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Old 12-12-2008, 01:21 PM   #41
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Bobby Bowden (Florida State head football coach)--Nice man. Very personable, and approachable.

Walter Payton--Nice guy. It's a shame he died so young.

Tom Lester--Played Eb on Green Acres. He was from my home town, so he used to come into the record store where I worked all the time.

Richard Simmons-- Met him when I was working as a studio camera operator at the local TV station. Let me tell you something. That fruity act of his isn't an act. He's that way in real life too.

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #42
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oh yea, and a couple weeks back, I literally ran into Bobby Huggins (former Cincy, current WVU coach) as he was getting off the rental car bus at BWI . He said, 'oh sorry', I said 'Holy sh!t, Bobby Huggins'.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:27 PM   #43
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I've had a few encounters, one was Ozzy in a casino in Windsor, and he bought me a beer.... it was during the time he was supposedly "sober" and he most certainly WAS NOT sober!

They used one of my wife's parents' rental properties to shoot a movie too..... but for the life of me I can't remember the name of the movie, or the kid (at the time) that was in it..... I know he is popular, and the movie did fairly well (and I own it, but still can't remember the name of it )

I'm related to a professional Hockey player too (retired now, but one of the all-time greats)


My friend growing up, his dad owned a golf course in Union City Indiana, so I got a chance to play golf with Larry Bird (who owned a course nearby, and was friendly with the guy)


That should be about it... everything else was very minor I'm sure.
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oh yea, and a couple weeks back, I literally ran into Bobby Huggins (former Cincy, current WVU coach) as he was getting off the rental car bus at BWI . He said, 'oh sorry', I said 'Holy sh!t, Bobby Huggins'.
I went to UC, man I hated to see him leave....... I was there during the Kenyon Martin, Bobby Logan, Jason Maxiel, Ruben Patterson, and late Nick Van Exel era.......

We had a good team back then..... now it's all about the football
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I've met a few stars who were performing in Broadway Shows. Most notably Julia Roberts, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Rebecca Gayheart.
I saw Chris Rock after a show that he did at VA Tech when I was in school there.
And I met Sarah Brightman a few weeks ago in DC after her concert.
I'm jealous. I'd love to meet Sarah Brightman.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:33 PM   #46
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Too Many to name but the ones that stand out for me are:

Alyssa Milano (Kuwait)
Kid Rock (Kuwait)
Gary Sinese (Kuwait)
Shannon Tweed (Kuwait)
Steve Martin (Kuwait, 1990)
Al Davis (Atlanta Airport)
Dustin Hoffman (Sat next to him at a Lakers Game)
Carlos Zambrano (Same plane flight fron Chicago to LA)

I could go on and on and on but I will stop now.
Alyssa Milano.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:34 PM   #47
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I've met Jesse Ventura, Rick Flair, and William Shatner.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #48
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Here we go

Adam West (Batman)
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)
Jacke Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars)
Paul Blake (voice of Guido in Star Wars)
Richard LeParmentier (General Motti in Star Wars)
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
Jerome Blake (Rune Haako in Star Wars)
Kenny Baker (R2D2)
Matthew Wood (Bib Fortuna and voice of General Grievous in Star Wars)
Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett)
Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett)
James Doohan (Scotty)
George Takei (Sulu)
Brent Spinner (Data)
Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
Majel Barrett (nurse Chapel and Laxwana Troi)
Grace Lee Withney (Janice Rand)
Andrew Robinson (Garak in Deep Space Nine)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris in Voyager)
Amin Shimerman (Quack in Deep Space Nine)
Nethan Phillips (Nelix in Voyager)

most of the main cast of Babylon 5, Hercules & Xena, Buffy & Angel and Firefly, Battlestar Galactica....

Just too many too name I have 4 binders full of 8x11 autographs along with my pic taken with most of them. Some are extremely nice too meet others are a bit cold it depend. I have a great fond memory of chatting for 15 minutes with Adam West the Batman of my childhood. I know that these days that Batman is rare silly compare to the one we now have but for me it was a huge thrill to meet him and to talk to him, great memories.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:53 PM   #49
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James Hetfield and Tom Platz.
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Never met a celebrity and don't care really because they're people too who work for a living.
That's usually my philosophy too - my grandparents raised my mother/aunts hanging around the Philadelphia Eagles a lot back in the day and I was raised to respect their private time (such as at restaurants) as their own.

That said, here are two stories I can share- one mine and one my mother's.

Mine first (my mother's was better)
I was at Origins (a gaming convention in Columbus OH) one year and one of the guests of honor was Jeff Conoway (Taxi, Greece, and Babylon 5). There is a bar on the 2nd floor of the hotel (aptly named "Big Bar on Two") that a bunch of us were doing a poker game and having some drinks. Jeff was at the bar, so someone got it in his head to see if he wanted to come over and play a few rounds with us.

Jeff was up for it so he came over and we dealt him in. OMFG, he was so blitzed we were amazed the dude could even stand. At first we thought it was cool, but everyone pretty much went from laughing with him to laughing at him. (If you've ever seen the Dr. Drew reality show, we now know that the poor guy has some serious addition problems - at the time we had no clue).

The one thing I will never forget though was this. Guy could barely keep his head up straight and someone decided to get a picture. I kid you not, between the time that the light left the flash of the camera and the time it got to us, Jeff went from looking falling down drunk to a perfect smile and alert look in his eyes for the picture. From the picture you'd think he was stone cold sober. I guess you learn some tricks like that from some hard living in Hollywood.

