Monday, April 20, 2009

Today's Blind Items

This married, aging C list movie actress was the indie "it" actress long before Parker Posey. For the past six months she has been having an affair with a man on parole for killing his wife.

73 comments:

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Hope Davis? I hope not.

pomme said...

jennifer jason leigh?

firestorm888 said...

Yikes - Winona Ryder!

Karmen said...

Winona isn't married.

Thisisridiculous said...

Is Natasha Lyonne married?

DNfromMN said...

Ione Skye?

Mrs.M5 said...

i don't think Natasha Lyonne is old enough for this one...i don't have any good guesses, i will leave this one up to the 'brains' =)

caralw said...

Juliette Lewis?

Kerriann said...

Patricia Arquette! Definitely!

TheAM said...

please tell me this isn't Phoebe Cates...that would crush me. I also LOVE Kevin Kline, her hubby.

Karmen said...

Natasha Lyonne is 30, which isn't young, but it's not aging.

I wouldn't call Juliette Lewis aging, either. She's 36.

caralw said...

http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2009/apr/04/clarkson-is-called-queen-of-indies/

Patricia Clarkson?

Pookie said...

molly ringlwald? she was considered a quirky "it" girl in the 80s w/ all those teen-angst films...plus she's married.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

phoebe cates is an interesting guess since e1 on dlisted is guessing kevin kline as a man leaving his wife for another man.

Stephen said...

My first thought was Jamie Lee Curtis.

Bodie said...

Toni Collette?

Karmen said...

According to IMDb, Patricia Arquette filled for divorce.

Patricia Clarkson isn't married.

Toni Collete is 37. I realize we're a youth obsessed culture, but is 37 really aging?

farmgirl said...

I like the Patricia Clarkson guess - especially since it is C-List aging.
She is absolutely indie-queen.

farmgirl said...

Patricia Arquette would have to mention she is on tv now - plus she must be B-list as she is Emmy nom all the time.
Too bad Clarkson isn't married - thinking, thinking

caralw said...

Can't you have an affair without being married? It didn't say extra-marital affair.

TheAM said...

the second word in the blind is "married"

caralw said...

Duh. Sorry. :-)

TheAM said...

what about Ally Sheedy or Elizabeth Perkins? The weren't really Indie, but were always the supporting female roles in the Brat Pack

Kat said...

Jennifer Jason Leigh was always a favourite in more obscure films, and is probably considered to be aging. She's also married currently. Seems a good guess.

Angela said...

I was thinking along the lines of actresses such as Amanda Plummer, Rosanna Arquette or Linda Fiorentino, girls who had their share of success and indie cred in the late '80s or early '90s. But they're all single or divorced. Else, you could find many it girls of the time in Robert Altman movies.

I hope it isn't Frances McDormand or Jennifer Jason Leigh. They're married to good directors.

caralw said...

Laura Dern?

captivagrl said...

Jamie Lee Curtis

Ice Angel said...

This can't be Phoebe Cates. She and Kevin are so totally adorable together and seem to be such a loving, easy going, "normal" couple. She quit Hollywood to raise her kids and they just seem so great together.

Plus, was Phoebe really an indie girl? I think she was in more blockbuster type movies, or at least I thought. That would make me so sad.

selenakyle said...

Rosanna Arquette sprang to mind.

libby said...

Angela, I like your thinking. Wouldn't it be interesting if this were Shelley Duvall? She was a Bob Altman gal.
Though I would like to think Shelley is permanent b-list, just for her iconic role in "The Shining."
Sissy Spacek was also an Altman girl, but she is definitely A-/B+.

All in all, I think it's Jennifer Jason Leigh. She has a history of bad choices.

J-Mo said...

This one is tough. I think Ione Skye and Jennifer Jason Leigh are excellent guess but not old enough. I think this would be someone around Rosanna Arquette's age.

califblondy said...

Just my five cents, but I wouldn't consider Phoebe an indie it actress.

Christine said...

This kind of thing pisses me off.

How does that conversation start?

Where do you work?
Oh, um, actually, I just got out of prison.
Oh. . . why?
Well, I was convicted of murdering my wife.
Hmmmm....wanna grab a drink?

Also, to be on parole, one must take responsibility for one's crime with the parole board. So it's not even a bona fide "I am innocent and was framed" kinda thing.

Thisisridiculous said...

I'm not sure but isn't aging anyone in their late 30's to late 40's? anyone over 50 is consider old no?
and damn if that Natasha doesn't look older than 30 :/

Janepod said...

Ione Skye or Kathleen Robertson.

This just feels like someone from the Araki crew.

Maybe Debi Mazar.

I don't know if KR or DM is married but Ione certainly is (to Ben Lee.)

They're all certainly C-list.

Tea Lady said...

How about Julianne Moore?

MadLyb said...

Catherine Keener?

libby said...

Julianne Moore has too many Oscar nominations, and almost always has her name above the title (unless nobody does).
She is A-/B+, IMO

MadLyb said...

Or possibly Penelope Ann Miller?

Kristy said...

Parker Posey is 41. So it's probably not going to be someone younger than that. (ie...Toni Collette, Kathleen Robertson, etc.)

Stephanie said...

How about Catherine O'Hara?

Andy said...

