Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today's Blind Items - She Should Be Dead

This celebrity was A list. She is not A list any longer, but she is probably going to be a B lister for the next decade or two and will have A list name recognition that long too. She has been on and off drugs for the past couple of decades and the other day she was completely messed up and started talking about some of the time she was closest to death. Times as in plural. One of them I knew about because I was in the vicinity. This was back when she was trying to make it as an actress. I remember it was hot. The kind of hot you can only get in the south at that time of the year. Hot as in you walk out the door and the humidity hits you so hard that you feel like the sweat just instantly pours out of you. My clothes were stuck to me within a few minutes and I remember I was actually glad I was wearing a suit even with the added discomfort. It kept the shirt hidden from view. I was there because one of the producers of the movie had me doing some work for him. He couldn't be there every day and wanted someone there. This was about the same time period that I found that director in Europe that had gone missing with the stripper. Making the time more fun, the A list mostly movie actress who basically got me the Europe job was hanging out on the set of this movie. She wasn't working, but was down there to decide if she wanted to work on a project with the director.

That particular morning they were filming in an area of town that at the time had cable car tracks running through the street and older stores on either side. The trailers were parked on a side street. Our celebrity was not at work. Our celebrity was apparently back at her hotel. She was supposedly not interested in coming to work that day. She had been having sex with one of her co-stars and was in love. He was having sex with a bunch of people but our actress didn't discover this until the night before. Apparently she was heart broken and didn't want to work. Someone finally managed to convince her to come out and work, but you could tell by looking at her that it was going to be a really long day. She drank through most of the day and because of the way the street was designed there were no cars or vans to shuttle the actors between the set and the trailers so they had to take golf carts. Our celebrity/actress fell out of one twice that day.

She was constantly drinking and could barely function, but somehow when she was in front of the camera she pulled it together and delivered the scene that got her nominated for some awards. Even watching from 25 feet away it was pretty incredible looking at her. At the end of the day she stumbled back into a golf cart and I went out to dinner with my actress friend. A few hours later I got a call asking if I knew where the celebrity was. I had no idea. Apparently the production team was calling everyone because our actress had gone back to her hotel after having her shuttle driver connect her with someone who would sell her drugs. Our celebrity had been off drugs for almost a year at that point. Being a year off drugs and then doing heroin would most likely kill her. It probably would have except that she was with someone while she was doing the drugs. It was someone who worked on the movie and they were shooting up together.

Our celebrity went first and almost immediately something had gone wrong. The guy from the crew was scared to call anyone, but finally he knew that losing a job was better than this person dying in front of him. He called 911 and they rushed our celebrity to the hospital. She was in the hospital getting her stomach pumped as the production crew was calling looking for her. When they found out where she was they put a lock down on the hospital which wasn't that tough. No one in the town probably knew who she was anyway. As soon as she was able, they got her out of the hospital and had a nurse watch her for two days in her hotel room before the celebrity decided she would be ok and could work. I blame the actor who was cheating on her for causing it but she still got back together with him for awhile after filming.

147 comments:

sandybrook said...

HI OG ENTY!!!

Violet said...

It sounds like a novel 'it was hot, the sort of hot ...etc'. Paris Hilton? Did she ever try and act?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Tldr
Uma

MontanaMarriott said...

C-Love?

cubsfan1990 said...

Who has time to write this

sandybrook said...

This was all very confusing OG I have no answer for you.

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bellaluna said...

Demi?

The Real Dragon said...

I dont want to Law and order this out.

Some body please guess

AbbySaurus Vex said...

"The kind of hot you can only get in the south at that time of the year. Hot as in you walk out the door and the humidity hits you so hard that you feel like the sweat just instantly pours out of you."

I imagined Humphrey Bogart's voice as I read this for some reason.

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Lady Heisenberg said...

Winona Ryder?

sandybrook said...

Somewhere in this story is Courtney Love but I'm not sure which part she belongs to which might make this the Larry Flynt movie with Woody Harrelson. Have no clue about European directors with strippers.

Jeneral said...

Marisa Tomea, filming My Cousin Vinny?

figgy said...

Jessica Lange?

This sounds like the Old Enty, back for a rare visit.

