The question I get asked most about blind items other than answers is, “how do you find this stuff out?”
It is honestly not that difficult, but I thought I would take a minute to explain. I want you to think about your own life and this is true whether you work or stay at home or if you go to school or even if you don't even gossip as a rule yourself.
I want to do this by showing you your own life. Have you ever gossiped at work about someone, or heard gossip at work about someone? Like Sally is sleeping with Jeff over in Accounting even though he is married. There is absolutely no difference between that and the gossip that spreads on every film set in the world. The film set is work, but it is also revolving work. You will probably remain at the same company for years and years, but in Hollywood everyone moves in to something else after a few months and gets an entirely new group of employees to work with and gossip about and it just goes on and on. No one outside of your company or their respective families gives a whoop about Sally and Jeff, but if you turn the names into Jen and Ben everyone wants to know.
The same holds true even if you don't work. Have you had a dinner party at your house and gossiped about mutual friends or Bill's new weave? It is the same thing. People are people and no matter who they are or what they do for a living they talk, and talk and talk. It is just in this case, the people are not talking about Bill's weave, they are talking about whether John Travolta is completely bald or still has some hair left.
Let me give you an example. I was at dinner about six weeks ago and people were talking about this and that, but nothing gossipy per se. At one point I asked the waitress if she was an actress which is always a yes and asked her what she had been in. She told me and it was actually a pretty impressive list and probably made her wonder why she was still waiting tables. Someone at the table overheard what the waitress had worked on and immediately talked about the A list star of the hit network initials drama and how even though he was married he was always hitting on her. The waitress jumped in and said that the guy had actually made many passes at her and one time wouldn't let her leave his trailer until she had kissed him and agreed to have dinner with him. Then when they went to dinner he said he wanted to eat it in his suite and not in a restaurant. After dinner she thought she was going to have to beat the guy off, but the phone rang and it was his wife and when she figured that out, she spoke up really loudly so the wife would hear, said “thanks for dinner, I'm going to go now, ” and got out.
Well that story led to another and another about when this had happened before and by whom and to whom and it went on for twenty minutes. In those twenty minutes I had enough blind items for a week. They don't usually come that easy and that plentiful, but almost any question can lead to a blind item.
If you ask your significant other how work was, and they say, it sucked. Jack is an ass. He did this and this and this and said this. Again, no one cares except the people involved, but if I ask one of my friends how work went, Jack may be Jack Nicholson and now you care.