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Old 23-01-2013, 14:51
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I am sure some celebs are utter dicks in the flesh, but I am equally sure, especially those travelling are likely to be knackered, extremely irritable and just want to get home.
Yeah, imagine people always thinking they're your friend, crawling to you, or taking the mick, or being envious, and disliking you, though they've never known you in person...
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:55
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A chap I know who works in a catalogue shop once served Smillie. She was kept waiting, with everyone else, and uttered the immortal, 'I'm sorry, but do you know who I am?'
There was a story I heard a few years ago on radio, about Sebastian Coe after he won his Olympic gold.

He had been invited as guest of honour at a football match - I think it was at Wolves - and turned up at the stadium with his invitation.

"I'm sorry, sir" said the gateman, "but you've come to the wrong entrance. The VIP entrance is round the other side of the ground".

"Do you know who I am?" asked Coe, "I won the 1500 meters gold in Moscow"

"Well", said the unmoved gateman, "It won't take you long to get there, then".
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:57
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There was a story I heard a few years ago on radio, about Sebastian Coe after he won his Olympic gold.

He had been invited as guest of honour at a football match - I think it was at Wolves - and turned up at the stadium with his invitation.

"I'm sorry, sir" said the gateman, "but you've come to the wrong entrance. The VIP entrance is round the other side of the ground".

"Do you know who I am?" asked Coe, "I won the 1500 meters gold in Moscow"

"Well", said the unmoved gateman, "It won't take you long to get there, then".
Brilliant.
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:13
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There was a story I heard a few years ago on radio, about Sebastian Coe after he won his Olympic gold.

He had been invited as guest of honour at a football match - I think it was at Wolves - and turned up at the stadium with his invitation.

"I'm sorry, sir" said the gateman, "but you've come to the wrong entrance. The VIP entrance is round the other side of the ground".

"Do you know who I am?" asked Coe, "I won the 1500 meters gold in Moscow"

"Well", said the unmoved gateman, "It won't take you long to get there, then".
If true, the gatesman deserved disiplining for that - Seb had been invited, not trying it on. Wolves management would have looked pretty silly if Seb had just thought "bollox to 'em then, I'm going home"
Does make you wonder if some celebs do get very wary of the public due to wise-guys trying it on, especially drunks trying to impress their mates.
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:17
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If true, the gatesman deserved disiplining for that - Seb had been invited, not trying it on. Wolves management would have looked pretty silly if Seb had just thought "bollox to 'em then, I'm going home"
Does make you wonder if some celebs do get very wary of the public due to wise-guys trying it on, especially drunks trying to impress their mates.
There is nothing more annoying to come from the mouth of a so-called 'celeb' than 'Do you know who I am?'. For this reason, the gatesman was right. Surely all Seb Coe had to say was 'Please could I come through here instead?'. If not, just accept it. I thoroughly applaud people who stand up to these tossers.
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:18
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If true, the gatesman deserved disiplining for that - Seb had been invited, not trying it on.
It's the old 'do you know who I am?' that did it I suppose. Besides - I thought that was hilarious! I must tell hubby that one when he gets home!
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:21
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There is nothing more annoying to come from the mouth of a so-called 'celeb' than 'Do you know who I am?'. For this reason, the gatesman was right. Surely all Seb Coe had to say was 'Please could I come through here instead?'. If not, just accept it. I thoroughly applaud people who stand up to these tossers.
Well said. You understood the point (I'm not meaning to be patronising).
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:23
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Oh goody... the bit of news about Seb Coe gives me all the more reason to hate him.
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:27
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Funny she was like that, as I've met her a few times in real life and Carol's always been charming. Plus on Twitter she replies and chats away quite happily to people.

Again maybe one of those days when a celeb is tired and just doesn't wanna know. Gee I'm like that on flights a lot of the time, especially if it's a work trip
Then she could easily have been much more polite about it by the sound of things.

Anyway, the comment on this thread about her "do you know who I am" antics in a catalogue shop, if true, sum things up nicely for me.
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:38
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Gene Pitney (I just know the dead ones. lol) Wouldn't speak to anyone at the end of concert or sign any autographs. Right grumpy git so he was. .
One of the problems singers have is that they're scared of people breathing cold'n'flu germs over them, and alot of the time they're stand-offish it's because they're just trying to keep out of harm's way, especially if they're on tour and have a load more shows to get through. I'm not making excuses for rudeness but I know many singers worry about this.

As for the "don't you know who I am?" comment - the best response I ever heard to this was the receptionist putting out a message over the tannoy saying "There's a lady here who can't remember who she is. Can somebody please come and claim her as she's holding up the queue"
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:48
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I've a mate who used to be in the police and he stopped a local footballer for speeding. Footy player went right into the "Do you know who I am?" routine.

My mate replied "Yes I do, which means I'll have no trouble identifying you in court."
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:53
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One of the problems singers have is that they're scared of people breathing cold'n'flu germs over them, and alot of the time they're stand-offish it's because they're just trying to keep out of harm's way, especially if they're on tour and have a load more shows to get through. I'm not making excuses for rudeness but I know many singers worry about this.

