Monday, November 24, 2008

Today's Blind Items

Wanted to remind you there will be one more post at some point today about the American Music Awards. The person who is writing it was right in the middle of all the action. Not our usual awards spy, but the same kind of information you can get only if you were there sitting in the midst of it. Also, the Reader Photos were supposed to start today, but I forgot, so you will get a double helping tomorrow. Sorry about that.

This is a big one. Really big. I actually never thought it would happen. Well, actually I thought it would happen, but I thought it would be the husband who would be doing the cheating. Hell, he probably would if he wasn't so damn scared of his wife. Apparently though his B+ list actress wife with A list name recognition does not have the same fear of her husband. While shooting her new film, our actress has got extremely hot and heavy with one of the producers on the film. The producer is going through a divorce, and now one has to wonder if our actress would be willing to do the same. Wow. This would be a tabloid feeding frenzy of epic proportions.

98 comments:

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Oh God. It starts with an "A" and ends in "NA"?

Sorry for the unintended pun! LOL

selenakyle said...

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

Wild guess, but it popped into my head immediately.

Gonna go see if she's filming...

Kristy said...

Will and Jada

DJ said...

catherine zeta????

palealebrew10 said...

I really want this to be jessica alba and cashole warren

Cheryl said...

I thought of Demi and Ashton but I also need to see if she is filming.

palealebrew10 said...

cheryl i just came back on here to guess the same couple

teddymac said...

Nicole Kidman

Ice Angel said...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson-BIG being the clue here.

Ice Angel said...

Is Annette Being B+? I would think A due to all of the Oscars and noms.

Urban Myths said...

Agree with teddymac - epic proportions = Kidman's epic film ...

AnonMom said...

I'm feeling the Demi and Ashton guess ... Demi is filming something with David Duchovny right now, I think.

On a side note, my mom was watching a Punked rerun and said, "He doesn't want kids???" Oh, mom.

not a famous adrian said...

I like the Ashton/Demi guesses--but where does Bruce fit in?

Bad Fish said...

Hm I thought Cox-Arquettes.

Marcy said...

What about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson? ... from the two "big" references?

selenakyle said...

Well, Annette is in production and pre-production.

And I thought she'd won an Oscar, too, but am only finding about nominations, no wins, but I could just be a dingbat today...

Warren having been such a womanizer back in the day, & all.

selenakyle said...

Liking Cox-Arquette too.

svd said...

Hands down Catherine Zeta Jones! Michael Douglas had a sex addiction years ago, didn't he? That's why it would be more expected to be his straying......
Has to be CZJ. She scares the shit out of me.

Grace said...

We need to see who has a new film right now and which producer is getting a divorce.

Also, who's scared of his wife? Demi and Ashton fit; the Cox-Arquettes fit especially well. I can't see Tom Hanks afraid of Rita Wilson.

The clue is that the husband would be the obvious choice to be cheating and he's also afraid of his wife....

Mooshki said...

Ooh, CZJ is a good one. You would totally have expected Douglas to cheat.

Pamela S. said...

Tom Hank's wife. Big.

Bad Fish said...

I'm not on board with the CZJ guess because I believe they are the answer to a blind item about the couple whose male half insisted on obsessively spying on his wife to make sure she wasn't cheating, but had two mistresses on the side.

Mooshki said...

And CZJ would be funny, since her latest film is "The Rebound." :)

Sylvia said...

Nicole Kidman has that movie Australia coming out. Read bad reviews on that movie and her.

Grace said...

I have always found it interesting that Courtney Cox had the following words inscribed in her husband's wedding ring:

A deal's a deal

I smell fear in that...

Grace said...

Hey, wait; this is similar to a recent blind about a married a-list actress having an affair with the producer on that film and we all thought it was Kate Winslet.

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eileen said...

I don't think either Tom Hanks or Michael Douglas are afraid of their wives. Ashton on the other hand....

Kate said...
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kris said...

OMG Grace, I didn't she had that inscribe...hmmmm...that's almost diabolical....

Ariel said...

Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas. Catherine's most recent movie was directed by Bart Freundlich who is married to Julianne Moore.

palealebrew10 said...

as bad as it sounds, i'd really like this to be the cox-arquettes. he's always seemed whipped to me. but is she really a b+ list actress?

califblondy said...

Courtney and David were the first couple to come to mind, so I'll go along with them (for now).

Although I would think CZJ and MD would cause more of a "frenzy of epic proportions."

Okay, I just talked myself out of my first guess.

Cheryl said...

The affair is with her producer, not director, so unless he is well known it might be difficult to pin down from that angle.

captivagrl said...

melanie and antonio

Princess said...

I like the CZJ guess since she had something in their pre-nup that if HE cheated she got more money. I don't know the rule for if she cheated.

me said...

Brian Glazer for the producer

farmgirl said...

Isn't CZJ a List bc of her oscar?

I like the Rita Wilson guess.

Also - how about someone who is not married to an actor?

BlahFrickinBlah said...

I'm on the Ashton/Demi train. It totally fits. When they were dating, they were all over the tabloids and most would think that Ashton would be the one who cheated cause he was younger. If it is them, the tabloids are going to cum in their pants. LMAO

jax said...

oh im going CZJ and Douglas based on the prenup. if he cheats she gets $$$...hence his fear of her.
we all thought he'd cheat but her cheating is gold!

BlahFrickinBlah said...

Not to hijack this BI but this sounds like someone from last weeks blind has been outed.



Boy George's Man-Whore: I Escaped in My Undies!

Posted Nov 24th 2008 1:45PM by TMZ Staff

Boy GeorgeThe part-time male hooker has taken the stand against Boy George -- telling a London jury that the singer punched, slapped, and screamed at him after the trick-turner was hand-cuffed to a hook on George's bedroom wall.

But the best part of his testimony was "the escape" -- where the man-whore claims he unscrewed the hook while George was beating him with a metal chain and ran into the street in his underwear!

More to come!

GladysKravitz said...

First, I'm completely on board with CZJ and Michael Douglas. She scares me WITHOUT a pre-nup. I can't imagine what it would be like with a pre-nup hanging over my head.

But off topic--we all believe the pre nup has language in it for MD cheating, with penalties. BUt I'm wondering how in the world would that be worded? What is considered cheating? Kissing? Making out? A bj? Intercourse? And does CZJ have to have pictures or what kind of proof? I just get hung up on how those negotiations must have gone--with her lawyer and his lawyer niggling over how much and what kind of proof would be needed to enforce that clause...

LT said...

Bart Freundlich is also one of the producers of "The Rebound". Just sayin'.

PK said...

Why are all these comments being deleted??

JJ said...

My guess is Tom and Rita. Rita's got a film in post production

MizCaramel said...

Newbie here so please be gentle...

Why can't it be Brangelina, I mean that would be a "tabloid feeding frenzy of epic proportions" wouldn't it be?

Maybe its wishful thinking on my part, afterall I'm guessing AJ would be the first to cheat but a girl can hope can't she?

Charlene said...

Brad and AJ aren't married, that's why. :-)

amster said...

I was hoping it was TomKat. Can you imagine all of Katies secrets? Anyway i doubt it is them so to throw another couple out there Sara Michelle Geller and Freddie.

bionic bunny! said...

i just finished robert wagner's book, and it was KIRK douglas that had a "sex addiction". interesting, no?

i like all the guesses. torn, i am.

swede in edinburgh said...

I have a different guess: Eva Longoria and Tony Parker.

Thought husband would cheat: yep, basketball, on the road, etc etc etc

Scared of his wife: Yes, for being so small, she is pretty scary

She has a new film: Yes, ELongoria has "Foodfight" an animated family film. Does being a voice count as "shooting" the film?

List of producers: Larry Kasanoff, George Johnsen, Tom Ortenberg, Joshua Wexler, Greg Cascante, and Danny Suh- Any ideas if any of them are getting divorced?

palealebrew10 said...

I don't know about Eva and Tony for this BI, though. Wasn't it rumored that she had cheated on Tony with Mario?

k said...

