Saturday, June 01, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

December 8, 2012

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.

Catherine Zeta Jones

56 comments:

Renoblondee said...

Yikes.

Aly said...

Well, not yikes, she obviously didn't per the recent press release that she went back in for med control.

Count Jerkula said...

She musta been great in the sack, back when Micheal Douglas could still get it up.

B626 said...

This during the 'Ooops Rock of Ages not a big hit' press tour?

B626 said...

This during the 'Ooops Rock of Ages not a big hit' press tour?

B626 said...

This during the 'Ooops Rock of Ages not a big hit' press tour?

annabella said...

@B626, you might want to take your finger off of the 'send' key.

Snowy Owls said...

Very sad to have to live with this for herself and her family. This reminds me so much of Vivien Leigh.

HannahBanana said...

Meeeowwwwww!!! Somehow, I'm not suprised...there is something slightly feral about her, the mouth & the eyes. Beautiful yes. Potential for straight up cray cray?? Oh yea.

HannahBanana said...

They say the coo coo ones are the best!!!

__-__=__ said...

I'm really surprised she and MD had kids. I guess they have enough money for lifetime care. I would hate to bring a child into this world with those problems. I hope their kids are OK. It will be hard enough for them to grow up with her in menopause not to mention the bi-polar stuff. Tuff life for kids.

HannahBanana said...

Not too mention the bi polar illness is highly linked w/ heredity. It definitely runs in my family....both sides :(

Peter said...

Haha good for her, I hate it when my desk is cluttered too and the lamp was clearly asking for it!

L'auteur said...

According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), if one of your parents has bipolar, each of your children has a 27 percent chance of getting the disease. If both of your parents have bipolar disorder, the chance goes up to 74 percent.

_ - _ = _, I'm not sure what you mean by "lifetime care." A large majority of people who have bipolar disorder are medicated and can work and function fairly well with the support of psychiatrists and therapists. You know, they work, have families, and don't run around the streets naked.

I hope no one is advocating that people with bipolar remain childless.

auntliddy said...

I didnt know she was that bad. I also read somewhere of fear she may hurt herself.
When she and michael first got toether and had one baby, i read an interview where she wanted to have as many kids with him as they could. I guess real life put kabosh on that. Genectically, wow- bi polar, addiction-both sides, yikes. I know both kids are special needs, exacly what I dontt know, they seem fine to me.
We all hv bad genes to overcome in our families-mmy family had some addiction, depression, panic attacks, sarcasm and acerbic humor. Lol. How about y'all?

Jazzy said...

So did Enty reveal that she was the actress who was trying to slowly kill her husband?

Claritysk said...

I have friends and family that are bi polar. this is relatively normal behavior for someone off their meds.And meds do not change every thing either.

I think it shows courage of mike to stick it out with her. he must love her, or loved her very much

Anna Nomys said...

I was going to say something insensitive and snarky about a bad case of bitchitis, but if this is normal for bipolar people I can't put it all on her personality.

Claritysk said...

well "nomral" is pretty subjective haha.
But ill say that whenh they are having severe lows ive seen a few rage terribly, and one even beat me up when i tried to stop them from harming their mom. It can be really scarey.
but than again, some have incredible highs, and you would simply think wow, they have SO much energy and have it all together... its really sad. A lot of people dont get it cuz they can seem so normal and than... :S

detown359 said...

And let's not forget his sex addiction, the drug and alcohol addictions of his son and the rape and abusive behavior of MD's father.

Tempestuous Grape said...

I'm bipolar. No meds. I used to flip out like that more often but it's gotten a bit better to control the rage.

msgirl said...

No wonder she checked herself in a hospital!

It always made me so sad that Vivien Leigh went off her rocker, I love her. Does anyone know what she had, and is it treatable now?

Snowy Owls said...

Vivien was bi-polar.

Claritysk said...

I think viven's mom and staff around her kept her in a drunken or medicated stupor right? so sad.
I read on wiki that she was also not the "typical beauty" for her era, and also was too old to still be playing "kids" it made her acting career hard i think

Sparker Benchley said...

For Zeta, for as long as I can remember, my friends always said that there was something off about her that they didn't like (and "At least she's hot!"). My husband is bi-polar and he has that affect on people, too. Same with a bi-polar boy I knew as a kid - people kept saying that he wasn't normal and wouldn't go near him.

I grew up (with a mother with mental illness) believing that you had to look beyond the obvious to understand what is really going on. Now that I'm grown up, it breaks my heart to see people judge so quick and dismiss others because they are not quite right. There is so much misunderstanding that goes with mental illness in this country. There's a time to be catty, but there's a time to look at the bigger picture, too.

Del Riser said...

