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Friday, June 29, 2012

HOLLYWOOD-NESS AND STAR SIGHTINGS



I’ve always wanted to write about a Hollywood starlet and a cowboy because I grew up in a community situated over the hill from Hollywood. Hollywood-ness is sort of ingrained in you if you live in Southern California. There’s no escaping the film industry in the TMZ (Thirty Mile Zone) and Hollywood in particular.

Grauman's Chinese Theater
I remember my Hollywood Bowl days and seeing acts like The Young Rascals and The Doors in concert. Yep, it was just me and Jim Morrison… and thousands of other screaming fans flocking that seashell outdoor venue. On the weekends, my girlfriends and I would stroll along Hollywood Boulevard, eyes glued downward as we called out the names of legends engraved on star-shaped plaques on the sidewalk, the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We'd walk by Grauman's Chinese Theatre and look at the handprints of the stars embedded in concrete. It was no big deal. Hollywood and Highland was familiar to us and our home in a way. We walked the walk and talked the talk and it was a fun time, being in the “know” about things that most people only dream about.

David Boreanaz

Star sightings occur often when you live in So Cal. My hubby and I frequent our local promenade mall because we love the atmosphere, good eats and going to the movies. Recently, at a restaurant I sat across from Pierce Brosnan- aka James Bond 007. I’ve rubbed shoulders, figuratively speaking with Katherine Heigl in a fast food joint.

Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne were perusing the shelves, his black cape and all, in a boutique next to Barnes and Noble where I was shopping… You can’t miss Ozzie… that’s all I’ve got to say. Howie Mandell was texting on his phone at the table next to mine at our local yogurt shop and stopped to chat it up with a few fans that had approached him. Seems like a really nice guy.


Will Smith decided to have a go at early morning bowling at the lanes where I bowl on a team. Yes, he has a striking smile. And David Boreanaz (Bones) walked right by me at restaurant recently—handsome guy that he is.
Barry Manilow


But probably the most memorable for me, was having tall, lanky, and disguised with ball cap, Barry Manilow sitting directly behind me in the movie theatre. I remember thinking that it had better be a great movie, or I’ll never be able to sit still knowing that he was in the seat behind mine. I have always loved Barry. Yikes!


At that same movie theater one evening I spotted a bunch of young teenagers curbside, giggling like giddy teens do and smiled to myself, thinking that I remembered those Friday-night-out-with-friends myself. And then I took a better look at the blonde All-American boy in that group of six and realized it was mega-star Justin Beiber – just your normal teen out with his friends.


My idea of Macy Tarlington

My idea of Carter McCay


Exquisite Acquisitions is a story with a little twist on the Hollywood scene. Macy is not your average movie star. She’s the daughter of a legend and wants a little peace in her life. Enter, hunky, heroic and recently jilted, Carter McCay who recognizes Macy’s heartache, if not her celebrity and whisks her away to Wild River Ranch for a little R and R. Carter is not a cowboy wannabe like the guys Macy has known. He’s the real deal… need I say more?


Have you had any close encounters with a movie star? Have you ever asked for an autograph? If you could meet any one star in particular, who would it be?
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110 comments:

Laney4 said...

Am already a newsletter subscriber, thank you very much!

Yes, I have had close encounters, but I have not asked for autographs. I figure this is their personal time, say hi and smile, and then leave. If I wanted an autograph, I should go to a special event where autographs are "part of the job".

I don't have anybody on my "wish list" for autographs. To me, they are people, just like me and you. Now if I could spend an evening with George Clooney - without it affecting my happily married status - that might be a different story, LOL!

Charlene Sands said...

Hi Laney4- Yep, I leave the stars alone. I'm not star struck. I love certain actors, but I wouldn't intrude on them to ask for an autograph. For you, it's George, for me- Hugh Jackman!!

Laney4 said...

Ahhh, Hugh. What a fine man he is, he is. One of his attributes (to me) is that he still appears to be in love with his wife of many years. Now THAT'S a real man.

Speaking of real men, I can't forget to mention Mark Harmon. He brings a smile to my face every time too....

Audra said...

MMMMMM Mark Harmon and Nathan Fillian
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Laney4 said...

Nathan Fillian. Sweeeeeeet....

robena grant said...

