Bank Of Actor Charges A High Interest Rate

[BlindGossip] This actor has developed an interesting side business. When someone within the entertainment industry runs into trouble and can’t pay off an expense through their regular accounts, this rich and powerful actor discreetly lends them the money at a very high interest rate.

Need to pay off your pregnant jump off? Need to keep your house out of foreclosure? Need to square things up with your bookie? This is your go to guy. Some might consider the interest rates on the loans usurious. But for those who are able to keep their names out of the tabloids,  their butts out of court, their creditors off their back, and their spouses in the dark, his services are priceless.

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92 comments to Bank Of Actor Charges A High Interest Rate

  • Ayi_Syenne

    Mel Gibson

  • MoeschaB

    Mel Gibson. He has been known for his “rescues”.

    • Cuddlebutt

      Definitely. Especially the religious connection with the word “usurious”.

      • jeannie

        That’s my thought too. I had to look up what “usurious” meant but once I did Mel Gibson came to mind immediately.

    • LooLoo

      For some reason, I immediately got a Mel Gibson vibe for it, and I have no idea why. Maybe because he has a hard time minding his own business? IDK.

    • pricey524

      We can alL hate him for his hateful ignorance (I do), but you can’t doubt that if this is him, it quite brilliant

      • WindyLAX

        It is quite smart. What the hell is a “pregnant jump off”, though?

      • KingKatie

        A ‘jump off’ is, to put it simply, a mistress. Not always though but yeah, the other woman.

      • liteNOTSObrite

        A jump off is anyone that you sleep with that will never be more than just sex. Have you ever watched the Jersey Shore and saw how they never let the girl spend the night? They immediately call the cab? Well, that’s a jump off. They don’t respect her for anything but the sex.

      • Mermaid

        In other words, they hit it and “jump off” her quickly. Or she jumps off them quickly. Lovely visual, n’est pas?

      • Mermaid

        n’est ce pas? (my best Lainey impression)

      • Katmandu

        Mel Gibson? This is all kinds of ways so wrong if its him. Isn’t he some kind of uber-Christian? Would he give people money for nefarious purposes, for immoral purposes? I suppose. The almighty dollar over rides all. These rich pigs simply can’t get enough, so yeah, charge a high interest rate so you can get even MORE, you tool.

      • WorksEveryTime

        I think it’s become pretty clear from his actions that Gibson’s supposed Christianity was little more than words. “The Passion of the Christ” was amazing, I thought, and it’s sad that his faith doesn’t actually extend to his behavior.

    • itssunnyoutside

      I’m with this guess. The moment I read it I thought Mel Gibson.

    • dee123

      Yep. I think i remember him reaching out to Brit-Brit.

  • fromatoznyc

    For some reason, this blind says, “Mel Gibson” to me. A noble gesture with a sinister side.

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  • up2trouble

    Jack Nicholson?

  • antiaphrodite

    Something about this makes me think of Nicholson. And then after his whole “I warned him” bit about Heath Ledger- I guess it wouldn’t be surprising.

  • Scorpio13

    Pauly D

  • CrossingTheLine

    Mel Gibson

  • pattycakes

    Robert De Niro

  • louise

    Billy Crudup? But is he rich and powerful? Who else has done the Mastercard ads?

  • Scorpio13

    George Clooney

  • melmac

    Charlie Sheen

  • Herkeda

    Wild guess: Will Smith?

  • outlineboy

    Gotta be Zach Braff.

  • sonnyvega

    Charlie Sheen?

  • whitney19

    William Shatner. The priceless reference. He did some commercials for Priceline.

  • Pinkie2

    Mel Gibson

  • solare1213

    Tom cruise or John Travolta…screams scientology all over !

  • skimpymist

    mel gibson

  • Brando

    Jerry Seinfeld. Done. ;)

    “…his services are priceless” = MasterCard’s current advertising campaign tagline is “Priceless”.

  • FamousPeopleDoStupidThings

    Hm.. Clooney is the only man that came to mind but that’s just because he’s currently in the limelight and impresses me as someone who is both giving and very savvy.

  • Junior Mint

    I’m guessing either Tobey Maguire (bored and rich enough), or Jerry Seinfeld (priceless made me think Mastercard, but that’s Billy Crudup in those ads and he’s not powerful/rich enough probably, and that made me think of the Amex ads with Seinfeld)

    • Mermaid

      Tobey was my knee-jerk reaction as well.

      He’s an ex dr*g dealer to the celebs and he recently got caught up in that crazy poker gaming thing where he invited people over just to fleece them of their money. He’s apparently a shark. And he’s connected. And let’s not forget the rich little wifey he landed.

      Tobey fits for me. I can’t see Mel for this, personally, and I’m no Gibson fan.

  • KWDragon

    George Clooney? And a side benefit to paying off the loan is an invite to Lake Como!

