Bee Gees storm off Anderson talk show; The Wright Stuff; Joker's quips backfire.
Pop superstars the Bee Gees stormed off Clive Anderson's All Talk BBC BBC
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The furious Gibb brothers failed to see the funny side of Clive's wisecracks while recording an interview for his hit series, due to be screened next week.
And they got even angrier as the 400-strong audience at the London Studios jeered and heckled them.
Later, sources tell me, the trio accused their host of being "a stitch- up merchant".
"They completely lost their rag," says my spy. "Everyone could hear them ranting backstage and using the F-word. Clive seemed devastated dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. ."
The interview, scheduled to last 15-20 minutes, was only five minutes old when eldest brother Barry Gibb, 51, ripped off his microphone and threw it on his chair.
Clive had asked them about the original names for the group and was amused by one - Les Tossers.
"Jokingly, he remarked that the Bee Gees would always be tossers to him," says the insider. "All three were clearly irritated - Barry especially.
"Next, they were talking about hits they'd had. One was called Don't Forget To Remember.
"Clive immediately quipped that he'd forgotten it already and Barry fired back: `You would, wouldn't you?'"
Moments later, Barry was fuming fuming /fum·ing/ (fum´ing) emitting a visible vapor.
Producing or emitting smoke or vapor, as for certain concentrated nitric, sulfuric, and hydrochloric acids. "I don't want to do this" and on his way. As he left, followed by Robin, 47, he told Clive, "This is a set- up. If anyone is a tosser round here, it's you, pal."
"Do you want to go as well?" Clive asked the sole remaining Bee Gee, Robin's twin, Maurice. He replied: "Well I'd better, I don't do "I Don't Do" was the debut single by glamour model Michelle Marsh, released on 6 November 2006. The single reached 27 in the UK in its first week, selling only 9,000 copies and over 16,000 copies as of January 2007. The single spend a total of four weeks in the Top 75. impressions of my brothers."
Heart 102.6FM breakfast show host David Prever, who was in the audience, said: "Everyone was on Clive's side. The Bee Gees were out of order. It will make for great TV - if it's shown."
Clive said later: "I'm sorry they had to leave so suddenly - obviously I remain a big fan."
Sadly, the Bee Gees had no comment to make.
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He once told Jeffrey Archer: "There's no beginning to your talents."
When Richard Branson tipped a glass of water over him, he quipped: "I'm used to it. I've flown Virgin Atlantic."
He promised Barry Manilow not to say anything about the singer's nose, then asked: "Did you fly over on Concorde?"
Sir David Frost told him: "One of my great sadnesses is I never saved up the air miles in my early years. I'd have a free trip to Pluto by now." Clive retorted: "It's one of the sadnesses in all our lives!
TOP TELLY TANTRUMS
Defence Minister John Nott made a furious exit in 1982 when Sir Robin Day accused him of being a "`here today, gone tomorrow" politician.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marched out of a US chat show in 1992 after the house band insisted on joining in with his jazz quintet.
Director Michael Winner suddenly left GMTV's breakfast show in 1993 after refusing to talk about his health.
At The Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, athlete Michael Johnson answered a couple of questions then ripped off his microphone and snapped at presenter Des Lynam: "I said two minutes!" before leaving the studio.
BOTTOMS ARE TOPS
The Full Monty is about to outstrip Four Weddings And A Funeral as the most successful British movie of all time.
The Robert Carlyle film has taken pounds 26.8 million at cinemas here in eight weeks, selling out at 2,000 UCI UCI University of California, Irvine
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Tired Damon gets snappy
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Blur singer Damon Albarn was at the centre of a fracas at a swanky swank·y
adj. swank·i·er, swank·i·est
swank Los Angeles party.
A young female photographer had her camera taken from her at the bash at the city's Sunset Hyatt hotel after she snapped Albarn in a tired and emotional state.
I'm told the singer, who recently split from Elastica's Justine Frischmann, appeared to be getting support from an attractive young man when the snapper pounced.
But a pal assures me: "Damon wasn't doing anything embarrassing - he just didn't want his photo taken."
Prim and proper Question Of Sport presenter Sue Barker is naughtier than she looks.
The former tennis star says: "I'd love to go on They Think It's All Over This article is about the quotation. For the TV series, see They Think It's All Over (TV series).
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I wonder who she'd prefer to be groped by - Gary Lineker or David Gower?
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Chris announced: "He's stupendous stu·pen·dous
1. Of astounding force, volume, degree, or excellence; marvelous.
2. Amazingly large or great; huge. See Synonyms at enormous. and splendiforous." And the winner was? Paul Thmith!
Starstruck Ed sold a dummy
A humorous person, especially a professional comedian. Eddie Izzard was thrilled to see that his hero, Patrick Moore, had turned up at his party.
Star-gazing fanatic Izzard iz·zard
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[Probably variant (perhaps influenced by lizard, and or gizzard) of Scots ezed, variant of zed. spotted the TV astronomer at the London Planetarium planetarium, optical device used to project a representation of the heavens onto a domed ceiling; the term also designates the building that houses such a device. A modern planetarium consists of as many as 150 motor-driven projectors mounted on an axis. bash to celebrate his successful opening night at the capital's Hammersmith Palais.
After failing to attract the great man's attention, Izzard - who never misses an episode of The Sky At Night - walked over to shake him by the hand.
Only to find out that Patrick was in fact a waxwork replica, created for the Planetarium by Madam Tussaud's next door.
China Black's Errol Reid thought he'd won a fortune after singing their new single Emotions on the Midweek Lottery Show. Errol got four numbers on his ticket. A pal said: "He was excited till he realised he'd only won pounds 66."