I have recently. She completely abandoned all her old friends. I'm so mad. I think this is how the National Enquirer gets people to talk. Be nice to your old friends people!!
Have you ever had a friend become famous?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/12/2012|
You left out a minor detail there, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/14/2011|
Something like that. Yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/14/2011|
Yes, didn't know my friend was famous at first.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/14/2011|
If the bridge has been burned, OP, then it's now okay to attack!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/14/2011|
mhb = The Tinman
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/14/2011|
My family knew a family close to the Pitts. We met them but didn't really know them, not like the other family did. They were very close and helped each other during illnesses, etc. Nowadays they barely stay in touch and, for the most part, the whole family has gotten aloof and snotty. Brad's donations to Kickapoo High School and similar are PR stunts, but he does go out with a small group of fratboy friends to bars in Springfield and act like a jackass when he visits.
I would bet that story is typical of almost anyone who gets famous, and/or their family as well. The few people I've known who were locally "famous" were insufferable. Nationally or internationally famous? Forget it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/14/2011|
I always am generous and forgiving to my inferiors who knew me back when!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/14/2011|
Not friends, but a lot of classmates.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/14/2011|
Yet another gays obsessed with fame thread.
Why? Why? Why?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/14/2011|
I wonder if r11 knows this a gay gossip site?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/14/2011|
We need MORE gossip here, not less.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/14/2011|
Yes, 2 were very close friends and 4 others were just classmates.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/14/2011|
yeah...I know...who?...I'm not mad enough to say....but give me time
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/14/2011|
my mother lived down the street from the Clooneys in Ohio.. She played stickball with all of the sisters, but said "Rosemary" was too big and too busy for games.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/14/2011|
How often do you usually hear from this person? If she became famous "recently," maybe she's been inundated with messages and emails and just hasn't had time to get back to everybody yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/14/2011|
I grew up with Sally Struthers, she was cute and fun and then "All in the Family" happened. Let's just say she started speaking with a British accent and referring to herself in the 3rd person.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/14/2011|
But everybody had heard Miss Struthers squeak on All in the Family. How could she suddenly go Brit with any credibility?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/14/2011|
Not really famous, but I went to school with a girl who married James Gandolfini. She had a son with him and he dumped her. She got a good divorce settlement. She still keeps in touch through Facebook and some of her friends in Florida and she does keep in touch with people who have moved to NY (where she now lives)
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/15/2011|
My mom is a friend of the mother of Matthew McConaughey's college roommate. The woman says McBongo stays in touch with her son and gets together with him when he comes back into town. She says McBongo called her son after breaking up with Penelope Cruz and claimed to be devastated that she dumped him.
I never know what to make of these stories. I guess I believe that her son and McConaughey were actually roommates back in the day but I wonder if they really stay in close touch. I can imagine the son exaggerating the level of friendship. Or maybe he and McBongo had something going on and the "straight" stories are just a cover for mommy.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/15/2011|
If wives and ex-wives of celebrities count, I know a few. Meh. Gold digging is gold digging. She only loved him for his money, and then she got old. Same old story.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/15/2011|
I went to school with other children.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/15/2011|
I went to school / ran track with the son of a large city's mayor. He was surprisingly nice and down to earth...now he's an actor and his father is a Congressman. I wouldn't say we were best friends, but our interactions were always friendly.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/15/2011|
r20, do you have any good gossip from Marci? I thought she is crazy, but he probably is too. I can't believe she went on the cover of the NY Post, but they seem to be cordial now for the sake of their son. He is now married to an Asian.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/31/2011|
r16, didn't the Clooneys grow up in Kentucky?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/31/2011|
r16, not only did the Clooneys grow up in Kentucky, but there were only two girls. Your story doesn't add up.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/31/2011|
I went to college with Marla Sucharetza, the girl/actress who played a nurse who anally stimulates Seann Williams Scott in 'Road Trip.'
I love seeing her get good TV roles. She's a good singer-actress, and was hella fun in college (played Anita in an OSU production of West Side Story)!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/31/2011|
I used to know a woman who played the person who discovers the dead body at the beginning of an episode of L&O (the original series).
