Monday, December 8, 2014

Lainey - Open Professional

New Lainey riddle today, December 8, 2014 -

Open professional

The key to her illustrious career? Talent, of course. But also, she’s always been a professional. She’s never been difficult, she’s never been a drama queen, she always works hard, she’s always prepared. That’s also been the secret to her successful relationship. It’s an open marriage and it’s a solid marriage… because she’s a professional at protecting it.
She’s careful about who she sleeps with, directors and other actors she knows she can trust. And it’s all discussed, very professionally, before it starts. She dictates the terms of the arrangement. She’s very clear about exactly how it will go down – that there will be no commitment, that they enjoy each other privately when they are working together, and if she believes they can meet her requirements, it’s on. “Professional” was the word that kept repeating itself when my sources explained how she goes about her affairs. She’s always, always so “professional” about these hookups. Like the most efficient business deal.
Sometimes the men are younger. Sometimes they’re her contemporaries. Like the charmingly sexy actor who played her husband recently, especially now that he’s no longer committed. And they never tell because, well, being professional about it is probably the only way they can imagine doing anything as well as she does. She’s practically the best at her job, why wouldn’t she be the best at being discreet? 

Top suspect: Meryl Streep

34 comments:

Ash said...

So this is a bit of an off the wall guess but...Natalie Portman?

She's professional, she's married, she has an illustrious career, she's old enough (31 or 32) that it would be possible for her to be with younger guys in their 20s, and she seems very professional at work. Also Lainey keeps using the word "professional" in this blind when describing the woman, so I'm wondering if "professional" might also be a clue. Natalie's first big movie which launched her career was called "The Professional".

She was recently in a film where she played a bride and Michael Fassbender played the groom, so that might fit. Natalie Portman & Michael Fassbender for the win?: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2220521/Natalie-Portman-shares-kiss-Michael-Fassbender-Untitled-Terence-Malick-Project.html

Would Lainey describe Fassbender as a "charmingly sexy actor" ? And was he unattached during the filming? It's the Terrence Malick film, untitled as of yet/as far as I know.

Kristin Wigs said...

Meryl has had rumors like this for a while

Read some other folks tossing around Julieanne Moore and Blanchett's names.

T-Swizzle said...

I was also thinking Meryl or Julianne. I don't think Lainey would describe Natalie Portman's career as illustrious nor professional, given all the belly-cupping and odes to her child that went on during her Oscar campaign. And no way would she describe Fassbender as charmingly sexy. Is Jeff Bridges charmingly sexy? Meryl was in the Giver with him, and Julianne Moore was in Map to the Stars with Cusack and Pattinson....? Younger guys maybe?

DBTTT said...

Meryl Streep. And the contemporary costar who played her husband and is no longer committed is Sam Shepard (having been in a 30+ year relationship with Jessica Lange until recent years).

Sshh said...

Sign me up for Meryl Streep. But I don't see anything 'professional' about the offspring nepotism that she's all about. Even though she and her husband are both artistically talented (performing arts and fine arts respectively) her daughter 'Mamie' is apparently not at all yet still gets work via Meryl pulling strings. That's not at all professional, is it? (And who knows what she does for her other kids.)

Christa FFFFF said...

Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth. He played her husband in Grace of Monaco and is rumored to be single again. I think he would qualify as "Charmingly Sexy".

Deanne said...

Isn't one of Lainey's rules that she mentions the person in her blog on the day of the blind? If so, wouldn't Helen Mirren be a good suspect? She is definitely highly respected and professional

Brandy said...

Julianne Moore was mentioned yesterday. She was recently in two movies with Liam Neeson. He played her husband in one of them. He is her contemporary and his wife died a few years ago.

JJ said...

The first thought that came to mind was Beyonce. Am I crazy?

Sshh said...

I can't see this as being Julianne Moore because she was in another Lainey blind with CZJ and Mike Douglas where Julianne's husband and CZJ were having an affair. It mentioned that Julianne Moore wasn't giving her man enough attention or some such but when she started to give him the necessary attention he dropped CZJ. I got the impression Julianne Moore and her husband had neither an open nor a solid marriage.

Also, I can't see this as being Nicole Kidman because the key to her illustrious career is hooking up with Tom Cruise early on. And Lainey would have mentioned something about 'freeze' or plastic surgery in her case.

Meryl Streep, on the other hand, has had these rumours around for a while. She climbed her way to the top by sleeping to the top. Always sleeping with the 'right' kind of people to further her career. She's a pro at it, so of course she wouldn't stop. And her husband has known all along but with the kind of success she brings in, why complain? I mean he would have to have an incentive to be so understanding about it.

Meryl couldn't lose, really. Talent + loose morals = phenomenal success.

blurry vice said...

When I first read it I thought of Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep. But I did not have time to research this. Great points by the above readers. I really like the Helen Mirren guess too.
I definitely am leaning towards someone Helen or Meryl's age... rather than Natalie Portman or Angelina. Julianne Moore possibly. But the way that Lainey writes with great respect I really think she is talking about Helen or Meryl. Lainey really admires Helen Mirren and gives her nothing but praise.

