Friday, April 25, 2014

Four For Friday - Popping Pills Like Candy

It is finally Friday and I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that in a week it will be May. The year is flying by. I always think of May as the dividing line in the year. Prior to May it is still that winter/spring combo that kind of melds together because you never know if you are going to have a cold or hot day. When May comes though, it means summer and the joy that comes with leaving work early on Fridays or ditching it if you can and that good feeling lasts until September when you start thinking about football and then the holidays. I guess I am a second half of the year guy. Anyway, I will be blogging all weekend and if you would like to follow me on Twitter I am @entylawyer

Our actress used to be A list. You could make a very good argument that she was A+ list at one time. When people were talking female leads for movies she was always in the conversation. That kind of all changed. It wasn't just that she angered almost every person who worked with her, it was that she stopped sleeping with the directors and producers that got her those parts in the first place. When she reached that almost A+ list status she thought she didn't need to do that any longer. She probably would have been right, but, because of the way she treated people, her career dried up quickly. No one was going to just give her a break. There were plenty of others out there who had talent and were a lot easier to work with.

She found a husband and he put up with her because he was gone so much of the time. When her career nose dived our actress started popping pills. She got hooked after one of her many surgeries and hasn't stopped since. If you catch her on a day when she is taking the right combination you get a dazed looking person who at least won't yell at you. If you catch her though on a day where she is taking the wrong combination she becomes the biggest pain on the planet and you will wish you stayed in bed that day. She has no friends other than those she pays. Her husband is grateful each day that she is no longer in his life. She keeps trying to resuscitate her career but no one wants to give her a role. No one wants to work with her. So, she keeps filming parts in low budget movies and keeps popping those pills.

134 comments:

Lady Heisenberg said...

CZJ?

sandybrook said...

Where's Bandaras lately? Imma saying Melanie Griffith.

MontanaMarriott said...

"Her husband is grateful each day that she is no longer in his life."

Are they still married or not?
Also no mention of children. But I will say Michelle Pfeiffer.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Sounds about right sandy

texas rose said...

CZJ could work but has she been in low budget films lately?

Lady Heisenberg said...

I want this to be Goopy though

sandybrook said...

The part that confuses me is the husband is no longer in her life....they are still married I suppose.

haydnhorse said...

Banderas was in Spain during Holy Week.There was also a blind about him trying to get her taken off a movie they were both on.

Simon said...

Renee Z?

Sugar said...

Sandy, this is because I love you and I want you to succeed.

The word "imma" it is considered a substitute for "I am going to". So it would be, "Imma say Melanie Griffith".

There endeth the lesson. Carry on, my good man.

MontanaMarriott said...

If they are divorced then I would say Jennifer Jason Leigh

FearN said...

My first thought too.

Violet said...

Hilary Swank - does she do low budgets these days?

greasybitches1 said...

katherine heigel

D Brown said...

Not really sure about Melanie G inasmuch as she isn't really working in low budget movies. Most of the last decade seems to be TV shows.

Sherry said...

Michelle Pfeiffer isn't doing low budget is she?

I just went to Melanie Griffith's IMDB and looks like she's been doing some TV but there appears to be some low budget never seen the theater sort of stuff in there. PLUS she's had some chatter around her pill consumption before.

sandybrook said...

Thx Sugar always keeping it real.

WritergirlinLa said...

I'm on the Melanie train. She seems like a real piece of work - pun intended.

Dena said...

I was thinking Kate Hudson.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Banderas has probably peaced out as an active part?

You get it, Sandyboo.

CoBe said...

Meg Ryan?

WareCat said...

Melanie.

caroline david said...

Sharon stone?

tara17 said...

Ashley Judd

haydnhorse said...

Who had A list career,then found a husband after that?Not CZJ.

Wesley Blount said...

Meg Ryan

D Brown said...

Violet - Swank isn't married but did split with an agent/boyfriend of several years. Certainly in lower budget pictures these days albeit not yet direct to video. I'm kind of surprised that Million Dollar Baby was a decade ago and I don't recognize a single film title, much less hit, since then. It would appear that the power players aren't casting her anymore.

Kno Won Uno said...

I once thought Banderas was hot. Turns out it was just his voice. Now, any not-horrid man speaking English with a Castilian timbre turns my head. It's sad.
I have no idea who this is.

sandybrook said...

Meg Ryan just got an off screen role on Tv for next season and she looks like the truck reran over her face again but I dont think this is she.

Lady Heisenberg said...

There are a couple duds she has had out since 2012, definitely not pulling in the same roles. Which is especially weird when you think about who the fuck she is married to. The Family Douglas have had a shitload of pull for a long time now.

anda marie said...

My first thought reading this was also Melanie Griffith. I think Swank's choices after her Oscar wins just weren't very good, & that is what has hurt her.

carolinalily said...

my first thought was Heigl, but i think she and her husband are still together and i haven't heard of any surgery rumors for her.

Missyrocks53 said...

