Friday, March 18, 2016

Lainey - Two Men and their arrangements

New riddle from Lainey yesterday, March 17 -

Two Men and their arrangements

This is about two different men. Their stories are not connected. But I wonder if they might want to find each other.
Many of the first man’s secrets and shortcomings have been widely publicised. The juicy sh-t however remains undercover. He had an affair with a very good, very famous friend, also male. And they get all sporty together. There has been speculation about them for years. At first I found it hard to believe. But recently two very good sources have confirmed it.
The other man has a very beautiful girlfriend. And it’s been a while since he’s had a very young boyfriend. Getting wild with young, ripped men has been a compulsion for him. But since she came around, he’s been able to deny those desires and has committed to straight living. It helps that there’s a payment plan. Multiple independent sources have told me over the last week that the story going up and down her circle is that on the 15th of every month she receives a direct deposit amounting to almost a million dollars. So I suppose he sees it like an investment?
These two are actually perfect for each other. And they’re not that far removed. Surely someone can make it happen.

Top suspects: #1 (still too many);  #2 Bradley Cooper

56 comments:

blurry vice said...

#1 Jake G and Austin N first to come to mind. Or, not sure if his shortcomings have been publicized as she said. ???

#2 drawing a blank. Picturing Zac Efron but don't know if he is dating a female at the moment (I am out of the loop).

Jen Hos said...

Zac and Bradley?

125records said...

Could "shortcomings" be a hint that the first man is Tom Cruise?

Mamayenta said...

1) Lance Armstrong & Matthew McConaughey (they get all sporty together). Shortcomings would be his doping

2) Aaron Rodgers- beautiful girlfriend is Oliva Munn. (He's an athlete so that is why he and Lance aren't too far removed- both athletes.

Andrew said...

Never would have guessed athletes. Lance and Matthew makes sense, tho I probably would've guessed Lance and Jake. Plus the "I found it hard to believe" makes sense with Jake since Lainey's fronted for years that he's not gay/bi. But I guess that works with Matthew too.

I figured guy #2 was Bradley Cooper, since theres been a similar blind about him prior to the new girlfriend.

JulesBug said...

#2 is definitely Bradley Cooper, the clues are related to another blind about him getting wild in the desert.

#1 for me is Tom Cruise but only based on "shortcomings" LOL

LisaLuck said...

1. Tom Cruise and David Beckham immediately popped into my mind. They have been friendly for a long time.

2. Bradley Cooper

LisaLuck said...

Oh yeah, meant to add that David Beckham name checked Tom in his recently GQ article. Something about riding motorcycles late at night. Lainey likes to keep it topical so it seems extra likely to me.

Ash said...

My guesses:

1. My first thought was Gavin Rossdale & David Beckham, although I like the Cruise/Beckham guess too and they're definitely friends where as I'm not sure about him & Gavin

2. Definitely Bradley Cooper & Irina

blurry vice said...

Love all the variety of guesses for #1!

#2 definitely Bradley Cooper at this point. Of course... don't know why I didn't think of him.

Unknown said...

Does Bradley Cooper really have that much money? I think a professional athlete for #2 makes sense if we're talking a million dollars a month. What about Russell Wilson and Ciara?

blurry vice said...

I just remembered... Today or yesterday Lainey made a point of saying that Davis Miscavige was Tom Cruise's best friend. I know there are rumors there too. His dad just published a tell all book (Ron Miscavige I think) and Lainey had a little blurb about Tom.

blurry vice said...

Meant to type David Miscavige of course

Andrew said...

Really don't see this as being Tom Cruise. For starters Lainey said she didn't believe it at first. Is it hard to believe Tom likes guys? Its been a rumor plaguing him since the 80's. It would hardly be surprising.

kell said...

Second guy is definitely Bradley Cooper

First guy made me think of Jake Gyllenhaal, especially since Lainey says she didn't believe it at first, but I am not too sure what his "shortcomings" would be, as well as the man I believe he is rumored to have been with is Austin Nichols, who is not "super famous". I thought, though, what if Jake and Austin were swapped around, that Jake was the super famous friend, and Austin the guy who had his shortcomings publicized (he had DUI awhile back).

Thoughts?

kell said...

