Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Today's Blind Items - Mini Jackass and Mini Kindness

#1 - This C list film actress who used to be B+ and has always had A name recognition due to her unusual name has not been working much. In fact, if it were not for her one defining role, she would have been relegated to obscurity by now. The thing is though, it was a defining role, and she is and was gorgeous. Did I mention she is married? She is, and that is where this story gets a little creepy. Thanks to Miley Cyrus I will be using that word all damn day. Her husband has a job, but he doesn't actually work. He is the kind of guy who prefers to live off his wife's modest earnings and her fame. He loves being married to his wife. Not because he loves her, but because he is a pompous ass who thinks he is Mr. Big Shot because he married a former sex symbol. He makes her go out with him almost every night so people can see them together, and he loves inviting strangers back to their house and having her put on something a little more revealing. If that doesn't work, he walks the strangers around the house and shows off nude photos of his wife that are hanging throughout the house.

#2 This former B list singer and entertainer is aging now, but still has that dynamic, outrageous personality that made him such a star then and now. He lives off his past, but with that smile and famous name he has no problems getting gigs. Over the weekend, our singer, who is confined to a wheelchair now, came into a restaurant with a group of people, and had just ordered when he was recognized. For the next hour he signed autographs, posed for photos and handed out photos of himself while his food just lay there untouched. Someone asked him if they should let him eat and he said that his fans were much more important and that he could always heat up the food in the microwave.

122 comments:

DNfromMN said...

#1) Tito and Jenna Jameson came to mind, but she isn't a film actress (unless we consider porn films as regular film). She also doesn't have that unusual of a name.

#2) I don't know but I love him.

valerie said...

#1 - Uma Thurman

Alan said...

U r not naming married couples, people! *still thinking*

Mira said...

what about Mira Sorvino for #1?

DNfromMN said...

mira - nominating yourself? If you have inside information: spill. :)

Kidding aside, I think Ent said that Oscar = B-list for life back when he did the sarah michelle gellar list-update

Kristen S. said...

Mena Suvari? Married to a non-actor, defining role in American Beauty.

Mistik said...

dnfrommn, given Sorvino's post-Oscar track record, we might have to make an exception to that rule for her...!

tinypants8 said...

Mena Suvari

juju said...

mena suvari is divorced. happened in 2005

kellysirkus said...

Mena Suvari is married?

She is divorced. She was the answer to the Blind about the chick in the Dom/Slave relationship, I believe. She does like older, "creepy" dudes, though.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I can't think of any singers that are confined to wheelchairs now! What a sweetie whoever he is.

Kristen S. said...

Hhmm...her IMDB needs updating, then!

Ice Angel said...

I liked the Mena Suvari guess, but I just looked her up on IMDB and she is divorced.

joe*to*hell said...

ALICIA SILVERSTONE!!!!!!

Bryn said...

B.B. King for #2

selenakyle said...

Alicia Silverstone is an excellent guess!
Married to some guy I've never heard of since 2005.
Has done gorgeous (but tasteful) nude photos for PETA, but her IMDB says she never does nude scenes in movies.
Great guess, IMO, joe*to*hell!

joe*to*hell said...

THANKS! her husband is in a band called STUN.

i am sticking by it!

Ice Angel said...

Unfortunately, I do not think that Alicia Silverstone is such an unusual name that it would help to make her "famous." I do love that guess, though!

Cali Girl said...

Perez is saying that Patrick Swayze's publicist has confirmed pancreatic cancer and that it has spread. So sad.

Moosefan said...

For #2-I was with you for BB King or Little Richard. I got to meet Lil Richard about 11 years ago and let me tell you-He gave a concert like he was just starting out back in the day! He was just as nice and took the time to actually talk to his fans.

For #1-have no clue but hope she has some major bank...

ekbay said...

Mariel Hemmingway?

lainiekazan said...

