Thursday, November 21, 2013

Today's Blind Items - Dementia

This B list actor quit his long running network show not that long ago. I call him B list because of the show but as soon as he left he probably became C list. Although he was allowed to say he quit that is not the whole truth. His contract was not going to be renewed because of some serious issues that have happened over the course of the last two seasons on the show. Some people say he is showing early signs of dementia while others just say he is a dirty old man who does way too many drugs and booze and has let lots of years of success go to this head. There is not a female crew member who has not been pawed at and groped by the guy which the producers have turned a blind eye to for years with only the occasional warning handed out or a one episode suspension without pay. There was an incident last year though where our actor was drinking all day during an 18 hour day on set and at the end of it cornered a female crew member outside his trailer and wouldn't let her leave and forced her to do some things which should have landed the guy in jail. There was no rape but there was definitely assault and forced her hand to certain places and groped her and slapped her when she wouldn't do what he wanted. He threatened to have her fired.

She agreed to a settlement and the actor was warned he was getting one more chance. That chance lasted all of about three weeks when our actor did about the same thing again but this time with the wife of one of the actors on the set and then our actor got punched for what he did by the husband. It was all too much and the stories were getting too hard to contain so the actor was forced off the show.

50 comments:

Kristin Wigs said...

Please don't be Det Munch!!!

msgirl said...

Kristin that's exactly who I was thinking of, argh!

Del Riser said...

Yes, please! I was so sad when Munch left. Who else can this be?

NomNom83 said...

My first thought was Det. Munch. It would explain a LOT.

Unknown said...

Wait... what does this have to do with dementia?

Flora Goforth said...

Chevy Chase

Karen said...

Richard Belzer and Danny Pino for the actor who punched him?

MontanaMarriott said...

I have a gf who is a make up artist on his show and she has mentioned several episodes where he went buckwild like this. I believe this incident refers to Coco and Ice.

Kristin Wigs said...

"I don't want to just rain on your parade, I want to blow up all the floats."

I wonder who the actor was, bc if it was Meloni or Ice-Ts wife, he'd be dead.

madeinbrzil said...

I thought Munch too and Ice-T as the guy he got punched by

Tru said...

@Erin, the guy may have just been a douche but it is also true that some people with dementia become hyper sexualized, at least for a while. They can also become agressive, while others become passive. However, I'm sure the drinking doesn't help.

menadensch said...

Sad, but not surprising if this is Belzer.

Kristin Wigs said...

I vote Pino's wife. Ice T would've snapped his head off like a Pez dispenser.

Karen said...

@Kristin, I think Coco would've snapped his head off like a Pez dispenser, too. She doesn't seem like a shrinking violet.

Anonymous said...

Can one of u help a betch out? Synopsis, please.

I...JUST...CAN'T with this wordy Enty.

Someone hates concise paragraphs, spaces and commas.

Kristin Wigs said...

@Karen Very true! Belzer is built like Skeletor so it wouldn't be that hard.

Too early to put in a FFF Belzer request to VIP?

Tara said...

Enty keeps using one of my sexual assault trigger words (gr#pe - used repeatedly by my college to downplay what happened to me) and it's like at least a bi-weekly occurrence. Someone please get the Enties a thesaurus so I can keep enjoying this site.

Unknown said...

there is also someone leaving storage wars, which is "reality" TV. Could be him

Please don't be Belzer!

Unknown said...

@Tru - thank you for clarifying. I was expecting to read a sad story of a beloved actor slowly wasting away and not about a creepo who should be in jail. Threw me off. If it is dementia, then I hope someone around him gets him the medical care he needs. If it isn't, I hope someone around him gives him the kick in the balls he needs.

bellaluna said...

Oh, PLEASE don't be Munch!

JoElla said...

I think this is Chevy Chase as well.

bored soccer mom said...

My hubs worked on SvU. It's Belzer. He's an arrogant, obnoxious horrible man.

kpist said...

I think it's Chevy Chase because it says years of success, he has many more years than Belzer

auntliddy said...

Chase was always a self entitled prick, this could totally be him.

HannahBanana said...

I'll be very disappointed if this is Belzer....he & ice T just kill me when they work a case together.

FlirtyChick74 said...

