Friday, May 23, 2014

Blind Item #1

This B list mostly movie actress, who has the talent of a D lister and A+ list name recognition has been trying to bully a woman into giving up the rights to a name so the actress can have it for herself. The actress has also done her best to call in favors to halt the production of a television pilot based on the woman's life. The actress is hoping that if she ties this up in court she can run through the life savings of the other woman and she will cave.

40 comments:

sandybrook said...

has to be Lindsay right?

Violet said...

Katie.

aemish said...

Can someone please explain this blind to me... the actress has A+ list name recognition, but wants another name from someone else? Hurrh?

EvieShackles said...
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MO Mama said...

Jessica Biel for the B lister. Isn't she opening a restaurant or something?? Maybe the name she wants to use for it is already taken.

TalksTooMuch said...

There's no way Lindsay is together enough to run this scenario. I could see Katie, maybe?

Tricia Shaw said...

Kstew

Freya said...

No clue and good to see I'm not alone.

aemish said...

Well that explains all the unusual celeb offspring names.. in the event they go into the industry they won't have this problem

OneEyeCharlie said...

Sounds like she's trying to garner a title (name) for a possible production ie 'Queen of the Silver Dollar'

Dena said...

I think someone is planning a series based on a famous person & the actress is trying to swoop in and gain rites to the famous person's name in order to fuck over the one planning the show?

Topper Madison said...

It sounds to me that someone wants to open a business using someone else's historically famous name--like "Rosa Parks' Cafe"--but the historical person doesn't want to allow them to have the rights to do so.

WritergirlinLa said...

Doesn't a Strasberg own the rights to Marilyn Monroe's name and estate and Licensing?

Clubber Wang said...

Jessica Alba - Dark Angel

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Rachel Zoe has a new sitcom in the works based on her life.

Past client? Alba? Hudson? Diaz?

Frosty said...

Confusing wording -- I think it means a movie is being made based on someone's life who is not an actor or necessarily famous even, and some d list git shares that name. I have no idea who it might be, but it's a plausible scenario. Sinatra and Madonna have tried to prevent others using *their* name too, so it does happen. Usually it's a fail though

EvieShackles said...

Heard she's having money problems right now too... wouldn't take much to go through her savings.

Sillygurl said...

+1

EvieShackles said...

When Zoe's assistant Brad left, he took Demi Moore with him. Perhaps there's bad blood w/Demi. Still don't know the "name" they'd be fighting over.

Fussy Face said...

Jessica Alba and Honest Toddler

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Nice one, Fussy Face! A tv show "honest toddler" is in development according to imdb.

texas rose said...

Could be Lohan and trying to snatch some porn actress's handle - probably some thing like Dome Inmy Keister.

Pip said...

Zoe isn't an actress.

Jeannies Bottle said...

Jessica Biel and Jessica Simpson?

Renoblondee said...

Sounds like @fussy got it!

WUWT? said...

"Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is Trying to Bully Honest Toddler"
http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2013/04/honest-toddler-jessica-albas-honest-company.html

Vera L- said...

Lindsay wanting to do the Stevie Nicks biopic

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

I doubt this is Alba, because, while Enty is always eager to disparage her acting talent, and to specify a difference between her talent level and her fame, he pretty much always says her talent is "C" list, not "D."

sugarbread maker said...

alba battled a blogger in canada last year. honest mommy something like that

M. Brown said...

If this is Alba it's not a blind. The writer who runs the Honest Toddler blind (and is hilarious) was very vocal on twitter about the controversy. It wouldn't surprise me if she has a tv deal she's so funny.

M. Brown said...

Honest Toddler Blog not blind.

Hannah Savannah said...

I read just last night (weird coincidence) that the rights to Marilyn Monroe's name were sold for about $50 million recently. And by "name" I mean the right to use her image in advertising, etc. Wasn't she in some Chanel ad with Charlize Theron?

And I do believe she left her money to some Strasberg. But I'm too lazy to look it up.

ddwprincess said...

This definitely has to be Alba. She has an ongoing trademark dispute with the Honest Toddler blogger, who has a book series and a potential TV series with Darren Starr!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yep!!!!!

MovingOn said...

Yep. Honest Toddler is a hilarious Facebook page, the posts from which we're recently made into a book. The owner of the page and all this has been very vocal on FB, openly naming Alba. I don't really get why this is a blind.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Jimi Hendrix has a biopic show coming up; the Marilyn project in production is a film. However, I think this blind is referring to the Aaliyah biopic series coming out. So who owns the rights to Aaliyah's name...

Lady Heisenberg said...

The only other thing that comes to mind is the Besdie Smith project starting Latifah

Sprink said...

So I found this Laineygossip post about Alba/Honest Toddler (which, yes, turns out to be hilarious).

Read the embedded letter as well. Best bit? Honest Company's lawyer is called Erica J. Van Loon.

PSparkles said...

http://www.mtv.com/news/1614059/katy-perry-sues-australian-fashion-designer-katie-perry/

dunno about a pilot based on her life though?

KSierra said...

Courtney the killer(IMHO) wants to be Janis Joplin?