Friday, February 01, 2013

Blind Item #6

This A+ list all movie actress was asked to appear at an event. For charity. A well established charity. The actress said she would be happy to but wanted $250K for her appearance plus another $50K worth of stuff and only promised to be there for 30 minutes. She said her time is valuable and that no matter the cause, her time was more important. The charity declined and then found five other actors and actresses who were huge hits at the event and did it all for free.

67 comments:

Eloise said...

This sounds like Nicole Kidman

Nothanksdarlin said...

What a beotch.
Hi guys, I'm new here too!

Char said...

Not a lot to go on here...

10-4 over. said...

Jolie? I imagine free time is hard to come by with her, hence putting a price on it.

Lynn Cloud said...

Julia Roberts

LottaColada said...

I see this as Gwyneth. And also I read that last part as "huge tits."

dia papaya said...

Welcome @nothanks!

I guess Cray Cray Halle!

JSierra said...

Ello nothankzdarlin! Whay do these people need all this money fir? At what point will they have enough? Probably never, stupid question J

Jason said...

Is anyone really worth $10K per minute?

JSierra said...

Chrizt, again, sorry for the typos. Im no good with touch screen.

Eloise said...

It's a stretch, but the double mention of "time" made me think of "The Hours", hence Kidman.

dragon said...

When I think of A+ I think of some one old in the biz nasty. I guess Gwen Fits.

So does Julia Roberts big ass mouth.

welcome @NoThanks

Karen said...

Welcome @nothanksdarlin!

I'll go with Nicole Kidman. My first thought was Jolie, but she actually does good works, right?

Scallywag said...

@JSierra, I don't think it's about the money most of the time with these folks. It's about jerking people around and feeling powerful for no good reason.

Having said that it IS sometimes about the money. It's surprising sometimes how quickly well-paid people can run through their money.

Mary Ann said...

I have no guess, but I hope this is revealed. This sort of selfishness deserves to be uncovered.

Amber said...

I hope this one is revealed. Considering celebs spend so much time promoting charitable causes and telling The Public they should be doing more, I expect that they put their money where their mouths are.

canadachick said...

oh that Lindsay.......wait i forgot she's only A+ at being a trainwreck.

shiny_special_one said...

Hi Nothanksdarlin', love your name!

I can see this being Gwyneth Paltrow. Of course, if it said "performer" and not "actress" I'd say Barbra Streisand. I know Babs has acted in all movies, though. Hm. Screw it, that's my guess. Sounds like something she'd do.

Sean said...

Not Angelina. She does a huge amount of charity activity. Including a lot that doesn't get attention.

hunter said...

Lindsay is a TOTAL A+++ trainwreck! Canadachick, can't believe you left out those extra plusses. Geez! Pff

I don't think this is the Jolie, it's gotta be someone who either A) likes jerking people around (interesting perspective) or B) needs the cash.

Sounds like an asshole either way.

YoMismo said...

I'm going against popular opinion, but I understand the actress: Perhaps she is fed up of going on promotions, publicity stunts and that things and she wants to have time for herself, away from fan who can be a pain in the ass (I live in a small town and I usually would like to be unknown and not to have to speak to everybody, so I am, in a very small way, as a famous person as anybody who lives in a little village and knows everyone there).
Even if this were G.Paltrow, I wouldn't be harsh to her, someone needs personal space, and this can be the motive.

Rox (used to be Roxxx) said...

Not Jolie, she's incredibly generous with time and money.

Tina Mallette said...

But if you don't want to do the event just say so, find an excuse, rather than make ridiculous demands because as you can see the news travels rather quickly.

Karen said...

@YoMismo, I agree that celebs have the right not to do promotional appearances and should be able to have time to themselves. But this actress didn't just say, "I won't be able to attend, thanks for thinking of me." She demanded an obscene amount of money for 30 minutes of her time. That's why she looks bad.

B. Profane said...

There are only a handful of true A+ actresses at any one time. If you believe all the CDAN numbered BI's, every last one of them spends every waking moment being an abusive or unfaithful bitch. And that's not accounting for the time they actually spend working. It is literally impossible for all these BI's to be true.

