Monday, January 22, 2018

Blind Item #11 - PGA Awards - Betrayal

This actor is probably A- list since he does have the lead in a television show that is fairly popular, although a hit on that channel is not quite the same as having a hit network show. This actor has a long history of drug abuse in his past. He also got involved with some people in his past who are not affecting his life. Back when this actor first started he was casting couched by a male producer who then started selling the actor to various other producer and director friends. The actor, who is openly bisexual put up with it because he needed the work and he was getting a lot of parts.

At one point he started seeing several producers on an almost full time basis to the point where he didn't act for nearly three years after his initial run of success. They were paying him a lot of money to be on call 24/7. When our actor decided to go back to acting he worked a lot. He has had a really stead career with a number of hits and misses, but has focused on television. He has a lot of movie credits, but compared to his success in television they don't really look as good and the choices he has made in movies have been more paycheck driven than anything else.

About a decade ago he split from a wife and went on a drug and sex fueled rampage through Hollywood, the likes of which have not been seen in a long time. The fact it was kept quiet is because he was doing it at parties. Specifically parties being hosted by some of the producers he was hooking up with decades earlier. Now, they were much older but they still wanted young men. One of their favorites was a man in his early 20's. They set him up with our actor. What they didn't tell our actor in advance was that the man was HIV+. The man and our actor had a six month relationship and not once did the man tell the actor he was HIV+. None of the producers and directors who set him up and were also now HIV+ ever told the actor. It as as if they wanted him to join this club of theirs.

When our actor discovered his status at checkup, he began a campaign to try and get the men to never be able to work again. He succeeded but he also threw his career for a loop and he had a good almost five year gap where he couldn't get booked for television and was making crap movies. He finally marked his return a couple years ago and has kept up his campaign to make sure the directors and producers stay out of the business.

93 comments:

DonnaMarie said...

Christian Slater?

Tricia13 said...

Fred Armisen?

totaji said...

What show does Slater have the lead on? I only know his archer work. And some Curb.

My guess: William Macy

Hmax17 said...

My Robot

rosie riveter said...

Are any of these men openly bisexual?

Samantha Willow said...

Man these ppl are f*cked up. So glad I never aspired to be an actor or let anyone in my family either for that matter.

Mag said...

Slater has no 5-year gap in his TV work, though.

DDonna Tarttty said...

I don't think Christian Slater. Post says " the lead," and Slater is not " the lead" of Mr. Robot. Rami Malek is.

Might've guessed Josh Harnett, but he's never been married and "Penny Dreadful" ended.

JojoSharon said...

Was thinking Alan Cumming or Andy Dick...both openly bisexual with shows airing in 2017. Cumming is foreign born and Dick seems more like Z list but I'll go with Andy Dick.

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Silly said...

I think it’s Fred Armisen . slater is still married .

roxy said...

I can't see Andy Dick being in demand as a sex toy, though.

Doug said...

"About a decade ago he split from a wife and went on a drug and sex fueled rampage through Hollywood, the likes of which have not been seen in a long time. The fact it was kept quiet is because he was doing it at parties. Specifically parties being hosted by some of the producers he was hooking up with decades earlier. Now, they were much older..."

So he started hooking up with the producers in the 1980s and possibly earlier.

jessorella said...

Wes Bentley?

Mag said...

Slater and Armisen have no breaks in their TV work that would fit the timeline.
Cumming and Dick have no past marriages that would fit the timeline.

Silly said...

A decade would be in the 2000,s .

roxy said...

Wes is still married.

Joshua said...

How about James Marsden - Westworld?

Silly said...

Charlie Sheen could possibly be the person Enty is talking about. He had HIV

Silly said...

*has

SDaly said...

Slater got divorced 10 years ago, and a quick look at the early producers or his films show a number who stopped working in 2011. He would also fit the timeline of someone being active in the industry "decades before" his divorce 10 years ago. He also looks very thin in pictures.

Nawlins Jim said...

This one is tough. The actor is described as being openly bisexual, not closeted. Pretty short list of male actors who could fit that description, but of them it’s hard to find one who fits. Alam Cumming and Andy Dick both aren’t the leads on any shows on air right now. Trying to think of someone else who could fit but so far drawing up blanks.

Mag said...

@Joshua - James Marsden seems to fit best except for his role on 30 Rock. I'm not sure Westworld can be called "fairly popular". It was a massive hit and discussed everywhere for the time of its run and some time after it ended. Also, it's an HBO show, it would be a network, not a channel, right?

Also, I have no better idea. :D

Nawlins Jim said...

Hollywood gossip may have Marsden as bi, but I haven’t seen him come out of the closet any time recently.

Ervin Thompson said...

This is a long shot. The father from Raising Hope. He has a new show on Fox with Ryan Murphy. He has that do anything look. Or that sexy lead from Damnation.

Mr. Entry can you give info on the Dirty and Cassie situation. It's not a real relationship is it?

Phoenix's Ashes said...

I was going to guess Alan Cumming, but he doesnt really fit. He divorced his wife in 1993, but there is no major work gap and his show Instinct airs on CBS. I guess that rules him out. I think the person in this blind is probably in his same age range though (upper 40s-early 50s).