I'm going with Tara17. Ashley Judd. Not Sharon Stone because she's divorced long ago, not CZJ because they're back together and I don't think she's doing low budget. And it doesn't say Oscar winner/nominee. Same with Michelle Pfeiffer. She was A+, I don't think she's known as difficult, and she was huge in lots of movies for a while. And she looks amazing- not lots of plastic surgery. So, maybe also we're back to Melanie but I don't think she's known for being difficult plus she's still with husband. But I don't know how Judd could consider a run for office if addicted to pills.

Topper Madison said...

Ooo! I like the Ashley Judd guess!

discoflux said...

@Missyrocks - Maybe she considered a run for office BECAUSE she was on pills. lol It didn't really pan out for her.

Basil said...

Ashley Judd is an excellent guess.

Boishglamorpuss said...

Ashley Judd is an excellent guess! She's almost unrecognizable with all the fillers.

caroline david said...

Ashley judd is in Divergent who isn't what we can name an indie movie

crila16 said...

Melanie has had more than one husband and she's still married to Antonio.

I'm on board with the Ashley Judd guess. She's nasty to work with and even has the mute stones. I've always wondered how her husband was able to stay with her for as long as he did. She's cray cray.

Andrea said...

LFB?

sandybrook said...

also Ashley's hubby nearly died in an auto race accident he's not out of her life right now. Dario Franchetti or something like that.

jm said...

Ashley sounds right for this.

LetLoveRule said...

It bugs me that so many pill addictions are blamed on the "ZOMG I had ONE prescription, and I was hooked FOREVA!"

Maybe it does happen that way a small percentage of the time. But I have had the 'pleasure' of knowing a lot of pill addicts and that ain't exactly the way it went down.

More like they were drinkers and imbibers of other drugs already, and asked others for some of their scripts to get high. They liked it enough to bamboozle some doctors. They learned (from other addicts) to crush the pills and snort, smoke or inject them, which was always contrary to what not only the doctor said, it was on the damned bottle and leaflet every SINGLE time. You can't tell me they crushed them and snorted them because the doctor or pharmaceutical industry fooled them into thinking it would be okay. Please.

The net effect of this is people like my 85 year old grandmother (with multiple serious medical problems known to cause excruciating pain) gets treated like a drug addict when she goes to the doctor, despite the fact that she would NEVER deviate from her medication instructions, not even once. And her doctor warns her that freaking vicodin is as addicting as heroin at every visit.

So while I do have compassion for addicts, and have donated a large portion of my time and money to help, I'm really tired of the bullshit "one surgery" excuse. It's not credible, and it's hurting chronic pain patients to the degree that there have been suicides because they can no longer get relief due to no fault of their own.

Rant over.

Sus said...

Meg Ryan?

Vera L- said...

Debra Winger

Simon said...

You know it could be Demi Moore too

lizness said...

Demi Moore

LowKey said...

*applauds LetLoveRule*
Well said!

Sus said...

Or Bridget Fonda?

msgirl said...

Whatever happened to Debra Winger anyway? She was most definitely A+. I don't think it's her.

I go with Melanie. Meg is set to star in TV very soon.

msgirl said...

As for Ashley I don't think she was ever A+.

Becca Parker said...

It must be Ashley.
From 2004 to now, she's be in a number of movies & one TV series.
Three of the movies were relatively major productions, with "Divergent" still to come out in a few weeks.
The rest are all low budget junk.
Add to that is that almost everyone has exactly the same thoughts about her: She beautiful & she's batshit crazy!

Simon said...

Bridget Fonda hasn't done anything in a dozen years. Def not making indie movies or anything else.

Renoblondee said...

Good guess @tara.

Glitter said...

I was thinking Laura Flynn Boyle, too. Her face is ruined from so much surgery.

Ray Nicolet said...

I think she retired to raise her kids.

Princess Nobody said...

I like the Lara Flynn Boyle guess, Andrea. Her husband is a real estate investor so he probably travels a lot, and her filmography is totally wtf in the last decade.

Vera L- said...

Bridget Fonda married Danny Elfman. I think she's probably pretty happy (and filthy rich) somewhere.

I agree with the Ashley Judd guesses. Drivers travel a lot.

Froggy England said...

I think Ashley judd fts this, but I am not sure of the low budget movie element of it. Such a shame, she was actually a very good actress and very pretty, her face now looks, well, not so good.

Simon said...

I just didn't think Ashley was ever A+ but what do I know!!

Jodell24 said...

I totally read this as Sharon stone! The way it was worded says her husband is gla he is no longer in his life. I though Ashley Judd just got back together with him after his accident??

NYer said...

i think Lizness got it--Demi, husband (ex) being Bruce W.

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Cocoa said...

Yes! Think of Kanye: "Imma let you finish..." as an example.

el80ne said...

Can't be Demi with her whole foray with Kutcher never even alluded to.

What are mute stones?

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MrWolf said...

Sounds like Heigl to me.

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Sprink said...

