Spotted!

3.05.2013

One of my best friends is moved out to California over a year ago. She understands how much I love when she texts me to say she saw Scott Foley in her neighborhood Starbucks again. Or how she sat next to Cary Elwes at a children's school recital, or running into the likes of Brooke Burke. As vapid as it may seem to some, WHATEVER, I THINK THAT'S SO FUN.

I love having famous people on my flight. I can't remember how many times I've heard my flight attendant friends talk about how nice Robert DeNiro is. My roommate from training had Whitney Houston on her flight once and everyone was afraid to ask her to bring her seat all the way up for takeoff.

One busy Saturday morning when I worked at Starbucks, I heard the unmistakable voice of Geena Davis ordering a latte. I got so flustered I added extra foam instead of no foam like she asked and I still live today with the regret of making Dottie Hinson's drink incorrectly. I'm still really sorry, Geena. 

I decided that how I first met Susan Lucci fourteen years ago deserves an entire post of its own. 

For now, just know that I had her on my flight recently and embarrassed myself when I told her how the first time I met her was when I was in eighth grade at Barbie's 40th Birthday party. Also know that she is small enough to fit in your pocket and that she's very kind.

A pocket-sized Erica Kane!

On a different flight recently I unexpectedly had to fly from New York to Miami and back, and had Donald Trump's daughter on my flight. Ivanka is beautiful and polite and personable and her skin is really that great.



Tell me your celebrity encounters!

27 comments:

  1. I would love to see Noel (Scott Foley) at Starbucks!

    Weeee!

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    1. I know, that's what I said! Though, I have always been a Ben girl at heart.

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  2. Mine are all a bit more nerdy-Bill Bryson and David Attenborough at book signings. Both lovely men but Bill especially wins my vote because he noted my non-British accent and asked what had me in Bath and we got chatting about my PhD topic. I love him!

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    1. Wahhh I love that! I don't think I have ever been to a book signing and that needs to change. I've not yet reached the point where I can be chatty with the celeb passengers. Mostly because it's when I'm working and I am afraid to bother them. Stephen Baldwin was pretty chatty, though!

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  3. I stayed at a hotel recently (ok, two years ago) and Joe Manganiello, Dennis Quaid, Rosanne Barr, and Bruce Willis were ALL there too. I turned bright red and physically got 10 degrees warmer when I saw Joe - but come on! He was getting out of the pool! And shaking his mane! It was like it was right out of a movie. I'm so not cool when it comes to that stuff!

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    1. That is SO MANY AT ONCE! It made me laugh about Joe in the pool -- I kind of pictured him as Simba in The Lion King when he gets out of the water during Hakuna Matata.

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  4. Kissed Glen Hansard. Is he a celebrity?

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    1. KISSED, KATE? I'm going to need you to expound on that a bit, please. He was in a band and a movie, so yes of COURSE that counts.

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  5. I shook hands with Carl Malone in middle school :) Try not to be jealous ok? :)

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    1. Hahaha I had to google him -- Basketball celebrities are definitely not my forte!

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  6. this is so fun! i am always looking for famous people in first class....but have had no luck. I do fly a lot but it's often Southwest, so you know, no first class :).

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    1. First class is definitely key. It's tricky because sometimes they are hard to recognize, or their real name is on the paperwork instead of their actor names. I am VIGILANT when it comes to finding them though :) A flight attendant I flew with was telling me about how she had Daniel Day-Lewis on her flight to Dublin once! Get on that, Gina!

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  7. I love celeb encounters! I've been lucky (yes, lucky!) to have a handful just by living in California. I am now going to talk about them like a total nerd and reveal just what a dork I am.

    Jason Mraz has a house about fifteen minutes from mine and always used to go golfing at a golf course I worked at. He was kind and small. He wore a pink polo shirt. So Jason.

    I had breakfast in Santa Monica next to Helen Hunt and about died. I could have reached several inches and run my fingers through her hair, but had I done that, I probably would have been arrested. She looked so human though. I loved it.

    But my favorite celeb encounter would have to be Andrew Keegan, yes THE 90's dream boat Andrew Keegan. I met him at a surf competition and chatted with him for a couple minutes. He called me dear. I died. He was still just as dreamy as when he played Mary Camden's boyfriend on 7th Heaven.

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    1. Jason Mraz has always seemed like he was pocket-sized.

      ANDREW KEEGAN, WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?

      Last time I saw him he was being pensive in Ten Things.

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  8. Laine Brake has some explaining to do... She should KNOW how much I love Scott Foley!!

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    1. I KNOW IT! SHE'S SEEN HIM TWICE! THEY'RE DATING NOW.

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  9. At the 2013 Inauguration, I sat behind Mitchell from Modern Family and I successfully ruined his civic experience by attacking him afterwards for a photo. What can I say... I am just not cool about meeting celebrities.

