This recently made me feel like the Grinch (animated not Jim Carrey version) after he finds out the Christmas is just a little bit more than presents and feasts.
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One thing that keeps me up at night is wondering whether or not certain celebrities are nice people. And proof like that just warms my ice cold heart.
Now if anyone would like to gather some intel on some other stars for me, I'd really appreciate it. Like Tina Fey. God knows I love that woman, but sometimes I confuse her with Liz Lemon. They aren't the same person, Chris. It's my daily mantra. Some people wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say "I'm worth it." I say "Tina Fey and Liz Lemon are separate entities. If you see Liz Lemon Tina Fey on the street, do NOT go up to her, hug her, and tell her about the time you found an Oreo in your bed, mid-coitus." On that same note: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I hope that they are as good of friends in real life as they seem in movies/TV/fake life. Someone once told me that Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear fame really are biffles to the max power in real life. While that is adorable, I see their friendship being more of a "Hey let's sit here at this restaurant and judge people's outfits as they walk by." Whereas Tina/Amy would be performing impromptu comedy routines across our great nation.
Another more minor celebrity whom I hope is a nice person is Pat Kiernan. You might be familiar with his work if: a) you live in New York City, b) you are familiar with the now defunct TV show "World Series of Pop Culture", or c) you happened to catch his one week stint as celebrity expert on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." I've recently taken to watching the news in the morning, and Pat Kiernan, who anchors NY1 in the mornings, really makes my day. For example, at the end of last week, he made some off-hand remark about how sick he was of the Michael Jackson coverage, and I wanted to reach through my TV screen and shake his hand for saying what all of us were thinking.
I used to have this delusion about wanting to meet Tyra Banks, because she was so over the top. But I think she'd probably be that way in any situation. Although to tell you the truth, I went to an interview she was having at the NYTimes a while back, and she was alot more personable than I expected. But I think it was an act. Once, my sister and I had an in-depth discussion about whether or not Justin Timberlake was a good person or not. I think he isn't, which is a shame, because he can seem really genuine. Then again, he's loaded, handsome, and talented, so what does he need to be nice for?
Living in NYC, you sometimes get to see celebrities in their semi-natural habitat. Or former reality TV show contestants. I'm going to share with you the most horrific experience of my entire life in the city: the time I ran into Chris March from Project Runway.
Walking to the subway from my friend's place in Union Square, at about 14th street and 5th avenue, I recognized Chris waiting on the corner. And I have no idea what I was thinking, but I said "Chris" out loud. As soon as the words escaped my mouth, I IMMEDIATELY regretted it, but he turned around and I started blathering on about God knows what. I certainly don't because I repressed that shit so hardcore. I think it was something along the lines of "You did a great job yada yada yada You should have won blah blah blah You're so fun" until I realized what was happening. Then I believe I said "Oh god, This is embarrassing. More so for me than for you. Wow, I'm sorry I even started this conversation." To which he laughed. But the whole time this exchange was going on, he was not nearly as friendly as he seemed on TV. Which is probably owing to the fact that it was like 8 PM, and having fans come up and talk to you is awkward as shit. Let's just say that more than one lesson was learned that night, and I will never approach a celebrity of any size without for sure knowing that they are a nice person.
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