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Posted Nov 4, 2005 @ 11:21 AM

The topic for blind items relating to TV shows and stars. This one from Kristin seems like an easy one to crack.

I thought at first Amber Tamblyn from JoA, but the whole "both her shows" thing threw me off. What about Eliza Dushku?

Another from Kristin seems to obviously be Julia and Matt from Nip/Tuck.
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Posted Nov 4, 2005 @ 11:59 AM

A friend of mine told me he saw on E! a few months ago that Joely Richardson and whats-his-name who plays Matt were dating in real life. So if he really saw that, why the blind item?

And also: yuck! Matt?! Ew.
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Posted Nov 4, 2005 @ 12:54 PM

Maybe someone from American Dreams?
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 6:05 PM

I just have to say that I love that someone started a blind item thread!
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 6:39 PM

My love, you've returned to me!

...Yeah, I've got nothing.
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 6:41 PM

I thought at first Amber Tamblyn from JoA, but the whole "both her shows" thing threw me off. What about Eliza Dushku?


Tru Calling was filmed in Vancouver so it would seem like a good guess.
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 7:11 PM

I think that "Jilted Jane" is Brittany Snow from "American Dreams" because of the "oldie but goodie", the description of the show (loved but poor ratings) the "two" shows (she is going to be on Nip/Tuck, right?) though I don't know about the location filming.
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 8:14 PM

Kristin has raved about the second show you mentioned, avocado. I think your theory is best.
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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 8:20 PM

Edited because I put it in the wrong thread.

Edited by MsGail61, Nov 6, 2005 @ 8:21 PM.

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Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 8:26 PM

But wasn't American Dreams filmed in LA therefore KV wouldn't have had to travel that far.

I'm liking the guess of Eliza Dushku - filmed in BC.

The two shows thing confuses me though - is it just being on two shows, which, really, most stars have been on or is being 'big' on two shows which Brittany Snow or Amber Tamblyn hasn't but ED has sort of done with Buffy and Tru Calling.
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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 11:13 AM

Kristin's got a fair few blind items, but this one looks easy:

GUESS THIS: PISSY POLLY

First, I must say, this person is someone I ABSOLUTELY ADORE. But I hear she's quite a handful on set these days with her "GET ME OFF THIS DAMN SHOW ALREADY" 'tude.

Miss Polly, as we'll call her, is talented, beautiful and SHOULD have a fabulous movie and award-show career, so I guess she's more than ready to move on (of course, it doesn't help that she LOATHES one of her main co-stars with every fiber of her being).

Thing is, though, we fans would be DEVASTATED should this particular series go away.

(P.S. It is NOT anyone with my own first name. Tsk, tsk if you even thought that.)


There's also a part two:

I am ... speechless.

Just received a call from PP's production office asking me to change the word order on something we'd sent over because "she's the lead on the show."

I wish I could tell you exactly what this item was, but it would give it away, I think. Let's just say it's something for which anyone else would be grateful for, regardless of the "billing."

It seriously breaks my heart ...


I'm thinking Lauren Graham. She should get more recognition for Gilmore Girls (a show most people on the E! message boards would be devastated to see go), she and the guy that plays Luke are rumoured to hate each other and I could see the call being about something related to "Luke and Lorelei" which would explain the billing order.

Want to tackle this one next?

GUESS THIS: MARITAL HISS

This one might SOUND like the former Blind Item "Queen Beyotch," but alas, it is yet another onscreen married couple who cannot STAND one another in real life.

CUT TO: A certain TV Diva waiting outside the restroom at the Shrine Auditorium during the Emmys (I know, I should have told you this WEEKS ago -- but I forgot in all the Lost loveliness that immediately followed!). As the HUBBY (who is, by the way, less tubby than the Queen Beyotch's onscren squeeze) waited for his date outside the ladies room, three fans came up and asked for a photo. He was cold as Vanilla Ice, with only slightly better hair. At that very moment, his oncreen MISSUS exited the bathroom, and the glare HUBBY shot her way was unmistakable, and downright FRIGID. She walked past, and the glare she returned to him was even worse. They exchanged not a word, other than a firm "NO" when the fans asked to snap a photo of the "happy married couple" together. The MISSUS graciously thanked them for watching, then walked away.

And by the way, if I put the word "now," after a previous "by the way," it would give it away...

[sniped]Marital Hiss: I truly thought the hint that he is "now less tubby" would give this one away! Anyhoo, here's another hint: He and the missus are on a funny show I LOVE.


Edited by noirish, Nov 15, 2005 @ 11:20 AM.

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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 11:42 AM

Erp!

Edited by fastiller, Nov 15, 2005 @ 11:41 AM.

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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:14 PM

Gah! Why do they have to write these blind items so confusingly. I have a hard enough time understanding what they are talking about . . . much less actually figuring out who they are talking about.

