Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Today's Blind Items - Quick Hits

#1 - Old Hollywood - Apparently back in the day at Burt Reynolds' house he had a BBQ. AT the BBQ was this permanent A+ list comic actor who starred in a franchise with Burt. He told a story that when LBJ was President he drove this A+ list actor to see a fully preserved alien. Is it true? Who knows, but I bet he made it one hell of a story.

#2 - Not that long ago this news anchor in LA hosted a charity event. A guest at the event was this back in the day A list singer who started out in gospel. He asked her out but she said no. Over the next few weeks he kept asking and she finally gave in. I mean this is a guy she had been crushing on for years. They went to lunch and then back to his place. Throughout the entire date he did nothing but talk about himself and all his accomplishments. On the way back to drop her off he put in a CD of his greatest hits and sang them to her. She went out with him a couple more times but he never stopped talking about or bragging about himself so she dumped him.

#3 - Kindness - This former A+ list mostly movie actor is back to A list with his franchise after years of A- list land. In a theatre in NYC, intermission was about to end. A drunk guy tried to steal a bottle of wine from the lobby bar. The guy started fighting the bartenders and staff. Along comes our actor. Calmly charms the guy. Slips the usher behind the bar cash to cover the bottle, without the guy even noticing, and walks him back in to his seat like it’s a normal thing he does every day. He didn’t know the guy, didn’t know any of the staff, but effortlessly deescalated the situation.

40 comments:

sandybrook said...

1-jackie Gleason

affafsaf said...

1) Mickey Rooney?
3) Harrison Ford

Do Tell said...

#1 Dom Deluise

sandybrook said...

2--Jim Hill and Patti LeBelle?
3-Stallone?

Do Tell said...

Yep, changing my vote for #1 to this.

MysticChic said...

1. Gleason

longtimereader said...

*remembers to download smokey and the bandit tonight because it's a brilliant, classic movie*

longtimereader said...

*AND the cannonball run as well! got my Burt's mixed up!*

Bee said...

1 has to be Jackie Gleason but that's all I could figure out.

Lurky McLurkster said...

He was in the Cannonballs too

MontanaMarriott said...

2. Al Green?
I take it that the A list singer is a male since it says "he" put in his greatest hits album.

Lurky McLurkster said...

As people have said below, #1 is DeLuise or Gleason but I wish we had more to go on to guess who the A+ list actor is. That is a hell of a lot more interesting than who told the story.

Salaam said...

How about Dom DeLuise for the permanent A+ comic actor with Burt - I'm just not buying that 1) Gleason had another A+ friend (he was notoriously persnickety), or that he'd be involved with aliens. DeLuise, on the other hand, would match up more with both.

MontanaMarriott said...

Yeah, based on the LBJ comment it has to be Gleason IMO. JG was the only star big enough (compared to DDL) during LBJ's time to warrant a visit to him.

Guesser said...

1iis Gleason, and whoever 3is, that was nice of him to do this for you Enty.

just sayin\' said...

dom deluise was burt's best friend, the likely choice, but i can't picture lbj hanging out with him in any scenario.

morgane said...

Keanu Reeves for 3?

MysticChic said...

Gleason was waaay into ufos. No doubt it was him.

Sunspirit said...

#3 Robert Downey Jnr

Fairylights said...

I can see RDJ being able to charm someone enough to de-escalate the situation, Harrison Ford, while I love him to death, not so much.

Simply Nana said...

#3...Robert Downey Jr.? He lives in NYC

Hunty said...

3 - Keanu Reeves w/ John Wick. Read that story on Tumblr.

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

LBJ was known to show his penis to everyone, perhaps the actor meant that when spoke about an "alien".

.robert said...

Not LBJ though, it was about Nixon:

http://rense.com/general70/gleason.htm

Anne said...

#1 Burt Reynolds ain't old Hollywood.
#2. If she had a crush on him why did she turn him down

Patrick said...

Well burnt good sir.

Sharper Teeth said...

I've got such a soft spot for him.

LiveYourLife said...

For #2, I'm thinking this is either Christine Devine or Pat Harvey for the LA Anchor. Devine regularly hosts the Red Cross Red Tie event in Santa Monica, so I'm leaning towards her.

Farmgirl said...

Maybe John Wayne?

Guesser said...

Sir?

Guesser said...

I think the Old Hollywood part refers to the other actor, but Burt is plenty old.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Burt Reynolds' moustache is an alien in itself...

I believe the story. Team Mulder all the way. ????

Something is really wrong with the world we live in now: It almost feels like people don't want us to think and ask questions. I think it was Carl Sagan (or someone) who said something along the lines of, "the position of the planets have no effect on human lives on earth." Andy my first instinctive reaction to that was, "YOU DON'T KNOW THAT!" ?

And you know something's wrong with the world when a layperson thinks that about/thinks that about a celebrity "scientist". How can he say that when we know the moon affects tides? God knows how they affect the mostly-fluid human body (and by that I mean or hormones). Even ER staff/police stations say they're busier during full moons! They won't do proper research themselves, but then they shame and shut down those who have an intrtetest in studying it. Even the NatGeo show "I Wouldn't Go There" changes the topic and teaches you to "not think about it". Why are we being encouraged to STOP thinking and ask questions by the so-called "science" community?!

texasrose said...

Dom DeLuise was not A+, Gleason is.

Nancy said...

Jackie Gleason was the comedian in question. His ex wife told this story years ago, but said the President who showed him the alien was Nixon, not LBJ.

Nancy said...

# 3. Kindness Blind: This has to be Hugh Jackman, one of the nicest people in the entertainment field.

Siliconlifeform said...

#1 is totally true. The government has had that alien since 1947. Weather balloon my ass.

Antonio said...

Really? Mine is a hard 8x6 for him.

Josi said...

It wasn't LBJ that showed the aliens to Jackie -- it was Nixon.

dwm said...

Mark Frost's novel "The Secret History of Twin Peaks" has a major section dedicated to Nixon showing Jackie Gleason and TP character Dougie Milford the alien.

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