Monday, July 04, 2016

Blind Items Revealed #35

February 8, 2016

They should make a movie about this one. I guess it will have to wait a few years until everyone dies, but maybe they could do some kind of inspired by true events thing. Hey, if they can make a television show about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ arrangement, they can make a movie about this.

It happened back in the 80’s. No worries that you won’t know the players involved because even if you were born 15 years ago, you know both of the main figures. One, an actress, is probably still really close to A+ list while the other main participant in this story is a foreign born A- list mostly television actor from an acting family.

There was a public story and then the real story which never saw the light of day. Until now.

Even when this story occurred, our actress was A+ list or really close. The thing is though, she was right on the edge of crashing and burning right out of the industry. In these pre-internet days reports still managed to come out of a movie she was filming that she was being a diva. Not showing up on time or at all. Missed lines or not knowing any of her lines. It was a pathetic excuse for acting. The thing is though this was not some tiny indie. This was a huge blockbuster being helmed by a director who has been A+ list forever.

Our actress was involved with drugs. Heroin to be specific. It took over her life. It consumed her. Our actor, who has been known to dabble in some substances himself saw what drugs were doing to the actress who he also called his girlfriend. He knew they needed to split. He wanted to try and get her the help she needed and that her friends and family and people were trying to get her. He let her people talk him into taking the fall for the demise of the relationship.

He didn’t care if he looked bad. He knew he could bounce back. He almost didn’t. Eventually he ended up bigger than he was back then, but it took some time. He agreed to let paps catch him with a hooker at a nightclub which would give our actress reason to split. She had no idea it was a set up. The people closest to her used it as an in to get her to get help. They also used another actor who had a big crush on her and wanted a relationship with her to be the shoulder to cry on as she traveled outside the country to rehab.

For weeks after the actress left town, our actor crashed on the sofa of this, at the time A- list actor from a sprawling acting family. Our actor was a mess of heartbreak and booze.

Julia Roberts/Kiefer Sutherland/Jason Patric/crashed on Emilio Estevez's couch

38 comments:

Ay said...

Julia a heroin user? Hard to believe. She seems like a total control freak.

Ivee said...

Now that is one helluva reveal. Several shockers today. Thanks, Enty. Enjoy your bacon martinis and watch the fireworks.

THE POODLE BITES said...

Not only does Julia look like a horse, she also rode the horse.

OB said...

It's oddly touching that Kief would go thru all that for her--he must have really cared for her. I wonder if they've ever talked since all that or if it's like the past never happened

Guesser said...

I remember when this happened, Kiefer got caught taking the stripper to Disneyland with her child. Julia and Kiefer were engaged at the time. Even though Kiefer and Jason got most of the flack, Julia's erratic behavior still made the tabloids.

Kathy said...

Just makes me love Keifer more....messed up dude, but evidently has a heart of gold...and who doesn't love someone who pays to tackle an annoying Christmas tree?

HH314 said...

Same here, not buying it. Now Kiefer as a user I totally believe.

Katie said...

These blinds are such bs. Enty has revealed blinds that Julia destroyed kiefer and he became and what she did triggered his fall into full blown addict and he has always treated women likecrap ever since.

mysticchic said...

I remember when she was so box office hot.. near the time she made Hook...the Director was Spielberg. She had an interview with Barbara Walters and Julia was a stoned out paranoid mess. She took at least a year off soon after that Mary whatever it was Frankenstein film and when she came back she was stronger and more focused than ever. I have no doubt she was messed up on drugs of a fierce Badass kind. Maybe that's why she was such a shit to her half sib Nancy who needed help?

Missy said...

Wow. Find that hard to believe

Meg00m said...

Great reveal!

Salaam said...

This little tidbit from People Magazine talking about the break up:


Still, two days after the story (about Keifer and the stripper) appeared, Julia checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the flu and stayed five days.

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20115436,00.html


And Cedars is well known for its Addictions Treatment program, where a five day stint would def get the withdrawal treated as the start of a detox program.


I'm buying it. GREAT reveal.

Zilla1 said...

Julia looked wasted a lot of the time during that time.

anna from savannah said...

Back in the early days, Julia was the Taylor Swift of the film industry. She fell in love with every actor she went out with. It started, believe it or not, with a young Irish actor named Liam Neeson. She broke his heart, too. When she dumped him she went on to someone else. She quickly realized her stupid mistake and begged Neeson to take her back. He was smart enough to move back to Europe for a while. There was a big to-do when, years later, Julia and Liam co-starred in Michael Collins. By then he was happily married to Natasha and she was...who cares, right? I am sure there are many things she regrets in her life. Maybe that's why she has tried (to a point) to remain married to Danny.

Apple Tartin said...

The story goes Liam popped Julia's cherry on Mystic Pizza. The drug story makes sense it's common knowledge the Roberts family has struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse. Maybe that's why she kept such a distance from her 1/2 sisters death it hit too close to home and the sister raged on her in her suicide note. She knew Julia was a junkie just like her but acted like she never was and did nothing to help her out of her hell. That can make someone a bit twisted in some ways.

paint Chips said...

I'd love to know why she broke up with Lyle Lovett.

Joe said...

Yep I remember the rumors about Julia from back them. People would say "Julia", tap their forearm twice as if getting ready to shoot up, and then say "Roberts".

