Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blind Item #5

This foreign born A- list actor has had his best success in television. He will tell you though that his drug and alcohol abuse issues that have plagued him for two decades are the result of a movie. A movie which starred two actors who are now above him on the list. Both, also foreign born. The subject of our blind though says he had to have sex with multiple men to land the part. Our actor says he was raped three times by one of the producers of the movie during filming and that he was told he would never work again if he said anything. That producer is a permanent A- list singer.

76 comments:

Sal Salington said...

William Shatner! Stanley Kubrick! Mel Gibson! Stephen Spielberg!

Just getting the worst guesses out of the way.

Someone will still make them.

Don Kieballs said...

What were the odds that I would open Instagram today and the promoted post was a song with Prince Royce?

Terrier Pines said...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Velvet Goldmine with Ewan MacGregor and Christian Bale?

tami jane said...

Michael Stipe was a producer on that! 😲

LondonGirl said...

I like the Velvet Goldmine Guess, producers....the Weinsteins and Michael Stipe.

p keel said...

Michael stipe producer

Bia said...

I think you got it.

David Schripsema said...

Meyers, MacGregor, Bale, Michael Stipe.

And the Weinstein connection.

Squee said...

Yes! I'm disappointed to hear that Stipe is this type of monster, but not completely shocked either.

wade-o-potatoface said...

Nooooooooooooo!

Terry Teratoma said...

There were rumours a few months ago that Stipe was going to be the next one to go down, but nothing ever came of it. If it IS him, I wonder how he got it to go away? I hope it eventually comes out, if ut IS him.

Drama said...

This is such a good fit. I just hate believing that Stipe is a rapist.

Somewhat Damaged said...

To be fair, you HAVEN’T heard that. Multiple guesses as to the identity of the producer/rapist don’t constitute a confirmation.

amused bush said...

I heard this rumor about John Rhys Meyers and Michael Stipe years ago. I think this, along with some of his other nefarious shenanigans are reasons why he keeps a relatively low profile these days.

B626 said...

I can’t see Stipe raping anyone he looks so so
Wimpy- more like pwetty pweease can I have a bwoah job?

Sus said...

So maybe the other two were victims as well.
Also this singer looks like he is HIV+, which makes the crime even worse.

GladysKravitz said...

@sus: why would you say that Stipe “looks like he is HIV +”?? I looked at a recent photo of him and he looks pretty much the same as always, except he has a huge beard. Is it because he’s gay? HIV is not sexuality-specific. I’m sad if Stipe is the perpetrator in this blind, but I don’t see any reason to also assume he is HIV positive, just because he’s gay.

BkLACC DIAMOND said...

diddy!!!

orangesoda said...

sadly, i'm not surprised. the movie had a really uncomfortable vibe and Stipe has plenty of nasty rumors floating around about him. Poor Jonathan. He's a great actor, hopefully vikings will be a good move for him. The production team there seem to be really positive.

Han Niam said...

@Terrier that’s a very good guess.

Han Niam said...

@Terry it’s going to take actors willing to speak up and go through what the actresses have in public forums in the #metoo movement.

Han Niam said...

+1Gladys

Maude Labowski said...

Stipe has been in the blinds for some time now, though

Maude Labowski said...

AGC blind identified this blind as Michael Stipe:
http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/12/blind-item-2_5.html?m=1

Don Kieballs said...

Maude - thanks. I was too lazy to find the previous blind about Stipe, but was about to mention it.

Randaleese said...

Soooo loved Meyers in Ride with the Devil..Jewel, Tobey, Jim..some big names in that one....

lucy said...

lol @b626! that is super funny!

Kay said...

Expert guess!

Kno Won Uno said...

+2

Kay said...

That is one of the most obtuse and prejudiced comments I've ever seen here. And that's saying a lot.

ClintonKilledMe said...

Stipe's PAST: Noah Ray. Look him up...Find him now and see what he has to say...

https://web.archive.org/web/20100116081006/http://www.onlineathens.com/rem-hall/stories/noahray.shtml

amused bush said...

+3, such a derogatory comment.

Sus said...

Saint Gladys, I made the comment because for years he looked like this, not because gay=HIV+. Straight HIV+ people looks the same.

Your comment is pure projection.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ugh, yep. Got those answers too without reading the comments.
Another (alleged) rapist could be director Todd Haynes.

Shawn McGuire said...

No way I’m going to believe this is Stipe or Haynes so bring on the reveal already...

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

I love that movie Ride with the Devil its a kitchen sink drama with some good action set pieces. Gorgeous photography.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@ClintonKilledMe
Was that supposed to be some crazy pedo reveal or something? Because the boy doesn't say anything negative about the video shoot itself, and Stipe isn't mentioned. He just says he waa bullied at school after.

