Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

Looking back I don't think this actress has ever been a blind. It is crazy to me that someone who has been A list in her television niche for so long has never done anything to get in here. She won't even talk about how awful her former co-star was. Anyway, our actress is here today because it turns out that over her very long career she has raised almost $25M for a charity she loves. Her husband of many years apparently has kept a running tally of every dollar she has ever pledged or matched or had other people pledge. We are talking about actual dollars and not some kind of fundraiser where a bunch of money is raised, but after all the expenses of the party no one gets anything. Her husband, who is a fairly wealthy guy threw our actress a huge party to mark the accomplishment and had a lot of people in attendance who our actress had directly helped by her efforts and they got up and spoke and told their stories and how the actress helped them. Some of these people were helped two decades ago and still remembered where they were and how their lives were changed by the actress. It was a well deserved tribute.

75 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Julia Louis Dreyfus?

Karen said...

Susan Lucci?

Tricia S said...

Allison Janney

sandybrook said...

Damn Montana!

sandybrook said...

Too slow again today lost track of time :p

Tricia S said...

Janney no hubby..but I love me her

jane3113 said...

Great guess because of television niche clue

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

Megan Mullally?

No clue if she's ever been a BI though.

Tricia S said...

But brad grey Julia hubby a comic writer..dontvsee I that..wealthy I think businessman

Tricia S said...

Lucci good guess her hubby wealthy Austrian bizman

sandybrook said...

Imma throw in Jane Leeves just to make a guess. But I think its JLD

SusieQ said...

How wonderful all around! Her w the fundraising, her husband actually paying attention and throwing her a party, and those that she has helped not only directly benefited but they also got a chance to say thank you!

sandybrook said...

Thanx to SMG Lucci has probably been in blinds before

Tricia S said...

To be different..throwing in Kathie Lee Gifford. She is extremely active in charity and has been A for decades through talkshowtelevision etc

sugarbread maker said...

Susan Lucci hated smg.

jane3113 said...

Julia is rich because of her dad not her husband. She has the money in that pair.

All Lace no Leather said...

If they threw her a party, then it shouldn't be a blind. Make it public, and give her the positive feedback she deserves. Her example could help other wealthy people to follow in her footsteps.

Tricia S said...

And Frank Gifford wealthy ex football challenge biz guy tv personality

sugarbread maker said...

Julia probably hated Kramer too. Her husband is rich as well

th47 said...

I have no idea if this guess is right, but I have to chuckle at the idea of Nick Offerman/Ron Swanson organizing and throwing a huge party. Nothing but bacon and scotch on the menu.

sandybrook said...

One more to think about-- Susan St. James hubby Dick Ebersol. Co-star Rock Hudson mebbe?

MISCH said...

So she's private married to a rich man and has been around over 20 years…got nothing

Seachica said...

I like the Susan Lucci guess. She is A list, an actress, and has a well defined niche. Is she married to someone well off?

jane3113 said...

Susan is involved in AtFib which her husband has. May explain why he is so intent on honoring her.

gadfly said...

Love the Susan Lucci guess, though I wish it were JLD. Check this out:

https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/susan-lucci

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

@th47 hahaha yeah I can totes see that. I don't think he's wealthy though, at least not as much as the BI is implying and Megan probably has more money due to W&G.

Jessie said...

La Lucci is a good guess. Especially if the nightmare former co-star is SMG. SMG has talked about hating Lucci publicly but never vice versa

Violet said...

Just to throw in another name for the hell of it, Jane Curtin.

Basil said...

Yeah, this is probably Lucci. But why is it a blind if this was a bloody party?

princessofgossip said...

Patricia Heaton gives so much to charity and never touts it. Has to be Patricia.

Kari said...

I like the Susan Lucci guess. I heard that she is really nice.

Gayeld said...

I'm going for the Susan Lucci guess, especially with the SMG revel today.

AGF said...

Mary Tyler Moore and Juvenile Diabetes. Husband is Grant Tinker. Co-star Asner?

Common Tater said...

I doubt Kathie Lee's hubby still has the wherewithal to throw anything.

Freya said...

I waa thinking Susan Lucci too.

Dena said...

Throwing out Roma Downey who is married to Mark Burnett. She is involved with Operation Smile.

Common Tater said...

I think her Tinker marriage tanked decades ago when they worked together on MTM show. Isn't she married to the cosmetic surgeon who did that to her face?

rajahcat said...

I like that Roma guess

Common Tater said...

I also like the Roma guess. But who was her nasty co-star?

Tina Mallette said...

I loved the episode of Hot in Cleveland where the Wendie Malick character gets a small role in a soap opera with Susan Lucci. I caught of quick glimpse of Lucci in Vegas. So petite and looking glam.