Vera L- said...

Kathleen Turner jumps out at me. But I'm going to go with Ellen Barkin in the 1988 Big Easy.

aemish said...

I don't mind the long ones as long as every sentence is relevant. I feel like this could have been a third the length it was. Annnd, I got nuthin'.

VIPblonde said...

@Montana People Vs Larry Flynt was partially filmed in Mississippi and Tennessee. Works for me!

aemish said...

AWESOME guess @Jeneral

Lady Heisenberg said...

Kate Hudson also fits and is in DM today

jane3113 said...

The celebrity has to be older and known for something non acting.

Sillygurl said...

Isn't the stripper story about Quentin Tarantino and was revealed. Ugh if only I was motivated to find it and google but I can't muster up enough fucks.

Renoblondee said...

Yay OG!

hairydawg said...

Courtney Love
"The People vs. Larry Flynt"
First filming location listed,
abandoned train station Memphis, TN

crila16 said...

Blame the actor for her drinking and drug use? Why? Cause he was a cheater? Guys have cheated on me, and I've never turned to drugs. He was just a catalyst. Prob one of many. He is NOT responsible for her decisions and actions. Only she is.

WareCat said...

I stopped reading once Enty started talking about his swamp ass.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Courtney Love and norton

surfer said...

"I blame the actor who was cheating on her for causing it..." Um, no. Not unless he was holding a knife to her throat.

Redhead said...

Ellen Barkin
Dennis Quaid
The Big Easy

Bacon Ranch said...

Ashley Judd is my guess. Matthew M as co-star

jane3113 said...

Great guess!

jane3113 said...

It's not an actress! It says celebrity who tried acting.

MontanaMarriott said...

Thanks @VIP.
I noticed Enty keeps stating celebrity as opposed to "actress" so it's somebody who has performs in multiple media. I believe rumor was that Harrelson slept with Love as well as other on the set at the time.

clrcpa said...

Julia Roberts - Steel Magnolias??

__-__=__ said...

Tarantino was the director with the stripper, so it's not a way-back blind.

aemish said...

Nice, @hairydawg did some homework

Dena said...

I like this guess! People Vs Larry Flynt.

Count Jerkula said...

OG Enty should use a folded up paper towel, like fat pro wrestlers do.

Search "Dusty's Muffler" on YouTube and look for the John Nord story.

MovingOn said...

I was thinking Marisa Tomei & MCV too. But Courtney / Larry Flynt fits.

crila16 said...

Sharon Stone?

MovingOn said...

Wait. That means Marisa would have to have been schtupping Pesci, Karate Kid or Herman Munster. I don't see any of those happening, so I'm going w/the Courtney Love guess. Woody would be boning everyone.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Nice one, Montana. I can totally see this, but I assume MiloŇ° Forman is the director in question. Some of the details seem off from everything I know about Forman, but it could be Me misunderstanding Entspeak

crila16 said...

Courtney was an A list celeb? When?

Bacon Ranch said...

Did Janet Jackson ever hook up with Tupac?

Sugar said...

Hey Sillygurl! Wanna borrow my box of no fucks to give?

aemish said...

The only wrinkle is that Milos Forman directed it, not Tarrantino... still, who says Tarrantino is the only director to run off with a stripper

MontanaMarriott said...

"This was about the same time period that I found that director in Europe that had gone missing with the stripper." Enty is referring to the time frame as opposed to saying Tarantino was the director of this movie. He did mention that Love was thinking about working with Tarantino at one time.

Shelly Shell said...

Court Love was A list in the 90's, Kurt's widow & she was nominated for major acting awards.

hairydawg said...

Courtney was nominated for a Golden Globe for that one.

Tricia Shaw said...

Carrie Otis/Mickey Rourke
Wild Orchid

Tricia Shaw said...

Just to be different..c love quess to obvy....
Shaking it up

Jessie said...

No guess but good to see a well written blind. Hey Enty!

aemish said...

Excellent point @Montana

aemish said...

I wish Courtney would clean up her act and reconcile with Francis :(

Wen said...

Another useless Hollywird POS who wastes taxpayers dollars. Let her DIE!

sugarbread maker said...

