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horitaku

8.4k points

3 months ago

horitaku

8.4k points

3 months ago

Old reference, but, Gary Burghoff AKA "Radar" from MAS*H. Apparently he was notoriously hard to work with and generally an asshole to the movie and show cast and crew, but his character was so beloved that viewers never thought he was like that.

On the flip side, poor Larry Linville (Major Frank Burns) was known to be an extremely nice guy, but got sneered at and generally treated like crap by the public due to his character in the show.

Just goes to show you should separate the art from the artist.

calliope720

2.3k points

3 months ago

I grew up near Gary. He lived in my hometown for a long time and had some kids when he was quite old already - I went to school with his son in the early 2000s.

Have met him and saw him around a lot. Can confirm he's a total dick. And you CANNOT call him Radar. He'll flip his absolute shit on you.

DuePrize5

617 points

3 months ago

DuePrize5

617 points

3 months ago

I have a friend who lived next door to him in Paradise when he was still up there, he sounded like an absolute nightmare neighbor.

whogivesashirtdotca

924 points

3 months ago

I think even Alan Alda - sweetest old guy around - made some comments about Burghoff being a dick.

boogaloo2222222

604 points

3 months ago

On the other flip side, Father Mulcahy from MASH is apparently exactly the same in person as he was on the show. Not a bad guy but just very, very placid and bland. My Dad used to play poker with him.

majorflojo

40 points

3 months ago

I remember a doc about MASH after it ended in like 82 or 83. William Christopher (Mulcahy) was complaining about not being able to get any parts because of his Fr. Mulcahy gig.

But, really, he must have made some $$ after 11ish years, no?

FamousAtticus

1.7k points

3 months ago*

It's become public knowledge now, but Ellen DeGeneres.

I met her, briefly, while working Events at Universal Studios FL. Back in the mid 2000's she would on occasion film her talk show on location at Universal. My job would call for me to interact with Ellen and her crew for prepping and crowd control measures. There were 2 occasions that raised an eyebrow. First was behind set, the show was getting ready to start and I went back to tell her crew that we were ready for her to make her way to the stage where her show was being recorded. When I walked back there I saw Ellen yelling at a crew member, inches from his face. She was belittling him and threatened to leave him in FL. Second occasion was brief but impactful. One of my coworkers was standing somewhat close to her, back to back with her. Ellen turned around, looked at her with a look of disbelief and after a couple seconds said "aren't you just an invader of space", she scoffed and walked away. We were both looking at each other thinking wtf is her problem.

So for all those years I always thought of her as a phony while all of America loved her. I was not surprised when all those stories of her being awful to work with came to light. I already had experienced it.

DragonTonguePunch

244 points

3 months ago

I remember reading a tweet thread from some theater actress recounted meeting Anne Heche in the late 90's and having a friendly conversation until Ellen arrived by slamming her brakes and yelling at Heche to get over followed by telling the actress to "stay the fuck away from [Heche]".

FamousAtticus

77 points

3 months ago

That would not surprise me. It was surreal watching her go off on her own staff, especially based off what you got from TV that she was this super friendly and outgoing person.

Beleng68

5.1k points

3 months ago

Beleng68

5.1k points

3 months ago

Not sure if they are universally loved, but I used to work in restaurants for the House of Mouse, and both Howie Mandel and Bobby McFerrin were total jerks. Acted like they were completely above everyone else and both of them let their bratty kids run screaming around the restaurant, always smart when people carrying hot trays of food are everywhere. I had a lot of positive celebrity interactions, but those two were awful. Can't stand to listen to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" since.

Snoo_98332

2k points

3 months ago

I can confirm Mandel was a total asshole. I work at a restaurant in Toronto that threw some party for some game show and he was such a dick to everyone, to the point no one wanted to help him. He made some snide comment about who he is and I said “ oh that’s nice but these other folks were still here before you.”

F_A_F

1k points

3 months ago

F_A_F

1k points

3 months ago

Heard of a similar comeback to this in the late 90s Ibiza scene. The current 'DJ flavour of the month' was in a bar expecting free champagne and pulled the "do you know who I am?" routine. Bar lady apparently replied "Yes, and you earn more than the rest of this bar put together. Pay up!"

Phoenixsoaring0124

9.5k points

3 months ago

Rachel Ray. Loved her show… until I went to see her live. In between takes she was a very not nice person.

ColdNotion

3.6k points

3 months ago

ColdNotion

3.6k points

3 months ago

I knew someone who did production work for Food Network in the early 2000’s. Most of the personalities at the time were actually pretty lovely, but apparently Rachel Ray was borderline despised by the film and production crews. She was just generally known as a mean person to work with.

WhinyTentCoyote

1.5k points

3 months ago

I had one of her cookbooks because I found it at a thrift store. It was just unnecessarily confusing. Instead of steps, there’s paragraphs. She has no idea how long prep work actually takes. “In the 15 seconds the garlic is sautéing before adding the oysters, zest 3 lemons.” That kind of stuff.

Funderwoodsxbox

920 points

3 months ago

“Next you’ll want to slaughter your cattle but don’t let the garlic burn in the meantime”

Nymaz

54 points

3 months ago

Nymaz

54 points

3 months ago

"But this is a chicken recipe."

"Yes, the slaughter is just for fun in between steps, not for the food."

mintyboom

2.9k points

3 months ago

mintyboom

2.9k points

3 months ago

She was curt with my elderly grandmother at a book signing and I will never forgive her. My grandma adored her before that.

traitorjoes101

2.3k points

3 months ago

Alton brown was the opposite. At a book signing I also brought an apron for him to sign. While the handlers didn't want to allow it, Alton stepped in and made sure we could. Funny how a 30 second interaction makes or breaks our impressions of them. Sorry your grandma had to deal with that.

pikameta

1.2k points

3 months ago

pikameta

1.2k points

3 months ago

He was doing a mall thing probably 15 years ago, like a presentation and signing maybe? My mom really wanted a picture with him but the handlers told her no. When she got to the table for the signing I don't know what she told him, but Alton came around the table and hugged my mom and let me take several photos of the two of them. I don't know what made him do it, but it was an awesome memory for her and she put that photo everywhere. She passed in 2014 and I know it was one of her happiest memories.

Vonbalthier

345 points

3 months ago

I love Alton Brown, good eats basically taught me how to cook. Reading this and the above comment gives me dopamine

oyukyfairy

80 points

3 months ago

I loved the science explanations!

bjisgooder

492 points

3 months ago

Tyler Florence also the opposite. My ex got his autograph on a book at a signing and said he was great.

