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Old 28-09-2013, 19:41
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Mel C a beautiful lady x
Noel Gallager a knob
Peter Kaye is a total prick.
any anecdotes to share with us?

Don't worry, Kirsten is no A-lister whose name you should recognise. She plays Kirsty Branning in Eastenders.
shes been in a couple of films, brit gangster ones but no, she doesnt merit the security or the ego- and i quite like her as well
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:43
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I'm reminded of the hidden camera segment of one of Noel Edmond's shows where a celebrity was set up in a so calked "hilarious" situation and their reaction filmed. There must have been ones which the "celebrity" wouldn't let be broadcast because it showed them in their true light rather than the image they liked to portray in the media.
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Old 07-10-2013, 15:23
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Not strictly a celeb but a now happily dead labour first minister Donald Dewar was in the same bar as we were back in 1998, utterly vile obnoxious creep who pestered a girl in our group practically all night, even a firm but polite FO did not put the vile creep off his mission to make the object of his obsession as uncomfortable as possible.

It was also alleged that he had a habit of touching up females and is believed to have tried to do a Gillingham (Downton fans will know what I mean by this reference) on one.
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Old 07-10-2013, 20:17
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I used to work with an old air stewardess who said the nicest celeb she had ever met was Victoria Beckham. The boys with with her and they were apparently the politest children she'd ever had to deal with too. She also said Scarlett Johannson was lovely and went into the cabin crew's own room for a chat for a couple of hours, she also signed autographs for anyone who asked.

Apparently David Furnish was quite hard work but she didn't elaborate any further so not sure how bad he was.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:35
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One bad, one good.

I had always assumed Craig Revel Horwood's Mr Nasty image was put on for the cameras and that in real life he would be a pussy cat. Wrong. Met him at the weekend at a public event where he was the star guest. You'd imagine therefore that he'd be on his best behaviour. He was at times, and especially on stage where he gave a positive performance. But off stage was a different story, with me anyway.

I approached him as a result of my job and tried to break the ice in a friendly way by making a light hearted comment asking how he be in two places at the same time as the Strictly results show was on air at the time. His response was so rude and off hand I was quite taken aback, as he informed me abruptly that no one pretended it was live and everyone knew it was recorded on Saturday nights. Despite my best attempts to engage him politely his negativity continued so I gave up and moved onto others instead.

Former Eastenders actress Anita Dobson was a breath of fresh air. Charming, friendly, smiley with everyone including me.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:59
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One bad, one good.

I approached him as a result of my job and tried to break the ice in a friendly way by making a light hearted comment asking how he be in two places at the same time as the Strictly results show was on air at the time. His response was so rude and off hand I was quite taken aback, as he informed me abruptly that no one pretended it was live and everyone knew it was recorded on Saturday nights. Despite my best attempts to engage him politely his negativity continued so I gave up and moved onto others instead.
The press have brought it up more than once and you're probably not the first person to have mentioned it to him, he's probably a bit touchy about the subject.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:23
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Not strictly a celeb but a now happily dead labour first minister Donald Dewar was in the same bar as we were back in 1998, utterly vile obnoxious creep who pestered a girl in our group practically all night, even a firm but polite FO did not put the vile creep off his mission to make the object of his obsession as uncomfortable as possible.

It was also alleged that he had a habit of touching up females and is believed to have tried to do a Gillingham (Downton fans will know what I mean by this reference) on one.
I had heard he was a horrible man too but didn't know why people would say that about him. Now I know!
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Old 09-10-2013, 22:56
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I had heard he was a horrible man too but didn't know why people would say that about him. Now I know!
I dont know if its true but apparently his preferences went both ways and he was spotted cottaging on the heath early 80's along with a still alive unfortunately ex MP.

Vile man who also visited the infamous Elm guest house i'm told.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:05
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Husband met Jimmy Saville in late 70s when he presented prizes at end of school awards. He chose the prettiest girl to sit on his lap while he presented the prizes. Hubby always said he was a dirty old man and total lech years before it came out. Kind of shows the different mentality then as none of the teachers at a very good private school batted an eyelid or stepped in to stop Saville from doing what he did.
Not defending him but one year when he was running in The Great North Run, he lost his wrist watch, studded with diamonds etc and worth about 10,000. A collegue of mine who was also doing the run, found it, returned it and was rewarded with a brand new Mini.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:22
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Not defending him but one year when he was running in The Great North Run, he lost his wrist watch, studded with diamonds etc and worth about 10,000. A collegue of mine who was also doing the run, found it, returned it and was rewarded with a brand new Mini.
That type of narcissist loves the chance to be patronising and show what they can afford to do for others.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:33
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I'm sure that anyone who has ever met Victoria Beckham would agree what a lovely person she is. Shame she gets so much negative press simply because she doesn't smile in photos.
She's not so popular here in hertfordshire where she grew up. I know people who know/knew her and she's always been quite fond of herself apparently,even before fame
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:53
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That type of narcissist loves the chance to be patronising and show what they can afford to do for others.
Perhaps, or maybe he was just grateful. Who knows.
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Old 10-10-2013, 14:00
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Lenny Henry came into the travel agents I worked in and asked to use the toilet. Without looking up the person on the front desk informed him that we didn't have a customer toilet. Lenny then exclaimed "Don't you know who I am? I'm Ainsley Harriot!" When the guy on the desk realised who he was he brought him to the office downstairs where he used the loo and spent a couple of minutes chatting to us all. Was a really nice guy, just as he comes across on TV really.
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Old 10-10-2013, 16:15
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Simon Evans (brilliant stand-up) played a gig in town here, after which my girlfriend and her mate and I went to the pub. Long story short, he spent the entire night chatting to me and my gf's mate. When the pub closed he asked "what now?" my GF jokingly said we could go to our place for more booze, which we then did.
Nice bloke and very intelligent, though he sat on one of my dogs by accident.
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Old 10-10-2013, 16:54
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Lenny Henry came into the travel agents I worked in and asked to use the toilet. Without looking up the person on the front desk informed him that we didn't have a customer toilet. Lenny then exclaimed "Don't you know who I am? I'm Ainsley Harriot!" When the guy on the desk realised who he was he brought him to the office downstairs where he used the loo and spent a couple of minutes chatting to us all. Was a really nice guy, just as he comes across on TV really.

