Friday, October 10, 2008

Four For Friday - Top 20 Show Edition - Except For The First

#1 - Don't be fooled by the rumors. They are a distraction. You may have heard this former A list singer has been dating a hockey player. Nope, not the one in the stories. A married one. She doesn't need the bad press and so the other name was floated out there.

#2 - C+ list actress co-star on a Top 20 network show. You would know her face if you watch the show, but doubtful you would know the name. But not for the reasons you think. Anyway, you would think since her boyfriend can't get a job he would at least find time to help raise the baby while our actress is at work. I mean it is his kid I think. But, no, he makes the actress get a nanny so he can go hang out at strip clubs all day with her money.

#3 - Foreign born B lister who is the lead in his Top 20 network show. Umm, if you are going to do some work on our actor's house, you may want to consider insurance or a lawyer. A group of people were repairing our actor's roof. One of them slipped on the roof and fell to the ground. Hurt badly. Our actor would not let the man into his home, and said that because the hurt worker was an illegal immigrant, no one would care about him one way or the other and to just get him off the actor's property.

#4 - Want to know the new lover of our fake bride? Not going to back and rehash. Someone help everyone else out. OK, our actress is probably C+ list, because everyone on these ensemble shows makes some dough and they are on television every week, but they are not household names. Well, our actress has been on several hits, but this is her biggest and she is a co-star on it. She is a little older than our fake bride but they have been inseparable for the past two months.

68 comments:

Sara said...

where are the comments!
i need help with these! :)

CarolMR said...

#3: Hugh Laurie?

Melissa said...

#1: Hilary Duff? Although I don't see her as ever being A-list . . .

Dee said...

1- Hilary Duff's dating a hockey player. Don't think she would really be A-list, though

Brit Brit said...

Cant be Hilary, maybe Canadian like alanis Maybe??

jw12 said...

4- Kate Walsh and ?

Mooshki said...

Hugh Laurie doesn't own a house in LA, does he? Does he?!

#4 Please tell me it's Brooke Smith, please!

Praetorian said...

#1 CAN be Hillary Duff. Says "former A list". She made it big on the L. Maguire days...

Mooshki said...

#4 But Ellen Pompeo is only 2 years younger, so the fake bride would be Katherine Heigl? I know Kate Walsh was a popular guess, but nobody on Private Practice seems to fit. No way Amy Brenneman is not a household name, right?

Jennie said...

#4 - I think Kate Walsh is pretty well known. What about Jennifer Esposito from Samantha Who?

Mooshki said...

To hell with it, I'm going to assume it's Heigl and Smith and pray to god there's a sex tape.

Paisley said...

Hugh Laurie is A list.

Mooshki said...

Jennie, I think the older girlfriend is the one who's not well known.

Mooshki said...

Top 20 non reality/sports shows for the season so far:

Grey's Anatomy
NCIS
Desperate Housewives
CSI: Miami
Criminal Minds
CSI: NY
2 1/2 Men
House
Without a Trace
Brothers & Sisters
Cold Case
Law & Order SVU

Mooshki said...

Oops, duh, I left out "The Mentalist" 'cause it's brand new, but Simon Baker is from Australia...

Paisley said...

For #3, Andy Garcia was born in Cuba. I also like mooshki's guess of Simon Baker.

Mooshki said...

And double duh, "Private Practice" ain't Top 20. Does that mean it's not Kate Walsh?

(Sorry for the multiple posts, but Sara sounded urgent! :) )

noodles said...

#1 - shania twain
#2 - actress from two and a half men in photos today?

Paisley said...

#4. Laughing as I type this, but maybe Kate Walsh and Marin Hinkle? Marin's in the photos. She was on Once and Again before Two and Half Men. Slightly older than Kate.

Emobacca said...

Kate Walsh is the "fake bride" and the C+ list girlfriend is on the top 20 show. Reading comprehension ftw.

madameks said...

#3 is actually a plot synopsis of a "House" episode - except for the mean part.

Cuddy's handyman slips off her roof and she is advised by the attorney (Sela Ward) not to say anything to him at the hospital- for liability purposes.

Can't believe Hugh Laurie would be so cold...

Trac3 said...

#3 Anthony LaPaglia?

not a famous adrian said...

The only1 I had any thoughts for was #1--Hillary Duff, but if it is her, she is a better actress thab I gave her credit for.

farmgirl said...

Has anyone ever heard of workers comp? Where was the contractor? Counting his $$?

Hugh Laurie is def A list.

ClaireFrasier said...

Hey, I actually KNOW one! (for once....)

# 1. Shania Twain

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Cujo-and-Shania-Twain-Another-NHL-love-connecti?urn=nhl,114109

According to the Toronto Sun, there's a chance we may add another name to the music side of the dating history: Country star, and proud Canadian lass, Shania Twain is rumored to be dating Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph. From the Sun:

Hey, Cujo, you old dog, whose bed have your boots been under?