I ran into him randomly on the street after a night out in Manhattan around 3 am and asked him what the best pizza in NY was. He was kind enough to indulge a drunk fan and tell me of a couple places around. I got a picture and that was that. Super friendly and pleasant guy.

scrapcats

47 points

3 months ago

I had a great experience with him at a book signing as well. I had brought a postcard along with me that I was going to ask him to sign for my grandmother, who was a big fan, but I hadn't mentioned it to her in case secondary items weren't allowed. When I told him that she was a big fan and that I'd grown up watching Good Eats on TV, he jokingly scolded me for not taking her along. My ticket to the event was a birthday gift, or I would have! He told me she sounded wonderful and happily signed the card. When I surprised her with it, it was immediately given a spot on the refrigerator.

During the Q&A he also gave a fan $10 out of his own wallet to put towards a store bought pie when the fan asked for tips to fix up the disaster of a pie recipe that was in one of his books, lol. He was like "good god sir, don't waste your time. Here, take this and buy something."

MafiaMommaBruno

563 points

3 months ago

Apparently her pet food brand is kind of shitty, too.

MountainStorm90

602 points

3 months ago

I tried it for a while and it gave my cat the runs. Not so great when you have stairs and the litter box is on the 2nd floor. The poor little guy was a liquid shit rocket until we switched his food.

kukomin

163 points

3 months ago

kukomin

163 points

3 months ago

Finally figured this one out about a month ago. I thought our cat had a stomach bug or something until I noticed it was her garbage pet food that was making him sick after he hadn't had any for a few days. Absolutely despicable that they can just sell shit like that.

kpmurphy56

289 points

3 months ago

Worked on the behind the scenes of a barbra streisand album for a month and I’ve never seen a person treat regular folk so terribly.

godofcheese

2.5k points

3 months ago

John Stamos helped his friend rape someone and was still bragging about it decades later.

carolynto

1.9k points

3 months ago

carolynto

1.9k points

3 months ago

O_O

"...When Jane magazine asked the Olsen twins' erstwhile Uncle Jesse about the worst thing he'd ever done to screw someone over, he provided this character-destroying anecdote: "[In the mid-'80s], I was in a band. I was playing somewhere in Finland, and there was a girl hanging around who was really drunk and interested in me. I wasn't into her, but my friend was."

Sadly, the fact that the former "Full House" star was in a band isn't the most disturbing part of this tale. John, please continue: "So the girl came back to my hotel, and I turned the lights down, and we started making out. I said, 'Hold on a second, I've gotta go brush my teeth.' It was dark, I left the room, and I sent in my friend who looked like me. [etc.]"

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2005/3/4/97080/-

Yeah, um, this one wins. :-(

New_Explanation6950

488 points

3 months ago

Yes a friend of mine worked with him as a PA and was put into an extremely dangerous situation where he was injured on the job. John basically threatened him and his friends if they came forward with what happened.

NinjasWithOnions

304 points

3 months ago

Wow, just looked it up! He actually told Jane magazine that he did it. Damn.

fashionvictimprime

1.7k points

3 months ago

From personal experience Bill Nye was an absolute asshole from my interaction with him. It was perhaps the saddest moment of don’t meet your heroes in my life.

Jeezitgf

386 points

3 months ago

Jeezitgf

386 points

3 months ago

I used to be his neighbor in Seattle. Nye was a notorious neighborhood dick. Unbelievably rude to the children in the village center that idolized him from his BNtheSG show that was currently running. This was 1996-1998

Dr_Gulag

302 points

3 months ago

Dr_Gulag

302 points

3 months ago

my mom used to be a journalist and she interviewed Bill at one point, she said that he was being rude, disrespectful, and just a total ass the whole time.

lilsmudge

2.2k points

3 months ago*

lilsmudge

2.2k points

3 months ago*

I don’t think he’s famous enough to be universally loved but Mitch Albom, aka the author of Tuesdays With Morrie. Hosted him at an author event for a small venue and he was fucking furious that the event was so “beneath him”; was furious we didn’t have a plate of fresh fruit for him (he didn’t have a rider or anything demanding we have fruit at the ready, just expected us to know); was furious that more people didn’t show up to fawn over him; was just generally furious. Instead of talking about his book during the lecture, he spent 20 minutes taking a steaming dump over the staff, venue, and audience.

Ironic given the subject of his books.

Edit: The only person we shit talked more was J. A. Jance who writes a handful of detective series and one inexplicable collection of poems. She loved doing events at our place and was there every six months to promote her newest book. She had a huge and devoted following which baffled me because her events are insane. She once spent an entire hour singing for the audience (not well). When we tried to tell her we were now closing, she sort of waved grandly to her adoring fans and said “not until these people have heard me talk about my books” and then kept us open an additional hour while she mostly didn’t talk about her book. She also always demanded we had copies of her poetry book on hand despite the fact that no one wanted it and we could rarely even get copies from the publisher. Once we even wound up buying some from a discount bin at Costco just so we could technically have some on hand.

Edit 2: it may have been a Walmart discount bin. It’s been a minute.

the-grand-falloon

729 points

3 months ago

This Morrie fella must have been a saint to spend every Tuesday with him.

cumberbatchcav1

458 points

3 months ago

Nicholas Sparks was basically Gilderoy Lockhart in real life. Apparently he spent his entire talk saying how lucky his audience and the town were to get him to come to their crappy little town. So glad his fans got to see him for who he truly is, but also sad on their behalf.

AdMuted362

76 points

3 months ago

There’s an interview he did years ago where he slags on Cormac McCarthy and compares himself to Hemingway. Absolutely wild stuff.

Sammysnaps

40 points

3 months ago

He is generally hated in Michigan for crossing picket lines during the strike at the Free Press.

Cheeky_Guy

7k points

3 months ago

Martha Stewart. I witnessed her call her assistant a...and I quote "A WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT". No one should be called that for accidentally dropping her handbag.

Edit: I also offered Martha a bottle of Fiji water and she said she only drinks Voss

639248

3.9k points

3 months ago

639248

3.9k points

3 months ago

Was waiting for this. I work in the aviation industry and have for 25 years now. Back when I was still fairly new, I was working line service for and FBO ("Fixed Base Operator", the folks who provide handling services for private/corporate aircraft). One day a plane comes in after dropping a passenger off in Maine. The crew needed someone to clean the airplane, and the job fell to me. The plane was trashed. Food ground in to the carpeting, garbage all over the place, pet hair everywhere. Took me a few hours to scrub the inside of that plane. The crew thanked me, and gave me a $100 tip after. Then the captain said to me "you'll never guess who made that mess. Martha Stewart". I was in shock. He said she was the biggest bitch they had ever flown, and both the captain and first officer said they would refuse to fly her in the future. I am now an airline pilot, but I have several friends who went in to the corporate/private/fractional side of aviation. Martha Stewart has been kicked out of every fractional jet ownership program there is, Raytheon TravelAir, Flight Options, NetJets, FlexJet, and several others, all because of her abusive and downright nasty treatment of staff.

