Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Blind Item #2

I have talked about the most racist actors in Hollywood before, but at the top of the list for actresses who are racist is actually an A lister. Actually she might even be an A+ lister who only does movies. I'm not even sure she will even talk to people of color.

119 comments:

*karen* said...

Isn't this a blind we've read before?

Jeneral said...

Yes, I think Reese was the popular guess.

LottaColada said...

Ooh I remember that and it most popular was indeed Reese. This one is extremely vague if entyis talking about someone else.

B626 said...

Meryl Streep has co-starred with which Black actors?

VIPblonde said...

Really don't want this to be Reese, but she is in the DM today. So is Anne Hathaway. I think they're the only two from today's DM that would fit A/A+, but really don't want it to be either of them :(

jennifer hansen said...

but reese was in legally blonde 2 with regina king and they had a lot of scenes together

libby said...

Viola Davis.
It's not Meryl. She just looks WASP-y.

Christopher Cruz said...

I want it to be Reese. She seems like such a frosty bitch, and soooo fake when I see her in interviews.

libby said...

Another A+-lister---Aniston.

How many other TRUE A to A+ list?

Angie---but it's not her. I think she changed diapers of 'poc'.


If this is Reese, it's a re-tread.

LottaColada said...

I don't think it's Meryl Streep because enty would not have to second guess her as A+.
If anything she is A++ and always will be.

Unknown said...

How about Jessica Chastain? I know she was in The Help, but her character was pretty much the lead bigot.

KendraWM said...

Jessica played Celia Foote, the one the racist women did not like because she married the one girls ex boyfriend. And her only friend was the maid.

I thought Reese when reading it.

ClaireyMary said...

I'm not so sure about Reese- wasn't she lunching with Mindy Kaling the other day? The phrease "people of color" seems like it would include Indian descent?

rhinovodka said...

Unknown, you are thinking of Bryce Dallas Howard, not Jessica.

I will say it's not: Angie, Sandra B., Charlize, or Gwyneth eliminated to her Glee appearance

Could be Reese, but she did do an appearance on Friends?

libby said...

So weird how people always confuse Bryce Dallas Howard for Jessica Howard, er, Chastain....SO weird.

L said...

Yes, Reese was on friends for a couple of episodes. Rachel's sister, I think.

Sarah said...

Reese is known to be not so nice, and she hails from Tennessee, she's my guess.
I'm not going to say everyone from Tennessee is racist, but when I lived there as a teen I had some black friends and I was called some very choice names very publicly, or people around town wold just shun me.
It wouldn't surprise me if Reese grew up with at least a general sense of distrust regarding people of color.

Elizabeth said...

Yes we've seen this before and Reese seems the most popular guess. She may quickly do something to change that perception but that's who it looked to be.

Sarah said...

Libby- me too! I want Enty to address the similarity, since there are no records of Jessica's father. Her birth name was Howard, btw.

ClaireyMary said...

What about KStew? Julia Roberts?

ReesesPeace said...

I am intolerant of intolerance. Period.

If this is Reese, that makes me sad, cuz chick's name is my nickname, short for Theresa.

Y'know, I've been living in NC for a year now and yes, there are racists here. the good ol' boys of the Ku Klux Klowns were real charmers. /sarcasm
Anyhoo, racism is everywhere...not just the South. Some of the hardest core racists I've met were in Michigan.

karmakoma said...

Am I the only one that has a hard time thinking of Reese as an a Lister?

Mag said...

Would the repetition of "actually" be a clue? That said, anybody has any idea? I don't...

Patty said...

Yes, racism is everywhere and it is not limited to one particular race against another particular race. It's global.

No clue who this would be. However, I think it's easy to eliminate the ladies who adopted a race different than their own.

libby said...

Sarah---Enty DID address it, but it was a blind item. The commenters 'discovered' her birth name on her wiki page, otherwise I'd have never known or cared she has a stage name.

Her education at Julliard was funded by her fellow Bay-area resident Robin Williams. Isn't THAT a funny coincidence too? I wonder if she knew Robin's good friend also was named 'Howard' and had red hair and THE SAME FACE?

rhinovodka said...

Mag, could be referenced from the movie "Love Actually", Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley were both in that.

portlandjewel said...

