The nastiest/meanest/rud est celeb you've met/come across...

(735 Posts)
dashboardconfessionals Thu 02-Oct-08 11:02:06

I'll start...

Jim Davidson once came to my village and played in a celebrity football match with the locals for charity.

After the match, there were several kids lined up for his autograph. He stomped past, scowling and with a dismissive wave of his hand and a barked ' no! ', he walked off into the village hall to change ...

I know he is not exactly a sleb, but best I can do...

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 02-Oct-08 11:04:16

Liam Gallagher. Twat.

KerryMum Thu 02-Oct-08 11:05:46

what's his name

Bob Geldorf

arse

EyeballsintheSky Thu 02-Oct-08 11:06:54

Strangely, Floella Benjamin. I was upset, shocked and very disappointed shock

<<scrubs name off childhood heroine list>>

WendyWeber Thu 02-Oct-08 11:07:53

I never liked Floella Benjamin anyway, eyeballs, so thanks for that! grin

Jennyisjustknackered Thu 02-Oct-08 11:08:32

Michael Greco, who played Beppe in Eastenders was revolting to me. Said, 'she's got great tits but she's a bit fat'. I was a size 10 then, so he'd be horrified if he saw me now at a 14!!!!

MrsMattie Thu 02-Oct-08 11:08:37

Just knew Jim Davidson would be a complete twat!

Shocked and dismayed about Floella, though shock sad

Kanye West is a prick.

HRHSaintMamazon Thu 02-Oct-08 11:09:49

Anthea Turner.

looks like shit without her slap on and is so far up her own "perfect" arse she barely knows what way is up.

she doesn't like being too close to the peasants as they may rub against her or something.

OMaLittle Thu 02-Oct-08 11:10:24

Russell Brand. I think he was in his heroin addiction phase (summer 2001ish?). Still, he was a tool.

dashboardconfessionals Thu 02-Oct-08 11:11:05

Floella is horrible ?!?!?!

But why ???

Nbg Thu 02-Oct-08 11:12:38

Gutted about Kanye West.
I always thought he came across very well.

Anthea Turner is no suprise.

fortyplus Thu 02-Oct-08 11:13:03

Haven't met many slebs but had a lovely letter from Theo Walcott's dad when I ask if Theo could open the school fete - sent us some signed photos instead.

Had a nice after-show chat with Ben Elton once, who was great - very modest and unassuming - not at all like the stage persona.

dashboardconfessionals Thu 02-Oct-08 11:13:06

Yes, Anthea always looks as if she has a bad smell under her nose...

MrsMattie Thu 02-Oct-08 11:17:18

I had the misfortune of spending an hour with Kanye West around the release of his first album. He was incredibly arrogant and just a deeply unpleasant person with a huge, horrid God complex. He spoke to his lackeys like shit, too.

Ecmo Thu 02-Oct-08 11:20:20

I've never heard of Kanye West, I just Googled him. This must mean I am sad and old and should get more with it.

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 11:21:00

janet street porter

my friend met george micheal and said he was awful

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 11:21:51

gawd i LOVED floella benjamin <sob>

nolongeraworriedmummy Thu 02-Oct-08 11:24:47

Robbie Williams was a bit of a arse

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 11:26:09

god robbie williams is

MrsMattie Thu 02-Oct-08 11:27:56

Sol Campbell, the footballer. He tried it on with my friend in a bar and got really arsy with her when she didn't fall at his feet swooning within minutes. Dickhead.

sherby Thu 02-Oct-08 11:28:08

my mil met elton john at a party and said he was beyond awful

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 11:28:30

Angus 'How much, I have a platinum Amex you know' Deayton.

Oh and Damon 'Oh you've dared to accidently bump into me, in revenge I'll tip my beer purposely down your front' Albarn. Talented but a tit, nevertheless.

NotCod Thu 02-Oct-08 11:28:39

kanye west
lol
i too only know vaguely " he si a singer"

arf floella
that fakring nekcalcs she wears all the tiem

PuppyMonkey Thu 02-Oct-08 11:29:05

Jordon/Katie Price was signing copies of her books in our local Waterstones. We went up to see if she would also sign a photo of herself so that we could auction it off for a charity my workplace is supporting. She stroppily refused and said she was only there to sign her books, nothing else. The time it took her to tell us, she could have posed for the photo.

ForeverOptimistic Thu 02-Oct-08 11:29:17

My friend was once told by Vic Reeves to "Fuck off" because he "doesn't speak to fat ugly cows".

Theo Walcott obviously inherited his father's good manners, he lives locally and is a real sweetie.

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:29:44

petula clark was very rude to my mum in bond st (gosh that makes me sound old)

fortyplus Thu 02-Oct-08 11:31:34

ForeverOptimistic - you must live near me then!

pooka Thu 02-Oct-08 11:32:51

Kate Adie.

NotCod Thu 02-Oct-08 11:32:54

theo walcotts mum was midwife to a mner.
was fab

why do celebritied have otbe nice though

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:33:55

I am shocked about vic reeves!

NotCod Thu 02-Oct-08 11:34:43

oh he is very very odd - see wife fro eg

and a drink driver

ForeverOptimistic Thu 02-Oct-08 11:37:13

Fourtyplus I am in the town with 500 Costa coffee shops with the canal that runs through it. Where are you?

I think Theo lives in Felden but he is often in our high street and always happy to sign autographs.

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:37:50

what a shame, he was bit of a hero of mine....

Can second negative reports about Michael Greco (Beppe), my ex let a flat to him and remarked how sleazy he was...

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 11:37:56

Vic Reeves one held a door open for me, I thought he was ok actually, obviously caught him on a good day.

Tutter Thu 02-Oct-08 11:38:48

van morrison very rude according to friend who served him coffee once

but i believe his grumpiness not a secret

sad when you think of his lovely lyrics

TheCrackFox Thu 02-Oct-08 11:39:02

Danni Minogue is a cock.

Tutter Thu 02-Oct-08 11:39:17

john leslie also very sleazy with a friend

(no shit, tutter)

taliac Thu 02-Oct-08 11:40:20

Robbie is actually lovely.

But he does have ishoos.

ForeverOptimistic Thu 02-Oct-08 11:41:36

I expect he was drunk London. He is probably very nice when sober.

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:41:49

Terry Venables still owes a FOF a great deal of money (allegedly) for some work he did. Meant to be quite charming though!

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 11:43:28

Why does that not surprise me about Terry Venables!

I did once serve Sylvester McCoy and he was a bit of a Spanner to put it mildly.

Jennifer Saunders a bit bristly (not facially, in manner I mean) but think she';s quite private/shy

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:45:52

Sylvester M was my least favourite Doctor...

Simon Callow is one of the nicest human beings I have ever met (forgets thread title..)

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 11:48:08

Barry Cryer was reassuringly grumpy, as you'd expect.

GentleOtter Thu 02-Oct-08 11:50:42

Harry H Corbett who was the the original Sooty and Sweep man told my little brother and I to fuck off. We did not know what he meant as we were six and four at the time. sad

turquoise Thu 02-Oct-08 11:51:09

No Vic Reeves is a total tool. Drunk or sober.

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 11:51:59

i met vic reeves and nancy sorrell in m&s and they were fine. They spoke to my daughter who was ina wheelchair at the time so maybe i got the sympathy votewink

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 11:52:41

oh turq i wrote on the end of my message my friend tells me hes a cock though and deleted it incase you told me offblush

malovitt Thu 02-Oct-08 11:53:21

My friend - a newly single mum desperately trying to make ends meet after her husband walked out - was once doing a Sunday lunch shift at a gastropub in Primrose Hill. Three very well known locals came in (one a famous model -another the wife of a famous actor) and sat at her main table for five hours. She fussed round them all afternoon - and they walked out without paying. She had to cover it out of her meagre earnings.
Every time I see them in a magazine talking about how they manage to juggle their career and motherhood I want to scream.

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:53:34

Jim Bowen (bullseye) is a mean drunk according to my FIL

turquoise Thu 02-Oct-08 11:53:37

This paranoia is spreading grin

ghosty Thu 02-Oct-08 11:54:05

I met a make up artist once who worked for the BBC and 'did' loads of slebs.
She said the worst, rudest, most awful of the lot was ....

Vanessa Feltz

Which isn't really that shocking ...

cremolafoam Thu 02-Oct-08 11:54:51

Neil Morrisey started a fight with Dh's best friend over nothing; he was just pissed and nasty.
Dh's friend went home with a black eye thanks to Bob the builder.sad

WendyWeber Thu 02-Oct-08 11:55:07

malovitt, would that be KM & SF? shock

ForeverOptimistic Thu 02-Oct-08 11:55:47

Who were they Malovitt?

Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and who else?

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 11:55:55

malovitt, what a sad story!

if she had been less of a nice person your friend should have sold that little story to the tabs to recoup her loss!

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 11:56:20

Oh I've met Neil Morrisey a couple of times, can't say I formed an opinion on him either way, he was ok.

dashboardconfessionals Thu 02-Oct-08 11:57:06

Malovitt - how sad. Please supply clues.

God, I love all this. Am total saddo

goingslowlyroundthebend Thu 02-Oct-08 12:03:23

Stella McCartney - eekk! Knew her well when we were 17 and students, I could see she recognised me at a do and totally cut me dead. Guess she doesn't want her famous friends to know she knows someone normal!
Isla Fisher, who has married Borat? Arrogant little mare.

FattipuffsandThinnifers Thu 02-Oct-08 12:03:54

Peter Purves is surprisingly unpleasant. He really rates himself highly.

Lol Ecmo have just found this thread and had to google Kanye west too. I'm stuck to 1997 grin

shock at damon albarn, I fancy him shock

Cocolepew Thu 02-Oct-08 12:09:23

Courtney Love pushed me against a wall and I banged my head.

<<wonders if it's too late to sue>>

Van Morrison only does grumpy.

ranting Thu 02-Oct-08 12:10:10

Sorry to shatter your world but, if Damon A were a bar of chocolate he would eat himself. Jarvis Cocker on the other hand is LOVELY.grin

norksinmywaistband Thu 02-Oct-08 12:11:56

Vinnie Jones

missblythe Thu 02-Oct-08 12:12:03

The first schleb I interviewed as a journo was Rachel Stevens. She was horrendous! Princessy, rude, sulky and dull as ditch water.

I have a horrible feeling she may win Strictly though.

missblythe Thu 02-Oct-08 12:12:38

Actually, Lady Victoria Hervey was even worse.

Rude rude RUDE!

TheDullWitch Thu 02-Oct-08 12:15:46

Rupert Everett - utter twat

fircone Thu 02-Oct-08 12:16:12

I'm afraid I have to second the Vic Reeves thing. A lech.

FioFio Thu 02-Oct-08 12:17:08

one of my friends ued to go sdchool with lady victorian harvey and didnt rte her either

This is making me realize that I've never actually met a celebrity.

EdwardCullenCanHaveMySoul Thu 02-Oct-08 12:19:38

Michael Parkinson - complete twunt.

turquoise Thu 02-Oct-08 12:20:08

Well now I like Vic Reeves even less as he never remotely leched at me - how very dare he! And me a blonde bombshell and all wink

WowOoo Thu 02-Oct-08 12:22:28

Robbie Williams was being a big, loud show off and ruined our romantic meal (but will forgive as it was his coke period, years ago!!)

Nicest I met was Jonny Vegas, he paid for my wine. They must all get so sick of attention. Mr Vegas was prob only nice to us coz I wasn't sure where I knew him from and wasn't all star struck.

Waiter went to serve him and he told him not be be so rude and serve us ladies first. Lovely!

NotCod Thu 02-Oct-08 12:23:40

i LOATHE rupert evertt on behalf of dully

WowOoo Thu 02-Oct-08 12:23:49

A meal with dh of course, not Robbie himself....

NotCod Thu 02-Oct-08 12:24:30

i love that astory abotu stellmccartney hating school and the vicars daughter trying to emapthsie with her
( as a vicars daughter)

concealedidentity Thu 02-Oct-08 12:31:52

Liz Hurley. It wasnt me that come across her, but dh, worked as a courier in earlier days. She refused to sign for her credit card that he delivered, because she wasnt in the habit of giving out autographs.

He tried telling her it wasnt an autograph, it wasnt for him, she needed to sign to get her card, otherwise he could not give it to her. She got really stroppy and said "dont you know who I am? Dont you recognise me?" Durr, yes, but I still need your signature. He didnt get it so he had to take the card back to the dispatch office. What a cow was she?

pagwatch Thu 02-Oct-08 12:47:32

Sean Hughes was sitting next to us at Crystal Palace athletics. I was very pregnant and has son with LDs . Couple of time during 5 hour meeting I had to go and get drinks etc.Each time I had apologised for bothering him, only moved between events and thanked him. Every time he rolled his eyes, huffed and whinged at his friends. Big fucking drama queen.

Piers Morgan smacked his kids really hard in Rhodes Airport.
Jarvis Cocker rescued a friend of mine from being mugged so is totally lovely...
Vernon Kay is very good at pool and used to be v pleasant (before his celeb days though, when he lived in Peckham)
And I also fancy Damon Albarn (just as an aside), even though he's veggie!

Goingslowly - I heard exactly the same about Stella Macartney from someone who was at art school with her.

goingslowlyroundthebend Thu 02-Oct-08 13:02:44

Kathy, yes, it makes me wince whenever I see her posing in the press!

morningpaper Thu 02-Oct-08 13:05:27

ooh I haev one

I saw Jessie Wallace from Eastenders in Brighton, cut up a coach and then get out of her car, give a mouthful of foul abuse to the driver and start banging on the coach

It was very odd

londontipton Thu 02-Oct-08 13:05:52

concealedid, I LOVE the Liz Hurley story, what a cow!

bundle Thu 02-Oct-08 13:07:42

Helena Bonham Carter lovely esp when giggly after lots of champagne

Michael Parkinson - rude in lift, barked the number of the floor he wanted - like I'm a lift attendant??? hmm

fern britton, just lovely smile, always bought rounds of tea, as did Fred Dinenage

I can't say that I saw Neil Morrisey going off to the loo to do some charlie at a houseparty, can I?

