Know Anyone Famous?

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  1. KDS

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    i almost forgot...i took Clifford around to meet all the kids last year

    this year...Curious George came here and went all over south tx

    (costume is sweaty btw)
     
  2. jenn888

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    I dont know any celebrities but I....

    rode on a plane with Nick Lachey he was in first class of course but I was on the front row in coach so I could see him the whole time.

    I hung out with John Mayer before he became famous.

    I met Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman. I was in LA when they were filming Charlie Wilson's War.

    I saw Chris Kattan at a restaurant when I was in LA

    I met Vanna White when I was a child.

    Dale Earnhart Jr. came shopping in the store I worked in years ago. I remember he bought like $700 worth of CD's and DVD's. He does NOTHING for me but he seemed very arrogant.

    I have met lots of musicians b/c I used to go concerts quite often.

    I wish I personally knew a celebrity but I dont.:p
     
  3. Hoot Owl

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    I love, love Hugh Laurie!!

    I've shaken hands with Bill Clinton on two different occasions, and he held it wayyyy toooo long.

    I've also spent the evening with Ossie Smith, short stop for the Cardinals, when he came to town to sign autographs for kids. I sat right beside him an entire afternoon and handed him stuff that needed signing. He was a perfect gentleman.

    I literally ran into Morgan Freeman at LAX, he almost knocked me down, grabbed my arm and kept me from falling.
     
  4. amethyst24

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    That's awesome! I saw CLint when Iw as really little, and he was very friendly. I didn't even realize he has a brother! That's really neat!
     
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    He actually has two brothers. Brian and Kevin. Clint looks just like their Mom. Kevin is really short and kind of chunky, but plays the drums amazingly. They could have their own band called the Black brothers!! That would be awesome!!! I go to the bar just to see Brian! :D
     
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    Yes, I know Wayne Huizenga from his early days at Blockbuster and after his empire building stint at Waste Management. He actually was a client of mine, believe it or not, in the late 80's early 90's. He was super nice and super rich.

    The Potvin brothers (Denis and Jean) of the NHL and goalie great Felix "The Cat" Potvin are cousins of mine from Canada.

    I've met numerous pro football players but I don't really KNOW them. Rolando Blackmon who was a Dallas Maverick used to live down the street and around the corner.

    I partied with Drew Carey at the Super Bowl in New Orleans several years ago.
     
  7. lemonhead

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    Oops, Deon Sanders has a massive place near me too but he is rarely, if ever, there.

    Oh and I used to work with the guy who is inside of Baby Bop on the Barney show.
     
  8. bandnerdtx

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    I met all the members of Def Leppard. I loved them in the 80s and 90s.

    I also taught Jason Glenn, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Michael Bourn who plays for the Houston Astros.
     
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    I know this is off topic, but HEY band!!!

    Did you know that The Stros just signed Pudge Rodriquez.
     
  10. boogaboo214

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    here is an odd one, my teacher that i am student teaching under right now is the stage manager for the jonas brothers, I may get an autograph from them if he remembers to bring one back when he comes in a few weeks.
     
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    How on earth is that even possible? Isn't a stage manager a full-time traveling position? And teaching is definitely a busy job!

    I'm not saying that I don't believe you; I just don't understand how he could possibly handle both jobs!
     
  12. Poisontipped

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    I saw Steve Irwin (Croc Hunter) at the Australian Zoo in Queensland, he was on a motorbike and was taking a picture with a kid. He waved at me though, which was nice of him.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. A stage manager tours 24/7 with the band they are managing. :huh:
     
  14. boogaboo214

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    sorry i didnt
    read before i posted, her husband is the stage manager not her she teaches full time and he is pretty much gone all the time
    that would be tough to do both haha
     
  15. time2teach

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    A few famous people have crossed my path...off the top of my head (I know there are more...)

