Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

This actress had a chance to get to A list. She was thisclose and was in a movie that got her nominated for one of the big awards and everything was going great. Then she had a personal tragedy which she does not discuss much and since that time she has worked on her career but other things in her life are more important. For her, she has been focusing on kids, especially those who are terminally ill. Her favorite thing to do which she does at least once a week is go to a children's hospital and sit and meet with kids and they watch some of her most famous movies. The movies that still make kids scream with delight when she comes visit them. She has tried to get her castmates to come with her because the kids would even love it more but they always say no or they will come some other time. There is one castmate who invariably comes. Apparently there is nothing quite like the smile of a kid who is suffering from cancer when this B list all movie actor walks in the room and sits down and watches the movies with them. If smiles could heal, there would be no sick people when he comes along to visit with our actress.

101 comments:

urban chaos said...

No guesses but these are my fave blinds- I wish we had more of them.

mialou said...

Anna Kendrick/Robert Patz

L said...

Ashley Tisdale/Zac Efron?

C. Malone said...

Jennifer Hudson? I'm bad at these.

aulait said...

Amy Adams & Patrick Dempsey (Enchanted)?

cinephreak said...

Yeah I was thinking someone from the Twilight series too. But maybe more like Ashley Greene?

Julie said...

Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner

Staple611 said...

The "personal tragedy" made me think Michelle Williams, but I can't really make the rest of it fit. Plus, I can't think of anything she's been in that children would be interested in.

mikey said...

I would like it to be Anna - love her anyway. Some of her most favorite movies does make it feasible to be her and ?

ButterKwup said...

We have to start with actresses who have had a tragedy in their life. Maybe breast cancer survivors?

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Cameron Diaz? Nominated for Oscar in 2000.

Movies - Shrek?

B list co-star - Mike Myers?

enjoyableari said...

Pfft @cinephreak, there is no way this could be Ashley Greene. This says ALMOST A list, and got nominated for a big award.

No way is Ashley Greene A list, nor is she even kind hearted enough for something like this.

Trust me.

Miz said...

Thanks Enty. I think we needed this. I know I did.

I like the idea of starting with actresses who have had problems, but Enty says she doesn't discuss it much so there's a real chance we don't know what the tragedy is. It'd be nice to have it be the Twilight kids but who else has been nominated AND been in kiddy-friendly movie/s?

Ms Cool said...

This doesn't have to be too recent. I started thinking about people like Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt but couldn't think of movies they have made geared towards kids.

nancer said...

reading blinds today, i feel like i'm 100 or just really out of it.
ashley greene almost A? why?

to me, this sounds like someone older than that who even dumbasses like me would've heard of.

jane3113 said...

I was wondering if this could be ashley judd and the rock with toothfairy? he is a B List film actor who kids would love to meet. Ashley was nominated for yaya sisterhood?

Just trying to make the rock work. Kids love him

Amber said...

Yeah, I got the feeling this was someone older like Julie Andrews. She is NOT my guess, because no way JA isn't A-list. But she's been in so many movies that are staples and everyone knows them.

Terri said...

I'm with C. Malone, I first thought Jennifer Hudson, but can't see what movie she did that kids would love.

K333 said...

I like the J. Hudson guess. Why can't more people in hollywood be so wonderful and more blinds like this please :)

ButterKwup said...

It would help to know the age of these kids too. The under 10 crowd wouldn't go nuts for Twilight. Probably closer to Harry Potter territory. So I'm going to work backwards and start looking up people who have worked with Rupert Grint in the last year or so.

Vicki Cupper said...

Penelope Ann Miller with one of the movies being Kindergarten Cop?


I'm totally reaching.

Ms Cool said...

Anna Paquin (movies such as Fly Away Home, X-Men) - she supports Children's Hospital in Los Angeles according to IMDB. I don't know about tragedy in her life.

Joan Cusack was in the last two Toy Story movies and Mars Needs Moms. The tragedy being her brother, John.

Jennifer Connelly does charity work that deals with Children. She was in Labyrinth and Hulk.

Stephe96 said...

Johnny Depp for the actor?

Stephe96 said...

Oops. Never mind. Depp is A-list

ButterKwup said...

Okay, this is my guess:

Rupert Grint starred in a film titled 'Wild Target' with Emily Blunt, who was a critical darling after 'Prada'.

msgirl said...

