Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Celebrities I Have Met and Would Like to Meet

Today's question is: "Have you ever met a celebrity?"  When I think of celebrities, I think of people who are known on a national or international level.

There have been a few celebrities who I have met through the years. I have a couple of pictures from those experiences.

The first picture is with Nancy Kerrigan (she won the won the silver medal in the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics). It was taken behind stage at the Champions of Ice Show. She was such a nice person, and very friendly. It was a pleasure meeting her.

The second picture I have is of me (on the far left end looking rather sullen for some reason...probably because I don't like to have my picture taken), the morning show guys at a Charlotte (NC) radio station and their spouses. MC Hammer is in the middle wearing sunglasses. 

According to Wikipedia, MC Hammer is "an American rapper, entrepreneur, spokesman, and actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s. Remembered for a rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for his hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flamboyant dance movements, and trademark Hammer pants. Hammer's superstar-status made him a household name and hip hop icon. He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide."

Locally - and most recently - we met Marjorie Johnson. She happened to be at Mall of America when we were there celebrating Olivia's birthday in January.

Olivia on T.V. with Marjorie Johnson
Olivia and Marjorie Johnson talking with one another
at Mall of America. Their conversation was taped and shown 
on Twin Cities Live later in the week. 
This is an image on our t.v. as we watched the interview.
(Taken on January 20, 2012.)

Wikipedia notes that "Marjorie Johnson, the 'Blue Ribbon Baker' is a popular baker from Robbinsdale, Minnesota. First made famous through her guest appearances on KSTP radio's Garage Logic, she has since appeared on numerous talk shows including the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The View. Marjorie has won over 2,500 fair ribbons including over 1,000 blue ribbons and numerous sweepstakes ribbons.

"In 2007, she became the newest correspondent for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She brought her homemade cooking to such events as the MLB All-Star Game, the NBA All-Star Game, the Emmy Awards, and the Grammy Awards."

At this point, if I could meet some famous people, I would enjoy meeting Meryl Streep (actress/theater arts), Yo-Yo Ma (cellist, composer, and worked on the Silk Road Project), Sting (composer, songwriter, and performer), and Maya Angelou (poet). I'm sure there are more people who I would enjoy meeting, but at this point these are the ones who are at the top of my list.

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jennifer zuna said...

My husband had hammer pants till about 5 years ago when i finally made him get rid of them lol great pics!

Georgie Horn said...

I live in a town where many of the old time country singers live. I've met Marty Stewart, Johnny Cash and his wife June had their funerals at our church and are buried locally. The Oak Ridge boys and their extended family are seen all over Hendersonville. It's interesting to see stars doing everyday things, like Marty Stewart stopping at a local restaurant for breakfast.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I would like to meet Mary Oliver, another poet. I hadn't given thought to who I would like to meet. I am so unstar struck it isn't funny. I would mostly like to meet smart people, artistic people and people who are interested in making positive contributions as well as making large paychecks.

Some of the celebs I have met.

Melissa Say What? said...

Wow! You've had a few celebrity encounters far more interesting than my brief stint meeting Mario Lopez of Saved by the Bell.

Heidi said...

You've met some neat celebrities! I haven't met any yet, but hope to one day.

Anna Murphy said...

I would also like to meet Meryl Streep. I think if I got to meet Sting, I would embarrass myself by gushing.

Tyler Coan said...

Stop! Hammer Time!