Its not Reese! She came to our hotel in Palm Springs to attend a wedding of a friend of hers who is a black rapper. This was in 2004. She was polite, socialized interacially all night (most of the guests were "people of color" which is unusual in that horrible place called Palm Springs, where I rarely saw a person of color except for Mexican Latinos.) I know you guys won't listen or read, but keep guessing because ITS NOT HER, guys!!!

megan00m said...

Julia...rumour about refusing to kiss denzel in the pelican brief.

portlandjewel said...

Yes! Weird!

MaeMae said...

Initially liked the Julia guess but she dated Benjamin Bratt who is part Peruvian. Not so sure about eh Reese guess wither, she endorsed President Obama in 2008 which would be a weird move for someone who is supposedly racist.

Chris said...

"I'm not so sure about Reese- wasn't she lunching with Mindy Kaling the other day?"

Mindy Kaling prefers whites to people of color too though so that doesn't help her case.

portlandjewel said...

Julia sounds good to me. There is something I don't like about her and I definitely don't like racists!

allaboutkelli said...

I'm going to call BS on this being Reese since she was out with Mindy Kaling this week.

gr8p said...

It's not Reese Witherspoon. I know this for a fact

BunniFooFoo said...

Julia...rumour about refusing to kiss denzel in the pelican brief.


I think this was the other way around. Plus she loves Javier Bardem, remember her Oscar campaign for him?

portlandjewel said...

Coincidentally her mothers husband (who apparently raised her) also had the last name Howard.

timebob said...

I just saw This Means War and I can't figure out how any of them said ok to do that piece of crap movie and why the studio even released it. I guess it was an easy pay day, but holy bad movie have some respect for yourselves as actors. Chelsea Handler was the worst of all of them and I am a fan of hers, even she knew it was a crap film.

jkelsofarrell said...

Using Actuall as a clue: Keira Knightley? I don't want to believe it because I absolutely adore her, but she is A list.

*karen* said...

@BunniFooFoo, exactly. I remember that Denzel is apparently racist against whites, so refusing to kiss Julia in The Pelican Brief makes more sense than vice versa.

jkelsofarrell said...

Darn! That should read "Actually" as in "Love, Actually."

*karen* said...

@jkelsofarrell, in Love Actually Keira married a black man and there was lots of touching.

jkelsofarrell said...

I realize that, but many of the other actresses listed have also acted alongside someone of color so that doesn't seem to be as much a part of the blind as what they do off-screen.

S Ford said...

Cate Blanchett

me said...

Reese or Kate Hudson

Maja. With a J. said...

If it hadn't been for the fact that she recently adopted a black baby, I might have guessed Charlize Theron. She was born in South Africa and grew up there before apartheid was abolished. I know that doesn't mean she had to support it but if her family supported it and it was all she knew...but yeah, there is the adoption thing so I guess not...*L*

Amy said...

I find it hard to believe this is Reese -- she's from the Nashville area, I think her mom works and/or lives in fact in an area founded by freed slaves. This whole just blanket assumption that the South is racist often flies in the face of how the races live and work and love and play together in the South in 2012 versus the basically nonexistant racial diversity in Northern and Midwestern suburbs, for example.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@portlandjewel, where did you see that? I tried looking it up but could not find her step fathers name anywhere or even her moms name for that matter. She had already changed it to Chastain by her senior hs pic.

katie said...

I don't understand the Julia Roberts hate at all. This isn't her. She's close friends with Oprah.

I think this is one of those throw something at the wall and see if it sticks blinds. Not that there are not racists out there- it's more that with all the social media, cell phones that take pictures and record audio, nobody is going to say those things out loud. Especially an A lister.

timebob said...

gotta agree with @Amy and Reese was just out to lunch with Mindy Kaling. Whoever it is, is probably someone we would never expect to be a racist.

MadLyb said...

I don't think this is Reese. I'm going with Claire Danes.

MadLyb said...

"Only does movies". Scratch my guess. I'll jump on the Julia train. I also found it odd that she didn't have the love scene w/Denzel since it was in the book.

MadLyb said...

Didn't Sharon Stone get sued by her nanny for being racist? Hmmmm.

roxie said...