This.
Something in new Orleans and in 80s

Runswithscissors said...

Yes, the director enty had to go get in Europe at the time is the Quentin Tarantino reveal from months ago.

Courtney was A list because she was nominated for many awards, even an Oscar for the Larry Flint movie.
But she's dropped to C list, no?
marissa Tomei has dropped to C, according to enty's ranking.

Basil said...

One problem with the Courtney Love theory. She was a known heroin junkie before the movie, and to get insured to do the role she had to be drug free and was tested regularly. There was a big hoopla about it at the time, especially since she was playing a junkie in the movie lol

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Lisa Bonet filmed Angel Heart in New Orleans. If this is her that means she was fucking Mickey Rourke.

Urno Talbot said...

Enty told the story of the missing director a while back, it was at Cannes and was pretty funny.

WritergirlinLa said...

It's not the heat, it's the humility.

Tricia Shaw said...

As someone pointed out..it was a celeb turned actress not an actress...
Guess it's Courtney, reread it and makes sense with the nomination aspect

maus haus said...

So the post specifically mentions "cable cars"...which rules out Memphis, which has street cars. Assuming Enty has used the term accurately, we're looking at New Orleans or San Francisco exclusively.

Shelly Shell said...

I think Lisa's too young for this though.

The director that dissappered was Tarrantion. He was found off his meds in some dump in eastern Europe with a prostitute with illegal drugs, completely manic.

Jessi said...

Yes, New Orleans, since the mention of cable car tracks. Did Amanda Peet film anything down there? I thought she and Enty were good friends that he might be hanging out with her?

Or for whatever reason my brain went to "Fried Green Tomatoes". Filmed in early 90s, Mary Louise Parker not well known. Yes its a stretch and I am sure Very wrong.

M. Brown said...

This screams Courtney Love. I think if he put singer in parenthesis it would be too obvious.

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Cindy said...

He also said it was in the South -- SF isn't

PghGirl said...

This was what I was thinking too

Dave said...

Here's the problem with _Larry Flynt: filming in Memphis ran January to March. Shouldn't have been that hot. http://www.edward-norton.org/pvlf/pvlfprod.html

Bitch Please said...

pretty sure when you shoot up heroin in a vein, pumping your stomach won't fix the problem!! just saying...

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Dave, "hot" is a relative thing. You gotta remember that Enty probably sweats when he eats, soooo... ;)

Lady Heisenberg said...

Courtney Love is officially in the DM talking Jibberish on how she could have saved Peaches and is rumored to have recently relapsed. I feel good about closing this case now

PghGirl said...

Lisa Bonet/Mickey Rourke Angel Heart?

violet said...

Do they pump your stomach for a heroin OD? I always thought it was a shot of adrenaline straight through the breast plate (thank you Pulp Fiction)

Frosty said...

I agree with the Courtney Love guesses. Btw, San Fran is the only city left that still uses cable cars so I think Enty may have meant street cars

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s.breezy29 said...

@Tricia Shaw I thought of Courtney right away also!

s.breezy29 said...

Won't the guy be Ed Norton since they dated?

Eros said...

Absolutely riveting and spellbounding storytelling, Enty! Bravo, my dear.


I have no guesses but had to give you your kudos for this well written bi. :)

Haywood Jablomee said...

Enty, get to the effing point already.

Dallas Alice said...

@Bitch Please--you are correct. A heroin OD would call for Narcan.

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WareCat said...

Riven, I was prescribed Klonopin for anxiety.
I lasted 2 wks on that bull shit cuz I slept for 27hrs straight.
I dn't understand the recreational use for it.

Countess Eden said...

People use the term cable cars interchangeably. I think this is CLove. She's in DM today and Tarantino is in the news bc he's closing the Cannes festival.

shopgirl said...

This is why I stick around -- every now & then Original Enty pens us a story. Thank you OE!

Countess Eden said...

According to imdb, filming for Larry a Flynt was Jan thru April and hell to the yes it's hot in April in TN.

nancer said...

it's new orleans. truly one of the hottest places i've ever been in summer.

SaintsFan said...

