Thursday, October 3rd, 2004 :::
Me and Bobby D.
I've returned from New York, blistered and battered, but not really worse
for the wear. I had one single solitary celebrity sighting: Robert DeNiro.
Now, I'm not as shameless as Furry, so I was unable to snap a good picture
of him, but he was strolling right at us in the middle of a quieter section
of Central Park, and by the time I swung around to take a picture, he
was quite far away. And so now he is no more than a blurry dot. But I
know it was him, and I also know I was thisclose to bumping into the sumbitch.
I think that's a pretty good celebrity sighting.
Anyway, I did lots of other stuff besides scanning the crowds for movie
stars, and I'll put up some pictures if I ever get around to it. As for
right now, I'm catching up on some good ol' cable TV, which I discovered
is not so common among NYC residents. The withdrawl shakes are finally
::: posted by dan at 12:13 AM
Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 :::
Local Celebs at Malecki's Birfday!
While celebrating at Santorini's, we bumped into a table-load of channel
11 on-air personalities. I was a little tipsy and cannot remember who
did what or was married to whom or was moving where to be on ESPN or something,
but I do know that one was not Kim Insley or something? Anyway, let's
just say Dan hob-knobbed with the upper crust.
Speaking of local celebs, lets not forget that Brent was recently shafted
out of $50 by the Twin Cities beloved Robyne
Robinson, so if you see her on the street, be sure to give B-dub a
::: posted by dan at 12:22 AM
Sunday, October 13, 2002 :::
Dan bumps into MIKE WHITE in NYC!
My exciting celebrity sighting while visiting NYC the other day was MIKE
WHITE! Ok, so maybe that isn't exciting to you, since you probably
don't even know who
he is, but I'm a pretty big fan of the movie Chuck
& Buck, and his new movie, The
Good Girl, is the best movie I've seen so far this year – if you haven't
seen it yet, you really really should. He was standing next to me at a
street corner and I instantly recognized him and did a doubletake. I must've
stared at him all giddy for too long because he returned my glance with
his own frightened look and promptly averted his eyes. I clammed up and
he took off down the midtown sidewalk. Regretfully, I didn't get to say
anything to him, but I did nudge Kristina to get her to look and then
I snapped this photo of him walking away while Kris pointed excitedly
for me. Yeah, it's blurry and far away, but I know it's him.
Anyway, I can't imagine anyone cooler to bump into. The funny thing –
and some of you know this about me – is that I often fantasize about being
friends with famous screenwriters and directors. We chat and stuff and
I come off as intelligent and wise. Sounds a little childish, but I gotta
entertain myself somehow. I used to do it about Steven Soderbergh a lot.
The Coen brothers. Even Woody Allen. But the other day after catching
Chuck and Buck on the sundance channel a few days after I saw The Good
Girl, I did my little fantasy thing about being friends with Mike White
and telling him how impressed I was with his unconventional screenwriting
abilities. But of course, given the opportunity to tell him that in real
life, I was more like a star-struck school girl than an intelligent and
wise colleague to filmmakers. Oh well. My fantasies are better than realities
anyway, I'm sure.
::: posted by dan at 11:31 PM