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Elizabeth Mitchell--The Datalounge connection.

I've often seen her mentioned on threads here talking about legendary past threads or topics, but have never really gotten the full story on why she was so popular on this site at one time. I know this was pre-Lost, and I just finished watching season seven of ER, where she played Dr. Legaspi. Was she popular on Datalounge because of her lesbo role on the show? Can anyone give the reason for her being mentioned alongside Red Dragon Cheese and Griselda Medina?

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by Anonymousreply 205/26/2010

I asked this once and no one answered me....I don't think there are many old-timers left on DL. That said, I think she's REALLY hot and would love to hear some of the old tales retold.

by Anonymousreply 305/26/2010

No you wouldn't. Believe me. That was a scary time here.

by Anonymousreply 405/26/2010

I've been here for 10 years so I'll try to remember the outline.

She was in GIA and, as R3 said, was HOT in those scenes with Angelina. Then she was on ER. Around that time there was a poster who is a loser LA-dyke singer. I'm not going to say her name. She mostly used her initials anyway - DE.

Someone (probably DE herself) posted that DE and Mitchell were an item. It took off from there, spiraling into a world of crazy, chalupa frenzy.

by Anonymousreply 505/26/2010

I am going to go there: Danielle Egnew. What it was, OP, was there existed a diehard group of freaky fans who came out of nowhere to worship at the altar of Elizabeth Mitchell as soon as she got that role on ER. They became obsessed with her and CONVINCED she was gay. She is not. So we made brutal fun of them, in the same way some DLers still make fun of the "womyn" who attend Michfest.

by Anonymousreply 605/26/2010

Are chalupas earth shoes?

by Anonymousreply 705/26/2010

no/ the chalupa thing came from the diehard Elizabeth Mitchell fans' message board called "Drop the Chalupa".

by Anonymousreply 805/26/2010

The chalupas were a bunch of crazed fangrrls who obsessed over the Kerry Weaver/Kim (?) storyline on the TV show "ER". A fan started a website called "Drop the Chalupa" (a play on the Taco Bell ad campaign); this website was devoted to the relationship between these 2 characters. Somehow, the DL found out about this website; hilarity ensued. The posters/members of DtC were called "chalupas".

by Anonymousreply 905/26/2010

A "chalupa" is a type of taco, no?

by Anonymousreply 1005/26/2010

It used to be commonplace to see threads with titles like "Are (insert name of fangroup) the new Chalupas?"

They were the gold standard for fan insanity until the Ponies came along and outdid them.

by Anonymousreply 1105/26/2010

I thought the Ponies were before the Chalupas?

Just think of Elizabeth Mitchell as being the current Anderson Cooper on DL.

The Albino Freak's worshippers are the current Chalupa trend, or the closest thing to it.

by Anonymousreply 1205/26/2010

[quote]I thought the Ponies were before the Chalupas?

Mitchell was on ER in the 2000-2001 season. LotR didn't drop until December, 2001, and I don't remember the ardent fervor starting until the second film came out a year later.

by Anonymousreply 1305/26/2010

VotN is right. The ponies came after, although in the Chalupa Hayday the two threads were both often on the front page at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 1405/26/2010

op is an idiotic troll

by Anonymousreply 1505/26/2010


*do the Pee-Wee Herman "Tequila" dance!*

ta da ta da da da ta ta

ta da ta da da da ta!

by Anonymousreply 1605/26/2010

I think the OP is a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 1705/26/2010

Thanks, r17 ;)

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by Anonymousreply 1905/27/2010

[quote] Just think of Elizabeth Mitchell as being the current Anderson Cooper on DL. But he's gay. She's not.

by Anonymousreply 2005/27/2010

She supposedly was involved with Angelina Jolie during the making of Gia- on-screen and off. Angelina likes to seduce her co-stars.

Heard she had a long-term relationship with an LA-based female musician. They were semi-outed and the growing "negative" press started hurting her career. Shortly after this happened she quickly got married and had one child. Still married to the same guy.

For what it's worth- She and Evangeline Lily are very good friends. They became close while living and filming Lost in Hawaii. Elizabeth always speaks glowingly of "Evie" in interviews. They'd make a very cute couple. Not that they are mind you!

by Anonymousreply 2105/27/2010

r21, you sound like a chalupa!!

She is NOT gay.

by Anonymousreply 2205/28/2010

This is DE:

by Anonymousreply 2305/28/2010

I think the original "Drop the chalupa" ref was made in the recap on Television Without Pity, and the EM fans started calling themselves chalupas almost instantly.

by Anonymousreply 2405/28/2010

Every celebrity who plays a gay role in a movie or TV show automatically becomes Datalounge Certified Gay And Closted in Real Life.

And if you don't believe it, there are dozens of people who KNOW FOR A FACT that so-and-so is gay, because they have a friend who dated him/her

by Anonymousreply 2505/28/2010

The Mitchell-Cooper comparison is not apt, because, as mentioned, Cooper is actually gay.

