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Your closest degrees of separation to someone famous or well-known

My high school math teacher went to high school with Linda McCartney.

by Anonymousreply 36213 hours ago

I was a fuckbuddy of one of the stars of “Million Dollar Listing.” Yay, me.

by Anonymousreply 101/03/2020

Faye Dunaway called me a little homosexual boy.

and i liked it

by Anonymousreply 201/03/2020

Tamlyn Tomita from “The Joy Luck Club” was our neighbor in the early 2000s.

by Anonymousreply 301/03/2020

Big brother had some classes with Sela Ward. Had a friend who knew courtney cox.

by Anonymousreply 401/03/2020

My grandfather and Princess Grace's father were second cousins.

by Anonymousreply 501/03/2020

I fucked Jani Lane, and then he died.

by Anonymousreply 601/03/2020

I spent a long time with a celebrity chef.

by Anonymousreply 701/03/2020

A hiking acquaintance was the hairdresser to Gore Vidal in his final Hollywood years.

A family friend of my partner married into the DeVito family. Danny and Rhea were at the wedding.

by Anonymousreply 801/03/2020

I went to high school with Bern Nadette Stanis, who played Thelma in Good Times.

Brandon deWilde‘s parents and Shelley Winters were family friends.

by Anonymousreply 901/03/2020

Elton bloody John but distant thank god.

by Anonymousreply 1001/03/2020

My HS English teacher's best friend was married to, and abused by, Jan Michael Vincent.

by Anonymousreply 1101/03/2020

My partner's UCLA R.A. was Kal Penn (Kumar).

by Anonymousreply 1201/03/2020

I was in a rehab center with one of the original members of sha-na-na for a month.

by Anonymousreply 1301/03/2020

I live in Vancouver so have seen tons of celebrities. One of my best friends is a hotel concierge and has scored drugs for many big stars.

by Anonymousreply 1401/03/2020

I grew up around the block from Totie Fields and Cousin Brucie. They lived in the same apartment building in Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 1501/03/2020

My old roommate was friends with Mojo Nixon.

by Anonymousreply 1601/03/2020

An ex-Boyfriend moved to Hawaii and was a neighbor of Jim Nabors.

by Anonymousreply 1701/03/2020

If you have ever lived in LA, you have at least 50 of these stories. Most of the "famous" do not stay famous after a few years however.

by Anonymousreply 1801/03/2020

My nephew went to school with Shawn Mendes

by Anonymousreply 1901/03/2020

[quote] An ex-Boyfriend moved to Hawaii and was a neighbor of Jim Nabors.

Goll-eeee!

by Anonymousreply 2001/03/2020

R5 Dude, you’re like 4th cousins to Prince Albert, princess Stephanie and Caroline. That’s actually pretty kewl.

by Anonymousreply 2101/03/2020

A very close friend worked at Denny's in Diamond Bar right after high school. He took a massive to-go phone order for Denny's grand slams for Snoop Dogg's entourage.

by Anonymousreply 2201/03/2020

I was thinking that R18. But mine were in Alabama.

by Anonymousreply 2301/03/2020

Corey Monteith, R14?

by Anonymousreply 2401/03/2020

R3, cool!

by Anonymousreply 2501/03/2020

My grandfather's second cousin is country singer Porter Wagoner, the inspiration for Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You. That's all I've got.

by Anonymousreply 2601/03/2020

I actually am within 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

But, lots of people are.

by Anonymousreply 2701/03/2020

^^^ Isn't everyone?

by Anonymousreply 2801/03/2020

Lee Harvey Oswald was my cousin.

by Anonymousreply 2901/03/2020

My parents lived in an apartment above Olivia Newton-John in the early 70s in London. My dad used to do her laundry for her when she’d be out of town touring and then my mum would have to return her “knickers” that my dad failed to separate from their own wash.

by Anonymousreply 3001/03/2020

My mother dated Mike Wallace when they were in high school

by Anonymousreply 3101/03/2020

My husband's late parents were good friends with Lisa Whelchel's aunt and uncle. (3 degrees of separation)

One of my best friends has a cousin who married Jerry Hall's twin sister. (3 degrees of separation)

by Anonymousreply 3201/03/2020

Let’s see, I lived accross the street from Phylis Newmans6first cousin. Went to school with Deboah Wingers first cousin and Joel Greys 1st cousin once removed. I lived around the corner from Larry Kings brother,, a few blocks away from Dick Van Dukes granddaughter. I also went to school with someone who claimed her dad was a cousin to the legendary Warner Brothers and someone who claimed to be a distant cousin of Leon Trotsky, but I don’t know if they were telling the truth. I had dinner the other night with someone who is a second cousin of Carol Kane. I took music lessons as a kids from Effram Zimbakust Jr’s aunt and Eric Carmen and I both bank at the same Huntington Bank Branch. I went to grad school with R and R legendary DJ Bill Randal who Produce Elvis Presley’s first movie. I used to live near Mike Douglas when he did his show out of Cleveland. I’d see him occasionally around town. Al Roker used to hang out at the same coffeehouse as myself when he lived in Cleveland. I’d see him all the time but we weren’t friends.I live near the medical building parking lot where Danny Green got blown out by a car bomb. I guess they made a movie about that. My parent knew Reuben Sturman, “the Walt Disney of porn “ from PTA. I also have a second cousin who shall remain nameless (you wouldn’t recognize the name anyway) who was very high up in the teamsters, and probably knew exactly what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. I used to work with someone who’s son had an apartment in the same building where Mike Tyson had the penthouse-used to see him all the time and said he was very friendly and approachable. I also used to work with someone who was my congressman’s mother. I had gay sex with a guy who was also doing the next guy to become my Congressman. I probably have more. Let’s see, Sen. Howard Metzenbaum almost hit me with his car. I must have more, but it’s late.

by Anonymousreply 3301/03/2020

My acquaintance's brother co-starred on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. It wasn't The Producers, it was a different play.

by Anonymousreply 3401/03/2020

I went to high school with the current drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Also one of my best childhood's friend's uncle was Ted Knight. I was very young but I remember him as a super nice guy although I had no idea who he was until years later.

by Anonymousreply 3501/03/2020

A friend of a friend went to high school with Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady).

by Anonymousreply 3601/03/2020

R33 Fuck dude give it a rest, you're exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 3701/03/2020

R33, That's your last cocktail for the evening, darling old queen. Please, let me remove your caftan before I put you to bed.

by Anonymousreply 3801/03/2020

I got nothing besides going to high school with a current NFL head coach

by Anonymousreply 3901/03/2020

My friend was friends with all the Khardasians as a child. Back then, it seems that practically all the Armenians in America were close-knit. One of the Khardasians (I forget which one --not Kim) stole something from my friend.

by Anonymousreply 4001/03/2020

My high school friend went to Sandra Bullock and Jesse’s wedding.

by Anonymousreply 4101/03/2020

I shot the sheriff but I did not kill the deputy.

by Anonymousreply 4201/03/2020

My friend from school was given a big award/honor by Oprah for their work in film.

by Anonymousreply 4301/03/2020

A good friend was dating someone from Pit Bull’s band...

by Anonymousreply 4401/03/2020

R40, it's odd that you are so "close" to the family yet continue to misspell their name (most everyone knows it by heart).

by Anonymousreply 4501/03/2020

The Wonder Years used to film in the city where my aunt lives. They would film at the local high school (Rosemead High School) and she got a good glimpse of Fred Savage.

Same city, I caught a glimpse of Robert De Niro during his filming of The Fan.

by Anonymousreply 4601/03/2020

When I lived in Thailand I met a lady who had once sat next to Robert Smith of the Cure when she was flying from London to New York.

by Anonymousreply 4701/03/2020

R45, I wasn't close to the family. My friend was.

by Anonymousreply 4801/03/2020

My fifth grade teacher was the aunt of Mary Badham, (Scout in "To Kill A Mockingbird").

A friend worked for a well known country music star (sorry, I can't name her), the friend describes her as "sweet, vague & lightly medicated".

Another friend accidentally saw Parker Stevenson nude at a pool party, the same friend blew a guy in one of Chi Chi LaRue's porn movies.

by Anonymousreply 4901/03/2020

R11, my aunt and uncle were friends with Jan Michael Vincent and his brother. I think my uncle went to school with Jan’s brother. My aunt had a couple of group pictures hanging up inside the house.

by Anonymousreply 5001/03/2020

My friend's niece was one of the Holly babies on Breaking Bad. Very cool to be on that set.

by Anonymousreply 5101/03/2020

"Harvest Home", based on a creepy novel by Thomas Tryon, was filmed a few miles away from where I live, and Bette Davis had a starring role.

by Anonymousreply 5201/03/2020

One of my fave Vietnamese restaurants was used for filming a cafe scene in the movie "Beautiful Boy." The owner (a very nice lady) got to meet and take a picture with Steve Carell. I believe she has the photo framed in the restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 5301/03/2020

[quote]r13 I was in a rehab center with one of the original members of sha-na-na for a month. - I know, I'm old

Not if it was just last month!

by Anonymousreply 5401/03/2020

My cousin was an usher backstage at Boston Garden who Diana Ross asked to watch her daughter Chudney while Ross was performing one night.

by Anonymousreply 5501/03/2020

My great grandfather invented the round, carved out tabbing system still used to divide sections of dictionaries.

ALL KNEEL ! !

by Anonymousreply 5601/03/2020

My Dad loved Sha-na-na had an 8 track in the truck. Hated it.

by Anonymousreply 5701/03/2020

My husband worked with Lance Carter, a not very successful actor who had a small part on Homicide:Life on the Streets when they worked together, then had small parts on The Middle and Terriers after he moved to CA.

by Anonymousreply 5801/03/2020

School with Spider-Man's (Tom Holland) dad, Dominic.

by Anonymousreply 5901/03/2020

Beyonce's maternal grandmother has the same maiden name as my paternal grandmother, both from Louisiana. Strong possibility we are related but without being able to ask her (Bey's mama) a few questions I reserve complete affirmation.

by Anonymousreply 6001/03/2020

OK, one more. A very close friend's nephew designed Claire Danes' parents' art studio and became friends with them. Friend got to have dinner with her folks a couples of times (at their place) and said they couldn't be nicer. Super friendly.

by Anonymousreply 6101/03/2020

My Dad and my grandma met Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart at the same time after a National Geographic Society luncheon around 1934 or so.

My Dad flew John Glenn somewhere when he was in the Marine Corps.

Ny sister dated Lew Alcindor (now known as Kareem Abdul Jabbar) while at UCLA.

My other sister programmed a phone system in Frank Sinatra's house in Palm Springs and met Barbara Sinatra

My sister's coworker accidentally caused an auto accident which killed Jilly Rizzo, Frank Sinatra's close friend.

My grandparents in Chevy Chase, Maryland hosted Gloria Steinem at their house for dinner once.

