Saturday, June 09, 2012

National Enquirer Blind Item

THIS Academy Award-winning actress – she’s the widow of an iconic screen legend and Oscar winner – is sadly showing signs of dementia. Friends are concerned because the 80-something star has started telling tales about her handsome husband’s many indiscretions and how she was a fool to be so devoted all those years! Who are they?

76 comments:

LemonX said...

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

shiny_special_one said...

Lauren Bacall & Humpherey Bogart.

FSP said...

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

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MISCH said...

There had been talk about Paul Newman for years so It could very well be Joanne Woodward

NernersHuman said...

I didn't think Lauren Bacall ever won an Oscar, so I'm going with the Joanne Woodward guess as well.

Patty said...

Bogie and Bacall.

Agent**It said...

'handsome husband' Bogie was many things, but.. handsome?

this is sad.

Denise said...

@Nerners, I think Lauren won an honorary one, but still think it's Joanne.

nolachickee said...

Joanne Woodward was born in 1930, so age wise and career wise she fits. The saddest part about this is that is one Hollywood couple I believed in. Their love story, that is. Is there one Hollywood couple that ever was for real in their love for each other, without indiscretions or bearding???

Patty said...

Wait, I just read the last sentence again. "all those years" would have to Woodward and Neuman. I don!t thing Bacall was married very long before he died.

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Jamie said...

Bacall's oscar is honorary and I don't think that counts. Paul Newman is the definition of handsome; he was supposed to be super-faithful to Joanne, but I read a bio of him that said he had a long affair w/ another woman.

McSpanky said...

Well sweet buttery &^%$*! I have bought so much of that cheating cheater's ^&$#*%$ salad dressing!

Jamie said...

@Patty - B&B were married around 12 years but he was sick for at least the last year.

Elizabeth said...

I thought Lauren Bacall until it said handsome husband. While I think Bogie was great, I think Paul Newman has the larger reputation for handsome.

Jamie said...

@McSpanky: LOL. Actually, he's one of the few actors who has made a significant, lasting contribution to charity. Keep buying the stuff.

msgirl said...

Damn. It does sound like Joanne and Newman. BUT if she's in the thrall of dementia, what she is saying may not be true. Or am I being a hopeless romantic?

Maddie said...

Okay I'm new here, but came across a comment by Himmmmm (idk how many ms, haha) that grouped Tish Cyrus in with some truly awful celebrity parents who have abused their kids. Can someone explain this to me? Also, who is Coke Mom? Thanks!

Megan said...

I hope it's just the dementia talking. They were so perfect together!

RenoBlondee said...

I had heard rumours he cheated too. :(

auntliddy said...

Mb they loved each other, but he cldnt stay faithful. Maybe she is confusing movies with real life. Sad tho.

hunter said...

Hi Nolachickee, just want to say that just because he cheated on her doesn't mean he didn't love her but yeah it's a shame.

EmEyeKay said...

I've bought a bunch of the salad dressing, too. Grrrr...

Boobs U said...

Maddie I'm not sure why Trish was grouped with the bad parents. I think she was a crazy stage mom. Coke mom is rumored to be Debra Messing.

Jamie said...

I don't have the book here, but I remember it clearly. He famously said in an interview that he was faithful to Joanne because, "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?"

And then he had this affair with the woman and her last name was Bacon, so those in the know were all highly amused.

However, I didn't come away with the impression that he was a serial cheater. As Hollywood marriages go, it seemed solid.

If it is Joanne, it's sad about the dementia.

hunter said...

Maddie - no one is 100% certain who Coke Mom is but there are some popular guesses such as Angie Harmon & Debra Messing.

The parenting issue is linked to a huge rash of shit involving Hayden P and I can't even begin to get into it on my little iPhone keyboard.

MLE said...

Haha. Welcome, Maddie. So you too have been confounded by Coke Mom and T.C.... The not resolved, what-the-hell topics that keep many a CDANer up at night... Consider yourself one of us now which means your guess is as good as anyone else's when it comes to both those topics.

msgirl said...

