Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blind Vice: Oscar Gold Digger Gobbles Drugs & Boys

New from Ted yesterday, Feb 4 2011 -


Blind Vice: Oscar Gold Digger Gobbles Drugs & Boys

Beyond the SeaAs we discovered yesterday, the Oscar-winning Vice crowd is gearing up not just for the Academy Awards, but for their not-so-private, scandalous crescendos, as well! Jeez, do these folks deal with the strain of competition by resorting to their bad habits even more than usual?
Kinda the same way Charlie Sheen copes with the rigors of being the world's highest paid television star by engaging in habits that cause his teeth, cars and sobriety to disappear?
Yep. And you're about to read about the gay equivalent of sordid Mr. Sheen:
Meet Dick Wadd, Oscar-nominated scumbag who doesn't live in L.A. full-time. Therefore, he needs an impossibly snooty hotel to stay in when he's in town—as he has been, lately, for tons of Academy-Award-type events.
And just as Dick's counting on winning the big gold Feb. 27,  he's also relying on the playthings that help him survive a Hollywood stay, which has never been one of his favorite things (Dick thinks he's slumming it, really, when he visits the West Coast).
So, Mr. Wadd always has the higher-up worker bees at his temporary address manage a few necessities for him. You know, just the usuals: drugs, male hookers, more drugs and...more male hookers. See, straights like Sheen aren't the only dumbos who live this way! Only difference is Dick likes his boys young and fresh, unlike Charlie, who seems to like his girls more on the partied-out side, let's say.
Indeed, it's gotten so bad, the unlucky employees who are forced by Wadd to do his illegal bidding have gone to their bosses to complain.
Result? "We don't want to know." Meaning: We value our high-profile client's stays with us more than your distaste with silly little things like prostitution and cocaine runs.
Wadd would have it no other way. The only thing he enjoys more than his debauched requests is the extreme discomfort he knows these arrangements cause the people who provide them. He really is true to his moniker—and then some.
It Ain't: Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Christian Bale

Update 3/11/11 - Ted has also eliminated Aaron Sorki, Sean Penn, Scott Rudin

Top suspect - Kevin Spacey

119 comments:

blurry vice said...

I love my Johnny Depp but thought of him for this since he lives in France most of the time. Hope it's not him though.

Caz1310 said...

Sometimes Ted's BV monikers are strange and obscure...not this one! I snorted into my morning coffee at seeing "Dick Wadd" for the first time. Hee hee.

pomme said...

Johnny Depp is not nod this year.
i think Wadd is single,foreigner(Bale,Firth&Ruth are not american)and not actor probably director or productor:Danny Boyle & Tom Hooper are english but i'm for Boyle(director & productor of 127 HOURS) because he yet worked in Hollywood

Georgia Barrett said...

Here's my theory, which I've developed with the help of people over at BG:

Danny Boyle

1) Big gold is likely Best Picture, which goes to a producer, and all the AIAs are all from English-speaking countries, so Danny Boyle fits.
2) “Slumming it” – Slumdog Millionaire.
3) “Dumbos” – His renown TV short “Elephant.”
4) "Gold" - He's doing the Olympic Opening Ceremonies next year.
5) "Counting" on winning the big prize could point to the title of his film - 127 Hours.
6) "Strain" of competition - 28 Days Later was about a deadly "strain" of virus.

sistah2 said...

Love this one! What about Aaron Sorkin - anyone know if he lives in NY and not LA?

Tara said...

Sistah, he is NY born and it looks like he is hardcore East Coast and Europe based on IMDB and Wikipedia. And everyone knows he had a huge coke problem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Sorkin

I also like Kevin Spacey for this. I would like to know if Ted would answer whether it would be shocking to discover Dick was gay, since it would shock no one to discover Spacey was gay.

Michelle said...

Sistah, I like your out of the box thinking on this one since everyone's first thought is to go with actors. But Aaron Sorkin is a non-acting nominee with good name recognition.

I also thought maybe Trent Reznor? Darren Aronofsky? I guess these aren't exactly guys who are normally on the AT radar, though.

@Tara, is Kevin Spacey nominated? He was a producer on something, wasn't he? Social Network..? If this is him, I'm suprised it hasn't come up earlier.

Michelle said...

Danny Boyle seems a good guess too. I don't know of anything that disqualifies him.

BlahBlahBlah said...

Danny Boyle fits for this, but it sounds more like something Kevin Spacey would do, he lives in London and is an actor, so fits with but AIAs. But as he has won two oscars wouldnt he be classified as oscar winner, rather than nominee? or perhaps Ted feels thats too obvious....

Georgia Barrett said...

I think this blind is referring to someone who is nominated for an Oscar THIS SEASON, which doesn't rule out anyone who has won previously. My reasoning: if you read the blind, Ted mentions the date of the ceremony this year, February 27. That discounts Oscar nominees from previous seasons who aren't nominated this year, as they wouldn't be hoping to win this year.

Kevin Spacey isn't nominated for an Oscar this year, so in my mind, he's out.

Georgia Barrett said...

Also, "crescendos" is a strange word to use in the first paragraph, but it means to "gradually increase" and is kind of close to "ascend." Color me convinced of my own theory, but I think it's another clue to 127 Hours, which is a movie about a mountain climber.

blurry vice said...

pomme - Ted does not say that he is nominated this year. Just "oscar nominated". That generally means any year past or present. Johnny Depp WAS nominated in the past. I"m not saying it's him. Just keep in mind that this is not necessarily someone who is nominated this year.

blurry vice said...

