Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today's Blind Items - It Was Awful

"The first time we met was at a table reading. He had what seemed like a staff of 100. I came alone. I had never seen anything like it before. I feel like if someone could have put his water bottle to his lips they would have done it for him. He did have this incredible energy and it attracted me to him, but it turned out to be the worst few months of my life. As soon as I said hello to this (A+ list all move actor) he was all over me. Not in a physical touching and groping kind of way which was something that happened to me a lot (A list all move actress; foreign born) but he was in my space. It was like he had smothered me and the entire time we were together I felt smothered. He introduced himself to me properly and was full of ideas about the movie. Immediately he started asking questions about our characters then would switch to asking questions about my family. It was a never ending barrage of questions. I felt like he was constantly probing. I noticed that he could make anyone feel like they had all his attention. I have seen it in politicians before. I once had a politician who without me even realizing it caressing my breasts because he had engrossed me so much with his charm. No, it was not Bill Clinton, it was a foreign leader who had a thing for women. This actor told me we would be going to lunch together to talk about the movie and he had done a lot of research on the movie. I had barely even thought about it. It was a table read and he had several notebooks filled with his ideas about how to shoot things and script changes he wanted and the lunch turned into dinner. I really expected that when he dropped me off at my hotel that he would invite himself up or kiss me, but he just flashed his smile and said he would be in touch. He sent flowers the next day. Dozens and dozens. This was something that happened every single day we were together. No matter where I was, he would track me down and dozens of flowers would arrive. There were no high dollar gifts or anything, just lots and lots of flowers. The whole time we were together he kissed me several times but it was like we were in a movie and he was playing a part. There was never any sex and he never went beyond kissing me. It was so sterile. I love passion and he obviously had passion for things, but I never felt he had a passion for me as a person or us as a couple. It was a passion he brought to work and his other activities and with the director and writers, but with me, it was forced. I felt like anything that was personal with him was forced. He could talk to directors and writers about work and he would ask them personal questions but there was no intimacy about those questions. It is tough to describe. When I look back at it now, the time passed so quickly and when it ended I realized how awful it all was. It was so wonderful that first day apart and not get flowers or be forced to submit to a barrage of questions about everything. I sat there and looked out my window all day and drank coffee. I drank wine. He frowned on both of those and I ate chocolate cake. I remember that specifically. he hated cake. It was like he hated anything that was fun. He would participate in a fun activity and look like he was having fun, but it was just a look, an act. It was awful and I would hate living my life like that."

136 comments:

Glitter said...

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz.

cdanluva said...
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Renoblondee said...

Gotta be Tom Cruise for the actor.

Cara said...

GMD & Pene Cruz!

LiteraryLauraEtc said...

Tom and Katie or Nicole

Seachica said...

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz

Sparkwee said...

Yeah I read it as Tom Cruise too.

Kara said...

Tom Cruise and....??

Me said...

This is totally Tom and Penelope

Myflwr55 said...

I read this as Tom & Penelope as well!!

DJane said...

That's what I was thinking.

Seachica said...

I think the politician was either Berlusconi or Putin. I will guess the former.

VIPblonde said...

@Glitter Yep, I totally thought Tom Cruise / Penelope too

rejectedcarebear said...

Now who the hell doesn't like cake? That's like not liking air or gravity.

Tom "cake hater" Cruise and Penelope Cruz. Now who's the politician who grabbed her bewbs.

FSP said...

@rcb - I'm not a fan of cake.

Christina said...

Don't trust people who don't like cake. Words to live by!

Opie said...

Def Tommy girl, but he actually "dated" Penelope "romantically" for over a year I think. This sounds just like a movie time line, a few months.

FSP said...

Oh, and I read this as Cruise/Cruz.

Mari said...

Tom "Big Being" Cruise, Penelope Cruz & Berlisconi for grabby politico.
Never stop running Pene!

Glitter said...

Penelope Cruz in Daily Mail.

beguessin said...

This blind shoulda been named Easyx100000000000

Jennifer H. said...

Exactly what I thought, too. That over-engagement can be seen consistently with Cruise. He's always standing a little too close to the person he's with, concentrating fiercely on their face, like he's just SO intrigued and into them.

Amber said...

Oddly enough, my brother hates cake and it's one of my fav things ever. This is definitely Tom/Pene!

Moe said...

My guess is Tom Cruise and Sofia Vergara. Didn't they date for a few months right before he dated Penelope Cruz?

SusanB said...

Probably Tom Cruise, with Warren Beatty as a backup guess.

timebob said...

I don't see how it could be Penelope Cruz since she dated him for over 3 years. Clearly she didn't like cake either and put up with him for a long time.

