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As someone with a passing interest in Hollywood gossip, past and present, I came across this amazing story. I sort of hope it is true, lol. Crazy Days and Nights is a gossip blog with some pretty spot-on gossip.

http://jezebel.com/5...gossip-on-blogs

By Tracie Egan Morrissey

Is a Secret Celebrity Tattletale Actually Robert Downey Jr.?

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A certain anonymous commenter has become internet-infamous in the last few weeks by dropping some incredibly detailed, disturbing and very insidery gossip about Hollywood — regarding incest, pedophilia, and secret call girl rings that allegedly involve young starlets like Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Bynes — in the comments section of a popular blind item blog. Crazier than what he's saying is who many believe is doing the blabbing: Robert Downey Jr.

The blog Crazy Days and Nights, supposedly written by an entertainment lawyer (who goes by the handle "Enty"), has been around for a few years and is known mostly for its blind items and the biannual "reveals" of said blind items that the author rolls out every January 1 and July 4. But two weeks ago, things over there got really juicy.

It all started with a particularly sad blind item:

This former B list television actress who was on a really big hit network show just a couple of years ago now just seems to float mindlessly and flit between boyfriends. She comes from a broken home and abusive home. Her dad used to beat her and get into bed with her. Her mom just let it happen because she was being beaten herself and did not want to provoke. Well, now the actress who is still very young only seems to date boyfriends who are abusive and willing to hit her. Her last boyfriend (former A list athlete with B list name recognition) was so scared that he would kill her he broke up with her. Her new celebrity boyfriend does not punch nearly as hard but seems to love it. Probably getting out his anger because he is closeted.

Many immediately guessed the actress to be Hayden Panettiere. (Her mother had actually pressed charges against her father for battery before filing for divorce last year. Also, Hayden's ex-boyfriend is a boxer, hence, the "punch" wordplay.) The mention of abuse and molestation made this blind item pretty dark, but things got even darker in the comments section when prolific CDAN commenter Himmmm chimed in with some very serious accusations:

So here goes: Yes, this IS Hayden.

100% totally. I know this for a FACT. The wording of this item is NOT 100% correct - which may be intentional to deny it legally, but it is close. But there's far more to this than is being mentioned, revealed, or even hinted at. For all you GoogleSleuths out there just look up the past news stories about her Dad getting arrested on "domestic" issues - then her mom dropping it. It's not just about a fight, smack, or basic domestic issues. It's about sexual perversions, videotapes, witnesses, and the loss of MONEY and FAME.

I am a FORMER personal "friend" of a woman named Diana Jenkins. Doubt you know her, but she's the Rosetta Stone of every scandal and perversion from Hwood all over the globe. She's an Uber-wealthy divorcee whose hubby ran UK's Barclay's bank - and she ran the Arab investors for the bank! She's been running a high class call girl/party-girl ring for Arabs, Wall Street, DC, Royals, and Hollywood elites. She's also a MAJOR philanthropist, arts supporter, political donor, and social hostess to EVERYONE. Her best Hwood pals include Sean Penn, Clive Davis, Ari Emanuel, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, and her "little pet" named Hayden. Diana is the connector of wealthy Arabs and Asians and Athletes with Hwood actresses/models. She also is a sick and twisted bitch. When Hayden and her own Mommy went on the outs, Diana Jenkins took that place in her life, by Hayden's choice.

Leslie P. is not just a poor victim in this trainwreck. Trust me. She's at LEAST 50% responsible (if not more) for encouraging, enabling, and at times even participating in her hubby's twisted [!@#$%^&*] life. Leslie's kinks cross the line into depravity, illegality, and inhuman sickness. As in: Ryan ONeal, John Phillips, Tish Cyrus, and Dan Schnieder territory. (Far worse than Pimpa Joe Simpson!)

She's not just had chances to stop it or walk away with the kids, but she elected to not protect her kids - and give in to the hedonistic sickness in her bedroom (all for her own greed). You think Dina Lohan is bad?

Leslie's guilt is compounded by trying to save her daughter's "IMAGE" (so as not affect her earning potential); and hoovering her own mountain of drugs, booze, fame, and [!@#$%^&*] (of everything with legs)...Leslie IS as bad as her hubby - maybe worse because she KNEW it was wrong but didn't stop it and at times fueling it.

It's easy to argue that Hayden is forever a victim which drives her own insane life choices - and I'm not a psychologist - but she has taken it further into becoming a willing perpetuator of it (and saying she loves it). Not just the physical and mental violence she enjoys, but her insatiable appetite for the most bizarre [!@#$%^&*] she can indulge in to "top" herself. She was offered help by some who genuinely cared for her and worried for her. She mocked them and tore off on her own streak. Now? She craves it and considers nothing taboo. NOTHING! Just ask Mario Lopez (right Enty?).

