Thursday, March 04, 2010

Today's Blind Items

This former A list television actress is now a struggling C lister. She has tried absolutely everything to recapture the fame she once had. Nothing works and when she can find a job like her last television movie it bombs louder than a Nicole Kidman film. At this point she is so desperate she has basically abandoned her husband and child/ren and will go anywhere or talk to anyone to get some publicity. Over the past two months she has spent about two nights at home with her family despite not even doing any actual movie or television work.

96 comments:

Ariel said...

Jenny Garth?

Icecat said...

Debra Messing?

TaterOnTheCouch said...

Melissa Joan Hart?
Tori Spelling?

Princess Pine said...
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A said...

I immediately thought of Elizabeth Berkeley. I know she's married, not sure if she has kids.

Cancan said...

My neighbor, Melissa Joan Hart.

Icecat said...
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Icecat said...

I'm liking the Melissa Joan Hart guess. Good job Tater!

Lady J said...

I like the Debra Messing guess. Would Melissa Joan Hart be considered A-list. I like the guess and I know Sabrina the Teenage Witch was on for awhile and I used to LOVE Clarissa Explains It All but I think she would be more B list than A.

Tully Mars said...

@icecat - it can't be Alyssa Milano, she is filming the 4th show of a new series today. The series will air in the fall I believe.

Cali Girl said...

what about lisa kudrow - in the pics today?

Lady J said...

Alyssa Milano doesn't have any kids. Not sure if she is married yet either.

palealebrew10 said...

"Over the past two months she has spent about two nights at home with her family despite not even doing any actual movie or television work."

That is incredibly messed up. I'll go with Melissa Joan Hart. Seems to fit like a glove and weren't there weird stories about her when she was at her peak? Like bragging about guys she slept with? I know I read that somewhere a while back. If this isn't her, I'll go with debra messing.

Suzi3 said...

I was just going to say Lisa Kudrow, and then I saw Cali Girl's. I agree. Love you ET.

Tenisha said...

Kate Beckinsale?

captivagrl said...

messing

figgy said...

Lisa Kudrow was the first one I thought of too. But has she had a television movie?

Have either Debra Messing and/or Melissa Joan Hart have a television movie?

Daria said...

Melissa Joan Hart was in the tv movie "My Fake Fiance" with Joey Lawrence. I might be crazy but it was actually pretty cute.

Patty said...

Was Lisa Kudrow in any television movies? I can't think of any TV movies for her. She's has been doing Nintendo DS commercials, which puts her out there. Other than that, I think Debra Messing fits the clues better.

Share said...

Melissa Joan Hart. She had the horrid My Fake Fiancee TV movie with Joey Lawrence.

She also was A List with Sabrina The Teenage Witch. The show was on for like 7 yrs. She has like 3 young children.

I used to really like her too.

Rose said...

MJH was A list? That's a bit of a stretch.

Ice Angel said...

Well...it does sound a bit much, but it also sounds as though is is trying to provide for her family. If dad did it, would it be a blind?

Ice Angel said...

Oh...and I'll throw Betty White into the ring FTW.

RubyDust said...

I vote Messing. She seems pretty desperate lately.

And I'll confess I thought My Fake Fiance was kinda cute too.

Char said...

Lisa Kudrow just did that part in Cougar Town. Plus she just finished a movie and has another one coming up. Enty says this person hasn't done any work over the past two months. Plus she had that show The Comeback that even though it didn't do well in the ratings, critics loved so it didn't really bomb.

Debra Messing has had nothing listed on IMDB since 2008. But apparently she's doing a pilot for this season.

Melissa Joan Hart seems to have finished a couple of movies recently, but not sure how recently. She does have a least one somewhat recent Made for TV movie that I'm pretty sure must have bombed.

lindsv said...

Melissa Joan Heart and Joey Lawrence are working on a pilot show called "Melissa and Joey", I remember reading about it online (possibly on this site) and I just checked IMDB to make sure I wasn't crazy.

Hordak said...

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Lady J said...

After thinking about it I will go with Messing or Hart. Messing's show The Starter Wife failed and I haven't seen her do much since. Hart is always doing made for tv movies for lifetime, hallmark, etc. but I haven't seen her do much else since her show went off the air. I think it could be either of them.

Jackie said...

i thought anne heche, but she isn't married is she?

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abby said...

if melissa joan hart is A list, I'll do a bikini shoot for the cover of People. Sabrina was not an A list show. ever. never.

Will & Grace was an A list show, and Debra M was a hot property at one time. very A-list hot property. so, I'm going with her for the win.

.robert said...

Lady J, wasn't The Starter Wife just Will&Grace in Malibu?

figgy said...

Let's not forget that the general consensus seems to be that Debra Messing is Coke Mom, and somehow it seems like that behavior would fit with this situation too.

