Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Martin Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley at Santa Barbara Film Festival! Autographs! Photos!

Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest directors of all-time was being honored at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and Sir Ben Kingsley was presenting the award to him so to me this was something I had to do!

Sir Ben showed up first and was being very diligent about how many he was signing for someone so after I got him on 1 item a friend standing next to me who had nothing for him quickly took it from me and had him sign it so I could get both photos done and one of them is from The Love Guru!!! I joke as that movie was AWFUL but I do like the image and Sir Ben is a rare autograph signer so this got the night started good.

Next was the GREAT ONE himself as Martin Scorsese showed up and he just started signing and signing and didn't care how many he was signing for one person so I was able to get 5 which made this night a total success!

January FREE Autograph Winner Is...

RAY! Congrats Ray and your Channing Tatum autograph will soon be on its way to you! Here is his winning comment:

I deserve this autograph because I can relate to him soooo much, hence he became my favorite actor after watching the movie "Dear John". It took me 13 weeks to finish Marine boot camp. Then I had to train that lasted for 10 weeks. Then I was able to come home and pack and then stationed overseas. Before boot camp, I met this beautiful woman, we got to know each other for only 2 months then I had to begin boot camp. I wasn't able to see her so like in the movie Dear John, I began writing letters to her. After many weeks of training, I came back home before stationed overseas, and I decided to propose to my girlfriend. Me and Channing seem like we have to deal with very similar situations. This signed photo I would love to have. I will treasure it forever. It would mean so much to me to have an autograph from an actor that I can look up to as an inspiration.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Meet Don Harvey - He's No Mr. Nice Guy!

I have to admit that this stung a bit! Growing up I always liked the actor Don Harvey. Over a short span of time he appeared in the movies Die Hard 2, Casualties of War, Eight Men Out and The Untouchables just to name a few and in all my time graphing I had never met him so to see him a couple nights ago at the Luck premiere in Hollywood literally had me excited to the point that I told a friend if I just get a picture with this guy my night would be great!!!

Alas, it never happened! I did see Don leaving the theatre walking down the street right towards me and of course no one else recognized him so I figured I was golden but that's what I get for thinking! As Don walked right up to me I asked him if I could get a picture with him as I am a big fan and he said he had to get across the street to the after party. The problem?! He was standing at a stop light and couldn't walk across the street right then! So after about 30 seconds of moving his arms like to say he wished he could but couldn't the light finally changed and then he says sorry I have to go!

Seriously Don?! SERIOUSLY?! While I don't get mad if a celebrity doesn't want to sign or take a picture I do get upset when they act like they would but circumstances prevent them! He had every opportunity and choose not to by acting like he couldn't instead of just saying he didn't want to (like Joseph Gordon Levitt does) or just say no!

After he left a bunch of my friends asked who was that that just blew me off and this is him pictured here - Don "Leave Me Alone" Harvey! Thanks Don! Thanks alot!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Luck Premiere With Jill Hennessy, Kit Harington, Ted Levine, Brian Van Holt and More! Autographs! Photos!

After going for Cuba and Sarah last night I decided to try my "luck" with this premiere as there were going to be some people I needed on cast shots in attendance and for what I wanted I did quite well. Though Dustin Hoffman is the lead in the show and was there I didn't go for him as I have so many autographs of him and I preferred the other actors more.

Right off the bat a friend of mine spotted Lindsay Pulsipher of True Blood and I added her to both of my cast shots. The funny part about this was she came upon us so quick that I didn't have my photos ready so my friend asked her to wait for me to get them out of my bag and she did!

The single biggest reason I went to this premiere was I wanted Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones and while Emilia ultimately didn't show up Kit did and I got him on all 3 of my photos and this literally made my night! I always laugh though when I see tourists walking up and down Hollywood BLVD just hoping they could see a celebrity and so many walk right by them (just as Kit did) and they literally never notice!

This next one was both great and heartbreaking at the same time as I am a huge boxing fan so to see Freddy Roach and not have a boxing glove for him to sign made me want to pull my non-existent hair out but I at least got him to sign a dollar bill for me and he used my shoulder to do it!

Jill Hennessy, that ever elusive star of Crossing Jordan, surprised me by signing some autographs and I got her on the 1 photo I had plus I got her on my LUCK cast shot (which I also got Alan Rosenberg, Spencer Garrett, Ian Hart, Jason Gedrick and John Ortiz).

I spotted Spencer Garrett waiting to go into the movie so I asked him to sign my 24 and he was real nice about it and did it and seemed to like the photo.

Another celebrity who almost snuck right by me was Chris Bauer and that would of killed me as anyone who knows me knows that to me the TV show The Wire was the greatest thing ever on TV so to finally add him to my Wire cast shots was AMAZING indeed!

As all the celebrities were heading across the street to the after party I saw Richard Kind and had him sign my Toy Story 3.

While I admit I was a late-comer to the genius that is Sons of Anarchy I am on board the train now and while Brian Van Holt was only on 1 episode it was a classic scene and honestly I just plain get a little geeked to add people to these cast shots!

Finally to end this great night for me I was able to add Ted Levine to both of my Heat cast shots.

Sarah Hyland and Cuba Gooding! Autographs! Photos!

Sarah and Cuba taped a talk show last night in Hollywood and I needed them on some cast shots and thankfully was able to get them on what I needed. Now that I got Sarah I only need Ariel Winter to complete both of my Modern Family cast shots and with Cuba and Jonathan Lipnicki and Regina King now on my Jerry Maguire I am down to Bonnie Hunt, Cameron Crowe, Kelly Preston and Tom Cruise to complete and they are all doable.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kaley Cuoco, John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alana de La Garza, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe! Autographs! Photos!

Jodi Lyn O'keefe, the actress who starred in Prison Break was hosting an event launching her new jewelry line "Q" so I decided to head over as she is dating John Cusack and is friends with Kaley Couco so I figured I had a good shot at some autographs and I was right.

John Cusack showed up first and his car pulled up to the front and then when he saw everyone he had his driver drive around to the back to which I and a couple others ran around back and when he got out he did sign a couple but he wasn't to thrilled about it and come to think of it I've never seen him thrilled to sign but I did get my photo done.

Now came a whole lot of waiting as it seemed no one else was going to show as it had been close to an hour since John arrived but then, out of the blue, came Minnie Driver and I got her to sign my Good Will Hunting.

Then came the Big Bang so to speak as Kaley Cuoco arrived and while I have had bad luck with her in the past this night was much different as I got 8 total autographs of her and a picture with her! Considering she was the main reason I came to this event this was a complete success.

I've always been a fan of the Law and Order series so I got a pleasant surprise when Alana De La Garza showed up and I got my one photo done and a picture with her. When she saw the photo I had she said it looked "kinda slutty" to which I replied "I think it looks great!" and she just smiled and laughed!

Porn Star Mary Carey and actress Cameron Richardson showed up and I didnt have any photos so I got a picture with each.

To end the night I once again had to run around back to get Jodi Lyn and she did sign and I got 3 out of my 4 photos done and added her to my LOST cast piece which now has 19 people on it!