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to want to know, how you deal with a person that always talks about celebs and name drops,and expects you to be impressed

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diamondlizard Fri 14-Mar-14 11:02:29

not really into celebrity and that crap

a friend of mine her partner deals with them all the time interviews them for his work

they are usually promoting a film or something so 99 percent of time what they have o say is really boring, towing the party line and all that

yet this guy always expects everyone to be really impressed, there could be say ten in a pub having a meal and a chat about allsorts

in the middle of a nice chat, then he kinda interupts and says oh i interviewed so and so last week .......

expecting everyone to say oh cool
what was he/she like what did they say and be impressed
when really all they are doing is promoting their crap

NoelOfLorst Fri 14-Mar-14 11:05:20

How irritating.

Can't stand show offs, as I was saying to P Diddy only last week.

DomesticSlobbess Fri 14-Mar-14 11:06:12

I would just reply, "Oh right" and not ask any questions about it. If everyone did that every time they brought up what celeb they'd met that week, they'd soon realise it's not worth mentioning because no-one is interested.

diamondlizard Fri 14-Mar-14 11:06:17

dh calls him a champane socalist as hes alway spouting on about the gap betweeen the poor and rich[which i do agree is bad]
but then he doesnt share anything with his partner
they live together, he earns alot she doesnt
they go half n half on all bills so he has loads of spare mony she has none
theyve been together 10plus years
so hes selfish imo
doesnt treat her fairly

he acts all liberal
yet thinks things like breast feeding in public is gross

Fontofnowt Fri 14-Mar-14 11:06:41

No advice but you have my sympathies.
I can't keep up with this celeb stuff and often have to ask my 70 yr old Da who someone on tv is.

Tell the bore all about your wimmins problems see how he likes that.

Clobbered Fri 14-Mar-14 11:07:02

Yawn. Ignore, ignore and then ignore some more!

MrsEdinburgh Fri 14-Mar-14 11:09:25

Or ask him when he's inviting 'that weeks' celeb down the pub smile

diamondlizard Fri 14-Mar-14 11:14:06

yeah, ive tried bored face look and oh right......
guess just have to stick with that

whats bugs i suppose is how he just blurts it out, like say last time everyone was chatting and one of the other blokes was making everyone laugh and getting alot of attention from the group
hes a larger than life charater and waas a bit pissed so very funny
everyone was enjoying it then name dropper interupts an interestion conversation/laugh with
so i interviewed so and so last week zzzzzzz
and yet again its all about nothing interesting

i think he does it because he doent get much attention

Ubik1 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:14:11

Oh I would just ask loads and loads of questions... I would be ridiculously impressed.

I mean is actually quite interesting when people have interviewed someone famous.

Down the pub I could say.. 'oh and I spoke to someone about their anal lumps on the phone, last week,' or 'I got called a cunt for simply enquiring about a gentleman's rectal bleeding.'

It's not quite the same as interviewing Tom Cruise, really is it.

Most journalists share all sorts of stories about celebs, it's fun and interesting and trivial and I hope he manages to give you all a laugh.

BumpyGrindy Fri 14-Mar-14 11:14:41

Say "Oh ANOTHER DO know a lot don't you? You're always talking about them,." and smile.

diamondlizard Fri 14-Mar-14 11:15:47

ive actually got to the point with him i feel like say oh right, well im not really into celeb stuff, then turning round to someone else and starting a different conversation

FelixFelix Fri 14-Mar-14 11:18:08

Noel gringrin

diamondlizard Fri 14-Mar-14 11:19:14

it is never fun or interesting, ever even if its film star, because all he talks to them about, is the latest crap they are plugging.

he interviews them in hotels etc and gets 10mins with them or its a group session

its never anything juicy or funny

SouthernComforts Fri 14-Mar-14 11:21:20

Ugh I know someone like this. Unfortunately 90% of his stories are pure horseshit which makes it even more boring. People actually leave the pub when he comes into our local.