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It's just me! said...

Another thing, Enty has said in the past that everyone from Friends remains A-List, so nix on Kudrow too.

Kat said...

I'd say Tori Spelling. She has only really done tv movies since leaving 90210, during which time she was A-list, and let's be honest, she's pretty much done everything she could to stay in the limelight what with reality shows, affairs, fights with her mother, etc. The woman is desperate.

New Life and Attitude said...

What about the actress who played Karen on Will and Grace. Megan Mullaly I believe is her name. I know she's done a few things after W&G but nothing has been successful. Would she have been considered A list?

cdanluva said...

Lauren Holly

Jason said...

Pam Anderson has been on the go a lot lately, she's definitely former A, now C, and unemployable. Wasn't she pimping books at a drug store?

RocketQueen said...

@Jason - Pam isn't married.

Rose said...

The woman who played Karen is a successful comedy actress. She'll be on Party Down and was on one episode of Parks & Rec. She's married to Ron!

Rose said...

Megan Mullally. I couldn't think of her name.

Ms Cool said...

Could Melissa Joan Hart be coke mom? She is really annoying but that doesn't mean she is a drug addict.

J said...

Lisa Rinna

Ms Cool said...

Would Jenny McCarthy have ever been A list? Didn't she have some super lame TV movie last year?

mingreader said...

I like that Pam Anderson choice.

flwrgurl said...

j.lo

moocow said...

i LOVE the lisa rinna guess. didn't she try to stir up some drama by bad mouthing heidi montag's surgery?!?!

moocow said...

i LOVE the lisa rinna guess. didn't she try to stir up some drama by bad mouthing heidi montag's surgery?!?!

Cheryl said...

Lisa Rinna has a reality show in the works featuring her husband, two girls and her boutique. Not her. They are seen together often.

Lisa Kudrow actually keeps busy and has done some indy films and has lots of industry admirers. I think she works when she wants to and isn't really a struggling c lister.

I'm liking the Debra (coke mom) Messing guess. She seems desperate.

Lin said...

Nancy Travis -- she starred in several successful sitcoms/movies back in the day & was just in that awful Lifetime Pregnancy Pact movie.

cdanluva said...

what about dana delaney?

RM said...

I like the Pamela Anderson answer too!

sunnyside1213 said...

Debra Messing...I just can't stand her.

rdmtimp said...

@cdanluva:
Dana Delany's been on Desperate Housewives for the last few years. Plus she's never been married and doesn't have kids.

I'm with team Messing FTW

ChasingHeaven said...

My first thought was Brooke Shields considering her Suddenly Susan tv show and all the Latisse and teeth whitening commercials...but not sure she was in any tv movie?

Kathryn said...

Lisa Kudrow is one of the producers on that new series of shows that traces a celebs family tree.

I like the Messing guess.....

Saz said...

I'm also with the Messing guess. Melissa Joan Hart was out of the spotlight willingly for YEARS and she didn't seem to care a bit. Messing, however, has been striving to get back in the spotlight (and failing) since Will & Grace went off the air.

Icecat said...

I think i'm going to stay with my first instinct.

Messing FTW

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gossip said...

Lin Nancy was on TV the last couple of years in the Bill Engvall Show and I don't think she ever got up to A list TV so she'd be out of the equation. Plus The Pregnancy Pact was a huge ratings winner for Lifetime.

I'm leaning towards Messing. She was in The Starter Wife - TV movie was great, but series rated badly.

Ellen said...

I am leaning toward Messing because I think she was A-list T.V. and she has that desperation to be famous feel about her.

I liked the Melissa Joan Hart guess at first (even though she seems nice), but I also don't think she was A-list TV...wasn't that show in the Friday (not so great) time slot?

selenakyle said...

(supposed) Coke Mom DM came to mind.

Charlie said...

Betty White, Bea Arthur or Rue McLanahan.

Jamie's Girl said...

Lisa Kudrow is working on the Celebrity Background show, so she is active right now.

Debra Messing is a classic to me. She stinks on ice.

fireflies said...

Angie Harmon?

warmislandsun said...

what about the little house actress - Melissa Gilbert?

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libby said...

Brooke Shields, and IMO, Melissa Gilbert are permanent A-list. They are definite hall-of-famers, and both have managed to keep their careers going since early childhood (almost never happens).

Leave MJH alone! I'm telling you, she would be MUCH more fit 'n' trim if she would do ANYTHING to get her fame back,
...OR if she were 'Coke Mom'.

Plus, as was said before, she pretty much 'retired' a few years, voluntarily, to enjoy her kids. Not her.


But Messing = Desperate!!!
Remember they used to compare her to Lucille Ball, I remember her -acting- so humble and flummoxed when she was asked about it in an interview.
Messing also goes to all Red Carpets for no reason, and almost always without her husband, I think? Dear god, she attended last year's Oscars for some reason.
She is always gross and over done.

