Went out to Noshville for lunch with coworkers J & K and my Boss. Much talk of the celebrities they’ve spotted there in previous visits; my hopes were up for at least a minor sighting. But no. I must be the celebrity anti-magnet or something.

In Chicago, I saw Studs Terkel in the Treasure Island grocery store, and I used to see Dennis Rodman at various nightclubs on a near-weekly basis.

In San Jose and the Bay Area in general, I never spotted anyone famous.

In all my visits to L.A. during the time I lived in San Jose (I used to go there as often as every few weeks), I never spotted anyone famous.

In Portland, I never saw anyone famous. (Karsten did: he was out with at some trendy bar and she spotted Courtney Taylor from the Dandy Warhols at the next table.)

In my year and a half in Nashville, I’ve seen John Hiatt picking up his luggage at the airport, Johnny Knoxville at Baja Fresh, and John Rich at On The Rocks. But that’s all.

What about the rest of you? What famous people have you randomly spotted out of context, just sipping coffee somewhere or buying dog food?

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  • December 28, 2004 at 12:55 pm
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    That place is SOOOOO friggin’ expensive.

    $7.00 for a hot dog? C’mon. Not even in Manhattan.

    I went to Otter’s and got some equally expensive chicken fingers.

    Hey, I saw this morning at you know where. She seems down for game night at Casa Del Jaco.

    Let’s work it out.

    I’m down for some Scene It action…

    and you KICK YOUR ASSSSSSS!

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  • December 28, 2004 at 12:56 pm
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    Just because I want to participate in your thread…

    LeeAnn Rimes – Sunset Grille

    Vince Gill – Gaylord Entertaiment Center (Predators Game)

    Wynonna – Target/White Bridge Rd

    Amy Grant – The Mall At Green Hills

    Amy Grant – Borders/Brentwood

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  • December 28, 2004 at 12:57 pm
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    and to KICK YOUR ASSSSSSS!

    I suppose if I am gonna talk smack, I should spell properly.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:02 pm
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    I’ve only seen one celebrity randomly that I can recall–Yoko Ono, in Central Park near Strawberry Fields.

    I narrowly missed seeing Tim Robbins, Emily Watson, John Turturro, etc. after stumbling onto the set of Cradle Will Rock on a prior NYC trip, but only saw an extra.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:02 pm
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    I once saw Gene Wilder browsing in Tower Records in NYC. My friends and I didn’t bother him since it was just after Gilda Radner’s death.

    Also, Marie Osmond was another passenger on Ray’s and my first cruise. We’d see her walking into the dining room at dinnertime every night. On our last evening the folks at my table asked her to pose for pictures with us and she did (but I looked so dorky that I don’t show it to anyone).

    I’ve since decided that celebrities are not necessarily better or more talented than the rest of us (or at least than the thousands of others trying to make it in show business), just luckier, so I’m not nearly so starstruck as I used to be. I tend to like their characters/music/art better than the real people, at least judging from what I read or see in their interviews.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:02 pm
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    Yeah, but you do get a lot of food. I got an $8 grilled Jack (ha!) cheese and tomato on pumpernickel, and I have enough left over for dinner.

    We’ll zort out zee detailz tomorrow night.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:18 pm
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    I’ve seen Ani DiFranco in a little restaurant in Buffalo called Amy’s Place.

    I’ve seen Robby Takak of the Goo Goo Dolls in a dive bar called Mohawk Place.

    Aretha Franklin came shopping at my store in August of 2003.

    I waited on Moxy Fruvous in Fredonia and made Bill Bellamy (formerly from MTV) a strawberry milkshake.

    I think that’s all of the better known ones. Boxers, hockey players and football players are a dime a dozen in Buffalo πŸ˜‰

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:18 pm
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    I worked at Disneyland. Ergo, I have seen the following celebrities:

    1) Michael Jackson (bah)
    2) Warwick Davies
    3) Hugh Hefner and his then wife-to-be
    4) Some Basketball Player who I didn’t recognize
    5) Jeff Goldblum
    6) Laura Dern

    I also once saw Kyle McLaughlan purchasing a CD at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood, where I was hanging out because John Taylor (of Duran) was being in-store DJ.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:19 pm
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    Oh, and I once saw Yasmin LeBon at a concert.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:21 pm
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    c 1966:
    Il Senator Everett Dirksen in the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, CA. IIRC, the movie was “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming”. πŸ™‚ Even at the age of 13 I had a good sense irony.

    c 1968:
    Col Sanders riding in the back of a limo on the Oakland-Bay Bridge.