Bootsie said...

Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep are great guesses, but I'm going to throw Cate Blanchett into the ring. Also, Hugo Weaving just got a divorce, and they are both Australian and in the Hobbit movies together. Julianne Moore doesn't fit based on comments above. Also, she doesn't have a recent co-star that would fit the definition.

smores said...

What about Kate Winslet??? Josh Brolin played Her husband last year and he's no loner with Diane Lane!

Lauren Storey said...

She left a clue in her Kate Winslet post today!

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Dana said...

Are the last two sentences here a hint?

http://www.laineygossip.com/December-17--2014-Smutty-Shout-Outs/32180

News said...

I think it is obviously Helen Mirren and Om Puri who just finished his divorce.

Mars said...

Come on! i think Lainey gave a hint today that its definitely Meryl! During a post about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes she had this comment at the bottom:

"(Lainey: here’s the only cutaway they showed during the Cosby joke. In the video below, the joke comes at the 8:50 mark. And the reaction shot is shortly after. Clooney LOVES it. Emily Blunt is adorably uncomfortable. JLO eyes go sideways. And Meryl, ever the professional, ducks her head. We could do an entire class on this at the Faculty of Celebrity Studies.)"

http://www.laineygossip.com/Tina-Fey-and-Amy-Poehler-host-their-final-Golden-Globes/32350

I think this is the confirmation that you were all right

Unknown said...

Considering this old blind (http://www.blinditemsexposed.com/search/label/Dylan%20McDermott) - it's very interesting (yet sad) that Dylan McDermott is now "engaged" to his Stalker co-star Maggie Q. It's got to be a desperate publicity grab for that execrable show. And DM is one of the worst parts of it, even though he's normally a competent enough actor. Poor dude. Aging closet case. Stalled career. Gets a small boost being in S1 of American Horror Story but then still ends up in this shit show and right in the back of the closet again.

Rita said...

New Lainie riddle today that is SO Ben Affleck!

Hope he has an agreement with the wife about how open their marriage is. On his end anyway.

Miranda Daniels said...

Think the new riddle is actually Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hardy. They are currently filming The Revenant.

First thought Ben Affleck too but didn't see anyone else in The Accountant that fit the riddle (which he is currently filming)

nini said...

I was thinking Leo/Tobey Maguire for the new one. Jen Meyer was mentioned today too.

Kakasparks said...

Rita, the new blind is obviously about Tom Hardy, who is on location in British Columbia filming The Revenant with Leo Di Caprio. He married his Wuthering Heights co - star, Charlotte Riley, last year after six years of dating and has battled addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine.

nini said...

I was thinking Leo/Tobey Maguire for the new one. Jen Meyer was also mentioned today.

LB said...

It pains me to say this, because I really love him as an actor, but todays blind is defenitely about Tom Hardy. Leo being the friend.

Arizona said...

For today's item: Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Hardy was married last summer and has had addiction issues in the past.

Kristin Wigs said...

That's interesting. I was leaning toward Hardy-DiCaprio-The Revenant and Noomi as the former costar.

Code Stace said...

I was thinking Tom Hardy for the new Lainey riddle?

Tom is taping a movie with Leo DiCaprio right now. And Tom was engaged, but then got really close with Noomi Rapace when they worked together. Also has a history of addiction I think?

L said...

No, today's blind is about Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio I think. Leonardo is the one that openly leads that lifestyle with the douchebags and models and Tom Hardy is the friend. They worked together on Inception and are currently working together on The Revenant and are on location. Tom Hardy is married and went to rehab for alcohol and drug addiction. Not sure who the long term relationship was with?

Unknown said...

Ah...no, the one today is pretty clearly Tom Hardy (who has had addiction problems, took a "pause" with his then girlfriend/now wife 2 years ago when he was rumored to be hooking up with a costar, and is currently filming with Leo in Canada).

Misch said...

This is Meryl all the way

Bec said...

@miranda - Leo DiCaprio is credited as a PRODUCER on The Accountant... everyone is assuming "project" means actors acting - but DiCaprio+Affleck is my guess, too.

blurry vice said...

I really like the Lainey hint as Meryl as the "professional" for this one. Going with Meryl Streep as our main suspect for this one due to the strong Lainey hint.

ECFan said...

It's Meryl Streep. I can tell some of you people - and Lainey - are relatively young if this is what's passing as a blind item these days. Streep's been doing this almost her entire career. She was with John Cazale when they made The Deer Hunter but she was hunting both De Niro and Christopher Walken off-set. She and Jeremey Irons took the storyline of The French Lieutants's Woman a little too literally for his then wife. She and Don Gummer almost got divorced over that one. And then it was Kevin Kline on Sophie's Choice. On and on it goes. I wouldn't be surprised if she made these things part of her contract.

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