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    Celebrity Encounters

    Have you ever met or had an encounter with a celebrity or somebody otherwise famous/infamous?

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    I've met a few. In high school/college I worked at a video store in an area where a decent number of famous people live and would come in to rent movies. I met Peter Gallagher, Conan O'Brien, Denis Leary, and Christine Baranski. Also met Michael Bolton's brother, who looks just like him and is an insufferable tool bag.

    When my wife and I were in Hawaii we stayed at the same hotel the crew for Jurassic World was staying at, as they were shooting it on the same island. We saw Chris Pratt and Anna Faris in the lobby....get into a loud argument. Like real loud. Later on my wife was walking to the pool behind this pale woman and thought to herself "thank god I'm not that pale." It was Anna Faris. They ended up sitting next to each other and started talking about the fact they were reading the same book.

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    Met Kate Nash, star(-ish) of Glow and an occasional pop star in the UK a few times when we were younger as she lived near me. She is ace.



    Jesus this photo is like a decade old now.
    Last edited by Simon; August 25th, 2017 at 7:58 AM.

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    KP and Dirty Den. Numerous wrestlers as well but calling them celebs may be a stretch haha.

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    At school I was in the same class as someone who ended up on Coronation Street for a bit. She wasn't a celeb back then though. So that leaves Vic Reeves in a random encounter in the centre of York. I did a double take and he gave me his Shooting Stars 'Eranu' face.

    None of this will make sense to Americans.

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    The most famous person that went to my school was Nick Leeson

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Leeson

    That was the school's most embarrassing ex-pupil up until last week, when I sent them a 300-page dossier of Romford Pele's posting history.

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    My graduating class's valedictorian was on Survivor. He didn't win.

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    I went to school with Jason Brock from the 'Let it shine' talent show. I didn't watch it but remember his cover of Whitney song went somewhat viral, and THINK he went quite far into the competition, He was a knob at comp though

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    I saw Mark off Take That on holiday. Weirdly he looked like a more weathered version of Mark from Take That.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAle View Post
    My graduating class's valedictorian was on Survivor. He didn't win.
    Which season of Survivor? Watch a lot with the wife so just curious.

    Went to the same school as Richard Greico but never had the pleasure. Teachers used to bag on Greico all the time.

    Met Viggo Mortenson at a Ruby Teusday. He was in Watertown visiting family. We had a cousin of his who worked there and he talked Viggo into stopping in. He was super cool and humble.

    Not counting meeting wrestlers at wrestling events. I met Victoria once in 2005 at Red Lobster. She was in town for a appearance at Fort Drum and I was picking up my paycheck and ran right into her. Talk about good timing. She was super cool, signed a autograph and chatted a bit.

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    Yoko Ono sat a row in front of us at the John Lennon musical we went to a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    Which season of Survivor? Watch a lot with the wife so just curious.

    Went to the same school as Richard Greico but never had the pleasure. Teachers used to bag on Greico all the time.

    Met Viggo Mortenson at a Ruby Teusday. He was in Watertown visiting family. We had a cousin of his who worked there and he talked Viggo into stopping in. He was super cool and humble.

    Not counting meeting wrestlers at wrestling events. I met Victoria once in 2005 at Red Lobster. She was in town for a appearance at Fort Drum and I was picking up my paycheck and ran right into her. Talk about good timing. She was super cool, signed a autograph and chatted a bit.
    Guatemala. Not sure if there was other seasons in Guatemala or just that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAle View Post
    I've met a few. In high school/college I worked at a video store in an area where a decent number of famous people live and would come in to rent movies. I met Peter Gallagher, Conan O'Brien, Denis Leary, and Christine Baranski. Also met Michael Bolton's brother, who looks just like him and is an insufferable tool bag.

    When my wife and I were in Hawaii we stayed at the same hotel the crew for Jurassic World was staying at, as they were shooting it on the same island. We saw Chris Pratt and Anna Faris in the lobby....get into a loud argument. Like real loud. Later on my wife was walking to the pool behind this pale woman and thought to herself "thank god I'm not that pale." It was Anna Faris. They ended up sitting next to each other and started talking about the fact they were reading the same book.
    How was Conan?

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    More importantly, Did Chris and Anna get past their argument?

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    Very tall and very cool. Friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    More importantly, Did Chris and Anna get past their argument?
    They're actually getting a divorce. I'm completely serious about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAle View Post
    Very tall and very cool. Friendly.
    I love Conan, so it's always nice to hear he's a good dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer-Belly View Post
    They're actually getting a divorce. I'm completely serious about that.
    I know bro, I was trying to make a funny, I failed

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    Met George Takei briefly as a kid when he was a special guest at our towns spring fair. That was back in the 80's.

    Went to a booking sign for Mick Foley and got my book signed.

    Sat in line for a long time to get a chess book signed by Gary Kasparov for my daughter. My daughter and I have met some other chess figures and she has a fair amount of autographs but he is the most famous one.

    I was supposed to meet Andre the Giant and the Bushwhackers once in a VIP room at a house show because my dad worked for Pepsi and they had VIP room at the local show and gave out tickets but they never came into the room.

    I feel like I missing someone. guess not. Nothing cool to report about any of them really.

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    Just remembered I saw the Dingles switch on the Derby Christmas lights one year, I think Butch was there that's how long ago it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Met Kate Nash, star(-ish) of Glow and an occasional pop star in the UK a few times when we were younger as she lived near me. She is ace.



    Jesus this photo is like a decade old now.
    As if that is her in Glow. Good lord, she has some body on her now.

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    Got to sit on the lap of Gladiators star Zodiac when she visited my primary school.

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    Mine haven't changed since the 'small claims' thread from a few years back; https://forums.rajah.com/showthread....t=small+claims

    2 years and not a single celebrity sighting since...

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    I've done a list before that I was hoping was in that same thread but it is not. I'll try to find that list and see if it has changed at all and repost it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    Which season of Survivor? Watch a lot with the wife so just curious.

    Went to the same school as Richard Greico but never had the pleasure. Teachers used to bag on Greico all the time.

    Met Viggo Mortenson at a Ruby Teusday. He was in Watertown visiting family. We had a cousin of his who worked there and he talked Viggo into stopping in. He was super cool and humble.

    Not counting meeting wrestlers at wrestling events. I met Victoria once in 2005 at Red Lobster. She was in town for a appearance at Fort Drum and I was picking up my paycheck and ran right into her. Talk about good timing. She was super cool, signed a autograph and chatted a bit.
    No shit... my wife and I almost ran down Viggo a few months back when he was crossing the street in Clayton. My wife slammed on the brakes and he looks at us like a deer in the headlights LOL. Also ran into him at Northern Physical Therapy a year ago. My buddy says he likes to hang out at Aubreys in the Cape and watch soccer when he's in town (although I think he's putting one of their places up for sale)

    I had the honor of having Don Rickles bust my balls when I was at the airport in NYC back in '99. I was flying home from Korea around Christmas time and when I was in the terminal some old guy in a cap sat next to me and started giving me shit for wearing shorts in whatever shitty weather NYC was having that day. Didn't realize it was Rickles until someone else nudged me (I was a little jet-lagged)

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    I was at the playground this weekend with my kids and started shooting the shit with another dad on the playground after he told me one of the slides was super fast because of the dew and that he didn't want my daughter to get hurt if she slid down too quick. Turns out it was Seth Meyers. Didn't even realize it until my wife told me.

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