4.06.2013

F is for Famous People



One fascinating aspect about NYC is that the famous people don't hide from the general public! You know that idiotic section of most magazines about how "stars are just like us!" and it's stuff like "Omg, look, they blink their eyes and that means they're just like us!" Well that's what it feels like when you spot a celebrity on the street. I love to think of great captions for seeing these celebs.

My first spotting was the first week I was here. My parents were up to help us move and we were walking around Times Square when we spotted Akon. I whipped out my phone to try and get a pic, causing my parents to do the same, while at the same time saying, "Who's Akon?" "Stars are just like us! They...well they make music videos. We don't do on a regular basis." Moving on...

One day on my way back from lunch I passed Stephen Colbert as I crossed the street. "Stars are just like us! They stare down at their phones while crossing the street!"

JP and I saw Jon Stewart at Junior's in Times Square. "Stars are just like us! They meet up with their family for dinner, but then leave when they're annoyed by how long the wait is!"

As I was walking on Fifth Avenue, I spied Kelsey Grammer. "Stars are just like us! They wait for the light to turn before crossing the street!"

My brother-in-law was in the off-Broadway revival of Carrie, the Musical, and one night as I was standing outside the theatre a car pulled up and stopped right in front of me. Who got out? ALAN RICKMAN. I was not calm at out, so my thoughts were more like, "STARS ARE JUST LIKE US. OMG, THAT'S PROFESSOR SNAPE AND...OH MY GOD...anyway, stars are just like us because they go to the theatre...I CAN'T BELIEVE I JUST STOOD FEET AWAY FROM ALAN RICKMAN."

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  1. LOL great post! I think seeing Professor Snape would definitely stop me in my tracks, with my mouth open like a Pez dispenser. :o

    I saw Joe Perry (guitarist from Aerosmith) in D'Agostino's getting coffee one day. He had on really funky-looking colored pants and I thought, wow, that lady has really cool pants. Then he turned around and I realized it was Joe, and that "the dude looked like a lady", just like the song!
    Jess / Blogging on the Brink

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    1. When I saw Professor Snape my eyes got as big as saucers. And I love that you thought Joe Perry was a woman at first. Hilarious.

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  2. I had to post about my NYC famous people moments too, from last fall: http://sweetteasunshine.blogspot.com/2012/10/glimpses-of-fame-in-city.html

    I can't wait to hear what else you share about the city! Now I want to take another trip!

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    1. You should always take another trip! ;-) Now I'm running off to see who you ran into...

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  3. When I was a dinner captain in a high end Palm Springs fine dine restaurant, it was packed with stars and politicians. They are just people that have a different job in life! Always kind, polite and enjoying being out with families and good friends. www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

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    1. That job sounds really interesting!

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  4. I would've probably screamed and cried after I had jumped out of the car and gotten Alan Rickman's autograph and probably asked to have a photo with him. You lucky, lucky gal. :-)

    I like your rambles. I'm doing it at
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    1. I couldn't stop talking about it for days...

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  5. Enjoyed your post. I'd love to run into Jon Stewart.

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    1. My husband spoke to him to let him know we admired him and he said thank you. He's the only one we tried to speak to! Ha.

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  6. LOL, that's so cute! I've been commuting into Manhattan for work since 2000 and have run into very few celebs. Though just the other day I think I saw Hank Azaria at the 1 train stop on West 66th Street! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. I very rarely see celebs on my commute, which makes it all that more exciting when it happens!

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