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Archive for the 'Celebrity Encounters' Category

Frogger Bell

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Sometimes I absolutely relish the little ironies of my uniqueness. The way actors usually work their way to stardom is start out making brief little appearances in such productions as commercials, music videos, maybe the occasional sitcom, and then they start getting meatier and meatier roles, and then work their way into something really famous, especially these so-called genre shows that can be found on cable channels that I don’t even get. That’s how it usually  happens. But I work in complete reverse. The celebrity has already achieved this fame and as I browse their filmography, I start at the beginning after breezing back their current starring roles and look for the little obscure appearances that they may have done in some of my favorite TV shows or films that have stood the test of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Severance Paid

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

I feel like I might be getting redundant as I talk about my ever-evolving hobby of ‘celebrity collecting.’ Many things have changed in the last ten years, including tolerance of higher prices, willingness to bypass autographs in favor of photos, less stipulations on whom I get (meaning they didn’t have to do quite as much as once required before forking over money), and in this case, adding people to my list whom I had skipped in the past. Joan Severance is one such example of the latter example. Twice before I had seen her at events and twice I had skipped her.  Read the rest of this entry »

Later Nightmare Victims

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

I think we can all agree that the later a horror franchise gets into its run, the lower the quality of the film. Or maybe that’s not just restricted to horror films. In any case, it’s a pretty reliable doctrine to live by… if you live by such doctrines. Sometimes when there is a reunion of actors and actresses from one of these films, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but in many cases it’s actually a great deal, because you’re getting to meet performers who have done other interesting things, but rarely have reason to attend celebrity shows. And we all know how much I love obscure actors… Read the rest of this entry »

More Final Friday Girls

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

It’s been nearly five years since my last posting about my encounters with some of the so-called ‘Final Girls‘ of the Friday the 13th franchise. At the time I reported on meeting three of them, but since there were a total of twelve films (with a thirteenth project just recently scuttled), obviously there was room to grow in this area of mad killer Jason’s final combatants. Although I’m still not quite half way through this quest (with admittedly the later films being less than exciting), here are two more scream queens I’ve added to this grouping.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Demand of Ian Somerhalder

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Supply and demand is a funny thing. Actually it’s more of the demand part that can make things interesting. In the celebrity collecting (by the way, I really have no idea what to call my hobby anymore) department, sometimes I am driven by demand rather than supply, or worse yet, my own interest. I may have only a passing interest in getting a photo with or autograph of a certain celebrity, but when I hear that someone else is dying to meet them or otherwise thinks they are the cat’s meow, somehow my interest is piqued even further.  Read the rest of this entry »