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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbuni420
    I work at the Cheesecake Factory where lots of stars come in

    Cindy Crawford, not very kind person.
    I too had a negative Cindy Crawford sighting. I saw her throw a tantrum in an airport.

    My first celebrity sighting was Arnold Schwarzenegger in Aspen when I was a kid. I remember he was shorter than my dad, who is 5'11" with cowboy boots on.

    I went to the Sundance Film Festival a few years ago and saw dozens of celebrities, was almost run over by Steve Young, and chatted with Roger Ebert, Julianne Moore, Goran Visnjic (who is HOT in person) and exchanged hangover remedies with Donal Logue. Ben Affleck knocked down my friend as he was rushing somewhere and though he apologized, he didn't stop to help her pick up all the belongings she dropped.

    I briefly met Jon Bon Jovi at the 2002 Winter Olympics, but I was all alone and had no one to share it with!

    Not counting "Lost" cast members (I see Hurley everywhere I go), my most recent sighting was David Hasselhoff at Turtle Bay. He was teaching his daughter to surf.

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    Back in 2004 my friends and I hung out with Jack Osbourne (Ozzy's son) and his friends when there were here in Hawaii. My friends and I were at the W and ended up in the VIP room with Jack and his friends. We ended up hanging out with them all night. He is a pretty mellow guy and his friends were really cool! We weren't groupies or anything like that but it was a little weird cuz he was like I don't know maybe 18 at the time and we were all 25 and older!!

    I have seen Jason Momoa (hope I am spelling his name right). My friend and I were eating lunch at a little hole in da wall place downtown when Jason walks in and eats lunch right beside us. He had dreads at this time and I wasn't really diggin that look on him. But I was all nervous and was tryin to check him out He is such a cutie!

    Back in my teenage days, my friends and I were cruisin Waikiki after a Snoop Dog concert one night. We were blastin the radio with a Snoop Dog song when all of a sudden Snoop Dog and a whole bunch of other rappers were riding mopeds beside us. They loved it!!! That was cool!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pikake
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    I did VIP and met:
    Keanu Reeves ( Got his autograph on my partially nude photo that I used on my tip jar; also worked on numerous occasions with his cousin Haoli Reeves who was my barback at the time he's the one that help get the autograph)
    I envy you so much I love Keanu Reeves and would love to meet him!! Everyone knows that Keanu is my man! I would never date a guy that much older than me but I would definitely make an exception for Keanu.... So Keanu if you are reading this ..... HAHAHHA

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    I met Shawn Ching twice. He is gorgous in person and really nice and friendly. Both times I was able to take a picture with him.

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    I've met my fair share of famous people...let me see...

    The Cure
    (this was by far my favorite meeting of famous peeps.)

    Q-Bert (drum and bass dj)

    Henry Rollins

    Ogre, singer for Skinny Puppy. But I met him when he was touring with a band called Pigface at a place called City Gardens in Trenton, NJ (which we fondly called Shitty Gardens).

    I hung out with Korn on their tour bus. A friend and I were driving past where they were playing (this was back in 1996) and their tourbus was parked out front. I pulled over, ran to the bus, knocked on the door and said "Is this Korn's bus?". The driver was like yeah, if you wait like 20 seconds they'll be right out. So we did, and they invited us to hang out. The singer got on the bus, took a handful of sleeping pills and passed out somewhere in the back. *shrugs*

    Jesus Jones, some early 90's band at a record signing.

    Isaac Brock, of Modest Mouse, my husband and I met him after their show and he signed some stuff.

    Pretty much all of the members of Spoon, after their show. They signed our ticket stubs.

    The singer for Faith No More, I can't remember his name right now though.

    That's it. I think.

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    I believe Mike Patton is the lead singer of Faith No More, a great underrated band from the 90's who you can hear some of their songs on commercials today like their version of the Commodores "Easy".

    I saw them open up for Metallica and Guns N Roses, yes they all performed in one night at the Phoenix International Raceway in summer of 1992 or 1993.

    There must have been no curfew ordered for that concert because I swear Axl Rose did not come out onto the stage until around 2am in the morning!!

    After we got home from the show it must have been about 7am in the morning
    as the highway was backed up all night because a drunk person drowned in one of the river beds.

