Gossip and Blinds That Were Proven True
I remember blind items about Charlie Sheen being poz and Phillip Seymour Hoffman being on heroin before those things were made public.
Gossip sites published stories on the NXIVM cult, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, and James Franco years before anyone else did.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/28/2020|
I remember a blind item in MovieLine 1990 about Geffen and Keanu, it was true.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/05/2020|
What was the item, R1? How did you come to find out it had been proven true?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/05/2020|
I remember an item about Bertollucci and Keanu that was true, started by Charlie Sheen.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/05/2020|
Stop stating names without stating what they were and how you knew they were true
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/05/2020|
There was gossip (including right here on DataLounge) about Kevin Spacey using roofies on guys he would sexually assault. Then in 2017, a man reported to London police that he fell unconscious after having a drink Spacey gave him and awoke to find Spacey performing a sex act on him:
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/05/2020|
When he was on Party of Five, there were some blind items that were obviously about Scott Bairstow, indicating that he was a pedophile. Several years later, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/06/2020|
R6 Bryan Singer was also talked about on here before the stories about him were made public.
Gawker publishes stories about Louis CK years before anyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/08/2020|
That Meghan is a cunt. Now we know it’s true!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/08/2020|
Who was scott on party of five. I looked him up he played Ned but no recollection of who that was. Was it a boyfriend of Julia?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/08/2020|
Here's a blind item rabbit hole going back decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/08/2020|
R10 He was the boyfriend of Julia's who hit her.
When he was on the show, there were also rumors that he was cheating on his wife with Jennifer Love Hewitt, who, though (barely) legal, looked young for her age.
Fun fact: Bairstow also played God on the final episode of Touched by an Angel.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/08/2020|
There was a blind about a depressed fashion designer whose business was going under and it turned out to be L'Wren Scott who committed suicide a little while after. Ditto for Kurt Cobain...a blind item about how he was in bad shape and being watched by friends right before he committed suicide. I was not shocked when he died unlike everyone else but I was shocked that a blind turned out to be 100% true.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/08/2020|
R13 Stories about Cobain being suicidal weren't exactly gossip. A few months before he died, he ODed in Rome and Weekend Update had a joke that went something like, "Kurt Cobain almost reached Nirvana this week."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/08/2020|
Here's one about John Edwards:
56. NY POST 08/27/2007 WHICH political candidate enjoys visiting New York because he has a girlfriend who lives downtown? The pol tells her he'll marry her when his current wife is out of the picture. John Edwards
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/08/2020|
R15 I remember I was active on the message boards for The Superficial (anyone remember that place?) then and we debated a series of blinds about a "Democratic hopeful who was keeping a mistresses." Nobody thought that it was Edwards. Nobody.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/08/2020|
While looking for gossip on Bairstow, I found a DL thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/08/2020|
Apparently half the celebrity relationships are beards for promoting or for covering up.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/08/2020|
Why did Edwards get involved with that nutcase? I will never understand that.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/08/2020|
Have you guys seen this John Edwards "I Feel Pretty" video? Fussing quite a bit with his basic hairdo, waiting for an assistant to hairspray it after he gets it just right.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/08/2020|
There are a ton on AGC about Matt Lauer.
NY POST/PAGE SIX...06/28 WHICH popular television host isn't so happily married? The charmer has carried on an affair with a young girl for several years — even during his wife's pregnancy — paying discreet visits after his work day is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/08/2020|
R19 classic mid life crisis. He was flattered by the attention of an “attractive” woman who was not his wife. Boredom, insecurity about getting older. Same old story.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/09/2020|
The whole Epstein & Prince Andrew saga.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/09/2020|
[quote]Fun fact: Bairstow also played God on the final episode of Touched by an Angel.
lol I remember that. I also remember Bill Cosby playing an angel in a couple of episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/09/2020|
There were blind items that were obviously about Brett Ratner propositioning extras. If they slept with him he would give them a speaking role AND made sure the scene stayed in the movie. There were so many of these items, I heard people refer to it as the "The Brett Ratner Casting Method." In an LA Times articles an actress names, Eri Sasaki describes him trying this on here.
