Monday, October 07, 2013

Today's Blind Items- Creepy

This actor is A list. I don't know how many people  have earned permanent A list but he has to be there. Television movies and theatre and he has been a star in all of them. He has been working non-stop for almost 40 years and has gone from one hit television show to the next with some truly memorable film roles thrown in the mix.

He has been married forever to an actress. They have gone through lots of ups and downs and over the past few years it seems as if there have been more downs than ups and part of the problem is our actor's heavy drinking but also part of the problem is one of his assistants. Lets not kid ourselves here. Our actor isn't that great looking but for the past few decades has rotated through many assistants who all end up sleeping with him. If they don't he just fires them. If they do have sex with him they usually stay about a year before they just can't handle his cigarette boozy breath over their naked bodes any longer and take the generous pay and find something a little more agreeable.

His wife knows all of this and put up with it and everything was great until an assistant came along a couple of years ago who seemed to be thrilled to have sex with our actor and never could get enough of him. Of course our actor loved this and started hanging out with his assistant more who also loved to party with the actor and loved his friends and didn't mind if some of his more lecherous friends kissed her or groped her when they were out drinking. She of course became a favorite and our actor started talking about divorcing his wife and marrying his assistant.

The actor moved in with the assistant and pushed his wife and kids to the side. It really looked like it was going to happen until his family intervened and pleaded with him to stay as a family and also convinced him his career would fall apart if he dumped his wife after so long. He listened and started cutting back with this assistant who then started seeing the actor's best friend who also happens to be an actor.

111 comments:

CridChild said...

Danny DeVito?

Karen said...

William H. Macy? :(

NapAssasin said...

Kevin Kline?

Count Jerkula said...

I like the DeVito guess.

msgirl said...

Steve Buscemi? I hope not!!

I can't imagine Kevin Kline having boozy old breath. :)

Kristin said...

The first person who popped in my mind is Tom Hanks. Has been in all three mediums. People probably would be disappointed if he left Rita.

But he hasn't hopped from tv show to tv show unless you count producing.

La Descarada said...

That's who first came to mind. He was all about the divorce and then out of no where it was halted.

I'm all for get your freak on but the line about "how she couldn't get enough of him" made me giggle. I can't imagine anyone saying, "damn! I can't get enough of your dick, Danny DeVito!" But then again, different strokes for different folks I suppose.

Poor Justin said...

Hit TV roles. So forget Buscemi, Kline, etc. Macy has had, what, one hit TV role? Forget him, too. Devito broke up with Rhea, so he's out as well.

This is a guy in his 50's at least, assuming he started as a kid (almost 40 years working) that's now permanent A-list. He's done theater, movies, AND tv.

This should be a really, really short list.

Nic said...

Christopher Walken?

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Tom Selleck? Oh wait, he's good looking?

Shatter? Too many wives.

Hmmm.

Kristin said...

Michael J Fox?

VIPblonde said...

@CridChild So, Jack Nicholson for the bestie?

texas rose said...

Like the divito guess also but other than Taxi what tv series has he been on? Is Always Sunny in Phil a hit?

Karen said...

Problem with DeVito is the line about ditching the kids. His kids range in age from 26-30. I think they'll be okay if their parents divorce.

William H. Macy was on E.R. and is currently on Shameless, but I agree that it doesn't fit well for "one hit show to the next." I hope it isn't him anyway!

msgirl said...

Justin - Buscemi is the star of the acclaimed Boardwalk Empire.

But I do think Danny works because of the divorce that never came to be.

texas rose said...

@poor Justin - I believe divito and rhea reconciled didn't they? If they did then fits well.

Senor Salty said...

Hanks only has Bosom Buddies for TV

Robin Williams doesn't fit either.

When was Danny D ever in the theatre?

I'm stumped

sandybrook said...

John Goodman? Stage screen and film star been acting since 1975 not good looking married for 24 years. Only has one kid though.

Tara said...

