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Unexpected encounters with celebrities

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by caelte, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Years ago, I was sketching in the front yard of the guest house I was staying at in Santa Fe. A voice said, "I like your stone sculptures." I looked up, it was Julia Child. ( She was referring to some rock cairns I had assembled to decorate the yard). Turned out she was a relative of the owner of the mini- estate I was staying at. Wow, Julia Child. "I can't offer you anything because it would be so inferior and I would be totally humilitated."

    Another time, long ago and far away, I was-very early,about 6 AM,- rounding the corner of the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, I ran directly into Katharine Hepburn. I was really fkn stunned, speechless.

    Anyone else ever had this kind of experience.

    ( I've had others, but these two are the best.)
     
  2. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I once saw Penn and Teller in the Vegas airport just standing around and talking to eachother. It was kind of surreal.
     
  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Billy Idol, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Drew Barrymore.
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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    Billy Idol, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Drew Barrymore.
    Jennings? That must've been awesome. I literally walked into David Cassidy at the track. He said, "Sorry kid" and kept on moving. I talked briefly with Joe Pesci there too, and have seen Bill Parcells placing a bet.
     
  5. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

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    Not really a celebrity. But I had dinner with artist Evelyn Rosenberg (sat right next to her) earlier this year. She invented detonography. Anyway, when she walked into the room, it took me awhile to realize who she was, but when I did, I seriously flipped my shit. I saw her specials on the discovery channel and 20/20 YEARS ago.
     
  6. robbie

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    I was thrifting in Lincoln, NE once and Jenny Lewis was also thrifting. I walked up to her and said, "you know, you look an awful lot like Jenny Lewis."

    Of course to this she replied, "crazy, on my better days thats who I am".

    I was a little starstruck, but also she is REALLY attractive. So I was trying hard to look her in the eyes rather than... well

    robbie
     
  7. Joel_Cairo

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    Last time the Jaguar CLub was in Boston, I talked to David Arquette at the show. My GF sold him a T-Shirt. He was much better dressed than his red carpet appearances on E! would suggest.

    I also walked into a men's room at a play in Cambridge many years ago to see find it totally empty, save Christopher Walken zipping up his fly. I walked straight to the sink and did one of those "just came to the restroom to wash my hands, thanks very much" things. He complimented my tie. eery.

    EDIT: also, Tom Hanks was at my college graduation, but his daughter was in my class and the whole crowd was pointing like a pack of japanese tourists, so it was hardly "unexpected"
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had lunch with Cary Grant when I was about two.
     
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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Anyone else ever had this kind of experience.

    too many to remember. my favorite was mr t, alone, in an elevator. that was an awkward silence.
     
  10. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Donald Sutherland: grocery store in Magog
    Johnny Depp: filming Secret Garden near my house; very down to earth and nice guy.
    Pat Burns: nhl coach - at our hotel; a classless pig
    Cliff Fletcher: another Leafs coach - nyc outside his hotel smoking a cigar. nice guy, and bigger than he looks on tv.
    Doug Gilmour: Leaf's star center at the time - mother taught his daughter piano
    Jose Theodor: Canadiens goalie - at our hotel
    A closer for the blue jays rented our house when he got traded to the Jays. It was actually a big deal at the time. I could look him up but I don't really care. Baseball is ghey.

    I'm not really a star-struck kinda guy. I literally almost bumped in to sutherland, told him I enjoyed his work, and left him alone. Depp was just a really nice, normal guy and I got to chat with him a few minutes. I was really young when I met Gilmour. His wife was really pretty. I remember her more. Theodor drove a boxster; 'nuff said. [​IMG] Burns drove a harley. he came in to the hotel, said he needed to use the washroom in an arrogant tone and proceeded to make a mess. Didn't say thanks or anything. The guy was a born asshole and the players thought so too.
     
  11. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I had lunch with Cary Grant when I was about two.

    Who was your father that you met all these people?
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Who was your father that you met all these people?
    How many people is Cary Grant?
     
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    GQgeek Senior member

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    Ha ha... Whoops! What I meant was that I recall another thread in which you mentionned that your father had dinner with some other famous person, whose name I can't recall.
     
  14. Manny Calavera

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    I've had the pleasure of working in a place that caters to celebrities and having some high-profile friends of friends so the shock has worn off. However, as far as totally unexpected and random encounters go, I once stood beside Sylvester Stallone (his disabled son attends Grafton) in the local McDonald's. It was a little surreal. He ordered a McFish.[​IMG]
     
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    Who was your father that you met all these people?

    He may have been a very mature two year old. What I want to know is who picked up the tab. Did he have the Portehouse or the Gerbers stewed peas?
     
  16. Ivan Kipling

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    I've seen a number of celebs, up close. Audrey Hepburn, was one of them. She was skeletally thin above the waist, with broad hips. Magnificent bone structure, but looked fearfully fragile.
    I was pawing through scarves once, at Bonwit Teller in Chicago. A bejeweled hand started to paw alongside my own. It belonged to Dionne Warwick. She was tall, accompanied by two very imposing bodyguards, and quiet.
    I sat across from Anouk Aimee and Ungaro having lunch at Neiman Marcus, in Chicago. He was there to launch his new perfume. Ungaro was no more than five foot two. His teeth were very bad. Anouk Aimee was statuesque, I'd say around a size twelve. She towered over Ungaro, ate a hearty lunch, drank plenty of wine, and requested extra raspberry butter for her popovers.
    I stood close to Lana Turner, after a performance of Murder Among Friends. She was very, very slender. Around five foot four, with poreless skin. She looked a little bit 'worn,' by this stage in her life. But still beautiful. Her hair was amazingly thick, for her age.
     
  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He may have been a very mature two year old. What I want to know is who picked up the tab. Did he have the Portehouse or the Gerbers stewed peas?
    I think my mom won some contest or raffle and brought me along. I can't remember the menu [​IMG].
     
  18. redcaimen

    redcaimen Senior member

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    I think my mom won some contest or raffle and brought me along. I can't remember the menu [​IMG].

    I cant recall a single unexpected celebrity encounter. My father was once flipped off by princes Anne but he had numerous celebrity encounters.
     
  19. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    I was thrifting in Lincoln, NE once and Jenny Lewis was also thrifting. I walked up to her and said, "you know, you look an awful lot like Jenny Lewis." Of course to this she replied, "crazy, on my better days thats who I am". I was a little starstruck, but also she is REALLY attractive. So I was trying hard to look her in the eyes rather than... well robbie
    Cool story. That's one celeb I would very much like to run into. I walked 3 or 4 blocks in Indianapolis with Nick Lachey on the way to the NCAA basketball semifinals. A girl tried to hand him a flier for a night club and then flipped her shit when she realized who he was. Seemed like a normal dude going to the game with his buddies, except he signed an autograph every 200 feet. I've also run into Joe Namath on the golf course, who I also got an autograph from when I was 7 or 8 (his daughter went to me elementary school). And though most people wouldn't recognize her, I've walked several holes of a golf tournament on two occasions with Tiger Wood's wife. She's just as gorgeous in person.
     
  20. hchamp

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    Ha ha... Whoops! What I meant was that I recall another thread in which you mentionned that your father had dinner with some other famous person, whose name I can't recall.

    Dimaggio and Munroe, the "two stupidest people in the world".
     

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