The Zach Braff thread reminded me of this, because he supposedly used the same casting method for the last film he directed.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/10/2020|
[quote] classic mid life crisis. He was flattered by the attention of an “attractive” woman who was not his wife. Boredom, insecurity about getting older. Same old story.
You are wrong about Matt Lauer in every way. One, he cheated on his wife from the day he first met her. His cheating almost caused her to call off their engagement. He proceeded to cheat on her throughout their entire marriage. She left him a few times.
And he didn't lose his job because he's a cheater, he lost his job because he sexually assaulted various women he worked with
So that whole "midlife crisis" story you told is just nonsense
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/10/2020|
R26 I think that posted was talking about John Edwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/10/2020|
I read a story (possibly on here) that Bryan Singer and some of his friends threw a "party" where they dressed up as priests and brought in boys dressed like schoolboys, then drugged and raped them. While I knew that Singer was a creep, I thought this story was ridiculous. It sounds more like something from an episode of Law & Order: SVU than real life.
Then photos of Singer dressed like a priest surfaced.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/11/2020|
Bruce Jenner is the most obvious example. The Enquirer and Star had the story for a few years before he finally "came out" on ABC.
Charlie Sheen having sex with men as gossip dates back to at least 2006, not counting the Corey Haim story. Lots of blinds about his gay sex life.
Always blinds about Robin Williams drinking again, which eventually turned out true.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/11/2020|
R29 Some gossip site had pics of Jenner with long, pink nails years before that too.
Denise Richards mentioned Sheen looking at porn involving men and boys in the divorce papers that she filed in 2005. The Richards/Sheen divorce happened when I was most into gossip. At the time, most people sided with him, and dismissed her as "crazy." As someone who believed her, I now feel vindicated.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/11/2020|
Blinds about super-queen Ricky Martin were around years before he finally, finally came out of the closet.
DL's "Celebrities Who Out Themselves On Their Instagram" series of threads has had the goods on several minor celebrities before they came out like Barrett Foa.
Gossip on Wentworth Miller, Colton Haynes, etc....
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/11/2020|
R30 The first time I ever heard of Miller was right before Prison Break started. A female friend, who had a crush on him, told me that she was looking forward to the show and she mentioned that he was gay. So, clearly people knew!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/11/2020|
R20, John Edwards always came off like a giant queen. Maybe it was the southerness that made him seem that way?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/11/2020|
[quote] Denise Richards mentioned Sheen looking at porn involving men and boys in the divorce papers that she filed in 2005. The Richards/Sheen divorce happened when I was most into gossip. At the time, most people sided with him, and dismissed her as "crazy." As someone who believed her, I now feel vindicated.
What I find strange is that Denise is now on "good" terms with Charlie. Wouldn't you be keeping your kids away from Charlie if all that were true?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2020|
Is Kal Penn gay? There have been rumors at least since the time Obama was president.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/11/2020|
R33 He was awfully well-groomed for a straight guy too. Though that might be the result of growing up in extreme poverty. Many people who crawl out of poverty are obsessed with putting up a good front.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/11/2020|
Philip Schofield in the UK. Even when he was a children's TV presenter the gossip was he had got the job because he was the 'special boy assistant' of some older TV executive. He was forced to come out because he had started to deploy the same approach with younger men as he had received himself 35 years earlier. He had been seeing a teenage boy who was later sacked from This Morning. People who work on This Morning had become fed up with Schofield's indiscreet behaviour with this teenager and felt uncomfortable with how Schofield was conducting himself. Schofield was forced to come out as gay and pass it off as "something that he had been suppressing for many years" or face being outed by both this boy and work colleagues who were tired of his obnoxious behaviour.
All of this had been discussed online long before Schofield was forced to do that live TV interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/11/2020|
r36, I think it's also a Southern "gentlemanly" thing, too. That's what my friends from North Carolina and Georgia say at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/11/2020|
There have been many Kal Penn threads here for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/11/2020|
Oh! The 'Blue's Clues' guy long before he finally came out, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/11/2020|
[quote]Geörge Cløøney: He's gay and his entire marriage is a business move meant to portray a serious image for when he runs for political office. Everyone is Hollywood is well-aware.
