Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blind Item #7

There are some who say this A-/B+ list mostly television actress who stars in her own network show (not on ABC) slept with the head of the network to make sure her show stayed on the air for another season. There are others who say she is still sleeping with the head of the network.

16 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Abigail Spencer and Timeless being cancelled then abruptly renewed?

court said...

some people say a lot of things that are not true, like you for example.

MontanaMarriott said...

Is the CW considered network? If so then perhaps Rachel Bloom and Crazy Ex Girlfriend?

Tricia13 said...

Blind spot/Jaime Alexander
It moved to NBC I think

Lapsed Lurker said...

Enty always calls the CW 'almost network'

police dog said...

definitely this

sandybrook said...

I think it could be either Jamie Alexander or Abigail Spencer, I'm leaning to Abigail

Hothotheat said...

What channel is New Girl on?

Sits and watch said...

Jlo ? She has those two shows on NBC

dianavonthirstybird said...

Having worked for all three networks over my career, I can tell you, some of these network honchos look like water bugs! Vividly remember a late, great news star directing me to someone saying, "She's standing next to that really ugly guy over there." I said, "Who is the ugly dude?" He whispered, "Jeff Zucker!" I still laugh when I think about that night.

david said...

CW is in the CBS family tree -- somewhere.

Benita said...

Blindspot has always been on NBC.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Oh, another casting couch blind. Zzz... I suspect half of the people we see on TV do this. People sleeping with powerful people to further their careers. They always win.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

At least these people have the decency to hide it from the public eye and protect their wives' feelings...

Once I was in a Stanislavski class and the teacher would openly flirt with one of the students (during lectures, in front of the whole class) and it was uncomfortable/awkward AF to watch (IDK if they actually slept together, but I am certain they had contact outiside class: it was like they already had a rapport early on, she had this really smug look on her face from day one, she got special treatment/the regular rules didn't apply to her: she didn't follow the dress code, and she was allowed to pay tuition in installments—which tells me they had contact during which this was agreed upon before the first class because I sure as hell wasn't contacted by/in contact with anyone when I applied and that was not a payment option that was announced publicly on the website). The student didn't even have to prove anything to get the role (they claimed they wanted her because she was a "dancer", but then in the end I did all the dancing and she just walked around posing on stage). And their behaviour was suspicious from the beginning.

The teacher had a wife/children in another city, and the student who got the role reciprocated to his advances... He also flirted/touched me (there's candid photographic evidence of this happening to me, that's how often he'd touch female students) but I'd ignore him because I wasn't interested, PLUS I knew he was married... And that's when he started treating me like crap in class and he'd make me bring him food (cooked from my home) to class for him, and he asked me to be his "script assistant, outside class" (I tried to wiggle myself out of it by suggesting male students his own age). He kept me in that class for about 6 or 8 weeks (because a hijabi girl dropped out of his class after he went off on an Islamophobic rant) under the pretense that I had a role, and then during the tech week, he cut all my scenes out (except me walking across stage in an ensemble).

He also wouldn't give a role to the one disabled student in the class and instead used her free crew (the "class" turned out to be a pay-to-play scam and it stopped being a class after about 4 weeks, after that she was paying crew—IIRC, I remember that disabled student at one point posted on her WhatsApp status, "it's nice to just be part of something beautiful." and I found that heartbreaking that she wouldn't get a chance to perform after enrolling to the "class" and I felt like she enrolled to a "class" because it would be harder for her to audition in a real production, and this was her chance).

He'd also screen recorded plays of his collaboration with his friend (who was involved in a high-profile rape case, and got away with it despite impregnating the victim—he had friends in high places and so a whole media group stood behind behind him) and regarding the time the rapist's name came up during the opening credits, he'd say to the class, "close your eyes [to make it bearable]", or something along those lines. I feel dirty just thinking about him. Gross, gross, gross.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Oh. And to make things even worse? I think this student who flirted back to the married teacher worked with/for one of my former castmates (in a play I was in in 2015). And I worried that she'd start hitting on my friend's husband (who's hot) to further her career, but I felt like it wasn't my place to tell her (even if I really felt likke I should've warned her—but I figured if my castmate works with her, she should know what my classmate is like around married men anyway). I met with her after all that I never said anything. And now I wonder if I should've said something.

I just didn't want to spread this woman's toxic around to the theatre company, but now I sometimes feel guilty about never telling my married friend.

SarahS said...

That is beyond NOT Rachel's style

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