Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Blind Item #4

The biggest diva on a new network show this year might not actually be Katherine Heigl. This B list mostly television actress, who also does some movies is getting another shot at network television in a lead role and has been making life miserable for the production assistants on the shows. Prepare for the wrath of our actress if her tea, two bags, with exactly 1 1/2 cups of water is not the proper temperature. The screaming can be heard throughout the entire set. Hair not up to her level? Well, two hair people have quit because of her tantrums and "suggestions." Our actress also can't walk from her trailer to the set even if it is 25 feet. She needs a golf cart and she needs at least two, preferably three people to accompany her to make her feel even more important.

54 comments:

Tricia S said...

Messing

Flygirl said...

Debra Messing

Steampunk Jazz said...

What a mess, Messing.

Dolphy said...

Cocaine is a helluva drug.

NapAssasin said...

Well her show looks shitty so I'm sure she can crawl back to obscurity shortly.

Brin said...

Yep. No messing with Messing.

Sherry said...

But apparently fame is an even worse drug Dolphy.

OT thank you to everyone who was so caring regarding my cat. Surprisingly she is still with us even after not having eaten in days. We're pretty much just getting water in her and carrying her around.

Renoblondee said...

Why do people act like that? I don't understand. She should be so grateful.

Joy Staley said...

I am really tired of the bitching and moaning of "assistants". you could leave hollywood and go be a barista at starbucks, ffs.

Cry me a river, bitches.

Renoblondee said...

Glad for you Sherry. Cat's will do that. I thought mine was gone for sure when he took off for 3 weeks, but he came home with a boo boo on his leg and it healed and he's fine.

Snit said...

lol yeah..i read the first 8 words of the blind and thought Messing. Does she know her reputation is this crappy?

figgy said...

@Sherry, are you doing the subcutaneous water injections? I had to do that with mine. It seems horrifying but the needle apparently doesn't even hurt them. Then they walk around with a huge water balloon on their neck for an hour, but it really helps. Best wishes for your kitty!

Oh, and Messing. The bus sign told us that. ;-)

Annie Hall said...

Messing's fall to obscurity is going to be glorious. If she is lucky, somebody will videotape her being terrible and it might be a big enough wake up call to get herself some rehab and real therapy. Then maybe she could have a comeback that people will cheer for. Not a lot of hope for that happening but stranger things...

Greengrl said...

My first guess was Messing but could it be anyone else? Has she been in any movies recently?

Reviews for her new show are not good, if it is her then the crew won't be working with her for much longer

Sabrina said...

Waiting for the moment karma hits Messing soon.

Tina Mallette said...

Is Tea Leoni on cable?

Sherry said...

@Figgy, yes we are. Now Lucy needs the fluids too although 1/2 as much every other day. And I can get a few syringes of water in her several x a day as well. She's literally a bag of bones and we nicknamed her chubby for years.

rom d said...

Not Messing. This has Tea Leoni written all over it. "tea, tea bags"

Vera Christina said...

Michelle Trachtenberg

MoJo said...

Kate Walsh

s.breezy29 said...

Yes @Tina Mallette, her new show is gonna be on CBS and her name is in the blind!

Michael said...

Tia Leoni has a new CBS show. Maybe the "tea" was a clue

All Lace no Leather said...

@Sherry, yeah for your cat. Hope she continues to improve.

I agree with the Messing guess. I sat behind her a few seasons ago (pre divorce) at the Dodger game. I was struck by 2 things 1) her nose is much larger than it looks on tv and 2) she is way more thin in real life than on tv. I know tv adds 10 lbs but it was more than that.

Rose Lizenberg said...

So quick with the Messing-Hate around here :) She pretty regularly posts pics and videos of her and the production crew of her show goofing off during down-time. I'm sure there are some set workers that don't like her, but I certainly don't think she's as widely hated as some people seem to think. Just yesterday, she posted something about being stranded at an airport in South Carolina and took a picture of herself sitting on the airport floor in the terminal with her suitcase. Not very diva-like if you ask me.

Essie said...

Not Messing. She doesn't have enough clout to do that and she needs a job after being laughed at for her last character.

Let me just throw in a name: Viola Davis. Listen to her interviews. She is an Angry Black Women. I love her but I can see her pitching a fit if she feels disrespected by "staff." I'm really looking forward to her new show. It sounds great and I hope it's a hit but Ms.Davis is no shrinking violet.

Yoj said...

@Sherry
I'm so glad that Ethel is still with you, but is Lucy sick now? Poor Sherry, you must be so worried. I feel for you.

teresa crane said...

Tia Leoni is cray cray

Haven't heard much of her being a diva

But she does fit the clues

Yoj said...

What about Selma Blair? Her IMDB page lists a pilot for a new series ('Really'), I'm not sure if it's network, though, or if she's the lead.

Yoj said...

@Tina Mallette
Well done, Tina. Tea Leoni is the lead in 'Madam Secretary' for CBS.

Rob Horine said...

I'm going to Tia. "Madame Sectary" looks like a big bag of fail. And it's so obvious that this is nothing more than hollywood prepping us for a Hillary run for the presidency.

And also the BIreveal about Tia throwing a bookcase on hubby's head.

skippy said...

@Sherry, Yay Ethel. Mummy love & care are amazing.
Poor Little Lucy, more mum magic needed.
Sending you all fab thoughts.

All Lace no Leather said...

@Sherry, do you also have a Fred and Ricky?

auntliddy said...