For #1 -- what's the name of the woman who played Chrissie in "Three's Company"? Her husband Alan-something has always seemed to make a vague living as her "manager" or "producer." It was his pompous behavior that lost her the "Three's Company" gig.

How about Teddy Pendergrast (sp?) for #2?

Twisted Sister said...

Lainie- Teddy P is a GREAT guess.

CarolMR said...

Lainie - Suzanne Somers is a great guess!

Carla said...

lainiekazan - chrissie was played by suzanne sommers and as far as i know, she's a tv star and celeb spokesperson. i don't think she's the blind.

Dschingis said...

Liv Tyler / Steve Tyler - Aerosmith has A-list recognition

but i prefer the Romjin ex Stamos and Jerry C. couple.

Ice Angel said...

Suzanne Somers is not a film actress. I'm sorry everyone...I seem to be a lot better at shooting down everyone else's guesses than actually coming up with any good ones of my own.

(Hangs head in shame)

Twisted Sister said...

ice angel, join the club...lol.

CarolMR said...

What would Rebecca Romijn's defining role have been?

meredith said...

romijn is still working on ugly betty. the blind says this actress has not been working very much. Also, I don't think she could have ever been considered B+

Dschingis said...

I switched to Brooke Shields, the defining role being The Blue Lagoon.

Ice Angel said...

While a good guess, Brooke is working on a hit show right now, right? And I think her hubby is actually a fairly successful producer, if I am not mistaken.

Twisted Sister said...

I'm not sure Brooke was ever considered a sex symbol, was she?

Sexecution said...

Hate to join the party as a pooper, but Brooke is starring in the Lip Stick Jungle, plus she's been working regularly. Mariel Hemingway is a really good guess. Her hubby barely works. Unless he's an Avon rep on the side - he's got loads of time to kill, and she's a beautiful woman.

wildflower said...

#2 I thought Joe Cocker. I don't have anything to back it up - but when it said wheelchair I thought he might be confined to one because of his MS. I have no other reason to guess him - but thought I would throw it into the mix.

Stacy said...

#2 is Teddy Pendergrass

#1 - Did Bo Derek remarry?

ekbay said...

Thank you... I think Mariel fits. Defining role being Manhattan, doesn't work much anymore, A-List name recognition.

jax said...

not Brooke, Chris Henchy is successful in his own right.

Taylor said...

Brittany Murphy?

adrian said...

I thought Brittany Murphy because of her creepy husband, but her name is not odd, she was never a sex symbol, & she didn't have a defining role--other wise, a lot fits.
It almost sounds like Demi Moore, but Ashton still has his career, she's done.

Twist, Buns, Cap.--11!!!!!!!!!

Ice Angel said...

Bo Derek is married to John Corbett, who is working steadily and a bonafide HOTTIE!!!

adrian said...

I didn't think Bo & John were married

Ice Angel said...

Doh! You're right Adrain...Bo and John are only dating! No ring! Sorry for the misinfo.

This blind is driving me nuts because I think it is solvable.

I'm thinking our best guess is probably Mira Sorvino.

Twisted Sister said...

I think they're just living together, but what a couple of cuties.

Adrian, I've been watching all day. Way to go!!! Do you have a strategy for the end? You should come up with one, I think.

Ice Angel said...

OK--now I'm thinking more about the Mira Sorvino guess, but I really can't see a couple with two young children having naked pics of her hanging all over the house. She is an extremely intelligent person and I don't see her acting this ditzy.

Hmmmm....this is driving me crazy...the unusual name thing should really help nail this for us!!!

VA said...

Teddy P does not get any gigs - in fact, he's retired - has only performed once since 2003 --- he's also not known for his smile....how about Ben Vereen?

mandythegreat said...

1) Sigourney Weaver. She's gorgeous and definitely has an unusual name, and I think we all know what her defining role is.

Twisted Sister said...

Teddy P. not known for his smile? You must not have been a follower.

eileen said...

