Thursday, January 25, 2007

This A-list actor is fairly recently married and even has a child. Although he has had a serious drug problem in the past, most people thought it was just that, in the past. His previous drug use had caused him to be turned down for several roles which could have made him an even larger star. Because of the drugs, he was forced to take some roles that most actors in his position would turn down without a thought. Until his current marriage, his relationships were always on and off, depending on his drug use. Once everyone thought he was clean, they began hiring him again and again. Now however, back-to-back-to-back-to-back films without a break and a long absence from his wife allowed him to resume his old ways and habits. He still has a few films in the pipeline, but their dates keep getting pushed back to see whether or not he can kick his habit or whether he will be back to his old ways.

Speaking of addictions, this B-list hunk was moving steadily up the fame ladder, but his battle with meth and alcohol effectively stopped him in his tracks for almost a year. When he emerged from rehab, he thought things would pick up right where he left them, but this is not the case. Studios were already starting to forget him, so now he is forced to fight and audition for indie roles which he thought he had done away with for good. He did manage to get one indie role, but it looks like it is headed straight to video and our actor may be headed back to rehab.

This A-list actor recently had his movie delayed. It was allegedly so he could take some time off for exhaustion because he was working so hard. In actuality though, his herpes was flaring up and he kept getting cold sores. Makeup just made the problem worse, and it was going to be too expensive to digitally remove the sores from each frame of the film. Even worse, his co-star definitely did not want to kiss our actor and insisted something to be done. Time was the cure, but the co-star still did not want to kiss our actor. Seems odd for a couple playing husband and wife not to kiss, which is why parts of the film are being reshot.

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

1 - Ben Affleck???

Anonymous said...

#1 Downey Jr?

Anonymous said...

Downey Jr. looks like a good guess for #1. imdb shows 3 films completed but not released and several in 2006.

Pats Fan

hez said...

I was thinking either Bfleck or Heath for #1. The other two I have to let rattle around in my head for a while longer.

cindie said...

My first thought on #1 was Downey as well. But is he considered A List? I really struggle with that list.

michele said...

i was also thinking heath or ben, but i don't see anything in the pipeline for ben and only 2 for heath; one in 2007 and one in 2008??

Rachel said...

dammit, my mind must be shot, for some reason. I thought I remembered just reading about some actor that was in the middle of filming and everything got put on hiatus for a bit, maybe even something said or implied about exhaustion. of course I can't think of it.

Anonymous said...

for some reason I'm thinking corey feldman for number 2- tracks referring to stand by me

Anonymous said...

Robert Downey jr was married in 1995, EL says "recently married" I don't think it's him

Anonymous said...

#3 - Justin Timberlake?(Although I don't know if he qualifies as A list) Alpha Dog's release date kept getting pushed back...just a thought - not an expert - just a thinker. I think Heath for #1. He has been traveling for filming.

Anonymous said...

Robert Downey Jr. was married previously, to Deborah Falconer. But he just recently married a movie producer in the Hamptons last summer. Also, he has one kid from his previous marriage.

Anonymous said...

1995 was the first marriage. Second marriage was in 2005, which qualifies as recent. I also struggle with what constitutes A list, but Downey did have an Oscar nomination a while back. Also, he took some roles that you wouldn't expect an Oscar nominee to take (Ally McBeal recurring role, for instance), and his being turned down for roles due to his drug additction was pretty well documented, so I still think it's him.

Pats Fan

Anonymous said...

Joaquin Phoenix for #2. "up the fame ladder" = Ladder 49. "stopped him in his tracks" = Walk the Line. And he didn't have any movies out in 2006.

Anonymous said...

Downey Jr just got remarried in 2005 to Susan Levin - has child from prior wife. I think its him - but would be a shame if it was. He is so talented.

#2 Josh Hartnett?

Anonymous said...

Robert Downey Jr married Susan Levin in Aug 2005 so that fits for #1. He also has a son with his first wife, so that fits too. He had 4 movies released in 2006 with 4 more coming in 07/08...sounds like a winner for #1.

Not sure about #2 & 3....

Anonymous said...

