Thursday, June 22, 2017

Today's Blind Items - Cocaine Career Crash

If I asked you who killed their career the hardest during this back in the day primetime network hit you would guess this actress. Guaranteed. You would be wrong though. Oh, she did her fair share of things and displayed some truly awful behavior and impressive drug use. But, it pales in comparison to what her co-star managed to accomplish. Her co-star was already on double secret producer probation after basically trashing her former hit show and walking away from it while signed to a contract. Her departure crushed the show.

When I say someone does coke 24/7, it is usually an exaggeration. Not this actress. When she was awake, she was snorting. Paycheck after paycheck went to coke. She partied every single night. This was one of the biggest shows on the air. She was in demand. There was nothing she couldn't ask for and she did. And did. And did. She was a nightmare. One of the biggest shows of the decade and she was fired and had to watch someone replace her, playing the same character and cashing all those huge paychecks. Did our actress work again? A handful of one off things, but nothing else.

 

50 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Shannen Doherty replaced by Rose McGowan on Charmed?

MontanaMarriott said...

This is so vague it could be a number of shows
Pamela Sue Martin replaced by Emma Samms on Dynasty?
Amy Locane replaced by Heather Locklear on Melrose Place?

sandybrook said...

Lisa Kelly the 70s show?

sandybrook said...

She's dead but it doesn't say the actress is working

sandybrook said...

The other one is Tanya Roberts?

Tricia13 said...

Lauren Tewes/The Love Boat

MontanaMarriott said...

"back in the day" y'all know how much I hate when Enty uses this term. I just thought of Lauren Tewes from The Love Boat replaced by Pat Klous. This really could be anyone's guess.

Tricia13 said...

Though she was replaced by a character that played her sister I think.

Tricia13 said...

That's who I guessed below-but Pat Klous played her sister Judy-not Julie Mcoy...

EOR said...

Playing the same character? Okay, here is our list to choose from. I definitely thought it would be a shorter list...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_programs_in_which_one_character_was_played_by_multiple_actors

Someone on Dallas? Dynasty? I'm not well versed enough on any of these to have an immediate (incorrect) answer to "Who on that show killed their career?"

Uhh... said...

It did not crush the show, she was a minor character

Guest said...

The Shannen guess is quite good but would you really consider Charmed one of the biggest shows of the 90s? And if you do, who's the other BH 90210 star who killed her career?

Heather Duke said...

Maybe Pamela Sue Martin being replaced by Emma Samms on Dynasty with Linda Evans being the one who left that "crushed the show".

Guest said...

Sorry, I meant who's the other Charmed star who killed their career

Guesser said...

I think the Pamela Sue Martin guess is right. Heather Locklear was well liked while on Dynasty,Pamela was replaced by Emma Smms in the same character, and the show didn't do as well afterword, although Enty is exaggerating of course.

French girl said...

Catherine oxenberg With Dynasty

Hannah said...

Charmed wasn't network it was the CW

sandybrook said...

The co-star on double secret probation crushed a previous show by leaving it while under contract.

Fred84 said...

My first thought was Pamela Sue Martin being replaced by Emma Samms too but her leaving did not crush Dynasty at-all. Her co-star could be either Catherine Oxenberg or Kathleen Beller.

Tricia13 said...

+1 replaced by Karen Cellini.
Other costar who partied being Heather Locklear.... because Oxemberg was a "princess" she likely acted entitled
Great guess!

ryan said...

I wonder if this is Three's Company. Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt. (?)

Megley said...

But Oxenberg's departure didn't end Dynasty. The other guesses? No one mentioned replaced someone by playing the same character.

Anjelicka said...

"Back in the day" for some reason made me think of Charlie's Angels with Farrah, Kate and Jaclyn

glue said...

ROFL! Love, love, LOVE the "double secret producer probation" mention !! Thank you Enty or Entern...or whoever wrote it. Made me belly laugh.
**For those who don't know - it's from Animal House.

Another anon said...

Valerie Harper?

shakey said...

Yes, but from what I recall, it wasn't the same after that. And didn't she get heavy into drugs as well?

