Why is there no ILX celebrity sighting thread?

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I was looking for one because me and kyle saw K3anu R33v3s at The Black Rider in SF last night. He had a nice chocolate brown suit on and had a great dirty beard that covered most of his face. He was pretty tall and was accompanied by a lady with crazy hair. I thought he looked good but both of the wives said he looked like ass, so I assume that they were probably more right than I.

Long may the sightings (and observations) continue. Maybe keep them googleproof tho'.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Sp3nc3r Ch0w should not be allowed to post to this thread, though he did have quite a funny story about 4dr13n br0dy if I recall correctly.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link

There are a few, I think

Like brushes with greatness (again)

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:51 (fifteen years ago) link

d'oh. I knew there was one somewhere. Sorry. :(

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Accidental Encounters With The Rich and Famous?

Aaron W (Aaron W), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw Phi1 from Radi0h3ad, with a couple of his really cute kids, walking past the cafe where I was having my lunch today.

jellybean (jellybean), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

okay okay. I will go and flog myself now.

xpost

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

because it would be dull

Ed (dali), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:01 (fifteen years ago) link

bah those other threads aren't googleproof!! this is the one where you can be mean!

for instance what jellybean means to say is: Ph1l's children looked like ass.

jones (actual), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean really, who gives a shit about seeing someone you have never met on the other side of the street.

Ed (dali), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Because they're like... gods!

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I understand what you are saying (in essence), Ed.

But I just think it's fun.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I haven't seen famous people. I either get thier autograph or meet them. They're all musicians though.

I also play baskettball with them. I played baskettball with Chris Brokaw and two guys from Kinski.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:08 (fifteen years ago) link

See? fun.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean see them as in spot them across the street.

I'm not blind

Aja (aja), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

i only get excited by sightings of d-list slebs i otherwise have no interest in. like the food network's jill cordes!

A. Atom Gorgon (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I love it that the thread linked to by Aaron above is ALL him and Spencer!

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Aja I'm in awe of you. KINSKI!

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

L4ur4 D3rn definitely looks better in real-life at a smoky bar than she does in teh movies.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Why exactly are we googleproofing?

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Celebrities like to google themselves and shoot anyone who looks at them in the street.

Ally C (Ally C), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I just thought we could save the moderators having to deal with umpteen requests for pimped rides and record deals.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

But yes, there is "the James Brown factor" as described by Ally C.

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:59 (fifteen years ago) link

i luv my britney sighting. it ended up with her grabbing me by the elbow and screaming, "i love this song!" when the dj played 'you shook me all night long.'

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 19 September 2004 21:59 (fifteen years ago) link

lauren, that is great!

rainy (rainy), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:01 (fifteen years ago) link

she was extremely cute and endearing in person. my friend was like, "oh my god! she's just like any other 20 yr old girl, drunk on cosmos at a cheesy club!"

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:03 (fifteen years ago) link

(I was just at the Emmys)

ex-jeremy (x Jeremy), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

You people make me and James Brown sick.

Ally C (Ally C), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I will avoid this thread so as to not monopolize it with all of the B-listers that plague Los Angeles.

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:15 (fifteen years ago) link

haha, you mean all of them?

ex-jeremy (x Jeremy), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:20 (fifteen years ago) link

I am unable to go anywhere without instantly recognizing all of the celebrities that are around me. I was cursed by a witch.

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:21 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.bobfromaccounting.com/1_22/riversbeatdownlarge.jpg

YOU ARE NOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT!

Saucy Tart (x Jeremy), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Orchard Street. It's all coming back. Traumatic, I can tell you.

Ally C (Ally C), Sunday, 19 September 2004 22:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw Don McKellar (Highway 61, The Red Violin) walking down College Street the other day. He saw me too, but no one cares about that.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Ne1l Mitch3ll goes to my gym. I should have bonced him with a 32.5kg weight while I had the chance.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I was in the pub earlier tonight, and Rob Newman was in there looking like an absolute tramp. His hair was long and unkempt, he had a huge beard, and he was slumping across the bar in a very drunken manner. It was a bit depressing, truth be told.

