Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today's Blind Items

Word of advice to all actors, actresses, or just "everyday people" it is probably not a good idea to have an affair with someone who works for a cell phone provider. It would also behoove you to be smart enough to figure out this before you go through 4 cell phones.

An Academy Award winning actor who is married with child(ren) is aging, but not told. Perhaps he is going through a mid-life crisis, or perhaps he is trying to relive his glory days when women actually thought he was hot. For whatever reason, our actor decided to hit on the woman at the Verizon Wireless store. She was less than half his age which makes her legal, but barely. From what I understand she had no clue who he was even when he filled out the enrollment form. Someone told her later after he had left. Well, being the idiot that most guys are, our actor was back the next day because he couldn't get something to work on the phone. Now informed who our actor was, the salesperson hit on him hard. The actor was flattered and asked her to lunch. Lunch led to another lunch which led to knocking boots back at her place. Another note to those having affairs. Roommates do not keep secrets well.

Our actor enjoyed his time with the salesperson but thought it best to end things because he was, after all, married. Our salesperson had other plans and decided to call our actor...often. Our actor changed phone numbers. But he didn't change companies. So, it must have been a shock when he started receiving calls on his new number from our salesperson. This process repeated several more times until our actor finally figured out that perhaps he should change numbers and companies. Guess he didn't mind paying the early termination fee. So what should he do about the packages that keep arriving in the mail? Oh sure. The idiot put down his home address when he signed up for service. Good thing he doesn't work much so he can stay home to get those packages.

60 comments:

Janele said...

Me thinks Denzel - he won best supporting actor for Glory.

Allison said...

I find it hard to believe that someone would not recognize Denzel...

Robot said...

Yeah, Denzel is basically a household name/face. And too old if you take the age guess literally.

Janele said...

I guess you guys are right. I WAS thinking Springsteen, hence the Glory Days reference, but he's not an actor.

Maybe Cuba??

Kristen S. said...

Our guy would be somehwere around 36 - 45ish. I get the impression he's just barely twice her age, and she's just barely legal.

Moosefan said...

Ed Harris, or is he just balding and bitter. He won for Pollack I think...

LRS said...

I'll throw a vote in for Cuba Gooding Jr.

jw12 said...

What about Daniel Day-Lewis?

littlemanwhatnow said...

who has won an acamedy award in the past 10 years?

i think the girl whouldknow who denzel is

ms_wonderland said...

Nic Cage likes then young.

Maggie said...

Bruce Springsteen? He does have an acting credit for "High Fidelity" and won two Oscars for songwriting, so that loosely fills that. The reference to "everday people," which he tries to sell himself as, and the "glory days" reference. He was rumored to be cheating on his wife a few years ago, and it's entirely possible a really young salesperson would have no clue who he is.

He's on tour though, so I doubt he'd be home much to get the packages. Possible though.

jw12 said...

2000-STEVEN SODERBERGH,
BENICIO DEL TORO, RUSSELL CROWE

2001-DENZEL WASHINGTON,JIM BROADBENT, RON HOWARD

2002-ADRIEN BRODY,CHRIS COOPER,ROMAN POLANSKI

2003-SEAN PENN,TIM ROBBINS ,PETER JACKSON

2004-JAMIE FOXX,MORGAN FREEMAN,CLINT EASTWOOD

2005-PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, GEORGE CLOONEY,ANG LEE

2006-FOREST WHITAKER, ALAN ARKIN,MARTIN SCORSESE

2007-DANIEL DAY-LEWIS,JAVIER BARDEM, JOEL COEN AND ETHAN COEN

sorry for the caps but it's a cut paste job

gossipmonger said...

ben affleck was in a movie called glory days! he always fits. he's aging, but not old. or at least it seems that way. & he's got the oscar. married, with child. the (ren) might just be to throw us off? or maybe he has a secret child?
but thats another blind for another day.........
lol

kathryn said...

What about Timothy Hutton, he won the Oscar for Ordinary People when he was 21 and is married with one child. He is now 48. He wouldn't be that recognizable to someone who was 18 I wouldn't imagine...

califblondy said...

