Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blind Item #1

This actress was almost A list way back in the day. In the not too distant past she was on a show for multiple seasons. A great show. A huge hit cable show. Everyone will always love her for one very important role with an A++ list actor. Anyway, she has not been doing much the last couple of years that would make her swamped with offers from fans, but at a restaurant the other day several fans approached her while she was waiting for a car to pick her up. They all wanted to say hi or have their photo taken with her and the first few just got a curt, "No." After that though she started getting increasingly angry that people were bothering her and at one pointed shouted, "I'm way too busy to be talking to you right now. Get a life." She then continued doing nothing and just waiting for a car which eventually arrived.

119 comments:

Alicia said...
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CamColty said...

Katey segal ?

G said...

Juliana was on a cable show?
Ed O'Neill A++ list actor?

Alicia said...
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Anna said...

Edie Falco, maybe, although I hear Toni Collette is not as pleasant in real life as one might expect.

Silly Girl said...

"Everyone will always love her for one very important role with an A++ list actor." This is probably a huge clue, but I got nothin'.....

Diana said...

Jennifer Grey

Diana said...

Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze of course, and Dancing with the Stars for the recent show.

Diana said...

Woops, wrong. Just saw 'multiple Seasons'...

Vera L- said...

Is Swayze A++ list?

Edie Falco and Katy Segal are both on hit shows right now (Nurse Jackie and SoA respectively)

Vera L- said...

Glenn Close with Damages as the recent huge hit show?

Barton Fink said...

The way the industry works, there are literally hundreds of "almost A+" actresses who once had a role with one of the twenty or so A-list male stars who get teamed up with actresses half their age for the blockbuster of the week. I'm not seeing lots of clues here either.

Silly Girl said...

What 'cable' show was Jennifer Grey on? And I don't think Enty is referring to an actual role with an A++ list actor, but an off screen 'role'. Girlfriend, affair, fight, something more sinister.... ;)

boomom22 said...

Whoever she is...what a bitch.

msgirl said...

Hmmm, I got nothing, but maybe she just wanted to be alone with her thoughts, sometimes I've a moody bitch too. Hopefully I wouldn't be rude.

boomom22 said...

Could it be someone from Sex and the City?

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Juliana Margulies: ER was not cable and she's on The Good Wife now.
Katy Segal: Married with Children was not cable and she's on Sons now although I think it's ending soon.
Edie Flaco: I wish but James Gandolfini is not A++ and she's on Nurse Jackie now.
Jennifer Grey: she was only on one season of Dancing with the Stars so that's a no as well.

Toni Collete could be.. She was in United States of Tara which was a few seasons long but I have no idea what role she played with an A++ actor...

Amber said...

Betty White - Almost A
Bill Pullman - A++
Important Movie - Lake Placid

annabella said...

seriously, some people do not even consider the clues or the situations of the people they guess about.

julianna margulies is on the good wife, which is considered one of the best dramas on television. she is the star. she has won an emmy and a golden globe. so, does not fit the clue: "she has not been doing much the last couple of years."

your welcome.

Jamie 2 said...

It must be a pain when strangers think they have the right to walk up to you and demand a photo of you and them. If you're on a red carpet, you're fair game, but I think actors should be free to enjoy lunch w/o being hassled.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

I was thinking of those girls but none of them stand out in roles that were with A++ actors..

kriss_t said...

My first thought was Cybil Sheppard from Moonlighting - not sure you can call Bruce Willis A++ though. She was on Boston Legal back when it was on, and I don't think she's doing much now (to lazy to Google).

Caitlin Costanzo said...

It doesn't say that the hit cable show starred the A++ actor..
Lets think of some hit cable shows from a little while ago...
Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
The Sopranos
The Tudors
Weeds

I can't think of anymore...

wahoowifey said...

Jeanne Tripplehorn "The Firm"

Silly Girl said...

