The stars at night are big and bright

Patrick Swayze having to go to the hospital with pneumonia made me sad, and it also made me think about myself. I know you are stunned.

They announced that he was in the hospital at this critic's convention that is held twice a year in Pasadena, and guess who worked at that ding-dang thing for years? Guess who hated it?

They needed a proofreader to read the stuff that went out to the press, and the days were 12-16 hours long, and man Polly quit cryin', it was exhausting. The only good news is that the thing was held at the Ritz, and the Ritz is, you know, ritzy.

I remember one late night I sent someone down to the bar to get me a glass of wine as we were wrapping up. I gave him $10. The guy came back with my wine and no change, and I was sort of annoyed (this was in 1999, so I was even more annoyed than I'd be now). "I didn't make off with your change," the guy said. "The wine was $9, so I tipped the extra buck."

NINE DOLLARS? For a glass of stupid merlot or whatever I drank back then?

Also, the Ritz had really good-smelling soap in the lobby restroom, and whenever I was back there after that (they had a nice tea that I would sometimes go to), that soap would remind me of those long, stressy days.

But that is not what I was going to discuss today. I thought I would tell you all the exciting star sightings I had when I lived in LA. All the ones I can remember, anyway.

You really do see celebrities all the time when you live there, but you have to really live in the city of LA (or Malibu or Santa Monica. I am saying you can't live in a suburb 20 miles outside the city, is what I am trying to say), and you have to know what celebrities look like. Marvin never recognized anyone except of course Roger Daltrey. Oh, and once he recognized Mr. Cunningham from Happy Days, but mostly he recognized him because his normally quiet best friend screamed out, "MR. C!" which old Mr. C didn't seem too happy about.

Okay, so let's see. Well, my first big sighting was the first weekend I went to see Marvin. I saw Bob Saget at the LA airport. I know, right? It doesn't get any better.

Then shortly after I moved there, we went to Catalina Island for the day, and I saw that guy Christy Brinkley married on the ski lift and divorced like four seconds later, but not before getting pregnant by him.

And this is why it was good for me that I lived there. I could spot even the remotest celebrtity. Even people who didn't really, you know, count.

Soon after, I saw Mrs. Godsey from The Waltons, which may not mean much to you, but I always liked her. And yes, I KNOW nobody knows who that is, either.

And this was my luck for years. I kept seeing celebrities that barely counted. I saw all the siblings from Roseanne, including both blonde sisters. I saw Alannah Stewart, the woman who married both George Hamilton and Rod Stewart (she and I actually spoke, as we were in line for the bathroom at the Ivy). I shopped next to Cuba Gooding Jr. AND Angela Lansbury at Rite Aid (they weren't together), and next to Heather Graham at Fred Segal (we were looking at the same pants, but she was down by the zeros and twos and I…wasn't).

I got my hair done next to Gina Gershon and Debra Messing. Which just goes to show you I spent entirely too much on my hair. Oh! And I got blown off at a kid's store because stupid Lisa Renna was there, and I shouldn't blame her, but it ticked me off. I was trying to buy some overpriced shoes for my niece that she'd grow out of in two seconds.

I also saw Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; that kid from Jerry Macguire; Shelly Winters at the movies and oh! once I sat behind Helen Mirren at the movies, but only like four people know who that is.

But finally my luck changed. My friend came to visit me, and we were gonna have brunch at this trendy restaurant and there was a line down the block. "Forget it," I said. Let's go to this crappy place, and we'll go to the Ivy for dinner or something."

We get to the crappy place, and WHO is having breakfast right next to us?! Ashton, Demi, and Rumor, Tumor and Bloomer, that's who. We had to sit there like it was normal to have Ashton and Demi at the next table. According to my friend, who was more blatant about looking, Demi ate a lettuce leaf for breakfast.