My other grandparents were friends with General Smedley Butler a very long time ago.

My Mom was an extra on a few TV series including "Renegade" with Lorenzo Lamas and thus met him a few times.

My Dad was a coworker with Rex Heflin, who took UFO photos which became famous, and those photos were in our house overnight for one niggt when I was a kid.

I met David Hockney once at a small house party, but didn't know who he was at the time. Also met briefly and got autographs from Alan Ginsberg and Quentin Crisp.

My current friend drove taxis and limos on the Las Vegas Strip for 30 years and has hundreds of stories to tell. Met pretty much everyone, including many porn stars (straight). For some reason porn stars spend a lot of time in Las Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 6201/03/2020

Not really a celebrity, but I used to be friends with Markiplier because we went to the same gym and coincidentally Jacksepticeye through a cousin. Saw Mark naked and on a separate occasion got mooned by both Mark and Jack. Phenomenal asses. God, I miss Cali.

by Anonymousreply 6301/03/2020

My sister-in-law was a female lead in a cult classic film.

A former fuckbuddy was best friends with Sally Kirkland.

I answered a friend's phone and Cher was on the other end. But my interaction was "Hello" and "Just a second let me get him for you."

by Anonymousreply 6401/03/2020

I spent a whole day watching them film scenes for "Return of the Killer Tomatoes" in my neighborhood. Got to see George Clooney a lot that day, but I barely knew who he was at that time.

by Anonymousreply 6501/03/2020

Judy Garland threw up on my friend Patty.

Howie Long grew up down the street from where I live now.

Tony Warren, the creator of "Coronation Street," made a pass at me. I deflected gracefully.

My second cousin twice removed was California senator and former MGM song-and-dance man George Murphy.

I was baptized by Cardinal Cushing. He was only an archbishop then and I was only three weeks old, so I'm pretty hazy on the details.

My friend Helen's aunt and John Lennon dated as teenagers. About 15 years ago she threw out all his love letters to her, thinking "Who'd want these?"

by Anonymousreply 6601/03/2020

I'm your average caftaned DataLounge Queen of a certain age, and i think I know every celebrity, but especially members of the British royal family, whom I profess to have intimate knowledge of, despite their living in castles behind big walls and never granting interviews.

by Anonymousreply 6701/03/2020

I've said this on DL before: I was friends in high school with Peter Krause of "Six Feet Under" and "Parenthood" and "Sports Night." (He's now on some cop show I've never seen.) We were in a play together his senior year and would hang out , although we lost touch when we went to college in different parts of the country. (He was also in the class ahead of me.)

by Anonymousreply 6801/03/2020

My friends son went to USC and was/is friends with Patrick Schwarzenegger. He also chauffeured Arnold around in Arnold’s car...

by Anonymousreply 6901/03/2020

R33 here. I knew I had more: I worked with a woman who knew .Neil Diamond in high school, and another who claims her best friend was the ER doc the night Richard Gere came in with a gerbil up his ass, and another who interview Sammy Davis Jr., and another who went to high school with Tom Jones’s conductor. I know I have more.

by Anonymousreply 7001/03/2020

R15, Love you for simply using the moniker "Cousin Brucie"! Man, back in the day, WABC was IT, even for this Pennsylvania Frau(lein)!

by Anonymousreply 7101/03/2020

My father was taught the trombone from the father of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Guess what instrument I learned....

by Anonymousreply 7201/03/2020

I stepped in a blob of Harvey Weinstein’s jism in my bare feet — how much separation is that?

by Anonymousreply 7301/03/2020

I knew Marisa Tomei and her parents a little. We're not besties but they know my name and we've driven a couple places together, it's a long story. I like them very much especially Marisa's mom.

I was on Law & Order: SVU once, but Mariska Hargitay was not in my scene, so I was bummed. While sitting in my dressing room with the door open (I was dressed, just waiting to be fetched) she was hanging by the hair/make-up room right by my door and stuck her head in and said hi. I was thrilled, lol.

My best friend/roommate briefly dated one of the Village People who was a real kook, but harmless.

by Anonymousreply 7401/03/2020

Jane Fonda kissed me.

by Anonymousreply 7501/03/2020

The Duke Boys (real ones) are distant cousins.

by Anonymousreply 7601/03/2020

1 degree off from several famous musicians (rock) and a retired (in this case early 30s) NFL player.

by Anonymousreply 7701/03/2020

A female friend of mine dated Violent Femmes singer Gordon Gano at the height of their fame.

Another friend is BFFs with Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”) and yet another was close friends with Julia Roberts. (Not sure if that lasted.)

A close family member spends time with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski on a regular basis and adores them.

by Anonymousreply 7801/03/2020

This is the real Bo.

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by Anonymousreply 7901/03/2020

My father in Albuquerque was friends with a friend of a friend's father

by Anonymousreply 8001/03/2020

I'm related to a pretty famous science fiction writer I won't name, but he knows everyone from China Mieville to William Gibson, and I've met a few through him.

by Anonymousreply 8101/03/2020

I went to high school with taylor lautner. Kids would bully him between classes and call him sharkboy. It got so bad he started being home schooled

by Anonymousreply 8201/03/2020

My grandma was a guest on the Art Linkletter show to discuss adoption.

by Anonymousreply 8301/04/2020

One of my co-workers was neighbors and good friends with DL fave Rosie O’Donnell in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 8401/04/2020

Fun thread!

by Anonymousreply 8501/04/2020

I've known several of the late John Ritter's (and his pop Tex's) relatives. A cousin worked for me a few years back.

by Anonymousreply 8601/04/2020

My grandmother's cousin married one of the Vanderbilts.

by Anonymousreply 8701/04/2020

1-degree of separation from very famous, international celebs both American and European. I have no connection to the industry but end up meeting people in the field a lot. No idea why. It's actually weird, if I think about it. Examples: Madonna, Catherine D. (French), some of the Downton actors, Andy C. (Bravo), etc. etc. too many to name.

This is not a humble brag, Believe you me, half the time, I wish I didn't know many of these people.

by Anonymousreply 8801/04/2020

Richard Dreyfuss leased the main house of a property where I was already the tenant of the guest house. While living there, he started seeing the actress who would later become his first wife (Jeramie Rain). I used to sometimes dog sit her adorable Bassett Hound named "Jenny."

by Anonymousreply 8901/04/2020

I worked backstage in the 1980s and saw Bernard Sumner from New Order shooting up, and one of the Farrelly Brothers from INXS having a blow job.

by Anonymousreply 9001/04/2020

I'm one degree from Keith Haring.

by Anonymousreply 9101/04/2020

A friend of mine walks John Mulaney's dog. She said he's a surprisingly nice guy but he clearly has trouble talking to people and gets flustered easily.

by Anonymousreply 9201/04/2020

My cousin was in prison with Charles Manson and my husband knows President Carter.

by Anonymousreply 9301/04/2020

Completely forgot my other HS connection - I went to high school with Slade Smiley, one of the Real Housewives husbands. He was a complete douche back in the 1980s (I graduated 1986, he graduated 1988). Had no idea he was "famous" until a client was talking about "this douchebag named Slade" she'd seen on TV the night before and I made the connection.

by Anonymousreply 9401/04/2020

And this guy was my (and Slade's) HS chemistry teacher. He was a horrible teacher. His brother taught astronomy and wasn't much better - also taught at our HS.

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by Anonymousreply 9501/04/2020

Tongues r75? My cousin is friends with Brian May of Queen.

by Anonymousreply 9601/04/2020

Clearly, one of the most insane DL threads. But R47 wins it!

by Anonymousreply 9701/04/2020

I came in Joan Rivers' ass.

by Anonymousreply 9801/04/2020

I was Jeffrey Dahmer’s sex slave.

by Anonymousreply 9901/04/2020

One degree to the Boston bomber.

by Anonymousreply 10001/04/2020

I went to bible camp with Lambchop.

by Anonymousreply 10101/04/2020

My sister lived next door to Ted Bundy. Thank god she didn’t part her hair down the middle.

by Anonymousreply 10201/04/2020

Joe E Brown—Osgood Fielding in Some Like it Hot—a distant cousin

My boss—-Trotsky’s great grand daughter

A colleague—Jackie Kennedy’s half nephew

My friends data analyst—-former porn star Dale Cooper

by Anonymousreply 10301/04/2020

I used to live next door to Lucy Liu before she became famous. She used to make paintings in our shared driveway, On Valentines day she left all the neighbors candy, but without a note. Very sweet gal but odd.

I also went to Marcia Wallace's wedding.

by Anonymousreply 10401/04/2020

Oh! I almost forgot. I attended a funeral where Justin Trudeau was present. The church was small, so I got a good, sustained view of him the entire time. I didn't realize that he would be there, and wondered why the parking lot was crawling with security guys.

by Anonymousreply 10501/04/2020

[quote]I spent a long time with a celebrity chef.

Did he BAM you real good?

by Anonymousreply 10601/04/2020

Hot in person, R105?

by Anonymousreply 10701/04/2020

I had drinks with Ann Beattie, before she quit drinking. We had fun, but she was too hung over to meet me for the beach the next day.

Lots of drinks, I guess. At the upstairs bar at Backstreet in PTown, years ago.

by Anonymousreply 10801/04/2020

I was a bridesmaid at Charlemagne's wedding.

by Anonymousreply 10901/04/2020

Happened to be staying a a hotel which hosted a reception for exiled former minister of Thailand, Taksin Shinawatra. Very charismatic but short even for a ?Thai. Lots of elderly Sino-Thia tycoons and middle aged women with too much plastic surgery. This was before he was elected PM.

