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Old 07-06-2013, 11:46
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Anthony Head is lovely, really down to earth and normal. I've met him a number of times at his home when Ive gone to see his WIfe Sarah FIsher (who is also lovely and friendly) who works with horses and dogs.

He came out to the paddock in Welles and and old jumper, with a tray of hot tea and biscuits for us because he was worried we were cold ( it was November).

When I was was walking back to my car through the yard he popped his head over a stable door where he was cleaning up manure and said " it's a s**t job but someones gotta do it"

His life with Sarah is about as un-showbizzy as it gets.
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Old 08-06-2013, 17:47
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Graham Norton - So self important and rude.
Paul McCartney - his ex PA from the 80's told me he was a complete arse.
Rachel Stevens - Rude.

On the flip side, Melanie C is very pleasant.
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Old 08-06-2013, 18:18
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If there's one lesson to learn from this thread, it's that people with a fan base should never be nasty to their fans. While it's impossible for anyone, famous or otherwise, to be happy and smiley every single day of their life, that's never an excuse for rudeness, something which will often come back to bite you on the arse.
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Old 08-06-2013, 20:16
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Paul McCartney - his ex PA from the 80's told me he was a complete arse.
Slight possibility that he/she is bearing a grudge?
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Old 08-06-2013, 22:13
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If there's one lesson to learn from this thread, it's that people with a fan base should never be nasty to their fans. While it's impossible for anyone, famous or otherwise, to be happy and smiley every single day of their life, that's never an excuse for rudeness, something which will often come back to bite you on the arse.

Must say again

that you should be decent to people on the way up because they won't break your fall on the way down.
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Old 08-06-2013, 22:44
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Slight possibility that he/she is bearing a grudge?

Geoff somebody or other is that?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:59
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Slight possibility that he/she is bearing a grudge?
Yes, very slight. The majority of people have had a horrible boss who could be branded a "complete arse" (or worse) because that was essentially what they were - not because people have a grudge.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:58
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Two more obvious ones which are lovely are Kylie & Dannii Minogue.

I worked with Dannii on 3 separate occasions over a 10 year period (I'm no one important), and she was adorable on each occasion. The last time was 4 years ago. She wore no makeup and her eyes were breath-taking. The less said about her figure the better. Wow... On the very last day it just happened to be my birthday.
Now for obvious reasons she never knew about it, but someone must have told her that night. The following day she made a point of coming all the way back to the studio with a birthday cake and a signed photograph which she'd placed into a lovely frame... She apologised for being late and wished me a belated happy birthday, and promptly reached up and gave me a huge smacker on the lips and then breezed out. A genuinely beautiful woman, inside and out. A real pleasure to work with, even in a minor capacity.

