Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The time I met Aladdin, the Fonz and a Housewife.

So it's no secret that I love pretty much all things Hollywood. I especially love celebrities and celeb gossip and all that ridiculous stuff. But even more so, I love meeting celebrities. Don't ask me why, because I honestly don't know. However I know that I've been pretty lucky in the celebrity department and I wanted to take today's post to share a couple more celebrity run ins I've had in the past, just because, woo:

So the summer before my senior year of college I was lucky enough to score an internship at Extra, it was awesome. I basically met more celebrities that summer than I had in the past three years, I was living on cloud nine. And while I was working at Extra, my best friend was working at Warner Brothers seeing her fair share of celebrities as well, basically we loved it.

Well story number one comes from a day I went to go meet Megan for lunch at Warner. I was so excited to go to the lot because, well... it's awesome. I love walking on the backlot and all that jazz and I was hoping to see some big celebrity because Megan had just seen George Clooney the day before, so my fingers were crossed. Well we got to lunch in the main cafeteria and I look around and all I see is a bunch of extras all bloodied and kind of gross (which was cool, but they weren't celebrities). So my hopes were running low that I'd actually see a celeb and I'm talking to Megan when a couple seconds later I hear a voice right behind me that I could pick out of was Aladdin! Okay Aladdin is my all time favorite Disney movie (next to Peter Pan) so I was beyond excited. But even cooler is that the voice of Aladdin is none other than Scott Weinger also known as Steve from Full House!

I don't really think I said anything to him except "excuse me" or "hi", I'm not quite sure. But he was nice and still cute and still Aladdin, and that's all that really mattered, haha.

Celebrity story number two actually comes from Extra. Towards the end of my time there I was basically working one on one with a producer and writing questions for interviews. So for the on set interview of Crossing Jordan I was asked to come along (insert squeeeee). I didn't even watch that show but I was so excited to go. I got to meet Jill Hennessy (of Law and Order fame and the star of the show), Jerry O' Connell (who was incredibly nice to me), Kathryn Hahn (who was so sweet and awesome) and by far the best person, Henry Winkler, yes the Fonz. I wasn't even a Happy Days fan but who doesn't know the Fonz? While Henry was giving his interview I was scribbling notes down and in the middle of his interview he goes "are you writing a novel there? How does your hand not hurt yet? I'm impressed. " and basically went on to praise me and say how I'm so dedicated, etc. He was so nice, it was amazing. So yes I am now a Fonz fan for life.

And for the last celebrity story of the day from Extra (trust me I have more, but this post would go on forever if I talked about them all) is one featuring one of my favorite Housewives, Marcia Cross. It was the morning the Emmy nominations had been announced and all the interns got assigned random places to go to take notes on interviews and bring back tapes and I was lucky enough to get assigned to someone I actually knew, haha. So after getting lost beyond words and fearing that I'd lose my job I finally made it to some random ass building and had to use what little muscles I had to lug a cooler full of champagne and a chocolate gift set across a parking lot and into an elevator that was impossible to find. Basically by the time I finally made it to the room where the Extra interviewer and Marcia were I looked a little beat. Luckily Marcia was so nice and told me to take a breath and then they started their interview while I took notes and was in awe of her red hair (seriously it was glowing) on her green sweater (yeah you know she did that on purpose, haha). It was also cool to see that she is nothing like Bree, haha. Not nearly as proper and even admitted that her house was nowhere near the cleanliness that Bree kept hers. All in all she was one of the nicest people I met that summer and the only one still working, haha.

Well that's all the celebness I got today. Have you met anyone famous lately? Do tell :)

happy wednesday!


Ben said...

Marcia Cross is freakishly perfect. I like to pretend she's very nice in person versus the borderline psycho that she is on DH.

I met Kate Beckinsale while she was filming in Halifax. She was put up in a suite in my apartment building. She told me my jacket was nice. I tried to give it to her then passed out in the street.

Lucy Liu stayed in my building too and despite camping out in the elevator, I didn't get to see her.

Anonymous said...

I admit it, I'm jealous! I would love to run into celebrities, but I guess I am on the wrong coast and city for that matter. I'll I see in DC are Senators, Congressman, and Lawyers. Yuck!

California Girl said...

Yup, it's a plus of living in LA!