Why does a racist always have to be white? Seriously.

Renoblondee said...

This is not Reese. Maybe it's an older actress?

Urban Rosebud said...

Because if was created by white people.

Urban Rosebud said...

Because if was created by white people.

SweetDee said...

@Roxy--because it specifies that the actress will not talk to "people of color," so using the process of elimination, and eliminating people of color, the actress is white.

Duh.

katie said...

Denzel is the one who vetoed the kiss.

noseygal48 said...

It's say she's never been seen with ppl of color making her white. I have no clue who thisis but it makes me sad!

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Reese is a descendant of John Witherspoon whose signature is on the Declaration Of Independence.

Not that it has anything really to do with the matter at hand. Just pointing out a tidbit.

I don't even believe Reese is the person in question regarding this blind.

Claire Danes? Wasn't she in The Mod Squad with Omar Epps?

auntliddy said...

Sarah, you just reminded me of a vacation i took in the 70's, touring a dam, and i got to talking with a black man about socieological issues, how to set up a housing development to include old young all ethinics as u hv less trouble then- so it wasnt sexy flirting by any means - and boy, coupla dallas types with cowboy hats were shooting us DAGGERS, and glowering! Coming from nyc, and doing nothing but exchaging ideas, i was blown away!! So throwback, and i cant believe that in this day and age people still roll like that. Its like, its 2012, join in the real world, man. (Last sentence said in valley speak, lol)

auntliddy said...

Not necessarily.

auntliddy said...

Oh, thats disappointing about denzel. Sometimes the way we THINK famous are is nicer than the reality, lol

auntliddy said...

You know its true; hard to figure why people dont care for julia. She just puts people off, inc me.

Sara said...

emma stone?

DBZee said...

@Roxie, the assumption is that the actress is white b/c she won't talk to "people of color." But it's absolutely true that racism comes in many flavors - when I was in HS, I remember two distinct non-white groups that absolutely HATED each other. I swear, it was like a NW version of West Side Story.

Re the South being a hotbed of racism: I was born in the South (NOLA BABY!) and almost all of family still live in the South, while I live up here in lily-whit(ish) Oregon. Racism *is* everywhere, but I do believe it's more prevalent in the South because it's just a generally accepted thing handed down through generations. My mother almost had a heart attack when I started dating our neighbor's son in my sophomore year, like he was going to taint the gene pool or something. Whatever. When I was visiting my sister in Houston, I overheard a conversation where one person said they didn't think Obama should run again because "how can he fix the country when black people can't even fix their teeth?"

It's been my personal experience that racism in multi-cultural populations is more generalized and subtle, while in "whiter" populations, it tends to be more blatant (like those nutjobs in Idaho).

Still, it sucks.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

But weren't Julia & Denzel supposedly having a fling at one point? Just because you won't do something in a movie due to your audience's sensibilities doesn't automatically mean you wouldn't do it in real life. (Didn't she pretty much jump on him when he came up to accept his Oscar when she was presenting?) Having said that, I have no idea who it could be; it probably is someone no one would ever suspect.

Mish said...

@BunniFooFoo - Javier is white.

Layna Day said...

I think Denzel not kissing white women onscreen is a bit more complicated than him being racist. I found this quote from him several years ago:

Washington explained: "Black women are not often seen as objects of desire on film. And they have always been my core audience."

Many of his fans are Black women, so that makes some sense. He doesn't want to deal with the drama it could bring, I suspect.

And for the record, he made out with Milla Jovovich in He Got Game. He has reservations about interracial love scenes, but isn't totally opposed.

Marisol Habibi said...

it's definately NOT reese.

Jazzy said...

Not Claire, she's not A+. She's on Homeland, started her career on My So Called Life, this actress is all movies. If Reese can't be racist due to supporting Obama then neither can Hathaway. Keira and the girl from Bend it Like Beckham were friends I thought. Kate Hudson can't be it because of A-Rod. Unless its "all movies now", then I say Aniston.

mr. ray said...

PLEASE reveal this Enty...for God's sake 2012!! I have NO patience for such bullshite!

katsm0711 said...