Less recently, I saw Ricky Gervais on Oxford Street wearing a very Brentesque leather jacket.

Wooden (Wooden), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:14 (fifteen years ago) link

My big sightings:

Conor Oberst with a girl on each arm walking past the Virgin Megastore in NY.

El-P in the line of a deli in Port Authority.

Rikki Rockett looking at women's clothing stores on South Street in Philly (I supposedly just missed CeCe Deville in platform shoes).

David Cross making frowny faces while waiting for Blonde Redhead to start already at the Siren Festival this year.

Chris Weisz (star of Chuck & Buck and co-director of American Pie & About A Boy), waiting for the tube in London. I actually said hi and did the little polite fan thing.

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Erstwhile S3cret Lif3 star Deb0rah Mai1m4n made a pass [of sorts] at my mate in a bar.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:19 (fifteen years ago) link

crikey, did he take her up on it?

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

No. Dumb twat he is.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:24 (fifteen years ago) link

to be tasteless for a moment, i imagine she would bang like an outside toilet door in a hurricane

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Monday, 20 September 2004 01:25 (fifteen years ago) link

El-P in the line of a deli in Port Authority.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 20 September 2004 02:30 (fifteen years ago) link

P4tsy P4lmer was waiting at my bus stop this morning, with three children presumably hers. Apparently P4u1 McC4artn3y has now moved to Hove too although I doubt he'll be taking the bus to Whitehawk at any point.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 20 September 2004 09:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I cycled past Gordon R4ms4y in Richmond Park last weekend. He had on proper hardcore jogging gear and looked IN THE ZONE. He probably hates cyclists on his jogging track (it was between Roehampton and Robin Hood gates, Richmond Park afficionados).

Markelby (Mark C), Monday, 20 September 2004 10:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I sat behind Matthew Corbett at a recent Peter Kay show

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 20 September 2004 12:17 (fifteen years ago) link

(I always look forward to my posts)

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 20 September 2004 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Ste wins!!!!

Rikki Rockett, that rules Anthony!

I've not seen that many famous people of late, let me think...

Patrick Stewart in a theatre audience
J0 Gu3st at HMV in Oxford St, but that was last Christmas
Dick from Dick'n'Dom in Da Bungalow, in Ealing
Simon from Pop World at HMV in Oxford Street
The 411 in a window, but they wanted to be seen

jel -- (jel), Monday, 20 September 2004 16:01 (fifteen years ago) link

When I worked on the tills at Forbidden Planet Danny Baker was always trying to push in to the queue by chatting to random people with an 'I'm famous, me' type attitude.

Wooden (Wooden), Monday, 20 September 2004 16:04 (fifteen years ago) link

i met a fiery furnace this weekend, we chatted abt cities.

g--ff (gcannon), Monday, 20 September 2004 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

jerry seinfeld.

cºzen (Cozen), Monday, 20 September 2004 16:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Pokemon Go but instead of searching for pokemon you find all the political dicks.

Yerac, Monday, 10 June 2019 01:53 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Yesterday i passed by steve ballmer in the hallway of a fancy office building

alomar lines, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:27 (six months ago) link

saw chris morris on brixton hill a lil while back

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 07:30 (six months ago) link

Was his birthmark visible? I wonder if he covers it up when he's out and about.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 25 July 2019 08:01 (six months ago) link

think so, wasn't staring

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 08:08 (six months ago) link

tegan and sara. eating at the same small resto as me a week or so ago

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

this happens so much to my wife sometimes I think she's bullshitting me. List of people she has seen while I happened to be parking a car, carrying luggage, wrangling children, picking up food around the corner etc.:

Joan Rivers
Mike D
Willie Nelson
Owen Wilson

she did at least come and get me the one time she met Charlie Day and the Waitress