    I worked with Mickey Mouse and the characters does that count??? ROFL

    my daughter's gymnastics coach was an Olympian
    we know a hollywood stunt man
    Have had dinner with 2 NBA basketball players
    once chatted with Lance Bass from NSYNC while eating lunch one day at work-didn't know who he was at the time until someone told me...LOL
    I have a picture with Jeb Bush and his wife
    Dan Quayle spoke at my highschool (might have done our graduation speech, but don't remember it was way too long ago 25+ years ago when he was a new senator).

    Hubby has shaken hands with President Clinton, worked closely with top defense folks (sorry can't name)
    Hubby was in the Navy Chorus and was on one of the Miss USA pageants as an escort YEARS ago...

    DD and I met and took pictures with the men's olympic gymnastics team from the Sydney games and meet Shannon Miller and others the same night.

    A cousin's cousin is a former pro. baseball player

    My hubby has meet and spoke with alot of celeb's. He just walks up and starts talking to them.
     
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    I ate lunch with michael shoulders he did a thing at our school and we got to have a luncheon with him. he is very nice and funny.

    Sterling marlin (the washed up nascar driver) is in my family some how he comes to the family reunions, he is an idiot.

    billy ray and miley used to come in to the mcdonalds where i used to work about 5 years ago so the kids could play in the play place she was a really cute kid and he is really sweet himself very down to earth.

    Dan Ugla the baseball player went to school with my husband he was a year ahead of him but his little sister and my hubby were friends.
     
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    Brook Shields: My mother says I saw Brooke Shields at the Appalachian Craft Fair. I was only a toddler. But my mother claims I looked at her! So I guess that counts!:)

    Kenny Chesney: He graduated from my high school!!!!! He came back in 2001 to donate some money to buy our auditorium new curtains. He spoke, and I wrote an article in the school paper about it. I didn't take my camera to school, how stupid was that? But again, I don't listen to country so it's not that huge a deal.

    Magicians: I've seen some magicians that travel the world. I used to go to alot of shows with my family. It was neat because I'd go home and see those same people on t.v.! I've always wanted to meet David Copperfield. My dad has, but I haven't.

    Joe Diffie: I saw and met Joe Diffie at Myrtle Beach. Which is annoying, becuase I don't listen to country music, and I don't even know who he is. Why couldn't it be Leonardo DiCaprio? I think he's the hottest ever!!!!!!!!!! :wub:

    My husband just told me that he met and shook hands with Tom Womac from Dukes of Hazzard. He came to our church! Pretty unexpected, though, to see a famous person in a small-town church!
     
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    Oh I'm really enjoying this thread!! :D
     
  19. MathManTim

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    This is really stretching to 6 degrees of separation here, but here goes:

    My great-aunt on my Dad's side was the stepmother (I think) of Jeri Taylor. Jeri Taylor used to be married to Dick Enberg of NBC and CBS Sports, but she is best known for being a writer, director, and executive producer for Star Trek: The Next Generation and its spinoffs.

    Sadly, I've never met her.

    MathManTim
     
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    That's something I've noticed with most of the politicians I've met. You read about them in the paper, and you're thinking to yourself, "God, what a crook. He must be a lousy sonofab****. If I ever meet him, I'm going to tell him what I really think of him."

    And then you really do meet him, and he comes across as a really great guy. These people are successful in politics for a reason. I'll bet even money that a hard core Democrat could meet someone as (apparently) uncharismatic as Dick Cheney and come away thinking, "you know, politics aside, he's really an okay guy."

    I say that also because a partisan Republican friend of mine was thoroughly charmed when he met Hillary Clinton when she was running for president. Turns out she wasn't the "militant communist bra-burning man-hating shrew" that he always thought she was.

    MathManTim
     
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    Anyone else know or meet anyone lately?
     
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    Met and talked with Michael Peterson (country singer: Drink, Swear, Steal and Lie) back home. He graduated from the same high school as I and lived in my hometown.

    Met and hungout with Kenny Chesney and his original band crew after a concert.

