Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's Blind Items

Hey, it's definitely not Ben Affleck, but it is someone who starred with him in a film once. Of course that could be a lot of people so lets narrow it down to B- actor, 95% films, although two great television appearances that come to mind are also part of his resume. He has basically been off the radar the past year. Oh sure, a bit part here and a bit part there, but this actor with the A list facial recognition has spent the better part of the past year in rehab. Not quite the crack smoking in the living room firing off shotguns, but he did manage to abuse just about every drug you can imagine over the past three years. What finally sent him to rehab though was his ex wife's promise to take away visitation rights of their child(ren) if he didn't stop leaving her/him/them unattended so he could both score and use drugs. The drug paraphernalia littering the floor was probably also not good parenting.

57 comments:

Blondie said...

Ray Liotta..?

selenakyle said...

Gary Sinise? Not sure about B- or TV appearances, though.

Wild guess.

Kristen S. said...

Chris Rock? Although his stint on SNL was more than an "appearance", but it was memorable. Pretty much everything else has been films. And he's right down there in RP.

selenakyle said...

Nope. Sounds like he's still married. Got nuthin'.

selenakyle said...

Sinise, that is.

Lil said...

Gary Sinise also has a regular TV stint in CSI-NY, not just a couple of appearances here and there.

And well, EVERY blind can't be Assfleck - but he did cause that earthquake here in CA. That probably wore him out for awhile. :-D

LRS said...

Giovanni Ribisi
Starred w/Affleck in Boiler Room
TV: Friends & My Name is Earl
Divorced 2001
One kid

Kristen S. said...

Giovanni Ribisi is a dedicated Scientologist - it's highly unlikely he was trying all kinds of drugs. He would have also been sent to the Purif and Narconon so fast your head would spin - I don't think they woudl have waited a year.

selenakyle said...

If Giovanni (I hope not--loved him since an early X-Files episode), I suppose even Scientologists can fall off the wagon.

Kristen S. said...

Absolutely they can, selenkayle, but it's really unlikely. And if anyone found out, that woul dbe a huge "flap" as they say - you're supposed to be ineligible to go up the "Bridge" if you've used.

not a famous adrian said...

I think Beck is married to Giovanni's (Frank Jr.) twin sister.
Not that that means anything--just a fun fact.

Tully Mars said...

Actually Ray Liotta has done a lot of work in the past few years. I think this may be Peter Berg. Starred with Benny in Smokin' Aces. Is known for Chicago Hope and Alias, has 1 child & divorced, has a recognizeable face...

Blondie said...

It has to be an A-list recognizable face.

selenakyle said...

Beam me up, Scotty--I'm clean!!!

Ms. said...

I like the Peter Berg guess. And he's a bit of a freak as well. I know someone who worked with him on a film and he said Peter is extremely difficult and errors on the side of being a beligerant bastard.

Ms. said...

belligerent

oops

Lucky777 said...

Well of course Matt Damon was my first thought (TV apperance on Will & Grace...)...

I like the Giovanni Ribisi guess...

Film Co-stars (B actor, 95% film, A list facial recognition):

Adrian Brody?
Paul Giamatti?
Colin Farrell?
Liev Schriber?
??????????????

Brenda22 said...

Bruce Willis...Jason Lee....Alec Baldwin

selenakyle said...

I think Jason Lee is also a Sci. 'Course, if it IS a Sci, that makes it even juicier!

Hmmm

shoe addict said...

andy garcia, has he done tv?

JennyE said...

Firt time post here; for some reason Micheal Rappaport popped into my head, but I can't think of a movie he was in with Ben Affleck....or maybe Donal Logue...ER and Grounded for Life....

DNfromMN said...

Ent needs to take a cue from Ted and do the And it Ain'ts. The Ain't ben affleck is a good start.

I was thinking Bruce Willis until it came to only a couple of TV appearances (was on Moonlighting in the 80s).

Thought of Josh Hartnett, too, but never married.

Peter Berg has directed two movies in the last year, be tough to be doing that many drugs and direct The Kingdom and Hancock. As well as co-produce Friday Night Lights.

Stacy said...

Its definitely not Chris Rock, he is currently on tour with his stand-up (great show by the way).

It is also definitely not Adrien Brody, he has no children, and he has been filming pretty much nonstop this year. He's off the radar because he spends most of his off time in Europe with his Spanish girlfriend.

I'm liking the Ray Liota guess.

Ice Angel said...

