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Old 02-12-2011, 13:43
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This is a very unfair forum topic. How can you judge someone based purely on one incredibly brief meeting? We all have days when we'd tell even our most loved family or friends to sod off, so you can't expect celebrities to not feel the same.

Many of these stories lack any context. You don't know whether the chap who Tom Baker alledgedly told to f**k off was incredibly annoying and harassing him.

Let's not be so swift to judge people so quickly. Enjoy what they give us in the films and TV shows they appear in and stop expecting people to be a far better human being than you are 24/7
Whilst what you say is true, the public are, in effect, the customers of celebrities.

People who work in the service industry also have their off days and come across people they find annoying, but it would not be acceptable/appropriate for them to show customers a bad attitude.
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Old 02-12-2011, 15:46
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Personally, one bad encounter isn't going to change my mind about a celebrity. Everyone is entitled to a bad day. If there is a pattern like A.Cotton, for example, then I would tend to believe that that celebrity isn't so nice to fans.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:15
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This sounds like complete bitterness to me because of something she did.
Being rude to the sales assistant made me add lumpy to the fat ass comment, i hate divas or in her case z-list divvies.

Daniel Radcliffe is an arrogant ass who used the ' do you know who i am' cliche, Emma Watson was very friendly,pretty girl without the slap in reality.

Can i add i would be chuffed if Tom Baker told me to Fcuk Off.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:52
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David Cameron - friendly enough, straight to point but has one hell of an annoying PR / Press lady

Alexandra Burke - really nice and pleasant, lots of kisses

Rowetta - met her a couple of times, once working and once performing in a run down Blackpool pub - thought she was pretty friendly if not a bit shy the first time, then when she was performing she came across as a right stroppy bitch because no one was dancing, she cut her set short - think she was pissed again

Joe McElderry - pretty pleasant, don't think he was too keen on my colleague going in for a kiss after she had interviewed him

Frankmusik - sound, down to earth - gave free tickets to a concert

Stu Francis - real sound relaxed guy

Bob Carolgees - met him on Monday along with Spit the Dog, really down to earth and a decent friendly guy

Des O'Connor - really funny, friendly, stayed after a show at the stage door and signed hundreds of autographs and possed for any photos

Katie Price - was only over the telephone but came across really friendly even with techncial problems, answered anything you asked her and would do any liners you wanted her too

Thomas Law - really down to earth and easy on the eye

Sam Aston - cool little guy, comes across a bit shy and timid
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:01
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David Cameron - friendly enough, straight to point but has one hell of an annoying PR / Press lady

Alexandra Burke - really nice and pleasant, lots of kisses

Rowetta - met her a couple of times, once working and once performing in a run down Blackpool pub - thought she was pretty friendly if not a bit shy the first time, then when she was performing she came across as a right stroppy bitch because no one was dancing, she cut her set short - think she was pissed again

Joe McElderry - pretty pleasant, don't think he was too keen on my colleague going in for a kiss after she had interviewed him

Frankmusik - sound, down to earth - gave free tickets to a concert

Stu Francis - real sound relaxed guy

Bob Carolgees - met him on Monday along with Spit the Dog, really down to earth and a decent friendly guy

Des O'Connor - really funny, friendly, stayed after a show at the stage door and signed hundreds of autographs and possed for any photos

Katie Price - was only over the telephone but came across really friendly even with techncial problems, answered anything you asked her and would do any liners you wanted her too

Thomas Law - really down to earth and easy on the eye

Sam Aston - cool little guy, comes across a bit shy and timid
Concentrating on his music now and unlikely to grace EE with his skills again.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:41
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Any chance there was a blow by blow written record.

Ran into Pixie Lott and Duffy recently, Pixie was shy and nice Duffy sounded like a rough welsh navvy when she spoke and lets just say make up is her saviour as she looks pretty plain and plooky without it, she does have a nice aura about her.

Jo Joyner is another hell of a rude bitch, mouthing of in a shop about some thing she bought and she is not that pretty in reality and again make up is her saviour and she has a lumpy fat arse.
Well aren't you charming, calling people all names under the sun. Do you have a photo of yourself to show us seeing as you appear to be some kind of adonis? Thought not.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:46
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About 15 years ago Tom Baker was in front of me in the queue of the local tiny post office near where he lived. The notoriously stroppy post mistress was licking his stamps and putting them on his envelopes (a courtesy not remotely accorded to us mere mortals) and he said in his very loud, deep, boomy voice... "oh, to be that stamp"!
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Old 04-12-2011, 13:16
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This is a very unfair forum topic. How can you judge someone based purely on one incredibly brief meeting? We all have days when we'd tell even our most loved family or friends to sod off, so you can't expect celebrities to not feel the same.