After that I saw just everyone. I stood behind Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks going to a movie together. I ran into Courtney Love in Hollywood. I went to a party with Vince Vaughn. I saw Anthony Keidis not once but THREE TIMES in my neighborhood. Marvin and I chatted with Christina Applegate and her then-husband Jonathan Shcehchchchch or whatever his name is at a neighborhood bar. I was alone in a manicure place with Christina Ricci. I had to read my magazine and act like I was totally used to getting my toes filed next to Christina Ricci.

Because that is the secret when you live in LA. You do not pose for a picture, you do not say hi, you do not say love your work. You pretend they are not there. Anyone who does otherwise is screaming to the world that they do not live locally.

Except that Marvin love love loves Aimee Mann, and he did say hi to her at the grocery store and she acted mortified.

Finally, my top two celeb sightings, and I know you enjoy me for saying "celeb," were the following. First of all, I rode an elevator with Rachel Griffiths, and she said, "I like your shoes!"

Okay, that was good. But then? And I may have told this one, because I don't know how I could have missed it in two years. I was stuck in traffic on Hollywood Boulevard. I really had to be somewhere and I was cursing that I took that stupid road. As I crawled along, I saw this crowd on bleachers to my left and realized I was driving through a movie premiere. I looked to my right, and

NICOLAS CAGE WAS GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR.

You don't understand. Nicolas Cage is on my list. My list of people I could have an affair with if I ever saw them in real life. I think he is the bomb. And there he is, seven inches away from the passenger door of my Bug. Nicolas Cage turned toward my car, because he was waving to the crowd across the street. Naturally, because I was right there, he glanced into my car. So you know the part where I said you pretend celebrities aren't there?

I SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMED and grabbed the sides of my head and bounce bounce bounced up and down in my car seat, like those kids did in the Ed Sullivan theater when the Beatles invaded America. Do you think this compelled Nicolas Cage to blow off his movie premiere, get right into my Bug, and drive off into the night with me?

He gave me kind of a concerned look and smiled at the crowd. He was with Lisa Marie Presley. Then the traffic moved forward and he was probably never so glad about anything in his life.

Do you think he might call? I mean, when he reads this, and heaven knows he will, do you think he will understand that I am fully sane and also pretty?

Pretty

I'm in the book, Nic Cage!

59 thoughts on “The stars at night are big and bright

  1. You definitely have to live up in LA to see that many celebs – I was living in Hermosa/Manhattan Beach from 2000-2004 and never saw anyone famous. Did see Tim Robbins at Fat Burger in Santa Monica at lunch once. He was by himself eating a burger – much grayer than I expected. Oh and I have a conversation with Tara Reid’s little sister since she was a member of my sorority at LMU and I was an advisor.
    Back in my Columbia days I saw Katie Holmes getting a piggy-back ride from Chris Klein down Broadway in the summer of ’98 when she was taking classes there. That was interesting. Too bad she didn’t stick with him, he was more normal.
    Oh, and Helen Mirren – I saw some crazy picture of her in a bikini on one of the tabloid magazine and she looks unbelievable. She’s 63 but her body looked 35, it’s nuts.

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  2. deep in the heart of texas, (really) my sister and I met Stone Cold Steve Austin in the airport at the baggage claim. He wasn’t tall, but he had big calves. That’s all I remember because I was giggling into my hand, real sophisticated like.
    You obviously showed much more restraint.
    When I get pedicures I read, trashy, celebrity tabloids. What did Christina Ricci read?

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  3. That one just built and built, until I was tearing up at the end (the laughter builds to tears).
    But Nic Cage? Old horse-face in Disney movies now? Puh-leez June. Now, Hugh Jackman or Jeremy Northam, okay.
    And speaking of Dustin Hoffman, am I the only one who thinks that he is NOT a match for Emma Thompson? I don’t even know if I can watch that Last Chance Harvey thing — it’s got train wreck all over it. Sad.
    And Christina Ricci? Used to think she blows. But she was fantastic in Penelope.

