Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lainey Blind Item

Not that she was destined to become the next Angelina Jolie – not even close – but since B List and reality stars are all the rage these days, who’s to say she would not have had a career revival as the matriarch for a new generation? Or a movie of the week once every few weeks?

The problem is her love life. She is in love with a man who has a wife. A man who comes from a legendary family. A man who is supposed to be a bastion of fidelity, with strong values and a wholesome image. This is not the man who should be carrying on an affair with an actress, hidden away in hotels, picked up on the sly by his security team, given a code name by his people. Her birthday is noted in his assistant’s organiser, it’s as official as it gets, only it’s also the best kept secret, and he intends to keep it that way which is why she’s only allowed to work sparingly. Which means guest appearances only and no long standing commitments, lest she reappear on the radar and invite a little curiosity, potentially blowing their cover.

She lives by his rules because she thinks what they have is real and forever but not surprisingly, he has his eye on someone else. Almost her doppelganger. Some say she will be replaced. Is cheating hereditary?

76 comments:

Impertinent Vixen said...

Sounds like the man is not an actor. A Kennedy? Televangelist? Also, I'm getting that the woman is older....

Maja With a J said...

Tori Spelling!

Jackson Griffith said...

The words "Kennedy" and "fidelity" usually don't occur in the same sentence. My gut tells me it's a politician from the same state, one with professed "family values."

Aside from Marie Osmond, what other famous LDS actresses are there?

daily_apple said...

Shannen Doherty! She's very much missing from the new generation of 90210, and has a suspiciously low profile.

No idea who the dude is though.

lutefisk said...

it almost sounds like Al Gore.

Unknown said...

Is Gore from a legendary family, or did he start the legend? It also asks "is cheating hereditary?" as if perhaps the lengendary family father cheated.

Shannon Doherty as someone's mistress... I guess there could be someone who would find her desireable...

captivagrl said...

Jeb Bush(my former gov)? actress around 35yrs?

MontanaMarriott said...

I was just going to say one of the Bush boys. And with the Prez off the wagon and the general public not knowing about it, secret keeping is one of his forte's.

ms_wonderland said...

He must be a high profile politician to have a security team. Jack and Bobby Kennedy were both rumoured to be doing Marilyn Monroe. Presumably not Edward, as this guy is looking at a replacement. Who is in the next generation of Kennedy politicos?

Not Al Gore, unless his father was a famous cheater.

Though the family values thing could be a Republican.

Kristen S. said...

Patrick Kennedy?

Alice D Millionaire said...

SD is a republican so I would guess the politician is probably republican as well but you never know.

CarolMR said...

It doesn't sound like a politician, though. "Work sparingly"? What does that mean?

valentina said...

I like the Jeb Bush guess -- there were always rumors that George the Elder kept a girlfriend from way back in his CIA days. (Actually, I'd like this even better if the person in the blind was W himself.)

There's a reference to reality shows... who's been in/is in a reality show? My mind is stuck on a Jessica Simpson and George W coupling. :P

CarolMR said...

Would Jeb Bush have a security team?

Cuddles Kovinsky said...

George W. Bush and Bo Derek. There were rumors about them back in 2000, and then he appointed her to the board of the Kennedy Center. Because of her great contributions the arts, no doubt.

lutefisk said...

Albert Gore, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., to Albert Gore, Sr., a U.S. Representative (1939–1944, 1945–1953) and Senator (1953–1971) from Tennessee---I don't know if that is considered legendary
at all--but Gore's kids are also pretty successful, if you leave out his son.

CarolMR said...

That's interesting, cuddles. But I don't think W ever had a wholesome image. Quite the opposite.

catherine said...

Shannon Doherty has kept a low profile last few years and she comes to mind, and probably a Kennedy,

jw12 said...

what about Arnold as the dude? He married into the family.

Virtual Boricua said...

Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow

Mark Harmon and [pick a blonde starlet]. (The Harmon family is full of actors)

Mel Gibson and Britney Spears

anna said...

gore's family is legendary in washington at least -- and he fits everything else: bastion of fidelity (remember how horrified he was when bill cheated?), strong values and a wholesome image.

the question for me is, who's the woman? i don't think shannon doherty, because she's a hard-core republican. and i think the reference to cheating being hereditary is about the doppelganger, who is somehow related to 'the woman."

the reference to angelina jolie means either that the woman looks like her, or that she might have had a 'humanitarian' bent. what actress was doing that sort of thing but doesn't as much anymore? and who might have a relative -- a daughter? a mother? -- who looks just like her?

i think the kennedy family is out, since the the word 'fidelity' certainly doesn't come to my mind when i think of them...

