Monday, April 12, 2010

Celebrity sightings....

So I'm a bit of a celebrity lover and I've managed to have a few celebrity sightings in my time.  The few times I've spotted a star I tend to get a little giddy and stupid and have to remember to be cool. (No celeb wants you to stare directly while you frantically and completely non-subtly, grab your camera for a quick pic, with flash of course.)
I haven't actually seen someone that really knocks yours socks off,  or makes you call your friends and brag about it forever... but I've caught a glimpse of a few stars. Let's all remember that I live in Calgary, Canada (landlocked and about 1500 miles from Hollywood.)  However I've still managed to get a peek at  some decent stars and some not-so-decent, like Carrot Top. (Is it just me or is he the creepiest/oddest looking person ever?)

{ R&B singer- Usher.  Saw him downtown riding his bike with his girl friend (Usher rides a bike, who knew?) They jumped off their bikes, laid them against a lamp post (no locks) and went into a clothing store. Apparently they were under the impression that no one steals in Canada?}

{Kirstie Alley, although when I saw her she was looking more like this....}

{She is a beautiful woman with great hair, but holy HELL does she have a HUGE rear-end. Like it's a shelf you could rest your latte on...}

{ Matthew Fox, star of LOST. He is a good looking man. I saw him right before LOST became a huge world-wide hit. At the time I really just thought of him as Charlie off of Party of Five.}

One of my good friends Joelle has managed to somehow run into half of Hollywood. Whether she's on holiday, on a plane, waiting to catch the subway, getting a sandwich at Subway, this girl is continually having celeb sightings. I've asked her to share her favourite sightings. So I suppose this is my first time featuring a 'guest post'. Here's her run-down! (ignore the formatting issues, Blogger makes me want to scream sometimes!)

 - I thought I would jot a few details down for you on the celebrities I have seen...

         Michael Jackson 

– it was New Year’s Eve 1994 and we were at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA – he was in the car behind us on the Space Mountain ride.  He was with 2 kids and a Disneyland representative.  There was a lot of hoopla made for him – they closed down the ride for him and he was definitely not dressed that inconspicuously (for frack sakes – he was there on New Year’s Eve wearing a black trench coat and a black fedora)

                                                               Andrew McCarthey

– I was in Las Vegas with my mom and my then boyfriend Brett – we went for my 23rd birthday.   We were walking through the lobby of Caesar’s Palace and saw him there with his girlfriend.  She was bossing him around, I realized who he was said to him “hey you're a star... I know who you are... you're that guy... that guy in Pretty and Pink... you're Blaine!”.  He seemed a little perturbed that I did not know his name and that I really was not that interested in getting his autograph.
                                                                                              Barbara Walters

            -       I saw her in New York when I was there in 1998.  She was with her daughter and her grandchild in Central  Park.  She is really short and pretty grouchy. 
             Chris Angel

-       A friend of mine is a producer in Vegas  (his name is Richard)  and when I was there last year for my birthday he took me to the Cirque du Soleil Believe show at the Luxor.  We went back stage after the show as Richard knows him.  In the words of my soon to be 9 year old step-son, this guy is a major douche bag.  He was all over this skank and was obviously too cool to for anything or anyone.  He had bought Richard's Lambo off him and they chatted for a bit and all the while was fondling this ho bag that was all over him, he is obviously a boob man.  Might I note that he was wearing a LOT of black eye liner... Nuff said.

                                              Michael Keaton
-       I saw him when I was in New York again when I was there in 1998.  He was having dinner with a group of friends in SoHo at the fabulous restaurant the Mercer Kitchen.  He actually ended up giving me an autograph, but was reluctant to take a picture with me because ‘he did not know what I was going to do with the picture’... give me a freaking break, what DID he think I was going to do, sell the fracking thing on ebay?  Manipulate it?  He kind of had an inflated sense of self especially given he had not really done anything of significance in a LONG time and the fact that there were several other BIG names in the same restaurant that evening... which takes me to...
                                                        Claudia Schiffer
-       She walked in to the restaurant and held court at the bar.  She is VERY tall and VERY skinny.  In fact, I think that she is the skinniest  person I have EVER seen.  She is every bit as gorgeous as she is in photographs.  I was too intimidated to approach her, however I did stand right beside her.  Just being that close made me feel very short, dumpy and fat.  Argh!  Why can’t I be a super model?  Did I also mention she was surrounded by a group of gay men and David Copperfield, her husband at the time was NO where to be found!
                                                                    Leonardo De Caprio
-       The night at the Mercer Kitchen proved to be the best night of my life for celebrity sightings, as Leo was also in the ‘house’ or if I may the ‘kitchen’ that night.  He had just filmed ‘The Quick and the Dead’ and was canoodling in a booth with some girl.  He looked really young and he was really very quiet and private. 

      Steve Martin

-       Steve Martin is my all time fav actor and author... I cannot say much beyond the fact I love this man!  While I was in Los Angeles I admit I stalked him, yes, I did.  For the 3 weeks  I went to The Farm in Beverly Hills (might I mention I was staying in West Hollywood) for breakfast as I heard he goes there sometimes.  I saw him a total of 7 times and could not bring myself to approach him.  I had also heard that he does not take too well to fans and anyone who intrudes on his personal time.  I just could not bear to have him reject my request for an autograph or gasp a picture with him.  He smiled at me.

