Last week,Page Six published one of their infamous blind items in the “Just Asking”column about a successful actor who will be taking time off from movie making to get a handle on his habits as opposed to working on his marriage,as he is reporting.
The Blind Item was….WHICH actor is on hiatus due to a drug relapse? He claimed he needed time off because of the heartbreak of his public split,but he’s actually headed to rehab.
From the chatter on the web and rumors in Hollywood,it seemed that the only likely actor to fit the bill was Sean Penn,who had been separated from his wife,Robin Wright Penn at the time. He was also fodder for the tabloids and gossip sites with his late night paling around with young actresses and bizarre behavior at clubs. And yesterday,EW.com reported that Penn has pulled out of the upcoming drama “Cartel”. Its also been reported that Penn will most likely drop out of the biopic of “The Three Stooges”,which was set for an August production start date. And on top of that we are hearing a slew of “sources close to Penn”being quoted throughout the blogosphere that the actor is really trying hard to work out things with his wife. For a man who usually has a distaste for the media,specifically that celebrating celebrity,its weird that we would all of a sudden hear so much about the struggle of his marriage. Either way,I do hope that if Penn is taking time off for personal reasons,be it the mending of his marriage or taking care of an addiction,he finds himself healthy,happy and back in the game in no time. I’m also pleased that he will be stepping away from “The Three Stooges”film,which I can only see as a whole lot of mess down the line.
What do you think?