I met Dave Barry at a book signing once. He was very nice and funny.
I saw Geraldo Rivera walking his dogs once one time when I was leaving school. I was so distracted by the cute dogs though that I didn't even realize it was him until I heard some other people talking about it the next day. Haha.
Sooo, I lived in South Beach in the late 80s/early 90s. As you may know, many of the hotels have restaurants on the bottom floor of hotels. So the one I worked in was owned by a HUGE cokehead (not really part of the story, but still).
Mickey Rourke was in town shooting something, this was pre-face surgery, but during his slide into uber-douchery. He'd come into the rest. often enough, but also liked to order room service (which wasn't really available!). He was dating Carre Otis & we went to deliver food to them one night, very late, and he had clearly beat the shit out of her. She couldn't even go out in public, her face was so f'd up. So there's him.
Prior to this time, I worked in the Boca Bennigan's (yes) and always waited on Judge Reinhold. Huge douche.
Right before I left SoBe, I got this SWEET job doing banquets on Fisher Island, making BANK for very little work. We did parties for lots of people, but the coolest was a boat christening for the King of Spain. Arnold S & Maria S were also there, looking at condos one day.
I was at the Final Four in ATL in... 2008? and got my picture with Mike Boogie (whoever from Big Brother). I didn't watch the show, but my mom & step-dad did. They almost died. Whatever. GO GATORS!!!
Coolest one: went to a book signing & got a book for my mama signed by... JC. Jimmy Carter that is. Mid-90s. I wanted to shake his hand but the SS said 'uh no.'
Yes, @firebirdsinger he was! I loved him on Alias, too. He turns up in a lot of things, but I sure wouldn't have expected him to turn up in the grocery store! I was very excited, but no one at home knew who I was talking about. Thank god for Bitter Kittens!