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Old 06-02-2013, 10:34
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Fair do's Ella
I bet there are a fair few that would agree with you.
Because I've often had a pop at Cilla on DS I did find some clips of her earlier recordings (and my bf's mum loved her voice)...she did have a good voice. One person's preference is as good as another's. I do think in more recent decades it got shriller, though.
I agree that Cilla did have a pretty good, strong voice in the early days. However - I think you'll find the difference between her earlier good voice (that some remember) ... and the mostly remembered awful, weak and whiny outpourings that most people think of when they think of Ms Black - is the fact that she had her nose done! Very, very vain of her and her voice suffered (who'd have thought though that she'd still blight our TV lives with her National Treasure Professional Scouser act). Mind you - she's laughing all the way to the bank - I doubt she cares that she has an awful voice and most of the UK (and ALL of Liverpool) can't stand her.

Having said all that - back to the singing thing - even at her earliest best - Cilla Black wasn't a patch on Dusty Springfield.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:38
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Michael Douglas: very low-key, nice and unassuming. Bumped into him while he was buying yoghurt in a supermarket with his son. Pleasant and chatty.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:55
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Michael Douglas: very low-key, nice and unassuming. Bumped into him while he was buying yoghurt in a supermarket with his son. Pleasant and chatty.
not being funny but don't you mean you accosted him in a conversation? by "bumping into him" suggests that you both casually got chatting, which I very much doubt is the case. are you saying he instigated it?

and people wonder why celebs get ratty sometimes.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:42
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I had to laugh when I saw Cilla Black on Room 101 the other day and her offering was to put into the room, all the 'celebs' who say, "Don't you know who I am?"

But she was the worst of the lot for that kind of attitude!

I met her a couple of times back in the 60s and 70s, including having dinner with her and some of the other stars who were doing a summer season with her (I was a pop writer). Charming as long as everyone realised she was the centre of the world.

If the rules were not obeyed woe betide you!
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:56
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I had to laugh when I saw Cilla Black on Room 101 the other day and her offering was to put into the room, all the 'celebs' who say, "Don't you know who I am?"

But she was the worst of the lot for that kind of attitude!

I met her a couple of times back in the 60s and 70s, including having dinner with her and some of the other stars who were doing a summer season with her (I was a pop writer). Charming as long as everyone realised she was the centre of the world.

If the rules were not obeyed woe betide you!

I can understand why bobby sought love elsewhere,
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:59
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Spike Milligan - Went to his one-man show in the nineties, he was old and frail but still sharp as a tack, when someone made some off-colour remark about Harry Secombe (who was ill at the time), he said "F*** off you w***er!"
When it came to my turn to meet the great man, he was like the daft grandad I always wished I'd had - the kind who'd make you tea and scones, then tell you his war stories and swear like a trooper
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:58
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I've never met Cilla Black and after reading this forum, I don't think I'd want to either. I've seen her name mentioned a good number of times on this forum and I didn't see a single nice word about her so she really must be a bitch
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Old 07-02-2013, 00:08
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Helen Skelton, for those who have not heard of her then you are very fortunate, dim blue Peter presenter once upon a time, not very articulate away from cameras and is very dense and ignorant. She farts like a horse that has had something crawl up its ass and die.
Oh I can't believe that. A friend of mine met her once and said she was as lovely in real life as she comes across on screen. I've got a lot of time for her
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:49
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I've never met Cilla Black and after reading this forum, I don't think I'd want to either. I've seen her name mentioned a good number of times on this forum and I didn't see a single nice word about her so she really must be a bitch
I'd love to meet her. Just so I can see her behaviour first hand for myself. So weird to think she's bezzie mates with the likes of Paul O'Grady who by all accounts is as nice as he appears.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:11
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I'd love to meet her. Just so I can see her behaviour first hand for myself. So weird to think she's bezzie mates with the likes of Paul O'Grady who by all accounts is as nice as he appears.
Maybe he feels sorry for her, lol. He's a sucker for strays.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:53
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Saw Russell Tovey in Soho last week, whilst he was out with friends. I didn't want to bother him. But I saw a few people approach him and he was very talkative to fans on what was clearly just a night out for him.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:47
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not being funny but don't you mean you accosted him in a conversation? by "bumping into him" suggests that you both casually got chatting, which I very much doubt is the case. are you saying he instigated it?

and people wonder why celebs get ratty sometimes.
Well, you'd be wrong. We were simply in front of the same supermarket fridge at the same time. He said 'hi' and it went from there. I didn't even acknowledge who he was. I was fortunate to be living in a place at the time where celebs get left the hell alone, so they generally go about their day just as normal people do. CZJ would drop the kids off at school everyday and wait at the gates every day along with the other mums and dads.