Most of these numbered BI's are BS.

Ingrid Superstar said...

"I'm going to park cars...for charity."

rejectedcarebear said...

Ha. This is one of the more believable blinds so yes it must be bullshit.

MM said...

I really can't see this as Gwyneth. Say what you will about her, she seems to be very into being proper and having manners. She may be all up in your face about how she's like that, but she backs it up.

Ivs said...

I don't see this as being Angelina: she's probably the biggest bitch ever but she's made it clear she cares about her causes. Kind of like Mimi that is the biggest effing diva around but after that reveal about her doing all of those charitable and kind things and never wanting publicity for it, she'll pretty much always receive a pass from me!


I hope this is Gwyneth. I know we hate a LOT on the Piv (and justly so if even half of the stories are true), but I did love him on Entourage - I can't even think about Gwyneth without remembering an awesome line he had that went something like "anybody who puts Gwyneth's head in a box is okay with me", when speaking of, I think, the director of Se7en.


I mean you can't really argue with that logic, now can you?

Sherry said...

Welcome Nothanksdarlin!

Maybe Meryl? I know, she's a goddess but an A+ goddess..Just making guesses..that is all. But the reason I said it was they got 5 people to cover that one and she is pretty important. Hope it's revealed whoever it is!

msgirl said...

AJ does and incredible amount of charitable and field work, not her.

Other than that I got nothing. It's hard to imagine that big a bitch and into power games. I wonder what charity event it was, where there were 5 big hits?

Lucas said...

Anyone else find it interesting that B. Profane only attacks the NUMBERED blinds? Doesn't pipe up at all on the titled ones. Hmmmmmm.

Sugar said...

B hates numbers!

Also, this sounds like a repeat blind.

And one more thing, what a bitch!

libby said...

It's Julia Roberts. Enty bitches about her being cheap and super selfish all the time. Doesn't this sound JUST like her?

libby said...

Also--a thin clue could be the negotiations--time for money. Reminded me of dickering (ahem) with Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.

Silly Girl said...

Speaking of revealing blinds, has anyone heard from Himmmm lately? I've been here only infrequently lately so I hope I didn't miss anything good!

Krissie said...

I get so angry when I hear about celebrities trying to take money to promote a charity. That goes against the entire idea of charity. "Sure, I'll help you raise money if you give me a bunch of money to do it!" ???!! That would be bad enough coming from your average person, but coming from a millionaire it's really messed up. Thank goodness the charity declined. I've heard of charities that actually bow to these idiots' demands and pay them to show up.

I wouldn't believe this Angelina-say what you want about her as a person but charity-wise she is very generous and she has given much of her own money to charity. I would also count out Drew Barrymore because she's been known to donate her own $$$ (although she might not be A+, but she has A+ name recognition maybe? The Barrymores are very famous.)

Wouldn't be surprised at all to find this is either Julia Roberts or Goop. Julia is known to be cheap as hell and will argue with salespeople to try and get a discount when she shops; Goop is spoiled and has no clue about the value of money and I could see her having the attitude of, "Oh my God, it's only $250 thousand, big deal, that's, like, not even enough for a house, who cares?"

Pig Tracks said...

Sharon Stone?

MissInfo said...

I don't care who it is...she's a wench! I hope all her future movies are FLOPS and she resorts to straight-to-video D-list movies not even Lifetime or Hallmark movies (those are too good for her)!

pegd said...

Julia was my first thought, but could see this as Nicole too.

Comma Chaser said...

Agreed with others about it not being Jolie. She does way too much charity work and has been really generous with her time.

I like the Julia Roberts guesses. I can't think of anyone else who'd qualify, and I'd rule out Gwynneth on that alone, since I can't remember the last time she carried/headed an A-List movie.

Joey said...

It's not Julia!

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Worst part is if true, this woman probably makes 10M-plus per picture. 250k is probably what she spends on shoes and purses in a month. To a charity, it's huge.

