Thursday, July 26, 2007

Today's Blind Items

So this former A list teen television and movie star of the 80's is basically out of money because of a stale career and a serious drug habit. The only thing he has left to sell is his house. So, he calls a real estate agent and she comes over to look at the house and decide what it's worth. Well the first one is there for all of about five minutes when our actor starts hitting on her and trying to have sex with her and she basically flees. After many apologies, the broker sends over a man this time and he walks through the house. The house is in a great location and should sell for $4 or $5 million IF it was in good shape. The problems with the house are (a) multiple sections of the wall show fire damage from freebasing incidents gone bad (b) one of the second floor bathrooms has no floor because one night our actor got drunk and thought about putting a fire pole from the 2nd floor to the first and basically took a sledgehammer and knocked it all out. There is a door, a toilet and a tub. No counter or floor anywhere else. (c) The kitchen is covered in mold. The floors, the walls, any exposed surface are covered in it as well as rodent droppings and roaches everywhere. (d) the entire house smells like death and rehab. While the agent is walking through the house, our actor is doing one line of coke after another and keeps offering the agent one and is getting more and more offended that the agent will not share or participate. He then starts thinking the agent is actually a policeman and goes to find his gun. (Why he would get his gun if he thought it was a cop is beyond me) While looking for his gun, the agent gets the hell out and no one has been back. Meanwhile, people do sometimes hire this guy for work, but only enough to keep him in drugs. (Not the Corey's although I wouldn't want to go to their place either)

80 comments:

Kory said...

I know this is wrong, but I thought of Dustin Diamond. I just can't imagine him owning a house worth $4 million.

Twisted Sister said...

Dustin lives in Wisconsin in a modest little house, so it's not him.

Kory said...

oh and he never did movies really.

syd said...

What about the youngest kid on Tool Time, there are pictures of the house that he is selling on other gossip sites and well its the grossest thing ever, and still selling for $1mill plus.

Kinsey said...

Christian Slater or...Andrew McCarthy?

dreadpiratecuervo said...

Fred Savage? I hate to think that though.

flaiz75 said...

Actually Dustin, did do movies, mostly cameos or voice overs, but with his house technically owned by the bank (last state of foreclosure) it is not really possible to be him. His house was worth 1 mil.

jencrew said...

the youngest kid on home improv wasn't a teen in the 80's. that was really a 90's show.

my first guess would have been one of the coreys lol.....then i thought christian slater or anthony michael hall

j said...

What about the Karate Kid? Ralph Macchio (sorry...wrong sp. I know)

J. Danisse said...

Fred Savage is married with a child and doing pretty well as a director of kids shows.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Could it be....Ralph Macchio? Did he do any TV?

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Emilio Estevez...you never hear anything about him anymore.

jencrew said...

brendalove - i was just thinking about both ralph macchio and emilio estevez. on imdb it says emilio almost went broke writing bobby. ralph's last movie was beer league.

AB - Houston said...

What about Christopher Atkins? I saw a picture of him and his skin looked pretty rough. He did movies and TV. He currently has two things in production.

Kelly said...

-Emelio did Bobby.
-Corin Nemec - Married w/kids
-Scott Baio- did that tv special and we saw his house, not him
-Kirk Cameron- Super religious
-Coreys- Eliminated by Ent
-Fred Savage- married w/kids
- Anthony Michael Hall is on that new tv show. The guy ent is referring to seems to mostly always be out of work


- Ralph M. seems like the only feasable guess.

Cali Girl said...

What about Willie Ames?

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I forgot Emilio was involved with Bobby!

I'm leaning more towards Ralph now. I'm off to look up what Kirk Cameron's been up to.

Cali Girl said...

never mind

Kelly said...

There was a dark show showing the downfall of 80's stars that ran on VHI or E! that said where all the kid stars are now... it said how Jonathan Brandis killed himself and there was another actor who was heavy into drugs and i cant think who it was...anyone else remember?? they also showed Ben Seever

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I wonder if its Leif Garrett. He was on TV and he was in the Outsiders movie...I dunno. If its not, I bet Leif is somewhere living a similar lifestyle though.

Halfmad said...

For some reason the first person I thought of was Michael Keaton.