Many of these stories lack any context. You don't know whether the chap who Tom Baker alledgedly told to f**k off was incredibly annoying and harassing him.

Let's not be so swift to judge people so quickly. Enjoy what they give us in the films and TV shows they appear in and stop expecting people to be a far better human being than you are 24/7
It is pefectly excusable for any celeb to refuse to sign autographs if they are pushed for time but they should do if pleasantly. To tell people to **** off is inexcusable unless they have been wound-up by whoever it is directed at. Recognition, which is sometimes not welcome, is the price of fame.
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Old 04-12-2011, 14:33
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About 15 years ago Tom Baker was in front of me in the queue of the local tiny post office near where he lived. The notoriously stroppy post mistress was licking his stamps and putting them on his envelopes (a courtesy not remotely accorded to us mere mortals) and he said in his very loud, deep, boomy voice... "oh, to be that stamp"!
Oh how brilliant! How did Mrs Stroppy Postmistress react?
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Old 04-12-2011, 17:38
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About 15 years ago Tom Baker was in front of me in the queue of the local tiny post office near where he lived. The notoriously stroppy post mistress was licking his stamps and putting them on his envelopes (a courtesy not remotely accorded to us mere mortals) and he said in his very loud, deep, boomy voice... "oh, to be that stamp"!
Another cherished Tom Baker moment.

Life just keeps getting better. Hooray!
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Old 04-12-2011, 17:43
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Well aren't you charming, calling people all names under the sun. Do you have a photo of yourself to show us seeing as you appear to be some kind of adonis? Thought not.
Your ass must be chaffing with the amount of time spent on your moral high horse, i'm going to ask the mods for permission to tell you to FO.

Go away and ruin someone else's happiness.:roll eyes:

I know why you are peed off with me? i mentioned Joyner in my post, seriously mate if thats the case get a life.
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Old 04-12-2011, 20:10
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Met Stephen Merchant after one of his stand-up gigs. He was lovely even though he was clearly knackered.

Met 3 out of 4 of McFly and they all made the time to say hello to ALL the fans that were there (and there was a lot).

Not really met anyone nasty!
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Old 05-12-2011, 00:01
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Andy Murray and Jamie Murray,both lovely and quite funny especially when trying to take a photo of Andy and my daughter,he was to tall and she was so small to fit in the photo he laughed ended up just picking her up much to her delight and when we met him the next day she just ran up to him and he said "Aw hello,nice to see my wee friend again" and lifted her up for a hug She couldn't believe he remembered her.

Flying from Glasgow to Dublin in June,the bands Journey and Foreigner were on the same flight,to me these bands are absolute legends but there were no airs and graces to them,2 of them sat directly behind me and they spent the flight and the time at the departure gate chatting away to other passengers.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:07
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Personally, one bad encounter isn't going to change my mind about a celebrity. Everyone is entitled to a bad day. If there is a pattern like A.Cotton, for example, then I would tend to believe that that celebrity isn't so nice to fans.
Couldn't put it better myself.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:55
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About 15 years ago Tom Baker was in front of me in the queue of the local tiny post office near where he lived. The notoriously stroppy post mistress was licking his stamps and putting them on his envelopes (a courtesy not remotely accorded to us mere mortals) and he said in his very loud, deep, boomy voice... "oh, to be that stamp"!


It is pefectly excusable for any celeb to refuse to sign autographs if they are pushed for time but they should do if pleasantly. To tell people to **** off is inexcusable unless they have been wound-up by whoever it is directed at. Recognition, which is sometimes not welcome, is the price of fame.
I agree, if they don't like it, they shouldn't have put themselves forward in front of the public eye.

Fairly recently, I met Alan Carr, he was friendly and down to earth.
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Old 05-12-2011, 18:06
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Your ass must be chaffing with the amount of time spent on your moral high horse, i'm going to ask the mods for permission to tell you to FO.

Go away and ruin someone else's happiness.:roll eyes:

I know why you are peed off with me? i mentioned Joyner in my post, seriously mate if thats the case get a life.
Jo is beautiful considering she's just had twins, how can you say that?
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Old 05-12-2011, 19:11
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About 15 years ago Tom Baker was in front of me in the queue of the local tiny post office near where he lived. The notoriously stroppy post mistress was licking his stamps and putting them on his envelopes (a courtesy not remotely accorded to us mere mortals) and he said in his very loud, deep, boomy voice... "oh, to be that stamp"!
I met him while he was still the Doctor; he asked my sister (who was only small!) what her name was, then told her that was his favourite name. Then he offered me a jelly baby - in fact, he let me take 2 - and I'm not the giggly type, but I giggled at him!

