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to hate it when people start a famous people you know thread

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AubreyAutumn Thu 11-Apr-13 16:18:14

And someone comments saying -

Yes, I know an extremely famous A-list actress.

Or ...

My friend is very good friends with a huge pop star from the 90s.

Why not just say who it is, or just not say anything at all?

It's like they want people to beg them to say who it is.

(I find it as annoying as someone on Facebook having a status - omg the worst thing ever has just happened to me.
- What's wrong hun?
- I'll pm you
They want people to know that something is wrong and want people to ask them but they generally have no intention of ever telling you)

NinaHeart Thu 11-Apr-13 16:19:34

Oh golly yes.
That woman who lives in Buckingham Palace was saying the same to me only the other day!

AubreyAutumn Thu 11-Apr-13 16:23:18

I should add, I find no problem with people that actually start those sort of threads, as they can be really interesting and they always seem to end up being pages long - so they are clearly popular. smile

But then ... I also sort of hate it when someone say ... well a friend of a friend used to live on the same street as someone who used to cut the hair of the woman who used to be in Eastenders.

... really? wow. What an amazing claim to fame grin

bubblesinthesky Thu 11-Apr-13 16:29:56

I once had a drink with that chap who used to live at 10 Downing Street. Nice enough bloke said he'd be PM one day. UN peace envoy these days. Don't agree with most of what he did but he did buy me a pint

IfUSeekAmy Fri 12-Apr-13 15:45:23

I don't know him but Lewis from Hollyoaks was at soft play yesterday and he spoke to me! Is that a claim to fame?!

Filibear Fri 12-Apr-13 15:47:04

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pedrohedges Fri 12-Apr-13 15:47:47

Nicola from girls aloud has/had rank breath. I used to know her haha

IfUSeekAmy Fri 12-Apr-13 15:49:15

pedro that is impressive, she is a proper sleb

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 12-Apr-13 15:49:57

I love the sleb threads when people have met them and say how nice or nasty they are.
But they have to name them otherwise it's ever so dull.

worldgonecrazy Fri 12-Apr-13 15:50:05

I dislike them because it feels a little bit "kiss and tell". Yes I do know/have met a lot of well known people (through working for a while in music business and current job) but I don't think it's something that I should be disclosing details of online.

complexnumber Fri 12-Apr-13 15:55:25

Spent a few days in a rather small W. African country with a very pleasant woman a few years ago. She was kind enough to buy me the odd beer as I helped her find her way around.

Seems her mum died very recently and this has hit the news.

edwardsmum11 Fri 12-Apr-13 15:57:39

Lol I went to school with woman who has had top ten solo hits.

OutragedFromLeeds Fri 12-Apr-13 16:00:06

YANBU I was just saying this to Brad and Ange the other day. She agreed with me, but he said he likes to guess the sleb.

NinaHeart Fri 12-Apr-13 16:01:04

I bumped into John Prescott outside Sainsbury's the other day. (Is smaller than I expected)
Any good?

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 12-Apr-13 16:02:20

I was standing next to Jason Priestly last year at an Easter egg hunt and it took DH almost A YEAR to tell me.

IfUSeekAmy Fri 12-Apr-13 16:04:46

Sainsburys or John Prescott?

IfUSeekAmy Fri 12-Apr-13 16:05:03

Is smaller I mean?

NinaHeart Fri 12-Apr-13 16:05:34

Double whammy IfUSeekAmy

YoniLovesChachi Fri 12-Apr-13 16:07:50

I can't wait for the day when I can reveal I'm a close personal friend of Rusty Lee and not be bombarded with jealous attacks. It's not easy mixing with the great and good.

I understand why so many people are coy about their connections hmm

Pandemoniaa Fri 12-Apr-13 16:16:48


Because we live in Luvvieville, some of our friends are, genuinely, well known. I don't join in the "Famous People" threads because I'm not prepared to name them. They are friends. Not names on a list.

quoteunquote Fri 12-Apr-13 16:17:59

Because unless the person can be arse to name change, they would be immediately identifying themselves if they say I'm so and so sister, cousin, mum, daughter, next door neighbour, or friend.

and then someone will write quoteunquote (but use real name) relative of famous person said that, maggie thatcher was a twonk, lets her children run feral , was left down mine shafts as a child,

or person of interest will say, why did you mention me on MN, because someone will notice.

Harry Enfield got into York university because he rescued a duck.

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