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  4. And Francis is feeling….? Marvin once tugged on my sleeeve very hard in a teeny bookstore in Malibu because I was standing next to Whoopie and wasnt looking. Then there was the time in Santa Monica that I was in a small furniture store enthralled with a table, Marvin and his Dad were outside and when I left informed me that Ellen and Ann were right next to me. Even when I saw famous people, I would say “isn’t that whats his name?” And Francis is doing….?

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  5. you are cracking me up! when we lived in LA…my husband saw everyone and i saw nobody..ever! He saw Tom Cruise at the car wash…ya know when he wasn’t a big fat weirdo. But once we were at the promenade and i was looking at this girl and he said…don’t we know her, she looks familiar? i laughed and said, um…”yeah, it’s Michelle Pfeiffer”.

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  6. What about when you and othermama were in the same restaurant with Johnnie Cocoran not long after the O.J. trial and you both rushed to the bathroom to call me so I could share in the excitment?

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  7. I can’t believe you saw all those people! How long did you live there? Eric and I saw Lauren and Jason from The Hills in LAX coming back from our honeymoon. That’s all I’ve got. Most of all I want to know if the Ivy has good food and is it over priced? Fill me in!

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  8. You KILLED me with “Rumor, Tumor and Bloomer.” Seriously. I couldn’t continue reading with the tears of laughter in my eyes. But then. THEN I got to Nicholas Cage and I don’t know what you are smoking, June. Nicholas CAGE? I am APPALLED.

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  9. Is it bad that I recognize every single name in this post? and I would totally have jumped into Nic Cage’s car, even if it meant mine kept moving and caused a 72-car-pileup?

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  10. I don’t recall seeing anyone famous, well except, we were walking down a little side street in Honolulu and we saw Larry King getting his nails done. He actually waved to us. I know the lady that used to do the weather on CNN, Orlen Sidney. Her dad is one of my best friends from work. He was part of my lunch bunch. Sounds like all I watch is news.

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  11. I crane my neck looking for celebrities in Chicago and then try ot pretend they don’t exist when I happen to see one. Except when I saw David from the Real World: New Orleans. He is from Chicago. We were walking along the lake going back to our car after a day at the Taste and there was a ruckus on the lake front. I man was riding one of those Segueways (sp?) and hit a crack in the pavement and he and the Segueway went flying down into the lake. (we were on a part that has sidewalks about three feet above the lake. There are the sidewalks and just a sheer drop into the lake. No kind of safety rails or anything.) Anyhoo~ my husband and I sat down to watch the dive team pull the Segueway out of the lake and this man walks up to my hubby and asks him what was going on. I look up, I look down, I look up again, I look down again, I get up all non-chalant like and santer over to my husband and hiss in his ear “do you KNOW who that IS????????” He nods and continues to talk with David, the whole while I am continuing my ever so non-chalant staring at him, looking away, staring at him, looking away. Yep. I’m cool. I have seen real celebrities, but I nearly hyperventilate over someone who was on the REAL WORLD many, many years ago. And yes, I still watch the Real World. And yes, I like to think I am still 20.

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  12. Ooh! Helen Mirren is the most exciting one, as far as I’m concerned.
    Sorry to disappoint you, chacha, but that photo in the bikini was total BS photoshop. She said it herself and other photos proved it.

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  13. Lots of famous people are from Oklahoma, but apparently they never come back since you don’t exactly see them walking down the street in OKC. Just once I’d like to run into Carrie Underwood at the Sonic in Checotah. Is that too much to ask? Dr. Phil, Brad Pitt, Ron Howard…all born in Oklahoma but you don’t see them hanging out down in Bricktown. They must all be too busy attending movie premiers and hanging out at Rite Aid in LA. I guess I always figured they had “people” who went to Rite Aid for them.

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  14. Did anyone else see Dustin Hoffman on Jay Leno last night? He has got to be the sexiest man alive! Especially when he put on his readers. Oh, man……..