    I also hung around after a Broadway play in New York last fall and met one of the actors afterwards.... ONLY TO LOOK OVER HIS SHOULDER AND REALIZE THAT HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF PAIGE DAVIS-- THE HOST OF TRADING SPACES!!! At which point I super peeked out and had him introduce us and then I gushed about how much I wanted to switch houses with my neighbors and have her come keep us on track as we redecorated.

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    1. I remember that picture of you and Mitchell and I was just in awe of how bold you were to get such a good 'LOOK WE'RE BEST FRIENDS' type picture with him. You're really talented.

      Hahahahah I need to be with you for a celebrity encounter just to witness the great amount of spazzing. I don't think we'd be a good influence on each other.

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  10. Two things.
    1. "This is my daughter, Dottie. This is my other daughter, Dottie's sister."

    2. My most memorable celeb encounter was meeting Mary Poppins at Disney...last year. While I though it would be Belle to get me all sweaty and tongue-tied, no, no. It was seeing her from a distance that resulted in me uncontrollably screaming "MARY!!!" and running through the streets of downtown Disney. This was a reaction did not forsee. When we finally took our picture, I just remember my face was red, there was a lot of nervous laughter, and sweating. Needless to say, I do not think my plan to impress her with my charm and wit played out as anticipated.

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    1. You understand me. "Hey cowgirls -- she the grass? Don't eat it."

      Oh my gosh that Mary Poppins memory is SPLENDID. Belle and Mary Poppins have to be my two favorites, too! HAHAHA please show me the picture of the two of you together. PLEASE.

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  11. Itotally think it's a big deal to see celebrities!!! One time, Jessica Biel sat in front of me at the Boston Museum of Science IMAX show..... and in college, I ate brunch at a table over from Aaron Eckhart. That might be it for me and celebrity sitings.. It always feels magical.

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    1. THOSE ARE SUCH GOOD ONES. I like Jessica Biel a lot more as Mrs. Timberlake which really doesn't make sense but whatever. And HARVEY DENT.

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  12. I WISH I had celeb encounters. Luckily, my little sister just moved to NYC, so I can live vicariously.

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    1. The best ones live in NYC! Make her take photos and be ready at all times!

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  13. I once saw Mr. Miyagi (sp?) on a plane from LA to Toronto. (Not too long after the ORIGINAL Karate Kid was popular.)
    And Milli Vanilli (again sp?) at Venice Beach. (Again, back before they were found out as imposters!)
    More recently I saw Larry King at LA Dodgers Spring Training last year. We walked through the gates right next to each other.
    I know there have been others but my mind is drawing a blank.
    Living in So Cal has its perks. :)

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    1. MR. MIYAGI!!!!!!!!
      I wonder if he was sweet? I like to think he is really nice. Wait, do you think he is still alive?
      LARRY KING. Now THAT's an old looking dude.

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  14. On my flight to Pisa I had Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, along with their 3 kids and nanny. I freaked out because I WANT TO BE CARRIE BRADSHAW. And if you remember reading my blog, I'm pretty sure 90% of my posts compared my life in NYC to SATC. I'm a freak. I know.

    Anyway... Sarah (we're totally on a first name basis) came to the galley to ask ME if I had a way to warm her baby bottle for her. I think I would have thrown myself out the airplane door if she had asked me. I played it cool though. I did pull a total groupie move and ask for a picture. She didn't want to take one because she didn't have her makeup on all the way and it had been A LONG DAY. The flight was delayed almost 4.5 hours... and one of the twins WOULD. NOT. STOP. CRYING. But she asked for my address and promised she would send me something in the mail. I'm still waiting on that package... BUT who all can say that SJP had their name and address in their bazillion dollar hand bag? That's right. Me. :) She totally is that little in person.. and she was wearing adorable shoes. Just like I had always dreamed.

    Now my embarassment comes from Matthew Broderick. Let me just tell you one of the guys on the flight had to resist the urge with every ounce of willpower in his soul not call for Bueller on the PA while he was calling out names to claim their duty free items. Now while I'm serving them in first class Bueller orders a Jack and Soda. Do I need to remind you that I'm 100% Southerner... from Atlanta at that... the headquarters of Coca Cola. So what do I fix him without thinking twice... a Jack and Coke. Ya know good 'ole Coca Cola. He looked at me like I had 10 heads and said, "Oh... I mean soda water."

    Idiot.

    I died. Especially after I COULDN'T FIND SODA WATER. So I remembered a trick from training that when you don't have soda water use ginger ale. I guess it's suppose to work? Who knows? So that's what I did. He probably knew the difference, but I wasn't about to ask him. He probably just thinks I'm a stupid redneck or something, haha. I'm okay with that. He read comic books THE ENTIRE flight. Nerd. ;)

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