I've perfected the bored stare and ask no questions technique.

The best one was when he claimed to have had a VIP pass to see a huge gig the week before, and had watched the gig from the sound deck. I said that's strange, only 2 VIP passes were issued for that gig, one of them was for me. Funny I didn't see you in the sound deck, seeing as there were only 6 of us in there.

<my friend works for the band in question>

He didn't know what to say to that and avoids me now!

AlpacaLypse Fri 14-Mar-14 11:21:28

I really do know some proper 'celebs', not E! or red-top tabloid ones, more Sunday Times. And unlike him, our 'celebs' are on coming round for dinner terms. So I'd wait until he's banged on about some d-lister for a while, then talk about (for instance) going out for a long walk with a-lister friend and her naughty dog who wouldn't come back and rolled in some fox poo, oh how we laughed...grin

Lottiedoubtie Fri 14-Mar-14 11:23:22

I'd pretend I didn't know who it was. Especially if it was someone really really famous.

'Who? Oh... Right'. Or, 'never mind, your boss will let you do someone really notable soon I'm sure'

Ubik1 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:23:56

Oh that's a shame

You should at least be funny with celeb gossip - the point isn't that you have met the celeb, the point of anecdote is that it was funny or shocking or they are a scientologist or something.

I've a relative who is a fairly high profile actress and whenever I grill ask her about various celebs she does says oh so-and-so is really nice, or 'looked very stressed' or whatever.

She's much more amusing on general life in the crazy world of showbiz. Doesn't stop me asking though blush

LongPieceofString Fri 14-Mar-14 11:25:43

I'd maybe say at the start of the night, how do we all feel about banning work-talk today? I've had a shit week and don't want to bore you all to tears about my boring job.

Then when he starts, 'oi we said no work talk, and interviewing dull celebs is even more boring than my job'!

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Fri 14-Mar-14 11:26:22

I'd probably go with "Oh, you met him did you? That's a shame I thought you were going to say you saw George Clooney... naked. Now that would be a story!"

Seriously though OP, if you are going to eat with Jonathan Ross, he is going to brag about his latest guest wink.

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 14-Mar-14 11:34:14

If he always interrupts and changes the topic of conversation, could you maybe look amused and say something along the lines of 'So given you're trying to change the subject, can we all take it that you know nothing about <insert topic here>?'. Then head-tilt and look sympathetically at him and knowingly at his partner? smile

BumpyGrindy Fri 14-Mar-14 11:56:49

longpiece one person banning work talk would be almost as bad as the man himself and the crap he talks.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 14-Mar-14 12:07:23

You could go with "God more celebs promoting films? It's always so banal and trivial. How do you stand it? I was talking to a nurse last week who saved four people's lives the night before. Now that would be an interview worth writing."

wobblyweebles Fri 14-Mar-14 12:11:47

Well, usually when someone talks to me I listen and have a conversation about it. So I suppose I'd do that. And if the conversation for a bit boring I'd change the subject after a while.

Marylou62 Fri 14-Mar-14 12:15:58

I think this is a two problem post OP. If you liked him, and it sounds like you don't?, You could have such fun teasing him and telling him to 'shut up you name dropper'...etc. I have meet a few celebs in my job...a nanny and even spent 4! hours with GOK!!! My real friends said 'shut up now you are boring us'!! They were right, I did shut up (but jokingly insert into conversations every now and I was saying to JK...Gok said)But because they love me they put up with me. No way do I go on like that man tho. I think he is insecure and needs the attention. A friend was nanny for someone very famous, met loads of their equally A list friends and very rarely mentioned it. We had to beg for titbits!

DoJo Fri 14-Mar-14 12:28:59

You don't need to be snide, just say 'Who?' and no matter how obvious or well-known they are say 'Well, I've never heard of them!'. It works for me (although I genuinely haven't heard of most people, so not really a tactic so much as a gap in my current knowledge!).

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