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Old 25-11-2010, 08:21
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Yes she is vile!! I mentioned on another thread, I used to work in a smart boutique which often had various celebs coming in, particulary soap stars around the time of award ceremonies etc. there were quite a few who were horrid but she really sticks out in my mind as the worst.

Another one I can think off the top of my head was Samantha Mumba who was pretty obnoxious. I also came across Sam from eastenders (not Westbrook but the other one) she was pretty awful too. Liam Gallagher didnt make a great impression but his wife (Nicole) was sweet.

Gary Linekar is one of the worst - the whole 'nice guy' image but Ive heard so many horrible stories from people who have worked with him, such a disappointment to hear.
Anyway these are just the ones that spring to mind but maybe I can add some others tomorrow - have a few semi-interesting stories stored somewhere in my memory. Infact never really hear good things about any footballers -the only 2 that I often hear positive stories about are Beckham and Gazza (before things went downhill for him when he was still playing professionally)
My dad met him once when he played for Rangers in some guys house but my dad was not a follower of football even if we are from glasgow so even though he talked to him quite a bit that night he still came home and asked my mum who he was. My dad seemed to think he was ok
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Old 25-11-2010, 14:05
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A friend of mine met David Attenborough in Africa and said he was a real gent. What you see on TV is what he's like in real life, full of enthusiasm with a great passion for wildlife.
So glad to hear that, I love David Attenborough and have quite a lot of his series on DVD. Recently I caught what seemed to be a 'behind the scenes' programme of him on one of his series and he came across as a really lovely chap with a real passion for what he does (basically I agree with you)!
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Old 25-11-2010, 19:24
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I banged her daughter Rebecca who is very boring in .... , met ER once , vile is an understatement.
Rebecca always has a look on her face as if she's being taken up the arse permanently.
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Old 25-11-2010, 19:38
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Just make sure to never arrange a "meet and greet" with Charlotte Church
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Old 25-11-2010, 21:21
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Served Rod Stewart in a restaurant once, a delight, very charming.

A friend served Colin and Justin though, and said the fem one was a complete prick.
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Old 25-11-2010, 22:48
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Well talk about shocking, my nephew went to Birmingham today to meet Liam from Oasis, I was scared so much because it never works out meeting your idol.

Can you believe he is apparently not the Liam we know??
Complimented my nephews clothes, gave him a cuddle, signed his stuff, took photos. My nephew after a few mins said its so nice to meet you, Liam said no its so nice to meet you!

I mean, i just didnt expect that? the photos are cute.

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Old 25-11-2010, 23:32
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Well talk about shocking, my nephew went to Birmingham today to meet Liam from Oasis, I was scared so much because it never works out meeting your idol.

Can you believe he is apparently not the Liam we know??
Complimented my nephews clothes, gave him a cuddle, signed his stuff, took photos. My nephew after a few mins said its so nice to meet you, Liam said no its so nice to meet you!

I mean, i just didnt expect that? the photos are cute.

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That's great to hear.
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Old 26-11-2010, 01:09
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Rebecca always has a look on her face as if she's being taken up the arse permanently.
like mother.like daughter, nasty vindictive girl who did not like getting dumped, (i had a very good reason to get rid).
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Old 26-11-2010, 01:15
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a cautionary tale

I met Jennifer Saunders once at a private dinner i was sat oppsite and to her right, while we were all chattering she was quiet, i leaned in slightly and said "miss saunders? im a real fan of your work its nice to meet you", she just said "really?" sort of looked disgusted yawned and got up and went to the loo when she came back she didnt speak to anyone but her male friend who was with her (very openly camp) and the hostess, i thought how rude and impervious she was, a month or so later it came out about the cancer and she'd already known she had it, when sat at the dinner table. I try not to make snap judgements when meeting people now

having said that bryan ferry was charm itself after i heard he was arrogant and rude from others, so you never know huh?
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Old 26-11-2010, 15:42
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a cautionary tale

I met Jennifer Saunders once at a private dinner i was sat oppsite and to her right, while we were all chattering she was quiet, i leaned in slightly and said "miss saunders? im a real fan of your work its nice to meet you", she just said "really?" sort of looked disgusted yawned and got up and went to the loo when she came back she didnt speak to anyone but her male friend who was with her (very openly camp) and the hostess, i thought how rude and impervious she was, a month or so later it came out about the cancer and she'd already known she had it, when sat at the dinner table. I try not to make snap judgements when meeting people now

having said that bryan ferry was charm itself after i heard he was arrogant and rude from others, so you never know huh?
I'm sorry but she still sounds quite rude to me. It isn't your fault she has cancer and a 'thank you' would have been more polite than 'really?' and yawning. You're not psychic, you weren't to know about her illness and it sounds like you were very polite to her. If she didn't want to talk shop she could have said the thank you then gone to the loo to drop the subject. And in case anyone thinks I'm being hard hearted there have been a few people in my family/social circle who have had to deal with cancer, including my father (who we lost) and a sibling, and I never saw them being rude to anyone - ever.

