Friday, February 08, 2019

Four For Friday - Diva

Because of the detail, I used the tipster's own words. I just removed the names and replaced them with descriptions. I also removed the name of the company and job title of the tipster to keep them anonymous.

When this eponymous cable network first appeared, it aired a competition show where contestants competed for their own show on the network. Two of the judges were someone who was big back in the day on a cable channel that used to play music and the other was our diva. The subject of the blind who you might not recognize, but every single one of you knows her name. From the get-go, our diva was an absolute nightmare. DAY ONE: I showed up at her hotel with her styling team after flying them first class from NYC to LA per her demand (because the talent in LA isn't good enough?!) only to have her turn the manicurist away because she had gotten her nails done the day before in New York. $5k in travel expenses out the window for that one. Then, after refusing to participate in any of the pre-production meetings, she arrived to set and refused to read her script. She demanded the whole thing be re-written minutes before filming was set to begin. Then, as the contestants entered the set, she stormed off again to scream at me and some producers because she will not (and I quote) "be seen in frame with a fucking whale and a fucking retard" (one of the contestants was rather obese and one had cerebral palsy) She said her brand doesn't "sponsor the Special Olympics." __________________ was running production and the team took swift action to rearrange things so she didn't have to be seen in frame with the "offending" contestants and filming continued for the day. DAY TWO: I arrived at her hotel to get her to set and I immediately noticed that the thousands of absolutely gorgeous orange roses that decorated the lobby the day before were all gone and were replaced with equally beautiful lilies. I made a comment in passing to one of the lobby staff about the change of flowers because it seemed odd that such beautiful (and expensive) flowers would be replaced so quickly. He let me know that "my special guest was displeased with the roses" so they had to replace them. The day continued with incessant complaints and at least three threats to walk-off and not come back. That night, after hearing the reports from set, this A++ list celebrity who was the network so to speak sent a bouquet of flowers to the diva's hotel in an effort to smooth things over and ensure filming could wrap the next day. DAY THREE: I again arrived to pick her up in the morning and the first thing she said to me is "tell your boss that the next time she decides to send me flowers as a peace offering, to make sure they're not bullshit Kmart flowers". _________________ Fucking _____________ sent these flowers to her. Now, I didn't see them with my own eyes but I can rightfully imagine these were not slouchy flowers of the Kmart variety! We did manage to make it through filming that day. The episode had to be heavily edited to limit her screen time. Everyone lived. But I swear to you I have never purchased another diva item since and every time I see anything about her I feel sick to my stomach remembering what a vile human-being she is. The former cable star, on the other hand, was an incredibly kind, genuine, sweet, accommodating and amazing celebrity to work with. She was a true gem and would have been even if the whole diva situation hadn't happened!

62 comments:

Unknown said...

OWN?

sandybrook said...

Oprah for the Diva Our OWN show for the show also starring Nancy O Dell and Carson Kressley

Brayson87 said...

Is there something wrong with Kmart flowers? I didn't know they had a floral section.

SandyC said...

Martha Stewart.

notthisagain said...
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Troy Dyer said...

+1 Sandy with Nancy O’Dell as the diva

notthisagain said...

@sandy

this is confusing tho, cause I thought it meant 'Oprah Fucking Winfrey' below

"DAY THREE: I again arrived to pick her up in the morning and the first thing she said to me is "tell your boss that the next time she decides to send me flowers as a peace offering, to make sure they're not bullshit Kmart flowers". _________________ Fucking _____________ sent these flowers to her."

notthisagain said...

"The former cable star, on the other hand, was an incredibly kind, genuine, sweet, accommodating and amazing celebrity to work with. She was a true gem and would have been even if the whole diva situation hadn't happened!"

also shouldnt the pronoun be 'He' since this is carson from queer eye (cable show, first version) - and nancy o dell for the diva makes sense.

MyThreePugs said...

If it's the "Your OWN Show," then my guess is Vera Wang.

Brayson87 said...

Your OWN Show had a guest judge every episode, I'm thinking the blind is about the guest judges. Daisy Fuentes from MTV back in the day as the nice judge.

Brayson87 said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_OWN_Show:_Oprah%27s_Search_for_the_Next_TV_Star#Episodes

Guesser said...

Martha Stewart for the diva. With a dig at her old Kmart bosses.

Burke said...

Oprah's the A++ celebrity who is "the network." Guessing Vera Wang for the diva everybody might not recognize, but knows the name. She's from NYC and the fashion industry is not kind to fat people. Obviously, her brand isn't either. She was on the makeup show, according to Wikipedia, so that fits too.

Brayson87 said...

The female guest judges were Vera Wang, Daisy Fuentes, Suze Orman and Gayle King.