How about Matt Damon for #1? He just got married about a year ago and they just had a child.

cindie said...

NO WAY is Corey Feldman B List (I wouldn't even qualify him as being on any list), or a hunk.

Justin Timberlake is not an A list actor, and I REFUSE to believe he has herpes! I love him! :) Although I did think about him for #2 as I know his movie Edison went/is going straight to video. He does have Alpha Dog and that movie at Sundance. But again, I REFUSE to believe he has an addiction to meth.

michele said...

# 3 Colin Farrell

Anonymous said...

#1 Downy Jr.
#2 I think Phoenix likes being in indie films - so dont think its him.
But who is the actor with herpes??????

Anonymous said...

i think there is a website called something like celebritieswithherpes or something...

Anonymous said...

celebritieswithherpes.com

Be Adequite! said...

Wow Anon @ 12:07...you are good! I think you might be right. He DID go to rehab (last year?)...
Alpha Dog got pushed back because the movie is a stinker, not because of any other reason!
Sadly I think Downey is right for #1...just check IMDB for his movie list for 06 thru 08...a lot of work...
Stuck on #3!

Anonymous said...

http://www.gossiplist.com/cgi-bin/axs/ax.pl?/new/herpes.php

its not celebritieswithherpes.com

but this article says collin farrell (spelling) has it.

Anonymous said...

In the cold sore BI, he mentioned "odd" and "couple" which made me think of Mathew Broderick.
Mrs Mo

drcocks said...

Can someone help me with the "indie film" reference? I stay pretty current on most of this stuff but I don't know what that is. What exactly is an indie film?

carolinec said...

What about Chris Klein for number 2?!!? I think it's a good guess!!

anyone else!?

Betsy Newhouse said...

2) Anonymous -- excellent "reading between the lines" -- I think you're dead on.

3) I checked out the website about Herpes and Britney Spears apparently is a carrier, so it would not be a reach to think Justin Timberlake has "the weapon" as well. He is an A-list Celebrity who now is an actor -- it would have been too obvious to refer to his singing career -- and the author had to refer his acting career because the item refers to his acting -- so my vote is for Justin as well.

Betsy Newhouse

publicityiscandy said...

i'm in for:
1 - affl(icted) Affleck
2 - no way is it my secret husband, Joaquim. sorry, anon 12:07 - i like your logical mind - but he's just not forgettable, especially after his Walk the Line performance. i'm stumped because i can't think of anyone who looks "hunky" on meth.
3 - ick, who cares?

Anonymous said...

drcocks- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_film

Anonymous said...

Betsy -

It says A list ACTOR and I wouldn't consider Justin an A list ACTOR.

hez said...

Drocks, "indie" is short for independent. Zero (or minimal) studio financing.

Not trying to be a cow, but before you post a "what's that??" message, you might consider heading over to Google or Wikipedia. That seems to be how things are done these days.

Anonymous said...

paris hilton was on the list of celebs with herpes but she was somehow removed....

Anonymous said...

Brad Pitt

Anonymous said...

Joaquin is a good quess for #2. We know he entered rehab after Walk the Line and IMDB lists no movies in 2006. He has 2 movies coming up in 2007, but I have no idea if they're indie or not.

virgo74 said...

I think that for #1 it is Robert Downey Jr. Has has completed a boatload of work recently. And he has a son, and a history of drug problems.

#2. Josh Hartnett because I read somewhere else that he had a meth issue. One of those blind item blogs I believe.

#3 Colin Ferrell has herpes and he has a few movies also recently completed.

lily said...

Colin Farrell treated for exhaustion:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-12-12-farrell-medication-dependency_x.htm

Anonymous said...

Number 3 isn't Justin because the movie is still in production and Alpha Dog has already come out

JumpinJewess said...

Maybe #1 is Ben Affleck - he did 'Clerks 2: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' and there is a reference to back-to-back-to-back etc. That must mean something.

Although is he really a-list? He was totally over until his comeback this year.

carolinec said...

1.rober downey
2. chris klein
3. NOT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Virgo74 said...

