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This is what Blind Items looks like once upon a time

They would get posted almost like a spread sheet. This was from July of 2003. “The A List” was ran by a woman who would share inside info on celeb gossip. This was a great site. Now it doesn’t exist but you can find some stuff saved to the internet, like the post I linked. The blinds are gone but this spread of the basics for each celeb is still fun to read.

I miss the days of OG Blind Items and celeb gossip.

Her post on Ben Affleck made me laugh because I remember there being rumors he was addicted to alcohol and hookers lol. And Britney has since pretty much confirmed her and Ben fucked. That came out recently.

The Christina Aguilera one is accurate about her being awful. I remember seeing her in Virgin Records in Times Square and she was a bitch. And then the Z100 morning people spoke about how terrible she was one time and it confirmed what I saw, a spoiled bratty bitch.

“Aguilera, Christina. "Rude, crude, selfish and disrespectful." "All around mean rotten little bitch." (Though I've heard at least one story of her being nice when she didn't have to be). Stuck-up snot. Possibly prefers women and three-ways. Cocaine addict. Has breast implants. Bad tipper. Racist; no longer dates white men. Keeps her weight down thanks to the over-use of laxatives. (Which matches the feces coming out of her mouth). Linked with Carson Daly (Christina, is this the best you can do?), Leonardo DiCaprio (boy, did that pairing turn the Skank Switch up to 11), Enrique Igelsias, and Justin Timberlake.”

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by Anonymousreply 76December 1, 2023 10:18 PM

This is stupid

by Anonymousreply 1August 4, 2023 5:21 AM

Bernstein, Leonard. Bisexual; had a preference for teenaged African-Americans. Linked with Tallulah Bankhead, Rudolf Nureyev, and Lana Turner.

by Anonymousreply 2August 4, 2023 5:24 AM

Brown, Downtown Julie. Multiple plastic surgeries. Was a prostitute when she first came to NYC.

by Anonymousreply 3August 4, 2023 5:27 AM

No way, was she? Well did well and became iconic during the MTV days. I've read Sly Stallone was a porn star, back before his movie career.

by Anonymousreply 4August 4, 2023 5:32 AM

I don't believe anyone when they say xyz likes black guys as white dick is the preferred kind of dick. All of that is fake.

by Anonymousreply 5August 4, 2023 5:39 AM

R5 wtf? There are plenty of people who prefer Black dick. Just go look at any porn site.

by Anonymousreply 6August 4, 2023 5:40 AM

I knew a couple of guys who used to party with Leonard in the old days. He liked black dick (and dicks of many colors).

by Anonymousreply 7August 4, 2023 5:42 AM

I loved the old A list - it was always fun. Some of it was surprising but not too much. I was already on the Datalounge when the A-list was linked here, I think that's how I first saw it.

It's hard to say. I found "Is He She Gay" and "The Datalounge" and "The A-list" all around the same time-ish.

by Anonymousreply 8August 4, 2023 5:45 AM

[quote]I knew a couple of guys who used to party with Leonard in the old days. He liked black dick

fake.

by Anonymousreply 9August 4, 2023 5:47 AM

[quote] I don't believe anyone when they say xyz likes chinese guys as chinese dick is the preferred kind of dick. All of that is fake.

Wow, R5.

by Anonymousreply 10August 4, 2023 5:49 AM

R5 and R9 is the same racist who doesn't believe that people can be into Black dick.

by Anonymousreply 11August 4, 2023 5:49 AM

Not fake. Their names were Amnon Zippin (from Israel) and Christopher Hickey (from Massachusetts). They're both long dead, AIDS got them just like it got so many of us in those days. Amnon and Christopher used to hang out with Leonard. They also used to get me into Studio 54 when I was in town, back when Studio 54 was Studio 54.

Great guys, great friends, still missed, not fake.

by Anonymousreply 12August 4, 2023 6:02 AM

OMG! This is riveting reading OP. Thanks for posting this.

by Anonymousreply 13August 4, 2023 6:13 AM

Alley, Kirstie. Has a torture chamber in her house.

