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Old 08-12-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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I love this thread <3 Bless all of you kind souls!

Oceantracks - thanks for sharing your incredible life stories!
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Country music artists tend to be some of the nicest, most down-to-earth folks out there. Way back mid 80s, I worked in a music store (remember those?), and we had a lot of in store appearances with bands. A couple that come to mind, the Judds came in, they were only supposed to be there for an hour, but the line stretched out the door and around the building. They stayed until every single person in line got through, well over 3 hours, and they didn't rush anyone by, everyone got to chat, take pictures, get hugs. Wynonna, at the time, was maybe 18 or 19. Randy Travis was also as nice as could be. Just as personable and kind and warm.

Alice Cooper was also funny and really engaging. Two young skate punks who waited to see him came up with their skateboards. One says, "Mr Cooper, would you sign my skateboard please?", to which he replied, "Call me Alice! Of course I will!", and then chatted with them for a while, he wanted to know where they had heard his music.

Walter Payton was a regular customer at this same store, there was a reason he was called "Sweetness", and he lived up to it, especially with young kids. He would regularly pull pranks on customers, getting behind the cash register as if he worked at the store, and telling people that he needed the money.


LL Cool J was funny, engaging, and yes, cool. I had a bit of a crush, so I totally got tongue-tied, and did the bobble head instead of talking to him. Good thing, because I would have said something really stupid if I could have said anything at all.

Kenny Rogers, as much as I said about country musicians being nice, did not fit that bill.

John Mellencamp has a well deserved reputation for being a jerk.
I worked in country and you are so right. I can't remember names (I don't follow country though I worked in country radio)but the country acts I met were all great. Most appreciate their fans.

I never met Walter Payton but my dad did and he said what you did. He loved to play jokes but just an all around guy.

I used to work for someone who golfed with Alice Cooper and said he was wonderful.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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About a month ago I Saw Scarlett Johansson on the beach on 2 separate days. The second day I nodded, smiled and said hello, she just barely gave me a nod back. No smile, no hello. I can understand someone not wanting to talk to strangers on a lonely beach with no one else around I guess. Especially when you are a celebrity. Also, she was looking pretty pregnant, so no telling what those hormones are doing.

Two weeks ago I saw Jimmy Fallon double dating with Tommy Mottola at dinner. Before Jimmy got there, Tommy and his wife (or girlfriend?) were sitting there. What drew my eyes to his table was that it was odd seeing someone wearing a baseball cap in a nice restaurant. Almost as if he wanted people staring at him. I knew I recognized him but couldn't figure it out at first. Then Jimmy and his wife came in at sat down. Jimmy caught my eye and he gave me a big smile. This is the kind of place where you leave the celebrities alone, but someone actually asked Jimmy to take a selfie with him, and he said "lets do it". That must have shocked the manager, and I'm not sure that person will be getting reservations again any time soon, but I thought it was really nice of Jimmy to do that when he is out to dinner.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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2. Robert Downey Jr.
My friend met him immediately after he "got out of rehab the 50th time, the one that stuck." He was sitting on the steps outside of a station in Chicago, and RDJ sat next to him. My friend leaned over and said "I know you probably don't need this, but i'm a huge fan of your work." RDJ turned to him and said "Thanks, man" and was super excited to hear it, and they talked for about 15 minutes before my friend had to get on the train.
I had heard he was very down to earth, since his last rehab, glad to hear it's true. Seems like a cool guy to chat with.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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Frank Sinatra doesn't have a brother. He was an only child. He does have a son, Frank, Jr. I met him in Vegas once & he was very nice.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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BuzzBee: I met Alice Cooper too! It was last year at Fan Expo in Toronto. The first thing I could think of to say to him was that I play drums, and he totally encouraged me to keep doing it. I think of that a lot when I'm practicing now and having trouble with a song. I think "Dude, Alice freakin' Cooper encouraged me to keep playing, so I HAVE TO keep trying until I get it right."

I used to go to autograph sessions all the time and could probably fill both sides of a page with names if I were to write them down. I've never had anyone who was rude though. Most of my list are musicians and wrestlers. I'm a rock and roll loving girl who likes to watch lots of wrestling . Hulk Hogan was signing autographs at Fan Expo and I met him the same day as I met Alice Cooper. He was quite friendly too.

I saw the thread where you guys were talking about Gene Simmons. While I agree that his comments on depression were out of line, he was quite nice to me when I met him. He was the first celebrity I ever met and I was so nervous. This was at a radio station in Toronto - they used to always let fans in to listen to interviews and get autographs afterward. Only about 30 people showed up, and they could have fit about 200 there. Most of the other people there were too nervous to say much of anything to him, so I screwed up the guts to say something during one of the commercials, and got to talk to him for several minutes. I was immediately at ease and he made me laugh quite a lot.

Another one of my favourites in person was Roddy Piper. This was at a wrestling convention and they had this set up that looked like the "Piper's Pit" thing he did in the 80s. He was signing autographs and taking pictures. I get up there and, since I am a complete weirdo sometimes, asked him if he'd hold me in a headlock for the picture. I'm pretty sure he thought I was nuts but he agreed to do it. That was two years ago and I still have that picture on display at my house .

I have a lot of other stories, but I'll save those for another time.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Rudest celebrity: Christie Brinkley-very unpredictable. She wants to be left alone!

Nicest celebrity: Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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About a month ago I Saw Scarlett Johansson on the beach on 2 separate days. The second day I nodded, smiled and said hello, she just barely gave me a nod back. No smile, no hello. I can understand someone not wanting to talk to strangers on a lonely beach with no one else around I guess. Especially when you are a celebrity. Also, she was looking pretty pregnant, so no telling what those hormones are doing.

Two weeks ago I saw Jimmy Fallon double dating with Tommy Mottola at dinner. Before Jimmy got there, Tommy and his wife (or girlfriend?) were sitting there. What drew my eyes to his table was that it was odd seeing someone wearing a baseball cap in a nice restaurant. Almost as if he wanted people staring at him. I knew I recognized him but couldn't figure it out at first. Then Jimmy and his wife came in at sat down. Jimmy caught my eye and he gave me a big smile. This is the kind of place where you leave the celebrities alone, but someone actually asked Jimmy to take a selfie with him, and he said "lets do it". That must have shocked the manager, and I'm not sure that person will be getting reservations again any time soon, but I thought it was really nice of Jimmy to do that when he is out to dinner.
Tommy Mottola's wife is a very famous actress/singer from Mexico- her name is Thalia. I believe they have been married like 12 years or something like that.
He seems to love baseball hats.

Jimmy Fallon seems to be a very down to earth person.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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Maria Sharapova the tennis player...she is friendly when she will see a camera but otherwise she is not a nice person at all and we dealt with her for a few years when she was younger.

Emerson Fitipaldi is very nice. We sat next to him and his wife and he was great to us and our kids and we have nice pictures as to remember the hours we listened to this wonderful and down to earth race car driver!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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my mom met melissa gilbert at a book signing. She said the whole time she talked on her cell phone and wasn't very friendly. She won't watch any melissa gilbert shows now.
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