Celebrity Encounters

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    Mar 22, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    I was at the gym recently and I was about to get on the elevator. When the door opened Hugh Laurie ( the guy who plays house) Was standing right in front of me. I saw his bright blue eyes. It was like a flash from a camera. I was like a deer in headlights. He look at me and raised his eye brows. He looks way tall and hot in real life! I didn’t know a man like this could make me freeze. He also was walking better then me lol. What celebrity encounters have you have?
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    Mar 22, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    I seem to only spot porn stars or marginal TV celebrities around my neck of the woods. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 22, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    I saw R. Kelly once in a mall in D.C. He was in a shoe store and there was a crowd watching him through the glass. Nobody could go in while he was there. It was cool, but I kind of felt bad and a little stupid watching somebody like a zoo animal, so I didn't stick around too long.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Mar 22, 2009 5:41 AM GMT
    I saw Aneesa from the Real World Chicago at the 30th Street train station in Philly once. I think that's it, and she's not really a celebrity. Coral would have been cooler.
  • DrobUA

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    Mar 22, 2009 5:53 AM GMT
    Uhh I met Justin Timberlake, Alice Cooper, and Bon Jovi through my dad and a bunch of my friends have done porn but I don't think that counts haha.
  • josephmovie

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    Mar 22, 2009 10:57 AM GMT
    Linda Evangelista - She had a pretty face and the best head of hair I've ever seen, but was remarkably out of shape with an obvious poochy stomach. But hey, anyone who is 40+ like her would have been there.

    Elle Macpherson - Insanely good looking. Really in a category of her own. everything about her was long and elegant. Nice big eyes.

    Mel Gibson - Remarkably short and wrinkled. Also REALLY out of shape.

    Clint Eastwood - Looked like Clint Eastwood.

    Goldie Hawn - Looked like Golidie Hawn.

    Natalie Portman - Cute and small, with lots of freckles. Looked like and average girl in the street. We were talking and when she was in certain light her bone structure was amazing. The camera would love her.

    Olivia Newton John - Not beautiful, but very pretty. Taller than I expected.

    Jeff Stryker (remember him?) - Small and perfectly proportioned, but with bad skin.

    Kirsten Dunst - Very, very thin. Looked like a very young girl. Shy, sweet and nervous.

    Naomi Campbell - Average looking, has a large scar on her lip. But when camera went off she smiled, threw her head back and WOW!

    Elton John - Now that is one great wig. I've seen it up close.

    Isabella Rosellini - Small with thin waist, but in photographs the next day she had that ample, curvy look she's famous for. It's just the way the camera interprets her.

    John Waters - Tiny, pale and thin, but undeniable charisma.






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    Mar 22, 2009 11:12 AM GMT
    I once rode an elevator with John Candy in 1985. The other guy in the elevator was fawning over him. I found it embarrassing.

    I rode a stationery bike near Rob Lowe at Bally's one time in the early 90s (before Brothers & Sisters).

    And finally I walked down Bay Street in Toronto on my way home from work, and the guy walking ahead of me was Mike Myers. He was in town for the Toronto International Film Festival.

    I have never understood society's obsession with celebrities.
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    Mar 22, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    Tatiyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) came into my drycleaners that I was working at in college. She was with friends. They were pretty loud but she was quiet and soft spoken. Very petite. But gorgeous. I have also seen Phylicia Rashad, Shawn Wayne's and the skinny guy from Road Trip.
  • twostroke

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    Mar 22, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    My boy-friend and I once had a funny "encounter" with Zsa-Zsa Gabor.

    We were living in London then and we wanted to cross a road when I saw this big white Rolls Royce approaching.

    What caught my attention initially was a hot man sitting in the back but then saw a woman next to him whose outline resembled Zsa-Zsa.
    I pronounced her name as the car was driving by and she must have read my lips.

    Her reaction was that of a star being recognized and she turned her head (once the car had passed) and gave us a big smile, obviously excited that "young folk" would still recognize her.

    In memory of that event our little dog now bears the name Zsa-Zsa.
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    Mar 22, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidI once rode an elevator with John Candy in 1985. The other guy in the elevator was fawning over him. I found it embarrassing.
    I have never understood society's obsession with celebrities.


    True dat.
    Maybe I have contrarian tendencies, but when it comes to "celebrities" I ask why does anyone give a rodent's behind?
    I need to know something more about them to form a positive opinion.
    For example, I read somewhere that Sandra Bullock quietly gave a large donation to tsunami relief...I like her for that. Doubt I'll salivate and hyperventilate if I ever meet her though.
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    Mar 22, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    I was on vacation in Vegas last week and went to see "The worlds only Drag Queen Magician" ( funny show by the way) just before the show started, Cris Angel came in with a group of people and sat at the back of the theatre.

    Also met Jesse Metcalf ( Desperate Housewives), Dan Haggerty ( Grizzly Adams), Dennis Haskins ( Mr. Belding)... my bosses partner some how connects with mainly D-listers and drags em to my work.
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    Mar 22, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    I've met dozens & dozens of celebrities, and lots of US politicians from Presidents & Cabinet members, Governors, Senators, etc, and senior military up to 4-star.

    My most recent celebrity meetings were a week ago in Fort Lauderdale, with Sharon Gless and George Takei. She was in the TV crime show Cagney & Lacey, and later played Michael's mother in the US version of QAF. Takei was the navigator Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, and later the movies.

