Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Today's Blind Items

So, I'm in a really bad mood today. I have a client who has been involved in a case for awhile. There is a bunch of stress involved for her and her family. Since the case began, one person has been institutionalized and another has committed suicide. My client has a bleeding ulcer and just wants the case to end. It should have ended four months ago, but the other attorney keeps making excuses why he can't go to trial yet. So continuance after continuance and I have to keep calling my client and tell her another week and another week and now I have to call her and tell her it will be at least another two weeks. I just don't want to make that call. She goes to work in a couple of hours and part of me just wants to say ignore it for today and wait until tomorrow. It is so tough to make that call and I have done it so many times. I hate judges that are afraid to make a simple decision and show some balls. Stop worrying about trying to make everyone happy and just do something. Anything. The client is no one famous, just a client. Anyway, I know you want some blind items.

So at this talk show a few weeks ago, there was this band. Although she is not a solo act she might as well be because no one even knows who the hell any of the rest of the band are anyway. Well she trashed her dressing room at the show and said she needed her own room and that she needed to prepare alone. I think everyone knows what she wanted to do alone which is why they wanted her in the same room with the rest of the band. She yelled at the producers and crew and it took the host to calm her down and convince her to come out and perform.

So when celebs are out of the country they can get away with acting really strange. Usually. This A list film actor decided to take advantage of his recent foray to another country. (This wouldn't work in the UK, so skip it when thinking about it) The actor went to a shop that catered to the plus sized woman and walked out about 30 minutes later in women's clothing. Apparently someone tried to take a cell phone pic of the actor but only caught him from behind. When the person tried to catch up with the actor, he turned around and advised her to mind her own business and she was too shocked to just hold up the damn phone and take the pic. No word on where the actor went.

60 comments:

Pinky said...

I'd say Travolta, but didn't he get to keep the dress he wore as Edna Turnblatt?

Anonymous said...

#1. Amy Lee from Evanesence
#2. John Travolta

Patra said...

What about Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas for number 1? We have all been reading about her loaded at the airport among other charming lady like qualities. John Travolta seems good for the second one.


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Lauren said...

I doubt it was Travolta... no one should be shocked to see him in a dress- and he could play if off as press for Hairspray.

#1 Amy Lee does fit- she was on Kimmell and Leno early-mid march

kimishoe said...

The first one sounds like Amy Winehouse, except she is a solo act, right? I mean she plays with the same band, but it's all her. She was on Jay Leno a couple of weeks back and right before she started singing (awesomely I might add..she really is great) you could see her almost trip backward(while just standing still) when the lights came on over the stage area.

hez said...

From The Couch Potato (mytvisonfire.com):

March 14/07
Jimmy Kimmel Live-
Guests: Tori Spelling, Jensen Ackles, Evanescence performs

I think we have a winner.

mzmarymac said...

I am so sad about that if it really is Amy. I really adore her and thought she really had her head together. She has so much talent.

Definitely Travolta...he was in Canada filiming hairspray, right?

ukgrrl said...

Or Juliette Lewis?

Stacy said...

1. The grl from the Pussycat Dolls
2. Vin Diesel is filming in the Czech Republic right now.

Betsy said...

Agreed I think it is Amy Lee from Evanescence.

Could be Travolta but that does seem too obvious and too easily explained. Wasnt there another BV about someone whos wife found him in their basement dressed up in hose and such?

Lauren said...

Vin would be hilarious- but hes def not A list

Stacy said...

Anyone who makes 10+ mill a pic is A-list

sb said...

So here's my question to ENT - some of the more recent BIs are short and rather vague and do not seem to have the same clues as earlier items. Have you decided to eliminate that characteristic of the BI's? Or are they still there, but only in the longer BI's? Just curious.

(and I suppose this will trigger a whole batch of "fake site" posts - sorry)

Anonymous said...

Jake gyllenhaal just came back from Morocco.

Anonymous said...

If it's Diesel here's what I pick up from the item that points to him.

1. One of his movies is "XXX"
2. The mention of the plus sized woman store. It makes the reader think of sizes like 1X 2X and...3X (XXX)! But I know that's here in the states, I'm not sure how other countries label clothing sizes.

Anonymous said...

Number two is great though ain't it? That'd be pretty hot though, Jake in a dress. Hmmm...he did a pretty fine Effie on SNL.

Maybe he needed to make a quick getaway in a burkha! Good move! That's pretty clever.

hez said...