Reading the weather report in the blind made me know it was New Orleans. Describes it perfectly. Can't be anyone like Kate Hudson, too young.

Natalia said...

@Frosty - New Orleans has always - and still does - run cable cars.

Froggy England said...

For some reason I think this is Charleze theron.

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Sherry said...

Could only be Courtney. I think this is solved. Dayum. The girl brought up the performance though

Connie Courtney said...

someone very close to be overdosed on heroin, and they gave him an intravenous infusion of "Narcon" Pardon me if i did not spell that correctly.

Connie Courtney said...

someone very close to be overdosed on heroin, and they gave him an intravenous infusion of "Narcon" Pardon me if i did not spell that correctly.

Diana Maras said...

Okay, does enty think anyone should take responsibility for their own choices? Or is it just people in Hollyweird that constantly get a free pass and get to blame other people?

CriticalPeach said...

+1 but who was the actor boyfriend??

NaughtyNurse said...

Blaming the actor who was cheating on her for her long time alcohol and drug problems? Uh…no. Her responsibility.

81pjlawrence said...

Surprised no one's mentioned Edward Norton was also in "Larry Flynt" and he and Love dated for awhile.

Zach said...

She appeared in films; not sure it constitutes trying.

JenSacks said...

Lisa Bonet is a good guess, but she is not A list. I guess Angelina. She was in a movie that filmed in Florida before "Hackers" called "Without Evidence." The heroin thing fits.

Harlow17 said...

@Basil i was going to say the same thing. it can't be courtney or at least not on this movie.

Tricia Shaw said...

Peeps again....it was notAN actress who started as an ACTRESS in the biz.....she did OTHER and got this role....
Lordy...read the blind..ure naming actresses..who were always.....actresses!

Tricia Shaw said...

Aside from c love these guesses are retarded....and she's so obvy but doesn't seem right.....hasn't been nailed yet
Ps..it's a city with a "former"cable car...so NOLA out
Memphis works....personally..feeling Mississippi....
Be back with guess b4 I bid y'all nite(I know...u r all so relieved..lol)

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Jason Blue Eyes said...

Then again, Angel Heart was filmed almost 30 years ago. Enty can't be any older then late 30's - early 40's. He would have been a teenager.

Scratch my guess.

anon said...

When I was reading it, I was thinking Whitney Houston - singer who tried acting, did tons of drugs - but I would think she was famous enough where they would have recognized her at the hospital (unless she had one of her dime store wigs on) - so far CLove sounds like the best guess.

Riven said...

Tricia: A blind item guess is incapable of displaying progress or growth that is judged as limited in comparison to others. Ergo (that's a Latin adverb for thus or therefore), it is impossible for a supposition (that means guess) to be "retarded." I will acknowledge that it could possibly be applied if directed at a single supposition that is continuously and repeatedly altering itself without advancement towards the correct answer. But that's irrelevant as it is not how you applied the slur.

Perhaps the word you intended was ignorant (that means uneducated or unread), for which your usage of the word "retarded" serves as an excellent example.

TL;DR If you're going to use hate speech for fuck's sake use it properly.

texas rose said...

Marisa Tomei filming My Cousin Vinny. The director was Jonathan Lynn.

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megan00m said...

Agree!

Michel said...

New Orleans. Street cars and old store fronts.

LowKey said...

Riven
I love you so hard right now
<3

kj said...

i lerv you Enty. Not just love you, but lerv you!! Your stories are so vivid and real and i feel the sweat pouring off the screen. Countdown to the Cup June 16.

Pugs Andkisses said...

I was wondering that too...

nycweboy said...

Julia Roberts The Pelican Brief?

MadLyb said...

Enty lost me at the part where the celebrity (Love if this is true) was getting her stomach pumped for a heroin overdose. Did she eat it or what? Otherwise the treatment would've been blockers.

Spiffypaws said...

Yeah, I know how that heat feels.

Trilby said...

Yep. In particular, certain blocks of Canal St. or narrow blocks of St. Charles Ave. between Canal and Lee Circle (there would be no extra room to set up transport, hence the golf carts.). And July and August here are HELL on earth...

Alita said...

