Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two small tidbits

Thanks to the Anonymous poster, a lovely interview clip about Fashion Shows :-)



And, the "Phone-Number-Scandal" of 2009 ;o)

Can be found here: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/vincent_gallo_phone_faker_vexes_Ux76b4eJPULILK7Z3HkdlK and in various other sources all over the net.

Downtown filmmaker Vincent Gallo would like the man who has his old phone number to stop impersonating him.

"I had a New York number for years, before 'Buffalo 66' even came out," the often colorful actor/director tells Page Six. "I eventually transferred to a California area code, and the phone company gave someone my old number. When the guy would get calls that were for me, instead of telling them they had the wrong number, he'd play along and pretend to be me."

Gallo says the impostor even set up a Gmail account with his name to further confuse people. "He screwed up a number of business deals for me and also misled girls in certain ways," he says. "He was trying to create intimacy and would say strange things. I figured it would eventually stop, but it hasn't."

Vincent GalloThe last straw came, he says, when a female editor at Vice magazine called his old number to invite Gallo to a screening of "Where the Wild Things Are" at the Tribeca Grand on Thursday night, and the impostor creepily requested her photo.

"She e-mailed me very confused," Gallo relates. "I just want him to stop." E-mails and calls we made to the impostor were, predictably, not returned.

Gallo, who famously had a graphic sex scene with Chloe Sevigny in "The Brown Bunny," is no stranger to controversy. After critic Roger Ebert panned the 2003 film, Gallo called him a "fat pig" and put a hex on Ebert, wishing him colon cancer.

Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, Ebert replied, "Although I am fat, one day I will be thin, but Mr. Gallo will still have been the director of 'The Brown Bunny' . . . The video of my colonoscopy is more entertaining than your movie." The two eventually reconciled.

36 comments:

  1. vincent gallo needs to be a man and not a coward and tell women the truth. especially when the so called imposter is threatening lives.

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  2. is this saying that vincent gallo knew what was going on and didn't warn anybody about it until he didn't get his invite to a stupid movie. what kind of humanity does that show? a fucking psychopath.

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  3. shocking! vincent gallo is only in it for the money, fame and fuck.
    he doesn't give a shit about people's lives.

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  4. vincent gallo is a stalker.

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  5. I don't like negative talk about Vincent, but earlier this year i met an imposter on twitter. he eventually told me who he was. one of his postings he has that he is going to kill someone. i stopped talking to him after that. If Vincent knew this was happening he should of said something sooner. He owes that to his girls.

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  6. "his girls"

    that's sick.

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  7. "is this saying that vincent gallo knew what was going on and didn't warn anybody about it until he didn't get his invite to a stupid movie. what kind of humanity does that show? a fucking psychopath."

    This phone-number business is a private matter. Most people SHOULD be smart enough to, if they call a number and are confronted with a stranger's voice/tone/everything realize something is a bit off and go to the source (VG) himself and bring it up to him, like the Vice woman.

    Page 6 or wherever printed the story and decided to do so. Is this a big enough issue for him to make some kind of "public statement"? No - it's just technology bullshit. There are impostors everywhere. Be smart... duh. Maybe he thought this issue was already resolved.

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  8. Or maybe the whole story is complitely fabricated to mask his real persona as the victim. and we all know Vincent gallo is a nasty person who likes to play trick and deceit people for his own gain.
    Don't trust page 6 people ..it is all a game to them. beware! the story is a fabrication ..

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  9. maybe the stranger didn't have a strange voice?
    Did you talk to the stranger yourself? or are you the stranger knowing you are in hot water trying to weasel your way out of this mess?? Or maybe you are Vincent and the only way you know how to apologize is by putting the blame on the real victims. The people being harrased to get naked.

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  10. and another thing what does it matter to you if someone calls this stranger a psychopath?
    why are you defending such a sad person who feels the need to pretend they are Vincent Gallo??

    and what does page 6 have to gain by sharing such a story? Unless, the editor in question was actually with page 6 and actually sent real live nude shots of her/himself. How did this editor get the email address to begin with? If it was an impostor as they say?

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  11. Get what email address? He's pretty right out there easy to contact. Anyone can do it.

    What does Page 6 or Vice have to gain from half the shit they publish? Seems like standard gossip, but also VG has a history of liking to correct 'misinformation'

    Sounds like someone in the comments got burned, but is trying to stay vague about it... It's confusing.

    I also don't understand why he would bother with any of this, harrassing girls over the phone; doesn't he do enough via email and in real life staring at girls on the street and in public?

    This is interesting though, I bet most stories like this are multilayered and untruthful with a twist. Who knows what the real deal is.

    Also, I don't see any way in which he is turning the blame on any 'victims' - it's just the 'impostor' yet I mean, a girl looking for something from VG and not getting what she wants, does that make a victim? No...

    It seems like it would be easy to resolve a phone conflict like this via legal, normal ways, so I guess your theories are not impossible. Weird.

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  12. Also..... I remember reading this once while looking for some synth parts on a forum. He's pulled this "oh, that wasn't really me" thing before. OR people just like to imitate him for some reason...

