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2013-01-14 11:22:17 AM
6 votes:

Shenanigans!: Restaurants with this policy really annoy me. Take care of your damn customers instead of acting like assholes. Who cares if the whole party isn't there?


They are taking care of their customers - the ones waiting in line who are all there, ready to sit and order food. For very busy restaurants that are running at capacity for the entire evening, partial parties that wait for 20 minutes for others to arrive result in seating less people in an evening, less people getting served, and less money for the restaurant. It doesn't seem to be a big deal when it's one table, but over the course of an evening, it adds up to a lot of lost money when it happens 15 or 20 times in a night. Much better to let the next group in line be seated.
2013-01-14 09:11:24 AM
4 votes:

Timmy the Tumor: Charlie Murphy in his Esquire Magazine Interview:


From Esquire Magazine:

I was sitting in this mogul's house. My brother was there, and they were having lunch. It was real nice, going down to the beach and everything. And then we see this woman walking on the beach. It's Diana Ross. I ran down there and got her. So now we're sitting in this room. Diana Ross is sitting with Eddie in the mogul's section. I'm with some common folk on the other side. We're talking, having fun. One guy happens to use thef word. And Diana Ross comes all the way across the room and says, "Excuse me, I don't know who you gentlemen are, but I don't tolerate any profanity in my vicinity." Now, we're not at Diana Ross's house. We're in another house. We don't work for her. That's what we're all thinking. And one guy goes, "fark you, Diana." She was stunned. Her face, it looked like pieces of it were falling off. No one was sorry. Because what sticks out in this story for me is: Why are people kissing Diana Ross's ass? Is she God? No. She sang on some records and did a good job! I give her her props. But that doesn't make you more of an adult than me. That doesn't give you any more rights than me. Being your fan is optional. If you forget that, because everybody's been blowing sunshine up your ass, you're putting yourself in the position to take a fall. That's the moral of the story. Always stay humble. It's the only way you can't get humiliated.


They weren't at her house, but they were at someone else's house -- and she's the product of a different age, a more polite age. Even if the way she said it was arrogant, a man who was raised right is going to apologize, telling her he did not mean to offend her.

Maybe the real moral of the story isn't about humbleness and humility.... it's about this line: "Diana Ross is sitting with Eddie in the mogul's section. I'm with some common folk on the other side." When coupled with this line, "I ran down there and got her" maybe they weren't really mad at Diana, they were mad that they weren't treated as equals. Charlie sounds like he was treated as an errand boy, like 'Fetch Diana, boy.' Charlie can't take it out on his own brother. He can't take it out on the mogul.

So he and his friends take it out on the lady who didn't ask to be there, but was invited at the spur of the moment, Diana, Civil Rights icon and Queen B(itch).

So they talked back at Diana, and for one brief shining moment, the common folk got over on the royal highnesses. But what was the real point? Nothing really changed.

They should have treated her like their auntie or grandmother, no matter how arrogant she was. Not act like doormats, no, but have some respect even if they are going to continue to use cuss words in her presence.
2013-01-14 10:44:35 PM
3 votes:
Around 20 years ago me and the missus spent a lovely week in the Bahamas and took a cab ride out to the airport on the way home. Somehow we got into a conversation about the biggest assholes we ever met in our lives. My wife's nominee was Norman Mailer who she swears said he'd be willing to bestow upon her the gift of his sperm when she worked as an editorial assistant for a publishing house. My nominee wasn't a celebrity; he was my drill sergeant in Boot Camp. The cab driver nominated Diana Ross. He said he drove her in a limo out to this estate out on the far end of the island with a deuce and a half truck following cram jammed with her luggage. All the way out she insisted the driver not look into the back of the limo, ordered the limo to pull over so that she could walk her dog on a beach, and didn't order the limo to pull over when the mutt took a dump all over the back seat. When they got to her estate, she ordered the limo and the truck to park about 200 feet away from the entrance to the house and ordered the limo driver and the truck driver to carry her 90 pieces of heavy luggage into the house and up the stairway to a the rooms she designated they be placed. At no time did she do anything more than complain they were taking too long and yell at them for almost touching her. After all this was over, she paid the fare for the limo and the truck. As they stood there stunned at what a coont this was, she said to them, "oh you probably expect a tip of some sort." She reached into her bag and handed a crisp $5 bill to both of them and flew back up the stairway. With that, one of the divas security types informed them they had 5 minutes to leave the estate or the constabulary would be called on their asses.
2013-01-14 09:00:39 AM
3 votes:
Charlie Murphy in his Esquire Magazine Interview:


From Esquire Magazine:

I was sitting in this mogul's house. My brother was there, and they were having lunch. It was real nice, going down to the beach and everything. And then we see this woman walking on the beach. It's Diana Ross. I ran down there and got her. So now we're sitting in this room. Diana Ross is sitting with Eddie in the mogul's section. I'm with some common folk on the other side. We're talking, having fun. One guy happens to use thef word. And Diana Ross comes all the way across the room and says, "Excuse me, I don't know who you gentlemen are, but I don't tolerate any profanity in my vicinity." Now, we're not at Diana Ross's house. We're in another house. We don't work for her. That's what we're all thinking. And one guy goes, "fark you, Diana." She was stunned. Her face, it looked like pieces of it were falling off. No one was sorry. Because what sticks out in this story for me is: Why are people kissing Diana Ross's ass? Is she God? No. She sang on some records and did a good job! I give her her props. But that doesn't make you more of an adult than me. That doesn't give you any more rights than me. Being your fan is optional. If you forget that, because everybody's been blowing sunshine up your ass, you're putting yourself in the position to take a fall. That's the moral of the story. Always stay humble. It's the only way you can't get humiliated.
2013-01-14 07:29:36 PM
1 votes:
She probably wasn't going to leave a tip anyway...
2013-01-14 04:53:48 PM
1 votes:

Keyser_Soze_Death: Not surprised at all by this.

If you can find a copy of one of her old performance riders, there were instructions that staff were not to look at her directly or speak unless spoken to.

/like a diva


She also wanted all the dressing rooms painted a certain shade of beige and new carpeting put in - EVERY time. My sister-in-law used to do backstage prep in Chicago and had to prep for one of her shows in the 80s. She still remembers Diana Ross' rider, down to the nitty gritty details. She HATED her because she treated everyone like they were cockroaches. Diana Ross is an evil diva.
2013-01-14 04:23:46 PM
1 votes:

farkeruk: Rhypskallion: Leaving Diana Ross, or any celebrity of her caliber (even today) in any lobby, alone, is asking for trouble.

Why?

I respect restaurants that treat all diners equally, or at least give preference to regular patrons.

Diana Ross needs to get over herself. Last time she had any relevance was the 70s.


Harassment. Celebrities ARE targets, all the time. That can set up the establishment for liability problems. Ross has been harassed, and targeted before. Many times. Being in the lobby is dangerous for her. I'm surprised she was alone.

I live near DC. Being in stopped traffic for a President's (any) motorcade is really farking annoying--but I recognize that the Pres is a target, and should never be stuck in traffic.

"Get over herself?" Like you, me or anyone, she is the only 'self' she's ever known. Celebrity may be her prize, but it's also the price she paid for it. Ross was a superstar, and that never really fades away with people who lived through that time. Younger people may not know her, but many will. She's also a wee bit batshiat crazy, like many celebrities, and that takes special handling.

Another article on this: (warning autoplay sound) Link

From said article: "We've heard that the management said the will be training all NEW employees on which celebrities do NOT get treated wrongfully, especially when their photos are hanging in the establishment."

This bistro uses the celebrities who frequent the place as free marketing, or part of their image/allure. The article also claims that she eats there regularly. So, the owner probably knows her, and encourages her patronage, which helps his business--customers might hope to get a peek of Ms Ross eating, so they can mark up their food a metric farkton.
2013-01-14 03:49:05 PM
1 votes:

Rhypskallion: Leaving Diana Ross, or any celebrity of her caliber (even today) in any lobby, alone, is asking for trouble.


Why?

I respect restaurants that treat all diners equally, or at least give preference to regular patrons.

Diana Ross needs to get over herself. Last time she had any relevance was the 70s.
2013-01-14 03:17:12 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: natazha: Mr. Cat Poop: So what happens if you reserve a table and someone in your party cancels last minute?