I actually like the Giovanni Rabisi guess best after looking through the IMDB lists. But if he is a Sci, I can't see how it would take his ex to send him to rehab, when I would expect the COS would squire him off to some place for reprogramming first.

Big Sur Expedition 2008! said...

Totally thought Giovanni too. Sad, I really like him.

Peekwa said...

First time to post a comment on this site. I immediately thought of Tony Goldwyn. Most people would recognize him, but he isn't a blockbuster star. He starred with Ben in the movie Bounce and was on Dexter in 2006 and Law & Order: CI in '07.

Peekwa said...

On second thought, maybe not. Blind indicates ex-wife, and he is apparently still married.

Coco said...

What about Steve Buscemi? Now that's a recognizable face.

jax said...

i beleive rappaport was in 200 cigarettes with Affleck,non?

2 tv roles, Phoebe's cop bf on friends and War at Home.

i got nadda after that.
although Matt Damon did Will n Grace AND Jimmy Kimmel. ooh that sounds dirty.

Brit Brit said...

Giovanni Rabisi is a Scientology follower i dont think its him.

and i would be sooo heart broken I love him. met him at build - a - bear in Hollywood <3<3 <3 HIM!

CC said...

rapaport was on that boston teacher show for one or two seasons...

peter berg has a full slate of directing, don't think it's him...

i gots no guesses, though...

Amy said...

Joe Pantoliano? Was in Daredevil with Ben and didn't make anything in the past year....

jw12 said...

amy, i was just going to guess Joey Pants

Amy said...

I'm thinking it's him - very recognizable face - does mostly films but has done TV.... Peter Berg doesn't have A list facial recognition

Pandora said...

I think Joey's Kids are too old. Doesn't the blind imply that the children are too young to be left unattended?

I am liking the Ray Liotta gues.

xxx said...

How about Christian Slater? Were those two in a movie together?

Beth said...

Scientology is also anti-gay, but that doesn't stop the never-ending rumors about Cruise and Travolta. And where there's smoke...

I like the Giovanni Ribisi guess.

xyz said...

My guess is Robin Williams.

Beth said...

That sounds good, but Williams starred on Mork & Mindy for four years. His fame stems from television originally.

H. Montana said...

what about Peter Stormare? he was in Armaggedon and has done TV; CSI, Prison Break and a very memorable episode in Seinfeld (The Frogger), he is "that guy", and is divorced with one child.

j23 said...

Not Giovanni. Has a ton of work in post-production. If he had a problem, it would be dealt with within the COS, not rehab.

Head Beezy In Charge said...

okay, sorry, i'm new here.

but "facial recognition" means someone whose name you may not recognize (for example aaron eckhart) but who, if you saw him in a film, you'd say something like "oh! it's that guy! harvey dent from batman!"

do i have it right?

Jamie's Girl said...

I remember reading about this stripper from the SCORES strip club in NYC. She said that Ray Liotta was the filthiest 'pig' of a man she had ever met. I'm sure he is coked out of his mind too. He is def a B actor, but has the gorgeous eyes for the A list facial recognition. He is rabid-ass crazy too!

rb said...

Billy Bob (Armageddon) - wasn't he on an episode of Friends - or was it Will and Grace?

P!LL said...

@ xyz I'm with you on RW :)

Kelli said...

ray liotta was just on tmz last week. they were following him around trying to talk to him and he snapped- do i look like a guy that wants to talk"- with that scary look on his face.

Chameleon69 said...

OMG.....in the pic of KATIE HOLMES (totally unrelated to BI)..does she have her jeans tuck & rolled like I did back in 1987???? Did she do it match her 80's hairdo?
LOL

Chameleon69 said...

OMG.....in the pic of KATIE HOLMES (totally unrelated to BI)..does she have her jeans tuck & rolled like I did back in 1987???? Did she do it match her 80's hairdo?
LOL

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Impertinent Vixen said...

Christian Slater is a great guess, xxx, but he and Ben Affleck have not costarred in anything, according to IMDB.

Paul Giamatti has hardly been off the radar the past year.

Dschingis said...

lance henriksen

Mooshki said...

STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT PETER BERG!!! He had Charlize wear a "Macalester" tank top in Hancock so I will now love and worship him forever.

BT said...

colin ferell

Sara said...

I just looked up Judge Reinhold to see if it could be him, but doesn't look like he has any kids, and he's in the new Kevin Costner flick that dn just reviewed.

classy_stoner said...

Has anyone seen Joaquin Phoenix lately?

bionic bunny! said...

@ tully mars:
a fellow parrot head? here on cdan??