hill," "The Simpsons".

TV drama: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Grey's Anatomy," "House".

Competition/Reality show: "American Idol," "Deal or No Deal," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".

Talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey.

Female TV star: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Male TV star: Patrick Dempsey, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland.

Funny female star: Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Queen Latifah.

Funny male star: Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams


*Okay, so, based on those above, I could NOT find any actors that have been around since toddlers... So frustrating. On a side note, though, Seth Green could be B-list (maybe more C?), and he is the voice of Chris on Family guy... Has a couple companies (not sure if with friends or not).

I'm not very good at these, but it sure doesn't stop me from reading 'em. I looooove it.

-Nora

thunderkat69 said...

this may be outta left field but maybe Rob Lowe for the first and Macca n Mila Kunis for the second?

Anonymous said...

the actress who's afraid to come out the closet is Queen Latifah.

Anonymous said...

its mel gibson!!! i just read a thing on perez hilton about it...

"What sobriety-challenged, adulterous action star was having "a very intimate meal" with a woman that was not his wife at Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey this week? He may be a hater, but he sure loves this one brunette a lot. Seems like the fires aren't the only things burning in Malibu!"

nat

Pinky said...

Hey - you forgot Wanda Sykes for favorite funny lady. Bet she's # 3 on the BIs...

Anonymous said...

#2 is Hayden Pan-whatever for sure. Heros was nominated for People's choice.

Anonymous said...

The last one is Sandre Oh

Pinky said...

Sandra Oh is a great guess for # 3. "Ups and Downs" there's an old saying "up down and sideways." "Recognized before" from when she was on Arliss. She was hilarious but the paps didn't seem to follow her around. She was on an episode of the show "Popular" (mentioned in EL's BI) Good guess Anonymous 10:16

Anonymous said...

everyone one of you are nuts as this is no ones business anyway! Tomorrow is a new day with different storys and new drama, it will all be changed! a new actor/ actress and they all make choices just like the rest of us!