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  15. I know I have used that Rumor Tumor and Bloomer joke before, but I have to admit I kind of heart myself for it. So I used it again. Sue me. No, really, sue me. I would like to see the papers. “Victim of severe emotional distress when she read a joke twice on defendant’s blog.”
    And you all stop with Nicolas Cage! Ever since Valley Girl he has been the man for me. You can have your stupid manly Mel Gibsons or whomever. Blech.
    Oh, and mom, I forgot about Johnny Cochran. That was a good one.
    And I agree with Emily who keeps stealing Tokyo, Helen Mirren was a good one. At that point I only knew her from The Cook The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, that disturbing movie. She was good in that, but oh! The Queen. She rocked The Queen.

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  16. I have missed you SOOOOOO, June! I was fasting from the internet and MAN O MAN was it hard not to log on just for a quick peekypoo in your blog.
    You are KILLING ME SMALLS! Laughing out loud over here. And a shout out to my sissy who makes me laugh as hard as you do. Love her story about the Real World guy.
    Did you and Marvin live all haughty taughty there in LA? My lands, girl. Shopping, hair dos, lunches, dinners, pedicures, over priced niece shoes. Mercy!
    I shopped at the Mall of America’s Gap store with Evander Holifield once. Right after that freak Mike Tyson tried to eat his ear. I told his body guard dude…(like HE needs one???) that I was his biggest fan while Evander was in the dressing room trying on jeans. This guy looks this pink sweatsuit wearing slightly overweight suburban housewife Mom up and down and sort of DISMISSES me! I AM A BOXING FAN, y’all! Anyway,I waited till E. was out of the dressing room and sort of followed him around the store until the body guard dude whispered something in his ear and he turned to look me up and down and then look PAST me as if he were looking for my husband or the REAL fan. Hmmmppphh.

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  17. Also? I sort of get the Nickolas Cage thing. I had forgotten about he and Lisa Marie! That was a long time ago.
    On my list? DAVID LETTERMAN. Oh baby. Yea, I’m not kidding!

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  18. Wow, I actually know more than half those names! I could never HOPE to see a celebrity in real life, because I’m pretty sure they don’t ever think to step foot into tiny, obscure towns.
    The closest I ever got was a Josh Groban concert. He walked down the aisle singing in that glorious way, and my seat was SIX away from the aisle. I screeched. And felt a little stupid. And then I felt jipped that I wasn’t closer and didn’t get the chance to touch him.
    I shouldn’t feel stupid about my reaction though. Even my sister’s unborn baby was excited to be there. Elleah, if you read this, tell her that story. I think it’s cool. I think Josh Groban would think it’s cool too.

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  19. June, You should of thought about Nick’s bad performance in “Peggy Sue Got Married” to calm you down.
    Hey, maybe to get an Oscar nomination it helps to be in a film that has “Got Married” or “Getting Married” in the title. It worked for Kathleen and it will work for Anne later this month.
    Poor Marvin….maybe Aimee Mann still has voices carrying inside her head.
    I never see any celebrities except i once saw Dom Deluise many years ago in distress in the Las Vegas Hilton lobby. He said “We need to get him an ambulance”. I don’t know who the “him” was that he was refering to.
    Oh, i did see Anacani of the Lawrence Welk show at Detroit Metro airport once. She even had body guards with her. Now you are probably wondering who the hell is Anacani and what fan of June’s would be watching the Lawrence Welk show. Well, every sunday without fail we went to grandma’s house and she always had Lawrence Welk or sometimes Hee Haw blaring out of her TV. Instead of listening to grandma go on endlessly about Ralph & Elsie’s trip to Idaho, Her friend Betty’s niece’s rash or little Richie’s new frog, i would tune out and watch the TV. Of course Grandma would always give us commentary about everybody on the show. She knew all these details about everyone on both shows. Prior to that i had not known that “String Bean”(this is actually a person’s name) of Hee Haw had been murdered. Imagine that? Thats how i even knew who this Anacani person was. I’d see her week after week. Lawrence always called her “our little mexican senorita” She was very pretty however and that’s probably why i took any notice of her. God, my life is exciting!

