Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today's Blind Items - She Has Broken Free

Good news for this former almost A list actress who is now a C- and is fading fast. She has finally realized that she needs to break free from her family situation and has moved out on her own for good. In the past she has tried but she would be pulled back home or a family member would move in with her. No one will hire her. She finally realized that she needed to make a change. She is a shell of the person she used to be and she had substance abuse issues to try and deal with what her life had become and the pain of having a family member get her pregnant. She has started showing up in public at events and calling in favors and is trying to make a comeback.

77 comments:

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I wish it were LiLo, but I'm assuming it's someone else...whoever she is, good luck to her!

auntliddy said...

Yes, every single good wish coming your way.

spacecowboy78 said...

Right, so far my only thought is not Lohan.

auntliddy said...

Thora birch?

MontanaMarriott said...

I hate when Enty doesn't tell you if they are TV or Movie cus it makes it sooo vague that this could be anyone.

spacecowboy78 said...
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g.strathmore said...

Good luck, girl.

spacecowboy78 said...

@ auntliddy - Good one!

William Tibbetts said...

Leighton Meester?

Allison said...

I was thinking Thora Birch, too.

Under the Big Skyy said...

Oh good LORD. Be strong.

cdanluva said...

Winona Ryder?

A RESIDENT said...

Ricci

William Tibbetts said...

Ellen Page

Under the Big Skyy said...

Tatum O'Neil.

kelgela said...

Well...we can confirm it is NOT:
Lindsay Lohan
Amanda Bynes


That should narrow down the field.

Agent**It said...

Jamie Lynn Spears

Sarah said...

This is not Winona, and Ellen Page is a lesbian.

Cryscee said...

My first thought was Thora Birch..

spacecowboy78 said...

Ellen Page is a lesbian? Isn't she dating Alexander Skarsgard? Not that it precludes her from being one, but I don't think he requires a beard, so why is she with him?

oh, you know said...

I believe this is Thora Birch. She was a popular guess on the blind about a controlling father having a sexual relationship with his daughter. I can't dig it up right now but did find this in my search which also seems to support TB as the answer:

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2010/12/thora-birch-gets-fired-from-dracula.html

parissucksliterally said...

Not Lilo, she is still a delusional asshole.

Dina Lohan is going to be on Dr Phil. Dlisted has a clip on Dr Phil tearing her a new asshole. I will tune in to that episode. :)

libby said...

Thora Birch. Enty has talked a lot over the years about her psycho controlling father, and his skeevy need to direct his daughter's sex scenes. Her dad's behavior and insistence in being on-set ruined the career she had at the time.

oh, you know said...

Also, if this is TB, then good for her. Ghost World is one of my favorite movies, and I would love to see her make a comeback.

msgirl said...

Yep Thora Birch and I wish her the very best, stay strong! Geez, impregnated by her father?

Miri said...

This is Thora Birch.

And Ellen Page (who is definitely above C- list) is not dating Askars lolol they're friends.

Kari said...

I think this is Thora.

A RESIDENT said...

Dont think Thora was almost A list.

Frufra said...

@parissucks - oh man, I'll tune in for that, too! Phil loves to blast people who are shitty parents, and I LOVE it - I get all, "You go, Phil - woop woop!!!" yelling at the tv when he does it.

Lori said...

I was thinking Thora, too. good for her!

spacecowboy78 said...

@ Miri, guess I missed that, usually I'm up on things. Guess I'm paying too much attention to my patients.

SilverOnyx said...

I wanted to guess tatum O'neal but no clue if she's out of rehab. Don't get me wrong thora birch kind of fits and I LOVED her as a kid, but she was never A list.

Mhdz said...

Hayden P?

donner said...

Thora Birch was almost A List? I bet if you asked "who is Thora Birch' to your mom, your next door neighbor, or your coworker they wouldn't know. That is not an almost A list actress....
that being said, I have no guess.

FSP said...

Thora Birch fits except for the almost A list part.

redronnie said...

Tatum O'Neal is A-list she is the youngest Oscar winner in history - the movie was paper moon - second youngest by two months is Anna Paquin for the Piano

Jcool said...

Donner: Thora Birch was almost A list around 1999-2001. Then her career went downhill.

jane3113 said...

Almost A list could also refer to the roles she didn't get because of her crazy dad.

But she was the lead in Ghost World and a huge part of an Oscar winning film. Seemed like she was on the cusp of a great career.

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Tab said...

It might well be Thora - I did a quick check on WireImage to see if she's been out lately. She was at the LA premiere of "The Book Of Mormon" last night...

theinternetbully said...

yeah I think Thora was on the track. man, just googled her folks it's a wonder she made it this far. creepy situation

Amber said...

The first thing that popped in my head was Tatum, but I had forgotten about Thora. On board with all you TB guessers!

spacecowboy78 said...

Tatum O'Neal is not A list, just like Roberto Benigni and F. Murray Abraham aren't A list. Oscar wins do not forever convey a certain list, they just convey that at one point in time your acting was considered superb.

Amber said...

spacebowboy - FWIW it says she WAS A-list and is now a C- at best.

spacecowboy78 said...

Still don't think she was ever an A, and now more like a Q at best, but I guess it's moot since it's not her.

sbalb said...

The whole time I was reading this I thought Lilo until the whole "got pregnant by a family member" part. Whoa, Lilo's had an effed up life, but it never got THAT strange. But considering what Enty's said about Thora Birch over the years, yeah, this is probably her.
Ellen Page is a lesbian? Like an out-and-proud lesbian and I missed it, or like a someone-here-is-claiming- inside-knowledge lesbian?

