86 responses

  1. immom
    September 22, 2011

    naya rivera from glee?

  2. CatGrant
    September 22, 2011

    January Jones?

  3. melmac
    September 22, 2011

    January Jones

  4. elizabethakexandra
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol – Boardwalk Empire
    “Tv Exec Fired Over Casting Couch”
    http://blindgossip.com/?p=20866

  5. smile83
    September 22, 2011

    no idea who it is, but this one is great gossip. someone blonde and young, but i don’t have idea.

  6. WTFOMGLOLROTFL
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol from Boardwalk Empire the exec is someone from HBO

  7. dee123
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol from Boardwalk Empire.

  8. next please
    September 22, 2011

    Kate Winslet/Mildred Pierce

    • Outlineboy
      September 22, 2011

      Not on an acclaimed television show. MP was an HBO miniseries and Kate is a film actress primarily.

    • whatahoot
      September 22, 2011

      i agree. i thought the picture of the girl with the blonde hair and red dress could be somewhat of a clue.

    • FenPhen
      September 22, 2011

      Kate Winslet would never be described as an “actress on an acclaimed television show” nor does she need to sleep with anyone to get roles.

      • anotherlibby
        September 27, 2011

        No kidding! lol

    • ZigZagZoey
      September 23, 2011

      What about Evan Rachel Wood? I thought there was some fued with her and Kate?

  9. rayodeplata
    September 22, 2011

    I dunno, was Blake Lively at the Emmys?

  10. pookie
    September 22, 2011

    I would think this was a nominee – Kathy Bates? Maybe he likes the curvy ladies. LOL

  11. TheDementedChef
    September 22, 2011

    Wasn’t there an executive from ABC who was fired for sleeping with actresses? The actress could be anybody. Maybe a Desperate Housewife?

    • GingerNaps
      September 23, 2011

      Steve McPherson, with the actress being Gretchen Mol.

    • BitterBlondin
      September 23, 2011

      Nicolette Sheridan perhaps… but she was herself fired from the show.

    • sc12345
      September 23, 2011

      Modern Family seems to be the only acclaimed TV show on ABC.

  12. malkatz
    September 22, 2011

    I’m thinking January Jones.

  13. GoesInCircles
    September 22, 2011

    I want to say January Jones but since she just had a baby I don’t know.

  14. fozzie
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol. Don’t know who the fired entertainment executive is.

  15. lindseyann
    September 22, 2011

    The line “it’s a puff piece,” stands out to me for some reason. I can’t come up with anything it could possibly mean if it were a clue. :\

    Anyone have any ideas over a fired entertainment executive? I can’t find any stories regarding an executive getting fired.

    • GingerNaps
      September 23, 2011

      If it is referring to Steve McPherson and Gretchen Mol, apparently she is a smoker (puff?). Her face also looks puffy to me from Botox, but that would apply to most actresses.

    • shoop1
      September 23, 2011

      I wonder if that’s a “Mad Men” clue (all the smoking), thus pointing to January Jones?

      • GoesInCircles
        September 23, 2011

        Plus the baby reminds me of “puff” and the “puffy” hair on mad men.

  16. wykkyd
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol/Mark Wahlberg/Boardwalk Empire

    I’m guessing Mark had to pay wifey to show up to the Emmys with him.

    • Katester
      September 23, 2011

      Killing two blinds with one stone! I like this.

      • Katester
        September 23, 2011

        And since they put that other one up from crazy days and nights, actually three birds with one stone.

  17. ClueMeIn
    September 22, 2011

    Whoa. I need a minute to take that all in.

  18. lovebug
    September 22, 2011

    gretchen mol

  19. anglonoir
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol

    • anglonoir
      September 22, 2011

      And the executive is Steve McPherson (ABC). Role is on ‘Life on Mars.’

  20. acerbicnymph
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol

  21. Montana
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol.

  22. socal84
    September 22, 2011

    Based off another post on here a few months back, I’m going to say Gretchen Mol and Steve McPherson. The blind was from another site but reposted here and these two were the top guesses. Makes sense! Maybe if these girls weren’t such * then they wouldn’t have to run away from interviews. I’m sorry, was I supposed to be sympathetic? Whoops.

  23. FenPhen
    September 22, 2011

    All the clues point to Betty White.

    • Mmmmyeahyouwantme
      September 23, 2011

      Haha….that’s what I jokingly thought too when I first read this.

  24. Sea Turtle
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol in Boardwalk Empire…it says acclaimed television show, not acclaimed actress.

