Friday, August 01, 2014

Four For Friday - The Cult

So, when exactly do the dog days of summer begin? Is that a July thing? Is there ever really a dog day of summer? I think most people would prefer even a really hot summer day to being ice cold in the middle of winter. Are there cat days of summer? Have you noticed there are dog days of summer and people are dog tired, but no one ever mentions cats. Anyway, I will be here all weekend and if you would like to follow me on Twitter, I am @entylawyer

How is it that this actress is rolling in dough? I mean she could literally shower with $100 bills every few minutes and not run out of money. She has never really been higher than A- list and that was almost two decades ago. Since then, when she was a sort of sex symbol to now she has mainly popped up in a movie or two or three and tried her hand at some really bad television. She keeps making money though and spouting off on some crazy ideas she thinks will catch on and sharing those ideas with the world. The thing is when she was at her peak she made some investments. Well, one major investment. She bought up about a third of a company that makes its money convincing other people to part with their money. Kind of one part Scientology and another part timeshare like pressure to buy while locked up with other people over the course of a few days. Our actress was a big proponent of it and talked about it all the time but suddenly stopped mentioning it after she bought a big piece of it. Oh, her hand prints are all over the company from the things she sells with her name on it there that most people are encouraged to buy at a special discount which only sees our actress make a 300% profit compared to a 10% profit through normal channels. She makes millions of dollars a year running this thing and only does movies and television shows to do the press so people don't forget her face or her name so when she shows up at one of these events people will be awed to see her and more likely to spend big bucks not knowing she is the one who is making the money and is not just a customer.

90 comments:

Violet said...

Morgan Fairchild?

Lurker Girl said...

Suzanne Summers?

Tricia S said...

Somers

sandybrook said...

The only one I got us Victoria Principal and that is probs wrong.

sandybrook said...

Yeah that's a real good one forgot about her #winner

Violet said...

We are none too definite about our answers Lurker.

Koatha Drain said...

suzanne summers

califblondy said...

I don't think it's Suzanne. I just saw a commercial with her last night hawking a "three way"...poncho.

Tricia S said...

Yep doesn't fit timeline either

MontanaMarriott said...

I am at loss but to be different I am thinking a sistah, Vivica Fox?

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Lady Heisenberg said...

I don't know why Michelle Pfieffer was my first thought.

Topper Madison said...
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Vera Christina said...

Alicia Silverstone. Weird ideas being chewing her kids food for them

Topper Madison said...

Raquel Welch

Lurker Girl said...

Violet--nope--not strong with my convictions..but she came to mind first..lol

skippy said...

Suzanne somers. She got found out taking adderall & laxatives to maintain her weight.

Basil said...

Jane Fonda.

Ella Bee said...

What about Bo Derek? I am trying to see what business/organization she is linked to...

Lurker Girl said...

Suzanne is always promoting something crazy...and the Menopause "Cure crap"...by outsmarting the "Hoormoneeeesss" (read the My Big Fat Greek Wedding style please). Her fitness things, and now ponchos..lol

D Lo said...

I feel like this could be Molly Ringwald...especially with the "sort of sex symbol" statement. She was never a classic sex symbol but...she was still very attractive to a lot of men.

Sunny said...

@skippy
No way!! I hadn't heard that! I was really buying into her fountain of youth vitamin regimen and bio-identical hormone replacement. Shame on her :(
(And I'm suddenly having a SATC movie flashback. Did I just mix up Samantha with Suzanne? I'm seriously perplexed)

Zach said...

I wanted this to be Heather Graham, but what would be her company?

Lori said...

Wasn't Linda Evans involved with a cult? Also had a skin rejuvenating device

Melissa said...

Kim Basinger. Didn't she even buy a town called Braselton in GA?

Tricia S said...

Suzanne is too old for blind..she was a sex symbol30 years or more ago...it's someone who peaked 20 years ago....

Tricia S said...

Angie Everhart

Ella Bee said...

It seems Bo Derek was big into Rainforest Conservation in 2011 and earlier. Perhaps the business venture has to do with that? Can you "buy" a portion of the rainforest to save it? Kind of like how you can purchase and name your own star?

Eros said...

No clue but all the guesses sound good.

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Dena said...

Jamie Lee Curtis - she tweets or blogs a lot of her opinions & shills for Activia.

