Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Today's Blind Items -- Part Two

#1 This A list film actor and this A list film actress made nicey nice for the cameras recently, but as soon as the cameras turned off, so did the smiles. The pair it seems have very concrete cultural differences which results in them staying as far apart as possible under normal circumstances.

#2 This once very hot top 40/R&B singer as really cooled off over the past several years. Although she does have a boyfriend, she knows how the game is played. In order to get the best songs and the best producers for her latest album she made herself available to men and in one case a woman from her record label. Her boyfriend had no problems with this as he has enjoyed the company of women wanting him to produce their records. Now that the album has been completed, she thought it would all stop. Turns out though she is going to have to keep putting out, if she wants and marketing and publicity behind her new album.

58 comments:

Majik said...

#1 Was thinking Jake and Reese--but "cultural differences" threw me. Perhaps Reese was unhappy with Jake's gay culture...

#2 I'm going with Ashanti on this one--she was all the rage a couple of years ago and seems to be struggling to put out anything new.

Tapi said...

1) Travolta & Foster

2) Beyonce & Jay-Z

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Molly said...

Brangelina for #1? that has to be wrong.... and #2 eve??? these are just shots in the air.

Jolara said...

LOL-#2-Whitney Houston???

Trix said...

#1 Travolta/Foster
#2 Janet Jackson

kris_r said...

LOVE Travolta/Foster (although how ironic if all we've heard is true)

no idea on #2

Mika said...

2. Ashanti?

eileen said...

Tapi, Travolta and Foster is an excellent guess.

MelCon said...

I'm with you Trix

Janet Jackson for #2, she was always rumored to be bi

Tapi said...

oooh, good one...Janet Jackson definitely fits for #2, since Jermaine Dupri is a producer, and she has a new album coming out in 08

surfer said...

not really sure who for # 1, as "cultural differences" is throwing me off, but for # 2, def. Janet J.

kris_r said...

Foster isn't a SCI, is she? maybe that's what the cultural diff's mean...

eileen said...

Surfer, in support of the Travolta?Foster guess, I took cultural differences to be Scientology vs Homosexuality. Scientology is anti-gay.

Grace said...

Travolta/Foster -- their pic was plastered all over the place this week-- she's in a lesbian relationship and he's in the closet, living a hetero life. Noooooo doubt about it...

And Eileen is right -- the cultural differences being not ethnic but in philosophy -- Scientology vs Homosexuality.

Trix said...

Yeah thats why I said Janet--Jermaine Dupri fits the "Her boyfriend had no problems with this as he has enjoyed the company of women wanting him to produce their records."

Trix said...

BTW I took cultural differences to mean, he's a gay man, she's a gay woman--usually, they'd steer clear of each other 100%. I'd imagine they're polar opposites, in that sense.

surfer said...

eileen--that's a great point you make. Should've been thinking "out"side the box.

parissucksliterally said...

defintely Travolta /Foster.......first thing that popped in my head!

jax said...

omg as IF Janet fucks for tracks whats wrong with you people??? lol

I have no guess yet...

jax said...

1- travolta and Foster..i remeber reading something about how she ddin't beleive int eh Xenu a nd how it dealt with autistic kids..oh and GAYS.

jax said...

1 Ashanti...she's dating Nelly still,no?

He is a producer..

GWU said...

I thought Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, but I don't know what the "cultural differences" are. Other than Julia hates Speilberg, and Tom and he are best friends.

Definitely Ashanti, Nelly, but I didn't know Missy did any work on her album (unless the track didn't make the final cut). My guess is she's still Irv Gotti's b&tch behind the scenes, but that album keeps getting delayed.

surfer said...

So Jax, are you suggesting Joss "will fuck for tracks" Stone?

If you are, although I'm not sure you are, then the line "really cooled off the past several years" doesn't make sense, as she hasn't been around thaaat long.

So whadya say?

jax said...

Surfer..nope im suggesting Ashanti..she's dating Nelly..she has come out fromunder theMurder Inc. umbrella and Irv Gotti slammed her a few times BUT the big hint:

"Gotti also hinted that him and Ashanti had an intimate relationship when she was first signed to the label."
-wikipedia.

Carla said...

The clue states that the singer "made herself available to men and a woman from her record label." But I think Gotti called Ashanti out for using producers not on the Murder, Inc. label in order to make this latest record/cd ... on the other hand having to keep putting out for marketing and publicity would make ALOT of sense since your execs are none too pleased with you for not staying within the label. As for Janet, does she even have anything musical going on right now?

TomTyler said...

If it's Jodie and John, it's a bit funny since they are both in the closet. Jodie may be inching out by thanking her "dear Cydney" that night and saying what a great role model Ellen is, but as of today she is just as closeted as Travolta. However, she doesn't have a sham hetero marriage or believe in Scientology, so maybe that is enough of a cultural difference.

MEP said...

I think #2 screams Ashanti and I could definitely see Nelly enjoying the ladies as well. She's about to release an album I believe and has been struggling to get attention for quite some time.

femconsult said...

#1 jodie foster/john travolta or keira knightley/james macavoy

#2 i agree with all the ashanti votes. beyonce and janet are sooo freakin rich and it doesnt seem necessary for them to go to those lengths over one record that didnt do well.

Judi said...

#1. Travolta/Foster is brilliant.
#2 Anyone know what Toni Braxton's doing these days? Don't know if she fits but just thought I'd throw it out there.

junglekitten said...