    1999 & 2000:
    Guitar virtuoso Craig Chaquico is a personal aquaintance and on two crusises aboard the SS Norway I’ve eaten dinner and drank beer and tequilla with him and various members of his band and their s/o’s.

    Just yesterday Dr Robert Bakker, the prominent paleontologist, came up to me and Ozzi in a local hardware store and asked me about cast iron cookware. You can read Ozzi’s take on it in his journal:

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/ozzi_dawg/3135.html

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:23 pm
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    Oh my. I used to see all kinds of celebrities when I worked at Tower Records regularly. Usually just country singers, and semi-celebrities like the people from Nashville Star. But a few big ones like Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris, Richard Marx, Alison Krauss, etc. Quite a few of the newer country acts would come in on their album release date, and take pictures, like Bering Strait and Aaron Lines (who has since faded into obscurity). I saw Martina McBride at Gap Kids a few months ago. I saw Tim McGraw & Faith Hill at Logan’s on Elliston recently. I’ve also seen Jessica Andrews & her boyfriend Marcel there on several occasions. Saw Keith Urban and Niki Taylor at Cracker Barrel on Harding Road. I’m sure there are more, but I can’t think of them.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:26 pm
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    Brooks and Dunn at the Nashville airport.. I walked up and sat next to Brooks with out knowing who he was at first. We chatted for a bit.. one of the guy’s he was traveling with offered me cheeto’s. and When i got on the plane and walked past Brooks and Dunn.. Brooks pointed me out to Dunn.. whispered something and they both smiled and waved as i walked past.

    Scott Hamilton shopped at my store in Denver.

    so did Janet Elway (who is a celebrity in denver at least)

    P.O.D. at Virgin records in Denver..and then we ended up at the same movie theater.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:34 pm
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    Oh yeah, I also saw either Brooks or Dunn (the one with blonde hair) and Leann Rimes at the Green Hills Regal Cinemas, on different occasions.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:36 pm
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    I’m not sure about that. I think if you’re gonna talk smack in writing, misspellings make you sound tougher.

    No, really!

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:43 pm
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    I saw David Keith at Liquid Lounge after a vanderbilt/UT football game once.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:51 pm
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    But as I started typing, names began popping into my head.

    A few years ago, I ran into author Robert Fulghum in a Safeway parking lot in Seattle. All I did was just smile at him. I didn’t gush, “Oh, I just love your books!” because honestly, I don’t care for his books that much, and I didn’t want to lie to him. πŸ™

    I finally saw Kenny G walking down the street in the Capitol Hill area about a year ago. I say “finally” because he’s lived in Seattle for years, but I never saw him until recently.

    I saw exercise guru Susan Powter (“Stop the Insanity!”) a couple of times, when she lived in Seattle about five years ago. She and I used to go to the same chiropractor, so I’d occasionally see her in passing when I was in the waiting room. I think I may have said “hi” to her. She still had the bleached blond buzz cut.

    Peter Buck of R.E.M. apparently lives in Seattle now, because Allen’s pointed him out to me a couple of times. He’d be across the street from our bus stop.

    And amazingly enough, even though I’ve lived in Seattle almost 15 years, I’ve still never seen Bill Gates, Krist Novaselic or Courtney Love…

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:53 pm
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    1) Michael Jackson (bah)

    Oh, my gosh! Is Michael Jackson as creepy in person as he seems to be on TV and in print?

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:55 pm
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    Dennis Miller: Wandering into a geeky toy/comic shop in Georgetown, Washington DC. He was in town for Monday Night Football, in which the Redskins were playing. He was still doing color commentary then.

    John Grisham: Walking into a local bookstore here in Charlottesville, VA. Not surprising, as this store promotes him heavily. He used to do a lot of book signings there.

    Chelsea Clinton: In a 7-11 off of Wisconsin Avenue in DC. She was with a guy who asked us to buy cigarettes for him because we were old enough. Secret service guys stood outside and pretended not to notice. This was right around the time her father was talking about some anti-smoking legislation, too.

