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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2009, 01:52:57 AM »
This is a fun topic. Personally, I get so much more excited about seeing someone well-known, but not necessarily famous, who inspires or impresses me on an artistic or personal basis. Way more so than a chance encounter with Paris Hilton, Brangelina, or Tom Hanks (all of which have happened, but left little impression on me).

Just being in the same room as Steven Soderbergh was awesome for obvious reasons, same with meeting Paul Greengrass and Michael Mann. And a couple of crazy nights with John C Reilly and Diego Luna were cool as well.

My uncle has one of my favorite celeb stories though for sure, during which he spent about an hour talking to a guy at a bar before being told it was Billy Joel, this long after the man had reached stardom.
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2009, 10:01:31 AM »
Oh - I was a bartender on the opening staff at OneSixty Blue - Michael Jordan is the owner there and he would come in late night during the opening. I met and served him on opening night and then when he would come in - he would greet me by name. He was very gracious and warm.
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2009, 03:06:19 PM »
This is a fun topic. Personally, I get so much more excited about seeing someone well-known, but not necessarily famous, who inspires or impresses me on an artistic or personal basis. Way more so than a chance encounter with Paris Hilton, Brangelina, or Tom Hanks (all of which have happened, but left little impression on me).

Just being in the same room as Steven Soderbergh was awesome for obvious reasons, same with meeting Paul Greengrass and Michael Mann. And a couple of crazy nights with John C Reilly and Diego Luna were cool as well.

My uncle has one of my favorite celeb stories though for sure, during which he spent about an hour talking to a guy at a bar before being told it was Billy Joel, this long after the man had reached stardom.

So is Paris Hilton that ugly in real life?
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2009, 04:35:58 PM »
Oh - I was a bartender on the opening staff at OneSixty Blue - Michael Jordan is the owner there and he would come in late night during the opening. I met and served him on opening night and then when he would come in - he would greet me by name. He was very gracious and warm.

That's a cool story. He always seemed like a great guy, I mean just watch Space Jam.
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2009, 04:37:49 PM »
Oh - I was a bartender on the opening staff at OneSixty Blue - Michael Jordan is the owner there and he would come in late night during the opening. I met and served him on opening night and then when he would come in - he would greet me by name. He was very gracious and warm.

That's a cool story. He always seemed like a great guy, I mean just watch Space Jam.

He's actually not a great guy, but I still love him.

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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2009, 04:41:18 PM »
He always seemed like a great guy,
You didn't see his hall of fame speech?
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2009, 04:42:18 PM »
He always seemed like a great guy,
You didn't see his hall of fame speech?

No, what'd he say/do?
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2009, 04:43:35 PM »
He always seemed like a great guy,
You didn't see his hall of fame speech?

I'm in the minority, but I enjoyed the bluntness of it.
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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2009, 05:23:10 PM »
He always seemed like a great guy,
You didn't see his hall of fame speech?

I'm in the minority, but I enjoyed the bluntness of it.

Oh I loved it (I'm an apologist), but it was still incredibly bitter/dickish.

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Re: My Celebrity Encounters
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2009, 05:36:29 PM »
The comedian Lewis Black signed my ticket to his show once. That's it for me.

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