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i met philip glass tonight at a little after party after his birhdya show in houston. and hes one of the nicest people ive ever met in my entire life. he in no way shape or form acts the slightest bit above anyone.

any one else had some celebrity encounters good or bad?

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about 4-5 years ago, i was in NYC with my brother during the MTV VMA's. we didnt even know and we walked right by the red carpet and saw a bunch of celebs and talked to some of the MTV VJ's and stuff. fun stuff.

other than that, i was in LA this past summer and saw Mischa Barton at a gas station outside the Beverly Center.

also, i used to work at a shoe store here called Solefood and Dave Matthews walked in...nice guy.

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I have worked in both talent agencies and entertainment marketing fields and have met and/or seen just about everyone you could think of. In LA, however, it is for some reason uncool to talk about how you met or saw a famous person.

Fuck I hate the people in LA.

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^^^I've always liked the version of "there she goes" that's played in the opening scene of that movie.

Any way, when I was in college I was in charge of cultural programming/concerts for undergrads so I had to book various types of bands/artists, etc. Run DMC probably tops my list in terms of memorable encounters. They were all very nice dudes, especially Jam Master Jay.

The strangest thing that has happed to me was with Saul Williams. After a show, I had to take him back to his hotel, but instead of going back to his hotel, he wanted me to take him to a strip club. It was me, him, and one of his homies. Very weird night.

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I'm envious that you met Dave Matthews FMBH...

I said it!!

I met the guy from Green Mile at a De La Hoya fight in Vegas. He's not that big in person.

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saw paris hilton and nicole ritchie in marc jacobs while i was shopping... but i guess theyre always there

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Met Pauly Shore last Sunday with some coworkers. He was sitting outside of Ben and Jerry's eating his ice cream.

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the dude from the O.C. (Adam Brody) went to my high school, remember seeing him at parties and round campus, never really friends just knew him on a "hey whats up dude" basis. His personality is kinda the same as the dude in the t.v. show he plays. Oh and he had beach blond curly afro hair back then like justin timberlake had when he first came out.

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i lined up at hmv a whlie ago to meet kanye west. after that my friend and i went to goodfoot and saw him there. he wears a 12.5. i still regret not having him sign my college dropout instrumental lp.

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richard krajicek, the guy that won wimbledon 1996 @ harvey nichols while shopping

my friend is an actor and enjoys a fair share of fame in holland, he's dad's a famous director to (in holland again) through them met some people who play in dutch movies.

and saw hugh grant and drew barrymore yesterday at some movie premiere in tuschinski cinema in amsterdam.

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My wife went bowling with Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame on Hilton Head Island. He drew her a kuchina doll on a bar napkin that she still has. I was too lazy to go.

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living in NYC, i always have the delayed reaction kind of encounter, it always takes a couple seconds too long to register who it was..

anyway, the other week, I saw Smokin' Aces and while I was waiting for my friends to get out of the bathroom, I realized Futura was doing the same thing. I guess everyone likes punishing themselves with crappy movies every now and then

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oh yeah also saw Kieffer Sutherland at the sunshine cinema on houston, guess he was promoting a movie there or something. we were at white rabbit next door and a dude comes in all "yo man jack bauer's outside" lolhi2u

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ok mine are all really lame and those not living in britain wont know most of the people listed below, but tis afunny list.

so here goes.

1. saw dane bowers, of another level, get on the eurostar when i went to paris. (massive head, quite big guy)

2. the cast of a league of gentlemen sipping coffee in charing cross. had a friend at school who Really like them, so got them to sign a napkin.

4. will young, winner of pop idol sipping coffee in baker street

3. maradona, in a shiny white tuxedo and massive white sunglasses in selfridges london,

when the world cup was in germany. apparently came over for some shopping

oh, and my friend saw the 2 tweins of Dsquared, dan and dave or danny or somehting, in front of topshop oxford circus. said they were fucking tiny

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jared from the subway sandwiches commercials at a strip club in providence. we weren't quite sure it was him...so my friend yells out "cold cut combo" and he verified with a nod. Girls were all over him....yeah, jared from subway

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jared from the subway sandwiches commercials at a strip club in providence. we weren't quite sure it was him...so my friend yells out "cold cut combo" and he verified with a nod. Girls were all over him....yeah, jared from subway

6 inch or footlong?