As for the "don't you know who I am?" comment - the best response I ever heard to this was the receptionist putting out a message over the tannoy saying "There's a lady here who can't remember who she is. Can somebody please come and claim her as she's holding up the queue"
Isn't that weird. It wasn't me who posted about Gene Pitney!
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:02
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Ooops, sorry, I originally pressed Reply in the wrong part of the screen, and had to do a copy/paste between the quote-marks. (I'm not very good with computers!)
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:18
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Why the use of the word 'Vile' on every occasion, it should only be used on special occasions otherwise it loses its impact.
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:19
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The late Danny Kaye was supposed to be a rather horrible individual.
Oh yessss. He was a very talented man but a complex personality to boot. His wife, Sylvia, was older than him and was one of the original Hollywood beards but she too was a clever person in her own right and wrote most of those quirky routines he did in his films. My uncle was a producer for a certain high rating Australian daytime TV show back in the 70's and early 80's and Danny Kaye was a special guest on the show, a highly anticipated guest spot for the week. Well, he rubbed everyone up the wrong way that he possibly could on that show, very difficult and not at all personable. When in the guest seat and they went live to air (the show was a live broadcast each day) the host began the chat and the tension between them was palpable, very icky viewing, and Kaye said to him 'why don't you forget the script and ad-lib it? the host's face was like 'what's going on!' and Kaye leaned over, grabbed the host's clipboard of questions and threw it across the studio - all on camera. Then he leaned back in his chair and the two men glared at each other....the rest of the segment was not relaxing viewing to put it mildly and the host cut it short. Uncle said during the ad break the host said to the floor manager 'get him out!'....
The host of that show is gay, as was Kaye, must have been something they did not like about each other, but Kaye was notorious for being the opposite to his on-screen persona.
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:24
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The late Danny Kaye was supposed to be a rather horrible individual.

Geoff Hurst is another I've heard of as being a tosser. There are many tales out there of Geoff & Danny.
No Danny Kaye was not horrid.
Going back many many years,my dad had a job washing up dishes in a resturant in London and Danny had a meal there and wanted to met the staff behind the scenes he tipped all staff my dad who washed up etc etc
Danny told them it is not fair that people who work just as hard as the waiters in the resturant do not get tips
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:42
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Has anyone ever met Jean Marsh or Tony Robinson? They're two of the TV stars I really imagine to be delightful in person. Honor Blackman is another.
I once worked in a post office in Central London a good few years ago. I served Honur Blackman a number of times. She always very nice indeed. Always cheerful with a smile. Hayley Mills was very much the same.
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:48
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On the subject of Seb Coe, my sister was good friends with Kathy and Garry Cook (Olympic athletes) and went to their wedding. The whole Olympics team was invited including Steve Ovett and they all laughed at how Seb was the only one not invited - apparently he was completely up himself and a total knob
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:51
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I met Giant Haystacks at a motorway service station in the mid 1980s. There's a picture of me and my brother with him somewhere at my mum and dads house. He looks dead pissed off in the picture cos he got annoyed at waiting for the flash of my dads camera to warm up.
LOL, back in the day wrestlers would have been expected not to break character in the wild, so to speak. I'm amazed you got a photo at all.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:09
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liz hurley
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nicest
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tom daily
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Amy Winehouse was vile? I've always had a soft spot for her, actually.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:11
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If true, the gatesman deserved disiplining for that - Seb had been invited, not trying it on. Wolves management would have looked pretty silly if Seb had just thought "bollox to 'em then, I'm going home"
Does make you wonder if some celebs do get very wary of the public due to wise-guys trying it on, especially drunks trying to impress their mates.
why? all the Gateman did was direct him to the VIP entrance, he should have sent him through the "ordinary gates" so he got lost, Serve him right
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:56
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Anna Friel. I witnessed her being very rude and shouty to a staff member in Kendall's in Manchester. I gave her the benefit of the doubt for a while as I wasn't party to the start of the conversation, but I've heard a few similar stories from friends who have first hand experience of her being rude so it wasn't an isolated incident.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:57
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I've met Brian. He was lovely. Maybe he was just having an off day. Not long after he won Celeb Stars in their Eyes performing as Pavarotti, he did a signing in Milton Keynes shopping centre and sang Nessun Dorma. Whole place shook at the foundations.
I've also met him several times, professionally and socially. I've never found him to be anything other than charming. LOUD, certainly. And his sense of humour is wicked. But absolutely charming.

A good many years back I bumped into him at a charity event organised by work friends. It was advertised as a "bring your granny" party, and I took my mum and aunt along. They were not amused when they found that bit out . BB was there in a private capacity as a friend of one of the party hosts, and certainly not expected to "do a turn" as a celebrity guest. He recognised me from a recording he had done months before and came over to chat. I introduced him to mum and aunt Jean, and somehow they got talking about yoga (my mum is a yoga practitioner, and apparently BB is too). I think they spent a good half an hour talking about yoga and meditation, and mum was utterly enchanted by him.

A couple of years after that I bumped into him again at another party, and he boomed at me, "Ah, you're the chap whose mother does yoga!". He asked me if I wanted a drink, and fetched me a G&T that I suspect had never even seen a bottle of tonic water. It nearly killed me.
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:02
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Michael Barrymore seen him twice, once while filming that talent show with hundreds of guests and spectators and the second time walking to his trailer in a theatre car park, in both cases he could barely walk straight..and he was obnoxious too.
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:06
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I remember seeing Brian Blessed in Cats (Blackpool, 1989, playing 'Old Deuteronomy'). During the interval, when all the rest of the cast were off set, he sat on a big tyre in the middle of the stage and encouraged people to go up and chat with him. He was a total sweetie. I saw the show three times over that summer and he always did the same thing. I didn't go up to him myself as there was quite a crowd but I was impressed.
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