And that's just the half of it. The blind item and Himmmm's comments about Diana Jenkin's secret call girl ring got picked up by the celebrity gossip LiveJournal forum Oh No They Didn't, but things got even darker and more accusatory in the comments section of that post that the moderators locked it. Supposedly commenters had taken hints dropped by Himmmm in past posts and began making some allegations about the sexual perversions of actor turned Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider, and implications that Diana Jenkins' coffee table book Room 23 is actually a catalog of clients and call girls. But the commenters were mostly concerned with figuring out who Himmmm is. Initially, they thought it was a Hollywood insider, producer-type named Talley Griffith (a descendent of D.W. Griffith and Andy Griffith), but Himmmm found out about their guesses, denied it and gave some background info on his commenting account:

Here's the Himmmm deal:

Many years ago this account was started by 4 guys who were all pals and worked together DEEP inside the biz. Two were famous (rock star and movie star) and the other two were true creative geniuses. Over the years, 3 of them posted on this one account on CDAN. Think of it like Menudo (but without gay Latinos). In a way, we were all Himmmm. Kind of like V in V for Vendetta.

The poor bastard (lol) getting all the heat who was supposedly outed as "him" took the heat to protect ME and my career/privacy. He used to work with me, and his family is part of the biz too. He's an amazing writer, producer, director and musician. He's the pal who got me hooked on Blinds because his family goes back DEEP into old, old Hwood. As in the OLDEST Hwood ever. He's from back East/South, and could explode your brain with the stuff HE knows about real HWood.

Pretty much nobody but me has posted here in the last year (except my CTO who was HimJacker and my wife as Herrrr). Otherwise, it's me. I don't have time to do this all day every day, but try to chime in when I can. It's the only vice I can get away with :-)

We had a serious meeting after this crap spread because it could cause REAL WORLD issues for all of us, especially ME. Err, I mean Himmm. Which IS me. ([!@#$%^&*], I sound like Ted C. now!).

Anyway, people can speculate all they want. That's their right. I will never come out and say my name, and I'll retire this hobby first. Some on CDAN know who I am, and I thank them for their secret-keeping. I am NOT any better or more special than ANY of you (Maja, BigMama, Reno, RocketQ, etc.). I do this for fun, and occasionally to try and right some wrongs (even my own). I don't use an anon name because it's false info I share...I have to be anon because it is TRUE!

Now the general consensus is that Himmmm is Robert Downey Jr., mostly because of things that Himmmm revealed about himmmmself, namely that he was once a mess and nearly destroyed his own Hollywood career but has gotten back on track since getting sober. Additionally, Himmmm will occasionally give a wink to everyone by confirming or denying blind items specifically about RDJ:

I have no issue with ANYTHING people voluntarily do in their private life as long as it is consenting - (kids and animals cannot consent!), and NOT hurting another mentally or physically. I'm no saint, especially in my youth but am close these days-lol. And all I'll say about another old topic? I am NOT a cross-dresser! My wife happens to collect vintage clothing and it's tough to surprise her when you share a home and office. But I admit I DO look good in pumps and a dress,:-)

In another blind item — this one supposedly about Amanda Bynes — Himmmm revealed a bit more, in an effort to make people feel a little better about Hollywood after all the darkness he'd been spouting:

Yes,FYI: There are some AWESOME and GOOD people in Hollywood. Sadly, you don't get ink for being good. (That's twisted, yes I know).

But consider Hwood as a microcosm of the world: Recall the Your Turn about the gross/sick teacher pedos? You knew TONS of them right? But imagine trying to list the GOOD and moral teachers? Would take forever.

On the news each day, all we hear are BAD THINGS and bad people. It's what sells and intrigues. We ALL love Blinds and gossip because we're human. Flawed, but human. Sometimes you just need to realize that Hwood is no more fucked up than the rest of the world - we just get more coverage - in a 24/7 scandal cycle.