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i went to the same elementary school as michael j fox. they also filmed 21 jump street there.

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i met vin deisel at a shoe shop and he asked me out.

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i was roomates with ken cammanetti (baseball player) at a halfway house in the summer of 04...he passed away two months later. RIP my man, this disease aint gonna get me.

ive met many others, but they dont mean shit.

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I went to Benihana about two years ago with a big group before my school's homecoming dance. While we were waiting outside the restaurant for a few of our group members to show up a black guy wearing a shirt that said "I LOVE MY CHURCH" walks down the steps to the restaurant. One of my friend points and laughs at the guy for wearing such a rediculous shirt. Turns out that the guy is actually Roy Williams pro bowl safety for the Dallas Cowboys. Being a big Roy Williams fan, even though I hate the Cowboys, I go up to Roy and tell him that I am a big fan of his. He shakes my hand and asks me if I was at Benihana for some sort of dance or something. I say that I am with a group of kids for my school's homecoming dance. Anyway as we walk past Roy William's table on the way to our table Roy says, "What's up Ben?" to me right in front of all of my buds and I reply with a "nothing much Roy." Later on in the middle of our meal a waiter comes up to me and asks me if I was Ben and I reply, "Yes, why do you ask?" he says that Mr. Williams wanted to know. Turns out that when it comes time to pay for our meal Roy Williams had paid for my date and I's tab. True story and one that I will remember for a long time (especially if Roy ever becomes a Hall of Famer).

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Mostly film/art people.

I'm friends with the sons of Werner Herzog and Andre Heller, so I see those two relatively often. I never had a random encounter on the street though.

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oh yeah also saw Kieffer Sutherland at the sunshine cinema on houston, guess he was promoting a movie there or something. we were at white rabbit next door and a dude comes in all "yo man jack bauer's outside" lolhi2u

i dont have any good encounter stories, but a friend of mine goes to NYU with his daughter. a few weeks ago he was her pictionary partner

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After a NY Rangers game I saw Allen Thicke at one of the dining areas in Madison Square Garden.

Also at MSG, ran into Memphis Bleek at a boxing event there.

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i have a bunch but i'm trying to think of some highlights...

eminem called me a little faggot when i was 15. i'm sorry

i ruined your mtv special, dude.

felicia rashad said i was the most beautiful baby she'd ever

seen in her life to my mom at a mall in upstate new york.

thank you, cosbymom.

i saw an olsen doing blow at an NYU dorm. i don't know which

one it was, though. your titty was showing, olsen. sideboob.

bruce labruce wanted to cast me in a gay porno, but i passed,

because i'm not gay. in retrospect, i probably should have done

it. bruce, call me.

EDIT: I realize now in retrospect that people might not take

these seriously because I wrote them in a very flippant way,

but they're all true, and I have plenty more.

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talib kweli was a big one for me at the time that it happend. i think it was around the time when the black star cd came out that i met him in front of tower records.

the one celebrity that i was really impressed to see was catherine zeta jones. she looked exactly like i expected her to.

oh and ice-t and his whore.

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nothing cool...

James brown drove past me once, and my mom met Jamiroquai(sp?) in a blockbuster when I lived in England.

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hmm, let's see...

a lot in SoHo:

David Chappelle shopping at Union (he didn't buy anything I dont think)

A very cute Rosie Perez on what looked like a date with some guy

The Sex and the City girls a lot cuz they filmed a lot around here

The Queer as Folk boys filming

Yochi Yamamoto outside his store

Clubs/bars/restaurants:

Christina Aguilera at Bowery Bar

Pink at some bar I forgot

Dean and Dan Caten (of Dsquared) at Duvet, they're very short and had awesome cowboy boots on

Broadway/Times Sq tons:

At the Cabaret revival a few years ago, Anthony Edwards of ER was my urinal buddy during intermission.

Outside the Cort theatre I believe --Tom Cruise after the first preview performance of his then-wife Nicole Kidman's play The Blue Room, he is DAMN short!

Some off Broadway theatre I forget -- Uma Thurman the day before opening night of her play The Misanthrope. I shook her hand and wished her luck. She on the other hand is DAMN tall and her skin is as soft as cashmere.

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