Renoblondee said...

Suzanne certainly could shower with 100 $ bills, girlfriend makes bank! But I hope it's not her.

Zach said...

Has Brooke Shields ever shilled something of the sort?

Renoblondee said...

@Sunny that's exactly what I was thinking, that Samantha swore by it, haha!

Michael E. said...

Sounds like Landmark Training. A friend of mine dragged me to one and it was pretty much getting locked in a room for 12 hours with 50 people and getting pressured to share feelings and then sign up for more sessions. Semi-cult-ish. No idea about the celebrity but if anyone wants to do a little googling, I'm sure we could find celebs involved in it.

Tina Mallette said...

Brooke shills for La-Z-Boy furniture. But they have nice stuff and definitely not discount.

QueenAnne Guido said...

VALERIE PERRINE is living off her hot tomato money decades later.

X. X. O. O. VALERIE

Sherry said...

Sharon Stone came to mind for some reason but not sure if she's shilling anything or even acting occasionally.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Linda Evans was bamboozled by noted fraudster JZ Knight. The Knight divorce trial (hubby wanted his cut) revealed all the juicy deets of the fraud.

Many moons ago I saw Ms Evans (or her double) holding on to a barstool in Palm Springs. Shitfaced happy and with so.e arm candy not named Yanni....

Jessi said...

No! That's hilarious!

Clark St. said...

No she's not. She has lots of medical problems.

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Tongue N. Cheek said...

Enty, the term "dog days of summer" refers to the time when the "Dog Star", Sirius is in conjunction with the sun. Not sure if there is a "Cat Star".... Just sayin'....

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Shit You Can't Buy said...

Jane Fonda? Only having trouble with the '2 decades' - would be more like 4 decades

Shit You Can't Buy said...

And Jane is/was a devout activist for several causes

Seven of Eleven said...

I buy Somers for this. Who knew Chrissy could cure cancer and menopause?!

jane3113 said...

I love the Alicia Silverstone guess. 20 years ago is about when Clueless came out. She was a sex symbol of sorts because she was underage. She writes books about her parenting philosophy which is sharing with the world. Great guess, Vera.

Vera Christina said...

thanks Jane!

hothotheat said...

Bo Derek had a pet line of of products a while back (didn't include cat products though) for horses and dogs. I don't this is her because her hays at was 1980. This someone who come to showbiz in about 1990.
My first thought was Cameron Diaz but she does a shot ton of films.

hothotheat said...

^hayday

FlirtyChick74 said...

Kari Michaelsen. She was on Gimme a Break. Anyway she is a "motivational speaker", whatever that means. Anyway, she shows up at those Get Motivated seminars they have around the country. It's one of those get rich quick housing schemes. They lure you in with the promise of meeting Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, or some other celebrity.

Jessi said...

I'm thinking it is Somers though. Plus Enty was talking about "summer heat" right off the bat.

hothotheat said...

^ shit to of films. Damn I hate that I have to post from an iPhone.

Shelly Shell said...

I think this is supposed to be thinly veiled about Somers.

Mark Kaepplein said...

Somers? I've not seen a Thigh Master ad in years!

Brenda L said...

Kirstie Alley

Brenda L said...

I feel like it has to be a scientologist person because the blind is titled "The Cult"

kpist said...

It could just be a coincidence but she bought a third of the company (Three's company)

Fred66 said...

No way is this Suzanne Somers. She peaked about 35 years ago, and she has hardly done any movies. Bo Derek
doesn't fit the timeline either. This has to be someone who was hot in the early to mid 90's, so Alicia Silverstone could be a good guess.

Alice Tate said...

I don't know anything about this site, but I googled "Alicia Silverstone net worth" and this is certainly interesting:
http://en.mediamass.net/people/alicia-silverstone/highest-paid.html

Alice Tate said...

(Sorry about the non-clicky link.)

Goober said...

I think this is Linda Evans and the group is the Ramtha School of Enlightenment here in Yelm, WA. It's run by a woman named JZ Knight who claims to channel the spirit of an ancient warrior or something. Very much a cult and lots of $$ attached.

Cheryl said...

I don't think it's Chrissy Snow, but I was just at the library and was surprised by how many books this woman has out. Books on menopause, aging, beauty, diet, surviving cancer, and several biographies. I know she probably doesn't write them but she must have a small "literary" empire.

texas rose said...

