Just have to share this:
Over the weekend, I read Bruce Dern's new autobiography, and he tells a lot of little stories involving other famous people, of course. In one, he says he was at some sort of gathering in Pennsylvania, an award event of some kind, I think, and he went into the men's room...
While he's in there, the door swings open and Barry Manilow walks in. He says, "Hi, Bruce," and gets a little too close for comfort -- so Dern says, "Get a good look there, didja?" The response is a compliment of a very personal nature. Dern quickly exits the restroom.
He returns to the men he was sitting with, and one of them says, "Let me guess: Barry Manilow made a pass at you, right?" Dern confirms that, and the men tell him, "Well, actually, that wasn't Barry Manilow."
Turns out there's this local guy there who looks exactly like Barry Manilow and hangs around special events in order to take advantage of the resemblance. Dern couldn't believe it -- he was certain it was the real Manilow. But he was assured otherwise.
What I want to know is... doesn't it seem to you that the real Barry Manilow ought to have a legal right to keep this guy from ruining his reputation that way? I mean, I know Barry is gay, or maybe bi, and that's fine with me... but I trust that he would not go trolling in public restrooms like this lookalike does. It must be humiliating to him that someone misrepresents him that way!