Close Encounters with Celebrities & Show Business
[This is an extracted forum thread.] by 'feliciag'
In the stage world, which centers in New York, you have the Gay Mafia running things. Befriend this crowd and you will continually get work. Piss them off, and you'll never work in this town again.
I had written a play once that a former Broadway producer was looking at. She was a lesbian woman who had worked on several big name Broadway musicals in the 1980's and 1990's. At one point, she pissed off some of the gay males who run the industry in New York. And she literally became homeless almost overnight from blacklisting. She liked my play but told me she couldn't really help me since all her former friends had turned on her. So, to be clear, it is the gay MALE mafia that runs the theatrical world in New York.
This makes for a very weird dynamic when you seek stage work in New York, as I did. Many gay males took to me because at the time I was pretty glamorous and looked like Jennifer Connelly/Brooke Shields, a popular look at the time. They got me work.
When the rare straight male stage director auditioned me, it was always a casting couch situation - sleep with me or you dont' get work - and I always refused. So the only work I got in the theater from my New York auditions was from gay male directors.
On the flip side of things, if you were a gay man auditioning for work and a gay male director was casting, you also needed to be ready to sleep with the director. One of my friends was very willing and got a supporting role in a Broadway musical - but the show bombed, unfortunately. He didn't care about sleeping wiht the director, he thought it was just fun!
I am explaining the background here about the stage world.
Most of my steady work came from auditioning in New York for theaters that were out of town, so I travelled and did tons of work up and down the East Coast. A lot of the jobs were very fun (again, because I worked for either gay male directors who admired me or straight female directors who simply cast me for my talent.) I mostly did comedies, kids shows, and period pieces like Shakespeare, with a few musicals thrown in.
Stage work can be very beautiful because you get to project loving and positive energy to a crowd and attempt to share something uplifting or educational with the masses. All of the actors I knew were very sweet, and we all tended to be the typical right-brained creative types who were idealistic and naive about the world.
And often very, very over-sexed. Any cast I was in always became an orgy of almost everybody sleeping with everybody else! Where it got weird was when the power players, the producers or directors, "adopted' a cast member as a lover. Then that person was usually elevated to a position of power - they suddenly took over the lead, for instance, with the original person suddenly not showing up for work, etc.
But the theaters I was involved with were relatively small time, so I didn't see much of the bigger, darker stuff until I started to work in TV and film.
To continue - for whatever reasons, maybe because the arts allow us to express ourselves and be creative, show business attracts tons of wannabe performers all over the world. This desire to be seen, to be noticed, and often, to receive "love" and adoration on a massive scale seems universal.
I was fortunate to come from a loving family, but many of the performers and models I knew did not. When they came from abusive homes or single parent homes they almost always became more vulnerable to prostitution, abuse, and drug addiction. Some of it is driven by the very real harsh economics of working in that industry. 99% unemployment is really bad, let alone trying to compete with a gazillion people who are prettier, more talented, and who have bigger boobs/skinnier bodies than you do!
So from a director or producer's perspective, when you have thousands of gorgeous young men and women dying to get a part, why not have some "hidden" job requirements like sleeping with the director? If one woman refuses to do it, chances are there are hundreds behind her in line who will say yes.
That's the mentality.
The problem is that young women often think that sleeping with the director means that they will be taken more seriously as a performer and get more access to meatier roles. It doesn't always work that way.
I knew two actresses, one who was a comedienne/actress, one who was just an actress, who were trying to make it in New York and were pursuing every option possible, knocking down doors, pounding the pavements, etc.
One of them ended up sleeping with yucky Jewish "comedian" Jackie Mason because he told her he would help her get live comedy gigs in the city. He did invite her to perform at one event, but that was it. She stopped sleeping with him pretty quickly and the entire experience really darkened her, blackened her spirit. She went from this gorgeous Italian-American New Jersey comedienne to this saddened, heavy drinking, harsh-toned woman almost overnight. She told me he gave her drugs, too, so God knows what really happened.
The other girl, the actress who was friends with the comedienne, actually had a TV agent in the city who put her up for a minor speaking role on the TV show ER. This actress was told that she needed to sleep with - I think it was the casting director, not the episode director - and she did. She got the small performing role. Her agent had basically operated as a madam - setting her up to sleep with the director to get the role. After the agent knew the actress was willing to go that route to get work, she set her up to work as a full-time escort between acting jobs. The last I talked to this poor actress, she had descended into full-time prostitution because she wasn't getting audiitons for acting work, but her agent was sending her loads of johns to sleep with! So many acting agencies are fronts for prostitution, escort services, S&M/dungeon master stuff, and worse.