    And I’ve seen and/or chatted with a handful of musicians and authors, all at places where you’d be very likely to do such things. Book signings and concerts. So I guess that doesn’t really count in this game.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:55 pm
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    Well, I didn’t see him very well, or have to interact with him, so I can’t speak to creepy…

    …but he’s definitely an asshole.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 1:58 pm
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    Aside from the folks I met when I worked for the headquarters for Borders (who don’t count as sightings, IMO, since the encounters were mostly work-related), I can count my celeb sightings on the fingers of one hand:

  • saw William Shatner at the Starbucks where I study;
  • have seen Ben Folds, with and without William Shatner (I am not making this up), at the selfsame Borders;
  • saw Jonatha Brooke in here the other day, all red-headed and reading a paper;
  • once, a LONG time ago, saw Robert Plant in the international lounge at Gatwick. In shorts. (Him, not me.)

    That’s it, I think.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:00 pm
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    I didn’t pick up on ANY sacrasm there whatsoever.

    NO… REALLY

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:02 pm
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    On a flight from Boston to Washington DC, I met Jim Lehrer or the Macneil/Lehrer report. We had to take a shuttle bus from the plane to the terminal and I was next to him on a bench seat. It was very crowded and we were touching hip to knee when I noticed his briefcase and luggage tag. I leaned the other way and told Gary. He was sitting on a copy of the Washington Post so as we stood up to exit he asked him for an autograph which he provided happily.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:09 pm
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    Oliver North apparently likes fried chicken, as I saw him one Sunday afternoon at Po’ Folks in VA.

    Fats Domino’s trumpet player picked me up in a hotel lobby where I was playing my guitar. He invited me to the show (with Jerry Lee Lewis) and backstage. I got a fan signed by everyone in the band–all very friendly, except for Fats himself–and the trumpet player took me to a late-night brunch at Denny’s after and told me about his son in Las Vegas.

    I don’t think I’d recognize the local authors if I tripped over them. I’m not very good at recognizing people out of context, and I don’t know what most authors look like anyway. My sister-in-law tells me that there was an actress in the Hollywood boutique that we were in three or four years ago, but I didn’t notice the woman particularly and I didn’t recognize the name when she told me.

    Oh, and one of my friends is pretty famous in a specialized sphere, but I don’t think that counts. πŸ™‚

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:09 pm
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    I just thought of a few more as I was reading other people’s answers.

    Bitch of Bitch & Animal, eating lunch during the Columbus pride parade at a restaurant along the parade route.

    Interpol, on the street in Columbus again, this time outside a First Watch. They were getting out of a white minivan, and and I insist they checked us out.

    Possibly Chloe Sevigny checking into a hotel after my friends and I in Pittsburgh a few months ago. We have two votes for “yes it was her” one for “no it wasn’t” and one for “who the hell is Chloe Sevigny” among the four of us who were there.

    My sister’s coworker just got back from a Rock n’ Roll cruise this week, where she befriended Steve Perry of Journey, and threatened to go on the road as a pro-groupie except that she had her kids with her.

    I also once talked on the phone to Todd Solondz, who was a remarkably gracious and normal-seeming individual. That was for my job at the time though, so it doesn’t really count I suppose.

    And I’ve met several random poets, writers, filmmakers and singers, but those were all a result of school, or winning contests, so they don’t count as “random” exactly.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:09 pm
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    Oh, and I saw Dick Clark getting off a plane in Chicago years ago. He’s shorter in person than I’d imagined.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:31 pm
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    Let’s see…

    I worked for David Allan Coe, so that doesn’t count. I saw John Conley at the La Paz in Goodlettsville (or whatever little burg it’s in..we lived in Goodlettsville and it was near us). I got run down by Kathy Mattea in the Goodlettsville Kroger when I was bent over grabbing cheap burritos. I used to wait on Bill Monroe at the MapCo in Goodlettsville damned near every day. William Lee Golden used to walk by my barn in Hendersonville, TN all of the time. Joe Bonsall once stopped and admired a filly of mine and asked if she was for sale (my answer, “Mr., everything you *see* has a price on it.”) I ran into Garth Brooks at a Texaco station in the middle of nowhere podunk Missouri after midnight one night and about peed myself (this was back when he was just printing his second cd and i was a HUUUUUUUUUUGE fan).