Why does Ben Affleck always fit? LOL.

The stupidity of the male species never ceases to amaze.

gossipmonger said...

plus, with ALL that HEROIN Mr. Affleck is on, who the hell would be able to recognize him anyway? i bet Jen thinks shes being robbed when he wakes up & comes downstairs in the afternoons!

jw12 said...

I like the Timothy Hutton guess. He was awesome in Ordinary People and he wouldn't be recognized.

CarolMR said...

I think Tim Hutton and his second wife have two children now.

CarolMR said...

I think Tim Hutton and his second wife have two children now.

Kara said...

I really like the Timothy Hutton guess too. Couldn't barely legal be a 19 or 20 year old too? Half his age is 24, 20 is less than half his age.

But then again, he does call her an idiot for not knowing who he is, even by name. So maybe it is Denzel because that would make her an idiot.

clonie said...

I don't think Bruce Springsteen is a likely guess at all. For one thing, the blind item is attributed to an actor, not a musician - Springsteen's one acting credit, a cameo, hardly qualifies. For another thing, he's 58 years old - a woman half his age would be in her late twenties.

Russell Crowe might fit - he's married with young kids, plays in a rock band ("glory days" could refer to that) has the Oscar and used to be hot. Now, not so much - which might be why she didn't recognize him.

Timothy Hutton is also a good guess.

jw12 said...

kara, he calls Timothy the idiot.

being the idiot that most guys are, our actor was back the next day

CarolMR said...

I was wrong. Timothy Hutton and his second wife have only one child. Tim will be 48 this August.

gossipmonger said...

OK i don't know enough about timothy hutton to "poopoo" the guess...but here's a factoid -- his son was born september 11, 2001.

can you imagine being in the hospital giving birth on that day!?

Kara said...

Ooooohhhh.... good catch.

Thanks, jw12!

ali said...

Saying "married with child(ren)" is just his way of keeping the number of children open - they could have one child or multiple children. He just doesn't want to give it away and make it easier.

gossipmonger said...

half of ben afflecks age is 17.5!!!! & maybe, just maybe, she might be 6 or so months older, which would make her barely legal.
just sayin.....!!

gossipmonger said...

come on people!!
hop on my ben affleck train already!!!!!!

jw12 said...

Tim does have another kid w/ Debra Winger.

Brenda22 said...

It has to be Timothy Hutton because of ENT's "Everyday People" clue in the first paragraph.
All the clues fit him. He has an oscar, but it wouldn't be hard to imagine a 20-22 year old having no clue who he is.

Kara said...

I took the part where he said she was less than half his age to mean take his age, cut it in half, she is less.

But I already traded the idiot part as referring to her not him, so clearly I'm not the best reader in the world!

Dead Kennedy said...

Timothy Hutton fucked my girlfriend, Mary Martin Mohr, and ruined our relationship.

Grace said...

I'm on the Timothy Hutton train, but was he considered hot in his day? I suppose...

Michelle said...

Can't be Denzel.. he is about 50. Yep less than half is younger than 25 still..

So a barely legal girl would have to be around 18-19 yrs. The way it is worded makes me think the actor is probably around 40-45 years.

gossipmonger said...

or he could be 35, 36 in august.
LIKE BEN!!!
cooome ooonnn take the carrot!!!!!!!!

Whinemaker said...

This goes to show how old I am...I was thinking either Warren Beatty, or Michael Douglas

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Gossipmonger, I'm widcha girl. I always blame Affleck!

Lil said...

I'll jump on the Assfleck train. That guess makes the most sense to me. :-)

gossipmonger said...

yay! i have passengers on my train!!!

*so special*

Willow said...

I really wanna vote for Russell Crowe:
.. 2001 Academy Award for Gladiator
.. back when a lot of gals thought him quite "hot"
.. 44 years old so the girl would be "less than half his age which makes her legal, but barely" at anywhere from 19 to 22

But I think he resides in New Zealand. So why the hell would he have a Verizon cell phone? Well.. but he has made quite a few movies in America lately .. and I am assuming this is not a time sensitive post. So maybe he dallied whilst he was in America filming in the last few years?