But giving her the benefit of the doubt, she might have just been told, was in shock and was acting out of character.



Love this thread though.
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Old 26-11-2010, 15:59
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Also in Jennifer's defence, she is apparently quite painfully shy and feels awkward sometimes when talking to people she doesn't know. Very shy peole can come across as aloof and standoffish sometimes. (Even Dawn French has said that she thought Jennifer was unfriendly when she first met her, but once she got to know her she realised that she isn't actually unfriendly at all.) Add that to the fact that she had recently found out that she had cancer, and I think her behaviour is a lot more understandable.

But I'm biased, because I think she is a beatiful and extremely talented lady! However, it's hard to imagine that the lovely Ade Edmondson would be so in love with someone who wasn't a very nice person, so I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt!
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:01
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People I've met:

Olly Murs - absolutely lovely, gave everyone kisses and made sure everyone got a photo if they wanted

John and Edward - LOVELY! SO different to on camera and really accomodating to fans, even when they're being dragged away. Make an effort to know your name.

Ryan Tubridy - Again, lovely! Not many of you will know him though, I guess.

Rhys Ifans - Very nice and quite hot

I think that's all...
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:03
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I haven't met many famous people so I can't really comment but one person I think looks like an absolute bitch off camera is Kate Beckinsale. She just looks really cold.

ETA I met Yvette Fielding recently and she irritated the hell out of me on Most Haunted but she was really lovely and we had quite a long chat. It helped that I had no idea who she was before Most Haunted and my husband thought it was hilarious, reminding me that she'd been a Blue Peter presenter too.

I think she appreciated not being asked anything too personal, we barely spoke about Most Haunted at all.
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:13
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I think it must vary on when you catch some of them.
I met Samantha Bond some years back after seeing her in Macbeth with Sean Bean.

She couldn't have been more friendly & chatted with me for about 20 minutes after the show. I even joked with her that I could be the next Bond when Pierce stepped down I was ex forces, younger, fitter weapons trained & I thought it was long past time Bond & Moneypenny got together. She was really good about it signed my programme & jokingly promised to pass my name on to the produceers for the next Bond movie.

Sadly they gave it to some bloke called Daniel Craig

In any event she was real class.
Hmmm, I worked on a drama with her for a few weeks years ago and she wasn't a crew favourite.....!
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:15
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A friend of mine met David Attenborough in Africa and said he was a real gent. What you see on TV is what he's like in real life, full of enthusiasm with a great passion for wildlife.
He is absolutely lovely! Very interesting, very humble and just lovely. Always looked forward to when he came into the office.
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:17
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Ooo, tell more, please!
Hmmm, can't really say too much but there's a lot of gloss and one must be prepared to kiss ass!
PS - Sorry for all these posts, I've only just logged back on to this thread and I don't know how to multi-quote!
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:25
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Bruce Willis comes across as a horrible person...even in interviews
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:26
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:32
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Hmmm, can't really say too much but there's a lot of gloss and one must be prepared to kiss ass!
PS - Sorry for all these posts, I've only just logged back on to this thread and I don't know how to multi-quote!
Just use the quote tag after you've copied the bit you wanted from each post. You'll have to have two windows open for this. This is the way I do it, anyway.
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:36
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Or just press the mini quote button....(2nd one in from left) to quote all the replies you want to and then press reply as you normally would. "add reply"
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:52
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I met Danny Dyer in Blackpool recently (he was sitting his driving test through the same company as me). He was absolutely lovely to everyone and was very down to earth, warm and chatty. He was harrased through his lunch (at Morrisons of all places) but didn't mind at all and seemed like a genuinely nice and unaffected person
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:59
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My friend worked on a film with Colin Firth and said he was miserable and moaned all the time. He even went so far to say that he would think twice about accepting another role if Mr Firth was involved. Believe you me, my actor friend is not at the stage where he can pick and choose his parts haha
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Old 26-11-2010, 17:02
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Just use the quote tag after you've copied the bit you wanted from each post. You'll have to have two windows open for this. This is the way I do it, anyway.
Or just press the mini quote button....(2nd one in from left) to quote all the replies you want to and then press reply as you normally would. "add reply"
Thank you!
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Old 26-11-2010, 17:03
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Met quite a few clebs over the years, the only ones who were a bit iffy were James Bolan and Rodney Bewes. They were filming The Likely Lads film in my hometown (this was in the 70's mind) and refused to sign any autographs for anyone. They weren't rude mind, just refused to sign.
Nicest man I've met - David Tennant, met him in a bar in Cardiff - lovely bloke.
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Old 26-11-2010, 17:03
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My friend's husband worked on Gavin and Stacey. He said that everyone involved in the show was lovely except for James Corden, who was horrible. He also said that he worked with John Barrowman, who was not a nice man at all.
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