When I lived in Pacific Palisades I ran into quite a few stars and soon learned they're just like us. Only prettier and richer. ; ) I never bother with autographs though because they're just trying to live their lives. If it's a definite promo or signing I might, but just shopping or eating in a restaurant I don't.

Kathleen O said...

I have never met any movie star, but I have met a few singers. Tom Jones for one and a Canadian singer on the stage, Michael Burgess, he played the lead parts in Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis. I met him at Toronto annual Wine and Food Show.. My company's had a booth and I was working it one evening.. He was very nice and we had a nice few minutets.

GladysMP said...

I am a newsletter subscriber.

Recently I read an article about a guy who is a tour guide in Hollywood. He told of how much bigger his tips were when the riders spotted a movie star.

Ingeborg said...

Many years ago I met Deidre Hall from Days of Our Lives. She was signing autographs and there was a news team there so I ended up on the news that night with her. I also met Bing Crosby, James Brolin and Jim Nabors years ago when I worked at the San Francisco airport.
I would love to meet Josh Holloway from Lost, I loved that show.
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Ginger said...

I haven't met any movie stars, but I did meet Jim Brickman and Christopher Cross. It was at a special concert that only the people who won tickets could attend. I did get their autographs at a special signing afterwards.
That said, I wouldn't approach an actor/singer in public and ask for an autograph. Of course, if they wanted to ask me for one, that would be okay. LOL

Ginger said...

This is a question for Laney4...
Please tell me what type of dog that is in your picture. I had a stray dog come up three years ago, when he was still a big puppy, and he looks just like that picture. Thanks

Laney4 said...

Ginger, that is a golden retriever (that belonged to friends). I used to dogsit "Austin" whenever his owners went out of the country. The owners' daughter up the street from us used to do it, but she was working all day, her kids were in school all day, and Austin was alone all day-and often at night too. He was not a happy camper, so I offered to take him here instead, as I work from home. Austin followed me everywhere and would open one eye every 5 minutes or so to ensure I was still there beside him when napping. Austin was 12 when that pic was taken. He died in May/11 at a week short of 14 years of age. I miss him daily still, as we dogsat him a total of a couple of months a year or more for three years straight. He was the most intelligent dog I have ever met. He rarely barked. He didn't need to, as he just gave you "the look". The look could mean "I'm hungry" or "I've gotta go out" or "I'm not feeling well-do you want me to barf inside or outside-your choice!" The only time he barked was when I was on the phone ignoring him and he had to go out-desperately, apparently. During his last 1.5 years, I had to help carry him up the steps because his back legs were too arthritic (which is a common problem for golden retrievers). He was one heavy dog, but I'd place his front paws on the steps and carry his back end upward. Wasn't a pretty sight, but it meant he could keep me company when I had to be downstairs working. I can still feel his love, as I hope he can still feel mine for him. Thank you for asking. I hope you enjoy lots of love with your dog (too).

Sonali said...

Hi Charlene

Well i live in the Fiji Islands. We do have Hollywood stars who cometo our shores for vacations and stuff but usually they fly off to the smaller resort islands. They don't spend much time on the main island.

Although i have seen Raven Symone and Corbin Bleu when they came down for a visit last year.

Looking forward to reading your latest release Exquisite Acquisitions. It sounds like a page turner.

I am a new newsletter subscriber

Sonali

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Laney4 said...

Charlene, Charlene, Charlene,
Have YOU spotted any stars in the last few weeks? More importantly (to some), has anybody spotted YOU (as the star!)????
seytype at hotmail dot com

Ginger said...

To Laney4 Thank you for the information. I am sorry for your loss; I know how it feels to lose a pet.
My dog, Sandy, loves to spend most of the time outside playing with my Labadore Retriever, playing fetch with me, and swimming in the lake. I do feel lucky to have him. :)

librarypat said...

The very first TV stars I saw were Rin Tin Tin, Rusty, and the Lieutenant back in the 50's. It was a big deal having them come to our little out of the way corner of the world. More recently, we stumbled upon them filming the third episode of THE GLADE in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before the series premiered. We talked with the crew about what was going on and hung out for a while. We just missed them filming the storm. It wasn't until later that we realized we were talking with the show's main actors.
No actor autographs, just lots from musicians we have seen perform, mostly celtic groups.