TheDullWitch Thu 02-Oct-08 14:04:52

Cherie Blair is really really lovely.

umbungo Thu 02-Oct-08 14:06:26

i have to agree about vanessa feltz.
she was just plain rude.

disagree about floella benjamin. i met her once. she was fine, sort of normal. not horrible at all, polite, but i dissapointed she wasn't really nice.

but i suppose we've all built her up in our minds, from watching play school. she's probably fed up of that.

(i know its not the thread - but met brucie and his wife once, they are both lovely. he was really calm and down to earth)

Cilla, bit stand offish.
Mel C, was quite nice. down to earth, quiet, sort of, a bit shy.
Wicksy from EE (Nick Berry?), i personally thought was a bit up himself.
Bob geldoff was alright.

hmm, who else can i remember...

blinks Thu 02-Oct-08 14:06:48

Mavis 'I doooooooon't really knooooooo' from Corrie is a beatch

Sandra Bernhard is brilliant

the guy from Gregory's Girl, whathisname, is a right knob

ditheringdora Thu 02-Oct-08 14:13:12

My dh met Robbie Williams (during Coke phase) and said he was lovely, very normal considering people followed him in to the loo. Also Rhys Ifans, he said was nice. (High praise from dh, btw).

Me, I've never met anyone famous but my sister did see Ronnie Corbett waiting for the tube. But, I do know who Kanye West is.

My Cool factor; Nil.

Alan Rickman - perhaps he was having a bad day, but he was utterly horrible......bit like his Harry Potter Character.

On the other hand,when I met superbike rider James Toseland was a lovely polite gentleman.

ohdearwhatamess Thu 02-Oct-08 14:27:42

None of these are A-list, imo, but, from my dim and distant bookselling days:

Ruud Gullit (Dutch - I think - footballer) would be the worst of all. No eye contact, wouldn't talk to small children (who had queued for hours to meet him), and demanded that we had certain types of grapes and water waiting for him on arrival (which he didn't touch).
John O'Farrell. Rude, patronising, totally up himself.
Bloke who played Ricky in Eastenders.
Peter Ackroyd. V. rude but also v. pissed.

smoothlynn Thu 02-Oct-08 14:44:19

i love Rupert Everett
was in Rhys Ifans home town in a pub with him, he seemed nice but apparantly at christmas he was flouncing around the high street all day very obviously iyswim.
the posh bloke from to the manor born (peter?) was lovely

mrsshackleton Thu 02-Oct-08 14:46:49

stephen fry
no more details
Vilest man on the planet
Anna Friel allegedly is a 'mare

Botbot Thu 02-Oct-08 14:47:05

In my Viz-reading days, Rory McGrath always seemed to pop up in their Celebrity Cunt section.

Mrs Shackleton you CAN'T say that about Stephen Fry without giving details. Spill, spill, spill, spill!

maidamess Thu 02-Oct-08 14:51:56

My BIL said Hugh Grant was demanding a Police escort after a Portsmouth Fulham football Match in a very diva-ish manner.

He was roundly refused.

Gary Wilmot was rude to me when I worked in Bentalls Dept store in Kingston.(But being 'Z' list celebrity probably doesn't count)

NotDoingTheHousework Thu 02-Oct-08 14:52:42

David Tennant was very very rude with me in my dream last night, does that count?

Was he brandishing a Fruit Shoot bottle with intent?

NotDoingTheHousework Thu 02-Oct-08 14:56:43

<snort>

(Sshhhhhhh! You're giving away my secrets!)

Charlee Thu 02-Oct-08 14:57:00

NIcholass Lyndhurst lives near me and my dad used to drink in the same pub as him apparently he's an anorgant wan*er.

44christmaspuddingsinarow Thu 02-Oct-08 14:57:03

Not actually Bob Monkhouse - but his rather rude cotton wooled uncle who thought everyone should know he was a VIP as he was Bob Monkhouse's uncle.

WHO do you think I am he shouted at me as a school girl working as an assistant in a shop. YOU should know I am very important.

I wound him up after that every saturday by asking his name so he could pay his bill wink

chickeninabox Thu 02-Oct-08 14:58:41

Ian Botham = arsehole

bobthebuddha Thu 02-Oct-08 14:59:54

Stella McCartney definitely found her dream match then, 'cause her husband was an arse at college.

Fimbo Thu 02-Oct-08 15:00:36

I passed a table in my local bookshop a couple of years ago, sitting there was Kate Adie and not one person was queuing up to have her sign her book! LOL

Peter Purves always judges a dog compeition at our local Notcutts (garden centre) - this year a dog bit him.

Fimbo Thu 02-Oct-08 15:01:43
pianeighbour Thu 02-Oct-08 15:03:44

ok have name changed as lady in question may be a mn but lived next door to keeley hawes ..came to dread her knocking on door as was always complaining..the culmination of which was asking us not to put our hall light (normal eco watt hall light -nothing special) on as it was "waking us all up" (in her defence she had just had a baby but even so...).

DH ignored her on basis if she wasnt goig to pay for infra red gear for us to get in our front door after dark this was a bit unreasonable

10krunner Thu 02-Oct-08 15:21:51

Sebastian Coe is very up himself and rude.
Paula Radcliffe is lovely though very shy

glasjam Thu 02-Oct-08 17:13:25

I was once roped in by a mate during London Fashion Week MANY moons ago and was a dresser at a fashion show. I remember dressing a very surly, miserable-looking Tess Daly who just complained and moaned about the outfits not fitting (all too big apparantly - ha!) - she really looked like she was hating every minute of it. Bless she was only about 17 and hadn't quite perfected her "down-to-earth Northern lass" persona. The other model I was dressing was so lovely in comparison - she rushed in late and her breasts were leaking as she'd only recently had a baby - she was jamming breast shields down her top - very refreshing and womanly compared to all the other skinny models!

I noticed her career progress from M&S model on knickers and bra packs, to some awful street-mate type prog to her current status as Saturday-nite TV superstar with celebrity hubby.

Maybe I should be a little bit more forgiving of her - I don't think I would like to be permanantly judged by how I was when I was 17!

DaDaDa Thu 02-Oct-08 17:22:54

Joan Collins
Sir Clement Freud
Max Beesley

Agree about Botham. Twat.

poppy34 Thu 02-Oct-08 17:25:42

saw joan collins with her daughter once...she seemed ok but did wear A LOT of make up - as in could see it caked on from about 20 feet away

kerryk Thu 02-Oct-08 17:27:55

my dh is desperate for iain botham to suffer some kind of heart failure.

he thinks it would be really funny after doing all they shredded what = good for your heart advert.

will have to tell him that he is also supposed to be an arse.

chickeninabox Thu 02-Oct-08 17:28:46

DaDaDa - I never actually met him, but was involved heavily in something he is famous for, and I just know he was a nob...

poppy34 Thu 02-Oct-08 17:30:51

perhaps need a new thread with biggest nob votes..ian seems to be doing quite well on that count judging from this thread.

Have heard on flip side of things that Joanna Lumley meant to be just lovely

southeastastra Thu 02-Oct-08 17:38:07

that bloke who used to be lofty on eastenders is rude and up his own arse

has the mnetter posted her geoff capes story that makes me lmao

DaDaDa Thu 02-Oct-08 17:38:08

I can confirm Joanna Lumley's utter loveliness.

I love these threads. grin

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 17:38:56

This thread is v. unfair. Which one of us has never had a bad day and been unfair/ unreasonable to someone we didn't know? Just because you've met a sleb once on a bad day, doesn't mean they're horrible all the time.

I make exceptions for the ones who actually knew them for a longer amount of time than 1 afternoon though. (I'm quite prepared to believe Stella McCartney is gruesome.)

squeaver Thu 02-Oct-08 17:44:49

Lineker - perve.

That young looking one from Blue - Lee is it? - extremely stupid and arrogant

I was once interviewed on the radio by La Feltz - bet you're all jealous now. She was ok.

I saw Stella McC in a lift once. She has lots of gingery facial hair.

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 17:48:02

lol at gingery facial hair

are you sure you are not confusing her with chris evans?

DaDaDa Thu 02-Oct-08 17:49:45

I slightly fancy Stella. Is that a bit... wrong?

MaureenMLove Thu 02-Oct-08 17:53:02

Miss Hoolie! shock

There we were, in Balamory, watching them film some scenes. Obviously, loads of young children watching and waiting for a moment with the wonderful nursery nurse and when filming stopped, she threw on her coat, flicked her perfect hair and stomped off the set! shock

Spencer and Edie, incidently, were wonderful and had a good old chat with everyone!

3littlefrogs Thu 02-Oct-08 17:55:19

Vinnie Jones - very full of himself and no manners - (not just a one off either).

Richard Branson - charming and polite.

elizadonot Thu 02-Oct-08 18:00:28

My brother is VERY famous. And no I can not spill the beans but I will say he is lovely. He has not changed at all since becoming famous and always gives autographs and photos no matter how inconvienient.

It is odd to go out with him and find people taking photos with their phones etc. My elbow has been in the paper several times and my shoulder once!!!

Fame has not changed him at all.

MrsMattie Thu 02-Oct-08 18:01:43

Yes, it is!@DaDaDa

She's a sour faced moo.

Sting

Bob Geldoff

Both Wankers of the Highest Order IMO!

chickeninabox Thu 02-Oct-08 18:02:35

ooo elizadonot, is it David Tennant <hopeful>

Renaissancewoman Thu 02-Oct-08 18:05:04

I saw Shirley Bassey in the toilets at Wimbledon one year. She walked in the exit door, straight to the front of a very large queue and walked into the first available loo. A very commonly spoken girl shouted out 'oi lady muck - there's a *ucking queue for everyone, including you' but Shirley just stuck her nose in the air and walked into the cubicle.

Renaissancewoman Thu 02-Oct-08 18:05:58

I saw Shirley Bassey in the toilets at Wimbledon one year. She walked in the exit door, straight to the front of a very large queue and walked into the first available loo. A very commonly spoken girl shouted out 'oi lady muck - there's a f...king queue for everyone, including you' but Shirley just stuck her nose in the air and walked into the cubicle.

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 18:08:46

Fair dos, Shirley is extremely old and may not have as good control of her bladder as younger women. The very old, like the very young, must be allowed to queue jump in loos.

Bridie3 Thu 02-Oct-08 18:10:50

Ooh, so disillusioned. Keeley H. always seems so sweet.

I'm glad people say Robbie W. is (usually) nice.

DaDaDa Thu 02-Oct-08 18:10:59

"Yes, it is!@DaDaDa

She's a sour faced moo."

I've always gone for grumpy women. Which is fortunate for Mrs DaDaDa. smile Although Kate Spicer is definitely a step too far.

Jux Thu 02-Oct-08 18:37:55

David Cassidy was a baby.
John Gielgud was delightful, gentle and incredibly self-effacing.
Tony Blackburn was an arrogant twat but otherwise inoffensive - except he was orange.
Vladimir Ashkenazy was patient and kind.
Most MPs are up themselves and plenty are thoroughly dishonest.
Pete Townsend was a grumpy old git.
Jose Carreras was very sweet (and had terrible stage fright - much reassurance required!)
Engelbert Humperdinck was a twat.
Frank Sinatra was extremely polite and percipient (when he came out of his sea of minders).
Hannah Gordon was a pain.

Lots of people who thought they were famous were ghastly. Lots of people who actually were famous were great.

unknownrebelbang Thu 02-Oct-08 18:39:38

Sir Harry Webb once asked DH if he knew who he was when DH asked him for some ID. (Massive event with loads of slebs/royalty several years back).

DH said, yes I know you're Harry Webb, but I need to see your ID.

Sir H was not amused.

kerala Thu 02-Oct-08 18:44:33

My friend served Geri Halliwell in a shoe shop when she was a student. Ginger spice would not deign to address my friend directly just via her PA "can you ask HER for a smaller size". Who does she think she is?!

My ex served Paul Daniels in a camera shop and he really is horrid apparently.

Peter Mandelson gave me a very mean glare in John Lewis when I smiled at him as I thought I recognised him.

Apparently Ulrika is a nightmare to work with.

WendyWeber Thu 02-Oct-08 18:47:51

"Lots of people who thought they were famous were ghastly"

Many years ago I worked Saturdays in WHSmith at Heathrow (when it was still a small enough airport for strolling from one terminal to another on pavements sad) & I encountered a large black man who said "do you have my record?"

(One-hit wonder Solomon King hmm)

I also came across the Stones - who all happily gave autographs except Charlie Watts, who declined but was v polite about it - the Animals & Manfred Mann, who were lovely, & Robert Wagner, who was a bit tossy but could have been worse as he was a Big Star in them days grin

kerryk Thu 02-Oct-08 18:50:24

my uncle worked with john leslie once.

(years before "that" episode with ulrika)

he said he is the biggest prick he has ever met in his life.

his brother on the other hand (grant stott- does panto/radio in edinburgh) is lovely.

we seen him in panto last year then when waiting on the coach outside he walked past on the way to the co-op and made a big thing of waving and smiling at all the kids.

turquoise Thu 02-Oct-08 18:53:33

In my (fairly limited) experience - the bigger the star the nicer they were - it's the soap stars/reality tv/popstrels that are twats.

Most charming and unassuming by a million miles was John Thaw.

turquoise Thu 02-Oct-08 18:55:13

Although older soap stars - June Brown, Pam St Clements etc, old school actors in other words - are lovely too. Hannah Waterman and her nobby boyfriend on the other hand - top wankers.

goingslowlyroundthebend Thu 02-Oct-08 18:58:33

Kevin Spacey or rather Mr Spacey you know, up himself, Diana Rigg, lovely, Andrew Lloyd Webber odd but nice, Denise Van Outen, lovely as is her boyfriend Lee Whatsit? Daniel Radcliffe... hmmmmm?