Also, a big source for people believing Jake and Austin were together were photographs taken of them at basketball games…

Here is a link to one in particular:https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C2-5hsYv5qo/VsDaol6yBDI/AAAAAAAAwLI/HR0l1oVHf88/s1600/jake%2Baustin%2Blakers%2B1%2Bgrin.jpg

Unknown said...

I like the Tom Cruise/David Miscavige guess for #1. I also thought of Ben Affleck/Matt Damon for that. Seems more remote but Ben's definitely had public secrets and shortcomings made public and there have been rumors about them.

I like Bradley Cooper for #2.

While Jake G. was widely thought to be Ted Casanova's Toothy Tile, you couldn't call Austin at all famous, let alone very famous.

Kress LF said...

1st Guy - Ben Affleck -- with his wife talking all over about his shortcomings, and Lainey constantly mentioning his flaws, i think it's safe to say BA is the first guy. She even had a post about Jennifer Garner that same day.

1st Guy's Lover - Tom Brady -- I was thinking Damon at first, since they have been friends for a long time and there have been rumors about them, but the "sporty" comment makes me wanna go with Tom Brady. And we all know the connection between BA and TB with the nanny situation last summer. Lainey loves to cover that. And post pics of Ben's nanny on the plane, wearing all of Tom's SB rings whenever she can.

2nd Guy - Bradley Cooper -- there have been gay rumors about him for a while. And Lainey's desert blind was said to be about him.

2nd Guy's girlfriend -- Irina Shyak

The way Ben and Bradley can be connected? Bradley was in Alias. Ben's soon-to-be-ex wife was also on that show. They also acted in "He's Just Not That Into You" together, although it was an ensemble cast.

blurry vice said...

Kell - yes, read my first comment above. You must be a newbie here! We have been covering toothy tile since 2007. Go back and read ted's blinds here, all about jake and Austin. That is why I first thought of them for this riddle right away, because Lainey for years insisted jake was straight. With her saying she refused to believe it, that made me think of jake. Read up on our past discussions about this here on our blog! It's been discussed at great length. I forget that some of our readers are new. Welcome!

Really Totally said...

How do you read the "payment plan"? It doesn't make much sense that the 2nd man would pay the girlfriend to be his beard, if he's actually living straight?

So does she have 1 mil coming from elsewhere and his attraction to her is boosted by her income? Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo is paying Irina to keep quiet, and that's a bonus for Bradley?

Really Totally said...

Jake + Austin would fit in many ways, and the photo Kell attached does support the "get all sporty together" angle, which seems to be an important clue.

However - as Kell also pointed out - Austin Nichols for sure isn't "very famous". And none of Jake's shortcomings have been widely publicized - he hasn't been in any public trouble. Even if swapping (AN = 1st man, JG = 1st man's affair), there's a problem: why would Lainey really want to pair Austin with the 2nd man? She does do a lot of fantasy pairings (with e.g. Jake), but does she really care about Austin's love life? And can you say "they’re not that far removed" about Austin and Bradley (assuming he might be the 2nd man)?

For "secrets and shortcomings", I am picturing either cheating, trouble with the law, or substance abuse. "Very good, very famous friend" seems to imply someone publicly known to be a friend to the 1st man. "Get all sporty together" I guess means playing some sports together, or being very avid sports' followers, or perhaps one of them is a sports' pro? Since 2nd man likes " young, ripped men", I gather 1st man needs to be fit and younger than 2nd man, if they're "perfect for each other"?

Leonardo Dicaprio (shortcomings being young model obsession) is known for playing basketball with his pals, isn't he? Him and Tobey Maguire? But not if the 2nd man is Bradley, whom Leo knows.

Or David Beckham for the 1st man (many cheating rumours being the shortcomings; he's young-looking and ripped), Tom Cruise as the affair? If Bradley's the 2nd man, Irina's ex Ronaldo could be their "not far removed", as they both have played for Manchester United.

Or Gavin Rossdale (nanny-gate shortcoming, but hardly young&ripped) and Roger Federer as the sporty friend? Bradley knows Federer, so "not far removed" would work if he's the 2nd man.

Or Zac Efron as the 1st man; as Lainey keeps bringing up, he's young and very ripped - which would appeal to the 2nd man. Shortcomings: drugs. Don't know about the close, famous friend he's had an affair with - there are photos of him watching basketball with Adam Levine and Leo Dicaprio though but are they close...?

