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Kim Delaney Meltdown!

Shows up wasted and slurs through a live speech at the National Constitution Center!

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by Anonymousreply 10709/25/2011

That's sad. However, she looks fanfuckingtastic for someone who's had a drinking problem for over 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 109/23/2011

It's been removed. Here's the You Tube Link:

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by Anonymousreply 209/23/2011

Doo... where's... Doo?

by Anonymousreply 309/23/2011

What was the part at the beginning where the announcer says "I need someone to guide me in this shit?" How could he not realize he was saying that into a mic while on live TV?

by Anonymousreply 409/23/2011

"However, she looks fanfuckingtastic for someone who's had a drinking problem for over 20 years."

Yeah, how does someone who drinks that much prevent bloat? Even if a woman starves herself, you'll still usually see it in the face and waistline.

by Anonymousreply 509/23/2011

She's been arrested for drunk driving in the past. Will this be the wake-up call she needs?

by Anonymousreply 609/23/2011

Sounds like maybe she is on pills rather than alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 709/23/2011

She lost custody of her son because of her drinking.

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2011

This does seem more like pills than booze. I know she's been through rehab at least once for booze. And wasn't that why she was dropped from CSI Miami, because of the booze?

by Anonymousreply 909/23/2011

Why were people getting off on this?

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2011

Apparently it's in the news, that she was "confused" and thought she was her Army Wives character.

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2011

Sad. I was wondering why they didn't do a close-up on her when she appeared on The View today. When they finally did a nano second shot, she looked extremely tired in the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 1209/23/2011

Maybe she remembered that she was in "Exit to Eden", and went on a bender.

by Anonymousreply 1309/23/2011

Why in the fuck did they let her go on stage?

She looks like a hot mess, how could they think that everything would go well?

by Anonymousreply 1409/23/2011

That was Dana Delany, R13.

by Anonymousreply 1509/23/2011

seems like she's having a problem with a teleprompter

by Anonymousreply 1609/23/2011

I wonder why they asked a barely B actress to give this address? I don't know who she is.

by Anonymousreply 1709/23/2011

oh, my.

by Anonymousreply 1809/23/2011

Oh, this is so sad! Kim is known to be a nice lady off stage. I hope she gets all the help she needs.

by Anonymousreply 1909/23/2011

From Wikipedia:

[quote]On September 22, 2011, she was escorted off the stage at an event honoring former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Philadelphia because she was speaking and rambling incoherently.

I wish the clip hadn't cut off before this!

by Anonymousreply 2009/23/2011

r20, there is a clip out there showing it I can't remember where I saw it though.

by Anonymousreply 2109/23/2011

While she does look tipsy, I honestly think she was just having trouble seeing and reading the teleprompter, and it looks like it sped up and slowed down a lot. I am thinking she hadn't seen the script before and found she really needed her glasses.

by Anonymousreply 2209/23/2011

A woman just pulls her away:

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by Anonymousreply 2309/23/2011

If that were the case, R22, her spokesperson would have said that, rather than, "no comment."

And just the fact that the spokesperson didn't even try to offer a lame excuse ("dehydration"), tells you all you need to know.

by Anonymousreply 2409/23/2011

She didn't seem all that bad in the clip.

To say she was 'incoherent' is vastly exaggerating what looked to be a teleprompter problem.

Even if it wasn't a teleprompter problem, she definitely was not incoherent nor tipsy.

She read slowly and haltingly.

by Anonymousreply 2509/23/2011

Her spokesperson issued a statement saying Kim was upset that this was the final week of All My Children.

by Anonymousreply 2609/23/2011

R25, you must be blind. She was clearly on something. Could be booze, could be pills, could be both.

by Anonymousreply 2709/23/2011

R27, she definitely was NOT incoherent. To say she was incoherent is vastly exaggerating.

by Anonymousreply 2809/23/2011

Kim Delaney was just so upset over the cancellation of All My Children, and so many of her close friends being out of work.

It really showed how upset she was, when she had to take the podium. She just couldn't control her emotions, as she was trying very hard to get through her speech.

by Anonymousreply 2909/23/2011

Huff Post has it as, "Kim Delaney gives drunken speech at military ceremony."

by Anonymousreply 3009/23/2011

It's a shame taht the bottle is getting the best of her. She was hot back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 3109/23/2011

I thought it was Dana. Scared me.

by Anonymousreply 3209/23/2011

Not as bad as what I was led to believe based on the written article. It just looks like she's reacting to something that was not planned, i.e. the teleprompter breaking down, and she wasn't very good at improvising.

by Anonymousreply 3309/23/2011

R30, you seem to be not aware that Huffington Post quite often has very misleading headlines and captions, and often even gets the gist of the story wrong.

by Anonymousreply 3409/23/2011

Over and over. Such a mess. Not even a hot one any more.

by Anonymousreply 3509/23/2011

I hate it when posters on Datalounge exaggerate all out of proportion.