I remember a blind from years ago...Catherine was the newbie in a film that starred Sean Connery, it was said that he demanded that she "service" him at his whim if she wanted to stay in the movie. Obviously she complied, he's lucky she didn't bite it off.

CrazyCatLady said...

Just because you're bipolar doesn't mean you're crazy.

CrazyCatLady said...

Good Lord people! Do some research on what bipolar is and how most people live a normal life if they take their meds. We're not "cry-cray", "coo-coo" nor is suffering from "bitchitis" our normal personality.

Renoblondee said...

That's not Vivien. She had pretty bad cycling with her bipolar. She would get shock when she was manic, because it was real bad. She drank, but it didn't affect her during mania. She would stay up for days. She died of tuberculous. She didn't use drugs, but she chain smoked which didn't help. Also, Vivien was a celebrated beauty that did turn to mature parts such as in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. She never played child parts as she didn't start acting till her late teens or so. Sorry. I adore her and have read many biographies on her.

Renoblondee said...

Tuberculosis*

feraltart said...

One of my dear friends has bi-polar & chose a couple of years ago to go off the meds and use other strategies to maintain equilibrium as the meds made her a shell. She is lovely, working, dating, doing fine. Why does everyone have to fit into the same box?

Pip said...

Are you fucking kidding me, equation?

SophiaB said...

The rejection is about being 'other'. We are animals too. Different behavior patterns result in people getting isolated and marginalized.

My hobbit hubby gets rejected a oit-he has had this experience from age 3-due to what I now think might be undiagnosed high-functioning autism.

Only just recently have I bwgun to figurd out whatmay be going on with him. Really challenging behaviors and limitations. And awkward social behavior. And yet he is the sweetest, kindest, most loving and loyal of partners.

The well-known Multiple Sclerosis personality is also a factor. Rigid and fussy. I just think of him as a Martian. It helps. (Both his mom and my mon had/have MS. His mom had a rough go of it and died fairly young. My mom has few symptoms any more and is pretty healthy tho her cognitive abilities are failing.)

He is able occasionally to recognize the challenges he faces connecting with others but often goes into heavily black & white I'm right/everyone else is wrong reaction mode. Hence, people tend to run screaming due to cluelessness and inflexibility.

He is much much much better now than when I got him 15 years ago. My heart weeps for the brilliant little boy and confused young man he was-undiagnosed and struggling for so long.

He knows I think he is HFA but does not have interest in doing his own research. That is part of the struggle.

I observe his isolation-self imposed and the community in which we operate that has few doors into which he can pass. Sometimes I wonder if I can handle this longterm. I wish we all had better healthier ways to connect and include 'the others'. Myself included.

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Kels said...

As a sufferer of mental illness, I just want to say thank you. If there were more people that understood like you, things would be much easier for people like me. You give me hope.

Kels said...

I have issues with isolation- People just nevet really warm up to me. I Have suffered from social isolation my whole life, ongoing battle. Seriously from what you said your hisband should really really think about getting testrd for autism. Theres no research to do, besides finding the tester. I am currently being tested and just being around the lady testing me feels good. It is probably the only time Ive ever felt like a mental health professional really understood me. I highly recommendbhe get tested because it is honestly much easier to explain autism to people than it is to explain being "odd". For me it is, at least. I can be myself and just tell people who look at me funny " i have aspergers and ptsd piss off " and they usually get it and leave it alone.

bink said...

There's a lot of bi-polar shaming on this site today. This makes me sad. Bi-polar people are not crazies. It's an illness, just like diabetes, cancer, or MS. People take medication so they feel better, and others find alternatives for treatment. No reason to throw around mean stereotypes. CZJ is a lovely person and I am glad she has been so open about her struggles.

Sincerely,

The child of a bi-polar person

dixie lee said...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you have stated that you suffer from a disease. Would you like it if someone referred to your illness in such a way? I believe we can find a better way of speaking if Vivien's illness than to say "went off her rocker"

KittensRUs said...

Yeah, lifetime care? My husband is bipolar and very successful. If you will take your meds, it's like any other health condition - manageable.

AB said...

Seriously all you bipolar, autistic, aspbergers folks. I get it. You are different. You struggle. It's painful. I get it. Try being married to a brilliant but emotionally isolated PTSD raging emotionally troubled person for a while. There is a dark cloud over Every. Day. Of your loved ones lives. No matter how we try to love you, help you, support you , champion you, It Is Never Enough. Or not enough to last until the next crisis, five minutes, five hours or five days from now.

Understand just how f-ing difficult it is for everything to be about you you you. All the time. I love my spouse but don't pretend it doesn't take a massive toll on everyone around you.

SophiaB said...

Ha ha ha: I have Aspbergers & PTSD & traumatic brain injury and people either run away or love me. I don't know where to go to get him tested. We are in Canada and I have yet to make heads or tails of this system. Now that my mad month of travel is almost over I will look into finding a helpful doc who can refer us.