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  20. June, You should of thought about Nick’s bad performance in “Peggy Sue Got Married” to calm you down.
    Hey, maybe to get an Oscar nomination it helps to be in a film that has “Got Married” or “Getting Married” in the title. It worked for Kathleen and it will work for Anne later this month.
    Poor Marvin….maybe Aimee Mann still has voices carrying inside her head.
    I never see any celebrities except i once saw Dom Deluise many years ago in distress in the Las Vegas Hilton lobby. He said “We need to get him an ambulance”. I don’t know who the “him” was that he was refering to.
    Oh, i did see Anacani of the Lawrence Welk show at Detroit Metro airport once. She even had body guards with her. Now you are probably wondering who the hell is Anacani and what fan of June’s would be watching the Lawrence Welk show. Well, every sunday without fail we went to grandma’s house and she always had Lawrence Welk or sometimes Hee Haw blaring out of her TV. Instead of listening to grandma go on endlessly about Ralph & Elsie’s trip to Idaho, Her friend Betty’s niece’s rash or little Richie’s new frog, i would tune out and watch the TV. Of course Grandma would always give us commentary about everybody on the show. She knew all these details about everyone on both shows. Prior to that i had not known that “String Bean”(this is actually a person’s name) of Hee Haw had been murdered. Imagine that? Thats how i even knew who this Anacani person was. I’d see her week after week. Lawrence always called her “our little mexican senorita” She was very pretty however and that’s probably why i took any notice of her. God, my life is exciting!

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  21. June, You should of thought about Nick’s bad performance in “Peggy Sue Got Married” to calm you down.
    Hey, maybe to get an Oscar nomination it helps to be in a film that has “Got Married” or “Getting Married” in the title. It worked for Kathleen and it will work for Anne later this month.
    Poor Marvin….maybe Aimee Mann still has voices carrying inside her head.
    I never see any celebrities except i once saw Dom Deluise many years ago in distress in the Las Vegas Hilton lobby. He said “We need to get him an ambulance”. I don’t know who the “him” was that he was refering to.
    Oh, i did see Anacani of the Lawrence Welk show at Detroit Metro airport once. She even had body guards with her. Now you are probably wondering who the hell is Anacani and what fan of June’s would be watching the Lawrence Welk show. Well, every sunday without fail we went to grandma’s house and she always had Lawrence Welk or sometimes Hee Haw blaring out of her TV. Instead of listening to grandma go on endlessly about Ralph & Elsie’s trip to Idaho, Her friend Betty’s niece’s rash or little Richie’s new frog, i would tune out and watch the TV. Of course Grandma would always give us commentary about everybody on the show. She knew all these details about everyone on both shows. Prior to that i had not known that “String Bean”(this is actually a person’s name) of Hee Haw had been murdered. Imagine that? Thats how i even knew who this Anacani person was. I’d see her week after week. Lawrence always called her “our little mexican senorita” She was very pretty however and that’s probably why i took any notice of her. God, my life is exciting!

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  22. LOL. I think I just woke my husband up!
    Only one for me. Rob Thomas and all the Matchbox 20 guys. In Greenville, SC of all places. In a coffee shop, where I waited behind them for a frozen coffee. And I was 7 months pregnant and therefore not really hot. Hot looking that is. But, they were all cute and sweet and complimentary and even said, “Good luck with your baby.”
    I named the baby “Matchbox.” Well, not exactly. “Max” is his actual name but that has 3 of the letters so it’s close.

