Friday, February 22, 2008

Four For Friday

The great thing about today's four items is they all come from the same apartment building in New York.


#1 The summer this B list film actress who I love to rag on as of late was in Shakespeare in the Park, she lived in the building. The building is in Manhattan that was home to many celebs on a permanent basis or just while they were doing a stint in a play or something. So, our actress lived in the building that summer under an assumed name because she didn't want to be bothered. Fine...who cares. No one in the building really cared about famous people living there. There was no mail room at this building, but rather a concierge who gave out mail. All of the mail was in pigeon holes and generally, the concierge knew you and got your mail as you came to the desk. Sometimes there were a few people there so you had to wait. Fine...well, not fine for our actress. Once, while a person was getting their mail and chatting with the concierge for a moment, he got the mail and told the person they had a package in the back so he was going to get it. Before he went to get the package, our actress came up and asked for her stuff. She was told to wait since there was another person there ahead of her. She didn't like that at all. So she said, I can't wait and I want my stuff now. The concierge ignored her. She was so steamed and unfortunately, the person ahead of our actress in line had to ride in the elevator together. She had previously asked the security guard if she could have the elevator to herself. He promptly told her that that is not how things work in the building...but in a really nice way.

#2 This former A list child actor lived in the building. He actually got kicked out of the building. He was renting...spending about 14k a month on rent. That included a studio apt that was made into a gym. This is when he was married. They rescued a lot of animals but never took them out...they also smoked pot incessantly so the halls reeked. That's why they were asked to leave. He NEVER held the door for anyone. There was a fire in the building where his mom and siblings lived...well, they all moved in with him. There were siblings ALL over the place. They would run down the halls banging on the walls. It was annoying as hell to say the least.

#3 The Paper was also filmed in the building. Ron Howard was scouting out the location so everyone on the floor which was used for filming got to see him. A few days later, he was back and invited several residents to see what was going on. He was incredibly nice. One of the male stars was not friendly at all. Apparently he was being stalked at the time so he had an armed guard, who was really nice, but our actor was an ass. He refused to take the elevator if anyone was in it. He also refused to talk to ANYONE.

#4 Here's another ass. This involves an Academy Award winning actress/supporting actress. The building was set up such that there was a doorway that went from the elevator bank to the hall. One day a resident was going from the elevator to the hall and our actress was going the other way. Well, they didn't see each other and our actress bashed through the door and hit the resident in the head. Ok, mistake...fine...well...not so fine..our actress said "get out of my way." Yeah, not ok. So, the resident told her to watch it because the resident lived there etc etc and the resident thought that our actress was really rude. The woman with her apologized profusely. The resident told her there was NO reason for her to apologize because she didn't do anything. The resident pointed to our actress and said "She's the one who should be apologizing." The resident kept being ignored by our actress while the assistant just kept apologizing.

65 comments:

Eddie said...

Well 2. has to be Macauley Culkin obviously.

parisss said...

#1 Drew Barrymore?

mazemerizing said...

I agree, Eddie. Definitely #2 is MaCauley.

#3 Michael Keaton?

No clue with the others. But Ent's ragged on Eva Mendes a lot, so maybe her for #1?

surfer said...

Wow, things must be pretty slow, as I think these blinds are quite old.

Like Eddie said, #2 is Macauley Culkin.

For #3 (The Paper), which came out in 1994(!), it's as good as anyone's guess, as some of the male stars were: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Jason Alexander & Spalding Grey.

The actresses in the other two sound like real prizes.

Jay Dixon said...

#1 could be Jennifer Garner

parisss said...

Wasn't Drew revealed once as an actress that require everyone in her building call her by another name? That's what made me think of her.

parisss said...

And enty hasn't been very kind to Drew lately.

DNfromMN said...

agreed on Macauley.

I think Michael Keaton had a stalker, not sure if any of the others did.

Something tells me that with #1 "but in a really nice way" is a clue.

Twisted Sister said...

#1 is Marisa Tomei.

Twisted Sister said...

I think the building may be the Ansonia where A. Jolie used to live.

c said...

Lauren Ambrose was in Shakespear in the Park last summer.

http://gonyc.about.com/od/summer/a/shakespearepark_2.htm

Twisted Sister said...

C, I don't think EL has written about Lauren Ambrose, has he? And if so, was he negative towards her?

c said...

No, Twisted. You're right... I just checked the tags and he's written nothing about her.

chickenrotini said...

#1 - Natalie Portman?
#2 - Macauley Culkin!

MontanaMarriott said...

1. not sure yet
2. Macauley Culkin who lives in the Dandy at 704 Broadway
3. Michael Keaton
4.Marisa Tomei, only Oscar winning actress in the cast.

Twisted Sister said...

