Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Today's Blind Items

#1 - Apparently if I wish and wish and wish, then sometimes they do come true. This is an A list couple with an A list lifestyle. If I give you their description it would give it a way. Does A+ name recognition help? Anyway they haven't been doing much lately. Oh, they make noise and it appears as if they are doing something, but in reality. Nothing. No money is coming in but lots and lots is flooding out. It has got so bad that the couple only have one employee. One. I take that back. They do have a gardener at one of their houses, but not for long. They are trying to sell that property and just about everything else they own. I don't know if anyone has said it out loud, but the bankruptcy word has been whispered. She wants to call some famous friends for a loan but his pride won't let her do it.

#2 - Speaking of financial messes, this other celebrity couple is in even worse shape. Actually the male half of the couple is a celebrity in the sense that he is married to the female actress who was once at the very top of the world and has slowly, but steadily just about crashed to the bottom. In one more year, people will be "who?" It has got so bad financially with their raging drug habit and his legal problems that they have started making sex tapes which are going to be "stolen." Outrage will follow and then hopefully enough money from the distributor to last until she can find someone willing to pay her what she used to get for acting.

98 comments:

Mooshki said...

#1: J. Lo?

jax said...

tom and Katie
Micheal Douglas and CZJ?

i need more clues!

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

#1 definitely sounds J.Lo-ish. Didn't they fail to sell their baby pix recently?

#2 -- Sandra Bullock & Jesse James?

unicorn jones said...

my first thought for #1 was JLo and Marc Anthony, too

no idea for #2 though...is sean young way too out of the loup for this kind of blind?


--uj

wood1107 said...

I thought Ashton & Demi for the second one. JLo and Marc for the first.

ElsieFire said...

Much as I want it to be JLo, is she A list? Is Skeletor? Either way, they DID get a shitload of money from Kneepads for the twins cover, so no...

A list couple would indicate acting couple and/or director et al, so who we got that haven't been doing projects?

NOT:

Jolie/Pitt (seriously, before anyone says it, just stop..)

Will/Jada

Tom/Katie (she's on Broadway, he's been working, new Ben Stiller pic coming)

So yah, that's all I got.

lyz said...

#1: Could this be why JLo and MA say they don't have nannies...b/c they can't pay them???

#2 Sandra Bullock is making a movie right now so it's not here. And Ashton is a celebrity from That 70's Show. Sounds like the male isn't a celebrity in his own right.

Nature Girl (Kara) said...

Strung out Brittany Murphy and ugly hubby for #2?

But, who would pay anything to see that gross action. Ugh.

beyondseattle said...

# 1 has to be someone el doesnt like very much, but same thoughts- are anthony and jlo A list, maybe jlo but anthony?

tomkat is the only other a list couple he doesnt seem to like.

Nature Girl (Kara) said...

And, JLo & Skeletor totally match #1.

Their latest efforts didn't sell, and they supposedly don't have any nannies helping them out at home.

Dawn said...

Yes, I agree with ickster couple of Brittany Murphy and her nasty oily hubby for #2.

JLO & MA for #1? Oh boy, no waaay!!! I don't know...

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

If #1 isn't JLo and Skeletor, then a very dark horse possibility: Ben Affleck & Jen Garner. (Ben is doing almost nothing right now, and Jen has only a couple of projects in the pipeline.)

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

@ nature girl kara: You've sold me on #2. Fits perfectly and logically.

lyz said...

Yup, I think Kara nailed #2 with Brittany Murphy. Haven't there been rumors about drugs and sex sharing? And he's a no-brainer for the legal problems.

Good thinking!

meredith said...

J.Lo has a lot of business ventures though with her clothing line and perfume... seems like she would have a pretty constant cash flow from those.. could be jen and ben they havent been in much of anything that makes money recently.

jw12 said...

i think brittney murphy too

Mooshki said...

I think that when Ent says "A list couple" he is referring to their social/fame status rather than their career status. Like, he's described people in the past as a B/C list actor in an A list couple.

ms_wonderland said...

#2 Julia Roberts and cameraman husband? She was at the very top (much more famous than Brittany Murphy) and has worked very litte since becoming a mother.

But.... a sex tape? Yuck.

Marcy said...