Kevin and William seem like more film than TV. This actor seems like he's done more TV. "Some" memorable film roles but the actor goes from one hit show to the next. That implies more TV to me, with a bit of theater.

Unknown said...

Hope this isn't Kevin Bacon

Angela said...

John Lithgwow, Jeffrey Tambor?

msgirl said...

Hmm yeah I forgot about the line "one hit show to another". That does strike out Danny, and also, phew Buscemi!

Eitakj said...

Chevy Chase?

Tara said...

Always Sunny is the longest-running cable TV comedy, with this being the 8th or ninth season. Charlie Day is taking off recently, the other actors have massive recognition for people like 15-25, and the show sells a lot of merchandise. It could probably be turned into a movie at the end. It's definitely a hit cable show.

msgirl said...

Married to an actress.... I'm stumped!

Steampunk Jazz said...

Lil miss, I think Tom Selleck is handsome! I'd do it but his theater experience is a two month run in A Thousand Clowns, so Not a hit there...

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Yeah I was thinking out loud, Steampunk. I knew in my heart he was too hot.

Simon said...

Danny devito seems to fit best..

Steampunk Jazz said...

Senor Salty, he has a twelve week run listed and the boozy breath fits.,.might be him.

Freya said...

I thought he was gay?

Montanagirl said...

Bryan Cranston, as much as I hate to say and he is married to actress robin deardon.

MerryB said...

Dan would never cheat!!!

A RESIDENT said...

William H. Macy was on several show, including Kate and Ali, ER, Sportsnite and Shameless. Plenty of TV movies and miniseries. Plus memorable movie roles and theatre.

Renoblondee said...

Devito does fit best it seems.

Finine said...

Who are they?....

I'd say Michael J Fox but he's really not a bad looking guy. Second guess John Goodman but he doesn't fit well either.

Steampunk Jazz said...

You have to admire this asst's commitment to gold digging. I can't see bumping with a nude Penguin or a drunk Louis depalma .
" BEWARE the Jabberwock...the jaws that bite, the claws that Catch..." Lol

Flicknik said...

Bill Murray?

texas rose said...

@tara - I like it.

Just Another HR Lady said...
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Megan said...

Michael J Fox should work for this...

Just Another HR Lady said...

Long term actor/actress marriages with tv and movie:

Tom hanks/Rita wilson
Kevin bacon/kyra sedgewick
Michael j fox/tracy pollen
Danny devito/rhea perlman
John travolta/kelly Preston
Warren Beatty/Annette Benning
Will smith/jade pinkett smith

I personally am thinking ( but don't want to) michael j fox, he would need to be close to his assistants, and he was always up front about his drinking, etc.






Renoblondee said...

@Steampunk LOL'ing at "bumping with a nude penguin"!

Steampunk Jazz said...

Resident, I agree with your reasoning but NY heart wails No! Besides, I think he's very handsome in a unique way...

Steampunk Jazz said...

NY? Lol my phone wants to move...

texas rose said...

I doubt if Michael J Fox is a smoker and he is not bad looking.

Finine said...

Yeah but MJF doesn't really qualify as "not a great looking guy". He was quite a heartthrob in his prime. That's the only thing holding me back from this guess.

This one is hard!

Devito's kids are 26, 28 and 30. Otherwise he fits well and explains their split last year.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I prefer puffins Renoblondie, ; )

Steampunk Jazz said...

@ finine, enty said " leave his wife" which says to me that the kids aren't in the picture, as in living at home. He still fits.

Terri said...

I'm on the Tom Hanks train as well. He may have only starred in Busom Buddies, but he has produced a lot on HBO. Band of Brothers, Big Love, The Pacific.

Sherry said...

I'm thinking William H. Macy too. Plus their kids are young enough aren't they? One is 13 and the other is 10 or so. PLUS he and Felicity lived together 20 years before they married so they've been together a long time.
Now is a star in all the roles? Not quite but we know who he is.

AKM said...

MJF is good-looking, although he did used to smoke and drink. Just don't think it's him.