So yes, a few awesome Hwood people I know personally: (They have flaws and are not perfect, but they are GREAT people who are the opposite of the other sick [!@#$%^&*]):

David Kelley

John Hughes (was the best)

Natasha Gregson Wagner

Bryan Lourd

Neil Patrick Harris

Jon Hamm

Guy Ritchie

Tommy Lee Jones

Susanna Hoffs

Kevin Kline & Phoebe Cates

Drew Barrymore

Steve Martin

Rachel McAdams

Bob Kosberg

Sofia Coppola

Zoe Cassavetes

Moon Zappa

Brad Pitt

John Favreau

Amber Heard

Jerry Bruckheimer

Molly Ringwald

Tom Hanks

Rob Reiner

Susan Downey

Will Staeger

Miranda Cosgrove

Seth Macfarlane

Richard Lovett

Johnny Depp

Akiva Goldsman

Alan Horn

Elton John

Kate Beckinsale

Ron Meyer

and yes...even Mel Gibson (faults and all.)

And about 2,000 other people whose names you'd never recognize.

They're not angels, and not perfect - neither am I. But they are REAL people who know what it means to be a real friend. :-)

RDJ has actually worked with most of these people. Here's what we could find just scratching the surface:

David Kelley on (Ally McBeal)

John Hughes (Weird Science)

Natasha Gregson Wagner (Two Girls and a Guy)

Bryan Lourd (RDJ's agent)

Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes)

Tommy Lee Jones (U.S. Marshalls)

Susanna Hoffs (Less Than Zero)

Kevin Kline & Phoebe Cates (Soapdish)

Drew Barrymore (they share an agent)

Steve Martin (Bowfinger)

Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes)

John Favreau (Iron Man)

Molly Ringwald (The Pick-up Artist)

Susan Downey (his wife)

Miranda Cosgrove (they presented at the Kids Choice Awards together in 2010)

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy)

Richard Lovett (works at RDJ's agency)

Alan Horn (COO of Warner Brothers)

Elton John (RDJ did the video for his 2001 song "I Want Love")

Ron Meyer (president of Universal Studios; in 2011 he was part of the 25th American Cinematheque Award Honoring RDJ)

Mel Gibson (their friendship goes way back; Gibson helped RDJ secure insurance on a film when he was trying to make his comeback and RDJ spent most of his speech at the American Cinematheque Awards to request that people not blacklist Gibson)

Whether this commenter is or isn't RDJ, what we know for sure is that he seems to be on a mission to out pedophiles, which is kind of noble, and gossip about whores, which is kind of bitchy, and we love Himmmm for that.

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ONTD, what! GET IT!! Love that blog, been posting there for so long i cant even remeber. so many epic nights. i loved it when we got eachother through Hostage Brituation when Britney went craycray and held her kids in her bathroom. Oh man..

Anyways, about RDJ.. i totally buy it. Without doubt.

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Yeah, I'll bet there were tears at ONTD when Brit Brit get carried in a stretcher into an ambulance.

IA with you that it is RDJ. He's been there, done that and probably snorted it to boot. He's lived many a dark moment in show business and lived to tell the tale. Now that he's on the other side of all that (thank goodness, I love RDJ) and with a baby, he probably doesn't want to hide that BS anymore. So why not let it out all hang out? I heard he was really into Hollywood history already, and he is incredibly witty and social now so I could totally see him picking up this gossip and information and passing it on to CDAN. He's a guy who likes to interact with people and communicate.

Oh, and I totally believe that blind item about Hayden Panatierre and her family (unfortunately). And the not-so blind item about Jennie Garth and Amanda Bynes hating each other. BTW, did you hear about jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli getting a divorce? 90210 sads.

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If this is him then I'm surprised the studios haven't had a word. He is in a lot of high profile franchises, this isn't just the days of him not even managing to keep a job on Ally McBeal.

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If this is him then I'm surprised the studios haven't had a word. He is in a lot of high profile franchises, this isn't just the days of him not even managing to keep a job on Ally McBeal.

He does, and two of them -- Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes -- pull in big bucks, relatively speaking. The studios aren't going to kill their golden goose. RDJ has cachet. At a time when a lot of big movie stars just are not pulling in the audience (and $$$) into movie theatres that they used to (Angelina Jolie and to a lesser extent Brad Pitt), the fact that RDJ still does, sort of, means the studios will let this one pass. I mean, it's a blind item about Hayden Panatierre, not an exposé on some big producer's alleged proclivities for underage call girls, *cough*Harvey Weinstein*cough*

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Yes, but this seemed to lead to discussion of much more than Hayden - this Diana Jenkins person. It all sounds like it would be too hot to handle for some big voices in Hollywood.

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^^ True, and so you have a Heidi Fleiss situation where the George Clooneys of this world quake that she might open up her little black book and reveal his sexual proclivities to the world. OTOH, she is one high-end madam amongst many in H'wood so... she's not going to bring down the system or the people running it behind-the-scenes. Nobody is going to care about some studio exec they never heard off or one of Universals Arab investors, I don't think. JMO. BTW, is it just me, or is Hollywood literally awash with high-class hookers and doctors prescribing drugs they shouldn't to their clients?!

