Monday, October 24, 2011

Today's Blind Items

One of my favorite shows from back in the day which is now available on Netflix is Larry Sanders. I loved that show. When they would discuss what guests they wanted and did not want, it was a great part of the show. Well, it happens in real life too. Here is a conversation last week that an A list talk show host had with his/her staff about booking someone.

The talk show host and some producers were were in a light production meeting just going over the upcoming schedule. The talk show host mentioned that they want more general guests on the show and to cut back on other parts of the show. The host was also open to having cooking segments come in. One of the producers suggested Giada because it would be a nice ratings booster to have both of them together. The host pondered the suggestion but said nothing. The one of the other producers said.

Producer: Just make sure to keep Giada away from the band.
Host: Laughs
Producer who suggested it: What?
Host: You know!
Producer who suggested it: Know what? Oh, because of the John Mayer thing? That was made up by Star Magazine.

AT that point the talk show host started talking about how the producer was clueless about what Giada's deal is and that it is way more than rumors. Apparently Giada would confide in a stylist who also styled the talk show host and was not shy about spilling what was spilled to him which basically included that Giada often would use the excuse of "production meetings" to go meet with guys. The talk show host then called Giada a word that begins with an s and rhymes with mutt.

The producer who suggested her then asked, "so she is out then?"
The talk show host then replied, "who else do you have besides the blowj*b queen?"

64 comments:

crila16 said...

Oh...snap!!!

Lindsey said...

!!!!!!!

MommaSaid said...

WOW. WOW. WOW.

Lindsey said...

Just re-read again and still have my same reaction! !!!!!!

Layna Day said...

Wow. Loved how the conversation came up so casually. That's how the best gossip gets spread!

A-list talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres?

RenoBlondee said...

LMAO! Wow!
Chelsea isn't an A list host is she? Wouldn't she be more B? Anyway, she was my first thought.

bluebonnetmom said...

Craigy Fergy I think....not sure if he is A List or not.

AvecJoe said...

"Giada would confide in a stylist who also styled the talk show host" So the host is probably a woman. I'm going with Rachael Ray. I think her and Giada hate each other right?

RenoBlondee said...

Good one on Ellen, Layna!!

Terri said...

cooking segment would suggest a daytime show. And a band. Makes me think Ellen, but then again, she has 'general' guests and her ratings are pretty good as it is.

MISCH said...

Shoo, why would anyone in her right mind discuss something that could bring down her marriage ?

Layna Day said...

Who qualifies as an A-list daytime talk show host?

Ellen DeGeneres
Rachael Ray
Regis & Kelly (it would have to be Kelly, since Regis is retiring soon)
Anderson Cooper

The View is A-list but this sounds more like an individual.

Does Regis & Kelly have a band?

Susan said...

Does Wendy Williams show have a band?

Susan said...

Maybe the band comment was tongue-in-cheek and the show doesn't have to have a band.

I'm going with my girl, Wendy Williams. She does cooking segments sporadically. Rachael Ray has them all the time, right?

AvecJoe said...

@ Susan - Love the Wendy Williams guess! This sounds like something she would say.

Carrie L. said...

This is hilarious!

I think Rachel Ray is out because of the cooking she already has on her show. It sounds like the cooking segments would be a new thing, so I was thinking Ellen.

But then I thought - what about nighttime talk shows? Conan had a cooking segment recently, which made me think of it. I have no clue - but it's darn funny!

RocketQueen said...

Bahaha! Oh Giada - everyone knows about your lack of a gag reflex by now.

Susan said...

Plus, Wendy Williams is all up in the tabs everyday. I can see her staff knowing all the deets from Star Mag.

Layna Day said...

Wendy is definitely a possibility. And during her radio-host days, she was known to find out what dirt was true on rap/R&B stars. If it's out there, she knows how to find it.

AvecJoe said...

Bow to the Blowjob Queen! Actually she'll bow to you. BAZINGA!

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Where does it say it's daytime? I totally thought it was Conan the whole way through.

Kari said...

OMG!

Kari said...

@AvecJoe: LOL!!!

cs said...

It said keep her away from THE BAND. I guess Rosie O'Donnell

Layna Day said...

@ LMS&M: could be. Conan does have the occasional cooking segment.

Ellen
Wendy
Conan
Kelly

I could any of them saying them. LMAO!

cs said...

Rosie has MULTIPLE Emmy's for her the Rosie O'Donnell Show

Layna Day said...

Saying THAT. Yipes, I can't type and eat at the same time.

Dana @ What the Frock? said...

I'm thinking RayRay.

CB said...

I don't think it's Ellen, just because it says it would be a nice 'ratings booster'. Ellen's ratings don't really need boosting.

I think it is either Rosie or Wendy Williams. Rosie's show is not doing well in the ratings (although how Giada would boost them I don't know). And while I don't know a lot about Wendy, I can totally hear her saying something like this.

Upside Downunder said...

I think the host is likely a female talk show host. Because if it was a guy, well, we men are curious....

Princess said...

In what world is Wendy Williams A list?

Jamee said...

Ellen doesn't have a band. She has Tony, her DJ. There are musical guests, but no "band." Besides, Ellen has already had Giada on the show. If that makes a difference.

Also "The host was also open to having cooking segments come in."

How can this be Rachael Ray when pretty much her entire show is centered around cooking segments/guests already? Is it just me, or is this someone who wants to START have cooking segments? So even if this blind were a year old, it still wouldn't fit Rachael Ray.

And what Princess said...Where the f is Wendy Williams A list?!?!

I think Rosie fits the best.

Basil said...

