Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today's Blind Items - She Started As A Drug Dealer

I don't want anyone thinking this is Sofia Vergara so let us get that out of the way right now. Sofia's background is VERY interesting though. Lets rewind a few years before Sofia burst on to the scene and talk about our actress. She is probably B list right now even though she barely works. She had that great of a career that has stretched a couple of decades. She had a great role and then disappeared and then popped back up into a great role when she was suggested by this A list mostly television actor and coke fiend. Apparently she had been a drug dealer of the actor and the only one he slept with up to that point. She always charged him though. He is used to that kind of thing.

Our actress supported herself through high school by selling drugs and when she graduated she decided that the best way to make a lot of money selling drugs was not to school kids, but to actors. She got some extra work and that led to her chance meeting with a producer who got her some small speaking roles in exchange for some sex and some drugs. Those few speaking roles led to her big break. During her entire run on the show she still sold drugs to supplement her income because she thought the show was going to be canceled and that she would be back on the street and have to find new connections. She says she made more selling drugs during the show than she did from the show, which is saying something.

On a show she was working on during the big run of the other show, she had a little scare and was forced to quit, despite being very popular because producers were scared of just how much she was selling and that the show would get taken down by bad publicity.

Apparently it was shortly after that experience that she finally decided she had enough money and a big enough name to not have to sell any longer. It didn't mean she stopped using though. She was always her biggest customer.

82 comments:

FSP said...

Sofia Vergara

sandybrook said...

Ok Maria Condhita Alonso.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I don't know why but all I see is Selma Blair crying on a park bench while Sheen yells at her

sandybrook said...

*Conchita*
Great guess FSP!

MontanaMarriott said...

B list Actress, mostly TV I take it, been around forever, gee vague enough for ya??

Vera L- said...

Heather Locklear. She started acting (Dynasty and TJ Hooker) right out of HS.

skimpymist said...

America ferrera

sandybrook said...

Is Sofias name a swerve just to make us think this is a foreigner?

Pambelina said...

I second Heather Locklear.

Ray Nicolet said...

YUP!

aemish said...

Heather seems to fit

sugarbread maker said...

don't get high on your own supply

sandybrook said...

Heather works though. Almost every season she has a new role on some show that needs ratings it seems.

Just Another HR Lady said...

A career of a couple of decades, starting out of high school, so has to be at least 35+.

She also worked on two shows at the same time, and sounds like mostly tv. Popped up in a great role much later recommended by her #1 client.

I actually think Heather Locklear is a great guess. Worked on TJ Hooker/Dynasty at same time. Worked much later on Spin City with Charlie Sheen.

msgirl said...

Hmm my only hesitation with Heather is that she was picked up when a show needed ratings is because she DID bring in the ratings.

Karen said...

Heather Locklear was on Spin City BEFORE Charlie Sheen replaced MJF.

Just Another HR Lady said...

The BI doesn't say the actress wasn't popular though, just that she felt she still had to sell drugs in case a show was cancelled. And she stopped selling (but didn't stop using) once she felt she had a big enough name.

Shelly Shell said...

Melrose Place being the show the producers made Heather quit.

NJ FireFighter said...

The first sentence says it's not Sofia Vergara so she can be eliminated. I like the Heather guess.

sandybrook said...

Enty Heather has NEVER disappeared from acting at all during her entire career. She has worked constantly on series and guest starring roles since she got famous. And she is on Hot In Cleveland now. Do your research, she is still also A list Tv sorry.

Just Another HR Lady said...

I don't pay much attention to Enty's rating system and lack of research, it's off most of the time, which you can see in the reveals. Lol.

Agree, Heather has always worked. She might be former A, but she hasn't been A list tv since the 90's. Us old timers just remember how good she was then.

Britney R said...

Everything about this screams Heather Locklear to me.

texas rose said...

Don't think this is Heather. She works too much and has a rich boyfriend history which would be mentioned in this blind. She never had to sell drugs she was the all american successful girl.

katie said...

Could it be Pamela Anderson? Home Improvement and Baywatch, coke fiend she slept with could have been Tim Allen or the Hoff.

sandybrook said...

True HR. At least s/he can try to get shit right.

Btw Sofia hooked her way through South and Central America to get where she is now, ask Don Francisco.

Melanie said...

Heather didn't quit Melrose Place. She was in the series finale, last seen running off with Frisco Jones.

Vera L- said...

Heather has no credits in 2012 or 2014 she was most recently on Franklin and Bash in 2013

msgirl said...