Ya .. there! Convinced myself! Russell Crowe!! Besides .. for some inexplicable reason .. that guy just bugs me!

Mia said...

Btw, I'm almost positive that Bruce Springsteen only played *himself* in a dream sequence in High Fidelty. I don't call that anywhere near an Academy Award Winning career.

trashtalker said...

Kevin Costner. (Well, Ben Affleck didn't win for acting, either...)

califblondy said...

I've been waiting for Kevin Costner to pop up. If it ain't Ben (woowoo, that's my train whistle), then it's always Kevin.

intheq said...

gossipmonger, i am on your train.

there is NO WAY a 19-20 year old would have any idea who ben affleck is... seriously - good will hunting came out in 1997.

interestingly, ben afflect is also a meth addict, gay, has an illegitimate child with a mexican hooker, is timmy, and sleeping with paris hilton.

Sara said...

Can't be Ben. Not for this one. 19-20 year olds might not know his movies, but they read the gossip.

I like the Timothy Hutton guess. I have no idea who he is, either.

Miss X said...

I can't jump on the Afleck train.

He's all over the gossip mags, dated J-Lo and was in a couple of Kevin Smith movies. An 18 or 19 year old is going to recognize him from something.

Isn't Kevin Costner in his 50's? It seems like he would be too old for this.

What about Christian Slater or someone along those lines? In teen movies from the 80's, early 90's. I know we're looking for an Academy award winner, so Slater is probably out.

Rebecca said...

Timothy Hutton dated Angelina Jolie when she was very young also. Wouldn't put it past him to date a 20 year-old and he's not very recognizable to that age range.

Jennifer said...

"married with (child)ren" .... can that be read as married with child (as in, "she is with child", as in he and his wife are expecting...?) Any of these actors have babies on the way?

Marisa said...

who the fuck is timothy hutton? i'm 25 and i have absolutely no clue who he is.

Gossipaddict said...

Long time reader first post. MARISA - Watch movies much? Ever seen Taps or Generals Daughter? Timothy Hutton has been around a long time

J said...

Hey Marisa, do you work for a cell phone provider by any chance?

trashtalker said...

What is this chick mailing him? Panties or something??

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

"everyday people" is a jab at Kathy Hilton. I probably has nothing to do with this blind

notachance said...

I don't think I would've ever referred to Timothy Hutton as "hot", and certainly wasn't relevant when "hot" became the terminology. He was good looking and has aged into a nice looking man.

It has to be someone a little more current on the scene that the "hot" moniker would've been used on.

Amy said...

Of all the actors listed from the last 10 years, I would go with Russell Crowe!

In fact, it seems to fit, actually. Not really such a sex symbol now and I can see how some young ditz wouldn't know who he is. He's middle aged, married with kids and doesn't work that much any more.

Seems like a cheater, too.

Guesser said...

I like the Timothy Hutton guess - I'm mid-30s, and yes, there was a time when I would've said he was hot. Plus I think the "everyday people" clue is brilliant.

gossipmonger said...

intheq - LOL!!! i love it!

...as for not recognizing ben affleck, he looks horrible, the most recent pics i've seen (it HAS been awhile) were of a skinny sunken in wasting away man. Certainly not Mr. Armageddon anymore.

gossipmonger said...

hmm looks like someones been eating...found this recent pic:
http://www.waleg.com/celebrities/images/ben-violet.jpg

violet is so cute it makes me sick!!

so, anyway. ben affleck was my high school celeb major crush. theres no way i wouldnt recognize him in any druggy state he's in. but, looking like that???? I would definitely know who he is!!
i know i'm contradicting myself now.....
anyway, i still want this to be him.
also, apparently, affleck was at the lakers game last night with matt damon.
just sayin...
i'm still driving this train!!! lol

Mooshki said...

Why would someone be flattered that a girl started hitting on him only after she realized he was famous? How could he not know those are the ones to stay away from?

bionic bunny! said...

wait, i saw jamie foxx listed up there... wasn't he supposed to be a real jerk?
or was that martin lawrence....

so many people are unrecognizable w/o lighting and makeup anyway.