I like the Courtney Love guess, and see how it fits the elements. But ... I remember that when she got the Larry Flynt role she had to pre-prove that she was clean to be hired. Then she had to submit to daily drug testing throughout the shoot so that the production could be insured. At that time, and for quite a bit afterwards, C Love looked great and really seemed ambitious to forward her 'entertainer' (in Entward speak) career. Maybe that was just a cover story and in reality it didn't matter if she used. But if it were truthy, it would preclude her from being the gal in question.

Actually now I think about it, at that time Courtney Love was actually really high-publicity famous - Kurt Cobain's death had her splashed across the news a lot, and then a little afterwards she was doing talk shows and interviews for other endeavours and then for this Movie. So maybe not so unrecognisable in the hospital.

Alita said...

Hello, LadyH! I hope the day is treating you well.

I don't think Today's Blind Item Enty follows the DMC - that's more for the Blind Item #846 Enty.

Alita said...

Sillygurl & Sugar - you definitely want to retract the box of no fucks for this one. It was the 10k Twitter Followers reveal and it is full of AWESOME!

CDaN 10k Twitter Reveal

Alita said...

High five, @Basil! Wrote the same above (above if you read the mobile site).

Also @aemish - Courtney & Francis reconciled a while ago - it's all good with them now.

Alita said...

That's 100% true, @BitchPlease. The reason they would have pumped her stomach was to get rid of the alcohol that it says she was downing.

When you OD on smack - even if you OD from eating it - they Narcain you. Strips the heroin out of your body immediately. So the addict goes from so wasted they're dying, to immediately be withdrawing. It works as fast as that shot to the heart they give Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. They would have done that before they pumped her stomach.

Alita said...

Ha @Riven, you go XD

Alita said...

I don't think this is Courtney Love, watch me be fair with evidence both ways:

Works for Courtney Love
- A List, not A list any longer
- Continued high name recognition now & future
- On & off drugs last couple decades
- Tried (past tense) to make it as an actress


Doesn't work for Courtney Love
- Larry Flynt filmed 1996, Tarantino blind is either '92 (Res Dogs), '94 (Pulp Fiction), or (unlikely) later in the 2000s. Jackie Brown doesn't fit that blind at all (impossible to be that movie). Ergo if this one happened around the same time as the Tarantino blind, it's not possible for it to be Larry Flynt & hence impossible to be C Love. This was her only big movie, and Tarantino isn't a guess - it's OG Enty certified and revealed, so I think this on it's own precludes it being Courtney.

- Been off heroin and alcohol for a year - Courtney was definitely using when she was selected for Larry Flynt, and it was the desire to get and keep the role that made her get clean. She was definitely not clean for a year prior to filming.

- This was when she was most famous and 'current.' She was sufficiently well known that people in the hospital and town would have recognised her name.


Not couunted evidence
- Cable cars Vs street cars; too many people use these words incorrectly or colloquially
- Who the A List actress is; she wasn't working on the set, just networking


Law & Order that shit out (TM)

Henriette said...

This sounds like Courtney Love.

Alita said...

I refer you to my essay above, @Henriette ;P

B. Profane said...

Why are you all assuming that the film set in question was in the US? With all the references to Europe, my assumption was that this might be a location shoot in Southern Europe.

There's plenty of humid cities in Italy and Spain that still had streetcars around the period of this BI.

Brenda L said...

a lot of people clean up from heroin with methadone...Courtney may have submitted to a methadone program to "clean up"....and make herself insurable.

The only problem is...on a drug test, methadone shows as an opiate...just like other opiates....so you can still take opiates with it and everything is kosher on your tests. You only get in trouble when you start supplementing with other stuff like cocaine or anything that would show up as something different on your drug test.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yeah that or maybe Judd/Doubke Jeapordy?

Alita said...

Hi Brenda L, I believe you've spoken about this sort of stuff before quite knowledgeably, but my understanding about testing is quite different.

My understanding is that drug tests definitely distinguish between synthetics and the full on opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine). But even drug screening (way less full-on; like a rough test looking for a broad set of chemicals that indicate you need to do a proper test) distinguishes heroin/morphine/codeine from ther other stuff (including methadone). It makes sense chemically speaking, because the element structures are way different.

