Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today's Blind Items - He Thinks A Lot Of Himself

This back in the day almost A list television and movie actor and now lucky to be on a network show again and making money until the show gets canceled because of low ratings, really thinks highly of himself. Everyone thought he had learned his lesson after his career skyrocketed and he was a teenage heartthrob. No amount of women were too much and the trail he left behind him is almost Wilmer Valderrama worthy. He hit rock bottom after his show was canceled and his attitude cost him roles. No one wanted to work with a spoiled actor when there are a bunch of others out there who are nice and cheaper and better actors. So, when he finally got his chance to work again, everyone thought he would be humbled. Umm, no. In fact, he is probably worse despite being married and having a family to raise. He thinks it is only natural that people hired him and that they had all been wrong to not hire him and he thinks he is worth way more than he actually is. Just because you are on a show and invited to a red carpet does not make you the biggest thing ever. He would disagree. Recently he had a chance to have a great endorsement for his career. His manager loved it. Everyone loved it. The company loved it and offered him a significant amount of money. Our actor turned it down and asked for 250% more than was offered. The company laughed and walked away and gave the endorsement to another actor who was grateful and who stands to make a ton of money off other endorsements in the future. So, our actor has nothing, but he thinks its fine. It won't be when his show is canceled and he has all those mouths to feed. Tough to feed a family on hot air.

120 comments:

spacecowboy78 said...
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MontanaMarriott said...

Christian Slater

FSP said...

That's a good guess.

spacecowboy78 said...

Van Der Beek

*karen* said...

James Van Der Beek?

rejectedcarebear said...

I agree- this sounds like Dawson.

EmEyeKay said...

JvdB, dangit.

Pookie said...

why, chachi, why!

Melissa said...

Rob Lowe?

Cathy said...

I was thinking Rob Lowe, but his show isn't close to being canceled.

canadachick said...

James Van Der Beek was who i thought of ....but he only has 2 kids ?

Hello Alex said...

Mario Lopez? I know hosting isn't acting, but...

Plasticfantastic13 said...

Rob Lowe

Discobitch said...

Mark thingy from saved by the bell

MontanaMarriott said...

After looking at Van Der Beek's IMDB resume I do not see any movie roles, TV yes, and according to the BI this person does movies.

spacecowboy78 said...

Rob Lowe and Christian Slater's kids are all teens. The "mouths to feed" would imply younger children, at least to me. JVDB has a 2 yr old and a newborn.

spacecowboy78 said...

@Montana - Varsity Blues? That was a huge teen movie. The Rules of Attraction? Many cameos?

kriss_t said...

I was thinking Rob Lowe, but he always seems like such a nice guy (Twitter, interviews)...I think this blind is geared towards those that would know the 'most recent' heartthrobs, and not those of my generation.

Probably James Vander Beek. I'd hate to see 'Don't Trust the B' cancelled...I think it's hilarious!

discoflux said...

MontanaMarriott - He was in Varsity Blues, The Rules of Attraction, and did a cameo in the first Scary Movie.

Char said...

James Van Der Beek makes so much fun of himself and his post- Dawson career on The B in Apartment 23. There is no way this is him. He plays himself on that show and completely rags on himself and his nonexistent career. It's a terrible show but that part at least is awesome.

discoflux said...

You beat me to it, spacecowboy.

Rules of Attraction is actually a pretty good movie.

Jeneral said...

Varsity Blues, and some other awful movie with Fred Savage as a heroin junkie.

AngusParvo said...

Hahaha! Van der Beek's IMDB page has a short listed called "Asshole for Hire"

Jeneral said...

I think this is Rob Lowe. I could see how staring at that face in the mirror everyday could cause him to think a lot of himself.

Sugar said...

Ew! I can't imagine James VDB being a heartthrob and leaving behind a wake of broken hearts. I wouldn't hit that ever!
I thought by doing Apt B he was making fun of himself. Doesn't seem like that attitude is the same one of entitlement here.
I have no better guess though.

Steph said...

Scott Baio

spacecowboy78 said...

@ Sugar - I was an undergrad during the early days of Dawson's Creek. I didn't get it either, but JVDB's poster adorned the walls of many a freshman girl's dorm, while "BricK" by Ben Folds Five played on repeat.

Ari said...

when i read this i thought of scott baio too

Ms Cool said...

Jason Priestley?

Tori Puente said...

Brian Austin Green

Alma said...

Brian austin green?

katiedean said...

What about:

1) Benjamin Bratt from Private Practice, getting cancelled this year, a couple of kids under age 12, was on Law & Order until 2009 and did a few big movies like Miss Congeniality.

2) Dennis Quaid in Vegas (still in danger of being cancelled) couple of young kids

3) Chris Noth the Good Wife

MontanaMarriott said...

Thanks I totally forgot about VB and TROA

Alma said...

