Why is there no ILX celebrity sighting thread?

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tragic Weiner :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 June 2019 01:48 (eleven months ago) link

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

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

saw chris morris on brixton hill a lil while back

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

think so, wasn't staring

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

which was in my neighb

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

i have not seen willie nelson take that back!

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

ah yes, that space is a gynecologist now

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

I think you people are making these up now.

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

True story.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 08:34 (nine 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 (eight months 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:
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 (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


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