Which celebrity or famous person have you met?

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Few years ago I've shaken hands with NBA basketball star Gary Payton when he was still with the Seattle Supersonics, as well as teammate Rashard Lewis (?) who was sitting beside him signing autographs. I've seen Ray Allen (Payton's successor) at a signing at a local department store, but my family were in a hurry to do some shopping.

As far as national household names go, recently I've met TV celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (host of 'Everyday Italian' on US cable channel Food Network) when she came to town promoting and signing her new cook book. She was such a sweetheart, just like on TV, and gave me a hug. And good lord, really hot in person and yet very petite (5'0).



Next week I am hoping to meet Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, writer (gained his fame from his best-selling book, 'Kitchen Confidential'), and TV host of Travel Channel's 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' when he comes to town to promote his new book, as well as filming a Seattle episode of 'No Reservations'.

 

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Even Evans, proffesional off-road racer sponsored by Chevy. Really inspirational guy: he was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down (same injury as me), and now he races baja trucks with hand controls. He autographed my wheelchair :)

 

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Sounds like cool guy Jeffy

I've met Mika H?kkinen, he was kinda quiet though.. Maeby it's the fact he's finnish or the fact he was made out of cardboard :eek: Whoops.. :lol:
The guys nicked him from a bookstore. :mrgreen:

 

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Re: Which celebrity or famous person have you met?

Viggen said:
As far as national household names go, recently I've met TV celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (host of 'Everyday Italian' on US cable channel Food Network) when she came to town promoting and signing her new cook book. She was such a sweetheart, just like on TV, and gave me a hug. And good lord, really hot in person and yet very petite (5'0).

If this story doesn't end in:

"...so we eventually found her bra under the couch. I took her to the airport, and haven't heard from her since"

I ain't listening. :lol:
 

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Re: Which celebrity or famous person have you met?

No Boss said:
If this story doesn't end in:

"...so we eventually found her bra under the couch. I took her to the airport, and haven't heard from her since"

I ain't listening. :lol:
:lol:

But man, when she showed-up on the night of her book signing, she had on that same torquoise low-neck shirt underneath her white/plaid oxford shirt, showing off cleavage as usual. On her show she often wears those low-neck tops and you can see a shot of her breasts and stirring a pot of marinarra sauce. lol.
 

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I have met Heather Graham, Steve and Terri Irwin and B.S. Christiansen (danish ex-military-ranger-guy)
 

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Let's see, one of the only "famous" people I met, was Belgium's best (known) drummer, who came to coach my band to make us better (a city project).

I also got to meet the Minister of Social Affairs, got to eat with him and got a ride in his car.
 

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I've met Fred Thompson, actor and politician; he was the captain of the Enterprise in The Hunt for Red October, among other film. The man is gigantic! I have a pic somewhere.
 

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I have met Jason Watt (Danish DTC racing driver who also got paralyzed and drives with hand controls) - Work related
Katja Kean (Former danish porn star) - She was at a club called Lux
Carsten Bang (Danish stand-upper) - Work related
+ like 10 other danish stand-up comedians (Where doing a photoshoot)

No international celebrities guess i dont get out much
:?
 

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Known and met many times Butch Vig and once Shirley Manson from the band Garbage-they record and Butch Vig owns Smart Studios in Madison WI, the same Smart Studio where Nirvana recorded "Nevermind".

I can say that Shirley Manson is very small, and VERY Scottish. What an accent! Lovely person.
 

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Korn - they signed my guitar
Deftones
SevenDust
Robin Willians (went to his house)
Tony Hawk (got a ride in his viper)
Jesse James
Eve
1996 Brazilian Olympic soccer team (we were at the same hotel)
Tomonobu Itagaki - head of Team Ninja, makers of Dead Or Alive series, Shinobi - met him when i was in Tokyo eariler this year

feel like i'm forgetting a few names...
 

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Raider said:
Tony Hawk (got a ride in his viper)
:shock: wow, that would be incredible.....how's you pull it off?
 

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Well I didn't meet him...but I was within 200ft of Alex Trebek as he was getting arrested by my father in '99 at Ramstein....don't take pictures on a base where you shouldn't :D

I met Kid Rock, J.Lo and whoever else was at the USO there tour though. And Linkin Park in '03.

And..*waits a minute*shook hands with President Bush when he was in Montana....man he is short compared to me! :lol:
 

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ESPNSTI said:
jeffy777 said:
Raider said:
Tony Hawk (got a ride in his viper)
:shock: wow, that would be incredible.....how's you pull it off?
Maybe Raider looks like this in real life?



:lol:
:lol: That would explain it

Silverstar said:
Well I didn't meet him...but I was within 200ft of Alex Trebek as he was getting arrested by my father in '99 at Ramstein....don't take pictures on a base where you shouldn't :D
I don't remember hearing about this? What happened?
 

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Silverstar said:
Well I didn't meet him...but I was within 200ft of Alex Trebek as he was getting arrested by my father in '99 at Ramstein....don't take pictures on a base where you shouldn't :D
Wasn't it that one incident where he was driving drunk (or dozing-off, not sure) and crashed his pickup truck in a ditch? I heard he live out in a farm and been raising horses.
 

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My neighbours daughter is going out with one of them. We went to their house for a Christmas party last year, walked in and there they were. They were really nice and cool, sitting around and talking about stuff and their new album. They are giving me backstage tickets when they come back to tour for their new album.



My ex-girlfriend is a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in London and took me to the royal ball where I got to meet the Queen.
 

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jensked said:
Let's see, one of the only "famous" people I met, was Belgium's best drummer, who came to coach my band to make us better (a city project).
"belgiums best drummer"

who would that be?
 
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