I think we have a winner! I don't know about her marital status but everything fits Sigourney Weaver.

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Stacy said...

I'm skeptical that Sigourney was ever a sex symbol.

madvogue said...

ice angel

silverstone is actually an unusual name compared to your ordinary ones. for example, smith or jones.
its not everyday i see someone with the name silverstone. so that will be my guess also.

Twisted Sister said...

Elizabeth Berkley's defining role was in Showgirls. She's done bit parts since that time and is married to an actor who hasn't worked since 2002.

Her name isn't unusual but the rest seems to fit.

wildflower said...

I'm not feeling the Sigourney guess. She doesn't seem like the type of woman that would put up with that kind of behavior. Plus I think she is known for more than just Alien - Gorillas in the Mist, Ghostbusters, that space one with Tim Allen - totally blanking, sorry.

Lynne said...

teddy pendergrass for #2

Lynne said...

on teddy's wiki it says he last performed in June/july 2007. that wasnt toooooo very long ago.

Majik said...

I don't think #2 is Teddy P...he's been in a wheelchair for over 20 yrs and the blind implies the wheelchair is a relatively new development, likely because of his aging.

Sadly, this screams Tony Bennett to me.

What about Apollonia for #1? I'm thinking that's what EL means when he says 'unusual' name...defining role in Purple Rain--dunno that she was ever considered B+ tho.

Kinsey said...

Mira Sorvino #1

Lynne said...

rebecca romijn DOES have an unusual name, but when jerry o'connell was on the adam carolla show awhile back he seemed to realize how very lucky he was to be with someone of her caliber...but to play along, for her defining role, i would guess mystique from xmen.

Eve said...

Sigourney Weaver was in a movie that opened like a week or so ago.

I think it's Mariel Hemingway. It sounds like someone with low self esteem and to me she seems like someone who may suffer from that, from her lineage to being sexualized at a young age (check her out in the movie Lipstick, with her sister).

Twisted Sister said...

Since when is Tony Bennett in a wheelchair? He walks all over New York.

Twisted Sister said...

I don't think this is a model or singer, based on the comment that it was her defining role. We're looking at an actress.

Lynne said...

what was Mariel Hemingways 'defining' role? as the Sex Monster?

& has anyone seen that? i caught it on latenight hbo one time. don't really remember it... lol

Craig said...

Did Soleil Moon-Frye do any movies? She is only known for "Punky Brewster" but the items says "film actress" not "TV actress."

Lynne said...

i don't think her "defining" role to become a sex symbol would be Punky Brewster. It's only nowadays that CHILDREN are sex symbols....

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Lynne said...

hemingways hubby, Stephen Crissman seems to have a pretty nice producing career. he may not have done anything since 2007, but that was only last year. EL makes it sound like this guy is not in the business..

does mariel go out EVERY night? you'd think we'd at least get SOME pap pics of them out & about, especially if she is partying every night.

maryja said...

I think #2 is Solomon Burke.He still performs but often has to while sitting down.

Lynne said...

ok, sorry, i know i've already put in more than my two cents, but check out mariels imdb page...

ent says: This C list film actress who used to be B+ and has always had A name recognition due to her unusual name has not been working much.

but, mariel HAS had work... recently in fact!

Twisted Sister said...

Lynne, like Elizabeth Barkley, Mariel's work seems to involve bit parts, mostly on television. Those things would allow for only "modest earnings", I think. Don't rule her out.

Also, wasn't her defining role either Personal Best or Star 80? I believe so.

joo said...

#1 is Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Unusual name. Defining role: Ghost. Sex symbol. Naked pictures (cover of Vanity Fair). Husband has a job but doesn't work (producer of reality shows, some "acting").

Bunny8778 said...

#1 - My vote was for Demi Moore too, joo.

Twisted Sister said...

Ashton has produced a ton of shows in '07 and is working in movies at the same time. He's working too much for it to be Demi.

Mrs DePoint said...