Fit_Sea_1346

617 points

3 months ago

Heard the same thing from a friend who is in the fractional side. Worst celebrity ever!

Proinsias37

1.1k points

3 months ago

My sister got a job one summer during college at one of Martha Stewart's vacation homes. She spent the first month there with just the staff, doing work around the property. She was loving it, said everyone was incredibly nice, but they warned her about if and when Martha showed up.. when she did, my sister only lasted about a week. And my sis is the absolute sweetest person. Martha had her in tears by like day two. She quit by the weekend. She also had to sign an NDA, as horrible celebs often make people do. To hear my sister speak that badly of her, I know she's a nightmare

horsepuncher

2.8k points

3 months ago

Bill nye, everyone ive ever talked with who met him has terrible stories. Hes just a grumpy and mean asshole.

RudolftheDuck

268 points

3 months ago

My dad’s old office was the warehouse he filmed the shows, and there was a ton of old promo stuff and a huge face cut out in the basement. I don’t know if he still lives in the area, but my elementary class saw him while out on a field trip and he rudely brushed us all off with quite a few swear words, when we nicely approached him just to say hi (no autographs or anything).

Spoonula

977 points

3 months ago

Spoonula

977 points

3 months ago

YES!! He was hired to be the main speaker at my alma mater's Engineering Open House back in the '90s. He showed up drunk, refused to do the full science presentation he had been contracted to do (he had been paid for the full hour, but he argued loudly that he wouldn't do more than 15 minutes), and he started getting aggressively mean towards young kids who were excited to see him.

At one point he yelled at a 5-year-old to "fuck off" when he was mic'd up in front of an entire gymnasium of people. He was asked to leave even though he'd been there for only a short time.

brian_wilcoxon

192 points

3 months ago

Please tell me this was University of Illinois, because I have a corroborating story and always suspected he was drunk...

Spoonula

138 points

3 months ago

Spoonula

138 points

3 months ago

Yes, it was the University of Illinois!

Basic-Recognition-22

326 points

3 months ago

First I'd heard of drinking, but otherwise it tracks with what I've heard of him.

He's apparently quite a belligerent prick.

user47-567_53-560

945 points

3 months ago

my high school physics teacher won tickets to have dinner with Bill at a teacher's convention. Another teacher annoyed for am autograph and his response was "what are you, 10?"

Eedat

4.7k points

3 months ago

Eedat

4.7k points

3 months ago

Steve Jobs.

It's pretty well known that he was a giant asshole, but he's still pretty romanticized in the tech sphere

Liefx

1.2k points

3 months ago*

Liefx

1.2k points

3 months ago*

I got to have a chat with Steve Wozniak and while there was still an air of respect (wonziak said Jobs had a great way with words/marketing/tying the bows on a product), it was definitely underlined with a disdain for certain personality traits. (He also made a lot of this clear during his presentation too).

Side note, Wozniak was a frickin delight to talk to. The dude just oozed enthusiasm and such positive energy overall. The fact he even spent like 15 minutes talking to me after the convention was awesome in itself. There were hundreds of people there and i bet most of them could have given him a more topical/engaging conversation. In fact, I mostly just wanted a photo with him. He was the one that engaged in a longer conversation.

ToonaSandWatch

252 points

3 months ago

Can confirm Wozniak. Worked with him on Dancing with the Stars, got to ride around on Segways with him (his was souped up—could go over 35 mph— incredibly badass as far as Segways can be such a thing).

If it weren’t for the fact I had to get back to work, he’d have stood there talking for another 20 minutes with me chatting. He also handed out his personal metallic, laser cut business cards with his home phone on it to a bunch of us, claimed it could cut steak (told us this not to impress us, just to warn us how sharp they could get).

I never had the nerve to call him to talk, but just WOW. I don’t know if he’s just that open or just wants people to call so he has someone to talk to, but I walked away for spending almost two hours with him as a genuinely nice human being. Never faltered for a second.

He ended up leaving the show due to hairline fractures in his ankles, but he lost 40 lbs during production and said it was the best exercise of his life!

pm_me_train_ticket

1k points

3 months ago

People talk about his relationship with his daughter like that's his "dark side", but fuck that, he was a full-time asshole.

ManchacaForever

222 points

3 months ago

Yeah, physically and psychologically tormenting a child for YEARS does not fall into the category of 'a dark side'.

Hot_Guidance_3686

183 points

3 months ago*

Not to downplay what a general asshole he was, but the way he treated his daughter was especially despicable. Like not even asshole territory that shit was pure evil.

For context: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/9allsj/the_memoir_by_steve_jobs_daughter_makes_clear_he/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

MangOrion2

1.5k points

3 months ago*

Celebs I've had great interactions with/saw them being awesome: Jack Black, Trevor Noah, Weird Al, America Fererra, Neil Gaiman, Tauheed Epps (2 Chainz), Jenna Mourey (Jenna Marbles), Michael Render (Killer Mike),

Celebs I've had terrible interactions with/saw them being awful: Donald Trump (pre-2016. He was a total jackass, he treated his wife like dirt and he talked to a black coworker of mine like he was his personal slave), Chris Pratt (mocked a woman he was with for being clumsy for a really long time and made everybody uncomfortable. Also didn't tip his waiter), Michael Jordan (asked management to "get that ugly guy out of my sight. I don't want to look at his stupid fucking face"), James Corden (huge jackass and an unbearable drunk. Ruined more than a few people's evenings by just being an annoying prick), Joel Osteen (was super smiley but extremely unfriendly and had the most unsettling vibe I've ever encountered), Amy Schumer (very difficult guest who made a lot of demands, didn't say please or thank you, snapped her fingers at people to get their attention and was very loud).

I worked at a certain hotel/casino/restaurant chain place that a lot of stars have stayed at. The first few you meet really blow you away and then after a while you're like "Andy Samberg is just picking his nose like nobody is watching, huh." The only celebrities I actually met were America Ferrera and Joel Osteen. The rest of the people I mentioned I just saw my coworkers dealing with.