    I guess that’s about it. I’m sure there are more, but living in Goodlettsville and Hendersonville were handy for that. πŸ™‚

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  • December 28, 2004 at 2:38 pm
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    “Liquid Lounge” – Yet another place to go down hill after 2 years πŸ™‚

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:36 pm
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    Me and a couple of people bought Jello Biafra dinner one time, and I’ve seen Phil Bredesen at Krogers.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:38 pm
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    If I saw Ollie North in public, I’m not sure what I’d say, but it wouldn’t be very nice.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:41 pm
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    He was surrounded by Secret Service types and I saw him across the room, so I wasn’t saying much. I did, however, take some snide pleasure in the fact that I’m taller than he is.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:43 pm
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    I won’t count the celebs I met when I was a newspaper reporter, since that was part of the job (other than to say that the biggest surprise was how *slight* Leonard Nimoy is – his hands are as small as mine!).

    But the town where I work has an unusually high number of Famous People’s Relatives, which has led over the years to casual encounters with:
    Kris Kristofferson
    Dick Van Dyke
    Courtney Love (I know her mother, socially)
    Jay Leno
    Maria Muldaur
    Peggy Lee
    Graham Kerr, the erstwhile Galloping Gourmet

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:47 pm
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    Wow! That’s a good list. πŸ™‚

    Your mention of Jay Leno reminds me that I once went to a party at David Letterman’s next-door-neighbor’s house, but there was no David sighting in it for me.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:53 pm
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    What famous people have you randomly spotted out of context, just sipping coffee somewhere or buying dog food?

    I won’t count radio interviews or concerts, but I think I’ve only met a few celebs randomly. When I went to Las Vegas, Alan Jackson rode the elevator with me. (can’t recall which casino I was at) Also, When Kelly Gruber played for the Toronto Blue Jays in the late 80’s/ early 90’s, he lived down the street from where I grew up. Joshua Morrow (Y&R) was in Toronto for an awards ceremony once, and he sat at the table next to me.

    Not sure if anyone south of the border knows who the blind Canadian musician Jeff Healey is, but he came out for a damn karaoke night at a local bar I used to frequent when I was 16/17…

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:56 pm
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    “Girl, you’re lookin’ fine tonight / And every guy has got you in his sight / What you’re doin’ with a clown like me / Is surely one of life’s little mysteries…”

    Sure, I know who Jeff Healey is. πŸ™‚ Did he sing that night?

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:58 pm
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    Oooh – and that reminds *me* of visiting a friend who was house-sitting on Long Island and sitting on the front porch watching this *lovely* young man wearing nothing but shorts and shoes trot down to his mailbox; my friend called him over and introduced me to (*sigh*) Mikhail Barishnikov.

    Alas, I was suffering strep throat and a 103-degree fever at the time, so I wasn’t exactly at my best. )-:

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  • December 28, 2004 at 3:59 pm
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    So did you buy the cigarettes? πŸ™‚

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:02 pm
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    So you recognized him, or did someone point him out, or what? He’s kind of obscure. I mean, not terribly obscure, but I’m a huge movie buff and I don’t think I’d recognize him (except maybe to think “that guy looks really familiar but I can’t figure out why”).

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:04 pm
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    Yes, he sang for us! It was like a private concert in a buddies basement with crappy equipment! πŸ˜€ A friend of mine got up, gave a shout out to Jeff and sang “Angel Eyes”, so Healey chimed in, and they ended up doing 3 other songs together!!!

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:05 pm
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    Ah, cool! Keith and Niki spotted together. I know people speculated about them for a long time; I had no idea whether it was a substantiated rumor that they were dating.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:06 pm
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    Whoa, that’s cool. Can’t imagine having the cajones to choose a song for karaoke with the person who made that song famous sitting there in the audience…

    and then to have that person get up and join in! What a great story.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:07 pm
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    I recognized him immediately. Not many other ppl did and my friends didn’t think it was him. But, after a while some girls (the only 3 in the entire club) starting cooing and begging for autographs. He was just chillin’ at the bar. I’m not really into celebrity worship so I didn’t approach him but it would have been cool to introduce myself.