Mariel Hemingway has a yoga studio, just wrote a book about living a healthy lifestyle, is the mother to two teens--she seems pretty together. I don't think it's her.

Brenda22 said...

I think Demi is the best guess so far. There are actually pics of them going out all the time. The only thing that doesn't fit is that Ashton does work.

#2 One of the Osmond brothers, isn't one of them disabled now?

bionic bunny! said...

SWAYZE UPDATE:
i dunno if anybody has heard this yet (6:00 pm pacific) but they just said on the news that the enquirer is kinda talking out of their asses. patrick has a milder form of the disease, 5 weeks is BS, and he is reacting well to treatment, at least that a paraphrased quote from his doctor.

thought y'all would like to hear.

Bxrlvr said...

My husband works at a hotel, and has met B.B. King a couple of times. B.B. is in a wheelchair, and was just in town for a small concert. He is currently touring at mostly smaller venues. My husband acted as security (but was instructed not to keep fans away) when B.B. was having dinner, and later when he was in the bar. B.B. acted exactly the way Ent describes - everything stopped so he could talk and spend a little time with his fans. At one point he even grabbed a guitar and and had a jam session in the bar. Very nice guy.

hello kitty said...

No matter how you look at it, the statistics on pancreatic cancer are grim. Luciano Pavarotti beat the odds by lasting more than a few months after diagnosis, but Michael Landon was gone in a flash.

farygica said...

Hemingway's defining role would be for Tracy in Woody Allen's "Manhatten" for which she was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA.

But I don't think #1 is her.

MadLyb said...

Teddy Pendergrass. He's the only singer I know who fits the bill and is confined to a wheel chair. Good for hime!

MadLyb said...

I'm going with Milla Jovovich for #1 just because noone else has. Also, please forgive my typos. I really am not an illiterate.

adrian said...

I have no strategy Twisty --it is over next Friday, & I just found out I am going in for surgery--so I will miss the whole last day of voting/reviewng!!%#@!!*+!! I don't know how that effects my entry!
(that was me using inappropriate language!)

bionic bunny! said...

steve jobs had a lesser type of pancreatic cancer and we all know he's still kickin'. there are two types apparently, the one we're all so aware of, a less aggressive type.
and i'll take a quote on the evening news from his own doc over one from NE or perez, thank you.

while i think b.b. king would be a good guess, he IS diabetic, and putting off his meal would not be a good idea.
teddy is a good guess. for some reason i always get him mixed up with peabo bryson.

adrian said...

I meant affects

Twisted Sister said...

madlyb, she's no longer married, so I'm thinking that's why she wasn't guessed.

I really loved her in the Fifth Element, though!

Adrian, bummer! Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Why don't you let the people you're swapping votes with know that and ask them to vote for you and tell them you'll leave a note asking people to vote for some of them after we vote for you. I think that might work.

adrian said...

I might send a message that I will do 2 reviews on Thursday, & maybe 1 of my kids will do the voting on Friday. I hate to nosedive on the last day. Thanks for your help-- I have to try to figure this out-- I have invested so much time.
I feel like Bartelby the Scrivner-- I refuse to leave my desk.

El Hombre said...

#1 I was thinking that Mariel Hemingway was the best guess for this: I agree with Twisted Sister that Star 80 was her defining role, and the year before that came out she was in Playboy. Hemingway definitely has A recognition. But, it doesn't seem like she's out & about all the time, getting photographed by the paps. So I'm stumped. Mira Sorvino has an unusual name but I don't feel like she had a defining role - she did win an Oscar for Mighty Aphrodite but so few people see Woody's films that it would be tough to be a defining role, and though I Loved Romy & Michele, is that her defining role?

