Monday, July 19, 2010

Today's Blind Items

This A list couple, which consists of a B list movie actor who used to be A++ and his B- list movie actress wife have a secret for keeping young. Or at least they think it does. Apparently they buy in bulk, botox in a bottle. The bottles which cost $600, are meant to last a year, but are used by the couple at the rate of about one a week.

65 comments:

West End Girl said...

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones? He's definitely one that used to be A++ but isn't any more.

Majik said...

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

Adventurous Kate said...

Tom and Katie.

nancer said...

i could never see bening as B-. she's a really good actress and didn't she win an oscar?

RJ said...

Oooh! I like the Michael Douglas and CZJ guess. They both look really waxy and immobile most of the time.

Cindy said...

My first thought was Ashton and Demi

Cindy said...

but then again, has he ever been anything more than B?

Stacy said...

Definitely Michael Douglas and CZJ.

Barton Fink said...

I don't want to be skeptical, but ... Botox knocks out the nerves, and they're knocked out. They're knocked out for months. If you do the whole face, it's knocked out. You don't need to do it next week, or the week after. You can Nicole your face and be Kidmanned for months. Thus, this blind makes me wonder if it's true.

nothistime said...

I like the Tom & Katie guess. MD & CZJ might fit but I think MD has permanent A list status due to his body of work, awards, age etc. Tom is too young to be a perma-A lister. I also think TC appears desperate to maintain what youth he still has.

ConqueringKing said...

I don't like the Tom & Katie guess - she's still pretty young and i'd never consider her a B anything - more like C to me.

MD and CZJ - I can accept that.

How about one more:

Will & Jada Smith?

Stephen said...

My first thought was Travolta & Kelly Preston

lovespun said...

That's what i was thinking, Barton F.

RJ said...

@Barton Fink, I wondered the same thing. Wonder if their is a sexual application for botox? I know people also inject it into their armpits to control sweating and into their feet to control wetness and odor there, too. Maybe they are using it all over.

pomme said...

I'm with TomKat team

shopgirl said...

I've also heard people use Botulinum toxin for migraines.

ms_goddess said...

Nancer - Bening's been nominated for Oscars, but has yet to win.

My first thought was Tom & Katie, but I have a hard time reconciling her to being so addicted to Botox. (Or being rated as highly as a B-.)

Love the Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones guess!

white lorelei said...

Team TomKat. Def. A++ now B-list? His movies are tanking big time. By Enty's definition, he can still open a movie, but by popularity of people paying full price to see it .... not so much.

Ms Cool said...

@Barton Fink: "You can Nicole your face and be Kidmanned for months" Hilarious.

Didn't CZJ win an Oscar? Wouldn't that make her A list?

john said...

My first thought was how weird and 'made up' this sounded and then Barton Fink said what I was thinking. You can't Botox yourself once a week and without the injecting help of someone who knows facial anatomy and muscles, it's possible you'd end up looking like scambled eggs.

KiKi said...

Ms. Cool .... CZJ won the Oscar (BSA) for Chicago and she just won a Tony. I'd say that makes her A list.

Michelle said...

Not Bening.. saw her new movie this weekend and it was weird that she actually looks her age. Comment meant as a compliment because she obviously has not tinkered with anything..it was kinda refreshing.
Warren is out because he allowed himself to age naturally.

Not sure about MD?CZJ.. CZJ looks weird and definitely botoxes but Michael even with the surgery looks his age just skin is smoother.

Jamie's Girl said...

No way is either CZJ or Michael Douglas B List. Too many Oscars, just too many. They are both Permanent A List.

Ashton Kutcher's face looks just fine, not stonefaced, so not him. We know it's not Kidman.

I am very much liking the Warren Beatty Annette Bening.

MISCH said...

O.K.
I'm not an expert...but my doctor sees all the Botox ladies on the same day..once the vial is started it has to be used....and that's the extent of my knowledge on the subject...how could 2 people use so much...? Are they having Botox parties...? Or have they found some interesting places to inject it ?