Joe Franklin who had a late night TV talk show in New York was another one famous for getting young girls to sleep with him while making promises about how he would set them up in show business. Which never happened for any of the women. It was all a set up.
When men of power see all these gorgeous, talented, and often very sexual women pursuing jobs in New York, many of them take advantage.
Now, I'm still talking about stuff happening on a relatively human level. Man to woman. It's abusive, it's nasty, but in some ways, it's a story as old as time.
What I want to talk about next has to do with the price of celebrity and the whole replacement issue.
What I've talked about so far is what happens in the very lowest levels, the lowest "tier" of show business. This is where I was, where people were basically just working for a living, trying to keep themselves and their integrity intact, naive about the larger stuff going on for the most part. Some made bad choices, fell into prostitution, drug use, and/or porn - amongst the models, actors, and actresses I knew. But most of the people I personally knew well then stayed at that level. They never became famous or "big."
I did, however, have many firsthand brushes with celebs who were on a much higher tier. And weird stuff was constant within these circles.
As I mentioned in another thread, I do believe that there are two realities within the industry. Insider/bloodline types who literally make a phone call after they get out of Juilliard or film school and immediately get work in the industry - who have often come from multi-generational abuse families. And then there are nobodies like me who get work but don't have those connections. In my career, whenever I would cross slightly over into the reality of potentially getting bigger roles (in TV or film,) I was always presented with the "pay to play" prostitution demand, which I refused. I kept thinking each time I hit that wall in various cities, and various shows and film projects, that surely, at some point I would find a big role that didn't require that, but I never did. Casting directors, agents, and/or directors always made it clear that you not only make yourself available to sleep with that specific power player, but most actresses are expected to be on call in what's basically a pool of prostitute/escorts for other powerful people that particular person might know.
Models also end up in this situation, only it starts very young for them, since a model's career is usually over by 25. They start working at 13 - 16 and begin working as prostitutes from day one in addition to going on modeling calls. Because models also have to keep an extremely, inhumanly thin physique, they are fed cocaine the very first time they are at a modelling shoot, usually, and this keeps them lively and bouncy for the photo shoot, lowers their sexual inhibitions, and makes them feel part of the "adult" crowd.
I have lived on a property where many Ralph Lauren and other high profile clothes catalogue shoots have been held, in addition to many women's magazines shooting photo spreads there. Cocaine was handed out at the refreshment table much of the time. (I usually showed up, grabbed a snack, and left! I couldn't believe how open the drug use was. The models were sickly thin but looked great in the bulky clothes. )
So to cross into the higher echelons of entertainment if you DON'T have family connections, you work yourself through the drug use/sexual permissiveness/prostitution/escort levels, and this in turn leads to things like mind control, having handlers, and into darker levels of what I believe is spiritual possession or soul loss at a profound level. At some point, if you "wake up" from the almost constant mind control and trance induction, and you say "No," you can either be told you will never have a career (As happened to me before I got involved with the crap;) and/or you can have your physical well-being threatened.
I had death threats from one assistant director who had chosen me to play a recurring character (non-=speaking) on a TV show. I did about ten episodes. He was always inappropriately flirtatious with me, in a really creepy way, and when I showed up one day with an engagement ring on my finger after getting engaged, he got really nasty. He threatened my boyfriend's life and mine. I couldn't figure out why. I was just a bit player, nobody famous, nothing. I just laughed it off at the time but I knew another girl who had gone the prostitution route on the show and slept with this same assistant director, which got her exactly six speaking lines in one episode, and she became creeped out by him very quickly. She talked about how he was violent with her during sex, always feeding her copious drugs, and talked about how the next time she came over he would bring some of his friends over from the set and she would have to sleep with them.
She refused and broke up with him after that, naively thinking that theirs was a relationship of equals. She moved back in with her ex-boyfriend and the boyfriend had the tires shot out of his truck, she was gang-stalked while out driving for months, and her agent would no longer return her phone calls for her "unprofessional" behavior. The unprofessional part was her breaking up with the assistant director.
Again, though, I'm just talking about lower level shenanigans in the industry. I will talk more about observing actual celebs next. I just wanted to provide more background on the thuggery, mandatory prostitution, and drug use that is a constant in the TV/film world. ( I really didn't see this in the stage world at all, so it seems more tied to the modelling, TV, music video, and film worlds.)
