Celeb-wrangler rides ‘yes’ express

Lori Levine never says 'no' to stars' requests

Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses.

And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming slate of showbiz shindigs and launch parties.

Levine, topper of 10-year-old agency Flying Television, has her share of nightmare stories, including one that involves an ulcer, P. Diddy, Kid Rock and a hurricane, as well as another about a trainwreck pop star showing up at the airport with a whopping 11 bags.

And of course she has plenty of anecdotes about demands for backstage Xbox game consoles — complete with every Madden football game ever made.

Very often, though, stars get what stars want.

“It’s never a ‘no,’ ” Levine says. “I say, ‘Let’s not judge the request.’ And sometimes they’re just asking for what they think everybody else gets.”

With the increasing proliferation of celeb-minded mags and especially websites, a star-studded party is a good way for Levine’s clients — which include BlackBerry and GM as well as stars themselves like Kanye West — to turn the limelight in their direction.

“Many of my clients want their brand messaging to go to everyone, and these days, it’s all viral,” she says.

More News

  • Gracenote Sonic Style

    Nielsen's Gracenote Uses Artificial Intelligence to Classify 90 Million Songs by Style

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • Babylon Berlin

    'Babylon Berlin,' Mainland Europe's Most Expensive Show, Set for Third Season

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • Boomerang - Be_Cool_Scooby_Doo

    Boomerang Streaming Service to Add New 'Scooby-Doo,' 'Flintstones' Spinoffs in 2019

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • AMC Networks International Strikes Rooftop Deal

    AMC Networks International Strikes Rooftop Deal for VR Factual Fare (EXCLUSIVE)

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • Univision logo

    Univision Plans to Name Vince Sadusky CEO (Reports)

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • Comcast

    Comcast Says It's Ready to Outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

  • INCAA To Award $2.6m Annually to

    INCAA Commits $2.6m Annually to International TV and Digital Platform Co-Production

    Celebs can be real animals. After all, you often need to “wrangle” them, just like you do obstreperous horses. And this fall, with Fashion Week happening, TV season ramping up and the Emmys a few weeks away, celebrity wranglers like Lori Levine are busy lassoing stars into attending, hosting or performing at the busy upcoming […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content