#2 Whitney??? Mariah????

HautieTx said...

Agree with the Travolta/Foster guess for BI #1.

But I am leaning towards the Ashanti guess for the BI# 2.

It seems to me that Irv Gotti has done everything possible to screw her over here lately. She was red hot a few years ago. I would have hoped if Nelly was her man she would not be forced into being used all over again just to get an album out. But it doesn't look that way....

I don't think it's Janet... for the obvious reason producers still want to work with her... and she would not have to f*ck for tracks at this point of her career.

I don't think it is Whitney... simply cause everyone knows she is a old crack head... whom has a very questionable health... and one could catch something that can't be cured with a shot of penicillin off her.

RandomRamblings said...

1. I have no clue.

2. Ashanti. She was rumored to get her record contract only after doing Ja Rule and various others who knew him. History repeats itself.

L1 said...

I think #1 is Reese and Jake.

"Cultural differences" = political differences.

Reese is a Republican from the South. And Jake isn't.

That's my two cents.

Majik said...

I change my vote...#1, Jodie and John. Originally I was thinking movies with the "making nicey nice for the cameras"--it never occurred to me it could refer to photo ops.

Sticking with my original vote for Ashanti..."really cooled off" could refer to Nelly's "Hot in Here" from about the same time frame.

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Shaun said...

I still think #1 is Reese and Jake - if a gay man and a straight woman aren't a cultural difference, I don't know what is.

#2 - The whole business is just sad.

Customer said...

#1 I think Reese and Jake also. But the cultural reasons are that she is a Southern girl who writes thank-you notes, and Jake comes from a very liberal, outspoken, left-wing family.

#2 No idea, but others guess of Janet seems okay.

Dijea said...

#1 My first though was Travolta/Foster. There picture has been everywhere.

#2 ?????

lifesapeach said...

#1 Could be Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep at the premiere of Lions for Lambs.

Here's a link that explains it a little better
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,309859,00.html

#2 no clue...I would guess Ashanti though.

GammaGirl said...

1. I think its Jodie and John by default at this point...

2. Definitely Ashanti. Oh how the might fallen...

TomTyler said...

Streep and Cruise is not a bad guess, although it was a bit ago that they (barely) promoted Lions for Lambs together. But they are more culturally different than any couple of people I can imagine (a New York left-leaning, intellectual, married to a man, sophisticated actress, vs. a Hollywood weirdo who is dyslexic, closeted, and married to a cultish church.

Uber*nought said...

Majik said...
#1 Was thinking Jake and Reese--but "cultural differences" threw me. Perhaps Reese was unhappy with Jake's gay culture...


Don't be silly. Reese loves gays.

TI think it's Foster and Trav, since she probably (rightly so) hates scientology culture.

And who could blame her. She's great. :)

Customer said...

#1 I changed my mind to Travolta / Foster, because the Blind says "made nice for the camera RECENTLY". It can't Reese / Jake because they have been at their showmance for months.

Esther said...

What about Travolta/Queen Latifah?

k said...

Reese might love the gays, but she is still a spiteful Tri-Delt Republican girl from the South. Anyone who has to insist in every interview that "I work hard for my money" has no sense of proportion and lots of entitlement issues.

I bet Jake can't stand her. How could anyone?

donna said...

I think it is def jodie and travolta and the cultural issues would have to be scientology beliefs .. and the fact that while jodie is still "in the closet" she is not hiding behind a religion or a redheaded man pretending to be something she is not.

Jerry said...

Sorry for the hijack but...

I don't see Jodie Foster as being in the closet just because she's never discussed her sexuality. That's a topic that's too close to home for a lot of people, regardless of orientation or fame.

Kristen S. said...

Isn't Janet married to Jermaine Dupri? The BI specifies boyfriend.

Rebecca said...

I have to agree with the Ashanti guess for #2. She did have an affair with that Gotti guy who was the head of Murder Inc records. She did sleep her way to the "top". How else would she get to where she was because that voice alone wasn't getting her there. Ashanti f*cks for tracks.

For #1 I go with Travolta and Foster. Difference in religious beliefs is what I think the "concrete cultural differences" refers to in the BI.

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clara said...

Sade

brainypirate said...

> "I took cultural differences to mean, he's a gay man, she's a gay woman--usually, they'd steer clear of each other 100%."

Not true by a long shot. Gay men and lesbians don't avoid each other -- they simply don't date. Scientology would be a much bigger problem for John & Jodie than gender...

ehinckle02 said...

Irv bragged about screwing Ashanti and she has a new album out that he is not helping her with. She dates Nelly who also produces a lot of music. Ashanti has sucked ever since she stopped f-ing Irv.

Peek Freans said...

gwu, Spielberg and Cruise are definitely not BFFs any more. They had a HUGE falling out during War of the Worlds promotion. Spielberg's wife was furious at Tom as well, for an incident involving Scientologists targeting her doctor friend. It wasn't long after the falling out that Tommy got canned by his studio.

Halfmad said...

That second one makes me really sad. : (

Chrissa said...

#2: New albums coming out soon: Ashanti - The declaration, Mya - Liberation, Toni Braxton (no title yet). I don't know about Mya having a boyfriend, and wiki says for Toni's new album: "She is currently still unsigned to a record label and revealed that she has been meeting with label heads." That leaves me for Ashanti.