[quote]George Clooney & Matt Damon Denounce ‘A–hole’ Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Beyond Infuriating’
[quote]"Bisexual scum George Clooney & phony Matt Damon are lying to promote film flop Suburbicon. They both knew of the rapes & harrassment. Clooney even encouraged the escorts he fake dated (Krista Allen, Sara Larson, Elisabetta Canalis & Stacey Keibler) to service Weinstein for film castings. FACT. SCUM George Clooney is in a sham marriage to beastly UGLY Amal Alamuddin who hails from a family of money-laundering arms dealers like her criminal uncle Ziad Takieddine. Clooney has never slept with ugly Amal. Clooney gets incentives to promote her. There are no twins. Clooney is using ugly Amal's sister Tala's surrogate born twins with her 2nd husband gigolo Nico as his in photos he shows. Biggest publicity hoax in Hollywood. Scum Clooney lies for publicity yet he's popularity has plummeted."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/11/2020|
The Repuglican knives are out for Clooney. According to them, he is a murdering pedo responsible for the deaths of at least a half-dozen boys - even pushing one off a cliff!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/11/2020|
I doubt Georgie is running for office, he has too many skeletons, fake marriage or not.
I do believe his Kardashian style wedding circus complete with cheesy People magazine photos backfired on him. It was supposed to deflect and mitigate yet all it did was shine a big spotlight on the absurdity of it and invite scrutiny. His crisis management team or fixer steered him wrong, he should ask for his money back.
I had read elsewhere that the sudden wedding was preemptive as his name was going to be associated with the B ry Singer story but the not alive Italian boy/s sounds more likely.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/11/2020|
Is Cory Booker so well-loved by the guys he' s been with that no one will out him?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/11/2020|
R44, he probably has tons of non-disclosure agreements.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/11/2020|
Did the rumors about Christian Bale being a sub to a dominatrix that made him let men fuck him ever pan out at all?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/11/2020|
[quote]There are no twins. Clooney is using ugly Amal's sister Tala's surrogate born twins with her 2nd husband gigolo Nico as his in photos he shows
Clooney's son resembles George when he was a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/11/2020|
"Bisexual scum" -whoever wrote that can die in a grease fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/11/2020|
In terms of stuff that turned out to be true: there was a blind about Bieber fucking Miranda Kerr several years before Bloom tried to punch him over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/11/2020|
R47 The little girl is adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/11/2020|
There were rumors about Richard Chamberlin for years before he came out.
Chad Allen was outed by The Globe in the 90s and it was true.
The National Enquirer broke the story of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's wedding. When it happened, nobody believed it and all the talk show hosts made "this is why nobody believes tabloids" jokes. They also broke the story of John Edwards affair, and were the first to publish stories about Rush Limbaugh's drug addict when it was ignored by the mainstream media. Oh, and they first reported that Elizabeth Smart's father was gay. He is now out of the closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/11/2020|
We knew about Lindsay Lohan escorting just from the reading the cleaned up gossip about her. Very sad when it started. She must hard as nails or a zombie by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/11/2020|
Faye Dunaway can sometimes be moody.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/11/2020|
I’m always amused at how people commenting on beardings and sham PR marriages here assume that gay men are incapable of sex with women and that turkey basters and surrogacies must be involved for any kids. Just bullshit. I’m gay AF yet can, and have, easily had sex with women when the mood is right. How do you explain DL men? Or men like that British presenter who come out after like twenty years of marriage?
Also, sex with women isn’t gross for all gay guys. It’s just not my thing. If I was a celebrity I could fake it no problems if needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/18/2020|
[quote]Oh! The 'Blue's Clues' guy long before he finally came out, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/18/2020|
All the celebrity boy/girl designer twins are turkey baster or whatever it's called regardless of straight or bearding situation. Beyonce, Julia R., JLo, Mariah, George & the beard. Surrogate optional.