What I've described so far is really the "grooming" stage which I believe later can set the stage for a performer, once they get famous, to become deeply embedded in a very dark world, indeed. And having seen how dark it is, I can't help but see that there must be people who protest and wake up at some point, and also I see how their waking up must be a real threat to the controllers of this system, so of course they are threatened, silenced, or killed. That's the way the game seems to work. Awful.
One TV show I did starred Carroll O'Connor and the show was haunted by problems. Parasitic drug dealers literally took up residence in the tiny Georgia town where we filmed, preying on the cast and crew. Actor Howard Rollins had a major cocaine problem throughout filming. Carroll O'Connor's son Hugh, who had been given a small role on the show so Carroll could keep an eye on him (he was prone to drug problems) became a sitting duck for the drug pushers and sunk deeper into drug addiction. Some years later he died of an overdose. And the women on the show were so horribly skinny and coke-addicted, it was terrible. They keep the women of TV and film horrifically thin. I could see the ribs and backbones of the main actress, Anne Marie Johnson, and a guest star who was a woman from soap operas, when they filmed a party scene wearing backless gowns. They seriously looked like refugees from a concentration camp - just like models. And neither of these women was large in any respect - they needed to each put on another 20 pounds just to be healthy. Many of the episode directors complained about how Anne Marie was getting too fat. Yeah, the residents of Dachau were SO frickin' fat, what lard-asses they were. What twisted people.
I didn't see any signs of replacements in these people, although celebrities are always different in person than you'd expect. Carroll O'Connor was always polite yet distant with everyone. Once in a while you'd see his famous humor come through in some improvising - shades of Archie Bunker coming through. The show was very serious and dramatic and slow-paced (It was the TV version of the film In the Heat of the Night.) I was struck by how Carroll O'Connor seemed smaller and frailer than he did as Archie Bunker, but I wrote it off as age. Plus he had a heart condition and the stress of having to film extra hours due to his co-star's drug problems added to that. At one point during production he had a heart attack, but I wasn't working with him then.
Still--I should double check some photos of him to see if he's a replacement possibility, just because you never know! And there was a big gap between him filming his last Archie Bunker material, Archie's Place, I believe, in the early 80's? And In the Heat of the Night, which we were filming in 1989.
Anyway, the environment of filming on TV and film is just very toxic and it would seem that most of the players on this set were trancing out with drugs most of the time. Other TV and film sets I was on were much the same. It's a pretty miserable life, in many respects, and it doesn't surprise me one bit that people might try to "rebel" at some point and later get replaced. Especially given the intense demands these days to be in front of cameras 24/7 and to be just as "interesting" off camera as on.
I want to fast forward and mention some candidates for replacement that I'd like to research more up ahead.
I had a friend who was friendly with Ann-Margret's biographers and sometimes saw her backstage after her various shows. He had been going to see her live in concert since the 1970's, when he was a young boy. He never spent more than a few minutes with her, but she was always friendly and knew him by name. One time she was performing at Caesar's in Atlantic City, doing a stripped down version of the same show she had recently done at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (I think this was 1996 or so?) My friend got us tickets and also, through the influence of his friends, her biographers, got us backstage to talk to her in her dressing room reception area for a few minutes after her show.
She wore dark sunglasses throughout and you couldn't see her face very well. She was a petite thing, curvy and sweet, very polite. My friend had made it sound like she really KNEW him and would call him by name, but she didn't do that. It was more like she was forcing herself to be polite and do the obligatory guest greetings backstage. We made small talk for a few minutes, complimented her on her show, and then left.
My friend was shaken and freaked out afterwards. He talked about how her face looked really, really different (beneath heavy makeup and her hair hanging over her face I did think I saw some signs of facelifts and facial work, but I didn't think anything of it - such is the way with older women in Hollywood.) He also said how she didn't recognize him by name, and usually she did. (Admittedly he hadn't seen her for a while backstage one on one. He had SEEN her backstage at various points in the mid to late 80's but not one on one like we did that day in - I think it was - 1996 or so? She probably met lots of fans, so did she forget him? Probably?)
He also said how her show had been really lackluster and her singing was just awful compared to the way it had been at Radio City Music Hall. He said that show had been great, and this was really awful in comparision.
In retrospect, I'm wondering if she was replaced at some point? Or even if she sends a replacement out to do some of her shows for her? Is that possible?
I've been looking at photos and in some of her photos as a young woman she really looks like she has brown eyes, and in others they are lighter. Also she goes from being really bosomy to not having as much bosom to bosomy again. She had an accident in concert in the 1970's in which she fell from a stage and supposedly had to have her entire jaw wired shut and restructured. Now I'm wondering - was that replacement time? Or was that when a replacement took over for a while while the original recovered, and from time to time she trots out the replacement to cover her in a show? My friend said she did NOT seem like the same Ann Margret he had watched onstage so many times and seen a few times backstage - and that the performance we saw was nothing like the same version of the show he had seen at Radio City.
