Monday, October 01, 2012

Blind Item #4

This singer was almost A list at one point. When she was in a group she was A++ list with that group. Solo? Almost hit A list. Was thisclose. She has also been a sex symbol for lots of guys over the years. Over the past couple of months she has started coming out to many of her friends and family and the person she was most scared of not being supportive was actually really great and shows that person does have kind spot after all.

112 comments:

cdanluva said...

nicole sherzinger?

Mary Stewart-McGovern said...

I'm thinking one of the Spice Girls (with the person with the kind spot being Posh.)

Telomeraz said...

Don't know why, but for some reason Belinda Carlisle poped into my head.

Mary Stewart-McGovern said...

Oh wait, if it is Nicole Sherzinger, the "kind spot" person could be Simon Cowell. Doesn't she work on one of his shows?

Great guess, cdanluva!

the camel said...

Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child

Snarkarella said...

A+ singer, from an A+ Group? The most successful female group was The Spice Girls, maybe Gerri Halliwell? But sh'es been shagging Russell Brand so not really sure...Diana Ross? Destiny's Child members Kelli Rowland or the other one?

Cheryl said...

I was headed in Kelly Rowland's direction while laughing about her coming out to Beyonce then realizing that it made no sense at all. Nicole Schawhatever would be better. Lewis Hamilton moved on pretty quickly too.

AKM said...

I thought it might be a Spice Girl, too.

Heather Lillywhite said...

Raven Symone with Cheetah Girls? Heard gay rumors and wouldn't she be concerned about what Bill Cosby might think?

Gina said...

I'm thinking Stevie Nicks. She was a crush for many guys back in the day and she was probably scared of what Lindsay Buckingham would do if he found out since he use to be her boyfriend.

bonnjill said...

Raven Symone is out. The news came out a few months ago (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20596251,00.html).

Syrax said...

Wasn't Nicole with Chris Brown (ugh) just a few days ago?

AKM said...

Hmm. That People article doesn't say "officially out" to me. All she said was that her sexual orientation was her own and that she was pretty much keeping mum. That's not outing herself, if you ask me, and the woman she lives with COULD still be a platonic roommate. *shrug*

Holy cow on Stevie. THAT could very well be. I'm a HUGE fan, and the bi rumours have dogged her for years, despite her affairs with pretty much every rock god of the '70s and '80s. If she DID come out, I'd just love her even more. The Lindsey-being-kind is an interesting part of it, because he was known to be controlling of her and violent at times, so giving her support now WOULD show him in a more positive light.

Wow. Stay tuned.

parissucksliterally said...

Fergie? Black Eyed Peas were A list, and her solo album did very well....I know she is married, but so what?

Rosemary Young said...

Gwen Stefani from No Doubt, and the supportive person she came out to was her gay husband!

Unknown said...

Yeah, I don't think it's Nicole. On top of her clearly having a thing for (terrible) men, I don't think she was "thisclose" to being A-list without the PCD. I think someone from the Spice Girls or Destiny's Child is more likely.

Unknown said...

The last clause of the last sentence is a hint that the person is someone we would usually think of as being an asshole, for some reason or another.

KaySea said...

Melanie Chisholm w/ the Spice Girls

Sarah said...

She is dating a basketball player

Sarah said...

Was she anyone's fantasy?

Meg said...

I'm with Rosemary; this had a Gwen vibe for me (not that I ever have a clue)

Gina said...

In what world is the Pussy Cat Dolls and/or the Cheetah Girls A++ List? Certainly not the world I am living in.

skimpymist said...

Fergie. Even though she's married to josh he cheats a lot. Besides not wanting to split her fortune with him this must explain why they have no chemistry.

JSierra said...

Kelly Rowland. Just barely missed A list with "When love takes over" and "Motivation" and everyone thinks Beyowolf is a cold hearted bitch. Or maybe that's just me...