Is the only clue that she's an A-list actress? Why is everyone guessing Reese yet nobody is stating any proof to back up a guess? What clues are we supposed to use to guess this?

IMakeNoSense said...

Not saying your wrong but when I met him he was awesome. We were tailgating and he shook hands with us.

Not saying he isn't but he's cool with me.

portlandjewel said...

I think I saw it on wikipedia but I can't say for sure. It was something I got nosey about after I read something here about her life being such a mystery... If I find I'll link it!

Sherry said...

It's nice to hear that PortlandJewel has first hand knowledge of Reece so it appears she should be ruled out..I do think we're not hitting the right person. People seem to be picking the bitchy girls.How about Barbra Streisand. She's never done TV that I am aware (although someone smart here will). This could very well be her since she is of a older generation and it was more common then. Old beliefs die hard..

Diamond Girl said...

I seem to remember that Julia insisted on Denzel for that part in Pelican Brief. The character in the book was white, but it didn't matter to the story so she was right.

Jessie said...

Maybe Denzel just really didn't like Julia Roberts haha.

And racism was not "invented" by white people.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Not feeling the Julia guess either. She was crawling over Denzel so much when he won his Training Day Oscar even SNL mocked her for it.

nessa said...

and she can do no wrong!

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Della said...

Can't stand Julia either.
Maybe Diane Keaton

katsm0711 said...

@jessie this is a sick and twisted "lol" but imagine someone doing his genealogy and discovering that his ancestor is the one who invented racism?

Mango said...

Julia and Denzel allegedly had an affair.

I can see why they didn't kiss in The Pelican Brief. A romance would have complicated a plot. (Spielberg cut the romance between Hooper and Brody's wife from the Jaws.)



Mango said...

*the plot.

Hate typing on my iPad *grumble*

frenchgirl said...

Not Roberts she's friend with Oprah and Denzel
not Reese :just saw her with a not-white actress
Not Theron:she adopted a black kid
Not Bullock: has a black kid
not Jolie: see her kids
Not Streep:she spent many time with Viola Davis during the award shows this year

JSierra said...

Dayuum Enty sure is stirring the pot today!! He must need more page views

story said...

Not Reese Witherspoon. Watch the movie"Freeway" Her boyfriend in the movie was African/American and they they made out many time in the flick. I doubt she would have agreed to do that film if she were racist.

Flo said...

Helen Mirren? Meg Ryan?

JSierra said...

Betty White, and I say this in all seriousness.

Here are some more actresses we haven't hit on (before everyone attacks me over rankings, these are possible ladies we haven't guessed yet. Calm down!!)

Cate Blanchett
Kate Winslett
Tilda Swinton (she ranks pretty high, IMO. Not sure if A+ though)
Jennifer Aniston
Kristen Stewart (like it or not she is A. No Oscar, but can open movies on her own)
Nicole Kidman (meeh on A status)
Naomi Watts


Again, these are suggestions and a round up of ladies we may not have considered. I am fully aware that they may not meet the ranking requirements so no need to attack.

therealjadedentrepreneur said...

If you think this is REese, you've OBVIOUSLY never seen Freeway. Next!

it took forever said...

Julia NEVER kissed denzel on screen, but julia ALWAYS gets her leading men

mesewprettyoneday said...

If not for the all-movies proviso, I would say Glenn Close.

Unknown said...

Oprah

Kathleen said...

Unknown - Nope. Jessica Chastain wore a blonde wig over her ginger hair and played Celia. The racist you're thinking of in The Help was Hilly Holbrook, played by Dallas Bryce Howard, who is also a red-head. My guess for the blind is either Reece Witherspoon or Julia Roberts. Both Southern girls, and both fake-nice and bitchy.

Kathleen said...

Oops! That should be Bryce Dallas Howard, not the other way around.

Crystal said...

Exactly! Somethings seems off a out her, and she was my first guess.

Tuxedo Cat said...

@roxie

How old are you? Have you taken any Social Studies or history?

Anotheramy said...

Probably someone Ive never heard of.
I'm going with someone older, Glenn Close maybe.

As for racism in the south. I have to agree. Its a whole different world there and a whole different kind of racist. If you are black or Hispanic, you immediately have less worth. Its like a caste system based on skin color. No one even talks about it. It just is.

katsm0711 said...

