The last Friday in February. One more week until we turn the clocks forward and just a few more weeks until Spring. If you are looking for something to do tomorrow and Sunday I will be here blogging. If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I am @entylawyer
The List And How Times Are Changing
Several times during our meetings I asked Bani why he wanted anyone to know about this. Sure, people have guessed and knew about some of these things, but this was a lot of detail. He was naming names. Why now? He said it in almost the same way you watch some NatGeo special. No, not the good ones where people end up in jail for drug crimes or that guy who lives alone in the forest. It has to do with how times are changing. Not even a decade ago, Bani’s services were essential. His team flew all over the world and made the books or compiled the photos for the websites. They met agents and managers and the women. They met new men who would be willing to pay a premium. So much of it was personal. Much like George Clooney’s character in Up In The Air though, technology has changed things. Now, men are just using Instagram or social media to contact the celebrities directly. They look at photos and decide if it someone they like. They can look at IMDb and see credits. The same payment arrangements can be made with the woman, but Bani and his staff don’t get a cut any longer. Bani was trying to show me he was useful and had a place. For now, he is safe. There is still a great deal of demand for Bani;’s services because the elite of the elite don’t make these kinds of deals on the internet through their Twitter account.
Another group that is excluded from Bani’s services are men seeking other men. Much like drugs, this kind of activity would be frowned on and Bani knows it exists of course and there is some buying going on, but he does not get involved and did not want to discuss it much either.
I wish I could have been allowed to take notes. I didn’t need to take photos, but there were just so many names. Many of the big names I knew and could remember. A lot of the D listers from the US I recognized and remembered many of them. The reality stars from the UK and Australia were much harder mainly because if I didn’t recognize a name or Bani didn’t name drop a television show, the name didn’t stick in my memory. These are the ones I remember. To keep things easy, I will just go in order with the same codes I have been using beginning with YG. I know I didn’t use codes in the previous part, and maybe I should have.
YG – Australian. Celebrity/former actress/current host. She has actually been arrested multiple times for working on her own in two of the countries. Her sponsors have made sure she only spends an hour or two in jail each time.
YH- Australian – Television host on a big worldwide singing franchise.
YI- American- but lives in London. One name. Reality star. Celebrity.
YJ- British – Same show as YI, but while YI continues to participate, YJ stopped about a decade ago.
YK- American- same show as YI and YJ. Goes all the time. Moved up from circuit person to the big league with her show.
YL – American – Started on reality show. Likes to consider herself a singer. Member of a group that never is really together although they sometimes say it is. I want to say that Bani mentioned another member of the group, but I forgot to ask again.
YM – American – This one lives in England. Former member of all girl group that rotates members and has a franchise mentality.
YN- American – Boss of YM at one point.
YO- Korean (one of the few Asians) Olympic ice skater
YP – American – Olympic ice skater from one of the past two Olympics.
YQ – American – Olympic gymnast/reality star
YR – American – Olympic gymnast/reality star
YS – Italian- Celebrity turned girlfriend turned reality star who is now married.
YT – American – Actress who is very young and recreated an iconic role in a show that didn’t last very long.
YU- Spanish – Celebrity – Jaw dropper. Occurred while she was still working a regular job.
YV- American – Actress turned celebrity turned reality star who has been married to some very interesting people who ran the gamut from A to D list
YW- American – Used to work with YV- Blonde
YZ- American-Used to work with YV and YW and someone I have mentioned I worry about.
ZA- American- worked with the three women above and now makes her living doing it after she went bankrupt.
ZB – British- That B list singer/part-time actress
ZC – So many Playmates were on the list it was tough to keep track. This one stood out. Least well known of that famous Playmate reality show that launched some careers.
ZD – British – CBB contestant. Previously married. Nasty breakup not too long ago.
ZE – British – one word singer/reality show host
ZF – British – soap star sounds like a plant
ZG- American – That A list reality star we all dislike especially in February. I hope you didn’t guess her in Part Four because it is a different family in Part Four.
ZH – American – That actress turned reality star who has been arrested a million times finally landed a permanent one.
ZI – Swedish- Always in a bikini in Miami
ZJ- American – A list mostly movie actress who just got married
ZK- American – model married to A+ list mostly movie actor
ZL- Polish- Model/reality star
ZM- American – Real Housewife – Beverly Hills
ZN – American- Former Real Housewife – OC
ZO- American – A list model still in her teens
ZP- American – close relative of ZO
ZQ- Swedish- Former model turned reality star