SophiaB said...

Yes! Yay!

SophiaB said...

Kels, thank you for sharing your journey. I feel you around the isolation. Glad you are finding your way... hugs.

SophiaB said...

It totally does. I get it. As someone on both sides of that coin I get it IN SPADES. Joyful experiences and FML in equal measure.

SophiaB said...

PTSD is eminently treatable without drugs. My rages finally died down when I went off of gluten. Yes, gluten. If your spouse is unwilling to try to get well then that is another story. And I would call that refusal emotional abuse. Personally speaking. IMHO. Sending you loving support, solutions and sanctuary. You deserve to live in peace. I did nor know what was possible. It is still really difficult-a week unknowingly poisoning myself with an innocent looking fhocolate bar. But now I know what it is and I can stop eating the bad stuff easily. No rages or meltdowns even though I needed extra pain pills and am attending a conference with a bad bed and loud hotel room occupants next door.

It can be done IF one is WILLING to do whatever it takes. I really hope your spouse is not too stuck. YOU deserve a healthy spouse. And SO DO I.

AB said...

Thank you for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate it. But no, my spouse will not entertain the idea of managing his issues. He is too emotionally undisciplined and in denial of the chaos that surrounds him. He can be extremely sensitive, generous, thoughtful etc but the next minute flips out over any perceived slight, expression, or word. Ultra sensitive to the tone of a voice, a look, a taste. Impossible to please. Always at odds with his body and surroundings. But brilliantly talented, smart. His own worst enemy. And too fragile to face his issues without massive defensiveness.

erika said...

sparker benchley worded it beautifully- i'm late to the blog today but i hope you get my message of thanks. as said here, we ALL suffer from something or the other, or have loved ones. or....have a gene for something. we're all human, lets not forget that.

the stigma for mental illness permeates every crack in this country. despite how hard some try to reassamble the broken image of mental illness. think of the horrors mentally ill people suffered from just 50 yrs ago. now, think of the atrocities that they suffered 200, 500, 1000 yrs ago.

would you want to belong to a tribe/family who deposited you out in the wild alone left to die because you were mentally ill/mentally challenged? it happened. ALL. THE. TIME.

what saddened me was this recent jodi arias trial. she bipolar? yes. slaughtered travis? yes. however, as much as news commenters lamented about how 'sad' and 'troubled' our bi polar murderess was and regardless of how much they pleaded w/ the public to 'get help/get a loved one help' if they suffered from mental illness, not two seconds later did they turn their cheek and make some nasty, hilarious bash against jodi arias as cray cray, (rolled eyes), off her rocker, etc....

so....hows that for a message from your HSN reporters? "please please, get help today if you suffer from mental illness, you crazy, wacko, lunatical bitches! you all CRAY!!!"

hows that for f*****ng progress.

Honey West said...

My sister and I have bipolar but our parents are perfectly sane. Weird.

I am painfully shy and socially awkward,I guess because I was rejected so much by my peers when I was growing up. I have tremendous empathy though, otherwise, I'd swear I have a form of aspbergers.

Anna said...

Peri-menopause is h ell, CZT. I feel for you, girl. It stars a decade before the real thing and it can trigger issues previously dormant or worsen others.

Samantha M. said...

SophiaB, especially, but also the others of you who feel you may have HFA...please read about Borderline Personality Disorder. I am a borderline, and Sophia, your husband's actions remind me of me before I was able to get serious therapy. I am ridiculously lucky - the first therapist I tried happened to be trained by the preeminent expert in the BPD field and he has treated borderlines for over 20 years. Many therapists don't know what it is, how to diagnose or treat it, or even will treat it because people can be so unstable. Please read especially about the life experiences which can lead to BPD. Some experts believe BPD is a milder form of either PTSD or DID (formerly multiple personality disorder). Whatever each person's unsolved issues are, I sincerely wish you the best.

AB said...

I am looking into dysthymia as a possible answer to my husbands misery.

Vera L- said...

Nice post Sparker Benchley. My mother is mentally ill (BPD, both of them). It's taken its toll on our family.

Mental illness is a mofo.

MadLyb said...

Bipolar is not a fun illness, as anyone suffering from it or who has a loved one suffering from it can attest to. I attribute this type of behavior to her disorder and not to her being a diva, which she may well be.

Shocky said...

I got this one. How exciting.

Young Carrie Bradshaw said...

I had an ex who did things like that. He got angry because i would not turn out a light so he smashed it with a hammer.

Katie Cunningham said...

Back in the day, they used to call being bi-polar "being an asshole". Sometimes these mental illness diagnoses go way too far, and belittle those who truly need help.