Monday, March 14, 2011

Lainey - Who would want to work with this?

New riddle from Lainey today -


Who would want to work with this?


She’s long had a reputation for being absolute hell to work with. I mean like straight up crazy. Leaves her sh-t, sometimes literally, everywhere, specifies exact times when people can or cannot talk to her, is foaming at the mouth insane one minute, calm and collected the next. Lately her opportunities have dried up. And this is a good example of why.


Press junket. A handler has to make sure she wakes up in the morning. Because she’s not a proper adult? She finds her completely out of it. Has to put her in the shower and HOLD HER UP. Picture that please. A grown woman having to be physically SUPPORTED in the shower to make sure she can go and do her JOB. She then had to be spoon fed her breakfast. And she had to be dressed. Like, let’s put on your socks! Finally they get her to the point where she can be seen in public. A journalist is soon expected for an interview. Through it all she’s still a f-cking zombie.


Soon as the reporter comes into the room though, a switch goes off. She’s alive. She’s engaging. She can speak in proper sentences. And you can imagine, for the people who’ve experienced this, who’ve had to work with her, who have to manage the unpredictability of this, how scary it must be, how utterly unsettling, even more unsettling than most of her peers. And in her business, that’s a pretty high standard.

Update: As of 3/16/11, Lainey has eliminated: Liv Tyler, Maria Bello

Top suspect: ?

62 comments:

blurry vice said...

I don't know but this is hilarious! Anyone pick up any clues? Don't really see any. This could be a whole bunch of different people.

Liz Lenin said...

britney? awww i hope not

Ashley Armstrong said...

Ashley Judd?

Ado said...

Sharon Stone?

duffgrl said...

Good one...off the bat I'm thinking Katherine Heigl or Ashley Judd but will have to follow clues from Lainey. Curious to read other guesses too!

rantersparadise said...

@ Blogger Liz Lenin said...

britney? awww i hope not

How can Brit get ANY worse? Children seen trying to smoke her cigs, nearly dropping them? Wild parties? Having sex infront of the kids etc etc

And you worry that she's some starlet who is off her face in her spare time but alive in front of the camera's?

This blind has NOTHING on the others. At least she doesn't bring kids into the situ.

Sheez,morals....

Zara said...

I'm thinking Ashley Judd. There's long been rumours about her that tally up with this: the mute stones, arrogance, being a nightmare to work with, requiring massive amounts of downtime even when on set. There was an article a while back about her humanitarian work (sorry, can't find the link) which said she was like a zombie in the morning because she'd only had like 10 hours sleep or something.

tory said...

My first thought was Angelina Jolie for some reason. I'm not sure why.

BLANKY said...

Glad to hear of plausible solutions for this being someone other Kirsten Dunst -- when i read this i was worried it was her and i am rooting for her comeback to succeed.

HKCCRCLC said...

I think Lainey is once again hating on Ashley Judd. http://www.blinditemsexposed.com/2007/11/laineys-blind-item-111207.html

Isn't she out making a movie again these days?

Rita said...

Wow! this is refreshing: a not so obvious blind, VERY JUICY, yet not mean-spirited. Have missed those!

I say: EMMA ROBERTS!

Lainey had encountered her at Sundance earlier this year, and she looked dead pale:
http://www.laineygossip.com/Emma_Roberts_at_the_Homework_premiere_at_Sundance_24jan11.aspx

MM said...

People were guessing Paula Abdul b/c of the "straight up crazy" comment.

movie masochist said...

I like Ashley Judd for this, but I also like Angelina Jolie. I have heard rumors for years about how bat shit crazy she is.

blurry vice said...

Ado - I was thinking Sharon Stone too.

What about Kirstie Alley?

I also like the Paula Abdul guess.

Viking Girl said...

Maybe it's a coincidence, but Lainey posted this on Twitter the other day:

Quote of the day - Jason Patric to @EW: “I was working with Ashley Judd, and she is a nightmare. She’s lazy, selfish, arrogant.” AMAZING. 9:12 PM Mar 11th via web

It sounds like they have major mental health issues to me, rather than this being just another case of an spoilt, overly entitled celeb. Could be both, of course.

I said...

I'm liking the Ashley Judd guess. A while ago I read that she has a lot of residual issues due to her family and her sis Winona has as well who had been living with a pedophile or something. Can't recall. But basically I read that all the Judds have issues.

Although, for me, the first one who came to mind was Halle Berry. But I'm liking the Ashley Judd guess much much better...especially with all the other info that you guys posted.

Stacey said...

I'm on board with Ashley Judd too, esp after Lainey posted that on twitter. She was a past blind like you ladies said, but Lainey doesn't have the same rules as Ted does she? And yeah Sharon, Kirstie, Paula are also really good guesses. I could see any one of them being held up in the shower!

Lisa said...

