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Old 04-12-2010, 18:38
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What I don't quite get with Cilla, is that I've rarely seen a good word said about her, from anyone who's met her. She's either quite stuck up, or putting on this completely ridiculous and false Liverpool accent.... and yet, she seems to have a huge following of celebrity friends, including Cliff, Gloria, Paul O'Grady, Christopher Biggins, Dale etc. So she can't be all bad surely?
It makes sense if you consider Cill and many of her showbiz cronies as narcissists - they cling to each other as "slebs" and most other people (depending upon their mood) are pondlife, and treated as such.

Cill thinks her crowd of friends are on the same level as her -so are treated as "equals".
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Old 04-12-2010, 19:29
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Linda Robson, Liam Gallagher and Jamie T are lovely (I met the latter in a pub).

Alex Turner, whose music I love, seemed to be a bit out of it and came across as more awkward than rude.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:46
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Jean Jaques Burnel - Very nice despite the Stranglers image - signed an autograph with his prison number (he had been arrested in France the night before)
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Old 16-10-2012, 00:17
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I am aware of the rumours about Jimmy Savile, but think the rumours should be offset against the known facts, which do genuinely involve raising a vast sum for charity.
This post from October 2010 hasn't aged very well!
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Old 16-10-2012, 02:31
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Family friend worked in Hollywood years ago and said Frank Sinatra, Maureen O'Hara, Vivien Leigh were nice.

Some of the guys from the TV shows of the 1960/70s were not nice especially Leif Erikson and Michael Landon. But Linda Crystal and Lorne Greene especially was a lovely.
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Old 16-10-2012, 02:35
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http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1745274 TOWIES Gemma Collins according to a London nightclub waitress.
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Old 16-10-2012, 03:34
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Forgot too add Georg C Scott, Fred Astair, Robert Montgomery, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Susan Hayward could be horrible but she always said the people whom were nice to work with either by her or friends (staff liked to talk) Barbra Stanwick (or Missy - some crew called her) Bob Mitchum was a sweetheart, Ava Gardner although never met him she heard Clarke Gable was lovely. Liz Taylor was ok.
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Old 16-10-2012, 03:43
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Meryl Streep is apparently as lovely off camera as she is on camera .She always struck me as a decent geniune good soul.
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Old 16-10-2012, 05:02
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Some of the earlier posts about a certain J. Saville and what might emerge after his death were very interesting.
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Old 16-10-2012, 07:12
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I've met Justin Bieber. He's lovely
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Old 16-10-2012, 09:41
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Ive met Stefan Dennis - Paul Robinson in Neighbours, he is lovely.
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Old 16-10-2012, 10:00
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when jimmy dies DS will go into meltdown with the stuff that will cum out.
But why oh why oh why did his victims have to wait so long if this is so well known (to some - I had no idea)?
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Old 16-10-2012, 10:03
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Peter Kay is a bit of a knob. Dave Spikey is a lovely fella.
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Old 16-10-2012, 10:42
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Forgot too add Georg C Scott, Fred Astair, Robert Montgomery, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Susan Hayward could be horrible but she always said the people whom were nice to work with either by her or friends (staff liked to talk) Barbra Stanwick (or Missy - some crew called her) Bob Mitchum was a sweetheart, Ava Gardner although never met him she heard Clarke Gable was lovely. Liz Taylor was ok.
Yes, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were always apparently gentleman in real life, and not horrible at all. They were both extremely hard working, and were perfectionists when it came to their dancing - thank goodness, or we might not have all the amazing footage and films that we still have of them nowadays.

Clark Gable was always popular with the film crews who worked with him, because he treated them very well.

William Holden was apparently a gentleman, although ravaged by alcohol.

George C Scott was not a nice man. Ava Gardner said that he physically abused her and broke her arm. Maybe he didn, maybe he didn't but she certainly didn't accuse any of her other high profile partners of physically abusing her.
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Old 16-10-2012, 11:40
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Meryl Streep is apparently as lovely off camera as she is on camera .She always struck me as a decent geniune good soul.
That doesn't surprise me at all. You usually find that the people who are genuinely supremely talented and very, very 'Double A' class are the most humble and friendly.

Other side of the coin is Cilla Black, etc - 'C' list celebrity at best and yet believes she is something better.
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Old 16-10-2012, 12:02
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when jimmy dies DS will go into meltdown with the stuff that will cum out.
Are you from the future?
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Old 16-10-2012, 13:37
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If anyone remembers the 80's kids show "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" I met Gary the knight from the show at a play that was on in my home town when the school took us there. In the interval me and a few friends (we were all about 14, this was about 1994/5) all went over to him and asked for his autograph. We were all polite but he flatly refused to sign autographs, and i see his career has really taken off since then

Philip Franks however (Charlie from the Darling Buds of May) was the director and couldn't have been nicer, chatted to us all and signed autographs.

Met the woman who played Elizabeth the nervous next door neighbour in Keeping Up Appearances when she came into the shop I was working in (1996-ish). She was pretty posh and formal but polite, I was too scared to say I recognised her lol.