My last point about DM is that a coke habit is expensive.

Hedda Hopper said...

It could be Debra Messing but Hordak mentioned Sarah Michelle Gellar, I like that guess. I remember a comment she made about Renee Zellweger re: Chicago, that she could sing and dance as well as anyone, if given lessons. SMG sounded angry and desperate.

Saz said...

Problem with the SMG guess is, according to IMDB, she hasn't been in any recent TV movies.

Jurgen Nation said...

My first thought when I read "television movie" was that Enty meant it was a movie about a television show, which then made me think of Sarah Jessica Parker. I don't know what she's up to, but her last movie was ass. So, maybe. She was definitely A-List, but I don't know if she's a C now. She sure as hell isn't A anymore.

Icecat said...

Didn't SMG JUST BARELY have a baby?? I know it's been a few months but I thought she had taken time off to get pregnant etc...

Still Staying with Messing!

Ice Angel said...

When I hear about hollywood women like this, it further strengthens the point that Lisa Kudrow's short lived show The Comeback was absolutely brilliant!

Ice Angel said...

When I hear about hollywood women like this, it further strengthens the point that Lisa Kudrow's short lived show The Comeback was absolutely brilliant!

Borg Queen said...

Icecat- SJP had twins via a surrogate right before the recent filming Sex & City 2 movie. There were blinds that she was barely spending enough time with them to bond which is wierd b/c as producer of Sex & City she had enough say to move the production / filming so she would have time with the babies and opted not to. But it cant be SJP b/c she is doing in work albeit bad movies but its still work.

empyrios said...

i agree with cdanluva that it's Lauren Holly

all she does are crap tv movies that no one sees....

debra messing doesn't seem to fit for this one. the last tv movie she did didn't bomb, it got nominated for awards....

nice guess cdanluva. me likey!

Icecat said...

@Borg Queen

I am talking about Sarah Michelle Gellar..

NOT Sarah Jessica Parker...

Lynette said...

Am I the only one who sees the mention of Nicole Kidman, who's a tall redhead, as a clue to Debra Messing, who's a tall redhead....

Lady J said...

Lauren Holly has NEVER been A-list. B-list at most.

femconsult said...

kirstie alley or geena davis

John said...

One thing to add to the Melissa Joan Hart guess. The actress's most recent "bombs louder than a Nicole Kidman film". Nicole Kidman bombed in "Bewitched".

Icecat said...

VERY interesting detective work John!!

I'm still wondering if MJH was ever A list. She was most. def. A list in tween land, but did that ever cross over??

Katja said...

Brooke Shields is doing the commercials b/c she lost a ton of money she invested. I call that sad. She has worked since she was an infant.

Harriet Hellfire said...

Katie Holmes!


The only reason I say that is because of the Nicole Kidman thing. I know the rest only fits partially.

Phaedra said...

Heather Locklear or Pammie...

John said...

I think Enty uses A list as relative to what area the star worked in, i.e. TV, Movies, Music. Sabrina was on for 7? years and MJH was the lead so I think A list for TV.

The blind doesn't really say what bad behavior is going on, but the insinuation is the person is not away from home simply for "business" reasons. If she was simply going after parts and taking normal business meetings would it even be blind worthy? Remember the blind that was likely Gretchen Moll and how she had sex with Harvey Weinstein just in the hopes of getting an intro for work? I would think this is somewhere along the same lines.

Lisa (original) said...

I channel surfed onto that "My Fake Fiance" and gave it 1 1/2 minutes before I went "UGH!" and went elsewhere.

cyberisis said...

Could someone post a link to the coke mom story?

kathrynnova said...

sounds to me like norma desmond.

crila16 said...

But Melissa Joan Hart was never an A-Lister. Never ever ever ever. Not even with that stupid show Teenage witch or whatever it was called. I'm going with Debra Messing. She was a solid A. She's had failed show after failed show (and movies). Her TV Movie which turned into a series was a huge bomb.

crila16 said...

Jenny Garth is another excellent guess. She was a teen A Lister, along with Shannon Doherty.

a girl in the life said...

My first thought was Keri Russell, but I'm horrible at these things. And the Messing comments are convincing ...

Anyone have a rebuttal to Keri Russell? Just out of curiosity.

Saz said...

Keri hasn't been in any recent TV movies according to IMDB, and her films have been relatively successful (August Rush, Waitress).

ms snarky said...

running late so can't look anything up - but just to throw a couple of names out there - Anne Heche, or Roseanne?

also, slightly off topic - looking at pics of Lisa Kudrow lately - she look really great, which she never did before. looks like she lost some weight, and I'm thinking, got some 'refreshing' done.