Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today's Blind Items

This one is kind of sad. Hopefully there are some cheery ones for tomorrow. Back in the day this tweener singer/actress was pretty big. Not like Miley Cyrus big, but in the world of tween music and acting was probably like the equivalent of 98 Degrees in the boy band archives. Last to the party, but still had a couple of hits with her group. Anyway, she was making a decent wage had a boyfriend who was famous enough that the pair would get in the tabloids. Then one day it was gone. Everything. She is in the middle of a very long drought and is not a tween anymore. She needs to support herself but basically just gets handed from one guy to the next. She allows it though because they give her a place to stay, a couple of scraps of work, and drugs when she needs them. This girl who used to be innocent has been photographed naked, has sex tapes and so much more. She had a lot of promise and if this continues you won't even remember her name in another year. You might not now.

73 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

One of the cheetah girls, Adrienne Bailon

MontanaMarriott said...

who used to date Robert Kardashian.

JustJenn said...

yes - adrienne bailon. Wasn't there a solved blind about her being passed around some rappers?

selenakyle said...

Oh, man. When Enty said "back in the day" I was rooting around in my brain and came up with Tanya Tucker a la the "Delta Dawn" days. Like, that was REALLY back there!

Otherwise, I got nuthin'...

Krab said...

Tiffany?

Ellen said...

Montana Marriott- Great guess! There was that blind from last year that everyone thought was her. How sad!!!

I was thinking JoJo when I first read this (what happened to her?), but the "group" part of the blind doesn't fit.

Klondyke said...

98 degrees 1996-2002
cheetah girls 2005-2009

so it's someone well before the cheetah girls time.

Klondyke said...

2005 isn't so back in the day to me.

MontanaMarriott said...

Before the cheetah girls Adrienne was in 3LW which was in the 2002 era.

Also what is really sad about this BI, is that her ex bff was Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's wife. You would think she would help her girl out, but guess not.

sunnyside1213 said...

I thought Tiffany too, but did she ever make movies?

MontanaMarriott said...

Actually Wiki says that 3LW started in 1999 and that Adrienne was a founding member.

Klondyke said...

tiffany seems to be able to make decent money singing at smaller venues. if her wiki is to be believed.

any b list girl groups around 1996?

Klondyke said...

she should have hooked up with some old ass geezer in the interim. lol.

Cheryl said...

I think the 98degree part was not a timeline but the level of fame and recognition. I too thought of JoJo but Adrienne Bailon makes more sense.

Carisa said...

Willa Ford? She dated Nick Carter, and I *think* she was in a band?? Anyone know for sure if she was?

Jessica said...

Adrienne Bailon has been doing hosting and a bunch of other stuff and she just released an album this year. Don't think it's her.

1. Spice Girls … 6 hits with 1 in top 10 (average song in top 30)
2. TLC … 6 hits (average in top 41)
3. Salt-N-Pepa … 3 hits (average in top 21)
4. SWV … 2 hits (average in top 21)
5. Destiny's Child … 2 hits (average in top 30)
6. Allure … 2 hits (average in top 50)
7. En Vogue … 2 hits (average in top 62)
8. S.O.A.P. … 1 hit (average in top 19)
9. Zhane … 1 hit (average in top 20)
10. Xscape … 1 hit (average in top 21)
11. Seduction … 1 hit (average in top 57)
12. 4 Non-Blondes … 1 hit (average in top 67)
13. Indigo Girls … 1 hit (average in top 70)
14. All Saints … 1 hit (average in top 72)
15. B*Witched … 1 hit (average in top 73).

Klondyke said...

willa is a good guess. my reasearch said that she was married in 07. she could have divorced by now?

It's just me! said...

As someone who grew up in the timeline Enty states, 3LW was barely...I do mean barely...a one-hit wonder at best and wouldn't fit the "couple of hits" clue. Plus Enty says you won't remember her name, but Adrienne Bailon will always be remembered due to her Cheetah association. Plus Adrienne never dated during those days and only recently became famous for dating one of the Kardashians.

Willa Ford and Tiffany weren't in groups.

Some other groups that were semi-popular around that time (but "last to the party" as Enty states):

All Saints
Dream
B*Witched
A*Teens
Blaque

Nicola said...

What happened to getting a job? I hate blinds and stories were "Once-Were-Famous" women resort to prostitution just to keep up appearances.

