Saturday, December 08, 2012

Blind Item #2

This Academy Award winner/nominee actress is probably A list. She only does movies. None of that common television for her although it was good enough when she needed the money. Anyway, the other day she trashed her hotel room. Someone said something and she went off and knocked a lamp and everything off a desk and when the lamp didn't break, smashed it against the wall until it broke and then told her assistant to clean it up before then knocking a television down to the ground. Maybe she didn't take her meds.

47 comments:

supapimp said...

All of them.

Sarah said...

Catherine Zeta Jones

Frufra said...

Wish it was Goopy, but don't think it is. But I can really picture her a smashin' that lamp!

supapimp said...

Yep. Just saw her in the DM.

E Gee Be said...

CZJ for sure

Basil said...

How did you guys get CZJ from so few clues?

Tru Leigh said...

CZJ got her start on telly in the UK. That's doesn't rule out as the subject of this BI. She is bipolar.

frenchgirl said...

CZJ :meds,did TV even if she only does movies,maybe Oscar winner but I think that "probably A list"is too generous if Naomi Watts is only B/B+ list

NapAssasin said...

My kind of misdirected anger always involves making SURE items are broken by smashing them against the wall repeatedly. Jesus. How do these people function in the real world?

Sarah said...

@basil

Academy Award for Chicago
A list for Oscar plus marriage to Michael Douglas, plus the Zorro franchise. About to be in Broken City which should be massive.
Started on tv in The Darling Buds of May in the UK
Comes across as thinking she is above the commoners (although a close family friend danced with her at a wedding and said she was lovely)
Bipolar so would, I presume, be prescribed medication

MISCH said...

CZJ is bi-polar she admitted it a few years ago..

ReesesPeace said...

:/

I'm not bipolar, but I have horrible anxiety disorders; when I'm in the middle of a particularly bad episode I someimes come off as manic. I have rarely acted out in this manner (maybe 5 times in the last 10 years). Been off traditional meds for 15 months now; mood swings are starting to come back and though I loathe the thought of being on meds to regulate my moods, I can see it's time. I wasn't thrilled with the last medication regime and I'm dreading finding the right ones and the time it takes to get back to an even keel.

Harvey Manfrenjensen said...
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DBZee said...

Calling people who are bi-polar crazy psychos isn't very kind. Their wiring is different and they need meds. Fun fact: one of the worst parts of bi-polar is feeling so good about being normal that you think you're healed, and you go off your meds. The bi-polar kicks in with a vengeance and stuff like this happens.

One of my friends is bi-polar and has three kids. She beats herself up still for the times she got off her meds, believing she terrorized her little girls. The girls are fine, but some of the stuff she did in her manic stages would scare me, too. She's been back on the meds for 8 years now, but there are still episodes when they have to change the medication.

Making fun of mental illness is cruel.

Jaxxxy said...

@ ReesesPeace. This is my first post. Your story: Copy/Paste and it's mine. And my man's. The only reason why we don't go to these extremes is because we are not famous actors with assistants and loads of money. Throwing stuff around is not cool but sometimes it is all you can do. Not throwing stuff around takes a lot of control, but meds, as much as I hate them, sure makes a huuuuuge difference. Good luck with yours and stay strong.

artemis said...

How does anyone put up with being a Hollywood assistant? I don't care if the person has an illness, this kind of behaviour would have me further destroying the lamp on the actress' head as a symbolic resignation notice.

Sherry said...

My husband suffers from depression and he hates having to be on meds but agrees he must. He's found the right dosage that helps without feeling "out of it". Bipolar on the other hand is very tricky. What once works can stop. It's hard to balance so I understand. Jaxxy and Reeces I hope you both stay strong and find your bliss.

Harvey Manfrenjensen said...
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Harvey Manfrenjensen said...

Ahem, let me start over. I think this kind of behavior is wrong and that it's crazy and psycho. I don't think that people who are bi polar are necessarily psycho, just acting this way is. If you need meds to not act this way, then by all means, take them. I

Mango said...

As much as I despise GOOP, I can't picture her having that kind of tantrum. She imagines herself as being too genteel. I'm hopping on the CZJ train.

DBZee said...

