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20 April 2006 @ 09:34 pm
Celebrity sighting!  
My husband was in the Starbucks nearest to Coolidge Corner (Boston) a couple of days ago and saw Steven Tyler of Aerosmith coming out of the bathroom. He said Steven Tyler's not particularly tall--maybe 5'7" or 5'8"--and he was wearing cargo pants and has a really big mouth (well, duh). He was with some sort of hot model-y looking chick (of course), and he drives a baby blue Mercedes with Massachusetts license plates "OH YEAH" (something like that). I wonder if he maintains a residence here in Boston.

Which celebs have y'alls met or sighted?

I've met Harry Connick, Jr., Angelina Jolie, Patch Adams (talked to him on the phone, too), Mr. Rogers (my parents used to go to church with him!), Shawn Hatosy (sort of a Hollywood almost-was; I was in a musical with him back in the early 1990s), Dominique Dawes (the American Olympic gymnast; I went to junior high with her), Steven Francis (the basketball player; I didn't really know him, but he did go to my high school), and Kim Young Sam (former president of South Korea). And I've got a very very good friend from high school who was in a couple of recent movies, on Broadway, and in a national tour of a musical. (HI, BIG T!!! *smooch*)
 
 
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née sous une: Garymauvaise_etoile on April 21st, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
Steven Tyler (and the rest of Aerosmith) were motorcycling round these parts as they were chillin' at Kid Rock's house a couple of summers ago. They stopped and had ice cream at the place I go to all the time. Alas, I did not get to see them.

I've met JC Chasez (from N*Sync), Nora Roberts, Elizabeth Kostova, Jerome Dickey, Bob the Bachelor, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and a bunch of people from not-super-famous bands. Erm, possibly some others too, but I can't remember. (I literally have the worst memory in the world) I waited on Bob Probert once. For living somewhere with a fair amount of celebrities, I've never seen a one of 'em. Oh, probably because I avoid going out in public as much as possible :/

OH! I touched Tommy Lee, but didn't get to meet him. Oh and the last flight I was on, Jack Hanna was also on so I got to see him but not meet him. See how I keep randomly remembering? lol

What was Angelina like?
Miss Sophia: Rufus dreamily looks out windowmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Steven Tyler (and the rest of Aerosmith) were motorcycling round these parts as they were chillin' at Kid Rock's house a couple of summers ago. They stopped and had ice cream at the place I go to all the time.

Somehow, that is totally rock 'n' roll!

Jack Hanna! How awesome! Did he have an animal in a carrier under the seat? One of the few times I rode first class, Pat Boone was a couple of rows behind and across from me. It was just when "The Osbournes" was beginning to get popular, too, so people on the flight were asking him about them. Unfortunately, I slept through most of the flight...not that it would've mattered anyway, because I didn't know who he was at the time, and I had to ask one of the other people on the flight what all the hubbub was about after we had gotten off the plane.

Angelina was really nice. She was a bit shorter than I expected, actually. And personalitywise, she was very very gracious. It was at some sort of World UN celebration thingy in Union Station in Washington, DC. I used to belong to a Cambodian dance troupe, and some of the girls from the troupe (not me, though) were dancing at the event. Angelina loves all things Cambodian, so she agreed to sign autographs for, and take pictures with, the gals after their performance. She was really patient and obliging for them, very calm and pleasant. Not at all divalike.
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Norwegian Bluenorwegianblue47 on April 21st, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
I know Joe Perry has a residence in Marshfeild, which is not too far away, and my dad's friend's daughter is really good friends with I think Brad Whitford's son. But I haven't met anyone interesting myself. Just a couple of degrees away from a few celebrities.
Norwegian Bluenorwegianblue47 on April 21st, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Oh, and I know people who work at Joe Perry's resturaunt. Like Blue Mountain or something.
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A Unified Theory of Everythingdaylightsparks on April 21st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
I went through a period where I was giving out tinfoil sculptures to all my favorite artists. The most famous recipient was Peter Buck from REM. Other recipients included the members of Sonic Youth and Wilco, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman (who gave me a little scarab seal in return), and a lot of semi-obscure indie-rock bands.

I also once spotted Benicio del Toro in a Portland cafe, and my friends and I ran into Dave Grohl (then of Nirvana) after a show, but I was too shy to say anything.
Miss Sophia: Remus and the Metal Hornsmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Wow, tinfoil structures. That's quite random! Some restaurants wrap up your leftovers in those, too. :P

After one of his shows, I gave Harry Connick, Jr., a wallet-size picture of my husband and me at our wedding, with a nice message written on the back, and I explained that his music was special to us because it was kind of the soundtrack for our early relationship. But he was so knackered from the show that he was kind of like "oh, whatever" about it. Meh. He was still hawt, though.
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melandry on April 21st, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
I have never knowingly encountered anyone famous. Not even an 'on a plane' brush with celebrity.