SorenLorensen Thu 02-Oct-08 19:13:30

According to my Mum, Christopher Eccleston has terrible table manners - talks and chews with his mouth open, shovels food in, puts his elbows on the table etc (she was having lunch in the Royal Exchange in Manchester when he was too). She said, "I've always liked him but he put me right off my soup." grin

And I was in the Hacienda one night when Mick Hucknall was there - he stood at the bar all night tossing his lovely red locks, with a "look at me I'm sooo cool and soooo famous" look on his face. OK, I didn't speak to him...but I could just tell he was a tosser (as if his albums didn't prove that already).

mrsshackleton Thu 02-Oct-08 19:14:16

Oh yeah saw robbie coltrane at a film premier once telling a little boy who asked him for an autograph to get out of his way
Nice
but agree with whoever said Ben Elton ia surprisingly nice. have met him and he's charming. was astonished

ChirpyGirl Thu 02-Oct-08 19:16:16

Richard Branson's parents live near my mum, and they love themselves, but Branson stepped on my 2 year old nieces toe when we were in the village, and then when she started crying looked really pissed off and snapped, 'well she shouldn't have been in my way' and stropped off.
She was behind him in a queue and he just stepped back with no warning. Nice.

Portofino Thu 02-Oct-08 19:17:13

Sir Alec Ferguson is a miserable old git - though is rather famous for this.

Met loads of the Man U players years ago and they were all lovely - even Becks. (Ryan Giggs was the exception I think)

Michael Douglas and CZJs invited dd to play with their kids in a restaurant in NY. I was truly star struck and couldn't utter a word.

TheCrackFox Thu 02-Oct-08 19:17:15

Van Morrison, is a miserable wanker.

Robbie Williams is lovely.

mrsshackleton Thu 02-Oct-08 19:18:37

elizadonot
I bet your brother is Jamie Oliver

Catz Thu 02-Oct-08 19:22:55

I did some work as an extra when I was a student and two of us once spent several hours filming with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. He was very friendly and polite, asking us about ourselves etc (and very attractive though the same age as my granddad...). She didn't deign to notice us in the whole time and simply stood imperiously whilst her minions fussed around her.

frasersmummy Thu 02-Oct-08 19:23:57

Dorothy Paul (comedienne famous in her own lunch time up here in sunny scotland) is a twat.

She was in a supermarket queue I was in .. she was pushing her way up saying "I have to get back to my work in tv". When she got to me (who had 2 items to her about 12)I informed her that I had to get back to wrok too and wouldnt be long.. the language from her was pretty colourful

A friend of mine was once unfortunate enough to rent the flat immediately below Marie Helvin. She was a complete nightmare.

Portofino Thu 02-Oct-08 19:30:49

I remember hearing a great story some time ago where someone bumped into a guy in a restaurant. She knew she knew him from somewhere but couldn't think quite where from - after 20 mins of her listing every house, job, mutual friend, holiday etc that could be the common link, with him humouring her, he finally said "My name is Des Lynam and I present Match of the Day" LOL and many blush on her behalf....

priceyp Thu 02-Oct-08 19:37:22

Keith Allen, bit letchy and very short.

Fern Britton, one of the lovliest ladies I've ever met, just wonderful and does loads of unpublicised community stuff!

priceyp Thu 02-Oct-08 19:42:26

Portofino, my mum did that at the Chelsea Flower Show. Chatting away to Phillip Schofield as if he was an old friend. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that she realised who he was. This was back when Gordon the Gopher was the famous one.

MatNanPlus Thu 02-Oct-08 19:53:02

Met Sean Connery in the early 90's and he was delightful.

Have heard Ben Fogel can be a bit tetchy

Tinker Thu 02-Oct-08 19:53:39

Am glad to see Anna Friel and Vic Reeves on here - am not remotely surprised by the snottiness of either of them

hatwoman Thu 02-Oct-08 20:00:01

what a marvellous thread. Jonathan Ross did an industry awards night I once went to and - no surprises - told some pretty awful homophobic jokes. My (gay) friend took him up on it when he came round the tables afterwards and he was horrid. although I guess he was backed into a corner (through his own prejudice, mind) so was bound to be twattish.

TheNinkynork Thu 02-Oct-08 20:00:08

DH used to meet slebs when he worked in the computer games industry. He says Roger Waters is a complete knob and Victoria Beckham is an ignorant loud-mouthed cow. David is lovely though apparently, as is Johnny Depp envyenvy

hatwoman Thu 02-Oct-08 20:02:19

what a marvellous thread. Jonathan Ross did an industry awards night I once went to and - no surprises - told some pretty awful homophobic jokes. My (gay) friend took him up on it when he came round the tables afterwards and he was horrid. although I guess he was backed into a corner (through his own prejudice, mind) so was bound to be twattish.

Fadge Thu 02-Oct-08 20:07:30

Cilla Black.

Lived in her village in my teens and she was really really really nasty to everyone. Completely unlike her public persona.

The lovely Debbie McGee however, was... lovely!

georgimama Thu 02-Oct-08 20:07:40

How funny, I read the thread title and was about to offer my Jim Davidson anecdote, and the OP is about Jim Davidson. Twat.

hatwoman Thu 02-Oct-08 20:10:40

love the Des Lynham anecdote. he's my friend's uncle.

fanjolina Thu 02-Oct-08 20:11:39

When I met Anna Friel she was really, really lovely. She went out of her way to speak to me.

LadySweet Thu 02-Oct-08 20:12:05

Mark Little aka Joe Mangle is a total knob

georgimama Thu 02-Oct-08 20:13:33

I'm going to stick up for Hugh Grant, he bought a pen from me in Ryman the stationer and he was lovely.

beanieb Thu 02-Oct-08 20:14:17

Will Self. He was doing a book signing and wanted to light up a fag - in a bookshop. We said 'no'. He said 'well it's not a normal fag' we said 'still no'.

Thing is I had an irrational hatred for him back then, but these days I quite like him.

David Icke was horrid too. Met him from the train (andother book signing) and the first thing he said was 'don't like Cardiff, bad vibes'

beanieb Thu 02-Oct-08 20:15:39

Nicest was James Elroy, the author. Scary looking but a total sweetheart.

HeadFairy Thu 02-Oct-08 20:15:47

Carrie Princess Leia Fisher is a right old grumpy cow. I had to look after her when I was a runner at the London Studios once, she bitched and moaned the whole time, I made a passing gag about Princess Leia and she told me to fuck off. Was quite tempted to spit in her coffee.

beanieb Thu 02-Oct-08 20:17:08

Oh and I have a very interesting Noel Gallagher story from 1994 which involves my best mate, my house, a gig, sex and lift back to his hotel via my work - I've 'dined out' on it for years!

changer22 Thu 02-Oct-08 20:20:03

Richard Branson pinched SIL's arse (she was working for him) and he and his mother laughed. Was up for sexual harrassment not long after (by someone else). Was apparently well known for it.

Used to work in a theatre/concery venue, so met a few 'famous' people. Majority were lovely and totally down to earth.

Have to agree with op though. Jim Davidson is an arrogant sexist perv not a very nice man.

Also one of ant & dec (back when they were pj and duncan) was a bit of a twat. Not the one with the darker hair, he was lovely. The smaller one. (still don't know which is which)

beanieb Thu 02-Oct-08 20:23:07

OMG about Richard Branson! I thought he would be nice and was thinking yesterday that his marriage has lasted (hasn't it?) and no one has ever done a kiss and tell about him - or have they?

wilkos Thu 02-Oct-08 20:30:19

alan titchmarsh was VERY lovely to my mum at RHS Wisley Garden

she said 'he chatted to me like we had been friends for years!"

bless smile

CrushWithEyeliner Thu 02-Oct-08 20:31:36

Gene Wilder - Really really lovely

Deborah Harry - cold, scary, has a silver glow about her - really beautiful still

Goldie Hawn - emerging from the cubicles at Nobu after spending 15mins in there (clears throat) gave a really lovely warm cheeky smile, looks like she would be heaps of fun on a night out

Matt Goss - a weirdo perv

Tanita Tikaram - aloof

Brad from neighbours (remember him the blonde surfer) dreamy!!!!

PavlovtheCat Thu 02-Oct-08 20:35:14

Michaela Strachen!

Whey back I was little I was on 'Freetime' with her and Andy Peters with my school. We all went to the local leisure centre, splashed about in the swimming pool a bit and she wore the most see-through swimming cossie you could imagine - with boys of about 12-14 around her! shock. She was sitting on these huge 'balls' in the water with the cameras on her while she did her presenting thing, with us splashing around behind her, and these two boys about 12 or so tried to climb onto these balls with her for a shot in the camera, she pushed them off telling them to piss off shock!!! She was really horrible about it!

I however, got to sit next to Andy Peters in a jacuzzi - I am sure they would not allow it these days hmm grin.

Megglevache Thu 02-Oct-08 20:36:22

Fio I think Vic and Nancy spend all their time in supermarkets trying to get spotted I am sure. I've seen them about three or four times in different ones. grin Him secretly hoping people are checking them out.

Their kids are so cute.(Unless they were borrowed ones that is)

scrambledhead Thu 02-Oct-08 20:42:31

Jeremy Irons. Arrogant tw*t. Used to come into shop I worked in when I was a student. I ALWAYS used to ask him his name

monkeyme Thu 02-Oct-08 20:42:52

Stan Collimore - git.
From DH - Atomic Kitten, Preston (as in sleb BB) and Sandy Thom - all so far up their own arses, they're almost inside out.
Howard Marks was really lovely!!

TheOldestCat Thu 02-Oct-08 20:46:06

Jeremy Beadle once told me to feck off. And my mate and I were collecting dosh for charidee at the time!

Agree about Richard Branson. I have met him a couple of times, he is a bit of a sleazeball.

Ardal O'Hanlon is lovely.

noonki Thu 02-Oct-08 20:57:39

I can only think of meeting the Crankies when I was about six in a restaurant, they were very friendly

god my life has just been sooooo glam smile

noonki Thu 02-Oct-08 20:59:15

ooohhh and I said 'hello' to the actor who was Mike from neighbours and then became a hollywood actor (in Memento and Queen of the Desert)

I thought I knew him and he gave me a lovely smile back!

ilookbetterwithdrink Thu 02-Oct-08 20:59:26

Mamazon and I met Calvin from Hollyoaks recently and he realy was a nob head.
Very pleased with himslef

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 21:00:58

Glenda Jackson once picked up DS's rattle in Blackheath Safeway. She was rather forbidding.

Lionel Blair is my hero
He is perfectly fab

Slouchy Thu 02-Oct-08 21:02:50

Robert Plant - benign local eccentric. A friend went out with him for a while when she was 17 and he was 40. hmm.

Sidge Thu 02-Oct-08 21:07:27

Jimmy Saville is a right dirty perv.

We met him in the 70s at a promo thing and he groped my mum - seriously groped her [yuk]

ShowOfHands Thu 02-Oct-08 21:13:14

Yes dh says Alan Titchmarsh is extremely nice.

Billy Connolly ditto.

Kilroy Silk is an arrogant meanie.

Roger Daltry - lovely to me on a regular basis between the ages of 5-10, then again when I was a teen/early 20 and saw him again a few times.

Ed Giddins - a nobody sussex cricketer yonks ago was dreadfully behaved and offensive at Colin Wells benefit night and again the next night at Ian Salisbury's pre-stag meal. I was young and a bit green, he was obviously on something. He put his hand up my skirt when I was waitressing. Asked me to 'shake hands with his wife's breakfast' (someone had to explain that blush) in the end the head chef had to intervene. I.S. was v sorry for his friend's behaviour and invited me to join them clubbing in Brighton for his stag night (coach just leaving) I refused - like I was going to get on a coach with 30 blokes, I obviously wasn't that green!

hellsbells76 Thu 02-Oct-08 21:25:46

yeah vic and nancy are pretty vile. they live near me and yes they always seem to be out shopping. vic once stepped right over my dd's pushchair once (instead of walking round or saying 'excuse me' or anything.

terry nutkins and chris packham - saw them at the east of england show many moons ago, lots of excited kids queueuing up for their autograph and they couldn't have been ruder or more offhand.

used to work in a wine shop in stratford upon avon right by the theatres and we had our fair share of thespy types. most of them were arrogant twats but particularly cherie 'don't you know who i am?' 'er, not really' lunghi, also richard griffiths. but peter egan was a regular and he was just gorgeous. adam woodyatt was a nice chap too.

<disclaimer>this may not be remotely true and i kind of hope that it isn't, but a friend of a friend once went on a date with chris eccleston and swears he came in his pants at the restaurant table <boak>

themoon66 Thu 02-Oct-08 22:03:14

Ian Botham was lovely to DD when she had to fly alone from Leeds Bradford airport and was sat next to him. She said he chatted nicely to her all the way.

Richard Whitley came to my mum and dads golden wedding street party and was great fun. Although he did talk to my norks instead of my face. In his defence he was VERY VERY drunk.

Princess Diana told an oaf of a man to stand up and let me (very pregnant with DS) have his seat at a garden party.

Bloke who played Mike Baldwin in Corrie. Miserable little bugger.

MadameOvary Thu 02-Oct-08 22:23:05

Jerry Sadowitz was vile to me out of nowhere in the street years ago. Cant remember what he said, just that he was an utter rude twat.

DP did a reading at same bill as Vic Reeves when he was promoting his autobiog (VR not DP). Said he was v drunk and lechy.

BitOfFun Thu 02-Oct-08 22:32:11

Have posted this before, but thought I'd re-share! smile

I sat in the next booth in a swanky bar to Some of Westlife (I didn't know who was who then) and my mate pointed them out. I went to ask them for an autograph for my daughter (who would prob not be arsed to be honest). The one who does most of the singing (Shane Filan, since I googled) asked me "Is that an engagement ring?", and I said "No, it's just a ring", and then he said "Well bend over then and show us your other one" ...I told him he was the biggest arsehole in there that night.