Kylie I met because I literally fell over her in a unisex shoe shop in London. I went there to buy some shoes for myself. Now I'm 6'8" and weigh 300lbs, and unfortunately Kylie was on her knees on the shop floor looking at something I suspect was rather expensive. I never saw her bless her.
I tripped over her and nearly launched her tiny frame into next week. Don't get me wrong, I didn't actually hurt her, just surprised and winded her a little... I helped her to stand up, and then I realised who I'd accidentally hit. Oh my God.. She was a little shaken and I immediately went about apologising as if I'd struck Mother Theresa, as I thought that once word had got out that I'd hurt Kylie I'd never make it out of London without being lynched.
She must have seen the look of horror on my face and started giggling. She said that everything was ok and it was totally her fault as she shouldn't have been on the floor, and anyway, the difference in our heights, she'd have been surprised if I'd seen her anyway. She was lovely (how can anyone talk and constantly smile)? Amazing.
We talked for about 15 minutes altogether, and after I informed her what Dannii had done for my birthday, Kylie spoke with such pride about her. It's clear they utterly adore each other. As she was leaving, she ran back and put her arms up for me to pick her up for a cuddle. I couldn't believe it. Her PA was with her who saw the look on my face, and told me that "Don't be so surprised, it's just Kylie's way of saying goodbye to someone she likes".
When I got home I was still in a bit of a surreal haze. So much so that I forgot to pick up the shoes that I originally went in for... I don't care though. What a woman, and what a wonderfully unexpected afternoon.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:12
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As she was leaving, she ran back and put her arms up for me to pick her up for a cuddle.[...]Her PA was with her[...]told me that "Don't be so surprised, it's just Kylie's way of saying goodbye to someone she likes".
That made me laugh because it sounds like someone talking about a toddler or pet!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:56
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Yes, very slight. The majority of people have had a horrible boss who could be branded a "complete arse" (or worse) because that was essentially what they were - not because people have a grudge.
Yes, but we don`t know why this person is an "ex-PA". If it was Geoff Baker (who was McCartney`s press officer), he was sacked because he was mentally unstable and incompetent.. I do know that McCartney`s driver/PA/ roadie has been with him since the mid-70s. (Incidentally, Baker is someone I would definitely brand "a complete arse - yes, I`ve met him).
There are two sides to every story - even if the subject of the story is famous.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:19
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I've been lurking in DS on and off for years, and from what I've read here El Holland seems decidedly standoffish to us mere mortals. A few London cabbies have regaled me a few stories, too. He was outside a theatre, smoking, and my friend and I approached him and politely requested an autograph. Not screaming and fangirling or making a scene. He looked down his nose at us (literally because we're 5 footers and although he looks diminutive he's actually taller than he appears), gave a curt "no", and promptly stubbed out his cigarette, turned on his heel and walked off.
The much less famous ( and,arguably, much more talented) Glenn Tilbrook is lovely, though.
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Old 09-06-2013, 13:19
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That made me laugh because it sounds like someone talking about a toddler or pet!
As she's only 5 feet tall and I'm 6'8", from my pint of view (literally) she's absolutely tiny. So yes, she did seem the size of a little 10 year old,, and cute as a button.
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Old 09-06-2013, 15:49
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Noel Edmonds is not a nice person. I can remembering him opening a Co Op in the seventies and telling the crowd to get these common people away from me and someone who asked for his autograph was told to eff off once. On Deal Or No Deal he strikes me as a control freak.
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Old 09-06-2013, 17:39
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Kylie I met because I literally fell over her in a unisex shoe shop in London. I went there to buy some shoes for myself. Now I'm 6'8" and weigh 300lbs, and unfortunately Kylie was on her knees on the shop floor looking at something I suspect was rather expensive. I never saw her bless her.
I tripped over her and nearly launched her tiny frame into next week. Don't get me wrong, I didn't actually hurt her, just surprised and winded her a little... I helped her to stand up, and then I realised who I'd accidentally hit. Oh my God.. She was a little shaken and I immediately went about apologising as if I'd struck Mother Theresa, as I thought that once word had got out that I'd hurt Kylie I'd never make it out of London without being lynched.
She must have seen the look of horror on my face and started giggling. She said that everything was ok and it was totally her fault as she shouldn't have been on the floor, and anyway, the difference in our heights, she'd have been surprised if I'd seen her anyway. She was lovely (how can anyone talk and constantly smile)? Amazing.
We talked for about 15 minutes altogether, and after I informed her what Dannii had done for my birthday, Kylie spoke with such pride about her. It's clear they utterly adore each other. As she was leaving, she ran back and put her arms up for me to pick her up for a cuddle. I couldn't believe it. Her PA was with her who saw the look on my face, and told me that "Don't be so surprised, it's just Kylie's way of saying goodbye to someone she likes".
When I got home I was still in a bit of a surreal haze. So much so that I forgot to pick up the shoes that I originally went in for... I don't care though. What a woman, and what a wonderfully unexpected afternoon.
That made me laugh because it sounds like someone talking about a toddler or pet!
sounds like a complete weirdo
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Old 09-06-2013, 17:49
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Graham Norton - So self important and rude.
Paul McCartney - his ex PA from the 80's told me he was a complete arse.Rachel Stevens - Rude.

On the flip side, Melanie C is very pleasant.
Well I had the pleasure and it was a genuine pleasure to meet Paul McCartney in 2002. He stayed at our hotel prior to his wedding to Heather Mills and I really can't sing his praises enough. He was gracious to all the staff and just gorgeous to an elderly patron who was gobsmacked at seeing him. He was just lovely. I know its de rigeur (sic) to bash Heather & would love to refute this and say she was as nice but she wasn't. Not rude but certainly very, very self important and quite haughty.
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Old 09-06-2013, 18:08
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The much less famous ( and,arguably, much more talented) Glenn Tilbrook is lovely, though.
I will agree with this wholeheartedly! I have had the pleasure of meeting Glenn on many occasions (my husband has used the word stalker!) and he has ALWAYS been fantastic - very generous with his time, friendly and genuine. Chris Difford is also a gentleman (though I have only met him twice). However, Jools Holland could possibly qualify for Diva status. On the two occasions I met him, I felt like I was inconveniencing him by asking for an autograph and wasting his time. The first time did make me laugh though, as he was then about to leave the gig and couldn't find his glasses. He went into meltdown and was INSTRUCTING us fans to look for them around the carpark - minutes later a roadie brought them out - he'd left them in the loo!
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Old 09-06-2013, 19:13
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Noel Edmonds is not a nice person. I can remembering him opening a Co Op in the seventies and telling the crowd to get these common people away from me and someone who asked for his autograph was told to eff off once. On Deal Or No Deal he strikes me as a control freak.
Have read the Co-op story on here before.
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Old 09-06-2013, 20:48
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Two more obvious ones which are lovely are Kylie & Dannii Minogue.