LOL - my first thought when I read this was that he must be a really ugly man. Then I read all the responses. Guess I was right.

Sue T. said...

Belzer was accused of choking an Apple Store employee a couple of years ago. The description of the incident in the news story seems to fit the info with this blind. Also, "lots of years of success" - he's been playing Munch for 20 years (starting with "Homicide"), so that fits.

Kara said...

I don't think Chevy Chase is C list without Community. Maybe I'm just old but Caddyshack? Vacation? Fletch? He's forever a star in my book. Him and Bill Murray. And it took me forever to even remember that he'd been on a TV show.

So for that reason, I'm going for Belzer who, other than getting punched in the face on his talk show, is only really known for two tv shows.

Count Jerkula said...

Is Belzer still married to the soft core porn broad?

I put nothing past Belz after his coked out of his mind morning show appearance a year or so ago.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Munch also made some weird comments lately, cant look them up but think it was sonething very racist and weird.. could be explained by the dementia etc.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

To be fair, who hasn't wanted to choke an Apple store employee?

warmislandsun said...

Sorry to hear that, Tara.

Brenda L said...

Charlie Sheen

insatiableinthecity said...

Aww it definitely sounds like Munch :( they should rip this story from the headlines for an episode of SVU!!

Tori said...

Has to be Belzer/Munch. I think it was last nights episode of SVU - but I had a lot of whiskey so I'm not sure - but Munch is transferring to Internal Affairs on the show, so it would make sense.

@Kristin, Meloni has been gone since last season, so I don't think it was his wife being macked on since Munch's departure came quite suddenly.

Unknown said...

SHATNER!!!!!

Kimstyle said...

I'm going with Chevy Chase, when he left community the creator called him a "befuddled old man", who kept referring to himself as "young and sexy"…. or something. This definitely sounds like him…. I just don't know if Community is network because I watched it all on Netflix :)
As much as I would like to think he's higher than C because of the Vacation movies and stuff, really he's not, though I think maybe Ent would have mentioned name recognition.
I'm obsessed with Jon Lovitz and hate to admit that he's got to fall in the C/C- minus category at this point :(

CK76 said...

I saw Belzer perform stand-up coked out of his mind at the Comedy Store before Homicide, probably about 1990--

Henriette said...

Sounds like Belzer because he just left SVU. Too bad, because he was a funny character.

Henriette said...

By the way, Belzer was sporting a black eye not too long ago.

Melody the First said...

It is NOT Belzer. He's more dangerous to himself.

I have friends who work in the grunt end of the industry. They've all heard Chevy Chase "slap and tackle" and foul-mouthing everyone stories.

Eros said...

Richard beltzer. And when he is sober, the guy is incredibly smart. If he did all that shit to women, someone needs to hand his ass to him . Dementia, my ass.

__-__=__ said...

Too funny! Sad it's Belzer. Asshole!

Lothar said...
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Lothar said...

Belzer played a fringe leftist detective on SVU, but he is also a fringe leftist in real life. He is an armchair political scientist. He was on a radio talk show shouting down a caller. Belzer claimed that he read 20 newspapers a day. Sounds like early dementia to me.

Unknown said...

No, he's really that smart and well read. I don't believe it's Belzer. I do believe it's Chevy Chase. I worked at a studio for a while and I knew there was a project with Chase and they had as few women on set as possible. Even the makeup/hair people were men. I know Chevy's a miserable person and a heavy drinker too.

di butler said...

Belzer has been a well documented jerk and drunk on set jerk for many years, I'm surprised more ppl don't know this...

Melody the First said...

When has Belzer been a well-documented jerk and on which sets? Pretentious, snarky, sure, but I've never heard of him being under the influence or an asshole on a set. And the only industry people I know are grunts and grips, and they tell everything. Just because someone is left-wing (or right-wing, for that matter) doesn't automatically make them the answer for every blind.

Count Jerkula said...

He was under the influence and an a-hole on that morning show set where he was coked up and rambling. If he thought that was acceptable, then how is this hard to believe.

T. W. said...

We need VIPblonde and CDAN Unit on this. I would not put Richard Belzer as C list. This site revealed he got less screen time.because of a cocaine addiction. This is some one else.

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