Brian McFadden was at the bar and said to John Forget-his-name very famous ex-Liverpool player that I was pretty, who replied that "She'd look better with my bollocks on her chin" I have concluded that male slebs in bars are rude and nasty...

Noel Gallagher told his mate (who told me) that I had beautiful hair. Which was nice.

Ohh Derek Hatton. What an absolute slime ball tosser. Was on holiday in the Caribbean & he was there with some golfing consortium type group. He spent his time <ahem> shagging sharing with 2 girls from Burnley. Classy. Also admitted the only reason he wasn't banged up was because he had a good brief (this was about 12 years or so ago).

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 22:37:54

Have remembered Peter Tatchell

V. civilised and nice

LittleBella Thu 02-Oct-08 22:38:21

(But I wasn't dressed in bishops' robes at the time)

LemonyAle Thu 02-Oct-08 22:43:08

Alex James (Blur bassist) was an epic arse who massively reckoned himself (circa 1998). He seems to have improved since he moved to the country to make cheese etc.

hester Thu 02-Oct-08 22:48:58

Brad Pitt - LOVELY guy.

cupcakesinthesnow Thu 02-Oct-08 22:50:13

One of my best friends whom I have been friends with since we were 5 could have done a kiss and tell on Branson - quite a few times...very sad hen he first told me as didnt see him as 'like that'

hester Thu 02-Oct-08 22:56:35

Paul Weller - really up himself and dreadful attitude to women.

hellsbells76 Thu 02-Oct-08 23:23:07

i've also heard about branson being a creepy old lech from people who have been unfortunate enough to work with him. he must have one hell of a good publicist to keep his 'mr nice guy' public image up grin

hellsbells76 Thu 02-Oct-08 23:23:34

<wonders if this thread has wandered into libel territory yet...>

3littlefrogs Thu 02-Oct-08 23:26:08

I was thinking that too. SWMNBN all over again?

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 02-Oct-08 23:29:15

Baby Spice

Up herself, conceited, not very honest about various things and will trample over anyone for 'fame'.

Appearances really can be deceptive.

Allegedly.

Ebberley Thu 02-Oct-08 23:51:23

Dawn French : Moody, curt and terribly important.

Dot Cotton from East Enders : Sweet!

handlemecarefully Fri 03-Oct-08 00:34:23

"Asked me to 'shake hands with his wife's breakfast' (someone had to explain that )"

Actually, can someone explain that to me please?

combustiblelemon Fri 03-Oct-08 00:44:38

Seriously HMC?

handlemecarefully Fri 03-Oct-08 00:46:23

Yes seriously blush

Either I am an innocent abroad or a fick twunt grin, but no, I don't get it

handlemecarefully Fri 03-Oct-08 00:47:45

Hang on, I've just posted that but think I might have worked it out. Did he mean his John Thomas? (ewwww)

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 03-Oct-08 00:47:59

Has anyone said cod yet? wink

Soapbox Fri 03-Oct-08 00:49:52

Kirsty Wark (newsnight lady) a real laugh!

I met her in the Ubiquitous Chip (restaurant in Glasgow, which I believe she uses as her 'local').

I was on a hen weekend and was eating there on the Sat night. Went to the loo and she said to me 'oooohh are you having a good night?', I replied 'Oh yes, fab time, I'm here with a hen party so we've had loads of wine.' she said 'umm, well, I could tell because of the thing on your head.' I put hand to head and thought 'oh bugger, I forgot I was wearing a head band with a those wiry, spirally things with eyes at the end of them.' I started to laugh, she started to laugh and we were weeping with laughter at my complete intransigence as to the head wear I was sporting!grin

She was really chatty and the kind of person I could easily have spent more time with, had the hen party not been beckoning

combustiblelemon Fri 03-Oct-08 00:54:13

Very ewwww

Jeepney Fri 03-Oct-08 08:30:24

My sister met Sir Cliff and said though he wasn't rude he clearly thought very highly of himself.

I sat next to Phil Mitchell on a plane once (Steve McFadden I think) and he was lovely very polite to people who kept calling him Phil, and very smiley.

DP literally bumped into "Big" (SATC) envy and he apologised to DP even tough it was DP's fault!

DP also "met" (not technically but watched as loads of his mates met him as he refused to be starstruck hmm) and he was very friendly and down to earth as was Coleen who even took photo's of Wayne with DP's mates while they were on their honeymoon in Vegas!

Jeepney Fri 03-Oct-08 08:32:01

Clearly on my last post I should actually mention the guy who DP technically didn't meet!!

It was supposed to read:

DP also "met" (not technically but watched as loads of his mates met him as he refused to be starstruck ) Wayne Rooney and he was very friendly and down to earth as was Coleen who even took photo's of Wayne with DP's mates while they were on their honeymoon in Vegas!

medogsarebarking Fri 03-Oct-08 08:55:48

I don't know his name but tall chap who used to be in 'Watching' years ago. My friend bumped into him in a nightclub in Manchester and said "don't I know you?". he replied "I wouldn't think so - I've never worked in a Northern factory". Dickhead.

I bumped into Philip Middlemiss (Des from Corrie) in habitat - I thought he was someone I worked with and just said a cheery "hello". He said a nice hello back. I got outside ans realised who he was blush.

My friend interviewed Terry Pratchett and said he was a bit stand-offish and criticised her interview technique a bit (she was journalism student). I refuse to believe he's horrid though because he's my hero.

mamadiva Fri 03-Oct-08 09:05:56

Hardly a celeb but Tony from Corrie is a wanker!

He was in a program called River City which is filmed where I used to live and we were on taking some kids down for a tour and I was holding one of the kids as she fell, we were walking through the swing doors and he went through in front of us he just let the door swing back in our faces and when my boss said well thank you for holding the door sir he told her to 'shut her face he's not there to hold doors for visitors, he's an actor'

If thats what you want to call what he does fair enough but I have to say he's shit

Yes, HMC his JT lol.

Seriously EEWWW

angelene Fri 03-Oct-08 09:13:16

Eddie Izzard was lovely and said he liked my top (it was a green sparkly number)
Jarvis Cocker is completely fab, and Russell Senior, former Pulp guitarist/violinist is a total gem.
Christian Slater is a total wanker!

Pushpinia Fri 03-Oct-08 09:15:16

Oh I met Susannah York when I was about 10. We went on a school trip to a local posh school to see their production of her play she wrote.

She was in the audience and at the interval I went to speak to her, all excited, to tell her we had the same first name blush

she said (politely though) that she did not have time to talk to me as she was rushing off to some social engagemtne sad

Scarletibis Fri 03-Oct-08 09:17:11

Another one for Michaela Strachan - who walked into a hairdressers and demanded a haircut on the spot. Upon being refused she said 'DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?'

My mum too has met Alan Titchmarsh, said he was lovely 'just like he is one the telly'

angelene Fri 03-Oct-08 09:17:16

Oh and Catherine Zeta Jones is a complete bitch.

sfxmum Fri 03-Oct-08 09:17:49

not nasty tale but

Martin Sheen is exceptionally nice and not starry at all talking to everyone regardless of 'rank' very humble and normal
and this was at the time of the West Wing

Portofino Fri 03-Oct-08 09:23:40

Years ago me and a work colleague stayed overnight in a hotel at the same time as the Williams Formula 1 team. Being a bit of a spaz about the sport - didn't recognise anyone and had a good laugh with a group of the mechanics. Much vino was consumed and I was doing a bit of eye flirting with a nice looking one. Lots of smiles in return. I was in a relationship at the time so reluctantly decided I'd better not chat him up (even in my inebriated condition - was most tempted to fling myself at him). Saw him again in reception in the morning - more smiles, and how are you today's etc. Drove off with a sigh and went back to work. Another colleague said that there MUST have been someone famous there so looked up some piccies on the internet. The nice looking mechanic turned out to be farking Jaques Villeneuve !!! blush blush

He was so sweet, and obviously thought I knew who he was. I still cringe a bit at the thought that one more glass and I could have hideously embarrassed myself blush

Chequers Fri 03-Oct-08 09:25:26

Spoke to Natalie Imbruglia on the phone when I worked for a credit card company - she was a right stroppy mare.

Portofino Fri 03-Oct-08 09:26:10

Or maybe I'm putting myself down a bit and I really might have got a shag snog out of it. grin Though Dannii Minogue I am not.....

Pushpinia Fri 03-Oct-08 09:26:22

I'm really disappointed about some of these! sad

I always fancied Nicholas Lyndhurst...

My landlord isn't a celeb as such but his father was the late Sir A.R. who sailed round the world, and he now is a sea captain, delivers yachts to people all over the world, south america, all sorts of exciting pirate filled locations which he tells us stories about grin

He comes round to help us with the flat and is so gorgeous and wonderful and talks to my little boy like he is his own smile

He was on TV the other week when it was the anniversary. So he is sort of famous! Couldn't be lovelier.

Dropdeadfred Fri 03-Oct-08 09:38:30

Bryan Ferry was nice but very shy.

I was engged to the manager of the hammersmith odeon (when it was still a real music venue) and therefore got to meet loads of people in the bar and back stage

Mike Read (the one from swap shop not eastenders) was nice but a bit of a wally

MadreInglese Fri 03-Oct-08 09:45:15

Mary Nightingale (newsreader)

I checked her in and out when I worked as a hotel receptionist. She was the snootiest rudest most arrogant guest I ever dealt with.

MadreInglese Fri 03-Oct-08 09:46:43

Scarletibis I'm amazed that Michaela Strachan has ever been to a hairdresser!

Vulgar Fri 03-Oct-08 09:52:49

Shaun Ryder, Bez and all of the Happy Mondays are really friendly. I met them during the Madchester time.

I saw Jim Davidson in a supermarket in Dubai.

He had a packet of Odor-Eaters in his basket.

wilbur Fri 03-Oct-08 09:54:25

Ian Hislop = pita. I know he's clever and witty and all that, but gawd, would it kill him to smile and say hello and possibly even chat for 30 seconds with people who are detailed to look after him for a whole evening?

Ditto the previous Vic Reeves comments - once had to interview him and Bob, longest, most agonising 20mins of my life. Would rather give birth than do that again.

Wilbur, I am surprised.

My DH often travels back on the same train as IH and IH always politely asks, "Have you finished with that?" when dh folds up his newspaper, often commutes just nick it if you don't sit on it! Although I suppose thay are all grumpy whatsits on the long evening (and morning fwiw) commute so no-one would notice.

LouMacca Fri 03-Oct-08 10:06:15

Some of these stories are great!

Sat on the same row as the Manchester Utd team at an Oasis concert a few year ago.

David Beckham was so gorgeous and a lovely guy. He chatted to me and my DH before the concert (DH not too impressed as he is a City fan)

Gary Neville was a total prat. Never smiled all night, could hear him whining through the concert and he was moaning to David that he didn't want to go backstage to meet the band afterwards. Have seen him round Manchester a few times, he is a total misery.

Fabien Bartez was there with Linda Evangelista, she was totally stunning in the flesh.

MadreInglese Fri 03-Oct-08 10:12:49

Oh I just remembered,

We stayed in Newcastle a while ago and when checking out on Sunday morning I was quite peeved with the crowd of about 20 blokes next to and behind me, all swearing and leering and shouting, including the C word.

I assumed they were just a load of louts on a stag do until my excited DP told me as we left that they were all Man City footballers!

What a bunch of noboids. Forty squillion quid a year (or whatever insane salary they're on) obviously does not buy you manners or mouthwash.

Dh days Ray Reardon is an arrogant c*nt

Dh once asked Joss Ackland 'who are you??' grin

The nicest 'celeb' was Fine Time Fontaine (I think that's right and I think that's how you spell it) and the rest of the Heartbeat cast - FTF used to ask Dh about our DD1 even though he had never met her.

Lynda Bellingham was lovely and polite when I met her.

John Craven, he is lovely!! I used to serve him in the pub where I worked with his late night nip of Famous Grouse.

Vanessa Redgrave - up herself. Her driver hates her grin

mrsshackleton Fri 03-Oct-08 11:00:18

Ivanka Trump = absolutely delightful and down to earth! |(this is mini trump not her mother who is notoriously vile)
Sandi Toksvig is also charmalicious.
Bryan Ferry tried to get off with a friend of mine. He must have been about 45 and married, she was 23.
Elvis Costello made a pass at me when I was 15, though probably I didn't look it.
Simon le Bon perved all over a friend of mine at a party until Yasmine stomped up and frostily introduced herself.
Wyclef Jean is the rudest, most arrogant arsehole in the stratosphere.
And for the oldies amongst us. Aged eight or whatever I once met my heroine Noel Streatfield, as in Ballet Shoes, at a book signing. She was lovely to me but refused to sign the girl behind me's piece of paper because it was too scruffy. She said something like "how dare you" iirc. My heart was broken.
Still going to read her books to dds though!

hifi Fri 03-Oct-08 11:15:58

elle mcphearson is beyond vile
bob geldof is nasty

arfishy Fri 03-Oct-08 11:31:57

I'm in Australia so out of the main sleb circuit but as far as Aussie celebs go, Nicole Kidman is horrific, top designer Collette Dinnigan is a nightmare with 3 nannies, including a day one, night one and 'emergency' one and Hi-5 are chain-smoking party animals but huge fun and very nice.

pagwatch Fri 03-Oct-08 11:40:39

Had drinks with Freddie Mercury. Lovely, unassuming - introduced himself even though I clearly knew who he was. Really quiet voice. Charming and very very polite.
Shame was his 'friends' were all tossers.

Felicity (lynn from Alan Partridge) is just the nicest woman inthe world. Really really sweet.

