Barry Diller - A friend has said he's both gay and an extremely, EXTREMELY nasty person
I confess I know nothing about the man and have never even seen him here in NYC out and about.
Has anyone here has any experiences with him? Is he truly that miserable and ugly of a person? Is he an out gay/bi?
He's Mr. Outy McOuty. Always has been. He married Diane just to have a place to leave his considerable assets when he dies (her kids included).
Is he related to Phyllis?
GAY?? Barry? My, your friend must be QUITE connected to have access to such top secret information.
How old are you, OP, twelve???
Apparently older than you R4. I don't troll and snark threads I have issues with.
Run along now. I'm sure there's a new Housewives thread somewhere, waiting for your insight.
Yes he is both. Diane VF is not exactly warm and cozy either.
I admire them both for their drive and success, but not much else.
I saw him at The EVITA opening. Very, very ugly....
Diane VF played Lisa on As The World Turns
SPY magazine use to talk about him. A lot.
He used to hit on me at a restaurant I worked at in the 90s. Blustery, arrogant ugly dude. Him and his posse, which included Ross "Blech"-ner Calvin Klein and Sandy Galin.
They were so presumptuous and gross. But I supposed you can afford to be when you're that rich.
I did get the distinct feeling however that they all harbored a really intense internal misery.
In other BREAKING NEWS, the sky is blue and shit stinks!
He's the reason the Roxy closed. He cut a deal with the city to build that place on 11th but demanded Roxy be demolished as he didnt want all that going on next to his building.
Isn't his penis supposedly elephantine?
OP, you idiot, I have issues with the fact this this is NEWS to you. Now finish your homework.
OP....do you really think that you're going to see a billionaire "out and about"??
Hey look...there's Barry and boy toy hanging at Posh. Wow....
Sometimes I'm truly amazed at how freakin' stupid most of the people are who post on this site.
Then again, most of you support Obama, so I shouldn't be that amazed.....
"OP....do you really think that you're going to see a billionaire "out and about"??"
you don't live in Manhattan, do you?
R21....I do live in Manhattan.
Yes, obviously, you can see the likes of Barry at various social/charity functions, fashion related events, and high end restaurants, etc.
Forgive me, if I lept to the wild assumption that the OP was "not of that class" based on his posting.
And, no I wouldn't expect to see Barry at places like Posh or the Duplex. Seriously?? And, yes, I assumed again that this was probably more typical of the lower rent social scene with which the OP was more familiar.
Work with me moron.
Jesus Christ, what's with the people here going off the rails because someone asked if the guy is a confirmed queer and if he's a bitch in person?
Why would that question rate so much vitriol??
Gee, OP, next thing you'll tell us your friend says Diller has a huge cock.
A friend of mine was hired to be "eye candy" at a pool party Barry Diller hosted in the late 80s. He said there were lots of gay porn stars there too, including Ryan Idol, Joey Stefano...
OP is treating this thread like she is a roving reporter down on the street trying to find a witness to a crime that she's not sure has actually occurred. And being a bitch about it.
Is your name Diller, Ma'am?
Ugly on the outside, ugly on the inside. He makes Geffen seem warm by comparison.
CK isn't pleasant either, but was fun once. (I've been told. Not in my lifetime.)
Never got the BD/DVF thing. It helped neither one's reputation and it has to be one of the most hilarious bearding situations of all time.
he drove Edgar to suicide
A friend of mine used to work for him, when he was at Fox. Ugly, nasty, cheap, crude. He actually came from a wealthy Bev, Hills family - it's not like the guy was a self-made genius. He has every reason to be a lucky, happy guy......but instead he's a misery. Maybe he's always been resentful, because of the curse - a gay man, born ugly !
Gay AND nasty? Wow would've thought?
[quote]Never got the BD/DVF thing. It helped neither one's reputation and it has to be one of the most hilarious bearding situations of all time.
You've obviously never seen DVF's stud son. At the time of their marriage he was gorgeous. Not sure what he looks like now but he will inherit big bucks from step-dad. And step-dad's money keeps DVF in business.
gay and jewish and nasty? how original
the baby boomers need to go away forever. The WORST people on the planet.
Read The New York Magazine interview with him this week. Pretty interesting. His schtick is "I'm the guy who sees something that makes money but pisses everyone else off."
What R16 said.
You're surprised he's a rancid old queen?
Likes them young and pretty.
people like Barry Diller thrive on exploitation and phoniness. That's all they know of life. They don't actually believe you can 'like' somebody for their character or warmth. They don't know what that is. Above poster is on the money. Baby boom show biz devils are the worst. Won't the world be a better place without Jann Wenner, Geffen, Diller, Klein, Trump (arguably a little old), Stewart, Sawyer and others when they just...die? Andy Warhol, as ever, had the timing right for his exit.