Maple Leafs backup goalie Curtis Joseph hasn't confirmed or denied that he and singer Shania Twain are an item.

If it's true, it raises a curious question: Given that her ex-husband is named Mutt, does Shania date only hounds? If so, that don't impress me much.

Not impressed, huh? We'll have you know that the best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little Cujo on the sly. Or so we've heard.

Alas, this hockey/country love connection may be all hat and no cattle. Toronto Sun sportswriter Mike Zeisberger took his crack at the rumors, too:

Sources close to the situation insist that recent rumours are not true suggesting Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph and country music icon Shania Twain have become an item.

SkittleKitty said...

For #1, I like the Shania Twain guess, but I first had thought of Sheryl Crow. (I thought I'd heard she might be dating a hockey player, but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me...)
#2 Another guess: Poppy Montgomery had a baby this past December with her actor-boyfriend. His last credits were on her show (W/out a Trace) last season.
#3 I thought of Anthony LaPaglia, too.
#4 Kate and ?. (Marin's married with a kid according to IMDB. Though, of course, Kate's "married" too.)

Lisa said...

No way do I see Andy Garcia being such a dick to someone injured on his property. No Way, No How.

Catherine said...

i've never guessed before, so don't excoriate me, but what about nicolette sheridan for the kate walsh guess? nicolette was born in 1964, kate walsh 1967. and wasn't she one of the big guesses in a blind awhile back about an actress who was going to try to revive her career by dumping her man and "coming out"?

Grace said...

I think #2 is Jamie Pressley.

Green Wave Gal said...

#4: I was going to suggest Kate Walsh and Kathryn Morris (from Cold Case) but according to imdb she's a year younger than Kate. The Nicolette guess may not be so far off...interesting.

#3: I was going to suggest Jesse Spencer from House but doubt he's B-list. I think he's Australian.

Paisley said...

Lisa, I take my Andy Garcia guess back. I keep getting him confused with Anthony LaPaglia.

maggiemei said...

Why are there guesses of Andy Garcis for #3? He hasn't been on any TV lately. Leave him alone!
As for #4- the fake bride and the girlfriend aren't necessarily on the same show- and the GF is the one on the Top 20 show (one of those ensemble crime shows with the anonymous actors?)

KellyLynn said...

As much as I hate to say it, #3 is probably Hugh Laurie. He moved his family into a new $4 mil home last month.
I would be more likely to guess Shania Twain for #1. The other two I have no clues on.

Becki said...

#4- Kinda like the Kate Walsh/Brooke Smith guess. BS is a "little older" by 5 months, and "has been on several hits" including "Weeds","Crossing Jordan" and the pilot of "Dirty,Sexy Money" but "Grey's Anatomy" is where she is getting the most attention.

palealebrew10 said...

Could Sara Ramirez be a possibility for one of the people in the last BI? I wouldn't be surprised if she were gay.

Lex said...

oh my god i know who it is!

http://lampshademusic.typepad.com

bionic bunny! said...

once and for all, hugh laurie is NOT B list, by any stretch of the imagination!

Wade said...

Help me out here, there are rumors that Shania Twain is dating Curtis Joseph, so assuming that #1 is talking about Shania, is it saying that Shania IS dating him, or that she isn't dating him? I'm confused by the way it is worded.

Green Wave Gal said...

Wade-I think it means that she's actually dating a married hockey player (not Cujo). That's my understanding anyway. :)

Wade said...

Thanks, green wave gal! :) But...I thought Cujo was married. Isn't he? Why would there be a cover story for Shania dating a married hockey player by using the name of *another* married hockey player? That just seems odd.

RagDoll said...

Green Wave Gal: yeah. Bingo. The *real* BF is married, but they throw out the names of fake BF similarly employed to throw people off the trail. Good catch, ClaireFrasier!!

For these "ensemble cast" things, is ER no longer in the top 20? Not that I was ever a big huge fan, but...just sayin'

#3 Wow, he could totally be on my condo's thieving, criminal-ass Board of Directors. (um "allegedly" thieving, criminal-ass...this IS a lawyer's website after all)

ea73 said...

#1 Totally Shania.
#2 Poppy Montgomery
#3 Simon Baker
#4 Kate Walsh and ?...

Jenny S said...

Marcia Cross was supposed to be on the cover of Out magazine with a story about her coming out. ABC found out about it, did some market research, discovered it wouldn't play well in Peoria so the story was changed. She was on the cover to show her support. Marcia is probably fake bride.

Ms. said...

Number 3 -- that Australian actor whose Father was briefly the Australian Prime Minister... the show is the one with two plastic surgeons...been on the air for about five years. One blond guy - the straight arrow and the Aussie actor, brown hair, the playboy.

