5/14/2008

My Life Spotting the D-List - *UPDATE*

Posted by Brandon |

Larry Hankin: University of Southern California Campus - We went to see our friend's screening of his excellent short film 1-900-DRINKING-BUDDY at the USC film school tonight. Three other short films were shown as part of the screening and the first film, Nebraska, featured character actor Larry Hankin, probably best known for his role as Tom Pepper, the actor Seinfeld hired to play Kramer in "The Pilot". So it shouldn't have surprised me to see him grabbing a bite to eat and a drink at the reception out front of the Eileen Norris Cinema Theater. As a huge Seinfeld fan, I was very excited to see Tom Pepper in person. Nevermind that he was only in one episode, he's still a star to me.

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Past super exciting D-Listers spotted...

Brian Posehn: Disneyland - Perhaps the last place on Earth I would ever expect to see comedian Brian Posehn is the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. But sure enough and without a doubt, there he was walking away from Critter Country on Friday afternoon. Maybe he was on the Winnie The Pooh ride, which is a dream come true for stoners of all ages. I would have loved to be on the same boat as him in It's a Small World. I'm sure his dry, sarcastic wit would make that ride palatable.


Brian Bosworth: LAX Airport - My first celebrity sighting came while standing in line at LAX. I was flying home to Seattle after a weekend of apartment hunting down here and he was standing in front of me in the Alaska Airlines check-in line talking very loudly and forcefully to someone about a real estate deal. It was a great thrill for a long-time Seattle Seahawks fan, even if he was a huge bust. I couldn't be happier that my first celebrity sighting was of the star of Stone Cold and One Tough Bastard.



David Spade: The Avalon Hollywood - David Spade is even shorter than you would ever imagine. We saw him chatting with some friends in the parking lot next to The Avalon Hollywood following a Dan Band show about a year ago. We weren't sure if he was leaving from the show or if he was just showing up for something else. Nonetheless, he was there, on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, a place that we read that we would never, ever see celebrities. It's too touristy.



Mike Farrell: Ca Del Sole Italian Restaurant - We went to this restaurant expecting laid back Italian food. Wrong. It was uppity and fancy, but the food was pretty darn good. Anyway, Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H came into the restaurant with a large group of people. I always loved M*A*S*H and Captain BJ Hunnicut so I recognized him immediately even without his mustache. After reading about all the liberal activism he has undertaken over the past 25 years, I am now an even bigger fan. And I like to think that he was as put off by the snootiness of the waitstaff as we were.



Wilson Cruz: Hollywood & Highland Center - I first spotted Wilson Cruz of My So Called Life and Tick...Tick...Boom! (an amazing play we saw him in earlier this year) fame while another fan was chatting him up late Saturday evening at Hollywood & Highland. I was impressed because he genuinely looked like he was happy to have a fan stop and talk to him. I got Death? all confused because I said that he played Angel in the movie Rent when, in fact, that's Wilson Jermaine Heredia. I always thought it was Cruz that played that part in the movie and when we saw Rent on Broadway. It's easy to understand my confusion, Cruz has played Angel before and both guys look very similar and they're both named Wilson. Oh well, I was still excited see Wilson Cruz. I told you you'd never guess.


4 comments:

Avitable said...

I had my own D-list list when I lived in LA, and had people like Clint Howard, Ethan Suplee, RuPaul, and Peter MacNicol on it.

jesse said...

Whoa, I'm Kramer.

Brandon said...

You know, they had a bunch of raisins set out for the spread and after he left, they were all gone. Hmmm....could he have taken the raisins?

MC said...

I think seeing Brian Posehn AND Patton Oswalt hiking around any theme park together would be trippy and worth whatever price you paid to see it.

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