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/01/2011|
The celebrity-proximity quotient on this thread?
Pretty tragic, gay bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/01/2011|
This is an anonymous board.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/01/2011|
My aunt went to high school for a year with Victoria Principal. Victoria was part of an armed forces family, so moved around quite a bit, and was only in school with my aunt for a year. She doesn't really have anything much to say about her, but she can attest to the fact that Victoria is lying about her age by a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/01/2011|
R33, how old is Principal really?
Wiki says she's 61 now (born in 1950).
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/01/2011|
R34, My aunt turns 65 this year. I don't know if Principal was the same year as my aunt, but it was a 3-year high school (grades 10-11-12), so she would probably be 63-65 range.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/01/2011|
Friends with The Hearty Boys and watched them get "famous" for 15 minutes and am now enjoying watching them try to cling to what's left of it.
OP, just wait for your friend to return to earth and try to reconnect with old friends.
In my case, Steve is still in full-on PR mode, telling everyone all the exciting things they hope to happen in their lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/01/2011|
Victoria blew it, re: her age when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Joan Rivers. She told Joan she the first baby born after the end of WWII in Hawaii or something like that, and fact checking indicated she was born in 1945, not 1950.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/01/2011|
I used to be good friends with someone who is now a well-known CNN anchorman. We've lost contact, but the last time I spoke to him over the phone, several years ago, he had taken on the artificial manner of a TV reporter. It was very disconcerting. He sounded very insincere, like a pod person. I've also noticed that the network has taken lately to subtly modifying his on-air voice. It's softer, more feminine now.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/01/2011|
Not close friends but I knew them when we were in school at SMSU in Springfield, Mo.%0D Kathleen Turner, John Goodman and Tess Harper.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/01/2011|
Not a star, per se, but success on Broadway -- got the role of "Marius" in LES MIZ. I hadn't talked to him in a long time, but was really thrilled that he got the role. Called him, and before I could express my congrats, he said "Oh, I've heard from sosss many people since this happened, people I haven't talked to in such a looooong time -- they all want tickets." (LES MIZ was still a hot ticket back then.)%0D %0D It offended me so much that I offered congratulations ASAP, and got the hell off the phone.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/01/2011|
It's quite peculiar how many friends of mine from my youth became famous or relatively famous. This was in England where I guess it was easier to make it, but some are known in the USA now as well.%0D %0D Whereas I spent five years in NY at acting schools and working in restaurants full of actors etc and not one of them is ever on anything. Tell a lie, one girl is quite a prolific extra. I often see her hamming it up in the background of films.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/01/2011|
There are THREE Clooney "children." Nick, Betty and Rosemary. They all grew up in Maysville, Kentucky. Nick became a local television personality in the Cincinnati area where HE is still the "star" and George is his nice son who went to Hollywood. Betty and Rosemary were a singing act that split up in the late 40's and Rosemary went on to Hollywood and fame.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/01/2011|
Whether famous people or celebrities stay in touch with friends who knew them before they were famous all depends on their character, of course, but it also depends on the circumstances. How many truly life-long friends do we have? I've kept in touch with a handful of high school and college friends, but there are others with whom I was very friendly at one time, but our friendships have cooled or ended because our lives went in different directions. There is no commonality there anymore.
I've known guys and gals who achieved measures of success as actors, actresses, and directors. We were friends in high school or college, but were not close and did not stay in touch. Another guy became a well-respected physician. When I have met them on various occasions, they've been friendly. Success did not spoil them. But, like I do, they have other close friends, as they have moved on to different phases of life!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/01/2011|
a HS buddy became the bassist in the rock group "brazilian Girls"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/01/2011|
Joey Lauren Adams. In junior high she was one of the mean popular girls who called me fag, but by the end of high school she was cool and loved her gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/01/2011|
Sylvan Hills, right, R45?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/01/2011|
Not famous at all but have a friend who came into her trust fund. It's about the size of Wyoming and she is in the Vanderbilt family. I didn't know many of them still have money but she does and she is.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/01/2011|
Famous? Like murdered famous?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/01/2011|
[quote]I used to be good friends with someone who is now a well-known CNN anchorman. We've lost contact, but the last time I spoke to him over the phone, several years ago, he had taken on the artificial manner of a TV reporter. It was very disconcerting. He sounded very insincere, like a pod person.