None of the Spice Girls had solo music careers post-split and I would definitely say the PussyCat Dolls were extremely popular, but not A++ list. Also, has Nicole Scherzinger done anything for her career other than be on X Factor? Negative.

dragon said...

Kelly Rowland

dragon said...

Kelly Rowland

Helen Lawson said...

Sporty Spice

Gina said...

In regards to Stevie Nicks. Stranger things have happened. Look at Meredith Baxter? She was married to David Birney forever and had something like 4 kids with him.

ABlake said...

Telo, you're not alone. She was my first thought too (Belinda)

lc said...

Scherzy

Rafi said...

Aubrey Oday. A+++ group Danity Kane. She was in Playboy and had a show on Oxygen. On the show she stated she wasnt close to her mom so maybe thats the person she was scared about.

coolranchdoritos said...

i'm on the Sporty Spice train with Posh being the one that has a soft spot.

anita_mark said...

Was Sporty Spice any guy's fantasy?

sinkabella said...

Totally Stevie Nicks

Topper Madison said...

Stevie hit A list with her solo albums, too. "Stand Back," "Edge of Seventeen" "If Anyone Falls" "Stop Dragging my Heart Around" and "Leather and Lace" were all HUGE hits.

I'd guess that all the other Fleetwood Mac folks (and probably a couple of the Beatles and all of the Rolling Stones) WISH they had Stevie's post-A++ Band, solo career.

Topper Madison said...

"Bella Donna" went quadruple platinum, and "The Wild Heart" went double platinum. If that's B-list, well...that's not B-list.

kelly said...

If we are living in a country where Nicole is thisclose to A list I am gonna move to Australia tomorrow.

Patty said...

I don't buy Stevie Nicks. IMO she was at least A, if not A+ as a solo.

But going back to the 80's...how about Susanna Hoffs from the Bangles?

CraftyGirl said...

@Gina - I like to refer to women like Meredith Baxter, who come out like that as LILL's - Late In Life Lesbians.

I have no good guess, but there are some interesting ones on here today.

Topper Madison said...

Not to keep harping on this, but I think I'm one of the olds here, so a good rule of thumb is...If "Weird Al" has parodied one of your songs ("Stop Draggin' my Car Around",) you're irrefutably A-list.

Cathy said...

@Topper - didn't Madonna say something along those lines? That you know you've really made it once Weird Al parodies your song.

AKM said...

I'm not sure Sporty Spice was ever "almost A-list" on her own. And Belinda is still married to Morgan.

I think Stevie is the top guess so far, except that she WAS far better than "almost A-list" on her own.

Seachica said...

I like the Nicole S guess. She had xfactor, Lewis Hamilton, and hits in Europe to make her almost A list. Sporty Spice isn't a fantasy, and Fergie is still with the BEP, no? Stevie Nicks was and always will be A list.

My other guess is Baby Spice. She was near A list in her solo career at one point.

Topper Madison said...

@Cathy, I think it was Kurt Cobain. I'm pretty sure Madonna has always thought she was a star, even before she was.

MadLyb said...

Melanie C with Posh being the one who was great with it?

Topper Madison said...

Susannah Hoffs is an interesting guess.

nancer said...

not stevie. she is A+ all the way on her own---maybe A++. no 'almost' about it.

Florin said...

Yeah, I'm getting more of a Bangles vibe than Destiny's Child or Spice Girls vibe from this.

So, I say a Bangle, even though I don't want to guess which one. :)

Topper Madison said...

WOW. I just did a quick Wiki check on my earlier comment about the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Neither Sir Paul nor Sir Mick have had quadruple platinum (or in Mick's case, double platinum) post-A++ band albums, either solo or with another band.

Solo Stevie is A++ for sure.

geminigirl789 said...

None of the Spice Girls had a very successful solo career, and no way Melanie Chisholm was a sex symbol.
What about Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud? They were massive as a group, she didn't do badly on her own, gorgeous girl and most men's wet dream...Simon Cowell would be the supportive person.

A RESIDENT said...

