Friday, June 20, 2014

Four For Friday - Vixen Returns

It is the last few hours of spring so get out and enjoy the day. I think that every Friday between June and August should be at a minimum of a half-day and getting the whole day off would be even better. I think this is because so many offices do that type of thing and people go on vacations and it sucks to be the only one in the office. Anyway, I will be here all weekend so, come on by and say hello. If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I am @entylawyer

For those of you who have been reading a long time, you probably remember the blinds about Vixen. For those of you who never read about her, you can click on the label at the bottom and relive the blinds. Vixen, has popped up now and again, but not for many years.  A few weeks ago we crossed paths and had a few hours to catch up and see what has been happening in her life. She is a completely different person from the time I first met her. She is healthy and fun and vibrant and I am really proud of her for all the positive changes she has made in her life.

As we sat and talked and relived the past, she told me a story about something that happened to her a long time ago and that she says is the reason she spiraled on a path that almost cost her life. Back in the day she was just starting out as an actress. She was also a model and was in her teens when she first ran into this actor who was A+ list at the time. This guy was everywhere. He wasn't really a movie star, and has rarely been in movies, but he was the king of television. He has a long and stories Hollywood past that would have crushed him if he was acting like that in the age of TMZ and paps everywhere.

They met when she read for a part. She says that producers would forward him the tapes of women who read so he could pick and choose who he could ask out or eliminate right away as not suitable, which meant he couldn't see himself having sex with the woman or he knew she would be off limits. Vixen was young. Below the age of consent, but that didn't stop our actor from inviting her to dinner and wining her and dining her and putting on the full court press. She had no chance really and the pair started having sex. He was married at the time but always seemed to have time for Vixen. When she balked at his request for a threesome he told her that she needed a little coke and that everything would be good. She had her first line then and has been battling coke addiction since. He turned her life into a drug and sex fueled party and would tell her which roles to take and which not to take. He would pass her around to his friends and threaten her if she didn't cooperate. He had her find other women who were in their teens and bring them to parties and then would have sex with them. If he liked them better than Vixen he would send her on her way for a few weeks or months until he decided he wanted her again.

Vixen was getting good roles and got one great role and that led to her biggest amount of fame. Apparently our actor got jealous and wanted her for himself again so cast her on his new show and took up right where they left off. She had kicked coke but he got her hooked again and it was even worse for her that time and she went off the deep end and got in trouble with the law and finally was at rock bottom and tried to kill herself. The people in her life who were close to her got her some help and she fled Hollywood. They convinced her, rightfully so that her life was much more important than being famous or being used by some has been Hollywood A lister.


98 comments:

Riven said...
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MeanieRhysie said...

I'm running on stupid today. Could someone tell me where the link to other Vixen stories are? Thanks in advance...

TalksTooMuch said...

A real, honest to goodness awesome (sorry coke-addicted actress) blind! Yay!

Still no guess!

Cecilia00 said...

If Vixen is Nicole Eggert like precious guesses: could the TV guy be Scott Baio (from Charles In Charge?)

G said...

@Meanie

Just go down to where it says "LABELS". It's above Your Turn.

sandybrook said...

I'm going to say Bill Cosby and click the word Vixen below this blind and read more about her and Surfer Boy.

Riven said...
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VIPblonde said...

Yasmine Bleeth, Don Johnson (Baywatch, then he cast her on Nash Bridges)

MontanaMarriott said...

I always thought Vixen was Enty's and Brandi's good friend Jennifer Gimenez from Sober house ex model/actress/notorious cokehead

Simon said...

If Nicole eggert, I say the hoff

Simon said...

VIP does it again!

FSP said...

Dominique Swain

Lady Heisenberg said...

Dammit VIP!!! (Yay!!! The Queen is back!!!)

figgy said...

I like @VIP's guess (of course) of Yasmine Bleeth and Don Johnson. Remember how hot she was for awhile?
Then disappeared? And we all know Don Johnson is a piece of human excrement.

MeanieRhysie said...

Much thanks! I am on mobile version.

MeanieRhysie said...

I thought of Don Johnson but couldn't think of who Vixen might be.

Catherine said...

Almost sounds like Amanda Bynes and Dan Schneider...

TalksTooMuch said...

I like the Nicole Eggert guess!