Another disgraced former Prime Ministr, General Chatchai Choonhaven lived down 5he street from me in a large compound. He’s used to ride around on a Harley Sportsrer in full leather regalia which must have been hot in that hot climate, . Met a cousin of 5he King of Thailand at a funeral. She was 100 years old and very much crippled by arthritis, but spoke perfect English and had all her marbles. Very witty.

by Anonymousreply 11001/04/2020

R109, OMG, he’s my many great-great grandfather!

by Anonymousreply 11101/04/2020

These are through co-workers in the Boston area. One grew up with Bobby Brown and went to his wedding to Whitney. Donnie Wahlberg went to school with another ones daughter and she used to drive them to school and give him lunch money because the family was so poor at the time.. Another one was neighbors with the Wahlbergs and hung around with Mark Wahlberg as kids. Said his reputation as hellion child was well deserved. Another’s husband was at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School at the same time as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Knew them but not friends. And finally a co-workers father was first cousins with Judy Holliday. He showed me a picture of his family with her taken in the late 50’s. He was very young so he doesn’t remember her.

by Anonymousreply 11201/04/2020

Like r90, I worked for a backstage catering company, but in the mid to late 90s, in Vancouver. Met or at least interacted with a long list of celebrities this way, some standouts being Britney Spears (nice but flaky and distant), Alice Cooper (really nice guy), the Violent Femmes (the bassist was a creepy asshole, the rest were fine), Radiohead (didn't so much as acknowledge us and were generally rude to everyone, I think they just hated playing Vancouver, I think this was the tour they did that silly documentary about portraying Thom Yorke as a fame-martyr, Yorke gets my personal Biggest Asshole award from my time in that job, he acted like a snide petty spoiled brat), Pearl Jam (strong "cool guys on campus" vibe, distant but not rude), Frank Black (post-Pixies, best celeb I ever met, super nice and interesting guy, stayed late just to chat with backstage crew, opened for Pearl Jam).

by Anonymousreply 11301/04/2020

This thread explains why DL has no interesting gossip.

by Anonymousreply 11401/04/2020

My aunt's husband worked with Dana Carvey's brother, Brad, on some brainy computer things.

by Anonymousreply 11501/04/2020

When he was a teenager, Carson Daly lived across the street from my parents. His mother, Pattie, was quite upset when he announced he wanted to go to seminary and become a priest.

by Anonymousreply 11601/04/2020

R62 As a former Marine, I am most impressed with your grandparents' friendship with General Smedley Butler. Very interesting character. All the current praise for Jim Mattis should be filtered through Smedley Butler's history.

by Anonymousreply 11701/04/2020

My husband once took Liza tobogganing.

by Anonymousreply 11801/04/2020

Yes, R107, definitely!

by Anonymousreply 11901/04/2020

My roommate in Los Angeles years ago was a production assistant on "Saved by the Bell." I came home one afternoon to find Mario Lopez eating lunch in the apartment.

A pro skateboarder hit me up on Daddyhunt some time ago. He was into older bear types and we chatted for a few hours that night. He was a sweet guy, charming and funny, although deeply closeted. He tried to persuade me to go to Las Vegas with him for the weekend, all expenses paid. He was a bit drunk and I was in a relationship, so I turned him down, even though I was sorely tempted. Probably a good thing, as when I hit him up a couple of days later, he was sober and not so interested, or so interesting. I do occasionally wonder what would have happened had I taken him up on the offer.

by Anonymousreply 12001/04/2020

[quote]A pro skateboarder

Tony Hawk? Outside of him, who's famous?

by Anonymousreply 12101/04/2020

That was several years ago and I'm not going to out him, R121. I'll freely confess that he was only famous if you're into skateboarding and know the players there, so not exactly a household name to everyone else.

For the other connection, let me just say that Mario Lopez was absolutely gorgeous in person, as well as being a nice guy. I had to go hide out in my room to avoid embarrassing myself.

by Anonymousreply 12201/04/2020

My grandfather knew Jimmy Hoffa.

by Anonymousreply 12301/04/2020

You know what we're going to ask, R123...

by Anonymousreply 12401/04/2020

Went to CCD with Dermot Mulroney in elementary school/jr high. He was a very small child and rarely spoke.

by Anonymousreply 12501/04/2020

My grandfather's sister's best friend's mother's aunt knew someone of such little consequence you couldn't call them famous but I'll post it here on DL . She knew the postman!

by Anonymousreply 12601/04/2020

I went to high school with Regina George and she punched me....it was awesome

by Anonymousreply 12701/04/2020

I worked at Warner Bros for several years. Meeting cast members was not a big thing. Grandma Walton ate lunch in the cafeteria whenever they were filming She went through the line in front of me. We talked. John Boy made the gay stare at me. Never really sure.

Angie Dickenson was the friendliest. She would model her skimpy outfits when she left the makeup house. We all laughed with her.

Wonder Woman star, Lynda Carter, was also very friendly. She met a bunch of employee's kids from the lot on set and spent time talking to them.

Except for the nude scenes, we could watch any TV show or movie being made on set. It was fun.

by Anonymousreply 12801/04/2020

My Dad graduated from high school with Sharon Stone.

by Anonymousreply 12901/04/2020

Johnny Cash is a second cousin. I got to hang out with Carol Channing and walk her out onstage to give an award.

by Anonymousreply 13001/04/2020

My grandparents were Valet and Lady's Maid to Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Lady Ashley (Sylvia). They were married, but had to pretend to be brother and sister in order to get their jobs. (Fairbanks died while they worked for them.)

by Anonymousreply 13101/04/2020

When I was in college I worked as a phlebotomist in a hospital where the well-knowns came. Drew a lot of famous peoples' blood and have a bunch of personal shit I could tell. But that would be violating HIPAA. Just know that people do and say some shit when they're sick and in a private hospital room.

by Anonymousreply 13201/04/2020

I worked for Stewart Copeland’s father.

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by Anonymousreply 13301/04/2020

[quote]r63 I used to be friends with MARKIPLIER, because we went to the same gym, and coincidentally JACKSEPTICEYE, through a cousin

Did their moms read a lot of nursey rhymes, or something?

by Anonymousreply 13401/04/2020

My sister went to school with Jesse Bradford and John Mayer.

by Anonymousreply 13501/04/2020

Around 2000 (A.D.) I was reaching into the frozen section at Ralph's supermarket when Steven Weber suddenly appeared and started taking something out of the case, too.

No, I am not making this up. It was definitely the 80s actor Steven Weber, buying orange juice concentrate.

We still think about each other from time to time, I'm sure.

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by Anonymousreply 13601/04/2020

My sister was in a long forgotten B movie called "Swarm".

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by Anonymousreply 13701/04/2020

I sucked off armistead maupin in a san francisco sex club in the early eighties.

by Anonymousreply 13801/04/2020

My straight brother sold a car to JoAnne Woodward back in the 80’s. Oh how it steamed me that he had no appreciation nor even knowledge of her career.

He described her as “Paul Newman’s wife.”

Just stab me in the heart, Mike, just stab me in the heart right now.

by Anonymousreply 13901/04/2020

My maternal grandfather was famous director Herbert Ross's second cousin (I think) and so I am related by marriage to Lee Radziwill and thus Jackie O. Top that! (I'm kidding, I'm kidding)

by Anonymousreply 14001/04/2020

Went to elementary school with a Beastie Boy, and also with Laura Albert, the perpetrator of the JT Leroy hoax. Was childhood best friends with a woman popularly known as Deidre Dare, who became involved with a somewhat infamous freedom of speech legal case again her former employer for running a soft core porn blog loosely based (or not) on her exploits working as a lawyer in Russia.

My mother knew Ralph Blum, the author of The Book of Runes,” a new-agey fortune telling system.

Served Al Roker an ice cream cone at Haagen Dazs (he was super grumpy).

by Anonymousreply 14101/04/2020

Alec Baldwin was madly crazy bewitched with my best female friend at NYU, 1979-80. He would come over to the dorm every single day with his (formerly) puppy dog eyes and just STARE at her wistfully.

He wasn’t an ass then, either.

Sadly for him, Maddie could not have been less interested. Years later I found out that Maddie was gay, too, she just didn’t realize it at the time.

by Anonymousreply 14201/04/2020

One of my grandmothers was a theatrical agent who 'discovered' Ann-Margret.

by Anonymousreply 14301/04/2020

Michael Gelman of the Regis show stepped on my foot at the doors to ABC.

by Anonymousreply 14401/04/2020

My mother graduated in same class as Paul Newman at Shaker Heights High School.

I have Amy Smart's old bed in my lake cottage

Teaser: My paternal grandfather and a famous Hollywood actor's paternal grandmother are brother and sister. I think that makes us 1st cousins once removed. We have not met.

by Anonymousreply 14501/04/2020

You should've smacked him even before he stepped on your foot.

by Anonymousreply 14601/04/2020

I went to film school with Justin Lin, the director. We weren't friends and he wasn't that great.

I am very close friends with an actress who I guess would be considered C list but she's worked consistently in Hollywood for 20 years. Lots of guest star roles on shows like Castle, Longmire, SWAT, 24, Criminal Minds, Lost, etc. She has hundreds of stories but my favorite is when she was working as an "earwig" for Michael Gambon (Dumbledore). Her job was to say his lines into his ear piece during a movie he shot with Dustin Hoffman. Guess he didn't want to learn his lines. During an intense scene where he had a lot of dialog, she slipped in, "You're a wizard, Harry" and he said it, then stopped and said, "Oh you CUNT." Cracks me up every time she tells the story. She also said Dustin Hoffman was a bit of a nightmare. He was begging her to be HIS earwig and not Gambon's. Weirdo. She just did a film with Glenn Close recently that was a low budget indie and that Glenn was really sweet and down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 14701/04/2020

Did he call her a cunt angrily or in good humor?

by Anonymousreply 14801/04/2020

I forgot one: my best friend in junior high babysat Wentworth Miller!

by Anonymousreply 14901/04/2020

[quote] Angie Dickenson was the friendliest.

R128, some good stories, glad to hear Angie was friendly.

by Anonymousreply 15001/04/2020

The son of a family friend is in the RCMP and he often worked Justin Trudeau's security. The only interesting story I heard is one where Trudeau was in Niagara Falls and they were filming The Today Show with Ryan Seacrest. The Today Show wanted to feature a couple of Mounties, so the RCMP obliged and allowed two members to appear on camera - one male and one female. Seacrest complained about the female because her breasts weren't big enough for TV.

by Anonymousreply 15101/04/2020

I used to know an architect and his spouse. I was closer to the spouse, so the stories are from the spouse.

Tom Cruise: had a house built in Aspen (I think that was the location) for himself and his DL BF. Architect himself did not work on the house, this was gossip from the Architect (told to spouse, told to me).

Sharon Stone: Architect worked on one of Phil Bronstein's houses (Stone's ex-husband, SF Examiner). Architect overheard a voice mail from Sharon Stone: loud, demanding, and bitchy (this was after they had broken up).

Several degrees of separation, so take it with a grain of salt.

by Anonymousreply 15201/04/2020

I don't really want to name names and accidentally dox myself, but … I've been taught by a number of people who are famous in academia; obviously, I'm also connected to a number of others through my university friends.

In my misguided youth, I was also friends with and had a (probably misguided) crush on another student who is now up-and-coming in his field. (I've no idea why, at the time, I didn't find any significance to my disinterest in fucking him.)

by Anonymousreply 15301/04/2020

I blackmailed Alan Bates, tried to threaten him into marrying me and forced his young male lover away from the London clinic when he was dying or else I would call the tabloids. I got 150 k from him and then played nurse for the media.

by Anonymousreply 15401/04/2020

R153 why don’t you fuck off? If you are not going to name names then don’t bring your tired lying ass here. Seriously. You’re a waste of web space on here if you can’t give a name. Might as well keep it to yourself pseudo goody two shoes.

by Anonymousreply 15501/04/2020

A second cousin was Robin William's first wife, Valerie. The baby announcement for their son was a hologram of the baby with a top hat, sunglasses and some type of crazy costume. ( Can't exactly remember, I was a kid when his son was born.)