Yeah I don't think this is Heather either. She was into acting in HS, and also Heather entered college which it seems whoever the blind is did not.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Linda Carter. You're a Wonder, Wonder Woman.

Jacq said...

Heather Dubrow

Sherry said...

Well as her biggest customer whoever it is has been able to maintain working all these years.

Uhm, congratulations?

FearN said...

Jumping on the Pam train!

Tricia Shaw said...

Suzanne somers

Topper Madison said...

Ooo! I like the Pamela Anderson guess--or any of those Baywatch babes, really.

Sus said...

Shannen Doherty?

Tricia Shaw said...

Pamela Anderson grew up in the hinterland of Canada ..doubt HS years had many actors around her
Isuzanne somers is an LA native...show threes company..then she got her spin off but was still on TC(Classic show IMO)..was fired/"quit over salary issues"
Replaced by the other chick

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Princess Nobody said...

Lisa Kudrow with the two shows being Mad About You and Friends.

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Patricia said...

I'm going with Shannon Doherty!

di butler said...

Pam sounds about right. I can buy that.

AKM said...

I just can't believe that (San Francisco native) Suzanne Somers was selling drugs whilst raising her young son Bruce. I just can't.

Lisa Kudrow went to Vassar. Not that those chicks can't sell drugs, but I just don't think so. Rumour has it that she was a virgin until marriage, her father was a well-known headache researcher...it's just too good of a family set-up and education to turn to drug-dealing. (Unless I'm completely naive. Possible.)

"Dynasty" was crazy-crazy-CRAZY huge, so I also can't believe that Heather would think that it might get cancelled. From, like, the first few episodes, it was a smash.

Now Pamela Anderson? Interesting guess. Especially fits with the "barely working currently" part. Didn't "Baywatch" get moved around and ended up in syndication versus being on NBC? (Clearly I didn't watch it.) That would make a star worry about its longevity, as the star in this blind was.

(Also, colour me naive again, but I find it mind-boggling that such beautiful women have to deal drugs. Isn't it a thing that if you're beautiful and young in Hollywood, you don't have to even pay with the right connections?)

AKM said...

(Shannen Doherty was a child actor, remember. It sounds like the star in this blind starting working after H.S.)

Froggy England said...

I'm on the Pam train,,,,

Krab said...

Heather Locklear was a successful model before TV. Doubt this is her.

Sus said...

What about Lisa Bonet?

Princess Nobody said...

Lisa Bonet is interesting! She was on Cosby Show and A Different World then disappeared after doing Angel Heart with Mickey Rourke.

Snootches said...

It's the limited edition "opposite day" blind. Nicely done, enty

Aya said...

This made me think of Linda Cadenllini from er for some reason.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Gillian Anderson had a very weird highschool time, but the rest doesn't fit. Her huge breakout role would have been X Files with David Duchovny as the drug using A lister, but she didn't have a huge role before that. Her latest TV project was Hannibal, but no idea how big that is in USA, and in that case I have no idea about the drugfiend on set..

Sarah said...

That's been said before

Amanda Groff said...

I was thinking of her the whole time . The only thing is in both Tommy Lee' s and Nicki Sixx's books, they talk about Tommy coming to Nicki's to do blow so she wouldn't know.

Vera L- said...

LInda Cardellini just finished an arc on Mad Men. She's working (and she was Velma!)

RowdyRodimus said...

I'm thinking Shannon Doherty (who even though the place she does commercials for, that online college thing is a scam, looks freaking hotter than ever when she has her hair pulled back and glasses on)

Wendy Rene said...

I think it's Pamela Anderson. It said she started out with small speaking roles, which led to bigger ones. She was Tim Allen's "Tool Girl," which became immensely popular. And then, everyone remembers her from "Baywatch."

Didn't Tim Allen go to prison for coke before he became an actor? I think his early stand-up routines had bits about his incarceration.

FearN said...

V. Interesting guess.

NaughtyNurse said...

Not Pam. She was discovered when she was put up on the huge video screen at a sporting event in Vancouver and then escorted down onto the field. She was in Playboy right after that. Playboy launched her career, not drugs.

NaughtyNurse said...

I'm pretty sure Pam has a college degree, too. I know way more about her than I should. Not sure why.

MadLyb said...

Joan Allen.

Jaiden_S said...

I still think it's Pam. Home Improvement, then Baywatch.

Count Jerkula said...

No way Pam. She don't have any real money, that is why she keeps trying to land rich dudes and sells her blowed out orifices by the hour. She never would have stopped dealing.