RE 23 if you'd known Barry, you'd understand
how can you generalize and malign a whole generation based on one slimeball? To the one who's anti=Boomer. The boomers have produced the best pop culture the world will ever see? Who have you produced besides the talentless Britney & Beyonce's of the world?
BRAVO ! This generations enertainers are shit
Actually r36, the only person I would exempt from that list is Jann Wenner. He is actually a really nice guy. He also used to come into the restaurant I worked at and we had a quite few pleasant conversations about live music and venues in different cities.
Years later I ended up living in his neighborhood. We bumped into each other and he actually remembered me.
I got nothing but decent vibes from him. As opposed to the others he were off-the-charts venal and lech-y.
Jann Wenner is not a nice guy. Legendarily awful boss.
Wenner must be the only person in history to be outed by Advertising Age.
People were laughing behind their hands at butterball Wenner cycling around town with little Jason Priestley on the back.
Still, it got Jason (a TV actor on an ensemble show)--three times, no less--"on the cover of the Rolling Stone."
what's Jann's beef with Linda Ronstadt and Cher? Both should be in the R&R Hall of Fame. Why Madonna over them, when they were around decades before her and paved the way for her?
Is he putting it to that wife of his?
Is Wenner still with that (now old/ex-pretty boy) MattNye ? Don't hear anything about them. I know they adopted kids, but they stay quiet- unlike Calvin Klein, and his porno/druggie/ dough boy.
Wenner's an asshole who doesn't know shit about music, his taste is up his ass. He should be drawn & quartered for what has happened to Rolling Stone. I never buy it or read it.
'his taste is up in his ass' . How well Matt knows that !
In a lot of ways, Jann's Rolling Stone embalmed rock n roll after a while. The interviews, when it was a paper rag, were excellent. Soon, however, Jann got to some serious starfucking and ruined their credibility. Fast.
He ignored so many great bands so Yoko could get another five star review.
The baby boom really didn't do much for culture, actually. SO narcissistic, such whores. They had it in their fingers, then they threw it away.
And made us clean up.
Diller is really the worst, of the worst. Never smiles, loves belittling people. Smart, and ruthless. And ugly. Maybe thats the cause of it all. We have to suffer, cause of natures mistake. A big dick, literally, and figuratively.
I remember hearing 20 years ago that he's permanently banned from one of the airlines (American?) because of a fit he threw on a flight because the landing was delayed. He was late for a meeting, and he wanted that plane on the ground NOW.
[quote]Forgive me, if I lept to the wild assumption
And you're trying to impress the rest of us as to how sophisticated you purport to be! Tsk, tsk, tsk...
Barry Diller is a cunt.
Jann Wenner is a cunt with a capital C.
Barry Diller is the most honest person I know.
I know from major sources that Barry Diller is well endowed. Also, heard this from other actors.
Someone (who subscribes) should start a thread: why are A-List Gays, particularly ones who work in media, such wretched human beings?
I'm tired of the defenders of Diller, Geffen, Calvin Klein, Jann Wenner, Andy Cohen, Marc Jacobs, etc. on DL, when almost all of them have dreadful reputations. Every other gay guy in NYC and LA seems to have a story about one or more of them. Where are the cool and nice gay moguls?
What great gossip, OP! Now... tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!
r56, any business is ruthless. Being gay (or people talking about you being a fag) makes it even more difficult to beat your competition in order to succeed. So you have to become more ruthless than everybody else to gain their respect (like the whole prison meme where a newbie picks a fight with the toughest guy in the joint in order gain the respect of the other inmates). That kind of ruthless behaviour turns you into a bitter and paranoid person (who is envious about other people's happiness and so very scared of losing power).
Barry is known to hire couples and watch.
OP, I also hear (though not confirmed) water is wet.
[quote] Run along now. I'm sure there's a new Housewives thread somewhere, waiting for your insight.
Yes, because asking about about Barry Diller is so suave, literate and witty. Not knowing he's been an out gay man for years shows your sophistication.
[quote] The baby boom really didn't do much for culture, actually.
Yeah. It's not like they made any memorable music, films or lit. The postwar years were a veritable wasteland. And high tech -- if only baby boomers had invented things that mattered in today's culture. Things like home computers, laptops, smartphones, the Internet. That would have been something.
he would have his doctor give his rentboys a quick HIV test in the back of his limo before he went to town on them
He used to try to pick up a bearded hippy friend of mine at a highway rest stop out in Hamptons. And, he tried to pick me up on 10th Avenue and 42nd Street. He was on his bike and I was then in my late 50s.
Isn't Mr. Big in Larry Kramer's FAGGOTS based on Barry?
Princess Diane's clothes are pretty bad, except for the wrap dress, and she's so ugly to boot. She had tongue cancer too. Wonder how she got that?
He's a textbook sociopath. He fits all the criteria - I'm surprised he hasn't been openly confronted with this yet.
Barry's leaked vacation pics on his yot, the ones with the dead-eyed, happy hookers, were hilarious.