I do agree it is Tom Cruise, since this is his love bombing m.o.

I'll say Michelle Monaghan his MI III co-star who also has a striking resemblance to Katie Holmes.

B.J. said...

What is the name of the actress he was working with around the time he got divorced? I remember seeing a picture of them kissing on set in iceland i think? She was foreign born, I'm sure.

hothotheat said...

Nic Cage and.....

timebob said...

oh forget Michelle didn't see she it is a foreign born actress.

@B.J. that was Olga Kurylenko the kissing was part of a scene but of course his people tried to spin it as something more.

I think that is a good guess, I could see him trying to brain wash her.

Pookie said...

idk who this is, but i'm most disturbed by the fact that they could hate cake. whaaaat? i'm not a foodie and don't give a bing or a bang about most foods--but HOW CAN YOU HATE CAKE? it is the dessert of god.

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goheels83 said...

I like cake alright but despise all forms of icing. I'd rather have something salty anyday than have a piece of cake.

Vera L- said...

Tom Cruise and Samantha Mathis (Forgot the movie, but they were linked, albeit briefly)

Agent**It said...

Could it be that Glitter got it 2 minutes in? It takes me 5 minutes to absorb what the hell Entward is writing about. Sometimes, 10 minutes !

Vera L- said...

Wrong Samantha, I meant Morton - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0608090/

movie is Minority Report.

lakeuniongirl said...

Def TC and prob. PC.

Im sure most actresses don't eat cake anyway.

How about Qadaffi for the politician...didn't he have a group of Italian girls surrounding him while in Italy one time? If not him then Berlusconi.

My oldest hates cake, too! She always gets a pie or cheesecake for her bday.

Alma said...

Love salty foods more too. That might explain why people think i lose weight all the time. Hope my halloween costume fits! :)

Dang you guys are on fire! I got the obvious tom cruise but couldn't make the actress.

geminigirl789 said...

It's definitely Tom Cruise-I'm awful at these things and even I knew it two lines in! Penelope for the actress.

Err said...

Definitely Tom.

I also don't like cake. Neither does my husband. We didn't even have a cake at our wedding :)

feziq said...

This screams Tom Cruise, through and through. Don't think it really matters who the girl is, that cycle has likely repeated for every girl he was with. The behavior definitely had Tom written all over it: the pretend enthusiast, jumpin on Oprah's couch. He seems to do what he thinks will implant the wanted perception o him in our minds.

ms snarky said...

absolutely Tom and Penny

ChrisO said...

I second the Cruise/Sofia Vergara guess. I was hearing her voice as I read the blind lol

kpist said...

Tom Cruise
Pol- Burlusconi

Instant Karma is gonna get you said...

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz , Vanila Sky

ms snarky said...

my actual first response was going to be that this must be a made-up blind, because what actress ever eats cake?

CarmeliteLady said...


Tom Cruise for sure! Thank God Penny found a real man. There's a reason why TC fakes all the attention. It's because he thinks that's what he should be doing. He doesn't know how straight men actually act. A rich straight man would give jewelry/homes/cars etc. to make a woman so over the top and thrilled that she'd jump all over him. Not a gay man, he'd want to create the illusion that there were feelings, but stay off of me, like with flowers.

CarmeliteLady said...

Politician is John Edwards ;)

figgy said...

No question Cruise; we've all heard about his entourage and hyper-focused so-called "charm." I dont think it's Penelope tho--as noted they were together for a loooong time.

Remove coffee, wine and chocolate cake from life and what's left?

Silkprint said...

I love salty crunchies too
This has ole crazy Tom tom WRITTEN ALL OVER IT !

misspoppypants said...

ITA it has to be Tom...what about Sofia Vergara? (sp) Or did they not date
her, she got scared off. Wait, this has to be her. I read his unauthorized bio (Those never lie) and they did date and he freaked her the f**k out.

CarmeliteLady said...

damn "foreign leader" being Sarcozy?

misspoppypants said...

ITA it has to be Tom...what about Sofia Vergara? (sp) Or did they not date
her, she got scared off. Wait, this has to be her. I read his unauthorized bio (Those never lie) and they did date and he freaked her the f**k out.

nancer said...

tom and penelope. i read the VF article and this fits like a glove with the 'romance' he had with the iranian actress. this is his M.O.

Basil said...

Def Tom, and my first thought for the woman was Penelope, movie being Vanilla Sky. But she was in the original Spanish version, so is a reading different from an audition? Well, whatever, but this sounds like an excerpt from an interview, and Vanity Fair did that piece on CO$ trying to find a wife for Tom and Penolope was mentioned in it, so perhaps she gave a off the record interview and this is part of it?


