Friday, February 15, 2008

Ted C Blind Item

Death-Mint Myrtle is the successful star of small and big screen. But it’s her addicting show, At Home with Hate, that—even though some jealous bitches say is past its prime, à la DMM—it’s really put Deathy back on the glossier maps. Hate is still a ratings force to be reckoned with on prime time, no BS. Now, Death-Mint might be enjoying the spotlight, but she’s still got a slew of secrets up her size-zero sleeves that are slowly slipping out. This actress’ apparently hideous eating habits are getting to be such a prob, not only for her feeble frame but for her fellow coworkers on the hit show.

See, the crew is quite inconvenienced whenever DMM has a scene, since it takes an extralong time to stage the camera angles just so—so that Ms. Myrtle’s obvious dubious health isn’t so noticeable to the naive TV viewer at home. “We have to make it look like she actually has a chest, sometimes,” bitched one totally in the know Hate worker-bee, and he wasn’t talkin’ boobs, honey-pies.

Howev, Myrtle might be battling an unfortunate mastication sitch, along with some unfair double standards. Despite her skinny skeleton, our girl’s handling the aging process quite well—offscreen. But in TV land, normal lifelines don’t fly. Wrinkles and creases in Myrtle’s forehead, due to her wilting frame, are blurred out in postprod of the show, since makeup sure can’t cover every little unwanted bit. The question to ponder is why the show’s producers are even trying so hard, when DMM is always being upstaged by her cuter costars.

Oh, of course, guess they like the tension on camera. What a doofus question. Forget we asked.

56 comments:

nothingsacred said...

i hate how whenever its a tv show people always think desperate housewives or greys anatomy.
that being said, i'm going to go with dh. Teri Hatcher

GOSSIPGODDESSES DISH said...

Sally Field, Brother and Sisters


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canadachick said...

Marg Helenberger from CSI ??

Twisted Sister said...

I don't think Hatcher has been successful in tv AND film. Sally Field sounds right, but the and it ain't's don't add up.

And it aint:

Joely Fisher, Mariska Hargitay, Tina Fey

Jolara said...

Happy Friday All!!!

Hope it's not Sally Field... I really like her.

What does "a la DMM" mean?

Twisted Sister said...

Actually, the ain'ts do make sense.

Joely Fisher and Mariska Hargitay had famous parents and so does Sally Field.

Tina Fey won an Emmy this year for 30Rock and Sally Field won an Emmy this year for Brothers and Sisters.

Kate said...

sally field is a size zero?? come on..and why doesn't ent ever post the "and it ain't"s

Bryn said...

jolara: "a la DMM". He said the show is past it's prime "a la DMM". Meaning Death Mint Myrtle is past her prime as well.

Twisted Sister said...

Jolara, ala 'Death Mint Myrtle' or DMM.

Alice.W said...
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ruriko said...

Same show different person:

Calista Flockhart, always had a (under)weight problem.

Alice.W said...

Joely Richardson, Felicity Huffman, the one in House and there's many more that could fit I'm sure. So sad these days that so many actresses are skin and bones.

DNfromMN said...

ts - I don't think people are saying that Brothers & Sisters is past it's prime. isn't it only its 2nd (3rd?) season? It's never really gotten bad press.

I think we're looking at someone who's featured in magazines/tabloids ("glossier maps"). And 40+.

Dark hair based on the ain'ts, and possibly SNL related (Tina fey as an ain't)?

Twisted Sister said...

Calista Flockhart hasn't been a successful star on the big screen.

Twisted Sister said...

DN, I'm not saying Sally Field is THE answer, I'm just saying that so far, she's one that would fit the blind. I'm also not sure if Ted is saying the show or the concept of the show, is past its prime.

Sis said...

Ok...TC....what the heck does this mean...“We have to make it look like she actually has a chest, sometimes,” bitched one totally in the know Hate worker-bee, and he wasn’t talkin’ boobs, honey-pies.

What else is it besides boobs, am I missing something here?

I do not think it is Sally Field since it is implied that the show (and actress) is past its prime, her show is only a couple of years old.

ana said...

I'm going with Teri Hatcher.

captivagrl said...

felicity huffman?

Brit Brit said...

patricia Rossi ??
She is in Nip Tuck...
But i think it might be Tina Fey also... with her big scar on her cheek..

califblondy said...

Is Teri Hatcher a big star on both the big and small screens?

No way do I think it's Sally Field.

C said...

Argh! Why do people always guess Teri Hatcher as the answer to every single one of the BIs? This woman must be the most screwed up chick in Hollywood! That being said, I too, think Teri Hatcher!

Twisted Sister said...

Califblondy, I've already asked that question...lol. That's a big clue, but it's being ignored.

Alice W. and Cap, Felicity H. is good.

Champaggles said...

I think it might be Felicity Huffman. She has had succes on both the big and small screen.

Many people do think DHW is past it's prime. At Home with Hate, the rumors abound of how the gals get a long.

The multiple references to chest. Her character is battling breast cancer. To me Felicity has gotten much thinner as the show has gone one. Exhibit A) http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2932841216/nm0005031

You can see the bones in her chest. Not pretty.

As for cuter co-stars, I don't think that is a reference to the other women, but Lynettes cute little kids that do tend to scence steal.

That's my guess.

canadachick said...

the only thing i can see the ain'ts have in common is they all have kids ?

ruriko said...

I think the "At Home with Hate" is a big clue as well.

califblondy said...

Portia de la Rossi might be a good guess because of the "addicting" comment.

canadachick said...

ok just reread it....show is past its prime, but its put DMM BACK on the glossier mags.....like she may have joined an existing show recently ?

captivagrl said...

when felicity won the globe for transamerica she referenced the fact that her husband was very supportive. she said when they met she was a FAT farm girl or something like that. she has spoken about pressures in hollywood for women to be thin.

