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Old 19-08-2014, 11:23
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I had the great pleasure of meeting Liza Minnelli many moons ago. I was shaking like a leaf and told her that her "Liza with a Z" show literally saved my life and pulled me out of a deep depression.

She gave me a hug and said "I'm glad you're still here"

I'll never forget that moment as long as I live
Aww what a lovely story. I love Liza and I'm so happy to hear she sounds like a lovely person.
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Old 19-08-2014, 16:01
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Black and Titchmarsh - A match made in heaven (or hell)
Add Lulu to that for a truly terrible threesome?
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Old 22-08-2014, 15:43
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Reminds me of the time when I was in the presence of one of the nicest in show biz and one of the frostiest.

As I have said earlier on this thread, Gene Pitney was the nicest guy imaginable. Warm, friendly and grounded. On one occasion, after a show, we were in the lounge of the hotel where Gene was staying along with others on the tour - Billy J Kramer, Mike Hirst (of the Springfields) Cilla Black and others that I can't recall right now. Gene, Mike, myself & 2 friends were sitting together when Cilla arrived, Gene called for her to come & sit with us, but she sat on the other side of the lounge, and as each entertainer arrived, she called them over to sit with her. They looked at Gene's group on one side & Cilla's on the other, not knowing who to sit with - but Cilla insisted that everyone sat with her.
The roady said that she had to be the centre of attention and did not like the 'competition' from me and my friend. Their nickname for her was 'Chilla'.
What a bint!
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Old 22-08-2014, 15:46
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I meet so many celebs in my line of work, and here is my opinions.
Nice
Jeremy Beadle was lovely
Simon Cowell is gorgeous
Sue Johnston is so down to earth she could be your auntie
Paul O'Grady is great too.
Dale Winton is lovely too.

Horrible
Barbara Windsor is dreadful
Cilla Black is even worse
Davina McCall - need I say more
Jordan
Agree about Ronnie O'Sullivan too - he's nasty and rude.
There's that name again Cilla Black, I've never met her but so many people say how rude she is.
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Old 23-08-2014, 10:01
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A few years ago when I was a naive 11 year old I went to a convention with Nicola Bryant and Colin Baker in attendance. I'd nicked my Dad's big expensive DSLR camera and was loudly taking photos (it was a very loud camera) right up next to the stage annoying everyone else in attendance. Nicola Bryant politely commented it was like a dentist's drill eliciting roars of laughter from everyone and leaving me blushing and embarrassed. After the talk came the signing. Nicola and Colin couldn't be more lovely, laughing and joking about it, remembering my name and happily signing and having photographs taken with me. As I was leaving, still very embarrassed by my actions, I got a tap on the shoulder from the convention organiser. Nicola and Colin had pointed me out as their favourite guest and had both signed an extra thing for me for free (it was a limit of one thing signed for about a tenner each.) It was an absolutely lovely gesture and only serves to credit what a kind man Colin Baker is (not forgetting Nicola Bryant too.) Years later I still look back and cringe but they dealt with me in an absolutely admirable way I won't forget.
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Old 23-08-2014, 13:03
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Angela Rippon quite often gets on my train when travelling about. Always found her very pleasant and friendly and very glamorous in real life.
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Old 23-08-2014, 18:37
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It was an absolutely lovely gesture and only serves to credit what a kind man Colin Baker is (not forgetting Nicola Bryant too.) Years later I still look back and cringe but they dealt with me in an absolutely admirable way I won't forget.
I think we should have a Colin Baker appreciation thread.
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Old 24-08-2014, 12:27
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Met loads of people at this years Edinburgh festival..

Al Murray
Harry Shearer
John Lloyd
Steve Pemberton
Arthur Smith
Anneka Rice
Simon Callow
Omid Djalili

All of them were really nice and friendly
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Old 24-08-2014, 15:57
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Reminds me of the time when I was in the presence of one of the nicest in show biz and one of the frostiest.

As I have said earlier on this thread, Gene Pitney was the nicest guy imaginable. Warm, friendly and grounded. On one occasion, after a show, we were in the lounge of the hotel where Gene was staying along with others on the tour - Billy J Kramer, Mike Hirst (of the Springfields) Cilla Black and others that I can't recall right now. Gene, Mike, myself & 2 friends were sitting together when Cilla arrived, Gene called for her to come & sit with us, but she sat on the other side of the lounge, and as each entertainer arrived, she called them over to sit with her. They looked at Gene's group on one side & Cilla's on the other, not knowing who to sit with - but Cilla insisted that everyone sat with her.
The roady said that she had to be the centre of attention and did not like the 'competition' from me and my friend. Their nickname for her was 'Chilla'.
I'm very surprised to read this about Gene Pitney. I was a massive fan of his but found him to be horrible to the people at his concert. Too big a shot to even sign autographs or speak/shake hands with anyone. I still love his music and it did sadden me how and where he died but I did not experience anything nice about him other than his singing.
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Old 24-08-2014, 22:33
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Can believe this. Rod is known to be very, very generous with his time. I used to live near him in Epping and would often see him at the bar in the local pub chatting away to everyone. I've never heard a bad thing about him and he has stayed very loyal to Epping.
He (along with Jimmy Page and Ronnie Wood) helped pay former Faces band mate Ronnie Lane's medical bills when he was suffering from MS. Lane was broke because of a dispute over Faces royalties.
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Old 25-08-2014, 01:43
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I've met a few celebrities through my job in the music industry. I won't list them all but here's a few:

Carey Mulligan - I met her backstage at the Glastonbury festival in 2013. She was very sweet and pleasant. I ended up telling her how much of a fan I am of the film Never Let Me Go but I just embarrassed myself when she asked if I had read the book that the film is based on, but I hadn't.
Drew Barrymore & Justin Long - I met them briefly backstage at V Festival in 2010. Both of them were really nice.
Imogen Heap - A group of us sat with her at the bar after a gig. She's very tall, very impressionable, but immensely sweet.
Emiliana Torrini, Beth Orton, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Dido, Damien Rice, Ásgeir- All down to earth and friendly.
Lissie - I met her at the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland in 2013. I have to admit that I was crushing on her so much the entire time. We talked a little about bands and singers we both like. I could have listened to her gorgeous husky voice for the rest of the day had I been given the chance . Very chilled out and amazingly nice.
Kylie Minogue - I met her at the offices of her record label in 2010. She was exactly how you'd expect: tiny, down to earth, no attitude, very friendly.
Emma Stone - I met her very, very briefly in New York City in 2010 when was she was with her then-boyfiend kieran culkin. He didn't say much, but she was sweet and quiet.
Simone Nobili - He's an Italian male model. Cut a long story short, he's a fan of a band that my friend is in and I managed to meet him at one of their gigs in Milan in 2011. A really nice guy, no arrogance like you'd expect with a model. He had a beer with the band before leaving with his friends.
Penelope Keith - Bumped into her (not literally) in London. She was as you'd expect: very well-spoken, gracious and pleasant. I told her that I'm a big fan of The Good Life and To the Manor Born. I don't normally ask people for their autograph, but I asked her to sign two pieces of paper for me and my Mum. Lovely lady.
The Vaccines - I met them backstage at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. Pete Robertson, the drummer, is a cool guy.
Michelle Williams (actress) - I met her briefly at a Shins gig. Sweet, shy and beautiful.
Rupert Grint - Top guy
Kathy Burke - I strangely bumped into her a few days after listening to her on Desert Island Discs. Very Nice and down to earth.
Anna Faris - I met her when she was filming Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel in London a few years back. She said she was cold and wanted a warm bath. Very nice and talkative.
Daniel Brühl - Reserved but polite
Natalie Imbruglia - Incredibly friendly (must be an Australian thing) and beautiful.

There's many more bands and singers but I won't list them. As for the ones who haven't been very nice (there aren't many):

Lily Allen - Obnoxious and loud. She spent most of the time swanning around backstage thinking she was the big I am.
Max George (I had to look up his name, I could only remember him as the one with the shaved head in the crap boyband) - Tiny guy, very arrogant and into himself.
Morrissey - First class d!ck.
Kelly Osbourne - Had a face like a slapped arse, spent most of her time talking out of it.
Nick Grimshaw, Miquita Oliver, Jameela Jamil - All three were very smug and into themselves. Miquita was especially rude to one of the crew who was setting up.

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Old 25-08-2014, 01:49
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I think we should have a Colin Baker appreciation thread.
Add me! I met Colin in a professional capacity at a charity event years ago, wonderful guy, put me at ease straight away.
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Old 25-08-2014, 19:22
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Add me! I met Colin in a professional capacity at a charity event years ago, wonderful guy, put me at ease straight away.
Your badge an woolly hat are in the post.
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Old 25-08-2014, 22:07
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There's that name again Cilla Black, I've never met her but so many people say how rude she is.
Did see Cilla walking down Victoria Street in Westminster several years ago.
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Old 26-08-2014, 08:46
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Did see Cilla walking down Victoria Street in Westminster several years ago.
How rude & obnoxious of her!
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Old 26-08-2014, 10:42
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Did see Cilla walking down Victoria Street in Westminster several years ago.
I think having followed this thread, I'd run for cover if I saw Cilla walking down the street!
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Old 26-08-2014, 11:23
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I was lucky enough to meet Debra Stephenson on a cruise ship recently, and she was very friendly and nice, took time to actually have a proper chat and have photos and things! very nice and funny lady!
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Old 26-08-2014, 11:28
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I think having followed this thread, I'd run for cover if I saw Cilla walking down the street!
Thanks to this thread I have images of when Cilla does venture out to be among the commoners there's a circle of emptiness around her where people dare not tread, except for the occasional lackey who runs into the circle to powder her nose (or something) before rushing out.
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Old 26-08-2014, 14:36
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I've met a few celebrities through my job in the music industry. I won't list them all but here's a few:

Carey Mulligan - I met her backstage at the Glastonbury festival in 2013. She was very sweet and pleasant. I ended up telling her how much of a fan I am of the film Never Let Me Go but I just embarrassed myself when she asked if I had read the book that the film is based on, but I hadn't.
Drew Barrymore & Justin Long - I met them briefly backstage at V Festival in 2010. Both of them were really nice.
Imogen Heap - A group of us sat with her at the bar after a gig. She's very tall, very impressionable, but immensely sweet.
Emiliana Torrini, Beth Orton, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Dido, Damien Rice, Ásgeir- All down to earth and friendly.
Lissie - I met her at the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland in 2013. I have to admit that I was crushing on her so much the entire time. We talked a little about bands and singers we both like. I could have listened to her gorgeous husky voice for the rest of the day had I been given the chance . Very chilled out and amazingly nice.
Kylie Minogue - I met her at the offices of her record label in 2010. She was exactly how you'd expect: tiny, down to earth, no attitude, very friendly.
Emma Stone - I met her very, very briefly in New York City in 2010 when was she was with her then-boyfiend kieran culkin. He didn't say much, but she was sweet and quiet.
Simone Nobili - He's an Italian male model. Cut a long story short, he's a fan of a band that my friend is in and I managed to meet him at one of their gigs in Milan in 2011. A really nice guy, no arrogance like you'd expect with a model. He had a beer with the band before leaving with his friends.
Penelope Keith - Bumped into her (not literally) in London. She was as you'd expect: very well-spoken, gracious and pleasant. I told her that I'm a big fan of The Good Life and To the Manor Born. I don't normally ask people for their autograph, but I asked her to sign two pieces of paper for me and my Mum. Lovely lady.
The Vaccines - I met them backstage at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. Pete Robertson, the drummer, is a cool guy.
Michelle Williams (actress) - I met her briefly at a Shins gig. Sweet, shy and beautiful.
Rupert Grint - Top guy
Kathy Burke - I strangely bumped into her a few days after listening to her on Desert Island Discs. Very Nice and down to earth.
Anna Faris - I met her when she was filming Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel in London a few years back. She said she was cold and wanted a warm bath. Very nice and talkative.
Daniel Brühl - Reserved but polite
Natalie Imbruglia - Incredibly friendly (must be an Australian thing) and beautiful.

There's many more bands and singers but I won't list them. As for the ones who haven't been very nice (there aren't many):

Lily Allen - Obnoxious and loud. She spent most of the time swanning around backstage thinking she was the big I am.
Max George (I had to look up his name, I could only remember him as the one with the shaved head in the crap boyband) - Tiny guy, very arrogant and into himself.
Morrissey - First class d!ck.
Kelly Osbourne - Had a face like a slapped arse, spent most of her time talking out of it.
Nick Grimshaw, Miquita Oliver, Jameela Jamil - All three were very smug and into themselves. Miquita was especially rude to one of the crew who was setting up.


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BIB- none of these surprise me at all.
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Old 26-08-2014, 17:11
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Angela Lansbury threw a copper kettle at my nan's cat
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Old 26-08-2014, 17:28
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Angela Lansbury threw a copper kettle at my nan's cat
Almost right, but not quite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZTTp3kJWgg
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Old 05-09-2014, 23:23
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Dave Gorman - I'm so pleased to say he is the nicest guy, such a funny man, nothing but positive things to say about him

David Hasselhoff - Absolutely crazy in a good way, what you see is what you get!
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Old 06-09-2014, 00:50
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Sue Johnston used to stay at the hotel I worked in years ago with her mum, lovely lady and very chatty and polite and her mum was an absolute diamond.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:39
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Ok as someone who has met Ms Black many times I can say without hesitation she is the vilest **** I have ever met, I have a story that cannot be told until I hear of her death as she would sue for libel even though its true.

Saw her rip a teenage waitress to pieces over a napkin, was in her and Paul O'Gradys group when they proceeded to humiliate a young actress destined for greater things and yes she is an absolute cow to airline staff and does demand seat 1a when she travels on BA, and yes she was banned by the airline for her attitude.

I have a nice, pleasant enough and **** categories for all the celebs I have met, Black is in the **** section. As for O'Grady his hatred of non socialists is sickening.

Not many will be upset when she shuffles of this little earth.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:29
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Ok as someone who has met Ms Black many times I can say without hesitation she is the vilest **** I have ever met, I have a story that cannot be told until I hear of her death as she would sue for libel even though its true.

Saw her rip a teenage waitress to pieces over a napkin, was in her and Paul O'Gradys group when they proceeded to humiliate a young actress destined for greater things and yes she is an absolute cow to airline staff and does demand seat 1a when she travels on BA, and yes she was banned by the airline for her attitude.

I have a nice, pleasant enough and **** categories for all the celebs I have met, Black is in the **** section. As for O'Grady his hatred of non socialists is sickening.

Not many will be upset when she shuffles of this little earth.
And yet POG associates with CB and there is no way she is a socialist. Anything but I would have thought.
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