Cheryl said...

I'm going with Annette and Warren for this one. You're so vain you probably think this blind is about you.

The Nightmare Child said...

Tom & Katie.


He's not aging. And she's always got a weird look on her face.

blankprincess said...

When I think "A list couple," I think Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson or Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. However, Rita is not even close to B list, and Jada's latest gig is a TV show, so that would seem to knock both of those couples out.

I would go for the Michael Douglas (it used to be that everything he touched turned to gold, but he hasn't had a hit in a while) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (yes, she won a BSA Oscar, but what has she done since?) guess over the Warren Beatty and Annette Bening guess. Warren and Annette don't look all plastic-y to me, but Michael and Catherine sure do!

Remember, Enty NEVER said that winning an Oscar makes you permanently A-list (although it certainly does in some cases), which is something we tend to forget. It's more about bankability and sustainability, although the awards are certainly nice. :)

mngddess said...

The only way you can really be A++ is if you have won some Oscars and headlined movies. Michael Douglas was huge back in the day. I checked IMDB, and the last big movie was in was Traffic, back in 2000. Back in the day he was huge, from Romancing The Stone to Wall Street to China Syndrome to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (producer)... CZJ has won an Oscar and has worked off and on these past years (movies and Elizabeth Arden and T-Mobile spokesperson), and she has name recognition, which would make her a "B". And Lord knows they are rolling in dough, enough to buy cases of botox...

kathrynnova said...

every couple in hollywood.

Lissette said...

Hmmm...I was thinking Antonio and Melanie Griffith

sandra said...

john travolta and kelly preston

not on my dollar said...

No way is this Warren Beatty. Have you seen that man's face? He looks every bit of his age and if it is him he should ask for his money back.

KiKi said...

I'm trying to figure this one out! A++ is HUGE and not many can have that rating. The reason I don't think it's TomKat is because there is NO WAY Katie is even close to being a B actress! Maybe if we come up with the few married A++ we can narrow it down. I'm in agreement with everyone else who says no way to Warren and Annette. If you see them, they are so "untouched"

C said...

I vote for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Bella said...

First thought was the Smiths...

sunnyside1213 said...

My first thought was MD and whats her name.

lana said...

this is clearly exaggerated blind. you can't botox yourself that much without killing yourself...seriously i'm glad some people picked up on this

Robert said...

@Cheryl: Ha-ha-ha! Good one!

KiKi said...

Lana, you're correct - I called a friend of mine who gets botox and she said there's no way you could use that in a week! Did the tipster get their story mixed up when they told Enty?

Impertinent Vixen said...

Where is Enty's list of how he determines the alphabetic grading? Because I thought Oscar winners and old-Hollywood family members like MD were permanently A-list.

GauchoGirl said...

I'm jumping on the Will and Jada train. Anyone notice how tight her face looked at the Karate Kid premiere in London?

The Real Icecat said...

I dunno...I'm kind of questioning the amount of usage as well. But, with that said, MD & CZJ was my first thought...

KiKi said...

GauchoGirl ... I so agree about Jada's face but I just don't see her being more than a D list celeb!

0 said...

Tommy Girl and Stepford Katie.

Jennifer said...

Research time: As it seems impossible to go through that much actual botox, I searched the phrase "botox in a bottle" and there are tons of products that have this phrase associated with them... including some fake snake venom product by Rodial that I found this quote for:

"Botox in a bottle: The $200 moisturizer that promises to freeze time by mimicking the paralyzing effects of snake venom. Kate Moss, Posh Spice and Katie Holmes said to be fans." (Daily Mail) (in the original article on the daily mail, it said "Katie Holmes, Yasmin Le Bon, Bella Freud and Naomi Campbell are also said to be big fans.")


Well, it's not the $600 that actual Botox is, but maybe the details got scrambled. I vote for TomKat. Katie was in Batman Begins (and was summarily replaced for the next one) and Thank you for Smoking, so along with her tv maybe as a stretch she could be B-.

trinnean said...

