Monday, July 29, 2013

Blind Item #6

This A list mostly movie actress who is an Academy Award winner was at a party this past week. Apparently the host of the party had red wine which our actress loves. What our actress did not love was the fact that she recognized that the bottles were only about $20 a bottle. The host spent what she could afford. The actress sent someone to go buy two cases of wine that averaged about $250 a bottle and presented them to the hostess and said, "Here you go. Serve this instead. It is either this or I will leave. i can't drink the stuff you put out."

65 comments:

J Sara said...

Tacky.

auntliddy said...

Great!! Id put out crappy food and badly decorated room too! Let her fix that!! Ill invite her to any party i have, lol

MISCH said...


rude, very rude
and who says the $20 bottle was not as good if not better than the $250 bottle ?

StewMcG said...

I could see this being Annette Bening but she's never won an Oscar (been nominated 4 times, though.)

rhinovodka said...

Julia Roberts or Gwynnie

dawn davenport said...

Streep?

dawn davenport said...

As in Meryl

msgirl said...

I'm wondering if her quote is reworked to make her bitchy..

I just don't trust this ENty.

FlirtyChick74 said...

That was pretty rude. FWIW, I've had very expensive wine and the cheap stuff. Sometimes the cheap stuff is better.

Count Jerkula said...

+1 msgirl

DewieTheBear said...

Melissa Leo.

skimpymist said...

Reese is in the DM sort of dressed up for a night out with friends.

caralw said...

IF this is true (and it is too vague to figure out anyway), I'm with msgirl. Why not just bring your own bottle. Why supply two cases? Yeah, I'll have her over too.

skimpymist said...

And she loves her wine. Yay I got it first.

SaintsFan said...

I can't see someone this bitchy with this status going to a lower class party to begin with.

hollywood dime said...

@msgirl agreed.

Karen said...

@msgirl, Actual translation: An A list mostly movie actress bought her friend two cases of expensive wine so that she wouldn't embarrass herself in front of rich douchebags.

It's a kindness blind!

sandybrook said...

If Gwennie has any friends its her. Preach on beyotch!

Dulcinea said...

SaintsFan, you make a good point.

ethorne said...

Yeah, the wording is suspect. If someone brought a couple thousand $ worth of wine, why would they have to threaten the host to put it out?

Sherry said...

If it is true someone is a total wine snob. Not every $20 bottle is worse than a $250/bottle. They know very little about wine and more about spending $. More dollars than sense that one.

Maddie said...

I don't know. This doesn't sound too bad. She could've just left or had someone bring a bottle or 2 for just her instead of spending a small fortune on wine for everyone. I could see the quote being tongue in cheek/taken out of context/misquoted.

Anna Nonymous said...

Gwyneth ( Gawd! Even the name sounds pretentious, like Lillith on Frasier) this is rude and offensive, but she probably thought it was a huge generous gift. Which sounds exactly like her.

Lurker Girl said...

VERY few people would know the difference..just a pretentious bitch

Renoblondee said...

When I read the blind I also thought maybe it was a generous gift and she said she'd leave in a jokey way.

Nope said...

Something like this happened to me once and it wasn't even a wealthy person or a celebrity who did it. I had a dinner party and allowed my roommate to invite some friends too so she felt comfortable coming. Everyone bought wine over and we were all sharing the stash. My roommate and her friends kept a separate stash in the cabinet of fancy, more expensive wine just for themselves since they "couldn't" drink the cheap stuff everyone else brought. Asshats. The same roommate was constantly on the phone moving around all her credit card debt from card to card.

Jade, That Girl said...

In all fairness, if my friend was serving Carlos Rossi at a dinner party, I would have gone and bought them better wine as well. And depending how big the bottle is, Carlos Rossi can be $20. This sounds like it was taken out of context.

Tammy said...

Her generosity was ruined by her vulgar comment....if she wasn't joking.

AmandaLorena said...

I see all these posts about making the quote seem bitchy.....how is what the actress did not bitchy, words aside? Showing up to a party and sending out for "better" wine is terrible manners regardless of what was said upon presenting the wine to the host. Leave Enty alone haha

Tru Leigh said...

Liza with a Z.

The Real Dragon said...

I'llt ake the 20$ bottle. Probably gets u more tipsy.

chopchop said...

So the actress used her own money to buy a bunch of expensive wine for a party. And?

Betsy said...

$20/bottle is kind of ritzy to me.

hothotheat said...

I won't pay more than $10 a bottle, red or white.

I'll go with Gwyneth and bet the wine she bought was certified organic.

Clanger said...

LOL I'm with you, Betsy

Mark said...

Natalie Portman is the first name that came to mind.