Georgia Barrett - I disagree, see my post to pomme above. Just because someone was nominated in the past, and are in town for awards season, and may be attending this year, does not mean they are oscar nominated this year. Plenty of attendees have been nominated in years past and can be considered academy award nominated. They attend various awards ceremonies for various reasons - as presenters, to support a film they were in, as a date/spouse of someone else who is there for various reasons.

Tara said...

Kevin Spacey is an executive producer for The Social Network, so he cannot be excluded. IMO, it totally is something he would do and the entitlement issue could stem from being catered to as a highly revered actor. And......remember the butt grabbing incident in Croatia a couple years back?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/#Producer

http://www.mrpaparazzi.com/post/3831/Kevin-Spacey-Is-So-Very-Very-Cheeky.aspx

Danny Boyle does have a lot of points you can connect to the clues as well, and I definitely think Aaron Sorkin is a very believable, relevant guess too.

Kristen said...

@Blurry, the blind says, "And just as Dick's counting on winning the big gold Feb. 27." I think that means he's nominated this year. If he's not, why would he think he could get an Academy Award this year?

Georgia Barrett said...

@Tara - Kevin Spacey is not nominated. The nomination not listed on his IMDB award page. He's not listed on the IMDB 2011 Academy Award nomination page where the other producers are listed. And see here: http://www.thebestmoviereview.com/movie/news/hotline-news/33137/cheer-for-the-social-network-at-oscars-from-kevin-spacey

He may be an executive producer, but financial investment alone, I'm assuming, didn't earn him a nomination. He's "cheering" for the film because his former assistant will win an Oscar if it wins, not because he PERSONALLY will.

Mena said...

It might be Javier Bardem. The AIA's point to the acting category and to someone born outside the USA.

Also Lainey has reported at how rude Javier Bardem is.

Gabby said...

Anybody for Jeremy Renner? He's not American, right? Plus he's got a ton of gay rumors flying around.

Susan said...

Kevin Spacey. He was nominated for Casino Jack......

Tara said...

I realize that Georgia, however like Blurry said, it does not specify. He is oscar nommed in the past and has a huge nommed film that he has a vested interest in. He can still be rooting for Social Network making the sweep, simply because he had a part in the project. And, he fits perfectly with his not-so-closet gayness.

I still like Sorkin though too. I'd think everyone would be bowing down to him right now with The Social Network being all the rage.

@Gabby, Renner is not a bad guess, especially if producers/director ends up getting eliminated. I can totally see the gay rumor. However, he kind of scared me to death in The Town.

Dawn said...

Hey guys, Scott Rudin is also fits, he's nominated for 2 films in Best Picture category, lives in NY as far as I know and apparently has the reputation for this type of behaviour!He was the inspiration behind Kevin Spacey's character in Swimming with Sharks...

1393dcb8-32b9-11e0-a883-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Good lord! I saw that film and I would hate for that to be my legacy :-)

c174ccde-32d7-11e0-b0de-000f20980440 said...

Jeremy Renner is from Modesto, CA.

c174ccde-32d7-11e0-b0de-000f20980440 said...

In addition to the above, Renner also lives in Los Angeles where he and his rumored bf renovate and sell homes as a side venture. I can't remember if that info is posted on his IMDB page or not, but I'm a big fan of his and definitely read that somewhere.

P.S. I'm not sure what's going on with the commenter names, or if it's just an issue with my connection, but my last comment is posted under some random letters and numbers. Weird.

-KADixonLaw

Tara said...

Good Call, Kadix. I surely was assuming Renner was east coast because as far as I am concerned, he is still his character from The Town and would shoot me dead.

Dawn, I like that connection to Kevin Spacey. If Rudin has behavior like Spacey, imagine what that set was like.

c174ccde-32d7-11e0-b0de-000f20980440 said...

@Tara... I have been dying to see that movie! Renner seems to be good in every role he's had, even when he plays a creeper. Personally, I was sold after seeing him in SWAT. LOL!

I love Spacey for this one. Also a fabulous actor, but the entitlement issues are easy to buy. It's unfortunate...

-KADixonLaw

Georgia Barrett said...

@Kristen - I'm on your side. The blind is clear that Dick Wadd is an Oscar Nominee from this year, "counting on winning the big gold Feb. 27."

Guesswho said...

Is Aaron Sorkin gay? His wiki indicates relationships with women.

Scott Rudin and Danny Boyle are great guesses. Leaning more towards Rudin since he is NYC based and the BV mentions the "west coast", implying that Dick lives on the east coast. Boyle appears to live in the UK.

pomme said...

Ted C wrote today Wadd isn't Sorkin(he's Danny boyle!!!!)

Dawn said...

I really don't think it's Danny Boyle. The blind really makes it sound like this is someone who lives on the East Coast whereas DB is UK based. He also said that the Sorkin guess was close. I'm sticking with Scott Rudin I think, has Spacey himself been ruled out? Ted made mention of Wadd being mulit-talented which would fit Spacey.

Dawn said...

I agree that this is someone nominated this year and Spacey isn't nominated. I just checked the list on Oscars.org and he's not nominated for The Social Network or Casino Jack, I think that rules him out. Back to Scott Rudin for me, I just can't see this being Boyle, even without the west coast comment!

blurry vice said...

