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Old 08-11-2012, 16:26
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I have met loads at conferences, charity do's and sporting events and most are either a right laugh, charming or polite.... Only two were thoroughly obnoxious individuals and they were Lenny Henry and Shirley Bassey.

At one do (I wasn't there) they had booked a celebrity to talk at a dinner but at the last minute they couldn't make it and they were frantically trying to find someone to replace whoever it was and at the last minute all the agents could come up with was Rusty Lee (yeah exactly).... The organisers said she was terrible, her speech was rotten and only lasted about 5 minutes and she demanded rooms for her entourage and ran up thousands on room bills ordering many bottles of champagne and room service meals.
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Old 08-11-2012, 18:25
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In one of my previous jobs I met a few celebrities -
William Roache - lovely man, couldn't be more pleasant
Simon Webbe - nice guy, very pleasant
David & Victoria Beckham - David is a nice guy, Victoria is a bit hit and miss
Nikki Sanderson - Thought she was a bit up herself to be honest
Girls Aloud - Nice girls, although at the time they were only just starting out
Katie Price - Flanked with a load of minders, said absolutely nothing
Ricky Hatton - seemed nice enough
Louis Walsh - nice guy

Think that's about it off the top of my head
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Old 08-11-2012, 20:47
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I have met loads at conferences, charity do's and sporting events and most are either a right laugh, charming or polite.... Only two were thoroughly obnoxious individuals and they were Lenny Henry and Shirley Bassey.
Shirley Bassey being a bint comes as no surprise really. In the personality stakes .... she's only slightly better than Cilla Black - although Shirley does have a fabulous voice to make up for things I suppose (and a wardrobe that any drag star would die for!)
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Old 09-11-2012, 00:22
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Richard Hammond - lovely.
I've heard Richard Hammond described as "the sort of person you really want dislike, only to find that he is altogether likeable".
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:10
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Had a brief chat with Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter) at the Castle Museum in York this week. She was with her husband Jim Carter (Carson in DA), but didn't speak to him as he was queuing for tea. She's very tiny, - under five feet I'd imagine - and very sweet.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:38
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I'm a bit shocked at that, TBQH.
She gives off this caring aura on the tele.
To quote the late George Burns "If you can fake sincerity, you've got it made"
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:12
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Alanis Morisette (not sure how to class her these days) was just bonkers. Made no sense and was either high or in need or something. Nice enough, but not sure what was going on behind the eyes.
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I love Alanis but I heard rumours that during the 'Jagged Little Pill' and 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie' era that she was not very likeable, mainly down to the pressure of the success of the 'JLP' album. However, these days' she is a lot nicer, especially towards the fans etc. I think the pressure and success of the (third) album became too much of her.
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Old 09-11-2012, 19:28
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I've heard Richard Hammond described as "the sort of person you really want dislike, only to find that he is altogether likeable".
I was never a big Hamster fan until I met him.........I have to agree that he is a lovely bloke
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Old 10-11-2012, 19:47
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Isnt it funny that some of the people you would expect to be nasty are nice and the ones that you would think would be really friendly and chatty are anything but...

Must say that I'm not suprised that Z list "stars" are known for being difficult....they seem to forget the old adage "Dont kick people on your way to the top....because they hit you twice as hard on the way back down"
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Old 10-11-2012, 20:21
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[quote=Kerry_Coster_Ru;62245266]Isnt it funny that some of the people you would expect to be nasty are nice and the ones that you would think would be really friendly and chatty are anything but...

Must say that I'm not suprised that Z list "stars" are known for being difficult....they seem to forget the old adage "Dont kick people on your way to the top....because they hit you twice as hard on the way back down"[/QUOTE]

My old boss used to say "The toes you step on today could be inside the boots you are licking tomorrow"
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Old 10-11-2012, 22:41
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I'm guessing that this is why we don't get to see Miss Black and Miss McCutcheon on anything meaningful these days. Both have horrendous reputations
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Old 10-11-2012, 23:47
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So Why Has Cilla not got a TV career these days??

I think I read somewhere that she pissed some important people off, but there are now multiple channels to work for & these important people at big TV channels move on or retire.

Doesnt explain her sudden and prolonged disappearance??
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Old 11-11-2012, 00:02
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So Why Has Cilla not got a TV career these days??

I think I read somewhere that she pissed some important people off, but there are now multiple channels to work for & these important people at big TV channels move on or retire.

Doesnt explain her sudden and prolonged disappearance??
You could also explain that by saying some of the junior people she treated badly over the years are now senior executives and are never going to employ her.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:47
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You could also explain that by saying some of the junior people she treated badly over the years are now senior executives and are never going to employ her.
I hope that's true.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:05
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So Why Has Cilla not got a TV career these days??
The thing I find puzzling about the witch that is Cilla Black is that she is apparently best mates with someone who IS (by all accounts) a nice person - Paul O'Grady! I usually go by the old saying 'you can judge a man by the company he keeps' so I'm starting to go off him now.

