Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Today's Blind Items - Lonely

This is a short but sad story about a celebrity who used to be close to A list. He was and still is a celebrity/actor/reality star. While most people in his position would be enjoying the fruits of their success and partying non-stop our celebrity lives alone and travels alone and stays in hotel rooms alone. Although he has some friends he doesn't interact and because of childhood trauma he just prefers to not interact unless he is on stage or being paid to do so. He is still in demand but as the years go by, he is less willing to face his demons and much prefers to just spend as much time as he can in his home, cut off from the world with just a television and a sofa and a bed and himself. In a world of excess and frivolity, this guy is the opposite. Whenever I see him wandering through the airport or hiding in the corner of an event alone and uncomfortable all I want to do is give the guy a hug.

74 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

You had me till you threw in reality star, now I got nada

aemish said...

ditto @Marriott.. :( poor thing, maybe you should go give him a hug next time, Enty

Kristin said...

Are we talking way back like Leif Garrett or an AI castoff?

A RESIDENT said...

Nathan Lane

MISCH said...

Nathan Lane is on The Good Wife…

FSP said...

Or maybe he's just an introvert.

Massive G said...

Bill murray

madeinbrzil said...

Dave Chapelle?

Count Jerkula said...

Tom Sizemore? Eric Roberts? I'm thinking someone from Celeb Rehab.

Runswithscissors said...

Was thinking the same, and trying to make it work, but he has no problem going to parties/after theatre events in NYC.
And he is A list, not close to, because of all the awards he's won.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Maybe Gary Busey?

LottaColada said...

I don't think wanting to be left alone equals "dealing with demons."

sandybrook said...

Joe Piscopo

Runswithscissors said...

What about Harvey Feirstein.

deluxemickey said...

Ron Jeremy

Kristin said...

Which comedian has had a reality show? Jay Mohr?

Renoblondee said...

No one would want to give Sizemore a hug. He's mean as a snake.

Runswithscissors said...

Stupid guess, no reality shows in his background.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Now I've got "Lonely Boy" in my head...

sandybrook said...

I'm switching my guess from Joe Piscopo to Artie Lange.

sandybrook said...

And thinking Andrew Dice Clay could also be the guy.

Basil said...

Not sure what the big deal is with being alone. Some people like it that way.

Topper Madison said...

Dwight Yoakam? Was he on any reality shows?

Nutty_Flavor said...

Has JC Chasez ever been on a reality show?

auntliddy said...

None of men named above huggable.

Tenisha said...

Keanu maybe?

auntliddy said...

Sandy, also not huggable. Rdj-yes, huggable.keanu-yes huggable. And dammmit, im just the one to do it, lol

Unknown said...

Joaquin Phoenix. Trauma being River's death...he was a teenager when this happened, technically childhood??

auntliddy said...

Unknown-rivers whole life was one big trauma. His parents involved kids in batshit cult, and pimped out kids very very young to earn money. This is why they are all messed up. Rivers death not only thing he dealing with.

Unknown said...

So, could still fit? It just says, "because of childhood trauma", not one specific event...(ha, could be a typo though).

Rach Around said...

Sad sad sad. Kittens pic badly needed.

Cecilia00 said...

JC Chasez is not alone. He has a girl group "Girl Radical" - he is always promoting them heavy on social media and out in L.A

Jennifer H. said...

Obviously, this is Gabe Kaplan, actor, comedian, awesome reality show hero. Hello, "Battle of the Network Stars", anyone? They put the jiggle in reality.

"Childhood" trauma: John Travolta

msgirl said...

Enty weird wording - he has some friends but doesn't like to interact... with his friends? Probably not.

This guy could also be an introvert, that's all.

gypsygirl said...

Has a family..with his kids alot-lives in.town i grew up...pretty social

yesthatwouldbeme said...

How is someone painfully shy an an introvert, voluntarily a "reality star" too, makes no sense given the setup.... dumb

Bunni said...

America's Best Dance Crew.

JB said...

Howie Mandel?

Liv said...

Richard Lewis?

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hothotheat said...

Except for the "reality" part I'd Keanu.

What actor did reality TV and isn't married?

Liv said...

Big clue being "on stage". Theatre actor, comic, performer.

Mark said...

I'm thinking this could be the son on a reality show, who couldn't say no or was young enough not to know better. Jack Osbourne?