My mother's story
My mother used to do some work on the side for a travel agency when I was younger (me early twenties, her early forties). My mother is pretty cool and had scored tickets for me, her, and my girlfriend for Metalica a few weeks earlier. (She was a metalica fan also)

She was doing a senior class trip where they were all supposed to be staying at hotel in the area. When she got to the front desk to check in, she finds out that they spread the seniors out over several different floors - she freaks out because it will make it impossible to keep track of them and the clerk at the desk appologizes and says it's due to some "musicians" staying at the same time.

So she straightens it out as much as she can and gets in the elevator along with some other guy. As the doors start to close, someone tosses an article of clothing through the door to the guy and says "Jim, can you take this up with you?" She takes a long look at the guy and puts two and two together. She's standing next to James Hetfield. What does she say? "I hope you be up partying to all hours of the night" (Hey, she is a mom) Hetfield's reply was "Contrary to popular belief, most nights after a concert, all we want to do is crash."

So she get the class all squared away and is starting to make sure every is in beds that night. She happens to see a familiar back of the head go into a room that wasn't one of theirs. She goes over to the door and finds out that one girls went into one of the roadies rooms. Chaos ensues as she points out that the girls are underage and that she'd break every bone in their body before turning the whole thing over to the police and the press. The head roadie get there, smoothes everything out, and appologizes profusely.

After everyone is in bed, she decides to head down to the bar for a drink after the day she's had. She ends up seeing the head roadie again who invites her over to the table he's at with Hetfield to have a drink - she ends up spending the rest of the night sitting drinking with the head roadie and the band and gets a backstage pass to the next night's show.

When she got home from the trip and recounted the whole thing to me, she mentions "Yeah, I went to the show for a little while - it's a lot easier to hear from backstage, but I just saw the show a few weeks ago, so I only stayed for a little and left early."

I tell ya, for years I had to try and get over the fact that my mom was cooler than me.
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I don't know how much of a "celebrity" these people are but.....

When I was working at Hollywood Video Steve Wilkos (the security guy from Jerry Springer) and Steve Downes (voice of Halo's Master Chief) were regular customers.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #52
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+1! I could care less if a celebrity was right in front of me! They bleed and breathe just like me...they just have more money
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i've met the comedian Gallagher, he signed my dvd that i'd bought 2 min. before hand. that's it.
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Use to work at a sprint store and met Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, and Adrian peterson from the chicago bears also met Ben Gordon from chicago bulls at the store as well, they all were pretty cool not stuck up at all liked to joke around and just have a good time
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Back when Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions) was in school (Georgia Tech), me and him used to have our breakfast together and talk about football. I have met Reggie Bush (Saints) at the NO airport. I have met Peyton and Eli while they were shooting for a commercial. I have also met T.I., Lil Wayne, Usher (shopping at the Apple Store), Ying Yang Twins and a few others. I have seen Angelina and Brad Pitt while they were shooting a movie in India.
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+1! I could care less if a celebrity was right in front of me! They bleed and breathe just like me...they just have more money
Well the title of this thread does not say whether you care or not. If you don't really care then why post that you don't care. I know, because you want people to think you don't care but you really do care.
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Well the title of this thread does not say whether you care or not. If you don't really care then why post that you don't care. I know, because you want people to think you don't care but you really do care.
There's also a distinct difference between the pleasant surprise of meeting a celebrity (my situations) and going ga-ga. Are there any posts on how meeting a certain famous person was the greatest thing ever and that it changed their life
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Who here has met some reputable actors/actresses/directors/producers/etc.? Where'd you see them at? Was it a good/bad experience?
I met Tom Savini years ago in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Like his work.
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I couldn't possibly remember even half of them, but celebrities are in general much cooler than non-famous people because of how much they have had to put up with to become, and stay, celebrities. Yes, they are people who are often having bad days, suffer from addictions, etc. but if you have something in common with them or are bright enough to hold their interest they are generally much less boring than regular folks. And, sometimes, they have great drugs, and are fairly generous with any food they have access to or paying for meals.

I've met at least 100 of the golden age porn stars, many of whom are now dead and almost all of whom are now retired. I've visited some at their homes, had dinners with some, been pen pals with some (including after they retired), brought some to speak at academic conventions, met others at trade shows in the early 80s, been introduced to some by others, and met some when they were stripping on the road. One reason I bonded so well with them was that I was female, and another was that I had seen their films and had serious questions for them instantly upon meeting them, and my intelligence showed very quickly in the conversation as well as the fact I wasn't trying to have sex with them and respected their choice of careers. Some of the more memorable ones included Annette Haven, Kay Parker, Linda Lovelace, Hyapatia Lee, Samantha Fox, Richard Pacheco, Henri Pachard and John Holmes. I was very unimpressed with Seka, Traci Lords, Anthony Spinelli, John Wayne Bobbitt, Ron Jeremy and Harry Reems.

Of Hollywood people, David Cronenberg, Hanna and Barbera, and Jon Voight come to mind, as well as 4 or 5 of the original Disney animators.

In rock n roll, the list includes Jefferson Airplane/StarshipTuna family (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Signe Anderson, Papa John Creach, Marty Balin, Michael Falzarano, Peter Kaukonen, Pete Sears), Donna Jean Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter and soundman Dan Healy of The Grateful Dead, Mike Gordon of Phish (and the rest of the band very briefly), Bill Graham, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Dave Mason, Barry Melton (Country Joe & The Fish), the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Boo Radleys, Harry Chapin, David Bromberg, John Hammond, Terrence Sullivan (drummer from Renaissance), Greg Allman, Judy Collins, Melanie and I was a penpal of GG Allin although we never met. Again, I've had dinner with them, interviewed some, met some backstage and sat in on soundchecks, been introduced to some by others, etc.

That's enough to list, no doubt.
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Way too many to count. I've met them all over the place but mostly in L.A.
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