Um, what? 😱

by Anonymousreply 14August 4, 2023 8:41 AM

[quote] I don't believe anyone when they say xyz likes black guys as white dick is the preferred kind of dick. All of that is fake.

Uh, dick is about the only thing black guys got going for them. Haha. Sorry. I had to say that. But big black dick is legend.

by Anonymousreply 15August 4, 2023 9:00 AM

Wow that site absolutely brings back memories. I voraciously read that like clockwork and dropped names like I was really in the know.

by Anonymousreply 16August 4, 2023 9:15 AM

What does FOD stand for?

by Anonymousreply 17August 4, 2023 11:48 AM

Who is Leonard? Nimoy?

by Anonymousreply 18August 4, 2023 12:16 PM

R17 friend of Dorothy

by Anonymousreply 19August 4, 2023 12:21 PM

Oh is THAT what it means. Thanks R19. I googled to no avail. And awful lot of them have FOD next to their names.

by Anonymousreply 20August 4, 2023 12:26 PM

Jackson, Janet. Bi______ with an insatiable sexual appetite. Breast implants. Reportedly mentally & emotionally unstable; abused/neglected as a child, which might explain that. Multiple rumored pregnancies and one child by former husband De Barge who she refuses to admit to. Very much the diva. Has herpes. Size queen. Linked with Matthew McConaughey, Robert De Niro, Justin Timberlake, and Q-Tip.

by Anonymousreply 21August 4, 2023 12:53 PM

[quote] And Britney has since pretty much confirmed her and Ben fucked.

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 22August 4, 2023 1:38 PM

R12 you’re lying. And you need to stop. Someone who is a known OFFENDER like you has no business lying about people as well as making racist remarks like you did at r5.

Wanna share with everyone how you became an offender?

by Anonymousreply 23August 4, 2023 1:52 PM

R15 and what do you have going for you? You live off your mother. You don’t have a job. You’re on an offenders list… please tell us what you have going for you as someone who isn’t black?

by Anonymousreply 24August 4, 2023 1:54 PM

Yes, OP. We've enjoyed this for many years.

But "once upon a time" is a bit much, Maria.

by Anonymousreply 25August 4, 2023 1:55 PM

R25 I think 20 years is enough time to count as once upon a time. The site wasn’t around got long.

And no, it was never a fixture on DL.

by Anonymousreply 26August 4, 2023 2:00 PM

It wasn't a fixture on vintage DL, but it would get linked and discussed often, especially when lamenting the loss of Blue Agave and their legendary gossip. I remember thinking how dated it felt even then. And while it is old, I think OP's "this is how the dinosaurs used to do it back in the days before smartphones" characterization is silly. Popbitch was also linked/discussed a lot then.

by Anonymousreply 27August 4, 2023 2:09 PM

R27 actually, OPs phrasing works because that was the early days of the internet. How did you feel it was dated? It was new back then. The internet as a whole was mostly new to the public. We’ve come a long way in just 20 years. So yea, it is the way we dinosaurs did it before smartphones and new age internet.

by Anonymousreply 28August 4, 2023 2:18 PM

She was on point about a lot of people with the A List. Interesting to look at it again and to see the hits & misses.

>Trump, Donald. Focus of evil in the modern world. Embodies much that is wrong with America. Short-fingered vulgarian. Linked with TWANS.

>Campbell, Naomi. Unpleasant woman. Drug addict; has been hospitalized for overdoses at least once. Poster child for Assholes Of America (Models Division). Dim bulb. Is physically violent toward her staff. Linked to Eric Clapton, Adam Clayton, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Fiennes, Quincy Jones, Val Kilmer, Eddie Murphy, Sean Penn, Sly Stallone, and Mike Tyson.

by Anonymousreply 29August 4, 2023 2:21 PM

r8 oh man I was all over is he she gay. Still remember the pro baseball player who posted there, 19" arms was his handle. He posted a pic with his face blurred out.

by Anonymousreply 30August 4, 2023 2:25 PM

R28, A-list was not new in 2003, nor was 2003 was not the early days of the internet, with the .com crash behind us and most metro areas having cable/DSL broadband available. Popbitch was newer, was an email list, and we'd copy/paste it here.

by Anonymousreply 31August 4, 2023 2:27 PM

What's TWANS?