It's a fair question, sb. There used to be more clues and double-ENTendres (self-LOL), which made for fun Googling. My guess is it's just a time issue.

We are a greedy bunch of crocodiles and the zookeeper knows he's got to keep us fed and happy!

Well, at least most of us are happy. Some apparently just come here to complain about the food.

Anonymous said...

I think in a past blind item Ent indicated might be Jake he was B List so it's probably not him.

Vin would, I guess be considered A-for his movies and is still hot property. Trav is a possibility also.

Stacy said...

Hez, you crack me up.

Anonymous said...

sb....so you're BI-curious?

Sorry, I couldn't resist that one.

Anonymous said...

#2 maybe a Brit? It says it wouldn't work in UK & actor is out of country so...Probably over complicating but Rupert Everett I can totally see doing this & I'm also getting a kick out of the idea of Hugh Grant in Queens, NY or somesuch shocking a fan expecting him to be polite. GAC

Anonymous said...

The actor has to be British or why else wouldn't this work in the UK? Who is a plus-sized british actor?

sb said...

anon@2:22 - when it's a good one, it's a good one, and that line was one!

hez said...

BI curious... ROFL!

Hope Enty is reading these -- sounds like he needs a laugh today.

Good guess about the "another country"/"wouldn't work in the UK" comment. It does suggest (albeit circuitously) that the actor is from the UK.

anon2:22 said...

I try.

The item says "out of the country" so which US a-list actors have been on location?

Pinky said...

I was making a (in retrospect, lame) joke about Travolta because of "Hairspray." I agree, no one would be surprised.

But since this A-lister was at a plus size woman's store, he's either really burly or fat. I shudder at the thought of Jack Nicholson in a dress. Shudder.

Anonymous said...

IF it is a Brit, how about Ricky Gervais? Where's he at these days? :)

mzmarymac said...

Well, Amy Lee was on Kimmel on the 14th of this month, then that wasn't really a few weeks ago, it was two weeks ago. Not sure if that means anything.

I took the 2nd one to mean it was an American actor going somewhere in the world OTHER than the UK.

Anonymous said...

It's Clooney.

Anonymous said...

(i posted about Ricky...) Actually, now that i think about it, the fact that he was at a plus size store doesn't necessarily mean he's overweight...a muscular guy, or even a regular-sized guy, would likely need to wear plus size women's clothes if they were gonna fit, no? Unless he's the size of, say, Prince...?

Anonymous said...

unfortunately you HAVE to call back your client. Plaintiff's are so damn irritating and whiny, but you call them to give them the news before they call the bar. Tell them that you can contest the continuance, but the judge will grant it anyway and you'll have to chip away from their potential recovery b/c of your time and effort spent fighting a losing argument.

Anonymous said...

I really ache for your client. What a tragic family situation.

I feel for both of you and want to send some positive thoughts.

Be Adequite! said...

That last sentence "no word on where he went", am I reading too much into that?

Dear sweet Jebus please don't be Clooney!!!!

Anonymous said...

Vin Diesel dressed up like a woman? LOL...I'd pay to see that LOL...and I don't think a Paycheck constitutes A-list status, Its much more then that...but i don't know who it is, but i also think he is somebody built and burley...but my question is, why wouldn't his behavior fly in britan specifically?...that also makes me think he's a british actor.

lizz said...

I think it wouldn't fly in Britain because they are just as tabloid crazy as we are. And the pap would have been following him to begin with.

Be Adequite! said...

Daniel Craig, Anthony Hopkins, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Fiennes or Connery (yes a Scot I know)...
just a few Brit actors that might fit (I'm going w. Hopkins since he's def Alist in my book w/ the Oscar...altho D. Craig would be awesome!)

melnahas said...

I hope you eventually get to get to trial with that case... and the poor lady. Poor Ent. xx

melnahas said...

I hope you eventually get to get to trial with that case... and the poor lady. Poor Ent. xx

B :) said...

1.Amy Winehouse wrecked Lettermans dressing room. She is a self pro claimed violent drunk.

2.Robin Williams

Anonymous said...

clue words for #2
"foray"
"shop"
"catered"
"catch up"

mookie said...

1-nicole from pcd
2-clooney

Libby said...

be adequite!stole my answer! I agree--Sir Anthony Hopkins--er? Dame Anthony? Sorry for your client,Enty.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Clooney in a dress could be hot. We'd have lots of pretty fun trading outfits and hot make-up sessions.