I also have my radar out about her since she slept with Elvis many years back when they fell for each other during a movie shoot - and who knows which version of Elvis it was? Many people say that Elvis and she were like spiritual twins, extremely connected and linked and powerful when they got together - like soulmates. Sometimes when one celeb is replaced they replace an entire surrounding constellation of people - as we've seen with the Beatles and with many of the cast of Friends, etc.
So anyway, I wanted to put that story out there to return to later for further research.
I'm glad you didn't end up working as model. Most open modelling casting calls are really prostitution fronts, anyway, or they just force you to spend lots of money on unnecessary head shots/professional photography, and then the agency makes more from pimping and from the photos than actually getting the models work. At those open calls they want really pretty and really DUMB, submissive women. Very sad how such women are taken advantage of.
I can't speak to the military/police component of the sets - there wasn't such high security on most of the projects I was involved in, but then, this was late 1980's/early 1990's and I think the whole celebrity culture has gotten a lot weirded now, with much stronger security. The only time I saw a ton of military looking/creepy security people trying unsuccessfully to "blend in" was when they were filming A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly across from my apartment in Princeton, New Jersey and they had these creepy military looking dudes patrolling the streets while they filmed. I only had a brief glimpse of Crowe from a far distance, and I never saw Jennifer Connelly or Paul Bettany. I would have liked to have seen Jennifer just to confirm that she is now Fennifer - but I didn't!
I wasn't aware of the whole reptilian/shapeshifting stuff back then, but on an energy level, I definitely sensed a lot of characters in the casting directing/casting agent/modelling agent roles and directing/production roles who just intuitively creeped me out - and I think my instincts for self-preservation kept me away from interacting with them very much. A few directors on the TV show were nice. On In the Heat of the NIght they had guest directors for each episode and some of them seemed very sweet and not creepy, creative and artsy. Others were frightening. But I felt this stuff more intuitively and just shied away from dealing with the ones that felt "wrong." In retrospect, given how naive I was in other ways, I'm very glad I had those instincts and avoided trouble!
About a completely different celebrity - I was kicked off an alternative news/conspiracy site some years ago for sharing this story, which was weird.
We all know Michael Jackson hadn't been Michael Jackson for a long time and was possibly replaced several times. And he came from a horrifically abusive family where his dad sold all his children into bondage, basically. Many stories about how old Joe Jackson once kicked little Michael in the crotch, which may have led to permanent damage to his testes, and possibly the reason for his very high voice well into adulthood. Anyway, lots of mess going on there.
The being who was masquerading as Michael Jackson around 1990-1995 often rented out a suite at Leona Helmsey's The Palace luxury hotel. A friend of mine in the hotel industry took me to see this huge penthouse suite, which takes up two stories, has amazing views, beautiful grand piano, endless rooms. This woman who was the concierge there during the time MJ was staying there told me about how he would have groups of 10 - 15 Mexican boys, under the age of 15, shipped in by a mysterious limo driver who would show up at the back delivery entrance and bring the kids in for "play dates" with Michael. And MJ also always had Bubbles the chimp with him and some other staff/entourage. The boys would stay over for a night or two and then be shipped back out again. My friend and all the staff used to dealing with VIP's knew that they would be blacklisted from working in the hotel industry in New York if they let word get out about this.
The rooms were always a mess afterwards, she told me. Semen stains all over the expensive couches. She showed me some of the specific couches that had had to be replaced several times. Nasty stuff.
She didn't want to tell me anything more, but suffice it to say that the insiders in the VIP hotel/lodgings world see a lot of stuff involving child sex trafficking and sex slavery and these people being shipped in for certain stars. The same goes for women sex slaves, too, it all depends on the celebrity's tastes.
Another hotel industry friend who worked in lots of LA hotels on the West coast talked about Tom Cruise (one of the Foms, no doubt) who keeps to this day a special luxury penthose apartment for parties with his male gay friends - and sometimes they ship in gay male escorts, some of them underaged.
So there is a ton of this underground sex slave/prostitution/trafficking stuff that sits right along side the drug industry, both with parasitic hands in the world of stars, celebs, and models.
Were the "originals" this goofed up? I don't know. The replacements do seem heavily indulged, though. They get all the drugs and sex they want, plus loads of spending money, fame, attention, etc.