CABLE SHOW!! She was on a cable show!! Very few of the actresses mentioned were on a HIT CABLE SHOW. Edie Falco is probably the best guess so far, but what about her daughter from the show? Can't remember her name.

KellyLynn said...

I thought of Lorraine Bracco, because she was in Goodfellas with Robert DeNiro and the Sopranos, but I guess she's doing a show right now.

Whoever it is, I agree that they could have just been having a bad day.

SaintsFan said...

@annabella, there are ways to say things without coming across as rude and arrogant. I am mostly a lurker here but enjoy how nice everyone is to each other till something like this is posted. And by the way, it's "you're" welcome.

msgirl said...

Cybil is an interesting guess. Rumored to be a bitch. In Enty's system, Bruce could be A++ But that's an old show show, decades old.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

The only A++ actor who co-starred with her is Kevin Costner and I wouldn't consider Waterworld a memorable movie lol
Also, she is on one of the CSI's or NCIS currently.

ButterKwup said...

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Sunny said...

Just throwing this out there, but I read the following line to mean she acted as a beard for an A + + actor. Re-reading the blind, I'm surprised that's the first thing that came into my head, but maybe ??

"Everyone will always love her for one very important role with an A++ list actor."

Leviathan said...

Caitlin:

Tom Cruise ("The Firm" w/Jeanne Tripplehorn) isn't A++ but Kevin Costner is?

Now, I don't think this is her: Ms. Tripplehorn is currently co-starring on "Criminal Minds."

JoeInLA said...

Sorry, but if you make the choice to become an actor, part of the unwritten deal is that you are always in the public eye when you go out, and people will (hopefully) always "bother" you. If no one bothers you, then it's a pretty safe bet that you aren't as famous or employable as you would like to be. Unpleasant at times? Undoubtedly. But if you don't like the attention, you can always quit working in a profession that hopefully makes people recognize you on the street and go work at Walmart instead. The big movie stars of yesteryear understood this and played right along, which is partly why they were such big stars with careers that lasted for decades. They knew that in public they always had to be presentable and approachable, or risk alienating fans and hurting their careers. And BTW, I seriously doubt that this was Betty White. I have seen her a number of times in Beverly Hills at 7:00 a.m. and she was always smiling.

Amber said...

@JoeInLA - I was joking. As much as I love Bill Pullman and Lake Placid, even I can admit that's not a groundbreaking role. (Though she delivers one of my favorite Betty White lines ever - "If I had a dick, this is where I'd tell you to suck it!")

wahoowifey said...

Leviathan...good point. I was just thinking of her cuz she was on "Big Love" and he says "Everyone will always love her..." right after mentioning the "huge" hit cable show. I know he suppossedly doesn't use words per se but that one popped out at me.

donner said...

Some cable channels:
HBO
showtime

But also:
AMC
TBS
TNT
A&E
Bravo
USA
Spike
Syfy
There are others but those have original programming.

figgy said...

@JoeInLA, I agree with you, overall. But on the other hand, I feel sorry for actors...imagine have a reaaaalllly shitty day, say you're feeling fat and you have have your period and have cramps and you just had a fight with your significant other and along come some fans wanting you to smile for their picture. I mean, it would just be hard sometimes!

...which is why I don't envy celebs their fame at ALL...

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Buffy? She hasn't been doing anything for years and she was EVERYWHERE during that show. SHe will always be Buffy to everyone,but she comes off as a biatch.

jane3113 said...

I feel like this is kim catrell but the A++ clue doesnt fit.

Poppyblue said...

Stockard Channing? In Grease with John Travolta as the A++ actor and on the West Wing as multiple season show.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

ow wait, the A+++ actor isn't right, nevermind -.-

VK said...

The way it's written makes it kind of hard to tell if the very important role with the A+++ actor was on the huge hit cable show or in a movie that almost made her A list.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Oh I've never seen that movie..
Hmm it could work but she is doing a show currently.