C, thanks for checking. I looked earlier and couldn't find anything, but thought it's best to have two people do the search....just in case. ;-)

surfer said...

pariss - the reveal with drew was the one where she lived in the same building as Maggie Gyllenhall & Peter Saarsgard (sp) - Ent went on about the actress of the couple (Maggie) who had a brother (Jake) who starred with (Heath) or something like that. It was revealed that Drew liked to be called Jane.

And twisted, as witnessed by blinds 2 & 3, I don't think any of these are current - I say we have to dig deeper. Ent has said in the past that for various reasons, items posted may not be current.

Ice Angel said...

#1-Natalie Portman
#2-Macauley Culkin
#3-Michael Keaton
#4-Meryl Streep

imakerockstars said...

1. Camryn Mannheim (she just seems bithcy)
2. McCauley "I slept at Michael's" Caulkin
3. Michael Keaton - I met him, he is an ass
4. Maria Tomei

Sweater said...

Is 4 directly involved with the movie mentioned in 3? So hard to keep track sometimes:)
Would make sense, though since it mentions 'resident' and actress.

I agree with Culkin for 2

Twisted Sister said...

Surfer, you're right, which makes it much more difficult. I wish if they weren't current, he would at least give us a time frame.

surfer said...

I agree with you twisty, it really would help, but I think Ent loves to play with us. Sometimes I imagine him sitting back, laughing hysterically at how far off base we are with some of our guesses. Of course, often, we're bang on. So I guess in the end, it kind of evens out.

Tikitaz said...

After seeing Michael Keaton in "Pacific Heights", who'd be game enough to stalk him?

Twisted Sister said...

Surfer, with all the shit we give him, I guess we deserve it....lol.

Tikitaz...I forgot how freakishly scary Keaton was in that film. Time to rent it - thanks for the reminder.

frou frou said...

drew wanted to be called CHRIS. in keeping with the ambiguous names, i guess.

did anyone hear the stellar and legendary story about macauley that was posted on craigslist a while back? it involved a valet parking attendant, white chocolate truffles, and his former wife.

Pinky said...

Surfer - I think Drew called herself "Chris" not "Jane" and how seriously sad is it that I remember that...?

surfer said...

pinky/froufrou - when you're right, you're right. Thanks for setting me straight. Hey, at least I got part of that blind right. Right?

And pinky, it's not sad at all. It just shows that you're not a newbie (said in the best sense of the word!) here and knew what I was talking about. I miss the old-timers.

Twisted Sister said...

Pinky, it shows you're young, hon, and still have a good memory.

Frou Frou - do tell! I haven't heard that one.

Judi said...

1 - Jennifer Garner. Neither Manheim, nor Portman are bitchy.
2 - The Culkins.
3 - Keaton.
4 - Don't know. Is this someone who won Oscars for both categories?

Production Girl said...

The problem with the Drew Barry guess and the old BV is that it was a 4 (3??) story WALK-UP building. Remember the playdate requested to leave the stroller on the 1st fl so as not to go up the stairs with it.

Not saying it's not her but that the BL is unrelated in this way.

#2 Macaulay Culkin (1st to mind)
#3 Michael Keaton (1st to mind)
#4 don't know but must have been a young person...well to me at least.

wtf said...

@frou frou

no, do tell!!

Majik said...

#2 Obvs Mac
#3 Could be Robert Duvall...I believe he did have a stalker at one time (dunno why I think that) and he's an ass

http://www.tmz.com/2008/02/13/robert-duvall-tuesdays-apostle/

Amy said...

The building might be the Beresford at 81st and Central Park West--it's littered with celebs and is walking distance to Shakespeare in the Park. i first thought #4 was Tatum O'Neal who lived (and may still) there but she never won a best actress oscar.

vamp said...

tatum won best supporting actress for "paper moon"

princess pea said...

hey amy - tatum o'neal is a great guess, and she did win an oscar for best supporting actress (paper moon).

Ice Angel said...

I doubt Tatum would have an assitant running around with her. An assistant for what?

I do like the idea of someone young-even a child, perhaps. Just the way the woman scolded her, makes me think the person with her was an adult.

Ice Angel said...

I doubt Tatum would have an assitant running around with her. An assistant for what?

I do like the idea of someone young-even a child, perhaps. Just the way the woman scolded her, makes me think the person with her was an adult.

Amy said...

Princess Pea--oh, I guess I read the entry wrong--I thought he meant the person won best actress AND supporting actress.

Production Girl said...

Amy said...

The building might be the Beresford at 81st and Central Park West--it's littered with celebs and is walking distance to Shakespeare in the Park. i first thought #4 was Tatum O'Neal who lived (and may still) there but she never won a best actress oscar.


Thats right, I forgot about the building next to the History museum...hhhmmmm.

I think Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick live there or at least used to.

