Monday, January 27, 2014

Today's Blind Items - This Is A Crazy Family

Last week I was enjoying a bourbon or three at a favored watering hole when a game began of who is the craziest celebrity family. The obvious suspects were discussed but quickly discarded when the topic turned to this family. It is unusual because the celebrity is the mother with an ever changing cast of characters who play the part of her male significant other. It's like they rotate in for a year or two and before you know it there is someone else. She was huge back in the day. She is aging but not old and at the peak of her fame was A+. People were talking EGOT for her. Number one movies and songs and a career that no one ever thought would die. It is flickering but mainly because she is just so crazy and so difficult to work with. She goes back and forth between men and women as her partner but only the men are seen in public. She is the biggest diva on the planet when she is on a film set. She makes constant demands and then changes them when they are fulfilled. She talks to herself all the time and there are rumors she has disposed of people close to her. She has child(ren). The child(ren) turned out as messed up as you would expect and the fights between parent and child(ren) have been spectacular which is usually fueled by drugs often taken by both of them at the same time. The mom doesn't think she has a drug problem but does. The child(ren) has/have since early teenage teenage years.

110 comments:

sandybrook said...

Madonna?

Donald Edwards said...

This has to be Madge.

Seven of Eleven said...

If Liza Minelli had kids, I'd peg her for this one.

Derek Harvey said...

Diana Ross

B626 said...

Number 1 movie for Madonna was?? Dick Tracy?

Karen said...

@B626, Evita, probably.

Fijigrrl said...

Madonna for EGOT? Ummmm..... No

Hall Monitor said...

I've disposed people close to me.

Susan said...

Movie would be Evita. But where would the Tony come in for Madge?

MontanaMarriott said...

Cher and them crazy Elijah Blue and Chaz

A RESIDENT said...

Cher

Susan said...

Is Bette Middler an option? I know nothing about her fam.

Hall Monitor said...

*deposed* stupid blogger.

Diana Ross?

Karen said...

@Susan, I think it was just talk, not that she ever got the EGOT.

The problem with Madonna is that her kids aren't very old to have had drug problems since their early teen years. Maybe just Lourdes?

Susan said...

I don't get a Cher vibe. She seems together when she's out and about....

Need more clues.

@Karen - Yes. I agree. I just don't recall Madonna doing Broadway. Oh wait, didn't she do a play? Something and the Plow. Off to Wiki....

horse teeth and bloody hands said...

Miss Reese Witherspoon, who, to be frank, sings June Carter better than June Carter. What I'm trying to say is, I already know you know-it-all dickholes are going to say OMG BUT HORSE TEETH SHE DOESN'T SING and this is my pre-emptive strike saying, Shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down because yes girls, she does.

Erin said...

Madonna was in Speed The Plow on Broadway in the 80s. But where's the Emmy?

sandybrook said...

I know someone who worked as Bettes assistant for years she has nothing but good to say about her

Seven of Eleven said...

@horse teeth, I actually agree. Reese had singing training leading up to Walk the Line and hit it out of the ballpark. Girl can sing.

I'm still mad she didn't get the lead in Gone Girl. She would have made the perfect little sociopathic sweetheart in that role.

Unknown said...

Of course you do sandybrook.

Susan said...

The reason I think Madonna is not the answer is because 9 out of 10 times when attempting acting, she is PANNED. I mean, if Razzie was on the table, maybe.

I feel like this is old school Hollywood. Liza?

What about Catherine Zeta Jones?

Vera L- said...

CZJ works but her children are too young.

Jennifer H. said...

I never heard od EGOT talk for Madonna. She was not a overall success in movies. Don't think this fits her.

Marion Silver said...

What kind

of drugs?

sandybrook said...

Sheryl is her name @unknown still works in the business too. But nice try though.

Hall Monitor said...

Don't type to us in that tone horse teeth.

Corner. You. Now.

FSP said...

I like the Cher/Elijah Blue/C-Bone guess.

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WritergirlinLa said...

Streisand. She lacks a Tony. Her son is a mess.

steph said...

List of people who have won the Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

obitguy said...

Debbie Reynolds

MontanaMarriott said...

I like the Miz Ross guess but her kids worship the ground she walks on could be cus she holds the purse strings though

Susan said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the blind says "people were talking about an EGOT for her." That doesn't mean that she is an EGOT winner, right?

Streisand would be very interesting. But she seems sane. And she's been working.

L00ny biNs said...

"She was huge back in the day"...

Madonna is STILL HUGE! and STILL A+

"Madonna broke the record for occupying the top two highest-grossing female tours of all time. Madonna accepted the Top Touring Artist of the year at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards"

horse teeth and bloody hands said...