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    That's his name! For some reason the other day I couln't place it.

    He was shorter than I thought he would be. And it wasn't Faith No More that I saw when I met him. Was another band...Mr Bunkel? Scheisse, that was 15 years ago now.

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    I do not live in the Islands any more. I grew up in Wahiawa in Central Oahu. My folks still live there, while I live in Durham, North Carolina. I would love to live in Hawaii again some day, though.
    So far as meeting someone famous, Duke University, home of the number one ranked Blue Devils, is here in Durham, so I have met several of them over the years (Christain Laettner, Grant Hill, Carlos Boozer, Trajan Langdon). Also, Duke hosts a charity golf tournament for their Children's Hospital every year. One year, my son and I went out to the 10th tee to meet who we could meet. We met Tom Landry (former coach of the Dallas Cowboys) and Joe Theisman (former quarterback for the Washington Redskins). Both we very friendly and gave my son autographs and souveneirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidenori
    I do not live in the Islands any more. I grew up in Wahiawa in Central Oahu. My folks still live there, while I live in Durham, North Carolina. I would love to live in Hawaii again some day, though.
    So far as meeting someone famous, Duke University, home of the number one ranked Blue Devils, is here in Durham, so I have met several of them over the years (Christain Laettner, Grant Hill, Carlos Boozer, Trajan Langdon). Also, Duke hosts a charity golf tournament for their Children's Hospital every year. One year, my son and I went out to the 10th tee to meet who we could meet. We met Tom Landry (former coach of the Dallas Cowboys) and Joe Theisman (former quarterback for the Washington Redskins). Both we very friendly and gave my son autographs and souveneirs.
    Hidenori you are so lucky... What I would give to meet any of the Duke Blue Devil players!! Although I was raised here in Hawaii, I was born in North Carolina and grew up watching the Blue Devils. I even wanted to attend Duke for college... well that was before I knew how much tuition was there.... Til this day my family and I try to watch every single game they play. Have you ever been to a game? I would like to try to get tickets one day and take my father and son!!

    Go Blue Devils!!!

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    i met shaun ching when i worked for watanabe florist, i thought he was rude

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    maybe I did. I was talking to a guy in the bus, & he said that he was some how affiliated with the band CREED, & they changed their name, because one of the band member had a right to the name/title: "CREED", so, he took that with him, & left. The same band with a new member came up with a new name, which I forgot the name, too it. . That guy lives here on this island, too. Infact, it is close to where I use to live before I moved out & got married.

    The guy was rather nice, I think.

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    Oldsters bring out your holsters:
    On different occasions, Gabby, Blah and Cyril Pahinui (Cyril was just recently, he was very polite). Original Makaha Sons: Skippy, Iz and Moon (Moon was a favorite to work around).
    Kapono, recently, an A+ for accomodating of my autograph request (I'm not an autograph collector, I had other reasons. He was super nice.)

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    Local celebrities -- I met Kealii Reichel and his husband / manager /accountant. His other manager / engineer was there too.
    K was aloof, his guy was not that friendly and the partner was a jerk.
    Jim Linkner the same man who bad mouths other local celebrities mostly clients who have left him when they discover he is mildly talented and a big thief. Talk about sour grapes. After they lost the grammys they called Honolulu Magazine and gave them the idea to do that story on all
    "the losers". All the people who thought they would win the first Hawaiian Music grammy instead of Charles Brotman. I've met him too. Good soul, not arrogant. Does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by candyglassy@gmail.com
    Local celebrities -- I met Kealii Reichel and his husband / manager /accountant. His other manager / engineer was there too.
    K was aloof, his guy was not that friendly[...]
    While this isn't unusual celebrity behavior, this hasn't been my experience with the 2 mentioned above. Please don't get me wrong...I'm not saying it wasn't your experience; rather, just showing that there is another side to them!

    I've not met Jim Linkner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbuni420
    i met shaun ching when i worked for watanabe florist, i thought he was rude
    Sorry - not sure where to post this:
    Hey can I ask you, do florists make a good living? This florist is
    popular with a lot of kamaaina ladies. Are they that good to
    charge like hundreds for a floral? Do they have to throw away a lot
    of product if they're slow? My friend's interested in opening a florist
    biz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbuni420
    i met shaun ching when i worked for watanabe florist, i thought he was rude
    Hmmmm...that my cuz. he is normally a nice guy.....Maybe he had a bad day so he was buying flowers to make his significant other happy?
    Last edited by speedtek; January 23rd, 2006 at 06:03 AM.