A friend of mine once told me that her mother bumped into Peter O'Toole, who was looking a bit the worse for wear. She said to him 'you're Peter O'Toole aren't you?' and he clutched his head and said 'not this morning I'm not!'

The one person I've always been jealous of was a woman I used to work with - years before she had met Yul Brynner when he was in London (this was the last time he did The King and I there). She mentioned she was going to see the show a few days later, for her birthday, and he told her to come to the stage door and he'd arrange for her to come backstage. Not only did he do that, but when she arrived, he presented her with a bottle of champagne and a huge bouquet of flowers. I was always impressed by that!
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Old 06-12-2011, 15:41
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That was a really nice gesture

I've met many of the Coronation Street actors.

Elizabeth Dawn (Vera Duckworth) is just the same as her on screen character!

Simon Gregson (Steve Mcdonald) is a really nice, friendly down to earth lad.

That one who was supposed to have moved away to play football disappeared not long after his family supposedly moved up from down south.

The reason being that he turned into a prima donna, wearing sunglasses etc saying "I don't want my fans to recognise me"! They soon got shut of him.
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Old 06-12-2011, 15:47
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Jo is beautiful considering she's just had twins, how can you say that?
Didn't she have her babies in January? So almost a year ago. I don't condone calling her fat but i don't think a year is classed as just had twins.

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Old 06-12-2011, 15:51
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I met him while he was still the Doctor; he asked my sister (who was only small!) what her name was, then told her that was his favourite name. Then he offered me a jelly baby - in fact, he let me take 2 - and I'm not the giggly type, but I giggled at him!

A friend of mine once told me that her mother bumped into Peter O'Toole, who was looking a bit the worse for wear. She said to him 'you're Peter O'Toole aren't you?' and he clutched his head and said 'not this morning I'm not!'

The one person I've always been jealous of was a woman I used to work with - years before she had met Yul Brynner when he was in London (this was the last time he did The King and I there). She mentioned she was going to see the show a few days later, for her birthday, and he told her to come to the stage door and he'd arrange for her to come backstage. Not only did he do that, but when she arrived, he presented her with a bottle of champagne and a huge bouquet of flowers. I was always impressed by that!
At the weekend BBC2 showed again their documentary about the London Palladium. In one section Yul Brynner was mentioned for being very difficult to deal with. It was no "Yul'' but "Mr Brynner''. It shows how celebs and our impressions of them can vary greatly.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:17
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At the weekend BBC2 showed again their documentary about the London Palladium. In one section Yul Brynner was mentioned for being very difficult to deal with. It was no "Yul'' but "Mr Brynner''. It shows how celebs and our impressions of them can vary greatly.
This doesn't surprise me. I read that Meryl Streep can be a bit of a tyrant with her crew and staffers (and they've come to expect it) but she's an absolute doll to ordinary people.

I think some of the stars just push their staff hard. The expectation is different with ordinary people, whom they may feel a little more charitable towards.

I don't honestly think being asked to call someone 'Mr' rather than a more familiar first name is that bad tbh. Some employers don't want the familiarity with staff. Though I could imagine 'Mr Brynner' being fierce difficult to work with at times.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:17
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The one person I've always been jealous of was a woman I used to work with - years before she had met Yul Brynner when he was in London (this was the last time he did The King and I there). She mentioned she was going to see the show a few days later, for her birthday, and he told her to come to the stage door and he'd arrange for her to come backstage. Not only did he do that, but when she arrived, he presented her with a bottle of champagne and a huge bouquet of flowers. I was always impressed by that!
That's so incredibly lovely, and one of the best fan - celeb encounters I've ever heard of.

Very jealous. I love The King and I.
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:06
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My partner met Tom Hanks at an after party and said he was funny and very down to earth.
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:15
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This doesn't surprise me. I read that Meryl Streep can be a bit of a tyrant with her crew and staffers (and they've come to expect it) but she's an absolute doll to ordinary people.

I think some of the stars just push their staff hard. The expectation is different with ordinary people, whom they may feel a little more charitable towards.

I don't honestly think being asked to call someone 'Mr' rather than a more familiar first name is that bad tbh. Some employers don't want the familiarity with staff. Though I could imagine 'Mr Brynner' being fierce difficult to work with at times. :eek:
During the filming of The Magnificent Seven, Steve McQueen made a point of winding up Mr Brynner. His antics included fiddling with props whenever Brynner was talking to distract from Brynner and, when he noticed that Brynner would build little piles of earth to stand on so he would appear taller, McQueen would kick them down.
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:16
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A few years ago my friend's brother in law was putting in a phone for the late Natasha Richardson and said she was very nice and normal and even made him a sandwich.
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