#2 I agree with Majik that Ent's post indicates the wheelchair is recent so it couldn't Teddy Pendergrass. One thing that I've been trying to think about is that he called this person a former B list singer AND entertainer - I don't think anyone who has been suggested fits all three attributes. BB King & Little Richard are A list & only musicians, Pendergrass is (I think) only a singer and has been wheelchair bound for 20+ years, I doubt Solomon Burke is even D list (he's great but few people know who he is). What to y'all think Ent means when he calls this person an entertainer in addition to being a singer?

Twisted Sister said...

Adrian, you have to change your strategy completely for Friday because that's the last day. Every message you (or one of your kids) leaves Friday should be a request to ask them to email their friends asking to vote for you (if that's rule abiding). If it's not, then email everyone you know on Thursday night asking them to email everyone THEY know with the request that they vote for you as often as possible on Friday. If you can do both, that's all the better.

El Hombre, thanks - I couldn't remember if it was Star 80 or Personal Best.

El Hombre said...

Twisted Sister, my memory that Star 80 was a big deal could be colored by the fact that I was a 13 year boy when it came out & was verrrry interested in seeing it due to certain *prurient* interests :)

One of my best friends, on the other hand, said that Personal Best gave her a *special feeling* that it took a few years to recognize:) The lesbian punk group Team Dresch re-created a scene from the movie (when the gals were running a track & field race on an oval track) for one of their album covers, which I think is totally awesome.

Twisted Sister said...

LMAO @ El Hombre!

Well, I knew one of the two was her defining role, and I remember both getting a strong reaction for the very reasons you mention. Pretty cool that people remember this so many years later. That's a nice mark to leave, and it does make you wonder what happened to her career.

El Hombre said...

For your enjoyment Twisted Sister:

Personal Best
http://www.planetout.com/images/popcornq/dbimages/p/PersonalBest.gif

Team Dresch http://www.coldheartprojects.com/images/Team_Dresch-Personal_Best.jpg

Sorry about the lack of clickable liknks

Harriet Hellfire said...

I was thinking Bo Derek for number 1. I don't know much about her though...don't know if she's married or to who...

Judi said...

Bo's been with John Corbett for years but they're not married. He works and is very far from being pompous. I think we're thinking way too young here. Also, Enty talks about the wife's "modest earnings," so Suzanne wouldn't fit because she's had dough since Thigh Master. I'm thinking more along the lines of Tanya Roberts or Brigitte Nielsen though I don't know they're marital status right now. Sex symbol. When I hear that I think of Raquel, Ursula, Sophia, Marilyn - those types. Mariel was never this, though they tried to market her as one with Star 80 (talk about bombs). Milla's a new mom so she's not free to go out every night. I just think it's someone older who had amazing success but not for very long, married to a nobody who's a jerk.

Judi said...

If she wasn't so old, I'd think it was Zsa Zsa because the description of the husband sure fits Anhalt.

sauvage said...

I thought of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio for a moment, the defining role being Maid Marion in "Robin Hood", but she has been working steadily and I agree with others that a married couple with children would not have nudes hanging on the wall.

I also loved the Mariel Hemingway-guess, the defining role being "Star 80", but again, I think her husband does too much work as a producer/director to be considered non-working at all.

Great, nothing new here. So we are looking for a married with no children or children of an age where they don't live at home anymore - I think no kids would be the more logical choice since children tend to visit their parents and even stay over sometimes, so having naked pictures of your mum hanging on the wall would be unlikely.

Second thought: Do we remember any former star who is photographed a lot, but doesn't actually seem to work? The blind says he makes her go out almost every night...

bflogurl said...

1) Tawny Kittaen


I know, I know, just shaking things up a bit.

canadachick said...

if it wasn't a film actress - Yasmine Bleeth would totally fit

Bryn said...

My first thought for #1 was Farrah Fawcett. Unusual name - known for defining role = Charlie's Angels. Ryan O'Neal = pompous ass. Only thing that doesn't fit is they are NOT married. This one's a toughie. I don't think we've guessed it yet.

~crazypeanut~ said...