But who exactly would be interested in a Brittany Murphy sex tape with her no-name husband??

Lisa said...

Please, oh please, oh pleeeeeeease, if there is a God in Heaven and justice in the world, let it be J-ho and Skeletor!

kellysirkus said...

#1 - Posh and Becks???

as to #2 - you couldn't pay me enough to stomach and Britney Murphy sex tape with that gross thing

captivagrl said...

#1. JLo #2. Brittany Murphy

beyondseattle said...

didnt jlo and ma also cut a deal with the hospital to get a discount and werent they also the blind about the couple that needed new furniture so sold pics to paps to pay for it?? totally think you guys are right on it with murphy but gross and double gross....ug

shegundala said...

I like the CZJ and Michael Douglas guess for #1.

ms_wonderland said...

Posh and Becks have a steady income of at least $20m a year from his endorsements and playing.

For #1, how about David Duchovney and Tea Leoni? Selling up in Cali to 'raise their kids in NY' because Tea wont raise them in LA. House(s) in Malibu on the market, no sign of a purchase in NY.

EmilyR said...

Come on, is Brittany Murphy really a "female actress who was once at the very top of the world?"


Posh and Becks for #1? Was his Galaxy contract contingent on play time or spectator turn-out?
Kidman & Urban?
Moore & Kutcher was mentioned or #2, but they might fit #1.

captivagrl said...

michael douglas is and will always be a very wealthy man. he has $$$ squirred away that she'll never touch(find) when they divorce. same with paltrow.

jw12 said...

Michael Douglas is worth over 200 million so I don't think it's him.

Last year Mark was "forcing" jlo is sell her home in Miami and LA.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

@ ms_w: I thought about DD/Leoni too -- but he's got that new X-Files film out this summer, so he's hardly been doing "nothing"... doesn't quite fit.

adrian said...

Michael Douglas is worth a fortune, & CZJ does a lot of endorsing.
JLO/Skeletor is interesting-he owed a few million in back taxes, & also they made El Cantante, which I believe they financed, & nobody saw.
Also, he is supporting an ex & a bunch of kids.
Besides, mink eyelashes & extensions have escalated in price.


#2--is just ew! if it is Brittany Murphy

captivagrl said...

Brittany Murphy was at the top of the world not too long ago. she's listed at over 700 million in box office for 16 movies. her husband and the drugs have pulled her down.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

@emilyr: She kinda was. "Girl, Interrupted", "8 Mile", "Clueless", a regular gig on "King of the Hill"....

Mooshki said...

Ashton pulls in big bucks through producing. Posh & Becks are rolling in dough. I don't know how much it pays, but Brittany is still the voice of Luann, right? And she's still doing movies. Did she ever really make that much? Duchovny must've been paid well for "Californication" and you know he got big bucks for the new X-Files. Plus, I think he just got a new production contract. Yeah, Michael Douglas will never go broke, and I can't see Julia Roberts ever being a "who?"

Mooshki said...

On second look, most of Brittany's upcoming movies are "rumored."

Gayla said...

I'm leaning towards JLo and Marc for number one. They definitely live an A-list life, and have "made noise" about doing different projects, but their projects have gone nowhere. So much for those around-the-clock bodyguards, huh.

The thing is, JLo does have her perfume and maybe her clothing line (does anyone buy her clothes anymore though? That's so 2004), but if their spending habits are seriously out of hand that's probably petty cash to them.

Whoever the couple is just needs a lifestyle change, they're not REALLY bankrupt. When they have days when there is only 73 cents in their checking account, and actually consider that a good day compared to the time when they were over $400 in the red, then they can bond with me over what it feels like to be broke.

As to other guesses, Ben and Jen don't live an A-list lifestyle. They're actually very low-key, despite being a guess for almost every blind item concerning a couple having problems. David Duchovny and Tea Leoni, also not living an A-list lifestyle. And aren't an A-list couple, at all.

captivagrl said...

"she wants to call some famous friends for a loan but his pride won't let her do it" JLo all the way! Diddy popped right into my head.

Mooshki said...

gayla - it's always fun to put things in perspective, isn't it? :) When I read about Britney or Lindsay being "broke" it makes me want to laugh. Even poor bankrupt Ed McMahon will probably only be able to sell his house for $15 million instead of the $20 million he wanted.

surfer said...