My brother-in-law's first cousin Cindy was A-Rod's first wife. We did enjoy Yankees tickets from time to time, but he's considered a piece of trash by the family now.

by Anonymousreply 15601/04/2020

A co-worker was Craig Bierko’s stepmom.

by Anonymousreply 15701/04/2020

Picture this: Faye Dunaway, Frisbee-ing Lenox china plates she got as a wedding present across the lobby of the Belvedere, a luxury apartment building in Boston's Prudential Center, at her then-husband, Peter Wolf's (J. Geils Band) head as she chased him through the lobby during a monumental fight. Circa 1978 according to my friend Bobby, then the building's manager.

Dunaway married four more times. Wolf, presumably scarred for life by their union, never married again.

by Anonymousreply 15801/04/2020

Where is the fucking lettuce when you need it?

by Anonymousreply 15901/04/2020

My mother has a good friend who went to high school with Hilary and said she was a total cunt. My word, not my mother's. The old gal would never use that word but she pretty much said it without saying it.

by Anonymousreply 16001/04/2020

Lucille Ball bought a brownie from me at the Provincetown Playhouse concession stand.

Greg Mullavey from “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” fame was also there that night, and even though I thought he was hot, who cared? All eyes on Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 16101/04/2020

I once stood next to a cardboard cut-out of the Charmin Man, Mr. Whipple (Please don’t squeeze the Charmin.) I remember his proximity, and the way I could practically feel the tickle of his mustache on my neck. God, if only he had been real.

Mr. Whipple squeezed a lot of fruit but heaven help you if you squeezed the Charmin.

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by Anonymousreply 16201/04/2020

Your fuckin aunt saw Fred Savage from 200 feet away in the early 90's? A lot of these aren't really what the OP was looking for.

by Anonymousreply 16301/04/2020

My sister-in-law works for the Obamas.

by Anonymousreply 16401/04/2020

R162 here, I linked to the wrong video.

Here’s Mr. Whipple, so so so gay.

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by Anonymousreply 16501/04/2020

[quote]My mother has a good friend who went to high school with Hilary and said she was a total cunt.

Did this good friend end up a housewife or did she actually accomplish something beyond babymaker? If it's the former, then we can guess why she thought Hilary was a cunt

by Anonymousreply 16601/04/2020

r164, what does she say about the Obamas?

by Anonymousreply 16701/04/2020

She says that Michelle is actually a man and quite hung too, and that Barack was born in Africa

by Anonymousreply 16801/04/2020

She says they’re both absolutely delightful - as every normal, sane person knows.

by Anonymousreply 16901/04/2020

[quote]r158 Dunaway married four more times. Wolf, presumably scarred for life by their union, never married again.

She only married one other time.

But she's not really interested in discussing Terry O'Neill....He's a big, BIG liar and she's really not interested in him and, you know, dilly-dallying and carrying on about a man that she will not even WASTE HER TIME discussing. And, you know, who, suffice it to say, STOPPED working when he married her and PRETENDED to be her manager for a VERY long time...so let's not even GO THERE! It's VERY upsetting to her! And then to put THEIR child in JEOPARDY the way he has!

WHY can't you be obsessed about positive things, r158? About Marlon Brando?! [italic]About the Kusturica movie that was the hit of all of Europe and Cannes?!?!

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by Anonymousreply 17001/04/2020

I was in a car accident once with Richie Havens of Woodstock fame. He smelled so good. He was a passenger, no one was hurt. We were on a photo shoot at the time, for an upcoming article in the newspaper. He was no drama, so appreciated. He even invited us to his New Haven, CT, home afterward. Looking back, I know how lucky we were to be in the company of a class act. Years later I realize how rare a celebrity like Richie Havens really is.

Just because you’re young today, don’t miss out on Richie Havens on guitar at Woodstock, and elsewhere.

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by Anonymousreply 17101/04/2020

My aunt graduated from high school with Don Knotts.

by Anonymousreply 17201/04/2020

I used to be friends with George O'Dowd (Boy George)

by Anonymousreply 17301/04/2020

My great aunt dated Mark Harmon's dad, Tom, in college in the early 40s (Michigan, I believe).

re Angie Dickinson: my cousin lived next door to her and Burt Bacharach briefly, in Aspen in the 70s. This is in a terrace house setup that overlooked a canyon, Bacharach used to tee up and hit golf balls over the ridge, from his backyard which adjoined my cousin's. One day my cousin's new puppy peed on Bacharach's leather golf bag; he went ballistic, threatened to sue, the whole bit. Very unpleasant man. Angie was supposedly very sweet however.

by Anonymousreply 17401/04/2020

My best friends mom went to high school with Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 17501/04/2020

R173 what happened? Why are you no longer friends?

by Anonymousreply 17601/04/2020

Sandra Bullock and Kevin Williamson at East Carolina University...mid 80s. Bullock worked at a bar and ice cream shop...sorority girl but cool. Williamson in a theater class...geek.

by Anonymousreply 17701/04/2020

R91, LtLB, don't tell me you're from K-town?!

by Anonymousreply 17801/04/2020

Direct descendant of Robert E. Lee. Keep having to remind my family that he fought the US over the right to keep slaves,not "our heritage".

by Anonymousreply 17901/04/2020

Stevie Nicks' best friend. One degree.

by Anonymousreply 18001/04/2020

I went with Cybill Shepard to Knott's Berry Farm before she became famous. We went with a friend of mine who knew Cybill from MY and one of Cybill's girlfriends (another model). We rode all the rides. Had a great time.

by Anonymousreply 18101/04/2020

R176 Drugs and Narcissism.

by Anonymousreply 18201/04/2020

R182 I’m sorry. Thanks for answering.

by Anonymousreply 18301/04/2020

One last one from me - I'm becoming forgetful... I worked at Baskin Robbins when I was 15, and served Terri Garr a double-scoop cone of either butter pecan or rum raisin. I don't remember what flavor exactly, just that I hated it.

by Anonymousreply 18401/04/2020

r148, he said it in an angry/funny way. She said the whole crew died laughing.

by Anonymousreply 18501/04/2020

I worked with the wife, who became the ex wife, of John Bauman, aka Bowzer in Sha-Na-Na. Mary was one of the few trustworthy people at that school and was ahead of her time in autism research and training. Brilliant, funny, and humble lady.

I also worked with the cousin of Ian McDiarmad (Emperor Palpatine).

My elderly neighbor tells me stories of his stepfather being friends with Rocky Marciano.

by Anonymousreply 18601/04/2020

Forgot to mention that I used to be an aide in a classroom that one of Marlon Brando's illigitimate children was in. A very "special" child, if you catch my drift. Marlon actually showed up three sheets to the wind for an IEP, to insult everyone and everything about the school, yet left his son enrolled there. The mother was Marlon's unattractive and downright creepy housekeeper, who'd had two sons with him.

Gary Cole also had a child on the same campus. I literally ran into Gary as he was walking out of the lobby- I was chasing a student. I met Gary again later at an autism conference, where he spoke about the grief parents go through when they don't have the typical child they'd hoped for.

Jett Travolta was supposedly enrolled there for a while.

by Anonymousreply 18701/04/2020

When I was younger , had a quite older BF for awhile. Richard Simmons called While I was blowing him.

Was aquatinted with Paula Deen, turned Out to be a *itch.

Dated someone, who had dated Michael Stipe.

First partner dated a Chicago Bear.

I dated the dumbass who passed out in The opening scene of Quincy 😁

Elton John once waved at me on Peachtree St.

by Anonymousreply 18801/04/2020

[quote]R188 Was aquatinted with Paula Deen, turned Out to be a *itch.

I want to hear more about this!

She dropped off the radar after that lawsuit. Her image consultant probably told her to lie low for a few years...

by Anonymousreply 18901/04/2020

My uncle went to school with Drew Carey. When my aunt and uncle came out to visit another aunt in Long Beach, Drew called to comp the tickets for a Vegas show. I answered the phone when he called but assumed it was my uncle prank calling, as he was famous for doing, so I gave Drew a hard time. In return, Drew did NOT give me a ticket. I stayed home alone while everyone else went to see his show.

by Anonymousreply 19001/04/2020

I went to junior high school with Candace Cameron. Jennifer Flavin (Sylvester Stallone's wife) went to my high school years before I did; one of my teachers had creepy modeling pics of her all over his classroom. My mom was friendly (years ago) with Adrienne Barbeau.

by Anonymousreply 19101/04/2020

A teacher I worked with had a long-standing property line battle going with Leslie Ann Warren, who stole her pumpkins. She described Leslie as a Grade-A cunt and her lawyer husband as phony but polite.

by Anonymousreply 19201/04/2020

[quote]My mother knew Ralph Blum, the author of The Book of Runes,” a new-agey fortune telling system.

I have that book and the accompanying deck of cards, R141. I still refer to it sometimes.

My friend's mother-in-law was the script supervisor for a few seasons of Cheers and most of the seasons of Frasier. She told us stories about Kelsey being drunk off his ass but always sweet, and how she had to go fetch Kirstie Alley from the bowels of the Scientology building on Sunset. She had to wait in a room for a very long time with two gentlemen, who very strongly suggested that she'd benefit from Scientology. Kirstie eventually showed up with a handler, who wouldn't let her speak until they all exited the building.

by Anonymousreply 19301/04/2020

My aunt went to grade school with Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi. She said he looked so cute carrying his accordion to school for his after school lessons.

by Anonymousreply 19401/04/2020

[quote]R192 A teacher I worked with had a long-standing property line battle going with Leslie Ann Warren, who stole her pumpkins.

This HAS to be a Lifetime Original Movie! Like, NOW!

[italic] Stolen Pumpkins, Stolen Pride: The Leslie Ann Warren Story

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by Anonymousreply 19501/04/2020

When Matt Sterling was directing "Giant Splash Shots II" for Falcon studios, I had to interrupt the outdoor scene on the deck that was being filmed between Leigh Erickson and Chad Douglas, because someone was blocking my car in the driveway. I was the tenant in the guest house, and the owner-landlord had told them not to park in front of the left side of the garage where my car was, and I couldn't get out. I was young and shy, so felt very awkward, but I had to get to the airport, dammit!!

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by Anonymousreply 19601/05/2020

Some family member having gone to high school with Paul Newman is a usually apocryphal story from Clevelanders.

I’m surprised someone hasn’t claimed that a great aunt was MacArthur’s one-time fiancé. That’s another one that often makes the rounds.

by Anonymousreply 19701/05/2020

Me to a professor of music to Paul Hindemith to Wilhelm Furtwangler to Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 19801/05/2020

A friend worked directly for Giorgio Armani and some other well-known fashion names.