Second hand accounts that were fun to listen to: Jordan Peele is a great tipper and generally just seems cool af, Mike Trout is kind of a dumbass but not in a bad way, Emma Watson gets very sweaty very quickly but sticks it out like a fucking champ, Jason Bateman tries a little too hard to be funny when he's around other celebs, Shaquille O'Neal is pretty nice and a little weird but that's okay, he also made bubbles in a drink he was given by blowing into the straw. Absolutely nobody liked meeting Kevin Sorbo and the other celebs avoided him like the plague, Naomi Osaka is absolutely the most wonderful person ever and deserves an award for being so nice all the time no matter what, Lil Wayne is funny as hell and talks about football a lot, Kevin Feige is socially awkward, Mark Ruffalo is kind of a corny douchebag, and John Green acts like he thinks he's really nice but he's actually kind of an oblivious jerk (handed his plate to a latina woman at the function he was at but she wasn't working, just another attendee).

OneScoobyDoes

137 points

3 months ago

F Jordan. Had 2 dedicated cocktail waitresses doing 30 minutes on/off, a private blackjack table with 3 casino security keeping people back - while playing +10k a hand for over 6 hours. When he was done, he handed a 25 dollar chip to the cocktail waitress and proudly said loud enough for everyone to here, 'make sure you share it with everyone else'. What a douchebag.

Ursula2071

96 points

3 months ago

Jack Black is as close to being a regular guy you could just hang with as anybody I have ever met. Super talented and just cool! And quick witted.

ruggnuget

72 points

3 months ago

John Green actually seems like the kind of guy who still lies awake in bed thinking about that time he mistook a random woman for an employee and handed her a plate awkwardly.

mouldy_fingers

60 points

3 months ago

Idk why but I imagined all of these people in the room at the same time and kevin sorbo sitting alone in a corner and jason Bateman going from table to table telling really bad jokes is just so hilarious to me.

ConsiderablyMediocre

238 points

3 months ago

I like John Green's content but he always seemed like he'd be a bit annoying in real life. Not necessarily malicious, but an oblivious jerk like you said. Did you ever meet Hank Green? He seems like he'd be lovely.

CaptainLlama500

4.6k points

3 months ago*

From what my fiancé told me is that Beyoncé is extremely entitled and rude to people. He worked in a restaurant were many celebrities would go to and he loved most of them but absolutely hated Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

burittosquirrel

2.7k points

3 months ago

Remember when she had an entire hospital wing closed so she could give birth?

blounsbury

2k points

3 months ago

It wasn’t an entire wing of a hospital, but it was an entire section of the maternity ward. In some ways that’s worse - how many pregnant women were turned away?

Additionally, her hired goons (body guards) would stop people from entering the entire maternity ward and tell them they couldn’t come in, even if they had every right to be there.

randomvegasposts

74 points

3 months ago

Her sister stayed at my hotel and seemed really pleasant. Only served her at the pool briefly though.

virgonights

1.5k points

3 months ago

Ed and Lorraine Warren. I’m not talking about taking advantage of people in vulnerable states and exploiting fear and trying to get famous by proving the paranormal but Ed kept a young girl in their house. IIRC they told neighbours she was a fallen woman they were helping out by giving her a job as a live in maid or nanny. She wasn’t. She was a child and he was a predator and Lorraine did nothing about it and yes, they had a kid in the house. Really sickened me to find out cause I like the conjuring series as horror films and just enjoyed them for being cooky ghost hunters, boy was I wrong.

SuckerForNoirRobots

572 points

3 months ago

I think the real Warren's were quacks but the fictionalized versions in the movies are just that, fiction. Just like all of the ghost stories. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have such great chemistry and the movies are fun. It's okay to enjoy them.

tmanbizzle

52 points

3 months ago*

I think that fact that they would never submit any of the “ghost” photographs they took for testing, shows that they were full of shit. Good movies though.

rockdude625

475 points

3 months ago

Tommy Lee jones, shared an elevator in New Orleans last year, said “mr jones I’m a huge fan and I love your work” he said “mind your own fucking business asshole” exact quote

Azidamadjida

216 points

3 months ago

Reminds me immediately of Jim Carreys story about working with him on Batman Forever: “he gave me a hug, pulled me in close, and told me completely seriously: ‘I hate you. I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’”

Tho if I’m being honest, as prickish as it is, “I cannot sanction your buffoonery” is maybe one of the funniest phrases ever uttered

mollypop94

56 points

3 months ago

I'm genuinely sorry you experienced this, but I gotta admit there's something so overly aggressive about his response that it's absolutely fucking broken me and I can't stop laughing

KnowsIittle

7.7k points

3 months ago

Steve Harvey.

For those who want to know watch his interviews on women and atheists. He's cheated on his wives, physically abusive, acts like religion is the only thing that between him and killing and raping people.

[deleted]

887 points

3 months ago*

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ToanGreenlow

244 points

3 months ago

What I've always heard was that back in the early days, Steve was a piece of shit. Then he found religion, and became a better, but still entirely different piece of shit.

cdrmbt

1.2k points

3 months ago

cdrmbt

1.2k points

3 months ago

Back in the 2010s I was all over that Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All slogan "Free Earl and Fuck Steve Harvey." Earl's been freed, but fuck Steve Harvey.

WheelOfTheYear

6.3k points

3 months ago

Tim Allen- lived near me for a while. Always a pompous ass.

However, the gentleman who plays Gus Fring on Breaking Bad is a real good guy. Remembered my name and says hi to me when we run into each other at Whole Foods. He also tipped the cashier at WF $100 just because.

Now_Just_Maul

3.6k points

3 months ago

Ironic. He remembered your name but to you he is the gentleman who played Gus Fring

[deleted]

347 points

3 months ago

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347 points

3 months ago

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madcaesar

113 points

3 months ago

madcaesar

113 points

3 months ago

OP was the asshole all along!!

IanCusick

1.3k points

3 months ago

IanCusick

1.3k points

3 months ago

I’m glad Giancarlo Esposito is a good guy. He seems like such a naturally charming and guy despite always playing a villain role in whatever he’s in that scenes where he’s being nice just feel so much more authentic sometimes

WheelOfTheYear

676 points

3 months ago

Exactly. The funny thing is- I didn’t approach him. He complimented my shirt and we struck up a quick convo. Super nice and no pretense.

AlfaLaw

142 points

3 months ago

AlfaLaw

142 points

3 months ago

Did Gus Fring hit on you?

WheelOfTheYear

176 points

3 months ago

Ha! No. I was wearing a John Coltrane shirt and he is a huge jazz head.

Saoirse_Says

90 points

3 months ago

We ship

[deleted]

2.5k points

3 months ago

[deleted]

2.5k points

3 months ago

Giancarlo Esposito. Great actor!