Okay, this is what I think is being said about "Marital Hiss." It involves two actors who play husband and wife on a funny show that Kristin loves. They appear to hate one another, to the point of being snippy with fans who want a picture of them together. The actor who plays the husband is less fat than the actor who plays the husband of Kristin's previous blind item, "Queen Beyotch," although he apparently used to be as heavy or heavier than him. Also, they were both at the Emmys.

Is that about right? Does anyone know who Queen Beyotch and her on-screen hubby were? Can you think of an actor who plays a hubby on a funny show Kristin loves that has lost a bit of weight recently?

ETA: I agree that Pissy Polly sounds like Lauren Graham.

Edited by YuppieLawyer, Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:17 PM.

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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:33 PM

Gah! Why do they have to write these blind items so confusingly. I have a hard enough time understanding what they are talking about . . . much less actually figuring out who they are talking about.


Trust me, these are models of sanity compared to Ted Casablancas's blind items. Back when the Fametracker forums existed, we'd spend days just trying to figure out what the hell that man was saying. The Enigma code is a mere alphanumeric cypher compared to some of Casablancas's more whack-ass entries.
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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:37 PM

Oh yeah, I remember trying to decipher Ted's over at Fametracker. Most of the time, I just gave up. Honestly, while I do love playing at blind items, the whole idea behind them is kind of twisted, isn't it? They supposedly can't mention the person's real name for fear of getting sued for libel or slander, so instead, they write a vague description that results in a multitude of completely innocent people who match said vague description being tagged with it. Isn't there something perverse about that?

But, you know, if the columnists are going to put them out there, I'm going to partake.
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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:39 PM

Could it be "King of Queens"?
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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 1:03 PM

I remember reading on another board people mentioning Leah Remini as Queen Beyotch (the tubby hubby being Kevin James). I have no idea whether that is right or not.

I agree that Pissy Polly sounds like Lauren Graham, although it might also be Jennifer Garner...

Actually, Marital Hiss could have been Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson (he has lost a lot of weight over the summer) too although they are not actually hubby and wife on the series. I watch very few sitcoms/dramas so I have no clue who she means. It could potentially be a couple from Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Desperate Housewives or The OC since quickly scanning her reviews, she seems to talk a lot about those shows.
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Posted Nov 15, 2005 @ 11:29 PM

I was thinking it might be Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith -- he's lost some weight recently, hasn't he?
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Posted Nov 16, 2005 @ 2:59 AM

I thought Prissy Polly would be Terri Hatcher. Lauren Graham is not the star of her show its Alexis Bedlow (?) and that's pretty obvious, with the whole show being around her. Yet Desperate Housewives started off with Terri as the star and quickly became an ensomble.
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Posted Nov 17, 2005 @ 1:20 PM

I'm pretty sure that Lauren Graham would be considered the star of Gilmore Girls - she does get top billing after all, and most of the stories are about Lorelei or at least have Lorelei in them somehow. Also, I would think that the item sent over from E! would be a Tater Award (or was it the Golder Taters) for best chemistry (which was awarded to Luke and Lorelei and not Lorelei and Luke).

Edited by noirish, Nov 17, 2005 @ 3:33 PM.

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Posted Nov 18, 2005 @ 7:08 AM

Imagine my suprise when I thought this was a thread for Mary Sue-like characters. The guessing game is fun!

PORN LOVINí PAT

Can't resist this one any longer. At one of the events I attended in Hawaii, this star of a former fan favorite brought along a guy who seemed to be some sort of assistant/manager/flack ... That is, until one of my fellow reporters recognized this youngish lad as a former gay porn star and current date for hire.

*How he knew, I didn't ask.


I seriously want to know who this is, and whether I should be all sad if it's one of my former tv boyfriends. Being as I have no gaydar when it comes celebs, Anderson Cooper being an example (I know, like I'd have chance anyway, but I like to dream)

HOLLY HOMEWRECKER

Whoa, momma. Did I get an earful from someone who used to work closely with this gal last night at the Fox party ...

One of our favorite all-time girls next door on television is apparently a man-stealin' ho. (In this case, a much deserved description.) She went a little Single White Female on her previous show, befriending a married couple (one half of whom she co-starred with), then seducing the hubby, Linda Tripp-ing their phone sex and sending it to the wife. (!!) The marriage, over. His career, over. Hers, NOT.
It's NOT: Jennifer Garner. But roughly somewhere along those lines ...

And this plotline, much better than her current show ...

I seriously thought it was Jennifer Love Hewitt, but then, Kristen mentions the Fox party in the beginning.

Edited by Well Manicured, Nov 18, 2005 @ 7:16 AM.

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Posted Nov 18, 2005 @ 11:57 AM

Although that could work, as the person at the Fox party used to work with the star, but there is no mention that the star herself is on the Fox network still.
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Posted Nov 18, 2005 @ 3:25 PM

Prissy Polly probably is Lauren Graham. These kooky descriptions have bizarre coding (as noted upthread) and my mind went like this:

Polly = Parrot. Polly want a cracker? Graham cracker. Lauren Graham.