I thought Ben Affleck at first for number one, then thought about the blind item from last week ENTL posted about the married actor who had sex with an ex in a bathroom I think. And, Ben had gambling and alcohol issues. There was a blog that showed all drunk feeling up a female reporter. She was trying to interview him, and he was trying to take her home!! LOL

I heard also about the Britney thing, and that she could not have JJ vaginally because of an STD. I believe that the gossip blog D Listed had printed that last year.

The link to the website celebritieswithherpes.com does not work.

lily said...

I haven't seen Alpha Dog, but it doesn't seem like JT would have a wife in that movie.

dreadpiratecuervo said...

Clerks 2 & Jay & Silent Bob Strike back are 2 different movies. Just sayin'.

JumpinJewess said...

I stand corrected! More support for Robert Downey Jr. as #1:

Morton Downey Jr., the shock TV talk host, had a hit as a songwriter in the 60's called "Pipeline" (as in 'has a few more movies in the pipeline').

Anonymous said...

I agree with Robert Downey,Jr.

Poor guy. He has really struggled.

DAMN YOU BRET EASTON ELLIS!

Anonymous said...

Josh Harnett is not number 2. He has 2 movies in the works right - neither of which are indie.

Based on all the word clues we can conclude:

1. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Joaquinn Phoneix
3. Colin Farrel

Anonymous said...

hez,

as per you comment at 12:44, someone asked a question there is no need to be arrogant or rude, but i'm trying not to be a cow

Anonymous said...

1) Downey

2) Phoneix

3)Farrell

Anonymous said...

jumpinjewess:

um, robert downey jr. and morton downey jr. are in no way related. am i missing something in your post?

Anonymous said...

I am sorry I suggested JT - I was just trying to think outside the obvious. Based on the answers guessed and the correct answers given durring last weeks BI reveal treat - obvious is not the road best traveled. Anon 1:08 love the B E Ellis reference.

Rachel said...

#2 Phoenix's 'We Own the Night' post production 2007-there's no way its an indie flick, too many big names. I'd not heard of him going to rehab. Also not heard of Hartnett doing lots of Meth.plus Hartnett's not really been 'moving up the..ladder' and he always seems to do lower buget-type stuff anyway.
Farrell's movies are either finished shooting or not begun shooting, so he would not have 'recently' had a movie delay in shooting. Depending on your version of recently. BUT if 2005 is recent, then Lily's article link would prob nail it on the head

I would say for #1 maybe:
isn't Farrell married w/ a son? there are 4 'backs' in the BI and he had 2 movies in 06 and 2coming in 07.
Downey's got a bjillion things coming out or just came out, almost all finished filming AND he's had several relapses w/ his drug problems.
Ben did have 4 movies out in 06. I wouldn't really say his relationships have ALWAYS been on and off, though and it seems his drug of choice is booze, not hard drugs.

Rachel said...

oh Farrell's my guess for #3, sorry

JumpinJewess said...

Yes, I know that they're different people - just same last name - it's not that farfetched that it would be a clue.

hez said...

Anon @ 1:15, if you read other comment threads, you'll see I'm always happy to answer questions from fellow posters. It was merely a suggestion to do one or two mouse clicks of research before posting a question that Wiki could (and did) easily answer. I don't think I was arrogant, rude or confrontational.

If I wanted to be all those things on this blog, I would have been that way long before now. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

4 "backs" in the item... SEXY BACK... JT.

Anonymous said...

i'm 1:34. nevermind! wrong item! ha

Anonymous said...

hez,
u could of just answered the question without all that hot air and if your merely making a suggestion maybe use different words...not try to be a cow??????

Anonymous said...

i mean ...not trying to be a cow?????

Anonymous said...

getting cold sores on your mouth doesn't mean you have herpes - 90% of people carry the virus that causes cold sores on your lips and if you get sick or run down it can come out. So if you think its gross, you must think your own mouth is gross too.

NARC said...

ANOTHER INTERESTIGN BI (THIS ONE FROM BEN WIDDICOMBE'S GATECRASHER)

"THAT ACTRESS WHO HAD SURGERY ON HER SEPTUM? WHO KNEW SHE STILL AHD ONE?"

