Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Today's Blind Items - No Time To Hide The Past

What happens when you are an actress who goes from coming to Hollywood one week and then within two months gets a fairly big role on a new hit television show? You have your brand new agents and manager and everyone else in your life scouring the internet to try and erase all the information about your past life. Although you have a stage name, it is not that hard to find out your real name, but this actress who has got the biggest break imaginable in the shortest time imaginable has a past record that will make her very divisive very quickly. The fact she is vegan everyone is ok with. It is more of the things she said on the internet about her politics and the fact she is a lesbian who had a girlfriend until she moved to Hollywood. A long term girlfriend that she didn't tell anyone about including her agent or managers or the producers of the show. They are casting her as this sex symbol and have no issues with her being a lesbian, they just want to control how it is released and an interview with the spurned ex-girlfriend of several years on the front page of a tabloid is not what they envisioned and did not discover until after everything had all been signed. Changed her Twitter summary, but having trouble getting rid of the Google summary leading to it. The more inflammatory political comments she has made on websites have been removed. For the entire time the show has been in production until its launch a few weeks ago, the scramble has been on. For someone who seems like a brick wall when it comes to her beliefs, the money in a primetime television show has apparently changed her mind or at least bent it to the point where she is offering to date guys and is willing to do more love scenes with guys. She is fully on board to the make me a star and forget who I am and who I was reality.

66 comments:

Amber said...

Here's all the new 2012 shows. Don't have time to research, though! That 666 Park chick looks like she might be "sexy".

Raleigh James said...

Is there really anyone who is into the Hollywood thing and celebrity culture who even remotely cares about people being lesbians, vegans, or having inflammatory political opinions???

I would think only the extreme right-wing types would care about any of her "issues", and I have to assume they aren't tuning in to your average prime time programming anyway. I could see it more if the girl were very Conservative, but I don't see anyone in the mainstream being bothered by any of the things mentioned.

Seems like a lot of wasted effort in this day and age.

Bon M said...

Really. Seems like the typical actress. Vegan, gay and liberal.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

peacock said...

Maybe Tracy Spiridakos from Revolution? If that's her stage name it could explain why she had no bio on imdb.

Cathy said...

Emily Bett Rickards? She's on Arrow (which I've never seen, so i have no idea how large her role is), but it looks like it's her first real role.

Barton Fink said...

Her potentially divisive comments might be some kind of unkind words for religious anti-gay people, the kind of thing that many people would say if asked about the issue. But as a public person, you wouldn't want to disparage someone's religious beliefs generally, so it might be a reasonable effort to minimize her controversial views. But I agree with y'all that being a lesbian isn't a brick wall in the career any more. It might give her some « cathet », if you'll pardon my French.

Barton Fink said...

cachet, rather --

Cathy said...

nevermind, arrow hasn't premiered yet.

Jemtastic said...

Well, I'd have a problem if she were so far right/left, she called for harm to be done to others for not agreeing with her stance. I'd love to know what is so damaging about what she wrote that her team would rush to scrub the interwebs.

The said...

Anyone with any business savvy understands that there is a potential risk to upset advertisers...and advertising dollars are what matter. Kids today should learn personal brand management -- regardless of one's beliefs or values, the need for personal brand management starts well in advance of landing a job given how the world has contracted via social media etc.

Silly Girl said...

If I had time, I'd check out all their IMDB pages! Then I'd google them and see who has NO history (doesn't it say they changed their name?). That's where I'd start, if I had time.....

Lucas said...

I am on board with the chick from Revolution. It seems that show would appeal to the "prepper" crowd who would really actively dislike someone being a lefty, vegan lesbian.

MacAttack said...

Tracy Spiridakos - revolution?

title in progress said...

Yvonne Strahovski
she said in an interview that she was casted in Chuck within her first week in LA.now she is on Dexter

Silly Girl said...

I'm not sure, @Lucas, about the Revolution chick. We watch the show and while she does appear to be a bit of a goody goody, I don't think scandal would harm her reputation. In fact, it may lead her to have more roles....