Annie Lennox

Brenda L said...

I'm guessing Cheryl Cole...she was huge in Britain, and on her way to huge here in the States on one of Simon Cowell's shows and I think she pissed him off or something...can't remember. She was thisclose to breakthrough fame.

MommaSaid said...

Annie Lennox just married last month. Susanna Hoffs is still married to Jay Roach....

SusanB said...

My first thought was Diana Ross and the Supremes. Yeah, I'm old.

urban chaos said...

Kelly Rowland.

Mother Superior said...

I think it's Kelly Rowlands!

Mango said...

OT: Drew Barrymore had a baby girl. Or did Enty already post it and I missed it?

SueRH said...

Hey, what happened to not outing people on here?

msgirl said...

This is definitely an older woman, the words"over the years" implies she's been around for quite awhile. Stevie is a great guess, but yeah solo she was still A.

Annie Lennox was another great guess, didn't know she got married hope this one's better than the last one which was bitter.

Kelly Rowland is a good idea but still not sold.

Gina said...

Maybe on Mars Danity Kane is A list but not here on planet Earth.

Gina said...

Destiny's Child is definitely A list but I wouldn't even give Kelly a B rating on her own. She's lucky to be even considered C list.

Emilee Fitzpatrick said...

@JSierra

...Just wanted to point out that every single one of the Spice Girls HAS had a solo career, since they split.

Victoria Beckham - Fashion
Emma Bunton - Music (Just because she doesn't play in the states, doesn't mean she doesn't have a career in the UK)
Melanie B - Music, whatever that reality show was, Dancing with the Stars, etc.
Melanie C - Music (Successfully)
Geri - Music & her books. LOOOOOK AT MEEEEEEEE debuted on TRL. RIP TRL.


Sorry. I was an avid Spice Fan. Holding down their career integrity. Peace out, yo.

Tru Leigh said...

What about Queen Latifa?

Emilee Fitzpatrick said...

Oh, and as for the Stevie Nicks guess.. I love her, but I don't think she's ever been a "sex symbol" to the male population. I think she's hot, but this screams more "pop" than Fleetwood Mac.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

What about Mel C from the Spice Girls? She was surrounded by gay rumors before and after they split. She also had some nice solo hits (I turn to you, a song with Lisa Lopez from TLC etc etc) She was the most succesful solo Spice.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Oh and Mel's career.. I am not sure about her in the States, but in Europe she was very succesful. Rest of the Spice Girls were not. Only Geri Halliwell had 3 hit songs, but they weren't big hits, except the last one (Mi chico latino/look at me/it's raining men). Mel B/Emma/Vic didn't get much coverage, except Vic for dating Beckham.

God, why do I remember this? hHAHAHA guess secretly I am still a Spice fan.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

*Meh why do I hit submit when I want to say more*

To add; only problem is that I don't consider Mel C a sexsymbol. Geri was the sexy girl, but I don't see her as a lez. Or she is just tired of men after her debacle with Brand, but that's not really gay. just tired of guys.

AKM said...

"Oh, and as for the Stevie Nicks guess.. I love her, but I don't think she's ever been a "sex symbol" to the male population. I think she's hot, but this screams more "pop" than Fleetwood Mac."

My goodness, you must be young. She was DEFINITELY lusted after by lots of men in the '70s and '80s. Abso-freakin'-LUTE-ly.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

@Emilee Fitzpatrick

Stevie Nicks was and remains a sex symbol to many, many men of a certain age. She was THE rock goddess in the 70s. I can totally see this being her, it all fits. And the last part is clearly Lindsey Buckingham. They are famous exes with whom she put Fleetwood Mac on the map of superstardom (they were a known British blues band for years before that, but didn't reach major stardom until SN/LB joined).

Emilee Fitzpatrick said...

Maybe! I just don't think the blind reads as her. And she's not "almost" A list. She IS A List.

Chole said...