I'm beginning to think that when you hear one celebrity say of another 'He's/she's the nicest person in showbusiness' that the mean 'He's/she's the nicest person in showbusiness - to other people in showbusiness - but if you're a pleb - forget it!'
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:19
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So Why Has Cilla not got a TV career these days??

I think I read somewhere that she pissed some important people off, but there are now multiple channels to work for & these important people at big TV channels move on or retire.

Doesnt explain her sudden and prolonged disappearance??
She almost certainly has millions in the bank and there is no longer the need for her to work. Some showbiz types want to continue working until they are ga-ga or they drop but others prefer to bow out well before that.
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Old 11-11-2012, 13:18
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good few comments on here about "our cilla"......
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/sleb_twa...d/AllOnOnePage

and this is the other cabin crew forum about celebs

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...bs-ba-278.html
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Old 11-11-2012, 13:58
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The thing I find puzzling about the witch that is Cilla Black is that she is apparently best mates with someone who IS (by all accounts) a nice person - Paul O'Grady! I usually go by the old saying 'you can judge a man by the company he keeps' so I'm starting to go off him now.

I'm beginning to think that when you hear one celebrity say of another 'He's/she's the nicest person in showbusiness' that the mean 'He's/she's the nicest person in showbusiness - to other people in showbusiness - but if you're a pleb - forget it!'
I've wondered about that, too, but think Paul O' Grady is allowed an 'Achilles heel' just like the rest of us

She sounds like a proper dragon. Notice that her stint on Loose Women didn't become a permanent thing. The rest of them probably couldn't stand her and that's saying something! Whenever I've seen her on telly in recent years, she always seems a wee bit sozzled, but maybe it's just me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:36
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I try to stay out of most celebs way (not too difficult given that I live in the middle of nowhere) but have bumped into a few over the years. Ones that stick out:

Kim Wilde - this was a while ago when she was a household name - was just the nicest, chattiest person. A bunch of us were in a hotel bar in the Midlands just after she'd recorded an edition of the Radio 1 Music Marathon, and she and some blokes she was with just came over and joined us.

Angela Rippon - bumped into me on the corner of Oxford St and Tottenham Court Road. Very gracious and apologetic.

John Prescott - sadly shared a train carriage too often. He is nothing more than a loud, rude yob who is obnoxious to everyone and seems to keep an unlimited supply of pasties in his briefcase. The sight of him on a Hull Train with pasty gravy all down his tie when he was still Dep PM was amazing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:42
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John Prescott - sadly shared a train carriage too often. He is nothing more than a loud, rude yob who is obnoxious to everyone and seems to keep an unlimited supply of pasties in his briefcase. The sight of him on a Hull Train with pasty gravy all down his tie when he was still Dep PM was amazing.
You have my sympathies
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:49
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Horrible
Davina McCall - need I say more
Really? I met her with my family when she was filming at my school late at night, and I was staying behind. She was filming some sex ed thing and happily signed autographs, and made a joke about how her heels gave her vertigo, she was so nice!
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:53
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The nicest and most cheerful and upbeat person on Twitter is someone whom I'm very pleased to follow and who has RT'd me several times and answered me too now and then. Pete Best - the Beatles' drummer from 1960-62 whom they dumped in favour of Ringo just when they hit the big time. He is a great man and someone whom I've a great deal of time for. Check him out.

Lots of other good people on Twitter - but I'm still on cloud 9 at the moment because Ian Rankin RT'd me yesterday and spoke to me there. He is, of course, a very good and famous author, writer of the Inspector Rebus novels.
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Old 11-11-2012, 16:18
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I first saw Lenny Henry at a station in Kent where he had been appearing in the theatre, a group of young kids ran up to him and asked him for his autograph, he told them to F*** off, the next time was at a charity do and he was the speaker, he was all over everyone when he was performing, later in the bar the man who had hired him thanked him, he said "Look, I have finished working now, just piss off and leave me alone".
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Old 11-11-2012, 18:54
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[quote=Dennis C;62265851]The nicest and most cheerful and upbeat person on Twitter is someone whom I'm very pleased to follow and who has RT'd me several times and answered me too now and then. Pete Best - the Beatles' drummer from 1960-62 whom they dumped in favour of Ringo just when they hit the big time. He is a great man and someone whom I've a great deal of time for. Check him out.

Lots of other good people on Twitter - but I'm still on cloud 9 at the moment because Ian Rankin RT'd me yesterday and spoke to me there. He is, of course, a very good and famous author, writer of the Inspector Rebus novels. [/QUOTE]

I was talking to someone who works in a large bookstore and he speaks very highly of Ian Rankin.
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Old 11-11-2012, 20:00
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I was talking to someone who works in a large bookstore and he speaks very highly of Ian Rankin.
Not surprised. He seems a class act.
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