7 thoughts on “January 9, 2019

  1. Does anyone know what is the definition of an ‘A-lister’?
    In other words, what are the criteria, for someone to be labelled an ‘A-lister’?
    If no-one knows the answer to this question, it’s ok – I’ll live.
    Thank you.

    • When you plan a fancy event, the A list is the guest list with all the folks you initially invite. After you get the RSVPs and find you have some empty seats due to regrets (declines), you send out invitations to people on you B list.
      A list is “I really want darling Aunt Susie at my wedding.” B list is “it would be nice to include parents’ neighbors John and Mary, but only if we have space.”
      Technically, there aren’t any other lists. Just A and B. That’s enough to get the point across.
      It’s similar to the idea of having a plan and having a “Plan B” for if/when the original, ideal plan doesn’t work out.
      Now translate this into the world of fame and entertainment. Who would you really want at Comic Con? Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Pine, Tom Hiddleston, Stan Lee. That’s your A list. Who would be great to have, given that you cannot get the above? Robbie Daymond (voice of Spider-Man), Frank Welker (voice of Megatron), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman in 2007 Spider-Man). That’s your B list.

  2. I don’t know the exact criteria, but A-listers are usually in top movies and TV shows, the faces you see on every freaking magazine cover, and getting divorced, cheated on, cheating, a victim of botched plastic surgery, pregnant and/or barren, dangerously fat and/or thin, on the cover of every supermarket tabloid.

    I categorize Q-listers as “reality” teevee “stars”.

    Love the Richie Rich costume!

    • Thank you – for trying;

      But those ‘categories’ would include a WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE;
      as I understand, ‘A-listers’ are supposed to be part of an exclusive ‘A-team’ or something, if you know what I mean…

  3. BDF,
    When you plan a fancy event, the A list is the guest list with all the folks you initially invite. After you get the RSVPs and find you have some empty seats due to regrets (declines), you send out invitations to people on you B list.
    A list is “I really want darling Aunt Susie at my wedding.” B list is “it would be nice to include parents’ neighbors John and Mary, but only if we have space.”
    Technically, there aren’t any other lists. Just A and B. That’s enough to get the point across.
    It’s similar to the idea of having a plan and having a “Plan B” for if/when the original, ideal plan doesn’t work out.
    Now translate this into the world of fame and entertainment. Who would you really want at Comic Con? Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Pine, Tom Hiddleston, Stan Lee. That’s your A list. Who would be great to have, given that you cannot get the above? Robbie Daymond (voice of Spider-Man), Frank Welker (voice of Megatron), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman in 2007 Spider-Man). That’s your B list.

    • Thank you very much for the clarification.
      (I always wondered who decided who were ‘A-listers’ among celebrities;
      so, in summary, the A-listers are the ‘preferred’ among the celebs, and others are …
      Let’s just leave at that;
      this discussion was getting a little too technical, anyway.
      Thanks again, though.)

  4. When you plan a fancy event, the A list is the guest list with all the folks you initially invite. After you get the RSVPs and find you have some empty seats due to regrets (declines), you send out invitations to people on you B list.
    A list is “I really want darling Aunt Susie at my wedding.” B list is “it would be nice to include parents’ neighbors John and Mary, but only if we have space.”
    Technically, there aren’t any other lists. Just A and B. That’s enough to get the point across.
    It’s similar to the idea of having a plan and having a “Plan B” for if/when the original, ideal plan doesn’t work out.
    Now translate this into the world of fame and entertainment. Who would you really want at Comic Con? Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Pine, Tom Hiddleston, Stan Lee. That’s your A list. Who would be great to have, given that you cannot get the above? Robbie Daymond (voice of Spider-Man), Frank Welker (voice of Megatron), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman in 2007 Spider-Man). That’s your B list.
    That’s my take, anyway.

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