Do you know any famous people?

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  1. MandyPug

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    I met Amber Marshall who plays the lead character on Heartland. She was at a herding trial and even takes lessons from one of the instructors my friends go to with her GSD. She was very nice and sweet, didn't even think she was a big star at all (heartland is super popular here).
     
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    Agreed! I take very little interest in celebrities and their personal lives.

    I don't know anyone personally. I've met Taylor Swift, Vertical Horizons band, Jack Hannah, Cesar Milan, and was at a very private event with Sara Evans.

    Oh and I met Gem Twist the famous Show Jumper? Haha.
     
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    I don't really but my cousin knows soooo many. He was in a country groups music video, went to school with one of our former presidents kids (they know him so well that when my dad met the former First Lady he introduced himself as my cousins uncle and the First Lady was like 'big Aaron?!' Lol), and he was friends with chuck Norris's son so has spent time with them. Might be because he was a football player at a very prestigious college.

    But yeah I don't know anyone famous.
     
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    I've MET several famous people, mostly musicians, but a couple basketball players. (I used to work at a couple different music venues)
    Tommy Lee, Branford Marsalis, Henry Rollins (he is also my best friend's son's godfather), Rasheed Wallace, Manute Bol, Danzig, The Cramps, Dee Dee Ramone , Jonathan Richmond, and a bunch more that escape me right now.

    I KNOW and would consider friends a couple people in a well known band from Boston and a well known band from Iowa. I have a couple random actor Facebook friends that I have "met" through a friend of mine that lives in L.A. and does special effects that have told me that we need to hang out when I finally come out to visit my buddy.
     
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    I met lots of celebrities when I lived in Portland. As far as knowing any, I used to hang out with the drummer from the Decemberists from time to time. I'll bet FlyinSBTs did, too. I met him through his cousin who introduced me to Sarah back when she just had cats. Actually, I just had a cat then, too :p

    And I used to work for a guy who is now in the US House of Representatives.
     
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    No, not really, but my boyfriend's great aunt was the author of Bridge to Terabithia.
     
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    That book made me cry so hard.
     
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    Wow! That's the coolest one yet LOL.

    I know local celebrities, having been in the media. I've met college sports coaches and players, I've met a few other big name people from around here. And people here were always amazed that I knew such-and-such on air personality just to begin with.
    I also got to meet some not-so-local celebrities while I worked there. I can't even really remember how many musicians/bands I've met, either at the station or before/after concerts. Best: I MET WENDELL THE MILLER HIGH LIFE GUY and I have photos and a signed Miller High Life shirt to prove it. Thank you radio career for THAT awesome moment...

    One of the radio station part-timers moved to California and is modeling/acting, nothing big, mostly extra roles. My BIL and his brother(s? can't remember) have been extras in something big but I don't remember what.

    But I can't think of any BIG celebrity I know well enough to be like "oh yeah we're friends." Though I have seen Jars of Clay so many times that the last time I saw them and blurted out in total fangirl mode how long I've been seeing them in concert (like A DECADE?? Your VERY FIRST show at Cornerstone?!) and one of them actually said "You know, you actually look kind of familiar!" *dork*


    I've met some agility celebrities. It's kinda weird actually.
     
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    Haha right? Nobody else seems to understand!!
    I have this huge personal fear that I will run into an author of one of my favorite books and they will be really mean to me.
    The book would, of course, then by ruined.. which would of course give me some kind of mental breakdown :rofl1:

    So I just avoid authors period. ..Unless it's a book signing, in which case it's really just kind of forcefully pleasant/fast and I just want their signature in my book. Otherwise, avoid them or stare from afar and note what they are eating/what book they are reading :rofl1:

    Celebrities I avoid all-together. I have no interest in autographs or pictures or telling them about my obsessions or what they are like in real life lol don't know, don't care.

    Authors I kind of am stunned and in awe of their talent and stories and want to know who they are as people to kind of better understand their books sort of.. there is a fascination there moreso than other celebs. I do read interviews sometimes.

    ..Actors? Musicians? don't know don't care. Like your show, like your movie, like you songs..that's all I need to know.

    Oh and Athletes? Ha. You are lucky if I even sort of kind of know who you are or what sport you play.
     
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    Oh and my family brings up this story every chance they get.

    D. Wade (the basketball player) lives in our building in Miami.
    I had NO IDEA who he was.

    He comes onto the elevator and kind of scares me (comes out of nowhere) I'm like "Woah You are really tall."
    and he smiles and is like "Yea, I know, thanks, people tell me I should play basketball"
    and I'm like "You totally should!"
    and he's like "I'll think about it, cute dog! See you around!"

    ... only later when I saw his face on a bilboard that I was like
    Oh
    My
    God


    ..he is on Miami heat.
    He plays basketball
    :rofl1:
    He was totally messing with me!! LOL
     
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    I know Tom Green pretty well. He and my brother used to hang out regularly. He knows me by name and I partied with him downtown once like 7 years ago when he was in Canada for his book release. :p

    I've met a ton of celebrities, but I think Tom is the only well-known one that I know-know.

    ETA: I wanted to add that I am also of the opinion that celebrities are just people. All of the ones I've met, have been very casual greeting with an "I love your work" thrown in here and there.
     
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    The SO & I used to be friends with a guy in a fairly well known band; SO and dude were friends from way back, and SO grew up with a few of the other bandmates as well. We don't see or hear from dude anymore, though, so I'm hard pressed to call us friends these days.

    I've met quite a few celebrities, but these days, I think I'd not be so quick to invade their free time by pestering them for photos or autographs.

    Unless it's Norman Reedus. Then all bets are off.
     
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    Nope. And don't really have any motivation TO know anyone famous.

    I'd rather meet awesome dog people any day. Like, if I saw a dog trainer I really liked I would be all :yikes::hail:
     
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    I ran into Bonzi Wells in street clothes one day. He was familiar, and I just assumed I knew him from the clinic and was desperately trying to remember his pet's name. We started talking about something random and went our separate ways. Took me a while to figure out why that super tall man was familiar. Duh.

    Also, when I first moved to Oregon, I worked at a Toys R Us. A man came in and paid with a check so I asked him for ID. Everybody just looked at me like I was an idiot, and the guy was totally amused. Found out later he was the governor :rofl1:
     
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    Some of my friends know Ian Dunbar. That gets me all fangirl excited.

    I've talked to Punit Soni on G+ and was all giddy. Yes, I realize how nerdy that makes me.
     
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    I still need to read it!
     
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    Nope. lol. I've met people but I'm not BFF with any celebs.



    My mom hung out with Prince when she was a teenager.
     
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    Hey now, you found that one... uh... knitting lady's daughter at Winterlude that one time! That's like, cooler than being friends with her. :p


    Totally not stretching it, at all. Totally don't remember her name, either. :lol-sign:
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Yarn Harlot is only a celebrity to me. XD She's a knitting goddess.
     
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    Kind of- John Amos lives over by where we used to live (and where I work). Hubby knows him from the local coffee shop. Me? I talked to him on the phone a couple of times. Joe Piscopoe's two youngest kids go to school where I work (his oldest son went to high school with our oldest). I've met a few professional bull riders and stock contractors, and former NY Giants players Phil Simms and Erik Howard, among others.

    On the dog front, I run into Petra Ford a couple of times a month. Her business is in the same building where we do Nosework and Rally.
     

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