J said...

I do remember reading an interview with Yasmine Bleeth in which she admitted to having a huge coke problem and said she had to get her nose re-done because of it.

sandybrook said...

Actually I think this is Don Johnson and Patti d'arbanville

auntliddy said...

Yikes, what an evil dick.

Riven said...

@VIP I like this guess. I was just reading about Yasmine's disappearance from HW yesterday.

Violet said...

Vixen was in her late 30s in 2006 in the original blind so whoever it is is likely mid to late 40s now. If that helps any.

Suzyanne Guzicki said...

Why is Don Johnson a piece of poo? Dish the dirt please.

Tina Mallette said...

Hmmm yes definitely Don Johnson, just which female victim.

When did he and Melanie break up?

Seven of Eleven said...

Nice, @VIP!

Bleeth was arrested for a DUI in Michigan and they found cocaine when they searched her hotel room, leading to her second rehab stint. And this nugget:

Aaron Spelling was so eager to cast Bleeth in the role of a vixen on Titans that his company convinced CBS to grant her an early release from her Nash Bridges contract.

Riven said...

Motherfuck! I thought Rob Lowe was also in the 80/90s tv show that made you cry every week and had the boy with Downs Syndrome.

Anyone know what show I mean? Just to get that out of my head.

sandybrook said...

Jesus something just exploded outside my apartment! Maybe lightning but not sure. :(

Tina Mallette said...

Don Johnson was born a pretty boy and apparently was a notorious horn dog from puberty.

Katkat said...
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sandybrook said...

Life Goes On Riven

Katkat said...

First time posting!!! I think VIP got it!
http://www.askmen.com/celebs/women/actress/13_yasmine_bleeth.html

AJ said...

Jumping late but my first thought was Yasmine Bleeth. She got into major trouble for coke years back and dropped away from HW.
Nicole Eggbert is a good guess too but I feel like it's not her bc she's recently done reality TV.

AKM said...

@Riven - "Life Goes On"? His brother Chad was on that show. Played Becka's BF/husband, IIRC.

Wow, check out the "Vixen" thread...goes back to 2006. If I need to fall down a gossip rabbithole later in the afternoon, I know where to go. Sweet!

MontanaMarriott said...
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Gossip-Monster said...

VIP is the Queen!

Tricia Shaw said...

Well yasmine bleeth was sorta easy..anyone who watched Ryan's hope, all my children and saw her career grow and disappear guessed her...I knew her but couldn't complete blind cuz I remember Richard Greico her ex being a destructive force in her life, and when things went south for her

Seven of Eleven said...

Now I'm not so sure about the Bleeth guess. One of the older ones, which was posted in 2009, says:

Faded teen starlet who hit it big on tv, but now is strictly movies (when she can get them)

Bleeth has never been strictly movies, and she hasn't worked since 2003.

Riven said...

@Sandy yes! With CHAD Lowe lol. Thanks so much. At least there was some reason I thought of Rob.

Violet said...

Yasmeen is 46 so fits the age bracket exactly. Blimey, i thought she was in her 30s. How time flies.

AKM said...

Wait, it can't be Yasmine and Don Johnson, because she was 30 when "Nash Bridges started...

"Vixen was young. Below the age of consent, but that didn't stop our actor from inviting her to dinner and wining her and dining her and putting on the full court press."

Am I reading that correctly?

Violet said...

and not to be pedantic (big word use) a woman in her teens is a teenager and not a woman.

AKM said...

Oh, never mind. I totally missed the last paragraph. Reading comprehension skills are not my friend today. Summer Friday brain! Oof. :-/

Sillygurl said...

I wanted to be Tawny Kitaen. But was she ever an actress? I just remember the car video. Lol

Tina Mallette said...
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TH-ighs said...

VIP...all I hear in my head is Chandler Bing saying "Yasmeen BLEETH"

sandybrook said...

Tawny did some movies but wasn't a Tv star.

sandybrook said...

Yes Melanie was underage when she started with him.

Sunshine said...

V
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Tina Mallette said...

Poor Melanie talk about a bad trifecta

"Griffith was married four times to three actors: Don Johnson (1975, 1989), Steven Bauer (1982) and Antonio Banderas (1996)."

Yes she and DJ were married and divorced twice.

