Friday, February 12, 2016

Reese Witherspoon's blind item

... And while reading Lainey I was also tipped off to this, written Feb 4 - apparently we have a blind item given to us by Reese Witherspoon herself.  So what was the crappy movie and who are the two stars?

Reese Witherspoon's blind riddle

As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood:
“About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. And I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No, I’m not interested.” They said, “Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.” And I thought, “Oh, that’s where we’re at? You’re fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?” And by the way, two Oscar winners did it.”
Which is partly why she started producing. Anyway, the internet seems to think it’s either A Million Ways To Die In The West or The Dilemma or No Strings Attached – all movies with maybe one Oscar winner but definitely not two. And let me tell you something about celebrities: they ALL know who’s won an Oscar and who hasn’t. They know it well. They have that sh-t memorised. Especially Reese Witherspoon. She’d never make that mistake of thinking someone’s won an Oscar when they haven’t. I think she’s talking about those Garry Marshall movies like New Year’s Eve (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert DeNiro) and Valentine’s Day (Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Shirley MacLaine). And she’s right. They were terrible.
Let’s not pretend, though, that Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon have the same opportunities. Halle’s going to take that movie because that might be her only option for a year. You know what else is weird to me? Reese Witherspoon is managed by Rick Yorn. Very, very powerful. Her agent is Bryan Lourd …who is the CO-CHAIRMAN of CAA. She’s married to Jim Toth, one of the top agents at CAA. He reps Robert Downey Jr, just to give an idea of his influence. And even her people are sending her bullsh-t scripts?
Thoughts on this?  Might be either of those comedies Lainey mentioned but might not...

Liam Neeson's secret girlfriend?

I am catching up on gossip and just read this on Lainey from Feb 9:

Liam Neeson's secret famous girlfriend

Liam Neeson recently spoke with The Irish Independent. He was asked about his Valentine’s Day plans. And then he decided to give us a blind riddle. Part of me thinks he’s trolling us. But I like this game. Apparently he has a girlfriend:
“I’d embarrass her if I said her name, she’s incredibly famous. I’ll have to do my best for her. It’s amazing how far a simple bunch of freshly picked flowers will go in a lady’s life, I find.”
Incredibly famous?
Hilariously, Jezebel is jokingly (I think) suggesting that it might be Kristen Stewart, because on January 5th, they were both in New York, and photographed separately at a restaurant.
You know the name that first popped into my mind though? For some reason, as soon as I pictured Liam Neeson with anyone, it was Nigella Lawson.
This is based on nothing. Zero evidence. Haven’t heard anything that would suggest they’d be together. Except that I think they might be great together. I mean at this point it’s basically a guessing game, right? Your turn. Come up with one.

Then here's Lainey's update On Feb 10:

The Liam Neeson dating game

Liam Neeson blind riddling himself generated more response yesterday – at least on my site – than Tom Hardy’s dick. What a great, unintentional, accidental publicity stunt. You think Rita Ora’s calling Liam now?
Who is Liam Neeson’s “incredibly famous” secret girlfriend?
My guess, based on nothing, was Nigella Lawson. I’m pretty proud of this.
Other guesses, based on nothing, have ranged from Susan Sarandon to Madonna to Charlize Theron. Would Madonna date a man in his 60s? Would Demi Moore? Because that’s been thrown out there too which I like almost as much as I like my Nigella, and she was out at an event last night and I want to use these photos. But I can’t see those lifestyles merging, can you?
Liam and Diane Lane?
They’re supposed to start working on a movie together and, well, they’re actually kinda perfect for each other, aren't they? And Liam’s a great f-ck you to Josh Brolin, isn’t he?
Kristen Stewart though? Definitely not. Jezebel initially “reported” it….as a JOKE, obviously, non? But Gossip Cop still had to make sure we know that Kristen and Liam aren’t a thing, with a quote from his rep saying that the suggestion is “stupid”. Liam’s rep is Alan Neirob, a veteran publicist with some pretty major clients: Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Caitlyn Jenner. You’ll note then that while he shot down the Kristen Stewart suggestion, he did not do anything about the spontaneous group Tinder that Liam just started for himself. Because it’s the best kind of PR. If I had the money I’d invest in the creation of a dating app called Liam Neeson.