Thursday, June 07, 2018

Blind Item #1 - Reader Blind Item

 I was meeting a friend at my apartment complex on a cloudy Sunday in August of 2016 in the capital city of a very boring state that is neither southern nor western, when a rather impeccably-dressed chauffer had pulled up in a tall, 8-person minivan with tinted windows. He greeted me, and eager to help I went over. It turns out that he was driving a major celebrity around, but didn’t divulge who it was at first. He had asked me where the office staff was, and I told him that usually there was one person around on Sundays.  He told me that there was supposed to be someone to meet them and give them a key, and let them into the complex. I looked at the time and saw that it was just a little past 5:00PM, and I knew that the staff liked to lock the doors and run as soon as the clock struck 5. I pulled out my cell phone and proceeded to dig through my contacts to find the number for the maintenance line to let them know of the situation and perhaps they knew what to do.

 As I proceeded to give him the number, the large sliding door opened and a man who was trying to keep a couple of jumpy young girls (assuming they were his own twin daughters, dressed the same) inside, identified himself as her “manager” and asked what was going on, and the chauffeur said that there was no one here and he was trying to ask me who to call. Another, smaller figure was in the back, looking very subdued. The manager had looked a little irate and seemed that he had wanted to get settled down to some place to stay as soon as possible. After he went back in the car and shut the door, the Chauffeur said that he would call the number I gave him or else take them to a nearby hotel that his other past clients had preferred. He then divulged who the celebrity was, while going through his phone and proudly showing off who else he had driven. I looked again at the window and could not believe how skinny this celebrity (A+ list mostly movie actress) was in real life, but had even more questions about why she was here alone with her “manager” and his kids, and at the very least not with a few of her own.  There was definitely an air of sadness with her body language.

The chauffeur assured me things would be fine and said I could go off with my friend, and so we left. Later, I tried to find out who this manager was, and it in fact was not her manager, but I matched the face of this manager to be that of her lawyer. What was made even more interesting was that I know that her husband at the time had family that once had roots in the area but were no longer here. I could not for the life of me figure out what she was doing in this city, with her lawyer, and his kids (who I’m 99% sure were also not accompanied by their mother on this trip).

The next week I spoke to the complex manager and while I was told that even though they knew a guest was coming, it was handled through a third party agency who failed to show up to hand off the keys and the gate codes. When I told them who it was, they were shocked! They usually hear of some of the high-profile clients that stay there after they are gone but had they known that someone this big was coming, they would have arranged to have had someone there for a little longer that Sunday.

It was exactly a month later that a not-so-Nice trip pulled the trigger to cause the celebrity guest to file for divorce from her A+ list mostly movie actor husband at the time. I have no doubt in my mind that perhaps this visit might have had something to do with the planning of it, in the very least.

30 comments:

ladybugmo1 said...

Angelina

totaji said...

Maybe it’s too early, but this made no sense to me.

ViraxoLeader said...

Enty, tell your readers that when it comes to their own BIs, brevity is the soul of wit!

bonestructure said...

Give us a TLDR. Come on.

MIssBliss said...

@ladybugmo1 got it with Angelina. Brad Pitt is from a small town in the middle of nowhere, and the "not so Nice" is referencing the flight from Nice, France, where they had their big blowout.

cece said...

I didn't understand this.

Geeljire said...

Yeah I know I usually don't complain but the less noir first thing in the morning the better

Geeljire said...

I'll read this length for "The Vatican is releasing viruses in Africa to control mineral concessions" but not for "Angelina Jolie shit herself and called a taxi."

I mean I will. Just not blind #1 please

David Howes said...

Not southern, nor western.
Could it be Missouri? (It's where Brad Pitt is from.)

Then, again, Nevada has a six week residency rule for filing for an uncontested divorce.

rosie riveter said...

It was a bit long, but I understood it. +1 ladybugmo and DavidH

jenn said...