"Dear Ted:
Is Dick Wadd Aaron Sorkin? He's the favorite for winning the Best Screenplay Oscar, has had drug problems in the past and I believe he's a New York City rather than an L.A. guy.
—Emily

Dear Slick Dick:
What a great guess, Em, love the way you analyze. You are smart in your reverse figuring on this one out, but no, it's not Aaron. However, it's somebody else who has multiple talents (as well as Vices).

Dear Ted:
Would it really be surprising to anyone to find out that Dick Wadd is gay? It's not like he is being too careful, here!
—Tara

Dear Good One:
Score one for the craftiest query of the day! I cannot answer this question under grounds that it would help you more than workouts have helped Taylor Lautner's career."

blurry vice said...

AHH my bad, I did not notice the "winning the gold feb 27" part. that's what I get for only sleeping 4 hours a night. Sorry I am slacking on the bvs lately.

blurry vice said...

anyway - seems like someone similar to kevin spacey - ie we wouldnt be surprised to find out he is gay

rantersparadise said...

Scott Rudin is a good one but he is out.

If someone could bring out a list of all the male nominated people that would help! :-)

Ctorch said...

Darren Aronofsky? He lives in New York, grew up in Brooklyn (DUMBO) and seems like a jerk.

Tara said...

Here are our male choices for nominated for the big O's:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception,
The Kids are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco
(127 Hours), Jeff Bridges (True Grit). Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are All Right), Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech). Achievement in Directing: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), David Fincher (The Social Network), Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit). The only other possibles in any other categories are the original or adapted screenplays, and everyone noteworthy from those has already been mentioned above in this post or other posts prior. Including Trent Reznor for Music, and Randy Newman (hahahaha...just had to throw him in;).

OK, I know Kevin is not explicitly nominated. However, how do you determine who exactly is "nominated" when you are speaking of the Best Picture, with him as an Executive Producer? Is he a solo nominee--no. But he is an EP for The Social Network, therefore, he could be one of the people who go up with the cast/crew to accept the award should they win. IMO, he can't really be discounted because of this weird loophole. And after Ted's cheeky response to my question in BB today, it feels like the obnoxious behavior might be the only shocking part, not the closet gayness.

Tara said...

Please excuse my list which still includes the eliminated Aaron Sorkin, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, and Christian Bale. I cut and pasted from a few lists but forgot to delete them!

Georgia Barrett said...

The people who work on films decide who is nominated and who is not. Kevin Spacey owns the company who made the movie; he no longer even runs the company (the guy who is NOMINATED runs the company). That is all. This is why KS won't get an Oscar if it wins. He didn't make the movie.

I don't think that's what Ted's answer meant. I think his answer was straightforward. The question was crafty. If he said yes, it would negate all the closeted (or straight) candidates; if he said no, it would negate all the "out" candidates.

I think he wanted to keep the suspect pool large.

BTW, Ted has ignored all of my questions about DB.

Tara said...

It's great you feel so strongly about that, however I don't agree the fact that the Oscar won't have his name on it eliminates him. You have your opinion on the matter, that's awesome. And I'm not discounting Spacey yet, that's my opinion based on how I interpret Ted's blind and clues. There are several other options we are all mulling around, we just have to see what transpires. Potato, potahto...no?

Guesswho said...

Ted went out of his way to state that the Oscars were on Feb 27th. Could it be someone connected to 127 hours, since the number 27 is featured in both?

Guesswho said...

I just googled Danny Boyle and New York City and according to the New York Daily News he recently bought an apt in NYC!! The date of the article was Nov 2010. Accordingly to the article, he luuurves NYC. Combine this with my admittedly weak "27" connection with Boyle being the director of 127 Hours, I think we may have a winner?? If so, kudos to Georgia who guessed it early on.

I don't know enough about Boyle's personality though. For Ted to call him Dick Wadd seems to imply he's a total douche. Does anyone get that vibe from him?

Georgia Barrett said...

Hey, you asked a question, I did some digging on the situation and answered the question. How you choose to interpret it is up to you. In my mind, and that's my mind only, he is out for this particular blind, which doesn't mean he's not the answer to other blinds.

Anyway.

Ted did say that Dick Wadd is diverse.

Boyle is directing a particularly radical version of Frankenstein (with my favorite actor Benjamin Cumberbatch) on stage in London currently. And he's doing the Opening Ceremonies next summer. He is also a screenwriter.

The reason I think Dick Wadd's a Brit or an Australian, not an American, is that all the AIAs are.

Jamee said...

Just to play advocate on the Kevin Spacey guess...he went up on stage when The Social Network won for best picture at the Golden Globes. So while I see both sides of the argument (Tara vs. Georgia), I can't discount KS for this one, either. Because in the end, Kevin Spacey would be considered a "winner" if The Social Network won. Just like how Harvey Weino would consider it a win if The King's Speech won, even though he's not on the ballot either but is considered an Exec Producer for it. Both would be considered winners even if their names aren't on the actual statue. Just sayin.

With that said, I don't want this to be Spacey because he's a totally awesome cool dude, so NOT a douche or a dick in my eyes. His character in American Beauty is one of the best ever in the history of life.

duffgrl said...

I agree w/ Guess who that this person is probably NY-based...Danny Boyle and Kevin Spacey are good guesses. I know no onw will agree w/ me but what about...
James Franco? He is diverse,a NYer...maybe he uses his LA trips as his benders. But is he been a blind vice already?