In the past there has been a thread about Joan Baez and Foan. I can confirm that Foan has been around for a while. I saw her perform live in concert at an outdoor music festival in Pennsylvania, this must have been around 1986 or 1987. While Foan had a lovely voice and a nice stage persona, I had happened to be delving heavily into her earlier recordings right before I went to see her and was very confused at the voice I heard singing. She still has a nice soprano, but it's not the original Joan. When I saw Foan it was right around the time she was coming out as a lesbian and had a memoir out about it.
I wonder how many times when a celebrity comes out later in life like that, that this is really the replacement announcing their sexuality? The original Joan by all accounts, while not an excessively promiscuous creature of the 60's like many female singers were from her era, was straight - dated Bob Dylan (before he was Fob,) etc. Also the fact that she is extremely famous for that relationship she had with Bob hints at the possibility of replacement because we know that constellations of people get replaced - lovers, family members, cast mates, etc. And Joan/Foan got a lot of mileage out of singing that one song about her romance with Dylan, I forget the name of it .....Diamonds and Rust? It's one of her classic hits that she always sings. So the two of them are forever linked as these iconic 60's characters, and we know that both have been replaced (Dylan played by a lot of different people, some of them women.)
There was a notable incident in New Jersey some years ago where Fob Dylan was picked up by a policeman for wandering aimlessly through some neighborhood and didn't have his ID on him, and it was only when he was back at the station being questioned that someone "recognized" him as Bob Dylan and sheepishly released him from custody. He had either done a concert the night before locally or he was slated to do one the night afterward, I forget. But nobody recognized him. Makes sense. Who can keep track of all the Fobs? And that was also around the time that that weird film came out where all those different actors (and one actress, Cate Blanchett) played Bob. Sometimes they throw this replacement stuff right in your face!
Artemis, Anne Marie was so extremely thin, I honestly can't believe she has physically survived this long maintaining that level of drug addiction and/or anorexia. When I met her she was shy, quiet, polite, professional, but sadly addicted to coke as was her costar Howard Rollins. She had a very pretty face with classic bone structure but otherwise was rail thin.
I also think Jennifer Hudson should be looked into. Any of these naturally curvy women who are suddenly appearing excessively thin - including Kelly Osbourne as you mentioned in another thread - always raise a red flag. It MIGHT be the original person sometimes, but to me it just shows you how the person was probably tortured into starvation for months while her agents/handlers dangled the prospect of getting the woman more mainstream roles and work, which usually doesn't pan out if it's still the real person because her natural weight will re-assert itself. Horrid stuff.
I'm a tall gall, 6 feet tall, and many people wanted me to be a model, but I also have big bones and could never get down to the required 125 pounds to do mainstream modelling work. I did some minor modelling gigs but was told point blank that I needed to be at a minimum of 125 pounds to get work in the industry. I was told this in New York, Washington DC , Philadelphia, and Atlanta, so it's pretty much the same all over. I've always maintained the same weight and even right now my ribs stick out in my back (naturally, not from starvation,) so I've never carried any extra weight to speak of. You wouldn't say I had more than five pounds of extra flesh on me!
I tried back in the day to starve myself down but I couldn't get down any lower than 139 pounds, and then I was getting sick from blood sugar problems and so forth. Unfortunately at the time I was dating a guy whom I believe to literally have been a shapeshifting reptilian (only figured out why he was so yucky many years later) and he kept telling me, even at that weight, that I was too fat! He didn't even work in the industry.
So there is a really weird conspiracy of negative beings, physical, and non-physical, human and non-human or hybrid, industry connected and not, who want young women to remain as hungry and weakened and weak-willed as possible - and to hell with her health. Fortunately I figured out his sh*t and kicked him to the curb, but since I was young (19 or so) it all left a mark on me developmentally and it took a while to heal from those influences I was immersing myself in.
Cinematographers are also heavily into the dark stuff that is so pervasive in the film and TV industries. Through friends of friends I've had several conversations with a man who has been a main cinematographer on tons of mainstream hit films. He worked on Kill Bill with Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarrentino and David Carradine. He described working on that set and his whole gleeful description of the constant immersion in blood (fake, one would hope), body parts being tossed into scenes, and other celebration of carnage really made me sick. And he just loved it because he's a nasty piece of work. He described the weird affair between Uma and Quentin and how he would sort of program her to do her scenes. The real Uma seems very different, quiet, low-key, nerdish and bookish. So definitely lots of programming and handling went on. (I've never been able to watch the movie. Tarentino's work is such an openly Satanic celebration of bloodlust, I want to kill the bastard.)