Totally agree @anoth I'm white and I get chills when I see a confederate flag. A perfect southern boy friend loved the flag and explained how the war was about cotton, not slavery and the flag means things other than slavery. I still didn't believe him n imagined he hid his racism from me.
A black friend grew up in Georgia. Here in Connecticut he explained to me that if any black person sees a confederate flag, they run. Run was his exact word. I avoid contact with them bc I assume they have poor, unpredictable judgement and might fly off the handle if I say something wrong.

fancyscreenname said...

Someone mentioned Glen Close. Did anyone see when she was on KELLY AND MICHAEL and seemed to have a massive attitude? Kelly was slightly rude to her, perhaps Glen was rude to Michael because she is racist? Just a question .......

fancyscreenname said...

*CORRECTION ....Seth Meyers was on that day and he lives in the same building as Glen.

short le chic said...

That was actually Denzel's refusal

short le chic said...

I say Jodie Foster. How many times has she defended racist Gibson??? I hate her.

Agent**It said...

Is the racist she also a pedophile?

dubby said...

It's not Reese. Reese was in in the movie Freeway and her character was dating a black guy named Hakeem, played by Bokeem Woodbine.

They have a kissing scene, so it's definitely not Reese.

danielleM said...

I've heard this before - Cate Blanchett.

Mag said...

I was thinking "Love Actually", but that just doesn't fit. Emma Thompson seems way too liberal to be a racist. And Kiera just doesn't seem the type, too laid back... Am I missing anyone from that film?
On the other hand, "Love Actually" was made by the dame team of peopel as "Notting Hill" starring Julia Roberts, so it mightpoint to her... "Loving Javier Bardem" means nothing, he's WHITE. Spanish people are NOT "people of colour".

bernbelle said...

Have y'all seen the movie Freeway, where a younger Reese Witherspoon makes out with all a variety of colors and genders? Don't think it's her.

Diamond Girl said...

Nicole Kidman was engaged to Lenny Kravitz, so it's not her.

southerner09 said...

Well, since i live in the south i must be rascist. What a crock. Down here we live and work with "people of color" everyday. Why would you people label all of us as rascist. That is rascism, judging a whole group of people as one.

fancyscreenname said...

Do u label people from the North? I'm sure Southerners have stereotypes of people who aren't from their area.

signwithclass said...

Mad Robin, you're right. She did jump on him while he walked away with his Oscar, and there WERE rumors of an affair during Pelican Brief. Both are known to get it in with their co stars.

katsm0711 said...

@southern I hope my comment was clear that I only sense racism when I see the confederate flag and I pretty much only see it when I've visited the south. I remember it being all over the south and I very rarely see it up north. I do t label woolen as racists bc they r southern, I do label them and I'll admit maybe I'm wring but I do if they display a confederate flag. Am I wrong about the flag? I'll trust your opinion as a southerner. For balance, I know us new englanders are impatient and especially in connecticutsnobby.

Sandy said...

I'd say Renee Zellweger because I've heard some stories, but although she has an Oscar she's been MIA recently and can hardly be called A list anymore.

Roberts and her brother Eric have often referred to themselves as "Georgia crackers," but I don't think it's her (Pelican Brief, etc.).

Hm. At a loss for this one.

Sandy said...

Nah - the "no kissing" thing in The Pelican Brief came from Denzel, who has long refused to do love/sex scenes with white women. It's not Julia Roberts, no matter how much I hate her.

Unknown said...

I'm thinking Rene too her resume is very WASPish. No idea about her real dating history as everyone she publicly dates she beards for.

Unknown said...

If Actually is the clue then it might be Keira but not Emma Thompson she adopted a black teenager and sent him to Oxbridge.

katsm0711 said...

Ahhhhh thanks @unlnown! On AIDS day I wanted to post but I couldn't think of Emma Thompsons name. I love her acting and her face is so beautiful. I wanted to mention Angels in America. It was an Hbo miniseries about the early 1980's when mostly gay men were getting sick and dying but nobody knew what HIV was yet. Emma Thompson played an angel and to this day, I've never seen a more beautiful woman. Pacino is in it too.