Tara said...

Thx Jamee, I didn't see Spacey up there during GGs, so it really could go either way depending on how you look at it. My question was actually rhetorical, like who are we to say who does and does not come away a "winner" in that specific category, not actually who determines who is on the ballot or who takes the statue home and whatnot. He is total badass, love him too--a real film icon. However, those pics where he looks like he is practically harassing that dude's butt can tell a different story, or at least allude to another side of Mr. Kaiser Sose.

Tara said...

Duffgrl, whats up! Isn't he Crotch Uh-Lastic?

Viking Girl said...

Oh no, no, no... please don't let this be Danny Boyle. I've always thought him to be a down to earth and quite humble person, proud of his working class roots and not at all the type to treat people in this way. It just doesn't fit.
Until it's proved not to be him, I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and going 'la - la -la'.

Jessica said...

Kevin Spacey. The part about him liking his boys "young and fresh" is pretty well known, and everyone knows he is gay anyway...also, every time I see an interview with KS, he comes off as arrogant and pretentious, totally worthy of the moniker Dick Wadd.

duffgrl said...

I threw Franco's name out there for fun, but as I mentioned, he has been a blind vice already per Ted...I personally don't think he is crotch uh lastic though!
...this does sound like Spacey! Diverse..lives in NYC.

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Megan said...

I really like the Scott Rudin guess. He worked with my old boss and lived up to Ted's descriptions in terms of attitude.

Jamee said...

The BBs this morning gave us so many hints.

This is NOT Danny Boyle or Scott Rudin. DW is someone who is IN films, so no producers/directors. It still could be Kevin Spacey because he's an actor, but I really haven't heard many bad things about him being a terrible person. Gay, yes, maybe likes younger guys. But a nasty, bad person I've heard nothing of. Anyone else?

Right now I'm so going with Jarvier Bardem. I have read in multiple places that he is a complete prick (pardon the langue), treats everyone horribly. I think he precedes his reputation at this point though, but it will start coming out eventually.

Viking Girl said...

This is the key detail for me:

''....why people still like watching him in movies is beyond me.''

It suggests someone who is on the screen, as well as someone who works behind it. I don't think either Scott Rudin nor Danny Boyle have ever been on screen, have they?
I'm leaning towards Kevin Spacey, but there are so many stories about him I can't believe he has been a BV before. But even if he isn't nominated individually for an Oscar, he would still have a vested interest in any project he was associated with winning one.

Nickname unavailable said...

So DA-YUM - sounds like a VERY VERY horrible person. and it sounds like an actor to me because Ted says "why people still like watching him in movies is beyond me" - he's IN movies. I'd hate to think it's Kevin Spacey, but...

On the other hand, he's comparing this guy to OJ. That's pretty serious sh*t.

Dear Ted:
Does Dick Wadd have any redeeming qualities? Or is he just another oozing sore on the skin of humanity, courtesy of the Industry? And when I say "redeeming qualities," I don't mean "makes entertaining movies."
—Miles

Dear Wadd's Up?
In a word? Zero. He is a horrible person; why people still like watching him in movies is beyond me. It would be like going to see O.J. Simpson in a film and trying to divorce who he is from what he's playing. Yes, Dick's that much of a scummy liar, and even though he may not have actually killed anybody, he's certainly killed lots of folks' souls. Awful, awful man.



Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b225288_bitch-back_whats_with_lea_micheles_love.html#ixzz1DZlarRNB

Jamee said...

Going against my theory here, but I thought I'd give Google a shot. I'm crying...whaaaaaa. Google Kevin Spacey jerk and the stories are endless.

Adds fuel to that fire. But I also like Javier B.

Rachel said...

Is Kevin Spacey known to be a horrible person on the level of OJ? I'm not very familiar with Kevin Spacey gossip.

The only actor I can think of who Ted would hate this much is Mel Gibson, but Mel doesn't fit any of the clues. Who would be on the same level?

Tara said...

Rachel, I think that Ted can say that because he knows more than we do about Dick. For us, because we know how horrible OJ is, that is the comparison. I think he gives gays a bad name, especially middle aged men, falling into the stereotype of coked out party nights and perving out with young boys. And the rumors are running rampant but we don't "know" like he would.

Not likely but I would looooove it if this were Mel. A raging racist homophobe who secretly loves dudes and coke up the wazoo! That would be classic, and I thank you for that guess--made my day!

Jenna said...

Has Ted ever mentioned either Spacey or Bardem in his columns? Would think hate like that would show through... Also it needs to be someone that "people still like seeing him in movies" which suggests that he's been around for a while, and his movies actually do okay commercially.

Jenna said...

Also his one answer (repeated below) supports Spacey too because it would surprise no one at all and there aren't that many semi-out actors out there?

Dear Ted:
Would it really be surprising to anyone to find out that Dick Wadd is gay? It's not like he is being too careful, here!
—Tara

Dear Good One:
Score one for the craftiest query of the day! I cannot answer this question under grounds that it would help you more than workouts have helped Taylor Lautner's career."

Jenna said...

Okay I've just been off cruising the web for talk of Spacey's nastiness, as suggested, and between that, the been around awhile thing, and the BB above about the surprising answer giving it away (which it only would if the answer was "no"), I'm *totally* convinced. This vice is done for me...

Megley said...

