Friday, February 04, 2011

Ted C Blind Item

As we discovered yesterday, the Oscar-winning Vice crowd is gearing up not just for the Academy Awards, but for their not-so-private, scandalous crescendos, as well! Jeez, do these folks deal with the strain of competition by resorting to their bad habits even more than usual?

Kinda the same way Charlie Sheen copes with the rigors of being the world's highest paid television star by engaging in habits that cause his teeth, cars and sobriety to disappear?

Yep. And you're about to read about the gay equivalent of sordid Mr. Sheen:

Meet Dick Wadd, Oscar-nominated scumbag who doesn't live in L.A. full-time. Therefore, he needs an impossibly snooty hotel to stay in when he's in town—as he has been, lately, for tons of Academy-Award-type events.

And just as Dick's counting on winning the big gold Feb. 27, he's also relying on the playthings that help him survive a Hollywood stay, which has never been one of his favorite things (Dick thinks he's slumming it, really, when he visits the West Coast).

So, Mr. Wadd always has the higher-up worker bees at his temporary address manage a few necessities for him. You know, just the usuals: drugs, male hookers, more drugs and...more male hookers. See, straights like Sheen aren't the only dumbos who live this way! Only difference is Dick likes his boys young and fresh, unlike Charlie, who seems to like his girls more on the partied-out side, let's say.

Indeed, it's gotten so bad, the unlucky employees who are forced by Wadd to do his illegal bidding have gone to their bosses to complain.

Result? "We don't want to know." Meaning: We value our high-profile client's stays with us more than your distaste with silly little things like prostitution and cocaine runs.

Wadd would have it no other way. The only thing he enjoys more than his debauched requests is the extreme discomfort he knows these arrangements cause the people who provide them. He really is true to his moniker—and then some.

It Ain't: Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Christian Bale

47 comments:

rebellious, contrary and nice said...

[unlike Charlie, who seems to like his girls more on the partied-out side]

Yes, he does! This Ted C. BI is readable this time.

MontanaMarriott said...

This has to be an Oscar nominated Director like Aronofsky (black Swan) or Tom Hooper for the Kings Speech which I am led to believe it is.

ms snarky said...

so if it's not any of the Ain'ts, there not a lot of noms left, and nobody with that kind of rep. It has to be a director, producer or studio head, yes?

rebellious, contrary and nice said...

Aronofsky loves the women.

Patty said...

Actor Options:

Javier Bardem
Jesse Eisenberg
James Franco
Jeff Bridges (highly unlikely, doesn't he live on the west coast?)
John Hawkes
Jermey Renner
Mark Ruffalo
Geoffrey Rush.

Aly said...

Why can't it be an actor? All of the ain'ts are actors. So...
Jeremy Renner
James Franco
or Javier Bardem - MY PICK!!!!

ms snarky said...

one of the Coen brothers?

Bella said...

@ Rebellious - I was thinkin the same thing!

pomme said...

Rush,Bale & Firth aren't american and Dick Wadd looks single so i'll say Danny Boyle & Tom Hooper

ms snarky said...

I think we're all forgetting the "he really is true to his moniker-and then some." Does Ted mean the nickname in the blind, or the guy's real name?

Seriously, after reading what I just typed, I can't believe I asked that. Who could possibly know anything that Ted means? : )

ms_wonderland said...

Jesse Eisenburg is a New Yorker, and they can be a bit sniffy about the West Coast. Don't know anything about him though.

pomme said...

Aronofsky is straight and he loves brunettes(see his movies always brown hair actresses)

Aly said...

Jesse Eisenberg and John Hawkes don't have the cred to do this. Jeff Bridges is Hollywood for way too long to be doing this. He's been around forever. Nominated long ago for Starman/Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Father was Lloyd. Brother Beau. Old-time film royalty. he would keep it under the radar. And would care A LOT. Mark Ruffalo - NOT with him never a sniff of anything since his breakout role in "You Can Count On Me" with Laura Linney. Who's left. Oscar-winner, out-of-town resident Javier(married to a lezzie)Bardem. Closeted gay, new star Renner or pothead/grad student James Franco

Patty said...

I'm thinking it's an East Coaster.

Ice Angel said...

I would like to know what this dude's illegal activities are...just the drugs and prostitutes? Or are these underaged boys? If that is the case, I would sure hope someone would say something! This would definitely need to be reported and revealed if that is the case!

mr. mayor said...

Christopher Nolan?

ms snarky said...

I think the Coens are a good bet. They're nominated for writing, producing, and directing True Grit. And like the blind says, "Dick's counting on winning the big gold Feb 27."

and they live in NYC. They're both married, but big deal.

Cheryl said...

Ted usually bugs me but I'm giving him points for using Dick Wadd as a nickname.

crila16 said...

It can't be Christopher Nolan. Although he's English, he currently lives in Los Angeles.

Darren Aranofsky – lives in Canada (born in Brooklyn)

Tom Hooper – lives in England

David Fincher - lives in Canada

I don't know...I would think it would have to be someone well known with a lot of hits behind him for a hotel to put up with this stuff.

jbdean_79 said...

Holy crap, I only had to read it once! Ted must've had his assistant type this one up.

All the aints are foreign. I'm going to say it's a foreigner and nix the Cohens. Franco, Renner, and a few others are already West Coasters so I doubt they'd be it.

As two of the aints are from the King's Speech, I'd say Tom Hooper, but is he REALLY well known? (I honestly have no clue, this is the only celeb thing I follow...)

Although since he's gotten the DGA, it makes since he would "expect" the Oscar.

shakey said...

