Friday, July 04, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

May 5, 2014

This actress is probably B-. She should maybe be slightly lower based on her body of work, but she has great name recognition which keeps her in that B range. Our actress did not start off in show business as an actress, although her fame certainly preceded her before she began acting. She was A list and then started moving slowly down the ladder as she tried desperately to get a part. She needed a big break. She knew she could make it as an actress, but, because of her past, no one would give her a shot. Well, enter this, at the time, A+ list mostly movie actor who had a thing for our actress. Sure, he was married, but, that never really stopped him when he wanted to be with someone. He controlled casting for the female lead in his new movie and he sampled several actresses before he was informed that our actress wanted the part. She agreed to sleep with him for the part, but because she did have some power she told him that if he backed out, that she would expose him to the world and she would not be bullied into accepting some smaller role. It was the lead or nothing. Our actor agreed and our actress has had quite the acting career since.

Vanessa Williams/Arnold Schwarzenegger

46 comments:

LottaColada said...

We're in May!!!

TalksTooMuch said...

She was so beautiful back in the day. And her song The Best For Last is still lovely. Sounds like she worked the angles, anyway

LottaColada said...

@Montana FTW! That was a great guess

sandybrook said...

Hey we skipped a few hundred blinds!

TalksTooMuch said...

MontanaMarriot got it!

Ray Nicolet said...

Vanessa L Williams

sandybrook said...

I think Enty is leading us to a grand climax reveal and a happy ending.

airhead said...

Barter hooker

me said...

Thank God we skipped Feb blinds! KFF forever

jack ducky said...

She'll always be A list in my heart

LottaColada said...

Happy ending. Hahahaha! Blame Texas rose for my state of mind.

Renoblondee said...

I love how she overcame the Miss America scandal!

texas rose said...

It must have been the movie The Eraser (1996). It's a beautiful thing when veteran actors help out fellow actors/actresses just starting out in the business.

texas rose said...
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texas rose said...

I didn't notice this was Kindness blind.

airhead said...

Lol

bellaluna said...

You mean like the crescendo of music and the firework finale?

sandybrook said...

Wtf is an Alabama Hot Pocket Texas? I know it taint a microwavable sammitch. :(

bellaluna said...

I don't even know what to say.

sandybrook said...

Sorta bellaluna

shopgirl said...

Now see, she shoulda gone into politics. Smart casting couch moves.

texas rose said...

Gotta go to Urban Dictionary- hope you have a few hours to spend.

sandybrook said...

Uh no...its close to bedtime.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Don't look it up, Sandy! I just made that mistake. Thanks, texas. I'll uninstall the internet now.

texas rose said...

Kristin - just takes a little willpower and you can stay off that site.

LottaColada said...

Texas, clearly, i have none

texas rose said...

I always thought you were a sick little puppy Lotta but Kristin, while worldly, may not appreciate the expansion.

texas rose said...

I have also discovered that it is one thing to read the descriptions and chuckle, but when I tried to come up with some I felt too dirty and they just seemed too outrageous and contrived, A total fail on my part.

LottaColada said...

@Texas- CDaN and expansion go hand in hand, I learned that a long time ago =)

Tigercat said...

@Lotta Um, yeah. Curiosity killed this cat, so to speak :/

LottaColada said...

Keep fighting the good fight! I have faith in you.

LottaColada said...

@Tigercat- my condolences to your mind

StuffandNonsense said...

Hollywood is a tough town. I don't know - can't hate on her for getting one over on Big Arnie.

Tigercat said...

@Lotta One more cocktail oughta help with dat.

:)

I just can't seem to help myself when it comes to "expansion."

LottaColada said...

@Tigercat- I know, right? It's like watching a car accident in slow motion. Can't look away.

texas rose said...

I would say they both got what they wanted- a win/win.

texas rose said...

I'll try to remember that Lotta. In my darkest hours I will try take your words as inspiration.

LottaColada said...

@texas - I'll remind you when needed

Studio54 said...

Wow. I always wondered how she overcame the Miss America scandal, now we know, thanks to Enty.

Kudos to Enty for a tremendous effort once again today. While the rest of us have enjoy a well deserved day off, Enty is working hard, when he already has a full time job in addition to this blog. Best wishes to you Enty!

Aoife said...

The movie was decent and I enjoyed it. Good for Arnold. Good for Vanessa. As has been said this was a win/win for both of them. If she hadn't done what he asked she'd be best known as a failed Miss America.

It's hard out there.

Bubbles said...

I think this blind is right before the Sharon Stone blind because she slept with Arnie too for her big break in the movie where she played his wife.

Sprink said...

Reno, I love how she overcame being Miss America!

Sara said...

Wow. At that point she was married with three small children.

Sherry said...

This one surprised me. Thought Vanessa was above that. And ewwww. Ahnold. Bleh.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

She had to threaten him so that he didn't Terminateher.

JoeInLA said...

Vanessa, you go girl! I always suspected that the release of those nude photos was something within her control, because it was an absolutely genius PR move. Think about it. Who is the last Miss America you remember? I remember when that scandal broke. She got her name out there, all the while acting appropriately shamefaced, but it gave her chances she would not otherwise have had. So hearing that she used her muscle on Arnold is something that fits perfectly with the tough, career-minded woman I have always suspected was hiding behind that gorgeous face, and it only makes me respect her more.