Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

This B- list actor is on a hit network television show right now. He used to be on another hit show back in the day, but was not the star like he is right now. Anyway, he recently got a very large raise and decided to spend a portion of it doing good. He went to the largest homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles and handed out $20,000 in $100 gift cards to Wal-Mart to every person with a child and then arranged three buses to transport all the people to the closest Wal-Mart.

60 comments:

Alanna said...

First name that came to mind is Ed O'Neill.

Mooshki said...

I love all these kindnesses, because I know they're in preparation for Reveal Day. Woo hoo!

Patti said...

I like Alanna's guess. Whomoever it was that sure was nice.

Sylvia said...

This was so nice. Whoever the person that did this.

Reese said...

No clue who it was, but what a fabulous story. Looking forward to this reveal.

RJ said...

Awesome!! I also like that he arranged transportation to store immediately. That way they didn't have to worry about their cards being stolen (or sold to get drug money) and the kids all got something right away. Good to see someone who is very highly compensated give to those who are down on their luck. I'd love to see more of this and fewer $700 shoes and $2,000 purses!

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Wonderful! Ed O'Neill certainly fits!

lanasyogamama said...

Yay, can't wait for the reveal!

RocketQueen said...

How about Chris Meloni?

parissucksliterally said...

that is fantastic.

Mooshki said...

Don't you think Ed O'Neill was more famous before? I think a heck of a lot more people watched 'Married.'

Sauce said...

Ed O'Neil came to mind for me too. Except he was the star of Married with Children, no?

Cheryl said...

I thought of that Mooshki but I read it as he was not the star of the show like he is now.

Jim said...

Johnny Galecki - I didn't even think this item was all that blind. And they just got raises on that show.

Tanyat said...

I think it's Johnny Galecki. The principles just received a huge salary jump, around 10 times what they were previously making.
And of course, he was on Roseanne.

Jackie said...

I like the Johnny Galecki guess. Fits more than Ed O'Neil. Love both of them, though. Can't wait for reveal day!

pomme said...

"breaking dad" 's actor Bryan Cranston(he also was the dad in "malcom")

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Breaking Bad isn't a network show, and it says the current show is a network show. Otherwise, I like the guess!

delilah said...

if this is Meloni he is officially the hottest piece!

Pookie said...

just to offer up a diff. option...

mark harmon = star of 'ncis', but back in the day was on 'st. elsewhere' which was huge back in the day.

Pookie said...

^queen of redundancy being redundant. ;)

libby said...

Now that I've googled the name, I think it's definitely Johnny Galecki.
It's funny I never knew his name, but I remember him well as David on "Roseanne". And what I remember most distinctly about JG is how struck I was by a feeling of how nice and REAL he was in every interview and appearance back then. As in, my fake-dar never went off with him in anything.

I hope it's him.

And like someone said, genius that he provided immediate transportation.

nancer said...

ed o'neill WAS the star of the old show, though---'married with children'. and i think he's higher than B- too.

libby said...

Pookie, the only reason I don't think it's MH is that he was pretty big before, not really as much now.

I was so hot for him back when "Moonlighting" was good. ---And that's another reason it's probably not him--his Moonlighting role was kind of stunt casting---he was that big back in the 80's.

Ms Cool said...

I come to this blog for amusement and a bit of an escape. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the Kindness blinds (and reveals). Thanks so much.

No clue who it is and looking forward to who this is.

califblondy said...

I got a little teary with this one.

The cherry on top was arranging for transportation.

Nicole said...

Oh, please let it be Johnny Galecki. I've loved him since Roseanne. I could have sworn he was the popular guess on a blind that showed some not-so-great behavior, and finding out this was him will cancel out the negative thoughts I've had about him since then.

white lorelei said...

The B- is throwing me because if it hadn't said that, I would say it's Neil Patrick Harris.

I think the Johnny Galecki guess is interesting and since I had to look him up, I think he might be more B- cuz I knew him when I saw him.

I dunno, but whomever it is probably would like to stay anonymous and get that crown in heaven instead of down here.

Ryan said...

Ed O'Niel was very much the star of Married with Children.

RenoBlondee said...