    Gless was presenting Takei with the "National Valuing Our Families Award" for his advocacy of gay families. I talked with them both afterwards, and also with Takei's husband, Brad Altman, who shared the award. (Together 22 years, they were legally married in California 6 months ago, that marriage now in peril while a ruling from the State Supreme Court is pending)

    My partner's favorite celebrity story is meeting Judy Garland in 1969, when she dropped into a gay bar in Boston, just a few months before her death. She was very charming & funny, and sang impromptu at the piano. Then the patrons sang with her, and later by themselves to her, and my partner said it was magical, right out of a movie.
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    Mar 22, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    Both Meryl Streep and Lisa Kudrow were regulars on my undergrad campus since they're both alums and trustees (and Meryl's daughter was in my graduating class). Therefore I saw both of them a couple of times.

    I also once ate brunch a table away from Rosie O'Donnell at Yura and Co. in Manhattan. I didn't recognize her at first but after hearing her talk for a while and thinking "Gosh, she sounds really familiar" it clicked as to who she was.

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    Mar 22, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    I just met Soledad O'Brien on Thursday night during a fundraising event in NYC. She's gregarious, genuine, outgoing, sharp and spunky. I liked her. NOt really what I expected in person.
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    Mar 22, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    I see celebrities here off and on pretty regularly. Maybe about a month ago I saw Bruce Willis at the IGA (grocery store). I saw Bill Gates playing tennis and Keith Richards at a cafe during lunch. I've never actually interacted with any of them, but seeing them leading "normal lives" is sorta fun!
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    Mar 22, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    I was also in Cancun and stood arms length from Mandy Moore. Sisqo was there, Funk Master Flex and Tyrese was there....but he was acting like an asshole. I was sitting at one point and looked up and he was staring me down. Such an douche.
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    The most funniest celebrity encounter was when I licked DieselBoy's forehead. He was kinda shocked. I think I was really messed up at the time lol.
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    OK, I went to Purdue University from 1986-1990. There was this guy who went from lean to muscle stud in less than a year. He was kind of a jerk, but he allowed me to pleasure him once. A couple years later I see him in a few porn movies.

    After a little research... His name is Jake Andrews, and the pic of his cock is as familiar as his face: slightly above average length and way above average girth. http://theater.aebn.net/dispatcher/starDetail?starId=9974&theaterId=34387

    I must have satisfied him, 'cause he was really enjoying the afterglow. Unfortunately we were in the professor's restroom at the school gym, and someone walked in while he was all spread out on the floor. The intruder beat a hasty retreat, and so did we ASAP. That was the only time he acknowledged my existence.

    Once when Jake had pretty much achieved the muscular build seen in his videos, I saw him giving a tour of Purdue's gym to a middle-aged woman. I assume she was his mom and she had been giving him grief about his rapid muscle gain.

    (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    Patti Labelle - She was really nice. I even got butterflies in my stomach when she waved at me!
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    John Goodman at a rugby tournament in Saint Louis (Ruggerfest). He's friends with the ST Louis Bombers.

    I had a lunch date with Miss Georgia, Patti Dunn.

    A friend of mine and I literally ran into Olympic Gold Medalist Apollo Anton Ohno at the Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs.
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    John Elway: We went to Stanford at the same time. He was a great guy - I saw him at the gym and showers all the time. He drove a primer black 240Z, or walked with his girlfriend. Sometimes reporters were on campus dogging him.

    Joe Montana and Dwight Clark: Former 49ers - superbowl champs. I'd see them at parties sometimes in the Bay Area.

    Bruce Jenner: I saw him a number of times after he won the Olympics......at book signings and marketing ops. He looked amazing back then - in the 70s and 80s.

    President Ford: I met him at a party my parents gave in Pebble Beach, CA during the Crosby back in the late 70s. Got a good, close up pic of him.

    President Reagan: He came to our house when I was growing up to give speeches outside on the patio for fund raising lunches during his runs for governor and the presidency.

    Clint Eastwood and his first wife Maggie: Met them at the Crosby parties.

    Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll - when they were married: When they sang at some parties I got to attend.

    Peggy Lee; Lena Horne; Marlene Dietrich; Ella Fitzgerald; Sammy Davis Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Ginger Rogers; Rosemary Clooney; Kaye Starr; Cyd Charisse; Harry James; Benny Goodman; Judy Garland; Liza Minnelli; members of Black Sabbath; Traffic; Led Zeppelin; Grateful Dead; Yes; Chicago; Moody Blues; Santana; Peter Frampton; Gregg Allman and too many more entertainers to mention. I was lucky to see most of these people when they came through San Francisco performing at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont and other places there, like Winterland, The Fillmore, Shoreline, Candlestick, and Great American Music Hall.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 22, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    Not many ...
    But Mickey Rourke did much of his bulking up work The Wrestler at the gym I used to go to
    Rosie O'Donnell came by my Aunt's house a few times
    Saw David Letterman in South Hampton a few times
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    The closest I've ever been is row 4, on the floor at Cher's concert.

    When she sang If I could Turn Back Time, she pointed and smiled at me as she said time.

    Likely, becuase I could have been her brother the way I was dressed.

    If anyone ever has a chance to meet her, you are calling me, right? PUHLEEZE?
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    People I've actually talked with, as opposed to glimpsed or muttered a quick hi:

    Madonna (before she became famous - she was cute and very nice)
    Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 (before he became famous - he was 21 and acted like a 14-year-old)
    Alex Trebek (I was a contestant - he acted very Hollywood)
    Does John Belushi's mom count? (her family's from my hometown - a very nice Midwestern mom)
  • DCEric

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    Mar 22, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    I was in a hotel in Annapolis, Maryland for a meeting of a community service organization. We were meeting in the bar. John Travolta was having a drink at the same time. We invited him to join us, and he did.

    This was about 10 months ago. He was very soft spoken, and seemed genuine.