You know what I like about Lainey blinds? She doesn't give a whole lot of clues in the actual riddle but will slowly give out the clues in future columns. Love it.

sistah2 said...

I thought Ashley Judd too, Lainey has always hinted of her rudeness and then the Patric commment...but is she out pushing a movie now in the press? Who is interviewing her now? Have not seen her in a while. Also, her family is nuts so she must be too.

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Gabby said...

other blind vice blogs are speculating Ashley Judd... I honestly could totally see her as this blind because the only rumors I've ever heard about her were that she was nasty!! Too bad, because girl can ACT. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but when she was in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" she played a character who went "crazy" and literally foamed at the mouth.

tennischick said...

Kirstie Alley. (it has to be someone with no children so it can't be Brit Brit).

HKCCRCLC said...

Ashley Judd was just announced as the star of a new ABC show: http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-new-york/ashley-judd-jenna-elfman-sign-on-for-new-abc-pilots

So that's what she's up to right now. I'm still thinking this blind is her ... but as you folks point out so eloquently, there are lots of other crazies to choose from.

Lainey did a blind that was revealed to be Emma Roberts where Lainey was worried about Emma's Miley-ish habits. She's also said she thinks Emma learned sass from the best -- her aunt Julia. I don't get the sense she thinks Emma is flat-out nuts like this blind.

And while it could be Paula Abdul ... somehow I can't see her being so awful to the people with whom she works -- she strikes me as a people-pleaser. This blind is about someone who really truly cares nothing about others.

lelale said...

I think the Ashley Judd guess is correct that tweet from Jason Patric is not a coincidence...I'll be watching for any Judd articles or links.

Lisa said...

i think the word 'socks'is a hint but i dont know why.........hmmm....got to love Lainey x

Lily said...

Mariah Carey? Lainey's hinted at her laziness in the past. Maybe Ashley Judd too.

Kirby said...

Please don't let this be Britney, the bipolar woman needs our silence :(

My vote goes to Mariah Carey.

Tamara said...

I immediately thought of Courtney Love - she's just a constant mess, though, so this really shouldn't be news.

Chelsea said...

There are stories about Ashley Judd being crazy all over the Internet and I remember reading a story in the newspaper about her obsessively wiping everything with sanitizer every time she goes into a room. It's a shame. She's so beautiful and for a while there, seemed like a promising article.

Dena said...

Um, to the person who said she can't see Paula Abdul being mean to the people who work for her - HA! My Uncle's brother is a top entertainment lawyer - and he handles her and most of the Idol crew. When he went into open heart surgery he gave my Uncle his phone and Paula called. My Uncle, "Sorry, he's in open heart surgery." Paula - "Well, can't you get him for me?"
My Uncle - Um, no, he's in surgery , under anesthesia? To which she demanded, "Well, can't you wake him up?"
Don't know if this blind is her, but she is crazy.

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sistah2 said...

she has elim'd Liv Tyler and Maria Bello

HKCCRCLC said...

@Dena -- wow! Thanks for the insight. That story takes the definition of selfish to a whole new level.

weiskotten said...

Christina Aguilera - see her recent post: "Despite numerous reports that she can barely hold her sh-t together, NBC is going ahead with confirming Christina Aguilera as one of the four judges on its new show The Voice, premiering in April.."

Rita said...

Dena - there are tons of stories where Abdul is absolutely disconnected from reality... I mean she lives on a star with a whole different solar system very far away from Reality. There are stories where she wants each of her dogs's pictures to appear on the credit card, the ones where she suddenly falls asleep head first during conversations... Very intertaining and funny.

For this blind however, I don't thinks it's Abdul. It states that whomever this is, suddenly awakens right before the interview starts and talks clearly to the reporter: Abdul, not so much. She is reputed to slurr her words, and go off topic whenever.

I'm on the Judd boat, if Patrick's comment is true. Which explains why when she was on her way to the top replacing Julia Roberts as America's sweetheart, she suddenly disappeared off the map, and had only been seen in 1 or 2 movies in the past decade. Remember that cute romcom she did with Dermot Mulroney? I was sure she was on her way...

crila16 said...

Ashley Judd is my first guess, only because she hands out the mute stones when she doesn't want you talking to her. Pathetic. Her work has basically also driec up in film, cause she's crazy and hard to work with. She just had a junket within the last year for tooth fairy.

The other guess was Paula Abdul, because she's nuts and crazy...but everyone has already heard this. The other reason ppl have guessed Pauls is because Lainey says "Straight up crazy" and people believe it's in reference to Paula's song "Straight Up"

572fcb56-511f-11e0-9fc4-000bcdcb2996 said...

Salma Hayek - Maria Bello was with her in 'Grown Ups' and in the video where they are both interviewed when Salma freaks out about the snake. Everyone treats Salma like a delicate child in that video, she is absolutely crazy. She has a reputation for being unpredictable and rude, and coddled to.

572fcb56-511f-11e0-9fc4-000bcdcb2996 said...

