Why is there no ILX celebrity sighting thread?

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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



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

Last November I was loitering outside City Lights in SF waiting for it to open, and Paul Kantner walked past.

In 1978 I saw Robert ("Wild Wild West") Conrad in the lobby of the hotel my family was staying at in Atlanta. I was 14 and just about the same height as Conrad.

I shook Masahiru Morimoto's hand at his restaurant.

Rock Hardy (Rock Hardy), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

dav3y jones complimented my sweater ('hey man, nice sweater')
touched beck on the chest and exclaimed 'b3ck!' he looked sad.
asked rick rubin for beard grooming tips. helpful.
took a picture of whichever leibowitz is a photographer.
opened a door for jack lemmon.
stole dav1d cr0ss's reserved table at a yo la tengo show.
parked next to b3ck at a radiohead show. got him to chat up the girls in my car.... he
was hanging out with his stepdad, glen.
played a game of chess with v1nc3 vaughn.
was in a car accident involving tob3y maguir3.
taught priest from antipop how to smoke using a bong.
made thur5ton m00re apologize to me for kicking me in the shin.
rented videos for sh4nnyn s0ssamon.
chatted film with |3urr St33rs.
got in argument with v1ncent ga11o.
watched ja5on l33 hit on a friend.
was mentioned by bj0rk in an interview
danced with m3na suvar1 at erlend oye dj gig.

the joys of living in LA...

firstworldman (firstworldman), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:32 (fifteen years ago) link

touched beck on the chest and exclaimed 'b3ck!'

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:33 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw Paul McGann (AKA The British Tona Danza) in a River Island in Salisbury at the weekend.

Richard C (avoid80), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Tony, even.

Richard C (avoid80), Monday, 20 September 2004 17:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Just saw Martin Sheen buying his groveries in Pacific Greens

suzisweeps, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw Todd Trainer at Linens n Things.

MDE, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:34 (fifteen years ago) link

This is not relevant to the thread, but when I was walking through Leicester Square this morning, I noticed that they were half way through putting up a new film poster. However, they hadn't taken the old one down, so the tableau that confronted me (and looked rather scarily realistic) was "M Knight Shmayalan's Wimbledon".

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Saw R45c6l3w T33l2 at Smuggers. He said hello.

Rink Weems, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:56 (fifteen years ago) link

we drove past Keith Harris in his merc on the M6 on sunday, his licence plate is ORV 1L.

we stood next to Caroline Sullivan the other week...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Last week at the Winchester Club there was a castmember from river city as well as the usual BandS suspects. A hobbit was at National Pop League once.

Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:40 (fifteen years ago) link

L33-Lee S0bieski was in my poetry seminar in college.

Laura E (laurae55), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:59 (fifteen years ago) link

I have seen nobody :(

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 12:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Me either Pash, well not recently at least. Although when I was at Tenerife airport, I saw Chris Kum@r@ go into the toilet for about 20 mins!! We snapped him coming out of there!
Also, I cannot understand some of these names with the stoopid google proofing!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 12:17 (fifteen years ago) link

two sundays ago i saw john waters coming out of remmington

anthony, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

The only celeb I've seen since moving to Chicago was Jeff Tweedy at the Black Dice/Animal Collective show.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 15:58 (fifteen years ago) link

is remmington a gun thing anthony?

firstworldman (firstworldman), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 16:01 (fifteen years ago) link

I saw the f4t c0m3d14n from last comic standing drive out of fox studios last week. hes f4t.

still bevens (bscrubbins), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 16:31 (fifteen years ago) link

The other day while I was shopping for groceries, I saw Rick Mercer walk by at a brisk pace with someone else. Yes, he was talking, but no, it wasn't being filmed.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Sunday, 26 September 2004 23:44 (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.

weird, i saw this guy in toronto, and i don't even live there..

i saw that asshole from hbo's entourage in a sushi restuarant last week.

cutty (mcutt), Sunday, 26 September 2004 23:51 (fifteen years ago) link

a friend met held a door open for bob dylan once, in the toilets of a pub in kilkenny.

i trained one morning with colin jackson. he beat me over 400m.

spielberg and family stopped in the local pub once for lunch. i got a phone call, but couldn't go. ah well.

darragh.mac (darragh.mac), Sunday, 26 September 2004 23:56 (fifteen years ago) link

oh man, I saw Adri3nn3 Cl4rks0n! she was just walking up commercial drive in Vancouver, happy as can be, with hubby J0hn Raulst0n Sau1 by her side. It was pretty exciting, speaking as a polisci geek. I smiled at her, and started to laugh; she smiled back. She's really tiny; he's about 1 1/2 feet taller.

She's the G0vern0r G3n3ral, BTW, iow the Queen's representative in Canada.

What made me happiest is that our head of state, who is technically the most powerful person in the country, was simply walking down the street, no entourage, no cops, no security. Just walking down the street. It made me really proud of the country.

derrick (derrick), Monday, 27 September 2004 06:16 (fifteen years ago) link

On Friday night I walked past Eddie 1zzard on Whitfield St. He was coming towards us, and just before we reached him, he stopped, climbed up on the fence he was stood next to, looked in the window of the building behind it, and whistled. Then he climbed down again, laughed, and kept walking. The window belonged to a lawyer's office. I wonder what he was up to.

JimD (JimD), Monday, 27 September 2004 08:59 (fifteen years ago) link

After drunkenly shouting to Theresa May (the page 3 girl) down a street that I was her biggest fan. Her boyfriend, the boxer Robin Reid, replied "not as big as I am".

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 27 September 2004 09:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Man, I'm on a celeb spotting roll. Just walked down whitfield street again this morning, and passed Cl1ve 4nderson. Then went into the Wheatsheaf on Rathbone place, and the only other two people in there were Ricky G3rvais and St3phen M3rchant having lunch together. Comedians! Everywhere!

JimD (JimD), Monday, 27 September 2004 13:30 (fifteen years ago) link

that's weird!

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

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

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

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

The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 11:17 (seven 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 (seven 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:

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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link

The Madonna inn rules.

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

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

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

was it a scale model of the vatican

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

No, the real one (but, vg+)

Mark G, Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:06 (six 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (four months ago) link

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