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  23. When I was in London i went to Madame Tausauds Museum and had my photo taken beside Nick Cage’s figure. Fast forward three years .. I was actually volunteering with his cousin .. so I told her about the photo .. she asked me to bring it in .. she photo-copied it and gave it to Nick’s manager and then got two .. count them .. two .. autographed photos off Nick for me. So you can really say that Nick Cage and I exchanged photos. :o)
    My only other brush with fame was George Clooney .. he was drinking in the bar we were drinking in at LAX .. actually waiting for the same flight as us to London.
    Oh yeah and I have seen Donald Sutherland a few times at the Jonathan Club at Santa Monica. Which .. by comparrison is a small lot to your list. :o)

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  24. Umm, yeah. Mine is really pathetic and will only mean something to the Chicagoland fans on your site. My husband ran into John Drury (very beloved news anchor in Chicago who (?whom?) passed away last year from ALS. He ran into him in a Jewel store and said “aren’t you John Drury?” And John Drury said, “Hi, I am John. John Drury.” Too cute! I stalked Carol Marin once at a police benefit. So sad, my whole family is in love with local news anchors, LOL. I think it’s a Chicago thing:)

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  25. Oh yeah, and my sister used to be a bartender in Austin, TX, and George Clooney gave her a $100 dollar tip. She also dated Richard Linklater. Not that any of this means I’ve ever met anyone famous ever. Oh wait! I did meet Justin Furstenfeld, the singer from Blue October, and Chris Sligh, the chubby, curly-haired guy from American Idol, AND when I was in California visiting my sister I saw Simon Cowell sitting in his car in front of a store in Beverly Hills!

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  26. I totally get the Nicolas Cage thing. I hope you actually put him on your list before you laminated it.
    Most of my celebs have been in airports, too. I saw the doctor from ER that limps in LAX, but in real life she didn’t limp. That was real committment. Also saw Heather Locklear and Ritchie Sambora in Newark, which was huge for me b/c of my Bon Jovi phase. I hung out with Hootie and the Blowfish in Scotland once. And saw the guy from BONES and ANGEL in Hawaii. Hmmm, apparently one must leave GSO to see famous people.
    I also got kicked out of the Ritz in Puerto Rico – hey I saw a world champ boxer there, but I can’t remember his name. Lee – a little help?

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  27. Wait! Speaking of my grandma, i forgot to mention one of her BIG celebrity connections. Grandma was actually my step grandma but, the only grandma i remember as my other two passed away when i was a toddler. My family spent a lot of time with her family but, that was fine because her family was so much fun. Anyways, grandma’s son, Bob Decker lived in Bay City and was neighbors to Madonna’s Grandma, Elsie Fortin.
    Bob would regale stories of young Madonna and how she lost her mother who she was named after when “Mo” was just a wee gal. One story that stick’s out is how Bob use to give Madonna and his daughter tractor rides. Maybe too much time with the vibrations from the tractor explains a few things about “Madge”.

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  28. Wait! Speaking of my grandma, i forgot to mention one of her BIG celebrity connections. Grandma was actually my step grandma but, the only grandma i remember as my other two passed away when i was a toddler. My family spent a lot of time with her family but, that was fine because her family was so much fun. Anyways, grandma’s son, Bob Decker lived in Bay City and was neighbors to Madonna’s Grandma, Elsie Fortin.
    Bob would regale stories of young Madonna and how she lost her mother who she was named after when “Mo” was just a wee gal. One story that stick’s out is how Bob use to give Madonna and his daughter tractor rides. Maybe too much time with the vibrations from the tractor explains a few things about “Madge”.

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  29. Wait! Speaking of my grandma, i forgot to mention one of her BIG celebrity connections. Grandma was actually my step grandma but, the only grandma i remember as my other two passed away when i was a toddler. My family spent a lot of time with her family but, that was fine because her family was so much fun. Anyways, grandma’s son, Bob Decker lived in Bay City and was neighbors to Madonna’s Grandma, Elsie Fortin.
    Bob would regale stories of young Madonna and how she lost her mother who she was named after when “Mo” was just a wee gal. One story that stick’s out is how Bob use to give Madonna and his daughter tractor rides. Maybe too much time with the vibrations from the tractor explains a few things about “Madge”.