I could also buy the Lance Armstrong guess for the 1st man, maybe Jake G for the affair? But not if 2nd man is Bradley, who is set to play Armstrong on film i.e. they're connected already.

backhomeagain said...

I've been waiting for a Beckham blind ever since Lainy posted this on Feb 1: "Also… David Beckham. Ahem. Watch this space" as part of her intro. "http://www.laineygossip.com/12-Days-of-Chinese-New-Year-Rabbit-and-Intro-for-February-1--2016/42913

So, David Beckham and.. Tom Cruise, I'm guessing. Or it could be Gavin Rossdale.

And Cooper/Shayk.

Ash said...

I'm convinced! Jumping on team Cruise/Beckham for #1, with Cruise's shortcomings being 1) a pun on his height and 2) all of the fallout from the Scientology documentary "Going Clear" on HBO. Lainey talked about that a lot when it came out and it certainly doesn't make him look great.

Plus this! There have been rumors about them- all the way back in 2012! Which fits the "rumors about them for years" part. And I guess Bradley Cooper and Tom Cruise aren't all that far removed from eachother because...they're both movie stars who are ...might be interested in eachother?

2012 rumors- http://www.ibtimes.com/david-beckham-dragged-tom-cruise-and-katie-holmes-divorce-scandal-gay-rumors-persist-721252

ECFan said...

For the first pair I'd guess Tom Cruise and Will Smith - or Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Don't know how sporty they get with each other, but when they were filming The Revenant Lainey had a photo of the two of them in a hot tub with a couple of model-ish twinkies. And Tom wasn't looking too concerned about his wedding ring. Plus there's all those gaybe rumors about it. And Leo, too, for that matter.


The second guy is Bradley Cooper. I find it hilarious that Lainey has now written 2 gay BI's about Cooper because years ago when his film career first started blowing up with the Hangover movies Lainey was insisting he was strictly heterosexual and drooling over him. I emailed her and said he's about a straight as Rupert Everett. I have a friend who knew him in college and she said he was gay in college and didn't hide it. She thought it was funny when he got married and tried to be straight for his career. I don't think Jennifer Esposito thought it was too funny.

ECFan said...

I think you can take Jake\Austin off the list because Lainey said they're both "very famous" - and Austin's pretty much a nobody.

Don't know that I'm buying Tom Cruise and David Beckham either. What "sporty" things do they do together? Back when the Beckhams were in LA Tom & Katie when to Beckhams soccer games, but they didn't do any other "sporty" things together. And they've barely seen each other since then. Tom's pretty much been making movies non-stop for the last 2 1/2 years so he has an excuse not to see his "subversive" child.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon would be another good guess. Lainey's had another gay BI a few years ago that was supposed to be Matt Damon. Or maybe it's Damon and Clooney. They used to play basketball together.

ECFan said...

Really Totally said...

LOL at Rossdale and Roger Federer. No. Just. No. Federer is 100% devoted to his wife and kids. Gavin'll hit anything though. We've all seen the nanny - and Marilyn, who's still waiting for Gavin to come back.

Marcos Miklos said...

#1 leo and Lukas Haas.
#2 Bradley Cooper

L said...

#1 can't be about Tom Cruise. Lainey has called him the "Gay Midget Dwarf" for years. Lainey would never be surprised about any gay story of Tom Cruise and I seriously doubt she would call that "juicy shit" if he was gay.

I think #1 is about Lance Armstrong with the famous friend being either Matthew McConaughey or Jake Gyllenhaal. There really isn't any other information to distinguish between who it might be other than that it's someone very famous. However, given the fact that Lainey has denied that Jake is gay for years, that's who I'm leaning toward.

#2 is obviously about Bradley Cooper. $1mil/month is a lot of money but it would certainly explain why Bradley Cooper is constantly working and making 3-4 movies per year.

LisaLuck said...

Re: Cruise/Beckham. I think the surprising part is not that Cruise is gay (that we know too well) but the pairing of him and Beckham. It seems too far fetched to be true, and I'm sure Lainey is shocked to have it confirmed. Were Victoria and Katie Holmes in on it? Is that why David and Victoria moved to LA? Does everyone in Hollywood know?

125records said...

Tom Cruise insisted that a fancy soccer field be built at Scientology's Gold Base, reportedly to impress David Beckham. http://www.inquisitr.com/2606562/tom-cruise-was-obsessed-with-david-beckham-becoming-a-scientologist-claims-former-scientology-church-member/

Rita said...