Halfmad said...

Mickey Rourke?

Bryn said...

Some A-list "teens" of the 80's :
Judd Nelson
Ralph Macchio
Andrew McCarthy
Kiefer Sutherland
Jason Patric
Judge Reinhold
Emilio Estevez
Anthony Michael Hall
Justin Henry
John Cusack
James Spader
Matt Dillon
Rob Lowe
Charlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
C. Thomas Howell
Patrick Swayze
Fred Savage
Chris Atkins
the Coreys
Tom Cruise
Sean Penn

Halfmad said...

Sorry...I don't read very closely! Totally missed "TEEN" duh.

lainiekazan said...

Andy McCarthy lives in the East, is married, has a kid and does a lot of regional stage work. He's always been a stable personality....and comes from a wealthy family.

jencrew said...

well even though emilio did bobby it said he almost went broke doing it. you have to remember they have a higher cost of living than most of us. bobby didn't do that well. if you have a $4 million dollar house + other expenses you need to be doing a whole lot more than one non profitable movie a year. So I think no matter who it is, they haven't fallen off the face of the earth - otherwise they would have had to sell their 4 million house a while back (I mean taxes alone would have killed them).

that being said, i still don't think it would be him only because his brother is in the news all the time - you'd think if he had a serious problem someone would pick up on that.

i am leaning towards ralph macchio but it does say he's married with two kids on imdb.

j said...

Jason Patric played a druggie/cop in Narc - he hasn't done much since then according to NNDB.

mngddess said...

See, all I can think of is..
"If I had 2 mil, I'd get the house, totally rehab it and sell it for 6 mil".....

Can somebody loan me some money?

Cyn

Twisted Sister said...

Maybe they should contact the people from Flip This House...lol.

Kelly said...

What about Lukas Haas??

AB - Houston said...

What little I could find on Ralph Macchio states that he is married with kids. If it is him, sounds like he needs to apply a little "wax on / wax off" elbow grease to that nasty kitchen of his.

sallymde said...

Willie Ames is really religious. I know he seemed like a mess on celebrity fit club, but I think that was drama for more screen time. He used to live in Kansas City and I have met him a couple of times. He is really nice.

Melissa said...

Not Ralph. He did a cameo on Entourage last year and looked absolutely healthy and normal.

Andrew McCarthy is currently working.

Wouldn't consider Lukas Haas A list. Ever.

Sorry kids, Emilio was not A list TV.

Too bad Ed Furlong was a 90's kid, this sounds EXACTLY like him.

AB - Houston said...

Judd Nelson sounds like a possibility. The more I read about Chris Atkins, the more I am inclined to believe that skin damage is from the sun and not drugs.

Kory said...

Michael J. Fox!

Ok, kidding, but that made me think of Mallory's bf from Family Ties - Scott Valentine. OK, he's not A-list, but he did TV and movies in the 80's and seems to be currently doing a bunch of nothing.

Jembily said...

Judd Nelson is working an awful lot these past couple of years for a guy that is not getting much work. Just check IMDB. Also what TV did he do?

Don't think it's him.

How about Gary Coleman?

AB - Houston said...

OK, the thought of Gary Coleman high as a kite and coming on to another human being just made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Ice Angel said...

I used to love him...YO Nick!

But what about Brian Bonsall. I guess not Alist teen 80's star, though, but he's a mess now.

I just can't think of any more A-list teen 80's stars that are that washed up now.

mary said...

Ralph Macchio was on Head Case with Alexandra Wentworth ~ 8 wks ago. Looked completely healthy and well-kempt.

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Reese said...

Wasn't there just a photo of Ralph Macchio on this site last week or so? He looked very good and very healthy.

Pope-rah said...

Todd Bridges?

Ana said...

Scott Baio would have been my guess. Ralph Machio is married with a couple of children, so I don't think it's him. And did he do tv? The only teen heart throbs I can remember from tv in the '80s are:

Kirk Cameron (married w/kids 6!)
Scott Baio (I'd like him if it weren't for the fact that his house was apparently shown)
Malcom Jamal Warner (I feel like I've seen him around looking pretty grounded and did he do films?),
Chad Allen (I think he's working)
Jason Bateman (working steadily)
Rick Schroeder (married w/kids)

I always thought I watched way too much tv, and I really did, and yet, I've got nothin'.

tigerbeat said...

