Thursday, August 27, 2009

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

This Academy Award winner/nominee actress who does a mix of television and movies has a best friend who recently got married. Her friend is a special education teacher for a school which does not pay their employees very much. The friend married a man who is also a teacher at the school. The original plan was for the couple to just get married at their home and have a very tiny reception and not even a honeymoon as they are trying to save whatever dollars they earn for a home. Well, our actress gave them and paid for the wedding of a lifetime as well as a reception, the honeymoon and even gave them $50K towards their house.

79 comments:

jw12 said...

Kate Winslet

farmgirl said...

meryl

Karmen said...

I don't know who that is, but that's amazing.

Edward said...

Hillary Swank

Funny Girl said...

those are all great guesses-- I have no idea who this could be.

Funny Girl said...

although the "mix of television and movies" kind of throws things...

califblondy said...

Hell, I'd get married again if I had a friend like that. I love the kindness blinds.

Nikki said...

please reveal this eventually! what a great friend - im a special ed teacher as well and it is the type of job you get into knowing you aren't going to get paid much.

wow that is so generous : )

Nikki said...

please reveal this eventually! what a great friend - im a special ed teacher as well and it is the type of job you get into knowing you aren't going to get paid much.

wow that is so generous : )

shazzzba said...

GOOD FRIEND....

pomme said...

i like Hillary Swank guess

MommaBear said...

Wow! I love your kindness blinds. They make me feel a little less cynical about the world.

Thanks.

blog hopper said...

Sally Field?

It's just me! said...

I'm thinking the teacher couple has to be a young couple, and maybe young enough to only recently start an education career within the last few years, but not in the business long enough to purchase a home, separately or otherwise.

That said, the actress might have to be young too. I'm going with Anna Paquin...Oscar winner for the Piano/doing True Blood now.

whole_lotto _luv said...

I'm liking It's just me!'s logic - Anna Paquin.

Funny Girl said...

@It's just me! - Anna Paquin is a great guess.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

That's fricken awesome! Props to our actress.

Kara said...

I also agree that Anna Paquin is a great guess. And definately has the right mix of age/tv/movie etc. clues.

ritehim said...

It sounds like something Glenn Close has done in the past... and she only improves with time!

ritehim said...

It sounds like something Glenn Close has done in the past... and she only improves with time!

Christopher said...

Liking the Kate Winslet and Anna Paquin guesses, but I;ll throw another one out there: Salma Hayek.

Oscar nominated for Frida, on "30 Rock" and "Ugly Betty" a little while ago.

AnonMom said...

Wow -- that's awesome.

Jaiden_S said...

Hmm. I like the Anna P and Glenn C guesses.

PJ Nelson said...

Bless her... Hope they realize just how lucky they are to have her as a friend.

captivagrl said...

Laura Linney

Ed said...

Sally Field popped into my head but Anna P and Glenn C make sense too

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Amy Ryan, Minnie Driver, Chloe S, Rachel Griffiths, Toni Collette.

KellyLynn said...

I'm on the Anna Paquin train. If Sandra Bullock had been nominated for an Oscar, I would have thought it was her.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I like Laura Linney guess.

Laura Dern fits, too.

*Miss_P* said...

Helen Mirren or Judy Dench?

sunnyside1213 said...

All great guesses. Hope enty reveals this one. And coke mom.

GladysKravitz said...

Whoever it is, please reveal on New Year's Day, Enty. They deserve recognition.

The problem with Anna Paquin is that she was raised in New Zealand--how would she have MET this special ed teacher? Still, I'm going with her as my guess. The only other nominee young enough to fit the logic pattern is Jennifer Hudson and I'm pretty sure it isn't her.

And I know it isn't Gwyneth.

captivagrl said...

Laura Linney was a teacher (autistic children)

RocketQueen said...

Jessica Lange or Dianne Wiest?

Ryan said...

Glenn Close

Angela said...

I was also thinking of Amy Ryan. Almost all the other suggestions are movie actresses that have switched to TV or the opposite. Amy would be one of the few who does both simultaneously (The Wire, The Office, Gone Baby Gone, The Changeling).

Besides, she's very down to earth in her interviews, got a few big cheques since her career took off and might want to share the wealth. But she's also pregnant and might not be that wealthy.

Winston Ono said...

Could it be Amy Adams?

nichole said...

What about Felicity Huffman?

.robert said...

Jada Pinkett Smith

GF said...

Many of the guesses have not won Oscars. Glenn Close hasn't, Jada and the two Amys (Ryan/Adams) haven't, and so on.

.robert said...

I was being persnickity with the JPS guess ala "special eduacation."

not on my dollar said...

I can't even begin to guess who this is, but I'm grateful for anyone who's kind in this world.


Looking forward to the reveal on New Year's Day.

captivagrl said...

GF- winner and/or nominee

Paisley said...

Holly Hunter? Doesn't she have young children, so she might be mixing with people who teach kids?

momo said...