R38, why can't you just say who this is, it's anonymous here.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/01/2011|
My ex went to high school with Kimora Simmons. She had a crush on him, and once dumped a bunch of Red Hots in her mouth and then offered them to him from her tounge. He declined. She does not keep in touch.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/01/2011|
My boyfriend's grandmother was good friends with Diana Streisand in Brooklyn in the 40s and 50s. They played mahjong together.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/01/2011|
R31 = flyover queen who wanted to post about his sister-in-law's cousin who recently purchased a Dunkin Donuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/01/2011|
R46, Wikipedia article states she went to NLR East. But, now that you bring up Sylvan Hills, it makes me wonder if I know either you, R45, or both of you...
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/01/2011|
I used to say to men who complaned that pretty women were stuck up that if they weren't shallow, they wouldn't care. This is kind of the same thing.%0D %0D If you weren't a social-climber, you'd be glad to be rid of such a phony. Why are people OBLIGATED to hang with the poor after they become rich anyway? Ever realize how DANGEROUS that might be? Celebs act aloof when you meet them because they have STALKERS and have no idea if you are sane, friendly, etc. They aren't rude; they are SCARED. Fame is a price they pay for making big money.%0D %0D I went to grade school with Cynthia Nixon, so I know damn well waht it's like. When she was fifteen, she called me out on First Avenue but no SATC resulted. She was half-famous then but I hadn't seen Little Darlings, and I always hated Broadway. She didn't abandon me at all; if anything, I abanonded her by not seeking her number despite her obvious flirting with me. %0D %0D Diane Lane fucked my cousin throughout high school, and was LOSING her fame in the process, so I kind of got to see it in reverse. She turned up at my Thanksgiving dinner in 1982, and I was like "doesn't she have a FAMILY?" %0D %0D Michal Rappaport's mom (June) and mine were very good friends. I was not that close to him, and he moved long before he made it big.%0D %0D On the itnernet, I was on a message board where several people who posted there became famous, and most stopped participating with the masses once they had to, since it's more "alpha" to appear to be too cool or too good to mingle.%0D %0D To the OP: why do you care? Okay, a friend stopped being a friend, but YOU did nothing wrong. I grew up wealthy, and got that bs about how important it is to treat the "little people." Treat them with respect, sure, but be their friend? Not required.%0D %0D I'll tell you why I abandoned most of my newer friends once I became known: RISK. You know WAY too much about your friend, and s/he may not want to risk feeding you more knowledge than you already have, particularly on what's going on now. I'm sure you feel real important enough to demand someone risk their position in life just to prove loyalty to you, but the survival instinct is strong.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/01/2011|
Was in grad school at Iowa when Mary Beth Hurt (nee Supinger) was an undergrad there.%0D %0D I was in a play with her when she was a senior. She was nice; not really memorable, but a good actress. Not terribly friendly to the rest of the cast, but not a bitch, either.%0D %0D Never thought of her again until I saw she was on Broadway and then in films.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/01/2011|
I have had several acquaintances who have become famous. They're all talentless cunts and yes, I resent them. They certainly don't deserve their success and they've all gotten there through wealth, connections, or blowjobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/01/2011|
I hung out with the Groundlings improv theater troupe in LA in the mid-to-late 1990s, and it's been a kick in the pants to see so many of them get the recognition they deserve: Michael McDonald ("Mad TV"s Stuart), Jennifer Coolidge ("Legally Blonde" and "Best in Show"), and Maya Rudolph (ex-"SNL") are three that come to mind. Others had recurring roles on "Ellen" and "Will & Grace" and in the Austin Powers movies.%0D %0D And if you stretch the definition of "famous" realllllly thin, I dated one of the realtors from Season 1 of "Million Dollar Listing" (Chris Cortazzo), who is one of the kindest guys in the world.%0D %0D All of these guys and ladies truly deserve their success.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/01/2011|
Yes, I have. Although my friend became famous for pretty bad allegations. Many friends then became distant and abandoned my friend. I didn't, but I was/am still cautious given the situation. I don't know what to think I guess, but didn't want to abandon my friend during that tough time.