Wow, first time posting. My name came up as random numbers...!

sistah2 said...

Wow great guess! I think it could be S Hayek! Based on the Maria Bello hint! I was wondering why Lainey would eliminate her - who is emailing Maria B as a guess? No one! I think that was a clue - this could be Hayek.

Samantha said...

First time poster-

Christina??

Rita said...

Salma Hayek! Brilliant guess. and makes so much sense. Hope her people don't need to go through the same so she could spend some quality time with her daughter Valentina!

JENNISE said...

Its Beyonce.

PrincessTiff said...

Guess I have been out of the gossip loop for a minute because all this Ashley Judd being crazy is news to me. Kinda disappointing because she seems like a sweetheart (probably just think that because she looks adorable). Anyways, can't really make any argument against that guess, but I do kinda like Selma for this.

PrincessTiff said...

Maybe referring to her as "not a proper adult" is a reference to Grown-Ups?

Clancy said...

Interesting about Salma H, Lainey did a post on her on March 9 then this blind came out on March 14. Does she work like this? Funny about the Mario Bello guess, I was thinking the same thing - why would anyone guess her? It's so random, like guessing Sarah Chalke.

Abigail said...

Beyonce

whiskeyknits said...

she eliminated liv tyler and maria bello because they've both worked with viggo mortenson. i'm digging through his IMDB credits right now to find another possibility!

Annabel said...

Katherine Heigl - the same day Lainey had a story about her hair

talia said...

i don't think it's salma, cause i don't think this one is about someone with achild. if she was a mom, i think lainey would have mentioned it somehow, like wondering if she is able to do not only her professional duty...

frenchiefri said...

Ashley Judd - she had dogs in her NYC apartment and left them, I read. The place was disgusting, and she's disgusting to me for doing that. Her family is bat-*hit crazy, too. I cringe when they are on Oprah.

Lisa said...

Hey WhiskeyKnits:

http://www.brego.net/viggo/movies/passion-darkly-noon/

Nice catch! I think it's Ashley.

bfsrock said...

Megan Fox?

Rita said...

Celebitchy has a link on an interview with Julia Roberts' ex Jason Patrick. The interview is doochy and he seems angry at Hollywood and finding excuses for not succeeding, but he openly speaks of worst on-set experience, and one of them was with Ashley Judd for a theater piece they did together. He states without mincing words that she is the laziest human being ever, and having to work with her made it hell.

Guess Ashley Judd is that girl!

Caz1310 said...

Hi Rita...watched The Lost Boys recently...Jason Patric be still my beating heart! Forgotten he was so hot. With you on the Ashley Judd guess for the same reasons...there have been rumours & the odd article here & there about her unpredictability. She was on the fast train but then the work suddenly stopped. LOL I didn't make the connection between her and the other Judds until now! Jason's career never went anywhere after he & Julia ran off a day before she was to marry Keifer. Guess Daddy Sutherland has lots of Hwood connections which ended Jason's career. A shame.

Rita said...

Here-here Caz! Never thought about the daddy Sutherland part. I honestly thought that like me, people are taken aback by J. Patrick's... arrogance/off-putting axe to grind attitude. He sounds like he's been harbouring a grudge for so long! And to think that Keith had to make the first step and reach out to him after 20 years! And him making it sound like it was no big deal to run away with his best budd's fiancée... Some people!

Fifth Year said...

Hey all,

Definitely think this is Ashley Judd! If you look at the starting description of old crazy stuff she's done, Lainey refers to two old blinds she has revealed to be Ashley Judd in the past.

Specifically:
"leaves her shit, sometimes literally" refers to a blind from 2007 about Ashley vomiting everywhere and her housekeeping staff having to deal with it.
"specifies exact times when people can or cannot talk to her" is another reference to a different blind about "mute stones" where Ashley would give someone on set and would expect them not to talk to her until she took it back. This was revealed to be Ashley in Lainey's posts about Harvard.

First time commenter - long time reader! Love the site

KaDixonLaw said...

Agreed @Fifth Year. In addition, Ashley Judd's recent makeup faux pas is indicative of the behavior described here and elsewhere. Is her makeup artist trying too hard to make her look fresh? ; )

Rita said...

Welcome FifthYear! and way to link old posts together, you have a looong memory!

qarth said...

Definitely not Ashley Judd, who is no doubt crazy, but not this kind of crazy.

More thinking Christina Aguilera, though Kristie Alley popped into mind first.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Lady Gaga? Wasn't there a personal assistant who sued her because she was hell to work with? Also the same story with showering: having to assist her while taking a shower, being on call constantly, having weird moodswiings, being underpaid?

GoogleChoice said...

http://sandrarose.com/2011/03/blind-item-beyonce/

GoogleChoice said...

This has been confirmed to be BEYONCE on SandraRose: http://sandrarose.com/2011/03/blind-item-beyonce/

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