Kelly Rowland as a sex symbol? I can't see that

Pookie said...

wow, you guys are good! so many great guesses my head is spinning...i'm totally on board w/ the nicole s. guess...pussycat was ridonckulous in the numebr of units they moved...everyone who was anyone wanted to guest w/ them onstage.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

...not to mention that there are an awful lot of Women of a Certain Age who really really really wanted to be Stevie Nicks (or at least dress like her) back in the day. *raises hand* I don't know if she's the answer to this (perhaps Enty fudged the listing aspect to not make it too obvious), although I've heard the bi rumors as well, and I think it would mean a lot to her (if this is her)for Lindsay to have her back. (Come to think it of, he was pretty damn hot for a while there, too...ah, nostalgia...)

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

2 more things: (1) it just occurred to me that Stevie & Lindsay are probably the best rock equivalent to Liz & Dick out there--crazy about each other, but couldn't & can't live together, and there's still definitely a connection there even years later. JMHO, but it works for me.

(2) If you're still not-so-secretly wishing you could do the witchypoohippiechick thing in terms of your clothing, then hop on over to www.holyclothing.com and shop 'til you drop. (Mind, though, the black dye isn't particularly fast, and tends to rub off on skin, underwear, etc.) Just think of it as my public service of the day... ;-)

hollywood dime said...

not kelly rowland. she's been dating her manager for quite some time. michelle williams was never close to a list after destinys child and not a sex symbol on even her sexiest day. this smells like nicole sherzinger.

AKM said...

Robin, you are totally on point. Even though Lindsey's married now with little ones, you KNOW those two still think about each other ALL the TIME. Makes ya wonder...

(I think he STILL looks pretty good, for a guy in his 60s. And circa MIRAGE or TANGO IN THE NIGHT?! YUM. The bearded RUMOURS look was a little much for me. Still hot, but I liked him clean-shaven better.)

Um, yeah, I STILL want to dress like Stevie. I have a habit of buying Stevie-style tops and skirts and I never get the nerve to wear them. Harumph.

Sadie Goes Electric said...

Beyowolf lmao i think that sounds about right.

AnotherOneBitesTheDust said...

One of the Spice Girls. Maybe the Sporty one? And the one she was afraid of not being supportive is Simon Cowell.

Jessi said...

I like the Stevie Nicks guess, but the thing that throws me off is the Almost A list. Stevie was definitely A list. I am trying to figure out the last sentence, ofsomeone that might not be supportive and seems to be mean, but then shows that they do in fact have a kindness about them.

Im sure this is wrong but Lita Ford or someone like that maybe?

AnotherOneBitesTheDust said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/spice-girls-mel-c-splits-with-thomas-starr-after-10-years-201297

It just so happens Mel C. ended a 10 year relationship this year. And she's ready for some big life changes too, she says. That doesn't necessarily mean coming out but anything's possible. The blind says she is a sex symbol to lots of guys so that doesn't necessarily mean everyone finds her sexy. I stand by my earlier guess and vote her. And I love the Spice Girls!

Andrea said...

Mel C is straight (my cousins have known her for years). Geri is rumoured to be closeted.

Jaiden_S said...

Love the Belinda Carlyle guess! I think that's the winner.

AngusParvo said...

Thank you Gina, if Pussycat Dolls and/or Cheetah Girls are A++ then I'm going to go kill myself.

I think it's Ginger Spice.

portlandjewel said...

I was thinking Fergie too.

Lizzie said...

Belinda C. was my first quess too.

Lizzie said...

sigh...guess

hotchacha said...

My favourite guesses are:

Kelly Rowland

Mel C.

and possibly Belinda Carlisle

headrot said...

the chick with the motivation song w lil wayne from destiny's child, coming out to beyonce.

Princess said...

Definitely Kelly Rowland.

ATLBrvMom said...

I'm pretty bad at this, nothing ever seems to come to mind. But, with this one I immediately thought Sporty Spice/Posh. Seems so obvious with the "does have kind spot after all" part.
I never thought Beyonce was known for seeming "unkind", but VB has major b*tch reputation.

leemonada76 said...

