189 posts categorized "AGING"

Oct 31 2014
You Have Placed A Chiller In My Heart: A Return Trip To Old Jersey Comments (0)
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Above, check out a gallery of 20+ stars, then and now!

Twice a year, I get on a train to New Jersey in the early morning hours, spend a day hustling to get autographs and pic-withs from celebrities who sell those things at an event called Chiller Theatre, then attempt to make it home in one piece. I've had two disastrous experiences—a crippling snowstorm and the time I was overwhelmed by a virus. This time, the worst thing that happened to me was spending hours waiting for a signed picture with Honeymooners star Joyce Randolph, who most people I told the story to thought was long dead. (SPOILER ALERT: She's not.)

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For the second time, I arm-twisted my friend John to be my starfucking wingman. How I got him to meet me at 7AM and carry my bag and take all my pic-withs, I'll never know. But I think he has a couple more in him before he refuses the job, which he will...eventually.

MusclesHe was assisting—and upstaging?—the Baywatch boys.

Our first roadblock was when we arrived and no shuttle from the Sheraton was there to greet us at the station. A serious-faced young nerd took it upon himself to call the place and, in an almost alarmingly professional tone, inquire as to the fucking whereabouts of our transporation, only to be told they weren't supposed to have shuttles until after 10AM (an hour after the early-bird tickets we held went into effect), but would send one ASAP. Long minutes passed until he called back, only to be told the hotel wouldn't send its first shuttle until 10:50AM! It was beyond stupid for them to leave people at the station like that, though they passively blamed Chiller.

We paid $20 for a town car (the driver was dozing near the train tracks), but the kid rode free since he'd been our mouthpiece.

Keep reading for my take on the stars I encountered...

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Oct 29 2014
Stalking In L.A.: Another Hollywood Show Starf*ck Comments (0)
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Above, check out more than 20 then-and-now split-screen images of stars!

Christopher-Riordan-1Last weekend was my third of four celeb-soaked encounters in the space of a month—first I hit up the Courts Celebrities Fan Fest, then New York Comic Con, then another edition of the Hollywood Show in L.A. (KEEP READING) and finally this past weekend's Chiller Theatre.

More on Chiller very soon.

First up, the L.A. Hollywood Show was quieter this time, leading some attendees to wonder if this type of non-genre autograph show might be dying off quicker than Old Hollywood. But it wasn't nearly as dead as the Courts version, so there was still a good flow of starfuckers to keep most of the celebs busy—at least on Saturday. (Sunday was a graveyard—never go if you can only go on a Sunday, when a chunk of the celebs will have decided to suddenly get a bad cold and not show.)

Above, in the gallery, check out juicy then-and-now photos. After the jump, my impressions of each star I met...

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Oct 23 2014
Bunny How Time Flies When You're Having Fun Comments (0)

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You can't go wrong with current cheesecake shots of Playboy Playmates who are anywhere from 59 years old to 82. Great, funny, fun-loving and life-affirming shots.

 
Oct 06 2014
You Had Me At HELL, NO: The Return Of The Courts Autograph Show Comments (0)
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 Check out all the then-and-now shots from the show in the above gallery!

Yet another trip to Burbank for an autograph show, but this time it was for the return of the Courts. The Courts created The Hollywood Show in 1991, then sold to the current owner, signing a non- Joan-Crawfordcompete clause that was in effect for a number of years. When the period was up, they decided to come back and compete in the market again. The results were mixed—they knocked down some big names (Dyan Cannon, Katherine Helmond), but they weren't able to promote the show properly (or these shows are dying even faster than genuine stars are) so it was sparsely attended.

Still, I had a good time seeing the people I came to see, finding Danny Pintauro from Who's the Boss? advertising himself as a horny vers sex maniac on Grindr and arguing over one photo op in particular as if I were Ron Galella and the subject were Jackie O. (I'm not, she's not; the title refers to this encounter.)

Here are my impressions of the stars I met...

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Sep 25 2014
Gaywatch: Jaason Simmons Was Out On The Beach Comments (0)

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Baywatch veteran Jaason Simmons talks about coming out in 2008:

“Everybody knew, I just didn't speak about my private life, I'm pretty shy and introverted. So to go in a show when you're like that, it takes a lot of adjusting. I was like, baby steps. I was in a relationship for the whole time and they were all aware and it was fantastic and no issue.”

Check out how he looks today after the jump...

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Sep 18 2014
Washed Up...On Top Comments (0)

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The pathetic, politically-charged (Teabaggers, cough) comments on the Billboard piece about Barbra Streisand's about-to-be historic, about-to-be-#1 album debut are either entertaining or depressing, depending on how likely you are to care about trolls.

 
Sep 11 2014
Need To Know: Pot Calling The Kettle Zac + 1D's 3rd N + DUCK DYNASTY Crab + Shia Came To The CABARET + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureZac Efron, even with substance-abuse issues, has marijuana undies.

*widget boy cultureAnother famous wrestler dies young.

*widget boy cultureIs Harry Styles hideously deformed?

*widget boy cultureNet neutrality bigger than Janet Jackson's tits.

*widget boy culture9/29 a big day for gay marriage.

*widget boy culturePhil Robertson thinks STDs are God's penalty.

*widget boy cultureShia LaBeouf is guilty, guilty, guilty.

*widget boy cultureRyan Phillippe hits the big 4-0.

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Sep 08 2014
Humping Over The Net Comments (0)

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Goran Ivanisevic wasn't hard on the eyes back in 2001...see how he looks today here.