Richard Grieco?

kellysirkus said...

Sounds like Danny Bonaduce to me, but he was 70s teen.

AB - Houston said...

Oohhh...Grieco! That's a good guess, but A-list? I just basically remember his as a Johnny-Depp knock off in the mid-80's. He did date Yasmine Bleeth though, and look at what coke did to her.

Twisted Sister said...

Don't discount anyone just because they recently did something. EL wrote: "Meanwhile, people do sometimes hire this guy for work, but only enough to keep him in drugs."

AB - Houston said...

Oops! Him...not his...remember him as a Johnny Depp knock off.

Put the wine glass down, Girl, and back away from the key board...

k said...

judge reinhold isn't doing much these days according to imdb; most everybody else on bryn's list has been busy or married with kids or living somewhere else (assuming this house is in la), etc...

what about christian slater? though he seems busy too.

Patra said...

Totally Leif Garrett.

vi said...

What about John Stamos? He had done some interview recently overseas and supposedly he was really messed up so they had to remove him from the interview set or something... I'm not really sure, but he was slurring and just being off

Pinky said...

How about Michael DeLorenzo? His IMDB looks sparse and I've got an inkling he's into blow.

AB - Houston said...

I can totally picture Christian Slater racing through his house frantically, running his hands through his hair looking for a gun.

jencrew said...

yeah christian has had his troubles in the past.

anyways...i was looking at teens in the 80's and just curious - he wasn't A list so it's def not him - but whatever happened to jason lively???

divabunny said...

do think slate was a-list. way back when he opened films on his own, but dont think this is him. even tho he doesnt do a lot he's been married and just think we wld have heard if he was as bad as this guy sounds.

jeez! we are sucking wind on this one today! everyone has thought of anyone i'd think of and thrown them out.

one more clue ent???

jax said...

I dont remember Slater doing tv.

What about Alfonso Ribeiro? He was the shit during Silver Spons and the Pepsi comeercials with MJ.

j said...

I thought of him too Jax when I was scrolling through the wiki list of 80's tv shows - there just aren't that many alist teens from that era that did tv other then the ones we've already said....but I thought he was just on dancing with the stars or something akin to that?

There's also that Jaleel guy - the dorky one from Family Matters. Just tossing names out now. LOL

AB - Houston said...

Saw a pic of Alfonso recently and he looked like he enjoys the grub a little too much to be an of control coke addict.

Kory said...

I'm on my way out, but I would like to post this link to see if it helps anyone:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0467374/

some said...

hey, when are we going to get another post from DS?

j said...

I was just looking at Richard Greico's nndb page...I didn't know that he dated Yasmine Bleeth - def. a coke connection there...and he seems to work only every two years lately

Sweater said...

WOuldn't be Wil Wheaton, but he qualifies for TV and movies as well back in the day. He's married and doing well for himself, however.
Not Sean Astin.
What's Jason Bateman up to?
Would any of the 90210 kids qualify or was that more a 90's show?

stymied here

Libby said...

Reese is right. Ent just posted a pic of Ralph Macchio and said how good he looked...hey! What happened to that listing of celeb names that showed how many mentions they had? Enty's making things harder!! Also, Ralph M. did do TV--he was on 'Eight is Enough' when they needed more teen boy action--Nicholas wasn't getting any cuter. Don't ask me how I know. Richard Grieco was on 'Veronica Mars' this season and looked pretty bad. I know teens liked him but was he a teen at the time? Or doesn't that matter?

Maureen said...

Steve Urkel!

Rachel said...

The youngest son from Home Improvement. For sure.

k said...

I seriously doubt the youngest from home improvement (taran noah smith) he didn't do movies, and HI was on from 91-99 per imdb. and not discounting how crazy he really seems, but can we really call him a-list =p

grieco sounds like a good guess so far. i am stumped! more hints ent! =)

Julie said...

I was thinking C. Thomas Howell, PonyBoy did run someone over....but he seems to be doing stuff

hope its not Judge Reinhold.

