Thursday, July 05, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #12

February 6, 2018

This actor was probably B+ list at his prime as far as acting went. He was probably an A list celebrity at his peak though because of his almost daily (well weekday) appearances on multiple television shows. One of those shows was basically a drunken mob of celebrities who would spend all day getting progressively more drunk while in front of the cameras playing a very easy game which required very little actual thought. A book could be written about everything behind the scenes. I am just focusing on one person right now. He would run into some parent with a tween boy at a grocery store and strike up a conversation and the whole point was to find out what school the boy went to. He then would start talking about getting the boy's class invited to the show for a field trip. The school would invariably say yes and then with the one teacher and a couple of parents star struck and also drinking, the actor would find some boy he found attractive and take him back to his dressing room where he might give him some booze or a pill and then molest the boy or have the boy touch him. This happened dozens of times and the show knew it was happening but didn't want to do anything about one of the main attractions of the show.

Charles Nelson Reilly

28 comments:

totaji said...

I highly doubt they kept him around because his star burnt too bright. He probably was supplying more important people.

Ekaterina CH said...

one question hahaha.. there's also massive reveals on July 5?

Thonker said...

Eww yet another pedo. jfc

totaji said...

I mean visually, you couldn’t have a more pedo looking creep.

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

Is the show Hollywood Squares?

Cail Corishev said...

This is my pretending-to-be-surprised face.

Brayson87 said...

He had a name like a serial killer, f*cking scumbag.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Match Game, more likely.

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

This guy set the mold for the so-called "child pred" eyewear.

timebob said...

Enty posted on twitter he was going to keep going with reveals for all those that are stuck at work today. Think of it as a bonus day!

gauloise said...

I think the show was Match Game

pookie60 said...

I loved Hollywood Squares and Match Game. This gives me the sads.

Thursday November said...

Thinking match game, I came across an old ep one time on late night tv, they were all wasted.

Sara, Making It Work said...

I'd bet there were a LOT of stories about the Match Game cast. Maybe someday we'll hear them, since pretty much all the regulars have died.

I looked it up and it seems that the only regular panelist still alive is Fannie Flagg. Maybe she can write the book.
But I truly hope she didn't know about the molesting. She's such a cool person and I'd hate to lose respect for her.
Incidentally, I mean, I figured she was a lesbian, but I didn't know she had a long term relationship with the actress who played Stephanie on The Bold and the Beautiful.

sandybrook said...

And to go along with his BI from the other day as well. What was it he solicited pictures of his young mail fans? And no parent that took kids to the show did anything or never found out?

Sara, Making It Work said...

As Cher said, "it was a different time" 😒

Mhdz said...

Ugh, another one. Please don't tell me Bud Melman did horrible shit too.

Cathy Cooper said...

Match Game.

Moose said...

There is a real touching (no pun intended) documentary about CNR called "The Life Of Reilly". Brutal childhood. Dealt with homophobia most of his entire career. Finally found his spot.

Don't offer that as an excuse for inexcusable behavior. More as a reflection on why this reveal makes me sad, because after watching the documentary, I was happy to see the guy went on to accomplish something iwth his career.

But he's a pedo. And that negates any good will

Moose said...

@Sarah, making it work - Betty White was pretty much a regular as well. If anyone knows where are the skeletons are buries, it's that woman.

Funny how it is often suggested (and largely proven) the cast was awash in scandal. Gene Rayburn, the host, was married to the same woman for 56 years (until her death).

Sd Auntie said...

Given Betty's age, I don't think she ventures out much. Probably enjoying her pets and napping.

Sd Auntie said...

I was more of a Paul Lynde fan anyways.

T. W. said...

I thought Betty White & Paul Lynde were in a lavender marriage.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Betty was married to Allen Ludden, host of Jokers Wild.

B626 said...

He’s just a harmless fey uncle

peony said...

This makes me so sick. I am disgusted. I used to watch Match Game all the time as a kid, and I loved CNR because he seemed so funny! Yuck!

Cee Kay said...

It's fascinating to me that nobody in Hollywood has any interest whatsoever in ending the careers of pedophiles and rapists. Nobody.

Laurie M said...

@Ekaterina CH - I know the July 4 reveals continue somewhere, but I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND THEM. It's driving me nuts! That was (far as I know) a first for Enty, 100 reveals, and yet I can find them only going up to 39. I would be SO GRATEFUL if someone could send me the actual link to where in heck the start up again... I cannot find them on July 5. Does he start renumbering them? Everything ends with that multi "An Elegant Degradation" for me.

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