Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

While working on a movie with kids, this A list mostly movie actor who only gets to be A list when in his franchise or an action movie met with some families of special needs children. The families had been visiting the set and consisted of families mainly with children who have Down's Syndrome. Our actor was so touched by the families he met that he visited one of the centers that was training teens to become productive adults and that had job training and how to live on your own and just preparing them to be adults with Down's Syndrome. Over the past decade our actor has funneled millions of dollars towards the center through his own donations and those of cast members. he makes sure all of the families and attendees visit his sets and go to the premieres. He has basically been a one man provider of funding for two centers who would not be open with the kind of services they offer if not for our actor. At one point during the peak of the recession he was what was keeping them open. 

43 comments:

ladybaus said...

dwayne johnson

Tricia13 said...

Bruce willis

Seven of Eleven said...

Iron Man?

Lady Heisenberg said...

The Rock

MontanaMarriott said...

Sly has a son with DS but don't recall a movie he did with Kids so AHHHHHnold movie being Kindergarten Cop

Dena said...

Keanu Reeves

Lady Heisenberg said...

Or maybe Vin Diesel

Renoblondee said...

Or Vin Diesel?

FSP said...

Chuck Norris

sandybrook said...

sylvester Stallone?

almostevil said...

Sly was in one of the Spy Kids

Tricia13 said...

I think Derek got it.....Dwayne did a special tribute to a boy named Milton with DS and was in the special Olympics.....

spacecowboy78 said...

Sly Stallone wouldn't give anyone a dime. That's like saying yesterday Gene Simmons doesn't have a rock star persona. Vin Diesel or The Rock fit best, Diesel was in The Pacifier with a bunch of kids in 2005, so the timeline for a decade would fit.

The Real Dragon said...

The rock

MISCH said...

I have a soft spot for The Famous who give back…after all everything is round, this is good karma

discoflux said...

Vin Diesel

Tara said...

Dwayne Johnson has, several times, posted a picture with a young man named Kyle who works out at his gym and has DS (On Instagram). He also seems like a really giving guy who uses his tough persona to make change happen. My entire household just adores him.

Tara said...

Diesel also seems like a decent dude and the "only A when in a movie" descriptor does fit. I like both for this blind and in general.

Now! said...

I like Dwayne Johnson as well. He seems like a good guy...and a good American, if you can still say that.

Sherry said...

Great for this person!

Sea Hag said...

Please say this will be revealed.

doodoolemonque said...

Why does this have to be a blind? Can't we just acknowledge the kindness and decency inherent in such generosity? I can snicker at the movie persona of each guessee..... I'd love to be able to honor at least one.....this one.

Dave said...

Dwayne Johnson: http://www.cigarcitymagazine.com/articles/people/item/dwayne-the-rock-johnson

Dave said...

And more Dwayne Johnson: http://articles.courant.com/2011-01-05/community/hc-middletown-speaker-0105-20110105_1_middletown-high-school-students-disabilities-big-difference

Rosie riveter said...

This is fkng awesome

Anonymous said...

Whoever it is, BRAVO! I'm sure their grace, kindness, and generosity has meant the world to many people.

RowdyRodimus said...

In deference of Tara and not wanting to sully her and her families opinion of Dwayne, I will keep my mouth shut.

Still, just to make a blanket statement, told you you were a pussy back at Madison and your Daddy couldn't do a damn thing about it. #2 Guy > Curtain Jerker Tag Guy

RowdyRodimus said...

Had I not had a degenerative knee condition, you would've been jobbing in Memphis your entire career, Flex Kavana. Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions, Bitch.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I am confused.

RowdyRodimus said...

Sorry, I've got a personal problem with Dwayne Johnson that goes back decades.

boomom22 said...

Love to hear the story @Rowdy. I want to think this is Vin Diesel as I always had a tingle for him.

Unknown said...

whoever it is NICELY DONE! ~applause~

Ander said...

Sly's son has autism, not DS

RowdyRodimus said...

@boomom22 Let's just say it involves a 13 year old skinny black kid calling a 12 year old chunky white kid a "hick racist cracker" because the 12 year old didn't think his Daddy was the best. The 12 year old got pissed off and the 13 year old threw a punch that the 12 year old ducked and then took the 13 year old down and started wailing on him until he was crying and the 13 year old's steroid enhanced Dad pulled the 12 year old off and nearly broke the 12 year old's arm. Then another big hulking guy grabbed the 13 year old's Daddy and threw him to the ground and stomped him. Daddy got in trouble but the other guy didn't because he was waaaaaaaaay more important at their job than Daddy was.

All Lace no Leather said...

Sly's son has autism, not downs. Either way I don't think it's him.

Basil said...

Has the Rock ever worked on a movie with a lot of kids? I'll go with Vin for this. He fits the descriptors and is pretty low key so I could see him not making a big deal about this i.e. getting publicity out of it.

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MinPinGirl said...

God bless whoever this is. I'd so much rather hear about this than the HW hookers.

dee123 said...

Hugh Jackman? He's only ever A list when Wolverine.

Unknown said...

Bless.

Debbiedeb said...

His son has Autism.

Unknown said...

Could be Arnie - movie Jingle all the way?

Debbiedeb said...

Dwayne Johnson

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