Fisher vs. Lourd

Then there’s the Fisher/Lourd feud.  Todd Fisher filed an application for his sister Carrie Fisher to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He was told that they had to wait three years before a posthumous star could be issued.  A month ago, he got a call from a friend saying they’d see him at the ceremony on May the 4th.  This was news to him, so he called the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  They told him that the guest list was being handled by Disney.  Then Disney said that he was not on the family’s guest list.  The family?  Of his sister?  The person controlling the list is Billie Lourd, Carrie’s child with agent Bryan Lourd (who is gay, but that’s another story).  Not only was Todd not invited, but neither were Carrie’s half-sisters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher.  After failing to contact Billie (who had been incommunicado since Carrie’s death), they issued a statement.

Billie then went public saying, “The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony.  They know why.”  Shades of Mommie Dearest – “for reasons which are well known to them”.  Billie is upset that Todd wrote a book about his mother and sister a year after their death, and that Joely also talked about them in her memoir.  “Though I recognize they have every right to do whatever they choose, their actions were very hurtful to me at the most difficult time in my life.”  This outraged me, so I took to social media and said, “But you see, Billie, this star is not about you – it is about your mother.  It is her star, and (as someone who knew her), I believe she’d want her siblings there.”  This drew enormous response from both sides – mostly pro-Fishers.  I wrapped up by saying if I were the Fishers, I’d show up anyway.  Apparently, Billie’s people covered that angle, too.  Todd was told that “if I showed up, [Billie] would not.”  Someone needs to grow up.


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