We also have to give him points for making it easy to follow this time. I don't think Jeremy Renner would have that much money to party with.

Maybe James Franco, but I'm just not feeling it about him.

MISCH said...

Renner live in L.A., is gay but keeps it to himself...Franco says no no, but I think yes yes.
Does Franco have the clout to make these demands ?

sunnyside1213 said...

I like Franco for this one.

Aly said...

Sunnyside, I think you're right. Ted C. wrote at the end that "he really is true to his moniker-and then some." FRANCO=FRANK?

Can somebody explain to me to help me decipher in the future where it mentions that this blind concerns a director and not an actor? I thought since all 3 aint's are actors that it would follow that the blind's subject is also an actor?

ms snarky said...

it doesn't say anything about it being an actor or any specific aspect of movie professions, just that he's nominated. The aint's are all actors, but that doesn't really mean anything. That could be Ted's way of throwing off the blind.

ms snarky said...

also, that "true to his moniker" thing could refer to his Ted-given nickname - Dick Wadd

ms snarky said...

I think it's one of the Coens because they're multi-nominated for the Oscar, I think there's been some talk about the bro who's not married to Frances McDormand, and they def have the clout to act boorishly to the staff without fear of being denied or thrown out.

Rob M said...

This screams Aaron Sorkin, nominated for adapted screenplay for The Social Network. (1) He's probably still favorite to win, despite the King's Speech's surge in the performance categories. (2) He has a public, past coke habit. (3) He's not married (divorced). (4) He's been around long enough to have this kind of pull. (5) He's known to be a total dick (see his history anonymously trashing West Wing writers on internet message boards).

I don't know if he lives in Hollywood or not, but the rest really fits.

sunnyside1213 said...

Wait, Franco already has a blind vice with Ted. I am changing my guess to Javier Bardem. Renner lives in LA.

Sir Sinema said...

Uber producer Scott Rudin is openly gay and produced both "True Grit" and "The Social Network." Plus, he has a reputation for being nasty and extremely demanding. Plus, he lives in New York. I'm betting on him!

RocketQueen said...

I would say Franco, but he's already got a Blind with Ted, so it can't be him. Agree this is a producer or director.

__-__=__ said...

Actor that lives in NY. That's all I got.

SkittleKitty said...

Anyone else wondering if Charlie has a meth habit, now that we've seen what remains of his real teeth?

Or does coke mess up teeth just as bad?

Katherine said...

Sorkin lives in LA

Mango said...

Yay, the first TC blind that I didn't have to read four times and that didn't leave me with an instant headache. See Ted? It can be done!

My first thought was James Franco, except that the comment that the blind likes his boys young and fresh seems to indicate an older man. Any younger than Franco and they'd be adolescents.

GomezParkinson said...

"He really is true to his moniker" might also allude to his real name, so I say Tom Hooper, as in making underlings "jump through hoops" to meet his filthy, sexy needs. "The King's Speech" is the front-runner for best picture, and as the director, so is Tom Hooper, much moreso than any of the other nominees.

Fish said...

I agree with Sir Sinema. It's Scott Rudin.

I think the the 3 "English" names are meant to throw people off. Rudin produced the King's Speech (and True Grit), so he has a good chance of winning the best picture award. He also yells and berates people ala Christian Bale.

Fish said...

PS - one of Rudin's nickname is Scot Rudd. Same syllables as Dick Wadd :).

Eve said...

Plus, Rudin = rude. I think this one's solved.

RocketQueen said...

Okay, I'm changing my answer to Danny Boyle after reading the guesses over at BG. He did 127 hours this year, and "slumming" hearkens "Slumdog Millionaire" - also his. Last, but not least, all the "AIA" are foreign, as is Boyle.

bear of little brain said...

there's no way ted wrote that blind, he must have a ghost writer. just saying.

ctkat1 said...

Scott Rudin- gay, big time producer, reputation for being a real sh*t (I think he is known for throwing things at assistants).

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I'm going w/Scott Rudin, too--it would take someone with that kind of power & influence to get away w/all that crap, and I'm just not convinced any of the acting or directing nominees have that much pull.

bren3776 said...

I really, really like the Scott Rudin guess. Ted says that the hotel is covering the prostitution and cocaine, not the fact that this man is gay. That leads me to believe that the blind's subject is openly gay. Scott Rudin is openly gay, born & raised in NYC (that would explain the West Coast hate)and resides there now with his longterm boyfriend. I live in NYS and I can state for a fact that the majority of the people I've met who were born & raised in NYC hate being anywhere else (even if they are only 3 hours away from the City, lol)

Ted C. is sneaky, and even tough this one is easy to read, he really does give lots of clues in all of his blinds(usually if you can decipher them to begin with, without a translator:) If you go back and read the last paragraph, this is obviously not only Dick Wadd behavior, but also rude. The moniker fits both Wadd, rude or Rudin. Thanks to commenters Sir S, Fish & Eve for leading me in the right direction with their posts. I am now satisfied and will check this blind off as solved in my mind.

Jasper said...

It would break my heart if it was him, but Johnny Depp's been in town for a while this award season. Was he nominated for an Oscar for The Tourist?

BigMama said...

Whoever it is, Ted doesn't like them. I have rarely read a blind of his so full of venom. Having said that, Franco is out. Not only does Ted have a vice for him already, but Ted lovvvvves Franco. I am betting on a director.

Jenna said...

BB today made it clear it was someone who has been around for a while and who is on screen, and the answer to the crafty question the other day--would it be surprising to hear this guy is gay? if I answered it would give it away--sealed it for me. Kevin Spacey no question.