Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blind Item #14

This B+ list mostly movie actress all of you know is propping up her side business to make it look like it is doing well. It isn't. It is in the red almost $100K per month and she needs to bail on the business but thinks it will make her look bad.

34 comments:

cheesegrater15 said...

Blake Lively and her Goop knockoff?

sandybrook said...

Jessica Alba

HoneyRyder said...

Jessica Biel

Tuesdi said...

I like the Jessica Biel guess!

Halloweenie said...

Jessica albas honest company is crazy lucrative. I think she's headed for billon dollar territory just like rhianna and the creepy twins with the overly large heads. Viva lady CEOs !

just sayin' said...

I'll go with Blake because I don't see how Jessica Biel's cafe could lose $100k/month.

Unknown said...

@Halloweenie nope. It is a flash in the pan and has huge market competition as it always had. She wasn't said to be the brains behind it to begin with, just the face. But unfortunately for her the brains behind it clearly didn't know the market. Bummer for her.

HoneyRyder said...

I thought Blake shut her site down?
There’s this.
https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5739051/amp/Jessica-Biel-stylish-wine-colored-tailored-suit-hosts-event-LA-eatery-Au-Fudge.html

HoneyRyder said...

To summarize:
In January, 2017, the actress revealed that getting into the restaurant business was more challenging than she had expected.

Speaking to ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, she said the business was 'definitely not making money.

She added: 'Nobody’s making money in the restaurant business, in my experience, at least not yet.'

sandybrook said...

Biel's restaurant is a good guess

Brayson87 said...

There are definitely shenanigans going on there

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jessica-biel-restaurant-partners-sued-by-employees-tips-compensation-1038953

gauloise said...

It could be Alba. Honest Company was supposed to have an IPO in 2016 and they keep delaying it. They have had several law suits because they used chemicals and irritants and market themselves as all natural.

And there is this from late last year:

The Honest Co., co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is raising new funding at a valuation 57% lower than its last round.

http://fortune.com/2017/10/05/jessica-alba-honest-company-valuation/

The company’s new Series E stock would be priced at $19.60. That’s more than half of the value of its Series D shares sold in 2015 at $45.75. This pushes the company’s total valuation down from $1.7 billion to below $1 billion. Last year, the company was in talks with Unilever to be acquired. But the deal never materialized.

cc423 said...

Someone named Jessica I bet...

ReallyDonna said...

I can believe it’s Biel and her restaurant. She could easily be pouring in 100k a more month. I sold my restaurant one year ago next month, best day of my life. Nickels turn into dollars, training staff to be accountable for every crumb, minute of payroll, and penny isn’t easy. And you would not believe the number of taxes you have to pay everyone. Unless you are high end and can charge big prices, which Au Fudge is not, you can never get above water. FWIW

SteveD said...

All these Jessicas with their side hustles. Simpson's clothing line at least makes money, I think?

snaremymind said...

Portia De Rossi. She 'quit' acting to start her art businiess. Is now in 5 episodes of season 5 Arrested Development. She was on Ellen yesterday.

Brayson87 said...

I thought art businesses were for money laundering?

Unknown said...

@Brayson87, money laundering, smuggling, and human trafficking. It's a well-diversified industry.

La-Juice said...

I thought art dealers were for putting bananas in tailpipes.

notthisagain said...

jessica biel and the au fudge restaurant (for kids! *eye roll*) she runs w/her supposed longtime lover/business partner esme

notthisagain said...

*Este not esme

notthisagain said...

tho gotta admit, I think its like 90% of new restaurants shutter within a year or two. it brutal. dont make any money the first year often

HoneyRyder said...

The lucrative celebrity side hustle that isn’t called yachting is in licensing that name and/or a brand partnership. Jessica Simpson will never have to sing another note or eat one tin of chicken of the sea.

Livia Llewellyn said...

IMO, I think it's Kate Hudson and her Fabletics company - because no one needs an entirely new gym outfit every freaking month.

hhstarr said...

They might not need it but they opened up high end stores in high end locations that are very busy. I joined the club for a year and got great stuff, nice quality and a lot for the money. I quit the monthly group and now drive to Charlotte to the store at SouthPark. Even my teen prefers their leggings to Victoria Secret Sports.

Bill Philly said...

Munn and her stupid fucking dog-sitting business. Hot as fire but dumb as a box of rocks.

Unknown said...

Does Betty White have a side gig? I'm going with her....

Wen said...

My first thought was Kate Hudson and her yoga crap.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Clothing, shoes, purses, luggage....

MatineeIdolx said...

Fabletics makes good stuff. Just sayin.

Tiredallthetime said...

How many episodes of arrested development s5 are there going to be 5/10, 5/20? That's really scaling things back. I think she's had too much work done and doesn't look anything like the character anymore.. but she is still Lindsay.

Mahogany1 said...

Posh Spice

Carole9073 said...

Is SJP's shoe line making any money?

Southern Man said...

Free advice to all celebs reading here: never be a principal in a business unrelated to your basic talents. Licensing/endorsement/royalty deals only. All upside with no downside financial risk to you. I accept paypal, thanks.



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