"yot" - grammar rebellion
"He's Mr. Outy McOuty"
No he isn't. To the unwashed public he is a straight man married to Diane von Furstenberg.
If he's gay, then he's closeted.
I don't know why I'm constantly surprised by the nastiness and judgement people exhibit on these boards. I knew Barry for quite some time in the 90's. During that time, I only found him to be quite a fascinating and extremely intelligent and caring man. I also met many of the friends within his social circle, including David and Sandy, among many others, all of whom I enjoyed spending time with. I found DVF charming, and at the time, they were very dear friends, so however they want to evolve their friendship, and for whatever reasons is nobody's business but their own. I'm glad I got to know him and I regret falling out of touch with him over the years. I applaud his foresight and great success and hope he's happy. Shame on you jealous haters - you are the ugly, nasty ones.
He killed Edgar
Saying Diller is gay is not "nasty", R70.
I've never heard anything nice about him.
r70=elderly status seeking MARY!!!
I've posted this before. A friend of mine used to be a Rentboy and Barry hired him twice. Lived in a ridiculous mansion off Mulholland. My friend walked through the gates, was directed where to go by Barry's assistant, was treated like any other employee (indifferent, but with a you-better-do-you-job-well expectation), led to a bathroom the size of most apartments, and found Mr. Diller naked and jacking off. He instructed my friend to take off his clothes, jack off, and verbalize how he was going to fuck the shit out of Diller. Barry came. So did my friend. Barry thanked him cordially, paid him with a nice tip, and that was that. Both times, that's how it went.
His dick was average length, above average girth.
Good grief, everyone knows Diller is gay. Is r70 crazy or joking?
How I miss Spy magazine, would deflate all the ego centric celebrities, socialites with the most unflattering photos, stories. In New York the creatures would meet at Morton's, we regular folks would get a very, very long wait for a table..a ruse to say your business is not wanted.
R70 = Sandy Gayllion
Diller is gay, yet DVF is his wife and is always officially referred to as such. Do their socialite friends and social publications snicker when doing so, or is she treated as the most important relationship in his life?
Why did he have to marry DVF to leave her his money? Couldn't he just named her in his will?
I'm really more of a "consort" than a wife.
Do their socialite friends and social publications snicker when doing so, or is she treated as the most important relationship in his life?
I know this might be hard for you to wrap your middle class mind around she IS the most important relationship in his life.
[quote] Why did he have to marry DVF to leave her his money? Couldn't he just named her in his will?
Estate taxes are much much higher on non-familial heirs. This way, they get to keep most of his money and it doesn't go to the government. So if BD is anti-government, is he a gay Rethug?
For God's sake, OP, this is a GAY board. What kind of reaction did you think you were going to get when you posted news from 1980?
Well, this is DVF's second marriage to a guy who does man-on-man action. The Prince Egon Von Furstenberg was known to be bi-sexual (at least).
I don't think most socialites think marriages are huge love stories, but more arrangements.
The conscious coupling of BD and DVF has a backstory one can be sure, but its not about money.
I've heard rumours for years about DVF. They're bearding for each other in the most peculiar way.
My friends Barry and Diane are a wonderful couple.
Please keep dropping little mysterious hints, r87. We don't want the full story; just the little shreds of mystery you throw out there.
He married her to get discounts on wrap caftans.
Years ago I was in a short-lived gay bar in Santa Monica - it was on Broadway just west of Lincoln Boulevard (across from the big Vons or Safeway... can't remember the name).
Barry Diller came in. There were only about four guys in the whole place and once he'd looked around he started staring me down. It was a pickup attempt, but pretty aggressive... he wouldn't come over to speak to me, but was just staring at me in a "You know what to do" way.
I wasn't flattered -- I wasn't a West Hollywood type even then and his whole demeanor was offputting. After about 10 minutes he put down his drink and stomped out.
Of course I phrased that incorrectly, r82. She undoubtedly IS the love and light of his life, because a man like that would never have any sort of intimate relationship (beyond the fleetingly physical) with another man.
But can one call such a man 'gay'?
O for gods sake, he's not popping Diane.
What difference does that make?
He needs to find himself a good man.
[quote]Barry Diller came in. There were only about four guys in the whole place and once he'd looked around he started staring me down. It was a pickup attempt, but pretty aggressive... he wouldn't come over to speak to me, but was just staring at me in a "You know what to do" way.
Same thing happened to me in Santa Fe, NM (at a private party). He was waiting for me to approach him, but I didn't go for it. I was more interested in a very tall blond guy who was staring me down. I was surprised how short Barry was.
Princess Di stated in some fashion magazine that she got tongue cancer because she wasn't allowed to express herself. Unscientific bullshit!
Used to see Prince Egon, when he was married to her, in the Fire Island meat rack all the time in the 1970s. He had such a porcine face!
Does she get off on bisexual guys or something?
Don't touch my vagine.
Barry is short and stocky.
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