I worked with Dannii on 3 separate occasions over a 10 year period (I'm no one important), and she was adorable on each occasion. The last time was 4 years ago. She wore no makeup and her eyes were breath-taking. The less said about her figure the better. Wow... On the very last day it just happened to be my birthday.
Now for obvious reasons she never knew about it, but someone must have told her that night. The following day she made a point of coming all the way back to the studio with a birthday cake and a signed photograph which she'd placed into a lovely frame... She apologised for being late and wished me a belated happy birthday, and promptly reached up and gave me a huge smacker on the lips and then breezed out. A genuinely beautiful woman, inside and out. A real pleasure to work with, even in a minor capacity.

Kylie I met because I literally fell over her in a unisex shoe shop in London. I went there to buy some shoes for myself. Now I'm 6'8" and weigh 300lbs, and unfortunately Kylie was on her knees on the shop floor looking at something I suspect was rather expensive. I never saw her bless her.
I tripped over her and nearly launched her tiny frame into next week. Don't get me wrong, I didn't actually hurt her, just surprised and winded her a little... I helped her to stand up, and then I realised who I'd accidentally hit. Oh my God.. She was a little shaken and I immediately went about apologising as if I'd struck Mother Theresa, as I thought that once word had got out that I'd hurt Kylie I'd never make it out of London without being lynched.
She must have seen the look of horror on my face and started giggling. She said that everything was ok and it was totally her fault as she shouldn't have been on the floor, and anyway, the difference in our heights, she'd have been surprised if I'd seen her anyway. She was lovely (how can anyone talk and constantly smile)? Amazing.
We talked for about 15 minutes altogether, and after I informed her what Dannii had done for my birthday, Kylie spoke with such pride about her. It's clear they utterly adore each other. As she was leaving, she ran back and put her arms up for me to pick her up for a cuddle. I couldn't believe it. Her PA was with her who saw the look on my face, and told me that "Don't be so surprised, it's just Kylie's way of saying goodbye to someone she likes".
When I got home I was still in a bit of a surreal haze. So much so that I forgot to pick up the shoes that I originally went in for... I don't care though. What a woman, and what a wonderfully unexpected afternoon.
What a lovely read............thanks for sharing
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Old 09-06-2013, 22:19
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Two more obvious ones which are lovely are Kylie & Dannii Minogue.

I worked with Dannii on 3 separate occasions over a 10 year period (I'm no one important), and she was adorable on each occasion. The last time was 4 years ago. She wore no makeup and her eyes were breath-taking. The less said about her figure the better. Wow... On the very last day it just happened to be my birthday.
Now for obvious reasons she never knew about it, but someone must have told her that night. The following day she made a point of coming all the way back to the studio with a birthday cake and a signed photograph which she'd placed into a lovely frame... She apologised for being late and wished me a belated happy birthday, and promptly reached up and gave me a huge smacker on the lips and then breezed out. A genuinely beautiful woman, inside and out. A real pleasure to work with, even in a minor capacity.