Cathy said...

We're looking for someone without any real roles prior to what she's on now. The woman from Revolution doesn't fit that.

Norseman said...

I doubt it's Tracy Spiridakos - the BI says that she was cast in this show within weeks of arriving in LA, but Tracy has been in several TV shows going back to 2007 (although one was The L Word. hmmm. haha.)

Silly Girl said...

OK, I'm back peddling now. That chick from Revolution has NO imdb page to speak of, yet she's been in the industry since 2007!! THAT is an outrage! NO fan or others have created her imdb page? Highly unlikely, unless there is a 'reason'....now I'm on board with this guess!

tara17 said...

Not a biggie, who hasn't met at least 10 women who behaved like that in their early 20s.

MISCH said...

This could be any number of actress's or actor's...they all reinvent themselves and delete the past..Blake is a good example, she became a new person for every man she dated so it's easy to believe some one would do it for a career and money.

cdanluva said...

What about the actress from "made in jersey"? She seemed relatively unknown before that show.

Suzy said...

Don't think it's Tracy Spiridakos.. btw, Silly Girl: here is her IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2702898/

:)

Darkmyst said...

Tracy Spiridakos doesn't fit. Looks like she has credits dating back to 2007 and the blind makes it sound like this person is a complete newcomer to Hollywood.

Fijigrrl said...

This is an issue, really? Seriously, I have no clue (as is true about so much of my life)

lol -- just trying to use the word 'really' - i'm still laughing over the jerry seinfeld post.

Really.

tealily said...

Yeah, Spiridakos doesn't seem like much of a stage name either. Hmm. Don't really care about this one, actually.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

I Wiki(ed) her when I first saw the show and she comes from a Greek family. Just my opinion, Greeks cannot live without their feta cheese haha

Caitlin Costanzo said...

But she was raised in Canada.. No idea when she moved to LA.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

That's her real name though..

Sandy said...

Why do I think this is Lucy Punch from Ben & Kate?

Darkmyst said...

Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow?

Caitlin Costanzo said...

I just went through the link Amber posted and googled EVERY starring female in every one of the new shows.. Every actress has had roles prior to their show.
I'm thinking it has to be an actress who was castes on an already exsistant show..
I'm googling lol

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Casted*
I re-read the BI.. Maybe it premeired earlier? Idk I give up

Rob Cravens said...

what about the blond girl from 2 Broke Girls? her name escapes me but i dont recall being recognizable before.

Lucas said...

Tracy Spirodakis worked a whole bunch in Canada, not in LA. I just read her entire Twitter (it's a slow day around here) and I'm backing off my guess. She is a total gamer and seems super nice. Oh, and totally not vegan. Apparently the chicken pita at Olympia Diner in Winnipeg is awesome and she is a native Winnipegger. My girlfriend is also from Winnipeg and therefore I am forbidden from badmouthing Canada or Canadians in any way.

Lori said...

what about a new cast member, like Becca Tobin on Glee?

supapimp said...

Honey boo boo

crila16 said...

It's a NEW hit television show, so it can't be 666, unless the show has already premiered and is a hit after only 1 episode.

lazyday603 said...

The only actress with a stage name these days that I'm aware of is Olivia Wilde who took Oscar Wilde's name to avoid embarrassing her journalist parents Andrew and Leslie Cockburn. Plus I suspect there was some teasing growing up with the name Cockburn.

But she's not TV, so never mind.

Sherry said...

Casted is not a word..It's perfect as "cast". Same as bid..You cannot bidded on something. (Ran into that recently so I thought I'd throw it in.) Sorry, didn't mean to be the grammar police, just wanted to point it out.

otherwise I got no clue.

lazyday603 said...

Lucy Punch isn't new. She's been hilarious in various films & UK television shows for 15 years now. She was in Bad Teacher, Dinner For Schmucks, St Trinians and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy among many others. She has that perfect combination of being funny & looking a little funny.

iknowpeople said...

