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2This Blind Item About A Shrinking Actress Should Be Easy

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I can’t decide if I love it or hate it when blind items are super easy to guess. Like, hm, which celebrity couple could this be about? Gosh, I wonder! Blind Gossip gives us this item via Downfront 2:

This Oscar Winner may be losing her man because he is not happy with her weight loss.

Now at first this sounds like it could be about pretty much any Oscar winning actress, since it’s so vague and actresses are known to lose weight. Buuut I think it’s most likely about Jennifer Hudson, considering her Weight Watchers deal.

And there’s also this from Showbizspy:

JENNIFER Hudson‘s fiance isn’t happy about her weight loss.

David Otunga misses the curva­ceous beauty he fell for when they met five years ago — and he wants her back!

“Jennifer’s weight has been an issue between them ever since she lost her first big chunk of weight in 2010,” a source said.

“When they met, she was a happy, proud, healthy woman who loved food and embraced every aspect of life with so much enthusiasm.

“Now she takes up to four hours to get ready when they go out, and she gets stressed out every time she puts a morsel of food in her mouth.

“David tells her he thinks she’s beautiful no matter what size she is, but he misses the down-to-earth ‘I don’t care’ Jen.

“Every meal is a pain in the butt, and he’s starting to feel totally sidelined by her obses­sion with her weight.”

Ms. Hudson is also allegedly working on another deal — as a judge on American Idol.

Who’s your guess for this item?

May 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives

7Damn Juicy Blind Item About A Former Teen Singer

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This is a great blind item from the mysterious entertainment lawyer who runs the blog Crazy Days And Nights. This one is about a former teen singer who made a very big mistake and f-cked her way through it. Here’s the item:

I remember the first time I ran into this then A list celebrity. I was expecting her to be this very innocent, kind of goofy and very beautiful person. This is how she wanted the public to see her and it was how she had me see her. 20 minutes later when I saw her but she did not see me, I saw her drinking a shot and yelling at her manager using language I can’t even begin to describe. It was a long way from the virginal teen beginning she had and how she was portrayed to everyone. It was not long after this, that she announced something which was a huge negative for her. HUGE. Could have ruined her career. Might have, except for all the favors she called in. I was shocked her career did not nose dive and remember asking someone about it who told me at the time that she had f**ked 20 huge reporters and music producers and record executives and television producers over the years while she was married while at the same time giving that same goofy smile and aww shucks kind of mentality. One of the record producers said she knew how to do things that blew his mind but he was not sure it was because she was really that good or that he had expected her to be like the image she portrayed so that made it more exciting. When her career looked like it would nose dive she called in all the favors and puff pieces were written about her and she was given jobs other than her main profession and acting jobs and her label didn’t drop her and she churned out a hit record. She also managed to convince another guy she had been cheating with to leave his wife so that way she could look all happy and innocent again.

Sometimes minor things in blind items are changed to further protect the informant. For example, when he says “hit record” he could mean that loosely. Here are our clues:

– He specifies “then” A list celebrity so we can probably assume she is no longer A list.
– She was portrayed as being goofy, innocent with an “aww shucks kind of mentality.”
– Started with a virginal teen image.
– Was married.
– Did things other than “her main profession” like acting. (What are other things? Maybe design a clothing line?)
– Had a “hit” record.
– Convinced a married man to leave his wife.

Something I noticed is that he used the term “nose dive” twice. I wonder if that’s a subtle clue, like she had a nose job. He also reiterates that she had a “goofy” and “innocent” demeanor.

The “aww shucks” mentality and virginal teen background sounds just like Britney Spears but her career did nose dive in 2008 and it took a little while for her to get it back together. However, when she did recover, it was to tremendous success and her label never dropped her. And she did get bit parts in TV like How I Met Your Mother. But I can’t think of who she would have been publicly cheating with, and I think she’s still considered A-list.

My guess is Ashlee Simpson because I can’t think of anyone else at the moment that’s a better fit. I’m guessing her because, like her older sister Jessica, she had an image of being goofy and “aw shucks”-ish, plus the whole virgin selling point thing. Her song “Pieces Of Me” was one of the biggest hits in the US that summer and went gold. She was married. She had bit parts in a lot of TV shows and movies, briefly had a reality show, and was a spokesperson for Candie’s shoes. She famously got a nose job.

Could it be that the Saturday Night Live debacle was the “huge negative announcement”? The announcement being that she after she effed up the song she blamed it on the band? After that disaster, she was named Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Female Of The Year” and put on their cover. She also starred in Chicago in the West End and got very good reviews. Yet I don’t think this good publicity was enough to recover her career from the SNL thing. I also can’t think of anyone she dated who was married. And also, was she ever really “A list”?

But maybe it IS Jessica.

You guys, I spent way too much time thinking about this.

May 8, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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2Which Hit Sitcom Husband And Wife Secretly Hate Each Other?