Another friend's female friend dated George Michael in the 80s until George put an end to it saying he's now gay.

by Anonymousreply 19901/05/2020

My husband worked for the company that built Garth Brooks Nashville studio and met with him regularly. He said he was cool AF. There were four owners all celebs but the only other one he remembers was one of the Walton actors. He's not the fanboy type of anyone.

by Anonymousreply 20001/05/2020

My cousin is Isla Fisher’s step-sister.

I had (unprotected gay) sex with Ice Cube

by Anonymousreply 20101/05/2020

Never really considered Ice Cube to be on the downlow, R201

by Anonymousreply 20201/05/2020

I went to the same high school (in Alexandria, Virginia) that Jim Morrison attended. He was in L.A. by then.

by Anonymousreply 20301/05/2020

I’m one degree away from: Goldie Hawn Ricardo Montalban Rock Hudson Cheryl Ladd Jacqueline Bissette Joan Rivers Stephanie Powers Fran Drescher David Birney (post-Meredith) Janet Jackson Rachel Hunter Harrison Ford Carolyn Jones Billy Dee Williams Phylicia Rashad Ursula Andress Neil Bogart

by Anonymousreply 20401/05/2020

[quote]This HAS to be a Lifetime Original Movie! Like, NOW! Stolen Pumpkins, Stolen Pride: The Leslie Ann Warren Story

Will Leslie Ann play herself or the beleaguered teacher, r195?

by Anonymousreply 20501/05/2020

Bumped into Tony Blair and Angela Merkel ( literally. ) Am related to Gerry Hall. Once shared a lift with Shirley Anne Field.

by Anonymousreply 20601/05/2020

🐣 I often see Janet Jackson eating at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

I'm the rib cage standing outside, peeking in the window.

by Anonymousreply 20701/05/2020

R33 here. What happened to my list? There’s a lot more. Barrie Youngfelliw had relatives who lived down the street from me. I met the surgeon who did the deed on Chastity Bono and Bruce Jenner at a wedding. In fact the bride has a selfie of her and Caitlyn. I worked with a woman who went to high school with Neil Diamond. I had a college theater professor who said my sense of humor reminded him of his friend Danny Kaye. I’ve driven over the Hope Menorial Bridge, named after Bob Hope’s father.

by Anonymousreply 20801/05/2020

I had dinner at Kenny Rogers place.

by Anonymousreply 20901/05/2020

I rode in an elevator with Anjelica Huston. She looked great.

by Anonymousreply 21001/05/2020

[quote]My cousin is Isla Fisher’s step-sister. I had (unprotected gay) sex with Ice Cube.

Now these are two sentences I never thought I'd see together.

by Anonymousreply 21101/05/2020

One of Dolly Parton's older sisters was married to one of my fourth-cousins.

by Anonymousreply 21201/05/2020

R153 What a useless post.

by Anonymousreply 21301/05/2020

What a silly thread...

I've worked with Stephen Sondheim, Nathan Lane, and Susan Strohman. I was once picked up and taken to a party by Diana Rigg. I'm friends with John Rubinstein. Nothing but good to say about all of them. Nice people. Talented, but down to earth. All very smart, too.

If you want to get nasty, I was once hit on by Bryan Batt after a show, and I fucked Michael Ball years ago. Great boost for my ego, but otherwise not too memorable.

Like I said, a really silly thread.

by Anonymousreply 21401/05/2020

The silly part is that no one knows who Bryan Batt and Michael Ball are. Thanks for contributing nothing.

by Anonymousreply 21501/05/2020

Your loss, [R215}.

Michael Ball is a London stage star. He originated the role of Marius in Les Miz, and starred in many West End shows (and on Broadway). Aspects of Love. Phantom of the Opera. Sunset Boulevard. The Woman in White. Kismet. Rocky Horror Show. Passion, Sweeney Todd...

Bryan Batt is less well known, but a sweet guy -Most remembered for playing Patrick Stewart's boyfriend in the film Jeffrey. Former chorus boy in Cats.

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by Anonymousreply 21601/05/2020

I met Kim Bassinger at a Bat Mitzvah. She was sweet and a really tiny thing

by Anonymousreply 21701/05/2020

I had coitus with 2 members of the original Village People separately at different times in the 80s. Ironically I ran into both on the street in NYC ( individually) and there was a "hey I know you acknowledgment moment "followed by a mutually exchanged " he has aged but is still kinda hot" acknowledgment moment.

by Anonymousreply 21801/05/2020

R188 Is Stipe as strange as he seems?

by Anonymousreply 21901/05/2020

A close friend went to elementary school with Justin Timberlake. And I am connected closely to a Hall of Fame base player, Tony Bennett, Bette Davis, Kate Hepburn, Oliva De, and Harvey Korman.

by Anonymousreply 22001/05/2020

R188 , which dumbass that passed out on the opening of Quincey? The Black, Hispanic or White guy ?

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by Anonymousreply 22101/05/2020

R166 She was an engineer who worked with NASA and designed a crucial part for the Space Shuttle which made her a multi-millionaire. She donated most if it to charity. She also has 3 children who are all top in their respective fields.

But no, she never achieved the success of First Cunt.

by Anonymousreply 22201/05/2020

My father attended high school with Buddy Holly. His brother went to class with Mac Davis.

Had a next door neighbor whose daughter was on America’s Next Top Model, before we became neighbors. She was on season 2 or 3, and was eliminated pretty early.

Went to college with a famous wrestler, now known as The Undertaker.

by Anonymousreply 22301/05/2020

I'm a Top's Market [italic] Insider.

by Anonymousreply 22401/05/2020

My cousin did time in prison with Martha Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 22501/05/2020

One of my Mom's grade school teachers was a Miss Dalton, sister of the infamous brothers. My Mom always said the older boys got in with the wrong crowd....the rest of the family was respectable.

My great-grandfather's hotel/stable was regularly visited by surviving gang members (not only the Daltons) and other assorted characters; there was always a poker game going. My great-aunt, who was a small child during this time, described the men as dusty, dirty (they spit tobacco) and stinky (because of their cigars),

by Anonymousreply 22601/05/2020

R216 His loss indeed.

For our friends in the UK, here's "Shanghai Lil" with Michael Ball

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by Anonymousreply 22701/05/2020

My father hung out with Kerouac and I was Patti LuPone's lawn boy.

by Anonymousreply 22801/05/2020

R218 , which Village Person did you have sex with? Native American, construction worker, cowboy, leather man, military guy, and/or cop? TIA.

by Anonymousreply 22901/05/2020

One of my students is the granddaughter of Dick Hickock, one of the men put to death for the 1959 Clutter family murders in western Kansas. Truman Capote famously wrote about the killings in "In Cold Blood."

by Anonymousreply 23001/05/2020

My grandmother was Glenn Close's parents house cleaner. My cousins cousin (so not related to me) married one of Bing Crosby's sons from his first marriage. He committed suicide.

by Anonymousreply 23101/05/2020

Liz Koch, wife of Charles Koch was a customer of mine for several years. She was always decent and kind, but kept us on our toes. In the early years she would drive herself around, later on she had security that looked military. Met her husband only once.

by Anonymousreply 23201/05/2020

R220 When my Great Aunt worked at Sears, she once sold a refrigerator to Olivia de Havilland. Does that make us related?

by Anonymousreply 23301/05/2020

^Was it probably an ice box

by Anonymousreply 23401/05/2020

R33 here again. Lived around the corner from a woman who’s daughter in law moved to Las Vegas to be a back up singer for Wayne Newton.

by Anonymousreply 23501/05/2020

[quote]r214 Like I said, a really silly thread.

fuck you!

by Anonymousreply 23601/05/2020

r204 and still none of them taught you how to use a comma

by Anonymousreply 23701/05/2020

R237, I think what R204 did is screw up the formatting. He probably listed them but didn't double space so that it would look like this

Goldie Hawn

Ricardo Montalban

Rock Hudson

Cheryl Ladd

Jacqueline Bissette

Joan Rivers

Stephanie Powers

Fran Drescher

David Birney (post-Meredith)

Janet Jackson

Rachel Hunter

Harrison Ford

Carolyn Jones

Billy Dee Williams

Phylicia Rashad

Ursula Andress

Neil Bogart

by Anonymousreply 23801/05/2020

I met a girl (when I was into meth) who’d been to rehab with Macaulay Culkin. She had good things to say about him.

by Anonymousreply 23901/05/2020

And with all due respect, you didn't learn to use a comma either, my dear R237

by Anonymousreply 24001/05/2020

George Clooney attended my college graduation party. Well, not MINE per se. I had seven housemates senior year in a rented house off campus. Six of us graduated the same year. We had a bacchanal in the back yard after commencement. We all pitched in to buy a ton of liquor and kegs of beer.

My housemate's mother was Clooney's aunt (his father's sister). He was pretty normal and was really there to celebrate his cousin's graduation. Afterward, my brother said that Clooney had talked to him about working as an actor in LA. Apparently he had a role in a TV show that did not last long and flew home just for this graduation.

My housemate was a salt of the earth paper and pulp engineering major who never even told us that his uncle was the local news anchor and his aunt was a famous singer. TBH, Clooney is much better looking now than he was then.

by Anonymousreply 24101/05/2020

A friend was going to buy a log cabin in Temescal Canyon and asked his carpenter friend to evaluate it. It was Harrison Ford and this guy really knows his stuff. I asked friend how he knew him and he said that Ford used to do a lot of carpentry work for his family before he became famous. He didn't buy the home because Ford said it was terribly built.

Former California governor Pete Wilson lives near me as does Michelle Phillips and Michael McKean with Annette O'Toole. I see them all the time and only Michael is not friendly.

by Anonymousreply 24201/05/2020

R216, others might know Bryan Batt from his role as Sal Romano on Mad Men.

by Anonymousreply 24301/05/2020

I spoke on the phone to Joan Crawford.

I rode in an elevator with Paul Simon (His office was right above ours. Sometimes I would hear him playing the piano).

I met and shook hands with Merv Griffin.

Pavarotti kissed me, and I have a photo of the two of us taken that day.

by Anonymousreply 24401/05/2020

R244, Not quite what the thread is about. Not unexpected run-ins with celebs, but having a relationship of sorts with someone who actually knows the celebrity.

by Anonymousreply 24501/06/2020

R244 here. Mea culpa.

by Anonymousreply 24601/06/2020

A friend of mine grew up with Melissa Etheridge in Leavenworth, Kansas. Another friend went to highschool with Norah Jones in Dallas. He also played in a band with her. He still has those tapes.

by Anonymousreply 247Last Friday at 2:55 PM

My former boss is married to Cameron Diaz.

by Anonymousreply 248Last Friday at 2:58 PM

I met Danny Bonaduce at a Philly store when he and his girlfriend were browsing lesbian porn.

by Anonymousreply 249Last Friday at 2:58 PM

Best friend in Australia is friends with someone who married into Kidman clan. Can't say more, sorry. Yes, stories about Tom Cruise.

by Anonymousreply 250Last Friday at 3:03 PM

I'm good friends with a fairly famous cookbook author and chef.

