Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Retro Celebrity Disses and Put Downs

When you watch the chemistry between a couple of actors at the top of their game on the big screen you tend to think to yourself what a wonderful life they must have and how great it must be to be working opposite other famous actors. You figure they can't possibly have the same problems you do in your job like dealing with the obnoxious slob in the cubicle next to yours or the whiny girl in accounting that always seems to be at your desk just as you're about to head out to lunch.

Well guess again. Although many actors have great experiences while filming with their co-stars, others have less than happy thoughts after the fact and aren't afraid to express themselves. Here are a few for your consideration.
Susan Sarandon once said of Mel Gibson, "He's somewhere to the right of Atilla the Hun. He's beautiful, but only on the outside." Ouch. I'm pretty sure Mel mentioned something about her outer beauty as well and how he wanted to go all Atilla on her but I'm pretty sure it's not the same thing.
Kris Kristofferson commented on his "A Star Is Born" co-star Barbara Streisand saying, "Working with Barbara Streisand is pretty stressful. It's like sitting down to a picnic in the middle of a freeway." Well, that paints a pretty picture don't it? He's not alone though. Tennis star Pete Sampras used to date Babs and he once noted, "She's what I call a pitching wedge. She looks good from about 150 yards away." I don't think in all recorded history has a woman ever been compared to a golf club.
Ava Gardener seemed a little embittered towards her ex-husband Frank Sinatra when he married actress Mia Farrow. Ava said, "I always knew he'd end up in bed with a boy." Meeeeow. Having said that, looking at the picture kind of makes it hard to dispute. Well played Ava......well played.
Frank Sinatra was one of the hottest crooners in music for the longest time until a good ol' boy from Memphis took the country by storm. Elvis Presley - nuff said. What did ol' blue eyes think of Elvis's style of music? He said, "His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid-smelling aphrodisiac." Seriously Frank, how do you really feel? Always remember, Frank may have been the Chairman of the board, but Elvis was the King. Thank ya vury muuch.
I would have asked what's up with Melanie Griffith's sunglasses but they really are the least of her problems at the moment. Here's what the Antonio Banderas loving actress said about working with James Wood, "It is like being pregnant. At first you are happy. Then you think it was a mistake. And in the end you want it to be over." Geez - where is the love? Who knows, maybe James is difficult to work with, but having said that, it's also true that James Woods is actually prettier than Melanie.

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