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    Hehe, I meet a time long the guys from the Band "Knorkator", cause I was living in the same town ...
    But I think here are not many were know who Knorkator is, or ?
    Here a picture of them (its from Wikipedia.de):
    A picture of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue
    I've not met Jim Linkner.
    I have, and I enjoyed talking with him - found him to be quite intelligent and pleasant to deal with.

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    Back in '81 on Maui at the Westin Wailea(what's it called now) I met Ozzy Osbounre. A very strange little man, this was actually when he and Sharon got married. He actually had an open reception on the hotel grounds and gave a unplugged mini concert with is band. Ozzy took the time to shake hands with everyone(about 50 people) on the lawn while he was going back to his room.

    Ozzy is not a very tall man 5'5 or so and rather quiet in public, except for one time the day we were at the pool eating lunch, he comes to the pool in trunks and a red cape ,flies the cape off and yells before jumping in. BTW, this was before Sharon had stomach stapling so she was a little heavy.
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    My favorite personal celebrity story concerns singer Harry Chapin (Taxi, Cats in the cradle, All my life's a circle).

    His last concerts were at Anna Bannanas in Honolulu in 1981. He was killed in a car accident the following week on the mainland.

    I was the head of the Hawaii Hunger Project and he was very involved in the World Hunger Year. He gave two perfomances a night for two nights in a row. We chatted after the first night and I attended the next night as well. I think it was $5 plus 2 drinks!

    He ended his last song by walking around the audience, playing his guitar and singing. He reached the back of the audience and began coming down the row I was seated in.

    He reached the last note in the song just as he arrived at where I was seated. As he held the note, his right hand went up in the air. As it came down, my hand went up and we our hands joined at the end of the song.

    It was an unbelievable moment for me, and I was very sad to hear that he died the following week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative-1
    He reached the last note in the song just as he arrived at where I was seated. As he held the note, his right hand went up in the air. As it came down, my hand went up and we our hands joined at the end of the song.
    hey. ya blew his visual bit, man!

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    I met Sam Choy at the Pro-Am golf tournament on Kaua'i this past November.
    He was very friendly and gracious enough to take a couple of pictures with me and to sign my cook book that I had brought.

    Nice man.

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    Hmmmmm, let me see:

    Eddie Van Halen, Slash, George Benson, Stanley Clark, Herb Alpert, Sinade O'Connor........

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    I don't know why this one slipped my mind...

    Hillary Swank and I were in the same High School Together in Bellingham Washington until she moved to Los Angeles.

    We actually had the same fourth grade teacher Eric Sellereit and she even mentioned him in one of her award speeches.

    She truly is a rags to riches story...as most of the people that came from the samish trailer park were not very wealthy.

    It's kind of trippy... because she never became famous until about 4-5 years after she left High School (Sehome)

    Her first gig was at this small theater called the Bellingham Theater Guilde... however, that was a non-paying just for experience type of thing....

    Who would have thought???? (From a small gig In Buffy the Vampire Slayer filmed about 45 minutes north of our home town... all the way to where she is at now...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    [...]
    Hillary Swank [...]She truly is a rags to riches story...as most of the people that came from the samish trailer park were not very wealthy.
    [...]
    Hillary was on Oprah after she won the Oscar and told a very touching story of her meager childhood. She then proudly introduced her mom. Yep...rags to riches. Quite a story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candyglassy@gmail.com
    Local celebrities -- I met Kealii Reichel and his husband / manager /accountant. His other manager / engineer was there too.
    K was aloof, his guy was not that friendly and the partner was a jerk.

    I have to corroborate your experience with Mr. Reichel and his entourage pretty much to a tee. I'm not sure if these were the same dudes you ran into, but I was working a conference he was at in Maui back around '98 or '99, and had to deal with them for some A/V related stuff. Not a pleasant experience at all.

    Though oddly enough, there *was* one guy who was extremely cool to deal with, but the personality of his colleagues sorta made that a truly bittersweet experience, overall (more bitter than sweet :P)

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