Then my friend, and because of how the press tends to work (because my friend is very attractive), was able to turn the fame into being beneficial. My friend doesn't live in the US any more, but is very famous in their home country and is treated like a celebrity.
It's very odd. And even more bizarre when seeing my friend still making US gossip headlines, although it only happens now once a month or so now, not all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/01/2011|
A friend of mine was besties with John Krasinski through college and afterward, even into the first years of The Office.
Last time I saw him, I asked if he was at Krasinski's wedding, and my friend said no, and didn't elaborate other than to say "Things change."
I got the impression, because my friend is really down to earth and not impressed by celebrity, that Krasinski's bought into the whole fame game. Reinforced by JK's wedding itself: a clusterfuck of celebrities gathered at Clooney's place in Italy, designed especially for paps and tabloids.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/01/2011|
r59 = Monica L.?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/01/2011|
Hmmm...that would be a good guess R61 except they said the friend was "very attractive."
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/01/2011|
No R61. It's much more recent then that. Anyway, sorry for sounding so vague, but I won't be revealing any names, as I still air on the side of caution. It's not really your normal "friend becomes famous" type of situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/01/2011|
OP, Lea Michelle, right? Knew she was a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/01/2011|
Over the years in San Francisco I've "known" many who became "famous". It's like High School, they basically are the same nice guy/bitch/asshole/jerk that they were before the fame.
Thankfully, fame comes in a five year cycle so it's hilarious to watch the bitches and jerks grovel back down to earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/01/2011|
Is Lea Michelle foreign?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/01/2011|
"air on the side of caution"?
Oh dear ...
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/01/2011|
lol R67. I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/01/2011|
[quote]Is Lea Michelle foreign?
No, just another show biz Jew.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/01/2011|
R7's description of the Pitts is the total opposite of mine.
The whole family was nice. Nice in a real, not a sickening way. They always stop to talk when we see them in town. The real trouble started when the press started following Jen and Brad into town and making life generally lousy for a few days or weeks.
After Angelina came into the picture, the family was still nice, but yes, much, much more reserved in public. They also became aware that any time they stopped to talk, people around them treated it like a Merrill Lynch gag.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/01/2011|
My friend from high school and I went to the same college. There she made friends and was intimate with David Duchovny. Years later, they ran into each other in the city. The X-files was on its first season and he was on the verge of global fame. %0D %0D After all the usual pleasantries, he said to her "are we OK?" She was already married with child and told him "we're very OK." I guess that was code for "I'm not running to the Enquirer with tawdry tales."%0D %0D And that's how civil people handle fame as well as the famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/01/2011|
[quote]I guess that was code for "I'm not running to the Enquirer with tawdry tales." And that's how civil people handle fame as well as the famous.
Absolutely. And what's also interesting, is when you actually know the person being featured in the tabloids. You're able to see really how much the tabloids actually lie and exaggerate.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/01/2011|
r71 considering that Duchovny is/was a sex addict who loved and collected porn, I'm quite sure your friend has many tales to tell. She's classy for keeping her mouth shut.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/01/2011|
I grew up with someone who is not A list, but a known tv actor. It wasn't just the actor, but the whole family blew my family off. It was messed up because my Mom really encouraged this person to pursue acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/01/2011|
I went to Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. Over the years, many Poly graduates/students have gone on to fame in film, television, music and professional sports.