JENNIFER ANISTON = COKEHEAD.

YOGA AND THE ZONE DIET MY ASS, MORE LIKE CIGARETTES, COCAINE AND VODKA.

FRAUD.

NARC said...

FYI AFFLECK'S DRUG OF CHOICE IS BLOW:

HE, TARA REID AND CHRISTIAN SLATER WERE COKED TO THE GILLS IN VANCOUVER THE WEEKEND THEY WENT TO BRANDI'S AND HE CHEATED ON J-HO WITH A STRIPPER.

Anonymous said...

Hez's use of "not trying to be a cow" means she's not trying to be a bitch about it. I'm not sure why you think she should use other words, considering that's a pretty common phrase.

Anonymous said...

anyone who thinks they have a "cold sore" and not herpes is wrong. they are the synonymous (anon 1:42). yes, a good deal of the population has oral herpes (aka "cold sores", to make it seem less gross). therefore, if you can avoid getting the virus and having HSV flare-ups on your mouth every month, why wouldn't you? this actress was very smart.

serenegab said...

I have also heard the many (over the years) rumours of Affleck's coke use, especially w/ J Lo as she is also supposed to be fond of the snow. So Affleck would be a good choice for #1 although I have to admit I also thought of Nic Cage as a possibility.

Be Adequite! said...

Rachel- Phoenix did go to rehab, briefly- here's the link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/13/entertainment/main687706.shtml

Still working on #3...

Anonymous said...

Paris DOES have herpes. IDLYITW has leaked list of the stuff that website is peddling. Valtrex. Now that is not for lip sores is it?! Or oxycontin? Doesnt that make you deaf ala Foxy Brown??

http://www.idontlikeyouinthatway.com/2007/01/paris-has-more-sex-tapes-and-herpes.html

Words fail me.

UKGrrl

Be Adequite! said...

Ok boys and girls herpes/cold sores/whatever...if you want to be nasty, go over to Perez's site...back to deciphering the BI's please!

a.o. said...

I don't think of Phoenix as B list, and furthermore, I highly doubt studios would forget him.

Farrell seems like a good guess for 3. No clue for number 1.

Anonymous said...

The herpes that most people carry is Type A - this is not the type that is transmitted sexually.

-Your Resident Medical Student

Anonymous said...

Another support for Downey for #1--he was in "BACK to School"
Mrs Mo

Anonymous said...

BTW
JTs movie has been pushed back b/c of the legal issues... Jesse James Hollywood is awaiting trial and his lawyers think the movie could taint the jury pool.

Anonymous said...

This might be crazy, but Russel Crowe for #1?

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Actually Russell Crowe doesn't seem ALL that crazy of a guess! But he hasn't been working a whole lot, has he?

Anonymous said...

number two is so very obvs jared leto. everyone is talking about his latest indie release at sundance going stv b/c no one wants it and it is apparently pretty awful. odd that ent did not throw in something about music career, but it is a blind item no?

Anonymous said...

Well peeps, it's time to put my 2 cents in.

Regarding #1, I never heard of Benny's snow problem, but his alcoholism is very well known. You show me a Bostonian and I'll show you an alcoholic :) Robert D did movies back to back to back to back. He's a better guess.

Regarding #2 as Joaquin, I think whoever said it first is dead on correct. Sorry to his fans, but We Own the Night is an independent film directed my indie filmaker James Gray. Joaquin P did go into rehab after filming Walk the Line as he took the role a bit too seriously. AND! Who could forget this lovely exchange *paraphrasing a bit*

Joaquin to a reporter: Is there a frog in my hair.
Reporter: No
Joaquin: I don't mind that he is there, I just don't want him eating my brain.

I have no idea who the herpes guy is.

GGA

Anonymous said...

#2: I would consider Joaquin A-list after his Oscar nomination, not B-list. Josh Hartnett has a meth problem and was definitely B list for a time...and he seems forgotten compared to years past!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, Josh is a good guess for #2.

