Thursday, December 31, 2009

You're not gonna BELIEVE this

I know it's probably bad karma to start the year with some gossipy awfulness but I've never met a blind item I didn't like. And this one, friends, is a doooozy. (Complements of Dlisted, my source for the good stuff. Plus they always provide the answers.)

It was mystifying several years ago why she was hyped the way she was hyped. Just another starlet with no real significant starring vehicles somehow ending up with a prestigious magazine cover proclaiming her as the next It. Well It never happened. And after all this time and a string of failures, she’s been trying to change the course. So she’s gone back to the major player who tried to make it happen for her the first time. There was an arrangement back then – her sexual services for his professional services – and apparently the same arrangement was resurrected recently in the hopes that she’ll finally confirm a juicy role to kickstart a stagnant career.

Never mind that he’s married. His wife benefits handsomely from his generosity and while he may not fulfill her with fidelity, he certainly makes up for it through client exchange. Probably better that way. And given what he looks like, it totally makes sense. But he is a legend in the business both for his accomplishments and for the way he leads these ladies to their accomplishments, counting a couple of award winners and a few box office heavyweights on his resumé…which is why he quickly tired of our poor girl and discarded her.

But not before drying her out. One day late summer, they were joined in a hotel suite by a third gentleman (identity insignificant), both of them enjoying her as she allowed herself to be taken, and, um, decorated appropriately, all for a reward at the end of the session – the privilege of simply looking at a script, no promise, no confirmation…just an advance read. And a suggestion to show up at a premiere for a few introductions. She is so desperate, it’s been so meagre, she submitted to the humiliation although gamely seems to have enjoyed it. An actor after all, obviously able to shut out her husband and child waiting for her back at home.

And then he just cut it off. Told her he could no longer help her. That her body in his bed was no longer required. Which of course only added to her degradation. She tried and tried to offer up more, willing to engage in further depravity, but was only met with rejection. Because he’s moved on. He’s hunting his next target. A young, nubile, blonde babe with a large profile and a perky rack who so far has been able to resist his advances but is trying to graduate from supporting roles in film, as the fact that she’s a headliner on the small screen has not helped with the quality of scripts she’s being offered, or with many of her auditions so far. She’s currently waiting on a big break and he’s trying to make sure it doesn’t happen, so that in her disappointment, she’ll come running to him, ready to wheel and deal.

Note: there are 4 famous names at play – the reject, the replacement, the power player, and his wife. (Lainey Gossip)

Is this a blind item or an excerpt from Jackie Collin's new novel?! Okay, I'll go with the majority and guess Harvey Weinstein as the power player, Georgina Chapman as the wife, Gretchen Mol as the reject and Blake Lively as the replacement?
Anyone else need a shower?

We all know that blind items are probably bullshit. Plus the details in this one seem impossibly insider. (IF it's true, who's spilling the beans? You know Weinstein ain't yapping about it.) But stuff like this has to go on, right? (Cue Megan Fox.) The casting couch never made an appearance when I was in Hollywood (being decidedly non-nubile probably helped - hindered? - me in that regard) but there was definitely a vibe going on, especially in meetings. I never figured out how to play the game (which explains my resume) but I can totally see how this kind of awfulness could happen.

Makes me glad I stick with commercials. Nobody's asking you to blow them for a Purina spot.


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the perfesser said...

I auditioned for a Purina spot once. The casting director told me he had a bone for me, but I was going to have to take it doggy-style.

Ali said...

Ba-da-CHI! (Good one, Prof.)