Friday, April 04, 2014

Lainey Blind Item

He might not get a lot of attention on this blog but when he does, you always respond. He’s a well- respected actor who is friends with a lot of other actors and while he’s known to be sometimes temperamental with studios and executives, his work is always solid. Though he’s enjoyed a couple of high profile relationships, for the last several years, he’s settled down with a civilian. They married and had a child. They said he was happy and committed. That he’s not that guy.

So…how come he was all over a flight attendant recently on a flight from LA to NYC? He was hitting on her hard. And kept going behind the curtain to spend time with her. And kept asking for her number. He was supposed to be doing some work on his laptop but he couldn’t help himself – over and over again, hitting up the flight attendant station to try to get in there. Didn’t give a sh-t that the other passengers in first class knew exactly what he was doing. I guess it’s OK then that we talk about the Mile High Club. Even when he’s a cheater. Especially if he’s a cheater.

56 comments:

Lady Heisenberg said...

Norton?

sandybrook said...

Matt Damon?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Edward Norton
Married a non actress
Difficult rep/good actor
1 kid
Rarely brought up on Lainey
High profile relationships (Courtney Love and Hayek)
Gets butt hurt when asked personal question

sandybrook said...

Too bad Lainey doesn't have comments so we can go there and cheat :(

Jacq said...

I know! What's up with that??

Sugar said...

Seriously, can I just once be somewhere where I see any type of this behavior first hand?

Seven of Eleven said...

Why don't celebs know how to behave in flight? Tsk.

And where's an air marshal when you need one?!

HRHKMiddz said...

Yep, it's Edward Norton...biggest clue is the "talk about mile high club" line, referencing the Fight Club rule.

Leekalicious said...

It must be frustrating for the flight attendants who have to put up with this. After reading some blinds, it must be even more difficult to work with flight attendants who are husband-hunting or thrill-seeking. (very small number, I think)

crila16 said...

Matt Damon?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Dammit Wiglet!
Awesome job!

crila16 said...

Change that. Missed the tempermental part. It's Ed Norton.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

She doesn't allow comments because commenters can be assholes and she does have the time or wherewithal to regulate. Based on the hate mail she gets, I don't blame her. Not her exact words but that's the gist of what she's said.

The readers have other sites they gather to talk Lainey smut.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

*doesnt have the time

The Real Dragon said...

Edward Norton or bale

Sherry said...

Leek..I worked as an FA and I never came across anyone who thought the job was for finding someone to marry. When you're a) never home or b) on even a 6 hour flight there certainly isn't enough time to forge and lasting bonds. Not to mention, they do actually work.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

*some commenters can be assholes. Present company obviously excluded. You are all upstanding and charitable citizens of the gossip society. Except @sugar.

Kno Won Uno said...

I'd hang out behind a curtain with Ed Norton. He never calls, he never writes....

FrenchGirl said...

ed norton is my guess
he had some troubles with studios during HULK and ITALIAN JOB (one of some reasons why he doesn't work more),married with one kid,dated Salma Hayek and Courtney Love (she became crazier after their break up) but his wife isnot a civilian,she's a producer
AND the FIGHT CLUB reference at the end of the blind

rajahcat said...

why are celebs always behaving badly on planes?????

is this their favorite asshole zone?

don't they get enough attention on the ground?

Sugar said...

huh?
fine!

Seven of Eleven said...

@rajahcat, they haven't met the right flight attendant?

Simon said...

Russell Crowe to be different

rajahcat said...

:) snakes

Leekalicious said...

@Sherry
I don't know how they manage to get the work done that they have to do. I guess you get used to it, but it's still a huge responsibility.

Flora Goforth said...

FWIW the reason he was a dick about The Italian Job was because the studio held him to an old contract. He basically was paid with a couple of joints and a goat.

No other studio would have held an actor to those terms.

Then they further fucked with him by bitching about him being "difficult".

TanGyal said...

When I read this yesterday, I immediately thought Ed Norton.

kreboo said...

Before I even finished this, Norton came to mind. Long time Lurker, non-poster here. :)

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yup. He has always been a crush of mine. Fucking LOVE him

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

@Sugar you know you complete me :)

Hi kreeboo!