VK said...

The way it's written makes it kind of hard to tell if the very important role with the A+++ actor was on the huge hit cable show or in a movie that almost made her A list.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

@Vk: or it was a role in the sense of being a beard for him (lets make it even more complicated xD)

Sunny said...

@jane3113
Clearly you are forgetting Kim's poignant role in Mannequin with Mr. Andrew McCarthy and Meshach Taylor ;) I love that 80's cheese!

VK said...

Very true. He doesn't necessarily say it was an acting role now does he??

portlandjewel said...

Toni Collette is a good guess. United States of Tara is a fabulous show (but I'm not sure it would be considered a hit) and she was in the Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis who I am pretty sure is A+... U hope its not her though because she is an amazing actress. LOVED US of Tara!

Rins said...

I agree that it's Jeanne Tripplehorn, with her iconic role being Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas? I know my male college roommates loooooved that coucjscene many times over.

Rins said...

Couch scene, even.

Sunny said...

@Rins
I thought you were goin for cooch scene!

wahoowifey said...

lol...I thought the same thing Sunny...too funny ;)

tara17 said...

How about Elizabeth Perkins? On Weeds for several seasons and starred with Tom Hanks in Big.

LA Mac said...

I know she's been ruled out anyway, but Katy Segal has been doing Futurama for a long time too, which is huge in the fanboy universe, so not exactly lacking in fans

bunnymother said...

Sara Jessica Parker

wahoowifey said...

Elizabeth Perkins! Great guess! I'm sold and switching from JT.

Maddie said...

What about Joey Lauren Adams? She was on United States of Tara and in Chasing Amy with Ben Affleck.

Ben is the man this year so he could be A++. But, The main problem though is I wouldn't call the US of Tara a huge cable hit.

Henriette said...

Does anyone see shades of Faye Dunaway? I don't know if she fits, but I can see her doing this.

JoyceL32 said...

Bruce Willis? Sixth Sense

Henriette said...

Elizabeth Perkins is a great guess! I will forever call her Faye 2 from now on.

shelly said...

Ok this is my guess- I thougt of Jennifer Anniston

Friends
Role with A++ actor- as brad Pitts wife.

Patty said...

I was thinking Jennifer Grey as well.

Silly Girl said...

Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but doesn't it say she was on a very hit CABLE show?! And I agree with @sunny, the A++ actor was probably an off screen thing. Relationship, beard, affair, whatever.
Why is everyone guessing people who are not on cable shows?!?!

kellylaluna said...

How about Jessica Lange? This sounds like her. She's been on American Horror Story on FX. The important role with A++ actor could be "Tootsie" with Dustin Hoffman.

timebob said...

what huge hit cable show was Jennifer Grey on?

bflogurl said...

What about Kelly McGillis?? She was on the L Word and the whole Top Gun thing...

auntliddy said...

I love waterworld!! Its inane, silly unbelievable- all the musts for great bad movie!!

Caitlin Costanzo said...

YES!!!!!! That was an "important role" that she played.

kikipedia said...

minnie driver seems like a contender. the riches may not have been a hit, but everything else fits to a T. not seeing many other truly "almost A" names thrown out here. minnie was supposed to be the next big thing after good will hunting.

Jolene Jolene said...

Totally Elizabeth Perkins! Weeds is an awesome show, but she's not on anymore. And Big is an ICONIC movie, and Tom Hanks is no doubt A++. There are very few A++ actors out there to choose from...

yodelay said...

@Sunny, Kim Catrell will always be Mannequin to me! Despite the years of Sex in the City.

artemis said...

What about Laurie Metcalf (Aunt Jackie on Roseanne)? I don't think she was anywhere near almost A list, but it was a huge hit show. The A+++ actor her character had a relationship with is George Clooney. I know she is on The Big Bang Theory sometimes, but is she doing anything else?

artemis said...