There's no mention that the husband is famous - so I'm with the guess above that it's Jessica Alba. And with the fervent hope that it is. Note that the expectation was the hubby would cheat, Alba's previously been described in BIs as B list, A list body, and she's filming right now. With a ton of recent sightings of her where there was no sign of Ca$h. It's not like he actually works, so who knows where he is?

It would be a huge tabloid frenzy because of the five month old baby and, really, Alba's never been in one of these kind of scandals.

k said...

Oooh, wait, rereading the BI there is no mention of the producer's gender. Maybe the tabloid frenzy (whomever the actress) is because of the lesbian angle?

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Beth said...

Michael Douglas and CZJ.

I don't think Rita Wilson is B+. She has A list recognition, but I would say, as an actress, she is C+/B-.

Jessica Alba fits. However, I always imagined Cash riding the money train until she left him. Also, I don't think it would be a feeding frenzy if they broke up. I think it's something everyone is waiting for.

Will and Jada... Don't we all assume that both of them always had something on the side?

Jamie's Girl said...

I thought of Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks right away. She is a total bitch.

ECFan said...

I'm befuddled by some of the guesses. Brad & Angelina? Uh...no. Are they Ben Affleck now or what? LOL. First of all, she's the highest paid actress in the world right now and an Oscar winner. If she's not A-list, then who is? Plus, if she had an affair on the set of Changeling LAST YEAR (that was the last movie she filmed and is out currently) it would have been a major accomplishment because she had her kids on the set all the time, plus Pitt was there a lot as well. During promotion of Changeling the entertainment reporter from USA Today asked her if she was pregnant when she filme the movie and Jolie being Jolie said she and Brad did the wild thing during the shoot and she got pregnant, to which Clint Eastwood said, "Don't tell me it was on my watch?!" Soooooo...no...don't think it's The Jolie.

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson? LOL! NO offense, but Rita Wilson is NOT a B+ List actress. She probably doesn't even register as a D-list actress!

Katie Holmes? ROTFLMAO! First of all, she'd doing a play, not a film. Secondly, and most importantly, she's got minders everywhere she goes. She probably can't take a crap with a Scientologist helper to wipe her butt.

CZJ and Michael Douglas I could buy...but I can't think of more than 2 people who'd care about it and neither of them are tabloid editors.

The Cox-Arquettes? Please. Courteney may be a Grade A bitch, but she's NOT a B+ List actress.

Nicole Kidman is strictly A List and even if she did cheated most people would be happy to learn she's not as robotic as she comes off.

Eva Longwhoria & Jessica Alba B+ List actresses? On what planet?

Annette Bening isn't currently filming anything. So that kind of takes her out of the equation and besides, her having an affair would hardly cause more than a ripple in anything other than the National Enquirer.

Demi Moore B+ List? Uh...that's a hell of a stretch...but if you close one eye and squint...maybe...but she does have A list name recognition.

Personally I can't think of any celeb couple where a cheating B+ List wife would cause "a tabloid feeding frenzy of epic proportions". The only way that could happen is if the affair becomes public knowledge and the producer is a woman, not a man.

Because frankly, nothing but a Brad/Angie split is going to cause much of a media frenzy for very long. Look at what happened with Madge. She was tabloid cover girl for about 2 weeks and then they were right back to making up stories about Pitt & Jolie and the increasingly hapless Aniston. Poor Britney had a mental breakdown and the tabs were STILL making up stories about Jolie & Pitt and putting them on the cover with a little sidebar saying Britney had been committed. I've followed celeb gossip for a long time, but frankly I've never seen anything as over the top as the tabloids, 4 years later, STILL harping on the Pitt/Jolie hook-up and poor, needy Jen. I'd love to know who this actress is because at this point I'm about ready to dive bomb the tabloid offices if they don't come up with someone else to exploit. Enough is enough already!

Jamie's Girl said...

Nobody cares about Jessica Alba. I know I don't. And I bought 4 tabloids to take on a trip with me. To me it is Hanks.

3brad3 said...

It's Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman.
GEESH people!

c17 said...

What ECFan said x a bajillion to the 1,00,000,000 power. Such as.

Making and Saving in the LBC said...

Melanie Griffith. Can anyone else see Antonio being afraid of her?