LouMacca Fri 03-Oct-08 11:43:49

Nicole Kidman horrific? Really? I think she seems really sweet and down to earth. Dish the dirt!

niceglasses Fri 03-Oct-08 11:46:59

Another one for Kate Adie - incredibly rude and up herself. Numpty.

arfishy Fri 03-Oct-08 11:58:49

I know the girl who did the costumes on her last movie (NK). Apparently she is vile.

angemorange Fri 03-Oct-08 12:07:01

Ed Byrne (comedian) is a great guy and very nice - went to Uni with him.
Met Bobby Davro (comedian from years ago and also very nice).
Had friend who worked in telly - said Danni Minogue a nightmare (this was in late 90's) and Vic Reeves total knob!! Think it comes across with Vic now - complete twit.

georgimama Fri 03-Oct-08 13:27:55

Christian Slater can't be a wanker, say it isn't so! I love him.

mrsshackleton Fri 03-Oct-08 13:34:53

Specially for airfishy
Russell Crowe apparently biggest twat of them all
He makes anyone writer/director who wants to work with him visit his outback ranch where as a "test" they have to get as drunk as possible with his mates at the local shebeen. If they prove themselves to be hard enough Russ is in and then makes poor writer/director's life misery for the next couple of years and they wish they'd never bothered.

mrsshackleton Fri 03-Oct-08 13:39:12

oh, and it may not surprise you to learn martine mccutcheon is not loved by the little people
am on a roll ... stopping now grin

Horton Fri 03-Oct-08 13:42:30

Alan Rickman is an arse. And so is Neil Morrissey.

My votes for nicest slebs go to Simon Callow and Eddie Izzard.

Horton Fri 03-Oct-08 13:43:23

Alan Rickman is an arse. And so is Neil Morrissey.

My votes for nicest slebs go to Simon Callow and Eddie Izzard.

georgimama Fri 03-Oct-08 13:50:33

Simon Callow does seem lovely. I was taken on a class trip to see him at the National Theatre in the Alchemist. Afterwards we were waiting for our coach and he appeared to be standing waiting at a bus stop (!), we all shouted excitedly "Mr Callow, Mr Callow!" and ran towards him. He legged it. Poor bloke.

Lulu --just tooooooooo up herself and we needed earplugs

Vic reeves --what everyone has said

Bob Mortimer--complete opposite

Jools Holland --kindlyness itself

that bloke who used to be in Hollyoaks/used to go out with Rachel stevensJeremy--a prize tool.

Horton Fri 03-Oct-08 13:53:10

Oh dear, sorry about double posting.

stroppyknickers Fri 03-Oct-08 13:54:11

Sheila Hancock wrote me a lovely letter once. Does that count? V sad at Alan R being awful as I lurve him.

wobbegong Fri 03-Oct-08 14:10:46

My mother once asked Jamiroquai to move his Ferrari from outside her house as she was expecting a John Lewis delivery.

She didn't recognise him, of course, but reported he was rather scruffy. But he did move it, bless.

mumof2222222222222222boys Fri 03-Oct-08 14:12:02

i was meeting my brother for a drink at Hotel du Vin during teh Labour Conference a couple of years ago. Gordon Brown walked in and looked directly at DS1 (just 1 and not on top form). I have never seen such dirty looks!

My hairdresser says that Terry Wogan is lovely, but he went right off Ralph Fiennes after he did his hair as he was v arrogant. But his worst celeb was Sophie Anderton.

suzywong Fri 03-Oct-08 14:18:15

all the ones I've had in my kitchen when I was chef to the stars have been very nice.
only stand out ones that I didn't really care for are the lead singer of a "crazy" British Band with 7 members and "loose pants" who was very polite but told me he wasn't hungry and wouldn't be eating. Perhaps it was the white powder up his nose that curtailed his appetite
And the guitarist from Culture Club. Arse.

MissClavel Fri 03-Oct-08 14:28:24

Richard Branson - can absolutely confirm what everyone else says. Lech.

But for the Alan Rickman fans, don't despair. We were a few tables away from him at a restaurant in Notting Hill years ago - he was having a romantic dinner à deux, my friend had had a crush on him for ages, and at the end of the night, the wine overcame her better judgement, and she gatecrashed his date to say hello. He was entirely charming, when, I imagine, he can't actually have been that pleased.

Unless he was having a grim date and grateful for the distraction, I guess.

BabyHare Fri 03-Oct-08 14:39:26

oooooh love this!!!

Richard Branson - in courchevel whilst skiing said to me "he - llo" in a ding dong kind of way...

Nigella Lawson - very beautiful and tiny and totally lovely

Lulu - dreadful and VERY loud

Peter Stringfellow - ok (ish)

Ross Kemp - very very nice indeed

A make up artist friend of mine said that the Spice Girls were dirty!

thats all I can remember at the moment!

ooooo Natalie Imbruglia in a lift in Harvey Nicks - TEEEENEY WEEENEY!

xx

I met Bryan Adams the year he had the Robin Hood hit, unfortunately I had a huge crush on him at the time and lost the power of speech when he spoke to me blush. He was lovely though. It was after a huge gig and he looked shattered but he was very friendly and down to earth and let us in on details of his next UK tour.

DH has met a few tv 'stars' through his work recently. Carol Vorderman was very nice but Anthony Head was rather grumpy.

georgimama Fri 03-Oct-08 15:23:23

Oh, I've got another, Sophie Ellis Bexter. Complete madam when she sang at the BBC New Year celebrations a couple of years ago. Rude to everyone, pronunced she would never work with the BBC again. I'm sure the Beeb are devestated.

tiredemma Fri 03-Oct-08 15:25:52

Ooh- what a cryptic clue suzywong!!

faustina Fri 03-Oct-08 15:25:53

Jon Ronson is a lovely person

Sid Vicious was a hero - honestly - way above and beyond the call of duty

can't think of anyone celeb-ish who was nasty

DaDaDa Fri 03-Oct-08 15:31:02

Oooh, Jon Ronson. <rubs hands and waits for Aitch to arrive>

faustina Fri 03-Oct-08 15:32:38

yes I know, I remember the thread but he WAS really really nice

DaDaDa Fri 03-Oct-08 15:54:12

I'm a fan too. He has such a great voice, and he's not at all self-absorbed. <waves red flag...>

LOL at 'never work with the BBC again'. Won't affect her career at all, I'm sure, cos they're only a minor, niche broadscaster, aren't they?

Tiggly Fri 03-Oct-08 18:55:34

I'm stumped at the Suzywong clue, can anyone help a dullard like me?

kerryk Fri 03-Oct-08 18:59:07

Jamiroquai once stayed at a hotel my aunt worked at.

she said he was gorgeous and so lovely to all the staff, he singed loads of autographs and had his pictures taken.

it was when he was going out with dvo but she was not there.

lovecat Fri 03-Oct-08 19:34:46

Susan Tully was a complete miserable cow and very full of herself, wouldn't sign autographs and had a face like a slapped arse when I came across her at the Telethon.

I refuse to believe anything bad about Stephen Fry.

and Joanna Lumley IS lovely - she smiled kindly at DH once when he was mooning after her like a lovestruck calf (instead of doing the sensible thing and applying for a restraining order) and he has loved her ever since...

Su Pollard also fab and not the least bit put out by being dragged off the street by a drunk into a pub to be introduced to a gang of other drunks... she was charm personified.

to the poster who Sean Hughes was rude to - my friend punched him onstage when he took hs glasses off him despite him asking him not to - hope that makes you feel better!

Tinker Fri 03-Oct-08 19:45:32

Who the hell would ask "Su" Tully for her autograph? grin

meglet Fri 03-Oct-08 19:47:46

Anpther vote for Jarvis Cocker being a sweetie. Never met an nasty celeb, then again i haven't met many celebs.

Michael Hutchence gave me a naughty wink once grin.

elkiedee Fri 03-Oct-08 19:51:44

Mrs Thatcher came to the funeral of my cousins' grandmother - the dead woman was her university tutor. She had also been active as a peace campaigner and her daughter read something that she'd written. Then at the end the daughter shook everyone's hand and thanked them for coming. That woman refused the handshake and completely cut her dead. FFS! If you go to a funeral, you may not agree with everything you hear (but the dead woman's political views were no more a secret than Mrs T's) - no excuse for being so rude.

I can't claim to have liked the woman before this incident but that really didn't impress much.

Chequers Fri 03-Oct-08 19:53:31

Elkiedee - I know a story regarding Mrs Thatcher and a ham sandwich she was served by a chef I know in a hotel.

crispyduck Fri 03-Oct-08 19:56:31

I met Bruce Grobelar(ex Liverpool player)at a party once and he is a complete tosser

Mmmm.... presumably "crazy" could be Mad and "loose pants" could be baggy trousers... or am I completely off the mark?

That relates to Suzy Wonng's post btw grin

WobblyPig Fri 03-Oct-08 20:06:15

mick Hucknell sleezed on my sister.

maureen Lipman is a tight-fisted witch who owes my dad money.

pagwatch Fri 03-Oct-08 20:11:22

lovcat
that was me !
thank you .
i feel much better.
grin

MrsSprat Fri 03-Oct-08 20:53:21

I heard that Alan Davies (curly Jonathan Creek, QI chap) is ahem, rather difficult. I can't bring myself to believe it though.

MrsBates Fri 03-Oct-08 21:11:13

My brother was treated very well by Brad Pitt - sounded lovely but alas I was not there.

Liza Minnelli - lovely but barmy (surprised?)

Ewan McGregor - very very nice indeed, as is his wife and his mum.

Don Warrington - bitter about not being a Shakesperean actor and an old lech

Christian Bale - boring and nicks fags

John Hurt - love him

John Cleese - arrogant

Sir Dickie Attenborough - charming and very sweet

Tom Baker - a fantastic loony

James Purefoy - a ladies' man but intelligent and fun - a good shoulder rubs...

KerryMum Fri 03-Oct-08 21:35:26

Michael Palin is one of the nicest people I have ever met, let alone celebrity.

KerryMum Fri 03-Oct-08 21:36:07

Gabriel Byrne could make you sell your soul just by looking at you.

MrsBates Fri 03-Oct-08 21:55:12

I am glad about Michael Palin - he reminds me of my dad so I have a very soft spot for him.

I saw Gabriel Byrne walking down Tottenham Court Road in the rain in a long dark coat - beautiful - and agree there was swirl of the satanic about the scene. Also saw him a little the worse for wear in Hampstead one morning but am sure he'd spent the night being marvellous company at a party all night.

ranting Fri 03-Oct-08 23:07:48

Am laughing at some of these, of the nice ones I've met, Sheila Hancock was utterly charming (glad to hear the same of John Thaw) and very polite, as was Honor Blackman, who was also very well turned out.

Not sure if Bob Wilson (ex arsenal goal keeper and coach) qualifies as a sleb but, met him a few weeks ago and he is lovely and surprisingly so was Eddie Jones (ex Aussie Rugby Union coach, ex assistant Springbok coach and now Sarries manager). He seemed quite shocked at being recognised by a 5ft redhead though.grin

dittany Fri 03-Oct-08 23:13:47

Alan Davies bit a tramp's ear (I wasn't the tramp).

MadameOvary Sat 04-Oct-08 00:08:20

All you Blake's 7 fans out there:
Gareth Thomas is a jovial lush and v. sweet
Paul Darrow is an arrogant knob.

wessexgirl Sat 04-Oct-08 00:09:49

<swoons even more> at Paul Darrow being arrogant knob.

Lulu is my great aunt's cousin. <serious>
She is a fucking bitch though.
My great aunt made her all her clothes for her first concerts etc, but when they turned up to see her Lulu was doing requests, my GA made a request, and signed it from her and Lulu refused to do it, she wouldn't even allow my GA back stage.

Oh, Anthony genn is lovely.
I met him at a gig and had a chat to him, he came out and just drank with the fans normally.

NotAnOtter Sat 04-Oct-08 00:27:12

miss hoolie is my next door neighbours bessie mate
i met her without knowing who she was and she was looooverly bu then i was totally un star struck and sat breastfeeding my baby without a care!

louis theroux dull

Jamie oliver - nice ish

benjamin zephaniah lovely

llyod cole up own jacksie

jack sugden off emmerdale (dp knew him) said he was just lovely

Richard whitley lived in our town ( total womaniser and letch)

MrsJohnCusack Sat 04-Oct-08 00:27:25

ooooh suzy I have heard many stories of that particular bloke and his drug taking via my sister

my mother refuses to believe it as she thinks he is a lovely boy

NotAnOtter Sat 04-Oct-08 00:30:38

my town is littered in slebs for net fornight due to literature festival i might go and do some stage door slumming by way of a mumsnet surveywink

cherie is here tinight will get the goss tomorrow

will self is here - anyone want to sponsor me for a hand shake

met billy bragg he is luuuverly

herbietea Sat 04-Oct-08 00:51:32

Andrew Ridgely and his wife Keren from Bananarama are so far up their own arses they can only talk shit. I was so disappointed when I met them.

Sophie Ward was rude and unaccomadating on the one time I met her.

toolly Sat 04-Oct-08 01:02:46

Susie Wong. Would I be wrong to suggest that you didn't take to Suggs from Madness then?

PortAndLemon Sat 04-Oct-08 01:05:05

A friend who worked with Martine McCutcheon said she was "a lovely girl, but as thick as pig shit".

suzywong Sat 04-Oct-08 01:05:21

I couldn't possibly comment, toolly

ShyBaby Sat 04-Oct-08 01:05:47

Esther rantzen (sp sorry)

was doing some advert for some fluffy nice series for heroic kids, heart badges and all that crap and blah blah at our local shopping centre when I was 12. We were so excited to see her, and sat on a bench nearby. She was sarcastic, bitter and nasty and basically told her camera crew to get shut of us pronto.

toolly Sat 04-Oct-08 01:07:55

Say no more, (index finger tapping on the side of my nose a la Monty Python)

twentypence Sat 04-Oct-08 04:35:18

Joan Collins did the "do you know who I am?" line to bloke at work who was in the habit of just pointing (vaguely it must be said) when asked where something was instead of running over and getting it which he was supposed to do. He said "No, who are you?" so she told him and he said "Really? I thought you were her mother".

I heard this delightful exchange because he couldn't talk under 150 decibels. Strangely he was not sacked for this, I suspect his boss had experienced her too.

