As summer comes to a close, I am forced to come to terms with the fact that I've had more misses than hits in August. In the fan girl world, you win some, you lose some.
Early in the month, I focused my efforts on the release of "ParaNorman" in hopes of a run-in with one of my favorite actresses, Anna Kendrick. I got the chance to meet Anna for the fifth time at her appearance on "Good Day New York" during her short stay in New York. As always, she was a doll.
The misses came back to back in the form of hot leading men. It started with Robert Pattinson, who was in New York for an entire week on a whirlwind press tour for "Cosmopolis." I put in two days of work trying to meet him, but to no avail. Next up was Jake Gyllenhaal, who is currently doing previews of his American stage debut, "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet" off Broadway. Jake was a guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman" but, again, it was a bust. Get More »
Summer in New York has been all sorts of record-breaking hot, and I'm not just talking about the weather! This July, I decided to take a break from waiting outside talk shows and it back to my roots of meeting celebrities on film and television sets.
Not only was I able to stage a run-in with James McAvoy, who is filming "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" here in New York, but, by crossing a state line or three, I also got to meet "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig and "Twilight"'s Taylor Lautner on the set of "Grown Ups 2" in Massachusetts.
Not to brag, but I am surprised that I haven't suffered heat stroke from being around three massive movie-making hotties during all of these East Coast heat waves. Get More »
I have to admit that I kept a low profile this June here in "fan girl" world, although looking back on the celebrities I met, maybe it wasn't too shabby after all.
Earlier in the month was the Council of Fashion Designers in America Awards held at the Alice Tully Theater at Lincoln Center, which is often referred to as the Oscars of Fashion. The event was hosted by Seth Meyers and included quite the guest list, including Matt Bomer, Jessica Chastain, Kate Bosworth and Julianne Hough – all of whom I had the pleasure of meeting that night.
With "Magic Mike" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" hitting theaters, the end of the month was an exciting time for me. I've been travelling all over the city trying to meet the likes of Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. How'd it go? Well, read on! Get More »
They say that April showers bring May flowers, and, while rain may not have been the primary cause behind my lack of A-list encounters in April, there was definitely a crop of roses waiting for me in May.
"The Avengers" promotional train crossed over into the beginning of the month, offering a couple more chances at meeting the cast, and I finally succeeded! Not only did I get to meet Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, but I also managed to meet actual Avenger, Mark Ruffalo.
The annual Met Gala soon followed, as well as the television Upfronts, which is when networks trot out their hottest talent for potential advertisers. "Twilight" stars, Oscar nominees and even a "Bridesmaid" were among the highlights of my flower-filled month. Get More »
When April began, I knew that there was no chance it could top March's "The Hunger Games" rush. It's usually a quiet month anyway, and the biggest event here in New York that would be worth making a big fuss over was the Tribeca Film Festival.
But, with "The Avengers" closing the festival, I was thrilled. Perhaps my prediction would be off.
Alas, my search for superheroes wasn't as fruitful as I'd like. Try as I might, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Loki and more just weren't sharing their super-stardom with me.
Thankfully, the beginning of the month was a bit more productive when I met "21 Jump Street" star Dave Franco and "The Five-Year Engagement" actress Alison Brie at a concert. I even got the chance to talk to Alison about how great "Five-Year" was only to find out she hadn't even seen it yet! Get More »
March was all about one thing and one thing only for me: "The Hunger Games." Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth headed to New York for some promotional appearances and I had never been more ready. They were all over New York City, from morning shows to late night talk shows, with a premiere and a book signing in between.
And it didn't work out too badly for me. I spent 20 straight hours chasing them around and managed to snap photos with Liam Hemsworth, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stanley Tucci. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were the most in-demand – and therefore the most difficult to meet – but I've got my eye on them for next time.
Aside from the cast itself, I managed to meet a few other celebs at "The Hunger Games" premiere, and was lucky enough to spend St. Patrick's Day with Kellan Lutz. Not too shabby, right? Get More »
I've gotta be honest: I know "John Carter" is a sci-fi flick, but I don't know much else about it. However, I know who Tim Riggins is, and therefore I know who Taylor Kitsch is, and that's how this story begins.
"John Carter" hits theaters March 9 and, thanks to the Disney machine, Kitsch is knee-deep into a heavy duty press tour that included all of my favorite stops in New York yesterday. His morning started at "Good Morning America," continued at "Live! With Kelly" and ended at an early taping of "Late Show with David Letterman."
I opted to try to meet him at "Letterman." The only problem? Rain. Lots of it. Get More »
If I could sum up my meeting with Paul Rudd yesterday into one word, it would be awkward.
In my experience, the funnier the celebrity, the more socially off they are. Don't get me wrong: the "Wanderlust" star is a super nice guy. When he arrived at the "Late Show with David Letterman" studio yesterday, he came right across the street and started signing – even personalizing! – autographs for fans.
Once he signed for the group of girls next to me, I promptly asked him for a picture. He ignored me.
Awkward! Get More »
Fashion Weekwent full speed ahead this week and now that it's over, I'm finally catching my breath.
As always, there was no shortage of celebrity guests at the shows, parties, or other events but this season still seemed a little dry compared to past seasons. Perhaps it was the Grammys in Los Angeles that interfered, or the Berlin Film Festival happening in Germany now. Still, I had plenty of awesome encounters.
I knew up and coming menswear designer Simon Spurr would be a good place for hot, young male stars, so on Sunday night, I braved the harsh weather outside Milk Studios. Musicians Joe Jonas and Gabe Saporta were among some of the guests, as well as my buddy Kellan Lutz. My favorite of the night was "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus (looking clean and completely devoid of a certain ear necklace, I might add). He took a moment to pose for a picture in the snow, even though he wasn't wearing a coat. Get More »
Fashion Week is upon us here in New York.
Last night, the amFAR Gala at Cipriani Wall Street served as a Fashion Week kick-off as well as a fundraiser. And, as you might have guessed, there was no shortage of VIP guests in attendance.
Arrivals were a little chaotic once tourists and Wall Street suits just out of work realized what was going on, but observing was still a treat. Among the guests I witnessed arrive were host Sarah Jessica Parker, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Elizabeth Hurley, Cheyenne Jackson, Jennifer Hudson and the legendary Woody Allen. Get More »