This cinematographer has also worked with some major action directors like Michael Bey, who I'm convinced is an alien, he's not human - go look at his eyes in a photo sometime! Again, this cinematographer only seems to work on these action/bloodlust/bloodletting types of movies.
This guy (the cinematographer) is also a creep who keeps a wife at home, then he'll go off to someplace to China for six months and sleep with second tier actresses and crew members who work on the set, and then come home to the clueless wife. Horrific all around. Sets pretty much operate as freefalling orgy zones. "Married" people suddenly become "unmarried" for purposes of filming, then go back to their significant others. Michael Douglas did this for years to his long-suffering wife Diandra. Kathleen Turner recently confirmed this in her biography, talking about how she and Douglas slept with each other while filming the Romancing the Stone movies, then he went back to his wife. I'm glad Diandra got tons of money from him in their divorce!
The same thing played out in the earlier marriages of Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner. Remember how for ages their publicists promoted them as the ultimate family men, still married to their longtime sweethearts, devoted dads, etc? Now the truth is coming out about how abusive Mel is. Costner just always slept around. I know someone who gave him a massage at a resort somewhere - I think in Colorado? - and he always requested "happy endings," which ends in sexual release.
Creepy world. Don't believe any of the "knight in shining armor" spin about ANY star, male or female.
Yeah, it's there in the pageant industry. I was in the Miss Teen Pennsylvania pageant back in the day, I think that is what it was called, and during the three day rehearsal period before the pageant I was pretty much told by the production heads that I was being given a very favorable rating by the important people, because I could sing, dance, had good grades, etc. It was weird, it was like they were telling me in advance I was going to win. Not that the prize was much - I think it was just a couple of thousand dollars which you could use toward your college education.
Anyway, as we headed into the dress rehearsal stage and were finalizing our performances for the show/pageant (lots of song and dance numbers we had to perform as a large group), one girl who was very sexually precocious, who had a REALLY large rack on her, started noticing how the judges and pageant directors were paying me a lot of attention, and she started kissing up to them. She ended up winning the pageant.
I kept in touch with my roommates - three girls I had roomed with over that rehearsal weekend who were all contestants like me - and one of them later told me that that girl who won had slept with one of the male production people. Pure coincidence that she happened to win, of course. The girl was 16 years old but looked 22.
I hope she was okay after that and didn't sink into the horrible little sideshow world of the larger national pageants.
I also knew a former Miss Pennsylvania, a very clean cut athlete type of woman, she was Miss PA in the late 80's sometime; she talked about how at the national pageant it was all about who would be most sexually accommodating to the judges that weekend before the final pageant show was held. She didn't win Miss USA but after what she saw, she had no regrets about it!
You know the now "D" list actress Tara Reid? (She of the addictions, the horrible plastic surgeries, etc.) She makes her living earning about $20,000 - $50,000 (when she looked better) as a private "escort' to many wealthy international men.
When you are a C or D list celebrity female, you earn more as a prostitute than as an actress. I guess the attitude of these poor, abused mind=controlled women is "at least it's a job!"
Per "gig" -- which usually involves travel to be with the gentlemen in question somewhere out of the country, at his estate, private island, or yacht. The usual stuff. Pamela Anderson has been doing the same thing for a long time - she makes more, though! Many others like this one actress Mena Suvari who made a big splash in American Beauty but in recent years had disappeared off the map - she actually makes loads of money as a dominatrix catering to clients with certain, um, tastes.
This is all info gleaned from friends who work in LA hotels, Las Vegas too, where this stuff is widely known about.
Since SAG minimum rates for a day long gig used to be, what $500 a day or something? (I have no idea what they are now) and minor stars might get $10,000 for a small walk on role as the villain in a TV series - they can actually make more consistent income doing the call girl stuff (and call boy stuff. Whole 'nuther story.)
In addition, many female "celebs" got started in prostitution and later became "stars." Or they worked in a few roles, their careers stalled, they went into prostitution, serviced the "right" client, and then their careers became bigger again. Case in point Denise Richards who was working as an escort when she got involved with Charlie Sheen. Her acting career never took off and she always had more work as a call girl than anything else.
Paris Hilton was a notorious LA prostitute and the only reason she ever became a celebrity was because she blackmailed certain highly-placed entertainment people who were in her "little black book" and that's how that horrible woman was foisted upon us all (and young girls especially, who for a while really looked up to her!) Her arrest for cocaine the other day is more typical of what she's always been, what she's always been up to. Paris now makes between $500,000 to $1million to show up at a "party" for the Kind of Bahrain's son or whatever - she does those international prostitution/party appearance gigs all the time.
