Thursday, July 19, 2007

Today's Blind Items

Some weeks just seem like everything is about actors or singers hiding in the closet and I guess this is one of those weeks. When a movie is released there of course is a great deal of publicity done by the stars of the film. Well this film is no different, and actually may even be subjected to more publicity than is normal. So, on a publicity tour the actors are asked the same questions over and over and basically can just sleep through their responses. Almost every media outlet from the very biggest to the tiniest gets their chance at the actors. There are so many reporters and questions the actors get used to saying the same thing repeatedly, and a new angle can trip them up.

Such was the case this past week when a freelance reporter asked a question to an A list television but B list film actress about one of her cast mates. He asked the question in such a brilliant way that she didn't immediately realize that she had outed the B- list film actor, but B+ in name recognition.

The studio publicist did realize it immediately since they are paid to hopefully pay attention. A lock down of sorts occurred and the reporter wasn't allowed to leave until something could be worked out. There was no way this studio was going to have that information come out and of course not the actor or his people. Meanwhile, the actress wasn't all that freaked out about it, and said that everyone knew anyway so what was the big deal.

The reporter knew he had a goldmine and turned it into a nice healthy payoff, plus a whole bunch of other promises from everyone else which should make the reporter a tidy profit in work and money.

35 comments:

Hez said...

Hairspray? Amanda Bynes for the actress?

I'd say Revolting for the actor, but he's def not B-list. Still thinking.

Kory said...

John Travolta - Hairspray - immediately came to mind. I am just waiting for the "that's a stupid guess" comments.

some said...

john travolta is a good guess but i would have to say that he is A-list in name recognition.

Megan said...

its gotta be john travolta and either amanda bynes or allison janney.
i used to think john was more A list but he's fallen off recently, i think.

Twisted Sister said...

I don't think it's Travolta either because the clues about him don't fit (other than everyone knowing he's gay).

some said...

katheryn heigel and her co-star whats his name from knocked up.

Alana said...

amanda bynes and zac efron

some said...

amanda bynes and zac efron is a very good guess. my guess of katheryn heigl is wrong becuase the press toor for knocked up had to have ended way before last week. missed that detail the first time i read the post.

pisly said...

Actress: Jessica Biehl
Actor: Kevin James
Film: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Megan said...

do you really think zac efron is b+ in name recognition? i don't think so?

lainiekazan said...

I'll give Janney an A-list TV ranking, but is Bynes really A-list on TV?

Twisted Sister said...

I think more people know John Krasinski than Zac Efron, and some people seem to think JK is gay.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Megan:
I dunno, I sure am seeing his name everywhere ad nauseum!

jencrew said...

my first thought was zac efron because of the line: "but B+ in name recognition". I connected that to school and thought of him because of High School Musical or whatever it is called. But maybe I am reading too much into that line....I can definitely see Amanda Bynes saying something stupid though but is she really A list television?

kellysirkus said...

I agree with the Amanda Bynes/Zac Efron guess. That was the first thing that came to mind.
But I also like the Jessica Biel/John Krazinski guess. I hadn't thought of that.

Doctor Rick said...

Like watching TV,but you live in it. Don't you want to turn it off after a few hours? The constant noise would get to me.

Kim said...

Allison Janney and Zac Efron

jencrew said...

but who would the actress be if it were john krasinski? he is in license to wed. mandy moore is not an a list tv actress.

Alana said...

amanda bynes ould be considered a-list with the nick/disney crowd

Twisted Sister said...

Alana, I don't know. I was thinking Christine Taylor who has done as much television as she's done movies.

knm2003 said...

amanda is a list television just by her ent lawyer examples of each

Leslie said...

The movie: Hairspray
Actress: 4 time emmy winner Alison Janey (sp?)
Actor: Do I even need to say it?

Alana said...

ent lawyer defines an a-list tv actor as "someone who has had their own show or been the star of a television show for more than 5 years combined or 3 years on one show"...sounds like amanda bynes to me, she's either been the star or a main cast member of 3 shows in the last 10 years

jencrew said...

so then i def say amanda bynes and zac efron.

Kim said...

I just re-read the BI and I think even more now that it is Zac Efron (and Allison Janney). The BI says that the same questions get asked and they just automatically answer a certain way. This would make me think that the question has something to do with Zac and his huge teeny bopper girl following.

jax said...

im jumpin on the Efron train as well..Travolta is Alist.

flaiz75 said...

It was Queen Lath. (spell). She was sorta outted by her gf who has her own fitness hour on Lifetime (by Podfitness). I can't think of her name. I am siting my source unfort. as being Perez on his Mondays blog. This all went down on the red carpet.

Kory said...

I like my obvious Travolta guess, but man you peeps are on to something with that Zac Efron - I have no idea who he is, but I just saw a pic of him on another site and he sure is pretty!

More of a coincidence, the pic had a rainbow background:

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/14031579.html#cutid1

Tracee said...

Wow. You guys are gooood. I think the outted guy is Zac. He's not B-list for us old folks, but the young punks know him WELL. Plus, yesterday or earlier this week was a blurb about Zac and Vanessa saying "act like they're dating."

i thought it was weird. Let's see Michelle Pfeiffer is she A-list? Could she have leaked it? Or it could've been Amanda. She's had more movies where she stars unlike Alba and Biel or even Hiegel.

So my guess is Amanda and Zac. Helllllllooooo everyone!!!! -smiling and waving-

Alisonthefirst said...

ya - i think most of the men in that movie are gay. :D

Zac Efron's hair is a little too "done" for a straight guy.

Laramie said...

btw, could this be an answer to a previous blind item about a recent divorce?

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20047392,00.html


(although I don't know which blind item)

Sweater said...

Yeah the Travolta guesses don't match anything that was said.

Grats on being one of the first to post though. Sucks you were off base.

Again:

It's not always
1)Diaz
2)Britney/Lohan
3)Scientologists

Ice Angel said...

OK-I think I've finally gotten the gmail thing going on...let's see if this works...hello to everyone...sorry it's been so long! :)

This screams Zac Effron/Amanda Bynes with the grading thing and all. My only issue here is that the actress says that everyone knows. I would say that 99.999% of Zac's fans have absolutely no clue if he is gay and think he is dating Vanessa, although I've heard they broke up but are faking it until the HSM2 comes out.

As a side note...I love, love, love Zac! My kids love him and the whole HSM gang and it's such good clean fun. We are getting a party together for the premier of HSM in August...can't wait. Also, he's supposedly signed on to play Speed Racer and the lead in the remake of Footloose.

I think we'll be seeing a lot more of Zac!

Ice Angel said...

OK...Just so everyone knows...I've somehow screwed this up, but I guess I am ice angel now, which is no big deal...

I used to be Mary Mac

Hey everybody...so glad to be rid of the trolls!!!

kchal said...

Hi Ice Angel - aka MM... :)
I interpretted (sp?) the thing about everyone knowing more like everyone who KNOWS him knows and who else but someone young and inexperienced in La-la-land would think it wasnt a big deal - which is why I really think it is Amanda and Zac... and hey - you know, I dont think it is a big deal and maybe the younger generation could start breaking the stereotypes of it - if anyone could it would be them!!