Thursday, July 04, 2019

Blind Items Revealed #25

February 8, 2019

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!

Network - OWN/Your OWN Show
Daisy Fuentes/back in the day MTV
Diva - Vera Wang
Production Company - Mark Burnett
Oprah F**king Winfrey

16 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

The funniest member of Washington’s Army was Laugh-ayette

TwoDots said...

Ah, so besides designing the most vanilla wedding dresses, Vera Wang is a raging c*nt.

cheesegrater15 said...

What a cunt.

DontQuitYourDayJob said...

Kmart sells flowers? I know Kohls sells her clothing....

Andi said...

Seriously, Vera was only a guest judge, jesus, she needs to get over herself

TwoDots said...

Uh oh.

Monkeyweather said...

Thrift shops are loaded with Vera Wang stuff. And even there it often goes on sale half price. It's just.... really not that good! Now I know why: it was designed by a total psycho.

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Vita said...

I remember this blind! What a genuinely arrogant hag! A lot of people guessed her, and IIRC a few others had great stories to add in. Clearly, this was not an out of character week.

Henriette said...

Wong's stuff is beyond bland, and it is pretty well known that she is a royal bitch. I'm surprised the Big O put up with her at all.

Freebird said...

I brought some of her items into an upscale resale shop in Scottsdale. They turned up their noses & said Vera is “too basic.” Lol. Take that, Vera! 😂

rabbit said...

Vera Wang stuff sits on the racks at Goodwill. No one wants it.

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Unknown said...

The one thing I find a bit incredible about this story is the flowers in the lobby of the hotel. I could be totally wrong but the hotel reminds me of the Four Seasons in which case, I would think she had stayed there and they would be familiar with her little "floral quirks".

Kimberley said...

My ex was/is friends with her. He used to DJ at some of her fashion shows. He is part Chinese, so maybe they had that culture in common?

Long Beach said...

In the late 80's I frequently did service work for VW at her house in the Hamptons. She was engaged at the time. This was prior to her success and the money was all from her Daddy and fiancé. It was also before all the plastic surgery, she was not at all attractive with her pug face and 12 year old boy's body. She was alternately flirty and arrogant and demanding.
I showed up one afternoon for an appointment and she was MIA. I finally found her and a girlfriend hanging out nude in the pool. They tried hard to get me to join but I declined. Yuck. She gave me a pretty hard time and was clearly pissed. I did my work and left.
She called my boss the next day and said she didn't want me coming to her house any more. He knew the deal so no harm done, and good riddance to the bitch.

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