Sandra Bullock True Story Takes Heartbreaking Real World Turn

Sandra Bullock True Story Takes Heartbreaking Real World Turn

The 2009 film The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, about now-retired NFL lineman Michael Oher, was a seemingly feel-good based on a true story account of Oher’s burgeoning football career and his adoption by the affluent Tuohy family. However, it turns out that there is a darker side to this story.

Oher has filed a suit against Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, played by Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock, that alleges that not only did they trick him into signing a conservatorship rather than adopting him, but they used that power to make financial deals and earn money off his name. Oher reportedly learned of the conservatorship in February (via ESPN).

The Blind Side also depicted Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film, with Sandra Bullock earning an Oscar for playing the latter. The film earned more than $300 million at the box office and was also nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Michael Oher’s petition also states that Sean and Leigh Anne put together a deal that paid them and their birth children royalties for the film while Oher received nothing.

While the Sandra Bullock roles in The Blind Side depicts the Tuohys as adopting Michael Oher, Oher has since stated that he signed conservatorship papers as a rising high school athlete, which the Tuohys allegedly indicated was no different than adoption papers.

However, there is quite a large legal distinction between the two, as adoption papers would have made Oher a legal member of the Tuohy family and would have allowed him power over his own financial affairs. Under a conservatorship, that financial authority would be given to the Tuohys despite the fact that Oher displayed no physical or mental disabilities to be unable to handle his own affairs. This wasn’t the case with the way Sandra Bullock and company played things in the flick.

Since The Blind Side was released, Michael Oher has since voiced his discontent with how he was portrayed in the movie, though was previously okay with letting the inspirational method outweigh the film’s effects on his own life.

As Oher has indicated in the past, he didn’t like how he was portrayed as unintelligent in the film and that his portrayal would ultimately affect how some decision-makers in the NFL viewed him.

After learning about his lack of royalties (Sandra Bullock was reportedly paid $5 million) for the film based on his life story and the fact that he was under a conservatorship and not actually adopted, his relationship with the Tuohys was “permanently fractured,” according to his attorney.

After learning about his lack of royalties for the film based on his (Michael Oher’s) life story and the fact that he was under a conservatorship and not actually adopted, his relationship with the Tuohys was “permanently fractured,”

The suit filed by Michael Oher and his attorney seeks to have the court end the Tuohy’s conservatorship and issue an injunction that bars them from using his name and likeness in the future.

Additionally, the suit seeks to get a full accounting of the profits the family has made from The Blind Side and any other monies that have been made using his story. The suit seeks to get Michael Oher his fair of the profits alongside compensatory and punitive damages. This would obviously give the Sandra Bullock movie a significantly different feeling on a rewatch.

At this time, the Tuohy family had not returned phone calls made to them by ESPN (and presumably other publications). The family’s attorney also declined to comment and stated that the family would be filing a legal response to the allegations in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you updated as Michael Oher’s suit progresses in the legal system.

Sandra Bullock’s Longtime Partner Bryan Randall Dead at 57 After Private 3-Year Battle with ALS

Sandra Bullock’s Longtime Partner Bryan Randall Dead at 57 After Private 3-Year Battle with ALS

Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner Bryan Randall died over the weekend, his family revealed in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday. He was 57.

“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” his family shared. “Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request.”

“We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours,” his family added.

“At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan,” the statement concluded, signed, “His Loving Family.”

Bullock, 59, first met Randall, a model-turned-photographer, when he photographed her son Louis’s birthday in January 2015. They took their relationship more public later that year, including an appearance at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding.

Bullock, who is mother to her son Louis, 13, and daughter Laila, 10, addressed the topic of marriage during a December 2021 appearance on Red Table Talk.

“I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children— three children, [Randall’s] older daughter. It’s the best thing ever,” Bullock said at the time.

“I don’t wanna say do it like I do it, but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother,” she said, adding, “I don’t need to be told to be ever present in the hardest of times. I don’t need to be told to weather a storm with a good man.”

Earlier in the same Red Table Talk episode, Bullock said that Randall is a great “example” to her children.

“He’s the example that I would want my children to have,” the Bird Box star said. “I have a partner who’s very Christian and there are two different ways of looking at things. I don’t always agree with him, and he doesn’t always agree with me. But he is an example even when I don’t agree with him.”

“I’m stubborn but sometimes I need to sit back and listen and go, ‘You’re saying it differently but we mean exactly the same thing,’ ” she said during the appearance. “It’s hard to co-parent because I just want to do it myself.”

