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Old 15-10-2013, 08:48
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Yes, it's always worth remembering the way she ripped off an Australian children's charity as well.

It's interesting to hear other people's stories of Gordon Brown, none of which surprise me. You've all barely scratched the surface with him though.
She is a true vile piece of scum to rip off a children's charity, as for GB I have another tale that alleges that him and his chief bully were planning on using the image of Cameron's deceased son in a poster campaign to attack Tory benefit policies, I do not share Cameron's politics but if true that is truly sickening that anyone would dare use the image of the deceased son of a political opponent to score political points.
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Old 15-10-2013, 09:37
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She is a true vile piece of scum to rip off a children's charity, as for GB I have another tale that alleges that him and his chief bully were planning on using the image of Cameron's deceased son in a poster campaign to attack Tory benefit policies, I do not share Cameron's politics but if true that is truly sickening that anyone would dare use the image of the deceased son of a political opponent to score political points.
While I can believe from what I've read about him Gordon Brown does have his "not nice" moments I'm not sure if I believe that particular rumour. He himself lost a daughter and was unhappy that details of his son's cystic fibrosis was published.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:56
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I met Alicia Keys backstage @ the o2 Arena in 2008 and in May this year.

This was all completely free! unlike some stars that make their fans pay 1000+ to meet them.

When I met her in 2008, she let a load of us watch her rehearse for around 20 mins in the arena. After that she met us in small groups, gave everyone hugs, chatted and signed stuff for people and had a picture taken with us. She was so down to earth and lovely.

I also got to meet her this year in May during her tour. This time time I was given an extra ticket for a friend to meet her with me, tickets closer to the stage for the show, a free bar, poster (which I wasn't really fussed about but still nice) and we got to meet her and have a picture. She was just as nice as the first time I met her, she's absolutely stunning in person and just a warm person. I know some other singers have meet and greets that look very uncomfortable like Britney Spears
http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/...kward__oPt.jpg

Alicia's not scared to touch her fans though http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliciak...57633256651084

The sad thing is, I never got my picture the second time because I forgot to give my email . I still have my first one though, so it's not too bad.
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Old 16-10-2013, 13:41
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Sheridan Smith & Will Mellor both very generous with their time, talking to folk and posing for photos with anyone who wanted to at an event in our town at the weekend. Sheridan in particular came down to the audience area and was dancing around with the crowd.

Made a lacklustre event very enjoyable - and Will Mellor was hilarious on stage. It was a singing gig but his set was punctuated with familiar Mellorisms
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Old 16-10-2013, 13:53
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Just watched Dennis Skinner in PMQ's asking Cameron a question about ATOS and a constituent of his a Farmer who was told by ATOS he was fit to work and died a few months later "as his cancer eat him away". Ive met Dennis a few occassions at the Commons and always found him charming and approachable, even when he found out I was from Belfast and we had a laugh about NI Politics . So it was so sad to see him today getting very emotional at PMQ's and this Farmer who died ...sums Dennis to a T a very genuine and hard working MP who cares ...dare I say a complete one off.
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Old 16-10-2013, 15:05
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David Cameron at a Conservative party party.

He was nice, very charming. You could sense the power in the room as soon as he walked in.



