Ann Walker from Sordid Lives
couple of weeks ago I was down in Palm Springs
(mini-vacay) with my best friend Brent, and
you'll never guess who we ran into. Did you ever
see the movie "Sordid Lives"?? It's a quirky
comedy starring Delta Burke,
Beau Bridges and Olivia
Newton John. Anyways, Brent and I were
out for happy hour one night and we met
Ann Walker (aka LaVonda from Sordid
Lives). She's one of my favourite characters in
the movie so it was a real thrill to meet her
and she was super nice too.
That got me thinking about celebrity
sightings. Have you had any run-ins with
celebs? Better yet do you have any pics of
yourself with a celebrity? Send them to me and
I'll put it in the next newsletter!!!
A few years ago I had a close encounter with
Goldie Hawn...she was sitting
directly next to me at Starbucks on South
Granville in Vancouver. She was talking on her
cellphone so I did what anybody else in my
postion would do...I totally eavesdropped!!!
Well, here's what I found out, she was talking
to her daughter Kate Hudson
(she called her Katie) and from what I could
make out Katie was telling Goldie that she was
going to be a grandmother. Cool, eh? I found
out about Kate Hudson's pregnancy at the same
time Goldie Hawn did!! Of course nobody
believed me, but I had the last laugh a few
months later when it was announced on
Entertainment Tonight that she was pregnant. I
hate to say I told you so, but...
I've also met Armistead Maupin
who is one of my favourite authors. He wrote
the Tales of the City Series that was later
made into a mini-series starring Laura
Linney. Below is a link to a video of
when I met him at a book signing in Palm
Springs. One thing I noticed in the video is
how chatty I was. Do I always talk that much?
Good thing I'm in sales!! LOL
And then of course there was the time I met
the Prime Minister of Canada
a few years back when I was up in Whitehorse.
We were staying in the same hotel, because you
know, that's how I roll. If the place is good
enough for the Prime Minster then it's good
enough for me. Oh, and I also met
Bruno Gerussi from the Beachcombers
back when I was a little kid, which I remember
was very exciting at the time.
Anyways, you're a star in my eyes. Have a
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