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Old 05-04-2013, 12:42
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I envy anyone who has met Kate Bush. She's my idol, but I can completely understand why she keeps her distance. She's had a few stalkers go after her in her time, poor woman. I don't think I'd actually want to approach her if I saw her in public, knowing just how much she values her privacy and normality.
My cousin used to live practically next door to her. She never met her or even saw her the whole time she lived there.
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Old 05-04-2013, 13:16
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My cousin used to live practically next door to her. She never met her or even saw her the whole time she lived there.
These celebrity anecdotes are just getting better and better...
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Old 05-04-2013, 13:22
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These celebrity anecdotes are just getting better and better...
Apparently, a delivery man she used had spoken to Kate before and deemed her "quite nice".
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Old 05-04-2013, 22:14
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I think it's a real shame she's hidden out for so many years she could sell out tours if she made a proper comeback.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:22
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I think it's a real shame she's hidden out for so many years she could sell out tours if she made a proper comeback.
She could do a sequel to 'Pi'. It practically writes itself...
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:36
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I think it's a real shame she's hidden out for so many years she could sell out tours if she made a proper comeback.
I really don't think she will ever tour or even perform live in any way again.

Did you see her collecting her South Bank Award last year? She was terrified, and that was just a low-key ceremony where all she had to do was give a brief speech.
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Old 07-04-2013, 15:34
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My cousin used to live practically next door to her. She never met her or even saw her the whole time she lived there.
A friend lived on the same road in Ongar as her sister Wendy. She met Kate once and said she was nice but very nervous, probably this was after the Fred Vermorel era.
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:53
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One of my friends was a fan of the Cure and was delighted to bump into Robert Smith, saying he was a fan, to which Smith replied, " no you're not" in some weird drone. What a stupid remark to make.
My brother met Dave Pearce, Radio 1 DJ, in Majorca and found him pleasant enough and totally not up himself.
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:22
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Stephanie Beacham - absolute class!

Were lucky enough to get tickets to see Strictly the week after she left. Somehow or other she got stuck with us plebs in a corridor waiting to go into the studio. Immediately took charge of the situation by asking us who we were supporting, and saying how great all the other contestants were. Very chatty, down to earth, funny and oozed class.
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Old 07-04-2013, 22:29
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Stephanie Beacham - absolute class!

Were lucky enough to get tickets to see Strictly the week after she left. Somehow or other she got stuck with us plebs in a corridor waiting to go into the studio. Immediately took charge of the situation by asking us who we were supporting, and saying how great all the other contestants were. Very chatty, down to earth, funny and oozed class.
Oohh, posh totty, and so pleased to hear she was so nice to you. I used to have fantasies about her when she played Connie, but I was only 17 at the time.
Speaking of dancers, I spoke to someone in my local who met Babs Lord out of Pans People and he said she was a really nice girl.
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Old 07-04-2013, 22:50
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My cousin used to live practically next door to her. She never met her or even saw her the whole time she lived there.
Doesn't she live in like, some remote woodland or something lol
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Old 07-04-2013, 22:58
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Doesn't she live in like, some remote woodland or something lol
She has a house near Reading and some holiday home on the south coast. While none of her true fans have ever stalked her, Kate did get some real grief from this academic.
I thought about seeing her birthplace when I was in London in the mid eighties, but thought it would be better to leave her family or her Kateness if she was there alone.
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Old 08-04-2013, 22:27
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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.[/quote]

