Tag Archives: Hollywood

Christopher Walken, dancer and time traveller (Belle)

The venue was pretty run down but we were trying to make the best of it. A fellow traveller ran up to me. “Say, do you remember that film?”. I did not. Then she brought out a 1970s ‘movie viewer’ … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwartzenegger’s boring speech (Rousse)

Two of my Polish colleagues had commandeered my office while I was on long-term sick leave. My desk and other belongings were now all squeezed into a dark corner. I hoped that this was a temporary measure and that I … Continue reading

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Pete Murphy mistaken for Liam Neeson (Rousse)

I was determined that the engineering students gained an appreciation of social research methods. They needed access to a decent textbook so I took one down to the library to add to its stock. A photograph dropped out of the … Continue reading

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Michael Fassbender – fisherman, lover (Belle)

It was while I was serving on the crew of an Alantic deep sea fishing vessel that I first met Michael Fassbender. The chemistry was immediate and before long we had jumped into the ocean in our bright yellow waterproofs … Continue reading

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Whoopi Goldberg party guest (Rousse)

Whoopi Goldberg was in our kitchen. “Hang on”, I thought. “Whoopi Goldberg? Who put her on the guest list for our party?” “I hope you don’t mind” DT whispered in my ear. “It’s just that she’s over from Hollywood staying … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt’s summer secrets (Rousse)

Brad Pitt had managed to remain incognito for much of his visit – many of the students had simply not recognised that we had a Hollywood superstar in our midst – but soon he would be returning home. I’d really … Continue reading

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Judge Judy and some Hollywood greats (Belle)

I was astonished to learn that my best friend’s boyfriend was taking me to Judge Judy’s court for non-payment of a yoga class fee. I burst into his hotel room and told him, in a stream of obscenities, exactly what … Continue reading

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