There is also a big esoteric/psychic ritual component. Depending on the wiring of the woman, she might be used to conceive a particular type of soul during a ritual, be used as a breeder, then the baby "disappears". Also sexual rituals are used to bring energy to a person, company, project, endeavor, or location. Older women are often used to help a younger member (male usually) of a connected family celebrate his sexual maturity - think like a bar or bat mitzvah ceremony, only instead of coming of age spiritually, he is celebrating coming of age sexually. This can be done when the child is between 12 - 15 for boys, and not too long after a girl's first period for the young girls.
You have the Madonnas who groom the younger women to eventually take their place with the sexual/psychic rituals, but sometimes the older ones are still being used for other things. It's never really been about youth but more about energy and being able to access that person to harvest their psychic energy/emotional energy, and the women who have had a lot of sexual abuse and fragmentation and damage in their past are especially "popular" in this regard because they can be trained not to remember being abused and will tend to dismiss everything as a great party in which they had great drugs/drink, had sex with multiple people, and went home with a lot of money.
Pamela Anderson "wrote" a novel a while back that talked about one of her alter egos and discussed the frequent orgies "she" participated in. Thinly veiled real stuff. But I don't think that book talked about any of the deeper esoteric stuff. Again, with mind control and fragmentation sometimes the person doesn't recall everything they end up being used for.
Thanks for the pay update - I've still got figures in my head from the late 80's/early 90's when I was in the industry - although I never joined the unions as I mostly did stage work and made more being non-Equity than most of the true Equity actors I knew (a lot of them worked under pseudonyms in non-union theater settings so they could continue to pay bills, since Equity work is rare as hen's teeth.)
I know a second tier TV actress/C-D list movie actress who has done some story arcs on various crime/law type series-- often as the long suffering wife who turns out to be the killer, that type of thing - she usually films for two days max (AFTRA work) and since she has a bit of a "name" she pulls about $10,000 - $25,000 when she gets a story arc like that. Still, she works rarely, like most actresses her age (she's in her 50's now.) If she had slightly more name recognition she says she could probably make more for these types of gigs, but since she hasn't been in a mainstream movie for a while, her "asking price" keeps going down.
She's someone who actually didnt' end up in the prostitution/sex slave track - but then she took a long time off from the biz to get married, have kids, live a normal life away from LA or New York - and she is also more of a character actress type than a blonde/buxomed/impressionable sex kitten type - which probably saved her!
With some of these ladies it's helpful to look at the constellation of people they have "dated." How did Hathaway end up engaged to wealthy real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, for instance? Info on some of his connections here - from June 2008:
"More trouble for Raffaello Follieri, the fiancé of “Devil Wears Prada” star Anne Hathaway; Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating the Follieri Foundation, a charity headed by the 29-year-old Italian businessman. The Post has it that Cuomo’s office has subpoenaed financial documents belonging to the Manhattan-based foundation, which is involved with vaccinating children in developing countries, among other things.
"Follieri last made headlines when he was arrested for bouncing a $215,000 company check issued on behalf of his real estate company. Those charges were dropped when he paid up last month, and earlier this year he also settled a lawsuit brought by billionaire Ron Burkle, who accused Follieri of "systematically misappropriating" at least $1.3 million from a joint business venture to finance his lavish lifestyle.
"Hathaway’s spokesman tells the Post that the actress no longer serves on the foundation’s board, though she had traveled to Central America with Follieri last year for a charity-funded vaccination program. Cuomo’s office declined to elaborate on the investigation, but apparently it has something to do with the foundation’s failure to file tax-disclosure forms required of nonprofit groups."
So with this "fiancee" you have a bunch of things going on. First off, when someone in the industry like Anne is suddenly engaged to a guy like that, it is almost always due to an arranged escort/prostitution "date." People think it's just because famous and wealthy people meet at parties, but it's not. Think of Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere and how they said they met at a party. No, she was a paid escort for the evening. At the higher echelons, these women (supermodels especially) are EXPECTED to keep powerful men company - it's part of the deal.
Sometimes it works out nicely and the woman actually enjoys being with the guy. She ends up with a full-time "gig" as the real girlfriend or wife. That's how you often end up with actresses marrying their directors. Or it's more cold and calculated. He gets a bit of expensive, famous, beautiful arm candy - and she thinks she's going to get lots of work because she's married to the director. (Doesn't always work out that way, though. Many directors rarely use their actress wives in films.)