The occasional odd name pops up like William S. Cohen pops up (Who? Yeah, Clinton's Secretary of Defense) for a bizarre reason. "Anti-semite." Makes no sense. From his Wiki entry:

[QUOTE]Pursuant to his father's wishes, Cohen was raised Jewish, attended a synagogue,[6] and also attended Hebrew School in preparation for his bar mitzvah, but he decided not to follow through with his bar mitzvah when he was informed that he would have to convert formally to Judaism, and he began to practice Christianity.[7][8]

Whatever.

by Anonymousreply 32August 4, 2023 2:34 PM

R31 home internet took off in 1998. 2003 was 5 years later and many were still just getting internet in their homes. Know what you’re speaking of.

by Anonymousreply 33August 4, 2023 2:47 PM

Cruise, Tom. Oh, definitely not a Friend Of Dorothy. Why would you ever think such a thing? No, certainly not. And he definitely doesn't force his gay lovers to sign lengthy non-disclosure contracts before he gets involved with them; that's just a vile, untrue rumor started to bring shame on this quite emphatically heterosexual movie star. Certainly not someone who has and enjoys sex with lots of men. One would never hear Mr. Cruise described as "awkward and inarticulate" when speaking without a script, and certainly never hear him described as "vain, shallow, and pretentious." No, certainly not--the reverse is true of Mr. Cruise! $cientologist. Vain & arrogant. Never graduated from high school. Acted badly towards Nicole Kidman during their break-up, which was caused partially by his insistence on raising the kids $cientologist (she wanted them raised Catholic) and partially because of her pregnancy, which may have been his and may have been Ewan McGregor's. Broke up with Nicole via his representatives. (Cruise, you swine.) Linked with Patricia Arquette, Cher, Penelope Cruz, Rebecca De Mornay, Nelly Furtado, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Heather Locklear, Paul Newman, Lisa Marie Presley, and Mimi Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 34August 4, 2023 2:48 PM

R32- “TWANS” was The Widow Anna Nicole Smith

by Anonymousreply 35August 4, 2023 2:54 PM

There was a thread here a few years ago saying Hilary Duff is kinda racist and DLers rushed to defend her saying that isn’t true. Maybe it isn’t, but I giggled seeing that in 2003 the only gossip for Hilary Duff was that her mother was a raging racist bitch.

by Anonymousreply 36August 4, 2023 3:02 PM

She also had it right with Jodie Foster, stating she’s a closeted lesbian before she came out.

Foster, Jodie. Closeted L______. Reported to be very nice in person. Some experience with drugs in the past. Close "friendship" with homophobe Mel Gibson. Had major falling out with Michael Douglas. Linked with Gillian Anderson, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson, Rob Lowe, and Kelly McGillis.

by Anonymousreply 37August 4, 2023 3:38 PM

Gellar, Sarah Michelle. Recovering anorexic. Prefers to go out with men less famous than she. Has grown too impressed with herself and acted the diva on the set of Scooby Doo. Has hair extension because of the damage all that dyeing has done to her hair. Just had her breasts done (or not, according to Liz Smith). Either "bitchy" and "imperious" or simply too take-charge and aggressive for fragile egos. I've received a couple of e-mails from store clerks and cashiers who said that SMG was "condescending" and "patronizing" to them. Linked with David Boreanaz (whose marriage she helped destroy), James Marsters (who she should dump Freddie Prinze Jr. for), Jerry O'Connell, Matthew Perry, and Freddie Prinze Jr (whose attraction, for SMG, is one of the great mysteries of our time).

by Anonymousreply 38August 4, 2023 3:43 PM

Actually, the few people I know on that list are described very accurately. Makes me think the rest are probably, mostly true.