Sarah said...

Shannen Doherty-- Charmed. Rose McGowan replacement. Alyssa Milano the co-star?

Tricia13 said...

@shakey -she was a cokehead during LB but not sure what else-yeah the show sucked after (I was a devotee lol).

Marlin said...

Sarah Chalke?

Sue T. said...

I was a big fan of LOVE BOAT back in the day as well, but by the time Lauren Tewes left, the show was already on a downhill slide. Lauren was on the show through season 7 (1983-84). Everybody remembers LOVE BOAT as a "70s show" - it was not as popular in the mid-80s.

Brian said...

Not network.

Marlin said...

Scratch that. Stupid guess. Trisha prob got it with Lauren Tewes.

shakey said...

What would truly be scandalous:

Character: Gladys Kravitz. Actresses: Alice Pearce (1964–1966), Sandra Gould (1966–1971).

.robert said...

Alice Pearce died of cancer after her second season on the show.

Purposeful Flop said...

Smells like "Roseanne" with Roseanne and Lecy Goranson as the culprits. Granted, they are both back in the reboot, so I guess somebody wanted to work with them again. Snort 'em if you got 'em.

Of course 90% of this one (basically everything save for "playing the same character") fits "Charlie's Angels" and "Three's Company" as well.

Purposeful Flop said...

Now that I think about, "Dynasty" is another possibility (Joan Collins and Pamela Sue Martin, with Emma Samms her replacement).

sd auntie said...

I always use that refrence at work and i get the side eye!!! Lol Rip Flounder!

sd auntie said...

Loved the 2nd Gladys Kravitz!!

beckywiththegoodhair said...

Suzanne Somers threes company??

rdmtimp said...

Plus McGowan played a different character.

texasrose said...

Dewitt doesn't work for the costar. Not rated that high and didn't leave a hit show.

Darren Stevens said...

I did hear she did coke 24/7...

Darren Stevens said...

The actress replaced was a coke-fiend & the replacement played the same character so not Three's Company, Charlie's Angels, Love Boat or Charmed.

Jennerationb said...

Makes sense except what previous hit show was Lacy in that she would trash?

Fluff said...

Susan Ward left Sunset Beach to do a movie, came back with massive breast implants and a new boyfriend (the son of the guy who owns the movie studio) but sans her fiance. Show got cancelled and she's barely worked since, apart from men's magazines. Not famous though.

scorchy said...

Ooh there used to be juicy stories about Tanya in the 80's after Angels when she made those erotic straight-to-video films. Don't know if they were true.

Purposeful Flop said...

"Makes sense except what previous hit show was Lacy in that she would trash?"

Was Enty referring to two different shows here? I was a little confused, so I tried putting the text into one of those "Entertainment Lawyer to English" word translators, but the translation came up as one single show, with "former hit show" meaning the same one with the co-star. It's Enty, so, you know, sometimes it's hard to tell. But if he meant two different shows, then definitely Pamela Sue Martin, who also had to be replaced on "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (which wasn't even close to a hit). Of course since it's Enty, chances are this entire blind was completely made up.

Worksforme said...

Pamela Sue Martin left Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew after Season 2. In Season 3; it was just Hardy Boys, then cancelled. I think that is the show that was crushed.

Guesser said...

I think I translated the blind!First, he mentions an actress that we think is the big druggie on the show, Perhaps Heather Locklear.. Her costar, Pamela Sue Martin left a different show The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew series.She caused the show to be cancelled.In spite of being on producers probation, she was cast on Dynasty, and she was a hit. She then started using and causing trouble, and was fired, with Emma Samms replacing her.Dynasty actually killed her off before replacing her.Dynasty did pretty well fo a couple of years,it was the other show that she caused to fail.I does turn out Pamela has a chronic medical condition that causes extreme pain, that may have worsened her behavior during this time.

Guesser said...

I watched Nancy Drew Mysteries,so I felt like it was a hit, It probably was hitting the right demographic,it was first combinedwith The Hardy Boys before being cancelled.