Opportunity knocks but the past also drags. She has much to look forward to, and big shoes to fill, but the work is steady and only getting steadier and being attached to highly anticipated projects never hurts either.
Only slight problem… the man in her life isn’t exactly supportive. Part jealousy, part insecurity, and he knows how to hold her, even though she’d much rather, personally and professionally, be rid of the baggage.
Unfortunately he is unscrupulously forcing her to love him by good old fashioned blackmail. Because somehow she found herself in a delicate situation not too long ago and decided not to join the 08/08/08 sweepstakes. When she took care of it without his blessing, he hit the roof, and threatened to go public. She and her management have placated him for now.
But it’s the kind of scandal that would not sit well with the MiniVan Majority.
And so she’s waiting it out. Waiting for the right time to cut him loose, while he keeps pressing to make their commitment more permanent.
* Update 4/17/08 - Lainey says it's NOT Keira Knightley, Beyonce, Kristen Bell, Eva Mendes, Rachel Bilson, Kate Hudson, Sienna Miller, Marion Cotillard, Eva Mendes, Heidi Montag, Fergie, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Brittany Murphy, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, Rebecca Romijn.
* Top Suspect: Megan Fox/Brian Austin Green
* Update 1/14/09: Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green revealed to be subject of this blind item!