Boldblonde said...

Stipe looks sick. As in he has a serious disease. JRM is one of my favs.

Maude Labowski said...

Np!

Citizen S said...

I love Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but he has obviously been through a lot. I hope he is done working with horrible people.

plot said...

@Sus
@Boldblonde

Stipe never looked healthy. He has always had terrible acne scars, some of the worst I've seen, on his face. His head always looked too big for his body and rather boney. He's been skinny since highschool.

What changed is Stipe went bald then shaved his head. That really brought out how weird he looks which you couldn't tell when he deliberately covered his face with his haire.

IDK about this blind, not buying it yet. Something of interest - REM fired their long time manager for sexually assaulting young girls at concerts and after.

Karma said...

Michael Stype made my skin crawl when I was a music journalist in the 90s. And that weirdo connection with Cunty was certainly like two shrews plotting. #indict.courtney.love

Allie Gator said...

Looks like political correctness here, too. Just can't escape from the whining. I'm offended by snowflakes.

More Cowbell said...

The JRM/Stipe/Velvet Rope guess checks a lot of boxes. My only issue with it is JRM would have been around 20 at the time of filming and a strong young man. Stipe is very slight, and when I ran into him at a club, Stipe seemed to be only about 5' 9", if that. In other words, I can't see Stipe being able to physically intimidate JRM into sex (unless he had a gun or knife). I supposed Stipe could have used his power to intimidate JRM into having sex or drugged him or something.

More Cowbell said...

Okay, if this BI is referring to JRM/Stipe/Velvet Rope, I'm going to go ahead and guess Sandy Stern (one of the producers on the movie) was someone he needed to casting couch with. You can look him up.

Sal Salington said...

I asked a few people who were in the Athens scene back in the day. None had heard stories along these lines about Stipe. You never know, I guess, but all thought it was unlikely, and they gossip pretty freely.

Orville said...

When are these men who sexually harass other men going to be exposed? The media focus on women ignoring the fact there are men who are victims of sexual harassment. Society does NOT take it seriously when it involves males.

hunter said...

I'm friends with a lot of gay people. A LOT LOT LOT of them have HIV and that includes the young ones. I live in NYC. Most, if not all of them, look as healthy as everyone due to advances in medication.

You can get all social justice-y about whether or not HIV/AIDS is a gay disease but at the end of the day, let me assure you a shit ton more gay Americans have it than straight Americans and THAT IS A FACT.

Deal with it.

Sara, Making It Work said...

FFS people saying Stipe is too skinny:
You don't have to be physically overpowering to rape someone. You can use intimidation, power, threats, and yes drugs as tactics.

Guesser said...

The blind says "he will tell you". Is he planning on going public? Rhys Meyers has had several suicide attempts, not just drug and alcohol problems. Maybe he wants to be more public with his issues. I would guess drugs would be involved with the alleged rape,that wouldn't make it as difficult to believe.

Han Niam said...

@Orville You haven’t been paying attention then. It’s going to take the men who have been abused coming out and talking about it, enduring the assholes (also mostly men) who attack anyone who speaks up in #metoo, and sticking to their guns.

The few men who have come out in #metoo have received a lot of support and less name calling than the women continue to endure, at least from what I’ve seen.

Also, did you sleep through the implosion of Kevin Spacey’s career or something?

Han Niam said...

@hunter We know the statistics. So what? All the women I know who have been raped (and there are a LOT) were raped by straight men. In fact, one in four women is likely to be raped in her lifetime. That’s an even higher rate amongst women than HIV amongst gay men! 😱

Should we then assume all straight men are probably rapists?

No. We shouldn’t.

Sheesh.

Court b said...

And they later turned out to be the wrong guesses once revealed

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

It seems there are consistent blinds here about JRM so im gonna guess him. What the hell is wrong with people, producers, whoever in a position of power, raping minors? Granted ppl can justify alot, we've seen this with accused in the #metoo movement." It was consensual, the feelings were mutual, " no they Goddamn well werent and you fucking knew it every single second you sick bastard. Because you applied pressure, you said whatever you had to to get your way. Called in whatever favors you could. The whole thing was a stack of cards, the whole hierarchy from Harvey to frickin Charlie Rose, that one hurt. All it took was enough kamikaze bad ass women, Rose McGowan, to throw themselves into the fight to tumble the whole thing. My husbands friend whos a manager hit on his employee in the past and always felt guilty. He was rabid over #metoo, and mansplained " hows a guy supposed to know when its not cool?" I answered when its her job. When shes your employee.