Catherine said...

Teri Snatch

Judi said...

What about on the older shows like ER or others?
I haven't looked at ratings recently nor do I watch DH, but is Housewives "a ratings force"?
I really hope it isn't Felicity. She's the only one I respect on that show - like a lot of people.

DNfromMN said...

What about Joely Richardson on Nip/Tuck? I haven't watched it for 2 years, but it sounds like it's just getting more and more over the top.

Has famous parents, & shares a first name with an ain't. Has been in a lot of movies. However: 1) movies not really successful, 2) Nip/Tuck has nothing in common with Ted's title At Home with Hate.

ts- it's impossible to figure out what ted means most of the time.

sis - I'm with you, I don't know what else making it look like someone has a chest, and not meaning boobs means.

I don't want it to be Felicity Huffman, I like her too much. ;)

Twisted Sister said...

DN - I usually don't have a problem with tedspeak, but once in a while I read something that could be taken two ways and I get all confuzzled.

Sis, DN - I think Ted means she is so thin she doesn't even have a decent chest, let alone boobs.

Catherine - what movie success has Teri Hatcher had? Maybe some of us are missing it.

Alice.W said...

I forgot to mention Felicity suffered with both aneroxia and bulimia as a teenager and sometimes used to purge up to 6 times a day.

Rare Avis said...

Teri Hatcher was a bond girl.

Twisted Sister said...

Thanks, Rare. I don't think that makes her a successful star of large screen.

captivagrl said...

the strange chest/ boob bit may be a hint. the cancer from tv role/ transgender in film?

Champaggles said...

As far as ratings go I belive this is accurate:

Nip/Tuck an average of 2.5 million viewers.

DHW and average of 18 to 20 million viewers. At least over 15 million.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Rumor has it Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffith have been in a feud since almost day one of working together on Brothers & Sisters. Calista looks like a high-maintenance drunk to me. Even though B&S isn't exactly past it's prime, I still think this sounds like her. Her eating disorder is well-documented.

Champaggles said...

What movies has Calista been in that would make her a star of the big screen?

I haven't followed her career at all and have no clue.

jax said...

the birdcage is all i can remember Calista in.

Im going Felicty with Teri a close second.

CarolMR said...

Lisa Edelstein from HOUSE?

bippy said...

totally felicity -- first person i thought when reading this... she fits all the criteria, non?

califblondy said...

Okay, you've convinced me, I think it's Felicity too.

mialou said...

Kyra Sedgewick is extraordinarily thin. She has a slight scar on her face and is from a famous family.

Pamela said...

I don't think (and hope) it's Felicity. I don't think the other housewives upstage Felicity much. She plays a very strong character and is one of my favorites.

All the signs do seem to point to DH though. But Teri Hatcher doesn't fit either. She really has no film credits.

Champaggles said...

I don't it's the other housewives who are upstaging her. The cute thing is not a term I would apply to any of them. Not to imply anything about there attractiveness, but it's almost a kiddish term. So I think it applies to the kids that play her kids.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I like the Kyra Sedgwick guess.

KingTubby said...

Teru Hatcher really has no film credits?!?!? Haven't any of you seen Ford Fairlane?

yellow said...

Only someone that never watched The Closer, would say that Kyra Sedgewick as been done any favors from lighting, and makeup. She looks haggard most of the time, and she is not upstaged by no one cuter in the show because she is the only woman in the cast.

It's a show that has hit a low point but still has great ratings. Grey's viewers have been dropping every week, it has jumped the shark, but the numbers are still extremely good. It's lead, Ellen Pompeo has some scenes were she looks really crappy, she has been out staged by all her co-stars, and has been haunted eating disorder rumors forever.She also has very sharp lines in her her forehead.

Brothers is sisters has been going up in the ratings, and Desperate Housewives, are thriving after the hitting a slump last season.

classy_stoner said...

I would just like to point out that you almost NEVER hear of Felicity H. in gossip magazines (glossier maps).

gossiphound said...

ellen pompeo sounds like a good guess. she is so thin, plus there are so many other women on Grey's that outlook her.

Majik said...

Biggest clue in the whole blind is the word "Doofus".

Ally McBeal reference...I didn't watch the show much, but I know they used to refer to Peter McNichol's character as a 'doofus' quite a bit. They brought the word out into the mainstream again.

I think it's Calista Flockhart...she's been in quite a few movies and could probably have a decent film career. She was in A Midsummer Night's Dream which did alright at the B.O., as well as the Birdcage...she tends to pick 'quirky' or off the wall films.

I also think that's why Ted put 'small screen' first...more successful on tv.

smooches said...

my first thought was katherine heigl from grey's anatomy. they say it's losing its steam and the "at home with hate" sounds like the problem with isiah washington...remember everyone said he hated gays? and now she's been in 2 big movies...knocked up and 27 dresses...just a thought.

Alice.W said...

Calista Flockhart and Teri Hatcher look pretty healthy in recent pics from last month. I always think the arms are telling when someone has an eating disorder.

Joely Richardson looks awful and Felicity Huffman's not looking great, she seems to be covered up in most recent pics too, which is suspicious.

RagDoll said...

I think this is Courtney Cox-Arquette and the show is 'Dirt' Hyphenate name, sallow, bird-chested, bony leading lady, big screen success w/ the 'Scream' franchise, and "Friends" on the small screen.

RagDoll said...

Also, "handling the aging process well-offscreen..." Cox-Arquette is the spokesmodel for the Kinerase line of anti-aging products...handling aging QUITE well, off screen indeed...when you're being paid fat coin by an anti-aging cream company!!!!