I would like to have met Katharine Hepburn. She was an intelligent, outspoken woman. I'm sure it would be interesting.

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Charlene Raddon said...

I well remember the good old days at the Hollywood Bowl myself, and the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. I grew up in Inglewood. I've enjoyed your blogs and your books, Charlene. We share more than memories though. My name is Charlene too.

donnasquaw said...

Well living here in the Midwest-Illionis I never have met a movie star or anyone famous. I would like to met Will Smith, Adam Sandler, Hugh Jackman. Also Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz. I'm disabled and a lot of time on my hands, so you see I watch a lot of movies. Hay, a woman can dream can't she!
Your book Exquisite Acquisitions sounds really good. I can put that on my bucket list of things to do.

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cheryl c said...

Wow, you have had a lot of "star sightings." What fun!

I stood pretty close to Katie Couric once, but that's about it.

Your book also sounds fun!
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bn100 said...

Fun post. That's a lot of star sightings. I've met Mario Lopez. He was nice.

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Margay said...

I've actually had a few encounters with movie stars (Patrick Swayze, Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore and Paul Michael Glaser), but I didn't ask for autographs - I was too shy back then!

Anonymous said...

Just love your books
I have meet a few celeberties but just have never asked for a autograph from them Just nice to have the encounter.

Carol L. said...

Already a newsletter subscriber. That's great all the celebrities you've seen so close. :) Kate Winslet was filming a movie a couple of years back at our town pool and the manager introduced my daughter to Kate as this was her favorite star . She is the nicest person. She spent about half an hour during her lunch talking with my daughter and even had her photographer take their picture and then he emailed it to my daughter. It was a dream come true my Jessica won't soon forget.
Carol L.
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kidcurry said...

I would like to meet Daniel Craig

Marilyn Legault said...

Are there still REAL cowboys out there?

I subscribe to your newsletter and tweeted and shared your contest.


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GW said...

I have met a few stars like Telly Savalas he even kissed my hand, and I even met Eileen Fulton from As The World Turns.
I am star struck when I met them I admit.
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Marilyn Legault said...

Forgot to leave links,
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Anonymous said...

I'm already a newsletter subscriber and I'm feeling kind of lucky. I posted this on Facebook Too.
Cathy
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Felicia said...

Thanks so much for this cool winning opportunity - I never had the chance to meet any celebrities - LOL - I live a very boring life! My son had the chance to meet Danny DeVito, though, in downtown Philly - there was a mention on one of our radio stations that Danny was in town for some filming, so Joseph made a point to be there to meet him! :-)

Felicia

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Deb Anderson said...

Already a subscriber! This book sounds fun! I'll definitely have to check it out.

As for celebrities, yes, I've met a few, but living in Memphis most of them were musicians. I guess Robert Plant was the biggest star I ever met in person.

But they really are "just people". If you ever meet someone famous in person, try not to be starstruck. It's hard, I know. :) But try to talk about something else besides their work and you'll have them eating out of your hand. I met Brian Dennehy once while he was filming a movie here and we talked about fishing. Yes, fishing! He was very gracious and we talked for about an hour. Even after he'd film a scene, he'd come back and talk to me some more (because making a movie involves lots and lots...and LOTS!... of waiting around).

Fun topic! I'm enjoying reading everyone's encounters. :)

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Felicia said...

PS - I Facebooked information about this great contest - check www.facebook.com/felicia.ciaudelli

Donna said...

Am already a newsletter
When I was a kid living on Long Island I met Harry Chapin (singer/songwriter) and Billy Crystal. His brother Joel was my art teacher.

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Felicia said...

https://twitter.com/felicia1963/status/230635900646879233

This is the Twitter Link for my shout out for the contest!

Felicia
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VickeC said...

IM already a email subscriber,an I met Nipsey Russell once on a cruise ship,he was so nice an friendly an was happy to take pictures with us

VickeC said...

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VickeC said...

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Corkrose said...

Am a newsletter subscriber -thanks for the xplanation re TMZ -(never knew what it stood for). At present a special young man that i am partial to - Phil Burke - is part of a show "HELL ON WHEELS" & we have had the chance to be on set with all of the cast and the pleasure to meet them - All work hard & just want to do the best they can - like everybody else. So watch HELL ON WHEELS - trains, cowboys, indians - the works..

