Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's Blind Items

Friday night at The Grove. Movie theatre is packed to see Obsessed. The lights are down, the movie is about half way, when a cell phone stars ringing. Not vibrating, but ringing. One of those really loud ringing ones for people who like to hear it from a mile away. Everyone is looking around to see who the culprit is. This used to be an A list, Oscar nominated movie actress who now really doesn't work except for keeping her husband glued to her, starts digging through her purse. It is still ringing. She finally gets the phone out of the purse. What would you do if this were you? You would turn it off. Our actress, says, "Hello." And then has a one minute conversation before hanging up. Yeah, I can't wait to see her at the premiere of the next movie her husband does, and get everyone to start talking on their cell phones.

43 comments:

DNfromMN said...

Former A-List, Oscar nom actress w/ famous actor husband who has bad taste and no tact.

Sharon Stone except for the husband, dangit.

stumped.

Sylvia said...

lol

Whoever the idiot is should have gone outside instead of talking like if they were at their own place.

SkittleKitty said...

Melanie Griffith--attached to Antonio.

Julia said...

Melanie was my first thought too.

Charity said...

Definitely Melanie Griffith.

figgy said...

SkittleKitty--absolutely! She came to mind immediately. God she's a skank.

nancer said...

whenever i hear 'glued to her husband' and apparently he's the only one making movies in the BI too, it screams melanie and antonio. she's such a bitch.

pomme said...

i'm with Melanie Griffith team!

Karmen said...

SkittleKitty - nice job!

Melanie Griffith ftw.

I always thought Antonio was too hot for her.

Cheryl said...

Antonio IS too hot for her and that always equals trouble and bad plastic surgery. Just ask Victoria Beckham or Fergie.

Cheryl said...

And in case anyone has forgotten, the Oscar nomination was for Working Girl.

kai said...

melanie griffith. poor woman, not very well in the head

Quintessential Southerner said...

i'm surprised that she did not have enough sense to NOT see 'obsessed'. that's what gets me?!.

Grace said...

The only reason Antonio Banderas stays wtih Melanie, the drug addict, who also lights up her daughter's ciggies, the same daughter who went to rehab, is because of THEIR daughter they had together.

jax said...

i've said this before but it still applies....my mom refers to Melanie as the one 'who looks like she smells.....down there"

LOL.

i agree Mom.

A said...

I saw Melanie at the Grove on Friday night, standing in front of the theatre taking pictures with a couple fans.

She does NOT look good.

Ernestine said...

I. HATE. IT. WHEN. PEOPLE. DO. THAT!!!!!!!!

If you're going to talk during a movie, stay the hell home. Thanks. I seriously rarely go out to see a movie anymore, because there's always some jackhole yammering on his cellphone or some clueless elderly person asking "WHAT? WHAT DID HE JUST SAY?" and it just fucking ruins the whole experience. It really is so goddamn distracting -- like a tapping faucet, or some kid thwack-thwack-thwacking his pencil against a paper during a test. Arrrgh! INFURIATING.

So...Netflix is a gorgeous thing. I'm never going to a theater again. Except maybe to see that new Star Trek movie. I dunno.

Anyway, yeah. It's Melanie. The thingie about being practically symbiotic with her husband gave it away. Ugh. She's so classy.

I just don't get it -- how in the holy hell are she and Tippi Hedren related?! It's as if they're not even of the same species, let alone mother and daughter! Seriously.

Karmen said...

Jax - I think your mom is dead on with that assumption, haha.

cajun cutie said...

CDANers are on point. They just showed Melanie Griffith on TMZ leaving the grove movie and she said she just saw Obsessed.

JS said...

OK, I also thought of MG right away, but the Random photos showed Pheobe Cates and Kevin Kline with the caption "Phoebe Cates is always welcome in the pictures. Usually though it is only when she is attached to Kevin Kline." However, the photo looks like it was shot elsewhere, not at the premier of Obsessed.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I agree, Melanie Griffith. I'm surprised she didn't light up a smoke.

nancer said...

my newest bitch about cell phones at the movie is people texting or reading texts during the movie.

some bozo a few rows in front of me did that not long ago and it was like he was shining a flashlight in my eyes when he held his phone up in front of his face. ASSHOLES!!!! what happened to manners? did cell phones kill those off for good?

BinkyM said...

My solution to cellhpone users (whether they talk or text) is a water pistol. Dampen them enough times and they get the clue or they get up to go get the manager, but don't stand up and squirt them; be surreptitious about it. Your seatmates won't rat on you because they're on your side.

When the movie is "important" (ie, it's an event movie I've been anxiously awaiting), I'll put soda in the water pistol so it's sticky.

This works, too, for people who won't SHUT THE HELL UP, assuming you can reach them from where you're sitting.

I wish every with any manners would take water pistols to the movies; this way, we can eradicate thoughtless assholes. If they all knew they were going to get wet (or sticky), they'd stay the fuck home and leave the rest of us in peace!

not on my dollar said...

Well Binky I had the pleasure of both last night. I went to see the Soloist (yes it was a good movie) and there was a man next to me arguing with someone who kept calling him on his cell phone.