Aw, Harvey, I am so sorry you had to go through that. My mother is, too - in fact, she did all of the things you describe to my siblings and me - and I agree with you 100%. It's irresponsible to not take your medication, and not fair to those around you.

As an adult, I look at it a little differently, because I suffer from depression and finding the right medication has been a *beast.* Plus dealing with in-laws who think if you just smile more and pray harder, all your sad little brain issues will go away and you'll be little Mary Sunshine. (eye-roll)

Abusive childhoods tend to change the way we look at things. I can't stand stories that involve violence or sex and children - it gives me rage face b/c those little ones have zero power and the so-called responsible adults abuse them. I better stop now, rage facing coming!

Peace to you, Harvey, and thank you for explaining.

Bunni said...

@ReecesPeace thanks for some insight into mental illness. I empathize, but your discription gave me more of an idea of what these people and yourself are dealing with.

portlandjewel said...

My former husband is bi-polar. That is a disease that takes a serious toll on the whole family. I totally love CZJ, she is so beautiful and talented. I just don't know that just because she is bi-polar she would throw tantums and damaged things. This could be any spoiled, narcissistic, over indulged actress/celebrity.

Michelle said...

Unfortunately, especially after seeing a couple of these comments, mental illness still has a negative stigma. I've battled depression throughout my life. I used to hate taking my meds partly for how they make you feel but also due to the stigma of feeling "less than". But my wise doctor asked if I'd withhold medicine or affection from a child suffering from diabetes. Of course not! Then why do it to someone who's brain needs meds? Good luck Jaxx and Reeses

MissCrop609 said...

I saw on one of those entertainment shows this week that CZJ was asked on GMA about what irritates her and she said she was tired of people asking her about her being bi-polar. This BI is definitely CZJ.

Frufra said...

Hi Jaxxxy - another anxiety sufferer here. I have also had to swallow my pride and stay on meds. Just wanted to say hello and right on - as much as we want to "make it" without them, the right meds are incredibly helpful - they get your brain chemistry in order so you can not just cope, but thrive. Glad to see you commenting - stick around, we have lots of fun here :-)!

Frufra said...

Hey Reeses - proud of you for knowing yourself and when you need help. I know the painful process of finding the right meds - hang in there. Keep on keepin on, lady. You're among friends :-).

PixieVintage said...

I hate seeing people be judgemental about mental illnesses.
I've suffered from major anxiety depression for over 12 years now and with the help of a fantastic Dr have (hopefully) finally found a med that works and hasn't turned me into a zombie. I have basically slept for more hours than I have been awake for the last 12 years due to meds. (got up, fed kids, got them to school, got home, slept, picked up kids, fed them, done homework etc, got them to bed, gone to bed myself. I was sleeping for 14+ hours a day). It has been absolute hell. I've come off the meds in desperation only to be put back on them within weeks. I have only managed to not be hospitalised a few times by lying and pretending I was a lot better than I was.
Please never judge someone who has a mental illness. People don't sympathize because they don't understand- we don't look ill, but it is an incredibly isolating, scary and disabilitating illness.

PixieVintage said...

Hugs to you Reeses.
I hope you find the right meds.

PixieVintage said...

Hi Jaxxxy and Frufra.
Nice to hear from fellow sufferers.
Stay strong.

Jaxxxy said...

Wow. Hi again everyone. Right after I posted The Man got home and I seriously thought I was in for another "Suicide Night" again. Got him to sleep, sat up to watch him. Finally off to sleep but thought I'd check in. I am a compulsive reader of the comments - it's silly I guess but I get to be away from it all when I'm on Enty comments. Thank you for the kind words. Two weeks then The Man's meds will kick in. Just havta keep him going till then.
Oh yes - I talk too much. Sorry.

Jaxxxy said...

PS hi Frufra and Pixie! We should start a pink/blue pill club. Thank God for meds or I guess I would not be here.

Katrina Martiani said...

What about Kate Hudson?

Anna said...

Melissa Leo looks as if she could throw a lamp or two. People praise her talent but also seem to be ... careful? ... with their words when asked about working with her. Maybe my perception about this is off-base.

Sherry said...

Michelle : same question given to my husband. That seemed to take the stigma off his situation. It's a chemical imbalance.

ReesesPeace said...

