A few tidbits from my favorite virtual rag, Popbitch.
"Sometimes, when Liz and I check into hotels we pretend to be brother and sister and then we share the double bed. The whole idea of incest is quite appealing" - Hugh Grant, 1994
In 1990, American tabloid the National Enquirer had this headline, "Psycho Star Has AIDS Virus." No one was more surprised to see this than the Psycho star himself, Anthony Perkins, who had never had an AIDS test. So, how did the mag get its scoop? Well, Perkins had given a blood sample to a hospital treating him for facial palsy, the Enquirer illegally obtained the sample, had it tested for HIV and then published, without telling the actor.
Someone who was working with Sarah Ferguson recently made the mistake of calling her Fergie and found himself being told in no uncertain terms that he was never to use that word. Instead it was made clear to him that he should refer to her either as "Sarah" or "The People's Princess."
Which troubled young Brit actor met the friendly introductions of the Upper Class Virgin Atlantic flight attendant, offering to help with whatever he wanted during the journey, with the simple riposte, "Why don't you just fuck right off?"
Long time readers will no doubt remember the Sean Connery legend in which he supposedly claimed his top celebrity shag was "1964. Petula Clark. Up the arse." Talk about going "Downtown"!
From a reader: "I used to live in the same apartment building as X-Men’s Famke Janssen. She was the rudest person I’ve ever met. I once thought she'd softened a little bit as she seemed to be holding the door open for me. Then I realised she was holding it open for her dog. I said 'Thanks. Oh - that wasn't for me, was it?' She said, with a sneer, 'No'."
First class, on a flight from London to Australia, passengers were disturbed by snoring "like a tractor engine." It was Susan Boyle.