As beyondseattle pointed out earlier, it has to be someone Ent doesn't like, so I'm going to throw this out there.

Who does Ent hate, hate, hate? EVA LONGORIA!!! She and Tony have homes in LA and Texas, and probably France too, as that's where's he from. Most of the pics we see of her are shopping.

Probably not them, but figured it might be worth a mention.

Mary said...

I can see Brittany Murphy for 2. Is King of the Hill still on? She voices one of the characters, but doesn't really do much else. She was "top of the world" several years ago in the context of being on the verge of an IT girl. I remember a lot of buzz around her. She went from dumpy looking in Clueless to hot. She was in a bunch of movies including 8 Mile and was dating Ashton Kutcher.

Gayla said...

About number two. I briefly thought of Anne Hathaway but she is not married (goodness, I hope not) and her star is rising right now, not falling.

I guess Brittany Murphy was at the top of the world at one time - when she was dating Ashton, and for a short time after. She was never A-list but she was working her way up. I can't think of a better guess...except Alba and Cash? Maybe? Has he had any legal problems? Wait, she shouldn't be on drugs now, she just had a baby. Darn. That's what I get for somewhat wishing bad on someone.

Emobacca said...

Surfer, it can't be Eva and Tony having money issues since they have a ton of it coming in. She probably pulls in 6 figures a week on DH and Tony Parker now makes over 10 million a year.

Christine said...

Adrian makes some good points...

Also, I wonder if any of the Skeletor and Jlo money went to Scientology?

Coco said...

Jessica Alba for #2?

jw12 said...

mooshki-Demi produced all of the Austin Power movies so she's set for life

adrian said...

Christine--have you even priced mink eye lashes lately? outrageous!
Actually, I was surprised when fat ass kept touring when she was pregnant. That is very grueling, & considering she went through hell to get pregnant, I thought she would stay home & take it easy. I figured back then she kept plowing on for financial reasons.
Being in your late 30's carrying twins is not that easy, especially while constantly performing.

Gayla said...

mooshki - I still have semi-nightmares about that. It was this time last year and my checking account stayed like that for two months while I looked for another job, since I didn't qualify for unemployment. And all they have to do is cut out obvious shit like buying chinchilla eyelashes and 600 face creams.

So yeah, ALWAYS fun to put it into perspective. The fact that they have all this property to sell...I wish I had multiple houses to dump for a few million!

Christine was reading my mind while I typed that up, too...I was thinking that if it is them the "famous friends" would likely be fellow Scientologists. Marc better suck it up and let her ask for the loan now before they really do end up broke. COS won't have any use for them then.

LRS said...

#1 The way ENT words "...and it appears as if they are doing something, but in reality. Nothing." That "in reality." -- isn't there supposed to be a reality show following JLo & MA??

Gayla said...

*I meant 600 dollar face creams (though I wouldn't doubt that she buys 600 bottles of it in a year). And Adrian beat me to the eyelash punch.

califblondy said...

Seems like I read something a while back about the ton of dough being spent on the twins' nursery and M.A. getting pissed about it, but knew better than to tell J.Lo to cut back.

I think J.Lo has always spent money like water and with Mark's tax probs, alimony, child support, well, I think it could very well be them.

Too bad she gave Ben the ring back. If she would have pawned it maybe she could afford a maid, nanny, or umbrella holder.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

1. I HOPE #1 is Cruise.
2. Totally sounds like Demi/Ashton.

Amy said...

Ashton also makes money from the investments in the Dolce restaurant group in LA. I think the clue in #2 is to find a male who has legal problems.

adrian said...

Here is a link from the local newspaper regarding JL/Skeletors home & lifestyle:

http://weblogs.newsday.com/realestate/blog/jennifer_lopez_and_marc_anthon/

jw12 said...

Murphy's husband has 2 arrest warrants

surfer said...

emo, I'm sure you're right. Although DH is on hiatus (or are they back yet?), Eva does have endorsements. I was just trying to think of someone we "know" that Ent really dislikes.

Nature Girl (Kara) said...

