Monday, March 26, 2012

26th Genesis Awards w Jon Bernthal, Tricia Helfer, Kesha, Ian Somerhalder, Moby, UGGIE and MORE! Autographs! Photos! Videos!

This was by far one of the weirdest nights I have had in quite some time. A protester wouldn't leave private property and the police had to be called. Security seemed to disappear at times which led to a circus atmosphere. Drunk people coming out of the venue barely able to walk or speak. A celebrity remembering me from over 2 months ago. So called true fans getting photo ops and then coming over to us and asking who they just got a picture with - which drives me CRAZY! Ian Somerhalder getting really close for a photo op with me! A fun night indeed.

Dawn Olivieri was an early arrival and I didn't know she was going to be there so I just got a picture with her.

Jason Ritter, Owain Yeoman, Wilmer Valderrama, Angela Kinsey, Carrie Ann Inaba, Michael Cooper, Steven Bernheim and Tony Denison were some more celebs who arrived who I didn't have any photos for so I just got pictures with them.

I have to be honest that I didn't know who this guy was (Steven Bernheim) but his girlfriend gave me one of his business cards so I asked him to sign it and he seemed quite thrilled. He even turned around to his girlfriend and told her he couldn't believe I had one of his business cards!

This was one of the highlights of my night as I got a photo op with UGGIE from The Artist!

Michael Vartan of Alias showed up and I was thankful to finally add someone else to my Alias cast shots! I also got him to sign my Columbiana photo.

Several times on my blog I have mentioned that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of the coolest celebrities I have ever met but Jon Bernthal is one of the coolest people I have ever met! I mentioned to him that he did a shout out to my wife in a video a couple months before and he remembered and then he did another shout out to her in a video for me last night! He signed everything everyone had. He took pictures with everyone. He talked to everyone like they were his best friend. Last year I named him my best signer of 2011 and apparently he isn't ready to give up that crown!

Tricia Helfer, someone who I dont see alot, signed on the way in and way out which enabled me to get 7 signed by her.

I usually don't like printing photos for musicians as I don't have much luck with them but a friend of mine who went with me said he thought that Colbie Caillat looked like someone who would be nice and of course she wasn't! She signed one each and acted like she was doing it against her will and then after she signed kept remarking that she couldn't wait to see them on eBay.

Rose McGowan was another who signed on the way in and way out and I got all 6 photos signed and I got a picture with her.

Ian Somerhalder signed on the way in and I got both done so on the way out I thought I would try for a picture with him as he doesn't usually like to do photo ops but when I asked him he ran right over and leaned his head against mine for the photo!

Moby showed up and I asked him to draw a sketch for me which he kindly did and I told him that I loved "One of These Mornings," especially the way it was used in Miami Vice and then he said Michael Mann was a genius to which I agreed.

Over 2 and a half months ago I met Fiona Gubelmann in Pasadena. On this night, after she came out of the event she walked up to me and said, " Didn't I meet you in Pasadena?" Yes you did and what a memory! It completely shocked me that she remembered me and she was just as cool this night as she was then.

Kristin Bauer of True Blood showed up and I got her on my cast piece and on 3 photos.

Ke$ha was another musician who showed up and she signed one each on the way in and was nicer than I expected as she also did a few photo ops with fans.

Constance Marie, from the George Lopez show, arrived and signed all my photos.

Pauley Perrette was on my list for the best signers of last year and she will be on it again this year. She signed all of my photos for me, all 12!, and talked to us the whole time and took photos with everyone who asked. She is truly a great signer.

Cloris Leachman came out last, around midnight!, and signed both of my photos for me.

A really good night, crazy at times, and the only person who didn't sign the whole night was Sophia Bush.

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