Alice D Millionaire said...

SD did that break up show

valentina said...

I wondered if the use of the word doppelganger was a clue, and Drew Barrymore was in a movie by that name.

GauchoGirl said...

What about Jennie Garth? She supposedly has a small, possibly reoccuring role on the new 90210 and as far as reality TV, she competed on Dancing with the Stars. Not sure who the guy is. Definitely not an actor, maybe a network exec.

Alice D Millionaire said...

also gore did an inconvenient truth. Any connections there?

CarolMR said...

Both Drew and Jaid were in the movie Doppelganger. Don't know what that means, if anything.

jax said...

im going with Gina Gershon as the actress...espec. with the jolie reference.

i found Tom Hanks name linked to 'bastion of fidelity' on google.

i dont necessarily think this is a politician, lots of celebs have security teams. as well as moguls.
trump is no bastion of fideliety although 'he claims to be'..interesting.

ms_wonderland said...

The actress works very little, to stay under the radar. Not Drew Barrymore then.

The guy's people give her a code name and that sounds like Secret service to me. Legendary family means some sort of dynasty. It's sounding like the Bushes.

The 'is cheating hereditary?' comment could be either of them. Any actress who's mother/grandmother was a famous man's mistress?

I just realised this fits Prince Charles and Camilla before they got together. Her grandmother was Edward VI's mistress.

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Norseman said...

I'm agreeing with Jeb Bush and Shannon Doherty. (I'm restating other people's stuff here:) She did that dating breakup show and that fear-show (Tracy Jordan is hosting it now...). Matriarch of a new generation sounds like the new 90210. I don't htink that refers to Jennie Garth because it's sort of written like "maybe could have had a new career..." and Jennie is definitely on the show, Shannon is not. Jeb Bush probably has the most wholesome image of the Bushes mainly because he's pretty off the radar. Bush Sr.'s mistress is fairly well known - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Fitzgerald - which explains the 'hereditary cheating.'

Ooo - I hope it's all true!

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

@ Ms_wonderland: Yes. Mariska Hargitay's mother (Jayne Mansfield) was supposedly one of JFK and RFK's mistresses.....

Would hate to think that it's her in the item, though.

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valentina said...

Drawing from production girl, and the "hereditary" reference, could this be someone a bit older with a daughter who looks a lot like her?

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Take this as you will: I worked for a former president for a while, and I can assure you that the Secret Service would NOT be picking up mistresses. They are bodyguards in the purest sense -- they guard the President, period. They don't pick up his laundry, his groceries, or his tail. They are either (a) guarding him in his presence, (b) scouting out areas where he will be in the near future for potential security issues, or (c) off duty. Trust me on that one.

So I'm 100% sure that this item does not involve someone protected by the Secret Service. It could very well be a governor, however, who typically would have a security detail composed of special-assignment state troopers or private security people.... who are usually a bit more flexible in their willingness to perform other services for the Guv (see, e.g. Bill Clinton).

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

To me, "is cheating hereditary" goes to the married man in this item. Why would the mistress be the cheater? She didn't take any vows. Just sayin'.

Production Girl said...

This sentence in the blind screams it is an older woman to me.

but since B List and reality stars are all the rage these days, who’s to say she would not have had a career revival as the matriarch for a new generation? Or a movie of the week once every few weeks?

ms_wonderland said...

There was a BI (not a CDAN one, but discussed here) about a couple having an affair in Florida. Someone from there said it was Jeb Bush and ...?

CarolMR said...

On another board people are guessing Justin Trudeau. Apparently he is a Canadian politican from a legendary family (Pierre Trudeau). And Lainey is Canadian.

I was actually thinking of one of the Osmonds.

surfer said...

The opening line "Not that she was destined to become the next Angelina Jolie – not even close" made me think of Meagan Fox - she's always being compared to AJ (looks-wise that is). I thought her rumored hook-up was supposed to be with Michael Bay. You never know.

and carolmr, Justin Trudeau's father was the late Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada. Justin just stepped into politics last year, and has a new wife and baby. Don't think it's him at all.