I really don't know what is defined as cable in the USA, sorry.

Jolene Jolene said...

Not Jennifer Grey. She was not on a huge hit cable show, let alone a huge hit show. And sorry, Broderick is so NOT A++.

Not Minnie Driver. Most people have never even HEARD of The Riches.

Not Jessica Lange. The huge hit cable show was "in the not so distant past," ie it's not on anymore. AHS is still on the air.

Not Jennifer Aniston or Stockard Channing. Friends and West Wing were both network.

(Hope that helps.)

Jolene Jolene said...

Rather, Jessica Lange is still on AHS, not that it's just still on the air.

Agent**It said...

Tara , great guess you had with Elizabeth Perkins ....

Renoblondee said...

Stockard Channing's role in Big was very important? Huh.

Rins said...

@Sunny, nice. :)

Diane Eysus said...

I like the Kelly McGillis guess.

cc423 said...

Whomever it is, they need to learn some manners.

Mango said...

@ Amber - THANK YOU for saying you were joking. I was thinking, "Bill Pullman A++? WTF???"

Mark said...

I second Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos for the show, Goodfellas with DeNiro for the signature role. It doesn't say they haven't work recently, just that they haven't done anything to maintain a high profile. I really can't think of too many cable shows that would be considered huge hits - The Sopranos, SATC, and Monk are about it. Other shows may have been good, but huge hits?

Mango said...

I like the Cybill Shepherd guess.

According to IMDB, she was on both "Psych" and "The L Word" (both cable) for multiple seasons, and like kriss_t says, "one very important role with an A++ list actor" is Bruce Willis.

Tom said...

Elizabeth Perkins: Big, Weeds;
Tom Hanks, A++, Big.

SweetDee said...

Lorraine Brocco was also in Medicine Man, right? I love that movie. Anyway the role of course would be Goodfellas but she's still on TV in a starring role on Rizzoli & Isles.

redfishbluefish said...

Just for the hell of it - how about Beverly D'Angelo? Old enough for a "back in the day" reference (although I'm not sure if she ever got near A list). Not too distant past cable show: Entourage. Everyone loves her for her Ellen Griswold role with A++ Chevy Chase. IMDB shows some recent movies in post-production, but nothing that would keep her front and center in the public eye.


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SweetDee said...

I like the Beverly D'Angelo guess.

I don't think Elizabeth Perkins was beloved for BIG, but I can see it for Beverly.

ldylkng said...

I like the Glenn Close guess, But here's one to consider & it fits.
Holly Hunter.

nessa said...

i totally agree, it's like they're the public's property

Unknown said...

Brunette woman in her late 40's who was on Mad Men and also in a movie with Brad Pitt in the 80's or 90's (The one about fishing or a river)

tara17 said...

Yes, am stumped about the always beloved part, does it really fit E.Perkins in Big...

It does fit Beverly D'Angelo though. Would Enty refer to Chevy Chase as A++ actor? He was for a few years, but long ago.

Holly Hunter fits too, guessing the beloved important role was in Raising Arizona? Is Nic Cage A++?

Kerlypet said...

Beverly D'Angelo is a great guess. I think it's definitely her. Any time I see her I immediately think Ellen Griswold even while on Entourage.

katiedean said...

I'm liking Elizabeth Perkins for this one, big huge show: Weeds, beloved for starring in Big with Tom Hanks (A++++)

Jessie said...

Amber! Bill Pullman is always a funny suggestion. (keep it up)

HolidayinCambodia said...

I only read a few comments, and then I decided to post my guess and see if anyone else thought it:

Actress: Elizabeth Perkins.
Hit cable show: Weeds
A++ Actor: Tom Hanks
Movie for which she will be loved forever: Big

ElRod said...

Starz also has original programming...

Crystal Liechty said...

What about Julia Stiles? Cable show - Dexter.
And she'll always be loved for 10 Things I Hate About You, which she stared in with A++ Heath Ledger.