Also met Abi Titmuss and the bloke who played Martin Fowler in Eastenders at a meet and greet type thing at a local club and they were both great. She agreed to sign me and my friends' chests hahaha.
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Old 16-10-2012, 13:44
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Jamie Oliver was pretty rude when my friend met him. Although that might have been down to the fact my friend gave him a picture of Gino Dacampo to sign.

I met three of the Mcfly boys at a charity dinner in Bolton a few years back. They were all lovely. Took time to talk to everyone that came up to them. They were there with their girlfriends who were just as nice. All three happily took pictures of the guys with fans.
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Old 16-10-2012, 14:46
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Yes, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were always apparently gentleman in real life, and not horrible at all. They were both extremely hard working, and were perfectionists when it came to their dancing - thank goodness, or we might not have all the amazing footage and films that we still have of them nowadays.

Clark Gable was always popular with the film crews who worked with him, because he treated them very well.

William Holden was apparently a gentleman, although ravaged by alcohol.

George C Scott was not a nice man. Ava Gardner said that he physically abused her and broke her arm. Maybe he didn, maybe he didn't but she certainly didn't accuse any of her other high profile partners of physically abusing her.
From what I heard Fred Astair and Gene Kelly could be not nice at times at home - the person I know worked in a domestic post and heard a lot of things that happened in famous people's homes which probably one wouldn't have heard about - she was witness herself to something's. She used to say the rich and famous were a law on to themselves and one would be surprised of the things that went on.

Also a lot of directors could be far worse and be very cruel.
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Old 16-10-2012, 15:41
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From what I heard Fred Astair and Gene Kelly could be not nice at times at home - the person I know worked in a domestic post and heard a lot of things that happened in famous people's homes which probably one wouldn't have heard about - she was witness herself to something's. She used to say the rich and famous were a law on to themselves and one would be surprised of the things that went on.

Also a lot of directors could be far worse and be very cruel.
Well, I can certainly believe that about them being a law unto themselves!! Your source probably is privy to more than me, but I have only heard good things about Astaire and Kelly. By his own admittance, Kelly was a hard taskmaster - he worked extremely hard himself, and expected the same level of commitment from others. But he was also known to be very loyal, very honest and a decent man. I have never heard anything about Fred Astaire other than that he was a perfect gentleman. Again, I'm not disputing what you're saying, but just saying what I've heard.
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Old 16-10-2012, 15:54
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Well, I can certainly believe that about them being a law unto themselves!! Your source probably is privy to more than me, but I have only heard good things about Astaire and Kelly. By his own admittance, Kelly was a hard taskmaster - he worked extremely hard himself, and expected the same level of commitment from others. But he was also known to be very loyal, very honest and a decent man. I have never heard anything about Fred Astaire other than that he was a perfect gentleman. Again, I'm not disputing what you're saying, but just saying what I've heard.
I know you are not disputing it. It's weird because one knows more about the American Presidents private lives and what they were like - but the Hollywood machine from the times of the Studio era were that good at engineering profiles one will never who these people were. They would manufacture best friends actors, wives, romances that never happened even enemies. You have to admire the movie moguls even if one doesn't like them.
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Old 16-10-2012, 21:23
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Forgot too add Georg C Scott, Fred Astair, Robert Montgomery, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Susan Hayward could be horrible but she always said the people whom were nice to work with either by her or friends (staff liked to talk) Barbara Stanwyck (or Missy - some crew called her) Bob Mitchum was a sweetheart, Ava Gardner although never met him she heard Clarke Gable was lovely. Liz Taylor was ok.
I can certainly confirm that Barbara Stanwyck was a genuine and quite humble lady. I met her when I went to a tribute for her at The Lincoln Centre, New York in 1981.

I introduced myself and told her that I had come all the way from London just to see her in the flesh. She got up out of her chair and said, "Well, after you have come all that way we must have a photo taken together," and she out her arms around me and posed for a photo. It is usually a fact that the bigger they are the nicer they are.
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Old 17-10-2012, 00:31
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My husband is manager for a wholesale company that sells to the building trade, primarily Electricians. Depending on the size of the order and how often you order from that company there is always some scope to get the best price and that is the same whether a celebrity or you and I.

Anyway, James Jordon (from strictly come dancing) Was doing up his house and initially hubby dealt with his builders, whom were all pleasant and he helped negotiate the best price. Got him a really good deal and the company delivered everything onsite and on time. Mr Jordan still felt the need to phone several times being vile and using the "do you know who I am" line to try and get the price down My hubby still cant watch that programme.

Total contrast, Richard Hammond. Again doing up his apparently huge property. Hubby only dealt with the tradespeople as per norm and gave them the best price he could for the job. Soon after the job was complete Richard came into my hubbys work with crates of beer for all the staff and thanked them. On his own and a totally surprise visit, he even stayed and chatted and had a laugh with all the staff
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Old 17-10-2012, 00:33
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Peter Kay I have heard.
Disagree completely. Probably everyone has their bad days
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Old 17-10-2012, 00:45
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Dame Nellie Melba and Sir Harry Lauder were like two peas in a pod - so obliging and couldn't do enough for you. Bless.
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