Anonymous said...

What about Fergie?

Anonymous said...

The item says the actor was in the store for about thirty minutes instead of just saying a half hour. If it is Anthony Hopkins it could be a reference to his small amount of screen time in "Silence of the Lambs" which clocks in at under thirty minutes.

Jem said...

I want it to be Jack Nicholson!

Mia said...

First off, in the "singer" BI, ENT says "she is not a solo act" doesn't that exclude Amy Winehouse? Also- her drinking and addiction problems are basically the premise of her entire album, so much for the concept of a 'blind' item. And Fergie's bandmates were a very successful band as the Black Eyed Peas pre-Fergie. Their music was actually good back then as a matter of fact- and Will.I.am is one of the most sought after producers in the game today (currently working with Michael Jackson on his comeback project), so people definitely know who her bandmates are.

B :) said...

Amy doesn't perform without her 10 peice band.

B :) said...

will.i.am is a producer not a bandmate of hers.

Anonymous said...

Joss Stone?

ukgrrl said...

@ b:)
producer not a bandmate?!
much as I loathe Fuggie she is still a PEA.... Will is the HEAD PEA and their producer.

@ mia
I loved BEP back then!

'Thats the joint, thats the jam'

SMH @ Fuggie

Anonymous said...

Just so everyone knows, the plus sizing in Europe is much stricter than in the US. In the US, a size 16 starts the plus size range. In the UK, it is an American 12 that starts plus size. On the continent, it is an American 10. So if the guy was looking in a plus size shop in, say, Italy or France, he would only have to fill out a US 10. That could be anyone.

MISS said...

LILLY ALLEN FOR #1?

I DONT KNOW WHY BUT IM THINKNIG MEL GIBSEN

Anonymous said...

I like the Amy Winehouse guess. I believe she was in rehab recently.

As for #2 - No idea, too vague a description. Could be anyone.

heather

MissBliss said...

Im really confused as to why people are guessing solo artists. This BI is a bandmember not a solo act. Most solo artists travel with musicians that accompany them while on tour but that doesnt count. This could NOT be Amy winehouse or Joss Stone. The BI also implies that the lead singer of this band is the most popular member of this band(as is the case with most female fronted bands). I also consider bands to be a group of musicians who play instruments, plus a singer. I would consider anything else to be a group, rather than a band. Ie, PCD (they dont play instruments) so I doubt it would be them.
Lets also assume that if the band was playing on a talk show they have something they want to promote, like a new album or single. BEP do not have a new album or single and Fergie is promoting the track Glamorous at the moment so she would be performing alone and would not be denied her own dressing room.

For me, this BI is pretty much narrowed down to Amy Lee from Evanescence as they are currently promoting their new album and singles and have been performing on TV. Amy is not a solo artist but the rest of the band are not as popular, especially after the departure of Ben Moody and the other bandmember changes.

MissBliss said...

And sorry for saying the word "band" so much in my previous post LOL

B :) said...

2. Chris Tucker

MissBliss said...

For item BI#2 The following ideas struck me:

I took the comment about 'not working in the UK' to mean that the A list star is British (but is also maybe based in the US)who was away from home/base temporarily. Perhaps on holiday or filming a movie somewhere?

As for the plus-size issue: not many men would fit in regular womens clothing. Hips too big, chest too deep and shoulders too broad. They would need larger clothing to accomodate this. The A-lister is not necessarily fat.

The cross dressing may not be a fetish thing either. It could be a method actor preparing for a movie. That would be another explanation as to why they didnt want their picture taken (stars cant often talk about films before going into production).

Regarding some of the guesses, Rupert Everett, although a Brit, is nowhere close to A-List and neither is Vin Diesle.And I really dont think its Travolta. Its a bit too obvious. I Also dont think its Gyllenho because he is really trying to play this whole (entirely FAKE) 'relationship' with Reese Witherspoon angle so i dont know why he would do something so dumb as to dress in a womans outfit unless it was for something to do with research.

For some reason I am drawn to the idea of it being either Jude Law, High Grant or Daniel Craig.

Anonymous said...

When I posted the Brit theory yesterday I should have included the Scot, Welsh and N Ireland. More choices to ponder... GAC

Senna said...

#1: how 'bout avril lavigne?

#2: tending towards travolta...