0 for 4 narcissistic bullies every one

"Griffith began modeling and appearing in television commercials as an infant, but quickly abandoned her career as a child model due to her extreme shyness. She attended the Hollywood Professional School, where she excelled at academics, skipping a grade and graduating at the age of 16. At age 14, Griffith began dating the then-22-year-old actor Don Johnson, moving in with him later that same year. Griffith recalls explaining her decision to move in with Johnson to her parents: "I said to them, 'If I can do all of this stuff at home, if I can already drive a car, if I can get to school by myself, then why do I have to live at home?' And it made good logical sense, but it didn't make emotional sense." "

Actually does not make logical sense, 14 and 15 year old can't drive.

Shelly Shell said...

I like the Yasmin guess, is she still married to that guy she meet in rehab & being a wifey in the midwest with him?

I'm gonna go read the other Vixen blinds now.

AKM said...

@TH-ighs - "Run, Yasmine! Run like the wind!"

@Tina - She was a Hollywood kid, so I'm sure she was probably driving underage and Mom and Dad must have been okay with it. They let her date him and move in with him, after all. What was Tippi thinking?! I can't imagine. :-/

Tigercat said...

OG Enty!

Seven of Eleven said...

For those of you on mobile sites where you can't see the tag Vixen, here's the link to all of the Vixen posts:

Vixen posts

Jessica Larson said...

According to IMDB Yasmine will have another movie coming out, after 10 yrs, so she could've been back in LA recently.

FrenchGirl said...

Okay the guy is Don Johnson but Yasmine'sage doesn't fit
Why not Johnson's daughter in Nash?jodi lyn o'keefe

Tricia Shaw said...

Sorry one thing still not working for me with don Johnson..he has multiple film nods..made quite. Few films which garnered great notices(paradise, tin cup, guilty as sin.....in which he was awesome)
Not feeling it

Cheryl said...

I was just reading about Don Johnson in Pamela Des Barres book. I know it's old news but I've just gotten around to reading it. She was living with Don Johnson when he hooked up with Melanie, apparently with Tippi's blessing. She was 14 and looked and acted like she was 14.

Tricia Shaw said...

Blind says he really never mAde any films....
Jodi ok we've was not a child star. It was her breakthrough role on Nash bridges, and she became his GF..not her

sandybrook said...

Jodi was on Another World for a few years before she was on Nash Bridges

AKM said...

@Cheryl - Don't you love Miss Pamela?! Get the sequel, and her other books, too. I'm DYIN' to get to L.A. and take one of her tours someday!

Tricia Shaw said...

Yes but there was nothing in between which catapulted her into a "great role" from which don stole her

Renoblondee said...

Very nice VIP!

Froggy England said...

God almighty, who lets their 14 year old daughter go live with a grown man? What the hell was wrong with tippi hendron. From Melanie's quote it looks like she was simply not involved with her daughter, emotionally or otherwise.

As to the blind, What is the age of consent here? Some states it's 18 , others sixteen right? If this was a seventeen year old, she has to take some responsibility for her life choices, if she was fifteen, then where the hell were her parents. Hence why I think she was slightly older,,,doing lines, being passed around men, being taken out for dinner in the first instance.

Of course she had a choice, enty is giving her too much of a free pass here. As an adult she repeated the same mistakes and as an adult we make our own choices, no one else is to blame or responsible, even if she was fifteen the first time.

She's a druggie and behaved as a whore in return for fame and ended up in trouble with the law and trying to kill herself. I'm sorry, with the opportunities she had, she takes some responsibility here for screwing up her life. Who ever the skeavy dude is, he takes only some of the blame and none of it at all for when she was a grown woman.

teresa crane said...

Don Johnson was hot back in the day but he really is the worst

Riven said...

@AKM yup! Thanks! I'm just glad there was a legit reason I thought of Rob Lowe. Sometimes my brain wires get completely crossed and it's just a mess of wtf.

rdkizziah said...

My husband's cousin was a guest star on Miami Vice. She was gorgeous back then. She said Don Johnson as an absolute creep, would not leave her alone, pestered all of the females on set, and was a jerk to everyone. She hated his guts.

Dexamyl said...

I remember she was on the short-lived Titans, which was a fun, trashy, Dynasty type show. What was odd was that her nose was noticeably different than in the past. There were already coke rumors and I wondered if she'd had an operation for a deviated septum.

