A friend of mine who works at a major TV network told me that the lead on one of its shows had a meltdown on set yesterday. The remainder of the scenes from yesterday had to be scrapped and today's shoot was cancelled. Any guesses?
You could narrow it down a bit more. Like, is it male? Female? Age range?
We could play 20 questions.
New show? Old show?
Come on, that's almost cruel.
Suanne Nivens on "The Happy Homemaker"??
Major network means ABC, CBS, or NBC
Is the lead male or female?
Is the show a drama or comedy?
If you told me it was Kate Walsh I wouldn't be surprised. AD's and PA's who've worked on Private Practice have nothing but horror stories.
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.
I guess it's pretty serious.
Lead is female.
Does she have a PIK-cha opening on Broadway within the next two weeks?
I love you, R10. Almost as much as I love Arlene Francis.
Kaley whatshername from BBT
Please, oh please be the red-haired alky midget!
Is the series based in 'Miami', OP?
The show is a drama and yes, it's on one of the major networks (ABC/NBC/CBS/Fox). And no, it's not Mariska Hargitay.
The fact that OP added Fox to the mix means the female is on a Fox drama.
It's that nice Betty White on the Mary Tyler Moore show. She always looks like she could snap at any moment. I hope she did not hurt Mary.
Why, R16? Fox has been a major broadcast network for almost 20 years.
Did Julianna Marguelies finally figure out why her hot gay husband was so indifferent in the bedroom?
Actually, R16 is right. Why would OP make a point of adding FOX to the mix if people were focused on NBC / CBS / ABC? The only thing is, FOX has shitty dramas and I couldn't picture Emily Deschanel (Bones) having a meltdown...unless she's suffering from postpartum depression.
What kind of meltdown? What was the cause? We need more details about what actually happened!
What kind of meltdown?! Gee, I guess some actress decided to have fondue in the middle of a scene. There was chocolate everywhere!
Kerry Washington, Scandal
It was Andrew Rannells. He left the tampon in too long and was going into toxic shock syndrome. Luckily, there was a medicated douche on the set and he was fine after it was administered.
Andrew Rannells walked on set and saw Ellen Barkin wearing the same Ungaro frock as him.
The Fringe girl.
Unless it was Lea Michelle.
Glee is pretty depressing, but technically it's a comedy.
"Becky" from "Glee." In this week's Dodi Goodman and Eve Arden "homage" scene from "Grease/Grease 2" between her and Jane Lynch, she had no lines and it really PISSED HER OFF.
None of you have it right so far. The actress who had the meltdown also appeared this week on a morning show to promote her series and seemed sedated. And for some reason she was hardly asked any questions about the series she was on there to promote.
Hey asswipe OP, why don't you just say it instead of playing the attention-whore "I know something you don't know" game?
Hmmm, I thought so.
Lucy Liu (Elementary)
Vanessa Williams (666 Park Avenue)
It seems like it would be someone who is THE star of the how, for it to shut down two days of shooting - which wouldn't be Liu or Williams (andWilliams isn't a crazy bitch).
Mamie's a good guess, but she's still in the "prove herself" stage.
It still could be Liu.
Does anyone watch "Live with Kelly"?
Just looking at her guest list this week there would seem to some candidates for this BI.
Might I have seen her performing in a nightclub act in the New York area during the last week?
I was going to say Patricia Heaton until OP said it was a drama series.
I warned Jessica about doing television...
[quote]Please, oh please be the red-haired alky midget!
CSI:Miami is cancelled.
And OP is sure it's a straight drama?
There is a rumor that Kate Walsh has fallen off the wagon really hard. She also is known for being mildly to moderately stoned whenever she does an interview.
It's not Mamie Gummer or Kate Walsh. Same age range as Gummer, though.
I won't reveal the name. It's interesting putting it out there to read your guesses. I suspect it will make the mainstream press at some point, anyway.
Has anyone guessed it correctly yet, Lynn? I was thinking of Stana Katic for some reason.
It's Blake Lively
I can think of a couple who would fit the clues well enough...but they're in what are technically comedies, by network genre.
It's Chace Crawford.
Stana Katic has been off the gossip radar for a while.
My guess is it is MARISKA
It must be Emily. I've heard she's a bitch, and she's THE star of her show.
CW isn't a major network and Blake wouldn't have a major meltdown when she's finally been getting good press following a major drought.
No, R61, nobody's guessed correctly yet. The actress has been under incredible pressure and is expected back on the set Monday.
Could I have seen this actress in a production of "Over the Teacups" at the Westbury Music Fair?