PK said...

WHY DO COMMENTS DISAPPEAR?!

Urban Myths said...

ECFan, EL has stated that Kidman is no longer strictly A list... but has A list recognition...

ECFan said...

Ummmm...I thought Antonio occasionally played for the other team? Or is it only cheating if it's another woman and not a man? Although...I CAN see him being afraid of Melanie, though. She's off her freaking rocker and always has been.

ECFan said...

Urban Myths -

I thought by EL's criteria an Oscar winner is A List for life? God knows I certainly don't think Nic Kidman is A List. The woman can't open a can of peas let alone a movie.

swede in edinburgh said...

Hmmm EC Fan has some valid points. Thinking logically, there are not many couples that would really elicit this type of "media-frenzy". The Jolies and perhaps the Cruises. Not many others.

So how to get around the marraige issue for the Jolies. Common law marraige is recognized in quite a few states. You just need to meet a few requirements. Thats a stretch to make it fit them but no one else is coming to mind.

Molly said...

Personally I can't think of any celeb couple where a cheating B+ List wife would cause "a tabloid feeding frenzy of epic proportions".


i agree with everything you've posted but the above. important or not, the tabloid feeding frenzy takes place when a celeb blows a fart that sounds like happy birthday. so there would be a tabloid feeding frenzy regardless of who it is.

having said that, i think czj is a great guess.

Dan said...

Where is the AMA post?

Also, an Oscar does not mean lifetime A-list. It's just one consideration - see Cuba Gooding Jr or Mira Sorvino for example.

Hell in the whole "A-D" explanation thread it was stated that Jodie Foster may not even be perma-A.

Dan said...

It seems like it would be easier to figure out the major producer who is going through a divorce, but the answer to that would probably be "all of them"

captivagrl said...

I guessed Melanie and Antonio because she seams like the type that would threaten to cut it off. There would be a tabloid frenzy because they always talk about the great relationship they have. She has that ginormous tatoo on her arm. I think it would shock people if she was caught cheating.

Ed said...

Tom and Rita dont make sense becuae would anyone ever really think that Tom Hanks would cheat? I certainly dont think so.

Brangelina would make the grade except for the married part, and I believe they have an open relationship as it is.

CZJ and Michael Douglas is a good guess but the producer would have to be someone huge in order for it to be a huge scandal.

Courtney Cox and Davis Arquette would also be a good guess but again them breaking up would be considered a boon for her I think. He holds her back and doubt it would be a scandal.

I like the Will and Jada guess except for the rumor that they are beards for one another.

Therefore My guess after that long winded post is Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. I can totally see him being afraid of her, she is B+ with A list name recognition. It would cause a big scandal as everyone assumed He was cheating but what if it turned out it was her, maybe with someone on SATC or one of the 2 movies she has in preproduction. Imagine if it was MIchael Patrick King (is he gay?) maybe that caused the in fighting on set

Ed said...

MOK is openly gay but my guess remains SJP

captivagrl said...

I like Affleck/Garner for this too.
"This is a big one. Really big."
Jennifer is huge. She's about to give birth...
Having an affair while pregnant? This would be a tabloid feeding frenzy for sure.

nancer said...

i'm with ecfan. some of the suggestions don't fit at all because of the description of the actress. alba B+ with A name recognition?? no WAY. courtney cox isn't B+ either and no way eva longoria fits.

demi and ashton would be a shocker. so would czj and michael douglas (although i think she's A list so it's probably not her). melanie griffith and banderas would be a hoot. i'd laugh my ass off if it's them.

and leave brad and angelina alone. they don't fit.

newsgrrl said...

PK sometimes the comments end up here twice and if the author sees that, they'll trash them. Then what you see is this: Comment deleted. This post has been removed by the author.
On topic - I have no idea on this, but I'm with ECFan... ☺

cricket said...

Oh please please let this be Kidman.

BinkyM said...