Shame to read this but not surprised. Always quite liked him though. Found him charming on the few occasions I had any dealings with him. He seemed to know how to handle people - but as we know has his failings, especially where women are concerned. Glenda Jackson was twinkly and lovely. Alan Johnson is an absolute darling.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:46
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Heard some odd things about Kate Bush recently. Seemingly she is trying to block a public right of way and a beach in Devon, where she has a second home, and is so obsessed with her privacy she even went up in a helicopter to see if people were looking into her garden.
I wouldn't say she's obsessed with her privacy, per se, she just wants to lead a completely normal life and raise her son. I don't think she's trying to block access to the beach, but she does want the existing right-of-way diverted so it doesn't go straight past the house. It's odd because you'd really have to want to badly find that house, because it's pretty hard to just stumble across it by accident. It's away from other houses and quite a way down a dead-end lane on a headland. A stalker did actually break into the house a few years back, but luckily she wasn't staying there at the time.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:42
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Shame to read this but not surprised. Always quite liked him though. Found him charming on the few occasions I had any dealings with him. He seemed to know how to handle people - but as we know has his failings, especially where women are concerned. Glenda Jackson was twinkly and lovely. Alan Johnson is an absolute darling.
Delighted to hear this! I find her to be one of the most powerful actresses I've ever seen, and totally agree with her politics. She's one of the few remaining Labour politicians who clings to the old tenets of the party and had the guts to challenge grinning PR-man, Blair.
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Old 10-04-2013, 18:53
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I wouldn't say she's obsessed with her privacy, per se, she just wants to lead a completely normal life and raise her son. I don't think she's trying to block access to the beach, but she does want the existing right-of-way diverted so it doesn't go straight past the house. It's odd because you'd really have to want to badly find that house, because it's pretty hard to just stumble across it by accident. It's away from other houses and quite a way down a dead-end lane on a headland. A stalker did actually break into the house a few years back, but luckily she wasn't staying there at the time.
Was the stalker an infamous biographer by any chance?
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Old 10-04-2013, 22:12
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Heard some odd things about Kate Bush recently. Seemingly she is trying to block a public right of way and a beach in Devon, where she has a second home, and is so obsessed with her privacy she even went up in a helicopter to see if people were looking into her garden. Also she seems to go ballistic if anyone catches a glimpse of her in garden in her main home.
However, the singer usually is kind to her closest friends and perfectly fine with fans at occasional conventions. It's just she can't stand anyone near her private world.
I was amazed to see how much weight Kate Bush has put on when she received her CBE from the Queen today. Perhaps her battle to preserve her privacy has caused her obvious weight problem. Sad...
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Old 10-04-2013, 22:17
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I was amazed to see how much weight Kate Bush has put on when she received her CBE from the Queen today. Perhaps her battle to preserve her privacy has caused her obvious weight problem. Sad...
From when? since she was a teenager?!

FFS........... is that all you have to comment on, her weight?

Methinks you might be the sad one.
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Old 10-04-2013, 22:36
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I was amazed to see how much weight Kate Bush has put on when she received her CBE from the Queen today. Perhaps her battle to preserve her privacy has caused her obvious weight problem. Sad...

Why should preserving her privacy cause her to put on weight? Oddest reason I ever heard.

She's a 54 year old lady, who's possibly going through the menopause, which sometimes causes women to gain weight.

She's still beautiful in my eyes, and, I expect in the eyes of other people, so I think you're possibly in a minority with your views.
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Old 10-04-2013, 23:12
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From when? since she was a teenager?!

FFS........... is that all you have to comment on, her weight?

Methinks you might be the sad one.
It is a perfectly appropriate subject on which to make a comment. I guess that some of the national newspapers will be making the same observation.

My comment was not mocking but sympathetic to her problem.
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Old 10-04-2013, 23:24
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It is a perfectly appropriate subject on which to make a comment. I guess that some of the national newspapers will be making the same observation.
I've only read one piece on newspaper websites that refers to her weight. That was in the Wail and we know how celebrity women are always too fat or too thin in their eyes.

My comment was not mocking but sympathetic to her problem.
Really?
You could have fooled me.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:35
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It is a perfectly appropriate subject on which to make a comment. I guess that some of the national newspapers will be making the same observation.

My comment was not mocking but sympathetic to her problem.
Bollocks...
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Old 11-04-2013, 18:35
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It is a perfectly appropriate subject on which to make a comment. I guess that some of the national newspapers will be making the same observation.

My comment was not mocking but sympathetic to her problem.
Why do you think it's a 'problem'?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:07
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It is a perfectly appropriate subject on which to make a comment. I guess that some of the national newspapers will be making the same observation.

My comment was not mocking but sympathetic to her problem.
Yeah right and by the way, why refer to it as a problem. Seems to me you are projecting your own issues onto someone else.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:46
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One of my friends was a fan of the Cure and was delighted to bump into Robert Smith, saying he was a fan, to which Smith replied, " no you're not" in some weird drone. What a stupid remark to make.
My brother met Dave Pearce, Radio 1 DJ, in Majorca and found him pleasant enough and totally not up himself.
A friend of my Uncle's met Robert Smith and said he was pretty rude, but then I've heard other people say different. Maybe it depends what mood he is in when you catch him
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