I'm not a Conservative party supporter but I was sucked in.
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Old 16-10-2013, 15:25
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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?
A friend to a family member of mine claims to have been in the building - but not the same room, when an item was 'launched' in anger. Small dent in wall, v. lucky not to have small dent in somone's head...
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Old 16-10-2013, 15:38
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Cilla alert now talking on radio 2.
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Old 16-10-2013, 17:10
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I always find it hard to believe Gordon Brown could have a violent streak. He always strikes me as a very pouty sort of man - a touch of the Everards.
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Old 16-10-2013, 18:07
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Just watched Dennis Skinner in PMQ's asking Cameron a question about ATOS and a constituent of his a Farmer who was told by ATOS he was fit to work and died a few months later "as his cancer eat him away". Ive met Dennis a few occassions at the Commons and always found him charming and approachable, even when he found out I was from Belfast and we had a laugh about NI Politics . So it was so sad to see him today getting very emotional at PMQ's and this Farmer who died ...sums Dennis to a T a very genuine and hard working MP who cares ...dare I say a complete one off.
He's one of the good ones.
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Old 16-10-2013, 18:52
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I have heard of two stories about Edward Heath being awful, and not just his long running feud with Maggie. On one occasion he sat next to a woman and completely ignored her for two hours ( his misogyny was well known) and also ignored the president of the Oxford Union as he didn't share his views on Europe. For all he wasn't that bad a PM, as an individual he struck me as he got older as a bitter, vindictive old man who seemed to dislike anyone that disagreed with him.
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Old 16-10-2013, 21:33
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I always find it hard to believe Gordon Brown could have a violent streak. He always strikes me as a very pouty sort of man - a touch of the Everards.
A friend of mine told me Gordon Brown opened a mental health drop-in/advice centre in Kirkcaldy and spent lots of time chatting to the patients, asking them about their experiences, how it's affected their lives etc.

Also, the elderly doctor's widow my mother keeps house for twice a week in Kirkcaldy used to babysit him! His father was the Parish minister.
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Old 16-10-2013, 21:42
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One of my colleagues at work used to work in television. She said most of the actors she came into contact with were knobs. Craig Charles in particular was vile and an absolute knob.

On the other hand, she said that Albert Finney was absolutely lovely. Apparently, the younger the actor, in general the more unpleasant.
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Old 17-10-2013, 00:24
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Interesting to hear on Gordon Brown. My father was the consultant in charge of the team that looked after his daughter that died; my dad said Gordon was nice enough but not someone you'd want as prime minister.

A few others that I've met:
Saw Phil Jupitus this year at the Fringe festival in the BBC area, had a joke with him about 8 years ago, found him friendly and funny. This year he was on his phone, hung up, as someone wanted a picture (perfectly civil) and the went back on his phone.

Paul Zenon, met a few times when at the Fringe, often has people around him and happily chatting to them.

Dave Gorman twice, as has my brother, and perfectly friendly to each of us. Sent me a tweet after the first time as had bad news during left on my voicemail when at his show.

Paul Daniels at the Fringe ten years ago, after he'd finished performing. Pleasant enough and signed my Spanish friend's book, she had no idea who he was till the show.

Kristy Allsop, a few year back, on the Royal Mile - nearly walked into me and carried on with no apology.

Simon Amstell - said hello and polite, was working at the time so didn't have time for small talk.

Blythe Duff, formerly of Taggart, many years ago - rude, turned her nose up at me and thought she was better than that.

A friend met 1D through work and said they were nice lads.
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Old 17-10-2013, 01:06
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She is a true vile piece of scum to rip off a children's charity, as for GB I have another tale that alleges that him and his chief bully were planning on using the image of Cameron's deceased son in a poster campaign to attack Tory benefit policies, I do not share Cameron's politics but if true that is truly sickening that anyone would dare use the image of the deceased son of a political opponent to score political points.
Considering that Brown lost his own infant daughter and was angry when info about his son's cerebral palsy was bandied about by the press, I don't believe one single word of that rumour for a second.
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Old 17-10-2013, 06:47
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On one occasion he sat next to a woman and completely ignored her for two hours.
I don't think he was very interested in women...
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Old 17-10-2013, 13:30
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My sister works at the Treasury and says the opposite: that he was invariably friendly and rather charming to the staff, often turning up with his little boys and chatting to everyone. I know that he has a reputation for being stressed out and moody, but I thought people should know of that side of him as well.
I have a friend who's related to GB's wife Sarah and she says when they've met him at any do's he's been lovely, a bit serious but genuine and was great with all the kids.
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Old 17-10-2013, 15:50
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Met Daniel Radcliffe in a nightclub on the Kings road before the summer. He was quite happy to pose for pictures with people and was very apologetic and polite when he wobbled into me at the bar. He was absolutely hammered which I found funny having watched him talking about being tea-total on Graham Norton a few weeks before .
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Old 17-10-2013, 16:18
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We have a good family friend who works in the music industry. He's a musician and has worked and toured with a lot of well known singers and bands. A couple of years ago, my mum and I had bought tickets to see Alfie Boe in concert, when she found out this friend was working with him. We met up with him on the night of the show, and he got us backstage before it to meet him. He was so lovely. My mum said to him that he'd better be singing Bring Him Home as that's one of her favourites, and he looked at her completely seriously and said "I'm really sorry, I'm not doing that one tonight." I swear my mum was about to burst in to tears when he said "I'm only joking!" He even got my dad a pass to sit with the sound technicians as he didn't have a ticket. My parents have met Tom Jones through this friend too.