It then makes everything said on Datalounge suspect to fabrication and lies.

That is not what we want on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 3609/23/2011

She just seems "off", and is reading in a bizarre vocal tone. Something is wrong, wrong, wrong. Unsettling.

by Anonymousreply 3709/23/2011

She just had a mini stroke, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 3809/23/2011

Kim who?

by Anonymousreply 3909/23/2011

She looks disheveled, and she was slurring.

by Anonymousreply 4009/23/2011

She's fine.

by Anonymousreply 4109/23/2011


by Anonymousreply 4209/23/2011

She was not disheveled and was not slurring.

by Anonymousreply 4309/23/2011

I don't see what you silly queens are talking bout. She was fine.

by Anonymousreply 4409/23/2011

I think she looksh jushhht fine. Jushht fine.

by Anonymousreply 4509/23/2011

There may have been technical issues with the teleprompter but she was clearly under the influence of something.

by Anonymousreply 4609/23/2011

r36, did you ever think that you don't belong here?

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by Anonymousreply 4809/24/2011

Is she married to a serviceman?

by Anonymousreply 4909/24/2011

I went to Pine Valley High with her, and she's a huge drama queen too. It was always something with her, running away to NYC, issues with her floozie of a mother, causing her boyfriend's paralysis. I'm not surprised at all that there are substance abuse problems.

Although I wouldn't mind burying my face in her crotch.

by Anonymousreply 5009/24/2011

Poor Kim. There was a not so blind item in Soap Opera Babylon years ago. An AMC remote on a cruise ship in New York Harbor had a 'young actress' so high on cocaine and booze she was throwing up over the side of the ship. It was pretty certain that this was Kim. So she was enabled early in her career because her character was so 'hot' and she had to be 'on'.

by Anonymousreply 5109/24/2011

Couldn't someone comb her hair at least? Why did they let her go out there like that? Even the show organizers should have realized she was incapacitated. They could have simply said she was too ill to go on.

by Anonymousreply 5209/24/2011

It wasn't that bad. I agree the problem was mostly a teleprompter..

Kim is aging well but I forgotten how beautiful she was back in the day...

by Anonymousreply 5309/24/2011

It's a shame that this was reported on AMC's last day. Ginny and Greg were one of the best romances on AMC. Yes she is still very attractive.

by Anonymousreply 5409/24/2011

It was more than a teleprompter. First of all, who in the world thought that speech was appropriate? I mean, she starts off by going on about how she can relate to military wives because of all she's gone through. After going on and on about her troubles, she reveals that, whoops, that was only on TV! Establishing empathy then revealing it was fake? I mean, was that supposed to be funny or clever? Really misguided.

I hope she gets help. Certainly, disgracing herself in a venue like that will make this episode impossible to sweep under the rug.

by Anonymousreply 5509/24/2011

She still looks good, but why didn't someone assist her with her hair before she went on? She looks like she just rolled in hay.

by Anonymousreply 5609/24/2011

They should have a China Beach reunion mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 5709/24/2011

She was such a bitch in House Sitter

by Anonymousreply 5809/24/2011

If she goes to rehab, will it delay production of "Body of Proof"?

by Anonymousreply 5909/24/2011

That was Dana, R57, not Kim.

by Anonymousreply 6009/24/2011

Any gossip about why she was fired off of CSI: Miami?

by Anonymousreply 6109/24/2011

I can't believe all the people on this thread that can't recognize a duped up, boozed out actress when they see one. Teleprompter my ass.

by Anonymousreply 6209/24/2011

"She was not disheveled and was not slurring."

Shut up, Kim.

by Anonymousreply 6309/24/2011

They showed this on the Today show, this morning.

by Anonymousreply 6409/24/2011

She looks completely out of it, but is this what you'd call a "MELTDOWN!!!"? I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 6509/24/2011

I'm sorry--Are you people telling me that there are two separate TV actresses named Delaney? Very confusing. Not Mary Louise Stuart Jessica Sarah Parker Masterson confusing, but still.

by Anonymousreply 6609/24/2011

"Are you people telling me that there are two separate TV actresses named Delaney? Very confusing."