So this Giada person wasn't booked on the show for what exact reason? Being a slut? Enjoying sex? Or does she harass every man she comes in contact with? Or does the host just not like her? This conversation seems right out of high school.

Mama Mia said...

Ever since I read that blind about her and John Mayer, it's almost impossible to watch her cooking shows without thinking of that. Additionally, has anyone noticed how awkward her interaction is with her husband when he appears on the show? It's laughable. She's more into projecting this "my life is perfect" image than he is. He's just kind of there.

Kingrey said...

Jimmy Fallon? A-list, at least in name recognition and A++ Band.

Kingrey said...

Oh, and Jimmy's show has a variety of comedy segments, which is the strength of the show, IMO. Perhaps he won't want to change that. So, now I'm second-guessing myself

msgirl said...

I've never heard of Wendy WIlliams so she can't be A-list.

lawnjart said...

This screamed Conan to me, and we all know he loves his hair, so no biggie he'd have the same stylist. Plus that show seems up for some retooling, and you can imagine him saying "blowjob queen."

crila16 said...

I don't really care who the host is. The best part of this BV is the part that's not actually a BV. I heard Giada was a bit of a "S" rhymes with Mutt. And she's married with children.

timebob said...

now this one made my day, too funny!

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Cheryl said...

If you read it again you will see that it doesn't have to be a female host. That said if, you read the quotes with Rosie's voice in your head it's much funnier.

Janet296 said...

It can't be Wendy. She is a gossip queen. She would already be aware of it. I don't think it's Ellen either. SHe has cooking segments but their done by her vegan chef. I'm thinking this is Conan. I believe they are both filmed in California.

selenakyle said...

Oh man, I loved Larry Sanders. I recall one episode where Rip Torn's character asked Larry who was on stage and Larry replied, "that's Beck performing his hit." Rip's character said "sounds to me like he's doing his BONG hit!"

Priceless.

ms snarky said...

this is hilarious, no matter who the host. but I have to go with Rosie.

bluebonnetmom said...

OK, I did not see the band part. Not CF. But, if I am reading this right, the stylist is a guy, so it could be a man or a woman. And they were open to adding cooking segments, so not a cooking show. The most notable shows that have a band are David, Jay, Jimmy K and Fallon that I am aware of. Love that the word is out on Giada! ; )

Dulcinea said...

I just can't imagine discussing infedelity so casually with my stylist, especially knowing that they style other people in the industry! It just doesn't make any sense to me. I don't doubt that it happened; just surprised.

Christine said...

O.M.G. ENTY!!!! Love love love!

Susan said...

I totally think Giada's hubs is gay. I've watched her show for years and I've always gotten that vibe. Or he's really in touch with the fem side of things as he is a fashion designer for Anthro.

mngddess said...

RQ - with a head that big is it surprising that she has no gag reflex? Oh yeah - I said it.

work4shoes said...

I can't believe no one has guessed David Letterman. On his show he is always asking what someone's deal is. And he has to have a stylist for that thing on his head. This is so him.

RocketQueen said...

Bahaha mngddess! I'm just repeating what Mayer apparently said....
I definitely don't think this is Rachel Ray - she would do the cooking herself.

Jaiden_S said...

I was gonna say Letterman, but Giada's already been on there. I still think he fits, though.

Anotheramy said...

First thing I thought was Rosie

Beth said...

I immediately assumed that this was a late night host. Maybe it was the Larry Sanders reference.

Letterman was my first thought.

lg said...

This annoys me to no end.

Why am I not getting any of that sweet Giada?

Mango said...

I'm still hoping that blind is really about Rachael Ray. I just don't get that slut vibe from Giada, 'tho I do get the gay vibe from her husband.

Upside Downunder said...

Since Giada resides in LA it makes me think the host is LA based. What about Kimmel? I could see him talking about revamping his format a bit, although I think he might have had cooking segments before. I guess the difference would be a joke cooking segment versus a regular instructional segment.

I could see him being indifferent but aware of the gossip too. Wouldn't Leno and Letterman both qualify as the only two A+ listers for talk shows? Kimmel, Conan, Ellen, Ferguson, and Fallon would all fall one tier at least below them, i.e. A list or lower. I would think Wendy, etc. Would be below them or at the highest a B+.

I go with Kimmel.

Terri said...

interesting....Paula Deen just had a cooking segment on Leno.

elspeth said...

A key to me is the statement "One of the producers suggested Giada because it would be a nice ratings booster to have both [Giada and Host] together."

So having the two together is noteworthy?

Is Martha currently shooting anything?

Tatyana said...

Blogger Basil said...

"So this Giada person wasn't booked on the show for what exact reason? Being a slut? Enjoying sex? Or does she harass every man she comes in contact with? Or does the host just not like her? This conversation seems right out of high school."

So it's exactly like any other piece of celebrity exchange made up by Enty?

AndrewBW said...

A couple years ago my wife and I were over at my mom's house for an afternoon. She had the Food Channel on when Giada came on, and casually mentioned that Giada had the biggest teeth she'd ever seen. So now whenever we see her my wife and I say, "Oh, there's Giada and her teeth!"

Lelaina Pierce said...

"it would be a nice ratings booster to have both of them together." -- Makes me think of another chef host.

But the band comment...that rules out a bunch of people. Giada's already been on Fallon, Letterman, Leno, and Ellen.

So I'll go with Conan.

elspeth said...

I wonder if the band comment was said sarcastically -- Sort of like if a person who's known for promiscuity will be in attendance, someone might say the B_Ball team needs to be kept away?

The together comment made me think of another chef, too, maybe Martha or Rachael? Ferguson just has Geoff to back him up --no band --if it was a sarcastic remark.