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:04 (six months ago) link

just remembered that about 6 months ago i am 95% certain i walked past julia stiles

― Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Monday, January 23, 2017 12:30 PM (two years ago)

found out like last week that this WAS julia stiles, she lived in vancovuer and frequented a store someone i met worked in at that time

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:32 (six months ago) link

which was in my neighb

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:33 (six months ago) link

Willie Nelson
Owen Wilson

are you sure she didnt just stutter tbf

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:51 (six months ago) link

Some people resemble celebrities from a distance
You tend to “see” people you know
Eyesight can deteriorate over time
Just sayin

calstars, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 22:01 (six months ago) link

i have not seen willie nelson take that back!

alomar lines, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 05:37 (six months ago) link

i saw sharon horgan on the Tube! not nearly as tall as i thought she was!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 07:50 (six months ago) link

i introduced myself of course and asked why she was so short

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 07:51 (six months ago) link

Did you ask her if they got out of the sea alive?

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:54 (six months ago) link

re Chris Morris: I was crossing Waterloo Bridge at the traffic lights a few years ago and my eyes met those of the cyclist at the front of the peloton waiting for the lights to change: full lycra kit, helmet with loads of dark curly hair spilling out of it, birthmark visible behind his goggles and mask - unmistakably CM.

fetter, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 09:11 (six months ago) link

1. Today at lunchtime, sat next to Roger Taylor of Queen at the Manhattan bistro Lucien, 1st Ave. and 1st St. (Queen are playing tonight and tomorrow at Madison Square Garden).

2. Have been sitting on this one a while, but back in April I had a table next to Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, and Siri Hustvedt at a restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 02:45 (six months ago) link

Re #2 - I once had a table next to Paul Auster at a restaurant in Park Slope as well. It was about ten years ago, though. He was being interviewed and was being kind of a pompous dick to the interviewer, though in fairness to him the interviewer was clearly an idiot.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:09 (six months ago) link

Might be the same restaurant. I think he's lived in the neighborhood for many years.

Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:18 (six months ago) link

No, sadly the place where I saw him closed a long time ago. It was called Sweet Melissa, and it was a sort of upscale bakery/cafe that did lunches.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:25 (six months ago) link

ah yes, that space is a gynecologist now

Josefa, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 04:29 (six months ago) link

Recently in Amsterdam:

Elle Fanning biking past

Ariel Pink in a local bar. Asked me if I knew
where to buy a mechanical doll
that pole dances (!?!).

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 06:09 (six months ago) link

I think you people are making these up now.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 06:43 (six months ago) link

True story.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 08:34 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This is the second consecutive Labor Day weekend in which I've seen Michael Shannon. Last year I passed him and his daughter on the sidewalk in Red Hook. Today he was on the train back to Chicago from the Steely Dan show in the suburbs.

jaymc, Monday, 2 September 2019 05:14 (five months ago) link

that's weird!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

I've done likewise 'check out that twat, thinks he's Bono'.... oops

― kinder, Friday, 15 March 2019 21:11

I've also done this (a long time ago now) with Liam Gallagher. was in a pub in Belsize Park, some wanker comes in prancing about like Kathy Burke in Kevin & Perry, and I say "look at that twat, thinks he's Liam Gallagher"

Colonel Poo, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:47 (five months ago) link

Lesley Joseph of Birds of A Feather fame sitting outside an ice cream parlour in Eastbourne in full stage makeup (she was in Annie in a theatre across the road). Looking damn good for nearly 74 as well.
(I know this will mean nothing to non-UK readers - and most UK readers probably).

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 2 September 2019 15:51 (five months ago) link

mike leigh ambling through st. james's park the other evening

devvvine, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:51 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

eating out w.my sister and a friend nr tate modern: in walks linton kwesi johnson

mark s, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:28 (three months ago) link

where near tate modern, enquiring ex se1 resident wants to know.

The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:17 (three months ago) link

feels like a doxx too far to name it but you can see tate modern from the front door unobstructed

mark s, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:20 (three months ago) link

My guess is Northbank on the other side of the river.

