Sunday, March 04, 2018

Blind Item #9 - Kept Man

Many of you will be watching the Academy Awards tonight. One person who won't be watching is a former A list celebrity in his corner of the entertainment world. He is dead. He was murdered. Back in the day when he was at his peak looks and popularity, he still didn't make as much money as someone would in mainstream entertainment. He did however have a long time benefactor who paid the bills and gave our celebrity an allowance each month that was considerable. The benefactor was the mogul who seems to pop up so often in these stories with the violent endings. At this point in his life, our celebrity was not doing very well financially and was all set to tell his tales. It was going to be a book. As part of the process of the book writing, word got back to our mogul. He offered some money to the celebrity to drop the whole idea, but the money was a pittance compared to the advances that publishers had been offering. Within two weeks of the mogul hearing about the book deal, our celebrity was dead. 

38 comments:

Jeff Macauley said...

David Geffen and a gay porn star.

drkdragon777 said...
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Jeff Macauley said...

Billy Herrington being the gay porn star who died in a car crash.

Jeff Macauley said...

The car crash was just in the last few days as his mother posted about it briefly on Facebook yesterday.

gauloise said...

Corey Haim? Also because people were upset that the year he died he was not in the "in memoriam" section of the Oscars.

He started telling tales on the 2 Coreys show, and probably wanted to tell more and maybe that is why Feldman is so tightlipped and has kind of gone off the deep end since Haim's death

Kam White said...

"...former A list celebrity in his corner of the entertainment world..." is key. He was not in mainstream entertainment.

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Dena said...

+1 Jeff

Sunspirit said...

DJ AM

gauloise said...

Could it mean teen-age movies? Haim never made the leap to adult roles, and he didnt get paid nearly what you'd expect for being so popular.

It has to be someone known enough in the mainstream for a publisher to offer a huge advance.

pkelly491 said...

+1 Jeff. Geffen is truly evil.

Thia said...

My thought was Cory as well. :(

Do Tell said...

Datalounge thread on another bio being written about Geffen: https://www.datalounge.com/thread/20039986-new-david-geffen-blind

Do Tell said...

Tom King. died at 39.

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/apr/15/local/me-king15

Do Tell said...

and he is the one that wrote the bestselling book on Geffen.

David Howes said...

My first thought was Sal Mineo!

I know, way, way back in the day.

SteveD said...

The Tom King story would be a repeat and has been hinted at with more details before. A non-mainstream entertainer would be a weird description for a journalist.

T. W. said...

This saddens me.

Perhaps the man had no one he could trust with the portion he had already written in case he died.

notthisagain said...

Geffen is pure evil - bringing him down would be incredible. He must have a high body count on his ‘silenced’ list

Count Jerkula said...

Roddy Piper/Vince McMahon

Red Eye View said...

In his corner.

Boxer or pro wrestler?

Red Eye View said...

A lister "in his corner" of sports. Didn't make as much as his peers. Snorted TONS of cocaine back in the day.

He'd need money and have a lot of wild tales to tell.

Not sure if Vince would kill him though.

Sadie Slays said...

I like the Roddy Piper guess but Vince McMahon doesn't fit the "mogul who seems to pop up so often in these stories with the violent endings" part.

Lonely Bastard said...

Plus Roddy had a recurring spot as 'The Maniac' on Always Sunny during those last few years so must have been getting some income.

TC said...

I can remember meeting Piper prior to him going to the WWF, when he wrestled in Portland in the late 70's and early 80's. He was already pretty crazy then, as were many of those who wrestled in Portland back in the day. I'm betting he could fill volumes on drug and alcohol fueled insanity that he either participated in or witnessed.

Not sure I buy that Vince had him killed though.

Haywood Jablomee said...

Bob Barker and John Holmes.

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Boldblonde said...

Used to love Dj Am and always wondered about his death. It was unexplained @Sunspirit

cocopuff said...

"In their corner of the entertainment world" usually means pro wrestling. I'm going to say Ted Turner and Brian Pilman. Or one of the Von Erichs.

MissDe said...

Def Geffen ....the deceased can be so so many. But Geffen absolutely

Ligeia said...

Even if this is not about Haim I always thought he was murdered. He was working on a bunch of projects and then the whole Mom flushing the drugs down the toilette , The whole thing was weird even his funeral

If it is Haim who would the benefactor be?

I think the "In their corner of the entertainment world" tho is meaning adult entertainment

Red Eye View said...

Who better than Kanyon?

In 2004, after Kanyon's release from WWE, he began a gimmick in which he was an openly gay wrestler. This included a publicity stunt wherein he stated that WWE released him from his contract because of his sexuality. Kanyon later told reporters and radio personalities that this was just a publicity stunt. He later retracted these statements and acknowledged that he was in fact gay. Before his death Kanyon was working on a book, Wrestling Reality, with Ryan Clark. The book was released November 1, 2011, and it details Kanyon's struggles as a closeted gay man.

I think we have a winner

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Mem said...

@Red Eye View
Not a winner. The book in the blind wasn't released.

gauloise said...

@Ligeia I had watched an e true hollywood story or something like that, and there was some power agent who specialized in taking ex-child stars and getting them working as adults. In the documentary, the power agent, who had a lot of big name clients, said he was paying for Haim's house and expenses. I'll bet there are a lot of those types of arrangements in Hollywood, maybe someone with a guilty conscience or wanted to control him and make him dependent.

Count Jerkula said...

Sadie, google Jimmy Snuka Murder and read about Vince being part of the cover up of a dead coke whore.

Irish Dre said...

you might be on to something, some crew members from that programme made by discovery confirmed the names Haim wanted to name but it never aired, he named Sheen and Micheal Jackson, according to the same person a close friend of sheens was there.... not sure how soon after that Haim died (R.I.P)

Carrie Howes said...

Wow, good guess. Found this: http://m.eonline.com/uk/news/127123/dj-am-looking-to-spin-life-story. As of 2nd June, 2009 he was looking to write a memoir, heading on the eonline article “DJ AM plans to tell all.” He was then found dead 28th August, 2009 of a suspected drug overdose. As fishy as fishy gets!

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