Fred66 said...

Reese Witherspoon, she has beyotch written all over.

KT said...

Whoever this is, I hope she enjoys reading or hearing about how classy she is coming off. Here's a hint: Go back to your trailer park and suck on some Grey Poupon.

Silly Girl said...

Oh, Enty......way to change it up to seem bitchy. My guess if that's all the host could afford, then the bitch in the story wouldn't want to be seen there anyway. You don't go to the losers party to make yourself seem more cool. You just don't go, period.

NaughtyNurse said...

Classless, pretentious bitch, whoever she is. It is only generous and kind if you send over two cases of wine a week before the party as a genuine gift.

didi67 said...

while yes it was rude, I'd be psyched to get a case of the good stuff. At least she took the time and $$ to send someone out for it than just leave early with a "headache"

lyz said...

I think that's great! She not only provided the wine she wanted, she provided enough for everyone. I'd say she's a great party guest!

Mango said...

I can see the Goop magnanimously making such a gracious gift and schooling her host/ess in the art of the grape. *eye roll*

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

$250 for a bottle of wine? American wine is really expensive.
In most Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany...), wine over $100 must be in golden recipients. Only total douches with more money than brains buy it.
This would fit, unless it was a kindness BI, with Goopy.

Stannis Baratheon said...

Gwen or Reese

califblondy said...

I love when people show up with the good stuff, but if they try to take home what's left then we've got a problem.

FrenchGirl said...

it's not bitchy for me.She bought 2 cases for her friend

Jessie said...

$250 a bottle is ridiculous. My fav red wine is $20 a bottle. It's delicious and doesn't stain my mouth! When it comes to wine price doesn't mean good. Champagne I could understand...sort of.

SeriouslyAwkward said...

I'm with auntliddy. She can come to any party I have, and upgrade anything she finds offensive here.

M. Brown said...

The rudeness comes in with the threat to leave if it wasn't served. The whole story sounds a bit bizarre. I'm going to go with Reese. She's vacationing in Florida and is probably among "common" people.

Fluffy White Clouds said...

I bet they have a bitchy friendship like that...I would just say thanks for the wine and serve it.

PJJ said...

+1

KevinA said...

No one thinks it could be JL? I mean, I don't think she's a snob, but she loves wine...

Prolly Gwyneth, though.

Jenn said...

It could've been really good friends. I tell mine, "let me buy some better wine." (This is the parallel universe where I have money) and mine would tell me the same. I'd never threaten to leave, I'd just drink tea, or Coke or something. That part was rude.

PotPourri said...

Please. Gwyneth would leave a party that did not have $250 bottles. Julia Roberts would buy one. But really, $20? There's some really nice wine that is made for $20.

Hegg said...

This could be any of these stuck-up self obsessed people.
I've heard of Johnny Depp doing this. Although he won't share his "antique" wine.

V said...

Well, if someone is going to buy me two cases of $250 dollar s bottle wine, because they can't handle cheap stuff so be it, just means more wine.

Pigtown*Design said...

My question is why do people think it's demeaning for her to go to a party where someone can't afford $250 bottles of wine?

What if they're old friends, or the person is crew on a movie/tv show and they were invited. I have lots of high net worth friends even though I am not, and they come to my parties because they like me, not because of my wine selection.

So, why does serving $20 wine make the party hostess "low class" or "a loser"?

MadLyb said...

Jeez, I thought $20 was too much to pay for wine, but I'm classy that way. I'd give her the good wine, the guests the $20 wine and sell the rest on eBay.

Amy said...

Love she went out and got 2 cases of some really great wine! Cmon on over anytime.

Susan said...

It's nice that the actress in question bought a boatload of nice wine, but the snipe at the end is SO TACKY and rude. Ick.

That said, you can find FABULOUS wine for under 20 bucks if you know what you're doing.

And since we're amongst ourselves, I will admit that when people bring me a bottle of Yellowtail, I break out in hives while thanking them. (Sorry. I can be a snob about food and drink.)

iknowpeople said...

I doubt the veracity of all the details in this blind.

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Ruby said...

Reese

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Hilarious, if true! Wine quality/price is a SCAM, a huge racket.

There have been many experiments where they'll serve a person a cheap wine and an expensive one, and the test subject will say the expensive one is much better. Except of course, they're in reality the same wine from the same bottle.

There's also a problem with scammers in the high-dollar wine market. It's rife with fakes. One story I read, some restaurant patrons ordered three bottles of some crazy-priced wine. Bottle 2 didn't taste right and they sent it back. Bottle 2 turned out to be the legitimate one; 1 and 3 were fakes.

Just drink what you like, forget about price!