Know Anyone Famous?

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  1. becky

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    Although I didn't meet him, I got a very lovely letter from Mr. Rogers. The year Kevin was going to be 13, I wrote to every celebrity he liked or had liked, to get their autograph. Mr. Rogers not only sent me an autographed picture, he wrote me a splendid letter. He encouraged me as a mother, complimented me on the idea to do such a thing for Kevin, and wished me well. He wrote like he spoke- very gentle and comforting.
     
  2. reverie

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    Hmmm, I have met a few but know of more people who know people.

    I randomly saw Matt Dillon downtown once.

    I have met Hanson, Michelle Branch, Jessica Harp (aka The Wreckers). I also used to talk to Michelle and her best friend online.

    Joe Mauer's cousin was one of my students last year.

    A lady I student taught with's husband was in a band with Josh Hartnett's dad.

    I also saw "Greg Brady" at some music festival.

    I was an extra in Joe Somebody, starring Tim Allen, but didn't meet him.

    My sister met Paula Abdul when she was working in catering.
     
  3. Ms. I

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    reverie, I was an extra too! It's interesting isn't it? How long did you do that kind of work? I only did 2 jobs: The pilot episode of the TV show Sweet Valley High & the film, Slackers. I was called a couple times to do Power Rangers, but declined.
     
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    I went to school with a Dixie Chicks now ex-husband, Charlie Robison. He was in my home ec class and was a football star at our school. He is a musician here in Texas and is kind of famous. He hated country music in high school He went to all the rock band concerts. AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica. Guess he knew he would never make at as a rock star so he started singing country. His brother has written songs for Tim McGraw and other country stars. They had a band in high school called High Voltage. Every time I here Deep Purple's song Smoke on the Water it brings back memories of high school dances and Charlie.

    My family were extras in the movie 8 Seconds with Luke Perry. In fact my brother in law is an actual credited extra. We were just back ground people in the scene were he dies. My youngest son is sorta named after Luke's character on 90210. His name is Christopher Dylan.

    My Uncle was an electrical contractor and he did work for George Strait. My cousin on the other side of the family was the golf pro were George lives and she taught him, his wife and their son how to play golf. She got to go to the premier of his movie Pure Country.

    We are related somewhere way down the line to the golfer Ben Crenshaw.

    I can't think of anyone else.
     
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    Exactly! He was very distinguished looking.
     
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    Okay, so I think this thread might be dead by now but I did yoga next to JP Howell from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays yesterday! :)
     
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    Awesome thread!

    The only acting celeb I've seen is Taylor Negron who is a character actor. (He was the mailman in Better Off Dead.) Saw him in a candy shop down in the French Quarter and I was like, "Hey.... isn't that that one guy from that one show...??" My husband was like, "Hey... yeah.... that one guy..." :woot:

    I also saw Barack Obama speak when he was running for US Senator. He came to my company's conference to give a speech and blew me away. I was taking the stupid meeting minutes. Now I wish I had gotten up to shake his hand. DANG IT!
     
  8. Ms. I

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    Thanks, I thought it was interesting & fun! :D

    Too bad about not shaking Obama's hand, what an opportunity!
     
  9. buck8teacher

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    I've met David Cook! :)
     
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    I attended a book signing by Richard Paul Evans, but I wouldn't say I know him. My aunt went to high school with Kenny Loggins. That's about as close as I have gotten to any degrees of celebrity.
     
  11. Ms. I

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    I live in California, so if I was one of those celebrity-seeking types (which I'm not), I could just go hang out on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, go to the restaurants they dine at and/or own, etc. & these places would be just an hr's drive from where I live!
     
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    My brother worked at Cedar's Sinai Hospital, across the street from The Ivy, a restaurant where celebrities are often photographed. He saw a lot of them there.
     
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    I'd like to eat at The Ivy one day!

    When I was in Orlando, FL and Vegas, I almost dined at Emeril Lagasse's restaurants, but the menu didn't intrest us at the time.
     
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    That's exactly why I didn't eat at that restaurant. Even if I knew Emeril was there that day and I could meet him I probably still wouldn't have eaten there :lol:
     
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    When I was a little kid I met Pete Rose when my mother and I went to Cincinnati for the weekend ('80 or '81). When I was in high school, I got to meet Walter Payton at an RV show (I was and still am a huge Bears fan), and I met Alex Trebek when I tried out for the Jeopardy Teen Tournament. (Note: Alex Trebek is exactly the same in person as he appears on Jeopardy.)

    From the world of politics I've met President Clinton (who looks a lot older in person than he does on TV), Vice President Quayle (who sounds a lot smarter in person than he did on TV), and Joe Scarborough. I've also met a few local politicians, including my congressman Pete Visclosky, and mayor Rudy Clay of Gary, IN.

    When I worked in the local casino industry, I saw a lot of sports celebrities, but rarely got to interact with them. I've seen Michael Jordan, Charles Oakley, Charles Barkley, Tyrus Thomas, Ben Gordon, Kyle Orton, Brian Urlacher, and Lance Briggs.

    One other time I went to see the Chicago Bears in training camp. I got to see pretty much everybody on the 2003 squad, from the coaches to the back-benchers. I got to meet former Super Bowl MVP and future Hall of Famer Richard Dent, as well.

    While dining out at various restaurants in downtown Chicago, I've seen Roger Ebert, Wolfgang Puck, Gary Sinise, Bill Murray, Jesse Jackson, and Mayor Richard M. Daley.

    MathManTim
     

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