And when exactly did it become more shameful to work at Starbucks, McDonalds... than to become a prostitute? I'm getting to old for this gossip game. I don't understand this foolishness.

BoredAtty said...

Bailon had some nude photos published on the intertubes back in 2008. Kinda nasty looking stuff, too. I say its her.

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It's just me! said...

@Jessica...most of those groups mentioned weren't tween groups or popular at the same time as 98 Degrees.

Jessica said...

I could be wrong, but I think Adrienne dating Rob Kardashian last year would not be considered back in the day.
Plus, she moved back to New York after they broke up to be with her family. She wouldn't need to be passed around for a place to stay.
This is not her.

rebellious, contrary and nice said...

Word, Nicola.

Jessica said...

@It's just me! The reference to 98 degrees does not mean it was in the same time frame. I believe he was comparing the level of fame, not time period.
"the equivalent of 98 Degrees in the boy band archives"
Don't think he would have used "archives" here if it was the same time period.

angie said...

I'm going with Tiffany on this

Jessica said...

@Nicola - agreed. I remember when Drew Barrymore talked about waiting tables as a teenager. And she worked at a record store.
http://www.fashion4yngs.com/drew-barrymore-was-a-terrible-waitress.html

Klondyke said...

okay, i reread where it said "with her group". oops...

Melody the First said...

@Nicola, Starbucks and McDonalds won't pay for the drugs. It takes prostitution to produce that kind of money.

As for who it is, no clue ... as usual.

Jessica said...

Adrienne just signed to a new record label and started hosting a show on MTV 4 months ago.
http://www.disneydreaming.com/category/adrienne-bailon/page/2/

Mango said...

What Nicola says: get a fucking job! It might not buy drugs but it most instances it will feed you and put a roof over your head.

Mango said...

"in" not "it". Sorry, my
self-righteousness got my fingers going all wonky, lol. Off the soapbox now!

michelle said...

willa married mike modano who played for the dallas stars until just recently. i believe they are still married since i haven't read anything in our local paper.

Mango said...

@ Jessica - you know, I can picture Drew as a terrible waitress, screwing up orders and spilling stuff both on herself and on her customers.

Jennifer said...

Yeah - I think I am one of those who already don't remember (or never knew) her name. I vaguely remember 98 degrees, of the girl bands listed, I vaguely remember All Saints, but I certainly don't know anyone's name from either.

So, as fame level is supposedly comparable, I'll go with someone from All Saints. In my old person mind, they're about the same, same radio station, etc.

(Never heard of the cheetah girls btw)

xoApril said...

Adrienne Bailon was my first thought as she had been in both 3LW and the Cheetah Girls and serviced Fabolous' friends so that he would continue to fund her new record.

All Saints is a good guess - Nicole Appleton dated both Robbie Williams and married Liam Gallagher, however they are still married (have been for 9 years, who knew!)

Kool MO' Dee said...

Kiely Williams (formerly of 3LW, Cheetah Girls) recently released a really disgusting song.

http://www.dlisted.com/node/36756

nunaurbiz said...

I got it! Laurie Partridge FTW

:-D

12 Letters said...

fefe dobson?

moxy said...

what about the lead singer of evans essence?

Jenny said...

Hello? It's Debbie Gibson.

moxy said...

i want to say mandy moore but i know thats wrong. i feel like its someone at her fame level though....

Basil said...

I have no clue who this poor soul is, but her parents, agents and managers should be shot. Even if this girl wasn't top of the heap, she should have made more than enough money to set up a college fund or something similar. Where did the money go? Enty mentioned drugs but only when she needs them. So I could rule out money spent on that. Seems to me she was milked clean by those around her leaving her with nothing.

Allison said...

I think the clues point to Adrienne Bailon. I could be way off the mark here but this is why my guess is her.

98 Degrees had three members. 3LW stood for 3 Little Women. They did have a couple of hits. One of them was called No More or something like that. I can't remember the other one of the top of my head.

Miley Cyrus had a show on the Disney Channel. Cheetah Girls also aired on Disney.

And I agree 2007 isn't really back in the day. But if you consider the world of gossip blogs...three years ago would've been ancient history almost.

Yep, I'm going with Adrienne. So sad if it's her or whoever though. :(

TONIc said...