I really do hate that - why should he get to use the loo just because he is on the telly.
We used to get footballers come into our pub and I told the staff any drinks and food they gave away to them would come out of their wages - that soon stopped them.
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Old 10-10-2013, 22:50
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I really do hate that - why should he get to use the loo just because he is on the telly.
We used to get footballers come into our pub and I told the staff any drinks and food they gave away to them would come out of their wages - that soon stopped them.
Don't think you read the post properly....
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Old 11-10-2013, 21:41
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Don't think you read the post properly....
Actually I think he did read the post correctly. Henry may have been pretending to be Ainsley Harriott but he was still using the 'fame' card to use a facility which would not be available to your average customer.
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Old 11-10-2013, 21:48
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Actually I think he did read the post correctly. Henry may have been pretending to be Ainsley Harriott but he was still using the 'fame' card to use a facility which would not be available to your average customer.
Thanks for that - exactly how I read it.
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Old 12-10-2013, 00:18
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Helen Mirren was very charming, patted me on my arm and said 'thank you very much' when I asked for her autograph!

Judi Dench very kind too, as was Ben Whishaw.

Nigel Havers barged my sister out of the way with an umbrella in Oxford Street once - she was 10 at the time!

Saw Paxman on a tour of the old TV Centre and looked incredibly miserable as you'd expect, I didn't dare speak to him.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:51
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The OH met Stewart Lee a couple of years back and bought him a pint after a gig. He was on his own and he felt sorry for him. Really nice guy.

We've both had a pint with Richard Herring. Lovely and unassuming, a great drinking partner.

I spoke to Elvis Costello in Utility in Liverpool a few months ago and as I'm a fan I had to go up to him to say hello. He's surprisingly short, softly spoken and really nice. We had a chat about local up and coming bands.

We have a friend who works on the big films. Might save a couple of his stories for another day.
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Old 12-10-2013, 13:29
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I read someone met Pete Burns when he was quite famous as a pop star (and not infamous for his surgery). They went over to him in a club and said hello and he said who the hell do you think you are daring to come over and say hello to me, f*** off. They replied with who the hell do you think you are speaking to your fans like that, you're nothing special, you jumped up little freak (or words to that effect). Pete then said, oh I like you, have you got a cigarette and they ended up spending an hour or so chatting! lol
A bit late I saw this. He sounds completely bonkers.


Not really a celebrity story, but it made me laugh. I was talking to a modestly well known 1960's jazz musician yesterday (now about 90) who used to play in a well known club called the Riverside. It was obviously a swanky place because Princess Margaret and King Hussein of Jordan used to drink there. He said one night Paul Getty, at the time the richest man in the world, came in and was so impressed by the band that he sent the waiter over with a special tip for them. When they opened the envelope they found that the special tip, for five people, was five shillings.
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:23
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I had heard he was a horrible man too but didn't know why people would say that about him. Now I know!
He always came across as abrupt, dour and lacking in humour, this doesn't surprise me, same as a certain ex prime minister from Scotland whose two faced behavour in front of an old lady showed his real colours. I've also heard John Prescott is very unpleasant and Harriet Harman is extremely patronising and uncomfortable around the hoi polloi.
Haven't met many politicians myself, but did meet Alan Beith, a famous Lib Dem, and he was a very pleasant man and down to earth.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:08
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He always came across as abrupt, dour and lacking in humour, this doesn't surprise me, same as a certain ex prime minister from Scotland whose two faced behavour in front of an old lady showed his real colours. I've also heard John Prescott is very unpleasant and Harriet Harman is extremely patronising and uncomfortable around the hoi polloi.
Haven't met many politicians myself, but did meet Alan Beith, a famous Lib Dem, and he was a very pleasant man and down to earth.
Gordon Brown is a nasty piece of work behind the scenes. A VERY shady character as well, totally unsuitable to be Prime Minister. The current First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, is a thug, but this pretty much comes across on TV. Charles Kennedy was pleasant enough to me but everyone knew he was a boozer long before it came out.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:19
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There were rumours about Gordon Brown bullying staff at Number 10. I can well believe that. His wife seems so lovely though?
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:34
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I had heard he was a horrible man too but didn't know why people would say that about him. Now I know!
I think he looked like a horrible man! They have put up a statue of him in Glasgow and I despair every time I walk past it.
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