I've seen two celebrities in my life. By coincidence they were both departing from a jetty in a boat. The first was Hugh Scully from television's The Antiques Roadshow. It was in Weymouth. To this day I'm not sure if he was waving to the general public, or specifically to friends of his on land. There was something absurd and yet majestic about the sight of Scully sailing off. He was David Niven on a lower budget, but he did no-one any harm.

The second was Brad Pitt, at this year's Venice Film Festival:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleypomeroy/48684960207/

But that doesn't really count because it was a specific celebrity event where people go to deliberately spot celebrities. That's like spotting a footballer at a football match. It's easy, because the pitch is brighly-lit with floodlights and there are twenty footballers and two goalkeepers in full view of everybody. Even if the outfits are the same colour as the pitch you can still see their legs.

No, Sting! That's the third one. He used to go to the same dentist as me. I walked past him while he was in the waiting room.

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:45 (three months ago) link

I walked past Jay Rayner just off Trafalgar Square a while back, I'm sure the voluminous hairdo wasn't helping, but I remember being taken aback at how large his head was.

help yourself to another slice of apple ... crumble (Willl), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:55 (three months ago) link

Christa Ackroyd - a monastic Church in Mirfield 2010

Princess Diana - St Patricks Irish centre Hudds - early 80's

Nick Cave - Camden Dingwalls - 90's

Norman Lamont - Somewhere near Notting Hill - 90's

Some ginger haired actor who played one of the Dingles on Emmerdale in the 90's - Rothwell

Dave Stewart Tate Modern 2007

Pope John Paul II York racecourse 1982

lol I don't see many famous people

calzino, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:05 (three months ago) link

Pope John Paul II York racecourse 1982

Surely this doesnt count unless like, I dunno, the pope was strolling along on his own with a walkman on and a pair of high top sneakers.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 25 October 2019 02:11 (three months ago) link

OH apparently Rene Zellweger was in the little Italian restaurant at the end of my street a couple of weeks ago. I guess she was in town cos of the Judy premiere?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 25 October 2019 02:16 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Paulie giamatti and some young black chick, cheers

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:06 (three months ago) link

I was at the Madonna Inn this weekend with James Gunn and his girlfriend for her birthday. Ok I wasn’t there with them but it was happening while I was there. I managed to not see them or even know it was happening until after the weekend was over though.

akm, Thursday, 14 November 2019 06:48 (three months ago) link

The Madonna inn rules.

tobo73, Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:17 (three months ago) link

Diane Morgan aka Philomena Cunk and the single mum in Motherland, in the Bloomsbury street around the corner from mine with all the nice restaurants and clothes shops. I’d spotted a scruffy toy poodle that looked just like my mum’s, and was in the middle of chatting to its owner when I realised who the owner was (no, I did not own up to that recognition, we just chatted about the dog for a bit and went our separate ways).

santa clause four (suzy), Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:45 (three months ago) link

lol i saw Ryan Adams out in the wild this weekend, he was drunk as fuck

buzza, Thursday, 14 November 2019 08:43 (three months ago) link

Tracey Thorn sitting directly behind me at The Raincoats gig in London.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 15 November 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

Did I mention that we saw Rod Stewart in front of the Vatican, last weekend?

Mark G, Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:06 (three months ago) link

was it a scale model of the vatican

mark s, Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:08 (three months ago) link

No, the real one (but, vg+)

Mark G, Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:06 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Paolo Nutini watching the Old Firm game in a pub in Camden. Good man there.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Sunday, 8 December 2019 15:36 (two months ago) link

Saw Janet Bean and Sally Timms out together w another friend (I didn’t recognize) at Xylouris White show last night !!!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 December 2019 14:48 (two months ago) link

They’re not “celebrities” but they are queen-like figures

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 December 2019 14:49 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Saw them out together again at the John Cale show!!! #friendgoals

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:18 (three weeks ago) link


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