I will jump on the CZJ+MD train, although I don't agree with the respective ratings given, I wouldn't call CZJ B- at all. Anyway, if you watch her performance of "Send in the Clowns" at the Tonys this year there is absolutely ZERO movement above the brows and she does this bug-eyed thing while singing to make up for it. Creepy. And MD just looks far too smooth for his age.

ChasingHeaven said...

Tom Hanks

libby said...

CZJ is so not B- list. Ever. She just won the Tony.

I have to say that this is Tom and Katie. She is a B- because she gets work because of who she married. It's just a hair above the C she really is.
BUT the reason I KNOW this is Tom and Katie is that Tom's face these days is Fucked Up. That could be explained by botox all over. TC is a big control freak, and lost his A++ career. I can definitely see him being OCD about keeping his looks.

(IMO, that's really Tom's problem with his career. He can't let go of his youth, in his looks or in his role choices.)

Barton Fink said...

@Jennifer, I'm thinking that there must be something like that going on, somebody misunderstood what they heard, or something weird. I mean, the face would be an unmoving shell if you kept injecting Botox into it every few days. Or it's mean gossip. Or (like the Nick Nolte testicle tale) it's a joke being planted in the gossip chain to see how far it can go.

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trinnean said...

@hypnagogia: ooooh, now that's an interesting guess... doesn't seem like something they'd do, though... hm. gone looking for recent pics now.

hypnagogia said...

Bac/Sedg was not a good guess. So sorry.

The Cocoanut Grove said...

Do I even want to know what the "Nick Nolte testicle tale" is?

(Yes. Yes I do.)

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Indy Jones! Skinny skank!

trinnean said...

SJP and Matthew B?

Rickatoo said...

@ Cheryl said...
I'm going with Annette and Warren for this one. You're so vain you probably think this blind is about you.

Then it must be Jules Kirby!

The Real Icecat said...

@Barton Fink - Okay, I have not heard of the Nick Nolte Testicle Tale.. Please Tell the Tale :P

The Real Icecat said...

Oh yeah @libby - I think you've persuaded me to jump on the TomKat train!

Mu said...

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffth

trinnean said...

I entertained the idea of Antonio and Melanie but I would never have considered Antonio A++. Nor Matthew B, either, but I had to throw in something that hadn't been guessed yet. Also I have read that Antonio has told Melanie that "wrinkles are sexy" and he wouldn't want her to attempt to defy her age. Not that the saggy knees don't give it away...

Mango said...

I'm with Barton Fink on this one.

Lissette said...

@The Real Icecat...


Nick Nolte Makes Up Testicular Surgery Story

Veteran movie tough guy NICK NOLTE likes to wind people up - so the fact he'd never had a testicular tuck didn't stop him telling a live television audience he'd had one.

The 48 HRS star was fielding a question about cosmetic surgery on national show GOOD MORNING AMERICA when he decided to tell his little lie.

The 62-year-old says, "They were asking me about cosmetic surgery. I was in mischievous mood, so I told them I'd had my testicles done.

"Apparently, it's a very popular operation. It makes sense because there comes a time, when you're older, when a man's testicles do start to sag. I can understand that. Who wants a pair of balls that hang down to their knees?"

trinnean said...

Another interesting guess over on Gawker: Harry Hamlin & Lisa Rinna. I always remember her best for TV, but she's done film, so eh? Maybe.

And thanks for the Nolte nutsack imagery. Charming guy.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

I take back Harrison Ford and Callista F. Howbout Brangelina?

Caz1310 said...

Agree with most of you, it's easy to forget how popular and A list Michael Douglas was in the 80's. CZJ and Jada Pinkett do look suspiciously frozen. Fink LOVE the Kidmanisms!! Jada looked like a humanoid at her son's movie premier. Also like the Melanie/ Antonio guess - both were extremely popular for a brief period in history. Tx for the Nick Nolte story - shows how easy it is to make up stuff and it becomes fact.