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Old 05-31-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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Met KABC radio host Larry Elder with a group of "liberal" friends (I am in the middle!) and he was the nicest guy ...just talked, no push or shove. Intelligent ...and a real gent!
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:49 PM
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I once met Tickle Me Elmo

he couldn't keep his hands off me.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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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.
Steve Wariner and George Strait were very nice and down to earth.

Met Lyle Lovett and talked with him for an hour or so. Very nice and much cuter in person. It was while he was seeing Julia Roberts. He is very charming, and not in a lecherous way.

Bryan Dennehy is somewhat friendly, a bit lecherous.

Robert Duvall, all business and apparently does not like cats. Very quiet and reserved.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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In my former job I met many well known people briefly. Tom Selleck was approachable, seemed to handle all the fuss around him very well. Dennis Franz was a genuinely nice person. Marlon Jackson was quiet and seemed shy. George Clooney was intense and enjoyed playing basketball to relax. No one believes me when I tell them but Miles Davis was always civil to everyone, at least during the time I saw him. Re the unpleasant people let's put it this way: if you read headlines about some celebrity behaving badly, based on my observations I'd have to say the story is probably more fact than fiction.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I saw Gabby Gifford recently in an airport and I hate to say it but she was acting pretty horrible to the people she was with, who were trying to help her. In her defense, it must be a pain to travel in a wheelchair, but still...it was a letdown to see someone in her position acting petulant and demanding.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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I worked in and around Century City and West Hollywood for many years. One of the kindest, most humble people I ever met was Donna Summer.

Possibly the snootiest most-stuck-up person I met was (get ready for it) Alejandro Rey. I know, Alejandro who? Best known in the U.S. for The Flying Nun.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I saw Gabby Gifford recently in an airport and I hate to say it but she was acting pretty horrible to the people she was with, who were trying to help her. In her defense, it must be a pain to travel in a wheelchair, but still...it was a letdown to see someone in her position acting petulant and demanding.

brain injuries can do all sorts of things to a personality..... my first husband lost his mental censor when he sustained a head injury and then developed bacterial meningitis..... my mother did too as she lost herself in mult-infarct (mutlti-stroke) dementia.....
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I worked in and around Century City and West Hollywood for many years. One of the kindest, most humble people I ever met was Donna Summer.

Possibly the snootiest most-stuck-up person I met was (get ready for it) Alejandro Rey. I know, Alejandro who? Best known in the U.S. for The Flying Nun.
I remember him....he sure was good looking......and it sounds like it went to his head.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:27 AM
 
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Default Stars and Celebrities

I used to live on Sunset Blvd and would see celebrities everywhere I went. I also worked at a place on Melrose, so it was non stop. I also went to a lot of political events. List are in no particular order.

Five Star Nice: Alicia Silverstone
Selma Hayek
Bill Clinton
Debra Messing
Courtney Love
Jenny Craig
Anthony Kiedis
Joan Kroc

Famous, but not so nice: Ludicrous
Janice Dickinson


Most celebrities seem to be fairly friendly, some are just downright normal. It is fun to meet them. But, like anything in life, there are always a few that have really overbought their own BS.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:53 AM
 
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When I was a teen in the early 90s, sometimes our family would travel and stay at the hotels with visiting MLB teams. Here are my experiences from autograph-seeking with some of the stars of that time in the lobbies:

Friendly:

Darryl Strawberry
Will Clark
Jose Canseco
Matt Williams
Roger Clemens (just to me when I bumped into him alone in the elevator. Brushed off everyone elsewhere)
Cal Ripken Jr.

Rude:

Mark McGwire
Rickey Henderson (big shock eh)
Fernando Valenzuela
Eddie Murray

In a (lack of) class by himself:

Johnny Bench (nasty to everyone. When he did sign for someone, shoved it back to him and said "here go sell it")
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