I've been Martha Stewart's guest for lunch in NYC at her office with 5 other people, and interacted with her outside of that as well.

I've almost run into Elton John on the street in Knightsbridge coming out of a shop carrying a ton of bags.

I saw Ringo Starr at a Whole Foods, shopping for vitamins.

by Anonymousreply 251Last Friday at 3:04 PM

I was a friend of Chef Boiardi and his wife in the 70s in Cleveland, OH

by Anonymousreply 252Last Friday at 3:53 PM

I went to school with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. He and I lived in the same dorm in which he would later run for and be elected as president. Bill has told the press that was his first experience with political campaigning.

Bill was a very nice guy back then, super earnest and a genuine do-gooder. He was involved in a lot of student activism so his going into politics wasn't a complete surprise.

by Anonymousreply 253Last Friday at 4:04 PM

I follow Aaron Schock on Twitter. Sorry that is as close as I can get to any famous person and as close as I would want to get to him.

by Anonymousreply 254Last Friday at 4:33 PM

Judge Judy's father was my orthodontist for about 5 years until I was 16 or so. When done after a few years of braces he said, "You're ready for Hollywood."

by Anonymousreply 255Last Friday at 4:36 PM

I was in the same High School class with Eddie Money

by Anonymousreply 256Last Friday at 4:41 PM

My next door neighbor did business with Donald Trump. He loathes him, says he's a thief and basically said in 2016 that if Trump were elected we're all completely fucked.

On a happier note I know someone whose uncle worked with Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 257Last Friday at 4:51 PM

My Aunt and Uncle lived next door to Glenn Close in Mt. Kisco. My cousin had sleep overs with Glenn's daughter at her house.

by Anonymousreply 258Last Friday at 4:51 PM

R253, my SIL worked for him when he was running for public advocate. She called him “the real deal” and our Dem family was excited to vote for him.

I despise what he’s become, but I can believe that he was genuine at some point. Power corrupts.

by Anonymousreply 259Last Friday at 5:01 PM

Ed McCaffrey (ex) of the Denver Broncos, and father of DL fave Christian McCaffrey was in my homeroom for 4 years. He was a nice guy, but we weren't friends.

by Anonymousreply 260Last Friday at 5:02 PM

If you live on the UES and went to certain schools, and married someone who went to other certain schools and have kids who go to other schools, you’re a degree or two from anybody. It’s a very small world, actually. I’m sure it’s the same in LA or London or wherever.

by Anonymousreply 261Last Friday at 5:15 PM

I went to high school with John Travolta (he dropped out). I was cruised by a major league baseball player/model, a famous blond weatherman, one Village People person, quite a few soap opera actors and, oh yes, Jonathan Frid!

by Anonymousreply 262Last Friday at 5:21 PM

One of my childhood neighbors knew Janis Joplin. Her mom taught night classes at a university, and Janis would sometimes go up and hang out in a sorority the old neighbor was apart of. She was in high school, and was VERY different from what she came to be.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Friday at 5:23 PM

My high school physics teacher just missed getting blown up in the Challenger explosion. He was one of the ten finalists.

by Anonymousreply 264Last Friday at 5:26 PM

My late husband had two grade Z connections. His great-uncle was Ralph Young of Sandler and Young (the one on the right), who got their start with Polly Bergen and appeared on Ed Sullivan a lot.

He also hung out in the same Bronx pizzeria as Son of Sam (David Berkowitz), but not together. Berkowitz was always alone.

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by Anonymousreply 265Last Friday at 5:27 PM

A former friend was friends with Dennis Rodman when Rodman was fucking Madonna. My bud was hanging out with Rodman in Florida once and Madonna kept calling and Rodman didn't want to talk to her so my bud answered Rodman's phone and told Madonna to fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 266Last Friday at 5:41 PM

I had an ongoing affair with a married man in the early 2000s. His first wife was the granddaughter of FDR.

by Anonymousreply 267Last Friday at 6:01 PM

I worked with a woman who knew Betty and Barney Hill.

by Anonymousreply 268Last Friday at 6:04 PM

My niece beat up Patrick Schwarzenegger when they were both very small (they're the same age) at the Children's Museum in St. Paul.

My niece was there with my sister, and got separated from her, and then suddenly my sister heard two small children fighting. My niece was whaling on a little boy, and then suddenly his nanny and mother--Maria Shriver--came running over to help my sister separate them. The Schwarzeneggers were in town because Arnold was doing location shooting in the Twin Cities suburbs for "Jingle All the Way."

To this day my niece says she had no idea why she was hitting him. She is a very sweet woman who now lives in Arizona and is married and has a baby.

by Anonymousreply 269Last Friday at 6:12 PM

I sucked off three presidents and two popes.

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by Anonymousreply 270Last Friday at 6:13 PM

*Sorry, that should read "To this day my niece says she HAS no idea why she was hitting him." She remembers being separated from him and being yelled at by her mother for fighting, but she does not remember the actual fight (she was three).

by Anonymousreply 271Last Friday at 6:14 PM

I've been perspired on by Laura Branigan (RIP) and my Aunt Helen was Eddie Van Halen's den mother in cub scouts.

by Anonymousreply 272Last Friday at 6:25 PM

Everybody in Pasadena has a Van Halen-adjacent story.

by Anonymousreply 273Last Friday at 6:27 PM

I went to school with Raj Shah who was deputy press secretary under the Huckabeast.

by Anonymousreply 274Last Friday at 6:29 PM

R112 Speaking of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, I found out that the three of us are cousins - very, very distant cousins -10th cousins. Though a cousin of mine is also related to Ben Affleck, but is a closer relation than me.

Ben and Matt didn't know they were related until the New England Genealogical Society discovered the connection.

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by Anonymousreply 275Last Friday at 6:46 PM

Before she maried famous, I worked wih Linda Eastman See.

by Anonymousreply 276Last Friday at 6:53 PM

R267, there must be hundreds of Roosevelt descendants in NYC alone. I just remembered that I worked with one. They are everywhere. One James Roosevelt Bayley, converted to Catholicism (they were the uber WASPS) and was president of Fordham, first bishop of Newark, and later Archbishop of Baltimore (premier see in the US). It's like the Catholic Church got themselves a Roosevelt and decided to showcase it.

by Anonymousreply 277Last Saturday at 2:35 AM

R277, my sister dated a Roosevelt who lived in Oyster Bay.

by Anonymousreply 278Last Saturday at 3:22 AM

My sister's date ate a bay oyster at the Roosevelt.

by Anonymousreply 279Last Saturday at 3:50 AM

My aunt caught a glimpse of Fred Savage is the winner so far.

When cell phones were huge and new, I was walking on the UWS on a crowded sidewalk and a guy with a cell phone was talking so we all could hear " I can't because I HAVE TO BRING THE GUITAR TO YOKO". And then the rest "...No. At the studio. I know, I know. No, she won't".

I once walked down the sidewalk with someone who delivered a guitar to Yoko.

It's amazing how far "Star Power" can reach and how we are all enamored of it on such a basic level.

Theosophist AA Bailey wrote a book called Glamour, a World Problem- The sum total of human fear, ignorance and greed.

by Anonymousreply 280Last Saturday at 4:07 AM

My childhood neighbors were related to Slim Pickens through his mother's side of the family and I saw him from across the street a few times, once the night after I'd seen him on a TV show, "BJ and the Bear" I think. I was young enough to be very, very confused.

by Anonymousreply 281Last Saturday at 4:24 AM

The mother of one of my employees many years ago babysat Janis Joplin in Texas.

by Anonymousreply 282Last Saturday at 4:46 AM

Tim Allen's ex wife is just down the beach in summer home

by Anonymousreply 283Last Saturday at 4:51 AM

I've met Queen Elizabeth II, other British royals, the Queen of Denmark, two Prime Ministers (Major and Cameron), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ben Wishaw.

by Anonymousreply 284Last Saturday at 4:57 AM

[R259], It's sad because sometimes when I see him do the daily briefings on TV, I still see the earnest undergrad he once was, the budding activist/do-gooder from decades ago. When I knew him, he really had this sweet and smart altruistic hippie aura to him. I do think he's in over his head and it's such a shame that he clearly does not get along with Cuomo. I can imagine the screaming phone calls that have gone on between them since the pandemic began.

Someone mentioned Tim Allen in the thread. I briefly dated a Manhattan real estate lawyer who told me that one time he was hired by Allen to handle the closing of a condo/love nest for Allen and a boytoy lover.

by Anonymousreply 285Last Saturday at 5:24 AM

my grandmother was a class behind Ronald Reagan in HS in peoria

Betty Friedan was her classmate, though they weren't friends

by Anonymousreply 286Last Saturday at 5:26 AM

[quote]I've met Queen Elizabeth II, other British royals, the Queen of Denmark, two Prime Ministers (Major and Cameron), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ben Wishaw.

i met King WIllem Alexander when he was still crown prince

by Anonymousreply 287Last Saturday at 5:26 AM

I once worked with someone whose friend fucked David Bowie.

by Anonymousreply 288Last Saturday at 5:37 AM

My cousin dated Henry Winkler before he got famous.

by Anonymousreply 289Last Saturday at 5:41 AM

A friend worked for a well known country music star (sorry, I can't name her), the friend describes her as "sweet, vague & lightly medicated". - R49

Tanya Tucker?

by Anonymousreply 290Last Saturday at 6:07 AM

Oh, ze also just remembered that I met Queen Beatrix when she was still sovereign of the Netherlands. How could I forget that? What struck me was how big her face was.

by Anonymousreply 291Last Saturday at 6:28 AM

I hooked up with someone who hooked up with Matthew Shepard

by Anonymousreply 292Last Saturday at 6:30 AM

I once saw " Follies."

by Anonymousreply 293Last Saturday at 6:37 AM

I met former Arizona congress woman, Gabby Giffords and she gave me a hug and signed her book for me. I also met her astronaut hubby, Mark Kelly, the commander of the last space shuttle Endeavour mission including the entire crew. Meeting Gabby was the best part, though.

by Anonymousreply 294Last Saturday at 6:43 AM

A very close (now deceased) family friend knew Whitney Houston very well. (One of Whitney's doctors was her son and the family friend worked part-time in his office--that's how she got to know Whitney). This was the 1990s. She loved Whitney and was kind of in denial about Whitney's drug habits. But then she qualified it by saying that her family blamed Bobby for it. (I don't agree--I think he was a scapegoat but that's another thread). Anyway, when the family friend was terminally ill with cancer, she really wanted to see Whitney perform in Atlantic City. The only thing was she didn't have the strength and wherewithal to drive three hours to AC. So Whitney arranged a limo driver to pick her up from her NJ home and drive her back. She also had a suite booked for the family friend. And when the family friend saw her backstage, Whitney greeted her with a bouquet and really was incredibly kind toward her. The family friend was so thrilled and delighted by the whole experience she couldn't stop talking about it. She would die a short time later.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Saturday at 6:46 AM

My great aunt babysat either Moe, Larry, or Curley -- I can't remember which. She also babysat Fred Ebb.

by Anonymousreply 296Last Saturday at 7:24 AM

I was in an elevator with JFK, Jr. My mother was in an elevator with Hugh Downs and the Duchess of Windsor (at the same time).

by Anonymousreply 297Last Saturday at 7:26 AM

Speaking of JFK Jr., I met him when I was doing some temp work at a magazine that was part of the Hachette media empire. JFK's magazine George was being launched around that time and I used to see him around the office. The first time I saw him, though, he walked out of the elevator, wearing bike shorts and carrying his bike. He saw me and casually said "Hi" and moved on. My jaw dropped. HA-HA! When I came back from lunch, I told the guy I was reporting to whom I saw. He howled and said, "You'll be seeing more of him." From what I remember about JFK Jr, is that he was very nice, extremely polite and well-mannered and VERY down to earth. SHOCKINGLY down to earth for someone with that level of fame.