More for #2: Brittany Murphy also just lost out on her Tinkerbell V/O job because of her cracked out lifestyle.

captivagrl said...

remember owning multiple homes means nothing. they may have zero equity, or negative equity for homes in LA and Miami. they could sell all homes and still be in debt. we have friends/family that live way beyond their means... expensive cars, clothes, homes and they are bankrupt (even with huge salaries).

Amber said...

I still think it could be a Scientology couple, because even if you do have money coming in from movies here and there, they are still paying MAJOR moolah to the church every month.

SFG said...

God I love this, and all your guesses. When is Ent doing the next big reveal???

captivagrl said...

sfg - next reveal is 4th of july i think

ronni said...

#1 Pam and Tommy Lee. They are back together under 1 roof and Pam had that huge tag sale.

teddymac said...

#1. "Apparently if I wish and wish and wish, then sometimes they do come true."

J Lo and Marc Anthony did appear in an ad for Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams" ad campaign. I'm guessing it's them!

pusssykatt said...

Saw a blurb today that JLo's mother has moved in with her because their nanny quit.

Judi said...

Ronni, actually Pam and Tommy fit #2 nicely - but it already happened to them!! :-D
Substitute "singer" for actress, and it could be Winehouse. Oops, that happened already, too. Then I guess it is Brittany Murphy, except that in no way, shape or form has she ever seen the summit professionally. She's never had anything but 'potential.' It's the descriptions of the drugs and legal problems that fit these two, so okay. Whatever.
Yeah, I guess #1 is JLo and MA.

La Pachuquita said...

I would go with Michael Douglass and CZJ. He would seem too proud to ask for money and she is used to a certain lifestyle..

jax said...

Elsiefire Katie is on Broadway but they don't make shit and Tom's role is a cameo in the Ben stiller flick.

this is someone who is going broke that EL hates.

jlb said...

What about Travolta and Kelly Preston for #1?

plot said...

Douglas is loaded. He's been making good money since the '70s, invested and produced his way into hundreds of millions over 4 decades. Believe it or not, he has been very smart and prudent with his cash.

selenakyle said...

Beatty and Bening for #1?

Thought Tommy and Pam for #2 at first, but he's a celebrity in his own right, I would think, plus the sex tape thing would be too played.

Hmmm...

selenakyle said...

Oh wait--I think Ent likes Bening, as hinted in yesterday's randoms.

I'm kinda liking the Travolta/Preston guess and maybe a Julia Roberts thrown in for good measure.

Lastly, fuck Ed McMahon. With all of the REAL poverty and misery in this country, he can go fuck himself asking for handouts to help save his mansion.

tracyh said...

Did J Lo do any of the print Disney "dreams do come true" anniversary ads? Because that's what the line "Apparently if I wish and wish and wish, then sometimes they do come true" reminds me of.

nothingsacred said...

for some reason, i think #2 is melanie griffith/antonio banderas. even though he is pretty much famous for being an actor.

adrian said...

tracyh--they did Jasmine & Aladdin, but maybe they should have stuck him in "It's a Small World".

liveunderarock said...

I logged on hoping Ent. would have some snark about Kelly Preston. I saw a commercial for her new Lifetime movie which she is supposed to be promoting on Regis & Kelly one day this week. When I saw the commercial I thought that it must be hurting her to have to do a Lifetime movie and promote it on daytime television.

I don't know if that has any connection to either of these blinds. Just thought I would throw it out here.

Jamie's Girl said...

# 1 do sound like J Lo and Skeletor. Both are definitely A List together and live the AList lifestyle. Marc Anthony is very proud.

# 2 is Britney Murphy

Clydica said...

#1 - My vote is J-Lo and Skel
Ent's quote "I don't know if anyone has said it out loud" reminds me of her 2000 hit song "Let's get Loud"

rubicon said...

Tom and Katie for number one

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Mooki said...

Kate Winslet for #2?
Top of the world = Titanic

But the Brittney Murphy guess seems to fit aswell.

boobsu said...

Here Here Gayla! I know how that feels!! Celebrities have no idea how it feels to be broke. However, I do feel it makes you a stronger person ultimately.

lyz said...

