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Friday, February 15, 2008

Movie Stars and Naked Ladies

posted by on February 15 at 10:17 AM

…on the streets of Seattle. Sent last night from Hot Tipper Greg:

I was walking in Pioneer Square today about 3pm. In the area near the toy store on the corner, I noticed a small crowd of people gathered in a circle. Being human, I was curious to what I was missing and decided to walk down toward them. Turns out it was a photo shoot, that susposedly was taking place in a studio inside the building, but had poured onto the street for outdoor shots. My first shock was that the models (there were two) were wearing very little clothing, which eventually came completely off. After about five minetes of watching the shoot, I saw a few more people come out of the building with another model. The people accompanying the model were Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green. I was amazed, because I’ve honestly never seen a celebrity in Seattle before. After hanging around a while, I was informed that the shoot was for the website I guess it’s some new pin-up photography site like Suicide Girls, but based in Seattle. I was told that Seth Green is dating one of the models from the shoot, and that Macaulay was in town hanging out with them.

Dear Greg: Thank you for noticing and sharing. As for your claim of never having seen a celebrity in Seattle: Are you blind?

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I never see celebrities anywhere. I have family in Manhattan and I'm there a lot, but I never see celebrities there. My friends go once and see loads.

Wait, actually, I did see a celebrity once in London. One of the guys in McFly was shopping in Covent Garden when I was there having a coffee with my mom. The English teenage girls next to me freaked out.

Posted by Abby | February 15, 2008 10:29 AM

I used to see tons of celebrities in New York. The only celebrity I've seen here was an actor from Grey's Anatomy. It was neither McDreamy nor McSteamy and certainly not my personal savior, Sandra Oh.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 15, 2008 10:33 AM

I wish that was me.

I did see Gary Locke strolling around Westlake with his kid once, though.

Posted by Greg | February 15, 2008 10:40 AM

You really need to get out more, Gary.

That said, I've never actually seen Sandra Oh.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 10:50 AM

My Seattle Celebrity Encounters:
1)While performing duties as a CS Rep, I spoke to Lauren "Julie McCoy" Tewes. She was very sweet and I pretended I didn't know who she was and didn't ask her if she is the cheese cutter at QFC.
2)Saw Chihuly driving a little sportscar.
3)Sold Les Nesman (WKRP in Cincinatti) a ticket while working at SIFF.
4)Savage, CONSTANTLY, all over the Hill.
5)Titan porn stars and locals, Dred Scott and Jon Gault.
6)Mark "mom" Finley

Posted by michael strangeways | February 15, 2008 10:51 AM

I've seen Bill Nye, who totally counts. Also politicians, and the occasional local indie rock legend. I count Stranger staff as celebrity sightings, as well, but that's just me.

Posted by Katelyn | February 15, 2008 10:53 AM

PR douche

Posted by PGC | February 15, 2008 11:10 AM

Bill Nye is great. He's a nice guy.

Much more fun than a lot of other stars.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 11:20 AM

Oh! I was hoping that Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green were reuniting for the sequel (or prequel) to "Party Monster" -- damn!

Posted by MichaelPgh | February 15, 2008 11:28 AM

Celebrities come through here all the time... especially during SIFF or if they're up in Vancouver filming.

My husband thought he saw Anna Paquin last night, but he wasn't sure.

Posted by Mickymse | February 15, 2008 11:50 AM

I gave Mom Finley tea at a house party of mine once. Not saying what kind of tea.

Rick Steves hoola hooped in my backyard last summer.

Other than that, I got nothin.

Posted by NaFun | February 15, 2008 11:51 AM

Work the front desk of a posh hotel for a few months. You'll be celebertied out after a month.

Posted by *gong* | February 15, 2008 12:02 PM

Oh no. Seth isn't gay? :-(

Posted by Simac | February 15, 2008 12:59 PM

Chihuly and the Mom from Little People, Big World. No, not together.

Posted by bob | February 15, 2008 1:12 PM

i talked with michael stipe in a gallery in pioneer square in the 90s.

that's about it - celebrities don't frequent wedgewood.

Posted by max solomon | February 15, 2008 1:58 PM

"UB is like SG"? Oh boy, another website full of do-not-want picture sets!

Posted by brent | February 15, 2008 2:11 PM

While I'd like to think I'm too cool to care, I'm a hypocrite. Seeing the Fonz in Vancouver was the highlight of my life.

Posted by Irena | February 15, 2008 2:14 PM

I work in the building right next to that toy store. I can't believe I missed this!

Posted by Ashley | February 15, 2008 4:53 PM

I have to actively seek out celebs for...
book readings/signings-
Charles Cross
Maggie Estep
Greg Palast
Movie Q&A-
Adam Sandler with director of "Punch Drunk Love".(while working at the Cinerama)
A SIFF opening movie-
Fisher Stevens also at the Cinerama.
At the Science Center Imax, I think I saw an old TV game show host, forget which one, and Dale Chihuly...and who has NOT seen chef Tom Douglas? I haven't seen Dan Savage yet, but would love to, I've seen Francis Sternhagen(she played Carter's grandmother in ER) in a New Rochelle, NY Macy's...and I'm pretty sure I saw Kevin Bacon walking down a NYC street once, does that make me part of the "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon Game" now? ;)

Posted by starfreaker | February 15, 2008 11:07 PM

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