Jinx!

spacecowboy78 said...

@ katiedean - None of them were teen heartthrobs, as the blind states.

Brian Austin Green was never A list or almost A list.

caralw said...

I thought Scott Baio but it appears his show is not on a network.

BreezyF said...

Brian Austin Green. Teenage Hearthrob - 90210

Fijigrrl said...

@Breezy -- good guess, didn't think of him. I was thinking JVB, though.

NapAssasin said...

I read this first as Joshua Jackson (love him) but then wondered if it's not Will Arnett? I hope not for the family's sake, this guy reads like an ass.

Weedith said...

Brian Austin green

Renoblondee said...

I thought Baio.
OMG, I LOVE Don't Trust The B! That show better not get canceled, it's hilarious!

Weedith said...

With old navy as the endorsement

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

I read it as Dawson but didnt know that he had kids so didnt think it was him. I think he's a good guess tho especially based on the other blinds we thought might be him.

MadLyb said...

Mario Lopez seems to fit, so I'm jumping on that guess. He was the first person to come to mind and seems very arrogant.

MadLyb said...

@Weedith - I really like your guess!

spacecowboy78 said...

Baio & BAG don't have network shows though. As much you may want Nick ate Nite or TBS to be networks like ABC, CBS, NBC or FOX, they aren't.

LottaColada said...

I really want to know what the endorsement is!
Does anyone have guesses for that?

SueRH said...

I say Scott Baio.

ingrid said...

Kiefer Sutherland? Just tossing that one out there.

Ms Cool said...

What about the Gap endorsement?

NernersHuman said...

If it's indeed BAG, then it would be the Old Navy endorsement some of the 90210 cast members were in.

Mary Ann said...

Perhaps Mark-Paul Gosselaar? I don't know what kind of ratings "Franklin & Bash" gets. He has two small children with an ex-wife. And he was recently remarried. After "Saved by the Bell" he did rather fall off the map until "NYPD Blue." He has worked since then, but not in projects as large as "NYPD Blue."

Erin said...

With ya, Steph.

Wen said...

"He hit rock bottom after his show was canceled and his attitude cost him roles. No one wanted to work with a spoiled actor when there are a bunch of others out there who are nice and cheaper and better actors."

Then please explain how BlowHan keeps getting work. Must be lots and lots of BJ's. And that in one grotesque thought.

Ingrid Superstar said...

Ugh, both Don't Trust The B and Happy Endings are doing really poorly in the ratings. Why must all the comedies I love by low rated/cancelled. Except for Modern Family/2 Broke Girls, but those are super mainstream.

DBZee said...

I like James van der Beek, but this *totally* read as him.

Somebody said the other day they didn't want to meet actors they like, for fear they'll be total jerks and kill that person's image. ITA.

FS said...

Rob Lowe doesn't fit for this. He had a string of network shows, West Wing, his own that was cancelled fairly quickly, Brothers and Sisters, and Parks and Rec. He gets steady offers, but he only takes the things he really wants. He's either been very faithful or very discreet since he got married and his boys became teenagers, never hear anything about him being out partying. He's all about family.

I started to think of Scott Speedman, but Last Resort has already been cancelled, they are just allowing the 13 episodes to finish production and close out the story.

greenmountaingal said...

For some reason I thought of Matt LeBlanc, but he doesn't fit this blind.

I like the Scott Baio guess, even though I don't find him the least bit attractive.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Doesn't sound like BAG. He doesn't have mouths to feed. Well, I guess he does if you count Megan.

Wait! BAG has a show on TV? When did this happen?

Nobody tells me anything. :(

spacecowboy78 said...

Seriously, I think if I read one more Scott Baio guess my head is gonna explode.

"This back in the day almost A list television and movie actor and now lucky to be on a NETWORK show again and making money until the show gets canceled because of low ratings..."

spacecowboy78 said...

@Jason - BAG actually has two kids and Megan. He is not however currently on a network show, just a show TBS about a wedding band that hasn't started yet.

Cecilia00 said...

I don't see this as Lopez, he is all over the place. He isn't an actor anymore really but he has reinvented himself quite successfully and has been at the "celeb host" gig for a long time. Not a newbie there.

Jessi said...

I when first reading this thought Patrick Dempsey. Not that Grey's is anywhere near low ratings, but back in the day he was a asshole and hence the reason he didn't work for years!!

Some good guesses, but not sure if anyone has it yet.

Jessi said...

*an asshole

Jules_345 said...

Ok, Fred Savage as a heroin junkie? Just the sound of it makes me cringe

ABlake said...

Christian Slater is currently the voice of some car commercial, so maybe he's the one who got the gig after the BI guy blew it.
I don't find VDB's voice distinctive so no idea why someone would want him for that sort of thing (though the description doesn't say what kind of endorsement he blew. Could have been an onscreen commercial ala the Macy's thing with Mariah,Beiber and Trump)
Just typing out loud

ABlake said...