But here's the real interesting tidbit: A few weeks into this assignment, I noticed a revolving circle of middle-aged men sitting with the receptionist. Ordinarily, the receptionist desk just had the receptionist sitting there but for a few weeks, every single day a different nondescript middle-aged man would sit with her. Usually, these guys would look very bored. I remember one flipping through various magazines. It was bizarre. So one time I get into the elevator and another employee gets in. As if he could read my mind, he says to me, "You see those guys who have been sitting with [receptionist's name] the past week or so?" I replied, "Yeah, who are they?" He said, "Secret service. For Kennedy."

by Anonymousreply 298Last Saturday at 8:01 AM

Shania Twain, "The Mayo Story".

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by Anonymousreply 299Last Saturday at 8:43 AM

Clyde Barrow is a 4th cousin.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Saturday at 9:13 AM

R300 = Bonnie Parker

by Anonymousreply 301Last Saturday at 9:33 AM

R300 = Bonnie Parker

by Anonymousreply 302Last Saturday at 9:33 AM

My aunt sold a refrigerator to Olivia de Haviland at the Sears in Santa Monica. Yes, she came in and bought it herself.

by Anonymousreply 303Last Saturday at 11:46 AM

My mother got kissed by Ewan McGregor. Back when he was younger and hot. I wasn’t jealous.

by Anonymousreply 304Last Saturday at 11:53 AM

Whoa, mom! Was/is she an actress?

by Anonymousreply 305Last Saturday at 12:33 PM

R305 no, nothing as exciting. She was actually in the medical profession. She happened to be at some social function where Ewan was with his brother if I recall (he is originally from the area where we lived in Scotland). When someone introduced him to her, they mentioned that it was her birthday, and he gave her a birthday kiss. Which he didn’t have to do, but it made her day.

by Anonymousreply 306Last Saturday at 1:50 PM

Ror the eldergays:One summer I was living in the basement apartment of a college professor. One day he told me that he was expecting his lady friend and her friend who would be spending the weekend. I found out that it was Loretta Young. Well, she came and they went to lunch, but not before she asked me to be on the lookout for her friend, Irene Dunne, who would be arriving a bit later in the day. Fortunately, they came back before she arrived, as I would have had difficulty speaking to her.

by Anonymousreply 307Last Saturday at 2:52 PM

A current Supreme Court justice is a family member.

by Anonymousreply 308Last Saturday at 2:55 PM

my second grade teacher went to high school with Beverly D'Angelo

by Anonymousreply 309Last Saturday at 2:55 PM

I ate out Little Debbie.

by Anonymousreply 310Last Saturday at 3:13 PM

We played this game at a work dinner once and one of my colleagues had never met anyone famous. We were surprised he’d never even met a semi-famous local celebrity - not even the weather guy.

Then at the end of dinner, he says “my cousin is Selma Hayek”. But he figured relatives didn’t count.

by Anonymousreply 311Last Saturday at 3:25 PM

Jane Fonda called me an asshole when police separated her and another protester so I could get into the NYSE in the 70s

by Anonymousreply 312Last Saturday at 4:12 PM

My great aunt's sister, Lorraine, was BFF's with Merv Griffin's wife, Julann, when the two girls grew up in Michigan's U.P. together. .. They remained close friends even after she moved away and married Merv, and that's why my entire family knew he was homosexual as far back as the late-50s, early 60s. Years later, when I was on a date with my pawnbroker boyfriend, he had to stop by Merv's house to conduct some pawn business with him, and he had me come inside with him. I wanted to ask Merv if he knew "Lorraine" from Ironwood, Michigan, but didn't.

by Anonymousreply 313Last Saturday at 4:37 PM

An old friend/roommate of mine was friendly with Jennifer Levin (who was murdered by Robert Chambers in the infamous Preppie Murder case). My ex-roomie was working as a street vendor selling Chipwiches in downtown Manhattan during the summer of 1984. A friend of hers was working as a hostess at Fluties, a then popular watering hole in that area that was owned by Doug Flutie. Jennifer also worked there, too. So after my ex-roommate's shift was over, she would meet up with her pal who worked at Flutie's and the pal would very often bring Jennifer along. My ex-roomie said of Jennifer, that she was just a nice, normal teenager. That was it.

by Anonymousreply 314Last Sunday at 6:01 AM

I work in film/television, so lots.

My partner is directly related to Mark Twain.

by Anonymousreply 315Last Sunday at 6:03 AM

r315, who are your faves?

Dad's old colleague took Brad Pitt's mom to the prom (oh my).

Dad's first cousin was in a 1970s one-hit wonder band that toured the country with Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.

Grandmother dated Jack Kerouac in HS (seriously).

I performed in a high school play with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Yes, you could tell they were bound for stardom even then.

DL catnip Chris Evans went to camp with me.

Husband is directly descended from...Benedict Arnold. Oh dear!

by Anonymousreply 316Last Sunday at 6:13 AM

I went to high school with a girl who became a model (not a household name). She was in a Super Bowl commercial, moved to CA and married an E-list screenwriter.

by Anonymousreply 317Last Sunday at 6:36 AM

I stood next to Ellen Corby, grandma Walton, at the Warner Bros studio cafeteria.

Drank some off Richard Burtons vodka he had sitting in his trailer at WB studios.

Stood near Barb Streisand snickering while she was bitching out the director.

etc, etc

by Anonymousreply 318Last Sunday at 7:03 AM

R312 Pretty cool, though.

by Anonymousreply 319Last Sunday at 7:49 AM

[quote]Then at the end of dinner, he says “my cousin is Selma Hayek"

Is he hot?

by Anonymousreply 320Last Sunday at 12:46 PM

[quote]Speaking of JFK Jr., I met him when I was doing some temp work at a magazine that was part of the Hachette media empire. JFK's magazine George was being launched around that time and I used to see him around the office. The first time I saw him, though, he walked out of the elevator, wearing bike shorts and carrying his bike.

I had a colleague who'd worked at another Hachette title then, and he mentioned the bike shorts also although it was "tight little bike shorts." And "that fucking dog" was always at the office. Colleague was an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 321Last Sunday at 12:56 PM

[quote]my grandmother was a class behind Ronald Reagan in HS in peoria. Betty Friedan was her classmate, though they weren't friends

Reagan (born 1911) was 10 years older than Friedan (born 1921).

by Anonymousreply 322Last Sunday at 12:59 PM

[quote]My housemate's mother was Clooney's aunt (his father's sister).

She come on-a your house!

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by Anonymousreply 323Last Sunday at 1:02 PM

Richard Dreyfuss leased the main house for about a year on a property where I was already renting the guest house. This was right after he'd had his drug-related car accident and had been to rehab (early 80s). During the time he lived there, he met and was dating his first wife, Jeramie. While he pretty much kept to himself, she was very friendly, and I would sometimes dog-sit her adorable Basset Hound, Jenny.

One time when we were having one of our a BIG Southern California January rainstorms, he came knocking on my door in a total panic. He was very much like his( future) character in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" where he goes around screaming "Call 911 !!" The run-off drain in the driveway was blocked with mud and debris, and the water was now flooding the garage where his Mercedes was parked. I told him he needed to stick his arm down in the sludge and pull the grate out, but not all the way to avoid large rocks going in the pipe and try to clean the grate off before sticking it back in. I told him there was a crowbar and shovel somewhere in the garage that he could probably use to help accomplish this as well. I was already dressed for work (we wore suits back then) and running late, so I wasn't about to stick around and do it for him... lol!

Sometime later, Charles Grodin also leased the same house. He lasted less than 10 days, because he saw a "rat" (field mouse) run across the pool deck and flew into a tizzy, causing him to move out. ... HELLO! There's a canyon right below us where all kinds of critters live!

The landlord also leased the main house for pron shoots, mainly gay, but some straight. Director Matt Sterling (Falcon) used the place more than once. I happened to be home from work the week scenes from "Spring Break" was filmed there, so saw all the *stars* from that one.

by Anonymousreply 324Last Sunday at 2:44 PM

r324 = r89?

by Anonymousreply 325Last Sunday at 2:48 PM

R325 Yes, oh gee. I forgot that. Perhaps I got interrupted mid-typing, but had more to "living at that house" story. ;-)

by Anonymousreply 326Last Sunday at 2:59 PM

My father witnessed Raquel Welch having an epic meltdown at The Broadway (department store in downtown LA) in the 1980s. I believe she was going to film a commercial. She was having a screaming fit and it must have been bad because my dad will mention it every so often, lol.

by Anonymousreply 327Last Sunday at 3:04 PM

My partner and his friends hosted a UCLA campus events film screening of The Broken Hearts Club. They got Dean Cain to come and do a Q&A. They met him at his car and he was drunk as a skunk! Very chatty, not unfriendly, but totally red-faced and boozed out!

by Anonymousreply 328Last Sunday at 4:50 PM

My roommate had a party at our Hermosa Beach house we rented Dean Cain and his brother came to it as well as the Brewer Twins. She ended up sleeping with one of the twins that night and he forgot his belt and she kept it hoping he would come back for it. He never did.

