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Man answers cell phone twice during local show, told off by famed "Star Wars" actress
Dayton Daily News ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012, 01:44 PM | Amelia Robinson

Posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by TSgt

A man learned the hard way that you don’t take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.

Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, had her one-woman performance of “Wishful Drinking” interrupted twice (you read right, twice) Saturday at the Victoria Theatre by a cell phone user.

A man near the front row apparently couldn’t resist the urge to answer two calls.

Fisher laughed it off when the man answered the phone in the show’s first act, asking if his wife was in labor or something, Diane Schoeffler-Warren, a spokeswoman for the Victoria Association, said.

She was not in a laughing mood when he answered it again in the second act, Warren said.

The man left the theater with Fisher and her sharp tongue on his heels.

“She told him how rude he was,” Warren said. “She handled it with humor, but at the same time, she called him out.”

To Fisher’s apparent surprise, the man later returned to his seat, another audience member told me.

After the show, Fisher said that was the most disrespectful thing she’d ever experienced at a performance, Warren said.

Warren found the whole thing puzzling.

“It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, ” Warren said. ” I don’t know any one that important.”

This isn’t the first time noise at a performance has caused controversy in recent months.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Neal Gittleman bounced a wailing baby from a performance in January.

A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another.


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1 posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:36 PM PDT by TSgt
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To: TSgt

I’m no fan of Carrie Fisher, but I certainly can’t blame her for chiding the guy for taking two cell phone calls. If it absolutely can’t wait, take it outside.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 12:53:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Constitution Party -- 2012!)
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To: ScottinVA

Cell phones = Public nuisance. And, yes, I do have one. Just another tool of the rude.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 12:56:29 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: TSgt
sometimes you forget, if you forget.

a guy had one go off at the Met and he was quite publicly humiliated. Even written up in the paper.

So I guess taboos are effective checks on social behavior.

But don't tell that to all the leftists whom it benefits.

4 posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: TSgt

Not Guilty.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: animal172

Eh. Phones aren’t public nuisances ... people are public nuisances.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 04/23/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: TSgt

She has access to a blow torch.

7 posted on 04/23/2012 1:00:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TSgt

“I find your lack of ‘vibrate’ disturbing.”


8 posted on 04/23/2012 1:02:08 PM PDT by mikrofon ("You should not have come back!")
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To: the invisib1e hand
Not Guilty.

Then. Now...?


9 posted on 04/23/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: animal172

A friend asked me out to lunch.
He kept answering his cell phone. It was text messages.
I walked out and waited in the car.

If someone can’t spend 20 minutes without a cell phone, they better marry it.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 1:03:21 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: animal172
The insecure clown needed to be escorted out of the theater after the first incident and told that the setting for vibrate has a legitimate use as well as what he usually uses it for.
It makes no difference who the actor is. When they are performing their art, they should be allowed not to be disturbed. If you're such a friggin hot shot that the world revolves around you, then have your secretary take the call(again that's what she is legitimately next to you to do)
11 posted on 04/23/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: ScottinVA
Several years ago a wedding I attended, The Priest asked "...and do you Jane Doe take John Smyth..." when she was going to say the words, a cell phone went off with the ring tone of "Doctor, Doctor". Was just telling this story today, so I share it with all my friends. Oh, the song was from Robert Palmer ♫
12 posted on 04/23/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: TSgt

“Princess Lay-a”


13 posted on 04/23/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TSgt
Comedy - like music - is all about timing and setting the scene.

Wishful Drinking is a hilarious one-woman show/stand-up. But it is an almost intimate setting with her talking about the most intimate details of her troubled (and funny) life.

I would want that man's name found out - to have his name pilloried - and any season passes revoked - and never allowed in any venue where civilized people gather again.

14 posted on 04/23/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

“A friend asked me out to lunch.
He kept answering his cell phone. It was text messages.
I walked out and waited in the car.”

Amazing to watch people in eating establishments anymore. Three or four at a table eating and no conversations between any of them because they are on their phones. Talk about becoming insulated. Was in an airport bar recently and was sitting at the bar along with thirty or so others. Not one single person was talking to another customer. Every single one except me was on their phones. Never been to a bar that was dead queit except for the piped in music.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: freedumb2003
She was so hot as slave girl Leia - and ‘no bras in the future’ bathrobe Leia - she has been granted lifetime amnesty.

She didn't sign on to be 25 year old hot for the rest of her life! And good on her for not trying and looking like the Joker aka Callista Gingrich - or Dolly Parton.

16 posted on 04/23/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: TSgt
"A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another."

And the one who brings a baby to a public event is the biggest jerk of them all.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: ScottinVA

I hear she will be staring in the next installment of Star Wars - as Princess the Hut.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 1:10:24 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: TSgt

Not to excuse rude people that answer cell phones but if she did that to me I might say...”Hey carrie it’s Chris Dodd on the line...” LOL....


19 posted on 04/23/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: TSgt

Hollywood types are so important, no dare interrupt their play acting.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: animal172

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtdpJlZ07u4


21 posted on 04/23/2012 1:14:11 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: TSgt
This isn’t the first time noise at a performance has caused controversy in recent months. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Neal Gittleman bounced a wailing baby from a performance in January.

And don't forget the Pez dispenser incident at the piano recital.

22 posted on 04/23/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: TSgt

Hollywood types are so important, no ONE dare interrupt their play acting.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TSgt
I love it when someone has got their face in a cellphone and they cross the street and a truck zooms down and obliterates them. Isaac says that's cool.

"Right on!"

24 posted on 04/23/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: freedumb2003

looks like she has a good sense of humor...