Missy Reeves had been getting death threats after her Chick Fil A comments. She is not loved on the set of Days - in fact Deidre Hall dressed her down in front of everyone after it was revealed she went to the producers and ordered them to fire Matt Ashford. She wanted to be paired again with the guy playing Dr. Daniel. Those awkward scenes where Jen barely grieved over Jack and now she's back in the thick with Daniel are hard for the fans to take. So she has been getting a lot of pressure to acknowledge the Jack/Jen history and she refuses. She plays all sweet to the press but that's over now. Suddenly she is on a lot more now that Ashford is gone and she's happy with the airtime but the frostiness of her castmates has been a real pain for her.
She's getting what she deserves for being a cunt.
Have we established that this actress does NOT have a picture opening on Broadway?
Am I correct in assuming that the mystery guest is a woman and not a man?
OP, don't you dare tell, or I'll fix it so you ain't got nothin' to tell with!
Am I correct in assuming that we will not be hearing again from the OP any time soon?
Here is a list of Good Morning America guests for the week of September 24 to September 28. I don't watch any of the shows on the big four networks, so have no clue who this person could be.
It's not Vanessa Williams.
Someone's finally got it right, though. Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner.
Lynn's confirmation could only include Missy, Dobrev, Hayden, Janet or Vanessa.
And r83's link suggests Hotel Transylvania...
everyone knows it's hayden p. she was such a bad choice for the new show Nashville. She can't cope...or sing.
It's Hayden. I'm surprised she was so lucid at the Emmys given her reputation for being emotionally unstable.
Does anyone else remember the gossip about her mother pimping her out (and sometimes participating)?
Has she ever tried to save a whale, dolphin, or tuna over in the ocean of the far East?
Did Hayden make a morning promotional appearance anywhere this past week?
Oh, and Reeves is the wrong age range.
I think Hayden was on The View...but I fast forwarded
Appearing on a daytime show was never a clue.
The clue that she is in Gummer's age range leaves out Williams.
It's down to Panettiere, Montgomery or Dobrev. It's probably not Dobrev because she's on CW and it's unlikely Montgomery would hold up shooting.
My guess is Panettiere.
I don't know who it is, but if she dies mysteriously, I'll be there on the double.
Am I correct in assuming that our mystery guest is not appearing anywhere in the tri state area?
The pressure on actresses can be enormous. I almost broke down on "Contagion" when a production assistant served me still water instead of the sparkling I had requested.
It's Maurice Benard who pitched a hissy fit when his butt boy left.
Did poor Debbie Reynolds have a nervous breakdown?
[quote]Appearing on a daytime show was never a clue.
Yes it was, R104. You obviously did not read the whole thread.
The daytime morning talk show clue is at R30.
I would love to know the nature of the meltdown. Was it drug-enhanced or just a major hissy fit?
If all those blind items about her are true, I feel sorry for her childhood, but damn she's a crazy whore as an adult.
R110, I don't believe that post is from OP who identifies him or herself as Lynn Stairmaster in the clue posts.
Yes. R96 is the OP. Too bad it's not Vanessa. She was on a morning show this week.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to disqualify myself. I rode up in the elevator with tonight's guest.
Are you serious?
R115, don't be so gullible.
This blind is solved - Hayden P.
Sounds like Hayden P, yes. I wonder if she will always be somewhat fucked up from being a child star. I actually like her; hope she gets her shit together. But agree with the poster(s) that said she's poor casting for that show.
This never happened.
It's not Hayden P. Try again.
It's Blake Lively.
Blake is a quiet type so a meltdown from her would be surprising.
If it's Blake - she just figured out her new hubby is gay, eh?
Ok, this is a last week morning interview with J. Montgomery. She always looks kind of sedated, but she does look sad and like she's about to nod off in this video.
It would fit the clue about not being asked about the actual show. They literally only talked to her about switching from a British accent to a Jersey American one.
It's annoying when anchors don't know how to shape an interview properly. But that's neither here nor there.
Okay, we got this...
At R70, OP points out that nobody had guessed correctly yet; which rules out any of the serious guesses between R1 and R69 (including Blake Lively).
At R95, OP points out that the correct actress has finally been named, but Vanessa Williams and Hayden Paniettere (sp?) are identified as incorrect guesses.
The CW is not a major network, so ditch the bitch from Vampire Diaries.
The only two legitimate non-eldergay inside joke responses that were offered between R76 an R94 are Missy Reeves from Days of Our Lives and Janet Montgomery from Made in Jersey.
