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RIP Danny La Rue

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by halibut, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8077329.stm

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  2. Moylesy

    Moylesy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's funny that I moan about manufactured bands and reality talent programmes but this guy made a career out of dressing up as a woman.
     
  3. Black-Tiger

    Black-Tiger Jedi Youngling star 3

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    From a very young age I?ve always had trouble with effeminate men, especially those who dress up as women...
     
  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Difference is he was talented and he was the paved the way for others.
    Most products of reality TV are all the same and often not particularly talented.
     
  5. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He was damned good at what he did, and was a bloody good entertainer. For that, at least, he should be recognised.
     
  6. Moylesy

    Moylesy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [face_laugh] You crease me up, as a "woman" he was laughable, he belonged to the time of saturday afternoon wrestling and Catweazle. Thank goodness we have moved on in terms of entertainment.
     
  7. Moylesy

    Moylesy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Who told you that, your granny? And paved the way for..... Paul O'Grady?

    Paul Potts, Will Young, Leona Lewis, Lemar... need I go on?
     
  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Most of them don't last even if they are talented. I haven't heard anything new from Lemar or heard any of his musci played for a long time, Will Young & Leona Lewis are both good. Paul Potts isn't bad but he's over-rated for his talent, just as Susan Boyle is.
    What happened to that Michelle girl who won Pop Idol years back, or the other guy who's name I forget who won X Factor a couple of years ago (Shane I think he was called)?

    They disappear into obscurity and either never get contracts renewed or people get bored of them. The talented ones have longevity, those that are average disappear. Not that many have survived here or abroad after talent shows.


    Very few of them ever last, which seems a pointless waste of time when the industry could be focusing on developing the independant talent the public don't see.
    I can't picture Diversity doing much beyond the Royal Variety Performance, or Susan Boyle getting cast in a significant West End role, if any at all.
     
  9. Moylesy

    Moylesy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I will agree about Diversity and Susan Boyle - they have limited shelf life due to the nature of the programme, it's more about the sympathy and politically correct vote really. Back to Danny La Rue though, I have had the misfortune to witness his act more times than yourself (due to my age) and he never made me laugh, I never thought he could sing and as for looking like a "lady", there's hundreds, if not thousands in Bangkok who do a better job than he did...
     
  10. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I saw Paul Potts in concert last year, and just got tickets to see him again in November. Can't wait!!
     
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