Celebrity Table Etiquette

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Celebrity Table Etiquette#0
Posted: 9/19/03 at 8:47pm
1) Don't arrive so laden with Playbills and CDs that you look like an Ebay Power Seller.

2) Things NOT to say to the stars:

a) "Is that your REAL hair?"

b) "I loved you in that even though you lost the Tony!"

c) "Gee, you're really TINY in person!"

d) "Who are you?"

e) "Where's your SISTER?"

f) "Hello, I'm Michael Reidel."

f) "I thought you were great, but my boyfriend/girlfriend thought you stunk!"

g) "Hey, don't I know you from (insert name of really seedy bar, sauna or adult movie house here)?"

h) "I worship you. I love you more than life itself. I grovel at your feet, I would rip my heart to shreds if it would give you pleasure." The only celebrity to whom this is an acceptable and appropriate greeting is Chita Rivera. No exceptions.

3) It's usually not a good idea to proposition stars. But, hey, depending on the star and how cute you are, you may get lucky.

4) Asking a star to baptise your child, make the sign of the cross over a script you hope to sell or to bless your new puppy or rosary is strongly discouraged.

"Christ, Bette Davis?!?!"
Updated On: 9/19/03 at 08:47 PM
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re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#1
Posted: 9/19/03 at 9:00pm
LOL!! I love E. Good list I'll definately keep that stuff in mind!
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re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#2
Posted: 9/19/03 at 10:03pm
There's some excellent listin' goin' on on this site tonight. I find that #3 is actually acceptable if you've already g)-ed. But that has just been my experience!
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re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#3
Posted: 9/20/03 at 7:11am
::pouting:: But how come I can't do number 3???
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re: re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#4
Posted: 9/20/03 at 8:53am
Okay, clue me in --- who is Michael Reidel?
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He's this hideous Niles Crane wannabe who writes for a tabloid in New York City. A tabloid! He takes oppositional stances against performers and productions, and therefore gets "recognition." (And by oppositional, I include taking a positive stance against performers or productions that are generating negative buzz.) He's going to do this for years and years and will be pleased that people mention him at all, whether in a postive or negative light.

He's kinda an effete little persnickety flibbertygibbit, and even though I was a teenage homo, I'm sure I woulda wanted to shove HIM into lockers in high school.
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re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#6
Posted: 9/20/03 at 9:48am
I think Ricky Paul Golden is just as deserving as Chita to hear #7...
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re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#7
Posted: 9/20/03 at 10:01am
I hope you guys have an excellent time at the table. I wish I could be there.
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re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#8
Posted: 9/20/03 at 10:17am
Yes have a GREAT time. Wish I was there as well. Oh well.

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re: re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#9
Posted: 9/20/03 at 10:24am

(And by oppositional, I include taking a positive stance against performers or productions that are generating negative buzz.) He's going to do this for years and years and will be pleased that people mention him at all, whether in a postive or negative light.

This was so good I had to re post it.
Namo, you nailed Reidel! He's more desperate for fame than just about anyone in the entertainment field.
He also has NO taste, whatsoever.

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re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#10
Posted: 9/20/03 at 11:29am
Last year, there were the tons of people who had nine million things for people to sign, including files and binders full of stuff and three or four briefcases, and it took them forever to get through the line...Even though we were told that we could only have two things signed per celeb, I only had one itm signed, (my Gypsy Robe), except for a select few...The same will apply this year...
I will follow by the rules...lol...And yes, Chita is deserving of all praise...
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re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#11
Posted: 9/20/03 at 6:28pm
I agree, I am only bringing things for a few people to sign, I want the poster signed also but there are about a 5 or 6 people where I am bringing specific things for them to sign, hopefully getting them to personalize it. I'm sorry, I can't stand when people bring a million things to get signed just to go and sell it on Ebay.
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re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#12
Posted: 9/20/03 at 6:32pm
I wonder if Joe machota will be like Chris Sieber and take off his shirt for a pic if the price is right??? hmm..
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re: re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#13
Posted: 9/20/03 at 6:39pm
Well, I hope ya'll will be online tomorrow to tell those of us not lucky enough to be there how things went and what you brought home.

I wish I could see the DOTV stuff but I guess I wouldn't be able to afford it either.

Sigh, what the eyes don't see won't hurt the heart but I'd still like to look.

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Updated On: 9/20/03 at 06:39 PM
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re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#14
Posted: 9/20/03 at 7:21pm
Since quite a few heterosexual men will be in attendance (some wearing baseball caps, no less!), I think it's important to remind them that it's impolite to burp in a celebrity's face or even to flatulate in public. This is not considered accepatable behavior.
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re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#15
Posted: 9/20/03 at 7:26pm
DP, if we are on the subject of str8 men being there, tell both of them not to scratch themself or stare at the chests of chorus girls.
Updated On: 9/20/03 at 07:26 PM
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re: re: re: re: Celebrity Table Etiquette#16
Posted: 9/20/03 at 8:43pm
How very, very true. You know, since Jai Rodriquez won't be there, I feel every gay man in attendance has a duty to correct the bestial behavior that is chracter istic of so many breeders. A QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY knows no boundaries. Don't you agree?
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Very true.. to paraphrase carson, all gay men experience Straight Eye For The Queer Guy when we go through high school. Turning the tables is only fair.
Also, on somewhat of a similar subject, should one see any breeder PDAs, please ask them to stop and not throw in our face. After all, they have a habit of practically fornicating on a public sidewalk, but if I experience a chaste kiss, they tell me not to throw it on their face and flaunt it. Fair is fair.
However, since this is a Brodway event, we shouldn't have to worry too much.
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This may all be very true, but I can't tell you how eager I am to meet our favorite straight guy---HETERO MAN himself, RobD!!!!!!!
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LOL that's a great list! Have fun tomorrow!!!
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But DP, our lovely, adorable webmaster is an honorary member of our exclusive club.
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That's fine with me, but did we hold the initiation ceremony?
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I thought that was scheduled for after the flea market.....
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Oh. That's great! Who gets to plant the honorary kiss on HETERO MAN's sensuous lips?
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