Know Anyone Famous?

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  1. Kangaroo22

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    I met Drew Lachey along with David Ruprecht (former host of Supermarket Sweeps) a couple of weeks at The Price Is Right Live show in Las Vegas.
     
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    I know Esme Raji Codell (author). My uncle played in a band, From Zero, that toured with Disturbed, Nickleback, and Nothingface. I met some of the members of those bands as well.

    I have a family member who served with Elvis Presley in the Army. He wrote a book about it 'Sergeant Presley: Our Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years.'
     
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    My cousin was a fairly successful screenwriter who got me backstage of "Head of the Class" when Billy Connolly made his debut. I nearly swooned meeting someone so talented who took the time to chat with an 18-year-old.

    I also went through summer camp and youth group with Seth Green and R.D. Robb. R.D. isn't as well known, but you'd probably recognize him as Schwartz, Ralphie's friend who double-dog dared Flick to stick his tongue to the flagpole in A Christmas Story.
     
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    Dave Chapelle (comedian) lived in my college town and I saw him around all the time. I'd never heard of him, but my friends would recognize him. The first time we saw him and they started freaking out I had to look him up to figure out who he was, haha. My friends little sister didn't know who he was either and asked him where the bathroom was in the grocery store once, haha. I have a college friend whos trying to make it as a singer- she's gotten some things in the past (she came in 2nd on this american-idol type show for country music, and she's been on oprah and ellen). She's pretty talented- hopefully she makes it!
     
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    I have meet Stephen King and his wife before. They used to own a summer home in the town I live in. His wife also spoke at my high school graduation.
     
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    Well, yesterday I met Jose and Ozzie Canseco. VERY nice guys. My daughter and I got a picture with them and they signed the baseball I caught during tryouts for our local team (they are the managers). I was also able to network with Ozzie. He loves candles and I sell Scentsy. It was funny because he kept "making sure" that my contact information was on everything : D
     
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    Michael Rooker (actor--he was in Tombstone and Cliffhanger) had family in the small town where I grew up. He used to bring his camper into my dad's car dealership for repairs all the time!
     
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    I've met a number of famous people over the years, mostly while in college, due to my job as a coat check girl.

    Through that job I met: Natalie Portman, Lauren Bacall, Prince Albert (of England... Charles' little brother,) the 1980 Olympic hockey team, Elie Wiesel.

    Through other college experiences: Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Dallek, Bethany Joy Lentz (she went by a different name then,) Evan Ferrante.

    Randomly over my life: Ben Folds, Derek Jeter (I served him coffee and I didn't spit in it... an accomplishment, I assure you,) Garth Brooks, several random bands (Guster, Switchfoot, Cowboy Mouth, etc.) and some minor baseball players probably no one has heard of before.
     
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    I actually was an aide (and student taught) Esme's neice. She then went on to become the librarian at that school. I read her book and it was great!
     
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    My dad knew Gerald Ford personally, and we met him--face-to-face, by name--shortly before he became president.

    I've met George Brett (be still my heart!), Jim Palmer, and several other baseball players in person.

    And I babysat Greg McMichael, who was a relief pitcher for the Braves when they won the world series. He was runner up to Mike Piazza for Rookie of the Year.

    Al Wood, who played basketball for the NC Tarheels and is a friend of Michael Jordan, had a daughter in my class one year.

    Who do you WANT to meet? I really want to meet Peyton Manning and Wayne Gretsky, among many others!
     
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    When I was about 4 my parents took me along with them to happy hour. Apparently Derek Kennard (football player) sent me over a shirley temple. I guess he had a daughter around my age who he didn't get to see very often and I reminded him of her. I get to say that the first person who bough me a drink was a pro football player :haha:. I have also met some members of the USA water polo Olympic Team (so nice!).
     
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    I'm such a huge fan of hers. I friended her on Facebook and she accepted-I just about died. Since then she's comments on several of my Facebook statuses and wished me a happy birthday once. Of course she's just a regular person, but I hold her in high esteem and would love to meet her one day. I think we are kindred spirits for sure.
     
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    Was he nice, MissCelia? His music is played more than any other in our house (dh and I's song is 'Lucky One') and we saw him in concert last summer. I'm hoping we get tickets to his concert this summer as well. He seems super down to earth on stage.
     
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    He was exceedingly nice. When I met him his twins had just been born and he was showing off pictures. Then he gave me a beer. I've seen him in concert four times, and it's always such a good show!
     
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    I go to after-parties with some well-known bands but won't mention names for privacy reasons... some people call me a groupie, but I don't do *that" sorta stuff, lol.
     
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    I know Windell Middlebrooks- he is the Miller high life guy, is on Body of Proof, but my kids at school know him from the Disney channel.
    http://m.imdb.com/name/nm2070606/

    He so wasn't born in 1958. He is in his 30's
     
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    A guy my cousin was in a local band with and that I've met & have pix of is now a new Country singer... 2 songs on the radio & opening for BIG name people!!!
     
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    I know (kind of) Joan Rivers. Two people in my family have been her head of staff people for about 20 years.
     

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