Sugar said...

Wiggy

Scarlett Drawl said...

Alec Baldwin

shelly said...

I thought vince Vaughn.

turtle said...

@Flora Goforth- It may very well be true that Norton was forced to do Italian Job per his studio contract. But there have been many other instances where he has apparently been a real pain to work with. There was a memoir by an old-school producer who dished about a bunch of celebs, and working with Norton usually meant he would insist on rewriting scripts (or re-editing per American History X) because he thought he knew best. I also love the story of Ben Stiller improvising in Hebrew to diss Norton in his Keeping the Faith scene because he was unhappy working with him.

Anyways, it's a shame. Norton was a huge crush back in the day, but more and more, he just comes across as a privileged, overentitled a-hole.

Flora Goforth said...

@turtle

Probably a little bit of both. It was Paramount. There has since been a regime change since they had developed such a bad reputation for screwing the talent. Their penny pinching was causing them to lose money because no one would let them have a crack at their best stuff.

Sherry said...

Welcome kreboo! Join the fun..

Leek..The days of loads of work has gone by and there are down times between services but back in the day, UAL would serve a dinner AND a snack service on a DC10 SFO-ORD(200 passengers). The flight was usually about 4 hours and they barely got it done. Some other short flights (ORD-EWR) that had dinners had passengers putting their dinner trays under the seat because no on had time to pick up. It was INSANE!!

Now on long overseas flights...Never flew international so cannot vouch for the purity of the FA's. I can bet you they were probably more senior.

Erik said...

Norton's wife is cute. Jerk (if it is him...).

MollyMo said...

+1

Tina Mallette said...

Ben Stiller and Ed Norton working together is putting two Type A's together

Sean said...

Best guess is Vince Vaughn. He had a reputation, married a real estate agent, together they have at least one child. He is well connected with friends in all areas of the entertainment industry. High profile girl friends include Aniston.

Catsup said...

I have no idea, but is a producer considered a civilian? Didn't Norton marry Shauna Robertson who produced with Judd Apatow (back when his movies were really funny and not too long.)

Slim Peachy said...

Wouldn't say that Vaughn is temperamental with studios or his work is always solid (he's phoned some in for sure). I wouldn't say Damon is temperamental with studios either even if his work is always solid. He's known more for sleeping with co-stars for chemistry like Streep does, with full knowledge of his wife who tolerates it "for his craft". Norton fits to a tee. I would still call Robertson a civilian as no one could identify her just by seeing her (the very definition of celebrity.

sugarbread maker said...

I wish you could comment on laineys' site too. But I think she gets the same crazy train trolls that jj gets. His commenter's are certifiably cracratothenana.

sugarbread maker said...

Hey turtle what's the name of the memoir?

Crystal said...

I hate that she doesbt have a comment section bc her blog is one of the most fun to read!

Malibu Borebee said...

He fits a lot of the clues but who would ever think Ed Norton is "not that guy?"

di butler said...

I agree W Norton guess. Why was he a dick about the last FIVE movies he was attached to, (to varying degrees), if he's not just an ass? I love his old work, but him personally? Ewww.

megan00m said...

Flight attendant friend said worst passenger ever...oprah in the late 80s...next was a man who clipped his toenails mid flight.....which says a lot, I think.

PugsterMom said...

Yup I've often asked myself the same thing.

PS said...

What about Ethan Hawke?

audrey said...

It's probably a good thing Lainey doesn't have comments. She drives me fucking insane. I would have been banned a hundred times by now. I can't stand her on that show she does...makes me want to throw things. And now all this talk about her book baby. Makes me want to beat her over the head with the stupid thing until she shuts up. I think I need a drink or six now.

Iwinjen said...

I'm glad Enty puts Lainey blinds here. I swear I must be so very stoopid. I can never navigate her site. Maybe because I use my phone (I hope). All I ever see is links to other sites and Squaking Chicken book info. I so badly want to be cool and understand her site. Until then, I stick with CDAN.

JohnyStarr said...

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Lux said...

How has nobody said Bruce Willis? He totally fits for this. Bruno is a dog.

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versace buckles said...

i read this as alec baldwin