Omg, I had no idea that my comment would have such an impact...I hardly know what to say! If I leave anyone out, my apologies, but this goes out to all...

Jaxxxy and Pixie...Welcome to the club. :/ lol

I hate that MI is still stigmatized in 2012. Just because one has MI doesn't make them crazy. When things are going wrong and the meds aren't working (such a bitch when they stop being effective, isn't it?), someone with MI can APPEAR to be crazy. But very few people are actually certifiably crazy. The behavior is crazy, but the person isn't...okay? Chemilcal imbalance in the brain! Insane in the brain!

I'm doing amazingly well...considering. But, I do need to do something.

Oh god, you guys are some of the most amazing people I've come across on the internets. Hugs and love to you all! <3

That goes for you, too...one who used to be Karma. ;)

ReesesPeace said...

And a special Hello and hugs and love to Frufra! <3

PuggleWug said...

I know through a friend that Melissa Leo is a mega bitch. At least back in the days of Homicide: Life on the Streets, she was.

lakeuniongirl said...

Me too with the anxiety. My oldest is bipolar and oh the years of torture trying to not only find the right meds but dosage also. Good for you for recognizing you need the help.

Ethan Hawke said...

I never liked CZJ.

Absent-Minded Professor said...

Did anyone see CZJ on GMA Thursday? She seemed off to me, and glassy-eyed. When the interviewer, allegedly her friend, brought up her Bipolar Disorder, she seemed very uncomfortable. The interview seemed to shift from coolly convivial to abrupt and almost sad. It made me wonder if she was in a depressed phase. I'm not a psychiatrist, but I have formal training in the biological basis of mental disorders. She reminded me of some of the people I've met who looked truly defeated by the disorder.

On a side note, it is so great to hear from Reeces and other who know the signs and seek treatment for BPD. It removes the stigma, and hopefully will lead others to get help. Here's to brighter days!

Absent-Minded Professor said...

Did anyone see CZJ on GMA Thursday? She seemed off to me, and glassy-eyed. When the interviewer, allegedly her friend, brought up her Bipolar Disorder, she seemed very uncomfortable. The interview seemed to shift from coolly convivial to abrupt and almost sad. It made me wonder if she was in a depressed phase. I'm not a psychiatrist, but I have formal training in the biological basis of mental disorders. She reminded me of some of the people I've met who looked truly defeated by the disorder.

On a side note, it is so great to hear from Reeces and other who know the signs and seek treatment for BPD. It removes the stigma, and hopefully will lead others to get help. Here's to brighter days!

Absent-Minded Professor said...

Did anyone see CZJ on GMA Thursday? She seemed off to me, and glassy-eyed. When the interviewer, allegedly her friend, brought up her Bipolar Disorder, she seemed very uncomfortable. The interview seemed to shift from coolly convivial to abrupt and almost sad. It made me wonder if she was in a depressed phase. I'm not a psychiatrist, but I have formal training in the biological basis of mental disorders. She reminded me of some of the people I've met who looked truly defeated by the disorder.

On a side note, it is so great to hear from Reeces and other who know the signs and seek treatment for BPD. It removes the stigma, and hopefully will lead others to get help. Here's to brighter days!

PuggleWug said...

I'd get sick of being constantly asked about my mental illness. I have depression, and severe anxiety. It was to the point that as a teen, I would rarely leave the house. While it is much better now, I still deal with it. I can definitely see why CZJ would seem different when asked about it.

Lioness70 said...

Hey all, I have pure O OCD. Sheer hell. Suffered on and off (I'd go years without a relapse) for years, until I was diagnosed and started on my happy little pills.

I tried Zoloft before Paxil (my current med), and THAT was hell. It was even worse than the OCD.

Finding the right med is a bitch, but once you find it, it's bliss. You know you can get on with your life without that black cloud over you.

Hugs to everyone.

AKM said...

I think for those of us who need meds for any MI, the hardest part can often be the side effects of the meds. Finding the right one can be a nightmare, so many of us just stay unmedicated...the devil we know, if you will. I haven't taken my bipolar meds in a long time because of this. I know I need them, though, but I choose to self-medicate, if you will.

May I get through the holidays in one peace, and the same wish for anyone else dealing with this...

AKM said...

Ha...one PIECE. Freudian slip, I am thinking.