Also, my dad works in the finance industry and had done some work for Paul Carrick, and he always gets my dad free tickets to his shows if he ever wants them

I met Ledley King - ex-Tottenham footballer - a few weeks ago at a book signing. He was really nice. Also met ex-Tottenham footballer Paul Robinson, and ex-Bolton player Fabrice Muamba (after his collapse) I was there the night that happened (I'm a Tottenham fan) so to meet him was very humbling and surreal. Both he and Paul were very nice too.
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Old 17-10-2013, 17:17
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Wow what a mammoth thread - I think I may have contributed in the past but can't remember! Anyway....
When my football-mad OH was about 9 or 10 ('twas a long time ago )he asked Jimmy Greaves for his autograph. "Loveable" Greavesie knocked the book out of his hand into a huge puddle of rainwater and ruined what would have been a priceless collection. What an odious thing to do to a kid

Nice ones I've met are Deep Purple - the whole original line-up including Ritchie Blackmore who was said to be up himself but signed his name on my bag along with the others.
Also Steve Harris of Iron Maiden - met him at 2 gigs (not Maiden but a band called Stray, the most under-rated band of the 70's but I digress....) He was happy to have his photo taken with me the first time, and to sign the back of it the 2nd time. Really nice, unassuming chap and tiny little bloke too

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Old 17-10-2013, 20:10
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Nice ones I've met are Deep Purple - the whole original line-up including Ritchie Blackmore who was said to be up himself but signed his name on my bag along with the others.
My husband used to work for Deep Purple's manager John Coletta and he was a lovely, down-to-earth bloke. Years later we had the pleasure of Ian Paice 'helping' us on a pub quiz machine in Shiplake. I stress the word helping as he bloody-well got a question wrong (a music one too) when we were on our way to a jackpot! Nice bloke though.
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Old 17-10-2013, 23:42
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We'll I've just finished ploughing through the cabin crew thread and wow.......The Liverpudlian had the most negative comments, what a biatch!
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Old 17-10-2013, 23:42
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When my football-mad OH was about 9 or 10 ('twas a long time ago )he asked Jimmy Greaves for his autograph. "Loveable" Greavesie knocked the book out of his hand into a huge puddle of rainwater and ruined what would have been a priceless collection. What an odious thing to do to a kid
B**tard. I heard a very similar story of one of the Gladiators (from the 90s ITV gameshow), who was asked for his autograph by a child in a park and not only wouldn't give it, but threw the child's autograph book in a pond.
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Old 18-10-2013, 00:23
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Liz Hurley was in the year below me at 6th form college. Was in a class with her sister Katie who was a truly lovely person. Short and a bit dumpy - she really lucked out in the genetic lottery didn't she

Liz was going through her punk phase and even then she has a certain aura - everyone knew who she was. Didn't know her personally so can't say if the gossip was true but she certainly had a reputation of being pretty free and easy with her favours.

Lenny Henry's daughter used to go to the same riding school as my daughter. Very quiet and unassuming, used to sit in the cafe with a drink while his daughter was in her lesson - no hint of playing the celeb card at all.
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:01
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David Cameron at a Conservative party party.

He was nice, very charming. You could sense the power in the room as soon as he walked in.



I'm not a Conservative party supporter but I was sucked in.
Stop posting, David.
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