His famous quote: why should I go out and have a burger when I've got a steak at home?

She ripped him good over that - comparing women and meat. Love her.

lazyday603 said...

Lauren Bacall was never a very good actress. Why did she get a special Oscar? She appeared in two iconic films with Bogart at the start of her career, then made many, many bad or silly movies ever since (Sex & the Single Girl; How to Marry a Millionaire; Good Neighbor Sam, etc..). So a few years back when Bacall was denying to the press that Nicole Kidman could be a legend yet, I was thinking that Nicole Kidman had more great films & performances before she turned 30 than Bacall has had in her entire life.

Anyway I digress. If this is Woodward it makes me a little sad. I liked them both.

msgirl said...

Didn't know about any Bacon woman? But is that fact or just rumor?

Frufra said...

Get ready, Maddie. You'll know you're in too deep when you start dreaming about the blind items. MV, anyone??

Beth said...

I Googled and found this article on Paul Newman from 2009:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1176388/Dark-heart-Mr-Sundance-A-new-book-claims-Hollywoods-golden-boy-Paul-Newman-drunken-philanderer.html

sbalb said...

I'm pretty sure this is about Woodward and Newman, but if it's true he had "many indiscretions" then how is her talking about it a sign of dementia?

it took forever said...

He was bi sexual, wonder if she talks about the men ?

Merlin D. Bear said...

Unfortunately, undoubtedly Woodward & Newman -
As for her spilling the secrets as a sign of dementia, you only have to think of how many years she kept her mouth shut and apparently maintained the facade that he wasn't the typical Hollywood jerk.

supapimp said...

Newman broke tommy girl's heart after the shooting of 'the color of money'.

Tru Leigh said...

Bacall never won an Oscar. Sadly, it must be Joanne Woodward.

I am really hoping she's just confused, as I really, really want to get on believing Paul Newman was one of the rare "good one's."

Next you'll be telling me there is no Santa Clause.

pilly said...

Spencer Tracy And Katherine Hepburn

Another Josh said...

So now I'm wondering what's in the creamy Italian dressing...

bflogurl said...

@Sbalb: I came on to comment that same thing.... are her family/friends so hellbent on believing they had the picture perfect marriage they are blaming this on her dementia?? Seems pretty shitty.

sifichick said...

It's honestly sad when you hear about a marriage that wasn't as great as you suspected it to be. :( Sad that she had to endure her husband stepping out on her.

I say keep buying Newman's Own. The lion share of the profits goes directly to charity. If I remember correctly the family doesn't really make much money off of it. Well relatively speaking.

Unknown said...

Pilly...

Katharine Hepburn died in 2003. This blind is obviously present so whoever it is is alive.

Newman/Woodward definitely.

shiny_special_one said...

Oh, I forgot Paul Newman was dead. :( Hadn't had my coffee yet. Now I'm double bummed out because a) I'm reminded that Paul Newman is not around anymore and b) seems like this blind is him and Joanne. I liked how he always spoke so highly of her, I really wanted them to be solid and faithful.

Felicia said...

Paul was a very sweet guy and very bisexual; into short hookups and flings with men (Brando, etc.) but very devoted to Joanne and some other women in a serial monogamist way. He layered in positions with a couple of women at once in longterm relationships; poor Joanne loved him to death and looked past that stuff as best she could. Paul's problem wasn't any other stuff, he was truly a great guy according to everybody; just didn't fit the traditional mold of monogamist hetero dude which everybody expected and wanted of him. Joanne had to negotiate the tricky territory of "Do I stay with this guy I adore, who, in his own way, adores me, or do I divorce him and never get to be around him again?" She chose to have part of his attention rather than none of it, a choice a lot of women made back then. Spencer Tracy's wife comes to mind.

kelgela said...

I loveeee the ranch and caesar dressings.
Too bad Mcdonalds is the only place that has it.

PamMo said...