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Exactly Cat, RDJ can say whatever he likes. He can pull in the audiences, there really aren't many 'stars' left who can do that, as you put it, he has cache.

What RDJ also has is money. In the last 3 years he's been paid $42 million dollars. Managed properly, not conservatively or wisely, he has enough money to scream F*CK YOU to all of Hollywood. And I think he's willing to do just that.

I think Hollywood is in a weird time of transition. There are decent people and there are amoral people and they're clashing...the rise of new media, internet and downloading has undermined the amoral people unbelievably because their easy money is drying up. The decent people are the creative people and they always have talent on their side. Hollywood has always been awash with prostitutes, Heidi Fleiss was the most businesslike and protective over her girls, she was, for lack of a better phrase, a decent madame.

The doctor thing is relatively recent in LA it seems. That said, it's something I recognised and a small factor in why I left California.

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Hayden and Diana Jenkins with famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

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I notice that Hayden is often criticized for dressing way too old for her age (not in that photo though) - I wonder if any of that is due to her alleged home situation. I thought she was a very fake child actress but I guess you can say that about any child actor...still, I never thought I was seeing a real person.

Anyway, Diana Jenkins reminds me of someone. Michelle Williams, or Tricia Helfer, or someone else.

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^^ Patrick! Get away from those girls! You can do better, compadre.

Exactly Cat, RDJ can say whatever he likes. He can pull in the audiences, there really aren't many 'stars' left who can do that, as you put it, he has cache.

What RDJ also has is money. In the last 3 years he's been paid $42 million dollars. Managed properly, not conservatively or wisely, he has enough money to scream F*CK YOU to all of Hollywood. And I think he's willing to do just that.

I think Hollywood is in a weird time of transition. There are decent people and there are amoral people and they're clashing...the rise of new media, internet and downloading has undermined the amoral people unbelievably because their easy money is drying up. The decent people are the creative people and they always have talent on their side. Hollywood has always been awash with prostitutes, Heidi Fleiss was the most businesslike and protective over her girls, she was, for lack of a better phrase, a decent madame.

The doctor thing is relatively recent in LA it seems. That said, it's something I recognised and a small factor in why I left California.

ITA, especially with what I bolded in your post. The major networks (ABC, NBC< CBS) are a prime example of that, in that they are no longer major! There is no all-powerful William S. Paley of CBS calling all the shots, nor a Jack Warner and his stable of beauties, nor even a Robert Evans (more's the pity, he nurtured some amazing talent and films when he ran Paramount). Sometimes I wish there were! Today's studio execs are identikit CEOs -- they went from Harvard Business School to running an accountacy to running some supermarket chain to running P&G to running Big Pharma and just cannot conceive that you can't run five businesses the exact same way. Hollywood is about managing talent and when you reduce that talent to a jar of PB&J that you stock at the grocery store, something is going to get lost in translation. The rise of new media, while scary for them, is almost a vindication.

Also, new media has allowed stars with cache, like RDJ, like Clooney, like Pitt and Jolie, to manage their career as they see fit, to write, produce and direct the projects they want to do. Some have become veritable power brokers, like the studio heads of old.

I notice that Hayden is often criticized for dressing way too old for her age (not in that photo though) - I wonder if any of that is due to her alleged home situation. I thought she was a very fake child actress but I guess you can say that about any child actor...still, I never thought I was seeing a real person.

Anyway, Diana Jenkins reminds me of someone. Michelle Williams, or Tricia Helfer, or someone else.

Diana Jenkins is not what I expected to look like. She has something of Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

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It's just too bad there are no real stars now. I don't know if that's down to the death of the studio system or just our culture, which is desperate to prove how "normal" stars are, how they are "just like us", yet seems to also focus on the trashiest elements and on faux-glamour. Any real charisma seems to be beaten out, and you just get hollow, smirking shells, like latter-day Clooney.

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So all this is new to me. especially HP. What is she supposed to be involved in?

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It's just too bad there are no real stars now. I don't know if that's down to the death of the studio system or just our culture, which is desperate to prove how "normal" stars are, how they are "just like us", yet seems to also focus on the trashiest elements and on faux-glamour. Any real charisma seems to be beaten out, and you just get hollow, smirking shells, like latter-day Clooney.

Fran Leibowitz put it very succinctly:

What we have had in the last 30 years is too much democracy in the culture and not enough democracy in society. There is no reason to have democracy in the culture. None, because the culture should be made by a natural aristocracy of talent.

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