I'm going with Ian Somerhalder from Vampire Diaries and Lost? Or is VD not on a network?

Ray said...

Neil Patrick Harris WAS the star of Doogie Howser M.D.

New Life and Attitude said...

I'm jumping on the Galecki train too. It seems to fit.

Candy said...

I think it's Nathan Fillion, now on Castle, formerly on Firefly. Once they got renewed, I think they all got raises.

sunnyside1213 said...

I am not sure, but what a classy guy.

RocketQueen said...

@RenoBlondee - you just made me realize that the initials of that show are "VD". That's a shame. ;)

shopgirl said...

I'm with Pookie -- Mark Harmon. (I think a similar blind about him was on this site a couple of years ago).

This is my life said...

I was also thinking Mark Harmon.

RenoBlondee said...

@RocketQueen-I know, I actually paused to look at that and wonder if I should leave it that way, ha!Glad it wasn't just me that noticed it!

BlahFrickinBlah said...

On the Johnny train. Ed O'Neill was a big star when 'Married' was on the air. That show was on forever and was the first big sitcom hit for Fox.

Makin1 said...

Too bad it says 'network' actor, or I'd have gone with Misha Collins from 24/Supernatural. He even runs a charity called Random Acts, which quietly does this kind of thing on a regular basis.

I'll go with Ed O'Neill then and if so, I'd think he needs some positive PR to make up for the Jane Lynch debacle.

Mooshki said...

Mmm, Nathan Fillion. If this is him, I'm going to start stalking him for real. ;)

ms snarky said...

It has to be my boyfriend Nate. On Castle now, apparently previously on Firefly (which I have never seen), but back, back in the day he was a semi-regular on "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place."

Preciousredtx said...

I really think Mark Harmon is higher than B list...I have loved him most of my life....

cookingislove said...

You and me both Mooshki! My future husband Nathan grew up in my home town. He is known here for doing kind things when he's back in town visiting family.

Patty said...

Excellent! Whoever is featured in a kindness blind should get automatic A List status (at least here) for being a super human being!

Bevin said...

Ben McKenzie, on the OC and now Southland - set in LA

c17 said...

@ Ms. Snarky - If you've never seen Firefly, you can't claim Nathan.I remember watching him back when he was Joey on One Life To Live. :-)

I'm going with Johnny or Mark - Ed O'Neill & the NPH were both leads on their previous shows.

Alisha said...

Firefly was NOT a hit show. The audience grew later and the show took on cult status only when it came out on DVD. So not Fillion.

NPH and O'Neill were the stars on their last hit shows.

Jeez, I know Enty's blinds aren't always so clearly written, but this one's fairly straightforward!

The JG guess is a good one if they just got raises.

Mooshki said...

Don't spoil our Fillion buzz, Alisha! ;)

Mango said...

Nice guy, whoever it is.

ms snarky said...

@C17 -

I saw him first! Two Guys and a Girl was way before Firefly! : )

ms snarky said...

and Two Guys and a Girl was a reasonable hit. RyRy got his start there.

Cancan said...

Patrick Warburton - was on Seinfeld and now stars on that new show with David Spade.

Anonymous said...

It's James Galecki.

It can't be Ed O'Neil or NPH. They were both the stars of their old shows.

And it can't be Meloni, either. The BI says the shelter is in LA. Meloni is in NY.

Elaine said...

Oh I how love this blind!

I also love the Mark Harmon guess, but that's because I'm secretly stalking him. Although since I have proclaimed my love for him all over Facebook, it can't be that secret, right?

I think MH is probably higher than B-....so the JG guess fits.

ms snarky said...

Actually the Patrick Warburton guess is pretty solid, too. Plus I have a little mini-crush on him, in a "he's cute for a Neanderthal" kind of way. But Nathan is my first love!

MCH said...

I love this person.

Tina aka Beanie said...

Fabulous! Whoever it was sending you 1000% good fortune of that you gave. Happy Holidays everyone!!

white lorelei said...

I hadn't interpreted the sentence that he wasn't the STAR of his old show, but that the old show didn't make him the KIND of star he is today. That's where the NPH thought came from.

Michelle said...

David Boreanaz??