I like @Tara's Ashley Judd guess.

What I don't like the blind's implication that even an A-list actress has to keep sleeping with men to get work. Bloody hell, that's depressing.

Cary Gaul said...

It isn't Heigl, she is still married.

Sprink said...

I am laughing my ass off at the concept of Mute Stones. I wonder if that would work in my life.

Hannah, you have a LOT of Ashley info, that's for sure...

Tiger Lillyblu said...

Melanie Griffin!

Tiger Lillyblu said...

Melanie Griffin!

Tiger Lillyblu said...

Melanie Griffin!

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sandybrook said...

Hannah are you Anna Belle?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

#weareallannabelle

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Unknown said...

Halle Berry!

Sprink said...

The "no acting talent" thing is debatable. I remember her in Sisters and Ruby in Paradise. She had some big movies. For a while she was da bomb, absolutely everywhere.

Basil said...

Not a fan of Ashley Judd's by any means, but she is hardly an untalented actress. Maybe she is just one of those types that need a REALLY good director to bring out a performance. Jlo is the same. She's okay, but she can be great depending on who is directing her. Meryl Streep of course can act no matter who is directing, but even she needs a great director to get those Oscar caliber performances.

Sprink said...

Oh Basil, please don't compare Ashley to JLo. Just...no. Please? Thanks. :)

sugarbread maker said...

i have waited on ashley many times and she is a b. this is her

LetLoveRule said...

Thanks low key ;)

Kloie said...

Definitely Ashley Judd

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TalksTooMuch said...

For the love of god, someone hide Winona's phone, she's been at the sherry again

Lady Heisenberg said...

ROFL, TTM! What in the high Heisenhell is going on in here tonight? Ohhhh shiiiiit... NEVERMIND!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Lady H, I usually wait til morning when Alita provides a recap. Somehow makes more sense when someone bends the space time continuum

Sprink said...

Ha! Reliable laugh, thanks for that!

Sprink said...

That was for @TTM.

And I guess I've been told. That was for @Hannah.

Thanks, ladies.

PS said...

I think this is Demi Moore. Ashley May well be a horrendous snatch who loves her face bloating fillers, but she isn't the surgery addict this blind references, like a Melanie or Demi.

Terrier Pines said...

What do we think about Uma? For sure, she is unrecognizable.

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J-Mo said...

You might be right that Ashley was never a legit A+ but for a summer it sure seemed like she was. She had the two back to back hits with the biggest names plus all of the magazine covers and features that went with that even if it was short-lived. At the time she was gorgeous and I remember watching movies and buying magazines just because she was in them. I recall the buzz about her connection with Sherry Lansing. She assumed she would reconcile with her husband and put it in the press prematurely.

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Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Man... if some snooty-ass jerk gave me a mute stone, my initial reaction would be to ~return~ it, as fast as possible. Preferably right in the nose, ala Marcia Brady and the football.

di butler said...

Judd, maybe Melanie if not.

I am the one who was originally telling the Judd stories where I had to deal w her thru work. Total nutburger. And rude.

kit said...

Renee Zellweger. She did find a husband. And no date on the open-ended timelines.

kit said...

Renee Zellweger. She did find a husband. And no date on the open-ended timelines.

Eve said...

As I read this I was thinking Madeleine Stowe. No reason other than the fact that she was huge and then just disappeared so fast.

TLP said...

Ashley likes to say that the UK basketball coach, John Calipari, calls her all the time. My question is why would he call her? Either for money? Not for basketball tips I'm sure. Maybe she "entertains" the recruits?

She also wants people to think she is a super Mensa intellect. Me thinks when you try to hard, you don't have it.

I know people who went to school with her. Neglected abused children who don't get help can result in really unhappy adults without coping skills. Might be the case here.

And Dario, just file, pay her and call it a divorce. Your relief will be your reward.

RP239 said...

Is Ashley Judd officially divorced?? My wife met Dario at her work a few weeks ago he had a younger girl with him. She said he was chatty and very polite. He held our baby for a photo.

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RP239 said...

@HannahSavannah I was asked to remove my comments. I'll be a Gentleman.

Demi Moore is known to hang out at the natural drug spas and clinics in town. She was spotted a lot at a local vitamin clinic when we lived in Studio City.

I still believe it sounds too much like Ashley Judd.

Hannah Savannah said...

By your wife? That's actually a good idea, I think I'll remove mine as well, but I still have them on email!

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TalksTooMuch said...

Ashley, you in danger girl

Renoblondee said...

Haha TTM. You beat me to it!

TalksTooMuch said...

Reno, save your emails!We may have to testify!

Renoblondee said...

Ha!

Hannah said...

You guys are so funny. I took down the info because it was mostly from sources on another site and even though that site is just as public as CDAN? I felt somehow like I was betraying confidences by posting it here.

Yes, we all still have the emails!!!

Principessa Marina said...
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Principessa Marina said...

oops, wrong blind!

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

I am always late to the party & all the good stuff is deleted. ;(