Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Today's Blind Items

At some point today there will be photos. They just need to be uploaded and the snark attached, but Blogger is not cooperating. So, in the mean time, enjoy a blind item.

What current Emmy award winning network show has a production assistant who does not do any work related to the production but still gets paid. Oh yes, they get paid by the production company for basically sitting around. Why? Well when the PA is not sitting around he is the drug dealer of choice for about ten of the cast, crew and producers and they want him always close at hand. So, he gets paid for being there and doing nothing, and paid for his drug selling skills. Not a bad gig I guess. Which one does he put on his resume?

40 comments:

Magenta said...

Mad Men? House?

diatribes and dish said...

House?

Mooshki said...

"...the snark attached"

That phrase just gave me a mini-orgasm.

"Lost?" It must be harder for them to find drugs on location.

Quintessential Southerner said...

sad. hollywood just eats them alive.

xoApril said...

lost, mad men, 24, 30 rock, the office, the west wing?

Mooshki is onto something about Lost

littlemanwhatnow said...

and it has to be a big crew and cast....i'm going with house or lost

littlemanwhatnow said...

and it has to be a big crew and cast....i'm going with house or lost

amazonblue said...

What about ER? Huge cast and crew. Not a big Emmy winner now, but back in the day....

palealebrew10 said...

I'll vote Lost.

West End Girl said...

Laurie better not be in on it, if it's House.

xoApril said...

house hasn't won any emmy for the show have they?

ms_wonderland said...

All of them? There's always someone on the production who can get whatever the talent needs.

Mooshki said...

Not the show in general, but it's won for writing/directing etc., so I think that would count.

incognito said...

That would explain season 5 to me :)

Jeff said...

Saturday Night Live...

palealebrew10 said...

ooo I like that guess, Jeff.

canadiangirl said...

Does anyone ever get these right? And do you find out if you are right? I've only been coming here a week - and this place is fascinating!

BlahFrickinBlah said...

I like the SNL guess.

Molly said...

canadiangirl, enty reveals some of the answers twice a year so we find out if some of our guesses are right.

he just did a reveal on january 1st. go to the home page and click on the date in the left hand column. the next reveal will be in july.

and yes, a lot of people guess the right answers. i am not one of them.

canadiangirl said...

Thanks Molly ... I'm off to check it out!

Angela said...

That wouldn't be the first time somebody would be on the payroll just to take orders for drugs. In the early '80s, Casablanca Records (Kiss and many disco acts) had a girl who asked everybody in the offices every morning what they would like to take. It was in the open. Music labels, TV shows, there are lots of other examples. You just need money, people spending hours under spotlights every day and you need a steady drugs supply.

However...
"Mad Men" is cable, not network
If it's SNL, it wouldn't be a big shock, given the drug intake in the '70s (Belushi...), the '80s (Robert Downey Jr) or the '90s (Chris Farley).
30 Rock doesn't seem to be shot at a frantic schedule with lots of money in L.A.

palealebrew10 said...

Wait a second-what about Gossip Girl? is that network? Leighton Meester is in the randoms today, so it got me thinking.

amazonblue said...

Is everyone familiar with Blind Item Rehash?

http://www.agcwebpages.com/BLINDITEMS/MAINPAGE.html

A must for all those obsessed as much as I am.

Molly said...

omg - amazonblue - thanks a ton for posting that link. i hadn't bookmarked it when i first saw it and couldn't find it doing google searches last week.

gossip said...

It's going with Lost or SNL.

LauraM said...

I actually found this website through the AGC blind items website!!! And oh yes, I'm totally, TOTALLY addicted to it...
And I have no clue about this BI, but 24 sounds like a pretty good guess due to Kiefer's long history of drug and booze abuse. How many times has he been in Rehab?

sweetie said...

Hey guys check out my blog on celeb gossip and celeb fashion. It has blind items too! http://sweetiegossip.blogspot.com/

Jenny S said...

HBO? Entourage? Jeremy Piven seems to use enough drugs to keep someone employed full time.

Ernestine said...

I like the SNL guess. It's the most plausible; I can definitely see having someone there to not only supply a dozen or so cast members, but the occassional host and musical guest as well.

Network television means it's on NBC, ABC, FOX, etc. Not cable.

Ms. said...

One of the two top breweries in Canada used to have a promotions rep on the payroll whose only function was to supply coke to staff and at music events they sponsored. Brian now claims to be in freelance promotions. I still see him at events. Dealing.

jw12 said...

AGC is the tits. Someone posted it on dlisted last January and I have been addicted ever since. Kudos to the peeps that run it!!

hmmm...
30 Rock
THe Simpsons
Ugly Betty
Grey's Anatomy

shakey said...

AGC used to have an awesome newsgroup. I miss The Pink Princess. Not sure if she's actually the one who coined the nickname "Fishstick" for Gwynnie.

eish said...

New to this site. I love the posts. You guys are alot of fun. What about "24?" Network, Emmy winning.....

PJ Nelson said...

amazonblue: thanks for the link... ANOTHER blog to read when I get home :)

c17 said...

For reals...HOW is this even news?

I'm pretty sure MOST SHOWS have someone like this on payroll - they just disguise it well, if at all. Pttttf.


Bored now, going to bed. Laters all.

Heather Matthews said...

24 is a great guess.

David D. said...

I vote SNL. If true, this person has probably been ruining the talents of castmembers for years.

Sis said...

Lost

Jamie's Girl said...

It's probably a pot person, but I'm sure it is LOST. They are remote and must be protected. You know Sawyer, Hurley, Jack, Kate, Bernard and Rose toke!

pusssykatt said...

Thanks to those who like my blind item site. Thanks also to EL...who gave me such a big shoutout a couple of years ago...it really sent the website soaring.

I miss Pink Princess soooo much, as do all the originals at AGC, but she didn't coin Fishstick, that honor belongs to Ted Casablanca...and it fits Gwyneth more and more as time goes by.