Richard Grieco sounds like a good guess but did he do TV? was he on 21 jump street (i know depp was...)

AB - Houston said...

Pony Boy is married with kids now. Couldn't be him. I had no idea that he ran some one off the road.

Hez said...

Julie, you force me to admit a deep, dark secret I've never confessed on this board...

Richard Grieco filmed a scene from his Jump Street spinoff, "Booker" in the alley behind my apartment back in the day. Longtime Vancouverites will recall that just like the production company and the network, after Johnny decided the life of a teen idol was not for him and left the show, glimpses of Grieco's brooding mug around town were all we had. (Can I get a witness here, my fellow Van City peeps? The Johnny Years were a golden time for us, were they not? Sigh.)

So yeah, I waited until they were taking a break and asked the unctuous Mr. Grieco for an autograph (he obliged, unctuosly). File him under those crushes you look back on just a few years later and see him and his girlishly overplucked eyebrows one night in some horrible sci-fi/horror movie and wonder WHAT the HELL was I thinking???

I'm over it now, thank goodness, and find him irretrievably creepy, like everyone else. But I probably still have the headshot he signed somewhere. I think he's an awesome guess for this BI. His energy was all cokey and creepy, and that was all the way back in 1990.

Not related to this BI but still on the topic of Jump Street, Peter DeLuise (who played Doug Penhall) is not only a success behind the camera these days - mostly still here in Vancouver - but still acts sometimes and has turned into a stone fox! May-ja! His IMDB headshot is like matinee-idol handsome. Who knew?

ManDJO said...

Hez, I personally like the pic w/o the shirt!! There is good hairy and Hasselhoff hairy, and that is def. good!

__-__=__ said...

I think Judd Nelson. There's a lot of 1-episode work in his resume. And I read he's single. Very sad. I always thought he was sexy. And his resume is pretty heavy in the '80s.

d said...

Do you read "television and movie star of the 80s" to imply that this person did both in that decade?

Jaleel White (Urkel), according to IMDB, has literally no movie credits in the 80s. Plus, in his bio, they state he is "anti-alcohol and drugs".

Judd Nelson, also according to IMDB, only has a couple of TV credits during the 80s, and they were cameo-level roles.

That would appear to rule both these guesses out, although of the two, the Judd Nelson one looks a bit stronger.

I'm stumped on this one too.

k said...

the "a-list" part is what's really stumping me. but is it referring to formerly a-list in the 80's while a teen, or became a-list later and then dropped off?

ugh. stumped.

Ice Angel said...

I'm going to have to go with Richard Grieco on this one...thanks to whoever thought of it first.

His bio says he is single and lives in Los Angeles. He also once dated Yasmine Bleethe...nuff said there!

Also-he has that date rapist look about him, ya know?

mngddess said...

Word of the day..."unctuous"

Now I gotta look it up...

Cyn

tralala said...

Eric Stoltz? Not sure what he's been up to lately but he's been in many 80s movies & tv as a teen

Kristi said...

Kirk Cameron is a Jesus freak, so definitely count him out.

Jason Bateman has been in quite a bit over the last few years (Dodgeball, Arrested Development, etc), so he's not really that out of work. Anyhow, I couldn't bear to think it could be Michael Bluth!!!

Grieco (the poor-man's Johnny Depp) seems like a pretty good guess...

Julie said...

I just remembered FREAKING out when I was watching a tape of "rags to riches" (Total guilty pleasure, I loved that show/movie/miniseries) and being like "omg so hawt" to Grieco at 9 years old.

ugh i just imdb'd him and he looks sickly skinny. :x
and i half way remember "booker", I don't remember being impressed lol

and @Eric Stoltz. Hes in everything. I really really hope its not him. I wanted to marry him.

buvez.rose said...

although grieco sounds good on paper...i don't think the 80's a-list tv and movie star works for him. if you look on imdb, his work with 21 jumpstreet was in '88 & '89 and all of his other work in the 80's was on tv only. i think we might have to move on to another....

Carlos said...

hmm. You need to be a bit more specific with your blind items. Saying things like "this actor famous in the 70's loves his drugs, but has no money anymore. oh, and one of his bathrooms is pink" are kind useless. o.O