John Wayne Snoop Dogg Cameron Diaz Billie Jean King Marilyn Horne Carl Weather Tony Gwynn and Chris Gwynn Willie McGinest
There was a lady who worked in the Administrative office who remember Cameron Diaz. She had a penchant for bringing in sick notes signed by her "parents." Cameron was always pretty. She was on the cheerleading squad.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/01/2011|
[quote]Duchovny is/was a sex addict who loved and collected porn
You say that as if it were a bad thing
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/01/2011|
Was her skin always a topographical nightmare, r75?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/01/2011|
I had a friend who went to college with Ricki Lake for one year. Said she was a bitch on wheels. This was before she found (minor) fame in Hairspray.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/01/2011|
[quote]Was her skin always a topographical nightmare, [R75]?%0D %0D You be the judge%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/01/2011|
Cameron's attendance at Poly was before my time, but when I attended the kids there always took pride in knowing she walked the halls of Poly. We saw her yearbook photos. There's one of her in her cheerleading outfit sitting on the bleacher.
Some teachers and school employees remembered Cameron. One of my teacher taught her. Cameron was already modeling and trying out for parts, so she missed school a lot.
People didn't talk much about Snoop Dogg. He attended but never graduated. During his time at Poly, he was already a criminal and have had brushes with the law. The one rumor I heard was that he and his buddies drove to school with a dead body in the trunk of the car. Who knows? He was a gang member then so it's a remote possibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/01/2011|
What I find peculiar is those sudden friendships between celebrities, like the beckams with the cruises, they've known each other for thirty minutes an voil%C3%A0 , they are best friends. It makes them look as if they have no real friends - not surprising in the case in point.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/01/2011|
Ed McCaffrey (the football player) was in my H.S. homeroom for 3 years (was as good at basketball as he was at football). Any interaction we had was always friendly even though we weren't friends and he was a sports star and I was the "is he or isn't he"? gay. Mrs. Ben Stiller also went to my H.S. (about 2 years behind me) and was apparently a little snotty then (I believe she was on some Nickelodeon shit before H.S.)
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/01/2011|
Cameron seems like a major bitch now (maybe it's the friendship with Gwyneth that made her join the darkside), but she has moments when she seems pretty fun. In a recent interview, it was mentioned that she went to school with Snoop Dog and she replied, "We didn't hang out or anything, but I'm sure I bought pot from him a few times." I've always had a hard time picturing the stereotypical sun-kissed California girl going to school with a gang banger...
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/01/2011|
Was Cameron a big whore in high school too?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/01/2011|
Went thru school with NBC/MSNBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman. NLS was absolutely gorgeous as a teen, a charmer & the apple of daddy's eye with an outa site IQ. It's no suprise she has made it big, she could manipulate like no other! Her father is a local physican, also brilliant. %0D %0D First marriage was to a guy she also went to school with, elementary to HS, kind of a geek from a wealthy local family. She looks like she's had lots of work done; too bad cause she was one of the most naturally beautiful girls I have ever seen. I heard thru the vine she was involved with George Lucas and he wanted to marry her. She ended up with a younger guy.%0D %0D %0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/01/2011|
R85, sounds like Nancy's led a charmed life. If you ever bump into her, mention the show she had on MSNBC that got CANCELLED.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/01/2011|
I have a very wealthy, semi-famous sibling. One thing that blows me away is how she is so much more down to earth than some pretty average people I know that are complete narcissists.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/01/2011|
[quote]What I find peculiar is those sudden friendships between celebrities, like the beckams with the cruise%0D %0D If you're a sports star and a famous actor is suddenly at every game you play in Europe waving to you, you begin to notice him.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/01/2011|
I was a college of acquaitance of Geoffrey Fletcher, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Precious:BOTNPBS". Always seemed like a nice guy, and always was talented.
I don't actually begrudge him his success too much, though a tiny envious part of me is bugged by the fact that he probably had the freedom to pursue an artistic career without too many discomforts given that his older brother is a massively successful financier (not sure if he still has them, but the brother had not one but two apartments in the famed Daktota building in NYC - one for him, one for guests) who takes very nice care of his family, and I can only assume provided some very nice connections in Hollywood that led to that eventual Oscar. Suffering for one's art was probably not necessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/01/2011|
A high school friend became a college football star and then became a pro football star. He never changed - always true to his friends. When his team was playing in a nearby town, he would be on the phone for a get-together away from fans and media.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/01/2011|
R90, did you go to Harvard? Last year, Matt Damon mentioned he was proudest of Geoffrey Fletcher's Oscar win because the two had been friends since college (Matt referred to him as "Fletch").