Edit: for the avoidance of doubt, I'm fully aware of how surreal 'chatted with Michael Douglas in front of the yoghurts' sounds.
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Old 07-02-2013, 15:15
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I agree that Cilla did have a pretty good, strong voice in the early days. However - I think you'll find the difference between her earlier good voice (that some remember) ... and the mostly remembered awful, weak and whiny outpourings that most people think of when they think of Ms Black - is the fact that she had her nose done! ...
Her lower register was quite acceptable to listen to. It was that awful screechy falsetto she did that put everyone off.

Another one: James May, anyone? He gave me a dirty look in the street outside a TV studio once. I wasn't trying to speak to him, or do anything in particular.
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Old 07-02-2013, 15:21
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Oh I can't believe that. A friend of mine met her once and said she was as lovely in real life as she comes across on screen. I've got a lot of time for her
What about the farting though?
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Old 07-02-2013, 15:28
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Another one: James May, anyone? He gave me a dirty look in the street outside a TV studio once. I wasn't trying to speak to him, or do anything in particular.
The same thing happened to me once while walking down a street in Archway, north London. BBC London News presenter Mike Ramsden was walking in the other direction and gave me the biggest dirty look as we passed each other... the strange thing is it took me five minutes to even think who he was!!!
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:46
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Cliff Richard (strangely robotic but ok), Gilbert O'Sullivan (lovely), Ricky Tomlinson (lovely), William Roache (nice), Noddy Holder (very nice), Cilla Black (too brief to comment really but nothing bad to report unusually for her!), Tom O'Connor (really nice), Rowetta (so lovely), and last but not least Bobby Ball (the nicest celeb I have met so far, lovely man) and Tommy Cannon (also lovely). Sorry about the repeated use of the word "lovely" - I need lots more coffee.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:47
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I'd love to meet her. Just so I can see her behaviour first hand for myself. So weird to think she's bezzie mates with the likes of Paul O'Grady who by all accounts is as nice as he appears.
Paul O' Grady is lovely. I met him when he came to do some filming at my work. Really nice man and very funny.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:57
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Paul O' Grady is lovely. I met him when he came to do some filming at my work. Really nice man and very funny.
Seems to be the general consensus, doesn't it? He even manages to be funny when he's throwing a strop. Maybe he's the kind of guy who sees the 'good' in people and has accommodated Ms. Black despite her shortcomings (similar to what I said above!)
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:27
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Cilla Black ? "so grand she doesn't even like sharing her car with her chauffeur"

According to someone who was chatting with Piers Morgan who he doesn't name.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:56
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I met Jack White a few times last year after some shows. Nicest guy, humble, very funny and has a personality that fills up an entire room I've read stories of him being quite arrogant but I didn't get that impression at all! Smokes like a chimney and is incredibly tall.

Alison Mosshart is an absolute sweetheart, such a free spirit and just downright lovely.
So happy to hear this, I'm a huuuuuuuuge JW fan
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:41
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Met Matthew Corbett in Cuba - Was on an excursion and got chatting to him and his wife not knowing who he was as he had sunglasses and hat on. It took a while for the penny to drop, as I recognized his voice. It was only until he took his hat and glasses off it was confirmed.

Really down to earth lovely guy with an underlying dark humour. Me and my girlfriend hung around with him and his wife most of the day. Sold the rights to Sooty so he could retire and travel the world.

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Old 15-02-2013, 12:45
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A reliable source recently told me Nicky Campbell is a bit of an ar$e.
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:48
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A reliable source recently told me Nicky Campbell is a bit of an ar$e.
Ah, I used to like him, when I listened to him on Radio One, in the late 80s and early 90s.
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:54
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Ah, I used to like him, when I listened to him on Radio One, in the late 80s and early 90s.
Apparently, even he's ashamed of his diva attitude back then but it can still raise it's ugly head.

I can't stand Victoria Derbyshire and, at the time, thought the whole crying thing was an over-reaction on her part but from what I've learned recently I've changed my mind.
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:21
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Met Matthew Corbett in Cuba - Was on an excursion and got chatting to him and his wife not knowing who he was as he had sunglasses and hat on. It took a while for the penny to drop, as I recognized his voice. It was only until he took his hat and glasses off it was confirmed.

Really down to earth lovely guy with an underlying dark humour. Me and my girlfriend hung around with him and his wife most of the day. Sold the rights to Sooty so he could retire and travel the world.
I had completely forgotten that I'd met him myself. In a pub in the middle of nowhere about 4-5 years ago. He really is a lovely guy. Just had a brief chat, but as you say he's very down to earth.
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