Daily Blind Item — Dumped for Drugs

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She was warning about him before they got together, but did she listen? No, she didn’t.

Several sources tell me that this hot relationship ended because the female part issued an ultimatum to the male part, telling him to get off drugs or he’ll lose her and he’ll lose her for good.

He agreed… at first, but it didn’t last long before he was puffing away and chasing his demons. To her credit and to the surprise of many people around her, she made good on her promise and has left.

For how long, though? We’ll be watching.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who are our couple?

On This Day — March 14th

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March 14th is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events:

44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.

1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.

1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Celebrity Births:

The Fault in Our Stars Actor Ansel Elgort turns 24

Gymnast Simone Biles turns 21

Actor and Comedian Billy Crystal turns 70

Anne of Green Gables Actress Megan Follows turns 50

Actor Michael Caine turns 85

Daily Blind Item — Big Summer Bomb

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Summer is only a few months away and that means the box office is gearing up to take money in like it’s going out of fashion.

A source informs me that I shouldn’t expect this BIG NAME movie to make any money, however, saying that it’s “a certified bomb at this point” and we should witness the people behind the movie trying to mitigate the damage in the near future.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

What is our movie

On This Day — March 13th

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March 13th is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events:

1639 – Harvard College is named after clergyman John Harvard.

1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus.

1881 – Alexander II of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him (this is the Gregorian date; it was March 1 in the Julian calendar then in use in Russia).

1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.

2013 – Pope Francis is elected, in the papal conclave, as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Celebrity Births:

Pirates of the Caribbean Actress Kaya Scodelario turns 26

Rapper Common turns 45

Shameless Actor William H. Macy turns 68

Dork Diaries Author Rachel Renee Russell turns 59

Good Luck Charlie Actress Leigh-Allyn Baker turns 46

Bright Actress Lucy Fry turns 26

Blind Item Revealed — Cameron Diaz

This A-list actress has basically retired at this point. She has no incentive or want to work. The scripts and the offers are coming, but she’s turning them all down.

Who is she?

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Blind Item Posting: 06/11/15

The Story: Cameron Diaz, 45, Has Retired

Popular Guesses: Keira Knightley / Sandra Bullock / Cameron Diaz

It took almost three years after I posted this for the story to finally be confirmed, but Cameron Diaz quietly retired from acting in 2014 after the release of the box office flop, Annie.

I was told by a very reliable source that Diaz was receiving scripts and offers on a regular basis in late 2015, but was turning them down, citing no interest. At no point did Diaz officially tell anyone that she was retired and, despite not accepting any offers, has still retained an agent (Nick Styne at CAA) and a manager (Rick Yorn at the Firm) for the past four years.

Diaz’s close friend and The Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair confirmed last week that the Something About Mary star has officially quit the industry, however. Speaking at the Oscar’s Vanity Fair pre-party in LA, Blair said: ‘I had lunch with Cameron the other day, we were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting, she’s like “I’m done”.

Diaz married Benji Madden in early 2015.

Daily Blind Item — Follow Their Lead

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You might have noticed that award season was a little different this year. Instead of the focus on the films, shows and the performances, the centre of attention was firmly on the #MeToo movement, industry sexism and female empowerment.

Hollywood might be combating sexism, but it definitely isn’t stopping calculation any time soon.

I’m told many public relations firms and entertainment industry agents were said to admire the way Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon handled the situation and felt that the way they delivered their award speeches was the perfect balance of graceful and meaningful without ever falling into preachy or entitled territory.

Apparently nominated clients were instructed to “follow Nicole and Reese’s lead” and the vast majority listened with the exception of this one A list actress, who may or may not have won the big one.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is the one that didn’t listen?

Who are ones that did?

 

 

On This Day — March 12th

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March 12th is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Tuesday or Wednesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Friday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events:

1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.

1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph A. Biedenharn.

1930 – Mahatma Gandhi begins the Salt March, a 200-mile march to the sea to protest the British monopoly on salt in India.

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his “fireside chats”.

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff pleads guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street’s history.

Celebrity Births:

Actress Liza Minnelli turns 72

Singer-Songwriter James Taylor turns 70

Thor Actress Jaimie Alexander turns 34

Former US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney turns 71

Musician Danny Jones turns 32

On This Day — March 9th

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March 9th is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Historical Events:

1796 – Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

1982 – “Krononauts hosted an event in Baltimore, Maryland asking time-travelers to meet and demonstrate future science methods of Time travel.

Celebrity Births:

Star Wars Actor Oscar Isaac turns 39

Pitch Perfect Actress Brittany Snow turns 32

Criminal Minds Actor Matthew Gray Gubler turns 38

TV Personality Steve Wilkos turns 54

The Fosters Actress Cierra Ramirez turns 23

Daily Blind Item — Bye, Bye Allowance

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We seem to be on a nepotism kid spree at the moment, but this blind item came in and I can’t help but bite.

Apparently this fairly high-profile kid with the famous last name has had his allowance taken away after several 5 figure fashion sprees that maxed out his credit cards.

Maybe he thought dressing like a model would be a career boast?

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our kid?