Saturday, July 04, 2009

Blind Items Revealed

February 23, 2009

This is actually from the day prior to the Academy Awards, but it happened in the theatre so I think that is close enough. So, this actor who is A list all the way but has never been nominated for anything that great had a part in the actual show telecast. Comic actor. Mostly movies. Apparently though on Saturday he decided that it was his role to piss everyone off with his behavior. He yelled at the writers of the show saying their work wasn't good enough for him and made them change his lines three times. Surrounded by people who had been working almost 24 hours straight doing backbreaking work, our actor who spent a grand total of one hour at the theatre started snapping his fingers when it was time for him to rehearse and yelling that he had places to go and didn't have time to sit around waiting. I really hate the whole snapping the fingers thing. He seems to like it though.

Ben Stiller

33 comments:

linnea said...

YES! We got this one right!

kitty litter said...

i knew it....i guess being hungry all the time really does turn you into an asshole.

AMD said...

The starvation diet is making him cranky.

shazzzba said...

EVERYONE GOT THIS ONE....HE IS SUCH A CREEP

*Miss_P* said...

always knew he was a prick

AMD said...

LOL kitty litter, great minds think alike.

Mina said...

What an a-hole!

kelsey said...

muaha so obv. i love it. talk about compensating with attitude what you lack in physical stature.

kitty litter said...

forreals, AMD.

Lita Harrington said...

Oh noes!

jax said...

he is is like the comedic Tom Cruise in EVERYWAY. what a dick.

Happy 4th all!!!

pomme said...

ah! my fav day of the years came back with Christmas and my birthday! Blind item revealed DAY!!!!
i was right on this BI!

Margaret said...

Why is BS on a starvation diet? I didn't know that.

shakey said...

Bonne fĂȘte, pomme! Meilleurs voeux.

As for Ben Stiller - do people in France use the word "croisseur"? And what he did at that show was NOT funny. Prick.

Marion said...

He looks like a jerk, acts like a jerk !

libby said...

ITA, Shakey. Joaquin is an extremely talented, twice-nominated actor. Why would Stiller think it was even good taste to make fun of his potential drug problem and/or mental breakdown? AND Ben copied the whole routine from someone else!

nancer said...

i'm glad to have it confirmed this is stiller. more reason to hate him.

libby said...

Oh! I wanted to mention about hunger-- I have Crohn's, and was VERY bad off from last October until April. Not being able to eat, always nauseated, etc. I am 5'7" and was down to 98 pounds. I will say, from recent personal experience, that hunger ABSOLUTELY screws your brain up. You act like a reactionary freak about everything. Temper tantrums, crying, overreacting, everything. Something in your brain just totally snaps. It's strange because it's so primal and uncontrollable. You can even see yourself acting crazy, but you can't stop.

Ben Stiller used to be a crush of mine. Even is he were a nice guy, he is WAY WAY too skinny, nasty and unhealthy to be attractive to me anymore.

celtickat said...

What an egotistical jerk . . never could stand Ben Stiller.

Caroline said...

Wow, what a dick!

rtsew said...

Douchetastic!!!

Harriet Hellfire said...

I have heard so many times that he is a dick and had a hard time believing it. I guess I'm going to have to start believing. I wonder if he is also the actor who is looking for a new assistant that he can treat like shit for a six figure salary?

Catherine said...

good catch, Harriet. It would make sense!

bionic bunny! said...

wow. i believe it, and i think i might have guessed someone else.
he did bulk up for tropic thunder, though, unless that was prosthetics.

@libby, so sorry to hear about your health problems, that sucks! isn't that the one where you can't metabolize wheat and sugars and what not? how are you doing now?
to keep this thread on track, you can look me up on facebook if you want.

cibele said...

We got this one right. But there were people trying to drag Steve Martin's name to the mud hahaha

BlahFrickinBlah said...

I think we all agreed that he was/is such a dick cause he hasn't eaten in years now. LOL

sunnyside1213 said...

Comedic Tom Cruise??? I think Tom is a little (a lot) crazy, gay, controlling, but I never thought of him as a dick.

I hated Ben Stiller from day one. Blue Steel is ironic, because Stiller can only do one shtick.

libby said...

Bunny, I don't have access to my Facebook acct. right now, so I will answer here.

Crohn's is autoimmune. It leaves you with scar tissue in your intestines. If it gets really bad, you have tons of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.

I'm okay right now, but it's something that goes in and out of remission. I am doing much better than I was, for sure!

Thanks so much for your concern.

Dr. Spaceman said...

I'm glad this wasn't Steve Martin as I had guessed. But I'm kind of sad to hear that Ben is such an ass.

x said...

Ben Stiller is "A list all the way"?

figgy said...

This makes me sad--I really used to like Ben Stiller and thought he was probably a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

Here's the "stranger than truth" thing. If you watch the first episode of the first season of the BBC series "Extras", which for those that don't know, is the series that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant went on to create after their successful series, "The Office", finished its 2 season run on the BBC, the guest star in the first episode is none other than Ben Stiller. In it, Ben plays himself, (as all of the guest stars do, throughout the series), and the plot is that he's in England to direct a Balkan War movie, on which the character played by Ricky, "Andy", is an extra. The climax of the episode is an argument between Ben and "Andy", where Ben comes off as a pretentious ass. It's always amazing to me that actors will choose to play characters that are so close to what they really are, like that. At least it seems that way in hindsight now. Do they suppose we'll think, "Oh well he's so good playing an ass, he must be a really nice guy.."?

BTW, if you're a fan of the show, then you need to watch Episode 3, and check out Kate Winslet's guest star stint. If she's got that great of sense of humor for real, then I love her even more..

shakey said...

jas, I saw both shows. I was shocked Ben Stiller would agree to play such an ass. It is worth watching, people. Especially when Andy makes the crack about Starsky and Hutch. So true!

And yeah, Kate Winslet was hysterical!

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