I got the sense that these are young kids screaming and this actress is older, but I got nothing.

ButterKwup said...

Shoot. Nevermind. Both the actress and the actor were in kids movies.

PamMo said...

@Amber - If Julie Andrews, how about Dick Van Dyke for co-star who comes along? He's like the most affable guy ever, even nice to the TMZ crew.

Diane said...

Enty these kinds of blinds need to be exposed so we all can love this actress/actor.

ButterKwup said...

I love the Julie Andrews/DVD guess. But would kids still recognize them? They're a bit older than their Mary Poppins days.

JoElla said...

I like the Shrek guess.

This brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful thing to do.

nichole said...

Ellen Page - nominated for Juno, was in one of the X-Men films and maybe Ben Foster?

msgirl said...

Not Julie Andrews she was never shy of A list. But someone like her, a classic film.

PamMo said...

@Butterkwup - At the risk of appearing obsessive, The Sound of Music plays once or twice a year on the tube - Mary Poppins less often, but I see it once in a while. And The Princess Diaries series isn't too old. But - DVD isn't all-movie, and I'd call him A list. So, never mind.

Ellen O said...

Jennifer Hudson with Eddie Murphy

nichole said...

What about Anne Hathaway? Princess Diaries. the tragedy being that whole scandal with Rafaello Whatever his name is. B list co-star could be Chris Pine or Jason Schwartzman.

tealily said...

Jennifer Connelly seems like a good guess. She was in the Rocketeer too. Hmm...

NernersHuman said...

Cameron Diaz's personal tragedy was losing her father unexpectedly. She doesn't like to talk about it much. I could see this being her, with possibly Mike Myers or Eddie Murphy as the one who shows up sometimes.

tealily said...

Ah! Good call, @Nerners. Or Jim Carrey? The Mask.

Green Wave Gal said...

Nichole-I was just about to guess Anne Hathaway and the Princess Diaries also. :)

katie said...

Could it be someone like Catherine O'Hara, personal tragedy, death of close friend John Candy, nominated for Emmys, film awards for the Guest movies, Beetlejuice and the Home Alone movies for the kids?

strawberrygirl said...

I read this as Anna Kendrick and could see her doing this because she seems like a very sweet person, but I don't know if it is her. Whoever it is, is a good soul!

Cara said...

This isn't Julie Andrews - she's an EGOT winner (Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony) and permanent A-list.

I feel like we're missing a clue about the B-list costar - who's famous for their winning smile?

VIPblonde said...

No idea for the actress, but maybe someone older from the Harry Potter movies? All of England was in them at one point or another. And for the actor, all of the ones that come to mind first (Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey) all put in significant time on TV (SNL and In Living Color). So I'm pretty much useless today. Hope this one gets a reveal though!

Momster said...

Ms Cool said...Joan Cusack was in the last two Toy Story movies and Mars Needs Moms. The tragedy being her brother, John.

LOL! *snort*

MissInformation said...

I think it's Anne Hathaway, known to kids from the Princess Diaries movies. She was nominated for the best actress Oscar for 2008's Rachel Getting Married. Also in 2008, it was revealed that her then-boyfriend was a con artist. The disappointment and embarrassment may have stalled her progress, but she still has every chance to be on, and stay on, the A list. Hathaway is on the board of directors of the Lollipop Theater Network, whose mission is "bringing movie magic to hospitalized children." I think the costar mentioned in the blind is Steve Carrell (they played the lead roles in 2008's Get Smart). Kids know him from Despicable Me, among other things, and his smiling face is on the home page of http://www.lollipoptheater.org.

Ellen said...

I kept thinking Anne Hathaway when I read this because she seems like she would be really nice in real life and not all about doing it on camera.

I like the Cameron Diaz guess, too, because she losing her father is a tragedy that she doesn't talk about.

katie said...

Anne Hathaway is a good guess.

PamMo said...

I love the Anne Hathaway/Steve Carell guess (even if Despicable Me is animated, so it's only his voice).

MalibuBarbie said...

Not to diminish the pain of a horrible break-up...but, I don't think that could quite be considered a 'tragedy'. An untimely or sudden death of a spouse, partner, friend or family member, yes. Someone having a near-death experience, or surviving cancer, yes.

