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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?

by Anonymousreply 10203/30/2014

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).

by Anonymousreply 105/08/2012

Is he related to Phyllis?

by Anonymousreply 205/08/2012

GAY?? Barry? My, your friend must be QUITE connected to have access to such top secret information.

by Anonymousreply 305/08/2012

How old are you, OP, twelve???

by Anonymousreply 405/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 505/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 605/08/2012

I saw him at The EVITA opening. Very, very ugly....

by Anonymousreply 705/08/2012

Diane VF played Lisa on As The World Turns

by Anonymousreply 805/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 905/08/2012

SPY magazine use to talk about him. A lot.

by Anonymousreply 1005/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1105/08/2012

You don't say?

by Anonymousreply 1205/08/2012

Okay, so he's gay.

Is he as evil/nasty as I've heard?

by Anonymousreply 1305/08/2012

Is that a young Andy Cohen with the blue shirt and cocktail?

by Anonymousreply 1405/08/2012

Here you go, OP

by Anonymousreply 1505/08/2012

In other BREAKING NEWS, the sky is blue and shit stinks!

by Anonymousreply 1605/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1705/08/2012

Isn't his penis supposedly elephantine?

by Anonymousreply 1805/08/2012

OP, you idiot, I have issues with the fact this this is NEWS to you. Now finish your homework.

by Anonymousreply 1905/08/2012 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.....

by Anonymousreply 2005/08/2012

" you really think that you're going to see a billionaire "out and about"??"

you don't live in Manhattan, do you?

by Anonymousreply 2105/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2205/08/2012

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??

by Anonymousreply 2305/08/2012

Gee, OP, next thing you'll tell us your friend says Diller has a huge cock.

by Anonymousreply 2405/08/2012

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...

by Anonymousreply 2505/08/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 2605/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2012

he drove Edgar to suicide

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2012

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 !

by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2012

Gay AND nasty? Wow would've thought?

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3105/11/2012

gay and jewish and nasty? how original

the baby boomers need to go away forever. The WORST people on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 3205/11/2012

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."

by Anonymousreply 3305/15/2012

What R16 said.

You're surprised he's a rancid old queen?

by Anonymousreply 3405/15/2012

Likes them young and pretty.

by Anonymousreply 3505/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3605/15/2012

RE 23 if you'd known Barry, you'd understand

by Anonymousreply 3705/15/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3805/15/2012

BRAVO ! This generations enertainers are shit

by Anonymousreply 3905/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4005/15/2012

Jann Wenner is not a nice guy. Legendarily awful boss.

by Anonymousreply 4105/15/2012

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."

by Anonymousreply 4205/15/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 4305/15/2012

Is he putting it to that wife of his?

by Anonymousreply 4405/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4505/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4605/15/2012

'his taste is up in his ass' . How well Matt knows that !

by Anonymousreply 4705/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4805/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4905/26/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5005/26/2012

[quote]Forgive me, if I lept to the wild assumption

Oh, [italic]dear.[/italic]

And you're trying to impress the rest of us as to how sophisticated you purport to be! Tsk, tsk, tsk...

by Anonymousreply 5105/26/2012

Barry Diller is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 5206/01/2012

Jann Wenner is a cunt with a capital C.

by Anonymousreply 5306/01/2012

Barry Diller is the most honest person I know.

by Anonymousreply 5402/21/2013

I know from major sources that Barry Diller is well endowed. Also, heard this from other actors.

by Anonymousreply 5502/21/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5602/21/2013

What great gossip, OP! Now... tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!

by Anonymousreply 5702/21/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 5802/21/2013

Barry is known to hire couples and watch.

by Anonymousreply 5903/01/2013

OP, I also hear (though not confirmed) water is wet.

by Anonymousreply 6003/01/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6103/01/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6203/01/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6303/01/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 6403/01/2013

He's a textbook sociopath. He fits all the criteria - I'm surprised he hasn't been openly confronted with this yet.

by Anonymousreply 6503/01/2013

Barry's leaked vacation pics on his yot, the ones with the dead-eyed, happy hookers, were hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 6603/01/2013



by Anonymousreply 6703/01/2013

"yot" - grammar rebellion

by Anonymousreply 6803/01/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6903/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7003/28/2014

He killed Edgar

by Anonymousreply 7103/28/2014

Saying Diller is gay is not "nasty", R70.

by Anonymousreply 7203/28/2014

I've never heard anything nice about him.

by Anonymousreply 7303/28/2014

r70=elderly status seeking MARY!!!

by Anonymousreply 7403/28/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7503/28/2014

Good grief, everyone knows Diller is gay. Is r70 crazy or joking?

by Anonymousreply 7603/28/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7703/28/2014

R70 = Sandy Gayllion

by Anonymousreply 7803/29/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 7903/29/2014

Why did he have to marry DVF to leave her his money? Couldn't he just named her in his will?

by Anonymousreply 8003/29/2014

I'm really more of a "consort" than a wife.

by Anonymousreply 8103/29/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 8203/29/2014

[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?

by Anonymousreply 8303/29/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 8403/29/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 8503/29/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 8603/29/2014

My friends Barry and Diane are a wonderful couple.

by Anonymousreply 8703/29/2014

Please keep dropping little mysterious hints, r87. We don't want the full story; just the little shreds of mystery you throw out there.

by Anonymousreply 8803/29/2014

He married her to get discounts on wrap caftans.

by Anonymousreply 8903/29/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 9003/29/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 9103/29/2014

But can one call such a man 'gay'?

by Anonymousreply 9203/29/2014

O for gods sake, he's not popping Diane.

by Anonymousreply 9303/29/2014

What difference does that make?

by Anonymousreply 9403/29/2014

He needs to find himself a good man.

by Anonymousreply 9503/29/2014

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9603/29/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 9703/29/2014

Does she get off on bisexual guys or something?

by Anonymousreply 9803/29/2014

Don't touch my vagine.

by Anonymousreply 9903/30/2014

Barry is short and stocky.

by Anonymousreply 10003/30/2014

The Bizarre Story Of The Hong Kong Immigrant Who Illegally Traveled Disguised As Barry Diller

by Anonymousreply 10103/30/2014

Does Barry have a hairy back? Any one know?

by Anonymousreply 10203/30/2014
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