Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today's Blind Items

This aging B list television actor had some requests in his most recent contract. One was that the producers pay about $100K a year to a woman who is by our actor's side all the time. Everyone thought it was a woman he was sleeping with but it turns out she is his professional toupee handler. She is in charge of making sure his hair is never out of place and carries a suitcase which contains ten other rugs all in different shades for different weather and his moods.

46 comments:

Cecilia00 said...

100K A YEAR?!?!

No guesses - but whoever it is that is just ridiculous.

Moosefan said...

I am saying William Shatner for $500 Alex...

Tenley said...

Piven, with his Emmys, could probably get away with a clause like that in his contract. But I'm never quite sure what age range qualifies as "aging" in Enty's book.

looserdude said...

Caruso?

Nature Girl said...

Doesn't Piven have his multiple toupe's in his bedroom? (According to some trick)...Maybe during the day, they come with?

not on my dollar said...

Tom Selleck?

Nosey Parker said...

I like Tenley's guess.
Piven FTW!

Cancan said...

Hasselhof!

Jackie said...

Shatner. New show on CBS with Bleep my Dad Says.

Nicole said...

Um hello! It's John Travolta!

nunaurbiz said...

I'd have said Shatner, but I would think he's "aged," not aging. So my money's on the Pivster.

alex said...

Jimmy Smits?

MISCH said...

I really like the Shatner guess....100K...where have I gone wrong..?

Shannon said...

I also think Travolta!

Karmen said...

Dear lord what do you have to have on your resume to get that gig??

The Pivert or Shatner. Trovolta has plugs.

Anon said...

This can't be about Travolta. He isn't a television actor.

My guess is Christopher Meloni.

califblondy said...

I'll keep my day job. I hate touching fake hair.

Is the Piv aging?

"recent contract" makes me think it's Shatner.

Dijea said...

THE SHAT. William Shatner.

mygeorgie said...

"The Shat"....Hilarious!

Poor chap whover it is. That's a lot of worrying & badly spent cash & energy on...hair!

The Caruso guess has me wigged out ;) That guy would be unbearably ugly without hair, and I generally love the bald look.

Daria said...

David Spade.

Cheryl said...

Not Piv. There were recent pix of him showing the scars from his scalp reduction/hair transfer and there is the afore mentioned toupe crypt.

You don't shit the Shat so he gets his wig gal.

trinnean said...

Is Hugh Laurie B-list in America (certainly A-list in UK) or has his star risen since House? He definitely wears a piece and he could definitely ask for that kind of money in any contract negotiations or renewals. He's been married for ages, though, so might not want to give the impression he's boinking someone else.

His scalp in all its glory: http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/tag/hugh-laurie/

Lauren said...

Steve Carrell. He obviously wears a hair piece.

Mooshki said...

I can totally see Shatner doing this. He has taken egotism to an art form, and I love him for it.

Travolta was Vinnie Barbarino! But yeah, he's a movie actor now.

Barton Fink said...

Handling his toupee? Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

Basil said...

Not Travolta. He is A list.

Is Piven even considered B list? Emmy nod or not, if you don't watch his show you would have no idea who he is.

Shatner though fits the bill. Plus he is known to be notoriously vain even back in the Star Trek days.

Whoever it is, lucky for the assistant to get such a well paying job.

mngddess said...

Um, where can I sign up?

ChasingHeaven said...

LOVE the David Spade guess

evergrey said...

This is soo Nic Cage. His hair always seems to be ever changing, no?

zandra said...

Can you imagine sitting around all day in a trailer brushing a tiny wig out? I'd need more than 100k for that job, so good for her! Piven for the win.

RJ said...

I like the Spade guess, too. He's aging. Shatner has aged.

Peekwa said...

my first thought was ted danson...

jujuree said...

A "toupee whisperer?"

Not Shatner, I agree that he's in the "aged" category, not "aging."

I'm trying to think who's important enough to get a Toupee Whisperer for 100k a year? And B=list, at that. And who would have a "recent" contract? I'm thinking new shows, maybe.

Jimmy Smits? Jim Belushi? Guess we can rule out Michael Chiklis! :-)

jujuree said...

How about Blair Underwood?

Maja. With a J. said...

My first thought was Jon Lovitz.

Yeah I know he's done lots of movies...but it was what popped into my head.

ms snarky said...

I am kinda down with the Jim Belushi guess. He seems like the kind of person who would be all moody and cranky and need to change his hair. A lotta ego there, I think. And he's on that new show for CBS. He can pull this kind of stunt after According to Jim. Crappy show, big money.

__-__=__ said...

I thought Ted Danson too.

anarchi said...

Ian Somerhalder. Different hair in every picture.

Carol said...

Charlie Sheen. Without a doubt.

mygeorgie said...

Wow, I never realized there was so much rug out there. I gues the men have that added pressure.

MommaSaid said...

Shatner is a great guess you guys! But does Burt Reynolds have a show? I know he did Evening Shade back in the day. Oh, wait, is he still alive?

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

Travolta isnt a TV actor anymore.

Come on folks - pay attention...Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Some of you are in too big a hurry to post your guess first.

Piven is not "aging"...He's middle aged. I mean, by the true definition of aging, I'd like to find one human alive who doesn't qualify.

Which makes me think this is either)

William Shatner

or

David Caruso

Lynne said...

I would love to put "Rug Wrangler" in my resume. I would probably be fired the first day for inappropriate laughter, but I could still get the line in the resume and that's all that counts.

RocketQueen said...

Definitely Shatner. I think saying "foreign born" would have given it away too easily.

Cage & Travolta are movie stars, not TV, other guesses are too young. Shatner ftw.

Justin said...

Ted Danson

Justin said...

It's Jimmy Smits. He was filming his new show here in Phill and the right side of his toupee flew up while he was shooting a scene.