Georgia King from The New Normal. Scottish actress and all her credits are in the UK. She is the daughter of actor Jonathan Hyde and opera singer Isobel Buchanan, so "King" might be a stage name.

iknowpeople said...

Adding that it doesn't say the actress is new to acting, but that she was new to Hollywood. That's why I searched out foreign actresses.

What Do You Think? said...

What about Lena Dunham? She's been in small things but her breakout role is obviously girls, a new cable show... It got alot of attention and she's been shot into superstardom.

Ellen said...

Great! Just what this world needs. Another freakin' strict vegan to make the rest of us have to bend over backwards to accommodate them..... I have much more respect for people who break the rules once and awhile.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Oh okay! That's why my auto correct corrected it to castes. Thanks!

archix said...

Ahhh too bad it's a new show and there are political comments involved because this fits half a dozen people. The first one that came to mind as I was reading this blind was Lea Michele

Cee Kay said...

Tracy Spiridakos is a stage name? That's pretty bad!

T. E. Cuz said...

agree with sugapimp's guess.

Jamie 2 said...

I agree with all the reasons stated why this is not Tracy Spirodakis, but I'd just note that I looked at her wiki page and the edit history.

It was created August 28 2012 by some guy with a dead link.

MadLyb said...

I think it's Lena Dunham - so I agree with that guess. I don't know who she is, but she's all over the place on the internets all of a sudden. I remember reading something very controversial that she said a few weeks ago - someone dug it up. That's all I got.

elle said...

Not sure Lena Dunham fits as she wrote and directed a film before girls and was also in it. Plus her real name is Dunham.

goes in circles said...

I like your guess@ iknowpeople.

Bangagong said...

She's the first one I thought of too.

Bangagong said...

She's the first one I thought of too.

Fairmaiden327 said...

Hope not. I like her.

LogDog said...

Bree Olsen/Rachel Oberlin. People here in Fort Wayne know who she really is

Monica said...

The blind doesn't say that she got the LEAD role, it just states a fairly big role. So who are big supporting cast members of new hit shows?

Mame Dennis said...

Not Georgia King. Though when the BI first started, I thought it could be, until the girlfriend part. Georgia was dating Bradley James, a British actor. She was fairly accessible on twitter at one time (she's since deleted - long story) and I followed her and it's not her.

ulalume said...

Hillary Marren? She's on Mob Doctor and this is pretty much her only credit besides a short.

keetz4 said...

Its a stage name.......why would someone give themselves a stage name like Spiridakos? It doesn't make any sense.

Dee said...

Haha, Sherry! Hilarious!

Dee said...

Haha, Sherry! Hilarious!

Tr├ębuchet said...

The reason this is a problem/BI is it would make her a coward hypocrite, not because she used to be gay or post inflammatory things. A turncoat is never well-received.

Unless she was young and stupid; people forgive stuff you do when you're under 18; think you "grew out of it" or whatever. So for it to be incendiary, I think the actress would have to be someone older.

Plus, this actress has had a 2-yr live-in relationship with a woman, time passed since then... she's got to be older than 22 or 23, imo.

Tracy S could fit age-wise, but Revolution films in North Carolina. More Dawson's Creek than Hollywood.

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Silly Girl said...

We've been watching Mob Doctor, but I don't recognize Hillary Marren. It says she's been in every episode so far, but she doesn't look familiar at all. Aside from that, she could be a good guess!

Sidney Prescott said...

I grew up with Tracy and I can assure you this is not her. I also grew up with her long term ex bf, and I have never heard about her being a vegetarian, which I doubt given her parents' restaurant. Also, she did all that TV work in Vancouver, not LA (the only part that fits).
She is hugely lying about her age, though.
First IMDB said 1996 which would make her 11 when she was a nurse, then it dropped down to 1994 (equally laughable), now it says 1987/1988, which I would guess is off by about 5 years.