Jim Davidson was drunk (and awful)

Nicest was Paul O'Grady (in his Lily Savage days) who kept me entertained for ages and when I told him he should be on the telly said he'd give it some thought blush.

Oh, and a newsreader off the BBC who asked if i would be kind enough to swap our horrible beige plastic bags for his gorgeous Tiffany one as he was meeting his wife and didn't want her to guess her Christmas present.

nothot Sat 04-Oct-08 09:36:04

I know someone who is the makeup artist to celebs and she said that michelle collins is a beatch to work for.

MissClavel Sat 04-Oct-08 09:51:45

Oh yes, Sheila Hancock is utterly lovely. She stayed at a place where I was working in France a long long time ago, and it was my nineteenth birthday while she was there, and she gave me a present and a card (me being the total stranger who was serving her breakfast). So I will love her forever more.

twentypence, that is a wonderful wonderful Joan Collins story grin

I used to do a radio thing which involved various stand up comedians - ime they are the worst as totally insecure and constantly sizing up whoever they're talking to, working out whether a. you could be useful to them or b. you might be competition. Rob Brydon was nice though. I should name names for the others but most of the worst seem to have vanished without trace

AbbeyA Sat 04-Oct-08 10:48:13

An interesting thread-I feel left out-I haven't met any celebrities! I am still hoping you will come back MisShackleton and tell us why Stephen Fry is vile. I am a bit disappointed in some, I thought they were nice. I haven't heard of quite a few. I am always hoping someone will use the 'Do you know who I am ' line so that I can say 'No'!

themoon66 Sat 04-Oct-08 18:07:51

Notanotter.... did you see my earlier post about Richard Whitely?? He was my mum's neighbour.

lovecat Sat 04-Oct-08 18:35:07

Ooh, I'd forgotten I'd met Michael Palin (at a book signing, not a proper meeting!) - I was standing in line for a friend to get a book signed for his BIL's crimbo prezzie, the queue was a mile long and it was taking so long because he was chatting to everyone. Ooh, he was lovely <swoons at memory> !

Tinker - this was in 1990, she was still in Eastenders then and a big crowd of kids wanted her autograph but she blanked them and stomped off past me (I was on big pledges duty so kept running back & forth between phones and studio managers so saw quite a few slebs hanging around) with a face that could sour lemons, muttering about 'losers' - nice lady hmm

And talking about booksigning has made me recall another lovely person - Julian Cope - when he published the Modern Antiquarian I dragged my mate along to his talk at the Virgin Megastore on TCR, tubes were late and so we ended up standing at the back, he came on through the crowd, saw us standing and asked us to come and sit right up front by the journos as there were 2 spare seats there <double swoon> He was another one for chatting to everyone for a good ten mins each, I didn't get my book signed til gone midnight, but he was utterly, utterly lovely.

Has an unfeasibly long head, though. Looks v. weird in RL/close up.

terrapin Sat 04-Oct-08 18:43:05

Harrison Ford - polite,friendly
Sporty spice - down to earth,kind,polite,dead nice
Janet street porter - rude rude rude,vile actually
Jade Goody - sweet
Liam Gallagher - surprisingly v nice
Noel Gallagher - held my hair when i was sick in a kerb(ahem)and got me a cab(and gave me a £5-well,t'was yrs ago.)
Peter Hook - friendly
Richard and Judy - polite,friendly,kind to small children!!
Kev and Sal,Jack and Vera, - lovely
Raquel - rude cow
David Bailey - obnoxious
Tony Wilson - charming,funny

jujumaman Sat 04-Oct-08 20:32:15

Maureen Lipman is a total beeetch

She once left an insane ranting message on my answerphone in which she told me I was me a "fucking cunt" - It's too long and boring a story but basically we'd met once in connection with work, her "people" hadn't been able to give me some necessary information for the project because it wasn't ready yet so we couldn't do everything we planned on that day. Even though it wasn't my fault at all I apologised to her face and been told it was perfectly fine, no problem at all, her people's fault blah blah

A couple of days later, wham, I got this psychotic message that went on for about fifteen minutes blaming me - it wasn't even remotely my fault. It was seriously scary and to this day I shudder when I see her on telly. All my friends thought it was hilarious though ... I know her daughter has big ishoos with her and I understand why.

I also once politely asked Stephen Fry the time and charmingly was told to Fuck Off. So am with MrsSh on that one.

sasamax Sat 04-Oct-08 20:36:16

Glen Michael (cartoon cavalcade) was LOVELY - although was gutted to discover that his name is Christopher Buckland - how disappointing!

Michelle Collins (Cindy from eastenders) was a stuck up cow, completely ignored me and my friend, signed autographs for us, but didn't look at or talk to us at all, was too busy chatting up a fireman. (This was at a local fete she opened). I was only 11 at the time, (obviously I wouldn't want her autograph now!)
Alan Rickman was very lovely, despite the fact I was babbling incoherantly at him (not drunk, just starstruck!). He's much shorter than I imagined him being...
Julian Dicks (ex West Ham player) was very nice, despite his hard man image. He was at a summer football school my brother went on many moons ago. He was very good with all the kids, as were all the players there.
My dad sat behind Posh Spice at an England match once. Apparently she ignored both the match and her children.

But on a more positive note, Rufus Wainwright was lovely and quite possibly the most beautiful man on Earth when you see him up close. I want to name the baby after him if it's a boy but DH won't let me angry

Moomin Sat 04-Oct-08 22:09:02

SofiaAmes knows some marvellous sleb gossip which I couldn't possibly repeat without her permission but she knows stuff about: Natalie Umbruglia; Skin from Skunk Anansi; Julien thingy from NipTuck who used to married to Dannii Minogue (it soooooooo annoys me to have to spell it like that), and other stuff I can't remember so well - except one of her friends is a famous plastic surgeon who knows the bloke who did Posh's tits.

Michael Hutchence rolled his eyes at my friend who was obsessed by him and when we met him she asked if she could touch his hair hmm blush. I don't blame him for thinking she was a weirdo! The shame

Frddie Starr had an op in the theatre where dh works and was real 'card' cracking jokes with ther nurses. Dh said it was all very tedious

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 05-Oct-08 09:02:35

My cousin, aged 14, ran into Jay Kay in Spain once at a hotel. They knew he was staying there and were hovering around outside. He invited them to come into the hotel club to dance [apparently no one in the club was dancing and he was very upset!] She and her friends had a lovely time dancing with him. They tried to swipe some champagne but he wouldn't let them! Then, when some nasty old perv started in on them, Jay came over and got real shirty with the perv and had the guy thrown out. He also put them in a cab home and made them leave a message at the hotel desk saying they got home ok!!!!!! This was around the time of the drunken headbutting incident as well. My aunt tells people hes her babysitter! grin

wintera Sun 05-Oct-08 11:36:14

Anyone remember TVAM? Thats what GMTV used to be called years ago. My Dad was a guest on it once as he used to be a Rugby referee and was lucky enough to referee at Wembley in 1985. I was 10 years old at the time and it was a fantastic experience that I will never forget.

Whilst we were there we met a few people who were very nice indeed. Ernie Wise was absolutely lovely. Couldn't have been nicer in fact. My Dad is a huge Morecambe and Wise fan so it meant a lot to him. Eric Morecambe had died the year before and Ernie had tears in his eyes when he spoke about him. Very touching.

Rusty Lee (remember her? the tv cook?) made a real fuss of me and showed us round everywhere. She was wonderful and completely barmy! Just like she was on the tele!

But do you know who was really horrible? Kim Wilde. She was in the waiting area with my Dad waiting to go on and she was absolutely ghastly. Real stroppy cow. My Dad asked for her autograph and said it was for me, even though I wasn't bothered as I wasn't a fan, and she got in a strop and rolled her eyes. Afterwards we all laughed about her and we tore up the autograph and stuck it in the bin!

I once saw Mel C picking a broccoli with her Mum in Morrisons, and people were going up to her and talking, she seemed very pleasant and wasn't bothered in the slightest. I regularly see Jennifer Elliston while out shopping and she seems ok but you can tell she really loves and craves the attention she is getting.

I was sat behind Francessca Annis once watching Richard II which starred her fella Ralph Fiennes. She is attractive for an older lady it has to be said, but my Hubby said she looked like mutton dressed as lamb to put it bluntly! At the end when Ralph was taking his bow she was jumping up and down shouting "Bravo" very loudly and she looked a bit like a groupie! It was a bit embarressing!

Oh, and I once met Tori Amos at one of her gigs and I got completely tongue tied and couldn't hardly speak. I must have looked a right tit! She was very nice though and tried to put me at ease, but I was completely in awe of her so I didn't make much sense.

Other than that my sister said Tony from Hollyoaks was very nice to her when she collecting for a worthy cause outside Asda once and he gave her loads of euros as he had just been on holiday. He said she could have the lot which was a decent sum as it saved him having to get it changed back to pounds!

inscotland Sun 05-Oct-08 19:31:30

Sat next to Bob Geldolf on a plane. Rude, arrogant, dirty and smelly man.

Marti Pellow (the Wets) lovely guy.

John Leslie is full of himself, cocky and arrogant.

Noel Edmunds is tiny but lovely!

GreenMonkies Sun 05-Oct-08 20:54:56

"Hi-5 are chain-smoking party animals but huge fun and very nice. "

arfishy I cannot allow this to be true, my DD1 (5) absolutely loves Hi-5, so this has to be a fib. They must be as sweet and pure as they seem on the tv, but I do need to ask if Charli really does talk like that or is the cutesy-little-girl voice put on for the telly?

arfishy Sun 05-Oct-08 22:17:55

grin. She does talk like that. She is terribly thin though.

UnquietDad Sun 05-Oct-08 23:13:47

I've interviewed a few 80s stars. Carol Decker from T'Pau - her people had said a few things which had made me nervous, but she was lovely, really chatty and a great interviewee. I didn't ask her about the fan who had, ahem, got excited all over her dress, though.

Princess was really calm and smooth and professional - another very friendly and talkative person and had a good sense of humour.

Buster from Bad Manners was a good laugh and very self-effacing, and happy to talk about his weight-reducing operation!

I don't think I met any arseholes - sorry!!

themoon66 Mon 06-Oct-08 11:23:25

I was once on the same plane as Vanessa Feltz and her 'people'. She was late getting on and then swept down the aisle with the immortal words 'don't you know who I am.

There is no way that woman is a size 12. And DH reckons she is one of the uglest women he has ever seen.

sparkybabe Mon 06-Oct-08 12:19:01

My sister was interviewed on TVAM about her infertility treatments. Robert Winston was another guest, and he was vile to her afterwards, told here that someone 'like her' should not have kids.! angry

LouMacca Mon 06-Oct-08 12:25:49

sparkybabe - what did he mean by 'someone like her?' How rude!

sparkybabe Mon 06-Oct-08 12:28:27

Someone with her own ideas I think, someone human and fallible. My sis was having IVF (none worked) and I suppose was a bit heated.

Heated Mon 06-Oct-08 13:02:55

Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart are just genuinely nice although back in the 80s would snog other ppl to make the other jealous.

Rogger Hargreaves (ok so not technically a schleb) was also lovely & he sent me a Mr Man cartoon saying "Hello Heated" after my father lent him some of my books - it hangs in my loo.

And Dusty Bin Man Ted Rogers used to tip £50 a time, which is presumably why he went bankrupt.

Tom Baker does irascible v well, but sends the children on the platform Kent train station into paroxysms of delight with his 'performances' especially when he suddenly booms with laughter. Complete luvvy showman.

Horrible ones are Nick Ross (Crimewatch) who is aggressive, Joan Collins who is chilly (especially pre makeup/wig), Don Warrington (on Strictly) who treats gfs badly.

Another vote that Jay Kay from Jamiroquai is nice - my MIL rented her holiday place to him. He kept zooming down the drive at great speed in whatever flash car he had at the time. She (a stubborn almost 80 year old! under 5 feet!) went round and told him to stop doing that, and to leave her harpsicord alone! (It was in the house.... whatever..) He apologised, they had a long chat about music, and he played the harpsicord to her, to her delight. She is usually quite harsh about people, so this was praise indeed.

Gabrielle Glaister ('Bob' in Black Adder and was in Brookside) came to get served by me when I was a Box Office Assistant and was unbelievably vile and up herself. Neil Pearson was quite nice.

deste Mon 06-Oct-08 21:28:17

Annie (Anne) Lennox was in my sisters class at school. My sister and Anne used to go out to old folks homes to sing, my sister thought she was a better singer than her hmm I dont think so. Met Atomic Kitten a few times very nice, 5ive who were complete and utter nobs. Jamie bell (Billy Elliot) was nice but who knows now. The nicest friendliest most memorable celeb I met was Sue Pollard, I met her three times and she remembered me and my name, also my DD's name years later.

UnquietDad Mon 06-Oct-08 22:22:54

Odd to see the public personae being challenged on here. I always thought Floella Benjamin would be lovely, and Jay Kay always seems like a total knob.

CheesyHawkes Mon 06-Oct-08 22:23:47

Tony Parsons is a bit rude.

CheesyHawkes Mon 06-Oct-08 22:25:20

Stephen Fry is not nice? Nooooooooo...<<<fingers in ears,not listening, not listening, lalalala, not listening>>>

babbi Mon 06-Oct-08 22:29:13

Ally McCoist is adorable, have met him a few times in different scenarios and he is always cheerful and chatty and never appears to resent being bothered !

Spidermama Mon 06-Oct-08 22:30:58

Goldie is up his own arse. Rude and agressive.

Damon from Blur can be a total wanker too.

Paul Weller is absolutely lovely as is Jeremy Irons.

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Mon 06-Oct-08 22:32:40

Roger De Courcey - He was useless and rude at a cabaret night which ended with Nookie Bear stuffed head first down a toilet.

Sycamoretree Mon 06-Oct-08 22:45:09

Rowan Atkinson - sour
Matt Damon - Adorable.

peacelily Mon 06-Oct-08 22:54:17

ooh interesting thread, well....