Jefferson city is the capital of Missouri , Brad's parents still live in Springfield Mo. which is clear across a very large state . This blind doesn't make sense why would Angilina be in Jefferson city which is about 50 thousand people and not exactly cosmopolitan about all that's there is the prison.

Geeljire said...

That's where they hid the hunchback Pitt-Jolie

AnitaKnapp said...

If this is Angelina, it may have happened in Oklahoma since that's where Brad was born. I think some of his family still live in or near Springfield, MO.

Eowyn said...

Not Angelina Jolie. See this sentence from the BI: "and his kids (who I’m 99% sure were also not accompanied by their mother on this trip)."

Dr. J said...

Pretty sure that sentence refers to the manager/lawyer as the dad (not Brad).

LuLu said...

i read that as the managers kids. its mentions she didnt have her own with her

Truthseeker said...

actually, i think this is the 1st reader blind i pretty much understood. And got.
I have heard that she had fully pre-planned the entire sequence of events and was prepared. I think there are quite a few CDAN posts saying as much also?

memyselfandi said...

A+ lister - Angelina. Not sure why she would be hanging around Oklahoma City with her lawyer sans her own kids. She filed for divorce September 15, 2016. Her and Brad's twins were born in Nice, France plus I think that's where they were coming back from on Sept 14 when he was wasted and there was a fight on their private plane. The details of how skinny she looked and being subdued/sad with body language fit.

Marlin said...

Maybe she needed his birth certificate or something legal. Sometimes you have to go to capital city to get quick copies of legal documents. Maybe regarding him adopting one of her kids or their marriage.

plot said...

@Marlin

Interesting thoughts. It sounds like Ang herself had to appear before a judge or panel, not simply send her lawyer who could have easily petitioned for a birth certificate alone. Wonder what that could have been? What would she and Brad have filed in Okla or Missouri while married or adopting?

Maybe his parents or siblings were next-of-kin for those kids should anything happen to Ang and Brad? Maybe she was trying to void that document, hence she had to be in the state where next-of-kin was filed? That's all I got.

Brayson87 said...

Summary:

If you have the money, spring for a hotel instead of an Airbnb because usually the only people driving limos around apartment complexes are pimps and sugar daddies. The End.

La-Juice said...

I thought this was well done, and gave enough obscure clues to let idiots like me hazard a guess. THANK YOU!

plot said...

Yeah, it's a great BI.

Mango said...

A friend of mine is a character actress and she had a small scene in a movie with Angelina Jolie. My friend said what the poster above mentioned: that Angelina is startlingly thin and small-boned in person.

HeatherBee said...

Did anyone else wonder as they read this, why the hell is the chauffeur so chatty and eager to share info on his movie star client?? And secondly, who sticks around that long to contact the apartment manager for a stranger when they could clearly be off somewhere enjoying a nice, raw seafood buffet?!?

Hortensia said...

Angelina. The "not so Nice trip..." refers to Minnesota Nice, where the plane was forced to land.

And, chauffeurs LOVE to talk about all the famous people they drive around. You know, second-hand celebrity.

OKC Teacher said...

I know I posted on this earlier! Poof! It’s gone!
It’s Angelina, Brad Pitt still has a lot of family in & around Shawnee, OK.
Shawnee is approx 40 miles east of OKC

Angelina & Brad flew in on their private jet in the Shawnee Regional Airport, to
attend his GM’s B-Day party in 2008.

She could have been getting his birth certificate or some other records, as others have pointed out.
They will only release birth & death Certificates, etc to “legal next of kin”. You must have proof of your relationship & ID.

Rock The Catwalk said...

You know several of us have short attention spans, right? I'm with @bonestructure on this.

Jennacheryl said...

Johnny Depp / Amber Heard. Albuquerque, Santa Fe or Taos NM
Johnny filmed several movies there when I lived there.
If Santa Fe is correct, I know the apt complex too.

AIP said...

@Jennacheryl: Amber doesn’t have multiple children though.

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