Ted just today said that he doesn't know why anyone would want to see a movie that Dick Wadd is in, so it's an actor.

Megley said...

"Dear Ted:
Does Dick Wadd have any redeeming qualities? Or is he just another oozing sore on the skin of humanity, courtesy of the Industry? And when I say "redeeming qualities," I don't mean "makes entertaining movies."
—Miles

Dear Wadd's Up?
In a word? Zero. He is a horrible person; why people still like watching him in movies is beyond me. It would be like going to see O.J. Simpson in a film and trying to divorce who he is from what he's playing. Yes, Dick's that much of a scummy liar, and even though he may not have actually killed anybody, he's certainly killed lots of folks' souls. Awful, awful man."

So who fits THAT description?

Kara said...

I think it's Javier Bardem because Ted said in his Bitch Back section today that Dick Wad is someone we watch in movies

SpaCat said...

Hi, I've been a lurker, but I needed to comment! I looked up the awards on the Oscars website. Spacey is not going to get an Oscar if the movie wins. Only the main producers get it, I believe.

I said...

Just an FYI in support of Kevin Spacey. There's a website that discusses how virtually ALL of Spacey's characters in film are scummy, lying, evil people who seem "harmless". That may be what Ted means when he writes "It would be like going to see O.J. Simpson in a film and trying to divorce who he is from what he's playing. Yes, Dick's that much of a scummy liar...."

Also, Spacey's wiki entry points out that he very carefully guards his personal life.

Tara said...

SpaCat, we addressed that issue above. Most of us have determined that it depends on how you look at it. He will not officially have the Oscar in his name or on his mantle, but he did go up with the group to accept a Golden Globe, so there is a loophole. Gray area, but that's Ted. Welcome!

Tara said...

PS I believe some probing about Kevin Spacey in general is needed. I would like to see how Ted reacts to being asked about him.

Guesswho said...

OK, I'm in on the Spacey guess now. Initially I didn't want it to be him because:

1) its too obvious. We've already heard stories about him with young guys and the drugs doesn't surprise me at all.

2) Yawn. I want to hear about someone new, dammit!

Even Spacey himself has admitted he was a jerk when he was younger so he definitely has the dickish tendencies.

As for the drugs and hookers, eh. Consenting adults and all that. Not sure what Ted is getting all worked up over unless there are other stories.

Also, I wouldn't rule him out of the BV just because he doesn't "get the trophy". These movies are all about assembling teams and being a producer he would consider that a win even if he can't put anything in a trophy case.

Jamee said...

Tara--I agree. If Ted says something negative about Kevin Spacey (or Javier Bardem), then we know he doesn't exactly think highly of him.

The only issue I have is that Ted's comment about how he doesn't understand why people still want to see him in movies makes it seem like this is a known scumbag to all of the public (like Sheen or Mel Gibson). But look at us. We all follow celeb gossip and bloggers and such, and none of us have really known how much a jerk Kevin Spacey might be. We all had to do some sleuthing and googling. And in the end, you cannot compare Kevin Spacey to OJ or Mel Gibson. You just can't. I don't know, it just doesn't add up to me. But I get why he's the front runner.

Tara said...

@Guesswho, I agree, it does seem thinly veiled, but only once we came upon Spacey and the evidence started mounting. The main guess on the E boards was Danny Boyle, so it did take a while to wade through and eliminate the non acting folk. Ted could have been riding on the doubt because Spacey is not specifically nommed. I like this kind of thing, because I do like Spacey as an actor. But I know how you feel about predictability--kinda like all the Glee blind crap that he has been spewing left and right for me;) Wouldn't it be great if Ted did a superstar blind on Tom Hanks? Now that is some good stuff!!

Jamee, you know how once something comes out that is super disturbing, you can't look at an actor or performer the same once you know? For example, I am convinced Super Duper Cooper is Mayer, so when he is singing, I can no longer think of how romantic the song is or how his voice is like butter--I only picture him smearing poo all over himself while watching gay porn. Not cool. Now we may have caught wind that Spacey was gay or into young dudes or whatever, but nothing is as bad as when you hear the breakdown of what really goes on. That is what I assume it is like for Ted--he knows the graphic details, and it angers him a bit because Spacey becomes not exactly a stellar example of the gay community. Just my opinion on the assumption that this really is Spacey.

Jenna said...

Ted kind of tends to overdramatize. Truly there are very very few people out there who would actually fit into an OJ category, so I think we can give up actually thinking he means it literally in this case.
I wrote to him yesterday asking directly if this was Spacey, then I wrote with a different name and email address today asking if Spacey is someone he'd like to hang and have a drink with...btw I searched Awful Truth and found few mentions of Spacey period, but definitely none with abject hatred showing.

pomme said...

if Wadd is Kevin Spacey, Ted C could say he yet wrote on him: i remember a Blind Vice on Colin Farrell(he's Slick Nick) so Spacey must be the unpleasant guy with who Farrel f*cked

blurry vice said...

"
Dear Ted:
Does Dick Wadd have any redeeming qualities? Or is he just another oozing sore on the skin of humanity, courtesy of the Industry? And when I say "redeeming qualities," I don't mean "makes entertaining movies."
—Miles

Dear Wadd's Up?
In a word? Zero. He is a horrible person; why people still like watching him in movies is beyond me. It would be like going to see O.J. Simpson in a film and trying to divorce who he is from what he's playing. Yes, Dick's that much of a scummy liar, and even though he may not have actually killed anybody, he's certainly killed lots of folks' souls. Awful, awful man."