For #3, the two references to time make me think of Matthew McConaughey - he was in A Time to Kill. And he's been filming Fools Gold, in which Kate Hudson plays his wife.

OR, maybe #3 is Brad Pitt. He's making the time related movie right now.

Anonymous said...

#1 Heath Ledger!

Anonymous said...

#1 is so Heath Ledger...back-to-back-to-back...BROKEBACK

WTF said...

Re: Joaquin

The frog exchange was him messing with the reporter (from ET??) who was asking stupid questions.

He WAS in rehab after Walk the Line stopped filming but only 30 days or so, certainly NOT a year as stated, and he certainly is not forgotten. He was a presenter at the Golden Globes last week.

Also it says "he managed to get ONE indie role". Joaquin filmed We Own the Night which may be or may not be indie but he's also starring in Reservation Road. No word on either going straight to video.

Sorry just don't think it's him.

Anonymous said...

i could be completely off base, but i immediately thought of tim allen for #1. he married last year. he has one child from a past marriage. he had a big drunk problem that rehab "fixed." he was in four movies last year (the shaggy dog, cars, zoom, santa clause 3) -- back1-to-back2-to-back3-to-back4. he has two movies due out next year, one (in the pink) that was originally slated to be out early-mid 2006. most of the roles he has taken in the past few years most good actors would have turned down.

not that any of this concretely nails him down, i just think he's a good option.

--dorabelle

Anonymous said...

#1 should not be robert downey jr. everyone knows about his problem. he went to jail for it and it was all over the big media shows like entertainment tonight. why bother with a blind item if it were him?

Anonymous said...

the item says his "current" marriage which means he's had more one

Anonymous said...

Celebrities: They're just like you and me!!!
They go to Starbucks in their sweats.
They do coke and meth.
They have herpes!
They have a million people speculating about it on a blog!
Wheeeee!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jared Leto is a good guess...after all he went out with Blohan, so he must have the H.

Anonymous said...

actually RDJ does make sense because we all know about his PAST problems, but no one knows about a RELAPSE, so that is why is is a Blind Item.

Anonymous said...

Dudes, I totally thought Colin Farrell for 2. He definitely went to rehab and he isn't as famous as he was before he went.

Anonymous said...

#1: Ben Affleck is really the only one who had on and off relationships. He did that with Paltrow and (of course) JLo. That does not fit any other guesses. Downey Jr. famously did not divorce Falconer (though being seperated from her) for years due to total lack of interest in "relationships"....

Anonymous said...

1. Nic Cage

Anonymous said...

1. Ben Afflack
2. Joaquin Phoenix
3. Colin Farell

Be Adequite! said...

Anon at 7:38...need to read the BI again...it states that people knew about the actor's drug problems...just like w/ Downey Jr...sorry but I think this one is open and closed.
Ok you guys are starting to convince me of Colin F for the 2nd one too! Fits better than Phoenix.

Anonymous said...

BI # 1: I don't want it to be RDJr. Let it be anyone but him.

BI # 2: This is tough... and I know this is not the correct anwser... but Jason Lewis looks like he has a drug problem. The boy's face has aged 15 years since the end of Sex in the City. He used to be so pretty.

BI #3: Brad Pitt.

He has alledgely had herpes since the late 1980's. I believe it has been sourced to Robin Givens as the person he got it from... and she can thank Mike Tyson for giving it to her.

Pitt has been filming for months on this lastest pic... has obviously took time off from it to travel with Jolie. So he is my guess! I don't believe the producers would let him take off for weeks at a time to be photograph with Jolie on her lastest media tour of the poor.

Anonymous said...

1. Robert Downey Jr 2. Josh Hartnet 3. Colin Ferrel

Anonymous said...

I think Leto is right for #2. It looks like Chapter 27 is going to video (no one at Sundance or other is picking it up for distribution).

schneefloeckli said...

These three sound like one blind item to me, they're so similar. :-)

#1 Robert Downey Jr. sounds like a good guess and so does Ben Affleck. But are those two really considered A-list? Ben maybe because of his Oscar for Good Will Hunting but the "current marriage" lets me think the guy was married before and Ben wasn't.

