Monday, April 7, 2014

Lainey - Single up in the air

Oops sorry, missed this one From Lainey from April 3 -

Single up in the air

He might not get a lot of attention on this blog but when he does, you always respond. He’s a well- respected actor who is friends with a lot of other actors and while he’s known to be sometimes temperamental with studios and executives, his work is always solid. Though he’s enjoyed a couple of high profile relationships, for the last several years, he’s settled down with a civilian. They married and had a child. They said he was happy and committed. That he’s not that guy.
So…how come he was all over a flight attendant recently on a flight from LA to NYC? He was hitting on her hard. And kept going behind the curtain to spend time with her. And kept asking for her number. He was supposed to be doing some work on his laptop but he couldn’t help himself – over and over again, hitting up the flight attendant station to try to get in there. Didn’t give a sh-t that the other passengers in first class knew exactly what he was doing. I guess it’s OK then that we talk about the Mile High Club. Even when he’s a cheater. Especially if he’s a cheater.

Top suspects:  Edward Norton

33 comments:

blurry vice said...

Since there was a delay, I few people already discussed this riddle in the comments of the post below. Reader Kristin has a great guess, Edward Norton. He definitely fits. And, is "fight club" related to the mile high club comment?

So... Liking Edward Norton... is there anyone else that may fit? Has Lainey given any other clues the past few days? I've been a bit out of the gossip loop.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Thanks for posting! Sorry I high jacked the last thread. Love this site.

Melissa Tome said...

I was thinking Vince Vaughan. He had a high profile relationship with Jennifer Aniston,now married with a child.

Penny Lane said...

I'm thinking Robert Downey Jr. Mile high = Iron man flying; married a civilian; has a child; well-respected; not often talked about on Lainey (debatable?).

Raincoast Confidential said...

Lainey confirmed it was Edward Norton at an event I attended this past week.

Stephanie O'Neill said...

Hi ladies, I'm new here and I'm wondering if you have blinds about Lea Michele and Cory Monteith please? I know Monchele were fake and I want to know if that was what caused him to relapse? That and toxic Glee?

Melanie.Trini said...

At an event I was at last year when asked about Cory and Lea she said she knew for a fact their relationship was legit.

platox said...

Pheew, THANK GOD it's Edward Norton! For a SAD day there I thought it had to be Jason Bateman because I stupidly read "Up in the air" as “male actor from film 'Up In The Air'” instead of properly reading her hint as “Up in the air” = ‘mile high club’ = ‘Fight Club’ = “Edward Norton”; although, the answer’s pretty obvious given Lainey NEVER goes for the literal, EASY references/hints, AND all her allusions to his infamous combative relationship with Hollywood studio executives! Whatever, the only REAL takeaway here is: my boy Bateman's still GOLDEN & I can now sleep/dream well at night!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Hi Stephanie, if you go to the homepage you'll see a list of celebs on the right hand side.

The ladies who run this joint have done an awesome job cataloging everything.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Stephanie, I digress. Not available on the mobile site. Check the web version.

Dana said...

New from Lainey: "He took off for the desert recently. To relax. And party. Without his girl. And gets high and hooks up with random men online (he likes them super pretty and super jacked), inviting them to his hotel room for a night of drugs and sex.

Two problems here. First, he’s a recovering addict and second, when he goes on these tears, he doesn’t use condoms. It’s the kind of reckless behaviour he’s been able to control through much of his success and for many years now. Curiously though, the last time this happened it was also during one of his transformations. Back then though, there was no explosion of social media and everyone taking pictures. Considering that he’s been hooking up with dudes who are on the young side (but totally legal), he’s risking being exposed by someone who’s out to show off and exploit."

Based on this comment from yesterday, I'm going with Bradley Cooper. http://www.laineygossip.com/Bradley-Cooper-and-Suki-Waterhouse-at-the-MET-Gala-2014/30145



ECFan said...

It's Ben Affleck

ECFan said...

Oops - my comment is in repsonse to Dana's posta bout the actor who's been to rehab who's back to doing drugs and hooking up with guys. Lainey swears Coop is straight but I know somoene who's known him a long time they said he was openly gay in college. Ben Affleck is an overall knucklehead who just got busted counting cards "in the desert", ie, Las Vegas. Supposedly Jen Garner was in town with him but nobody saw them together. That's just a line his publicist fed People mag.

Jane said...

For the newest blind ('he likes them big & buff') -- what about Ewan McGregor? He's been in rehab and no longer drinks, and has a movie coming out called "Last Days in the Desert".

Mal Ditta said...

I doubt this blind is about a married actor.
Lainey wouldn't call his wife ''girl''.I think is Bradley Cooper.Transformation(Bradley gained 40 pounds),and he's also a recovering addict .

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C said...

This definitely sounds like Bradley Cooper, especially since Lainey keeps referring to him as "jacked up." And "clammy sheen" = Zac Efron reference = known drug user.

I know I'm resurrecting the dead here, but didn't Ted Casablanca have a similar blind FOREVER ago (which actually fits with Lainey's timeline now that I think about it)? The guy met his hook-ups online, and it was widely suspected to be Cooper if I remember correctly.