As if that wasn't enough there was a family behind me that brought a little girl who was about 4 years old with them and she kept talking and getting up out of her seat.


I hate inconsiderate cell phone users and people who can't afford to go to the theater AND pay someone to babysit their children.

Why don't THESE PEOPLE just use Netflix?!!!

Beth said...

Melanie and Antonio were apparently in Venice this past weekend for Salma Hayek's wedding so I don't see how she could be in Venice and LA at the same time.

Even though the BI description fits her to a tee, she wasn't in town so it can't be her.

BinkyM said...

@not on my dollar, for the arguing man, a hammer would have been appropriate, and I think you've have been found not guilty in a court of law.

I recently emptied my water pistol at a midnight showing of "Fast and Furious" on a couple who had brought a baby, and was forced to refill it from my Coke cup so I could squirt a squabbling lady and her grandbother. ("Who IS that beautiful blonde boy? I've never seen him before!" I wanted to scream, "Bitch, he's the ENTIRE REASON I came here to see this damned thing, so STFU!")

I totally feel your pain. I have a feeling "The Soloist" requires silence from the audience.

(Yes, the mother FINALLY removed the screeching baby, but not nearly soon enough.)

NYer said...

I hate to wade into gender issues, but isn't some of this bordering on misogynistic (hope i spelled that right)?

newsgrrl said...

Jax: Kudos to your mother. Gross in visual and olfactory...

BinkyM: I almost spit my iced tea over my macbook pro when I read your refilling your water pistol from your coke cup.

I love this site :)

figgy said...

BinkyM, that's hilarious! Don't they ever catch you? I'd love to try that, except I'd be afraid of being charged with assault and battery or something.

ardleigh said...

Binky, That is hilarious. I would give you an award if I coould.

Christine Lahti was there. Was nominated for Swing Shift. Won Oscar for Best Short Film (1996).
and is married to Thomas Schlamme.
She was at Obsessed.

not on my dollar said...

Binky I wish I had your courage, except I'd like to fill my water pistol with urine.

I'm sure that would shock them. :)

Kate said...

How about "WHO CARES?" This isn't a very good bling item enty... I love you, but this is a little weak...

Brice said...

It's Melanie Griffith - TMZ has her on tape coming out of the movies and she tells the pap that she just saw "Obsessed."

j74 said...

That's why if I HAVE to take my little one, I go on SUNDAY before noon, before the churchies get out. Theatre here is D.E.A.D. and all to ourselves. lol

j74 said...

Ah, yes. Imagine a large group of annoying teens who come in together and fill an entire row. During the movie, a couple of the boys not only hold conversations for a few minutes a piece on their phones, they also proceed to get up from their seats several times during the show. Add in the giggly girls playing musical chairs, and you might find yourself really wanting to scream. Definitely could've used the squirt gun idea on that day. ;)

nunaurbiz said...

Sunday night I was at the Geffen to see John Mahoney in "The Seafarer" and was sitting up in the mezzanine in this glorious theater. The woman next to me (who looked to be about 60) put her high-top tennies on the railing and before the second act, carried on a conversation with presumably her daughter along the lines of, "what do you want for your birthday? What? For your birthday. What do you want?"

Then after the lights dimmed, "I have to go. No, I have to go. OK, now I have to go."

Oh yeah that was a real important conversation to have in a theater!!!!

GRRRR

I was in a federal courtroom once and I kid you not, a guy's phone rang and he said, "Hola? Oh, hello! Yeah! No, I'm sitting in the trial right now! Yes!"

I was shocked he wasn't bounced!!!!

Choice said...

It is Melanie Griffith to a T. The lady has no class at all. Can just picture her answering her mobile with the following conversation

"Look Dakota, I told you before, left some money on the fridge for you to get some more cigarettes, can't you see it! Jeez!"

So sad what happened to Melanie ...

Jackie said...

i'm going against the grain and suggesting annette bening. keeping warren in check has to be a full time gig.

Babs said...

BinkyM, I bow down before you! What a GREAT idea! I think my husband would kill me if I tried the water gun solution, though.

My last experience with rude, obnoxious people wasn't in a movie theater, but during the last few minutes of Wicked in Chicago last year. My friend and I were in the front row of the loge, and the people behind us got sodas at intermission. Their little girl started doing the in-and-out thing with her straw, that results in kind of a croaky noise. Since I had paid $90 bucks for that ticket, I was extremely pissed. I turned around and shhhed them, but the mood was broken. I cannot abide rude, thoughtless people.

Mooshki said...

I don't understand why all theaters haven't installed the cell-phone blocking equipment. If you can't go for 2 hours without talking on the phone, stay home!!!

fairylights said...

Try being on stage when that happens, Babs. I'll never forget being in the most emotional part of a scene and having someone's cell go off...totally ruined the mood we'd created.

I am so taking a water pistol with me next movie I go to, that's one of the reasons I rarely go anymore. Thanks!

slappywhyte said...

i was thinking Demi Moore ... was she ever nominated for an Oscar?

Judi said...

Water pistol and a flashlight.