April 20, 1997

Golfing With Chachi

I'm tired of the lies.

Everyone always says, "Hey, you live in Los Angeles ... I bet you see celebrities all the time!" Well, it's not always that simple. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. I always say, "Not really," but now, I can lie to you no more. This is a town crawling with celebrities, and you're bound to run in to them sooner or later.

Over the past week, I've had more than my share of celebrity sightings. Granted, I'm a TV News Writer/Producer, and yes, my workplace is located smack dab in the middle of a big Hollywood movie studio. But these celebrity sightings all happened outside of work. Here are photos, and captions, of each sighting. Beware -- this page may take a long, long time to load! The photos are coming in from all over the Internet, so you may have to hit reload, or otherwise coax your browser into displaying this celeb-filled page to its celeb-filled potential.

Here they are, in no particular order, people with whom my path crossed over the past week:

Scott Baio, TV's "Chachi". Saw him
at the Studio City Golf Course.


My golfing buddy, Darlene Vogel, from the hit
USA Network show "Pacific Blue." We (my
friend Tom and I) played a round of golf with her
and an actor friend of hers. Yowza.

Lea Thompson

Golf-a-holic Lea Thompson, also seen
at the Studio City Golf Course.

(Michael Eisner)

Michael Eisner, CEO of the Walt
Disney Company. Saw him in the Mighty Ducks
locker room following the Mighty Ducks
4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in
Game Two of their Stanley Cup Playoff
Division Semi-Final game. (I had locker
room and press box access through KCAL's
sports department, who graciously let me tag
along for the game. Thanks, guys!)

(Joe Sacco)

Mighty Duck winger Joe
Sacco. Technically not
a celebrity, but an origainal
Mighty Duck, and he laughed
at a joke I told while waiting
for a live interview. I also gave
him a "flat tire" while walking
to the said interview. (I was
a bit nervous.)

(Richard Kind)

King of the Driving Range, Richard Kind.
From both "Mad About You" and "Spin City."
Hitting balls at the Studio City Golf Course.

(Jean Claude Van Damme)

The Muscles from Brussels, Jean Claude Van Damme.
Seen on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade while I
was eating dinner tonight. He was there to see a movie
(not his own -- it was playing across the street).

(Gary Busey)

Gary Busey. Also going to a movie tonight on the Third Street
Promenade in Santa Monica.

(Cuba Gooding Jr.)

Show me the golf course!
Cuba Gooding Junior, seen
at Studio City's finest links.

Okay? Is that enough? Have I re-affirmed my "Hollywood Boy" credentials for the time being? I hope so. Frankly, these celebs are starting to get on my nerves.

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