Sue Brandes said...

I am a newsletter subscriber. I have only met Frankie Vallie when I was in high school. And I was taller than him. LOL. And I have some autographs from a couple of big Nascar names. I would love to meet Sean Connery.
Sue B
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MomOnTheEdge said...
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MomOnTheEdge said...

Newsletter subscriber. Now I'm off to share on twitter (@rmgm) and facebook (Mel M) Personally, I've never seen a star, but I live in the middle of nowhere. :) Oops! I forgot to leave my email address on the last post rmmaringer at yahoo dot com :)

smiles said...

I am already a email subsciber. Would love to meet Hugh, yum.

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Maureen said...

I am a newsletter subscriber. I never have met anyone famous but if I could pick someone famous to meet I would pick Meryl Streep. She is such a great actress. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MaureenCE/status/230652516143071232
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Anonymous said...

I have met one of my celeb cruses when I was a teen. I met Joe McIntyre from the New Kids On The Block when I was 13. He was walking into a store in Boston and I saw him from the city bus tour I was on and jumped off! My family had no clue what I was doing getting off the bus. I did get and awesome picture of him. When I went back to school in the fall I was very popular, made my year, lol.

I am a newsletter subscriber.

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I subscribe, so thanks for the chance already! And I've won before too! THANKS for that!!
I've shook hands with a few music people after concerts before, but hubby has interviews many "celebrities" as he was a reporter for years. I've met a few through him and my favorite was Tom T Hall (country singer). What a character. I'd love to meet and chat with Oprah.
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Kathleen O said...

I already subscribe to your newsletter.
But I can't believe all the "stars" you have rubbed up against. WOW I live in a small city and away from the hub of Toronto, I never go to the Toronto International Film Festival each September and wait on the red carpet for the stars to pass by...Oh well maybe I will run into George Clooney sometime if he comes back for the TIFF or maybe he will come to my city to omake a movie.
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bookworm54 said...

Hi! I'm on your newsletter list! i met robert Redford while he was filming in my hometown,and he came in to the deli I worked at, I acted so silly,finally calm myself down and got his order and his crews to the table and they sat talking to us all for an hour, they came in just before we closed for the day(2pm)after that we catered until the film was done. I would like to met my favorite authors like yourself, and Reid Rosenthal he writes history and romance, you all are so famous and important for reading to me is so important and escape from the real world.carolefiore@yahoo.com

Pam Enrici said...

Since I was literally born in the Hollywood (CA) area, I guess that would be my most important connection to Hollywood. Although I don't live in the area any more, I did see many stars, watched a lot filming, etc. when I did live there

Carrie E. said...

If I could meet a celeb., I'd have to pick Colin Firth. He's sexy and funny.

Brenda Rumsey said...

No close encounters with movie stars, but have met several well known talented people (published romance authors). Smile.
I would leave the movie stars alone.

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

The only time I asked for an autograph was from John Lithgow when he was in his first Broadway play! The only reason was because my friend who knew him from drama class pushed me. He was very nice and gracious. I still have it somewhere.

Please enter me. Thank you.

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kansassweet43 said...

I don't get the chance to meet celebs here in the midwest. I would like to meet Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, they make great movies together. I am a longtime subscriber to the newsletter too.

kansassweet43 said...

oh sorry forgot to leave my email
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Gail said...

I've had a couple of encounters of the celebrity kind when I worked for a major hotel chain in Chicago. I once was asked by Tim Conway how to get to a meeting room. I was very tongue-tied, but was able to give him accurate directions. :-) I also have met Carol Channing, she was a regular guest and close friend to our PR person. That's the extent of my encounters.
I wish I could have met John Wayne & Marilyn Monroe. Currently I would love to run into Hugh Jackman;)
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Gail said...

Forgot to tell you, I shared this on FB :)
Thanks for the chance to win:))

May said...

Not really. I wish I can meet Jennifer Aniston though. She always look so pretty to me!

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Tamsyn said...

I'm already a newsletter subscriber so I'm in! Thanks!
Haven't the luck to meet any movie stars but I would love to meet George Clooney.
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cheryl c said...

newsletter subscriber

liked this book on Amazon :-)

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debbi said...

thanks for the chance.cannot wait to read next one!

debbi said...

i forgot my comment ,, i was right next to evil knievel on a carnival cruise shio i mean i bumped him!