In lieu of flowers, Randall’s family asks for donations to be made to the ALS Association and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Happy 59th Birthday Sandy!

We here at Adoring Sandra Bullock would like to wish Miss. Bullock a Happy 59th birthday today. She has graced us with such amazing work the last few decades since her start back in 1987. Here’s to many more amazing projects that she has in store for us. Feel free to wish Sandy a very happy birthday

Report: Sandra Bullock Is ‘Incredibly Upset’ Over Arrest Of Ex Jesse James’ Son

Report: Sandra Bullock Is ‘Incredibly Upset’ Over Arrest Of Ex Jesse James’ Son

News of the recent arrest of the son of Jesse James has reportedly left his ex-wife Sandra Bullock feeling unnerved.

According to a report from RadarOnline, Bullock — who was married to the former “Monster Garage” star for five years — was “blindsided” by the arrest of James’ son

Jesse Eli James Jr. was sentenced to two days in jail earlier this year after pleading no contest to charges he assaulted ex-girlfriend Lucee Peterson. He was subsequently arrested for violating a protective order that Peterson was awarded by a judge.

“Sandra is incredibly upset someone she cared for and raised as a mother could be capable of harming another woman,” an unnamed “source close to the 57-year-old Oscar winner” told the outlet.

Bullock divorced James in 2010 after his extramarital affair with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee was exposed in the tabloids, resulting in numerous other women coming forward to claim he had also had sex with them during the course of his five-year marriage to Bullock.

Jennifer Coolidge Waitressed With Sandra Bullock in the ’80s: ‘Sandra Really Had Her Act Together’

Before The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge scored her first significant role, she was a cocktail waitress in the same restaurant where Sandra Bullock was a hostess.

Coolidge reflected on their time together in that industry, sharing how Bullock nabbed her prime waitressing shifts and how she knew the Miss Congeniality star was going “so f***ing far” in Hollywood.

Jennifer Coolidge is a ‘great example’ of beating the odds

While speaking to Ariana Grande for Entertainment Weekly, Coolidge reflected on having a career upswing in recent years. “… What I want to say is that it’s so hard to go through life and have hope when your life has been going a certain way that you don’t really approve of,” she said.

“I think of these jobs that you just can’t make it through the day and stuff, and I feel like this unexpected moment that happened to me can happen to anybody,” she went on. “Where you’re going along in the car, and you’ve been going the same speed all these years, and then all of a sudden this cool thing happens.”

“I think I’m a great example of ‘What are the odds?’ And this can happen to anybody,” she offered.

Jennifer Coolidge said Sandra Bullock was the reason she eventually left a job she ‘couldn’t get fired’ from

Coolidge spoke about working in a restaurant as a cocktail waitress before she found success in acting, revealing she once had a job she “couldn’t get fired” from. Even though she regularly bailed on her shifts to party, management didn’t terminate her.

Notably, Bullock also worked there as a hostess. “Sandra really had her act together,” Coolidge said on Jimmy Kimmel Live before noting she was vastly different and “partying a lot in those days.”

She told Conan O’Brien that Bullock eventually got her weekend cocktail waitressing shifts because she “stopped really showing up” for part of them. She was forced to quit the job, but she wasn’t holding it against Bullock. “I was so mad Sandra got the shifts,” she recalled. “But I wasn’t showing up.”

Jennifer Coolidge predicted Sandra Bullock would make it in showbusiness

Coolidge recalled feeling that Bullock was going places back then. She thought, “She’s going so f***ing far,” and noted she was also “incredibly nice” (per IndieWire).

The American Pie star said Bullock “had a much better idea of the business” than her. “She was much more savvier,” Coolidge explained. “She was running the show at 30.”

Bullock “got out early and had it figured it out,” according to her former co-worker, who added, “She really thought she could have her own thing.”

Unlike The Lost City star, Coolidge didn’t realize that to succeed in Hollywood, “you have to know the business.”

“I never really asked those questions. It never occurred to me to get my own thing going,” she shared. “I was waiting for people to give me my opportunities rather than create them.”

New Layout + ‘Bullet Train’ Screencaptures Added

New Layout + ‘Bullet Train’ Screencaptures Added

First off, Sam did an amazing job on this design that I had a hard time deciding which theme I wanted to match this with. Finally after months of not posting it and delaying it, I’ve decided to go with this amazing theme by Carol.

Bullet Train will be released on digital and later on blu-ray & dvd and I’ve managed to add screencaptures of Sandra’s brief appearance in the movie. I definitely recommend it as I was blown away by Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s performance.