Also, this is someone who never QUITE made it to A-list...and is focused on KIDS with CANCER.

I'm thinking our clues may lay somewhere in where she's decided to focus her good deeds.

HolidayinCambodia said...

Funny. I was thinking Robin Wright, but other than The Princess Bride, what movies was she in that would cause kids to squeal?

seaward said...

Robin Wright & Cary Elwes!!

I don't really know, I just really really want the movie the kids watch to be The Princess Bride

seaward said...

3 minutes before me jinx!

ButterKwup said...

Anybody want a peanut?

Ms Cool said...

How about Penelope Cruz? She is heavily involved in charities and has been a Pirates of the Caribbean movie and G-Force. I don't know what the tragedy was in her life, though.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Exactly what I was thinking.

CarmeliteLady said...

I got it, the Emma Watson. The kids would love Harry Potter and she was named in a kindness blind re: a little kid dressed as Harry Potter on Halloween and she went over and said great costume! That's someone who is a genuinely nice good person, who would go out of their way to see the smile of a child.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Dating Tom Cruise.

jes7o said...

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford? He's probably an A though...

Jason said...

Thought of Jennifer Hudson, but I can't think of any other movies she was in besides the one. Anne Hathaway has to be A at this point, though, right?

Seems like this is an actress whose tragedy befell them in the 80s or 90s, who has kept working steadily but never in starring roles, and has some kid's movies on her resume.

Mango said...

@ Cara - Julie Andrews hasn't won a Grammy or Tony though I agree she *is* forever A-List.

@ MsCool - I also LOL'd at the John Cusack comment. What a tool!

Mango said...

Oh and PLEASE REVEAL !

Dena said...

There was a blind item recently that said an actress had had a miscarriage that had brought her closer to her actor husband and the popular guess was Emily Blunt.

So I'm going Emily Blunt with Jack Black as her co-star from Gulliver's Travels (I think kids would get more of a charge out of seeing him as opposed to Jason Segal).

SweetDee said...

Drew Barrymore? Neve Campbell?

I think "scream" is a clue and they both have nominations.

Ms Cool said...

Helen Hunt is in the photos. She disappeared for a while but I can't think of kids movies she has been in (except made for TV specials).

Seonaid Divine said...

Martha plimpton
0 all movies, closer to being A list, tragedy being death of River Phoenix. Took time off after that.
Someone from Raising Hope set, I'm guessing her husband?

L said...

actually Julie Andrews only misses a Tony..
From wiki: ^ In 1996, Julie Andrews refused a Tony Award nomination for her role in Victor/Victoria in protest of the fact that the production received no other nominations.[12]

And she is a Dame of the British Empire! A list all the way!!

seaward said...

Ooh I like that guess. Martha is an awesome lady.
I think the cast mate is from a movie, though. Her & Sean Astin go watch The Goonies?

libby said...

I like the Anne Hathaway/Steve Carell (sp?) guess, especially because I could see him being a guy who would come alive in a roomful of kids. He's an old improv comedian, he could probably make them laugh all day.

BUT--SC is not 'all movies'. But he is NOW, he has made the move to film, so maybe he fits. (I want him to!)

Angela said...

Not Anne Hathaway. Being humiliated is not a tragedy, it's a humiliation.

Unknown said...

Emma Watson?

Tampa Shawn said...

Since it says movies it sounds like a series...
Harry Potter
or possibly
Twilight.

Either way great person and glad to see they aren't just doing this for the kudos.

msgirl said...

No way is this Anne Hathaway, she is all focussed on her career.

Princess Bride is a great guess except I think Elwes has dropped lower than B, not in much for a long time. And a tragedy that changes your life focus is something like death, reminds you what life is really all about.

BitterBlondin said...

I also thought scream was a clue.. Maybe Neve Campbell with the movie being Lion King 2?

MAC said...

I was thinking Helena Bonham Carter. I thought she had A family member that was killed. She has been in a lot of movies kids watch... Not sure though.

SweetDee said...
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SweetDee said...

It can't be Anne Hathaway because she's campaigning for an oscar right now, and hasn't been nominated.

It can't be Anna Kendrick because she never approached the A-list.

Think older.

AndrewBW said...

Agree on Emma Watson. Sweet.

