Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today's Blind Items

Former A list rock singer. Now, just someone we love to sing with at clubs and see in the odd film cameo is going blind.

54 comments:

eileen said...

Little Richard? Didn't we do this last year?

captivagrl said...
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Mooshki said...

And suddenly the title "Today's Blind Items" takes on a whole new meaning. :) (Not intending to be disrespectful, it just looks pretty funny in this context.)

Katie said...

Billy Idol... but that's just cus I love to sing with him and see his film cameo's.

not a famous adrian said...

Wait--this just in: Ben Affleck is hosting SNL on November 1st.

Emobacca said...

Meatloaf

Mooshki said...

Adrian - yay, another excuse for a CDAN party!!! (We've been having a lot of those lately, haven't we?) Bring on the Appletinis!

ashley said...

I agree with the billy idol guess. He was in wedding singer among others!! And who doesn't love singing along to Billy!

palealebrew10 said...

Okay I'm just gonna throw Prince out there. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004(information courtesy of wikipedia). I can't think of film cameos though.

Dunno. Is he former? I'm sorry, I've just never been into him.

babyface shane said...

huey lewis? :(

Liz said...

Ozzy Osbourne?

ms snarky said...

wasn't there just a blind about a star (can't remember if actor or singer) who had to be led around by a handler because of the impending blindness?

jw12 said...

ms.snarky, I think we guessed that it was Forest Whitaker.

I'm thinking Neil Diamond.

jw12 said...

here ya go

#2 - Speaking of sight. Wow that was a good segue. This aging, but in no way old or even middle age Academy Award nominee/winner (you decide if he won) for best actor is actually legally blind. Can't read unless it is in HUGE TYPE. Has lots of problems doing action or anything other than staying very close to his mark because he cannot see more than a few feet. When you see him in public, he is always with someone. Always. Never by himself because he can't go anywhere by himself.

jax said...

Meatloaf

Taylor said...

Wasn't this one posted already?

Sarah Jane said...

steven tyler

West End Girl said...

Billy Idol springs to mind first but Meatloaf could also fit.

Miss X said...

No idea, but I would just like to point out that this is a blind about a blind. Har har. I'm probably going to hell for that.

Molly said...

lol!! miss x, most of us will be there with you.

crichmond1000 said...

Syphilis?

not a famous adrian said...

Don't forget to pack some Canadian strippers!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Need. more. hints.

pomme said...

bob dylan? he played in movies!
elvis costello? he wears glasses!
david bowie? he played in movies but i don't know if he sings in club!
bono? he always wears glasses and did cameo in indie movies!

Laura said...

Yeah, David Bowie came first to mind for me, but thats probably because I love him in the Prestige.

You could also make the argument for Bono, as he is mostly known for stuff besides singing these days and has done quite a few cameos (Across the Universe, etc)

Cupcake said...

you cant just throw out any old random rock star. first to come to mind for me was billy idol. he still performs in small clubs and has movie cameos. this is sad, but i did give a little chuckle at mooshki's pun.

not a famous adrian said...

"former" A list--someone probably not making too much music lately.
Bono, Bowie, & Dylan will always be A-List.
Meatloaf, Huey, & Billy are all good guesses.

bionic bunny! said...

not meatloaf!!

rummer said...

Robert Plant?

Ella B. said...

Lou Reed has done some film cameos, but I hope it isn't him.

amazonblue said...

I'm going with Bowie. Doesn't he have a permanently dialated pupil in one eye from drug use in the '70's?

not a famous adrian said...

I think the story was Bowie got punched in the eye or something like that in art school.

DebLG said...

I'm sure I heard not long ago that Phil Collins was going blind. Then I didn't hear any more about it so thought it was a bogus report. Maybe it's true.

Julie said...

nobody said bryan adams...
idk how i feel about that answer

Jamie's Girl said...

But how many of those stars listed are on Karaoke songs? I know Idol is and so is Meatloaf

Katherine said...

I like Steven Tyler, although Ozzy was actually the first person that came to my mind.

watcher said...

But Bryan Adams is a photographer now, too.

Kate said...

Don't know about the film cameos, but Boy George is in the Random Photos, maybe "sing with at clubs" is a hint. Culture Club... just a thought...

Podbaydoor said...

Mel B !!!

I'm going with Kate's guess; Boy George.

Marian said...

Tom Petty?

MonaLisa said...

Peter Frampton

Laura said...

Could Jodie Marsh be the c-list star who is going lesbo for publicity?

http://www.dlisted.com/node/28798#comments

I cant find the blind, but you guys know what I'm talking about. I think we guessed Nicolette Sheridan for that one.
Someone find it so I can know if I'm right!

Maureen said...

Meatloaf
Bret Michaels
Neil Young
Jerry Garcia
Mick Fleetwood

All have diabetes which, if it is Type I, can lead to blindness.

not a famous adrian said...

Jerry Garcia is quite dead, so he is most definitely blind also at this point, but Meatloaf would be a good fit, sorry to say.

blossom6673 said...

Meatloaf was hospitalized for 3 days last week for 'evaluation and testing' - I'm going with him.

Ice Angel said...

Meatloaf does LOTS of cameo/acting appearances. Most recently he was in Fight Club. It's always interesting to see him as an actor, because he is quite good.

I think you guys nailed this one. Too bad.

mngddess said...

I think Meatloaf is correct. What a shame. His b-day was this week so I'm guessing that's why the blind is in here.

Jungle007 said...

ooh i like deblg's guess for Phil Collins.. I don't think ive ever been to a club where they didnt play a collins hit at one point in the night...
but meatloaf's a wicked guess too... sad no matter who it is...

AMD said...

I'm going with Meatloaf, too. He's diabetic so it could be glaucoma.

BlahFrickinBlah said...

It has to be Meatloaf especially with the recent hospital stay. Wasn't he described as looking high or drunk on the red carpet? That could have been his blood sugar all out of whack. When that happens to diabetics, people confuse it with being drunk. Sad stuff.

Beth said...

While it seems there is evidence that points to Meatloaf, I am still going to go with Billy Idol.

If you look at his acting history, Meatloaf has done roles, not really cameos. Cameos implies that the person is more-or-less playing themselves.

Jamie's Girl said...

Meatloaf is very talented. He is one of those people that when you watch him act, you can't believe it is him. He's like Dwight Yoakum. Sometimes I can't recognize him either!

slappywhyte said...

i'm going with Jerry Garcia from above post ... or Roy Orbison :)

not a famous adrian said...

slappywhite--Roy Orbison's vision is probably worse than Jerry Garcia's--he is dead even longer!