Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today's Blind Items

This married, aging, raspy, B list television and film actor who uses a fake name as his stage name had to file for bankruptcy in the past month when he ended up losing most of his money in a hedge fund in which he had invested heavily. Unable to meet some margin calls, he had to get a mortgage on both of his homes which had been completely paid off. He also had to sell many of his prized collector's items, but in the end he just couldn't get it all together and was forced to declare bankruptcy. Look for him to be almost everywhere in the next year as he attempts to start trying to build back his fortune. A male talk show host was also involved in the same fund, but had enough personal assets that he made it through ok.

47 comments:

tigerbeat said...

Martin Sheen?

kellysirkus said...

Denis Leary

tigerbeat said...

Denis Leary was born Denis Leary. He doesn't have a stage name

jax said...

Martin Sheen

ms_wonderland said...

Is Martin Sheen raspy? I thought he had a smooth voice, unless i am thinking of someone else.

Fake name as stage name - got to be Rip Torn.

tigerbeat said...

"Rip" is a family name taken by generations of the Torn men... or so says IMDB, and Wikipedia

I don't think that's really a stagename. I think that was always his name.

Tracee said...

David Caruso? Is he married? Gonna go check.

ashley said...

ryan seacrest for the male talk show host that made it through okay?

Jembily said...

Is Peter Falk still B list?

ms_wonderland said...

You know I always thought Rip Torn was one of those fake names they gave actors in the '50s, like Rock Hudson. Still, Rip is not his real name it's Elmore, so I'll stick with him. Thanks Tigerbeat.

tigerbeat said...

David Caruso's birth name is David Caruso

Pinky said...

How about Chi McBride?

Sylvia said...

It might be Tony Curtis. He has a raspy voice not sure if he is married but he did have money problems.

each of the two said...

non relating,

i hate the way Martin Sheen says the word "human" he leaves out the H and replaces a Y, you try it

"yuman"

yuck

Fabiola Thing said...

each of the two--
that pronunciation is sooo east coast
I got made fun all the time for talking like that when I moved out here to the other coast!

Bebedog said...

James Caan?

dimes said...

Christopher (Ronald) Walken?

princessj1987 said...

what about brad garrett? real name: Brad H. Gerstenfeld

b-list? maybe?
-aging
-raspy voice
-fake name
-been in film and television

Ice Angel said...

Princess-brilliant answer on Brad Garrett. I also looked up Jay Leno on IMDB and apparently, he has written jokes for Brad Garrett's stand up, so they are friends.

Kory said...

Ha, I'm from Boston and I read Yuman and thought "yeah that's right!"

Like warter for water and kaaaa for car. I also say talk like torque as in what are you torquing about? Get out your wrench.

lainiekazan said...

But Garrett's in the middle of a divorce, isn't he?

princessj1987 said...

i think if your divorce hasn't been finalized yet, you're still considered married.

Majik said...

Martin Sheen....aka Ramon Estevez.

Fake name....check.
Raspy voice...check.
Married....check.
Aging TV/Film B list actor...check.

And he's probably friends with the talk show host in question.

captivagrl said...

don johnson a.k.a donald wayne..."in that smoke tinged and raspy voice that is now so familiar to millians of tv viewers", he's been in financial trouble before almost losing his home in aspen a few years ago.....he's married, 57....?

Alisonthefirst said...

don johnson's wife comes from money

Hez said...

Majik & ice angel, I don't think the BI implies any connection between the actor and the talk show host is necessary, other than their connection to the hedge fund. They might not know each other at all.

Brad Garret isn't a bad guess, but hasn't he been getting some fairly sweet v/o coin from doing kids movies? Can't see it being Ramon Estevez (I wish he'd kept that name, he's a whole new guy!), despite the well-known name change.

I think Don Johnson is the best guess based on the clues - raspy being the most dead-on. Plus, the wifebot might not know about the unwise investments... and he might be trying to keep it that way.

kellysirkus said...

Don Johnson is a great guess.
He's definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed
and has been pretty desparate for cash for quite some time.
I'm still laughing at the Boston Rob up there torquing about his wicked cool accent.
Dude, if the Red Six win are you going to have a YYYYYUUUUUUge blowout?

daniel said...

Brad Garret just closed on an 8 million dollar home in Malibu. Don't think it's him.

sarah said...

What's with people suggesting actors who have current major network television shows? Obviously Brad Garrett and Denis Leary are getting paid by the boatload on a regular basis right now. No, this is someone who's b list and no longer working much. I think Don Johnson or Rip Torn are great guesses. James Caan is movies, not television, Peter Falk and Tony Curtis aren't B list television anything. Martin Sheen is NOT B list-he was in one of the highest grossing films last year in a major role. (the departed. ) not to mention the lead in a huge network series people are still talking about. Do your homework, people!

sarah said...

What's with people suggesting actors who have current major network television shows? Obviously Brad Garrett and Denis Leary are getting paid by the boatload on a regular basis right now. No, this is someone who's b list and no longer working much. I think Don Johnson or Rip Torn are great guesses. James Caan is movies, not television, Peter Falk and Tony Curtis aren't B list television anything. Martin Sheen is NOT B list-he was in one of the highest grossing films last year in a major role. (the departed. ) not to mention the lead in a huge network series people are still talking about. Do your homework, people!

sarah said...

oops! can't be Don Johnson OR Rip Torn. Both are using their own names as their stage names, according to Google. Hmm.

Kelli said...

James Caan was on the show Las Vegas for 4 seasons.

La RoRoe said...

I'm going out on a limb here and guessing Tim Allen (born Timothy Dick...seriously his real last name is Dick).

He is both a TV an Film actor. Is Brad Garrett considered both TV and film?

Tim Allen does a stand-up routine where he kind of grunts in a raspy way like real men grunt...ent say "to start to build back his fortune" as in the hit TV show he was in Home Improvement.

I also read somewhere else he was having money troubles but it was blamed on the extra large amount of money he pays his ex in childcare and alimony...he's remarried.

captivagrl said...

don johnson's given name of donald wayne is listed on many "stage name" sites. i have a general question, what does aging actor generally mean to you?? (anyone out there) to me it's sorta 45-60. is it higher or lower?

Laura said...

I'm from the actual city of Boston (as opposed to the 'burbs - yet people will say they're from Boston) and I have absolutely no clue what you guys are talking about. No one I know drops the "h" for "y" and adding in an r in the middle of words is definitely not a Boston trait. In fact, water sounds more like wahta. Boston is Bahstin - I don't know where you guys are from, but the only person I ever heard promounce water as "warter" was an aunt from Ohio, so whateva.

WineGirl X said...

I'm thinking Larry King for the talk show host. He's had questionable financial dealings in the past.

divabunny said...

@laura: only one person said anything abt boston. it was referred to as an east coast trait. AND since when did you become the pro linguist and boston speech expert??? get over yourself!

Karen said...

The only person I can think of that fits is James Garner.

__-__=__ said...

Are Tim Allen and Andy Dick related?

I like the Don Johnson guess.

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Bebedog said...

Tim Allen was a reveal of a blind item not too long ago as giving quite a bit to charity. Not saying it couldn't be him because maybe that was before the loss of money, but I would think Enty would have refered to him as a comedian as well.

Jo said...

Me thinks it's Christian Slater.

Virgo74 said...

Emilo Estavez?