No one's mentioned the possibility of Gwyneth Paltrow, who, while she certainly used to be A list, hasn't opened a movie since 1979. Who wouldn't shit his pants if she were involved in a scandal like this? The public seems to think she's all hearts and flowers.

linnea said...

yeah, ok, the Gwyneth one would make sense as there are rumors about her and Chris Martin being on the rocks... but what movie would that be? She has Iron man 2 and King lear in "pre-production" and two lovers and iron man under her belt for 2008 according to imdb, but it doesnt say anything about currently shooting...

Pink Skull said...

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

blossom6673 said...

Sandra Bullock is done filming everything right?

Just trying to mix it up a little lol

janele said...

Hasn't Enty mentioned before how Freddie Prinze, Jr. was scared of Sarah Michelle Gellar? Or was it Enty who was scared of her?

BinkyM said...

It doesn't say the actress is shooting a film NOW; it says "While shooting her new film," which can be at any time in the past, hence it could be Gwyneth.

It can't, however, be Sarah Michelle Gellar, as she couldn't do something that would cause a "tabloid feeding frenzy of epic proportions." She could merely cause a fart in a windstorm.

ECFan said...

Jolie & Pitt have an open relationship? ROTFLMAO. You wish.

When the hell would they have time? They're constantly together or with their kids. People who've seen them in private - away from cameras - have noted they can't keep their hands off each other. Brad has always been monogomous, despite rumors of an affair with Jolie on the M&MS, he didn't cheat on his fug Mrs. And for all Jolie's foibles, she's monogomous when in a committed relationship - which she is with Pitt.

Frankly I'm a little disgusted by all the people who don't want Jolie to grow up and stay that 23 year-old wild child forever. She ain't Peter Pan folks.

ECFan said...

Oh yeah...one other "Brangelina" comment...

Can someone please tell me in what Universe the highest paid actress in the world, not just Hollyweird, would be considered B+ List? No matter how you slice and dice this BI, Jolie IS NOT B+ LIST! She was in 3 movies this year that have a box office total of over $1 BILLION. If that doesn't put an actress on the A List, then what does?

BinkyM said...

Angelina isn't the highest-paid actress in the world; Reese Witherspoon is.

Kristen S. said...

If anyone has ever been A++++ list, it's Angelina Jolie. No way in anyone's imagination is she B+ list - even her detractors wouldn't put her there.

ECFan said...

BinkyM -

Sorry, but Jolie is. She and Witherspoon tied in 2007. Witherspoon did "Four Christmases" for around $15MIL, but that's the only movie she's made in the last year. Meanwhile Jolie got $17.5MIL for "Wanted" and around $15MIL for "Changeling." Word has it she's getting $20MIL for "Salt" plus a possible BO percentage backend, which actresses hardly ever get. Cameron Diaz got a percentage of the BO on Shrek 3 in lieu of a set salary and walked away with around $30MIL. On the other hand Jolie would be stupid to take only a BO percentage deal on Salt. With a guaranteed $20MIL she gets that whether the movie does huge box office or not and with all the charities she funds, 1/3 of $20MIL will go a hell of a long way - especially since she's "scary smart" (per the NY Times) and doesn't have agents and publicists sucking up 25% of her salary!

ECFan said...

Oops...let me elaborate on the Witherspoon/Jolie tie for highest paid actress. The cut-off date on that was June 1, 2007. At the time both Jolie & Witherspoon were commanding in the $15MIL range, with an outside shot at $30MIL. Since then "Rendition" bombed at the BO, as did AMH. However, this year Jolie had 3 movies that cumed over $1BIL at the BO, whereas Witherspoon hasn't had a movie open all year. She's got "Four Christmases" coming out in a week or so with Vince Vaughn. I've barely seen an ads for that movie anywhere - either online or on tv.

As I stated in a previous post, Witherspoon got around $15MIL for Four Christmases. With Rendition bombing her future salary is going to be partially determined by the success of Four Christmases. If that movie underperforms, and Witherspoon's days at playing airhead blonds like "Legally Blond" dwindling, studios are NOT going to continue paying her $15MIL per flick for mediocre BO returns. Just ask Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz.

ECFan said...

Crap...that's "outside shot at $20MIL", not $30MIL!

canadachick said...