@sifichick - *All* of the profits go to charity. For me, it's a case of being disappointed in the man, but not letting that hurt the charities his products fund.

I grew up in the town where Newman & Woodward live(d), and never heard any scuttlebutt. I waited on him a couple times, and he was quite nice and normal. Like a townie, just better looking.

Comma Chaser said...

Gotta be Woodward. Bogie was a character actor up until Casablanca was his big break. Newman was considered quite handsome for a good 20 years. Woodward won sometime in the late 50s for Three Faces Of Eve. I don't think Bacall has ever won anything, she was upset by Juliette Binoche in 1997 in Supp. Actress, in the year _English Patient_ took home a bunch of trophies (confession: I am a major Oscar trivia junkie).

I really hope this isn't true. One of my larger charitable commitments is to Save The Children, which was directly influenced by articles I read about Paul Newman's lengthy commitment to that organization. Plus, his sockarooni sauce is a staple in our kitchen, simply because it's pretty good.

I guess all personal heroes have their peccadilloes.

car54 said...

I have always heard the bisexual rumors about Paul as well.

Sad to hear this about Joanne--she is a brilliant actress and dementia is very cruel.

dizzyeggs said...

dementia sucks. SUCKS. keep on exercising your lobes people! even after you retire. i worked in an old folks home in my former life and the people who kept active mentally were less likely to exhibit extreme effects. i believe this is woodward/newman, as i've heard twitters here and there about newman for years that he had a tendency to be naughty. on a side note, someone talked smack about betty(bacall) above. don't do that! i love her! she probably reads cdan/dlisted as she said this wonderful nugget a wee bit ago... " A legend involves the past. I don't like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word "great" stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness." teehee. now only if i can grow some and embrace my inner bitch;o)

lazyday603 said...

I took the shot at Bacall. I admire Nicole Kidman's talent. Not so much Bacall. But if you're a fan of her be sure to look at the Roddy McDowell home movies from 1965 on YouTube. She's in most of them. As is practically every other famous person of that era. The user who posted them is SOAPBOXPROD. There are about 25 of them out on Youtube now. Here's a starter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MsvJHwHHQg&feature=fvwrel

Beth said...

@dizzyeggs, that's a great quote, but it's a little hypocritical from someone who has written at least one autobiography.

Jeneral said...

HA! Please tell me you're joking!

Hendrix said...

Isn't Enty intimating here that the Oscar winner is the husband?

Moonmaid said...

I heard years ago from someone in the industry that Paul Newman swung both ways, but who knows. I always thought he was classy, at any rate. If he did have affairs, at least he had the decency to keep them on the down low, and not be banging waitresses in bathrooms like Gerard Butler...(but he's single, so does that count?) or propositioning every masseur in the Western Hemisphere, like John Travolta.

Mooshki said...

Hendrix, this is a National Enquirer blind, not one that Enty wrote. And both people in this blind are Oscar winners.

csproat said...

Another Josh : AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

Dead Angel said...

Newman and Woodward loved each other, she could have left him but chose not. Love is complicated, and when you marry a man who has women throwing themselves at him for decades - things can happen. Bad things it would seem. It's between them and still clearly hurts her if she's breaking her long silence, but it doesn't mean the products aren't good and the charities shouldn't be affected by any of this, even if it's all true. Good causes are so necessary we need good well run charities for those in need.

KM said...

Not sure how her remembering and having regrets about her choice to stay with her faithless spouse - and feeling cheated out of a the marriage she wanted means she is suffering from dementia. She is in her 80s after all. She's lived her whole life and is supposed to take her disappointment to the grave to spare everyone's feelings?

She's in her final years, looking back and possibly regretting that she wasted her life on a man who couldn't keep it in his pants - even if he was Paul Newman. Just because he was gorgeous and sells salad dressings for children doesn't make him a saint for craps sake.

Don't remember where I read it but I got the impression he was a life long cheat and drank a lot. Maybe he loved Joanne, but obviously not as much as himself.