Ervin Thompson said...

Oh shit Skeet Ulrich has a show too.Does he fit. He has that damaged feeling

Ervin Thompson said...

Oh shit Skeet Ulrich has a show too.Does he fit. He has that damaged feeling

filmfanb said...

Matt LeBlanc

Cail Corishev said...

I don't know if it's him, but I kinda like the idea of Christian Slater getting vengeance on a bunch of producers by driving them out of the business even though it knocked him out too. Might make a pretty good movie, if he were willing to star as himself.

Don Kieballs said...

the channel is probably something like CW or Comedy Central or Freeform based on having a hit on that channel is not the same as a hit network show.
I don't think Slater fits, although I still remember the sex scene In The Name of the Rose where they showed Slater's ass and erection - and I wondered why it wasn't cut out and why was there no crotch sock or an erection to begin with.
I also don't think it's Sheen, but he was on a show that, apparently, stars Simon Rex (my favorite gay porn star turned actor (and still shooting gay porn while already getting tv roles). He is far from Alist and not bi or gay, his porn was also solo, and in one he actually stated he's straight but he wanted to get that paycheck. So it isn't him. It just led me to a name from WAY WAY back that always makes me laugh. He was about getting paid, no matter what the role.

Mag said...

The title says "PGA awards", so maybe, just maybe, we should be looking for someone who was actually there. Gotta check some photos.

filmfanb said...

Thomas Jane? He has admitted to having sex with men. He also looked really TERRIBLE at the PGA awards. He looks like he is auditioning for a role in Dallas Buyers. He is in the Expanse and has had decent TV and a few average movies.

CC said...

John Stamos

Don Kieballs said...

I think the PGA Awards may be more of a clue to the Producers. For instance, Ryan Murphy got a lifetime achievement award - he's just an example, not a guess (although I'm positive he has many many many secrets). He has definitely not affected by a "campaign to make sure the directors and producers stay out of the business"

Newbomb said...

Dennis Quaid?

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Let me see if I got this right. One dude will let another dude poke him in the pooper, in exchange for being on TV? Where I come from that’s called whoring yourself.

filmfanb said...

Just to further cement my Thomas Jane idea, here he is at the PGA.

http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/witherspoon-pga/reese-witherspoon-tracee-ellis-ross-pga-awards-06.jpg

cebii said...

Alan Cumming has been married for the past ten years and he's never stopped working.

Mag said...

@filmfanb - Wow, Thomas Jane fits to a t. He had the three year break between 1994 and 1997 where he hardly acted, and has no TV credit between the end of Hung and 2011 and Texas Rising in 2015. :O He split from Patricia Arquette in August 2010, and they divrced in 2011. And he did look terrible at the PAG awards. I think you got it.

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Mag said...

*end of Hung in 2011

April said...

This totally.

Nawlins Jim said...

@filmfanb agreed with Mag-I think you nailed it too. Jane might not *identify* openly as bi but he's definitely been clear that he's had sex with men in part to get ahead in Hollywood, and he's definitely left his *identity* ambiguous in interviews.

Someone should cast him as John Constantine ASAP-he's way more of a dead ringer for the character than Matt Ryan and this story isn't too far from a Hellblazer comic storyline.

Hanniam said...

So timeline:
90s: career starts, lots of roles
Mid-late 90s: 3 year gap
2007-8: divorces wife
2008/9-2013/14: Only crap movie roles, no TV
2014/5: Lead role on cable (?) network hit

Sd Auntie said...

Thomas Jane admits to being a male prostitute in a 6 year old https://www.cinemablend.com/pop/A

DDonna Tarttty said...

I think Thomas Jane nails it. I like the man. Wish him the best.

Works for me said...

Luke Perry

TimC said...

steve Austin...

Melvin The Reanimated said...

If it's Tom Jane, I wonder if the producer was Tom McLoughlin. A producer on one of Jane's first tv credits, She Wolf of London, hasn't had a producer credit since 2006 or a director credit since 2010.

Mehitable Storm said...

Apparently Thomas Jane also admitted to "same sex experimentation" when he was young. There's an article out there but every time I try to call it up I get blocked. So, he does seem to fit. That's a terrible thing to do to someone, hope he succeeds in messing up these people.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Thomas Jane sounds right. I always got him confused with Aaron Eckhart. Maybe that's why I never noticed he disappeared for years at a time.
Anyway, let's out the directors & producers now.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

@Sara, making It work....a lot of the directors and producers involved with She Wolf on London, Jane's second credit on the imdb, hae either stopped working years ago, or haven't had anything in years: Gary Walkow, Chuck Bowman, series co-creator Tom McLoughlin....

nancer said...

i love thomas jane!!!! 'hung' was so under appreciated. i'm pulling for him.

carriestar said...

Augh fuck all of those assholes. I love Thomas Jane. If it is TJ, I hope he's ok. Props on getting revenge. They deserve it.

Sierra said...

Wonder why John Travolta is listed as "People also search for" under TJ's Google entry?

BlissBoo said...