The first man sounds like David Miscavige (who else got sporty with Tom Cruise, has been very chummy with him for over a decade and many have reported often on his weird obsession with Cruise).

The second man sounds like Bradley Cooper. He's dating a beautiful model and blind items have been hinting at his need to curb his love of young ripped men and how Irina is bearding for him.

What misleads in this blind is how Lainey makes it sound as if they are on their way to meet each other, or already know one another. Which makes me wonder if Bradley Cooper is about to join Scientology.

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Alisha Karr said...

Am I the only one who thought "Men" being capitalized was a clue? Lainey is a grammar queen and never would have unnecessarily capitalized that word.

So my first thought was X-Men. The first man I thought was Russell Crowe and the very good, very famous friend was Hugh Jackman (Wolverine). Hugh is beloved which is why she found it hard to believe, but there have always been rumours about him. And Russell Crowe's shortcomings are certainly widely publicized.

I do also believe the second man was Bradley Cooper, I just don't know why Russell Crowe and Bradley Cooper would be perfect for each other and why they're not that far removed...

T said...

On the Sasha Answers podcast today Lainey said that "juicy" is a major clue for man #1. She also said that it's not Jake.

L said...

I'm still on Lance Armstrong for #1. The juicy clue indicates that he was doping. If she eliminated Jake, then it's got to be Matthew McConaughey IMHO.

Unconscious Argentinean said...

New blind today!

Rachel McAdams (she has been referred to by Lainey as Canada Sweetheart before, and she was Sweetheart in that blind about Jessica Alba fucking her over some role)
Fake boyfriend is Taylor Kitsch
Real boyfriend: Argentinean Diogenes Vazquez (sexy accent, she was here in Argentina in february, they were seen having dinner together)

Michelle said...

I like your Men comment, but I like the guess about Ben Affleck from above. Batman vs Superman could be the Men part in the movie too?

R said...

Ditto what L said above. When Lainey said on the podcast that "juicey" was a very big clue, I also interpreted it as juicing. My first thought was Lance Armstrong. Like L said: since Lainey also ruled out Jake in the podcast, I'll have to go with Matthew McConaughey...? Anyone else known for juicing? Zac Efron? He is young and ripped so would also be perfect for man #2.

For the second man: Bradley Cooper or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Mamayenta said...

There is an article from a few years ago stating that Bradley cooper was set to produce and star in a movie about Lance, with Bradley playing Lance's friend Taylor Hamilton. Makes sense that these 2 , Brad and Lance, are not that far removed and would eventually meet!

Ash said...

Or, juicy could be a hint that it's my original guess of Gavin Rossdale (and Davis Beckham). Lainey posted an article about Gwen Stefani saying that out of respect for her kids she's not going to trash their dad in the papers but if she could- direct quote- "It's a juicy story". Juicy= Gwen and Gavin.

Ash said...

David not Davis ;) thanks autocorrect...! If juicy is a big clue then I guess I'm back to Gavin/Beckham. Gavin will sleep with anyone! And faults / shortcomings = nanny gate

Mamayenta said...

Ash- good pickup on the "juicy story". I think you may be on to something with the Gavin guess. I thought I had it all figured out but now i'm just more confused!

Ash said...

Haha! Me too! But it's so much fun trying to figure it out.

Ashley Johnston said...

Man #1 is Gavin Rossdale and his friend is Roger Federer. Lainey posted a story where Gwen called Gavin's transgressions "juicy" and Lainey mentioned "Juicy" as being a big clue on the podcast. If you do some research, you will see Gavin has a friendship with and plays tennis with Roger Federer.

Man #2 is Bradley Cooper and his gf is Irina Shayk. Bradley has been identified from Lainey in previous blinds as being into dating hot young men (which is the only reason why his 'type' is referenced here - to provide us a clue as to who Man #2 is). Bradley is currently dating Irina Shayk.

I am not certain why "Men" is capitalized in the tittle... perhaps to reaffirm that the players in question are very much so grown-up?

The comment about "not that far removed" makes sense as there were rumours that Bradley and Roger hooked up a while back.