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  30. Randy Travis and his entourage came to a garage sale I was taking part in. His tour bus was passing by and they stopped and everyone got off and shopped. I think his mother bought something but I don’t remember what. Also, my daughter once ran into, literally – with a grocery cart, Julianne Moore. In a grocery store in Birmingham, Alabama. She was filming part of a movie in town but I don’t remember what it was.

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  31. Can’t wait to hear all about it when Nicky calls! Not only have I not heard of most of the celebrities you mention, I marvel at your name-recall. Love your photo and invitation to Nic.
    My husband and I live in an area where people intermingle with celebrities, too. My favorite sighting was former heavy-weight champ Floyd Patterson shopping in a supermarket. I noticed he did not look at prices, just found what he wanted and placed it in his cart. Years later I had the opportunity to interview him (I’m a reporter) and I saw his golden gloves hanging in the living room. Nice, gentle man.

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  32. Helen Mirren!?! She is one of my “if only I could be her” people… if you can even find it there in the US you should totally find her british television series “Prime Suspect”. She is one of the first female murder detectives in the UK and her role totally inspired my feminist ways. Plus she has that clipped, perfect accent. And is so cultured. And haughty.
    Also, Rachel Griffiths may like your shoes but after event managing an afterparty for a theatre production she did back her in Australia a few years ago I can honestly tell you she’s a class A nutcase. Seriously. Plus, I’ve never seen such use of illicit substances! But that was pre-baby… anyway, it just burns me up that she keeps starring in television shows that I love (like Brothers & Sisters and Six Feet Under) because every time I see her I just remember what a pain in the arse she was to deal with. That’s the problem with celebrity sightings… sometimes they ruin the magic.

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  33. I have to agree with Emily that took Tokyo, Helen Mirren was the best! She is so great, especially in The Queen. I’ve never seen any celebrities that I haven’t paid to see (does that sound bad?). I hear of occasional Brad Pitt sightings (here in Springfield Mo.), but have never actually seen him myself.
    And how is little Francis doing?

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  34. Being from SoCal we get celeb sightings all the time. Mine and Kahuna’s goes something like this…isn’t that what’s her name from that show? No that’s whosamacallit from that other movie. NO it’s thingamajig from that show where she was a little girl but now she’s all grown up. Yeah we KNOW everyone. I was stuck on the 405 one time in my car right next to Johnny Carson in his corvette *circa 1984

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  35. Ooohhh The Scooper!!! If I were to ever see Rob Thomas in person there would be a misunderstanding. Really. I just want to touch him. Just once. Then they could jail me. With my last two pregnancies I lobbied HARD for Rob Thomas as the baby’s name. But hubby crush my soul when he told me no. (Hey! He was the one who was insisting on “Thomas” as the middle name. What’s better than Rob Thomas?????)

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  36. Oh and Kari? (Maybe I should read ALL the comments before commenting again…) I LOVE my Chicago Newscasters. LOVE THEM! I saw Dick Johnson at Navy Peir. (He’s very tall.) I have seen Art Norman (so sweet) and that danged Dan Roan (JERK) from WGN. I love the WGN morning news and probably would make a complete and utter ass of myself if I ever ran into Larry, Robin, Paul or any of them.

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  37. Doesn’t everyone know who Helen Mirren is? I think she’s fabulous and was amazing as the Queen of England in that movie. VERY good movie, surprisingly so…
    My big celeb sighting? Arnold and Maria on a yacht in Nantucket. I yelled AHHHHHHH-nold! And he turned and waved to me!!! heee hee hee!

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  38. June? Is that a jammie top or a blouse? Cause if it is a jammie top, you could totally get away with wearing it as a blouse. LOVE it.
    Fellow Faithful Readers?
    I think we may have bonded over this post. I see more talking with one another than in previous posts. I like this bonding over June stuff.
    Karen ~ Was he Puerto Rican? If so it was probably John Ruiz.