Unknown said...

I immediately though Penelope too and like the Sophia guess because she's usually less than discrete (with Chavez being the polition) BUT...it says "A list all movie actress; foreign born"
and Sophia does TV.
So back to Penelope.

Amber said...

@misspoppypants - every time I read your handle my brain translates it to "misspoopypants" and it makes me laugh! "Poppy" is MUCH cuter and less grody. hehe :)

Nutty_Flavor said...

It does sound like Cruise. Some people are just in love with their work. And if their work is acting, they act all the time. Did Cruise ever have a different job? He became a well-known actor when he was very, very young - 18 or 19.

I'm not a big cake person either. I like fancy chocolates. My keep-fit plan involves only eating sweets that you absolutely LOVE, which in my case means fancy chocolates and an occasional Coca-Cola, which I believe should be reclassified as a dessert. (15 teaspoons of sugar per 12 oz bottle, friends!)

Silly Girl said...

It's Tom fo rsure, but not Cruz. They dated for too long for this to fit. I don't think she would even admit she was in it for 3 years with no real chemistry. Definitely one of the other women, but not Cruz.

penelope jane said...

My first thought was totally Tom and Penelope.

jane3113 said...

I also thought Tom and Thandie Newton but she's not A list. They worked together on MI2 after the Nicole divorce.

caralw said...

Sofia Vergara is not an all movie actress. Penelope was with him more than a few months. How about Nazanin Boniadi?

CarmeliteLady said...

Of COURSE TC hates cake. It makes you fat, it's forbidden, it's luscious, pleasurable, sensuous, satisfying, delicious, wonderful, sinful, and he hates and avoids anything that feels good, self indulgent or pleasurable. Because that is dangerous for him to feel those feelings, and he must at all times avoid sensuality and pleasure.

Mari said...

She was scared off, by $cientology, but she and Tom didn't meet at a reading, either real or fake to cast a wife, they were introduced by Will Smith. (Who still wants to hide his level of involvement with the $cilons.)

Snit said...

Ive read that Nicole Kidman LOVES cake, so maybe his aversion has something to do with that?

anyways..on the Tom Cruise and Penelope train

canadachick said...

damn it i thought i had one and you all had it off the hop....damn LOL

Snit said...

Or maybe Nicole loves cake now simply because Tom does not.

Nina said...

Anonymous has cake, Scientology has lies!

Project Chanology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology

Sherry said...

Well ain't no one had MY cake or my icing..It's seriously delicious!
Truth be told though I make it for the Opster and only have one slice myself. I'd much rather have something savory too. Give me cheese!

Gtzisshe said...

I'm horrible at blinds. I think its because i'm not a big movie/show watcher. Sitting for long periods of time staring at the tube makes my brain scream.
But I DO love piggy backing on peoples guesses. I totally see Tom Cruise devoiding himself the pleasure (insert cat purr here) of cake.

BigMama said...

I agree with Tom and Penelope

Rigby said...

I am totally on board with the Tom Cruise guess, but I seem to remember that Katie Holmes (when she was still acting) used to bring cupcakes for the cast and crew to the sets of her movies. If Tom hates cake so much, why all the cupcakes? I also like the Penelope Cruz guess, but, just to throw it out there the speaker uses the phrase "introduced himself to me properly" which is extremely British. Long time lurker, first time commenter.

it took forever said...

I love Tom Cruise but i always wondered if he is slightly autistic?

Lobachevsky said...

Sarkozy's a good guess - I'n sure Berlusconi is gropey but I have a hard time seeing him as charming.

Gtzisshe said...

@Rigby
Maybe she did it to piss him off.
Passive aggressive way of saying F U.

Sherry said...

@it took forever: I TOO have thought the same thing. I think he may have a slight autism.I know he's dyslexic.

Cheryl said...

The entourage definitely points to TC, but my first thought was Nicolas Cage. He admits to being creepy obsessed with winning a woman over with gifts and charming deeds to prove his love.

Connie151 said...

Definitely TC. What a total high-maintenance pain in the ass.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Yep, It's Tom. The Flowers. Every day he sends limos full of them to whoever he's dating. EVERY DAY.

Mary Jones said...

The politician could be Dick Cheney. Cruise and Cruz visited Cheney at his undisclosed location, the VP mansion in D.C., to lobby for Scientology. I think Woodword wrote about it in one of his books on the Bush Crime Family.

Mary Jones said...