                                                            Paul Gross
-          I met Paul in Gatineau, Quebec at the Hilton Lac Leamy.  We were staying on the same floor, in the executive suites and the floor Concierge introduced us.  I thought he looked familiar and mentioned as much to him – the exchange went something like this:
Me: ‘You look very familiar – do you live in Western Canada?’
Him: ‘No I live in Toronto, but I was born in Calgary’
Me: ‘That must be it, I am from Calgary as well – what is it you do?’
Him:  ‘Well, I am an actor’
Me: ‘Really!  Stage or film?’
Him: ‘Both actually’
Me: ‘Have you been in anything I might know?’
Him:  ‘Perhaps, most recently “Men with Brooms’
Me:  ‘Nope – did not see it, anything else?’
Him:  ‘Well, you may recognize me from Due South’
Me:  ‘I saw it once or twice, what was your role?’
Him: ‘Constable Benton Fraser, the Mountie’
Me: ‘REALLY?!’
I felt like a total IDIOT!  He was staying in the suite next to mine and he invited me down to the common area with him for a drink, as we were the only 2 guests on the entire floor.   I think that he is a total hottie, he is married and has kids and is very much in love with his family.  He is very generous and very gracious.  He said he ‘got a kick out of me’.  After meeting him I was a fan!

                                             Catherine Deneuve
-       My most recent sighting was in Paris at the Hotel Lutetia bar.  She was having tea and macaroons with her grandson, whom I might add is going to be very handsome.  She looks great – wore a black trench coat and very large black shades which she traded for tortoise shell glasses.  She did not look especially celebrity, but I did KNOW that it was her.  Both John( my fiance) and I commented on the fact that her handbag was well worn.

                                                  Elisha Cuthbert

-       I saw her and helped her at Pottery Barn this past summer.  During my interaction with her I came to the following conclusion:  ANYONE can look amazing if they have a team of professionals and airbrushing.  I noticed her fabulous red Valentino bag right off the bat and commented to her about it.  She is very short and not as skinny as she was portrayed on the cover of Women’s Health last year.  Her hair was UBER blonde and VERY over processed.  She bites her fingernails and was in desperate need of a manicure.  In my 10 minute exchange with her I also came to the conclusion you don’t have to be smart to be successful in Hollywood.  This girl is dumb as a post – she wanted to ship furniture from Pottery Barn Calgary to ‘their’ cottage in Nova Scotia.  I mentioned she would be killed on shipping fees and should order and ship from one of the stores in Toronto.  She indicated that she would prefer to ship from Calgary as she liked the store better!  What an idiot!  I also mentioned on store radio that she was in the store and all of the stock boys came up to see her for themselves... let’s just say all of them were unimpressed. 

Thanks J. for giving us the 411 on your sightings. I guess I'm a total geek but I really like seeing stars in real life! Who are your fave celeb sightings...and did you giggle and shriek like a little girl when you suddently recognized who they were (or is that just me?)



Suburban Princess said...

WOW what a celeb magnet!
I just blogged about a movie Paul Gross was in lol!

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OceanDreams said...

Those are a lot of celebs, how fun! I saw McDreamy once when I was driving and he was jogging...I was drooling! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow you have seen a TON of awesome celebs! Lucky girl! :)

I have only run into a handful. When I was at a vintage clothing store in Portland last summer, I accidentally mistook Juliette Lewis for a saleslady. Hahaha! That was humiliating. Her assistant quickly set me straight.

I ran into Bryce Dallas Howard in 2003 at Bevery Hills cafe and got her autograph.

I ran into Marion Ross (Happy Days mom) at a seafood restaurant in Kansas City in 2006.

I met Britney Spears at a mall in Omaha in 1998 when she was promoting her Baby One More Time album (before she was famous).

I met Ed McMahon (sp?) in Tampa in 1995 at a car dealership when my dad was looking for a new car. Random!

I forced Morrissey to meet me when I jumped on stage and hugged him during his 2007 concert in Orlando.

...I think that is it. Lol. Not as many as you, but pretty good for a girl from midwestern USA, I think! ;)

elledee said...

what a fun post! I would love to have a list as long as your friend's.

Sarah said...

Cool, I've seen no one, lol!

Anonymous said...

My MIL was just saying today how Kirstie Alley had a really pretty face and really pretty hair.

bananas. said...

GOO to kirstie alley. geez. she has her ups but she almost always has her downs.

i've seen a bunch of celebs myself. i get off on it big time.

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Tina said...

Wow that is ALOT of celebs! Niiice! lol oooh matthew fox. what a hottie

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

The only person Ive ever seen is the Red Head from Sex and the City. That is it. No one! My sis-in-law is a make up artist in movies and has met so many celebs it isn't even funny. The biggest jerk is Cuba Gooding Jr., and she says Kelly Ripa goes to work with her makeup on from the day before. eww

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

I need to hang out with you so I can see/meet some celebs! ha!
It is so funny you said that about Kirstie Alley's butt! My sis and I are addicted to her new show. Have you watched it? And we talk about it constantly!! It really is huge...and that is coming from someone who has a rather large ass themselves!
I also love her clothes. She was on Ellen the other day and I loved her dress!

Ela said...

Whoa, that's nutty. My hubs saw Lucy Lui - uber short. And I saw Anne Hathaway but that's it :)
Hope you're well :)


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