I wouldn't call Tom Hanks bad-looking, either.

We gotta think homely-er, methinks.

Topper Madison said...

Is Devito permanent A-list?? Hardly.

texas rose said...

Blind says he left wife and moved in with assistant. If this was Hanks we would have heard about it. Hanks is A+.

Tara said...

Bryan Cranston only has one child and doesn't have a lot of famous film roles, thank goodness.

I guess Danny works. What a bummer. I'm rewatching Cheers and Rhea is just wonderful.

EllenPo said...

Gary Senise came to mind but I don't know if he's got kids and or been in more TV than CSI. I love him!
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Will Smith haven't had more than one tv show.

texas rose said...

@Topper - This may not be Divito - but I disagree- he is permanent A list given his career.

Penelope said...

Gotta be Danny DeVito.

canadachick said...

my first thought was Alan Alda but hes not married to an actress

SueRH said...

Danny DeVito has done theatre and also guest starred on a lot of hit shows.

D Brown said...

DeVito also does theatre. Apparently one of the reasons for the breakup with Rhea was his behavior while doing the Sunshine Boys in London's West End.

msgirl said...

If it is Devito, then good for him for listening and cutting out the crap. I'm partial to Rhea, my parents are good friends with hers.

sifichick said...

I'd hate for this to be it but something in me says Ron Howard. He's married to an actress. He's had multiple hits in both tv & movies. The blind didn't specifically say he was acting in them. He has kids with his wife. The blind didn't say they were living with him. I do believe he's done theatre in the past.

Andrea said...

First thought was James Cromwell but he's no longer married to Julie Cobb. Christopher Guest hasn't done much TV and Mike Farrell hasn't done much film and he's still quite good looking for age. DeVito sounds about right.

adrianeschramm said...

gotta be Devito

EllenPo said...

Wait, what about James Spader?
Lots of good movie roles, then Boston Legal, The Office, Blacklist. Is he married?

TalksTooMuch said...

Okay, nobody throw anything, but what about Dick Van Dyke? *ducks*

I love him too, but there have been multiple mentions of his heavy drinking and he has been in hit after hit TV show. The only thing is that he is really classically good looking, although he never played off them, was always the funny guy.

I don't WANT it to be him, but maybe possible?

Silly Girl said...

The 'MJF' suggestions are just too funny. The blind says he fucks all his assistants. NO WAY would Tracey Pollan (sp?) put up with his cheating AND him being sick. Besides, he's spent the better part of the past, what, 10 years, off the grid trying to get a handle on his condition?

That being said, I don't think this would really hurt Danny DeVito's career. Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, absolutely, however.

DrumGirl said...

Michael Douglas

Tipsy mummy said...

Dustin Hoffman?

Vera L- said...

Mandy Patinkin. Wife is an award winning actress. He is no longer good looking (but man, back in the day?)

movies, TV and stage.

Charis said...

Oooh Vera, I just looked up Mandy Patinkin, and imbd says he is friends with Kelsey Grammar since they were at Julliard.

caralw said...

James Spader is a good guess because he's been in all three formats and isn't so cute as he was in the John Hughes days. However, he divorced his long term wife and is about to remarry, according to wiki. Unless his "actress" fiance was his assistant.

This sounds like Fox. Did he do any thater?

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Spader doesn't fit. Too good looking.

AKM said...

No, no, Ron Howard is not married to an actress.

"On June 7, 1975, Howard wed his high-school sweetheart, Cheryl Alley, a writer with a degree in geriatric psychology."

caralw said...

Why does the headline say "creepy" though? A dude wanted to leave his wife and was talked out of it. That's kind of run of the mill. The fact that mistress is dating his friend? Also not uncommon in Hollywood.

Is the word creepy some sort of hint?

AKM said...

It. Ain't. MJF!

Silly Girl is right...no way in hell Tracy Pollan would put up with this. I mean, everyone's heard about what happened when they first started working together on "FT" and they weren't even dating yet, right? The "Whoa, somebody had scampi for lunch" story? That woman holds her own.

caralw said...