And we know Cheney LOVES him some breasts. Remember the photo of him peering down the dress of TV's Craig Ferguson's wife?

libby said...

Mary Jones---your (BCF) wording is hilarious, AND I could totally see it being Cheney! He does have a hypnotic way of speaking, always sounding absolutely sure of himself. Plus, he's a creep.

Kathleen said...

Cruise and Cruz.

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Cousin said...

Tom Cruise and Salma Hayek

Movie is Ask The Dust (2006)

Salma played a charcter called Camilla.

Tom Cruise was a producer on the movie, hence the team of people, and notes on how to shoot the movie and script changes.

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DrumGirl said...

what about Valeria Golino who was in Rainman with Tom Cruise ?

musesx9 said...

I read this as Tom Cruise, but Sofia...They dated briefly...
Also, she is, "A list all move actress; foreign born" and the leader is also foreign born also. So, both of these rule out Cheyny and Samantha Morton for the actress.

Brea McCain said...

I didn't read the comments but this reads like Tom Cruise. Now, I'm gonna read the comments and see if I'm right.

WW said...

Just a question for Enty: Where did you get this letter? It sounds like the woman herself wrote it. Or did you write it, in her voice? I'm just wondering if we have another celeb reading and now contributing to our little site.

WW said...

By the way, totally Tom Cruise.

msgirl said...

I see this as Cruz. Sofia's a great guess, but she's TV. I can see Penelope indulging herself in cake, wine, coffee. She's very sensual.

I love Cake AND salty things, well pretty much chips. Heaven is eating chips, having ice cream and cake every day. I'm not a cookie fan.

SashaJames2 said...

So true! I guess at the first sentence.

Chismosa Street said...

"I once had a politician who without me even realizing it caressing my breasts because he had engrossed me so much with his charm"

Imagine if Tom used his 'fake charm' on her. Missed opportunity for Tom and COS.

SashaJames2 said...

So true! I guess at the first sentence.

BlindItemMe said...

@moe yes Sofia! Ibwas thinking Penelope bit completely forgot about Sofia but i think he dated her befor Katie but can't be sure

SashaJames2 said...

Definitely Tom Cruise and Cruz. I finally guess a blind.

misspoppypants said...

@Amber, lol, that's actually kind of appropriate. I'm known for my colorful bathroom expressions, like "I'm about to have a blowout." I am actually sitting on the toilet right now but only because I want to read these blinds in peace.
:)

Lola said...

I don't like cake...or any sweets really.

MrWolf said...

It's pretty much a lock for Cruise.

For A list foreign born actress, it could easily be Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz (Canada), Nicole Kidman, or Sofia Vegara.

I got a feeling that this story probably applies to all of them and pretty much every female he's ever gone after.

msgirl said...

Oh I didn't know he went out with Salma. For someone who is supposedly gay, he sure has a list behind him! Why did Penelope stay for 3 years, was she hypnotized, does he do that to women?

TracySwingKid said...

Tom Cruise without any doubt and any woman he has ever worked with. What a robot. Dude, you're 50. Find some joy.

Grand Odalisque said...

Whoever it's about, it describes the behavior of a classic narcissist to a T. Could very well be TC but Hollywood is full of so many narcissists that it could be anybody. TC does have a thing for being waaay over the top though - the flowers remind me of his whole jumping on the couch thing.

goes in circles said...

Not to be a bitch, but don't some of you read the blind at all?
A LIST
ALL MOVIES
FORIEGN BORN
Not Sophia, Samantha.......etc.

Sorry, that just bugs me when guesses do not even remotely fit the clue or when people twist the clues to fit their guess....or "well, it can't be so and so cuz they arent all movies, they guest starred on Punky Brewster when they were 6."

PookieTwo said...

Cruise's new handle is "Cake Hater". Officially. Will refer to him in this way every time I post about him in the future.

MadLyb said...

Yes! My first thought was Penelope and Tom and of course that was the first guess. You guys are so good and so fast it's scary!

George Turner said...

How can so many people not like cake? Sure, they only had a few hits, but "Go the Distance" was classic. ^_^

feraltart said...

Nutty_Flavor, I have been so good on my weight reduction, but today I just had cravings. So I have had some chocolate, chips & a can of coke. I will be back on track tomorrow.

motcollins said...

Recent Cruise co-stars:
Olga Kurylenko - born Ukraine, was on Magic City, but who saw that
Andrea Riseborough - born England
Rosamund Pike - born England
Jennifer Hough - born SLC, on TV
CZT - born in Wales
Paula Patton- born in L.A., a very few guest roles on TV

Henriette said...

Can we all say it together now? Tom Cruise and Penny Cruz.

chachi said...