    While I am here… you dont have the original manchurian candidate on DVD do you? Its been years since I’ve seen the original and I’d like to see it again after seeing the awful remake. Since I refuse to pay for or rent movies I have no other way to see it unless I borrow it….. :/

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:08 pm
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    Oh, wow. That would be fun. (Not the fever, of course.) I bet he was all kinds of beautiful, too. Hubba.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:09 pm
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    I don’t have it, but check the library web site — I’ll bet they do.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:40 pm
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    Ever see “Hoop Dreams”, the high school basketball documentary? Remember William Gates tyrant coach, the guy with glasses, Gene Pingatore? 1996, during the state basketball tournament, saw him by himself at a bar watching the games on TV.

    I tried to get one of my drunk friends to ask him questions like, “how did prepare for your role?” and “why did your character have to be such an asshole?”, but he wouldn’t budge.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:44 pm
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    No way! I loved “Hoop Dreams.” Yikes. I’d have been with your drunk friend — as funny as those questions are, no way would I have the cajones to ask him.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 4:57 pm
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    Well this was at least a year ago. Actually I think it was on New Year’s Day. I don’t know if they are still together. I heard that they broke up. But they were definitely a couple that night!

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  • December 28, 2004 at 5:12 pm
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    oh yea..

    REM at a small dive bar in hawaii.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 5:23 pm
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    It was very cool! They guy that sang Jeff’s song was a great singer (from what I remember) and the songs they ended up doing together were rockin’… “AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”, Stealer’s Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You” and I forget the 3rd one!

    The funny thing was, I had been going to this bar underaged for a year, so that particular night, I took my sister out for her 16th birthday… I figured it’s a big sister’s job to get them drunk at a bar for their first time!

    The place was such a dive, but the night was a blast!!!

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  • December 28, 2004 at 5:24 pm
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    *convicted felons* get ss protection?

    *mouth agape*

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  • December 28, 2004 at 5:35 pm
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    As I was getting on my plane, Carson from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was getting off his plane for the CMA awards this past year.. or whenever he was on them. I can’t remember.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 5:46 pm
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    The convictions were later overturned, and in 1994 North ran for a Senate seat in VA. And lost, I’m happy to say.

    That last had something to do with why I decided C’ville would be okay–we did the original fact-finding mission right before the election. Lots and lots of “SOUTH” stickers here.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 6:25 pm
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    I saw Joan Baez in a Thai restaurant in Redwood City. She was out with family/friends (no idea which).

    All of the celebs I’ve seen at SF conventions are the people you’d be prone to expect at such except for the time I partied with Janis Ian. But she’s got a sideline as a SF writer now, so Worldcons are where she’s Janis the budding writer instead of Janis the internationally famous singer.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 7:03 pm
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    My brother has cooler ones. He ran into Mohammid Ali in an elevator in Atlanta. He also had a car accident with Ally Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter, right here in downtown Buffalo.

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  • December 28, 2004 at 8:29 pm
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    Heh…no we didn’t πŸ™‚

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  • December 28, 2004 at 9:18 pm
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    Saw William Shatner at Ken’s Sushi in Nashville

    Saw Ashley Judd at the Nashville Airport (I just remember that she looked absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to stare)

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  • December 29, 2004 at 1:07 am
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    My kid went to preschool with John (Cougar) Mellencamp’s kids, Hud and Speck, (yeah, their real names…), so I saw both John and his fabulously beautiful model wife, picking up their kids. (She was very warm and nice. He was quite distant.)

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  • December 29, 2004 at 1:07 am
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    Oh yeah! And saw Alison Bechdel (comic stripper, Dykes to Watch Out For is her strip), coming out of a university bathroom.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:05 am
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    Excellent! I’m a fan of his and have always wanted to meet him, but have always heard he’s kind of a prick. Ah well. Some of the most talented and fortunate people are pricks, I guess.

    Impressive that she was warm, since she’s pretty famous, too (though admittedly not a household name like he is). Interesting how different people are able to handle fame differently.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:06 am
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    I love her work! Was she making an appearance at the university, or what?

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:07 am
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    Wow, you’re the second person to have seen William Shatner in Nashville. Where does he live, do you know?

    And Ashley Judd — wow. I’d have stared, for sure. She’s so beautiful.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:07 am
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    Yeah, I had gone to see her, so seeing her in the university wasn’t all that ‘normal’–

    But when I dropped by a restroom before the talk, and literally *ran into* a woman coming out of it as I was going in, and then realized who it was I had plowed down… Well. Enough said.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:08 am
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    That’s a great list!