  25. EaterOfWorlds
    September 22, 2011

    Gretchen Mol has been rumored to sleep with people for roles. She’s on Boardwalk Empire which is up for a lot of awards, but I don’t know if television here includes cable as it’s on HBO.

  26. TheDementedChef
    September 22, 2011

    Young, blonde? I was going to say Blake Lively, but I don’t think Gossip Girl is “an acclaimed television show”. Is it?

    • amagod121
      September 23, 2011

      My guess too. And isn’t it an acclaimed tv show?

      And while I think the journalist brought up some fascinating points (I never read puff stories) I don’t think it was particularly kosher of him/her to do so. Still. It would have been fun to see the lively Miss Lively do the tantrum dance, if it was, indeed, she.

  27. FenPhen
    September 22, 2011

    I was just kidding about Betty White… it’s everyone’s favorite pick for casting couch slore, Gretchen Mol. Current acclaimed show is Boardwalk Empire. Note the blind says “awarded some roles” for sleeping with the right people, nothing about her current role.

    The exec is Steven McPherson, formerly of ABC.

    Here is the link to the original Blind Gossip item last summer:
    http://blindgossip.com/?p=20866

    Here is the link to the Hollywood Reporter story about McPherson being fired for sexual harassment claims:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/steve-mcpherson-resigned-alleged-sexual-54132

    Blinds like these and the Will and Jada one and the psycho Halle Berry ones make me think that BG works for a publicist/agent.

  28. Mermaid
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol for the actress. She yelled she was sick of “all the …rumours” implying more than just one rumour. And there are a ton of rumours about Gretchen Mol sleeping her way to roles. She even has her own rumour web site which painstakingly classifies all Gretchen Mol rumours. Any exec fired from Boardwalk Empire recently?

  29. Fernie
    September 23, 2011

    Emmy Rossum? I have no idea.

    I’m on board with it being someone from ABC…not sure who though.

  30. lovegal
    September 23, 2011

    Kaley cuoco? She’s the only person I can think of who would come back and apologize.

  31. jacqueline
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol, show being Boardwalk Empire?

  32. mrkitty
    September 23, 2011

    That one from dexter?

  33. moggle
    September 23, 2011

    I am going to guess Gretchen Mol because she is the one everyone guesses for the * stuff! If I was her, I’d freak out reading BG too!

  34. ekie66
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol from Boardwalk Empire.

  35. coocoo catchoo
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol? She’s part of the ensemble cast of Boardwalk Empire, and a huge BV subject for sleeping w/directors and producers for parts. Blonde and young-ish.

  36. hotpinkmomma
    September 23, 2011

    The girl from Glee?

  37. BitterBlondin
    September 23, 2011

    Hayden Panettiere?

  38. iammeme
    September 23, 2011

    G Mol… plenty of rumors to get the ball rolling!

  39. pumpkin
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire). She had a lot of Emmy photo ops this year.

    Steve McPherson cast her in Life on Mars. He was fired for sexual harassment.

  40. shelaur22
    September 23, 2011

    A producer or writer getting fired from an acclaimed series should be easy enough to figure out. Unfortunately Google really only gives me Heroes–a couple of writers were unexpectedly fired back in 2008. The show was nominated for many awards during its time on the air. The actress could be Hayden Panite-whatever. But this blind makes it seem like a series that is currently on the air.

  41. betchaaskt
    September 23, 2011

    the picture and the attitude make me think Busy Phillips. she was on the Judd Apatow tv show “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek,” now “Cougar Town?” I don’t know if that’s acclaimed, but F&G was, if not awarded.

  42. redheadwriter
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol

  43. lookiehere
    September 23, 2011

    I actually don’t blame the actress for flipping out. What nervy and rude questions to ask a woman.

  44. Blitzed
    September 23, 2011

    This SCREAMS Gretchen Mol.

  45. ou812
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol / Boardwalk Empire. She’s racked up lots of rumors for sleeping her way up. AKA ‘the director’s wife’.
    Not sure about the fired exec.

    • TheDementedChef
      September 23, 2011

      She’s really just sleeping her way to the middle. Sad that she’ll always be known for how she got her roles.

  46. Katester
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol. ABC Executive was for giving her the part on Life on Mars. Currently on Boardwalk Empire.

    • pizzemama
      September 23, 2011

      Second this.

  47. next please
    September 23, 2011

    FenPhen, I picked Kate because she is blonde and wore red to the Emmys, and I would consider an HBO miniseries to be a “show” and it is on television. No where in this blind is our actress referred to as a television actress and our fired exec is an “entertainment” exec, and anything Miss Kate is in would be considered “acclaimed” in my book. Clearly, this rumor is not true and upset our actress to the blowing point. I mean who would suggest that Kate Winslet sleeps around for roles? Kate is razor sharp and I could see her slicing the reporter with the “compare lists” remark. The apologies to all show class, and the final paragraph I read as a solve the RUMOR.

