We were sent this promotional email about the Hollywood Raw podcast interview of Steve Stanulis, who is apparently the bodyguard to the stars. Some of the interview is stale tea, like Stanulis’s suspicion that Kim Kardashian (gasp) calls the paparazzi herself. Stanulis has bodyguarded Kanye West and Kim, Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson, Alanis Morrisette and more – you can hear the podcast here. Here are some interesting pieces:
On Kanye West: Kanye was “One of my least favorite people to work with over the course of time….“The first day I met him… it was fashion week. I was supposed to meet him at the studio. When he gets there, we get into the elevator and he’s says “aren’t you going to push what floor we are going to?” I was like “I have no idea what floor, it’s my first day”. So he starts ranting “So you mean you didn’t call ahead to find out where I’m supposed to be going?” I said “no.” So he’s ranting and raving. So I said “look bro, we can do this one of three ways. One, you could tell me what button to press, and now I’ll know. Two, you could press the button, and I’ll see which one you press so I’ll know. Or three, you can sit in here all day and tell me how important your time is and we are not going to go anywhere.” Again, that was our first interaction. He went for the first option.”
Kanye complained that the bodyguard was in his paparazzi shot: “So we walked out, again, I don’t know who’s who. If it’s someone you don’t recognize and I don’t know what your intentions are, technically, I’m supposed to walk in front to make sure he’s ok. He got mad at me for being in his shot. I’m like “are you serious?” He was worried about me being in his shot for a TMZ video or Daily Mail video. Instead of saying thank you.”
Neediest celeb? – Kanye
Nicest celeb? - Leo
Moodiest celeb? – Kanye
Biggest partier? – Robert Downy Jr.
Hardest worker? – Kanye
Great person? - Woody Harrelson, Stephen Baldwin, Alanis Morissette
Kindest? – Toby McGuire
Best tipper? - P-ssy Posse
Worst tipper? - Kanye
Never work with again - Kanye
I screamed when he said the P-ssy Posse were the best tippers. Lord almighty. And Tobey Maguire is the kindest? Doubtful. Personally, I didn’t know that one had to “tip” a bodyguard? Do you tip per day of guarding? Do you tip every time you leave a car? Or is he just saying that he saw how these guys tip service industry people? And how in the world is RDJ the biggest partier when he’s been sober for more than a decade? When did Stanulis guard RDJ, the ‘80s?
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