Shows up wasted and slurs through a live speech at the National Constitution Center!
Kim Delaney Meltdown!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/25/2011|
That's sad. However, she looks fanfuckingtastic for someone who's had a drinking problem for over 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/23/2011|
It's been removed. Here's the You Tube Link:
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/23/2011|
Doo... where's... Doo?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||09/23/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 5||09/23/2011|
She's been arrested for drunk driving in the past. Will this be the wake-up call she needs?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/23/2011|
Sounds like maybe she is on pills rather than alcohol.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/23/2011|
She lost custody of her son because of her drinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||09/23/2011|
Why were people getting off on this?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/23/2011|
Apparently it's in the news, that she was "confused" and thought she was her Army Wives character.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||09/23/2011|
Maybe she remembered that she was in "Exit to Eden", and went on a bender.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||09/23/2011|
That was Dana Delany, R13.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/23/2011|
seems like she's having a problem with a teleprompter
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/23/2011|
I wonder why they asked a barely B actress to give this address? I don't know who she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||09/23/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 20||09/23/2011|
r20, there is a clip out there showing it I can't remember where I saw it though.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||09/23/2011|
A woman just pulls her away:
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||09/23/2011|
Her spokesperson issued a statement saying Kim was upset that this was the final week of All My Children.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/23/2011|
R25, you must be blind. She was clearly on something. Could be booze, could be pills, could be both.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/23/2011|
R27, she definitely was NOT incoherent. To say she was incoherent is vastly exaggerating.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||09/23/2011|
Huff Post has it as, "Kim Delaney gives drunken speech at military ceremony."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/23/2011|
It's a shame taht the bottle is getting the best of her. She was hot back in the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/23/2011|
I thought it was Dana. Scared me.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||09/23/2011|
Over and over. Such a mess. Not even a hot one any more.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/23/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||09/23/2011|
She just seems "off", and is reading in a bizarre vocal tone. Something is wrong, wrong, wrong. Unsettling.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/23/2011|
She just had a mini stroke, that's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/23/2011|
She looks disheveled, and she was slurring.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/23/2011|
She was not disheveled and was not slurring.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/23/2011|
I don't see what you silly queens are talking bout. She was fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/23/2011|
I think she looksh jushhht fine. Jushht fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/23/2011|
There may have been technical issues with the teleprompter but she was clearly under the influence of something.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/23/2011|
r36, did you ever think that you don't belong here?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/23/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/24/2011|
Is she married to a serviceman?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||09/24/2011|
They should have a China Beach reunion mini-series.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/24/2011|
She was such a bitch in House Sitter
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/24/2011|
If she goes to rehab, will it delay production of "Body of Proof"?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/24/2011|
That was Dana, R57, not Kim.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/24/2011|
Any gossip about why she was fired off of CSI: Miami?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||09/24/2011|
"She was not disheveled and was not slurring."
Shut up, Kim.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/24/2011|
They showed this on the Today show, this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/24/2011|
She looks completely out of it, but is this what you'd call a "MELTDOWN!!!"? I don't think so.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||09/24/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 67||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||09/24/2011|
You mean the refined skinny chick?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/24/2011|
I admit, I had to google to know who was which, R67.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||09/24/2011|
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) â 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, âKim Delaneyâ¦"
Delaney, best known for her roles on âNYPD Blueâ and currently âArmy Wives,â 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.
âAs I try to comfort wives, husbands, families, fathers, children, loved ones, made good, what Iâve learned is the Constitution Center,â Delaney said at one point during the speech.
Delaney then went on to talk about her characterâs role on Lifetimeâs âArmy Wives.â 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 Delaneyâs 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 Delaneyâs ability to deliver the speech prior to her appearance.
Calls to the Constitution Center, the production company, and Delaneyâs publicist seeking more information about the production problems that led to Delaneyâs bumpy performance have not been returned.
According to the National Constitution Centerâs 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 OâConnor, Colin Powell, and U2âs Bono.
Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||09/24/2011|
She's never been the same since she found me sucking off Tad.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/24/2011|
I believe The View tribute was taped the day before (Thursday).
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/24/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||09/24/2011|
She was stoned.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/24/2011|
r78 = Joe Enabler
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/24/2011|
R73, if you read posts up above yours, you will see that you saw the other actress named Delaney on the View.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/24/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 81||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||09/24/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 83||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||09/24/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 85||09/24/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 86||09/24/2011|
The bigger issue is why was she invited to participate in this event?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 88||09/24/2011|
And she good Philadelia Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||09/24/2011|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/24/2011|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 95||09/24/2011|
Kim has "just fucked" hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 97||09/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 98||09/24/2011|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/24/2011|
LEAVE JENNY ALONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/24/2011|
Does she have a shoulder tattoo?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/24/2011|
She looks fine to drive!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/24/2011|
don't understand the enabler who keeps insisting Kim is fine. Here's another drunken interview with Kim.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/24/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/24/2011|
I think she's on some downers, but she looks lovely in the last one.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/24/2011|
She has that annoying, dry-mouth smacking sound as she talks.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/24/2011|
An actress who plays a popular role on Army Wives or any other show should not have been invited to such an event.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/25/2011|