Now, when it comes to morning show appearances, TV actresses will NOT appear on another network's program unless they're starring in a movie or they've written a book. Missy and Janet have done neither. Furthermore, Missy did not appear on Today, but Janet certainly appeared on The Early Show (her network's morning show).
Missy's not under as much pressure as others are trying to claim (keep in mind the fraus who watch soap operas couldn't give a lesser fuck about her stance on Chik-fil-A). If anyone is under pressure, it's Janet, who is now the lead on a major network series. It certainly doesn't help that the show is looking like it's going to be a flop based on the premier numbers!
Anyway, the final piece of evidence that this thread is about Janet Montgomery:
Longtime DLers are well aware that Lynn Stairmaster is in NYC (LS went to a couple of screenings last year that offered up some good gossip on W.E. and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Cloying...I mean, Close). Days of Our Lives is filmed in Los Angeles, but Made in Jersey is filmed in...New Jersey. Sure, OP could e-mail / Skype / IM friends across the country, but only a fairly close friend would divulge a piece of gossip like this....and close friends tend to live nearby.
Here's a linke to a clip of Janet being interviewed by Gayle King-Winfrey. She does seem a bit sedated here.
I think it's either Kate Walsh or Julianna Margulez
r125 did you even read the rest of the thread? It is Mamie Gummer's age...
R125, I think you're an idiot with the reading comprehension of a 1st grader.
Wow, rude new world that has such people in it.
There are trolls on here crying that it must be Blake Lively and you call me an idiot for guessing two actresses that are actually on major networks? Okay, someone has anger issues.
Lastly, I haven't seen Mamie Gummer since Off the Map and she looked about 35 on that show, so forgive me for not Googling her age, She looks older than she is.
Is our mystery guest 'the toast of Broadway' after receiving mahvAHlous notices last Sunday?
R124 is taking this a tad too seriously.
This is so Markie Post!
Posters like R124 make DL great.
The anchors at r123's clip were so annoying, I felt sorry for Janet. I couldn't blame her for looking like she wanted to escape.
Well, smell Jessica Fletcher at R124!
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I detest posters like R125/R129. They are the dumbing down of DL.
Dearie, did you not read that Lynn Stairmasters said it had already been solved and it was down to 2 people.
Read R124's excellent deductive post and you'll see how the grown-ups solve one.
Excellent work, R124.
Could I have seen our mystery guest having luncheon at Schrafft's before attending a matinee this past Wednesday?
Dorothy K. with her flask hidden in her pocketbook
Janet will have all the time in the world to relax when her show gets cancelled in a few weeks.
WOW - crazy Janet and crazy Donna Murphy on the same set.
THAT SHOW IS DOOMED!
I guess that's the last time they hire an actress over Skype.
Brits are not used to the long hours worked on American sets, nor to the long seasons. But I guess she won't have to worry about that soon.
what is your problem r137, this is a blind item post not the equation for cold fusion. The fact that you are taking it so seriously that I jokingly responded to what is most likely a false lead is more disturbing than anything else in this thread.
If your life exists on this site than good for you. Some of us have other more exciting things to do though.
From what I understand, "Made in New Jersey" hasn't been reviewed favorably. Even if it were good, good promo keeps getting more difficult to afford. Sad for her, after all the work she's going to have to end up putting in anyway.
[quote]I don't believe that post is from OP who identifies him or herself as Lynn Stairmaster in the clue posts.
R112, Trolldar is your friend.
Question for Lynn. You said that the actress has been under incredible pressure. Is Montgomery under more pressure than other lead actresses launching new shows for some reason or can we expect meltdowns from the actresses leading Beauty and the Beast, Emily Owens,and Mob Doctor whose shows are reportedly just as bad if not worse than Made in Jersey.
All 3 of the actresses you name, R148, are more experienced in the making of a weekly series than Ms. Montgomery; all 3 have done episodic TV before.
Janet has not, and not American TV, where shows have a longer run of episodes than British TV.
Janet's also the female lead in 'Spies of Warsaw,' the British/BBCA mini-series which is incredible. I've seen the first episode and think it will be solid. Not a ratings hit but critically acclaimed.
I had zero interest in "Made in Jersey" before, but now I kind of want to watch an episode.
who the fuck is Janet Montgomery?
All of this for a nobody. Great.
R152 = Janet's agent (playing offense)
Who ARE these people - I don't know ANY of them. Whhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Made In Jersey is the first casualty of the TV season.
[quote]Made In Jersey is the first casualty of the TV season.
Actually, it's third, right behind taste and originality.
Did I miss who it was and should I care?
Let's face it, the op is a complete asshole.