    My coworker/friend's brother in law is Hunter Parrish from Weeds. Will hopefully be meeting him soon if he can get away for the birth of his 1st niece in a few weeks = )
     
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    I met Tony Stewart (NASCAR driver) a few months ago. He was in Michaels trying to figure out how to make candles, LOL!
    He ended up just buying regular candles.
     
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    Yesterday, I got to see the cast of Bones and Big Bang Theory.

    My kids got a hand written letter from the ice skater Michael Weiss. They had written and sent him a FLat Stanley when we home schooled. I also have a picture of them with ice skater Rudy Galindo.
    My kids also played golf with Clint Eastwood when we lived in Monterey.

    My dad is related to Don Mattingly the baseball player.

    But my favorite one is that I am a descendent of La Corriveau. La Corriveau is a legend in Quebec. She was put in a cage for killing two husbands. Barnum had the cage until they had their big fire.
     
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    My daughter won a trip to meet the cast of Beverly Hills 90210.
     
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    Being in NYC my whole life, I have a lot of stories...but the one that stands out to me is my favorite band, Duran Duran. Every time they come to NY I go to their after-parties, and they seem to remember me when they see me. Really nice guys.

    I knew the drummer for the Yeah yeah yeahs before they became famous. The drummer is my best friend's cousin. I used to go to her family functions at her house growing up, and he was there. He's very quiet.

    I don't know him, but I met Mike Love from the Beach Boys 2 days ago. He's a big flirt despite being older than my dad, lol.

    I can tell you some other stories if you would like.
     
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    I was able to get on the tour bus of Trisha Yearwood and meet her!

    My husband(a state trooper) met Viggo Mortenson on the side of the road last week. He was pulled over on the side of the road reading a celebrity magazine... Trust me this isn't normal... we live in the middle of nowhere!
     
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    Met Dennis Hopper in a bar. lol.

    I am distantly related to Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon, but I never met him.

    I have met VP Joe Biden many times, but not since he has been VP.
     
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    I lived in the dorms and had a writing class with Alex Smith, quarterback for SF 49ers. I have to say her was a jerk, and stuck on himself.
     
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    At least he pulled over to read it!
     
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    My grandmother (married seven times) swore she married a guy named Jack Bradley that was one of the guys that hoisted the flag on Iowa Jima. Years later I had a book of trivia and it named one of them as John Bradley. She said the marriage lasted about 6 weeks because he had some problems (must have been her as she really had some).
     
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    My cousin played (will play as well) with a singer that has made it to radio!!! I also have met this person as well.
     
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    I dated a guy who's sister is Pixie Acia...from LA Ink.
     
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    Upstate...that's crazy did you ever meet her?!?!
     
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    Never met her....and this same guy...his dad's cousin is married to Clint Eastwood...never met them either...
     
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    My sister's landlord was the drummer in Alice Cooper. She's gone to his house a few times, which is a mansion on the ocean. Got to party with other rock stars. So, I guess she does know someone famous too.
     
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    My friend talked me into being an unpaid extra in a movie once. Her, her cousin and aunt along with my parents and myself sat until 2a.m. at Yankee Stadium for the filming of Anger Management. It turned out to be pretty good as we got to meet Jack Nicholson, Woody Harrelson and Adam Sandler.

    In my 7th grade journalism class, we went on a field trip to NBC Studios and we got to meet Al Roker during the tour!
     
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    My mom grew up pretty much in the center of the universe when it came to music during the 1960s and 70s, in the West village in Manhattan. It's where a lot of the music started. She was friends with Billy Joel and Lovin' Spoonful in her 20s.

    I used to live on the same block as one of the singers from Dion and the Belmonts, when I was a kid.

    I'll tell some other stories later on.
     
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    My dad has been in the local paper (actually 2 papers)... does that make him famous?!?! LOL!!!
     
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    My cousin is a classical musician and he teaches at Julliard.

    He has great music and is a great person.

    His name is Eric Ewazen.
     

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