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/01/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/01/2011|
I don't blame the famous for dropping old friends. Judging from some of the posts here, ordinary folks are seething with envy and can't wait for their famous "friends" to fall. %0D %0D Yeah, I'd be looking for new friends too among those who are my equals---people who can relate to sudden fame and wealth and won't have their grubby hands out or sell me out to the tabs for a quick buck.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/01/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/01/2011|
she's famous....not rich...they don't always go together nowadays
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/01/2011|
I have a cousin (who is 9 years older than me) who was buddies throughout high school with DL favorite Sandra Bullock. They still keep in touch. My aunt also knew Mrs. Beaty aka Shirley & Warren's mom very well. Trivia: Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine all went to Washington & Lee High School in Arlington, Va.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/01/2011|
Once; a lovely guy before and after.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/01/2011|
R46 and R53, yes, this was at NLR Northeast, class of 86.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/01/2011|
I don't think it really counts but, I went to college with Stephen Colbert, and was in theatre with him. We were very friendly, not really friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/01/2011|
I had just discovered who Kim Dickens was (after seeing her on Treme) and then the next day she commented after me on a friend's facebook post. Found out they've been friends since high school. That's as close as I get.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/01/2011|
I was friends with "Mikey". In fact I was the one that introduced him to pop rocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/01/2011|
Because of my job, I know a bunch of indierock people who got semifamous. Famous enough where they didn't need a day job and had national recognition, but not millionaires by any stretch.%0D %0D In almost every case, they drew inward. They didn't go out socializing as much and if they werent working, they stayed home with their girl/boyfriend.%0D %0D The big complaint was that they always felt like everyone wanted something from them and that they had to be "on." It just gets easier to stay in and hide from everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/01/2011|
Can you name some of the bands, R103? Or just a couple?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/01/2011|
Well, a friend maybe not, but when I was growing up one of my babysitters was Pam Dawber, who is now Mrs. Mark Harmon. She was a terrific girl, she'd always be sketching ponies and doing her homework. We could talk her into making fudge and brownies - which she knew weren't good for us. The last I remember of seeing her, she was entering some beauty contest and she won it, was big in the local papers. She used to do ads for JC Penny, too. %0D %0D Years later I saw Robin Williams in concert, and got to go backstage to meet him. I mentioned knowing Pam and he was really rude, he said 'Who?' and walked right past me.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/01/2011|
I didn't know him at all, and I think we MAYBE spoke once, but while at Harvard, I was also in many classes with Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert from Lost, and formerly on that Brooke Shields show...)
I actually don't even remember him acting in college theatre, but i do remember sitting across various lecture halls from him and thinking that a more stunning man had never graced this earth
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/01/2011|
Nestor Carbonell went to Harvard?! He was one of my first male crushes...I remember suffering through several episodes of "Suddenly Susan" just to see him.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/01/2011|
He did. And those eyelashes are unreal.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/01/2011|
What's with all the posts where said friend remains anonymous?
"I went to school with A CELEBRITY and A CELEBRITY was very friendly and A CELEBRITY doesn't really keep in touch now."