Mb its betty white. You dont wanna get btwn an oldster and her tea!

missbunny said...

Poor kitty! I hope that she recovers. Kisses from my four legged kids.

sugarbread maker said...

Tea leony or viola Davis were my immediate guesses.

Stinkyfeet said...

Tea Leoni- Madam Secretary

califblondy said...

I follow her on FB and I've seen those goofy videos and pictures. I hope it isn't her. But...

Krissie said...

People need to stop calling these women divas and call them what they are, bitches. "Diva" has an air of glamor. There's nothing glamorous about being nasty to everyone else.

As for the guess, it could be Viola or Debra but the "tea" is probably a clue so I'd go with Tea Leoni. Always found her and that ex husband of hers to be screwy. I remember back in the day they insisted he leave "The X-Files" (filmed in Vancouver) so he could be closer to L.A. where she filmed "The Naked Truth". Who dumps a sure thing like X-Files for some sitcom floundering in the ratings? it got cancelled right afterwards too.

Clark Elliot said...

I don't think this is Messing either, I've seen online pics of her walking to set with just one person with her. Tea Leoni

rom d said...

It seems they need a new stand in for Ms Leoni. I have a feeling this blind item is her.
UNION TEA LEONI STAND IN *PLS READ* Madam Secretary 9/2/2014 THRU 10/1/2014 Theatrical AFTRA 9/1/2014
Stand-in / Female / Caucasian / 25 - 45 /
SEEKING BLONDE CAUC FEMALE STAND IN FOR TEA LEONI WHO IS 5'7-5'9 MUST BE FULLY AVAIL TUES 9/2 FOR AN INTERVIEW, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF WORKING ALL OF SEPTEMBER. PLEASE NOTE STAND IN EXPERIENCE WHEN SUBMITTING (THOSE WITHOUT NOTES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED) THANKS!

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@Sherry. Thanks for update. I know it's so scary when pets are ill. If only they could speak!!!
Hoping it all works out the very best! Hang in there!

texas rose said...

Didn't I recently read a blind about actor with bruises and it was revealed that it was Duchovny and that Tea had tipped a bookcase on him after she found him drunk and passed out int he living room during their recent attempt at a reconciliation? If not here it was on another site. This could be her.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

@Sherry, are you assist feeding Ethel? You can thin a/d 4:1 and blend it with a spoon, put it in a 10 ml syringe and feed her orally. It's very tasty, most cats like it.

I worry about her getting feline hepatic lipidosis if she has lost so much weight ... cats have very inefficient livers and their livers can get overwhelmed and not function very well when a cat's not getting sufficient nutritional support. It causes inappetance and in the late stages, the skin will become yellow.

Sorry if this advice is unwelcome... just thought I'd post it in case it helps.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Messing times infinity.

M. Brown said...

I'd love to know what Bebe Neuwurth thinks of Tea. She's on the new show but then again she worked with Kelsey.

car54 said...

Either Messing or Leoni.

The commercial that NBC is doing for Messing's show featuring 3 actresses from the 3 police shows on that night is awful. I'm embarrassed for Mariska Hargatay having to be in it.

hunter said...

When I saw Debra Messing at a polo match in New York about four years ago she was not skinny - she was quite heavy, I'd say she was like a size 8 or a 10, which isn't "fat" for most people but was for her at the time.

I was shocked. Maybe she was sober at the time (Coke Mom?) and packed on the pounds, who knows.

She didn't have an active show at the time.

Jennmcn said...

@Figgy, I am very sorry to hear about your kitty. My Monkey cat had fatty liver disease, six years ago and he's still alive. Instead of water, I forced plain Pedialyte. I also force fed him with the same method as Prunella except I used a food processor and added a little Milk Thistle extract. I did this every 2 to 3 hours. He also was on antibiotics. It took a month but he got better. I also left his favorite food out for him because he hated the a/d and he needed to eat more than he needed special food.

Just thinking about it makes me all teary. But he's now 17. I hope this helps. HUGS

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Prunella Buggerweeds said...

There's a wonderful yahoogroups list called "FelineAssistedFeeding" that I think saved my cat's life many years ago - and my sanity.

They don't like to use the term "force feeding" because that has such negative connotations, and in fact if the cat is actually being forced to eat it can lead to food aversion - sometimes for life. I prefer the friendlier term "assist feeding."

The great thing about FHL (aka FLD or fatty liver disease) is that the cure for it is very simple - calories and lots of them. The liver will heal itself given enough time (=nutritional support). Unfortunately FHL/FLD make the cat feel nauseated and they don't want to eat. In my cat's case, we ended up putting in an e-tube and feeding her through that. It bypasses the mouth and throat so you don't trigger the nausea because their sense of smell/taste and the swallow reflex are all avoided, it goes directly into the esophagus (the E of E-tube) and then into the stomach. Saved her life.

But really, if you want to get some calories into your cat - and that WILL extend her life - join that list and post about your cat and the ladies on there (and some men too) will be very helpful.

Erik said...

Does no one on this set have a phone? (Going with Messing, Leoni would be mostly movie...)

putchka said...

Messing is annoying. High opinion of herself. For what, dunno. Love "Will & Grace" despite her. I wonder why such a diva doesn't get that shnoz fixed. She's a bit long in the tooth to play self-centered cutie-pies.

Aoife said...

Tea Leoni? After that reveal about the bookshelves from yesterday(?) I believe the woman is batshit crazy.