Do you get Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn confused too?

by Anonymousreply 6709/24/2011

Wow, some of you guys are feeling very generous of spirit today. A teleprompter problem? Sure, if by teleprompter problem, you mean too drunk or high to read one.

by Anonymousreply 6809/24/2011

You mean the refined skinny chick?

by Anonymousreply 6909/24/2011

I admit, I had to google to know who was which, R67.

by Anonymousreply 7009/24/2011

Take a look at Kim's face when the floor manager (the woman with the headset) comes to lead her away. Kim is just standing there being very passive and not questioning anything, while the floor manager takes her by the arm and says, "Let's go".

That was NOT a teleprompter problem - she was either drunk or drugged out, and someone got sent out there to reel her in.

by Anonymousreply 7109/24/2011

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Following a series of apparent backstage production problems at the Liberty Medal award presentation at the National Constitution Center on Thursday evening, actress and Philadelphia native Kim Delaney seemed to make a valiant attempt to rescue the production by going on stage without introduction or teleprompter, but then delivering a stumbling speech.

An offstage announcer may have skipped over a section of his script when off stage whispering could be heard and the announcer suddenly said, “Kim Delaney…"

Delaney, best known for her roles on “NYPD Blue” and currently “Army Wives,” went on stage in an apparent effort to give her introductory speech for the award that was presented to former US defense secretary Robert Gates (see related story).

KYW Newsradio reports according to those in attendance, it appeared her teleprompter was not working, and Delaney appeared to struggle to deliver her speech, making long and awkward pauses between sentences.

“As I try to comfort wives, husbands, families, fathers, children, loved ones, made good, what I’ve learned is the Constitution Center,” Delaney said at one point during the speech.

Delaney then went on to talk about her character’s role on Lifetime’s “Army Wives.” Delaney talked about how the show portrays the lives of those with family members in the military.

At that point in the speech, Delaney displayed a brief smile before a video began on a loudspeaker and an individual with the production came to the podium to escort Delaney off stage.

Bloggers and talk radio shows around the country picked up on Delaney’s fractured performance, some attributing it to substance abuse or lack of preparation.

CBS 3, attributing sources, reports that some of the events producers may have questioned Delaney’s ability to deliver the speech prior to her appearance.

Calls to the Constitution Center, the production company, and Delaney’s publicist seeking more information about the production problems that led to Delaney’s bumpy performance have not been returned.

According to the National Constitution Center’s web site, the Liberty Medal is awarded annually to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over. Past recipients include Nelson Mandela, Sandra Day O’Connor, Colin Powell, and U2’s Bono.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060

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by Anonymousreply 7209/24/2011

Saw her on The View AMC tribute--which was taped, not live--and she was very together and looked great. So I wonder when that was taped in relation to this debacle.

by Anonymousreply 7309/24/2011

She's never been the same since she found me sucking off Tad.

by Anonymousreply 7409/24/2011

I believe The View tribute was taped the day before (Thursday).

by Anonymousreply 7509/24/2011

Two words:

Awk. Ward.

by Anonymousreply 7609/24/2011

The trouble is that "A Star is Born" spoiled us for things like this. We want the equivalent of James Mason slurring and stumbling at the Academy Awards ceremony and striking Judy Garland in the face, but all we get is Jessica Savitch taking a half-second pause or Kim Delaney stumbling over a words a bit and we're told it's a total meltdown.

by Anonymousreply 7709/24/2011

She was stoned.

Shit happens.

by Anonymousreply 7809/24/2011

r78 = Joe Enabler

by Anonymousreply 7909/24/2011

R73, if you read posts up above yours, you will see that you saw the other actress named Delaney on the View.

by Anonymousreply 8009/24/2011

"Kim Delaney seemed to make a valiant attempt to rescue the production by going on stage without introduction or teleprompter, but then delivering a stumbling speech."

Why did she just not say: "We're having a technical problem, so I'm just going to speak from the heart" and then improvise. She's an actress (supposedly....) - doesn't she know how to ad lib for a bit?

She was out of it. Watch that video without sound and look at her expression. Zonked.

by Anonymousreply 8109/24/2011

R81, actors rarely 'ad lib'.

Actors memorize lines from a script for a play, movie, or tv show.

I am not discounting talent and skill that it takes to be a good actor - but ad libbing is not one of the skills.

by Anonymousreply 8209/24/2011

[quote] She's an actress (supposedly....) - doesn't she know how to ad lib for a bit?

