Friday, April 18, 2014

Blind Item #7 - Old Hollywood Blind Item

This A+list entertainer(singer) has several children, but her oldest child is the result of an incestuous relationship with her father.

49 comments:

sandybrook said...

Diana Ross?

Terese said...

Diana Ross.

veee said...

Janet Jackson.

Bacon Ranch said...

Loretta Lynn

Karen said...

Loretta Lynn's oldest daughter is dead, so the blind should say "was" if it was her.

Sicilysclover said...

Janet doesn't have any children.

MontanaMarriott said...

This is an oooooold rumor
ARETHA
Her father the great Reverend had an incestious relationship with her

Terese said...

Janet only has a rumored 'secret daughter'

Terese said...

Oh yep, I think Aretha is the right guess. I forgot about that old rumor...It's actually rumored that he fathered her eldest 2 children.

Bacon Ranch said...

True enough Karen, I forgot that the Enterns are always grammatically correct;)
Stand by the guess, though.

texas rose said...

Old Hollywood? A+ singer. So an actress and singer - someone in doris day. judy garland, rosemary clooney category??

texas rose said...

blind is 'old hollywood'- don't think janet jackson works.

anda marie said...

Areatha had her frist child at 13 & her second at 15. She never id'd the father of either.

Frosty said...

MontanaMarriott got it

N. Twinkie said...

Berry Gordy is supposedly the father of Diana Ross' oldest...She looks just like him. I would say Aretha.

MontanaMarriott said...

Yeah the great Reverend CL Franklin. Aretha's mom left her when she was 6 and she became mother to her siblings and rumored lover to her father. All her sons were born out of wedlock with the exception of the last one.

it took forever said...

Aretha Franklyn

Tina Mallette said...

Isn't Aretha too modern to be considered old Hollywood, being she came to prominence in 1960?

Something about the term "incestuous relationship" bothers me it connotes that one party had a choice in the matter and when you are a minor you don't have a "real choice".

Sean said...

This rumor has been around for 50 years. Aretha was 13/14 when she had her first child.

veee said...

nevermind - i missed the Old Hollywood part.

Blaze818 said...

Janet had a child with one of the Debarge's before she made it big

Blaze818 said...

She does. It's a Debarge baby.

texas rose said...

veee- not sure why it is old hollywood anyway if Aretha. She really isn't old hollywood- it should just have described an A+ singer from 50's or 60's. If truly 'old hollywood' singer/actress then Aretha doesn't work.

FrenchGirl said...
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FrenchGirl said...

in several biographies on Aretha Franklin,it talks about her father is the daddy of her 2 first sons

fancyscreenname said...

I'm blown away by this Aretha news. NEVER heard this before. Jeez...

auntliddy said...

"My sister". Slap. " My daughter". Slap. Name that movie, lol

Leekalicious said...

I read this a couple of months ago on an obscure blog. I could not believe it either.

Sunshine said...

WTF

mistang said...

Chinatown :)

QueenAnne Guido said...

Fancy I'm with you.

Chinatown lives. I remember hearing aon NPR a southern pol refer to "the fine tradition of intergenerational intercourse." Took my brain a bit to catch up to what the old perv was advocating.

Principessa Marina said...

Aretha Franklin was actually 12 when she had her first child, and 14 when she had her second. Her mother left the family when she was six and she remained with her father and siblings and apparently stepped into the mom role in the family.

I cannot imagine what it's like to give birth to a child at age 12 and be a mother of two kids by age 14.

Sherry said...

Whoa! Never heard this either. She was 12?!! She was just a baby.
That's just freaking crazy. And her father was a reverend. Just awful.

skippy said...

The sanctimonious holier than thou preachers/ministers mostly seem to have dodgy secret lives. Just saying.
It must have been so traumatic for Aretha. Poor kid.

T. W. said...
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T. W. said...

Yes, that is an old rumor so either Enty wrote the blind to confirm the rumor or the blind is about someone else.

T. W. said...

Unfortunately this is a common occurrence. I read in a sociology book that mother son incest is common in Japan. In their society sex is an antidote for stress and it is the mother's job to help the children. The book is Understanding Japan Through The Eyes of Christian Faith.

malcam66 said...

"incestuous relationship" sounds as though it was consentual.

Statutory rape is probably a more accurate description.

Jessie said...

I've never heard this before. What a sad story!

Sabrina said...

Aretha.

Leekalicious said...
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sugarbread maker said...

Sads all around. Is this why the movie keeps getting pushed back.

hippy chk said...

Rosemary Clooney.

normadesmond said...

maybe that's why aretha beat the shit out of patti labelle? patti must really know who it is.

Aoife said...

It's Aretha. It's an old story and common knowledge in certain circles.

JoeInLA said...

Come on, guys. While the Aretha rumor may in fact be true, we have left the original BI way behind. Aretha can in no way be considered Old Hollywood, nor can Janet Jackson. Old Hollywood is 1920-1960, and means the BI subject acted in movies. Getting us back on track, while Judy Garland is certainly Old Hollywood, her father died when she was 13, I believe, and Liza, her first-born, looks like a carbon-copy of Vincente Minnelli (poor thing). Diana Ross is also not Old Hollywood, and the father of her first child was Berry Gordy. As for Loretta Lynn, how she could be considered Old Hollywood is beyond me. So where are the rest of my Hollywood Babylon peeps?

Tru Leigh said...

Joe: Enty and his interns aren't exacting on how they categorize these BI's. "Old Hollywood" is a broad category that could include a lot of stuff from any sort of time frame. I attribute it to the drinking.

Annetta Ribken said...

I blame the bacon.

Queen Christine said...

Chinatown