Anyway, with Anne and Raffaello, you also have the constellation of Raffaello having done a business deal with infamous Ron Burkle, a billionaire friend of Bill Clinton, who is widely known to be a guy who likes procuring models and other "willing" women for Bill - as well as enjoying them himself. So these threads all interconnect. Also you have the connection through Raffaello to some "world charity/vaccination program" stuff, with Anne having sat on the board of the charity and travelled to third world countries doing "good works." These organizations are usually fronts for prostitution, sex trafficking rings, and drugs - but they love to have someone wholesome like Anne as the "face" of the organization. I'm not saying she KNEW about all that stuff, she may have genuinely believed things were kosher.
Anne and Raffaello broke up, but apparently she had let him take naked photos and videos of her, and she was freaking out that these would be made public post-breakup:
"Anne Hathaway is concerned that pictures she took without clothes on for her now jailed ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, might make their way onto the Internet. Anne’s brother was seen going through Follieri’s storage space, but the FBI had already raided the space the day before. Items taken by the FBI included Anne’s diary, and those scandalous pictures. There’s also a rumor an intimate video may have been taken as well. We’ve see Anne without a top on in movies like Havoc, but we haven’t seen her doing the nasty on video yet. Since we don’t have the pics from the storage space yet, the pics below will give you a preview of what is to come."
Now, that's how the mainstream press always spins this stuff. She agreed to do some soft porn photos and video for the guy, with the understanding that it would only be circulated amongst a "connected" group of his friends. But after she broke up with him, all bets were off, and she knew that he might get nasty and circulate the material wider. This press release makes it sound like these were just innocent little photos and vids taken between a consenting couple. That's not how it usually works. The actresses agree to do porn in exchange for all the perks of being with the rich guy - but with the understanding that they lose rights to that material if they break up with the guy.
I think Anne got "lucky" or perhaps made some other concessions/deals, because the release of this material didn't completely spoil her industry image as the nice girl. But it looks like some of it has leaked to the Net and is viewable online.
There is a higher tier in the porn world of homemade stuff made by gorgeous actresses and models, whose boyfriends just "happen" to be directors, photographers, celebs, or connected people and get exclusive access to the sex tapes or photos these women do. I'm sure Raffaello passed Anne's stuff off to his friends like Ron Burkle, who is into that world up to his eyeballs, maybe even good ole Bill Clinton. It doesn't mean that it was ever going to be in wider release at the lower levels of porn distribution - this is the more exclusive stuff, the exclusive circles.
I'm afraid that these are the same exclusive circles who probably have access to snuff films and sacrifices that are filmed, and that many of the same people who end up being replaced might also have their deaths or torture filmed and circulated. I can't say that with 100% firsthand knowledge, but I have known people who survived sex trafficking, and they say that snuff films are done when a sex slave/prostitute/call boy has gotten a bit haggard and worn around the edges, past his or her "sell by" date, and/or pissed off the wrong people. And there's a huge market in these exclusive, connected, and wealthy circles for that stuff. I think if we really want to know what happens to the people who get replaced, that such snuff films would unfortunately tell us more than we would ever want to know.
And about the actresses and celebs who are pregnant and then magically not pregnant - case in point, Bristol Palin. She has been pregnant four times. The first time in fall 2006 (there are photos of her wearing a green sweater dated fall 2006 in which she is noticeably pregnant, about four months pregnant, maybe five months). That baby "disappeared." Trig, which Sarah Palin claimed as hers. Tripp, which Bristol had with Levi Johnston - maybe. Although she slept around so much, and Levi has shown little interest in a decent custody arrangement, that parentage is questionable. And this winter she bought a condo away from her mom's place, moved in with a hockey player friend of Levi's named Ben Barber, got pregnant YET again....broke up with Ben, got back together with Levi for about five minutes (still pregnant with Ben's baby)..........
And now she's suddenly filming Dancing with the Stars.....not pregnant anymore.
SOME of these babies are most likely sacrifices. Sarah Palin will do anything and everything to remain in the limelight and sold her soul and her body a long time ago. She is systematically doing the same thing to all of her kids. Her "veteran" son, Track, is a known drug addict and was arrested for cutting brake lines on a bunch of school busses before he was shipped off to Iraq (with a cushy job of driving dignitaries around.) Now he's home and back on the drugs. Willow, Bristol's younger sister, vandalized a home and has also been arrested for fighting with another girl - all covered up. They're all being groomed to be part of the machine in one form or another, and it's the little ones who always suffer. (I include the kids on this list because their destinies were sh*t from the moment they were born. They never had much hope for a decent life.)