Aw man :\

Unknown said...

Enty's Mom

JoElla said...

Cher is a really good guess.

Not sure about Miss Ross.. I haven't really heard anything bad about her kids.

steph said...

I stand corrected. Yes, the BI indicated potential EGOT candidate.

Thought I'd throw the list out there for future reference for his occasional EGOT BIs.

Kat Chance said...

Let me be your ruler!

CindyK said...

Diana Ross

Nominated for GG and Oscar for "Lady Sings the Blues". Nominated for a Tony in 1976 for "An evening with Diana Ross. Nominated for an Emmy in 1994 for "Out of Darkness"

Derek Harvey said...

Dianna Ross's son is engaged to Asslee Simpson so he gotta do coke

Susan said...

I'm liking the Diana Ross guess.

Unknown said...

why are you trying to out your source sandybrook? For me?

sandybrook said...

Go back and play with the little people @unknown.

texas rose said...

Number one movies and songs??? Seems to rule out a lot of the guesses. Can't think of anyone with both. Not Madonna. Maybe Cher? She has an emmy, Oscar and grammy. She has had number one songs and was in Silkwood and Moonstruck, and mermaids but, while all were critically acclaimed, don't think any of those were No 1's although Moonstruck was nominated for Academy award.

Just can't think of any other possible candidates.

wade-o-potatoface said...

I'm on the Barbra train.

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L00ny biNs said...

I also do not think this is Cher. Although she has dated quite a few guys, she's usually monogamous for awhile. Her last bf lasted from roughly 2008 off and on, and off in 2012. I'd also still classify her as A+; especially since she's about to go on tour with sold out locations...

Barbra Streisand will ALWAYS be A+

Diana Ross was just photographed in the grocery; probably talking to the broccoli

Unknown said...

now you're making fun of little people sandybrook? It keeps getting better

texas rose said...

Barbra Streisand has been with Brolin since 1998 though and she's 71 which I think makes her old.

lazyday603 said...

UK, little people is considered pejorative now. They wish to be known as "wee folk" if you don't mind.

DivineMissP said...

I can only vehemently exclude Bette & Barbra. Bette's been married to the same man for 30 years and they have a successful daughter who is a Yale graduate, speaks fluent Chinese and is now at Yale drama school. Barbra and Jim Brolin have been together 15+ years now and her son may be gay and HIV+ but that in no way means he is a "mess" or into drugs. They are so close, he performed with her on

texas rose said...

Barbra has already won EGOT (although Tony was a special Tony award) but think blind wouldn't have said people were talking EGOT.

horse teeth and bloody hands said...

Lazyday, until I hear it from the UK's official spokesperson*, I refuse to accept this.

*Karl Pilkington

DivineMissP said...

....her tour last year. Also, they are 68 and 72 respectively and, though I don't agree, I don't think enty would classify those ages as "aging but not old"

sandybrook said...

Ok @unknown you're right my bad--go back and okay with nothings like yourself then. Hows that m'fer more accurate description of you or not?

Michael H said...

WTF, is it Bring Your Sockpuppet to the Internet Day?

And I was thinking Demi for some reason. I dunno if she can sing or not.

Henriette said...

I like Diana Ross and Cher as guesses. Vadge doesn't work because of the drug thing. Vadge is a lot of things, but being a druggy isn't one of them and her kids are too young.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Demi Moore?

texas rose said...

Divine - I think it down to Cher

Shit You Can't Buy said...

She used to be A+ (brat pack) and her girls fit the criteria; also nuts. DUI's,drugs etc.
After Ass-ton she has been with tons of dudes, I fondly remember the one with a pearl in his peen.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

And her nickname was Gimme Moore; demanding diva

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Crap, I missed 'songs'
Meh

Eros said...

I dont think its madonna. Its a good guess but it doesnt fit in some areas which have already been pointed out. It could be cher... im not sure who this might be..

C'estMoi said...

Cher is not a druggie -- she dumped Gregg Allman for his drugging ways. She's always been against that type of thing, even back when she was with Sonny and the entire world was exploring drugs.

texas rose said...

Seems like we're down to two possibilities - Ross or Cher.

Unknown said...

I don't understand sandybrook :(

ConfirmationStation said...

Hey Michael H! Sock Puppet here: Can confirm it is indeed bring your Sock Puppet to the Internet Day today.

snookiemonster said...

Could have nailed it with Whitney if she were alive. Gonna go with Ross as last resorts

chopchop said...

Of course Demi Moore sings!

Marion Silver said...

Madonna, Cher, Babs, Diana....all of them could use some treatments.