  48. leepea
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol in Boardwalk Empire..I don’t know who the exec is, and no one has been fired on BE but it doesn’t say the exec was from the show anyways.

  49. ZigZagZoey
    September 23, 2011

    Not blonde, but I could see Paz De La Icky doing this, except the apologizing part.

  50. caren with a k
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol?

  51. Deadman
    September 23, 2011

    Whether this is Gretchen Mol or not, I don’t think she needs to sleep w/somebody to get a part. She was a successful model & has been acting 10+ years w/a lot of credits. I didn’t like LIFE on MARS —- it was a great premise that just turned into a retro-cop show — zzzzzz. But Mol was very good & watchable in it.

    • Katester
      September 23, 2011

      Apparently you don’t know why she was a successful model. She may have used the same tactic there to get covers. She does have a ton of credits, but she was kind of one particular producer’s pet and that’s how she got those credits…. he practically rented her out. In 1998 she came out of “nowhere” but there was a very big name behind that push, because she used the same tactic on him.

  52. bedeilas
    September 23, 2011

    Naya Rivera and Heather Morris did an interview for Seventeen Magazine. I’m going with Naya on this one….

    • bedeilas
      September 23, 2011

      The producer being Michael Novick

  53. Outlineboy
    September 23, 2011

    I was just thinking…. why is this a blind? It happened in a public setting with a bunch of people around. This story could very well be reported as so-and-so flipped out, apologized, etc. There’s no reason at all this name couldn’t come out, right? I’m surprised it hasn’t already. Why is it a secret?

  54. rhchapin
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol. She has a bad reputation in Hollywood.

  55. apple martini
    September 23, 2011

    Gretchen Mol, with the current big show being “Boardwalk Empire,” the executive being Steve McPherson on ABC and the role she got for sleeping with him was the “Life on Mars” gig.

  56. Zippity
    September 23, 2011

    Honestly, I understand why the actress lost it. The interviewer basically called her a * to her face, that generally does not illicit a tame reaction. At least she apologized to those caught in the crossfire.

  57. rimbaud
    September 23, 2011

    I’m thinking Gretchen Mol

  58. amagod121
    September 23, 2011

    LOL, BG, you certainly stirred the pot big time on this one! Since there have been several blinds with Gretchen as the popular answer, the journalist must have had a field day with all of those pickins!

    Gosh, I’d LOVE to know the journalist who had the nerve to fire those questions off, even though they were out of line.

  59. hollyjane
    October 1, 2011

    At first glance, the photo reminded me of Jennifer Aniston. Acclaimed show=friends?

  60. chandler02
    February 20, 2013

    Um…If she was innocent of these allegations, I could still see her blowing up and getting mad. They accused her of being a prostitute, who wouldn’t be offended by that?

    • raslebol
      February 21, 2013

      She recognizes one error (Weinstein) after the rest is all rumors ( last year or 2 years ago,she gave an interview with a co-star for the french Premiere mag and they talked in off sexual harrassement and rumors and she said she had some jobs by a producer and since she regulary was harrassed.At a point,she almost did a breakdown then she did 2 movies where everyone praised her professionalism ,she met her husband who didn’t care about the rumours and she even made peace with Weinstein and Ferrara)

  61. KathyPacific
    February 23, 2013

    After lurking for, hmm, maybe a couple of years, I registered to comment on this solve. I love BE and that set must be the craziest (or else most sets are crazy and we just don’t know it).

    BE had Paz’s nutjob behavior as suggested by blinds she was the favorite guess for (e.g., the tampon blind) and the evidence of how she behaved when doing any press for the show. Oh, and she was written out.

    Then there was Michael Pitt who was fired, let go, written out, whatever, amid rumors he was drunk, on drugs and/or just plain super difficult to work with. I tend to believe those rumors b/c there were so many of them, and he lost his agent at the same time and has done almost nothing since. Plus the on-screen evidence that he looked like crap in the second season — bloodshot eyes, etc, though that worked for the character’s disintegration too.

    And now we hear that the thankfully still employed Gretchen Mol had this on-set meltdown (and I don’t blame her). So my conclusion is the BE set is a hoppin’ place.

    Thanks and keep the good stuff comin’, Ace! Maybe I’ll actually venture a guess now and then since I’m finally registered. :)

    • BlindGossip
      February 23, 2013

      Glad you’re here, Kathy! Love, Ace

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