I like the Locklear guess, probably gave up dealing when she landed Sambora.

How about Courtney Thorn Smith. Wasn't she on Melrose Place, then disappeared and popped back up on Jim Belushi's show? Break through role was Summer School.

Blasie said...

Busy Philips was on The Mortified and she laughed about selling drugs in high school. She was in good company on Freaks and Geeks.

Blasie said...

Busy is in Random Photos today with her daughter.

Tallulah said...

I was thinking this was her. Her comeback was ' Charmed', but the was let go.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yeah Busy is a good guess. She's Close with Michelle Williams too. Maybe that's the tie that explains why Enty said her alleged substance abuse issues last year was karma. This is not Pam. She was too busy fucking every high school jock in Vancouver.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

@Count; Courtney is a great guess, she is also on Two and a Half Men and According to Jim. Maybe Sheen got her the 2.5men job?

audrey said...

Somers does fit though. She was huge on Three's company until they fired her for asking for a raise. There was nothing about her until she starred in Step bu Step with Patrick Duffy--who would be an A List Tv Actor having been on Dallas. She doesn't act but has remained in the spotlight with her books and product endorsements (Thigh master).

Purbear said...

I agree with the Courtney Thorne Smith guess; she was also written out of Ally McBeal. But her career highlights are more than the blind indicates: Summer School ( which I think enty has mentioned a love of before), Melrose, Ally, According to Jim, and 2 1/2 Men. So, idk. But the one part of the blind screams Charlie Sheen, so there is that.

Mylo B said...

I dont know why someone from the 70's show popped in my head. The chick who is on Orange is the new black? lol

Tricia Shaw said...

Christina applegate

Tricia Shaw said...

Christina applegate

Tricia Shaw said...

Can't believe this didn't come to me sooner
Met her in a NYC in late 80's/ early 90s..total shade
Knew who she was..we all did....to her credit-very down to earth....but shhhhady..could never figure it out.?hollow wood and all!! but then she spoke of her LA upbringing in interviews as being "hippie/unconventional=fucked up

Show married with children..she disappeared , did pilot ..came back....was all weird....has been on tv successfully 2 decades (Jesse and latest show).and frankly..she a party gurl(was from memory..now a mom etc..but
Shit..it's her)

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Count Jerkula said...

Kelly Bundy was 15 when Married with Children debuted. Probably by the 5th or 6th season, she wasn't worried about the show getting canceled, and would have had syndication residuals to fall back on. Also, she worked here and there in Hollywood since she was a child.

scarletscout said...


I don't think it's Heather..She got all the drugs/money she needed from Tommy lee & Rick Sambora & they DEFINATELY would not've wanted their wife selling. PLUS,i don't think she would've had that breakdown a coupla years ago when she was drinking et al.heavily & Jack Wagner said Sayanora to all that.She wouldnt've exposed herself that way while she was down if she'd bn doing this for decades. I THINK THE KEY WORDS FROM ENTY ARE "A FEW YEARS B4 SOFIA CAME ONTO THE SCENE"-when did Modern Family start? & what' was 3 years b4 that..who & what shows were happening?

AKM said...

Seriously, it just can't be Suzanne Somers. No way in hell would Alan Hamel put up with that. He's too much of a hard-core businessman to let his product get mixed-up in that.

Pamela doesn't have a college degree. According to the Wikipedia, she moved to Vancouver after high school and worked as a fitness instructor. Then came the Jumbotron thing and the Labatt's contract, then Playboy. I originally liked this guess, but I don't think that's it.

Lacey Antley said...

Teri Hatcher

versace buckles said...

I am convinced that this is Jennifer Esposito and Sophia Vergara WAS intended as a clue. Esposito did just kind of wander in to showbiz from NYC after high school and her first show was Spin City which eventually starred Charlie Sheen. Even though she left before Charlie started, I feel like it's not unrealistic to think that Charlie had clout with the show's creators prior to being cast by them. If she was his drug dealer, he could have got her on the show. And perhaps their relationship is what made execs uncomfortable and explains why she was written off the show after 2 yrs. She also married Bradley Cooper for a minute and then went on a bunch of shows including Blue Bloods where she got written off for a conflict with CBS that resulted from her calling off sick to work too much.

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TLP said...

Some guesses:
Rosario Dawson
Chloe Sevigny
Lara Flynn Boyle

Maryam Tahir said...

that blonde from desperate housewives...Nicole something.

LouiseH said...

Yeah, Nicolette Sheridan is a good guess.