Sources:
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/bradley-cooper-wimbledon-roger-federer-player-box-mirka-stefan-edberg
http://gawker.com/5920030/gay-or-not-gay-roger-federer
http://www.laineygossip.com/He-likes-them-big-and-buff-blind-riddle/30169
http://www.laineygossip.com/Gwen-Stefani-releases-new-song--Misery--and-tells-The-New-York-Times-that-what-happened-with-Gavin-Rossdale-is-a-juicy-story/43309
http://www.laineygossip.com/Sasha-Answers-Podcast-Ditched-for-Love-Sperm-Monopoly-and-a-Titty-Flash-for-Instagram/Lifestyle/29392

L said...

I could get on board with Gavin based on the juicy clue. But the one thing that doesn't fit to me that well is the part about there being speculation about the two of them for years. I'm pretty up on the gossip and this is the first I've heard about Gavin and Roger. Maybe another guy though?

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Kress LF said...

I think Lainey gave us a clue today with A. Rod. Not sure who his celebrity friend would be though...

Kress LF said...

I think Lainey gave us a clue today with A. Rod. Not sure who his celebrity friend would be though...

AnnieH said...

1) Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire

2) Bradley Cooper

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anthony chin said...

1) first guy is A.Rod had an affair with Derek Jeter. had a falling out when he said in a magazine disparaging thing about him. Joe torre once said that A.rod was obsess with Jeter. has Lainey said many will hardly believe this.

2) second guy Bradley Cooper

stream of conscious said...

for 2.: No way Bradley Cooper can pay almost a million a month to anyone. Has to be some like an athlete or an actor with a brand like Tom Cruise (not saying it's him) to be able to afford spending that much on a beard every month.

ECFan said...

Definitely NOT Gavin and Roger Federer. I can't see Federer vacationing with his family - wife and kids - with Gavin & Gwen while carrying on an affair with Gavin. Gavin, Gwen and their boys used to go to Switzerland to visit Federer's family and they'd take her parents and the two boys (this was before Apollo was born). Federer's entire family would be there as well - his wife, their twin girls, his parents and sister and his wife's parents as well.

As far as the gay rumors about Federer that someone mentioned above - they were way off base and never true. As Federer said in an interview a few years ago when his wife started missing his matches to stay with the kids - from the time she left the women't tour until they had their first kids in 2009 they were together morning, noon and night - 3 meals a day and she came to practice, too. Those two have always been joined at the hip -

http://www.insidetennis.com/2014/03/mirka-matters-federer-on-his-wife-his-future-and-his-game-an-interview/

Q: The the other day Pete [Sampras] was talking about the role his wife Bridgette [Wilson-Sampras] played. He spoke very beautifully about how important it was having her in his camp, saying that it doesn’t matter what others thought, she was always there for him. Could you talk about the role Mirka has played in your life?

RF: I think every wife is important. Mine is no different. But she’s been very important in my life, not just as a tennis player, but overall. I’m happy that she always thought in my best interest for me and my career and never pulled me away [from tennis]. It would have been easy for her to say, “Look, can we not change it up or do it different?” I hear stories. Some guys don’t get allowed to travel maybe three, four weeks in a row somewhere.The only request she had is that we spend as much as time as possible together, which is what I wanted anyway.

She’s been amazing. But at the same time, I also have to be able to make decisions all by myself and do what’s best for me as a tennis player. Of course, in the back of my mind I always have family, friends, and everything … [and] you can’t always run everything by Mirka … I take decisions in the team, but as a leader, I also have to make decisions myself.

Ingrid M. said...

I agree with Alisha Karr on Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe

I've also found this fun link:
http://www.reveal.co.uk/showbiz-celeb-gossip/i670483-8/movember-our-favourite-celebrity-moustaches-hugh-jackman-and-russell-crowe-are-beardy-bffs.html
"Hollywood BFFs Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe are so close that they like to sport matching facial hair, opting for two very bushy beards at the London premiere of Noah in March."
"Sport", "beardy", "BFFs"...

Bec said...

Lance Armstrong and Jake Gyllenhaal - 'juicy' is a clue, it's a way of saying someone's doping/using steriods, and Lainey never believed Jake was bi/gay.

I'm just a bit confused about Armstrong and Cooper being perfect for each other and not too far removed. Perfect for each other maybe because Lance likes bears and Coop likes 'em ripped and lean? But not too far removed... where they live? No idea, but I really think this is Armstrong and Cooper.

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