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Crazy Days And Nights has a good blind item that should be fairly easy to figure out. Let’s take a look:

It is like Remington Steele or Moonlighting, but in a sitcom. These two stars of a hit network comedy can’t stand each other. They always are competing for more lines and the male half of the show is really upset at the special treatment his female co-star gets because of her burgeoning career. He would love to see the couple get divorced on the show so he could have it all to himself. He actually said he would love to see her character leave the show in other ways, but they are not very sitcom friendly so would settle for the divorce.

Hints:

– Hit network comedy.
– Female co-star has a “burgeoning career.”
– They play a married couple.

If we were still in the 1990′s this has Mad About You written all over it. Goddamn they were an annoying couple. Could it be Mike & Molly starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell? Her career has really exploded since Bridesmaids and she’s still rising. 2012 was a great year for her. That’s my best guess as of now. What you guys think?

May 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Blind Item, Television

5Blind Item: Somebody’s Eating Paper

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From Blind Gossip:

This actress is known mostly for her work in television. She is pretty, but she is desperate to be thinner. While she already looks slim, she thinks that if she could just drop a few more pounds that she will land the lead role in a series this year. She has a difficult time battling the hunger pangs, so she has resorted to a rather bizarre diet.

She has been eating paper. She buys rolls of paper towels made of unbleached paper, and chews bits of it all day long. She claims she is not hurting herself because she only eats natural paper and drinks plenty of water so that the paper passes naturally through her system.

I have no idea who this blind item is about. At all. Zero ideas. The two most popular guesses are Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria though: Jennifer because of the bit about water (mmmm, Smartwater!), and Eva because the bit about being “desperate.” But personally, I’ve got nothing.

That’s where you come in, friends. See if you can come up with some more guesses. Because I really, really want to know which bitch is eating paper.

January 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Emily
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15Blind Items: Taylor Swift is a Beard Again

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From Blind Gossip:

This cute young celebrity is in a tough spot. He wants to live as his real self, but he is part of a group that could suffer if his image changes.

Here’s the situation: He is gay. He has always been gay. But the role he has to play is one which girls would find attractive. So for the past couple of years, he has been pretending to be straight, and pretending to enjoy girls idolizing him.

Now he is growing increasingly uncomfortable with that role. He is frustrated that he can’t openly date guys his age. He is not the only one in his group of colleagues who feels this way. However, for now, he is the only one who has been pushing management to allow him to be the “The Gay One”. He really wouldn’t mind that label at all. The others are trying to stay out of the controversy. While they are privately supportive of him, they are content to play the public game of pretending that they are all straight as long as the paychecks keep rolling in.

His management team – which is substantially older than him – vehemently opposes his coming out. They have made it very clear to him that they are there to sell an image, not to cater to his personal desires to come out. They believe in the more old-fashioned “girls are only interested in straight boy celebrities” school of thought. They don’t believe that a gay young celebrity will sell. They are so convinced of this that they have warned him that if he goes rogue and announces that he is gay, and fans tune out… he will lose his job.

It’s Harry Styles, right? One Direction and Harry Styles? Who else could it be? It’s not as if there are any super-mega popular boybands out there these days, unless you count Backstreet Boys, but I think that ship has sailed for a variety of reasons. One, they’re not spring chickens anymore, guys. Two? Didn’t one of them already come out as gay? Wait, no. That was *N Sync—Lance Bass. Alright, not the Backstreet Boys.

I’m going to go with Harry Styles, because that’s the easy thing, and when all else fails, you go for easy, right? Isn’t that why he was “dating” Taylor Swift to begin with?

January 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm by Sarah

17Blind Item: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Having An Affair with Jay-Z?

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From Blind Gossip:

We aren’t easily surprised, but this one definitely shocked us.

These two celebrity couples have been known to hang out together. The wives are especially close friends.

The first wife is a beautiful, award-winning Actress who has also done some singing on TV and in films. The second wife is an beautiful, award-winning Singer who has also done some acting on TV and in films. Both women’s husbands are also famous and very successful in the entertainment industry.

Well, two of these people are even closer than we thought. It turns out that the Actress has hooked up several times with the Singer’s husband in the past few years.

This surprised us for several reasons. First, because the two women are practically best friends, and their friendship would end if the Singer ever found out. Second, because all of these people travel and are photographed so much that it would take some crazy planning to have an affair without anybody noticing. And third, because the Actress had a history of dating very attractive guys when she was a single lady… and the Singer’s husband doesn’t exactly fall into that category.

So this is pretty clear, right? Gwyneth Paltrow is the actress who sings sometimes, Beyonce is the singer who acts sometimes. They’re total besties. The actress’ history of dating very attractive dudes, that’s Brad Pitt. Nobody calls Jay-Z pretty. It’s pretty simple, isn’t it?

But while I don’t have any doubts that this is what the blind item is about, I kind of don’t believe it. I just really, really can’t see Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z boning. Can you? Can you even try? I started to, but then my brain kind of shut down, like it was telling me that I was about to unnecessarily hurt myself.

What do you guys think about this?

January 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Emily