The Tombot.

Isn't it sociopaths who don't know how to exhibit real emotion/intimacy, and have to practice what a normal person WOULD be feeling in the same situation??

Tombot is a sociopath.

Brenda L said...

All right....if ANYBODY is caressing my breasts there is no way I'm not going to know. And if they keep that shit up long enough then there's going to be some sex happening. UNLESS it's Tom Cruise or about 90% of the other men that inhabit this site.

Brenda L said...

Must confess possibly a few women too

Principessa said...

She's not all movies though. She's on Modern Family.

Tom Cruise and every fucking co-star of his, ever.

Kate and Gemma said...

I was going to go to the gym right after reading this, but reading how someone hates cake makes me want to enjoy a bowl of ice cream first so I will!

And this is so obviously about Tom Cruise. As for the female, I wasn't sure at first myself, but I'm on board the Penelope train.

Sarah said...

Yes, this actually describes my perception of him, in the way that he always looks like he's having fun, but it looks like a performance.
Maybe Tom is the best performance artist ever, his life is an art of fiction.

Principessa said...

Yes. YES!

Sarah said...

Also not a big cake fan. The occasional piece of chocolate cake but that's it. Too rich, too creamy. I'd rather spend my calories on chocolate!

Mooshki said...

Adam Shankman described meeting Cruise for the first time, and it sounded exactly like this.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Why would anyone be on the Penelope train when the blind clearly states it was just a few months in duration?!?! In addition, it was written by the actress herself, ostensibly...and English is probably her first language given how well it is written. We certainly know it wasn't written by Enty. ;)

Margaux said...

Tom "cake hater" Cruise and Penelope Cruz dated for about two years from memory - so I don't think this is her, but Tom is definitely the "fun hater". That was fascinating to read.

I wonder who the politician is though?! What a naughty perv!

Henriette said...

@don'trainonmyprada
I don't know about it being "well written." The writer obviously has problems with paragraphs. Also the use of "sterile" is odd. I think the writer means "cold."

By the way, she is not an "all movie actress," but an "all move actress."

Henriette said...

@MrWolff
Cameron Diaz is born in Long Beach, California. Last I checked, that is part of the U.S.

Sofia Vergaria sounds like a good guess with Salma Hayeck.

Margaux said...

Sterile means sanitised, blank, without any personable traits. It does make sense in that context.

Susan Felix said...

Vin Diesel and Dame Judi Dench j/k

I wouldn't be surprised if it was Diesel, though - back when he was A-list - and Asia Argento (xXx).

Zara said...

I was going to guess Cruise/Sofia Vergara. However, the actress in this blind is all movie, so that rules her out.

No ideas anymore. I was thinking Charlize as I read the blind, but I have no ideas for the actor.

fashion roadkill said...

delurking to post! i don't post that often so everytime i do i feel new, so... hai!

anyway, i went through tommy 's movies before nicole, around the time they would be having trouble (2000ish), and then pre- and post- katie.

the only actress who is foreign born, all movies, and could be considered A list who fits the timeline (tommy not super in love with someone else) for a few months is...

thandie newton!

movie is MI2. they wouldn't have met until a table read because thandie was cast before the script was even written (on nicole's recommendation at that).

tommy was a producer (so had control over scene ideas) and acted (thus discussed characters w/ thandie bc she was his love interest).

thoughts? the only reason i don't think it's pene cruz is because they dated for a couple years, not months.

Silly Girl said...

Good sleuthing, @fashion! Is Thandie Newton foreign born? It's too early for me to function enough to look things up. :)
I agree it's totally Tom, but undecided on the chick. Probably because anyone who dates TC is off my radar from that point on. Except for Katie, I'm totally Team Katie!

Redd said...

Thandie Newton had a role on ER as Wife of the rich yet humble dr- Noah Wylie' s character, so keep guessing.

Tuxedo Cat said...

@fashion roadkill Thandie Newton was born in England!

goes in circles said...

Redd
Ugh. See my post above ffs.

Hendrix said...

Kids, a table read is NOT an audition. It's the first time the whole cast gets together with the director and often the producers & writer too, and just reads the script out loud.

Table read comes before rehearsal.

So the actors are already cast at the table read.

gr8p said...

He sounded/read like a real creepy person..then I read "he hated cake"

Well, that's the end of the relationship for me. hahaha That's a deal breaker. LOL!

bellaluna said...

Tom Cruise and that chick who was Barney's fiancee on HIMYM.

Anna said...

Travolta. The hint is Bill Clinton, and Travolta played a Clintonesque character in "Primary Colors."