Why is there no ILX celebrity sighting thread?

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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

and cl1ve anderson!

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Monday, 27 September 2004 13:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Damn, you beat to me a similar joke there carsmile!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Monday, 27 September 2004 13:39 (fifteen years ago) link

hoho. :)

JimD (JimD), Monday, 27 September 2004 13:41 (fifteen years ago) link

We saw Av1d M2rr10n in the BPNS the night Italy played Sweden in the Euros.

Dave B (daveb), Monday, 27 September 2004 13:55 (fifteen years ago) link

I worked fashion week here in NYC. I'll house all of you.

Jimmy Mod, Los Sexx Yanqui (ModJ), Monday, 27 September 2004 14:07 (fifteen years ago) link

adam and I saw Keanu Reeves last weekend

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 27 September 2004 14:11 (fifteen years ago) link

You'd think he would have mentioned that when he started this thread...oh, wait, he did :)

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 27 September 2004 14:15 (fifteen years ago) link

i saw george stephan0p0ulis walking his wee dog recently. he was very tiny and miserable-looking.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Monday, 27 September 2004 14:17 (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."

eh, i don't think that was him. he takes nothing stronger than coffee these days, and when i saw him on the 22nd (? i think - sometime last week anyhow) his hair was short, he was clean shaven and he looked generally fit and happy. i might even go so far as to say rowr. also saw him about three weeks ago looking the same - def not long enough for him to've grown his hair long and cut it off again. (nb i am not a stalker, he lives round our way.)

emsk, Monday, 27 September 2004 14:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Bluetones guitarist blokey (Adam?) got on the tube before me at Archway this morning wearing a nice midnight blue velvet jacket and looking all cute and cross-eyed. Be still my beating 16-yr-old heart.

Shane MacGowan hangs out at the hipster pub over the road from my flat a lot, but this is annoying due to said hipster content. It's nice when it's just you, Shane and the cats though.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 08:09 (fifteen years ago) link

worst. celeb. spot. ever.

This thread has been locked by the bluetones

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Saw Suggs on Sunday - yeah, I know, not very impressive

Jedermann sein eigener Fussball (Dada), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 10:00 (fifteen years ago) link

My Dad met Daniel Day-Lewis at a social event last Sunday. He said he was very tall, with smiling eyes and a natural athletic ability. I'm not quite sure what kind of an event this was...

Lara (Lara), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 10:18 (fifteen years ago) link


1. Brett Anderson walking up New Oxford Street hand-in-hand with attractive dark-skinned lovely

2. A McGann on his own in a pub (there's so mnay McGann's however that seeing one is no great acheivement)

Jedermann sein eigener Fussball (Dada), Friday, 1 October 2004 08:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I didn't really see jerry seinfeld guys!!!!!!!!

cºzen (Cozen), Friday, 1 October 2004 08:06 (fifteen years ago) link


If you want the job done properly...

suzy (suzy), Friday, 1 October 2004 08:07 (fifteen years 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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