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Kristin (Wiglet) said...

"Curiously though, the last time this happened it was also during one of his transformations. Back then though, there was no explosion of social media and everyone taking pictures."

This is the part that's tripping me up. Has B-Coop been around long enough for a "transformation" to be of note? I don't have a better guess than what you all came up with, but his recent bulking up seems too...recent?

What about Will Smith? Transformation from comedy to serious actor? Travolta had a notable transformation via Pulp Fiction in the 90s.

What about Gyllenhaal? He's gone through several transformations and Lainey had a similar note during her Met roundup.

Andrew said...

Lainey has denied for years that Jake is gay so I doubt this is him.

Its funny- it seems like every celebrity Ted C said was gay (so all of them..) Lainey has said is straight. I still think Jake G and Bradley C are gay or bi, and even with his recent scandal I still kind of think James Franco is bi (obviously not gay like Ted said).

reallytotally said...

I thought of the exact same thing as C - about Ted's online-hookup guy believed to be Cooper. Sounds very similar!

I think the transformation might refer Cooper going from a forgettable bit-player into a proper movie star and Sexiest Man Alive, around Hangover-time (that was already circa 2009, no twitter or instagram), or transforming into a serious actor around Silver Linings. And now he's transforming again, into an action hero. And I can imagine him partying in Vegas.

But, like Andrew, I find it curious if (when has she done it, maybe earlier than I started following her?) Lainey has denied all of Ted's large gay-posse. However, maybe it's semantics: maybe it's that they're not strictly gay, but swing both ways?

I'm sure Franco's teenage girl pervings were genuine, however that doesn't exclude similar goings on with chaps. Similarly, it seemed Gyllenhaal & Dunst were the real deal, but the rest...

On that note, Gyllenhaal wouldn't be a bad guess either - transformations fit, and I think he's a Coachella regular. Somehow, though, based on Ted's hints I imagined him as going steady with a guy, not so much for random hook-ups.

jemimaleopard said...

Didnt Bradley Cooper pile on the pounds for The Wedding Crashers?? Would fit the timeline and seems to also work with Ted's old blind rumoured to be B-Coop

Andrew said...

I think she strongly hinted that the gay blind from yesterday is Ben Affleck. She ended her post about him today with "big, buff, and blind". Ben Affleck liking men is news to me. Isn't he a serial cheater? Once with Blake Lively?

The big buff and blind had to be the hint right?

Heather said...

I think she actually said "Not big, buff and blind. Not this time." Meaning it's definitely not Ben Affleck for this one but he has been the subject of the last few blinds.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

"Not big, buff and blind. Not this time."

I thought she was referring to his last attempt at the superhero character, Daredevil, who was blind. Right?

Andrew said...

Both good points. Ben does seem to fit though. She says "back then" so this is someone who's been famous for a long time and Bens been famous since the 90's. She says something about controlling his reckless behavior and in a recent blind about him she says something about him being able to control his behavior for a few years.... Plus he was just in Vegas (the desert).

So it fits. But Heathers explanation also makes sense.

Whitney said...

I feel a strong B. Coop vibe here. He got super ripped for "The A Team" several years ago, so the timing makes sense. Lainey's referral to a "lady" suggests a girlfriend rather than a wife. He's a recovering addict. And rumors amongst the Blind crowd have followed him for years...

Penny Lane said...

On the note of why Lainey swears Jake et al are not gay, I'm wondering if she has extremely valuable sources who are somehow tied up with these actors and it's a symbiotic relationship - 'I give you the scoop, you deny, deny, deny for me and we both stay happy.'

Would Lainey compromise her integrity like that? She does get shitty with JT not coming out.

Bradley Cooper is a great guess - I was initially thinking it'd have to be someone way older, like Jack Nicholson, the way she was referring to the past and social media etc.

I also agree that the fact she says 'his girl' excludes anyone with a wife.

Penny Lane said...

Ps. She also said to pay attention to the 'clammy' note given to B-Coop, and made a left-field reference to Maggie G being more of a protector to Jake than he to her.

So it's one of these two I'd say.

Jake looked like a frightened rabbit in those shots with Maggie at the MET Gala. What's going on with him? Hmm curiouser and curiouser....

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Word, Penny Lane.

BCoop put on -what?- 40 lbs in a few months? I don't know much about bulking up or healthy living but I do know a bit about coming off a drinking binge, and those two things don't seem to mix.

blurry vice said...

http://www.laineygossip.com/Ben-Affleck-banned-from-blackjack-at-the-Hard-Rock-in-Vegas-for-counting-cards/30127

"Ben Affleck's gambling
Oh the Ups and Downs of gambling…

Ahem.

AHEM.

I mean, if that wasn’t obvious enough. And if it was obvious, you should not be surprised about what happened to Ben Affleck in Vegas last week."

-- I think with the ups and downs clue, this could be about Ben.

blurry vice said...

AHHH... I see a lot of discussion about the new riddle... sorry we were late. YesI agree that one is BC. Let's keep that discussion in that post from now on!

I think she was hinting about Ben for this one!

blurry vice said...

UGH - never mond - just realized the other riddle about him is titled "ups and downs" - DUH!!

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