Fritanga said...

Saw Roberts and Patric at a popular LA restaurant right after her split with Sutherland. She looked like death warmed over: skinny, huge circles around her eyes, messed up hair, dress & cardigan that looked as if they hadn't been cleaned in weeks. Now I know why - that was a junkie's look if I ever saw one. Patric looked fit; Roberts looked as if she was ready to fall over. Tsk.

Debbie Do (@debbiedonothing) said...

I don't think it's fair to blame her for how she treated Nancy. At some point, if you keep helping an addict you're an enabler and not a helper. Sometimes you have to cut them off or they'll drag everyone else down with them.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

That's awesome.

Ettacettera said...

Also explains how she went from healthy/curvy in that film to the skeletal frame..lots of people don't remember she routinely broke up marruages/relationships..she finally found one who wouldn't upstage her, I guess.

Gigi said...

Actually Julia and Liam met on the god awful movie "Satisfaction" (also called "girls of summer") which believe it or not was supposed to be the big screen break for Justine Bateman! (Family Ties was still in the air at the time and Michael J. Fox was everywhere. Someone must have thought she could break out). Justine was the leader of a girl rock band that also had Julia and a couple other members. And Liam played this kind of washed up David Foster-type. It is a good movie to watch MST2K style.

lemon swizzle said...

What was the movie she was making when she had the melt down? Was it Hook, or something that shot before that?

glue said...

I believe this blind reveal and fucking love it. Not a fan of Julia Roberts. She's not that good of an actress by any means. She plays each character the same...no range whatsoever and cannot for the life of me figure out why she was so popular.

Luv said...

Wow. Now everything makes since. Some months/weeks before Julie Roberts were supposed to get married she was rush to the hospital emgercy room and was said to be in near death condition. But it was never said what was wrong. Then a new unknown magazine company who was just starting out (I think it was OK mag,or something like that) got a exclusive interview with Julia Roberts after her big break up, and it was said that Julia's manager promise the a exclusive interview if they killed the story they were going to print.

So I guess the magazine was going to reveal her drug use.

txredhd said...

I remember there were all sorts of issues with Julia on 'Hook'. Back in the day it was more hush hush but Julia's behavior, the missed days, fucking up her lines, all hinted at the H.

Shiba said...

Lyle divorced her after she fooled around with Ethan Hawke (he still loved her,
but she broke his heart...)

Zooosh said...

Link??

Dutch said...

This just made me laugh.

Dutch said...

Now this is a reveal.

MysticChic said...

@Debbie do I totally agree with you on that. You can't enable someone when they desperately need help. Actually I was implying that since Julia (assuming this blind is true and I think it is) went through rehab, and had to get her life and career back her tolerance for a loved one getting hooked on drugs had to be small. Sometimes being a.shit can save someone's life.

As for Nancy hoping to get an "in" in Hollywood- same as Shirley MacLaine's daughter- to be.successful means so much more than talent and a famous family member or mother. I worked in the business and aside from the hanky Panky and sex as a.currency you still have to draw interest, have talent (if you dont look like a model or a "movie star") and since so much money is riding on films, producers are not going to gamble just on nepotism alone. You still have to deliver the goods.

Debbie Do (@debbiedonothing) said...

Agree. It's very possible Julia was hooked on heroin or other drugs. If so, she got help & moved on with her life. Somewhere else I saw a blind about an actress who recently did outpatient, private rehab for alcohol & is now sober & I think that one was her too. Addiction runs in her family. I don't quite believe Kiefer being as noble as the BI makes him out to be. He was and is a manwhore with his own addiction issues.

MysticChic said...

Well the interview I saw live was in 1991. I Google and youtubed and found it...but can't be played because of "copyright" even though other interviews are available. Even on other sites like the Guardian. So I think it was scrubbed.

Barbara Walters Julia Roberts interview . Her hair was still long
It was shot outside (not interior)

John said...

'Until now', baloney. That was the exact story at the time.

back again said...

"Hook"...it fimed February- July 1991.....Julia ended up in the hospital in June 1991.
Ironically 2 of my fave Julia Roberts movies "Sleeping With The Enemy" and "Dying Young" were in 1991 too.
-Steven Spielberg called her Tinker-Hell & alluded to trying to write her out of the script.
On the message boards they talked about how she was all alone everyday in a harness in front of a green screen & it was tough doing that day in/day out & they finally changed the order of filming so she could converse with another human being(Robin Williams as Pan)..

back again said...

oops, I mean a lil before June 1991.

Sally said...

If this is a rumor, it's a pretty good one that, at the time, I heard from many different sources that seemingly had no connection. Her horrible acting (well worse than usual) on Hook and Spielberg's disgust with her is spot-on; heard she was carried out of the Fox lot in an ambulance; she definitely disappeared for a while with Jason Patric after her very sudden breakup with Kiefer (their wedding was scheduled to be on the lot after Hook wrapped); even heard she shot up between her toes so no one would notice (don't know if that's true). This could be as factual as Richard Gere's gerbil, but it sure has been around for a long time. And if it is true, then it's very impressive how she was able to kick that habit and move on so successfully with her career, albeit exchanging a drug addiction for screwing-every-male-costar-on-every-film addiction...

lemon swizzle said...

Thank you!

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