Iza's Mom said...

no way is it drew, my best friend lives in that building - no elevator, no doorman. sorry, but nice memories everyone.

i vote claire danes for #1; lives in soho, frequently ragged on by Ent.

princess pea said...

amy - sometimes ent's writing can be very misleading, in that it can be taken to mean different things. I'm sure there are actresses who have won in both categories, although I can't think of any right now.

There are actresses who've won Best Actress more than once (Meryl, Hilary Swank). My personal thoughts are that in this case, he was just widening the pool, making it that much tougher for us to figure out.

captivagrl said...

after researching the archives, i agree with TWIS #1.marisa tomei was in The Comedy of Errors(1992) i don't know if she was drunk or just a bitch.....both?

Kelli said...

I think Kyra & Kevin live in the Dakota...actually he's been ragging on Natalie Portman a lot lately.

captivagrl said...

kelli - when did natalie portman do shakespeare in the park? i don't see her on the list of actresses.

Amy said...

Natalie Portman was in The Seagull in the park in 2001. Mike Nichols, who directed that production, lives in the Beresford.

captivagrl said...

amy - ty, i see it now.

sillyme said...

Excuse me, but what happened to full, frontal Friday?

april said...

#1 Claire Danes?

captivagrl said...

sillyme - you're just as dirty as me. and i mean that in a good way. really.

Rhianna said...

#2 - not really a blind, must be Culkin

On the rest, no idea.

C.J. said...

Full frontal Fridays? Well, ENT cannot post those NSWF pics if he reads his own rules and bans Les Suckno comments, can he?

wtf said...

Full Frontal Saturday this week?

Molly said...

C.J. ~~
What rules has enty posted? I haven't seen any. And if he deletes comments it's because they're offensive to people who post here. You don't have to click on the full frontal pics if you don't want to see them. Anyways this is his blog so he can do whatever the fuck he wants.

Sillyme ~~
Yeah, what nerve of him, huh? I'd ask for my membership money back if you feel he's slipping on the job you act like you hired him to do.

How old are we?

ma said...

It's not Drew I met her in west hollywood she is very down to earth

dahling said...

Waaaaaay back to Surfer's comment-Don't know if Randy Quaid has had a stalker-but it wouldn't surprise me if he "thought" he did..( now humming the TwilightZone theme )

sillyme said...

You rock, Captiva Girl. I was looking forward to that all day (and night) yesterday). I live in place where Ent. is 3 hours earier.... So I kept checking, but no full frontal dudes! What a GD shame. I live for these types of posts.

sillyme said...

Meant to say that I "live in a place...." And let me please go on the record as saying that Les Sucko is just so disgusting, he needs (b/c you know it's a he) to stop posting here. He's gross and he needs to go to some porn site where he can get his gross freak on, but he certainly shouldn't be here. I find him (and I think that I speak for all the cool chicks who post here) extremely offensive.

sillyme said...

Also, I want to hear Frou Frou's story!

Sweater said...

It wouldn't be Drew if he's talking about a b lister.
Go and reread his own standards folks. She's part of a franchise and people pay to see her in films.

Flora said...

Dahling beat me to it- I totally think the ass in #3 is Randy Quaid. That man is the definition of ass. He's done enough suing and being sued in the last couple of years alone to be fitted with an ass for a head.

Wanderlusting said...

Found your blog through your wonderful compliments on Miss N.

You remind me of my Entertainment Law class's Ent Lawyer. Hilarious!

captivagrl said...

all time crappiest oscars ever(period)

de anne said...

Maybe I'm being too lenient, but I don't think someone who is facing stalker issues is automatically an ass just because he doesn't want to talk to anyone.

For all we know, his 'stalker' started out as fan or random person he happened to be nice to and it snowballed - I know that if I was afraid for my own safety, it would certainly change the way I interact with people...especially if I was afraid of it happening with more than one person.

(Heck, he might have been advised to not speak to anyone other than who he had to...)

Also, if its an actor from The Paper, that's dang near 15 years ago folks. People change - maybe they're not an ass NOW but were considered an ass THEN...

lainiekazan said...

#2 item about the Culkins is the tip-off; it's a vanilla white-brick apt. building on West End Avenue in the 80's in Manhattan. I remember the fire.

#3 --Duvall used to live in a building on W. 86th & Broadway so he knows the neighborhood very well; I don't think he'd have been in a dull building like this, esp. back in the early '90's. Also, even if he did have a stalker (well, stalkers *are* crazy), I think he'd be chilly (that's his affect) but not downright rude. Sounds more like Keaton, if that's the only other choice.

lunarkitty said...

The part about Culkin never holding the door for anyone just struck me hard.

My mother's coworker's daughter was killed in the fire caused by the Culkins, right before Christmas... They PROPPED OPEN a fire door and allowed it to spread so they could get out with no regard for the others in the building. I hope they all suffer.

RIP Lily