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  39. I’ve never seen ANYONE. Unless you count being held up at JFK because Laura Bush was flying in on Air Force Two or whatever special plane they give her. We had to sit on the runway for like 45 minutes until her motorcade drove off. I saw the plane and the motorocade, but that’s it.
    I feel gypped.

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  40. Anyone who doesn’t know who Helen Mirren is and doesn’t appreciate her talent should just be taken out in a field and be shot. Just kidding….well, sort of. And yes, she does have a rockin’ bod for a gal of her age.

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  41. Anyone who doesn’t know who Helen Mirren is and doesn’t appreciate her talent should just be taken out in a field and be shot. Just kidding….well, sort of. And yes, she does have a rockin’ bod for a gal of her age.

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  42. Anyone who doesn’t know who Helen Mirren is and doesn’t appreciate her talent should just be taken out in a field and be shot. Just kidding….well, sort of. And yes, she does have a rockin’ bod for a gal of her age.

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  43. Daryll Hannah, shorty after her popular stint as a mermaid, saw me at a U2 (be still my bono loving heart) backstage, after concert party, in which U2 did not show up but the entire Laker basketball team did (snore), told me she liked my earings. Even though they scream 1980’s, I shall never throw them …because I think “aah, Daryl liked these..smile..”

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  44. Lee if you are interested in “stalking” Evander, he doesn’t live too far from us, I mean on the way to church for us. We have a very close friend that is friends with one of his ex-wives, she might be able to get you connect up with him, while she is in court trying to collect all the back child support he owes her. Our pastor used to see Paul McCartney and Heather on the beach in Brighton, England all the time, well until he moved to Georgia to be our pastor. Helen Mirren did rock in “The Queen”.

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  45. I went to high school with Michelle Pfeiffer. Also, my Mom was dating this man who lived in Dover Shores, which is where John Wayne lived. We were playing out in the street with Eathen Wayne and ended up going back to his house. In comes John Wayne, says “hello kids” to us. I was only 10 or 11 at the time and we looked up said hello and went back playing. We ended up getting pushed in the pool and Pilar came out SCREAMING at us. We had to go home. Love all these close encounters.

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  46. Totally thought you had climaxed at Helen Mirren in the movie theater. But THEN! It got even better. Shocking. I am so impressed because stuff like this totally impresses me.

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  47. I LOVE Nicholas Cage. I’m fairly certain I’d have done something similar if he’d been near my car.
    I also loved Peggy Sue Got Married. Just watched it last weekend on Oxygen.
    I could not live in LA. I don’t think they sell pants in my size.

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  48. Didn’t we see that guy from Extreme Makeover when we went to the Botanical Gardens ?
    My cousin’s husband built Nic Cage a motorcycle.
    M.M. used to work with Aimee Mann in Boston. She wasn’t very nice to him.

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  49. Saw Sammy Davis Jr. in the Minneapolis airport – his body guard stepped on my foot. Sammy was really short like 5’1″ and I’m tall, 6′ but his body guard weighted like 400 lbs. and was huge. Saw Bobby Flay at a local resteraunt but I don’t really like him so big deal. Also saw & spoke to Evil Keniviel when he was hot stuff in the 70’s but I grew up in Montana about an hour south of Butte where he lived so it wasn’t that big of a deal. I heart me Nicky Cage and will always watch Valley Girl when it comes on TV & Peggy Sue Got Married is definately in my Tom Tuttle Top Ten.

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  50. Bwaaahahaha. I named the baby Matchbox.
    I remember watching Anthony Keidis walk around with that long long hair and witout his shirt in that Under The Bridge video. I hope this is how he looked when you saw him.

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  51. I can’t believe you have 51 comments and no one pointed out that the proofreader misspelled “celebrity”.
    “And this is why it was good for me that I lived there. I could spot even the remotest celebrtity. Even people who didn’t really, you know, count.”
    Or maybe you were implying that famous people are boobs.

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