+1 MyThreePugs, most people wouldn't recognize Vera Wang but her name is very well known, plus she's based in New York.

sandybrook said...

Nancy could be the diva. She and Carson were the regular judges, Oprah judged some but obviously was running the thing and there was a guest judge on every show to make 3, mostly Oprah's friends.

nancer said...

yeah the flower sender is a 'she' and IS the network. she is OPRAH fucking WINFREY. oprah is NOT the diva.

Brayson87 said...

Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx are an awesome couple! :)

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notthisagain said...

vera wang should look in the mirror at her face and see if she wants to talk about someone's looks.

she's a profoundly ugly, haggard, tired old lady. no fashion can make that go away, she wears it permanently every day :)

Any said...

It’s def “Your OWN Show” had the contestant with cerebral palsy.

gauloise said...

What is the channel that used to play music? MTV or VH1 and what show?

Bravo used to be fine arts, showing stuff like ballet and indie films

gauloise said...

+1 To Daisy Fuentes, she fits the clue and pronoun better than carson

Any said...

Vera Wang was guest judge for second episode. Would make sense she is the diva with the products and Nancy would then be the kind cable host, unless the “she” at the end was supposed to be a “he,” then it’s Carson.

Weekittylass said...

If OWN then Oprah should have sat on that fugly, little troll Wang and farted. I’ve picked up Wang crap rom time to time from Kohl’s. No more. I hate people who treat staff like shit. I would have run her out of town.

Tricia13 said...

Definitely her for the nice one.

:| raven |: said...

@Brayson

i was so in love with him back in the day.

astra worthington said...

Someone should’ve slapped that bitch in the fucking face. I hope this gets revealed so I can go out of my way to avoid anything this person is associated with. What a piece of shit.

Anne T. said...

If it is O’Dell, too bad this person didn’t grab her by the pu$$y & throw her over the balcony. If it was Oprah, change pu$$y to penis but same sentiments.

Unknown said...

Eponymous cable network: OWN

Competition Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star

Two Regular Judges: Nancy O’Dell & Carson Kressley

Visiting Weekly Guest Judge:
Dr. Phil
Vera Wang
Arsenio Hall
Curtis Stone
Daisy Fuentes
Suze Orman
Gayle King
Mark Burnett

Heavy set constant: Ryan O’Connor, YouTube personality

A++ list celebrity who was the network so to speak & sent flowers: Oprah F________ Winfrey

Diva: Suze Orman

Incredibly kind female former cable star: Nancy O’Dell

Liz Pop said...

I'll go along with Vera Wang for this.

fnchrstphr said...

And you make fun of me wanting to see Jeff Bezos in his tight black boxer briefs?

Unknown said...

Hold on! two of the judges were on a channel that used to play music. Daisy F was one but who was the other?

gauloise said...

The former cable star is from a " cable channel that used to play music," = MTV = Fuentes.

O'Dell is too basic to have ever been on MTV

gauloise said...

Orman is far from being a fashion plate, so it really doesn't sound like her

Wang is NYC based and in fashion, makes sense it is her. Also people know her name from her clothes, without really knowing her or what she looks like.

Jon said...

I don't believe this is Vera Wang. She stayed at a hotel I worked at years ago. She was sweet as can be and when she left she tipped the ENTIRE Front Desk staff. Very rarely does anyone tip Front Desk people. Only those with genuine class. While she may have changed over the years, I'll always have a high opinion of her.

gauloise said...

@Unknnown it is just written badly:

It means Two of the judges were (1) someone from MTV and (2) the diva.

gauloise said...

She said her brand doesn't "sponsor the Special Olympics."

Wang is the only one with a brand.

@Jon, abusive people dont abuse everyone all the time. I have an ex-friend who is sweet as can be to hotel/restaurant staff and tips like a maniac, because it gets him what he wants, but he treats the people who work for him terribly, cause he knows he can.

Kimberley said...

My ex is friends with Vera Wang. He told me this. He was a part-time DJ and was hired to DJ at fashion shows. He's also part-Chinese and great at networking, so I can see this. Ugh. What a cow!

SoulBStrengthened said...

Vera Wang for the diva and Daisy Fuentes for former cable star.

Bec said...

I knew someone who interned at Vera Wang, and interns were told NEVER to speak to her, address her, or even make eye contact with her. I've never bought a thing with her name on it since. What a vile human being.

Brayson87 said...

