As someone who’s addicted to blind items in the way that other people are addicted to snorting cocaine or pinning recipes they’ll never make on Pinterest, this could be the most exciting news I’ve ever heard. Jezebel conducted some hardcore journalism research and determined that it’s possible that Robert Downey Jr. is the man leaking Hollywood’s dirtiest secrets all over town, and by town I mean the popular blind item site CrazyDaysandNights.netÂ that’s supposedly run by an anonymous entertainment lawyer.
Before you fall off your seat in shock, let me back up.
Recently someone using the name HimmmmÂ started writing extremely detailed responses to blind items on CDAN (like this one and this one), so detailed that people began to suspect that it might actually be a real live Hollywood insider. Internet sleuths began putting together the clues and came to the conclusion that it just had to be RDJ.
Now theÂ general consensusÂ 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 byÂ confirming or denyingÂ blind itemsÂ specifically about RDJ.
All I can say is that the proof is in the pudding. No one’s better at solving cryptic blind items than Internet commenters and it looks like they’ve solved this latest one. However Himmmm makes it clear that he’ll never reveal his true identity.
He recently said:
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!
So in the meantime, all we can do is just know in our hearts that the one and only RDJ likes playing the blind item game just as much as we do — and today, that’s enough for me.