FARRAH FAWCETT in the red swimsuit is one of the most iconic images . . . not to mention the best-selling poster . . . of ALL TIME. But a woman named Norma Kamali has had a problem with that picture since it came out more than 40 years ago. That’s because SHE designed the one-piece, and she HATED IT. She LOVED Farrah, who was a frequent customer. But she says, “When I saw the poster, I was horrified . . . I thought, What? Who? Oh my God. So I said, ‘Why did you wear that?’ Like, ‘Why that suit of all the suits?'” Farrah told her it was a casual photoshoot, and she just happened to have it in her bag. But they loved the picture so much that they decided to make it a poster. After the poster came out, demand for that swimsuit skyrocketed. But nobody else got the exact version Farrah wore, because Norma fixed the design. Despite the success of the poster, she still hates the suit. She says, “That swimsuit had nothing to do with the success of that poster. I’ll tell you that.”
MICHAEL DOUGLAS got mistaken for his 18-year-old daughter’s grandfather by other parents at her graduation. But he took it in stride. Quote, “I’m not gonna take it personal, I think they’re just trying to be nice.”
BuzzFeed readers shared their good and bad celebrity encounters. Let’s start with some GOOD ones . . .
- Tom Hanks . . . He was seen helping a local Girls Scouts troop sell cookies.
- Carrie Fisher . . . At a book signing a “Star Wars” fan said, “I love you” . . . and she replied with the classic, “I know” . . . and complimented their shirt.
- Steve Carell . . . brought coffee and donuts to the hospital staff whenever he visited a family member.
- Robin Williams . . . On the last day of filming “Dead Poets Society”, he came into an auditorium with the 400 extras and entertained the kids for a solid 20 minutes.
- Snoop Dogg . . . An uncle said his nieces’ hearts were broken after Snoop’s assistant denied them photos. When Snoop heard that he said, “Snoop don’t break any girls’ hearts!” and took a pic with the girls.
Now for some NOT-SO-GOOD ones . . .
- Alec Baldwin . . . Yelled at a kid trying to pet his dogs.
- Gwyneth Paltrow . . . Did NOT tip for her kids’ 8-week summer camp that workers made $5 an hour at.
- Oprah . . . Did NOT tip on a $200 lunch, but instead left her autograph on a napkin and made the worker feel like they should be grateful.
- Nicki Minaj . . . During a shoot, she had people move out of a room before she would enter, and workers on set were told not to look at her.
- Richard Simmons . . . When a fan tried talking to him at an airport baggage claim, he made fun of her size by saying, “You know, just because it’s an all-you-can-eat restaurant, it doesn’t mean you have to eat it all.”
Even though the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” series finale aired last night, the show isn’t gone yet. ANDY COHEN will host a two-part reunion special premiering next Thursday on E!
DONNY OSMOND will RAP during his upcoming Las Vegas show. He wrote a track called “Six in Six”. . . a six minute rap song about his six decades in showbiz.
ERIC CHURCH credits his success to a long road of paying his dues. He even keeps a list in his pocket of everyone who turned him down before he was famous. It’s just a reminder of all the triumphs over bumps along his journey. He says, “There’s a motivation in being told ‘NO,’ that you can’t do something. It’s part of paying your dues. My big beef with the younger generation now is that they go on shows like ‘American Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ and it becomes more about a one-time moment. That’s a really different thing than how you’re supposed to approach playing music. It’s okay to go to 10 places and get the door slammed in your face. It’s an integral part of learning who you are as an artist.”
THOMAS RHETT says his newest songwriting has been inspired by his daughter’s love of Disney soundtracks . . . particularly “You’re Welcome” from “Moana”. And also the “Frozen” and “Coco” soundtracks. “I get weird inspiration from them. I think that the wider you let your brain [be expanded], the farther you can expand your own genre.”
Bret Michaels is hosting an upcoming show called Rags to Rescue where he will tell the stories of rescue animals and their humans. According to insiders, the show “will feature stories of amazing pets, people, and their unbroken fighting spirit. It will highlight incredible people willing to put in the time, effort and love it takes to go from rags to rescue.”
Sadie Robertson is 24. “Duck Dynasty” beauty.
Shia LaBeouf is 35.
Peter Dinklage is 52. Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones”.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is 61.
Joe Montana is 65. Hall of Fame 49ers quarterback.