Back in the "dey"?

MadLyb said...

It's Adrienne Ballon.

Barton Fink said...

I don't want to sound mean, but this Adrienne creature doesn't warrant the amount of time we've all spent typing her name. I feel bad that she's being passed around and is forced to request that people buy her drugs, but -- well, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It seems to me that if anyone really cared about her, she would have sold a ticket at some point in her career or signed a significant contract.

anarchi said...

Why is this blind? If so many people are "helping" her, wouldn't they spill? Is there an ethics code amongst Hollywood bloggers and tabloids?

When does something become printable? Only when the person involved gives permission?

I say BS, or it's much more sordid / scandalous-sounding in the BI than is actually the case.

Jessica said...

It's not Adrienne.

It's Aubrey O'Day.

Missy Valentine said...

totally adrienne.

don't any of you remember her former attention-whore of a manager, jonathan jaxson?

http://defamer.gawker.com/5084496/meet-jonathan-jaxson-americas-worst-disney-nudie+pic-crisis-manager

moxy said...

aubrey o'day is a good one

moxy said...

aubrey o'day is a good one

Nicola said...

@Missy, those nude pictures were done by Adrienne and Jonathan Jaxon (what happened to him?) to help her career, they weren't done by a boyfriend and leaked. It was a horrible publicity stunt, and Jaxon admitted to it.

Adrienne is supposedly recording in NYC, so the stories about her living back home might be true. Adrienne's pretty high profile though (she is invited to a lot of urban stuff and she looks great), unlike her band mate, Kiely Williams...

shakey said...

Kool MO' Dee has it. My God, that is awful.

ChasingHeaven said...

This screams Jules Kirby

ChasingHeaven said...

Ok, so what about that girl group Dream which P Diddy signed to Bad Boy Records? They had that reality show, they had 2 hits "He Love U Not" and "This is Me", the group broke up because Diddy wanted the girls to have a more mature sexed up image, to Enty's 'late to the party' they were pretty much one of the last teen girl groups to join the girl group popularity train prior to Britney, Christina, etc. solo sexy popularity taking over. Holly Blake-Arnstein? Ashley Poole? Melissa Schuman?

BlisterPlease said...

Kiley Williams FTW. The internets tell me she dated Shia LaBeouf (that would count for the famous boyfriend---and they apparently dated during the height of 3LW fame)

BlisterPlease said...

**Keily

Joanna said...

Aubrey O'Day was my first thought.

I don't think it's JoJo. I'm from Boston and she's in the local gossip pages on occasion (the inside track in the Boston Herald). She is a student at Northeastern University and was always at Celtics games this past season. And she looks good, totally normal.

G said...

I'm liking Aubrey O'Day as well.

Some of the guesses are people who were not in groups such as Tiffany or Debbie Gibson.

I was actually thinking someone from Expose. Such as Gioia Bruno.

How far back ... I"m wondering.

Beth said...

Don't have a clue, but I doubt it's Debbie Gibson--she's had a moderately successful career on Broadway I think. Not superstardom, but probably enough to pay her bills.

awesome balla. said...

@Michelle: 98 Degrees had 4 members. you're welcome lol.

sooperserial said...

Mandy Moore was my first thought.

awesome balla. said...

@sooperserial: mandy moore is married to singer ryan adams. and she was never in a group.

Luv said...

I think it's Adrienne Bailon too. She has nude pictures and a sex tape supposedly.


http://thebosh.com/archives/2008/11/disney_star_adrienne_bailon_nude_pictures_sex_tape_coming_soon.php

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jgirl828 said...

To the person who said Willa Ford:

She's actually married to a hockey player now...and she was more of a "one hit wonder" back in her day.

RM said...

Uhhh...

Raven-Symoné?

story said...

I'm going with Taryn Manning. She was on the the US version of Popstars and formed the band Boomkat with her brother and put out a few decent songs. She definitely has some acting credits to her name as well.

Everytime I see her now she looks drugged out and vacant.

Jaiden_S said...

I don't think it's anyone who has been mentioned. Enty said we probably have already forgotten about her, so I think it's one of the members from one of the all-girl bands back in the late 09's/early 00's. Maybe someone from EnVogue.

jen said...

definitely Kiely Williams

cincinnatikate said...

kiely or aubrey o day