Jessi
I thought Dempsey as well. He was huge for a bit with movies like "Pick-up artist" etc, along the lines of Matt Dillon and the brat pack back in the day.

Though these days it seems his wife wears the bitchypants in the family.

Mrswife29 said...

I think its Baio b/c he seems like such a smug ass and the ad in question is the Oikos Greek yogurt commercial where "if you eat it, the first person you see will look like John Stamos for 5 seconds." It's stupid, but I laughed.

Jason said...

Throwing Joey Lawrence out there.

NomNom83 said...

I read this as Scott Baio

AKM said...

I love "Don't Trust the B..." and I don't think it could be JVDB because of his role on the show. Anyone who can make THAT much fun of himself can't be full of himself.

I have no other guess, though. I am THE worst BI guesser here. ;-)

Christopher Cruz said...

Oh honey, if BJ's got you anywhere I wouldn't be blogging and doing stand up to half mpty rooms!!!

Meg said...

Scott Baio was my first guess too. He didn't work for ages and ages and dated loads of big name hot blondes, and came off as an absolute tool in his reality show "Scott Baio is 45 and single." Enty sometimes fudges a detail here and there, so maybe the network mention could still be Nickelodeon? Baio is an awfully good fit.

Sherry said...

I think it's Rob Lowe also. The same Rob Lowe who has totally ruined Parks & Rec for me. However, it does look like he does have some more work coming up on the IMDB>

Apparently all of the Thursday NBC shows are struggling:

"Parks and Recreation" (3.5 million, 1.7), down 19 percent for its lowest-rated premiere yet.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/21/showbiz/tv/the-office-parks-and-rec-nbc-ratings/index.html

SweetDee said...

BAG's (non-network) show started already and I'm sure it was as terrible as his face.

I like the B in 23 alright, so I hope it's not Dawson but I would be okay with it being Zack Morris.

Does Happy Endings have low ratings? That's terrible! They can't cancel it! The last 3 eps were the funniest eps of anything ever.

Erin B said...

I read this as Scott Baio the whole time.

Elizabeth said...

Oh you know it's Dawson, come on, he practically disappeared for a while.

Rob Lowe seems to have as much work as he wants because he's willing to even do those Lifetime movies like Drew Peterson and Casey Anthony. I've been missing Parks and Rec this year, just busy, but I've liked him in it. The show really became great when Adam Scott and he joined, though Nick Offerman is gold baby.

opinionislikeafart said...

JvanB 'thinks a lot of himself' with his giant head.

KKWS said...

Scott Baio?

Unknown said...

Relax space cowboy. U are being too literal. 100% Scott Baio

Unknown said...

Relax space cowboy. U are being too literal. 100% Scott Baio

Sherry said...

My first thought was James Van Der Beek. While he makes fun of himself he could have been knocked down a peg nonetheless.JVDB for FTW!

The Truth said...

Scot bugsey malone baio! Hes a total nut job. Thinks he's a huge star. Twitter fights, crazy crazy. Chaichii

The Truth said...

This

annanaannnaaaa said...

Rules of Attraction. I actually liked it. But I'm more a fan of Bret Easton Ellis than many.

nancer said...

ok, so it's scott baio. even though he does NOT have a show on network---and he's exec producer on the one he does have on nick at nite. meaning nobody hired him---he hired himself.
and even though he has ONE child, in spite of the clue 'all those mouths to feed.'

this is not scott baio.

Geebz said...

Baio

figgy said...

Immediately thought of JvdB but so hope it's not him as I love him in Don't Trust the B

Lilbeach said...

Yup! First to come to mind!

Silly Girl said...

None of the guesses really seem to fit yet. How many kids does Scott Baio have? Not enough to be 'many mouths to feed', I think.
I don't think the guess has been made yet....

Hootspa said...

I wonder if the ad that got away was the Stephen Dorff electronic cig. endorsement.....

CJ said...

This is who I was thinking, too.

ClaireFrasier said...

I thought of Scott Baio.

As much as I just adored him... dammit, he was so cute!

I want to go back & slap my teenage self.... and make me watch Xanadu 25,000 times as punishment...

:-)

Roman Holiday said...

Could it be Charlie Sheen? I am not sure if he did tv when he was younger but he sure was hot!! He definately has plenty of mouths to feed?

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

No idea, but here's the clues:

In the past:
--almost A-list
--in TV and movies
--major teen heartthrob
--major man ho' w/trail of women
--show got cancelled
--lost work from bad attitude

In the present:
--on a network show (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC)
--may get cancelled, low ratings
--married, has kids
--seen on the red carpet (in recent shots?)
--possible similar actor w/big endorsement


Baio's not in a network show, but other stuff fits (women, heartthrob, bad reputation.)