Unknown said...

I've met more musicians and athletes than movie stars, but I have met a few actors. My favorite was John C. Reilly from "Chicago", "Step Brothers", etc. We were on the same flight, and I spoke to him briefly by the baggage carousel at the airport. He was very nice, and I did get his autograph. :)

Kelli

Unknown said...

Oh, and I posted the contest on FB and Twitter, and "liked" Exquisite Acquisitions on Amazon. Am a newsletter subscriber already too.

Kelli
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Sandytee said...

I've never met a movie star but I have met several cowboys. Interesting combination you have going in your new book.

Kim said...

I'm a newsletter subscriber.

I've met several professional athletes, but not a movie star. My sister met actor Richard Harris while he was performing here and did ask for his autograph. It was ourside the stage door, so he was gracious about signing autographs.

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lag123 said...

Already a subscriber. Tweeted: @lag32584

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Anonymous said...

hi
congrats on the book and great rewiw
i saw mr t and some sports figures
so many
i love to meet george clooney whoo
kimh
subsriber whoo
great contest, thanks

kimh

lag123 said...

I would love to meet Robert Redford.

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Tamara Budd said...

I have never met a celebrity. I would love to meet Tom Hanks, I think he's a genius.
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lag123 said...

Shared on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett

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Sebrina said...

My first encounter w/ a 'celebrity' was many moons ago maybe around the age of 13 or 14, and it was some soap opera star. I can't even remember what show or what his name was, but I remember he was hot. lol He was the only one that I actually tried to see or whatever. The rest just kinda happened.
I used to have a job where I would occasionaly run into a few, or my co-workers would. Some were so darn cool (golfers) and sat and BS'd w/ them for awhile and I got their autograph. Some celebrities wouldn't come off of the aircraft....oh well...
Yrs ago I wrote to Matthew McConaughey and asked for his and he actually personalized a photo of himself to me: now that was most awesome.
I'm not one to intrude on personal life. I don't buy magazines at all, unless you count Tattoo magazines. I can't think of anyone right now that I would love to meet or get an autograph of. Yeah, I don't know...
(My husband got to meet and get his picture taken w/ Ken Griffey Jr last month. Actually he's met quite a few people too w/ his current job)
Ok, ok, I've rambled enough...
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Krystal Larson said...

I never pay attention to celebrities, but this is interesting!

Cathy M said...

The closest I came to a movie star was walking next to Sean Connery at the airport. He had bodyguard types with him, so I didn't dare approach him, though he did smile at me, lol.

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Cathy M said...

Also, liked Exquisite Acquisitions on Amazon.

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nina hollywood-ness ans star sightings said...

hollywood-ness and star sightings
great contest, love your books.
i would love to meet harrison ford that man is fine and i would love to meet sean connery these two men have aged well and i love all thier movies.

nina hollywood-ness and star sightings said...

i am going to post this on facebook.
this is a great contest.

Renald said...

I would love to met Richard Gere. Facebook liked:Deb Pelletier 18
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Thanks for the giveaway. DebP

Sue P said...

Can't imagine growing up there! My greatest sighting was here in Minnesota. During my college years I was a camp counselor. On our night off, we often went out to local places to hang out. One night we went ot a bar/restaurant. It had three levels, one for the restaurant and two that were bar/dance areas. We usually took over the third floor, since this wasn't a huge palce and there many of us. We heard that Paul Newman was there eating. So my co-cabin counselor went down to the lower lever to supposedly use the cigarette machine, And there he was. He was in town for a race (Brainerd,MN - Brainerd Internatiional Raceway) and was there with his crew. We didn't bother him or anyhtign. Just walked by and then looked once we were at the machine. What I found so endearing (and let me just sya that Paul Newman has always been a big crush of mine) was taht he was cutting the steak his son had ordered. Scott was quite young at the time. Paul wasn't being famous, just a dad cutting his son's meat and hanging out with the guys. I did shake Ted Kennedy's hand once. My closest encounter.

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Cathy P said...