Bernard Manning(!!!) was obnoxious made leery comments to me and other student nurse when he was visiting a friend on a ward we were on placement on years ago....yuk

Neil Morrissey winked at me the other day hee hee! ( was pushing dd along in buggy at the time)

Saw max beesley in local pub a few weeks ago acting like a coked up twat trying to get people to notice him/fall at his feet.

Friend who's a producer at Granada says...
Cat deely a total cow really nasty to work with..

And melanie Sykes really thick, needs an autocue for everything.

As for other slebs have met Robbie x 2 seemed pleasant if a bit "away with the fairies".

See Bez round town, not really worth conversing with.

Have never encountered Albarn but not surprised in the least that he' s twunt.

Oh yes, Bill Roache v lovely when I served him tea one day when working at tea bar at Macc DGH!!!

hobnob Mon 06-Oct-08 22:58:03

I once met Eric Morecambe at a celebrity cricket match. What a lovely man. Just the same off as on.

jujumaman Tue 07-Oct-08 10:33:27

cor, Spidermama that's controversial
Paul W and Jeremy I are universally regarded as tosspots, interesting to hear the other side.
Had forgotten to mention Jennifer Ellison, had a meeting with her about how to raise/improve her public image. She had terrible acne, slathered over with foundation and spent the whole meeting reading a magazine (!) occasionally looking up and grunting sourly.
At the end she suddenly turned, obviously realising belatedly she hadn't done a great job. She kissed me and said how nice it was to meet me. blah, blah.
Yuk. She was horrible.
The All Saints are nice but sooooooo dim.

pofaced Tue 07-Oct-08 10:56:06

Anthony Horrowitz (kids author) not really a sleb but unbelievably polite and charming; after DD had her book signed by him she realised why we had to queue for 3 hours: he talked properly to each child, posed for photos, discussed plot lines etc. I'm not a fan of public school types but good manners really do make a difference!

JulesJules Tue 07-Oct-08 11:14:53

Maureen Lipman - really up herself
Peter Ustinov - total nightmare, God complex

But Ian Botham really lovely. Jo Brand fab - funny, friendly, chatty, normal. Ben Elton - charming, funny, chatty.

DH met Jade Goody - she was lovely, sweet, very polite, friendly.

UnquietDad Tue 07-Oct-08 11:20:43

Kids' authors - know a few! Malorie Blackman is lovely. Michael Rosen very interesting. Philip Pullman a little terse and intimidating, but basically a nice guy.

EffiePerine Tue 07-Oct-08 11:41:19

DH also says Malorie Blackman lovely, as is Geraldine McCaughrean (though mad) and Quentin Blake (phew).

Adam Hart-Davis is a really nice man and really knows his stuff

hatwoman Tue 07-Oct-08 14:34:51

phew indeed. I couldn't have coped with QB being a toss-pot. I would have to rethink my whole view of humankind.

slug Tue 07-Oct-08 14:47:10

Have had cups of tea with Jarvis Cocker, his flatmates girlfriend was my flatmate for a while. Nice guy. Glenda Jackson lives around the corner for me. Some mornings she stands in the window with her grandson waving at the passing children on their way to school. Grandson is very cute BTW, about 18 months old now. DH worked for Robert Winston for a while. He is NOT loved by his staff.

IfYouDidntLaughYoudCry Tue 07-Oct-08 16:13:52

My friend was asked by Jayne Middlemiss if she had any tampons. They were somewhere in India on a hike and she was filming a documentary about religion. Apparently she was very polite and a bit blush.

Same friend also met Jamie Oliver and he was lovely.

titfortwat Tue 07-Oct-08 16:24:43

Damon from Blur pissed on my mate shoe at the urinals. wink

louii Tue 07-Oct-08 16:59:03

The blokes from Stereophonics are all absolutely lovely. Stayed in a hotel i worked in years ago, talked to everyone, signed autographs, etc
Chris de burgh is very polite.
DP says that Bono and The Edge from U2 are really nice guys as well.

mummyplonk Tue 07-Oct-08 17:18:17

Birds of a feather ladies - really lovely, and genuine charity event givers in time & money.
Tim Vincent - danced with me & gave me a kiss when I was blotto on wine, but I remember he smelt lovely and was good fun.
David Bellamy - was very rude when I served his posh nosh once, no P's or Q's in sight just grunts.

i met a nasty sleb this morning- don't know who he was though!

i was on my way to nursery and work with my dd stood waiting to cross when loud man talking on phone about hello/ok contracts for a wedding comes along. i am peering trying to see whether cars are coming and he said into his phone 'this mad woman is staring at me'

after we've crossed road we go to shop to get drink and he's in there. he then says 'god, just ask for my autograph if you want' and i reply 'i've not got a clue who you are, mate'. probably due to location he is a footballer (scouse accent) but he is def up himself (and probably not that famous)

however, the manics are absolutely lovely, and pete poselthwaite (sp?) is a true gent

WendyWeber Tue 07-Oct-08 20:59:33

'i've not got a clue who you are, mate'

Brilliant, lp! Hope he looked sheepish & legged it!

I am comforted to see that poor old Jade has nice comments on here: I always assumed she is nice-but-dim even if some of her comments are a bit dodgy.

Has nobody met Posh? She always comes across as a decent person too, even if she does scowl at the paps (& who in their right mind wouldn't? hmm)

ww- he just harrumphed (but didn't buy anything and seemed to make fairly hasty exit). have been trying to get dh and men at work to find out who he is but apparently scouse footballer (not wayne rooney) does not narrow things down much!

Jujumaman,that is interesting about Jennifer Ellison.My sister knew her before she was'discovered' and was working her way around the dance circuit.We went to see her in Chicago years later & my sister commented on how much she'd changed-all glossy & with bigger boobs,nothing like she used to be,

Saturn74 Tue 07-Oct-08 22:05:35

Geraldine McCaughrean is lovely.
She showed her hand written notebook of 'Peter Pan in Scarlet' to my sons - they were in awe.
She then spent ages reading through DS1's notebook, and told him that he was more talented than her because he can draw as well as write.
He floated home. grin

saltire Tue 07-Oct-08 22:26:48

Robbie Coltrane - horrid

Sir Steve Redgrave is nice
Tiger Woods - great with children wanting his autograph
Not so Monty - but he had lsotgrin
Lorriane Kelly is nice as well
Have heard differing stories about Micheal Douglas and CZJ, but when i saw him and shouted "hello Michael" across aSt Andrews street, he did wavegrin

DH says that Prince William is lovely (and I agree, I literally banged into him outside WHSmiths in St Andrews, wasn't looking where I was going, I hit something solid and thought it was a wall) and so according to him is Princess Anne,and Charlie. Air miles Andy is arrogant though.

fanjolina Tue 07-Oct-08 22:34:08

ooh Saltire. I was just going to post that Robbie Coltrane was lovely. I bumped into him (long time before harry Potter days), and the only thing I had on me were my school books so he signed my maths jotter grin

edam Tue 07-Oct-08 22:42:11

Was on a panel at an event with Nick Ross once- he thinks he's an expert rather than a TV presenter, very smug and intolerant. Refuses to believe there is any possible link between poverty and crime (wonder if current events have convinced him rich people can be bastards too).

Robert Winston is also not very impressive. Patronising and attempted to prevent exposure of wrong doing by his mates.

saltire Wed 08-Oct-08 10:03:48

I met him near St Andrews, in a chippyhmm. I told him that Ds2, , was a big fan of Harry potter and hagrid and could he sign an autogrpah for him.
He was waiting for his food, he wasn't actually being served, or eating at the time, otherwise I would ahve left it. He scowled at Ds2 and grunted, then turned his back

LouMacca Wed 08-Oct-08 10:57:39

saltire - my brother had a bit part in harry potter and the philo stone. He told me that Robbie Contrane is the biggest ego he has ever come across. He said he was so rude and completely blanked my brother and other bit players when they said hello.

GentleOtter Wed 08-Oct-08 11:10:34

Ewan McGregor's mum is lovely.
His Great Aunt is possibly Scotland's most talented spinner and makes amazing things from wool or silk.

scarletlilybug Wed 08-Oct-08 11:36:17

Met Linda Gray once (Sue Ellen from Dallas) - she was very nice, quite shy. Very petite.

Bill Beaumont (ex England rugby captain) very charming.

John Major - very nice.

Paul O'Grady - found him quite annoying - he was complaining about "ordinary" people.

LouMacca Wed 08-Oct-08 15:04:44

*sorry was prisoner of azkaban*

jujumaman Wed 08-Oct-08 19:20:12

Furious, I forgot
Jennifer did a photoshoot in connection with our meeting, she took off her top to change and had the most ginormous scars in the breast region
I'd asked her already if she'd had boob job and got the humphiest of course not, don't be ridiculous, plastic surger is ridiculous response
God, she was horrible
Can't remember if I posted already but I agree Robbie Coltrane is a grumpy **

hester Wed 08-Oct-08 22:46:19

Moomin - is SofiaAmes' gossip about Natalie Imbruglia and Skin the same gossip, iyswim? I have heard the same, from VERY good sources.

My db works in the music business (no, he's not the very good source on NI and S). I asked him who was the nicest sleb he'd worked with and he said Destiny's Child were lovely: completely professional and make a point of being friendly and appreciative to all the staff, which is sadly rather unusual.

tinto Thu 09-Oct-08 10:52:58

From my sisters (none from me - I never meet celebs!)

Little sister sat next to Stephen Fry on a plane - very nice, decent man.

She also met Heath Ledger and Michelle - both lovely and shy sad

Big sis saw Jay Kay in Nice airport years ago. As he was leaving through the exit he saw that some fans were waiting for him - so he ran back inside the gates and put on that stupid hat that he used to wear and came back out.

MrsBates Thu 09-Oct-08 16:40:45

Gentle Otter - I know Ewan McGregor's mum too - I thought that one was a bit random - but clearly she has her own little fan base. I think she's lovely too. Didn't know about his great Aunt though. Interesting family.

Oooh,thanks for that Jujumaman.I'll tell my sister next time I see her.

thaliablogs Sun 12-Oct-08 20:30:48

I saw Phillip Schofield at the hairdressers the day before I gave birth to my daughter. He was utterly sweet.

Rachel Weisz I would like to like but am left with memories of her aged 13 saying: "Do you think I look like brooke shields, everyone says I look like Brooke Sheilds!" while we were trying to ignore her. Plus she's knocked at least 2 years off her age, which irritates me somewhat.

dinny Sun 12-Oct-08 20:34:34

NICEST by far is Jonathan Ross

dinny Sun 12-Oct-08 20:37:01

I'm too scared to put nastiest - could you get sued?

TheSmallClanger Wed 15-Oct-08 00:01:44

Ralf Schumacher is a nasty, up-himself princess. I've never met his brother.

Fernando Alsonso, on the other hand, is surprisingly nice and oddly handsome, despite being tiny and very skinny.

Steve Lamacq (is he still a Radio 1 DJ?) was grumpy and monosyllabic.

I have worked with Ben Fogle's dad, Bruce, and Ben seemed alright to me at the time.

Gary Neville apparently wouldn't get out of the way and let me brother up to a bar in Manchester. I suspect he may be exaggeating.

BoysAreLikeZombies Wed 15-Oct-08 00:03:51

Dinny you could disguise the name ever so slightly

eg natasha plinkyplonk

See?

Cloudbase Sat 18-Oct-08 13:19:09

I used to work for a youth charity who got celebs to come and hand out awards to the kids.

Leslie Grantham - Lovely, gracious and stayed for hours to talk to the kids and sign autographs
Joanna Lumley - really sweet; gave me a hug and said she liked my hat!
Chris Rea - stomped off in a sulk and said he was too busy to meet any of the kids
Paul Gasgoigne - really quiet and incredibly shy
Nigel Kennedy - lovely and cheeky
Brix Smith - really frosty and glowered at everyone
Frank Bruno - gorgeous, but no surprise there really
Ben Kingsley - by far the nicest celeb I have met - really sweet and very very funny

I also had the door held open for me by Robert Plant once, who seemed quite nice but wearing truly awful 'groovy' outfit.

Sir John Gielgud and Anthony Hopkins both sent us money to help fund a play we were doing and were really lovely.

Also, Anthony Hopkins pulled my friends blind aunt from in front of a cab, saving her from certain death! Lovely man!

Oh, and a friend of my DH worked in a dublin bar owned by a world famous irish rock star philanthropist, who allegedly used to procure lots of 'favours' from the females at the club.

HRHSaintMamazon Sat 18-Oct-08 13:24:07

can i just say that i met rob Kazinski (Sean Slater) yesetrday and he was lovely.
nothing like his on screen persona.

I also met teh guy that plays calvin valentine in Hollyoaks recently and he is vile. full of self importance and his ego was bigger than me. he actually convinced himself that every single woman in the room wanted to marry him and some of the thigs he said were just awful.

wintera Sat 18-Oct-08 15:45:54

I thought that guy who played Calvin was a wanker so am very glad to have it confirmed!! wink

Does he still go out with the girl who plays Steph??

HRHSaintMamazon Sat 18-Oct-08 15:57:05

apparantly - but <<shh sleb goss>>> he took a girl from the bar home with him to the hotel so....

thegreatescape Sat 18-Oct-08 16:04:13

Years ago David Icke gave a talk at my college. He got really narked when anyone disagreed with him. We all thought that as he was claiming to be the son of god at that time, he would have had better manners. I blame the parent(s).

Served Anne Robinson in shop, she was wearing leather trousers and kept barking orders at her then husband in a posh voice.
Also served boy george who was accompanied by young, pretty giggling boy. He was very polite (boy george that is).

