I'm addicted to blind items and spend a lot of time on sites like Crazy Days and Nights and Blind Gossip. Now, for those of you who don't know what blind items are, let me back up the truck a little and explain--blind items are news/gossip stories where the details are reported, but the identities are hidden. Okay, now that we are on the same page, let me share my favorite blind item from last week...
"Last week, this A list director of some very huge films was shooting his new movie. After work, our director went to a local restaurant (as was his routine) where he picked up two local floozies. After buying them a few drinks and impressing them with his big-shot “I’m a Big Hollywood Director” come-on, our director took the two tramps back to his hotel for a night of debauchery. Little did our director know what he was getting himself into!
Turns out that this pair of hometown hotties weren’t as dumb as our director thought. In fact, there were certified pros, if you get my meaning. (Word has it ugly pros, too – but hey, whattaya want.)
Anyway, flash forward a few hours
Our director wakes up the next morning feeling all kinds of groggy. He discovers his wallet missing, and worst of all – his laptop stolen. On the purloined laptop was reportedly the script to his new movie and several highly secret, ultra-confidential, For-His-Eyes-Only visual FX sequences for the new movie that could be leaked any day now. Not surprisingly, the studio is furious with our director and his utter lack of discretion."[via CDAN]
While popular guesses for this blind included douchebag directors like McG and Brett Ratner, Michael Bay was definitely the fan favorite. Not only does Bay have a history with the uh, ladies, but he is also in the middle of filming the special fx packed Transformers 2. In fact, this blind was practically confirmed when an industrious commenter from Gawker posted this lil story from TMZ:
Michael Bay Burglarized -- No Special FX Involved
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ director Michael Bay was the victim of a home break-in at his apartment in New Mexico last night. He's staying down there while filming "Transformers 2." If surveillance video of the crime exists, it's probably grossly over-directed, but will take in $100 mil at the box office anyway...
Well played studio heads, well played. I am betting one of two things are about to go down. Either secrets from the Transformers 2 set are about to leak all over the internet (and quite frankly, who cares?) or two "professional" ladies are about to get some serious cash from the studio.
Sidebar: don't you just love that picture of Bay "directing"? Love it.