She's actually a pretty good actress, but actresses are not writers.

by Anonymousreply 8309/24/2011

Didn't they see she was fucked up before she walked out to that podium? Yet they let her go out there anyway? Makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 8409/24/2011

[quote]Didn't they see she was fucked up before she walked out to that podium? Yet they let her go out there anyway? Makes no sense.

Looks like they noticed, but were perhaps hoping she'd pull it together. From R72's article...

[quote]CBS 3, attributing sources, reports that some of the events producers may have questioned Delaney’s ability to deliver the speech prior to her appearance.

by Anonymousreply 8509/24/2011

[quote]f you read posts up above yours, you will see that you saw the other actress named Delaney on the View.

Well, they're wrong. The actress on The View that aired Friday, as part of a tribute to ALL MY CHILDREN, was Kim Delaney - the same Kim Delaney who had the "meltdown" on that clip.

by Anonymousreply 8609/24/2011

The bigger issue is why was she invited to participate in this event?

by Anonymousreply 8709/24/2011

Because she stars on the show called Army Wives on the Lifetime netword and it is a very popular, successful show which examines issues of people and spouses in the Army.

by Anonymousreply 8809/24/2011

And she good Philadelia Girl

by Anonymousreply 8909/24/2011

I've always like Kim Delaney. I remember reading in Soap Opera Digest that she'd been living with a guy in his 30's since she was 16 and she was around 19 at the time.

I'm sorry that she has substance abuse problems.

I hope she doesn't do the recent PR move and claim she is bipolar as if addiction isn't enough.

I hope she cleans up soon. She's very talented and from all accounts is a nice person.

by Anonymousreply 9009/24/2011

That clip was hard to watch because being an ALL MY CHILDREN watcher since the early 70s, and even though she's an all around talented actress who has played other roles, that will always be my sweet Jenny Gardner. I could not get enough of Jenny and Greg Nelson. It's ironic and kind of sad that this became viral on the same day as AMC's final episode. I hope she gets well.

by Anonymousreply 9109/24/2011

Teleprompter problem my ass!!! The way she walked onto the stage you could tell she was fucked up and her hair was all messed up like she rolled out of bed.

by Anonymousreply 9209/24/2011

Here is a photo of Kim's hair while she was speaking at the podium.

Her hair looks beautiful! And not disheveled.

You Dataloungers certainly like to lie, fabricate, and exaggerate all out of proportion.

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by Anonymousreply 9309/24/2011

She looks terrible in that pic, r93. She didn't look so good on The View, either. She's 52, and it's a hard 52. Compare her to Dana Delaney, who's 55 and looks younger than Kim.

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by Anonymousreply 9409/24/2011

Kim Delaney looked gorgeous at the podium.

And not disheveled at all.

She is a beautiful woman and looked beautiful at the podium. And her hair was not disheveled.

Dana Delaney looks good for her age. but in closeups not nearly as good. Tired eyes and not much of a chin. But she does wear a very small dress size and has very narrow hips which make her look younger.

by Anonymousreply 9509/24/2011

Kim has "just fucked" hair.

by Anonymousreply 9609/24/2011

R94, Kim Delaney looks a good deal younger than her age. It's not fair comparing her with Dana who looks like she went to the fountain of youth.

by Anonymousreply 9709/24/2011

Judging by The View, and her close-ups on Friday, no, Kim Delaney does NOT look a good deal younger than her age. She's wearing the turmoil and the substance abuse on her once-gorgeous face.

Now Laurence Lau - age 57 - HE looks younger than he is.

by Anonymousreply 9809/24/2011

She's a well-known substance abuser. I don't know how she keeps getting work. I wouldn't hire her anymore than I'd hire Lohan. She's been going to rehab since forever.

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by Anonymousreply 10009/24/2011

Does she have a shoulder tattoo?


by Anonymousreply 10109/24/2011

She looks fine to drive!

by Anonymousreply 10209/24/2011

don't understand the enabler who keeps insisting Kim is fine. Here's another drunken interview with Kim.

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by Anonymousreply 10309/24/2011

and another

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by Anonymousreply 10409/24/2011

I think she's on some downers, but she looks lovely in the last one.

by Anonymousreply 10509/24/2011

She has that annoying, dry-mouth smacking sound as she talks.

by Anonymousreply 10609/24/2011

An actress who plays a popular role on Army Wives or any other show should not have been invited to such an event.

by Anonymousreply 10709/25/2011
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