@gladyskravitz, Wait why is it a problem that she was raised in NZ? couldn't her best friend be a teacher in NZ? sorry if I'm completely missing something about where this occurred...

Stephen said...

For your consideration...Whoopi

Bubbles said...

If it says winner/nominee that doesn't mean winner or nominee, although it's a bit repetitive considering you can't win without being nominated unless there's some story from 55 yrs ago where someone won as a write in candidate.

My guess is someone who definitely won, but what's all this television Meryl Streep or Kate Winslet are switching back and forth between besides chat shows.

Of all times not do use the grading system of A list, B-, now is not the time.

Audrey said...

Now that's awesome!

Carla said...

Am liking the Paquin guess. She moved to LA sometime around 96-97. She attended Windward, which is a great school and where she did community service at a soup kitchen and a special education center. Both of her parents are teachers as well. She did spend time in NYC while attending Colombia.

Also came across this tidbit, "When on a talk show, the host told her he would give her $10,000 if she could shoot a basketball into a hoop. She did, but he refused to pay. After bad press he gave her the money which she donated to charity." That seems like a pretty classy thing to do.

Mrs.M5 said...

that is really wonderful, i hope it gets revealed =)

Jamie's Girl said...

Jennifer Garner

Mika said...

Jennifer Hudson?

Princess Shyness said...

Mercedes Ruel. I just find her really likable.

fireflies said...

I'm on the Jen Garner train.

GladysKravitz said...

OK, I'm back to thinking this is Anna Paquin. It makes sense logically, and if she went to school in the US in 96-97, she certainly could have made friends while in school here. And yes, it's true, the blind could be about her best friend in NZ, but I somehow got the sense that the couple is in the US. Nothing to hang that on, just a sense.

Plus, she seems like a kind woman. Maybe that is projection because Sookie is such an empathetic character.

Oh and Enty often says someone is an Academy Award winner/nominee, just to keep the guessing game going. Same with when he says married with child(ren). Could be one kid or Kate Gosslein (well, except she won't be married much longer).

Karmen said...

Jennifer Garner was never nominated for and oscar.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Susan Sarandon?

Mango said...

Not Glenn Close. She has had 5 Oscar nods, but I know two people who have worked with her who have both say "never again!" She is reputed to be a total beeyotch. Sorry, doesn't sound like her.

Sorka8 said...

I hope this doesn't remain 'blind" forever. I really want to know more about celebs who are sweet and kind rather than drunk and drugged.

Margo said...

Jenny McCarthy has a child with learning special needs. Probably has a grateful heart for the help the teacher has provided.

RagDoll said...

Jenny McCarthy doesn't fit the Oscar nom/win part of the BI, though...

I'm liking the Salma Hayek guess: she and her husband have def. got the funds to go big when they gift. Very cool story, though, no matter who it is....

Lib said...

Could be Helen Hunt?

E said...

Marcia Gay Harden.

linnea said...

I want it to be AP too! Just cause i like the show and her. :)


But Bubbles, how do you know it doesnt mean winner OR nominee? Thats how I have always interpreted it´!

Hello it's me... said...

Glenn Close

5 time academy award nominee

Also on "Damages" and guest spot on "The Shield" in addition to movie roles.

faithy said...

Mary Louise Parker

Carla said...

Had only one interaction with Glenn Close and she went out of her way to be mean and condescending to me in front of other people, casual gathering. Can't personally say she's a favorite but the broad can act. Mercedes Ruehl, on the other hand, is totally fabulous.

John said...

The downside to being a tax professional is immediately thinking about the gift tax implications of her gift. I hope she talked to her advisors and will be filing her 709s. Maybe that is the reason this item is blind!

Angie said...

I'm guessing this was a younger couple getting married, which makes me think a younger actress and an actress that's done TV and movies..... Hilary Swank

Mrs. Patterson said...

On the Susan Sarandon train.

Jill said...

Amy Ryan was the first that popped into my head. She was nominated for an Oscar, she's done both TV and movies recently, she's definitely the age where her friends could be teachers and getting married, and Enty has all those 'Office' connections.

Mooshki said...

Great story, good for her!

The Missus said...

I would like to pop Charlize Theron into the mix. She hasn't done a lot of television, but she's done some, and she seems like the type of person who would do a hugely nice thing like this.

herman said...

maybe felicity huffman from desperate housewives, she is oscar nominated actress.

but my real guess is salma hayek, a nice sensitive lady, nominated for frida, producing ugly betty, guest starred in 30 rock & ugly betty, and besides her husband is a billionaire. what do u think?

ara said...

Taraji Henson

Tea Lady said...

Holly Hunter came to mind for me. I think she is an Oscar winner/nominee (can't remember which).

Lily said...

I'm going to say Anna Paquin as well. In The Piano, she plays a deaf/mute girl, which probably required her to meet with special ed. children and come in contact with that community.

MaMa said...

Maybe you should watch The Piano again, Lily.

My guess is Holly or Hillary.

star_grades said...

Toni Collette