My speculation on Tish Cyrus was that, in the context of the things Himmmm was revealing about the executive(s) pedophiles at Disney, was that Tish must have thrown Miley into the ring to get herself into the scene a la Dina Lohan, Hayden's mom, etc. Billy Ray's fame had come and gone and came back again for a while through Miley. And Trish was her manager, right? So maybe Trish offered her daughter as the sacrificial lamb to get back into the bigs.

dizzyeggs said...

@ lazyday...thank you sooooo much for that link! smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette! it made my day! nice break away from cleaning out my chicken coop. (and how). i wasn't offended that you don't care for betty, i was in a teasing mood but at times it's difficult for me to convey a smiling, joking tone when i type, so forgive me. ah well, back to shoveling poo before i get too comfy

Bubbles said...

Not only is Katherine Hepburn dead, she was never married to Spencer Tracey. He was married the entire time they were supposedly together and I say supposedly because of the rumors of bearding for each other; although why would a married man need a mistress beard.

Henriette said...

It sounds like Newman and Woodward, but why get upset with Newman's charity work? Lots of good people do bad things. It won't stop me from buying Newman's stuff or admiring how much he did for charity.

I've read for years that Woodward and Newman did not have the storybook marriage people thought they did. Their marriage was between them.

Elizabeth said...

Well if Bacall is reading this, I thought she was completely gorgeous and loved the white shirt/full skirt combo she wore in Key Largo. I bet she has some great stories from that era.

MadLyb said...

My first guess was Lauren Bacall, but I like the Joanne Woodward guess. I mean, is anyone ever surprised when a famous, never mind beautiful man is unfaithful? Let's face it, most men would do it if they had the clout or money. It's instinct.

Not your man, of course. :)

WUWT? said...

Maybe the charity work was his way of doing penance for not living up to his "image" in other ways....

thebookstalker said...

If I recall correctly, Joanne was the other woman in Paul's first marriage and he left that wife for her, so it shouldn't have come as a huge surprise that he kept behaving badly.

Very sad about the dementia though.

katsm0711 said...

This has nothing to do with the blind except attributing to Paul Newmans hotness.

My sister used to work in a building that he had an office with. It was probably the headquarters for his food company. Anyways, once she was in the elevator with him and she said the other had to be his son bc he looked just like him. This was 15 years ago and she said he was soooo good looking, like extremely even for his age but what she talked about the most were how bright, glowing blue his eyes were.

Henriette said...

@katsm071
That is one thing about Newman I did not like---his eyes. Those blue eyes always freaked me out. I don't blue eyes on men.

Scott said...

As has been pointed out, Newman's Own gives all profits to charity and has done an incredible amount of good in the world. To not buy it because of a Blind Item that may or may not be about the creator seems short sighted. I'm sure there are members of the Heinz family who've had affairs.

McSpanky said...

OK, I'll still buy his dressing. It's yummy.

But like Another Josh pointed out, I'm steering clear of the Creamy Italian.

nunaurbiz said...

On the one hand, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward fell in love when they were both married to someone else. I never heard infidelity rumors about either of them while they were married.

If she has dementia, believe me, having been around people with it, you cannot believe what they are saying.

It might be Joanne, but if she has dementia, it probably isn't true.

NYE said...

In college I worked at a restaurant where Paul Newman lived at the end of his life. He would come in and one time told a story about how he had packed up and left Joanne Woodward. He said that after driving around for awhile he suddenly realized 'why am I going out for hamburger when I have steak at home." they seemed very devoted to each other when they would come in.

Chris said...

I have to say, I've never heard the bi-stories about Paul, but what do I know.

And this is very clearly Joanne and Paul. No marriage is "perfect" in every way, but at least they stuck at it and made it work. You can't say the same about Hollyweird couples today.

Shallow Gal said...

I'm a huuuge Paul Newman fan but Newman and Woodward immediately jumped into my head when I read this. Agree with the legions of others here.