Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

June 19, 2012

In Hollywood, it seems like most of the actors you read about are cheating on their wives. It doesn't matter who their wife is or what she looks like, chances are she is getting cheated on and probably frequently. Well, this former A list actor and probably still a B- is one of the greatest cheaters ever. There is nothing he would not do to have sex with someone. I think I will focus on the time he was married to the wife before his current one. She is an actress too. A good one. A very good one although people seem to discount her skills for some reason. I think it is because she comes across as an airhead which she isn't. She just thinks that is what people expect of her in public so she plays to that role. Anyway, our actor once got his wife drunk so she would pass out and then called over a woman and had sex with her on the bedroom floor with his wife sleeping in the bed. This was a favorite trick of his. He would often get his wife drunk or drugged out so she would pass out and he could cheat. When he was working there was not a day that went by that he did not have sex with someone on set. Most of the time it was someone new everyday, but if someone was particularly intriguing he would have sex with her a few days in a row. Our actor was not careful about using protection during sex and his wife lived in constant fear of what she would catch from him. There was the time our actor dropped his wife off to get her hair done and while she was getting it done at the salon he suggested, the actor was having sex out in the parking lot with the owner of the salon. Our actress put up with it for years. Our actor always said he would change but never did. He would always talk his way back into her life.

Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith

46 comments:

Renoblondee said...

What a nasty person he is. And Melanie was so beautiful. My ex cheated on me with a much more unattractive woman than me too. Assholes.

Sherry said...

What a jerk. No wonder Melanie keeps an eye on Antonio.

timebob said...

I think there was a blind item about Don during the Miami Vice years. Everyone wanted him and he would sleep with men and women. Anytime anywhere, he is a major sex addict.

saycheese said...

don and melanie were the popular guess in the original blind

Basil said...

Cheating is one thing, but to get your wife drunk so she will pass out, then have sex with some bim in the same room speaks VOLUMES about what he thought of her. Poor Mel.

tm0004 said...

I got one right

MadamChef said...

What a disgusting man. She was so beautiful, there were hopes that the stud Antonio would help her out. :/ Sad stories.

Anna Nonymous said...

No wonder she's so screwed up! fucking pig. Poor Melanie, I hope she stops messing with her pretty face.

Count Jerkula said...

I didn't remember it originally, but when reading it now, I was thinking either Melanie or Goldie.

I guess if you are a Cokey Hollywood guy, it would be best to hook up with a chick into booze and pills, so you have plenty of time to troll for strange.

Its just U said...

This is the man who started having sex with her when she was a child. He is a scumbag.

whocaresnow12 said...

This isn't a blind. It was never a secret how much he cheated, how much she loved booze and coke and how utterly dysfunctional they were as a couple. If anything, this is a direct passage out of E! True Hollywood Story.

Lola said...

Arguably, she stayed with him because she is screwed up rather than he screwed her up. Having said that, I don't think there's ever been much doubt that Don Johnson is a scuz.

Allison said...

Do you guys happen to remember that Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson dated in the mid-80's?

Tempestuous Grape said...

I'm With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie

nudibelle said...

Disgusting asshole

30whatsnext said...

What a keeper!!! Silly Melanie for letting this gem go

katie- didn't in CA said...

She was a young teen when they started dating. Now he's a father of teen girls. Wonder what that home life is like.

During his show Nash something he was in SF for filming and seemed to love it. He was constantly in the papers squiring all the young and old socialites around. He would also drive the car from the show around town all the time. To the delight of middle aged women and tourists.
Ugh!

He married a young woman from a wealthy SF family that was in the social pages a lot and was a preschool teacher. She was dating then city councilman Gavin Newsom and dumped him for Don Johnson. She was a seemingly very nice, fresh faced beauty. I can't fathom what she thinks of her life now. Whenever I see photos of her it gives me the sads. Don't know if they are still married but there were several children I believe.

B Smears said...

I think she stayed with him because of his impressive collection of 80's pastel jackets.

supapimp said...

Hollywood street king revealed that.

Sarah said...

My thought exactly, Melanie was 14 and Don was 22 when they started dating.

lutefleck said...

If you read Tatum O'Neil's autobiography she mentions Melanie being with Ryan when she was about 17 or 18, and trying to lure a VERY young Tatum into a drug-fueled orgy. Melanie has her own baggage besides what Don Johnson did to her. I am trying to recall exactly what she wrote, but I believe Melanie was her friend first, and used Tatum to get to Ryan.

BringingUglyBack said...

If the roles were reversed everyone would be saying get it girl.

FrenchGirl said...

Melanie Griffith is known as uneducated: just ask to Harrisson Ford and Brian De Palma

FrenchGirl said...

and it's not a secret that Johnson was a cheater (because of his sex addiction and coke love).
It's not a secret that Melanie Griffith was an alchoolic and coke addict.
It's not a secret that they were a crazy couple (he cheated her,she cheated him)

Momster said...

empestuous Grape said...
I'm With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie

I LOVED that book. It's probably been 10+ years since I read it; I need to dig it out and read it again.

FrenchGirl said...

Remember during NASH BRIDGES years,Johnson dated Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (who acted his sister)and probably because of him that Yasmin Bleeth became coke addict

Count Jerkula said...

Soon as I saw Lutefleck mention Tatum O'Neil I wondered: Whose father fucked em up more, Tatum O'Neil or Mackenzee Phillips?

Renoblondee said...

@Count After reading both of their autobiographies I'd say it's a draw, with Mackenzie slightly in the lead if I have to pick. After all, she did sleep with her father.

Seahorse said...