Moomin Sat 18-Oct-08 16:07:16

Hester - yes it is!!! SofiaAmes had to provide a roof for NI for a while in the US I believe, when SA worked in the music biz and so spent a fair amount of time with her. SA was not complimentary about her! SA was adamant about the goss being true - and it looks like it was! (not that I ever doubted SA grin)

Ronaldinhio Thu 30-Oct-08 23:29:52

my brother did cp work for angelina in kosovo and said that she was alarmingly sorted nice natural and was also far better looking and much more into her un trip than anythig else
this was before the brad days
he had thought she looked like a wide mouthed frog before meeting her and was utterly transfixed by how caring intelligent and low maintence she was

mashedbanana Fri 31-Oct-08 19:48:24

bill bailey is really nice met him and natalie cassidy [sonia in eastenders]when i went to never mind the buzzcocks recording she was a good laugh.neil morrissey was really nice too met him a few years ago when he appeared in dh's video.

lulalullabye Fri 31-Oct-08 19:50:05

Kate Thornton. Miserable and nasty, also a tad demanding !

LittleMonkeysMummy Fri 31-Oct-08 20:02:55

The Emmerdale cast come up to my neck of the woods every year for a charity event for Anthony Nolan trust - they've all been lovely!

kyrasmummy Fri 31-Oct-08 23:15:07

The only sleb i've met is Steve Mcfadden (Phil Mitchell) He was opening up the local supermarket, he had a cuddle with dd (4 months at the time) Later on that Morning he had to 'pretend' to serve me for the local paper, he really was lovely.

twentynine Fri 31-Oct-08 23:19:59

Jeremy Clarkson nearly ran me over once. When I remonstrated in good old fashioned anglo saxon he asked why I was walking in the road. It's the FUCKING COUNTRYSIDE - THERE ARE NO PAVEMENTS angry.

bundle Sat 01-Nov-08 21:50:09

Parky

Satanicslut Sat 01-Nov-08 21:56:17

That Russell Brand. He was so nice when I first met him, but he's no gentleman, I can tell you! angry

And he's shit in bed!

pickupthismess Sat 01-Nov-08 22:08:27

Rude - Philip Seymour Hoffman

Lovely - Kevin Costner. He knocked over my friend's little boy who is SN by accident in a hotel. Later came to the room with a big pile of expensive toys and a bigger apology.

Monosyllabic - Bob Dylan who I got stuck in a lift with years ago.

pickupthismess Sat 01-Nov-08 22:17:11

Famous designer (male) won't name names.

We were in Business and there were a couple of other celebs going to US. He was carrying on even in the plane - complaining meal crap, stewardess not paying enough attention, other passengers getting in his way.

We got to immigration and there were huge delays (latest bomb scare) and he had such a bloody fit. His behaviour was a disgrace - F* THIS F* THAT F* YOU etc etc

He had some kind of assistant with him and was telling her to f*ing sort it and tell them who I am!! Was sure US scary customs guys were going to arrest (or better still shoot) him.

colacubes Sat 01-Nov-08 22:18:50

Peter Kay is a complete arse!

Pannacotta Sat 01-Nov-08 22:40:37

Not a real sleb but Sheila McClennon (R4 journalist) was truly grotty to me during an interview.

PeaMcLean Sat 01-Nov-08 22:42:25

Rhidian roberts. Refused to sign autographs at a charity thing.

sallyspookypoisonberry Sat 01-Nov-08 22:43:40

Rhys Ifans - twat, was very rude to me then proceeded to apologise to my dh for being rude to me, instead of apologising to me shock arse

Sian Lloyd (weathergirl, the one that went out with the bloke that ran off with a cheeky girl) - very rude in a "do you know who I am?" way

Cerys Matthews - really lovely lovely lady

Jo Brand - very nice

Van Morrison - quiet and not especially rude (we were expecting lots of rudeness but he didn't live up to his reputation)

hellymelly Sat 01-Nov-08 23:05:51

Jarvis Cocker-genuinely lovely man.
Sinead o'Connor -very beautiful and totally without vanity.
Edwin Collins-very very funny.
Paula Yates-not very friendly (Shy?)
Alexander Mcqueen-total twatty twat.
Paul Whitehouse-seemed v.nice
Jean-Paul Gaultier-nice.
Shane mcGowan-bonkers and drug addled but wierdly charismatic
Paul Weller-lovely lovely lovely.
Jonathan Ross-very nice and his wife is really sweet.

Chris Evans. Totally humourless (I did call him "ginger bollocks", but he seemed to find it hilarious when Liam Gallagher called him that at a gig the week before) hmm

akhems Sat 01-Nov-08 23:12:13

oh sian lloyd is awful! the company i used t work for used to hate dealing with her because she'd try to avoid paying by playing the 'do you know who I am card' and took great offence at being told that the fee is the same regardless of who you are

lottiejenkins Sun 02-Nov-08 18:30:17

I know a few actors who live near me....... my ds who has special needs gets very excited when he sees them on the screen!
David Bowie smiled at me at an auction in Christies once then laughed when i slid off my chair........ Rob Brydon got a lot of mileage out of that a few weeks ago on Radio 2!! grin
Keith Floyd was ok a little rude....
Nick Park was lovely drew a picture for my ds and had pics taken with him!

ssd Sun 02-Nov-08 18:54:26

so funny to read these comments about the weathergirl Sian Lloyd, we were in front of her in a queue in a motorway service station, she gave the girl on the till a grilling about the high prices (as if the girl gave a shit), telling her " I don't mind paying high prices in London, but not in here!"

wonder how she thinks us on less than 5k a year cope

llareggub Sun 02-Nov-08 18:57:47

Bonnie Tyler: very lovely and happy to take her turn on the karoke at a party. And yes, she said "Holding on for a hero."

I didn't meet Micheal Douglas but my uncle did one christmas. He said he was very down to earth and they shared tips on how to deal with colds in their "advancing" years.

I did walk past Michael Douglas and CZJ and before I realised who they were I'd said hello. They did say hello back, but I was a bit embarrassed when I realised who they were. Obviously I didn't stay for a chat.

deste Mon 03-Nov-08 21:55:23

Calum Best was on a flight from Heathrow to Aberdeen last weekend, he was lovely even helping an older woman. No-one appeared to know who he was and he definately wasn't being a cleb.

jenk1 Tue 04-Nov-08 23:30:27

Def leppard,the drummer was very nice,the guitarist was pervy towards my 16 yr old neice tho.

Ruby2shoes Thu 06-Nov-08 19:44:50

Naiomi Campbell threw a huge strop at a New years bash in Hemmingways (posh hotel in Mombassa, Kenya) because all the 'locals'- my sister/cousins got in without an invite and she was barred at the door screaming " dont you know who I am"!!! She stomped off to her suite when it didnt work.

Lucinda Greens ex asked me if he could see my t**s years ago - he was rather put out that I didnt want to join his crowd of "groupies" - I was plaiting a horse at the time balancing on an upsidedown bucket, plus he was wearing the most hideous ski jacket and was almost orange with fake tan and over bleached hair! Yuk!

Ruby2shoes Thu 06-Nov-08 19:47:39

Oh and used to speak to Max Clifford on the phone a lot - he was very pervy and always being lewd and suggestive!

crankytwanky Tue 11-Nov-08 22:29:35

James Beatie (footballer) is a proper tool.

Peter Crouch, however is sooo lovely!

That orange guy from bargain hunt is grumbly old arse, apparently. David Dickinson! (senior moment!)

crankytwanky Tue 11-Nov-08 22:33:58

Oh and DP's colleague saw Gok Wan in the doctor's surgery with his ancient Grandmother. Any man who takes his Granny to the Dr's must be ok surely?

Ripeberry Tue 11-Nov-08 22:41:16

Met John DeLancie at a convention once (Q from star trek) and although he was suffering badly from jet lag he was very kind and funny.
Also met Colin Baker from Doctor Who some years previously and he was quite cuddly grin.
Would love to meet some othe celebs one day.

meandmyjoe Thu 13-Nov-08 08:01:47

Chris Barrie (played Mr Brittas in in the 'Brittas Empire' and Rimmer in 'Red Dwarf') was a total ass hole, met him at the London Motor Show one year and he was so rude.

On the other hand, I met Darren Hayes (singer, was in Savage Garden) and he was LOVELY! Very sweet and such a nice man, not arrogant or rude in any way and even ttok a photo of himself with us with my camera as I kept cocking it up!

Haribolicious Thu 13-Nov-08 08:24:23

Christopher Lee was rude.....as was Vic Reeves [totally agree with the other comments on here about him].

Ewan McGregor was lovely and v lush too grin Charlie Higson was brilliant, funny and polite as was Jeff Cohen who played Chunk from the Goonies....what a legend!! grin

TheCrackFox Thu 13-Nov-08 13:59:21

Totally agree with the comments regarding Sian Loyd. She stayed in a hotel I worked in and tried the old "don't you know who I am". I did, she reads an autocue, not really something that warrants a free upgrade. She is a twat.

fizzpops Fri 14-Nov-08 08:39:19

I can second the opinions on Sandi Toksvig being lovely, as a child I knew her family slightly and she was very genuine and friendly.

Those like me who are sad hearing bad things about Stephen Fry, he does suffer from bipolar disorder so maybe he was going through a bad time at that particular moment?

<<crosses fingers and keeps eyes tightly shut in the hopes this might be the case>>

Don't think I've met any nasty celebrities but I am not the sort of person to approach a celebrity in any case.

PortAndLemon Fri 14-Nov-08 09:36:12

DH met Stephen Fry on a train once and he was lovely and very self-effacing (sprang up all chivalrous-like to move out of his (reserved) seat so that a family who'd just got on could sit together), so I lean towards the bipolar explanation myself.

DH has met James May (Captain Slow of Top Gear fame). Mr May was both pleasant and unassuming (unlike the other two).

The late Jeremy Beadle was also charming.

coxiegirl Sat 15-Nov-08 00:31:02

Justin Mr Tumble - absolutely top man, so kind and funny and lovely with all the children and adults, who all wanted to talk to him for 2 whole days (filming at our local heritage railway) in spite of obviously being knackered - thoroughly charming and lovely. Had to add him, esp after reading about floella and miss hooley! shock
Also agree with earlier post-er, Alan Rickman surprisingly short, he seems so imposing!
Loved this thread, ta everyone smile

HappyandEiknowit Sat 15-Nov-08 00:36:26

robbie williams is a very not nice sleb...

in his earlier career as a singleton straight from take that, he came to the theatre where i worked with my best friend. she had a HUUUGE crush on him and asked him in the bar (where he was blatently stood in the open) for his autograph and he told our manager she had intruded him in HIS space and hounded him for his autographshock she basically said to him hi mr williams could you sign this for me and showed him her autograph bookshock at no point did she intrude his space or hound him and he haad actually smiled at her and asked her her name so he could write it on the autographshock what a total tosspot!!
xx ei xx

kingbeat23 Sat 22-Nov-08 19:15:25

mean

ulrika johnson - worked in a shop where it was our job to talk to everyone who was near us, complained she was being followed by staff!!

paul weller - see above, btw, it's called being polite and i say hello to "normal"people too!

mad

chris eubank - ironed his own trousers in our boardroom in his pants ordered 12 pairs of shoes then never came back to pay for them.

lovely

The redknapps - all of them down to earth and lovely people

Delroy Lindo (get shorty and others)really and truely the nicest celeb ive ever met

tommy hilfiger - tiny tiny tiny but amazingly nice and funny

jonny wilkinson, danny cipriani and most of the rugger team - all able to talk to people without being twonks

lottiejenkins Sun 23-Nov-08 18:52:31

I think ive just the Mr Tumble at the heritage railway with my son? is it the Swanage one? My ds is deaf and has learning difficulties. he loves Mr Tumbles.

mynewnickname Thu 11-Dec-08 22:20:11

Met Graham Norton the other night - he was absolutely lovely and just as I'd have imagined.

Clairwil Sat 20-Dec-08 14:18:40

Re: Terry Pratchett

He's a good bloke, goes to sci fi conventions and drinks at the bar like a regular person. He doesn't have a great deal of patience for idiots (but then, who does?). He also used to be a journalist.

Given he now has Alzheimer's Disease, and is doing a lot of campaigning work for them, I think you can safely keep him on your heros list.

VirginBoffinMum Sat 20-Dec-08 14:30:22

Bob Geldof is a total tosser. Barged into my classroom many a time. Ignores his kids.

Esther Rantzen was incredibly rude to me once after I had done her a favour.

VirginBoffinMum Sat 20-Dec-08 14:34:26

Paula Yates was very shy, actually, very nice underneath, a good mum. sad

lolianja Sun 21-Dec-08 21:28:12

Agreed on all those who said Maureen Lipman - an absolute witch. Vile woman.

Chris Eubank is an unutterable dick as well.

I met the bloke who plays Cain Dingle from Emmerdale in a nearby supermarket a few years back and he was charming. Seemed very shy. Also, my OH recently said he spotted Jimmy King (also off Emmerdale) dive into some traffic in London to rescue a tot who'd slipped his mother's grasp run into the busy road. Thought that was very cute. Apparently he's very shy as well.

Had the misfortune of meeting Calvin off Hollyoaks quite recently and he was an absolute tool. I feel it deeply telling that I've always had an inexplicable hatred of the character.

lolianja Sun 21-Dec-08 21:37:16

Oh, and unsurprisingly Craig Revel-Horwood's a right tosser as well.

womblingfree Thu 15-Jan-09 23:31:09

Well I've not had much experience in the slebs dept but DH has:

Went to a health farm several years back and found himself on a treadmill next to Sir Anthony Hopkins! DH was reading Silence of the Lambs at the time and now has the copy signed by Hannibal himself! Apparently he was very approachable - which surpised me as I've always got the impression he's a bit of an arse.

Oliver Read - Used to drink at the country club DH worked at. Hilarious apparently!

Don't know about Bryan Ferry, but DH knew his sons and apparently they are vile - v.spoilt and arrogant.

chegirl Fri 16-Jan-09 00:06:43

Hah how sad am I? I have just read throught the whole thread to check that noone hate my niece. Phew. But then no one has says shes lovely either shock.

BitOfFun Fri 16-Jan-09 00:17:44

Come on, you have to say now!grin