Susanna Hoffs.

Anna said...

OMG! Maybe it's one of the Indigo Girls.

Could kind spot be a hint that points to a song?

revell48 said...

lauren hill

with
the fugees a++list
solo-alist

some dudes thought she hot
scared telling wyclef (he haitian-being gay in haiti is no-no) is dude who understand or her husband(marley son-baby daddy) he jamacian and being gay there a big no-no

Beta said...

imo nicole sheringer, cheryl cole or any of the spice girls minus victoria are A list. As much as I like sporty, i wouldnt be able to sing a song of hers. Kelly Rowland imo is also not Alist (a pity, she was my favourite Destiny child). Her hits have been collaborations, not her songs.

So, I vote for Fergie from the BEP

misspeg86 said...

I vote for Chezza from Girls Aloud

JS said...

Belinda Carlisle telling Prince. Prince helped to get them started.

Mark B said...

Cheryl Cole would make sense. I dunno if any of the Spice Girls were really close to A list in their solo music careers.

AKM said...

"OMG! Maybe it's one of the Indigo Girls."

You ARE kidding, right?!

I still can't imagine how it's Belinda. She's still married. To a man. Are there rumours of trouble there? If not, she's really not a good guess.

All about Eve said...

Me too

T said...

Kelly Rowland, the rumors never stopped about her...

she came clean to Bey.

T said...

Destiny's child

Kelly Rowland, she'll never make it back to A list, she's come close though.

gordon said...

I'm surprised more of you didn't hear, but Belinda Carlyle married a woman about 3 weeks ago--so she's pretty much already out.

Melissa said...

Gwen Stefani- and the person is the guy in No Doubt that she used to be in a relationship with (bass player).

AKM said...

"I'm surprised more of you didn't hear, but Belinda Carlyle married a woman about 3 weeks ago--so she's pretty much already out."

WTF?! I see nothing on her Twitter, nothing on her Facebook page, nothing on IMDb, nothing on Wiki, nothing in a Google search of "Belinda Carlisle marries woman"...nothing that corroborates this. Everything says she's still married to Morgan Mason. Please cite a source, if you would be so kind.

Coriander Shea said...

@Robin LOL. This is something I know about! Any of those dresses or ones made in the style like that need to be washed on their own or with like colors. The dye still runs years later (but then again I don't wear them that often anymore). My boyfriend still has pink socks floating around here from one of his past laundry misadventures. ;)

lzahart said...

dude in no universe were the Pussycat Dolls, Danity Kane, or The Cheetah Girls ever remotely close to A++, unless it is a universe that consists only of tween girls that only has Nickelodeon/MTV Making the Band on TV approx 5-10 years ago.

Indigo Girls... funny.

As for a real guess I think the only girl groups who fit the bill here are The Go-Gos, The Spice Girls, and Destiny's Child. Since I don't believe any Spice Girls have been remotely close to A list on their own and the GGs are apparently way older than this site's target market I'll go with DC/Kelly and the judgy one not being Beyonce but the super Christian one, Michelle.

Mark B said...

Interestingly Cheryl Cole has a book out soon, so it's not impossible it's her and she comes out in the book. I appreciate that's not likely, but it came to mind.

Modane said...

Chili from TLC or Pepa, who is judged by Salt.

Andy said...

Cheryl Cole. Ashley has a major case of the gayface and her BF Derek Hough is rumored to be gay.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I really like the Lauryn Hill guess someone just did!

other than that, Mel C, except the sexsymbol part -.-

MsWeedle said...

Wynona Judd.

deran said...

The comment about Prince starting the Go-gos?? He worked with the Bangles,not Go-gos..and at least one member of Bangles was gay and Susanna Hoffs I think was a sister to Wendy and Lisa,his backup band. I think there were some rumors there.
My Main thought was Mary Wilson of Supremes,with Dianna Ross being the surprise supporter.