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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)

Last modified: January 10, 2019