Jennifer Garner and ben affleck - she has 2 movies coming out in 2009 _ everyone thinks Ben will cheat on her - she obviously runs the house (and can probably kick his ass) - AND ted c says an announcement is imminent - seriously whose husband visits the congo when their wife has a stalker trial and she's about to give birth any day... ? Totally Garner

BinkyM said...

In this article (http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/features/Angelina-Jolie-interview--Maternal.4720213.jp) dated two days ago, it says Angelina's the second highest-paid actress.

I WISH I could get away from all the advertising for Four Christmases, including a 15-story poster for the damned thing; it's not possible to escape all the promotion for it here in NYC. It's on bus stops, buses, and that building on 23rd and Park (and neither Reese nor Vince Vaughn's face is recognizable; I had to laugh the first time I saw it, because I didn't know what it was for at the time, but then the onslaught started, and now I can't get away from it!).

one canary said...

I'm a first-time poster so please be kind! The BI's wording about divorce is curious to me: "one has to wonder if our actress would be willing to do the same". "Willing" seems like a clue. But I don't mean to suggest Ben Affleck/Garner ("Good Will Hunting")...just food for thought.

Bloggerista Babe said...

"This is a big one. Really big." As in Mr. Big? My guess is SJP. We all thought MB would fool around on her, right? She's a B+ actress with A-list name recognition. SJP is in production on two films, with three producers: two female, one male. Is Jerry Weintraub getting a divorce? Are either of the two women getting a divorce?

mulder said...

"one has to wonder..." "I can't help but wonder" is such a Carrie Bradshaw line that this a BIG giveaway.

Has to be SJP, but who's the producer?

Snautrag said...

I'm going with Julia Roberts.

Baited Breath said...

give it a rest about pukalina please....she can't act and looks like a freak! And old man puppet is the manny....can't wait for them to retire and go away....

I am on the SJP train...didn't MB have an affair recently on her and they had to go off on vacation to Ireland? Yeah def SJP.

star_grades said...

I thought it could have been Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at first. People expect him to cheat because of his past, and him to be scared of her because of her rep as an ice queen and a bitch.
I would call her B+ list atm, because while she has been in a lot of films, it was a while ago that she won her Oscar, and her films don't do great. Plus, Australia is just being released. And it would be a massive scandal if she had an affair on the set of Australia, because she fell pregnant during the filming.

All of that being said, I am leaning towards the SJP & MB guess just because I can't see Kidman cheating. Even though it was rumoured that she cheated with Ewan MacGregor on the set of Moulin Rouge and that's why Tommy Boy cut her contract short.

Anna said...

As usual when solving vices we are all hung up on the A B C D list puzzle. None of that is relative, and I'm pretty sure Enty throws it in to confound us. (I do love you Enty) The impression I get from the blind is that the husband is a known slamhound and the actresss is publicly a good girl.

The important thing to focus on is which actress would cheat but not divorce her husband and why? It makes sense then that the actress NEEDS the publicity of her marriage to propel her career and the moral safety of a public marriage. Remember that Witherspoon put up with her ex for years because she wanted to maintain her image and only when he was caught publicly cheating could she bow out gracefully with everyone on her side.

So.

That leaves SJP out.(who wouldn't recover from dumping Broderick?)

That leaves Benning out to.

J Alba would certainly recover publicly from dumping Warren.

As for Douglas and CZJ? Who would care? Their whole thing is creepy anyway. Although she does need the Douglas name for her career.

And even though the guess is way off Ang doesn't need Brad to get people to come to her films.

My guess is Garner and Affleck.
He's a known cheater. She is publicly an angel.

However Garner has cheated on all her boyfriends and ex husband and the publicity from a Affleck/Garner break up would be huge. PLUS Garner needs the mini van majority behind her as they are her core cinema audience. There were rumours circulating months ago that they would bust and then she "accidently" announced her pregnancy. I'm still amazed anyone is sucked in by that spider. Garner's career would most definately suffer if her true personality and behaviour came to light.

As for the producer, it is hard to find out divorces and so on for lesser known producers. Can anyone tell me if Marcus Viscidi is divorcing?

(Jerry Weintraub got married again last year. Ryan Kavanaugh divorced ages ago....almost everyone else is gay.LOL)