25 posted on 04/23/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: TSgt

If I was a betting man I would put my money down he was dragged there by the wife, didn’t want to be there, and probably enjoyed irritating his wife by doing it.

This is just a modern day version of snoring at the opera...


26 posted on 04/23/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dragnet2
Hollywood types are so important, no dare interrupt their play acting.

ummm...oy. you missed by a mile. you wanna try again?

27 posted on 04/23/2012 1:19:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: freedumb2003
Then. Now...?

"Then" was, as the saying goes, "A Long Time Ago..."

Have you seen the YouTube videos where Fisher and William Shatner trade insults? Most entertaining.

28 posted on 04/23/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
If someone can’t spend 20 minutes without a cell phone, they better marry it.

there's an app for that.

29 posted on 04/23/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: allmendream

Put him on a ‘No Plays’ list:)


30 posted on 04/23/2012 1:22:07 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Jabba must have known something....


31 posted on 04/23/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TSgt

Watch what happens when this guy decides to answer his cell phone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BujoOxjB3b4


32 posted on 04/23/2012 1:22:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dragnet2

I don’t think anybody in the theater paid to listen to his phone ring.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Abathar

The problem isn’t the phone going off. It’s the guy answering the phone.
Some people can’t ignore a phone call. They are REALLY important.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: the invisib1e hand

See 23 slick.

BTW, I always felt people who use the term, “Oy” are really odd.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ScottinVA
chiding the guy for taking two cell phone calls.

If the guy was sitting next to me I would have been annoyed the first time. The second time I'd have grabbed the phone and thrown it into the balcony...or on the floor, depending how my throwing arm felt.

36 posted on 04/23/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: discostu
I don’t think anybody in the theater paid to listen to his phone ring.

or to hear his freaking conversation!

37 posted on 04/23/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: dragnet2

“Hollywood types are so important, no dare interrupt their play acting.”

Hmmm...let’s try this:

“Conservative speakers are so important, no dare interrupt their speaking.”

or

“Preachers are so important, no dare interrupt their message.”

or yet again

“Children’s music programs are so important, no dare interrupt their performances.”

I’m sure you agree.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: TSgt

THAT is how you handle it.

Recently, people using their cell phones in the restroom has gotten out of hand. In my company, I’ve taken it upon myself to nip this in the bud. When I hear some moron on the pot chatting way, I houst myself up over the stall partition and yell “No cell phones in the restrooms!!!”

HR hasn’t called me yet, but I’m sure they’ll take my side.


39 posted on 04/23/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: the invisib1e hand

I LIKE it when they remind you at the beginning of the show to mute or turn off your phones

At my daughters high school play the teacher said one went off during a crucial dramatic scene last performance and if it happend again she was going to run on the house lights and come down and beat them with her baton

LOL

everyone turned them off (that I could see)


40 posted on 04/23/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: TSgt

I agree with Carrie. That scumbag with the cell phone was as rude as any Democrat who walks into the polling place on election day and votes to have big thuggish government confiscate even more tax money... from his neighbors. And from strangers he doesn’t even know. It’s the kind of behavior that is as selfish, boorish, and rude as human behavior can get.


41 posted on 04/23/2012 1:32:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SJSAMPLE

I usually just go for “toilet sounds” when somebody in on their phone in the pot. A nice loud “why did I eat that circle-K burrito...thtptptptptpt” will generally get the job done.


42 posted on 04/23/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Mr. K

I like those movie theaters that have devices for jamming cell phones.


43 posted on 04/23/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TSgt

Meh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uub0z8wJfhU

Now that’s how you do it...


44 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: TSgt
A man learned the hard way that you don’t take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.

Preforming????

45 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Lancey Howard

If my cell phone rings and I’m talking to someone, waiting at the cash register, or whatever I just let it ring. I really should try to remember how to turn off the ring on an incoming call though. (I put my hand over it to muffle it a bit).

Many times folks will look at me and say “Aren’t you going to answer that?”

“Uhm - no. I’m talking to you right now.”

It blows most people away!


46 posted on 04/23/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: TSgt

“It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, ” Warren said. ” I don’t know any one that important.”

My sentiments exACTly! Arrogance in the extreme - maybe equaled by the folks who talk on their bluetooth device in the elevator. I don’t care who you are, I’m not impressed with your wheeling and dealing, you just look like a self-important pr*ick.


47 posted on 04/23/2012 1:40:33 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: cameraeye
Several years ago a wedding I attended, The Priest asked "...and do you Jane Doe take John Smyth..." when she was going to say the words, a cell phone went off with the ring tone of "Doctor, Doctor". Was just telling this story today, so I share it with all my friends. Oh, the song was from Robert Palmer ♫

At least it wasn't the song "Hell No" by Ricki Lee.

48 posted on 04/23/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: allmendream; Invisible_hand; Charles Martel
She was so hot as slave girl Leia - and ‘no bras in the future’ bathrobe Leia

Her commentary on Episode VI was hilarious -- something along the lines of "George told me I would be in an iron bikini and there could not be a single line showing" (=dieting) and "Hey, Luke! Here I am in an iron bikini!"

I guess I was unkind to Miss Fisher.

We all grow old. I have pictures of me when I could look straight down and see my shoes without leaning. They were taken with daguerreotype...

Here is her picture from IMDB -- a lot fairer:


49 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: the invisib1e hand

You’d change your vote, if you saw her today:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fK1FYexTvSA/TkrHJhNMleI/AAAAAAAACsg/PR8DNfYzq5Y/s1600/Carrie_Fisher2flv.png


50 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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