- sounds like Ted is talking about how much he hates Roman Polanski. He isn't nominated for an Oscar though, right? I just looked him up and he won some foreign awards for Ghost Writer, but he isn't allowed back in the USA right? Anyway, sounds like someone who Ted hates as much as RP.

Caz1310 said...

Golly that's a lotta dislike from Ted. Who's awful? Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey & Penn all give me the creeps.

Clancy said...

Robin Williams! I agree - he's too 'up'. Can see him having someone trapped in a painful headlock while spouting Mork & Mindy gibberish with a goofy grin plastered on his face!

I'm on team Spacey for this one. Obviously, without knowing him we can't tell what he's really like but if his awards presentations and interviews are anything to go by, he's as smarmy off-stage as he is on. I can see him liking the extreme discomfort his requests would cause. I wonder if Ted's reference to Dick being that much of a scummy liar is a nod to his big role as Kaiser Soze. I actually think he's making this one pretty easy to guess.

And I checked out the pic of him 'harrassing a butt' as Tara said and that description is spot on. He's clawing at it like a rabid wolf!

Diane said...

What about Mark Wahlberg? Isn't he a producer as well as actor for The Fighter? Has always seemed like a jerk...

Kristen said...

"Wouldn't it be great if Ted did a superstar blind on Tom Hanks? Now that is some good stuff!!"

I don't think anyone has ever been able to dig up any dirt on Tom Hanks. He's been in the business for decades now. If he had some dirty laundry waiting to be exposed, I think that we would have heard about it by now, blind or not. So he probably is everything he seems. Unless you wanna ask Ted if Tom Hanks has ever been a BV before.

pomme said...

finally i change my Danny Boyle guess for Kevin Spacey because he's an actor(we can see him in the screen),he directed movies ,he doesn't live in LA usually(he lives in NY& London),he's one of excecutive productor of SOCIAL NETWORK AND he acts in a movie HORRIBLE BOSSES last year

Rita said...

Blurry, Polanski is into very young girls. Have you seen the documentary «Wanted and Desired: The Roman Polanski Story»? The girl he had raped at the time, looked like a young 9 year old, not an overgrown 13 year old.

That being said, Spacey makes more sense. But I don't know if he is that hated in Hollywood, I can see the arrogant Dick-Wadd-ish behavior though.

Another hated man would be Mel Gibson, but he is not nominated. That would fit so perfectly.

Tara said...

Kristen, that was a joke! He poops gold;). THAT would be super juicy and shocking, but totally never gonna happen!

Fish said...

I was impressed that a few people had gotten Ted to answer their BV questions. Unfortunately, Ted shot down my double query...

Dear Ted:
I am really obsessed with Dick Wadd and King Schlong right now. Two quick questions: Is Dick Wadd a California boy who headed to the colonies? And did King Schlong see Paris over the holidays (take it however you want).
—Fish

Dear Questioning Men:
Didn't your mother ever teach you not to assume you know everything about men? These two are destined for Blind Vice superstar territory, but I would double-check your fact checking before you go semi-pointing fingers at some stud muffins. Off on both hunts, totally.

For my Dick Wadd query, I was trying to hint at Kevin Spacey who was born in California.

For my King Schlong query, I was hinting at Leo DiCaprio who partied with Paris Hilton and others at his Cabo place on New Year's Eve.

Hmm, these are both popular guesses for each blind. Do you think we're off or did Ted find a way to get around the answer?

I'm posting this in both BV comments

Mena said...

But wasn't Kevin Spacey born in New Jersey? I'm not sure Ted's answer totally disqualifies Kevin Spacey if Ted also took the question to mean "born in California".

Tara said...

Yes, Mena, he was born in NJ and eventually settled in CA, according to a few google searches.

To all that have been posting BB comments, it is tradition for the sisters (Blurry, Duffgrl, Sistah 2 or MoMo) to post these. It may take a couple days for them to post, but it is kind of their thing to do and it keeps the threads free of double posting. No harm done, just so you know for next time:)

blurry vice said...

"Dear Ted:
I am really obsessed with Dick Wadd and King Schlong right now. Two quick questions: Is Dick Wadd a California boy who headed to the colonies? And did King

Schlong see Paris over the holidays (take it however you want).
—Fish

Dear Questioning Men:
Didn't your mother ever teach you not to assume you know everything about men? These two are destined for Blind Vice superstar territory, but I would double

-check your fact checking before you go semi-pointing fingers at some stud muffins. Off on both hunts, totally."

blurry vice said...

Also this can't be HArvey Weinstein... he was said to only have a supporting role in a BV.

Cathy said...

@Tara & Mena - good point about Kevin Spacey being born in NJ. Also, "the colonies" generally refers to the thirteen original colonies - aka the U.S. So I don't think Ted's answer to that question eliminates him at all.

Cathy said...

Did anyone else get the feeling that Ted might be hinting at Johnny Depp for this one? Not saying it's him, but I think Ted is trying to send us down that path. In an article today, he referred to Depp as "snarky" and called Angelina Jolie "the female mirror image of himself."

I said...

There is no way this could be Johnny Depp. Depp is known to have an aversion to the whole "business" of Hollywood & the Hollywood scene (which could come off as snarky) but is also known to be very kind to people not in the business (or on the fringe) such as the "worker bees" mentioned in this article.

