I need to start this out by saying that even though I’ve worked in entertainment for years, I am horrible at spotting celebrities. The worst. I certainly keep my eyes open for them, but mostly, I am always just guessing…that girl must be famous because she’s pretty and thin…that dude is for sure on television, although I have no idea where.
So thankfully, the people around me are kind enough to point them out to me. I haven’t exactly been surrounded by well known folks, but I DID:
- See Schmidt (from The New Girl) TWICE in one weekend. First at Ralph’s while he was talking on the phone in the rice and grain aisle (finally deciding to purchase the Uncle Ben’s Instant White Rice). Second, while my friend and I got a pedicure, we watched him chase his daughter back and forth in the window about 15 times. He was eating outside at the restaurant next to the nail place. It was adorably cute. Fun Fact: Schmidt has chicken legs. Really, really skinny!
- Sit almost directly behind Diane Keaton (and a small child) at the Cirque Du Soleil show Iris at the Kodak Theatre..wait, the Dolby Theater (although it was still the Kodak on Saturday when my husband and I went). She is even more stunning in person. And she was super enthused about the show (probably because it’s awesome).
- I guess I also saw Mark Ballas of Dancing With The Stars fame. Although he was in a car and I think we kind of annoyed him. In my defense, I had just arrived in Tinseltown and my friend was so excited to be a part of my first celebrity sighting, we just had to confirm it was actually him before we could drive off on our merry way. And it was.
So, that is that for now. And honestly, life still feels exactly the same. I guess it’s true what Us Weekly says. Celebrities…they’re just like us.