I've met Brad Pitt (swoon), and the whole cast of Interview with a Vampire at a premiere party. I've seen Brit Brit twice, MC Hammer (ha!), and a variety of other peeps throughout the years. It's so fun!

a little bird said...

that's f-ing awesome! i love marcia cross, and now i love her even more because you gave her your vote of confidence. did you ever meet any of the other DH wives?

Julie Q said...

i'm all about blogs mentioning anything Full House (b/c of the picture i posted as well!- that steve also happens to be part of)

Anonymous said...

I freaking love meeting celebrities. I'm hoping to spot some this weekend while I'm in NYC!

Julie said...

I saw the Dad from Growing Pains (Alan Thicke right?) at a Rangers game once.

But other than that..

Toni said...

LOL! Love this post. Having worked in the airline industry, I've met a few myself (which was easy because I worked in San Francisco for part of that time, and in a major hub as well). I met;
-David Canary (Adam Chandler, All My Children)
-Rob Lowe
-Bernadette Peters
-Dan Marino and Jose Conseco
-Dolly Parton (she's soooo nice)
-Hulk Hogan
-Randy Travis
-Shirley McClain (?sp)
-Rebecca De Mornay


brookem said...

Oh I LOVE Marcia Cross' HOH. Very pretty.

You my friend have had waaay more brushes with fame than me! Hmm... who have I met? Well, last year I met Joshua Radin. This past fall(ish?) I met Jim Bianco. Love them both. Who else... oh, Hobie from Baywatch? Ha, wow. I also met Pauly Shore on Spring Break, and rammed right into Cyrus from The Real World coming off a patio one time. Oof.

I think that's it?

Dana said...

oh how fun.. I wish i got to meet cool celebrities!!

La said...

I'm so jealous that you met the Fonz! That's so frickin awesome!

My only real celebrity interaction was showing Ed from the Barenaked Ladies where the phone was in 1994. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

One time I saw Jeff Probst from Survivor at a bar in Seattle. After some googling I discovered that he actually lived in Seattle at one time - who knew?

I also live in the same neighborhood as Dave Matthews and have seen him several times...I really need to do a blog post on those encounters sometime!

Hollywood Sucker said...

Oh I forgot Steve was Aladdin!

thatShortChick said...

i can only hope to get an internship that's an ounce as fun as yours was! so onto the celebs, i've had more of "brushes" with celebs than actual "meets."
I was in a Neiman Marcus with the "cheetah girl" adrienne and her former 3LW groupmate.
Then about 2 years ago, my mom and I were a row behind Kathie Lee Gifford at the Color Purple.

Jamie Lovely said...

Santino from Project Runway! Nicest guy ever.

Playful Professional said...

Wow. I could count the amount of celebrities I've ever met on one hand, and I saw them all at the same time and place.

Auburn Kat said...

The only stars that I have met have mostly all been first I was in awe, but the more of them I met the more you realize they are just humans.

Anonymous said...

WOW. i mean, wowwwwwwwww! i'm so so jealous right now! i've only 'seen' them from a distance, but never talked to or been in such close proximity to a celeb. i love celebs. all things celeb related. can you hook me up?! lol

Shelley said...

Aladdin is also my favorite Disney movie (tied with Emperor's New Groove and the Little Mermaid) and that's awesome that you saw Scott Weinger.

On a related celebrity note, I was standing behind Jason Marsden in line somewhere in Disney Land (or was it World...) when I was younger. He played DJ's boyfriend, Nelson on Full House and was Dana's boyfriend on Step By Step.

I never said anything to him even though I knew who he was. By the time we got off the ride, he was surrounded by people and was signing autographs. Missed my chance!

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L Sass said...

Great celeb sightings. I never see ANYONE in New York, but I think it's because I don't actively look. I'm in my own world half the time.

Tipp said...

So jealous!!

Michelle & the City said...

wow you've definitely had a ton of sightings!

but i'm most jealous of your housewive's encounter. that is one of my all time favorite shows! did you catch the finale on sunday? who the heck was that guy with susan!? ah the suspense!!

LBIC said...

Ugh, I had the biggest crush on Aladdin when I was a kid. The cartoon, not Steve from full house. He was hot. I also had a crush on Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid. He was so sigh worthy.

Fashionable Obsessions said...

oh that sounds so awesome!

Bogart in P Towne said...

As a non-celebrity person, I am happy FOR you. :-)

rialeilani said...

that's pretty awesome! I love Aladdin, it's one of my favorite Disney movies.

Princess Pointful said...

I was an extra in a really crappy movie with Christina Ricci and the chick from My Girl!