I read somewhere that on one of his movies he saw that the cameramen and other workers were shivering so he bought them all parkas (or something like that).

I simply cannot see him treating workers like this and, moreover, deriving pleasure from their discomfort.

I said...

Though, the dd in Wadd is oddly reminiscent of the pp in Depp. But, again, Johnny Depp treating employees like this and deriving pleasure from their discomfort? Just does not fit his personality.

I said...

Also, I think the "female mirror image of himself" quote alludes to the fact that Angelina's bone structure is very masculine. That's how I took it as. Then again, I have always thought that Angelina Jolie looks like a dude in drag. Nothing feminine about that woman at all. Obviously Brad Pitt's type. LOL. (sorry for multiple posts!!)

Clancy said...

I, I also think she's probably about 5-10 yrs older than what she says she is too. There's no way that chick is 35.

Cathy said...

Let me clarify what I said. I don't think that this is Johnny Depp either, but it seemed like Ted was trying to send us down that path; perhaps he's been getting a lot of questions about Kevin Spacey and is trying to throw us off the scent. The way he was talking about Dick Wadd being a horrible person seems very similar to the way he's talked about AJ and FALF and then he says that Depp is the mirror image of her. I really don't think he was just referring to bone structure.

Also, just because we hear stories of Johnny Depp's kindness doesn't mean that he's a genuinely nice person. Think of all the great stories about Angelina Jolie. Not saying he's necessarily bad, just saying that all the celebs have great PR teams so you need to take everything you hear with a grain of salt.

Jamee said...

I know multiple people who worked on the set of Public Enemies (Depp, Bale, Cotillard) when it was filming here in Chicago a couple years back, and every single person wouldn't shut up about how Johnny Depp is the nicest, kindest, most unassuming, lovliest person ever in life. Granted, that's second hand information, but if I know the people I know like I think I do, they would have had plenty to say if he was a jerk. And this was over a shoot that lasted weeks. Just sayin.

I said...

I think Ted just answered a BB where he said that the "mirror image" aspect of Jolie & Depp had to do with how private both they are and the secrets about their past. Depp playing it so close to the vest is actually not surprising - anyone remember his rages with Winona & Kate Moss? He most likely was on something back then...especially hanging with Kate.

So that's why I think its dangerous to read too much into what Ted writes. Out-of-the-box thinking with clues is one thing, but inferring Depp to be an "awful awful person", a "soul-killer" and similar to O.J. Simpson (b/c that's what Ted thinks of this BV person) solely from some ambiguous off-the-cuff comment of Ted's is silly. I mean, there is Depp's long standing behavior of being a really stand-up guy. Doesn't that count for anything?



ASIDE:

Also, Angelina, much as I think she's gross...cannot picture her intentionally bullying someone as this BV seems to do. Angelina strikes me as someone who, like Jen Garner, will do ANYTHING to get what she wants - but she's very targeted. She won't bully someone just for kicks like this BV does. She wouldn't intentionally humiliate someone just for the fun of it.

Anyway, JMO

I said...

ugh..sorry for the bad grammar

Cathy said...

@I - you lost me at that last paragraph. Who said anything about Angelina bullying and humiliating people?

I said...

Cathy, it seemed you were aligning Dick Wadd's horribleness with AJ's horribleness (and then comparing AJ to Depp and thus ultimately aligning Dick Wadd with Depp). So I just pointed out that Depp isn't horrible and AJ's horribleness is of a different type than Dick Wadd's (IMO of course). i.e. Dick Wadd derives pleasure from bullying & humiliating employees whereas I doubt Angelina is of that type. That's all I meant - nothing more; nothing less.

Fish said...

In a completely different direction (back to Sorkin-esque territory) - what about Scott Rudin? Openly gay, famous temper. Nicknamed "Scott Rude" - similar to Dick Wadd, and he is from NYC.

Co-Producer of 2 of this year's "Best Picture" nominees; The Social Network and True Grit.

Also just got a big award from the PGA.

Tara said...

@Fish, I think we dropped the director/producer route since Ted alluded recently that he doesn't know why people like watching Dick in movies. That would at least eliminate directors/producers that are not also lead actors.

Rita said...

Ted sort of confirmed this morning that it is Kevin Spacey.

Kudos to the one who asked the question!

Ted seems to be quite disgusted by Kevin's attitude, and refuses to put him in BVs' Hall of Fame... Maybe also because Kevin didn't have a BV name last time Ted updated his hall of fame.

Have been trying to find an interesting interview, whether on ET or Access Hollywood, when Kevin Spacey, Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth were doing promotion for Superman Returns. During that interview, Kevin was making Brandon feel very uncomfortable, by touching his forearms and talking about his body... You can see Brandon casting down his eyes in discomfort, and Kevin looking at him in 'I-think-your-yummy' kind of way, disregarding Brandon's non-response... anyone seen this? can't find it anywhere.

Franny Glass said...

"Dear Ted:
Has Kevin Spacey ever been a Blind? I was surprised not to see him in your Blind Vice Superstars. We hardly see him anymore, when previously he seemed to be in most movies. Is he behaving, turned boring or is he being a bad boy?
—MC, your friendly northern neighbor

Dear Since You Asked:
Yes, he's a Vice. But no to ever being a Vice Superstar. He's such a silly, unpleasant man, I would never allow it (and he would get off on the notoriety tremendously)."

