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Have you ever had a friend become famous?

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!!

by Anonymousreply 14111/12/2012

You left out a minor detail there, OP.

by Anonymousreply 101/14/2011

Something like that. Yes.

by Anonymousreply 201/14/2011

Yes, didn't know my friend was famous at first.

by Anonymousreply 301/14/2011

If the bridge has been burned, OP, then it's now okay to attack!

by Anonymousreply 401/14/2011

OP, you are quite the amateur. A pro in this case would recognize she is fucking everybody over and swallow a little pride now becasue the pay-off later is going to be amazing for the last person she has left to hang onto once everyone else like you has left in a huff.

There are trips and presents and actually cash for you, if you play your cards right.

But you probably already blew it. Like I said. Amateur.

by Anonymousreply 501/14/2011

mhb = The Tinman

by Anonymousreply 601/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 701/14/2011

I always am generous and forgiving to my inferiors who knew me back when!

by Anonymousreply 801/14/2011

The guy we used to call "Piggy The Wizz" or "Double-o Nothing" grew up to be an eminent pediatric cardiologist/surgeon. And, contrary to what usually happens, medicine knocked the asshole out of him and he's become a man of humility and compassion. Way to go Piggy!

by Anonymousreply 901/14/2011

Not friends, but a lot of classmates.

by Anonymousreply 1001/14/2011

Yet another gays obsessed with fame thread.

Why? Why? Why?

by Anonymousreply 1101/14/2011

I wonder if r11 knows this a gay gossip site?

by Anonymousreply 1201/14/2011

We need MORE gossip here, not less.

by Anonymousreply 1301/14/2011

Yes, 2 were very close friends and 4 others were just classmates.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1401/14/2011

yeah...I know...who?...I'm not mad enough to say....but give me time

by Anonymousreply 1501/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1601/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1701/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1801/14/2011

But everybody had heard Miss Struthers squeak on All in the Family. How could she suddenly go Brit with any credibility?

by Anonymousreply 1901/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2001/14/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2101/15/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2201/15/2011

I went to school with other children.

by Anonymousreply 2301/15/2011

I went to school / ran track with the son of a large city's mayor. He was surprisingly nice and down to 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 Anonymousreply 2401/15/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2501/31/2011

R10, R14, NYU?

Not me personally, but Dad worked at VA hospital in Cleveland with Halle Berry's mother. Funny enough, Harvey Pekar worked at the same hospital. My dad remembers Halle's mom bringing her in to work when she was a kid and couldn't find a baby sitter.

by Anonymousreply 2601/31/2011

r16, didn't the Clooneys grow up in Kentucky?

by Anonymousreply 2701/31/2011

r16, not only did the Clooneys grow up in Kentucky, but there were only two girls. Your story doesn't add up.

by Anonymousreply 2801/31/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2901/31/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3001/31/2011

The celebrity-proximity quotient on this thread?

Pretty tragic, gay bitches.

by Anonymousreply 3101/31/2011

This is an anonymous board.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3201/31/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3301/31/2011

R33, how old is Principal really?

Wiki says she's 61 now (born in 1950).

by Anonymousreply 3401/31/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3502/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3702/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3802/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4102/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4302/01/2011

a HS buddy became the bassist in the rock group "brazilian Girls"

by Anonymousreply 4402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4502/01/2011

Sylvan Hills, right, R45?

by Anonymousreply 4602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4702/01/2011

Famous? Like murdered famous?

by Anonymousreply 4802/01/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 4902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5002/01/2011

My boyfriend's grandmother was good friends with Diana Streisand in Brooklyn in the 40s and 50s. They played mahjong together.

by Anonymousreply 5102/01/2011

R31 = flyover queen who wanted to post about his sister-in-law's cousin who recently purchased a Dunkin Donuts.

by Anonymousreply 5202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5302/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5502/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5702/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5802/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6002/01/2011

r59 = Monica L.?

by Anonymousreply 6102/01/2011

Hmmm...that would be a good guess R61 except they said the friend was "very attractive."

by Anonymousreply 6202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6302/01/2011

OP, Lea Michelle, right? Knew she was a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 6402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6502/01/2011

Is Lea Michelle foreign?

by Anonymousreply 6602/01/2011

"air on the side of caution"?

Oh dear ...

by Anonymousreply 6702/01/2011

lol R67. I know.


by Anonymousreply 6802/01/2011

[quote]Is Lea Michelle foreign?

No, just another show biz Jew.

by Anonymousreply 6902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7102/01/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 7202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7302/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7502/01/2011

[quote]Duchovny is/was a sex addict who loved and collected porn

You say that as if it were a bad thing

by Anonymousreply 7602/01/2011

Was her skin always a topographical nightmare, r75?

by Anonymousreply 7702/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7802/01/2011

[quote]Was her skin always a topographical nightmare, [R75]?%0D %0D You be the judge%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 7902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8102/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8302/01/2011

Was Cameron a big whore in high school too?

by Anonymousreply 8402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8502/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8702/01/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 8802/01/2011

"Clooney's place in Italy, designed especially for paps and tabloids"%0D %0D %0D so John Krasinski must be gay!

by Anonymousreply 8902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9102/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9202/01/2011

Yes, r92.

by Anonymousreply 9302/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9402/01/2011

r94=Gwenyth Paltrow

by Anonymousreply 9502/01/2011

she's famous....not rich...they don't always go together nowadays

by Anonymousreply 9602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9702/01/2011

Once; a lovely guy before and after.

by Anonymousreply 9802/01/2011

R46 and R53, yes, this was at NLR Northeast, class of 86.

by Anonymousreply 9902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10102/01/2011

I was friends with "Mikey". In fact I was the one that introduced him to pop rocks.

by Anonymousreply 10202/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10302/01/2011

Can you name some of the bands, R103? Or just a couple?

by Anonymousreply 10402/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10502/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10602/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10702/01/2011

He did. And those eyelashes are unreal.

by Anonymousreply 10802/01/2011

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."

Spill, people!

by Anonymousreply 10902/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11002/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11102/01/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11202/02/2011

[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.

Norah Jones?

by Anonymousreply 11302/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11402/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11502/02/2011

Spence is full of entitled cunts who married $$$

by Anonymousreply 11602/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11702/02/2011


by Anonymousreply 11803/20/2011

What is fame, exactly? The media whores I know are notorious, not famous.

by Anonymousreply 11903/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12003/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12103/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12203/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12303/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12403/20/2011

which is my soul and my credibility,i want him to hand it back to me on a silverplatter

by Anonymousreply 12503/20/2011

R59's friend is that woman who was a Russian spy.

by Anonymousreply 12603/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12710/08/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 12810/08/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12910/08/2011

My high school history teacher is very good friends with Bette Midler.

by Anonymousreply 13010/08/2011

So many jealous cunts in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 13110/09/2011

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 Anonymousreply 13210/09/2011

A childhood friend grew up to become one of the top songwriters, producers, and record company executives in Nashville.

by Anonymousreply 13310/09/2011

Isn't the Dakota-apartment-owning brother at r90 quite the gay?

R100, what about Dermot and David?

by Anonymousreply 13410/09/2011

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 Anonymousreply 13511/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 13611/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 13711/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 13811/12/2012

I hate it when that happens!

by Anonymousreply 13911/12/2012

I used to trim Patti LuPone's shrubbery. Jack Kerouac lived next door to us in the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 14011/12/2012

R140 Her actual shrubbery, or was that a euphemism?

by Anonymousreply 14111/12/2012
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