by Anonymousreply 39August 4, 2023 3:46 PM

The A-List was back before social media etc. the gossip pushed out was based on actual gossip from insiders mostly. It’s not like now where anyone can claim anything on social media and it spreads like wildfire. Back then it was usually people who actually had to work with or deal with stars in some aspect

by Anonymousreply 40August 4, 2023 3:50 PM

Thanks, r35. No wonder Google came up with nothing.

by Anonymousreply 41August 4, 2023 4:03 PM

It's also because a lot of the sites from the pre-social media/smartphone blog/Web 2.0 era are no longer live, R41.

by Anonymousreply 42August 4, 2023 4:08 PM

[quote][R32]- “TWANS” was The Widow Anna Nicole Smith

Was this coined on alt showbiz.gossip or was it in use elsewhere?

by Anonymousreply 43August 4, 2023 4:20 PM

R43- the origin is unclear. A-List was the first place I recall seeing that acronym (necronym?).

by Anonymousreply 44August 4, 2023 4:25 PM

This list dates back to about 1998 on the old alt.showbiz.gossip (ASG) newsgroup. You can look up the original posts on Google Groups if you search long enough.

"The Widow Anna Nicole Smith" was a running gag on ASG, as was censoring bisexual and lesbian and writing "FOD" instead of "Friend of Dorothy."

Most of the gossip is just educated guesses to blind items at the time. A lot of it is made up or just repeats old urban legends (i.e., the Clara Bow and the USC football team rumor from "Hollywood Babylon").

by Anonymousreply 45August 4, 2023 4:40 PM

A lot of it was emails received. R45 a lot of things I’ve read from A List are true, or came to be true (like Jodie Foster being a closet lesbian, Lance Bass being a gay bottom, etc) this was all before they came out. Most of the info shared on A-List were from emails she received. She even says some of it is from real insiders. And stuff that is her guesses she makes it clear with the wording.

by Anonymousreply 46August 4, 2023 4:49 PM

A lot of it is true but a lot of it is fake - especially the further back in age the celebrities get. A lot of the Errol Flynn stuff, for example, is nonsense.

I never got the difference between closet queen and FOD.

by Anonymousreply 47August 4, 2023 5:24 PM

Errol Flynn is known to have been terrible.

Parker, Sarah Jessica. Very superstitious. Her relationship with Matthew Broderick seems to have gone through some rocky periods but is more solid now; she reportedly threatened to get pregnant, at one point, if he didn't marry her. Has made many more enemies than friends on the set of Sex and the City. Has inverted nipples. Linked with Nicholas Cage, Robert Downey Jr, Michael J. Fox, John-John Kennedy, and Chris Penn.

by Anonymousreply 48August 4, 2023 5:27 PM

I think the information that Sarah Jessica Parker has inverted nipples should have received MUCH, MUCH more attention on DL.

by Anonymousreply 49August 4, 2023 5:42 PM

How are these blind items? names are named!

by Anonymousreply 50August 4, 2023 5:42 PM

[quote]dicks of many colors

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 51August 4, 2023 5:44 PM

The SJP one says she made many more enemies on SATC than Friends. This was in 2003, years before we knew all the drama.

by Anonymousreply 52August 4, 2023 5:47 PM

R23, you are completely insane.

I am R12, I am not lying nor am I R5. I am not "an offender" whatever the fuck that means.

Take your meds and call your shrink, hun. You are officially off the rails.

by Anonymousreply 53August 4, 2023 6:58 PM

You’re an offender.

by Anonymousreply 54August 4, 2023 7:08 PM

You're insane and no one has any idea what you're babbling about.

Rest, dear. Rest and lots of quiet time with your minder.

by Anonymousreply 55August 4, 2023 7:15 PM

R54 is a QAnoner. Offenders everywhere! Perhaps r54 should take a look in the mirror. Lots of projection going on here.

by Anonymousreply 56August 4, 2023 7:17 PM

Nope r56. I just know who you are. Living off mommy. Unemployed. And a lot more can be said after running a background check on you. Tread lightly.

by Anonymousreply 57August 4, 2023 7:18 PM

[quote]Nope 56. I just know who you are. Living off mommy. Unemployed. And a lot more can be said after running a background check on you. Tread lightly.

