Thursday, February 11, 2010

Michael Ausiello Blind Item

Michael Ausiello blind item (actually found on Crazy Days and Nights yesterday)


You’re gonna like this: I’m leaving it up to you to decide whether this blind item is a case of denial or spite. What’s the story? An up-and-coming actress on a doomed hour drama was the top choice to headline a much-buzzed-about pilot — you know, the sort that could’ve turned her from a “soon-to-be” to an “is.” The series’ big-shot producer wanted her. The network wanted her. Everyone wanted her.
But… well, you knew there’d be a “but.” Even though it would take a miracle of biblical proportions to save her current show, its suits refused to release her from her contract. “We could be back next season,” they insisted. Uh, yeah, so could my humility.
As a result, the almost-leading lady got screwed. Who is she, and what going-going-gone drama’s producers were so deluded, or so nasty, that they wouldn’t give her the all clear? Sound off below.

13 comments:

duffgrl said...

I think that this is Michelle Trachtenberg from "Mercy", a show that has horrible ratings. Also could be an actress from "Melrose Place" like Katie Cassidy...but I'm leaning towards MT.

watcher said...

What about someone from Friday Night Lights - Minka Kelly?

childeroland said...

Melrose has already been officially canceled, as has Friday Night Lights, though this blind could be from weeks back. I like the Trachtenberg guess, but since she already works on Gossip Girl also, I'm not sure why she couldn't also do another pilot.

duffgrl said...

I don't think Melrose has actually been officially cancelled YET...it's not on the CW's list of shows up for early renewal. But that's why the blind is criticizing the producers, calling them "deluded".
It could be MT-she only shows up as a guest on GG; not as the star. She is one of the leads on "Mercy" though and it is doubtful that show is getting picked up either.

watcher said...

Watch With Kristin on EOnline posted yesterday that Friday Night Lights "big boss" Jason Katims says "It still hasn't been canceled yet". He's still hanging on...

blurry vice said...

duffgrl - just edited this - this was actually a Michael Ausiello blind item... it was on CDAN but wasn't one of that guy's blind items. He writes his gossip but also features other people's items including blind items. So this isn't actually a "crazy days and nights" item. It's Micheal Ausiello's.

duffgrl said...

Right, that's why I put his name in the title along w/ CDAN; since that's where I found it. I don't care if you edit it though.
I think it is Michelle Trachtenberg

summerof84 said...

Or hayden panettiere? Heroes is having bad ratings.

Bear said...

It's Katie Cassidy. Melrose Place has horrible ratings but is not officially canceled yet. Drew Barrymore is the big shot producer that wants her for her pilot remake of Charlies Angels.

Barton Fink said...

omg, Bear -- this would be the final piece of evidence to make me give up on Drew. Finding out she was still using was one strike. Her makeup sales has strangely not impressed me. If she's standing in the way of talent in her control, that's the final straw for me.

BROOKE said...

Umm, actually Drew is not the mean person in this scenario. It says that the people in charge of a show will not release an actress from her contract on that show, therefor if it is Katie then the people at Melrose would be to blame, not Drew. Drew is not in charge of MP, IF this is about KC and Drew then Drew is wanting KC for her Charlie's Angels TV show remake and the people over MP will not release KC from her contract. Meaning Drew wants to help KC, not hurt her...A CA remake would be great for KC career, however I am not ready to give up on MP just yet. After all the original had a rough first season and the only reason it went on to huge success is b/c they brought in Heather Locklear. I watched the first half of the season of MP and I liked it, it wasn't wonderful but I found it better than a lot of the CW shows like GG, 90210 ect. Not quite as good as One Tree Hill though...If it's Michelle T. then I have never seen the show that she is on, but I know she is a great actress, I don't think she is all that beautiful by Hollywood standards, but she is a great actress. As for Friday Night Lights, I love the show. I'm very sad that it hasn't got good ratings, but I think that is because no one even knows about it. It wasn't highly advertised when it first came out and still isn't. I think if more people knew about it, if it was on a different network at a good time then It would be a huge success. I think a lot of people think it's just about Football and that is not at all true. I will say that the current season is not as good as the first b/c so many lead actors have left the show or are not as big a part of the show. I don't think it's Minka, b/c she's not even on the show very much this season. She's been in what 2 episodes? I haven't watched the last few episodes so I guess it's possible that she has been in more, but she's not a big player this season so I don't see why she couldn't be let out of her contract or do both shows. I still don't think it is any of them though. I think it's someone even younger than them, maybe around 19-20 years old, but I could be wrong.

Kate said...

I wonder if it might be the Napoleon dynamite gal fro the deep end. Forget her name at the moment, but love her!

kindermusik said...

This is totally Sophia Bush. The media released a similar story the other day, and seems the CW and her have worked out a deal where she will have to remain in her contract with OTH if the show is not cancelled, but is free to move on to the new pilot if, and only if, the show is cancelled.

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