@raven, Who, into guys, wouldn't be with all his great songs and awesome hair lol. See if you can guess this faux blind ;)

I heard this story in the 90's from a singer with a historic name. Back in the day a single mother moved to Hd with her young son, R. No it's not one of those stories.
Because of R's background the people in Hd were prejudiced and ostracized him for years. Later R befriended a promising young beauty, M. She ignored the lies and rumors and saw R for the man he really was. R & M began a secret three year relationship. They would go for long walks by the water. M loved to watch the sunsets. Together they dreamed of leaving the insanity of Hd behind. They were not that discrete, but no one understood or cared. Not until the day M went for a walk and never came home. R woke up the next morning with guns and badges in his face. R swore up and down that he left M safe and sound by the water, but it was no use. All his rescues were gone.

kelli grrrl said...

@Brayson & raven: Richard Marx is going to be in concert at a casino just up the freeway from where I live. And it’s free!! His hair still looks pretty great in his promo pic.

Freebird said...

πŸ‘†πŸΌTHIS

Brayson87 said...

@kelli, Sweet! Who says casinos aren't great for the community ;)

http://richardmarx.com/tour/

Mischief Girl said...

Enty, LOVE this blind!!!!! Keep 'em coming!

Unknown said...

Richard Marx is pretty funny on Twitter...”Went to the dentist today. My teeth are fine. I just wanted to hear some of my song.”

A.K S said...

I worked with Vera Wang for about four years on one of her lines. She is VERY judgmental about weight.
She talked shit about Muccia Prada, the bridal party at Chelsea Clinton's wedding - one of her bridesmaids was larger than a size 4 - GASP - as well as many other celebrities and designers. Considering that her main money is made from her licenses at Kohl's and David's bridal, she really needs to keep her mouth shut.
She would only eat chicken soup or miso broth with green tea and not finish her lunch. Her main diet was wine. Definitely had a love of drinking at that time. She would show up to meetings with her clothing on inside out and sleep lines on her face (at mid afternoon meetings). Her CEO at the time was just as bad and they were now shy about talking shit in front of total strangers.

Vita said...

This is a great one! And, great memories &/or sleuthing, everyone (and great side scoops, too!!)!

I like the Oprah, Daisy Fuentes (MTV gal rumored to have absolute fortune from her Kohl's line), and Vera for the rude one. She's a former figure skater as well as costume designer, and just seems very capable of this sort of power play (though I have to say Im shocked anyone pulled it with the big O as their host).

Wasnt Nancy Odell based out of Hollywood with all the gossip programs?

Fwiw, I adore Carson Kressley..can be hilarious and seems like a sweetheart.

Vita said...

That Richard Marx joke is adorable!

Fantastic dishing, A.K.S.!πŸ˜€

A. said...

*gasp* Do not speak ill of The Martha.

Flashy Vic said...

Googled this Vera Wang strumpet.

So but fugly that she couldn't get fucked even if Bill Clinton fell into a barrel of Cialis.

Junebug said...

Wang looks like one unhappy broad in pictures.

Vita said...

Brayson...that's a great blind, but now we need answers!!!😳

Flashy Vic said...

@Vita, why not hazard a guess?

Gator said...

Oprah has shown this side on a smaller scale many times, she bitches and complains alot. She's also good at glossing things over, like her fights with Letterman and Dr. Phil.

Vita said...

Lol! It may take me a reread or three and some cleverly worded encouragement, but I finally caught on, Flashy! ☺ Many thanks, and I'll leave it unwritten in case anyone else was quick on the read and slow on the uptake. I think I was also a bit drunk on all of the extra dishy tidbits flying around today!

Aoife said...

I'm going with Vera Wang on this. I've said this here before. After 9/11 she was the last store on Madison Avenue to put a flag in her window and the first to take it down. I lost all respect for her just because of that.

The fact that she had her nails done in NYC the day before sealed it as her for me.

J F said...

That old hag is washed up... I heard Wang applied to drive for UBER, but let's just say she didn't pass the driving test or the "I'm a jaded asshole" test.

Diva on... U douche canoe!!!!

Ana Maria said...

I hope the diva is not Martha Stewart; love her!

Mrs Libnish said...

The diva can't be Oprah, because more often than not, she IS a fat fucking whale. And there is no way she could have gotten as high up the totem pole by being a complete asshole 24/7.

That's the only thing that stood out to me. I'm a bad guesser, just here for the gossip on Hwood because they all pretty much disgust me. But, I like laughing at their stupidity and dirty laundry.

Jennacheryl said...

I don't think it's Oprah. I was thinking Spike tv because in 2010 they offered this competition
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/Scrippedcom-Announces-Script-Competition-With-Spike-TV-NYSE-VIA-1268723.htm

Not sure who the judges are but....

Lisa said...

Come on, what product/brand would Nancy O'Dell have?
And how is Carson Kressley an MTV personality from back in the day?

It's Vera Wang (which I hate to hear) and Daisy Fuentes

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