I read this post at Krystal’s Kitsch and relived my Ryan Stiles celebrity sighting and thought I’d share some of the famous people I’ve seen out and about.
Ryan Stiles (Who’s Line Is It Anyway?) This is my most embarrassing story. When I was in college, living in Bellingham, WA, my sister and I were at the grocery store down the street from the school. She saw him in the produce aisle, but was too embarrassed to say anything to him. When she came and told me, we saw that he was leaving the store, so we just decided to follow him. We ended up driving about 15 minutes south of town all the way to his house on Lake Samish. Hey stalkers!!! I ended up seeing him a few more times after that too. He’s very involved in the community, a friend of mine worked with his kids at summer camp, and he opened the Upfront Theater (focused on improv) two years after I graduated. He’s a good guy.
Patrick Monahan (Lead singer of the band Train) My sister, BFF and I saw him at Sea-Tac airport on our way to Disneyland a few years ago. My BFF noticed him first as we walked past him, but was like, “You know, that singer, from that band? Umm…?” So we turned around to get a better look and my sister knew right away who he was. He’s super small, like 5’5 and super skinny.
Janice Dickinson (Supermodel, America’s Next Top Model) I walked passed her at LAX with my mom. My mom had no idea who she was. She was super skinny too, which I already knew, but was a little shocked by it how she looked in person. I guess the camera really does add ten pounds. She was wearing a leather jacket and huge sunglasses, looking like the diva that she is.
Dan Ackroyd (SNL, Ghostbusters) The last time Jacob and I were in LA, we were walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame mid-morning on a weekday. While I was busy reading the names on the sidewalk, Jacob noticed him and what we assumed to be his tween daughter walking towards us. He was very involved in his conversation, pointing out different stars to her. So sweet.
Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Love Actually) My mom was the one who spotted him while we were walking through Central Park in NYC over Thanksgiving. He walked passed us and she said very quietly, “That was the guy from Harry Potter.” We got so excited asking, “Who? Harry? Ron? Draco? Dumbledore? Snape?” So we circled around him and saw that it was in fact Snape.
Tony Kanal (Bassist for No Doubt) When Gwen Stefani was out on her solo tour, my sister, BFF and I saw Tony and his girlfriend/baby mama at her concert. They walked right behind us and sat about ten people away in the sound box watching Gwen perform a few songs.
Kourtney Kardashian (Keeping Up With The Kardashians) When Jacob and I were at California Adventure in February, Kourtney came off Toy Story Mania at the same time as us. She was with a few friends and their kids, carrying Mason, and being escorted to their strollers by a Disney guide.
I bet you’re wondering if I talked to any of them. Nope, I didn’t. I’ve never had the balls to walk up to a celebrity in public. I’ve met a lot of people, usually sports stars or bands at meet and greets or after a concert, but I don’t feel comfortable bothering them when they are just trying to be regular people. So tell me what celebrities you’ve spotted! Have you ever talked to them?