Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blind Item #7

Well, you have to give credit to the A list talk show host for helping out his friend. But, is it helping out if you are covering for his misdeeds? Is there a reason the talk show host isn't letting the friend use the house any longer. Yeah, because the lie to the media only works once and it didn't work all that well to begin with.

46 comments:

MDAnderson said...

Jimmy Kimmel

Tricia13 said...

Cohen?

NorCal Norm said...

Tricia13 you are my Hero. I am so terrible at guessing these things....

HeatherBee said...

Chef Adam Lang at Kimmel’s house making bomb threats.

Vita said...

I agree Kimmel/Lang, but he swatted his own house? Desperate for attention or am I missing something?


OT...I think there is something more than heinous hate crime to Jussie Smollett story...more sick stalker or something.

Moose said...

Vita - 100% with you on the "more to the story" with Smollett. The story sounded fishy from jump. Now, they are saying there is nothing but Smoleett on any video, that he refused transport to the hospital by ambulance, that the MAGA comment was not reported in the initial police report, that what were "two white men" are now two men (because no one could know who was behind the ski masks).

Be interesting to watch this play out.

Brayson87 said...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6638705/Police-swarm-Jimmy-Kimmels-beach-house-arrest-chef-Adam-Perry-Lang-threats-explosives.html

Brayson87 said...

Sounds like attempted suicide by cop, for pukes that don't have the balls to pull the trigger on themselves.

Vita said...

Interesting, Moose, I hadn't heard the latest!

Tricia13 said...

I think it’s Kimmel actually (but my disdain for Cohen often comes through lol)
Thank you btw!!

Notagoodscreenname said...

I agree with vita and moose too. I thought so from the start but didn’t want to say anything

Vita said...

Brayson...that does make sense of the Lang situation and all of the partial details. Otherwise, he'd been cooking with the wrong mushrooms!😉

astra worthington said...

I think it’s another made up “hate crime”. Most of that shit is fake. The person claiming to be a victim never faces charges or consequences, the media certainly never shouts the retractions from the rooftops like they do with the earlier claims, so people feel like they can go for it.

How did they pour bleach on him in 8 degree weather? And who carries around a noose? Could you tell who this guy is in the dark, at night? He’s no A lister. How did he know they were white if they were fully covered? How is Chicago “MAGA country” if people were rioting when he came there? Who would walk around at 2am in Chicago in a MAGA hat anyway?

Sorry but it all sounds like bullshit to the extreme. When will these hate crime hoaxers ever come up with something believable?

astra worthington said...

There are old mycologists and bold mycologists, but no old, bold mycologists.

astra worthington said...

I’d also like to see the hoaxers get charged with the hate crimes they’re making up and trying to pin on innocent people.

Vita said...

Astra--- lol on the mycologists!😂

Brayson87 said...

Maybe they weren't actually klansmen in sheets, they were ghosts! :(

https://www.cnn.com/entertainment/live-news/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html

Chicago police said they are expanding the search area for surveillance video of actor Jussie Smollett's alleged attackers.

CNN's Sara Sidner explained why:

"So far, in a place so far with a high number of private surveillance cameras, they cannot find any images of the two alleged attackers. After combing through hundreds of hours of videos, the only image of Smollett police obtained from security cameras was inside the Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime — and he was standing alone."

Nutty_Flavor said...

Just a note to say that Kevin Spacey also reported a late-night mugging in 2004. He later retracted his report.

My guess: hookup gone wrong, in both cases.

Moose said...

@Nutty - that was my thought. And in this case, it seems Smollett is tying in his politics to gain Hollywood's (and the world's) attention. He better hope it doesn't backfire.

Freebird said...

Wow...so he might have made the whole thing up, to get attention? Or was paid by anti-Trumpers to concoct this story?

Color me shocked. NOT. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Moose said...

Someone should check Smollett's Grindr account for activity that night

Nutty_Flavor said...


What I really find interesting is the role of the media in all this.

As soon as I heard Smollett's story, I thought - that sounds off.

MAGA? In Chicago? That's solid-blue territory.

Who walks around with a rope and bleach at 2am in bitterly cold weather?

Also, what type of white racist watches "Empire"?

But established outlets like the New York Times and the BBC just ran with it, no questions asked. They're destroying their credibility.


Vita said...

So weird!

At the very least, these are some evil ass ninja stalkers. Seriously, has major tracking and hit vibes to it for them to tail him at two in the morning with bleach and a noose without detection. With the letter the previous week, and them double checking his identity before attack, I just really feel a twisted vengeance or psycho stalker act cloaked in larger hate crime disguise.

I am happy he seems to ok, given the possibilities.

On a side note, happened to catch a local honors show in Chicago one night, and Jussie and Terrence Howard sang "It's Been a Long Time Coming." Genuinely exquisite, goosebump-inducing duet, and beyond heartbreaking if this was indeed a hate crime.

astra worthington said...

+1

Moose said...

The media jumped all over the Covington kids story, and as has been subsequently learned, there was a lot more to it than a bunch of high schoolers surrounding and harassing a Vietnam Vet with taunts of "Build That Wall".

The same media jumped all over the Smollett story, blasting headlines of a racist, homophobic attack.

Maybe the media needs to slow down just a little. It's so much more important to get it right than to get it first.

astra worthington said...

All media has lost its credibility. They make Soviet propaganda look subtle and nuanced.

astra worthington said...

Omg did you see that note? Yeah it’s 2019 who the fuck uses cut and paste letters from magazines and that envelope! COME ON! It’s like they’re not even trying to make it believeable!

Freebird said...

+1,000,000

Huckleberry said...

Yeah, the media's role in this stuff is heinous. Equally bad, though, is making things up and wasting the time and resources of the cops, who are spread thin enough already.