It's not Kathleen Robertson. She just had a kid a few months ago and is recently married. Besides, she's in her late 30s.

kissannie said...

What about Lily Taylor? She is the very definition of indie actress. She was in a bunch of Altman films plus I Shot Andy Warhol...

JS said...

FYI,l Patricia Clarkson and Ally Sheedy did an indie togther, High Art.

I don't think this is Patricia Clarkson. I thought of Illeana Douglas who was in Random Photos recently, but IMDB says she's divorced.

I looked up indie queens on google and found Virginia Madsen too, but she is divorced....

David D. said...

The original indie girls from the 70s are Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Sandy Dennis, Sally Kellerman, Karen Black, Barbara Hershey, Louise Lasser and Liv Ullmann.

Judi said...

Thinking Barbara Hershey or Ro-saa-nna.

WBotW said...

Is Barbara Hershey married to Naveen Andrews though? I was under the impression they're living in sin ;)

Moosefan said...

Why am I thinking Faruka Balk-sorry to butcher her name. She was in American History X and a number of Indies...

Idiot Watcher said...

I really, really liked the Lili Taylor guess - aging C-list former indie it girl all the way - but then discovered she ain't hitched. So I will go with my initial instinct - Rosanna Arquette.

Momster said...

I thought of Ellen Burstyn, but she's divorced. Daryl Hannah? Never been married. I guess Uma Thurman is too young. Sarah Polley is unmarried and probably too young anyway. Pam Grier is single. Maybe Bridget Fonda? Sigh, I got nuttin', lol.

patricia said...

what about illaana douglas?

Hotseat said...

sarah polley is 30 years old and has been married to david wharnsby for 6 years

sha said...

Andie McDowell?

missycaro said...

Actresses who have contributed to independent film, including indie queens of past and present Parker Posey, Lili Taylor, Chloe Sevigny, Sarah Polley, Charlize Theron, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christina Ricci.
Ashley Judd (8) Lili Taylor (7) Audrey Tautou @ Liv Tyler (6) Cate Blanchett @ Ludivine Sagnier @ Charlize Theron (3) Marisa Tomei (5) Chloe Sevigny (11) Michelle Williams (7) Christina Ricci (8) Molly Parker (4) Ellen Burstyn (3) Monica Bellucci @ Frances McDormand (5) Natascha McElhone (5) Franka Potente @ Natasha Lyonne (5) Heather Matarazzo (10) Parker Posey (13) Hope Davis (8) Rachel Weisz @ Jennifer Connelly (6) Sarah Polley (18) Julianne Moore (8) Scarlett Johansson (19) Kate Beckinsale @ Thandie Newton (3) Kate Winslet @ Thora Birch (7) Laura Linney (7) Uma Thurman (10)
Kat Dennings

Jamie's Girl said...

I was hoping no one posted it, but they did.

Has to be Catharine Keener. She is the Has-been Indy Queen. Although she has had some recent successes. Is she still married to Dermot Mulrooney?

Jamie's Girl said...

Rachel Leigh Cook's name comes up when you search on IMDB for Indie Queen. Not good. So does Parker the beyotch.

sara said...

Ally Sheedy jumped to my mind. IMDB says she's filed for divorce.

jw12 said...

Mare Willingham came to mind but I don't think she's married anymore.

Katja said...

twiggy, cybill shepard, mia farrow?

just going off the way before PP

kathleen turner. j/k

J-Mo said...

There are some very young indie "it" girls being named as aging. Just going by Entie's possible age and how he usually classifies actresses I think aging would have to mean at least as wrinkly as Nicolette Sheridan and Teri Hatcher. Illeana Douglas is a great guess although I know nothing of her personal life. I'd say her age minimum!

nunaurbiz said...

Scratch Sandy Dennis. She's dead!

Babs said...

Hmmm... What about Melanie Griffith? She's done some indies, and Antonio is in the Random Photos.

Just sayin' - she's definitely 'aging', and seems dumb enough to hook up with a murderer.

muccimooch333 said...

Not Melanie Griffin, she is practically Hollywood royalty based upon her lineage.

I like the Rosanna Arquette guess. Dating a man that murdered his wife seems like the kind of bad choice she would do.

Karmen said...

Rosanna Arquette is divorced. It can't be her.

Mooshki said...

It ain't Rachel Leigh Cook. Can't tell you how I know, but I know.

Jo said...

Sean Young before she blew it?

M said...

Jo, Sean Young has been crazy from day one...

bookjacket said...

When Ent says "aging" and "long before Parker Posey" (who hit the radar 1994ish) he means the 1970s or 80's. His memory and frame of reference is much longer than most of his readers'.

The undisputed queen of indies in the 1970s and 80s was Karen Black. Second place: Shelley Duvall, with Geraldine Chaplin in third, although she worked a lot more in Europe. All three are married. I'm going with Karen.

laura said...

It's Kelly Lynch

sunnyside1213 said...

Oh...I like the way you think bookjacket. Karen Black.

J-Mo said...

kelly lynch is a great guess, she's married. laura dern? although she seems so happy with Ben Harper. Sherilyn Fenn has a 2 yr old with boyfriend, not married. Lara Flynn Boyle is aging and C-list.

wineaux said...

ione skye

ImpeachmentWatch said...

theresa russell