London TP Calling

toilet paper 2[Blind Gossip] Bonnie Low-Kramen – co-founder of New York Celebrity Assistants – told the New York Post that a PA based in the Big Apple once received an “urgent” phone call from her boss, an unnamed actor, at 4am.

She says: “He was five hours ahead in London, and he was asking her to call the hotel because his bathroom was running out of toilet paper.”


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28 comments to London TP Calling

  • TheBinch

    I worked for a very powerful business executive who flew to Moscow for meetings back in the 90’s. One morning (Moscow time), he called one of his staff members in New York to tell her to call the Moscow hotel and tell them that his toilet was plugged. This kind of behavior is pretty normal at the higher levels.

    • Okayeah

      So, basically it seems that the more “powerful” a person is, the bigger an idiot who can’t cope with basic life. I think I’ll just stay where I am…

    • Shawny2222

      I…I can’t seem to wrap his “logic” around my head. Surely it would have taken less time and less of a hassle for him to do it himself.

    • FairyMay9

      I hate to confirm this, but yes, this kind of mindless gophering is very common at high levels. It’s like they forget how to scratch their own ass. It’s really sad.

    • Buttery

      It’s not that they can’t call the front desk themselves. It’s that they don’t want to lower themselves to “that level”. They consider it a waste of their precious time.

  • Booboo1068

    This made me laugh and do an eye roll! I’ve met all kinds in business and this really doesn’t surprise me. To be fair I guess for some who are famous and or public figures they might be avoiding the risk of others knowing what room they’re in. Some also honestly believe its part of what they pay EAs or PAs for. I’m not saying to most of us it sounds crazy but to some it’s just normal.

    Thx for the story!

  • ravenglass

    This is probably Alec “Schweddy Balls” Baldwin. Such a little diva & a “fathead”.

  • gossipgal

    I think this may be referring to Andrew Garfield because the code name for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in which he is the lead, was “London Calling” which is in the title of this blind. Andrew Garfield is also an English actor which might explain why he was in London.

  • MikeInSanJose

    How do you run out of tp in a hotel?

    Internet porn addict?

    Or do some of y’all just have much larger and far more active bowels than I do?

    • Buttery

      I’ve lived in a lot of hotels. Some housekeepers forget to leave you a spare roll. Also, if you’re there for a few days, you run low.

      • Booboo1068

        So true! Here’s a tip: if you’re staying in a room for a while get some extra rolls from the first cleaning person you see…and be NICE to them they will usually take extra care with your room. After one long stay after out of town surgery we gave a bottle of wine to the cleaning staff for all the extra attention we needed.

  • Cindy Louhoo

    I don’t know who this is but the reason they have their assistants do things involving the toilet is because they don’t poop and pee!!! Didn’t you know that? Only we peasants do such unpleasant things as that. Once you reach a celebrity’s status in the stratosphere, bodily functions don’t happen LOL!

  • TipToe74

    Tom Cruise. Heard a similar story about him a couple of years ago when he was in Australia. This guy is beyond ridiculous.

    • Booboo1068

      I think some start to believe in their own hype and carefully crafted public personae so much that they lose touch and real life skills and or believe things like this are beneath them. We have a friend who is older and quite wealthy (and worked hard to get there) who is just down to earth guy and has friends who are even wealthier and he laughs when he hears things like this. But don’t we all know someone (not rich) who if they could would do stuff like this? I wouldn’t even if I could…as you said its crazy.

  • GrannyGoose

    As observed above, this type of behavior is pretty common. It seems unbelievable to those of us (like me) who live in the world where you replace your own toilet paper roll. But, I disagree that this is necessarily a$$hole behavior on their part. When you get into the habit of calling your assistant for whatever you need, it is pretty easy to dial them and ask for… well, whatever you need. A lot of these folks have not had to deal with mundane life for years and years and literally would NOT know who to call to fix a problem (other than the above-mentioned assistant). And it it was the middle of the night, it might be easy to forget that the assistant is not actually with you on this trip, especially if sleeping pills are involved. Sometimes in the middle of the night, I can’t even remember what city I live in. But that’s a story for another day…

    • Booboo1068

      Agreed. I added my comments before I read yours. To your point there could also be the odd time where the person (boss) calling the PA for such things is a nice person, knows its crazy but doesn’t know how to contact hotel staff without giving away they at the hotel AND the room #. Just a guess.

    • user303

      You make a good point. Aren’t assistants paid really well? It’s not as if they are slaves. Being at the client’s beck and call is their job.

  • DreamyVelvet

    Terrence “Baby Wipes” Howard

    • ToadKisser

      Of all the articles I’ve ever read about celebrities, I’m not sure any has given me as much of a visceral, negative response to someone more than that story did. He’s just icky.

  • Winky Vitalic

    It’s Jake Gyllenhaal.

    • stolidog

      Gross! but I could believe it since he looks like he’s taking about 100 laxatives a day to get thin for his Oscar run. So, again, Gross, but believable.

  • LBoogie

    Tom Cruise

  • NinaMelpomene

    George Clooney.

  • OhSoLittleMouse

    Shia LaBeouf