Can't remember the name of the bloody thing.

janele said...

I completely agree with Ms. The Aussie is Jesse Spencer and he is one of the doctors on "House". His parents were both the members of a racist anti-immigrant political party in Australia. From Wikipedia: "His parents Robyn and Rodney Spencer are the founders of the Australians Against Further Immigration political party and have run several times as candidates in federal and state elections. His mother Robyn was a one time member of One Nation (Australia)."

Ed said...

Jenny S good catch Im forgot about that, And MC was on Melrose Place but DH is def the bigger hit

Caroline said...

Yes! I actually know one of these! #1 is Shania Twain. The rumor is she is dating Curtis "Cujo" Joseph.

ILoveWhiteTrash said...

Ms. are you talking about NipTuck?

Ms. said...

Yes, NipTuck. Jeepers... Could not remember the name. I'm thinking of Julian McMahon for #3.

However, I'm stunned by the news about Jesse Spencer's parents. Yuck.

Ms. said...

The lead in Life was born in England. However, I'll slit my wrists if it is him for #3.

amazonblue said...

ms. it's Damian Lewis. Absolutely wonderful in the Forsthye Saga on Masterpiece Theatre.

My vote is Anthony LaPaglia.

No way Jesse Spenser is a lead on House.

star_grades said...

I can't believe no one picked up on Mel C (from the biggest pop group of the 90's!) as the A-list singer. If the Spice Girls weren't A-list singers then I don't think anyone has ever been.
As for the rest I have no clue.

star_grades said...

Sorry, should have added that she was in the daily pics. Oh and her BF is a big fat nobody.

Angela said...

As an Aussie myself, I'd bet on Julian McMahon for #3. He's always had a rep here for being a creep.

CarolMR said...

Would NIP/TUCK be considered a network show or a cable show?

MeganGMcD said...

1 is Shania Twain
I just saw the headline at a magazine in the grocery store.

ClaireFrasier said...

Thanks, Ragdoll. (I was so tickled I actually knew one!). I never get them....

Lisa said...

LOVE hockey gossip so much that I haven't read the rest of the blinds yet.

So it's Shania? Cujo is really not attractive, so I believe it that she's not really dating him. However, who is the married one she;s with? Someone on the Leafs? I need a canadian to help me out - as I'm am Detroit Redwings Fan and unfamiliar with who is married on the Leafs now...

Beth said...

1. Shania
2. Poppy Montgomery
3. As much as I hate to say it, Hugh Laurie... or maybe Anthony LaPaglia.

Despite his pedigree, I don't think Jesse Spencer fits the description; he's a supporting player not THE lead. Nip/Tuck is a cable show, so that rules out McMahon.

4. Dunno...

Julie said...

wasn't jennifer esposito married to that hot guy from kitchen confidential?

Carito said...

2. Samantha Harris / DWTS

Co-star, C+ actress on a Top 20 network show (not only a network drama ...). Her husband seems to be a nobody.

janele said...
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janele said...

Changing my answer. While Jesse Spencer has racist parents, he is neither B-List nor the lead in "House".

The Top 20 NETWORK (ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC) shows with foreign-born lead actors:

The Mentalist-Simon Baker (Australia)
House-Hugh Laurie (England)
Without a Trace-Anthony LaPaglia (Australia)

Can't be Hugh Laurie, because he is a solid A-Lister.

Can't be Julian McMahon, because he is on a cable show, not network.

So, that leaves Aussies Anthony LaPaglia or Simon Baker.

A quick Google search on him has "delighted to leave his hometown of Adelaide, Australia for the more racially-diverse America in the 1980s" as a quote. It's also mentioned how he grew up fending off racist bullies for his Italian heritage.

As for Simon Baker, he once starred in "Something New", where he plays the white half of an interracial couple.

So unless I'm missing another actor who is:
.not American
.on a show on CBS/ABC/FOX/NBC
.on a top-20 show
.the lead
.B-Lister

then I can't figure this one out between LaPaglia and Baker for #3.

ECFan said...

#3 is not Hugh Laurie. He's is A-list. He's the second highest paid tv actor in a drama series ($400K per episode) behind only only Keifer Sutherland ($500K per episode) now that William Peterson ($600K per episode) has left CSI. He's also been made an executive producer of House. If that doesn't make him A-list then nothing ever will.

Jamie's Girl said...

I think everybody agrees #2 is Poppy Montgomery.

I still cannot imagine Baker or LaPaglia being like that. I can't. Surely their has to be someone else we're missing.

magnumforce1 said...

#1 - Definitely Shania. I think hockey players should be pictured in the randoms this week.

gossiphound said...

i agree with whoever guessed jamie pressley for #2.

Charlene said...

sigh. Looks like #3 is a plot from House and somebody decided to package it as a BI to make Hugh Laurie look bad. Didn't happen in real life.