Saturday, September 06, 2008

Star Gazing


The Toronto International Film Festival is happening here. This means our fair city is playing host to a bunch of celebrity A-listers.

(Yes, my friend Beth, your future husband Brad Pitt is in town.)

I’m heading downtown to meet a friend for lunch. No plans on being a groupie or a gawker but I think I’ll dress up a little rather than my usual dress-down.

And I’m going to wear my sun-glasses (even though it’s raining) on the off chance the paparazzi might mistake me for a movie star.

Who is that woman??? I swear I saw her in some movie! Yeah, a horror film.

Watch for me in People magazine.

I’ll be the one who neglected to suck in their gut or flash a megawatt smile.


19 comments:

megan said...

Brad sends his love.....oh yeah, baby - I saw him. And he's even yummier in person. Still, George is my main squeeze.

NYD said...

Sounds like a whole lotta fun. With or without the pitts.

The Guy Who Writes This said...

If they only knew what a blog star you are they would have someone assigned to you full-time.

Mamma said...

The fact that you won't be going to "see" anyone almost assures that you will end up being invited for coffee with someone like Brad.

have fun!!

Sherry said...

You know, now that you've said this, I don't doubt you will see someone who lives the life of the rich & the famous!!!

cipriano said...

Beth, if you see Nicole [Kidman] anywhere... can you please tell her I am WAITING for her call?
Chances are you will be mistaken for Kirsten Dunst or something and we will never hear from you again as you become rich and famous and just TOO GOOD FOR US MORTALS!

cipriano said...

P.S.
Hopefully you will NOT see Heath Ledger anywhere because that would mean you just got hit by a bus or something....

Mrs. G. said...

Have fun!

Trish said...

I can hardly believe I am sharing the same airspace as Mr. Pitt himself.

Good idea to dress up though - just in case.

Eileen said...

I hope you have a blast. Sounds like a lot of fun. I would buy a People magazine to see if I could spot you, but I don't know what you look like anyway!!!

Let us know how the big night went.
XXXX

Diesel said...

I hear Brad Pitt's really short in real life. Like a foot and a half.

JR's Thumbprints said...

We're starting to get a few celebs in our area. Something about Michigan giving huge tax breaks to anyone in the film industry. Clint Eastwood just shot a movie here called "Gran Torino." Many others have followed. I wish we had a cool film festival in Detroit, but I think we need to get a cool mayor first.

Beth said...

megan:
Happy for you, kid, but Brad has never rung my bell (literally or figuratively). Definitely stick with George.

nyd:
The only "pitts" I saw were of the underarm variety - the weather improved.

guy:
Such a sweet thing to say...
Next year - The Toronto International Blog Bash - red carpet, Beth dressed to the "nines" (or "eights), etc., etc.

mamma:
Uh-uh. Didn't happen. Not the way my life goes!

sherry:
I saw and spoke with someone (in the ladies' room) who saw "someone." Does that count?

cip:
Goddess reporting - stay vigilant. (And you didn't even have to mention Nicole's last name...)

mrs. g.:
I did!

trish:
Pitt or no Pitt, the airspace in downtown TO ain't great. (Cough, cough.)

eileen:
You'd spot me - I'd stick out like a sore thumb amidst all the celebs.

diesel:
Which just proves that size isn't everything.

jr:
You don't need a cool mayor - just one who recognizes the advantages of the cash infusion. (Movies are made here, too.)

PrincessB said...

Ooh! I was there last year! Have fun!

She said...

Pitt doesn't do it for me, but give me a siting of Harrison Ford and my knees will buckle!

Hope you had a great time!

Seraphine said...

we have several film festivals in the bay area of san francisco, but i never go. it's the thought of crowds of old people (we don't get brad pitt, although a lot of other stars live around here).
besides, it's more fun spotting them in restaurants or at nordstrom, where you twist your head and say, "hey, isn't that...?"
still, if i was in toronto on holiday, i'd certainly go check it out. isn't it funny how it seems more fun when it isn't in your own hometown?

Charlotta-love said...

Beth, hate to say this but they will know you aren't a celebrity based on the fact that you dress 'normal'. If you wore some outrageous outfit, shaved your head, got so drunk you could hardly walk, or got in a fight, THEN you might be a celebrity. Have fun!

Beth said...

OHMYFREAKINGOD!!!! DID YOU SEE BRAD??? MEGAN??? YOU SAW BRAD??? DID HE SAY HI TO ME>????!!!

Sheesh, Canada gets all the good stuff.

oreneta said...

I know what you mean about the bonfires, but this time it just didn't work that way, we were so lucky, a steady breeze off the land blew the smoke out ot the lake, it has been so outrageously wet this year I wasn't twitching about fires, etc etc etc..the kids are also young enough that we had it quite early, so it wasn't cold out yet, none of that freezing back, boiling front syndrome.

I didn't see any stars either, it really is a big city, you can easily just not notice that it is going on. Shoulda got Beth up to meet the Brad in person.