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/02/2011|
R59, I know you're not going to say (the name)but for some reason, I think I know who you're referring to...I'm just gonna ask one question--and if you answer "Yes", I promise I won't say who it is or mention any clues, but does she have red hair?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/02/2011|
I was friends with many of the RENO 911 folks, Sarah Silverman, Antony (from Antony & the Johnsons), and some uber D List 'celebs' from NYU.%0D %0D "Was", being the operative word.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/02/2011|
R90, it's funny you mentioned Geoffrey Fletcher's brother who owns to apartments in The Dakota. The Times has just come out with a story that says he's suing the co-op board for discrimination!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/02/2011|
[quote]I'm friends with the mother of a famous singer/songwriter. I know the singer as well, but my partner knows her much better than I do. I'm happy to say that so far the fame and attention hasn't affected her warm and kind personality. No, I'm not saying who it is because I know how this forum loves to tear people down.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/02/2011|
Grew up in LA. I know a lot of famous people, most of whom I knew before they were famous (aka high school). So do my siblings. Not that I would ever say a word here. The few times I've done so, I was told I was a liar, repug, shill, etc., because the truth of some celebs don't always conform with people's wishes of said truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/02/2011|
For all the jokes about Gwyneth Paltrow, I read that she is still friends with girls from Spence and regularly gets together with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/02/2011|
Spence is full of entitled cunts who married $$$
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/02/2011|
I had this really sweet guy as a neighbor back in 1983. We were friends and neighbors for 18 months. He had a sugar daddy who paid his rent. About once a month, Michael would spend the weekend with the guy. For spending money he cut hair and had clientele in and out all the time. He gave me some of the best head I've ever had. He in turn helped me conquer my gag reflex.
Then one day, he came back from the weekend with sugar daddy. He told me during the weekend he had been "auditioned" by a scout for porn company Catalina. Two days later, a moving truck arrived and picked up all his stuff. Later that day, sugar daddy picked him up and took him to the airport. I never saw or heard from him again.
Many months later another neighbor shows me a porn mag, and there he is! His porn name was Michael Gere. I think his most famous scene was in Jeff Stryker's "Powertool." He's the guy in the bottom bunk who services John Davenport after John gets a Dear John letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/02/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/20/2011|
What is fame, exactly? The media whores I know are notorious, not famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/20/2011|
Live in NYC long enough any you know a bunch of famous folk.
I had a good friend who became a best selling author, another became an Emmy winning actress and another a well-known designer.
Sometimes I look at television programs and wonder where I know the lawyer on that cop show and then it hits me that he was the copy editor at some job I had twenty years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/20/2011|
It's ridulous that so many people posting here will go to the trouble to post about someone and then refuse to say who it is. It really makes the entire thing pointless.%0D "I was friends with a person who became very famous. They were nice when I knew them. Now they arent". WHO CARES if you don't tell us who they are????
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/20/2011|
A first cousin became famous when she married an A list famous artist. The funny thing is, I didn't meet her until after she became famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/20/2011|
yes ,a boyfriend ,band famous ,and i need to vent,i searched for this subject ,and found this site,but its a long story,i want what he stole from me back.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/20/2011|
How about this? I am a friend of Zach Anner, the guy with cerebral palsy who just won his OWN show from Oprah. He has always been a doll to me and all his friends, and so far shows no signs of changing. I am a friend of a close friend of Kelly Clarkson's and she is still very much the same girl she was back when they were in school. She did go through some diva bitchery when she was trying to "make a name for herself" before Idol. Then she disappeared for about three years after winning. Now she's able to do what she wants, has money and enough fame, and she's more normal than ever. I know when I helped her move into her apartment, she was very cool, carried her weight, and bought everyone beer and dinner. That's my two cents. Sorry it's not any of the DL favorites and there's no juice to be had. The two I know/"know" seem fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/20/2011|
which is my soul and my credibility,i want him to hand it back to me on a silverplatter
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/20/2011|
R59's friend is that woman who was a Russian spy.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/20/2011|
This sort of fits the thread and sort of doesn't -- it's distant family, not a friend, and they were already (sort of) famous and I never knew it until recently. Anyway, it's cool to me even if it isn't to anybody else.
My parents divorced when I was very young -- I grew up in Alabama, and my father and his folks are mostly in Louisiana -- and I've only gotten somewhat close to Dad's side of the family in recent months, as he had a near-fatal car wreck back in April.
A piece of family history I've known since I was a little kid is that a great-uncle of mine and his wife (one of my dad's many aunts) owned a seafood restaurant and bar in New Orleans for many years. Owing to my renewed interest in Dad's family, I recently Googled the restaurant -- not only is it still around (it moved from the city to the suburbs some years ago), but it's considered a local institution: not on the order of Brennan's or Commander's Palace by any stretch, but apparently pretty well known to foodies.
