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Unexpected encounters with celebrities

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

  1. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Distinguished Member

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    I unknowingly meet Gore Vidal in the UCLA library. He was doing a book signing so I happened to go to his section in the stacks. An old man in an equally old tweed jacket approached me and said, "oh, I'm so glad someone as young as you enjoys my work." He acted very strangely.

    [​IMG] Not knowing what Gore Vidal looked like, I assumed he was some crazy nut hanging around the library. I just said, "oh yes, I enjoyed both 1776 and Burr". He smiled then walked away.

    The next time I saw him, he was signing my book. I felt like such an ass.


    Ass being the key word.
     


  2. ninetofivereject

    ninetofivereject Senior Member

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    saw George Chuvalo buying a cup of coffee at local Coffee Time,told him i was a fan and shook his hand,his literally enveloped mine and im 6 foot 1 228 pounds.
     


  3. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    i ran into lee renaldo today. i've had a few close encounters with him before but this was the first time i said hello. then i walked away (didn't even follow him around). his left hand was bandaged.
     


  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Small talked with Dick Vermeil in an Apple Store yesterday.
     


  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Small talked with Dick Vermeil in an Apple Store yesterday.

    He was sobbing uncontrollably, wasn't he?
     


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    Julianne Moore(?) at back-to-school night!
     


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    Slash at the liquor store
     


  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Last 3 or 4 weeks: Mischa Barton chased by paparazzi on the Bowery, Sienna Miller at the coffee shop, Ron Perlman strolling around, Jeff Goldblum reading on a bench, Brooke Shields hanging with the kids, Willem Dafoe nodding at me as I walked out of my building.
     


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    We don't get that many celebrities walking around the streets in Australia.

    The only time I really remember seeing celebrities was one day about a year or so ago - was standing next to Eric Bana reading movie-related magazines at Borders, then later that day walked past Geoffrey Rush at a cafe with a cigarette in one hand and a big class of wine in the other.

    Wish I had some more exciting stories to tell.
     


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    Slash at the liquor store
    Nice. I was in line with Duff McKagan at the Apple store when the new iPhone came out last year. Ran into Tom Douglas (Seattle chef) last week at the local grocery store. Best ever was meeting Charles Barkley in a steak joint in Atlanta. Sent him a round of drinks (I grew up in Philly as a 76ers fan) and he came over to say thanks and invited us to have a cigar with him. Very cool.
     


  11. lefty

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    saw George Chuvalo buying a cup of coffee at local Coffee Time,told him i was a fan and shook his hand,his literally enveloped mine and im 6 foot 1 228 pounds.

    Chuvalo was one cool cat. I used to see him all the time, but by then he was a celebrity "collector" for some not too nice fellows. Tragic personal life.

    "He's the toughest guy I ever fought", said Ali of Chuvalo.

    Last 3 or 4 weeks: Mischa Barton chased by paparazzi on the Bowery, Sienna Miller at the coffee shop, Ron Perlman strolling around, Jeff Goldblum reading on a bench, Brooke Shields hanging with the kids, Willem Dafoe nodding at me as I walked out of my building.

    I hope you gave Perlman. Goldblum, and Dafoe invites to the SF B&S Yard Sale.

    lefty
     


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    I hope you gave Perlman. Goldblum, and Dafoe invites to the SF B&S Yard Sale.
    Of course. They said they'd try to make it.

    You have no interest in Mischa or Sienna attending?
     


  13. lefty

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    You have no interest in Mischa or Sienna attending?

    Saving them for the after party.

    lefty
     


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    Big night (and a shout out to AF [​IMG] ): partied w/ Fox bizness talking head Alex!s Gl!ck & NY hot dog impresario Nicholas Gray....
     


  15. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Julianne Moore(?) at back-to-school night!

    cool. was she in your class?
     


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