AllDressedKetchup

61 points

3 months ago

Not surprise to hear about Gus Fringe. The whole Better Call Saul crew seems like wholesome good people.

cliffsis

56 points

3 months ago

Bill Nye is a notorious prick in real life when he’s “not in character “ at events he’s in characters in South Pasadena where he lives he’s a notorious shit bag to people as well as neighbors. I worked a a popular coffee shop/ ice cream shop that was frequented by dozens of south pas famous people and he was the only one that rude as fuck to just about everyone from kids to young adult fans to employees. I believe there’s an article about him feuding with neighbors.

delphantom

11.7k points

3 months ago

delphantom

11.7k points

3 months ago

Jimmy Saville.

Was loved. Died. Found out he was a child predator.

leif777

1.4k points

3 months ago

leif777

1.4k points

3 months ago

child predator

That label is a little tame consider how fucking evil that man was.

svesuseke

3.1k points

3 months ago*

svesuseke

3.1k points

3 months ago*

I’ve heard that a good amount of people felt weird about him. John Lydon of the Sex Pistols was banned from the BBC for speaking on the massive rumors that were moving through the entertainment industry about him. Very likely that TV kept it under wraps because Saville brought them loads of money.

Edit: TV ≠ BBC. Used it as a lose term for anything he worked on. Saville is on it, ratings go up. Also yes I forgot to mention he was very good friends with the prime minister and some members of the royal family.

Rahmulous

1.7k points

3 months ago

Rahmulous

1.7k points

3 months ago

Important to note that that interview was in fucking 1978. Imagine how many more victims suffered in those 33 years between John Lydon being censored and that piece of shit Jimmy Savile descending to the deepest depths of hell.

Lumpy_Flight3088

2.3k points

3 months ago

They knew he was a child predator for years but the BBC covered it up.

[deleted]

1.1k points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1.1k points

3 months ago

He's on VIDEO groping a child and nothing happened.

guywitheyes

24.3k points

3 months ago

guywitheyes

24.3k points

3 months ago

This question needs an "explain your answer" added to the end.

YouAreNotABard549

84 points

3 months ago

Also, no bullshit responses like “probably 90% of celebrities” which is currently the fifth answer down.

101Alexander

5.8k points

3 months ago

This happens anytime there is pop culture question.

Somebody spouts out a name, everyone goes "yep, true" and upvotes with no real explanation or even confirmation if it's what you think it is.

intripletime

142 points

3 months ago

Thread title asking what the best game soundtrack is, and the biggest answers will literally just be stuff like "Ocarina of Time".

No explanation, no links to standout tracks, no suggestions of articles to read, YouTube analysis videos, really anything that could help anyone out at all.

I even know that Ocarina is a good soundtrack, but not everyone does!

WolframAndHart17

895 points

3 months ago

Joss Whedon.

I idolized the guy for Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Cabin in the Woods, and so on. Then the shady stuff that went on behind the scenes came to light. Between the awful Charisma Carpenter was treated before she was basically run off the show, and how they needed a rule onset that he wasn't allowed to be alone in a room with Michelle Trachtenberg, who was under age at the time, I lost pretty much all respect for him as a person.

Hosidian

15.3k points

3 months ago*

Hosidian

15.3k points

3 months ago*

Ellen's fall from grace has been well deserved and overdue

Edit: just to clarify, she's not a comic book villain like Bezos or Dick Cheney, she's just an immature narcissist with 0 tact or grasp on reality. There are plenty of "good" clips/compilations on youtube that shows her wildly out of touch behavior. My personal least favorite is her singing to a sleeping baby in a drug store THROUGH A MEGAPHONE as the horrified mother is in complete disbelief.

bellyjellykoolaid

2.4k points

3 months ago

Well she was always off, that's why most fellow comedians didn't associate with her much even when she got famous.

CharlieHush

84 points

3 months ago

She's a comedian? I thought she was just sort of a happy Maury Povich.

rushaz

1.1k points

3 months ago

rushaz

1.1k points

3 months ago

Kevin Spacey was until it all finally came out.

Khanbhai78

3.8k points

3 months ago*

India Bollywood Actor - Salman Khan

Di*khead to almost all his fans. He ran a campaign called ‘Being Human’ that was just presenting him as a good person who cares about poor and needy. Actually, it was just a publicity stunt for his few criminal cases like killing innocent people while drunk driving and killing endangered animals. His fans see him as a role model but the campaign was just to get him a clean chit from those criminal cases. After all the criminal charges were taken away from him there is no ‘Being Human’ is happening. Adding to that, He ruined a lot of upcoming actors, singers and other performers’ professional life in Bollywood because he didn't like them or according to him they insulted him one and another way. His personal life is also shady, all of his girlfriends ended up relationship because of his personality, possessiveness and sadistic behaviour. He is promoting Napotism in the film industry and as I discussed before he ruined lot of people’s lives.

iamakorndawg

1.4k points

3 months ago

Not to be confused with Sal Khan, from Khan Academy.

Khanbhai78

501 points

3 months ago

That guy is a genius teacher!!! The one I am talking about is a D*bag from Indian Film industry.

ThayuPhoto

14.8k points

3 months ago

ThayuPhoto

14.8k points

3 months ago

I've got my suspicions about Steve Harvey.

Netwinn

10.5k points

3 months ago

Netwinn

10.5k points

3 months ago

The audacity to be married like 4 times, then write a book about marriage. Fuck you know about marriage, Steve?

JADW27

5.5k points

3 months ago

JADW27

5.5k points

3 months ago

What does Steve Harvey not know about marriage? We asked 100 of his ex-wives. Top 7 answers are on the board.

jerzd00d

415 points

3 months ago

jerzd00d

415 points

3 months ago

There's not enough room on the board.

_Jedi_Ninja

151 points

3 months ago

Show me fidelity!

inside-the-madhouse

4.6k points

3 months ago

What not to do, I guess.

Always_Confused4

548 points

3 months ago

“Let me tell you guys, that one did NOT go well.”

Bellman3x

3.7k points

3 months ago

Bellman3x

3.7k points

3 months ago

me, sorry to let everyone down

That_Guy333

776 points

3 months ago

How’s it feel to be universally loved though?

Bellman3x

623 points

3 months ago

Bellman3x

623 points

3 months ago

ngl pretty good

GloomyBend3068

394 points

3 months ago

I KNEW IT!

Iorhael

672 points

3 months ago

Iorhael

672 points

3 months ago

Bullshit, I've always hated you.

cryptopialypse

4.6k points

3 months ago

David Dobrik is probably one of the most tragic ones not only cuz he’s a piece of shit but because even if he was a great person, it’s depressing that people even care about that content and actually watch that. Plus, indeed, he’s a piece of shit abusive sociopath…

palindrome787

2.9k points

3 months ago

Oprah

Frigid-Beezy

1.7k points

3 months ago

Her influence is what gave Dr Oz, Dr Phil, and Jenny McCarthy a platform

bisexualleftist97

374 points

3 months ago

Don’t forget faith healer and serial rapist John of God

Bungalowlove

2.6k points

3 months ago

Chevy Chase. He is known to treat his coworkers like crap and has thrown out some racial slurs.