Jazz great Pete Fountain's dad used to work there shucking oysters. Jockeys used to hang out there (the old location was near the NOLA racetrack, and my great-uncle owned horses). It's a longtime favorite restaurant of the New Orleans Saints. It's even mentioned in a book about Jim Garrison's investigations into the JFK assassination.
Have any persnickety DLers ever eaten there?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/08/2011|
[quote]I was a college of acquaitance of Geoffrey Fletcher, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Precious:BOTNPBS".
His directorial debut didn't do well in Toronto and is being recut as we speak. It also went seriously over budget during production.
To be honest, I think he got lucky with Precious. It is to be seen if he has any talent for directing.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/08/2011|
I was good friends in high school with Peter (then just "Pete") Krause from "Sports Night," "Six Feet Under," and "Parenthood." He was a senior and I was a junior in "Charley's Aunt" together and we got to be friends then. He was a very fun guy--good-natured, very sarcastic, pretty bright, and (to my eyes) devastatingly handsome (though for some reason, even though he was a varsity gymnast, he wasn't one of the popular guys in HS--he was too sarcastic for those guys and kept aloof from them).
He changed a lot when he got to college--he went to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and became the big leading man in campus plays. Then he went to acting school at NYU and started wearing sunglasses all the time even indoors as if he were telling everyone he was a celebrity (and this was long before he actually became famous). He had really changed, and so we just feel out of touch as friends.
All the same, I've been happy for his success as an actor, because that's what he really wanted. My sister-in-law still keeps in touch with him some--she dated him before she married my brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/08/2011|
My high school history teacher is very good friends with Bette Midler.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/08/2011|
So many jealous cunts in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/09/2011|
I went to high school with Judy Kuhn. At an early age she was poised and talented. Her brother is a hotshot literary agent in NY. Very effeminate in high school and a bit arrogant and unpleasant.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/09/2011|
A childhood friend grew up to become one of the top songwriters, producers, and record company executives in Nashville.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/09/2011|
Isn't the Dakota-apartment-owning brother at r90 quite the gay?
R100, what about Dermot and David?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/09/2011|
Maybe her new lifestyle is just like a job with long hours and she'll hook up with y'all when things have calmed down / she's adjusted?
One of my mates has become a famous comedian. He's team captain on what were two of our favorite panel shows when we were younger. Another of my friends is a well known journalist and counts Marilyn Manson and Slash amongst his friends these days. Another friend is in a famous rock band. The list goes on.
I don't see most of the ones who 'got big' anymore. Some because they forgot their old mates, some because we just grew apart and some because I cant deal with the situations in which I'd have to see them.
I turn the tv on and see them. I get handed dvds and cds etc at work by customers with mates' faces on them. I turn the radio on and hear them being interviewed on radio one or whatever.
I stopped seeing most of them though.
I got a taste of fame accidently as a teenager. I didnt choose it to happen and I hated it...became a junkie to cope and then got clean and chose to try make a different life. The only thing i miss is the money. The rest is bs.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/12/2012|
[quote]I went to college with Marla Sucharetza, the girl/actress who played a nurse who anally stimulates Seann Williams Scott in 'Road Trip.'
Wow! That's quite the résumé item!
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/12/2012|
I've posted this on a zillion other threads, but I attended summer camp for years with DL fave Chris Evans. He had a sister who was much more into fame than he ever was, and I assumed she'd be the one to make it big -- not him.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/12/2012|
Many, as I grew up in the metro NYC area and I have family who works on both coasts in entertainment.
It's not the case with every last famous person, but the ones I happened to know personally were all douchebags, with two exceptions:
-One of them was a douchebag until he was about 20. He doesn't act professionally anymore.
-Another one was an even more severe douchebag until about 28. She still acts and is reportedly quite kind on set. Go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/12/2012|
I hate it when that happens!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/12/2012|
I used to trim Patti LuPone's shrubbery. Jack Kerouac lived next door to us in the 60s.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/12/2012|
R140 Her actual shrubbery, or was that a euphemism?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/12/2012|