WW said...

Aren't both Cameron Diaz and Ann Hathaway A list?

I think we need to focus on movies that STILL make kids scream with delight. Older movies. Not Twilight. And probably not Harry Potter. Also: "Some of her most famous movies" makes it sound like she's been in lots of movies.

Shrek
Madagascar
Toy Story
Lion King
Little Mermaid
Aladin
Mulan

Tuxedo Cat said...

My usual crappy guess: Catherine Zeta Jones (personal tragedy being her husband's cancer) and Jack Black (B-list movie actor) ; SchoolHouse Rock the movie they were in together

Stephanie said...

I really like the idea of Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. The Princess Bride is an adorable classic, it would kill to watch that with Westley and Buttercup in the room with you! Alas, I can't find a tragedy for her. Unless marrying Sean Penn counts.

clynn said...

Jennifer Aniston, nominated for good girl, she does alot with st judes, the actor being vince vaughn or adam sandler

redronnie said...

Miss piggy and Kermit - the Elmo scandal. Sorry, I am being an insensitive cranky old person today. But I like Diaz for it.

PuggleWug said...

Jennifer Lawrence, and someone from The Hunger Games? I'm bad at these. She was in the photos today.

PuggleWug said...

Do you think some kids under 10 would know who Cameron Diaz is, though? They would only know her voice.

S. Spooner said...

Kids movies is the place to start.
Though some make a valid point about Hathaway suffering a "humiliation" she was with the guy for years, was talking engagement and I could see the lies and subsequent breakup as its own personal tragedy of sorts. That's years of your life. It's not a death, but it's still pretty heartbreaking in its context (I say this as someone who recently has lost her mother--tragedy looks different to everyone).
Plus she has Princess Diaries 1 & 2 and Ella Enchanted.
I know a bunch of kids obsessed with those films.

I don't see kids getting as excited to meet the voice of a character rather than the actual person, which is why I'm leaning toward live-action films for the guess. Kids tend to be too literal to understand being "the voice" of someone.

Kalypso said...

Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter films, Alice in Wonderland) with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, or Alan Rickman as the co-star?

Anna Kendrick (Twilight) with Taylor Lautner (or mayyyyyybe Rob Pattinson)?

Mystikchic said...

This blind is a stumper. Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and Steve Carell have all appeared on tv and the actor is B list all movie. The actress was almost A list so that knocks out Anna Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, and Amy Adams, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The actress may have lost a child or a sibling to cancer, which is why she focuses on children who are terminally ill.

J Sara said...

I was thinking Sandra Bullock

J Sara said...

I was thinking Sandra Bullock

KayElle said...

Actress: Anna Kendrick (nominated for Academy Award for Up In The Air)

Cast mates: Twilight Cast

B list Actor: Robert Pattinson

ruby said...

I think Kayelle's got it

artemis said...

This sounds like someone who has been around a lot longer than any of the twlight/harry potter crews.

I'm stumped though...

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Unknown said...

Somehow, I don't think anyone has this one yet.

Most of the actresses people are mentioning never got a nomination.

You would NOT walk into a children's hospital ward and show them Twilight Movies. Plus, Anna Kendrick is still doing movies pushing herself towards A list.

Anne Hathaway has certainly now slowed down...she's still working like crazy and probably A list at this point.

Mayyyyybe Amy Adams...although she continues to work all the time too.

erica s said...

My best guesses are Whoopi Goldberg and Emma Thompson. Almost certainly wrong.

Steph said...

If Anne Hathaway wasn't A list, this so fits her..

This is more difficult than I thought it would be. The problem with most movies that kids love are that they are animated... I don't think kids would know how to recognize the face of the person who played the voice of the characters. I certainly didn't as a kid.

Twilight is more of a tween thing. Harry Potter or some kind of superhero movie?

Dana @ What the Frock? said...

I think it's Helena Bonham Carter. According to Wikipedia "In August 2008, four of her relatives were killed in a safari bus crash in South Africa."

The B-list actor could be almost anyone from Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman...

Unknown said...

Emma stone and andrew Garfield? Didn't her mum have cancer? And he is superman, right?

Unknown said...

Emma stone and andrew Garfield? Didn't her mum have cancer? And he is superman, right?

Unknown said...

Correction *spiderman*