It's more analogous to the "Jake IS Toothy Tile"/Brokebackies.

by Anonymousreply 2605/28/2010

Marcia Cross IS gay and married a man shortly after gay rumor really took off here and elsewhere online.

Elizabeth Mitchell is NOT gay and married a man because she loves him.

Lastly, I would put good money on a bet that r21 was a member of the Drop the Chalupa board.

by Anonymousreply 2705/28/2010

Ha! There! I started a thread. Come and flame me all you want, NLA, fireants...

by Anonymousreply 2805/28/2010

Mean Green: How do you know that MC is gay?

by Anonymousreply 2905/30/2010

I heard she was in a relationship with a woman when those rumors started circulated? And dated her real gf due to the rumors involving Egnew, who wasn't her real gf? Or something? So that was totally wrong and Elizabeth Mitchell is straight?

by Anonymousreply 3005/30/2010

R21, I heard the same thing. R22, how can you be so certain that she is straight? Have you spent every minute of her life with her?

I'm not some crazy Elizabeth Mitchell fan, I'm just curious. It's lame that you posters call anyone who suggests that Elizabeth Mitchell might actually be gay a chalupa.

by Anonymousreply 3105/30/2010

Oh, I remember those crazy times. DE even jumped into the fray herself, making cryptic type comments about how this kind of thing can harm a non-outed person's career, blah, blah, instead of just saying "I don't know this person and have no idea how this got started." Then a bunch of DE fantards would fly in defending her.

After a decade of Monday morning quarterbacking, my conclusion is that Elizabeth Mitchell is more than likely a straight woman who may have dabbled in bisexuality. I would not be shocked if Angelina seduced her when they were making Gia. That said, I think the DE nonsense was just that, nonsense that could have been put to a stop if that DE person had simply denied any connection to Mitchell.

Some of those threads back then were absolutely hilarious, though.

by Anonymousreply 3205/30/2010

The best parts were watching DE or her long term gf Sheena Metal have a meltdown on DL claiming she was being stalked by a poster here named Amy. But then she would turn around and antagonize her on the threads, all the while befriending Amy in real life. Very strange woman, that DE. 10 years later and she's still trying to "make it."

by Anonymousreply 3305/30/2010

Well, she has a dream....

by Anonymousreply 3405/31/2010

Look, I'm late to the whole EM/Datalounge issue, but I really hate posters who INSIST so & so isn't gay. Please accept the fact it's a gay gossip board and stop acting like we're doing said actor/actress an major disservice by calling him/her gay. Elizabeth Mitchell excepted, generally if an actor/actress is not gay, these 'rumors' don't take off. Where there's smoke there's usually fire. I have no idea if EM is gay or straight or bi, but if I want to have 9 million people telling me she's straight, I'll go to IMDB.

by Anonymousreply 3506/01/2010

Explaining why the Chalupas were mocked here involves explaining that Mitchell is not gay.

Obviously she's gay-friendly and sure, as you say, she's "hot" but this is not a case of claiming someone who's been speculated about is not gay just to be an ass. It's to answer the OP's question.

by Anonymousreply 3606/01/2010

[quotte]Every celebrity who plays a gay role in a movie or TV show automatically becomes Datalounge Certified Gay And Closted in Real Life.


by Anonymousreply 3706/01/2010

Silly r37. Jorja IS gay.

by Anonymousreply 3806/01/2010

No, I'm not, silly R38. I guess you haven't read the multiple interviews I've given where I talk about how hot my male co-stars are.

by Anonymousreply 3906/01/2010

bump for Juliet's dykey walk

by Anonymousreply 4006/01/2010

She has a great laugh, I will say that.

by Anonymousreply 4106/01/2010

Elizabeth M. was so beautiful in Gia and the late 90s.

But lately, she looks kinda weird in the face area.

Did she get some work done?

by Anonymousreply 4206/01/2010

Yes, she has had some work done, still a beauty.

by Anonymousreply 4310/27/2012

I love her eyes.

Unfortunately, she looked haggard on the new V.

by Anonymousreply 4402/18/2013

V is coming back?

by Anonymousreply 4502/18/2013

The reimagining was on 2009-11. I doubt it will come back.

by Anonymousreply 4602/18/2013

Chalupa bump.

by Anonymousreply 4704/06/2013

Pandora box....

by Anonymousreply 4810/07/2014

How is she on OUAT?

by Anonymousreply 4910/07/2014

Her episode hasn't aired yet, [[R49]] Although both of the lead actresses have tweeted about her being a "joy" to work with. I see you Liz still having that effect on other women! Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 5010/07/2014

Good lord, what a stroll down memory lane. Let me just state for the record that DtC was more than just fun. I miss me some chalupas, big time!

by Anonymousreply 5104/17/2015

She lost too much weight during Lost.

by Anonymousreply 5204/17/2015

Who was the one-time actress on ER who later was featured as a bankrupt, compulsive shopper on "Intervention"? She was tragic.

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