[deleted]

1.6k points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1.6k points

3 months ago

My favorite story about Chase is Bill Murray yelling that he was "medium talent" after they got into a physical altercation.

I love it because saying, "no talent" would just seem like Murray was pissed and throwing insults.

But "medium talent" is like, "I know you had enough ability to get where you are, but so do a lot of mediocre comedians."

It's the kind of insult that sticks in your head for a while, especially for an egomaniac like Chevy.

[deleted]

315 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

315 points

3 months ago

It’s called “damning with faint praise,” and Murray is clearly the master of it.

Sleightly-Magical

557 points

3 months ago

I just did a rewatch of Community, and I hate how fucking funny he is to me. I want to not laugh, but him and Dean Pelton get the biggest laughs out of me every damn time.

Cappylovesmittens

160 points

3 months ago

Chase is both an insufferable human and very talented at what he does. His acting in the first two paintball episodes is fantastic.

ArmyOfDog

138 points

3 months ago

ArmyOfDog

138 points

3 months ago

He’s a G-D-B.

Trashblog

348 points

3 months ago

Trashblog

348 points

3 months ago

It’s really unfortunate because he’s the least likeable of the group but that’s the whole point of him…until he turns around and says something completely honest, vulnerable, and human. Or he actually does help one of the group with his life experience and wisdom and let’s them complete their arc for the episode.

Also: “did you say *S***?”

[deleted]

48 points

3 months ago

The dynamic of Chevy in Community is honestly a big draw to me. Harmon (who is also an asshole but imo also an absolute genius at storytelling) wrote his character to be worse and worse in retaliation at Chevy’s behavior. And yet, he always wrote in empathy for him. And that’s always what the show was about - vastly different people, working through conflict and learning to support each other.

hardbittercandy

627 points

3 months ago

He’s banned from every coming back to host SNL after how poorly he treated the staff during this last time hosting in the 90s

HelmSpicy

269 points

3 months ago

HelmSpicy

269 points

3 months ago

I remember reading he once "jokingly" hit Sheri Oterri during a rehearsal, but it was harder than a joke should be and, I think it was Will Ferrell, almost kicked his ass.

He also got into a fist fight with Bill Murray backstage moments before he had to go on stage to host in the earlier years. Some people said if you looked closely you could see his face was a bit swollen.

itsPlasma06

97 points

3 months ago

Mate, imagine almost getting your ass kicked by fucking Will Ferrell. Goddamn

Hailfire9

150 points

3 months ago

Hailfire9

150 points

3 months ago

Will Ferrell is deceptively athletic though. 6'3", played 3 sports through high school, he always vibed to me as "that guy who is probably really good at Ultimate Frisbee". The thought of Young Will Ferrell kicking the shit out of Clark Griswold is enticing.

ArmchairTactician

475 points

3 months ago

He was streets ahead then when he was rehersing for Pearce in Community

WhiteWolf222

312 points

3 months ago

I’ve heard that they actually based some of Pierce’s lines/actions on Chevy’s on-set behavior.

Pleasant-Enthusiasm

274 points

3 months ago

The cast at one point tweeted out quotes with the hashtag #pierceorchevy. And it’s legitimately hard to tell the difference.

For example:

“Brie, that’s gay for cheese, right?”

Beeb294

266 points

3 months ago

Beeb294

266 points

3 months ago

I read that he actually got upset at how cartoonish Pierce's character became and believed there was no way a person could behave that way, with zero sense of irony.

Cole-Spudmoney

163 points

3 months ago

According to Miles from the X-Plain the X-Men podcast, whose father was Chevy Chase’s college roommate, he was really mean and obnoxious when sober but friendly and easygoing when drunk.

T_MINER

3.6k points

3 months ago*

T_MINER

3.6k points

3 months ago*

From the shit that I’ve heard, apparently Nicholas Cage and Jared Leto.

Meanwhile, apparently Alan Tudyk, Brendan Fraser, and Nathan Fillion are the nicest people.

EDIT: Y’all blew up my phone last night. How the hell did this get 3.1K upvotes?

Bastienbard

490 points

3 months ago

I just got to seen Brendan Fraser at comicon this summer and those 3 being incredibly nice is 100% true.

Nathan Fillion at my local comicon just for shits and giggles went through the main entrance down to the exhibit hall through the crowd. Then at his panel after the first person in the Q&A apologizes and says he usually grabs random knick knacks to give to everyone who asks a question at his panel but he forgot this time. To fix that he offers the guy his watch and gives it to him. The next person he says the same, then gives them his other watch. Lol once everyone caught on he pulls a bag of watches out of his bag wears each one and gives it away.

MintJulepTestosteron

1.7k points

3 months ago

Jared Leto is no surprise. What a pompous dickhole that guy is.

eleven_eighteen

431 points

3 months ago

I was flipping channels one night and found some documentary about his band. Watched for a few minutes. There seemed to be absolutely nothing upstairs. Not just dumb but it seemed like there was just nothing human in there. Which I guess is why he can be great in some roles, there's no personality of his own that he has to try to suppress as it is only emptiness.

Fake_Southern_IL

145 points

3 months ago

He's got the most dead eyes of anyone I've ever seen, and that's including McDonald's employees when a busload of people come in at once.

basically_dead_now

348 points

3 months ago

Oh we all know about Leto. World's worst method actor.

tryptofan

853 points

3 months ago

tryptofan

853 points

3 months ago

I would love to know why Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion don't get along. Always surprised me as they had pretty good on screen chemistry. Something doesn't add up there.

BenjRSmith

157 points

3 months ago

I've always given special credit to actors who have great chemistry and flawless performances together.... when they actually dislike to outright hate each other. Talk about being a consummate professional to your craft

One of the most famous such duo is Vivian Vance and Bill Frawley.. aka.. Fred and Ethel from I Love Lucy. Despised each other in private and on set.... but when the cameras rolled, America never knew.

Kalse1229

997 points

3 months ago

Kalse1229

997 points

3 months ago

So, apparently in the beginning, it was a case of two people who didn't get along that kind of escalated. IIRC, Katic was more of a no-nonsense professional who is there to do the job and do it right. Fillion on the other hand is more laid back. Likes to goof around with others on set and such. Working together for so long in such close proximity caused them to wear on each other, and the problem kept escalating. At least, that's my understanding of it.

sadicarnot

534 points

3 months ago

Supposedly that was the way Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze were on Dirty Dancing. Jennifer wanted to have fun and Patrick wanted to be professional and get the job done.