No way has Kate Winslet crashed to the bottom. Britney Murphey has. She's just about reached has-been status.

rufusjonz said...

for #2: Sandra Bullock and Jesse James?

for #1: Affleck and Jen Garner?

adrian said...

always goes back to Affleck--kind of like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon-----

rufusjonz said...

i dont think #1 is Jlo and Skeletor because didnt she make like $100 mil a few years ago, and he is such a big musician with the Latinos

When was the last time Jen Garner and Affleck got a big payday? She did some romantic comedy last year, and he is doing mostly indy movies and supporting roles as far as i know.

RagDoll said...

1. Eva & Tony would definitely be the Wish Fairy making Ent.'s come true, but I think JLo & Ratboy, too.


2. Oh, no. Please, please please do NOT let there be a Simon Monjack porn. They should pay Brittany Murphy to keep that thing OUT of circulation.

rufusjonz said...

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock appears right for #2:

he has legal troubles:

"JESSE JAMES" IN HOT LEGAL WATER AGAIN A U.S. labor union claims that Jesse James, head of the West Coast Choppers motorcycle empire, ripped off its trademarked logo and is now using the image on the company's popular calendars. In a federal lawsuit,

Geebz said...

#1~Dean and Tori

#2~Julia R & the camera dude

acetomato777 said...

I don't see Sandra Bullock as a druggie. Ditto Julia Roberts. Both can still command big salaries and open a film, so they are hardly on the verge of "who?"

#1 does sound like JLo and Skeletor. $100 million coming in isn't anything if you are spending it right back out. They have financed some serious bombs lately.

lyz said...

Sandra Bullock is making a movie right now....

adrian said...

Please don't forget JLo has been paying off exes as far as divorces & to keep them from writing books about her. That must cost a nice sum, too.

And PLEASE--can we make a drop down list of Blinds that may actually FIT Ben Affleck? People can't keep randomly guessing him for anything--only for things like idiots engaged to JLo, has hair plugs, went to rehab, likes strippers, veneered teeth, etc. T

Katja said...

top of the world =king of the hill

Or is that to obvious??

I like obvious ent! keep the obvious coming! :)

rufusjonz said...

when was the last time a Sandra Bullock film made money? her fees have to dropping like the stock market

plus have you seen her lately...pretty dusted (meaning ageing poorly) looking, could easily be drugs

califblondy said...

Adrian, I think Ben-guessing is just a little joke. Well, sometimes it's a joke, most of the time it's amazing to me how often he actually fits a blind.

When it doubt, guess Ben!

adrian said...

califblondy-- I agree, when in doubt, guess Affleck, but there is nothing in many of the posts that evev hint at him!

Joanna said...

I really really HOPE it is Tomkat just because I'm sick of a) hearing about the celebrity hype machine that's trying to save his career and b) tired of hearing about them in general. It would be delicious. BUT, I don't think it is since the Cruise fortune is HUGE (or at least was) and the support system around them is pretty secure. I also don't think he'd have qualms about asking the CoS for a buck or two to keep him afloat. Bah.

kathryn said...

this has got to be brittany murphy for #2, the various [and numerous] accusations of her raging drug habit are legendary.

BinkyM said...

I'm failing to see how Brittany Murphy was ever "at the very top of the world." Let's have a look at her box office:

Happy Feet (2006) (voice only) $198 mil - listed 7th in the credits
8 mile (2005) $117 mil - listed 4th in the credits
Sin City (2005) $74 mil - listed 31st in the credits
Just Married (2003) $56 mil -listed 2nd in the credits
Don't Say a Word (2001) $55 mil - listed third in the credits
Good Boy! (2003) (voice only) $38 mil - listed 22nd in the credits
(It's all downhill from here, so I'm stopping now)

Would someone be so kind as to point out where in there she's "at the very top of the world"? Perhaps my understanding of the term is different from yours. Me, I think of people like Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Julia Roberts, et al, as being at/having been at "the very top of the world." Brittany Murphy is a pissant.

(BTW, her IMDb StarMeter rating is 242, though I know not why.) Judging from that list, it oughtta be a helluva lot lower.)

While I'm here, for all those people who slag Ashton Kutcher, the man's a wildly busy producer (with seven projects currently in development and two films in post-production). We should all be such losers!

lars said...

#1 Brad & Angelina

#2 Julia Roberts & hubby

Tea Lady said...

Brittany Murphy also has like three films in post-production and one filming according to IMDB so I don't think it's her.