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

You guys are AMAZING. I've been mulling this over for a couple of days, and it didn't even occur to me that the married man in question might be a politician and not another actor. Of COURSE.

Leave Al Gore alone. He's a saint. I will tolerate no talk of his infidelity. I think of this man as absolutely fucking perfect, and I cannot think of him cheating on Tipper, even if he is ten billion times hotter than she is.

But EVERYONE knows that the Bushes are a bunch of complete assholes, so sure, why NOT Jeb Bush? And Shannen Doherty is a Republican.

I totally want someone to catch Dubya and Klingondoleeza diddling each other, by the way.

All of the clues fit. Ya'll are smart!

CarolMR said...

The fact that everyone seems to think Al Gore is a saint is the reason why he may fit this blind perfectly.

Carte Blanche said...

Shannen and a republican govenor, like Jeb.

"New Generation" in Lainey speak refers to Lori Laughlin's role on 90210 which Lainey thinks Shannen could have landed had she pulled out her A game (which she didn't at all).

Crickets from Shannen lately.

dixiebell said...

Oh please. It's NOT Jeb Bush and Shannen Doherty. she's the definition of "wild card." and noone would ever think that was a smart idea. I think politician, though, with a famous dad or mom. That rules out Swartzenegger. Could be Bush, except the rumors are already there for him, his brother and his father and have been for years. Gore would be likely too, because he's not suspected of anything and he's had a lot of interaction with celebrities. (and I'm a total democrat so not suggesting him just to piss people off.)

CarolMR said...

Romney?

dixiebell said...

Al gore's dad was of course a senator too and may have had affairs, I have no idea. Justin trudeau is from a crazy family and wouldn't be a bastion of fidelity. I think the Bushes aren't really seen as bastions of fidelity in any way, shape or form at this point so I can't think this applies to them. Maybe a bastion of big business? Bill Gates is supposed to be a devoted husband. Though I do think it's a politician.

Ben Affleck? Just kidding.

valentina said...

Look at this photo. Apparently she's quite the little environmental activist:

http://us.vdc.imdb.com/media/rm3114441472/nm0000435

Unknown said...

Robert Kennedy Jr. fits the description here. His family is legendary and cheating is "hereditary" due to all we know about them.

To say "This is not the man who should be carrying on an affair with an actress" means that he has not been associated with them before.

Arnold, on the other hand, has been associated with actresses and is known for sexually harassing them on set. So it's not Arnold.

I like Robert Kennedy Jr. as the man here.

The woman? Could be anyone...

CarolMR said...

But is RFK, Jr. a bastion of fidelity and known for his wholesome image? He's on his second marriage.

anna said...

oooooh, valentina! nicely done!

(running off to google the hell out of darryl hannah -- does she have a sister?)

jax said...

Jeb Bush and SHannen Doherty??
are you people on drugs???!!!
share!

what about althletes?

CarolMR said...

Darryl has a sister named Page.

anna said...

yeah, just saw that about her sister, but i don't think it's page -- apparently she has 8 siblings (step and half included) and 7 of them sisters.

am still googling, but wanted to share this little bio bit:

"In late 2006, she volunteered to act as a judge for Treehugger.com's "Convenient Truths" contest."

valentina said...
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lutefisk said...

Sarah-- I immediately thought "Affleck"--you beat me to it!

http://www.brokennewz.com/displaystory.asp_Q_storyid_E_202affleckvote


http://www.observer.com/node/46764

valentina said...

Hmmm... look at this item about someone who was in "Kill Bill":

http://www.fafarazzi.com/gossip/199661/hot-stuff-uma-thurman-and-alicia-keys-celebrate-al-gores-peace-p

ktmonster said...

bastion of fidelity is a term usually associated with religion, namely catholics and episcopalians...maybe looking for someone publicly active in one of those churches...

jax said...

hmm Donnny Osmond?

anna said...

ok, so here's an interview with hannah and there's a little tidbit in there about doing tv movies:

http://swindlemagazine.com/issueicons2/daryl-hannah/

i didn't see kill bill, but were darryl and uma related in the movie?

gillian said...

Like carolmr said: Mitt Romney. Family values up the wazoo. Legendary family: father was Geo Romney.

BirthdayGirl said...

yes - my first thought was Mitt Romney, too.

digawina said...