Sarah said...

Elizabeth Perkins has been on Gossip Girl the last 6 years. Some of you real adults may not be aware, but it's my guilty pleasure! Lol

Sarah said...

She plays an amazing bitch, though. It wouldn't ever surprise me to see Elizabeth shut a fan down.

brooklyngirl said...

Beverly angelo for the WIN! She has babies with al pacino but they broke up a while ago. that is the important relationship as he is an A+++ actor

mwright said...

I met Edie Falco in person 3-years ago. Super nice and didn't mind a photo taken with me.

brooklyngirl said...

i meant d'angelo and she is beloved for being a grizwald she was just in the old navy commercial


D'Angelo was in a relationship with actor Al Pacino from 1996 until 2003. The couple has twins, son Anton James and daughter Olivia Rose (born 2001).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_D%27Angelo

EleanorRigby said...

Sarah, I think you are confusing Elizabeth Perkins with Kelly Rutherford. Kelly's character is Lily, Serena's mom. They do look similar, though. GG is also my guilty pleasure, so I'm slightly ashamed that I knew this, lol.

Momster said...

I like the Julia Stiles guess. . .

Holly Hunter is an Oscar winner. Wouldn't that have been mentioned?

Maureen Bleck said...

What about Julia Louis(?) Dreyfus . A+ actor being Seinfeld.

Silly Girl said...

@Brooklyn, that's a really good guess....I love the 'mother of Al Pacino's kids' angle. Totally her. I didn't read the relationship with the A++ list actor as a working relationship (in the same show), but a personal one. Great call!

Mooshki said...

Amber, I laughed so hard at Lake Placid that after the movie ended, the woman in front of my patted me on the shoulder and told me I needed to "get out more." It's in my Top 10.

Michael Shriver said...

First time poster. This is Cybill Shepherd.

Marco said...

Actress: Glenn Close
Show: Damages (surprisingly big hit)
Role: Bunny boiler in Fatal Attraction (with A++ Mikey D)

Look at her IMDB. Really is the definition of "almost A" -- could never string multiple hits together.

carla said...

Courtney cox! /friends> cougar town

Daddy Ryan said...

*you're

You're welcome.

WUWT? said...

If it weren't for the detail of almost being A at one time herself, I'd be thinking Bitty Schramm: in A League of Their Own with the A++ Tom Hanks and then on the cable hit Monk as Sharona....but I would imagine she's always been C+ list or so.

Katrina Martiani said...

I read this as SJP the whole time. No one has guessed her yet. Please confirm. She's the only one who could get away with being bitchy like that, and it not being front page news, you know what I mean?

Danielle said...

Anne Heche?

The Black Cat said...

I can't imagine Cybil Shepherd being like that, in all the years I have seen her interviewed she has never seemed impatient plus she loves attention.
Moonlighting wasn't a cable show either.

A former actress on Dexter, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck........

Silly Girl said...

@Black Cat, I think Cybil was in a cable show called The L Word, or something like that (didn't see it). I don't have cable, so my guesses are all the ones that seem the most obvious: The Sopranos....that's the only one I can think of right now....

Tara said...

I think the A++ is the best clue. I think A and above, PARTICULARLY A++, has to be someone that everyone knows: so your younger brother, mother, and your grandmother know this person. Usually that's Tom Hanks and Will Smith, but I could see this begin extended to Robert DeNiro or Pacino, as their movies are iconic. Nicolas Cage as well, since he's an Oscar winner AND a big internet meme right now, and routinely is in the news or is in a movie.

Just gotta find an actress that worked with them. I think the Elizabeth Perkins guess is good, but the "everyone will always love her" is an untapped clue/ Who are the most beloved recent female characters in films, or most beloved female halves of a celebrity couple?

ethorne said...

The actress who plays Blair's mom is named Margaret Colin. But she could be Elizabeth Perkins' twin.