No way was George's anorexic beard ever pregnant, that was obvious from the moon. The fact that he feels the needs to prattle on in interviews about her pregnancy and how they didn't use fertility drugs or any intervention and it was all natural and a surprise is what invites criticism.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/18/2020|
They never admit to Botox, plastic surgery, liposuction or even just plain hair dye. It’s always “natural” with celebrities driving the general population to feel inferior. I’m glad the sheen around celebrity is falling apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/18/2020|
R58 I automatically like any celeb that cops to getting work done for that reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/19/2020|
Threads like these are why I came/come to DL. Thank you thank you thank you
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/19/2020|
R5 Jolie admitted to taking fertility drugs with her twins. I think Marcia Cross did too. Everyone else is a big, fat liar. JLo claimed hers were conceived "naturally." Sure, Jen.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/19/2020|
Same here, r59. Trying to sell a false image of yourself essentially to gain money, influence and power over the public puts you in the same class as despots like Kim Jung Un, as far as I'm concerned.
Traditional celebrity is starting to go. Movie stars and the PR system of red carpets, talk shows, fluff magazine articles set to butter them up, have lost currency. I really think Leonardo DiCaprio is the last/youngest true movie star. They've been overtaken, first by reality TV with the Kardashian money now earning more money than them, then YouTube and other digital "influencers" like gamers took over.
Acting still matters, but starring in something successful like Game of Thrones doesn't make the actor a real star anymore, it's GoT that people care about. Which reminds me, TV/streaming is now the top medium. I remember when movie stars felt TV was beneath them 😂.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/19/2020|
[quote] Ditto for Kurt Cobain...a blind item about how he was in bad shape and being watched by friends right before he committed suicide.
There weren't blind items about that, there were full-fledged news articles about it, MTV and Kurt Loder reported on it for ages, as did the music mags. The news ramped up after his OD a few weeks before his suicide, because several people said that it was a failed suicide attempt.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/19/2020|
R62 We discussed the end of the movie star on here a while back. It's one of my fave DL threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/20/2020|
R63 is right. Blind items weren't a thing until about the turn of the millennium.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/20/2020|
Oh they've been around longer than that. I'd bet they've been around as long as gossip rags have been in existence but I remember seeing them in trash mags like Star, National Enquirer, the Globe as far back as the 1980s.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/20/2020|
And back then, they were true, not made up.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/21/2020|
They were originally used for gossip too shocking to print, like gay gossip, which, to this day, remains a no-go for mainstream outlets. Then they got hijacked by PR hacks planting thinly-veiled BIs to make their clients look good. The most ridiculous one I ever saw was a "blind item" about a star who "anonymously" pays rent for a former employee 🤢
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/21/2020|
Tom cruise and Katie homes 5 year contract and the time they will announced their separation.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/21/2020|
How bad thing were between the Sussex/Cambridges; that they weren't compatible wasn't a secret, but that the whole thing would explode as spectacularly as it did was surprising. Most of the royal coverage about who hates who, etc tends to be pretty overblown.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/21/2020|
The story in the NY Post about a Broadway has-been being too drunk to even audition was rather sad. Her cosmetic line wasn't doing well, and she took a part on a children's show as a talking duck. Poor, poor Helen Lawson.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/21/2020|
R59 what about celebrities who admit to one or two things they’ve had done to get the heat off of them when they’ve really had so many more things done?
I can hardly think of anyone who has copped to everything (especially stars known for their looks)
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/22/2020|
I use to read Ted Casablanca a lot. I could always tell he was creeped out by Kevin Spacey. He once said he was into some weird sexual stuff but never would say what it was. And wasn't he fired for outing Jeremy Renner?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/22/2020|
In regard to RE:37 Schofield was not seeing a teenage boy. He was at least 23. Now there is a big difference in this. But this is an example of how gossip changes due to a persons own, how shall we say, interests? You find this idea more salacious so this is what it becomes even though it is not the case.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/22/2020|
R66 Movieline magazine had them in the 1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/24/2020|
R76 ahhh those were the best! I was in HS and college and I would just devour them!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/25/2020|
I remember Movieline did an article about how after an earthquake in LA- I believe?- that a psychiatrists paperwork about a Star was found. It said the Star was gay and his wife/ partner had been molested by their father so the relationship worked. Everyone thought it was John Travolta and his wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/26/2020|
R81 Maybe Tammy and Nicole Kidman? I recall there being some unsavory rumors about her father.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/26/2020|
R81 I just realized that it can't be them because as Scientologists, they would never see a psychiatrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/26/2020|
I never really had a guess about who it was as it definitely wasn’t clear although stated was a movie star. I wish I could find the article now. Was a fascinating read.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/28/2020|