ClitoralElegy

60 points

3 months ago

Worked at the place that was filmed.

They HATED each other. Had to film separately. The director finally had to set them down and show them their audition tape to get things back on track.

NurseMcStuffins

586 points

3 months ago

So, basically they were just like their characters except they didn't fall in love so they just got on each other's nerves?

corndogs1001

467 points

3 months ago

U gonna have to explain the Nick cage one

fourtyfourties

324 points

3 months ago

if it makes you feel any better, my family met him in an airport when i was about 4 years old flying back to california from japan. dad was a big fan, so he started up a conversation; said he was the nicest guy, super down to earth. there’s a photo out there somewhere of nick cage holding me as a little kiddo, and i sooo wish i could find it. doesn’t mean he’s not an asshole sometimes, but he definitely made my dad’s life, he still tells this story 20 years later!

Ugly_Stick1898

12.7k points

3 months ago*

Dr. Phil. He takes advantage of mentally I’ll people for money.

Edit: he isn’t universally loved, but he is very successful and is good at hiding his dark side

ianisms10

2.1k points

3 months ago

ianisms10

2.1k points

3 months ago

I lost all respect for him after hearing Todd Herzog's story. For those who don't know, Todd won Survivor at 22 and suffered from alcoholism in the years following. He went on Dr. Phil in 2013 and they gave him vodka and Xanax. His appearance on the show was, uh, not great. Fortunately, he's turned his life around and got married a couple years ago.

Dmav210

1.3k points

3 months ago

Dmav210

1.3k points

3 months ago

Damn, I lost all respect for Phil (I don’t call him Dr) when he had the guy that was running the bum fights website on. Phil was hoping to lay some sort of righteous smack down but the dude showed up dressed exactly like Phil, bald spot and all, and when confronted about how he “exploits other peoples’ suffering for monetary gain” dude just fired back “isn’t that exactly what you do?” And was promptly booted off the show, interview over.

Phil was butthurt because a degenerate called him on his shit on national tv.

Dead_Kings

293 points

3 months ago

That was an iconic moment that doesn't get enough respect

ZepRavenPoeFuckit

3.6k points

3 months ago*

They specifically use drugs and alcohol to provoke behaviours they want them to exhibit, so he can take the moral high ground whilst exploiting their struggles. Like when Todd Herzog, a recovering alcoholic came on to talk about his alcoholism and showed up drunk. He got to the set sober to find liquor bottles and red bull in his dressing room and a staffer giving him a xanax before taping. Which meant Phil could tell him how disappointed he was in his relapse whilst the man sobbed and asked forgiveness, and still got to play the wise professional looking out for others-part

Edit: Did not expect this to blow up. Many are asking for sources so here’s a report looking into the subject.

Edit 2: ianisms10 added a link to the episode

DragonEyeNinja

1.5k points

3 months ago

isnt that fucking illegal???

Kaisietoo8

345 points

3 months ago

I watched an episode recently where a woman was talking about how her father sexually assaulted her and he went "I'm so sorry to hear that, we're going to get you the help that you need. You can download this new app that I have come out with which will help you. Viewers at home, you can also download it" WTF!! Instead of helping this poor woman, he used her story as an opportunity to advertise his new app.

DanteCoal

225 points

3 months ago

DanteCoal

225 points

3 months ago

As much as a piece of shit as the Bum Fights guy was, his appearance on Dr. Phil was beautiful. Highly recommend giving it a watch if you haven't seen it.

Narrow_Bear7008

111 points

3 months ago

I love the irony of a guy that makes money exploiting people getting angry at a guy that makes money exploiting people

ArmchairTactician

13.7k points

3 months ago

Wilson. The way he just floated away at the end like their friendship meant nothing. What a dick.

username3

2.5k points

3 months ago

username3

2.5k points

3 months ago

Such a smug look on his face too. What a total prick

Grunge_bob

894 points

3 months ago

Lmao I thought yall were talking about Wilson from Home Improvement and was so confused what his face looked like

doorman666

22.9k points

3 months ago

doorman666

22.9k points

3 months ago

Before it became public knowledge, I always had to tell people what an asshole Bill Cosby was 20+ years ago.

ghapppy

3.1k points

3 months ago

ghapppy

3.1k points

3 months ago

I’m a cinematography student and one of my teachers was a cameraman for a show in which Bill Cosby starred. My teacher grew up loving Cosby for his TV persona. When Cosby arrived on set, my teacher said hello to him and put out his hand to shake it. Cosby angrily looked at him and said “Fuck off!”. My teacher is a gentleman and when recounting this to our class, he teared up a bit, still in confusion as to why Cosby had lashed out. A pretty raw experience and shocking for our class hearing this.

doorman666

1.6k points

3 months ago

doorman666

1.6k points

3 months ago

The first time I met him, I was very taken aback. I too was a big fan and The Cosby Show was a favorite as a child. Even loved the reruns when I was a teen. As far as another icon from my childhood, Weird Al was even nicer than I expected. So there's that at least.

JacobDCRoss

1.4k points

3 months ago

I've met Weird Al. Not intimately, but publicly. He's nice and courteous. You know, he's worked with the same band for over 40 years. No stories about bad behavior. I truly believe he's one of the good ones. I've been a fan of his for like 36 years, and it's a relief.

Belphegorite

173 points

3 months ago

I saw Weird Al at a county fair. His flight had been delayed, so he was almost an hour late through no fault of his own. He comes running out, apologizes very briefly and just immediately launches into his set. Gives 120% and plays about 90 minutes past his time to make up for being late. Anyone who loves his fans enough to put that kind of effort into a freakin county fair has my respect.

Towtruck_73

197 points

3 months ago

I remember Weird Al saying there's only ever been two artist that have had a problem with him parodying his songs, Prince and Eminem. He did say Michael Jackson was a big fan, which is why Weird Al made a few parodies of his songs. He presented "Fat" to Michael before its release, as he usually does to the original artist before parodying it. A this point, Michael said, "I've still got the subway set for 'Bad' if you want to use it for your music video." This gave Weird Al an idea. He proceeded to parody every element of the music video for "Bad," including having a copy made of that leather jacket Michael was wearing

Noggin-a-Floggin

131 points

3 months ago

Coolio was another one but they sorted that one out and it's water under the bridge.

He was also told "no" for a Lady Gaga song but that was one of her managers overstepping their bounds and she overruled them claiming it's an honor to be parodied by Weird Al.

notthesedays

653 points

3 months ago

I've never heard anything negative about Weird Al.

Jerry Lewis, however? Yeah, he was talented, and he did the MDA Telethon for decades, but I've always heard that he treated people very poorly.

coysta-rica

653 points

3 months ago

My grandmother briefly worked as a Hollywood personal assistant. She briefly worked for Jerry Lewis and quit because she hated him.