In practical terms - methadone clinics routinely do drug screens to make sure patients aren't also abusing heroin; opiates are the primary thing they're looking for, in a group of people that is definitely taking methadone. They don't cut them off the methadone if they are caught abusing opiates, but patients lose privileges like being able to get take-home methadone for the weekend (that is in my country anyhow). But they screen, and definitely screen specifically to distinguish heroin/opiates for methadone.

Alita said...

Sorry - meant to add that maybe there are some screens that don't distinguish them, but some definitely do. And all testing for it does.

That Sparkly Bunny said...

Possible problem with the Courtney theory -
Entry says nobody In the town would have known who the celeb was.. Surely they'd know Love ?

obitguy said...

I live in Memphis. Based on the description of the street, I'd say People vs. Larry Flynt. The old building they converted to be the Hustler Club was on Main Street which is an area of old stores with a trolley car running down the middle of the street.

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

@Alita

DREW BARRYMORE PLAYS MOTHER OF THE BRIDE TO KURT COBAIN KID
By NATIONAL ENQUIRER STAFF
May 19, 2014 | 1:46am EDT

Goodhearted DREW planning FRANCES BEAN COBAIN's wedding to dead rocker dad look-a-like!
AS if she doesn't already have enough on her plate with a toddler and a newborn, Drew's taken on another major project - planning Frances Bean Cobain's wedding!
The bubbly "Charlie's Angels" star is godmother to the daughter of Courtney Love and late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. But since the 21-year-old is on the outs with Courtney, Drew's stepping in to play mother of the bride.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

How about Teri Hatcher in Heaven's Prisoners?

Count Jerkula said...

Alita: It all depends on the test, and if they care. Some joints will use a cheap test, then if anything shows up and they have a need to find out further info, they will send the sample for a more in depth test.

Speaking of tests, I didn't know this, but in blood tests for HIV many places do pooling. Say they got 60 samples. They throw some of each together then test it. If it turns up +, then they will split into 2 groups of 30 and test, and they continue that until they isolate the +s. HUGE cost cutting measure for the labs.

Alvin said...

Kate Hudson Peter Skarsgaard The Skeleton Key partially filmed in New Orleans

SVixen said...

He posted on the facebook page earlier that it was NOT a singer, so back to the drawing board on C. Love idea.

Alita said...

Count - yep, that's 'screening' (half assed testing).

I can't speak for all screens, but I know for a fact that some distinguish methadone from opiates (heroin etc) - where it's wanted, such as when testing a methadone user for smack!

Alita said...

Thank you, @Enty! Not a singer.

I actually researched and formed an evidence based opinion. I shall now feel vindicated, and slightly smug.

SVixen said...

Based on Alita's timeline:

Option-
A League of One's Own-1992
Filmed Illinois Railway Museum, KY and Indiana...Gena Davis Nominated-GG

Option-
Cape Fear-FL and GA Juliette Lewis Nominated GG and Oscar

Option-
True Lies 1994 Florida and Maryland Jamie Lee Curtis
Winner-GG

There are so many movies, but these three would fit. Or not.


Riven said...

Obviously it's Angela Lansbury in Mrs Claus. Natasha Richardson was on set visiting Rob Marshall to discuss the upcoming Boardway revival of Caberet. NR was in Past Midnight, on which Tarantino was a producer.

You'll never watch Murder She Wrote reruns the same way again.

Ps. Another way to look at it: The Tarantino connection.

There are very few non-US born actresses who worked with Tarantino prior to the release of Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction premiered at Cannes, as far as I could determine no other Tarantino film actually premiered at Cannes until Inglorious Bastards, which was 2 years after the date of the OG BI.

As far as I can tell the connection is either:

Julia Delpy in Killing Zoe
or
Natasha The Original Queen Bee Richardson in Past Midnight
or
Someone else I'm too exhausted to find because I wasted an hour trying to make Melanie Griffith fit this blind

Ruby said...

I read that the director of Steel Magnolias tortured Julia Roberts so that could make anyone drink. I have a hard time picturing her doing heroin though. She met Kiefer on the next movie she did and was engaged to him until he ran off with a stripper.