    A "fake gallo" posted about wanting some legs for a synth and people responded negatively then Gallo wrote this:

    """"i just received a few email to my website mail. strange hi, the real vincent gallo here. not sure who posted the wanted post. i did in fact need a set of polymoog legs and was looking for a few months but successfully found a set. the poster seems to have copied a bit of my style in his writing though I would have found erik’s post funny and responded differently.... """"

    Pretty dubious.

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  13. i think the last post was talking about the gmail account mentioned in the article.

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  14. i thought people who worked for vice were suppose to be creeps themselves? thought it was in the job description.

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  15. "Sounds like someone in the comments got burned, but is trying to stay vague about it... It's confusing."

    How so?

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  16. why are you following Vincent Gallo on forums about legs for synths?? thats pretty weird in itself. and not to mention remembering what he wrote. Are you sure you're not the stranger?

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  17. I am sorry. I acted poorly.

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  18. I'm just kidding I'm not Vincent.
    I was just trying to show how easy it would be to pretend I'm Vincent or how easy it would be for Vincent to apologize.

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  19. I JUST went and retrieved the message on the forum about synths. Whatever. Not complicated... he has pulled the "oh, that was someone just pretending to me thing" before.

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  20. PS - as anonymous poster above, I have an interest in electronic music and gear in general, I wasn't looking at the site because of vincent. I'm not the stranger, or VG.

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  21. how would we know who you really are, Ps?
    you could be both or one or none.

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  22. ô, how far away the closest star is...

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  23. don't know about you, but I only have to look in the mirror to see the closest star.

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  24. i still think its strange that PS was talking to VG on a synth forum and reading about him on a blog too. Are you his friend on twitter as well?

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  25. NO, it's not weird. What's weird is minding your own business looking up something related to one of your interests (synthesizers) and then coming across someone whose work you enjoy, also seeking information (or deals) relating to one of your interests. I found this blog in trying to find out about more of one of his new movies earlier this year, then check back regularly.

    Anyhow, my incident on the synth forum was relevant here. Whatever.

    These comments are paranoid and weird... I imagine you all must be girls that have obsessions with him and feel hurt by him yet also the need to defend him or some protective nature. Wow, is he a smart man.

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  26. PS - twitter is gay.

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  27. From 2003........

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2003/nov/14/television

    """"I tried to get a number for Gallo through a record company that released some scratchy, self-indulgent folk albums of his. "If you speak to him," they told me, "get him to give us a call. We haven't heard from him in over a year."

    Gallo doesn't have an agent. He uses a trusted friend who lives on Sunset Boulevard called Cad to field requests for him. Cad told me that Vincent was deep in editing his new movie Brown Bunny, the long-awaited follow-up to Buffalo 66. "How much you paying him?" Cad asked. "Hmmm. Let me speak to him and I'll get back to you."

    Cad never got back to me, but out of the blue I got an email from Gallo saying he would be interested in the doing the film, but "please, could you wait until I've finished editing my movie". The rumour in LA was that the editing of Brown Bunny was not going well. Bitchy stories on the internet referred to the film as Brown Turkey, and Gallo was tearing his hair out trying to turn the film around in the edit.

    Perhaps this explained Vincent's sudden change of mood towards our film. One day I decide to call him. "Hi, is that Vincent?" (Long silence.) "No, this is Vincent's brother." Strange. It sure sounds like Vincent. "Is Vincent there?" "No. This - is - Vincent's - brother," he says, enunciating each word as if uttering them causes him physical pain. "And Vincent's brother says leave Vincent alone!" The next day our stringer calls him and is told more straightforwardly: "Go away, witch!"
    """"""""

    I'm starting to believe the Page 6 story is BS... Vincent seems to like to play games.

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  28. and what are you? a duck? or a goose.

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  29. if you really liked Vincent and his work you would have already read that. old news my dear old news.

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  30. whatever. are you going to cheer leading practice tonight?

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  31. I HAVE already read that. It's just another incident of him playing phone games. Yes, I am commenting on this like a student writing a paper and finding sources. Retarded.

    Unfortunately when I find an interest I scope out everything possible to dorky levels, luckily I am starting to feel the VG interest wane.

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  32. thats is not unfortunate. Its great! I love dorky its what keeps the world going and people learning, because of dorky people researching and always wanting to know more.
    Science and medicine would not be where it is today if it wasn't the dorky leading the way.
    I'm just teasing you. Its all in good fun.

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  33. Can I just say that I was following this little discussion and I love you all - the haters, the lovers, the sceptical people, the dorks, the paranoid ones and so on.

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  34. It's pretty funny.... at least we broke a comment record. Sadly the stuff I dork out on is of no benefit to society, except posting links on here.

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  35. Well, I dork out on a lot of things, too, that are of no benefit whatsoever but, and I think that's important - I learned that the most interesting people are those who are passionate about one thing or another, no matter how dorky it is. There's nothing worse than someone without any passion for anything.

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