Nice of you to tell us that you're living off mommy and unemployed (and I'm not even R56). You have zero way of knowing who's posting what so I can only conclude that this is probably projection.

by Anonymousreply 58August 4, 2023 7:22 PM

R58 only when you’re a law enforcer there are many ways. ☕️ now go get a job. Help mom out.

by Anonymousreply 59August 4, 2023 7:24 PM

[QUOTE]only when you’re a law enforcer there are many ways

Hilariously laughable too. You clearly have no experience with law enforcer processes.

by Anonymousreply 60August 4, 2023 7:26 PM

He seems very focused on "offending" so obviously this looney-toon is some kind of criminal with a rap sheet. Law enforcer my ass. Fake bullshitter.

My parents have been dead for lo, these many decades, I'm "unemployed" because I'm retired you complete fucking moron. Duh.

But do - PLEASE - post all the terrible information you pretend to have on me. Go right ahead. I double dog dare you, you fucking lying freak.

by Anonymousreply 61August 4, 2023 7:30 PM

Is r57 a Defacto loon? Only someone that nuts could be invested in the delusions that he has stuff on the people on DL. He is amusing, I’ll admit. Sort of watching those Karen videos on TikTok where they’re obviously drunk but screaming at the police that they’re sober.

by Anonymousreply 62August 4, 2023 7:43 PM

EDWlN also claims to know DL-era’ IP addresses and all kinds of “law enforcement” information.

by Anonymousreply 63August 4, 2023 7:53 PM

Still waiting.

by Anonymousreply 64August 4, 2023 7:56 PM

Saying someone is living in their mother's basement has got to be the most tired insult since the invention of the internet. Can someone please come up with something better?

by Anonymousreply 65August 4, 2023 7:56 PM

Hey r57. Who am I? Since you know and all that. Right?

by Anonymousreply 66August 4, 2023 8:40 PM

R66 why do you have so many accounts?

Sweetie, when you’re a cop and you contact the person/people behind a site like this about criminal activity taking place on the site which could result in a lawsuit for the site host, they are more than willing to oblige and hand over any info needed. When you used a credit card you left a paper trail.

Oh, and the Reddit admins are even more willing to help.

by Anonymousreply 67August 4, 2023 9:22 PM

Why don't you just identify us all, r67?

by Anonymousreply 68August 4, 2023 9:30 PM

R67, what’s my crime? Arguing with a mental case? Guilt, guilty, guilty!

Time for the men in white coats, hon.

by Anonymousreply 69August 4, 2023 9:54 PM

Aha! Still a useless, silly fucker. I've never given my credit card to the Datalounge and I don't use Reddit - ever. I also always use a VPN so there is no IP real IP address for me.

Just out of curiosity, wasn't "reddit" Jizz Maxwell's thing - being some kind of fucking reddit queen while she was hiding out from the law? Eww.

I'm still waiting, you lying sack of shit.

by Anonymousreply 70August 4, 2023 10:16 PM

Well this thread went sideways pretty quickly. Thanks loons R53 - R70.

by Anonymousreply 71August 4, 2023 10:29 PM

Aww.. the little "law enforcer" troll is unhappy that we called him out.

Where's your "information" from Muriel and Reddit and "law enforcement" hun? Where is it?

We'll go back to the A-List whenever we want - right now we're more interested in YOU.

by Anonymousreply 72August 4, 2023 10:36 PM

R49 She's probably had surgery since then unless she didn't want to breast feed. I'm bad, I know.

by Anonymousreply 73August 4, 2023 10:49 PM

Was there initially a link at OP's original post? I do not see one.

by Anonymousreply 74August 4, 2023 11:34 PM

I don't know R74, however the simplest of google searches brought it right up. Funny how that works.

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by Anonymousreply 75August 4, 2023 11:46 PM

I love how it says that Leo dicaprio is bi but he is only seen with Haas. As he evolved into a gay bear?

by Anonymousreply 76December 1, 2023 10:18 PM
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