DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1075 times:
When I about 12-13 and on vacation with my family at the Swan Hotel at Disney, I had the one in a million chance of seeing Joe DiMaggio. Yep, me and my dad were sitting in the lobby and Joe and his bodyguard just walked right by us. I wanted to get up and meet him, but he looked like he was going somewhere, so I just watched him walk by. I couldn't believe I had the priviledge to see a REAL baseball player and an American icon.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 998 times:
Don Henley - very nice
Lenny Kravitz - nice
Drew Carey - very nice
Jason Newsted (Metallica) - nice
Nelson Mandela - VERY nice.
George Thorogood - assh**e
Matt Lauer - very nice
Liza Minelli - very nice
Carson Daly - so-so (early morning. he gets a pass)
Bernie Kosar - VERY nice
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 987 times:
Pamela Anderson (Lee)
Kylie Minogue (total babe in real life too! )
Matthew Kelly (minor British Celeb)
Noel Gallagher (from Oasis)
Wayne Sleep (Camp ballet dancer)
HRH King Bhumibol of Thailand
Bob Hawke (ex-Aussie PM)
Melinda Messenger (another minor British celeb)
Thierry Henry (French soccer superstar)
Matthew Le Tisser (soccer God )
Nwankwo Kanu (Nigerian soccer star)
Trevor Brooking x 2 (ex-England soccer star)
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Mcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 968 times:
I've met a bunch of famous people through work:
I interviewed these people:
Pete Rose (WACKO!)
Angie Perez Baraquio (Miss America)
Brooke Burke (E! Wild On)
Bryan Trottier (he was at my 10th birthday party)
Ron Jeremy (NOT at any of my birthday parties)
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 953 times:
For The NASCAR fans-
I've met many NASCAR drivers, a Daytona 500 winning crew chief (Larry McReynolds), and 5 announcers.
Richard Petty "The King" & Kyle Petty (VERY nice guy!)
Adam Petty (R.I.P.)
Bobby ('83 Winston Cup Champ) & Donnie Allison
Todd & Brett Bodine
Randy LaJoie ('96 & '97 Busch series Champion)
Buddy Baker (1980 Daytona 500 Winner)
Ron Hornaday ('96 & '98 Truck Series Champion)
Michael Waltrip (2001 Daytona 500 winner)
...and a few more, but I'll stop now.
Ralph Sheheen (nice guy!!)
SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 953 times:
Bonnie Raitt (nice lady), saw Dennis Quade (seemed like an ass), saw Alec Baldwin (I almost passed out.)
A friend of mine was walking in the French Quarter eating an icecream cone. Some lady walked out of a store not looking where she was going and bumped into him, knocking his ice cream all over herself. She expressed a few choice words. He looked up, realized it was Martha Stewart, said, "oh crap" and ran off down the street. Said she seemed like a real bitch.
Somebody else I know was staying in a hotel in D.C. for a business trip. All of these people kept running up and down the hall screaming. Finally she goes out into the hall to see what all the fuss is about. A young man came out of his room. He apologized about all the noise. Her being a very outspoken woman said, "What in the hell is going on here? I'm trying to get some sleep. I have a meeting in the morning." He apologized and asked her if she knew who he was. She said "no." He said, well ma'am, I play baseball for the NY Yankees (or something like that.) She said, "Well, I still have no idea who you are and I'd like to get some sleep." She went back into her room. He came to her door and asked her if he could make it up to her by buying her breakfast in the morning. She said fine. The next morning she met him in the lobby. He asked her again if she knew who he was. Finally he told her, he was Usher. She was like "who???" He said, "Lady, I'm a singer." She goes, "Well, if you're not Tina Turner or Earth, Wind, and Fire I don't know who you are." What's really funny, is that when she went home she called her sister (who related the story to me) and told her, "Guess who I met! I met FLUSHER!!!"
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 942 times:
My mom saw Jerry Springer entering the Intercontinental hotel this summer while she was on a business trip in Chicago. She had no idea who it was, until my aunt (who went to Chicago with her to go shopping) said to her "That's Jerry Springer!!!"
Ironically, they saw him again 2 days later while at a resturant having lunch...
(She was thinking about taking me on that trip, but didn't. I would have gone nuts when I saw Jerry Springer, or any celebrity.)
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 936 times:
Bishop Muzarewa from Zimbabwe. He is apparently a national hero there. He is a United Methodist bishop who was jailed for political reasons. Apparently he made the news again today, asking President Mugabe to stop the white-land rioting so that there can be a peaceful election coming soon.
I met him when I was less than ten years old -- probably when I was about seven years old. I had heard so much about him and his struggles, and our church (a United Methodist church) participated in a letter-writing campaign to help get him freed from jail. He visited the U.S. and came to our church to thank us. I cried when I finally got to shake his hand. He apparently liked what he saw in me, and he sent me a panoramic shot of Jerusalem with a personal dedication (frame and all.) It still hangs in my old room back at my parents' house.
Kcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 931 times:
I've seen Oprah Winfrie's boyfriend, Stedman something, at PHX last year. He's very tall, about 6'4", very thin, and likes to eat a lot. He was in front of us in line at the food court at PHX and he bout 2 tacos, some soup, salad, and a beverage. He seemed down-to-earth and really nice, and minded his own business, and was very respectful.
I've met news personalities from Cleveland, like Bill Martin, Stephanie Schafer, Andre Bernier, and Dick Goddard.
I've also met my city's mayor several times. I live in a suburb of Cleveland, and my dad went to high school with the mayor, so it's no biggie to go say "Hello" to him.
: I have a picture with Jimmy Conners and saw John MacEnroe at the COA check in at LAX... Jeremy And I was on local TV shaking hands with former NJ gov.
: I've met Sir Peter Blake and have seen Richard Branson before.
: Hey Brad, BIG WHOOP! (just kidding.) I am soooo glad we have a real mayor now. That dictator was getting really annoying. redngold
: Although I don't remember, my grandmother told me that JFK picked me up and talked to me when he was running for president. I've met many famous peopl
: In the late fall/early winter of 1975, I was a member of a current-affairs club at my college (Trinity College, CT). We invited all the announced or l
: I got football tickets to the Mud Bowl from Steve Young. Also the Samara Oblast (State) minister of religion ate at our house once. That is all I can
: "By the way, I forgot to mention that just seeing someone famous, hardly counts as actually "meeting that person," as I in fact talked and drank beer
: How come everyone meets so many famous people?!?! Josh
: Lets see here. Frank Sinatra...De-iced his airplane the day after New years...They had apparently been celebrating pretty hard on the G-II Bill Gates.
: I hit the jackpot at a casino in Nassau. Apparenly, there was a Pro/Am Golf tourney in town with sports stars. In the Casino, I ran into: Micheal Jord
: Hmmm.... I met: -The Thunderbird pilots -David Graff, from Police Academy (Tacklberry) He was my nextdoor neighbor for 5 years. -Pierce Brosnan, nice