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Krissie said...

Just because he wants to be alone doesn't mean he's unhappy. I don't know why so many people think this way. People who feel the need to be with friends all the time never seem to get criticized for being too reliant on other people, or whatnot. This dude probably doesn't want a hug from a stranger at an airport! I wouldn't.

TalksTooMuch said...

Yes, but I LOVE HARVEY FIERSTEIN!! So your guess is awesome to me

TalksTooMuch said...

And now so do I, Rhysie!

TalksTooMuch said...

I think Andrew Dice Clay is huggable, in a help-a-fella-out screw kinda way, auntliddy

TalksTooMuch said...

Hmmm, that's a good guess, Jennifer H. I am horrible at blinds, though, so I may have just jinxed you

TalksTooMuch said...

Sometimes...in the midst of all the screaming and diapers, this sounds AWESOME!!

Runswithscissors said...

^_^* luv him too

mkrobb said...

Greta Garbo once said. "I never said 'I want to be alone. I said 'I want to be left alone. That makes all the difference." That's what you said reminded me of.

mkrobb said...

Greta Garbo once said. "I never said 'I want to be alone. I said 'I want to be left alone. That makes all the difference." That's what you said reminded me of.

NaughtyNurse said...

Sounded like Keanu until you threw "reality star" into the mix. And I think Keanu is more scarred by the deaths of his baby and girlfriend than anything else.

hothotheat said...

@naughtynurse Keanu's been a private person for a while....not just since the girlfriend/baby deaths which happened around 2000 - 2001.

Hegg said...

I don't think alone always equals lonely.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

I also don't think alone equals lonely. I'm the same way. If I get the chance I just curl up in bed with a good book, I don't really like other people. People seem to be either needy or mean, so why bother? When I'm at my happiest alone?

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Or Tom Green? No idea about the trauma, but there aren't too many people who fit the "at one time almost a list celebrity, actor and reality star" that fell off but still work.

NaughtyNurse said...

You know, with the guy being a reality star, this shouldn't be so difficult to guess, but I am STUMPED!

MadLyb said...

I don't know why I thought of Corey Feldman for this. Probably because I'm stoned out of my mind.

Secondbecky said...

No way. He's super sociable. I know one of the producers of Kinky Boots!

th47 said...

How about Wayne Brady? I'd say he was close to A list during the days of Who's Line is it Anyway. He strikes me as someone who could be pretty quiet off camera.

Marchu said...

Howie Mandel
Howard Stern
Ozzy Ozborn

I think it is Howie

Count Jerkula said...

Howard Stern does spend many lonely nights on the couch, as his wife is out stalking red carpets to trot down, but he doesn't technically live alone.

Gytrash said...

I thought it might be Keanu-- there's that whole Sad Keanu meme. But has he ever done reality?

it took forever said...

what exactly happened in his childhood enty!!!

deran said...

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deran said...

Most of these were not almost A list they were. I think Joaquin would be,or I'd say it was him. I think MaCauley Culkin also was.Otherwise thinking someone like Crispin Glover;but I have heard some about Tom Green and he might fit this well or how about Louie Anderson for another option. Steve Martin and Jim Carrey have also been known to be rather loners but A list.

feraltart said...

I think the problem is most people don't know the actual definition of introvert and extrovert. An introvert is someone who acquires energy by having time alone, an extrovert acquires energy by spending time with people. I have an outgoing nature, but am an introvert and feel myself stressing out if I don't get enough alone time. Have plenty of friends yadda, yadda, just need to recharge my batteries on my own. Once I read the proper definitions I was able to understand my friends and myself so much better.

TalksTooMuch said...

As much as I love Crispin Glover (he was amazing in River's Edge), I can't see him as close to A list.

Unknown said...

Howie Mandel? He has a separate house from his family and is a noted OCD sufferer.

di butler said...

Mohr is still married to Nikki Cox, the hot chick who farmed up her face. He has a pretty popular podcast, still acts, two young kids, still big stand up draw.
I think that Wayne Brady guess is pretty great...otherwise, hmn.

Red said...

Wandering through the airport? Like wandering around a mall? Nobody does this. And "partying non-stop" isn't any indicator of success or happiness. The non-stop partiers are often real messes.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Louie Anderson