I think Goober got it. I like the Linda Evans guess.

sugarbread maker said...

Somers.

WhydoIFindthisFun said...

Hmm, perhaps Kristi Alley. Has lots of dogs (dog days). was a somewhat sex symbol, couple of movies, look who's talking et ..,back on tv for Veronical's closet and a scientologist.

Jason said...

Somers was in Step By Step about twenty years ago, which was a pretty solid career revival for her. I could buy this being her.

hunter said...

Kristy Alley by a landslide are you kidding? So obv

hunter said...

Kristy Alley by a landslide are you kidding? So obv

PS said...

OMG! There's Company is NOT really bad tv! It's masterful! Bite your tongues people! How can you knock My MAN Mr. Ferley!! Not to mention John Ritter, God rest his beautiful, comic soul...

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

As for Kirstie, after DWTS she had a posh lil party to kick off a product. I think it was some vitamin juice/water. I thought the party was held at a brick n mortar store (opening) for the product in L.A.

I don't think this is Soners bcuz she's OBVIOUSLY been selling alllll kindsocrap; successfully yes. But she's not kickin back behind the scenes of things, she's promoting it all and always has been.

1st thought I had was Michelke Pheifer. IDKY

Then Raquel Welch. But she does have wigs and she promotes them.

Then I thought if Stone and Kirstie

sugarbread maker said...

@syf.. kirstie got sued and lost for ORGANIC LIAISON being a fraudulent product..

trudi said...

Suzanne Somers has her name plastered over everything she sells.

I can't think of anything promotes that doesn't included her name.

Renoblondee said...

@PS. Right on! The amount of physical and comedic timing between those three was insane! That show still makes me laugh so hard!

Also up thread Suzanne does write her own books. She's quite talented.

WritergirlinLa said...

LaZBoy furniture.

bellaluna said...

Pam Anderson.

Faceblaster said...

kirstie and jenny craig

The Enquirer said...

@ Goober - I go with your answer!

Jewell thang said...

I kept thinking of Kirsty Alley

The Masked Mr. M said...

OK, a few things:

1) for some reason, the wording in this blind has me thinking that the investment is in a weight loss company like jenny craig or weight watchers.

2) the blind seems to indicate that the actress was a sex symbol within the last two decades, which means people like bo derek, morgan fairchild, and suzanne summers are probably too old.

what about Valerie Bertinelli w/ Jenny Craig?

Kittyhawk said...

Alicia silverstone,
Landmark.

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Bubbles said...

I want to say this sounds like Sharon Stone except for the bad television thing.

Really not sure.

Amy said...

Suzanne Sommers isn't from 20 years ago, she's from 40 years ago. It's someone who was at her height mid- to late-1990s. I would say Cindy Crawford with all the fake anti-aging shit she hocks in those infomercials but it needs to be an actress. Same time frame though.

deran said...

How about Marilu Henner?

Bitca said...

@Kittyhawk--So human Cuisinart Alicia S is associated w/Landmark? Eeew; isn't she ooky enough on her own? Couldn't remember the name til Michael E's comment, but am sure that's one of the $$-making/motivational schemes using Scilon/EST-type cultic hooks to attract & retain members.

Scientology has a few management-training franchises under its corporate umbrella (part of WISE, I think), but they're aimed at niche markets--& nobody can "invest" in any part of scientology for their own profit. So it should not be Kirstie; like LRH himself, Scilons are just attracted by diet/nutritional rackets.

@Tongue N Cheek, yay! Checked this thread mainly to see if anyone Sirius-ly addressed the "dog days" issue. The joke fell flat, as even readers who don't know could find out in seconds... it's still the Google Era, right? ComedyEnt is better at snark. But of all the Alt-Ents, only ESL-Ent seems to be a Google fan. At least, I think that's why those posts read like pastes from G Translate.

ichabod absolom said...

I didn't originally think so but I have to go with Suzanne Somers because of the 'really bad tv' clue, she was on one of the housewives shows a year or two ago showing some anti-aging stuff to the other housewives. I am not sure what company she invested in, but I can't think of anyone else that fits

DisembodiedThumb said...

First one tha popped into my head was Victoria Principal, but can see this being Somers.