I think I'm with the Devito guess. He stayed with Rhea after an announced split and has had alcohol issues. He's not traditionally attractive. He's been in all three formats... tv, movie and broadway. The only thing that might not fit is that he's more movie with a couple of tv hits, rather than the other way around.

V said...

@talkstoomuch, dick van dyke is a great guess! Except he hasn't been married to an actress forever. Otherwise, very plausible.

PookieTwo said...

Wouldn't be surprised if this is Devito and the best friend Michael Douglas.

omchill said...

Kelsey Grammer? Unless the last part isn't true for him

NaughtyNurse said...

Kevin Bacon.

northdallas40 said...

Rhea and Danny reconciled. Sounds like them.

The Real Dragon said...

Danny Devito I Love your work

northdallas40 said...

He's an Executive Producer and it's been on for 8 seasons, a big hit for FX and a huge cult following. He's a producer of a lot of projects.

northdallas40 said...

Oops! Your post was better written than mine reply. You nailed it!

Andrea said...

Patinkin is a good guess. Inigo Montoya is a very memorable role

sifichick said...

@ AKM Check out her IMDB page. She has a ton of credits as an actress.

AKM said...

Eh, I did check it out. I wouldn't call it "tons." Sixteen, in fact, IIRC, and most of them in Ron's movies' crowd scenes. I don't consider her an ACTRESS-actress, sorry.

Discobitch said...

I thought Mandy too, criminal minds and homeland though his kids are older

Jacq said...

That has to be like having sex with a little butterball turkey.

crila16 said...

Ewwwww....who would want to sleep with Danny Devito on purpose? He's so gross...although, love him and Rhea together. It's a shame its all a farce after so many years.

Mary said...

Ted Danson? Not sure if he's done theater though.

Count Jerkula said...

Good Lord. Geriatric Psychology must be the most depressing thing ever to study.

Terrier Pines said...

What about Dan Akroyd?

Selena Martins said...

I think tom hanks and steve buscemy can be considered sexy without it being creepy... Steve is hot in boardwalk

Henriette said...

I immediately thought of Tom Hanks because he was selling property with Rita Wilson and has done all three mediums well.

Jaiden_S said...

Kevin Bacon

Lila said...

Enty revealed a blind about Kevin Bacon about 2 years ago that was essentially predicting a divorce due to drinking.

Hegg said...

Sidney Poitier perhaps? although he is handsome.

Amandachick said...

Good call. My first thought was Devito and Douglas. They've been close friends since the 80's

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Burnt Crepes said...

Thank you sooooo much La Descarada! :,-D
Best laugh I've had in a while, and I seriously needed it too after a horrible weekend. :-)

Pip said...

Devito and Perlman have to be one of the most unattractive celebrity couples out there.

evie2345 said...

OMG Jacq. That killed me.

evie2345 said...

OMG Jacq. That killed me.

Bangagong said...

I'm going along with the Danny Devito guesses. Some may disagree that he has had an A-list acting career so just look at his producing credits. With his company Jersey Films, Devito has either produced or executive produced Garden State, Along Came Polly, Reno 911, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Pulp Fiction, Reality Bites, and a bunch of others. Those assistants probably weren't sleeping with "Danny Devito, the actor," but rather "Danny Devito, the producer."

McMama said...

You just won my heart with that Mean Girls reference.

Henriette said...

Devito and Douglas have been besties since the 1960s when they were first in NYC as roommates.

Whomever said...

If it is Danny DeVito, I'd think the "CREEPY" part would be the fact that this assistant was thrilled to be sleeping with him.

ms snarky said...

I immediately thought Kevin Bacon. They were rumoured to be having trouble a while back, and he's also rumoured pretty famous for a bit of a drinking thing.

ms snarky said...

Plus Kevin Bacon is 55, left home at 17 to go to New York to do theatre. That's almost 40 years, as the blind says.