With you Reno both bios are heartbreaking and both situations seem like textbook examples of taking children out of dangerous situations regardless of their parents Celebrity status. I think, of the two, I feel sorrier for Tatum. Mackenzie seems to have made a lot of friends along the way while Tatum seems so alone.

Ja'mie King said...

For some odd reason my mom let me read I'm With the Band at a really young age, and I totally remember the pics of Pamela Des Barres and Don Johnson. I always wanted Sable Starr to write a book, RIP Sable.

The last thing I saw Don Johnson in was Eastbound & Down, and it pains me to say it but he's aged well. Maybe it's because he sold his soul or something, he doesn't seem to have one. I hope he doesn't pull a Ryan O'Neal and keeps his hands off his daughters.

CrazyCatLady said...

Mine too...just don't get it.

AKM said...

So, was this from the first time they were married, or the second? Because supposedly they were both clean and sober the second time around. Or maybe not. Who knows?

AKM said...

T. Grape and the other IWTB fans - I LOVE Miss Pamela. Ironic how upset he supposedly was when Pamela cheated with Keith Moon, eh?

Ja'mie King said...

Probably because of his ego. I loved the image of Keith Moon dressing up and role playing. Also, Jimmy Page was a total POA back in the day. I always wondered what her husband thought of the book, though I think they're divorced now. How do you follow Keith Moon and JIMMY EFFING PAGE?

SophiaB said...

Because it is EASY. If a target is less attractive, chances are they will put up with sneaking, cheating & skullduggery. I believe my narcissist picked me and his two other targets because we were all disabled. He did not hide his other activities but he lied to all of us. The typical repeat cheater knows how to talk people into it. The best ones leave their victims feeling grateful.

SophiaB said...

It is truly vile. And we wonder why she had a drug problem. She probably thought she won the lottery with Antonio Banderas. I guess not so much. So sad.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

@Jai'me: They were having problems of their own (mainly his cheating on her), but it had nothing to do with the book or her past, which he got a kick out of (back in her GTOs days, he actually had a crush on her). They did end up divorced, but still cared about each other, and had to help their son through his own problems as a kid; at this point, they're very dear, close friends (she says like brother & sister) and very supportive of each other. You can read all the details about the breakup, etc. in her followup book, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, if you can find it; I think it's out of print, which is too bad.

(Yes, I get a big kick out of Pamela; she seems like a good person, and I'm thinking the fact that her currently living former partners--I think Jimmy Page may be the sole exception--think the world of her; when Robert Plant realized she was in the crowd at a SXSW panel a few years back--she popped up pretending to ask him about groupies ;-) --he leaped up, ran down to where she was, gave her a huge hug, and went wandering off with her to catch up; it's obvious from the look on his face in the photos that he still cares about her as a person. Awwwww... :-)

lutefleck said...

I ended up with an autographed copy of I'm With the Band. It has been out of print for years. My library had a copy that I read when it was first published, but it most have been stolen because it disappeared right after I returned it. I finally found a copy Pamela donated to a charity and I bid on it. She certainly lead a very full life.

AKM said...

Ha! Robin, I was about to post pretty much everything you wrote. So cool to see so much Pamela love over here! Anybody seen her Groupie Couture? Cute, but I can't afford it, alas. I'd even love to get some of her vintage stuff from eBay, but everything I've seen that she posts to sell is FAR too tiny for me.

She also does writing workshops. If I could ever get out to L.A., I think it would be a hoot to take one and hang with her for a day.

Pink_Palace said...

i just met their daughter Dakota recently. i knew i recognized her face, but had no idea who she was - or even that she was an actress. she looked like she could be jennifer lawrence's little sister and i think she may be older - if not the same age?!? very sweet girl and very VERY grounded for a young actress that age. when i realized who she was (much later), i remember in the past that i think she had some drug issues (or some hollywood blinds referring to drugs w/her mom -- join rehab visit perhaps?!?). however, this young girl (24) was so professional and i enjoyed seeing her when we crossed paths. she never let on that she was the daughter of anyone "infamous" and i truly liked her. just goes to show that even in a screwed up family, you can turn out okay. i just hope she isn't THAT good an actress, because i am normally not easily fooled.

Redd said...

Yep.

Ja'mie King said...

@Robin, thanks for the update! I wanted to get Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, I didn't realize it was out of print, that explains why I couldn't find it anywhere. Have you read Let's Spend the Night Together?

I saw her ex husband on an episode of Roseanne a few weeks ago, he played one of Leon's boyfriends, and I've been wondering whatever happened to them since. That's interesting about Robert Plant at SXSW, I can't imagine being singled out for a hug from him but then again, I can't imagine what it was like to hit the sheets with Jimmy Page and Keith Moon....though I often try to :)

I just read on wiki that Zooey Deschanel is going to play her in an HBO movie based on IMWTB. Hmmmmm....not sure how I feel about that.

gr8p said...

I NEVER would have guessed this! I mean..damn Don! WTF?

AKM said...

Michael Des Barres also appeared on "Roseanne" as the doctor who delivered Darlene's baby. He's done a lot of really cool little parts all over the place. He appeared on "The New WKRP in Cincinnati" AND he was part of the band Scum of the Earth on the original WKRP. (His real-life group Detective provided the actual music for that episode.) :-)

Unknown said...

Michael DB has a online radio show called "Roots and Branches" on Peter Gabriel's "Transcendental Radio" station. Pamela is lovely and funny in person. I spent two evenings with her in a small group setting at a local writer gals workshop. If she's in your area and you are interested in writing (memoir especially), I highly recommend signing up! She and Melanie are best friends.

Unknown said...

Whoops sorry. It's David Lynch's station where MDB's show airs: http://transcendentalmusic.org/