I must move in the wrong circles, or something.
Miss Sophia: Chicks before dicksmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
When I become the next Jenna Jameson, you can say you once had Indian food with me. ;)
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Coffeejunkii: supergay (kben)coffeejunkii on April 21st, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
hmm, this will only have meaning if you have seen queer as folk. let's just assume that you have :).

i saw brokeback mountain last year the day it was released, in chelsea in nyc, to be exact. so we are standig near the concession stand and my friend turns to me and goes, "i think that's randy harrison over there." aka justin from qaf. and i go, "nahhh!" and look and sure enough, it was him, and looking exactly like his character!! he ended up sitting two rows in front of us :).
Miss Sophia: Brokeback Mountain kissmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, I have not seen QaF. However, it has been recommended to me many, many times, so I'll probably get the DVDs at some point. But I'm pretty sure I know who Randy Harrison is, because I've seen him iconed many times.

*tabs over to Google Image*

Yep, yep, I know who he is. And he's hot. Dude, when that big kiss scene happened in BBM, I totally would've been jumping over those two rows to go sit in Randy's lap. A girl can take only so much sexual tension, you know?
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brittbribitribbit on April 21st, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
Hee! What a fun post! Well, I've been in commercials with Michael Jordan and Bill Cosby; and I was an extra in Jingle All the Way with Arnold Schwarzanfreakinglongname. Besides the acting, I went to D.C. on the same plane as Judge Joe Brown, and departed that airport where Xzibit was (how do you spell his name? It's probably something weird; he's a rapper). I've met all three Hobbits except Dom (who is, ironically, my favorite). I still regret freezing up in front of Elijah Wood. :/ I've also met all the members of Switchfoot, several times, as they used to play for my church. And Chuck Smith, a pastor, started Calvary Chapel at my school. In the art room, to be exact. ;)
brittbribitribbit on April 21st, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
Wait, did you say Taye Diggs? Is that Big T?
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The Former Draco Malfoyalabastardragon on April 21st, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
I met Peter Cushing..
Miss Sophia: Circle Kmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I Google Imaged him, and he looks familiar. Is he a famous British actor or something? *is a dumb Amurrican*
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Sirinial: pirate juice is the ultimate refreshmentsirinial on April 21st, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Umm... I used to know a guy who stood next to Edward Norton once. Other than that... have you ever heard of Rick Charrete?
Miss Sophia: Circle Kmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Rick Charrete? I'm afraid not. What's he known for?
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Drakyndra,  Evil Master of Fandom: Joss's getting on the ship.drakyndra on April 21st, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
I've hugged Joss Whedon.

That's about it, really. Though I have had Jasoer Fforde sign one of his books for me.
Miss Sophia: Harry and Ron BFFmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Wow, and Joss Whedon really looks like he's enjoying it (and although that came out kind of dirty, I soooo didn't mean it that way)! Seriously, if I didn't know better, I might think you're his longlost friend or something. :)
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Alliemoose42 on April 21st, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
I have a friend who almost saw Samuel L. Jackson.

Other than that I've only met famous politicians. Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Howard Dean, John Kerry, John Edwards, Patrick Kennedy, etc.
Miss Sophia: HSR - Eh Stevemiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who almost saw Samuel L. Jackson.

DUDE! ON A PLANE! ON A PLANE!

Dammit, why are all my Snakes on a Plane icons on JF and not here?!

Heh, you've got like a cornucopia of the Democrat Party right there.
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ex_jo_blogs on April 21st, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Quite a lot of actors live in my bit of North London - it's kind of villagey and not on the tube and not that expensive, so they don't tend to be world famous - but you'll know some of them I'm sure. I never meet them though - I'm far too English reserved to introduce myself! Although, a friend of mine ran in Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), when he was house-hunting and engaged him in conversation about whether it was a nice place to live.
Bill Nighy - pissed in my local pub (Slartibartfast in Hitchhiker's Guide)
Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent, see above and Tim in The Office - the British one. Walking his dog)
David Tennant (you already know about that one!)
James Mcavoy (Mr Tumnus - and that one - squee!)

And *years* ago - long before Harry Potter films, I saw Mark Williams, who did actually speak to me! He caught my eye, and said "You ain't see me, right?" which was one his catchphrases from a character he played on the Fast Show. So, that was pretty cool.

Plus loads of British soap actors /alternative comedians I won't bore you with!
Miss Sophia: The Office - Comedymiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Whoa, Tim of The Office was THE MAIN CHARACTER in Hitchhiker's Guide??? I had no idea! I really need to get that movie, considering that the book is one of my favorite books EVAR. And I love love love Tim. And you saw him! Walking his dog! *is very jealous* I soooo would've gone up and talked to him. I mean, a dog! And Tim!

Haha, that's awesome that Mark Williams was all slick with you. Damn. You've just cleaned up in the celebrity department.
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She Who Does Bofferairriphlyer on April 21st, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Well, Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome, and Jeff Zabik (sp), oh! and Brenda Stubbert and Nat Hewitt and Jeff whatsisface, Sue Mack, plus this Nancy woman, and Bill aka Tigger.

Oh! Wait! Like real famous people, not just famous contra and band people! Ha! ;)

ssun. This Nancy woman is my mom. But Brenda Stubberts is kind of famous, and I know Andrea Deleone, who edits for NPR.

hee.
Miss Sophia: Chinese Fireball Ooohmiss_sophia on April 21st, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
I think I might be old or something, because I've never heard of any of those people!

Your mom's famous?
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