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sugarbread maker said...

roma's costar was the black woman w/ the white streak down her hair.. camera hog.. preacher i think. always on every talk show everywhere

sugarbread maker said...

della reese

GMastro said...

I definitely think this is LaLucci. She is in the news today, selling her Hamptons home for $20 million, and she has always taken the classy, high road when speaking of her time with SMG. Speaking of SMG, Kimberly McCulough, who was once engaged to Freddie was throwing shade via twitter yesterday. It was awesome.

kelliknows said...

Patricia Heaton's good guess. Julianne Margulies? Hubby not in the biz, worked with lots of people. Jane leeves? Have no idea about her hubby tho.

Tina Mallette said...

But does Roma even work as an actress anymore let alone was she ever A list in her niche?

Jessica Larson said...

I'm onboard with the Lucci guess, her hubs would track something like this to, I remember it an interview with him also.

auntliddy said...

Suge, no SMG hated Lucci. Lucci did used to be a bitch.

auntliddy said...

Jane, julia doesnt have any family money, just her own. From a show you may have heard of- seinfeld.

auntliddy said...

Whoever it is, i wish it was me that helped all those people.

auntliddy said...

Common, she is married to a heart surgeon. And shes pretty out of it now and i dont think they hv much of a relationship.

jane3113 said...

Sure she's rich on her own but her dad is a billionaire. Point is, she has earned more than brad hall.

Jessica Larson said...

Julia Louis Dreyfus's father is a Multi - Billionaire.

Google "GĂ©rard Louis-Dreyfus" and "Louis Dreyfus Energy Services" and "Louis Dreyfus Group".

auntliddy said...

Tina, sometimes. She had so much done to her face she cant even talk anymore lol. I like how she has reinvented herself as so holy. She was divorced, had long term affair with married actir whose wife had MS, then aggair with the male angel on the show. Then she marries Burnett, and suddenly shes the holy mother on earth, making religious movies and talking all catholic-ey. Makes ya laugh.

gends said...

I don't think this can be Mary Tyler Moore. There have been some situations where the police were called to her home, I believe. And I believe she is, sadly, quite ill now from diabetes.

Sabrina said...

Why is this a blind? Things like that should be spelled out!

kpist said...

Susan Lucci is a chair for Little Flower children and family services in NY

Sherry said...

Gends, I think the common belief about MTM is that she has dementia, hence the police calls. BUT she is no longer married to Grant Tinker. That was done years ago. And whoever her Plastic Surgeon hubby is, I would never go to him. As Alan Cumming said, she looks like a burn victim.

Going with the Lucci guess.

ethorne said...

The whole time reading this I thought JLD.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

Just throwing out Marlo Thomas. She was on a hit show ("That Girl") and her father Danny Thomas founded St. Jude's Hospital which treats child cancer patients for free. Also she's married to Phil Donahue.

PJ said...

Maybe...The whole "won't even talk about how awful her former co-star was" would likely be referring to Sarah Michelle Gellar. God, I may be dating myself here but remember way back when when. she played Kendal?? What a behind the scenes sh*t show that must have been!

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

Sorry, St. Jude's treats children with catastrophic illnesses, not just cancer:

St. Jude's wikipedia page

Renoblondee said...

I like the JLD guess. Heard she's real good people.

Ms Cool said...

Tina Fey/Alec Baldwin? I know nothing about her husband, though.

Just no said...

What about Jane Pauley? I"m sure hated Bryant Gumbal, husband is Gary Trudeu. She suffers from depression and has spoken about it publicly.

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miliosr said...

I agree that Susan Lucci is a good guess for this. I've never seen her as a reveal to a blind. She only ever appears in photos or in member discussion of Sarah Michelle Gellar. She was A list for 41 years as Erica Kane (the television niche being daytime television.) She's never trashed Sarah Michelle Gellar in the press even though they did not get along (to put it mildly.) And her husband is wealthy in his own right.

Good for her if it is her!

Hegg said...

Niche probably indicates daytime and I know tons of actors and actresses in Daytume who devote much of their free time to charities etc so it would hard to pinpoint here. Melody Thomas Scott is one that comes to mind (nobody could stand that pig Micheal Muhney).

M. Brown said...

Shut the front door! Robin Scorpio was engaged to FPJ?!!

Tillie said...

Love your new picture!

Nicole Reisdorfer said...

Ellen Pompeo

Cake said...

Christine B with Cybil S for the costar

Seabee said...

JLD is an heiress - her father is a billionaire and her mother is a special needs teacher so that may be the cause. But her husband is Brad Hall, a former SNL player/writer and not rich.

Jwill said...

Susan Lucci and Little Flower Children's Services of New York.

PoliticallyIncorrect71 said...

I don't have a guess but to whomever it is...KUDOS. You are one class act.