When I read this on Lainey the other day I thought the Osmonds too. I like the political angle, but really, I can't think of anyone associated with politics that truly has a wholesome image. The trifecta of "bastion of fidelity," "stong values," and "wholesome image," says "not politics" to me. It does, however, scream Osmond.

"Matriarch" says older to me. Certainly older than Shannon Doherty.

As for the actress...no clue.

lutefisk said...

The Osmonds don't have a security team. A few years ago my brother was travelling, & Donny got on the plane by himself, & sat in coach with everyone else. BTW--my brother said he is actually on the short side.

Dead Angel said...

It's not Gore, his father was considered beyond scandal and is still thought of as the gold standard of Senators. Very classy man.

I think it very well could be Justin Trudeau. He would have secret service type protection and his father,Pierre Trudeau was a notorious womanizer, that was a great guess. So does Justin have a better reputation that his father?

Unknown said...

You guys, you're forgetting that Lainey is Canadian... does she know or care about who Jeb Bush is? Not likely.
I like someone's guess about maybe being a famous athlete. After all, they are role models for children, so their image is important...

Unknown said...

the woman is shannen doherty.

angelina jolie is a) an academy award winning actress b) beautiful (subjective, i know, but she's certainly not UNattractive) c) a huge philanthropist d) practically married with several children. shannen doherty is pretty much the polar opposite of all of those things.

the career revival as a matriarch for a new generation refers to 90210. obviously, shannen doherty was brenda on the old version, on the new version (new generation), she could have had a role as the mother (matriarch). keep in mind, too, that both jennie garth and tori spelling are guest starring on the new 90210. shannen could've too -- that would have been her career revival.

who's her doppelganger replacement? someone who physically or personality-wise resembles her. that part, i'm not so sure about.

i have absolutely no clue who the man is, other than he doesn't seem to be an actor, or lainey would've referenced that.

ThoughtElf said...

@ Lisa

That's strikes as a borderline silly comment?

To begin with, while it is true that many US residents don't follow politics outside of their own borders, the same should not be assumed for people in many other countries, including Canadians. If for no other reason that your politicians are infinitely more coulourful. ;)

And in specific defense of Lainey, while she often reports on entertainments events that occur in Canada, if you followed her blog then you would also note that it relates predominantly to entertainers and athletes that are more often than not, residents of the US, regardless of their place of birth.

Yes, we know and care who Jeb Bush is. And we knew all about Billy Carter, too. Heck, we even knew about Roger Clinton without googling. Do you?

Stick to the topic and the clues without inferring that the Canucks around here have a lessor acumen for US politics/sports/entertainment.

b said...

Anyone consider Gretchen Mol for the actress? She was the first to come to mind for me.

trashtalker said...

This one is hurting my brain. I'll throw three "family man" names onto the pile:
Harry Connick Jr.
Ben Stiller
Tim McGraw

(She says it's not Martin Sheen, Michael Douglas or Tiger Woods. And the actress isn't Krista Allen or Tara Reid.)

Stacey said...

It could be Shannen Doherty and Governor Arnie. He is (through marriage) part of the legendary family of the Kennedys. He's supposed to be a family man now, although there were cheating reports in the past. And he has a well documented preference for brunettes (saw that on I think an A&E biography. Watch his movies, especially his early ones, and look at his women and you'l l see it's quite true). Maria Shriver had Shannen esque hair color when he married her. There's no way Shannen Doherty would meet Jeb, she lives in California. So does Arnie. The cheating hereditary thing is the only thing that throws him off.

CarolMR said...

I've seen PUMPING IRON and there is no way Arnold can be described as wholesome!

CarolMR said...

Maybe the man is some type of religious leader?

lutefisk said...

from lainey this morning:

PS. Justine Bateman is not the other woman. The Governator is not hiding mistresses.

Impertinent Vixen said...

Gretchen Mol has a baby named Ptolemy. I think she's under the radar raising him.

CarolMR said...

This blind is fascinating me and I don't know why - I can't stop thinking about it. Too bad all this thinking is not helping me figure it out!

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

I want to see if anyone else will come back to this post to check out this blind.

It's TOTALLY Sienna, right?! Everything fits.

Lainey's good, dudes. Wow.

lutefisk said...

Ernestine--you may have nailed it.

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