I am already an email subscriber. I have never met anyone that was famous before. However, I was at a dinner theatre in Las Vegas one night and Illie Nastasie and company sat beside me. One of them was making passes at me and trying to hold my hand in front of my husband and his aunt and cousins. Lol!

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regencygirl01 said...

My close encounters were because they were scheduled to be there. I met Rachael Ray, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig(from All my Children) my granny loves them so got pic with them and autograph. Superstars to me Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, and Jude Deveraux

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traveler said...

WOnderful post. I would like to meet William Shatner. He is special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am a subscriber. to meet Patrick Stewart would be great. Loved his acting in Star Trek etc. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

rachaelsfun said...

wow would be great to win

havent met any movie stars as such ... (not many come here to nz or ones that I wanna meet)

But have met a few local celebs (tv shows etc like shortland street) but some on have gone to become famous movie stars like martin henderson and temuera morrison

mainly met them at plkaces i worked Like a casino (often get the famous rugby guys in) and once at a museum where they had a charity car run to raise money for heart foundation they had plenty of local celebs and sports stars to support it and met them shook their hand and posed for pics in local paper etc

and no i didnt ask for autographs theres a time and place for that ...
kinda annoys me when at meets (like the ones were the fans are behind a barrier and the star walks up to them up the street) and several hundred bring stuff to sign and often whack other ppl with their books / banners or posters
i mean they can sign a few but not several 1000 ....
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BrooklynShoeBabe said...

When Hugh Jackman was on Broadway in 2002-2003, I waited outside the performers' entrance about 2 hours before show time. It was really cold that evening, about 13-degrees and there was an ice storm so I was the only one waiting. He arrived in a black SUV, the stage hand told him that I was waiting for him.

He was really nice, and said that I was really brave for waiting for him in the cold like this. I became completely flustered. He gave me an autograph. I asked if I could have a hug, and he hugged me. It was awesome because he is actually really tall (my hubby's height, 6'3") and I'm 5'4".

Diane said...

Already a newsletter reader!!!
I would love to meet Sean Connery, I'm a big fan!

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JanD said...

I've never met a movie star but I would like to meet Viggo Mortensen.

Already a subscriber.
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Sunnymay said...

In the 70's, by chance my mom and I were staying at a motel in Orlando, Florida, and 3 celebrities were there to open up Sea World Orlando. I got autographs on a postcard from Florence Henderson, Monty Hall (he's very tall by the way) and Charles Nelson Reilly (He looked like an absent-minded professor with his "wild" hair). They were lounging by the pool and passing through the lobby when I stopped and gave them compliments and the card to sign.

Anonymous said...

No star sightings for me. Sigh.

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June M. said...

I would probably be way to tongue tied or just plain frozen to say anything to a famous person, especially if they looked like David Boreanaz. I would probably just need a bib then, lol.

There are a few actors I would love to see in person (Hugh Jackman, Charlie Hunnam, Chris Helmsworth, just to name a few) but I would not be able to do anything other than stop, stare, drool, and maybe mumble OMG.

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Karen A. said...

I've never met a celebrity but I did touch the hand of my daughter that shook hands with Denzel Washington when he was making a movie in our small town. I came close to meeting Ashton Kusher and Demi Moore. I work in a large supermarket that has an entrance on each side. I was working in the pharmacy at one entrance and they came in the other entrance to buy some flowers for someone they were visiting in the area. Of course we weren't told about it until after they had left the store but we were at least able to print out a photo of them from the security camera.

I'd like to meet Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and Harrison Ford to name a few.

I wouldn't know half of these young celebrities if I ran into them face to face.

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Pat Cochran said...

Back in the day (1950s) I met film star
Mark Damon and TV stars The Cisco Kid
and Pancho. May I count my son? He is
a playwright and filmmaker and has met
quite a few visiting celebrities.

Would love to meet David Boreanaz and
Matt Bomer.

Pat C.

Christina said...

Hi Charlene, I'm already a newsletter subscriber and thanks for the link to your blog. I'm a blog stalker. I spend hours just jumping from one person's blog to another based on their comments. I've found some really great blogs that way.

Anyway, to answer your star struck question. Nope, I've never bumped into or really been close to a star before. Being from Iowa (the anti-vacation capital of the Midwest) I don't have many opportunities. I wouldn't mind rubbing elbows with some of the stars mentioned...Nathan Fillion and Hugh Jackman for sure. Ryan Reynolds, definitely. But honestly I'd be more excited to see my favorite authors!