AKM said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Cher does not do drugs. She never has, save for trying pot a few times. She's so outspoken about everything that I'm not naive to believe her when she says that she hates drugs and hasn't even tried them. (See also Allman, Gregg - marriage to and drug usage of contributing to divorce. C'estMoi said the same thing.)

crila16 said...

This one is tough. Madonna has 1 kid in her teens, and the other 2 younger.

Since when did Madonna ever have a hit movie where she'd ever be a contender for an Oscar? Also...what hit movie? Desperately Seeking Susan? That movie was entertaining, but definitely not Oscar worthy. Evita...it was ok.

Is Lourdes messed up? She seems like she keeps her nose clean to me.

This should be Madonna, but it's probably Diana Ross.

Renoblondee said...

Ross and Cher ARE old. Not them.

rajahcat said...

I kind of like the Demi Moore guess and yes she did sing.....

Bubbles said...

Exactly. Cher and Ross are nearly 70, and if Diana Ross has done anything right, its raise 5 well adjusted,successful and respectful kids. The only reason anyone hears about her son Evan is because he's engaged to that skank Asslee who's probably after his Norwegian shipping heir money. I'm sure his father left he and his brother very wealthy young men by the time they reached adulthood.

derek harvey said...

Demi Moore has never won a prestigous award

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Tina Mallette said...

Michelle Phillips?

FlirtyChick74 said...

@ writergirl: Streisand was my first thought too.

ktmonster said...

Can't be Babs, she has had the same husband for a million years. (i.e. doesn't parade the new men in public)

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Still not completely convinced its her but it makes me sad no one brought up A League of Their Own. All the way Mae <33

SueRH said...

Evita

Me said...

Olivia Newton John

PotPourri said...

Men are not in and out of Barbra's life though. She's been with Brolin for like 20 years, right?

There's no way Madonna for an EGOT. Sorry.

sandybrook said...

did Madonna ever win an Oscar for a song? Either writing it or singing it?

sandybrook said...

Or produce something like a oc that won awards? It doesnt have to be solely acting for EGOT.

sandybrook said...

*doc*

Poppymann said...

I like the Reese guess, but what about the Tony part?

Allis said...

It's not Madonna. Her kids aren't old enough. Please stop guessing Madonna.
It's not Demi. Who would think she'd ever win a Grammy?

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Unknown said...

Negative, sandybrook. Google would've been quicker than me answering that.

MikeAdamson said...

Madonna or Demi maybe?

3culprits said...

Vanessa Williams

Chimp Pansy said...

Courtney Love

Leslie said...

+1 for ONJ

Moxie Girl said...

It's not Demi since she's never done stage, Cher, Barbara and Madonna are not drug users, Reese's kids aren't old enough. I don't think any of the guesses are right. That being said, I have no guesses to add!

MadLyb said...

This is Courtney Love. The person she allegedly "disposed" of was Kurt. She is constantly cycling through men, and at one time, Carrie Fisher was her "mentor". The spectacular fights are on Twitter.

Henriette said...

Courntey Love is a great guess! She was supposed to be huge after that role in the Larry Flint movie, and she fights constantly with Frances Bean.

Glenn Thomas said...

Faye Dunaway?

Leo Bloom said...

I'm on the Betty White train.

Blonde Galore said...

"Her career is flickering because she's so difficult to work with and disposes people. Almost has Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony. Parades bf's around." MADONNA! Her son looks like a pot smoker at 13. No idea how Lourdes is doing. She seems more than willing to leave her home as soon as possible.

C'estMoi said...

Olivia Newton John is a lesbian and is not known for a revolving door, and Michelle Phillips was the Denise Richards to John Phillips' Charlie Sheen. She took care of John Phillips' kids while he and his wife were useless junkies.

C'estMoi said...

Courtney Love is a much better fit for this. Little Frances was very neglected. She went to the same summer camp as my son. She was a very sweet, creative girl. My friend's daughter was invited to Frances' birthday party. My friend didn't trust that there would be adequate supervision, so she went along. They were all taken to Vegas by private plane and stayed in a hotel. I don't remember any of the other details except that Courtney didn't show her face until Day 2, and only then for a couple of minutes.

I don't know how Frances is doing now, but when she had her very first art show at La Luz de Jesus gallery in LA, she used a pseudonym to separate herself from her mother's notoriety.

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theshlaay said...

Courtney Love

theshlaay said...

Wait... a career that no one ever thought would die...? Courtney Love.. I don't know about that one.

AKM said...

Courtney WOULD be a great guess, upon reading this again, except that would we say that Frances is a mess? I think she's turned out quite well considering.