Aquagirl said...

@Astra: agree with you about the note but the fact that he was offered extra security and declined it is what I question. And then he’s out and about in Chicago at 2am? Doesn’t make sense.

astra worthington said...

Exactly. Every single aspect of it is fishy.

Unknown said...

https://www.shopewiz.com/

Littledrunkinhooker said...

I agree it's sounding fishy, but as an Illinois girl, let me tell you there are plenty of MAGA folks running around.

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Tee said...

Right like the woman who lied on emmitt till & had him murdered. These false claims must stop

amelia said...

I was telling a relative about Smoletts attack because Wendy Williams Show was on in background and they flashed his pic. She watches little to know tv and doesn't read news off internet. When I told her and we discussed the alleged attack first thing we talked about was why was there no video from cameras all around him. As I understand it he was in the city, you can't walk down a city street without bank cameras, store cameras, traffic cameras etc.
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astra worthington said...

Hmm let’s talk about some fake ones from the past 50 or so years, ok? There’s plenty to choose from. And did you know Emmit Tills father was executed for rape in Europe? Just an interesting factoid.

Vita said...

Ok, just watched 10pm Chicago news...finally two people of interest have been spotted on a camera. Smollet and manager were talking on phone at time of attack, but won't give phones to verify (i have no clue if that is smart or fishy)...cameras do capture him with rope over neck...no pics of the attack. If he was on phone at time of attack, wouldnt mgr/friend desperately call police?

It seems the only way on a below zero degree, random weekday night (after 2 am) that that attack happens in such a prepared way in a fairly quiet area of downtown is if these people had been following him specifically.Especially since he'd just gotten into town that night. I do believe he was attacked, but question the "random" factor. Tho, years of lurking on this site leave me doubting everything!

There is no option here that isnt yet another blow to city and national morale. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but honest to God, enough already!

NorCal Norm said...

@Vita I am following a guy on Twitter and I think he does the 10pm news (@RobElgasABC7) He said everything you did but a little more detail. He said 2 separate cameras should the 2 suspects sitting across the street while the second camera picked up Smollett walking toward the condo. Then it showed the 2 men walking on opposite side of street from Smollett. Both go out of frame of the 2 separate cameras. Roughly a minute later Smollett appears (Another camera I guess) with noose around neck.

Smollett then enters a condo and walks past security guard (noose on, also caught on camera with better resolution) into the elevator and up to friends. Police said Smollett had some road salt on jacket. I think that covers all he has said.

Aquagirl said...

@NorCal: They are Persons of Interest, not Suspects.

The photo that I saw showed both men with their hands in their pockets, so idk how they could’ve been carrying a bottle of bleach or another liquid substance.

I read up on the situation tonight & much of this makes no sense to me.

1) Hate letter is received; he’s offered 24/7 security, but declines;

2) Continues to post his itinerary online, including his delays at LaGuardia; making it easy for someone to track him if that is indeed what happened;

3) Walks to Subway in the freezing cold at 2am to get a sandwich; idk what time he got home but even if he had no food in his apt. wouldn’t he order in or have stopped on the way home from the airport (due to both security concerns and freezing temperatures?) I’m assuming he had a car & driver from the airport?

4) Then walks back to his apt. on deserted streets & in the freezing cold while talking on the phone to his manager (this seems to be a new addition to the story);

5) Police show up at apartment & he still has the rope around his neck;

6) He refuses to turn over his phone, and refuses to let the police take him to the hospital or call an ambulance on his behalf, then takes himself to the hospital; is treated and released;

7) Hundreds of hours of footage are pored over and no other people are seen with him; suddenly two people of interest are seen on another camera & the police are asking for help from the public.

I don’t know what the truth is, but this story, as it stands, makes absolutely no sense to me on so many levels.

NorCal Norm said...

@Aqua You are correct, They are persons of interest not suspects (my bad). I agree many of the facts from this and all the new info that keeps getting added makes me a little skeptical. I am trying to give the benefit of the doubt and wait for all the facts to come in but every time I see more info it unravels a little more.

You made a lot of good points, makes you scratch your head as to why he did not do things differently.

This is pure speculation but I wonder if a drug deal or grindr meet up went bad and he is trying to cover up? Not saying that happened, again trying to keep an open mind for all the facts but ideas pop into my head and wanted to share.

Aquagirl said...

I agree with your skepticism (as well as the drug deal/Grindr possibilities) but would hate if I was wrong. It just seems crazy to me that someone who had recently received a death threat would be so cavalier about his safety on so many levels. And, if this did happen as he’s saying, why the refusal to turn over his phone, let the police take him to the hospital, etc.? I would be cooperating & accepting their help in every possible way. Still many unanswered questions...

Vita said...

Thanks for the additional clarifications and info, NorCal Norm and Aquagirl. So many questions and confusing tidbits at this point. Let's hope today brings more facts to light!

Nutty_Flavor said...

I think the biggest factor here is the cold. I've experienced that type of cold, and it is brutal - your flesh actually freezes if it's exposed for more than a few minutes.

It seems odd to me that anyone would talk on the phone in that weather. You basically want to get where you're going as quickly as possible. Not sure if Jussie was talking on a Bluetooth, but you certainly wouldn't want to be holding your hand up to an exposed ear. You want to expose as little of your body as possible.

The two "persons of interest" look like what humans look like in that extreme cold - bundled up, almost unmoving. Certainly not the kind of clothing that would make it easy to beat somebody up.

I guess they could still reach out and punch somebody - is that what Jussie is alleging?

If this had happened on a hot summer night I'd have a lot easier time believing it.

hunter said...

White people can look and sound white as hell even with ski masks on, it is not rocket science to say "yeah they were white"

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