Franny Glass said...

Ted's comment today in the BB confirming Kevin Spacey is a BV confirms my belief that Dick Wadd is definitely Kevin Spacey. Like the AIA's he is an award-winning actor and like Aaron Sorkin he had a behind the scenes role in the movie he is involved with that's up for an Oscar. He produced The Social Network and Sorkin wrote it and it's a front runner for best picture. In today's BB he described Spacey as unpleasant and clearly Dick Wadd is unpleasant. Ted's response to the question about whether it would be surprising to find out Dick Wadd is gay is also important because he said he couldn't answer it because it would make it too obvious. If Ted had said it would be surprising that wouldn't narrow it down much because we'd know Dick Wadd is very closeted and straight seeming. If Ted had described Spacey (not officially out of the closet but is known to be gay) that would have narrowed it down significantly.

Mena said...

I was pleasantly surprised that Ted posted my email today as I had sent a while back and figured he didn't want to reply to it. I agree that his reply does seem to point to this blind being about Kevin Spacey.

Too funny that they edited my spelling of "neighbour".

Tara said...

Way to go Mena! Great way to get him to talk about it, I think if it were any more direct, he would have been too scared to answer. I emailed several times asking how he feels about KS and got nothin'. For me, this is in the bag. To put Mayer, who poops on people, in the BV Superstar gallery and refuse to put Kevin, just shows he really can't stand him and what he is all about--perfect description of Dick Wadd.

Rita said...

Congrats Mena! You closed this deal for Dick Wadd.
For Ted to think he is that dispicable, and he can be quite tolerant, is saying a whole lot about Kevin S.
Something must be off lately, he must be outed!

Stacey said...

Yeah, his answer definitely points to Spacey. Good question Mena! Now if only he'd give us a good answer for King Schlong!

I said...

Can someone explain to me why that is a confirmation? I didn't get that from Ted's answer!!

I had sent an email asking Ted if he thought KS was a dick but I guess that was to obvious (um, yeah).

Caz1310 said...

Maybe Ted realises he's annoying (and on the verge of losing) lots of fans with his wishy washy confusing comments and he's giving us pressies by the Aniston & Spacey giveaways?

blurry vice said...

I agree... Kevin Spacey it is. By no means was that repsonse a reveal for this though. Just that we have confirmation that he is a BV. Also that he is executive produce for an Oscar nominated film this year. Seems to fit.

Tara said...

No, definitely not a reveal, just evidence that Ted does not like Spacey and that he has a BV. And a really good question by Mena in terms of being a little vague and coy, not too direct where Ted would avoid giving a solid answer. I cannot find any confirmation of Spacey being a BV prior to this....anyone else?

Elle said...

I do like the KS idea however, what about the comment Ted made on 2/15 saying that DW is bound for BV Superstardom? Then when he confirmed KS was a BV and that he'd never be a Vice Superstar. To me that makes it sound like KS isn't DW. Anyone else? No clue who else it could be, but just wanted tomput it out there.

blurry vice said...

"Dear Ted:
I'm psyched for the Oscars—primarily because of your Blind Vices related to nominees! So I think I have Dick Wadd figured out (maybe). Has his work also appeared on Broadway in the past? And is he better known for his work behind the camera than onscreen?
—S

Dear Snoop:
I'd say he's known for his work in front and behind the camera. And yes, he's done the Broadway thing."

blurry vice said...

Elle, that is typical of Ted lately, isn't it?

Elle said...

Blurry...YES! Why is he messing with us? :( So glad to have you ladies around to try to sort things out!

kawaiigal34 said...

Kevin Spacey has been nominated for a Tony and directed the film Albino Alligator. He also co-wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in Beyond the Sea. He also has his own production company So all of this matches up with the bitch-back answer :)

Kate said...

While I have loved Ted lo these many years, I am certain he is referring to Kevin Spacey (or wants us to believe he is; Kevin really must have angered Ted recently). I understand why Spacey abhors and despises Ted and therefore why Ted thinks he's a jerk of highest proportions. The only thing that really makes me wrinkle my nose is that Spacey isn't Mr. Drugs. He might get his freak on in a way that neither you nor I would, but he values his brain too much to use nose candy. The frequent references to drugs make me think that while he is reporting on Spacey, it's not very accurate. Ted's really sliding IMO.

blurry vice said...

"dick wadd

Dear Ted:
I'm stumped by Dick Wadd! So he's an actor nominated for an Oscar this year, and doesn't live in L.A., who has a lot of clout! The attitude sounds like Sean

Penn or Scott Rudin...What am I missing?
—kdavis56

Dear Dick Who:
Wrong. Dick is not that visible on the H'wood scene right now. He's just as fierce as those two dudes, but not flaunting it."

blurry vice said...

another dig at Kevin Spacey

"Dear Ted:
I have a suggestion for the Hunger Games casting. President Snow is supposed to be a powerful, wealthy and bad guy, which we all know. I was thinking Kelsey

Grammer would be a good choice! He has that evil look in his eye when he wants it, and with his acting chops, I think he could pull off the role. Just a

thought!
—jkimoehl

Dear Crazy:
Seriously kind of dumbstruck with this suggestion! You obviously know your Hunger Games stuff, but Kelsey Grammer...really? The man is a hot mess, especially

after all this Camille drama. Keep him away from that set. Remember, Snow should be really evil and smells bad. How ‘bout Kevin Spacey?"

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