My email address is crysteena73@gmial.com

Meljprincess said...

Hey, Charlene,
I've met Shaq, Wesley Snipes, Dave Navarro, Anne Rice, Katherine Ramsland, Martha Plimpton. That's just a few! Oooo...I love to name drop. *g* I've met lots of romance authors too. :-)

I'd like to meet Ozzie, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Vinnie Jones.

I am a newsletter subscriber.

Your blog post is on my wall in Facebook.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Also a newsletter subscriber... I've not met any stars... but worked in an university athletic department and have met and know a number of college coaches & NFL coaches and some NFL players..

catslady said...

I am also a subscriber and I posted on my FB page under Jeanne Sheats! The only person I've seen that is considered a movie star was years ago and it was Jack Benny in an airport but he was moving so fast I didn't have a chance.

Ruth said...

Many years ago I went to a show and went back stage afterward for autographs. One was Agnes Moorhead, she was a great actress. Would love to get one from Hugh Jackman and Nathan Fillian. Have posted to facebook for you and liked on Amazon. Before I read your news letter I had already posted a review on goodreads. Ruthacmom@aol.com

JackieW said...

A couple years ago my daughter and I took the grandkids to a Little Gym in the LA area and Chad Everett was there with his twin grandsons and since I am a twin we talked about what great fun his grandsons were going to have being a twin. I was saddened to hear of his recent passing. My mother went to high school in Colorado with the actor -Ken Curtis--who played Festus on long running Gunsmoke series so when he came to town we always got to see him and talk with him.
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Edwina said...

Hugh Grant (major sigh) was in Atlanta a few years ago and we ate at the same restaurant 2 tables apart. He's just as good looking in person as on the screen, but not nearly as approachable.

Love your blog and newsletter~

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Brenda said...

I've never had a close encounter I would love to run into Meryl Streep!

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Carol said...

I have never met or seen anyone famous and never really wanted to. I guess I'm a nut.

Anonymous said...

I already get the newsletter. I have met a few country singers but actual Hollywood Stars, sadly no. I would never be able to speak I would be so starstruck.

Laurie G said...

I saw Charleton Heston. His wife Lydia Clarke was from my hometown, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Several years ago, a middle school was named after her father, educator, LB Clarke. Charleton and his wife attended the dedication ceremony.

I haven't seen any other famous people.

I'd love to meet Sean Connery, Michelle Obama and Paul McCartney.

orelukjp0 said...

I would love to meet Sean Connery. I have met several stars, from Hulk Hogan, Christina Ricci, Ron Howard and Mohammad Ali to rock stars, singers and band members. Most everyone I've met and taken pictures with or gotten autographs from are very nice. If you are polite, knowledgable of the person and their career, I find they will be more receptive to you.

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Pamk said...

I met Mark Hamil when I was a teen. After he filmed star wars. He filmed the night the lights went out in GA in the small town I grew up in.
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squiresj said...

I have actually had contact with two movie stars. Dale Evans Rogers was at our church in Decatur, Il. when I was growing up. She came out into audience and shook hands with me and my Mom (who is now in Heaven). She talked to people. Also met another one off Lawrence Welk (my mind just went blank - getting old) She held my daughter while helping with fund raiser for our tv at church and sang carrying her around.
Please enter me in contest.
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Quilt Lady said...

No I have never met a movie star or any one famous, so no autographs here. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Lelelia said...

I have never had a close encounter, but I would love to meet Bruce Campbell and Nathan Fillion!
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Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! Sounds like you have some fun stories. Though I have to say, it is so unfair that Katherine Heigl can eat fast food and still look the way she does! Where is the justice in that? :-D

Stella Ex Libris said...

Hi Charlene!

When I was visiting Paris there was a crowd in front of a cinema so I asked what was happeneing and they told me Tom Cruise was there promoting his latest movie. He stood about 1.5 meters from me. I also saw a premiere and the celebrity crowd in London and met and talked with Richard Armitage and asked for his autograph, he was a sweetheart and so handsome!

I'm already a newsletter subscriber :-)

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posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stella.exlibris.1/posts/457065664324962

and Liked on Amazon

Thank you!

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