BAG is on TBS; not a heartthrob on 90210.

VDBeek fits, 2 kids, remarried, work after "Dawson" was small stuff until "Apt.23"

Rob Lowe could fit, although he's had many shows since his teen idol days. "Parks" isn't really a second chance.

I'm lazy and don't wanna look up the rest right now! :) It sounds like this guy is full of hot air... maybe he get an endorsement for popcorn? Vacuum cleaners? Party City's balloon display???

brooklyngirl said...

here is a another list of shows:
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/tvs-soon-departed-series-swan-songs-hitting-notes-012500048.html

I was really hot on Baio due to his rep but the lots of kids thing is throwing me off. He only has 2.

Michelle said...

This could be Mark Paul Gosselaar. According to wiki and who's dated who, he had romantic relationships with all of his saved by the bell female cast members. Rumors of him being a jerk exist. I could almost see this as David Boreanz.

Jennmcn said...

I'm on the JVDB bus but I never watched Dawson's Creek and I like the B* in Apt 23. He really does make fun of his persona. He was just on a red carpet for some movie I don't think he was in.

Jeez, he should be happy at any job with that Frankenstein forehead of his.

clynn said...

Maaannn, I just saw a talk show with a young-ish male actor that said he had 7 kinds, I cannot for the life of me place his face, and I am a bottomless pit of celebrity trash facts, so its annoying to not remember! pretty sure it was the wendy williams show I saw him on, did anyone see this interview too?

Yellowumbrellow said...

@ Erin B
I read this as Ashton Kutcher the whole time!

Mooshki said...

I really don't want it to be The Beek, but...


...although he had a "blast" filming the faux "DWTS" experience and actually had to learn to dance, he told the magazine he doesn't think he'll use his new skills on the real show.

"I think it's more fun to do it this way. You can play it for laughs and not have to do all that work!" he said.

Mooshki said...

(Dancing With the Stars could be an "endorsement" that led to a lot of other endorsements.)

M52799 said...

BAG and Megan just had their first child. If you count her, he has "mouths" to feed.

M52799 said...

BAG and Megan just had their first child. If you count her, he has "mouths" to feed.

Mame Dennis said...

IDK. JVDB fits. BUT he has made fun of himself for years on funnyordie. And he did actively work after DC. Not as a headliner, but on various shows, theater, and indie films.

For me, that's a big piece that doesn't fit.

WUWT? said...

Jeremy Sisto seems likable enough, but he MAY fit the clues of having a big show cancelled (Law and Order), a network show now, and not much for a long time after several movie roles back in the day.

Paper trail said...

BAG is not the breadwinner, she is. And she is back in shape and back out there hustling for jobs. I feel bad for her. But BAG is not A list either, never ever ever. He was the afterthought on 90210. Luke Perry and Jason Priestly were much much bigger than BAG. Definitely not him.
I vote Beek. There was a blind about him acting like a tool at some party his wife was at.

Pammy said...


Mark-Paul Gosselaar!! has to be

Lee Tanner said...

Were any of these guys teenage heartthrobs back in the day?

Lee Tanner said...

MPG and Baio weren't really in any movies of note though. I'm on the JvdB bus.

Anna said...

Greek yogurt endorsement: Stamos is Greek, and I think the job was his from the start, unless the blind item answer is an actor who is also Greek.

Is it possible the "mouths to feed" isn't about children but a clue, like David Cassidy in a family show "Partridge Family" since little birds are mouth-fed? His background would fit, except he doesn't have a show listed on imdb.


Here is a link to actors with lots of kids: http://www.starpulse.com/news/Noelle_Talmon/2010/06/03/celebrities_with_tons_of_kids

Poppymann said...

TV but he numbers says Van der Douche's show is certain to be cancelled. I hated that show.

Mrswife29 said...

@Anna--haha--duh! I didn't connect the dots about Stamos being Greek. :) So yea, not the right ad.

Melissa said...

May not fit perfectly but I thought of Patrick Dempsey instantly when I read this.

K333 said...

Scott Baio
http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2012/10/19-scott-baio-see-dad-run-new-show-getting-older.html

Shit You Can't Buy said...

For some odd reason I read this as David Boreanaz (sp?), he was HUGE after Buffy and Angel, girls had posters on their wall of his face.. Ok, he has Bones now, but does that still do well? And tbh, he comes off as an arrogant dirtbag, but that's just my opinion xD

DBZee said...

@SYCB: He is a giant cheating dirtbag who needs Willow to a cast an anti-douchebag spell on him for ruining Angel's reputation. And maybe throw in a Valtrex rx.

Dawn Dew said...

I think it's mcdreamy

Shit You Can't Buy said...

DBZee: OMFG, that masturbation story in one of the links of that page is GROSS.

So staying with douchebag Boreanaz xD

Saynia Emm said...

PATRICK dEMPSEY