Posts Tagged ‘awkwardness

25
Jun
09

celebrity sightings/encounters/experiences

One of the aspects of New York City I was most looking forward to was the inevitable celebrity sightings! So far, New York has not disappointed me. My celebrity sightings/encounters/experiences are due to both my internship and chance. Here’s a rundown of who I have seen recently.

 

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black

We were eating at a Mexican restaurant in Chelsea. My half of the table was situated just outside. I saw Christine goofily waving at someone. When I turned to see who it was, I exclaimed, “Oh hey!” as if Michael Ian Black and I were best friends (which we are). He gave a cheery “hello” and kept on walking.

 

John Krasinski

John Krasinski in his adorable GAP ad

John Krasinski in his adorable GAP ad

So I didn’t actually see John Krasinski, but I did talk to him on the phone. Christine’s friend saw him at the Met, shoved a phone in his face and made him talk to us. We were on speakerphone and very confused. After a few awkward hello’s, he told us: “Okay, I’m going to go back to the museum now.” 

 

Amber Tamblyn

 

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

 

 We went to the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island and I saw her walking around! I was happy to see a celebrity out and about and not being bugged by anyone. I was tempted to chase after her, though, because she originated the role of Emily on General Hospital, and I love soap opera stars.


Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel as King Neptune

Harvey Keitel as King Neptune

Speaking of the Mermaid Parade, Harvey Keitel was King Neptune, so we got to wave out him and shout his name. Analisa wanted to yell, “I loved you in Little Nicky!” I wanted to yell “I loved you in Mean Streets and Sister Act! Both are amazing movies!”

 

Brooke Hogan

Brooke Hogan

Brooke Hogan

So technically I only saw the back of her head when I was at work, but I’m counting it. 

 

Constantine Maroulis

Constantine Maroulis

Constantine Maroulis

He stopped by our offices to film a segment for the web site, and he said hello to the interns. He was very nice and very tall and told us all to go see his Broadway show, Rock of Ages. I probably won’t see it.

 

Speaking of Broadway, I was bound to walk by the Red Carpet of the Tony Awards, wasn’t I? I hung around for about 20 minutes before heading to Analisa’s to actually watch the Tony’s. But here’s the people I was able to get pictures of. Sadly, there’s no Liza:

 

John Stamos

John Stamos

 

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

 

Stockard Channing a.k.a. First Lady Abbey Bartlet

Stockard Channing a.k.a. First Lady Abbey Bartlet

 

Bret Michaels (or at least that's his hat)

Bret Michaels (or at least that's his hat)

 

Just a teaser: I’ve also met Cloris Leachman and Kellan Lutz (Emmett, Twilight), but both of those warrant longer posts. So there’s more to come!

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