Monday, February 25, 2013

Have You Ever Had a Celebrity Sighting?

2013 oscar red carpet
jennifer garner and ben affleck 2013 oscars
joseph gordon-levitt 2013 oscars
Did you watch the Oscars last night? It's funny because I never watch them, but following celebrities is one of my biggest guilty pleasures. When I lived in L.A., I wouldn't see celebrities all the time but definitely way more than I thought I would. I took a history class my freshmen year with Taylor Anne Mountz, who played the original Kay Bennett from the soap opera Passions. (18-year-old me thought that was the coolest thing ever). I'd always debate between talking to them and saying nothing/playing it cool. In the end, I'd wimp out every time I saw one, including:
  • John Lithgow walking his dogs at UCLA -- he turned out to be my professor's tennis partner!
  • Stella Ward shopping in Urban Outfitters on Melrose Avenue
  • JC Chasez eating at Mel's Drive-In on Sunset Blvd.
  • Zach Braff being obnoxiously loud on his cell phone at LAX
  • Snoop Dogg being hounded for autographs on Sunset Blvd.
  • Nick Spano studying in Kerckhoff coffee house 
  • Bill Maher in a club on Sunset Blvd. 
Which celebrity sightings have you had? Did you talk to them? Did they seem nice and normal or stand-offish? People always seem to have at least one interesting celebrity story--I'd love to hear yours! 

(Top and middle photo via Gawker; bottom photo by Jason Merritt via NPR)

4 comments:

sarah eden said...

We were just in LA this weekend and we saw Dermot Mulrohney (sp?) in a coffee shop. Super casual and fun to see him just hanging out! We kept our cool too. Although if he was more of a star to me, I might have said hello...

Michelle Nicholas said...

I would be so excited to meet John Lithgow! He is amazing!
I've once met Robin Williams & Danny Glover at a Giants game, they talked to me and were both super nice.

Sobrina Tung said...

Sarah and Michelle, that's so cool! It always makes me think of that section in celebrity gossip magazines: stars -- they're just like us!

Briel said...

Having lived in LA for 7 years now I have seen my fair share of celebs! Usually I'm oblivious and my friend has to point people out but sometimes I notice. I am on a first name/sort of friend basis with a couple of Buffy people, Amber Benson and Adam Busch. I've also seen Ryan Gosling a couple of times, once at The Hotel Cafe and twice at the gym (this was a couple years ago when I actually went to the gym. haha). I've also seen Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Tom Felton, and who knows how many others. I usually don't talk to them but if I ever saw Reese Witherspoon I think I would have to. I've been a fan of hers for 20 years! :)

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