Gravy Goodbread said...

No it's because he literally looks like he is hiv positive. Nothing derogatory, and not because he is gay. Calm your tits.

Kikibunny said...

Didnt u know your phone is stalking you? Happens to me all the time but you can turn it off...its called behavioral advertising i think.

Randaleese said...

*cinematography

Kikibunny said...

Didnt u know your phone is stalking you? Happens to me all the time but you can turn it off...its called behavioral advertising i think.

plot said...

"No it's because he literally looks like he is hiv positive"

How do HIV positive people look?

Like Magic Johnson? Greg Louganis? Danny Pintauro? Viktor Luna?

Look them up and tell us how they "look".

Your assumptions are long outdated. Get over yourself.

Emma F said...

I loved Velvet Goldmine. Just saying.

Itttt said...

People are confusing HIV+ with its end of life phase ~ full blown AIDS. Think Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, or the images of the walking dead from the 80s. That is what I presume these people discussing Micheal Stipe’s appearance are referring to (and I agree...he absolutely looks like he has the full blown AIDS/antiviral cocktails no works no mo...but also agree he's looked that way for decades).

And yes the noodle armed twerp could very well rape men twice his size and ten times his strength, provided they were drugged. See: our most hated mogul DG.

Finally, HIV is far less a “gay (male) disease” and far more a promiscuity disease, as are most STDs/VDs. Men are much, much more promiscuous than women so of course their rates of infection are higher. 2 men (gay or otherwise) copulating increases that ratio mainly by having duh 2 males (2 of the higher promiscuity subjects vs lower promiscuity subjects ie females) in the scenario so the odds are vastly increased of getting the HIVeeez.

laganja estranja said...

it's not that men are more promiscuous, it's the fact that heterosexual or lesbian sex is far less likely to transmit HIV/AIDS. however, when a person has anal sex, it almost always creates microscopic fissures in the anal region (i don't love having to say this), which creates an avenue for infection of/by blood. when there's a vagina involved, that's a lot less likely. the vag is made to stretch. the ass? not so much. so that's why gay men were at higher risk, the medical risk from their sex acts are also the ones with the most risk.

Dusty Fairy said...

I don’t believe that this is Michael Stipe.

Marianne Elba said...

Noa Ray never had dealings with the band. I don't think he eben met Stipe until years later.

Marianne Elba said...

Yeah this is why I doubt it too. I know someone who hooked up with him a couple of times and only had nice things to say. Apparently he was pretty devastated by the Jefferson Holt thing too. On am ethical level.

Marianne Elba said...

A friend of mine worked with Rhys Meyers and had a story or two about him being a rapey bastard so...

plot said...

Holt had been trolling the REM concerts for years hunting for young lovelies. In that context, the band really couldn't do anything as so many girls wanted to be close to them using any means possible.

It was when Holt started harassing a worker at their office in Athens that they could no longer ignore it.

Holt was one of the best managers in the business. He truly took a janky Southern band and turned them into an international phenomenon while keeping their roots and personal lives protected. The things he did to protect Stipe, in particular, should be a lesson to other managers of bands.

No wonder his firing was difficult for REM. I will say that one reason REM came out so strongly and early against sexual harassment and abuse was extremely personal for them. They couldn't continue with Holt under those conditions.

Marianne Elba said...

Do you think Stipe is the producer in this blind?

Marianne Elba said...

There appear to be pictures of Stipe and JRM hanging out socially ( not just at events) as recently as a couple of years ago. They look friendly.

Marianne Elba said...

Care to elaborate on that last part? I heard the JH thing was pretty horrific for all involved. Holt tried to make it seem like theyd been planning to fire him for business reasons and were taking advantage of a rumor. But apparently the band were absolutely furious over it.

plot said...

I'll just say it was personal for REM, the anti-harassment position.

REM investigated Holt for months before they finally fired him. They really did not want to split with him, but the evidence was incontrovertible.

T. W. said...

Michael Stipe has always looked sick.

Greg Louganis has always been handsome.

Sandy 2319 said...

Brendon Fraiser came out with a #metoo story the other day.

Marianne Elba said...

About Michael Stipe?

FrenchGirl said...

JRM has been raised by a single mother and a sugar daddy named Christopher Crofts when he was teen

Marianne Elba said...

@FrenchGirl and Croft was later convicted of raping a teenage boy right? I mean, no matter what happened on the film set I'd say JRM has issues from way back. He also went to a Christian Brothers school ( from which he was expelled.) Try and find someone who went to a CBC in the 80s who wasn’t abused and you… Well you won’t.

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