#2 Joaquin Phoenix
I seriously love this guy and I hope it's not him but the "ladder" hint and rehab and basically everything else in the blind item is pointing towards him.

#3 Colin Farrell
His movie Pride and Glory seems to be in post-production since June 2006. He's also on a celebs with herpes list.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so pompous @ Be Adequite.

The only reason I posted the Paris herpes link was to show that the link thrown in earlier of celebs with herpes could not be relied on if she wasn't on it.

This is a free blog where anyone can comment on whichever aspect of the BIs the choose.

FYI Perez has been friends wid Paris for a long time now which is why he doesnt do negative posts about her....just like our ENT doesn't about Brit.

We r not in school so stop shushing everone.

UKGrrl

hez said...

After 24hrs with no response from Paris' camp, I hate to say it, but I am increasingly interested to see how Mintz & Co spin this.

"I Got Fucked In The Butt For Coke" suddenly became a full credit course at Bullshit U.

Anonymous said...

Chris Klein.. is the father of Suri Cruise. Look at the facial resemblance.

Thank you for your time.

Marcus said...

Just like schneefloeckli said;
#1 is Robert Downey JR (current marriage, kid, known drug abuse)


#2 is Joaquim Phoenix (ladder, among other things)

#3 is Colin Farrell (that link to his "exhaustion, know for having cold sore/herpes)

So, case closed..?

Anonymous said...

tell me one on and off relationship of RDJ

Anonymous said...

BI # 2: This is tough... and I know this is not the correct anwser... but Jason Lewis looks like he has a drug problem. The boy's face has aged 15 years since the end of Sex in the City. He used to be so pretty.

Great guess.... he has an indie film, Bollywood coming out and it looks awful



Im still sticking with Josh Hartnett tho.....

gossipgal said...

#1 I'm thinking Robert Downey Jr. That would be sad and a waste of talent if he is back on drugs.

#2 No clue

#3 Colin Farrell. It says he has herpes on some website. And he was in rehab or out for exhaustion recently.

Rachel said...

hmm...dorabelle, Tim Allen sounds like an interesting and plausible guess!

Anonymous said...

Resident medical student A should know that Oral Herpes can indeed be transmitted to "other areas" via oral sex, and then be transmitted sexually just like any other STD.

Medical Student B

Be Adequite! said...

Ukkkkkkkkgrrrgrgrl or whatever your name is...sorry I'm not up to date on the celebs w/ herpes lists, not really something I usually read about.
Oh and thanks for the tip about Perez and Paris, nobody knows that little fact!

Anonymous said...

I am confused about Colin for the BI #3....I don't think they would have released that he went to rehab for dependency so he could nurse a cold sore. Seems drastic to me.
mrs mo

Anonymous said...

# 3 does not say rehab for dependency it says time off for exhaustion.

michele

Anonymous said...

#2 - I agree that it's Jared Leto. First, he looks like road kill lately, and secondly, the BI mentions that he has to 'fight' and audition for indie rolls--he got buzz (at the time) for his role in 'Fight Club'.

Anonymous said...

It can't be Jared Leto because the BI says the actor disappeared for about a year, but he was with his band touring when he wasn't acting, so the timing is wrong.

Anonymous said...

#3: Robin Williams

drcocks said...

Hey Hez, thanks for the "lesson" about WIKI. I just entered your name and it said, "patronizing asshole". thanks.

Anonymous said...

ukgrrrrrrl...

"Paris DOES have herpes. IDLYITW has leaked list of the stuff that website is peddling. Valtrex. Now that is not for lip sores is it?!"

FYI... Valtrex is prescribed for lip sores as well as genital sores.

Anonymous said...

drocks, what are you attacking hez for? she gave a valid advise to you in case you did not known imdb & wiki. Otherwise we have to assume that you are just too lazy to do a little research and opted to subject all readers here to your inane question. Hez did even answer it and included helpful references (while I was only rolling my eyes). So lay off the name-calling. A thank you would be way more in order here!

pisly said...

Al Pacino for #3.

Ivana Hump said...

Hate to say it but I agree