Gayeld said...

OMG, best comment on the first Vixen post. From 2006, by lostintranslation:

>>it could be..but he is 18 and the blog said the boy was 16 and his father was in the music industry..

plus ******Lindsay has never been arrested for drugs****** and she is only in her early 20's not mid 30's...

this one mind boggling...<<

I can't stop snorting at that one.

Oh, and someone on that entry suggested that Enty start using a rating system for the stars. You know, like Nicole Kidman - A, Tom Cruise and his babymama B......

Bunni said...

Thanks @sevenofeleven @Th-ighs I think Matthew Perry used to date her too.

shopgirl said...

Thanks for the link 7. Aw, 2006 and Enty was thinking a descriptive A-D list would be helpful. So innocent.

Seven of Eleven said...

Honestly, the only thing I remember about Tawny Kitean was that she dated Uncle Joey and I think was one of the hosts of America's Funniest Home Videos.

@shopgirl, I had that same thought!

125records said...

Browsing the Vixen archive, I found this: "I am blogging because I wanted to try it and felt I had some things I wanted to share. I have no other motive for my blog. I do not run ads and think I am about the only one who does not."
No ads. Ha ha. Yep, that was a loooong time ago, all right.

Gayeld said...

@Seven. Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks!!!! I hate to admit, but I loved that movie. Can't see an egg beater without thinking of it.

"How about this? Come on, we're married now. This is perfectly legal."

auntliddy said...

125, i read that too wtf happened? Also the site was so different and sooo much better then. Sigh.

Amanda Groff said...

The show Life Goes On?

lulu said...

that's a good guess. Dan Schneider needs to be locked away already

lulu said...

thank you

Meauxelle said...

@Seven-thanks for the clicky! And doooooown the rabbit hole I gooooooo....

Meauxelle said...

@Cheryl-Pamela Des Barres' books are one of my guilty pleasures- SO MUCH DISH!!!

Seven of Eleven said...

@gayeld, I have never seen Bachelor Party but I just watched the trailer and... um... that egg-beater looks like the one my gran gave me. Now terrified. :b

TLP said...

Natasha Lyonne and Woody Allen?

Gracie said...

That is who I was thinking, but I think VIP got it again. She makes more sense than Amanda, who has somewhat remained in the spotlight.

Lulu said...
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sifichick said...

I met Don Johnson when I was 12 and he is pure scum. He knew I was 12 and acted like I wasn't. Granted I looked older but that doesn't excuse him being an ass. I swear he was flirting with me and it was one of the creepiest situations I've ever been in. Mind you he was in his late 30's early 40's when I met him. Again I was 12. I've never met a more skeezy, egotistical person in my life than Don Johnson.

Renoblondee said...

Omg @gayeld. Love love that movie!

bellaluna said...

Don Johnson was the first to come to mind! Could it have been Melanie?

Jennmcn said...

Wow, talk about a blast from the past...going back and reading all the old comments. I do believe it's Yasmin Bleeth. She moved to Michigan and married a strip club owner. I know the real Enty knows her and Nicole Eccbert. When Bleeth finally got charged with possession, she was shooting coke. She just had a birthday a few days ago and is now 45ish.

The Enquirer said...

Don Johnson is a good guess. Poor Melanie. She really did pick creeps.

Diane said...

Riven - that was his younger half-brother, Chad.

auntliddy said...

Ita don is a real bastard, but he was sexually abused by his babysitter from 10 or 11 on. And before you are all so what, imagine if it hapened to young girl.

chopchop said...

Looked at some of the old Vixen blinds … miss the hell out of you RocketQueen.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Welcome katkat

beth olio said...

Thanks!

beth olio said...

Thanks!

Count Jerkula said...

Does the cocaine turn broads into bi-polar messes or do bi-polar messes just love the cocaine? I think this is a chicken/egg conundrum that actually has an answer.

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

Thank you!

ultrgrl said...

Melanie Griffith is "meth" so likely not "vixen" as well. Don Johnson fits for the ex in the meth blinds, esp since he was dating a 19 yo in 2006 (which he then broke up with when she was 20) Plus the age/movie history of Melanie matches. Vixen as Yasmine Bleeth would work better here.