I think I have way too much time on my hands.

Edited to add: Druck - you're right...there are many ways to interpret these. This is just my interpretation.

Edited again because that first edit sounds cranky and I didn't mean it to.

Edited by givemeakleenex, Nov 18, 2005 @ 4:37 PM.

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Posted Nov 18, 2005 @ 3:47 PM

Well, Pretty Polly is also an alliteration, and so is Lois Lane. Who was Lois Lane. Terri Hatcher. Im just saying.

So was Margot Kidder but I think she's too busy trespassing in somebody's backyard to be the subject of dumbass rag gossip.
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Posted Nov 20, 2005 @ 6:39 AM

Naw, I still think Pissy Polly is Lauren Graham. I hear she can be really uh, pissy onset these days and the Golden Tater award billing just gives it away.

Although that could work, as the person at the Fox party used to work with the star, but there is no mention that the star herself is on the Fox network still.


True, in fact, I bet it is JLH, I think the blurb about it not being far from Jennifer Garner validates this, since Jennifer Garner used to be on JLH's crappy show, Time of Your Life.

I bet Porn lovin' Pat is Neil Patrick Harris. Doogie Howser is a former fan favorite and NPH has alluded to his sexuality in the past. I would never have thought he would use a date for hire though, that kind of disapoints me. I mean, Doogie's still adorable and could get his own dates I would think. Or maybe it was a just someone looking for a career change from porno.

I need a hobby...
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Posted Nov 20, 2005 @ 7:42 AM

Well, Pretty Polly is also an alliteration, and so is Lois Lane. Who was Lois Lane. Terri Hatcher. Im just saying.


I don't think PP could be Teri Hatcher because of the comment about not getting any awards. With the noted exception of the Emmys, Teri Hatcher was a big winner on that front this year. If it's an actress from Desperate Housewives, it's more likely to be Marcia Cross.
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Posted Nov 20, 2005 @ 10:45 AM

"Holly Homewrecker" could also be a reference to Jennifer Love Hewitt playing Audrey Hepburn in that TV movie, since Audrey's most famous role was Holly Golightly.
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Posted Nov 22, 2005 @ 1:02 PM

Kristin's chat from this week, pretty much confirms that Pissy Polly is Lauren Graham. After confirming it was a Golden Tater award that was the problem she says:

Meanwhile, sources tell me that [snipped to remove spoiler] is in talks to come on in a meatier role, which makes me (um, how should I say this?) f--king paranoid that it's the end of Luke and Lorelai. Or Lorelai and Luke, depending on how you phrase it.


Meanwhile this one gives me the heeby jeebies:

Weeeee! This is gonna be fun.

But first, a warning: The following blind item is not for those easily offended, nor disgusted by talk of bodily functions (i.e., the kind that happens when you put someone's hand in warm water).

Just heard an unbelievable -- but true! -- story about an executive producer of two of the shows many of you WORSHIP (one currently on the air; one now over).

Apparently, he has a fetish for showers ... of the GOLDEN variety. So much so that he has actually asked a certain well-known actress (who starred on his last series) to shower him with, um, well, you get the idea.

A videotape also has surfaced in which eight working women (the Pretty Woman variety) are simultaneously showering GP with their affections.

His current show is one I actually really like, his past show is one I never watched but others obsessed over and his video is ... priceless.



She also hints:

From Lisa: Please, more hints on Golden Boy. Did anyone guess correctly yet?
Not a single one! For you keeping up on the message board riddles, here's another clue: Golden Boy's first show starred an actress who just joined another show we talk about here all the time. He asked, and word is, she did.


Edited by noirish, Nov 22, 2005 @ 1:01 PM.

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Posted Mar 27, 2006 @ 10:13 PM

Okay guys, we can totally solve this one (from Kristin at E!):

Okay, y'all, I sat on this one a bit because it is SO SCANDALOUS! But I can't hold it in any longer.

On a TV drama I talk about in my column, the leading man was shooting a fight scene with his co-star. We'll call the leading man, oh ... let's go with Tony and the co-star Buddy. Well, in the scene, Tony shoves Buddy, and Buddy insists that he pushed him too hard. Buddy says, "let me show you how you did it" and as he's demonstrating, he "accidently" elbows Tony in the nose and Buddy starts bleeding. And, then, it gets UGLY.

A REAL BRAWL broke out on set, with the two going at each other like wild tigers. My source tells me, "Everyone on set was shocked and didn't know what to do. They were seperated but not until after they had been rolling around for a good few minutes."

And you thought Teddy C. and I had workplace issues.

Let the guessing begin!

(And P.S., there is an Easter Egg in this item. Shhhh ....)


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Posted Mar 28, 2006 @ 12:10 AM

Could it be some of the guys at Lost? She talks about that show a bunch.There are so many characters running around with guns it would be hard to narrow down.
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