FTFA Parties with reservations get seated as they arrive. You only wait if you don't have reservations and your party is incomplete.

Ah. But do they really have tables for one? If she was eating alone wouldn't she still be seated at a table with at least 2 chairs? I've never seen a restaurant with one chair tables. Why not go ahead and seat her. If the second person never arrives it's still the same as a table for one.


No, it's not the same because she'll still be waiting the other person to arrive. Let's say she waits 20 minutes before he daughter shows up or cancels. That's 20 minutes a complete party had to wait while a table was being taken by somebody who ordered one drink at best. Joiners cost money, especially when it's half a party of two since, in the event that the other person cancels, the first usually just leaves.
2013-01-14 03:01:02 PM
1 votes:
She was heard telling the hostess: "Seat me please, why don't you babe? You just keep me hanging on."
2013-01-14 01:32:31 PM
1 votes:

natazha: Mr. Cat Poop: So what happens if you reserve a table and someone in your party cancels last minute?

FTFA Parties with reservations get seated as they arrive. You only wait if you don't have reservations and your party is incomplete.


Ah. But do they really have tables for one? If she was eating alone wouldn't she still be seated at a table with at least 2 chairs? I've never seen a restaurant with one chair tables. Why not go ahead and seat her. If the second person never arrives it's still the same as a table for one.
2013-01-14 12:54:51 PM
1 votes:
Not sticking up for a her being a biatch: but subby needs to remember that 30 years ago Diana Ross played a concert for like 800,000 people in New York's Central Park.
2013-01-14 12:08:17 PM
1 votes:
So the restaurant told her "we can't hurry your table. You'll just have to wait."

/dealing with prickly celebs in situations like this is just a game of give and take.
2013-01-14 11:52:46 AM
1 votes:

theflatline: quickdraw: Timmy the Tumor: ExperianScaresCthulhu: They should have treated her like their auntie or grandmother, no matter how arrogant she was. Not act like doormats, no, but have some respect even if they are going to continue to use cuss words in her presence.

wow, you really miss the point

Which was - what exactly? That the writer who didnt understand basic manners is an asshole?

Diana Ross has long been known to be a biatch of gigantic proportions.  Like telling her staff they were not allowed to make eye contact with her and having them call her Lady Diana.

As for as the curse word, well when you are hanging out with the Murphy brothers and their entourage, an f-bomb is the least of your worries.

I am sure she used some choice words herself.

The restaurant was the rules they have set, and were being considerate to everyone else.

Diva can = biatch and it is nothing to be proud of here or aspire to.


Yes of course she's a raging biatch. You would be too if you had to suck as much wrinkly white dick as she did. And I can even understand the desire to to tell somebody like that off, but its still an immature dickish thing to do, and bragging about it later in print only makes you more dickish.
2013-01-14 11:36:56 AM
1 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: So what happens if you reserve a table and someone in your party cancels last minute?


FTFA Parties with reservations get seated as they arrive. You only wait if you don't have reservations and your party is incomplete.
2013-01-14 11:36:42 AM
1 votes:

quickdraw: Timmy the Tumor: ExperianScaresCthulhu: They should have treated her like their auntie or grandmother, no matter how arrogant she was. Not act like doormats, no, but have some respect even if they are going to continue to use cuss words in her presence.

wow, you really miss the point

Which was - what exactly? That the writer who didnt understand basic manners is an asshole?


Diana Ross has long been known to be a biatch of gigantic proportions.  Like telling her staff they were not allowed to make eye contact with her and having them call her Lady Diana.

As for as the curse word, well when you are hanging out with the Murphy brothers and their entourage, an f-bomb is the least of your worries.

I am sure she used some choice words herself.

The restaurant was the rules they have set, and were being considerate to everyone else.

Diva can = biatch and it is nothing to be proud of here or aspire to.
2013-01-14 10:57:39 AM
1 votes:
Restaurants with this policy really annoy me. Take care of your damn customers instead of acting like assholes. Who cares if the whole party isn't there?
2013-01-14 08:47:31 AM
1 votes:
Miss Ross: "Instinctively you give to me the love seat that I need! That's how it works, asshole!"
 
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