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by Anonymousreply 329Last Sunday at 5:47 PM

r329 here, I forgot that both Dean and his brother were wearing foundation make-up. It was the first time I saw that on a man in an ordinary situation.

by Anonymousreply 330Last Sunday at 5:49 PM

I used to work out at The Downtown Athletic Club in lower Manhattan. I went to Brown and used to wear a Brown tee shirt to lift weights in. JFK jr worked out there too. One time in the weight room, on a quiet day, he asked if I went there (I am younger than he was). We talked about Brown. He was a nice normal guy. I have posted this before and don’t care when everyone will call bullshit but I showered nude w him in the old school gang open showers. He had a trim beautiful body. And yes he was hung. Quite damned well. I feel bad posting this. He was a nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 331Last Sunday at 6:02 PM

My partner saw Queen Latifah at the Louvre in Paris -- she was getting a private VIP tour of the place.

by Anonymousreply 332Last Sunday at 6:11 PM

A close relative is a very good friend of Liam Neeson's. I've met his mother a number of times, she was lovely. Sadly she died recently.

by Anonymousreply 333Last Sunday at 8:41 PM

I'm friends with Liev Schrieiber's grandmother.

by Anonymousreply 334Yesterday at 1:44 AM

Heather Locklear's male, look alike cousin grew up with members of my family. they were all involved in the same biker/drug subculture. he was a musician, and seriously super hot back in the day but is a ruin now, has a rap sheet etc. the only thing that remains of his looks are those brilliant, blue eyes.

i theorize that one, if not two, of my female relatives slept with him in his hot days. i would see him occasionally at barbecues and his resemblance to her was always striking. until the meth took its toll.

my aunt also went to school and was acquainted with MC Hammer, before he wore those ridiculous pants.

our adopted Uncle (Uncle Bear--who never had a girlfriend and never showed interest in women sexually, take that as you will), went to school with Tom Hanks.

by Anonymousreply 335Yesterday at 5:25 AM

R1. Which realtor? Minimum which city

by Anonymousreply 336Yesterday at 6:01 AM

My former coworker's dad married Joan Collins' step mom. It was a very romantic story, actually. My coworker's dad was career military, and after WWII one of his assignments was booking entertainment for the USO clubs in Europe. Joan's dad was a theatrical agent, so the two men and their wives got to know each other pretty well. At the time, Joan and Jackie were just little girls, and their dad's second wife was Irene.

Then, in the early 1990s, my coworker's mother passed away. Her parents had gotten married in WWII, so her dad was inconsolable. But a year or so later, he was passing through Heathrow on his way to a WWII service reunion when a woman called his name. It was Irene, who remembered him from his USO days in the early 1960s. She was widowed, too, by then. Well, they had a few drinks and talked about old times, and had themselves a whirlwind romance. Next thing my coworker knew, her dad phones and announces he's just married Joan Collins' stepmother.

My coworker found this absolutely hilarious - to be related, sort of, to a famous star. But Irene and her family were incredibly friendly and gracious. And she and her new husband absolutely loved each other. Since he was American, and she was British, they spent half the year at his home in the US, and half the year at her home in England. And they lived happily ever after - well, actually, just for a few years, until Irene was diagnosed with and passed away from terminal cancer. Her husband was devastated to have lost two lovely wives, but Irene left him with a truly kind gift: when they married, they agreed not to mingle their finances, since they both had families. But Irene was much better off than her ex-military husband, and he discovered after her death that she'd quietly bought a big insurance policy on herself and made him the beneficiary. Still, he would've given everything to have had more time with her. But he cherished what time they did have together.

That same coworker was on a first-name with nearly all the big names in science fiction. I initially thought she was bullshitting me, but after taking some calls in the office from people like Lester Del Ray and Terry Pratchett, and meeting still others at her home, I knew it was no idle boast.

As for me personally, the best I've got is that Bobby "Boris" Pickett (Monster Mash) once phoned me at the office. We had a nice conversation, and my coworker, who'd answered the phone and handed it to me, was frantically semaphoring, trying to get me to give the phone back to her so she could say Hi.

One more - a friend bumped into Richard Simmons while he was hawking his low-calorie desserts cookbook. She sampled a couple of his creations, and screamed, "Richard, your desserts taste like SHIT!" She then told him about me and my desserts (one of my hobbies is patisserie), and got him to write a note to me on an apron, which she then proudly presented to me the next time I visited. I cringed and thanked her, and hid that apron away in my closet for the next few decades. I'm not even sure if I've still got it.

by Anonymousreply 337Yesterday at 3:39 PM

I had coitus with a famous weatherman in Tampa FL in the 1980s

by Anonymousreply 338Yesterday at 4:18 PM

I was at a reception attended by Prince Philip for one of his charities, which runs educational activities and competitions for schools and universities (i was one of the prizewinners). That year, pretty much all the winning teams represented schools and institutions in Scotland, who had beaten their equivalents in England. Philip barely tried to hide his annoyance as all the Scottish successes were read out

by Anonymousreply 339Yesterday at 7:13 PM

Is Gordonstoun not in Scotland?

by Anonymousreply 340a day ago

It is. But most of the royals see Scotland as a kind of estate where they go hunting and shooting and meet the quaint and curious locals, it is very much considered the fringe of the country.

With the possible exception of Anne, who is the only one who cheers for Scotland when England play Scotland at rugby.

by Anonymousreply 341a day ago

On a flight from Boston to Chicago years ago, I sat next to Joan Kennedy's tennis instructor.

Very hot guy, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 342a day ago

R298, JFK, Jr.'s Secret Service protection ended when he turned 18 in 1978.

by Anonymousreply 343a day ago

I have waited on the Dalai Lama.

I had to go through a background check from The State Department.

by Anonymousreply 344a day ago

My high school boyfriend's aunt by marriage was Viveca Lindfors.

by Anonymousreply 345a day ago

I dated an Emmy winner and an Academy Award nominee. In a row, early in their careers before they were nominated. Surprised by the Emmy win, not surprised by the Oscar nom. Mr. Emmy was a poor when I dated him.

I've sold some of my art directly to celebs at art shows. George Lucas, Henry Winkler, Elizabeth Montgomery, Chaka Khan, and others. I've just dated myself, this all happened in the late 70s through the 80s. Early on I was really intimidated and would get speechless in their presence. Then I learned just to be normal. What I enjoyed is that some of the most talented people I knew were the most generous and supportive.

I did a commissioned piece for a celeb lawyer to the stars. Very quirky request, himself as somewhat godlike. He asked me to personalize it with specific adoring words. I did that for him, he was a hoot. Totally eccentric but great to have known him. Those were the good old days.

by Anonymousreply 346a day ago

1. My great aunt modeled with Lucille Ball in New York – must have been in the 1920s/1930s. Auntie told me how it was well-known that Lucille had worked as an escort/prostitute and basically slept her way around in order to achieve her success.

2. An ex’s cousin was close friends with basketball player Gary Payton’s ex-wife, Monique.

3. An ex has met Bill Gate’s and been inside his Medina home.

4. The daughter of Danny O’Keefe (who wrote/sang Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues 1972) went to my elementary school. According to a classmate who was friends with the daughter, Danny and his wife often walked around the house naked.

5. An ex’s father had to physically toss Marvin Zindler (an over-the-top reporter at KTRK-TV in Houston on whom The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was based) out of his office because Marvin was acting like a prima donna. A few tidbits: Marvin always wore wigs AND makeup. Apparently, Zindler’s wife was alleged to have never seen Marvin without one of his well-known wigs on and Marvin allegedly never removed his wig during his cosmetic surgeries (of which he had many).

by Anonymousreply 34719 hours ago

I blew Richard Speck.

by Anonymousreply 34819 hours ago

1. I am distantly related to Matt Damon via our Finnish heritage – we are 8th cousins. I dabble in genealogy and was able to link up my family tree with Matt's. The Finns are excellent record keepers as well as having had a very homogeneous culture until recently, so the odds are pretty strong that Matt and I are distant cousins. Am I proud of this fact? Damn right I am - Matt and I have sisu!

2. An ex’s sister dated one of Tom Sizemore’s brothers a few years back. She witnessed some weird and scary drug-related shit when she was around Tom. I can confirm that he is very fucked up.

3. An ex interviewed Cindy Crawford and Bruce Willis.

4. I’ve been kissed on the cheek by and made chit-chat (more than a handful of times) with a Seattle area billionaire whom my ex and I would regularly see at certain Galas. My ex worked as an executive in the public sector and would talk to the billionaire regularly.

5. I was in an elevator, at a Gala with Charles Simonyi. He was with a very pretty blond woman. Not sure if it was his current wife, but it could have been.

by Anonymousreply 34919 hours ago

1. I sat next to Gary Payton’s brother in Gary’s suite during one of his basketball games. His bro is a chef and a friendly guy.

2. My nephew ran into Ciara at the Seahawks training camp and got a great pic with her. Very nice woman.

3. I went to high school with one of Chris Cornell’s sisters.

4. My partner went to junior high school with Duff McKagan and got into a fight with him.

5. My ex’s father worked with news anchor Jessica Savitch and knew her well. This was shortly before she died.

by Anonymousreply 35018 hours ago

R343, I'm just telling you what the fellow Hachette employee told me when we were in the elevator years ago regarding the strange middle-aged men who sat with the receptionist at that time.

by Anonymousreply 35115 hours ago

The first cousin of my aunt (through marriage) was Larry Kert.

by Anonymousreply 35214 hours ago

Jim Palmer, R262?!

by Anonymousreply 35314 hours ago

My ex hosted a dinner for Rock Hudson

by Anonymousreply 35414 hours ago

My sister was friends with Robert Wagner, post-Natalie.

by Anonymousreply 35514 hours ago

My dad hung with the same crowd Janis Joplin did when she was bumming around Austin prior to becoming famous. He thought she was a drugged up loser, and she worked his nerves. He still gets pissy when somebody mentions her.

by Anonymousreply 35614 hours ago

I went to school with (and was friendly with) one of Strom Thurmond’s children. Went to law school with and was an acquaintance of George P. Bush.

I’m a Democrat, so these experiences were weird to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 35713 hours ago

R62, did your sister have sex with the then-Lew Alcindor? If so, was he hung?

by Anonymousreply 35813 hours ago

A friend used to work for Michael Douglas. She adored him.

by Anonymousreply 35913 hours ago

I have so many, but a favorite was Ted Hook, former show boy and Manhattan restaurant owner who was the personal secretary for Tallulah Bankhead. Ted was well-known in the theater crowd, friends with Chita Rivera and Myrna Loy among others, but none matched Bankhead.

And no, he never sucked her dick.

by Anonymousreply 36013 hours ago

Circa 1998, I stood in the lobby of the Jenner/Kardashian house before the three oldest girls became fame whores and discussed Marilyn Monroe for twenty minutes. Kris promised and delivered a signed Wheaties box from Bruce which I gifted my dad.

Same year discussed being Florida native with Andy Garcia in his study. Candice Bergen mistook me for her brother while I was up in a tree in her backyard and Teri Garr and I shared a few laughs about Young Frankenstein, Star Trek and Tootsie over a Diet Pepsi.

by Anonymousreply 36113 hours ago

R361 is a landscaper or telephone repairman to the stahs!!

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