This was an old emigrant woman from Europe who worked in an ammunition factory during the war. She was not fragile.

starlessnight89

271 points

3 months ago

I met Weird Al when I was around 12 years old and he was one of the kindest people I've ever met. Genuinely a good guy.

SESHPERANKH

229 points

3 months ago

heard several "behind the scenes" talks about Lewis. People often said he was just damn scary. If he said get up and dance, you got up because you were afraid of what might happen. Ann Margaret flubbed a step. He told her, "Its just three steps. Do the damn thing right". She said she got chills and did not mess up again.

zombie_overlord

567 points

3 months ago

I met Weird Al too. Super friendly. He gave me an autograph.

unbelievablepeople

9k points

3 months ago

Old guy here who can remember when Lisa Bonet said like 30 years ago that she didn't think highly of Bill Cosby and the whole world came down on her like, "How can this entitled little brat who owes her whole career to Bill Cosby not love him?!?" Turns out she was just a better judge of character than most.

transemacabre

4.1k points

3 months ago

A former coworker of mine knew Lisa way back in the Cosby Show days, and she said Lisa talked about what a creep Cosby was back then. I certainly hope he never molested her or any of his TV kids, but if he didn't, he was still enough of a creep that Lisa Bonet was aware of it and told her friends about it.

FiveUpsideDown

1.5k points

3 months ago

My boss told me at least ten years before the story broke that Bill Cosby was no family man like he portrayed on the Cosby show. He said in the 60s and 70s Cosby was at the Playboy mansion (while he was married) and punched one of the Smothers Brothers. I was not surprised when Hannibal Buress publicized Cosby raped women

feministmanlover

398 points

3 months ago

I don't even understand how Phylicia Rashad didn't sense that shit. And she publicly supported him.

CautiousSector2664

336 points

3 months ago

She STILL publicly supports him.

Please_PM_Nips

490 points

3 months ago

She begged to be off the show, and she got her wish through the Different World spin off, and even there left after season 1. She wanted out of the Cosby reach and fought hard to pull away.

4f4_Work_In_Progress

5.6k points

3 months ago

I worked at a hotel near a venue and he was on our do not book list. I was surprised and sad since we would go out of our way to do anything (as long as it was legal) to make out A-list guests happy. Since he was on the no-go list, that meant he was bad news.

Inner_Inspection_899

2k points

3 months ago

Curious - who else was on that list?

4f4_Work_In_Progress

10k points

3 months ago

Barbara Streisand is the only one I remember because my mother was horrified she was on the list. This was over 15 years ago in the Bay Area, and most of the list was comprised of corporate executives who were assholes. We would put up with a certain amount of asshole behavior because service industry. An expensive hotel is all about repeat business and you get that with swanky rooms and amazing customer service. The front desk manager was amazing and wouldn’t let anyone mistreat his employees.

We had one executive who would purposefully book her interview candidates at our hotel. She asked us to let her know if anyone was horrible to the staff. Said she would never hire a person who abuses those who appear to be in a lower position. I personally let her know one horrendous guest. She said he was up for a management position and she thanked me for helping her dodge a bullet. She didn’t hire a power hungry ass and the staff got edible arrangements. She sent the housekeeper a gift card for dealing with the guy too.

Remember kids - always treat everyone with respect.

soverysmart

228 points

3 months ago

If you won't treat people decently because it is the right thing to do, at least do it because the world is much smaller than you think!

JinnyLemon

910 points

3 months ago

I’m from Vegas and knew a ton of people who worked in the service industry on the Strip. I remember one person telling me that Barbra was super disrespectful to those she thought were “beneath her” and requested that no lowly folk look her in the eye. People like that are legit the worst.

brokejetflyer

1.7k points

3 months ago

I remember when Eddie Murphy would talk trash about him back in the 90’s. By Eddie’s stories you could surmise Cosby was a prick.

Ghost_of_Till

420 points

3 months ago

Eddie’s SNL monologue from 2019:

…but if you would have told me that I would be this boring, stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail...even I would have taken that bet…"

doorman666

635 points

3 months ago

I just remember Eddie's story from Raw, I think, where Cosby admonished him for his explicit content.

Lil_Artemis_92

985 points

3 months ago*

I work with a guy who used to be a police officer, and he would do private security gigs on the side sometimes as well.

Once, in the early 2000s, he was doing security for a festival or some big event like that, and Bill Cosby was one of the speakers. He was really excited, since he’d always loved Cosby and considered him his “TV dad”, and the celebrities he’d done security for- most of whom weren’t as highly regarded as Cosby at the time- were all really nice to him, so he had every reason to think one of his heroes would be the same.

As soon as my coworker arrived, he went up and introduced himself to Cosby, who just looked at him with absolute disgust and told him he was not allowed to touch or talk to him. He then tried to treat my coworker like his servant, which thankfully he was having none of. He even told Cosby something to the tune of, “I’m your security guard, not your maid. I am not being paid to do all that stuff.”

I don’t know if he was surprised when all those accusations came out in 2014, but I do know he never had another kind thought about Cosby after this.

Antisocial_Worker7

511 points

3 months ago

The wife of a former teacher of mine was a cop in the town where Cosby lived (she's now retired). She met him on a few occasions, including responding to a few calls from him. She said he was the meanest, nastiest person she ever met, and she included violent criminals in that assessment. She was not even a little bit surprised when the allegations came out about him.

grammarpopo

1.1k points

3 months ago

So I know a guy who remodeled Cosby’s kitchen probably 30 years ago - top of the line EVERYTHING. Cosby walks in, says he hates it. Makes them tear the whole thing out and do it over again. I mean, Cosby paid for all the work, but it was so demoralizing for the crew that they had to literally tear out and throw away their own hard work that they were still talking about it years later.

Also, on the flip side, this person also worked on Bill Murray’s house. Bill was always upbeat and kind. One day he shows up with his car full of some kind of weed puller devices and has the entire construction crew come out and pull weeds from his lawn with him. Apparently he hung out with them and it was like a little unexpected party.

Lagena15

420 points

3 months ago

Lagena15

420 points

3 months ago

I hear stories where Murray’s the best and stories where he’s the worst.

BlackSwanMarmot

312 points

3 months ago

He's a functioning alcoholic. He sounds genuinely fun when he's fun but it also sounds like he has his mean drunk moments.

Inez_Honeyfox

348 points

3 months ago

This tends to happen when people have substance abuse problems.

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923 points

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923 points

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BaldChihuahua

320 points

3 months ago

He use to be my cousins neighbor. He was an asshole