  • Ralphie

    Morgan Freeman? Doesn’t he do Visa ads? Or is that tarpons MasterCard? I know Billy Crudup is actually the voice behind those ads, but he’s not powerful by any means.

    • redstilettos

      I’m not saying MF is the one here, but he also does VOs for other ads. Off the top of my head I can’t say, but he, Owen Wilson, Donald Sutherland, Allison Janney, John Kraskinski etc do a lot of commercial VO stuff.

  • terry123

    Robert DeNiro?

  • 4sixx2

    Ooooohhh, juicy!! I have no idea, but this can go nowhere good. People have been offed for less! This will come out eventually with Mud-a-slinging EVERYWHERE!!!

  • Guavaduff

    Mel Gibson

  • 15milliondollarbunny

    This makes me think of Jack Nicholson for some reason.

  • Hubbell

    Nicholson or Beatty

  • bekhester

    I would love for this to Pacino

    • daysofheaven

      Once I thought about your guess it would be so fitting if it is Pacino. He was acclaimed for his stage performance as Shylock; the lender that wished to extract a pound of flesh in payment for an unpaid loan…how much more usurious does it get!

  • dms224

    Tom cruise?

  • smoothcriminal

    mad mel?

  • jokerjim65

    Tom Cruise, definitely see him making money off his “friends”. He benefits financially from his “church” this would be easy for him.

  • Calamity Jane

    NOT Nicolas Cage

  • karlos

    If the borrowers can’t pay the original obligation through regular accounts, how do they make payments with usurious interest rates through regular accounts to repay the loan?

    • mommagoosed

      Karlos, if I read this blind correctly, it isn’t that the lendees cannot afford to pay their debts. It’s that they can’t, for many reasons, use the funds from their own accounts to pay off certain debts. Thus, they borrow from BoA, who is discreet and keeps the lendee’s dirty laundry out of the limelight, court, etc., etc. Just a thought…

      • karlos

        My point is how do they conceal the stream of payments to BoA from the spouse, divorce lawyers, court, creditors’ exams, etc. An inquiring spouse or divorce lawyer would noticce the mysterious monthly/quarterly/whatever stream of payments just as they would the original obligation which they felt could not be paid from regular accounts. Is BoA repaid in cash? Where does the borrower get so much cash without its disappearance from accounts being noticed?

  • apple martini

    Sounds like Mel Gibson to me. I can’t see Cruise or Travolta doing this without Scientology strings attached, which would probably be included in the blind.

  • karlos

    Bank of Actor = BoA. If that is a hint for Bank of America, Kiefer Sutherland is the voice.

  • daysofheaven

    Tom Hanks is my guess. I doubt it is Mel Gibson . Past angry incidents notwithstanding, he is a traditional Roman Catholic and usuary, which covered charging any interest to a borrower, was forbidden by the Church. Hanks rhymes with banks and he’s certainly rich and powerful. Did he do one of the Mastercard “priceless” voiceovers?

    • Jilliterate

      Ha, thanks for pointing that out about Mel. I was just thinking it would be hilariously ironic if anti-Semitic Mel had taken on the role of a money-lender. That said, it is possible that it IS him, and he’s somehow an even bigger hypocrite than one could imagine. I imagine his sect probably forbids killing your wife and burying her in the garden, but he seemed willing to give that the old college try.

  • Arcadia

    Tom Cruise. Possible hint: “usurious” Suri Cruise

  • CountessLurkula

    Mark Wahlberg

  • qtondutie42

    I dont know why, but P. Diddy came to mind first….

  • Lala

    Alec Baldwin

  • skimpymist

    george lucas

  • mrkitty

    Tom cruise – is uSURIous too obvious

  • liteNOTSObrite

    I immediately thought Alec Baldwin, but the “priceless” reference screams of Shatner.

    But i am gonna go on a limb and say Alec.

    With that being said, the Mel guesses are great given the fact that he still gets a ton of support from his fellow celebrities after everything he has done. That would explain everything.

    • iammeme

      I was thinking the same thing about the support Mel has kept through the years. Maybe it’s because he knows too much…

  • WhoKnewNotMe

    How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Just a thought.

  • commonsense

    Johnny Depp? He helped out Nicolas Cage when he was having money trouble. The bank reminds me of National Treasure. Who knows who else Johnny might have helped, but on the sly? Just a thought.

  • randaleaf

    I was thinking about Sean Penn. I know at one point Eve (rapper) was in jail and Sean Penn came to get her out of jail. I wonder if he was loaning her the money. Because I thought it was odd that he was friends with her.

  • karlos

    Several answers construed the word “usurious” as a religious term, especially in regard to Mel Gibson. It is also a common legal/financial term. Most or all state laws have usury statutes.

  • Ayi_Syenne

    Why are comments I left yesterday still waiting moderation? annoying.

  • Freggelkop

    Bruce Willis