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:11 am
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    I’ve been a fan of his for ages, too, so it was interesting to meet him. I was tying my kid’s shoes for him (picked him up after nap time), and Mr. Mellencamp walked in to get Hud (Speck was too young for preschool at the time). I looked up at him, tried NOT to let my jaw drop, and said a shy “hi.” He looked at me with an “Oh god, now I have to deal with fans” expression — which, frankly, is understandable, given that he’s just trying to pick up kids. He struck me as sort of a shy guy rather than a prick, shy, and not too certain about fame. He actually did a lot of great things for that town. And he gave a guest lecture in my friend’s class, just for a favor — that was pretty cool, I thought.

    She, on the other hand, struck me as though she was trying really hard to just fit in to normal “mommy” life out at the daycare. And I thought it was interesting they were both enrolled in this normal, not-so-expensive daycare, on the other side of town from their place, when they could easily just afford a nanny or something.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:17 am
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    Oh yeah, and back in waitress days, I once waited on a local newscaster. I’m not particularly star-struck, especially not of local newscasters, and she looked *really* disappointed not to have been recognized. I almost asked for her autograph just to make her feel better.

    My friend worked at TGIFridays for a while, and waited on tons of celebrities. But Local Newscaster Woman was my only one. πŸ˜‰

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  • December 29, 2004 at 7:56 am
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    The only famous people I’ve seen apart from a place that I knew they’d be —
    Grandpa Jones (from Hee Haw) — K-Mart in Goodlettsville
    Hulk Hogan — riding the tea cup ride at Disney World
    One of the guys from Rascal Flatts (no idea which one) — Bongo Java

    And that’s it. And I’ve lived in Nashville going on 24 years now. I either must have the anti-magnet, too, or I’m just completely oblivious to them when I do see them.

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  • December 29, 2004 at 10:15 am
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    I once ran into Tim Robbins in the street in New York City. Literally ran into; we were rushing in opposite directions and collided at some speed. Neither of us toppled, but it was a near thing. He’s a big guy – I’m 6’1″, and he has a few inches on me. He was very polite about it. (Well, so was I, but hey, I’m Canadian, it’s genetic.)

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  • January 3, 2005 at 10:49 pm
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    Elton John at a wine bar in Wesport Missouri

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    I’m from Texas, but have been in Nashville since the 90’s. I have met Charlie Pride (he is big and very tall) and Randy Owen at a private DJ special, Little Jimmie Dickens and Dolly Parton (at my Dad’s place), David Allen Coe at Goodlettsville Kroger and also Garth Brooks when he was at the very height of his career shopping with his kids at the same Kroger. He was very nice, wearing overalls and a ball cap and he nearly crashed into my grocery cart and we just smiled and passed each other. I like to give them their space since they are all over Nashville. Met Billy Ray Cyrus and Cozymel’s… he talked to me about a blind deer he tried to save. But I have worked as a designer at CD places here in Nashville and met many briefly, and in between jobs at Opryland Hotel, where I saw so many and you were ordered not to disturb them (which I wouldn’t do anyway). And my brother works as a tour bus customizer… so I have seen many of the wonderful buses (NICE buses) they are in… including Loretta Lynn’s, Tater Salad’s, Blake Shelton, and on and on. And I have a tour bus driver friend, so I have met a lot of heavy metal players… that I don’t know but was told who they were (Opeth, Dream Theatre)…

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  • December 7, 2008 at 9:17 am
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    I have met Charlie Pride (he is big and very tall) and Randy Owen at a private DJ special, Little Jimmie Dickens and Dolly Parton (at my Dad’s place), David Allen Coe at Goodlettsville Kroger and also Garth Brooks when he was at the very height of his career shopping with his kids at the same Kroger. He was very nice, wearing overalls and a ball cap and he nearly crashed into my grocery cart and we just smiled and passed each other. I like to give them their space since they are all over Nashville. Met Billy Ray Cyrus and Cozymel’s… he talked to me about a blind deer he tried to save.

    Well, Miss Terri, for all that, you’d certainly win the prize… if there was, in fact, a prize. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping in to tell us about all your random celebrity encounters!

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