Tuxedo Cat said...

@nothanksdarlin

Hi!

just curious said...

That's how charities make a lotta money by presenting (hiring) celebs an humanitarian award for some charity banquet and charging X amount dollars a ticket for those who want to attend or have a meet n' greet with the celeb afterwards.

Basil said...

If this is true, I wonder how often and how much celebs actually do get paid to do these charity gigs? And trying to play devil's advocate here, at least for women, they have to buy (or get loaned) a new dress for each gig, plus make up and hair people etc. So I guess it does cost them money, which can add up if they go to each and every charity event they are asked to. I can see getting tired of it and just expecting to damn well get paid to do it.

MrWolf said...

Reese Witherspoon? She's A+ and loves her swag.

Renoblondee said...

I agree, not Goopy! I'd say Julia.
Leave Goopy ALLLOOOOONNNNNEEEE!

Tara said...

We can totally figure this out, guys. Here are well-established charities/philanthropy groups:

St. Jude's
Susan G. Komen
Salvation Army
Red Cross
American Heart Association

And five celebrities? Maybe a band or cast of a show/movie? Have the Backstreet Boys or New Kids on the Block done any charity appearances lately? Both are reunited and planning to tour.

KS said...

I don't think this is Kidman. Lainey has said she's one of the few celebrities who pay for all their own stuff and never ask for freebies.

anon said...

My first thought was Sharon Stone but I'm not sure if she's considered A list

Lee Tanner said...

Hmm, February is women's heart health month. There are a lot of "red dress" events this month. I'm going to go with Reece. She has a contract with Avon, so she might want to demand money to appear at a different charity event (Avon sponsors breast cancer events which usually take place in October).

Poop Taster said...

Jessica Tandy. such a diva ever since she died!

shiny_special_one said...

I like the Reese Witherspoon guess, especially in light of the details Lee Tanner noted.

I know based on the hints it isn't JLO, but damn, I can see her doing this too.

shiny_special_one said...

Hmm when Tara mentioned the possibility of the 5 celebrities being cast members, I immediately thought of Mad Men. Seems like the cast does a lot of charity events. They hosted the UCLA Medical Center's Rape Treatment Center http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204226204576601112582344604.html, and John Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt do a lot with St. Jude.
(Speaking of Westfeldt, if you click thru to the article, check out the picture of her, it's the second image in the article. WTF has she dome to her face? :-( )

shiny_special_one said...

Dammit, sorry, I guess I don't remember how to make the links work.

Jenn said...

It has to be someone who is insecure about their place in Hollywood's echelon. People like Jolie, for all her weird faults could care less about that, she does care about charitable causes. The person in this blind was making one of those 'green M&M's only in my dressing room' type of demands to prove their star power. Glad they got called on it.

MacAttack said...

Always funny when the same people pop up and never guess but just call the blind fake. why are you wasting your time if you don't believe any of it?

Agent**It said...

libby, agree that if it's true, Julia would be a good guess. I wish somebody would investigate and write about some of the charitable foundations that actors, other famous folk start in their own names. A lot are bogus.

Mrswife29 said...

I was thinking St. Jude Hospital since they've been doing that big campaign with celebs. Anniston is in it, Sofia Vergara, too lazy to look up the others.

Mrswife29 said...

I was thinking St. Jude Hospital since they've been doing that big campaign with celebs. Anniston is in it, Sofia Vergara, too lazy to look up the others.

Ruby Soho said...

Totally agree!!

Sarah said...

I think the payment is totally separate, the charities will foot the bill for travel expenses and hair/makeup.

Farmer Ahn said...

My friend is her neighbor in Toas NM. I've only heard nice things about her.

brooklyngirl said...

I am totally with Libby, this is Julia Roberts her time is valuable is the clue, nice call on pretty woman

danielleM said...

Nope, definitely NOT Kidman who does quite a bit of unpublished charity events and donations.
My guess is Scarlet Johanson.

j ekylldrums said...

Lol @JSierra! "Whay do these people need all this money fir?" That shit made me lmao for 15 minutes!