TJ is a great guess, but it can't be him because he isn't a leading man in any show right now. The blind states:

"This actor is probably A- list since he does have the lead in a television show that is fairly popular, although a hit on that channel is not quite the same as having a hit network show."

Also, as much as I like TJ, he is NOT "A-list".

We need to dig more...

Jean Grey said...

Billy Bob Thornton

filmfanb said...

@BlissBoo he is currently the lead in The Expanse on SyFy I believe. Id Say he is barely clutching to A-

Sara, Making It Work said...

Thanks, @Melvin!
Also, a couple of Thomas Jane's directors back in the 90's, Dan Ireland and Craig Schlattman have died in the last few years with no cause of death reported. And it wasn't old age.

Haywood Jablomee said...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers of Vikings, History Channel?

Me said...

He's not the lead.

Matt said...

Thomas Jane's character died early in the second season of Expanse. He might come back later as a ghost or something if it follows the books but he won't have a big part.

Turkey Burger said...

What about Stephen Dorff? Wasn’t he just cast as lead in True Detective?

Snootches said...

+1 I came to say the exact thing. Hung was a great show!

Me said...

I think he is still married.

Me said...

What about Ryan Phillippe? Is he openly bi? He's the lead on Shooter and him and Reese divorced in 07. I'm just not sure about the bi thing or if he had a 3 year hiatus..

overit122 said...

Andy is NOT A list

overit122 said...

Not A list

overit122 said...

Not A list actors

overit122 said...

No 5 year gap for Tom Jane

Lexi said...

@over It says there was a 5 year gap in tv where he made some not great movies.

Jeff Macauley said...

Just want to support the Thomas Jane guess. I can't imagine either Alan Cumming or Andy Dick being so in demand for their stud services that they couldn't find time to act for three years. With Thomas Jane I can imagine that very easily.

Trevor said...

https://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Actor-Thomas-Jane-Reveals-Gay-Prostitution-Past-35693.html

Matt said...

Those on the Jane train, what about the fact he is not on Expanse anymore? He was one of the leads, but his character is gone from the show. So he is not the lead in a TV show currently.

Perfectly Peckish said...

I just listened to a old Howard Stern interview and slater describes a kind of sex bender he went on with his gf

Sd Auntie said...

Never heard that one about Ryan. I really do not believe that rumor

Lucretia My Reflection said...

I find it amusing that Thomas Jane’s (very, very) promiscuous behavior (it’s yachting without the maritime vessel) isn’t met with the same disdain that would be shown to a female described behaving in the exact same manner. If it weren’t for the mention of the HIV, would he be getting slammed the way a female would? Is the HIV getting him sympathy that a healthy female wouldn’t? Or is it something else? If so, I’d appreciate theories as to what it is.

Not judging; I’m merely observing something interesting, and asking why he’s being cut so much slack.

Thanks!

The Truth Will Set You Free said...

Skeet Ulrich got divorced in 2005 ("about a decade ago") and is now on Riverdale (the CW), and looks worse for wear.

Pugmumma0 said...

I seriously bursted our laughing hahaha.

Pugmumma0 said...
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Pugmumma0 said...

What about Alan cumming? Married to a woman for a few years and now married to his husband. Currently in a show.

Anastasia said...

Alan Cummings? Cummings is openly bisexual. Married his husband Grant in 2012. Was previously married to a woman until 1993. He provided the voice of an HIV + man in Logo's Rick and Steve. Haven't looked into the rest though.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Matt,
I doubt Enty has time to watch every single project mentioned in every blind. I did t even know Expanse was a thing that existed before yesterday. That is to say, he saw that Jane was top billed and maybe wad lead at some point, and so the blind wss worded that way.
It wouldn't be the first time he's called someone lead who was merely first billed, or taken liberties like that.

Matt said...

Yeah, of course it is possible that Enty is mistaken about him still being on the show. But one would think he would check a detail like that when he's writing clues.

Spike Ghost said...

whoever this is i am so glad he is able to get his revenge on the assholes who did this to him.

Spike Ghost said...

If it's Thomas Jane i have even more respect for him now than i had before.

Clarisse McClellan said...

Thomas Jane.

He had a 5yr break from TV about 2010-2015, after his divorce was finalized. Arquette actually filed for divorce much earlier than that, then rescinded it, then changed her mind again. Maybe it had something to do with this.

I met Jane around this time, and later worked with Arquette on a project. Jane did not strike me as very happy, and was somewhat "dark". One of his producing/creating partners is a good friend of mine. Arquette is a gem. Very friendly and outgoing; exactly how I imagined she would be.

paulfooff said...

Raul Esparza is openly bisexual, on SUV, and he was divorced exactly 10 years ago in 2008.

paulfooff said...

SVU, obviously. LOL

Death by Misadventure said...

@Sierra - John Travolta shows up as "people also searched for" most likely because they starred in The Punisher together. That's one of Thomas Jane's biggest movie roles.

Lulu LaBelle said...

He’s on The Expanse currently on SyFy.

Lulu LaBelle said...

He’s on The Expanse currently on SyFy.

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