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#1 jag

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

While watching a Peoples Choice Awards and now the Golden Globes I just realized a childhood aquaintence is the director of Bridesmaids. I knew he was acting out in California and have seen that he had directed some cuttent shows but had no idea he had done this movie!! It's kind of exciting to see someone you know go on to something so big. While I have not seen him in decades and know he would not remember me I am sure he would remember my parents since his and my parents are great friends! Just finding it so cool.

Do you know anyone directly or indirectly that is famous?

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

yes not supper famous but getting there
she a signer adaline (Shawna Beesley)
i went to collage with her

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

I dont but Dh does. He used to play street hockey as a kid with Jarret Stoll who plays for the L.A Kings

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

I went to HS with Tamia (r&b artist and married to Grant Hill) and my son's uncle is Tony Dungy former head coach of The Colts. :)

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

I went to school with Christian Vincent. He's one half of a team from Canada Sings. He also just performed in the Betty White tribute and has worked with Shakira, Ricky Martin, Madonna etc.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

My friend Mark is on broadway and has done movies and TV shows. He was in a Doritos commerical Mark's doritos commerical

Mark

another friend's dad is a former NFL coach(he coached Cleveland Browns, was one coaches at Houston, won the Superbowl a few years ago with NY Giants.)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

When i was in grade school, the one teacher was Shaun Majumder's sister. So he came to the school alot and did a kiddy version of stand up comedy.. LOL!
He was always soooo nice and spent alot of time hanging out.. Now that im older.. its fun to know that i use to know him a lil bit.



My hubands cousin is Jeff McEnery who is a stand up comedian... ( apparently all i got is comedians... LOL!)
Him i see alot more then the previous person... He makes christmas very fun. I look forward to our every encounter..
He is VERY VERY shy in person, but when u get him talkin u start to see his funny side. He is a riot. I love him.
He was in a few movies now, and does alot of comedy tours. I hope he keeps doing better and better. He is a great guy! :D




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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:16 AM

I personally don't, but a friend of mine from school when she was growing up, she had family who lived in the same area as Eminem. She played with him sometimes when she was there. I love him, so I thought that was cool. I know another girl in my class who lived in England for awhile. She worked in a night club and met all kinds of celebrities. Our favorite stories are when she said she met Johnny Depp. She said he was very nice lol

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

Went to School for a few years with Scott Throton who played hockey for Oilers and Kings. He now owns a spa in Collingwood. Went to HS with Tea Party, BF was good friends with Drummer Jeff Burrows's brother. A guy I went to school with from grade 4 on was in a B grade movie with Kristie Alley his name is Jason Wodlinger.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

I met Weird Al Yanovich (sp?) in a bar in London once lol.

I went to high school with a girl who has had some success singing. She made it big in Ireland, and a few years back had a song on our radios (only one) called Summerlong. Her name is Emm Gryner Emm
She was known as Mary in high school- but changed her name, very talented girl- worked as a backup singer with David BOwie for awhile. I do hope she makes it big, she works so hard. :)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

My mom grew up knowing Bobby Orrs family and my moms cousin is dating his brother:)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

i met david suzuki on the ferry in BC
and got him to sign something for me :)
(he lived near campbell river)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

My ex knew Sharon (on Y&R), and to this day, they still correspond.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

Yes.

Due to client confidentiality I can't say as we (my dad and I) did pictures of someone and have negatives. Was requested to keep it confidential.

My cousin also knew bands as he used to work for them. Bands like Motely Crue, Warrant, Kiss, AC/DC etc.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

My cousin is in the band Default :) Jeremy Hora

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

My cousin is in the band Default :) Jeremy Hora


LOVE Default!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

My friend's dad is R. Kelly's Music Manager.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:40 PM


My cousin is in the band Default :) Jeremy Hora


LOVE Default!

you would die to hear some stories of who they toured with and had dinner at my dads house!!!lol
and also with backstage passes which singers band mates are jerkoffs and divas.. ( BUSH)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:05 AM

I know a Diseny artist. He drew a dancing gargoyle in Hunchback of Notre Dame, he has done other movies, but I can't remember them. I even have some of his artwork from "before" he was famous (LOL).

Back in the day, was friends with Bob Probert. He introduced me to Dave Coulier, who just happened to attend my DH's high school a couple years prior to DH. My DH went to school with one of the writers from Big Bang Theory.

My consin is "neighbors" to Ted Nugent - his property butts up against Ted's, but since Ted owns so many acres and his house is in the middle, who close he actually is, is unknown. But he has met him. When I was a kid, I attended one of Ted's hunting camps, which was awesome. I didn't know who he was, really, all I knew was that he was loud and an awesome person to want ot hang with a bunch of kids.

I worked on a project with Dr. Demento and found out that he is actually a "normal" kind of person. Dr. Demonto helped launch Weird Al.