ButterKwup said...

F.Murray Abraham rocks!

goes in circles said...

Sbalb
I believe out and proud.

pregnant by a family member? It didn't say it was her father necessarily. I can only assume she aborted or gave it up, otherwise we need to be looking for someone w/ a child.

Cathy said...

Around the time of American Beauty, I'd definitely say Thora was almost A list.

Sherry said...

Whoa this poor girl!

selenakyle said...

"...family member get her pregnant"??? Jeebus Crimony.

Poor thing.

Cathy said...

Here is an article about her father watching her sex scene:
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/item_uxiN6yxJySFmU6C9gNO0JM;jsessionid=21A95B9A229960AE51B64BE7B1063436

Del Riser said...

I simply wish this girl the very best in the future.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I can't believe 'American Beauty' started filming 14 years ago this month. Crazy. And man, do I ever LOVE that movie.

Roman Holiday said...

OMG!!! Pregnant by a family member - that is so sad!!!

Rosemary Young said...

Years before her young adult roles, Thora Birch appeared opposite li'l Elijah Wood in "Paradise." OK movie, great performances by the kids. Wish her the best.

FS said...

The blind says former almost A list actress. It doesn't say A list. Thora was getting there back in her day, she was a very good actress. Also, she has such a distinctive name I'm sure a lot of people would remember hearing it at some point in their past even if they couldn't place her. Almost every time I hear of the designer Tory Burch, I think of Thora Birch spontaneously.

g.strathmore said...

The Thora Birch guess seems good, however Mhdz's guess of Hayden P might be good too. Wasn't there a blind about Hayden's dad having sex with her and videotaping it or something?

Cathy said...

Hayden P. has a new show this fall, so I don't think she's currently calling in favors to make some kind of comeback.

auntliddy said...

If thats true, i hope his dick falls off. Leave our thora alone!!!!!!!!

dia papaya said...

Mischa Barton was in the photos today? Could it be her?

I don't know anything about her family life though...

Shit You Can't Buy said...

@spacecowboy78: She was seen with him once, going to a football game. After that no sightings, so doubt they are a couple, probably just friends.
She does ping my gaydar.

I am guessing Thora Birch. Fits with her creepy dad, maybe he impregnated her? (from what I understand there was incest involved, reading this blind? Or I am misunderstanding.)

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I think around the time of American Beauty she was almost A-list. People praised her acting skills and the movie itself was a big hit. She could have gotten amazing parts after that role. But then she was suddenly gone and weird rumors started that her dad was controlling and jealous when she had a sex/kissingscene.

Audrey said...

I don't know who Thora Birch is, but I DO know who Tatum O'Neil is. I think it's Tatum.

Audrey said...

I'm going to amend my statement. Thora was nominated for a GG, which I could see in Enty's eyes would make her "almost A list". I recognize her from a movie, but I still wouldn't match her face with her name.

That said, her parents were in the adult film industry which makes me wonder if it is her...hmmmm...

Unknown said...

Re Ellen Page, I think it's more of an "Anderson-Cooperish-not-going-to-deny-it" rather than "out and proud," but I believe she had a girlfriend a couple years ago (just post-Juno) that she was spotted with a lot, and maybe talked about once or twice - not sure if they're together anymore, though.

astrogirl said...

I hope she makes it.

Welldun said...

Whoever this is I hope they make it back...American Beauty is one of my favorite films, so much talent in one flick...Thora, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper, Mena Suvari, Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening...ok I must go watch this...

bunnymother said...

definitely Thora Birch. wishing her all the courage and strength in the world, good for her

Tru Leigh said...

Thora Birch.

WUWT? said...

MacKenzie Phillips fits. Tatum O'Neil fits. I have trouble thinking Thora was almost A but otherwise I HOPE she doesn't fit, but she may.

I just found a comment above very funny, and I'm not trying to be mean or snarky, I just found it funny: "Almost A list could also refer to the roles she didn't get because of her crazy dad."
Hey, counting all the movies I wasn't in, I'm A list too!
And counting all the money I didn't make because of a stupid boss, I'm rich!
Haha.
Sorry.

1Jazzimom said...

Gosh I wish whomever this is, the very best and that she has broken free from her sick family member!

Chismosa Street said...

Thora Birch.

Her parents used to be porn stars and act as her manager. Her dad is her constant companion. I remember a story where she got fired from a Broadway role (Dracula) because her dad threatened one of her male co-stars.

Here, i found it:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/actress-thora-birch-fired-from-dracula/

feraltart said...

Best wishes to whomever this is. I love positive blinds. Thanks Enty.

Rick Wrinklebottom said...

Has anyone sAid Mischa Barton yet? (I only skimmed but it didn't look like it). She could fit - could've been considered TV almost A-list t the height of the OC, plus didn't she live with her parents & othervrelatives in a big mansion she bought in BH up until very recently?

OnceUponA said...

Dakota Fanning to be different. I always tend to think that if you are B or almost A list then you have instant name recognition but I really never twigged onto who Thora Birch was till Enty's posts about her twisted situation.

lazyday603 said...

"She's my sister" Slap! "She's my daughter" Slap! "She's my sister" Slap! "She's my daughter" Slap! "She's my sister and my daughter. Get it now Jake?"

"Go home Jake. It's Chinatown"