@adrian....if you re-post the addy, I have a lotta nothing to do today. I will gladly lend my clicking abilities to help you in your quest. :)

adrian said...

hey--thanks crazypeanut!!! I appreciate the support!!!


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please ignore this post if you are not interested. Thanking you in advance.

blossom6673 said...

Hi - new here so I figured I'd throw a guess out there for # 1.

Is Marisa Tomei married?

Twisted Sister said...

El Hombre - thanks! Very cool pics. She looks so young that it makes me feel ancient. ;-)

Blossom - welcome. I looked her up on www.imdb.com and it appears Tomei is not married.

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CarolMR said...

My first thought was Ann-Margaret. BY-BYE BIRDIE the defining role. Two first names. I think it's someone in her age group, but her husband, Roger Smith, is a nice guy and I think he has been ill for a long time. So I guess it can't be her.

Shara said...

Sigourney Weaver is married. She was one of Empire Magazines'100 Sexiest Stars in film history in 1995. Alien is really her defining role but of course she did others or I doubt ENT would list her as B+. Her husband works VERY sporadically or not at all, according to IMDB. I think she fits really well. JMO.

adrian said...

Isn't she dead? & I don't remember her in Shampoo--that was Carrie Fisher

unicorn jones said...

Definitely gotta be Alicia Silverstone for #1 -- one defining role (Clueless), the nude photos are probably framed PETA ads, the only thing is a former sex symbol?

I guess she could be seen as that, although I wouldn't describe her as a bombshell.

But I still think it's her

CarolMR said...

Was Alicia Silverstone ever considered a sex-symbol?

lainiekazan said...

bxrlvr -- I'm *so* sorry to hear about BB King -- I didn't know that. His diabetes must be taking its toll -- and he's not a young man to begin with. Thank you for the news.

~crazypeanut~ said...

@ adrian....done and done and will return repeatedly, if it will allow me too. :)

Fantastic pic too.

adrian said...

Thanks crazypeanut--you can only vote registered once a day, but you can leave comments. Thanks for your help--1 week to go then I can leave my computer!!

Brenda22 said...

@adrian

Just voted for you. Good luck!

sauvage said...

Shara, Sigourney Weaver's husband does a lot of theatre work which the IMDB doesn't list, so I doubt it's them.

adrian said...

thanks so much Brenda!!!!

I know that it isn't but it is probably someone like Shannon Elizabth, Melanie Griffith or Kim Cattrall in respect that there role/personality was more sexual--maybe someone who even posed for Playboy. I don't think it was a "serious" actress. It has to be someone that you automatically associate with once being sexy.

Chole said...

Is Tia Carrere (can't spell it) married? I thought of her for #1. She has an unusual name and was a sex symbol in Wayne's World.

wildflower said...

I like that guess chole. Tia Carrere (don't know how to spell it either) is married and her husband is a photo journalist (thank you IMDB).

d said...

I love the Tia Carerre guess!

adrian said...

weird thought--Natassjia Kinski?
She had that nude photo with the snake, unusual name, famous for the Polanski movie, but I'm not sure if anything else fits
Or how about even someone like Bridget Bardot?????
Did she ever marry again?

silenttype said...

I run with Tia. In Waynes World, they ran around trying to impress Mr. Big to get Tia's character a record contract. The blind references "Mr. Big Shot".

Mr. Warner said...

This HAS to be Tia...and her jackass hubby Simon Wakelin. He's a photog, and has taken zillions of nudes of his own wife. He pimps her out just to try and get more work /fame for himself (sad). He wrote his own IMDB bio, and contributes his exclusive pix of her to websites AND paparazzi. Uggh. The guy is a real skeeve. He's basically a pervy paparazzi guy calling himself a "photojournalist" simply because he's taken some artsy pix in the past. His real claim to fame is being an on-set still photog. She should dump his pimpin' behind and get back with Wayne Campbell!!

JavaJones said...

1 Mercedes Rule (sp?)