Now for family knowing people ... my Aunts would hang with the Red Wings, as well as visting teams down at the Lindell AC and my Aunt has TONS of pictures from New Year's Eve parties with the players, media, etc from back in the 60s.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

I went to school with Christian Vincent. He's one half of a team from Canada Sings. He also just performed in the Betty White tribute and has worked with Shakira, Ricky Martin, Madonna etc.

My sister and Christian still talk to this day! I assume you went to the same school as she did,lol. He is such a nice guy, very talented too!!!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

Sandwich? Who's your sis? Maybe we knew each other :)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:43 AM

i know this fabulous photographer who's work has been on the early show and i believe the today show :yahoo

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

I went to HS with CFL player Kamau Peterson (though he didn't go by that name back then!). Went to the same school as Christian Vincent, knew who he was but didn't 'know' him. Another girl that I went to grade school and HS with is a professional dog handler and I see her on tv all the time during dog shows.

I also rang through Charlie Batch from the NFL years ago when I worked at Staples as a cashier. I had NO idea who he was but wondered why all the guys in the store were going crazy!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

Sandwich? Who's your sis? Maybe we knew each other :)

Her name is Rosanne...i won't put last name on here

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

LoveMyKids2 - I don't think I knew any Rosanne.
Kindermom - when were you at Sandwich? I graduated in 93

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

I went to HS with CFL player Kamau Peterson (though he didn't go by that name back then!). Went to the same school as Christian Vincent, knew who he was but didn't 'know' him. Another girl that I went to grade school and HS with is a professional dog handler and I see her on tv all the time during dog shows.

I also rang through Charlie Batch from the NFL years ago when I worked at Staples as a cashier. I had NO idea who he was but wondered why all the guys in the store were going crazy!

I know 'Kamau' as well. I also know OJ Atogwe(he plays for the RAMS)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

I graduated in '97. Didn't one of the Bacheyie's play in the CFL too?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

I guess it depends on how you define famous, especially since I haven't heard of most of the people listed in this thread, and most of the famous people I know you may not have heard of.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

My dad drove "penquin" from the batman tv series from the 60's. He also drove a few other movie and tv stars that filmed here and they would request him for a the driver to and from the set while they were here. Also the former mayor of windsor (Mike Hurst).
My husband's cousin is Mario Lemieux (5th remove by marriage)

I know some famous belly dancers.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:19 AM


I went to HS with CFL player Kamau Peterson (though he didn't go by that name back then!). Went to the same school as Christian Vincent, knew who he was but didn't 'know' him. Another girl that I went to grade school and HS with is a professional dog handler and I see her on tv all the time during dog shows.

I also rang through Charlie Batch from the NFL years ago when I worked at Staples as a cashier. I had NO idea who he was but wondered why all the guys in the store were going crazy!

I know 'Kamau' as well. I also know OJ Atogwe(he plays for the RAMS)



I grew up with Chris. (Kamau) Our parents are friends. I just thought it was cool that we know the same person, not that he is famous. lol Is that considered famous?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

i know this fabulous photographer who's work has been on the early show and i believe the today show :yahoo


:biggrin

I was waiting for that. LOL~ Thank you!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:41 PM


I went to HS with CFL player Kamau Peterson (though he didn't go by that name back then!). Went to the same school as Christian Vincent, knew who he was but didn't 'know' him. Another girl that I went to grade school and HS with is a professional dog handler and I see her on tv all the time during dog shows.

I also rang through Charlie Batch from the NFL years ago when I worked at Staples as a cashier. I had NO idea who he was but wondered why all the guys in the store were going crazy!

I know 'Kamau' as well. I also know OJ Atogwe(he plays for the RAMS)



my husband was good friends with him in highschool. very nice guy. to this day he is (O.J)

Edited by Lina, 18 January 2012 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:24 PM



I went to HS with CFL player Kamau Peterson (though he didn't go by that name back then!). Went to the same school as Christian Vincent, knew who he was but didn't 'know' him. Another girl that I went to grade school and HS with is a professional dog handler and I see her on tv all the time during dog shows.

I also rang through Charlie Batch from the NFL years ago when I worked at Staples as a cashier. I had NO idea who he was but wondered why all the guys in the store were going crazy!

I know 'Kamau' as well. I also know OJ Atogwe(he plays for the RAMS)



my husband was good friends with him in highschool. very nice guy. to this day he is (O.J)


I went to HS with O.J and had many classes with him.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

I don't really know anyone famous. My sister did meet Oprah, my dh has met a slew of hockey players and famous people working security at the casino. My sister also met Jay Leno. Her friend was JD Powers daughter and they went behind the stage, he talked with all of them and showed them his cars etc. When Jay Leno was just at the casino, he stayed and signed autographs for fans, ordered 2 steak sandwiches and shook all the workers hands. Dh said he was great and very down to earth!
Actually, I did meet some people. I catered that event for Once Upon a Tea cup and Chris Noth and his wife came in with some stars from his show. I chatted with them.

Jack Layton was also a family friend.