Kylie I met because I literally fell over her in a unisex shoe shop in London. I went there to buy some shoes for myself. Now I'm 6'8" and weigh 300lbs, and unfortunately Kylie was on her knees on the shop floor looking at something I suspect was rather expensive. I never saw her bless her.
I tripped over her and nearly launched her tiny frame into next week. Don't get me wrong, I didn't actually hurt her, just surprised and winded her a little... I helped her to stand up, and then I realised who I'd accidentally hit. Oh my God.. She was a little shaken and I immediately went about apologising as if I'd struck Mother Theresa, as I thought that once word had got out that I'd hurt Kylie I'd never make it out of London without being lynched.
She must have seen the look of horror on my face and started giggling. She said that everything was ok and it was totally her fault as she shouldn't have been on the floor, and anyway, the difference in our heights, she'd have been surprised if I'd seen her anyway. She was lovely (how can anyone talk and constantly smile)? Amazing.
We talked for about 15 minutes altogether, and after I informed her what Dannii had done for my birthday, Kylie spoke with such pride about her. It's clear they utterly adore each other. As she was leaving, she ran back and put her arms up for me to pick her up for a cuddle. I couldn't believe it. Her PA was with her who saw the look on my face, and told me that "Don't be so surprised, it's just Kylie's way of saying goodbye to someone she likes".
When I got home I was still in a bit of a surreal haze. So much so that I forgot to pick up the shoes that I originally went in for... I don't care though. What a woman, and what a wonderfully unexpected afternoon.
great stories and good to know that both sisters were lovely. I'm the same height as Kylie so if I ever bend down in a shoe shop I'll look out in case someone 6ft 8 is around

A friend of mine worked on a few series of Dr Who, they have lots of guest artists and Kylie was one...she said that everyone loved Kylie, they couldn't speak highly enough of her. She even covered a bar bill at her hotel for a crew party.
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Old 09-06-2013, 22:26
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I will share my one, single, celebrity encounter:

About 12 years ago I lived in a pub in a small village called Wheatley which is in Oxfordshire. I worked part time in Asda (I was still at school) and people kept saying that Beppe from Eastenders was there but I never saw him.

That evening, when I got home, Marc Bannerman came into the pub. He played Gianni DiMarco in Eastenders so I think people had got them confused.

He had been for dinner at the Dahl residence (they lived in the same village but I never saw them) and his car had broken down so he came in for a few drinks while waiting for a tow. The barmaid was scared to ask him who he was so I just came out with 'are you Gianni from Eastenders?' to make her feel better.

He was a very very nice guy. He brought everyone drinks and was giving out cigarettes. He was very conversational and, by the end of the night, rather drunk. When the tow guy arrived he looked a bit miserable so Marc downed a couple more shots in preparation for what he thought would be a rather boring journey home.

Like I said, very nice guy and more than happy to disclose who is least favourite co-star on Eastenders had been... one Mr. Ross Kemp.
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Old 09-06-2013, 22:57
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Never met her myself but I can imagine her to be a right brat this proves it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BgTfzV1b8
I could barely understand what it was saying.
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Old 09-06-2013, 23:03
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Ian Somerhalder from the Vampire Diaries

The whole cast of White Collar are also super nice - Tiffani Theissen wasn't there when I met them, but Matt Bomer shook my hand, smiled, introduced himself and I almost fainted at his hotness. Marsha Thomason was really nice too, as was Sharif Atkins, both very chatty. Had less interaction with Tim DeKay and Willie Garson but they were both lovely too.
OMG you lucky, lucky girl!!! I love White Collar, but Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder!! I would just melt!


Worst for me is Susan Boyle
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Old 10-06-2013, 16:52
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I will share my one, single, celebrity encounter:

About 12 years ago I lived in a pub in a small village called Wheatley which is in Oxfordshire. I worked part time in Asda (I was still at school) and people kept saying that Beppe from Eastenders was there but I never saw him.

That evening, when I got home, Marc Bannerman came into the pub. He played Gianni DiMarco in Eastenders so I think people had got them confused.

He had been for dinner at the Dahl residence (they lived in the same village but I never saw them) and his car had broken down so he came in for a few drinks while waiting for a tow. The barmaid was scared to ask him who he was so I just came out with 'are you Gianni from Eastenders?' to make her feel better.

He was a very very nice guy. He brought everyone drinks and was giving out cigarettes. He was very conversational and, by the end of the night, rather drunk. When the tow guy arrived he looked a bit miserable so Marc downed a couple more shots in preparation for what he thought would be a rather boring journey home.

Like I said, very nice guy and more than happy to disclose who is least favourite co-star on Eastenders had been... one Mr. Ross Kemp.
Ive met him at longleat,again he seemed happy and chilled signing autographs
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Old 10-06-2013, 22:45
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I know this isn't exactly the right thread, but I assumed Iggy Azalea would be horrible in person...just the opposite! I met her backstage at Parklife, and she was HILARIOUS! I had a 20 minute conversation with her before she went on! And she was kind enough to get a picture with me!
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Old 10-06-2013, 23:07
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I've heard Mylenne Klass is meant to be a cow and dont you know how I am sort of person.
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