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Many people agree that it's an awful feeling to meet a celebrity you look up to and realize they are a horrible person. We've all read about (some of us even met) celebrities who are rude to everyone and full of themselves, despite trying to look nice on the media.

Fortunately, it seems that the vast majority of celebrities are really nice people and treats those who surround them with respect. Don't believe us? Scroll below to read a list of stories compiled by Bored Panda about the nicest and friendliest celebrity encounters.

#1

ABC

"I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin'. I said, "How you doin' Mr. Williams?" He said, "I'm doing great, you running from the cops?" I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I...

"I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin'. I said, "How you doin' Mr. Williams?" He said, "I'm doing great, you running from the cops?" I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I heard he died."

#2

Adam

"Jim Carrey gave me a ride to the gas station after my car ran out of gas in Bel Aire. I told him I was a huge fan of Ace Ventura and I could mimic his laugh from the movie. Then we both had our heads out the window cackling away. He bought my gas and drove me back to my car. One of the greatest moments in my life."

#3

David Bowie

"Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, "Yo, Neo!" And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It's such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed...

"Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, "Yo, Neo!" And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It's such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed and shrugging this stupid kid off, but instead he was a good sport and humored me. I'll never forget it."

#4

Forest Gump

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then...

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then chatted with me while about movies as we stood in line. When it was his turn to check out while they were ringing up his stuff he said “oh let me get that water for you” and paid for my water. He kept talking to me and then we walked out and he said “nice talking to you! You’re a very nice young lady and always remember... life is like a box of chocolates.. you never know what your gonna get” in his Forest Gump voice. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.

#5

jim-carrey

"My sister was waiting tables in NYC, and ended up serving Patrick Stewart. She didn't want to bother him, so she just did her job, but at the end of the night she told him how much she had enjoyed seeing him in a production of Hamlet that year (2008), and that she hoped he was planning to do more theater in the US. My sister was prepared to leave it...

"My sister was waiting tables in NYC, and ended up serving Patrick Stewart. She didn't want to bother him, so she just did her job, but at the end of the night she told him how much she had enjoyed seeing him in a production of Hamlet that year (2008), and that she hoped he was planning to do more theater in the US. My sister was prepared to leave it at that, but apparently, he was so thrilled at someone who wanted to talk about his theater work (as opposed to Star Trek), that he ended up talking to my sister for a while about his experiences on stage. Just a really nice guy who loves acting."

#6

manager

"When I was younger, my grandmother and I ran into Robin Williams eating alone in a Whole Foods. We approached him and introduced ourselves and he immediately cleared a space for us to sit and chat with him. I was pretty young at the time, so he spent most of the time trying to make me laugh by doing voices. I may have been too young to truly appreciate it...

"When I was younger, my grandmother and I ran into Robin Williams eating alone in a Whole Foods. We approached him and introduced ourselves and he immediately cleared a space for us to sit and chat with him. I was pretty young at the time, so he spent most of the time trying to make me laugh by doing voices. I may have been too young to truly appreciate it at the time, but looking back I can easily say it's one of the greatest moments of my life and Robin has always had a special spot in my heart because of it."

#7

Paul McCartney

"Bruce Willis told me that I have "some pretty cool spiderman skills" I was in walmart and there was somethng that i needed on the top shelf and near the back. at the time i was only 5foot (im a bit taller now). and so I scaled up the shelf and over to the side to get the food item that i needed. When i got down i noticed this guy...

"Bruce Willis told me that I have "some pretty cool spiderman skills" I was in walmart and there was somethng that i needed on the top shelf and near the back. at the time i was only 5foot (im a bit taller now). and so I scaled up the shelf and over to the side to get the food item that i needed. When i got down i noticed this guy watching me, and i realized it was Bruce Willis. and he complimented my shelf climbing."

#8

Ron Perlman

"Paul and Linda McCartney once came into a restaurant I was hostess at. I greeted him and his wife, led them to their reserved table, said my lines and left. When they were leaving he leaned towards me and thanked me for treating him like a normal person. He knew I knew who he was because Linda had said that she loved my necklace. It was a yellow submarine from the...

"Paul and Linda McCartney once came into a restaurant I was hostess at. I greeted him and his wife, led them to their reserved table, said my lines and left. When they were leaving he leaned towards me and thanked me for treating him like a normal person. He knew I knew who he was because Linda had said that she loved my necklace. It was a yellow submarine from the Beatles album."

#9

San Francisco Marina

"Steve Zahn lives in my city and frequents the gas station I work at. One day he helped a man push his truck onto our lot and then gave the guy a twenty for gas. He talks to everyone like he's known them forever, drives a big pick-up truck, and he's always smiling. Another story about him- one day while driving home my mom stopped to help an old man who...

"Steve Zahn lives in my city and frequents the gas station I work at. One day he helped a man push his truck onto our lot and then gave the guy a twenty for gas. He talks to everyone like he's known them forever, drives a big pick-up truck, and he's always smiling. Another story about him- one day while driving home my mom stopped to help an old man who had fallen out of his wheelchair at the end of his driveway. She's tiny and was struggling. Steve pulls up, hops out of his truck, helps her, they high-five, and he gets back in his truck and leaves. I like to think Steve Zahn is just cruising around all day looking for people to help."

#10

UPS

"Hayden Christensen. he came up to my bar. Nice guy really. I acted like I didn't know who he was, and when I gave him his beer I said "May the Force be with you, Ani." and he smiled and said "And also with you". Then he left a huge tip. :) Made my year."

ABC

"Met Bryan Cranston once at the bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas.... I was a bit fanboyish and blurted..."omg its Heisenberg!"... almost immediately his facial expression went angry... and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered "How dare you call me out like that...if people knew who I was, I wouldn't be in this business... next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel"......

"Met Bryan Cranston once at the bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas.... I was a bit fanboyish and blurted..."omg its Heisenberg!"... almost immediately his facial expression went angry... and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered "How dare you call me out like that...if people knew who I was, I wouldn't be in this business... next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel"... then he smiled and starting laughing and we ended up talking for about 10mins or so about BB.... gave me an autograph.. i was so happy... asked him if he wanted to join a few of us for a drink but he politely declined as he was waiting for his mrs and daughter... cool guy!"

#12

Adam

"Renee Zellweger - I served her once when I was honestly having a really shitty day. She had 3 kids in tow, dressed in yoga pants and a tshirt.. nothing about her screamed celebrity and I was focused on other stuff. I messed up twice on her order and she honestly couldn't have been nicer about it "Oh no problem, just bring it when you can, etc etc" Still went...

"Renee Zellweger - I served her once when I was honestly having a really shitty day. She had 3 kids in tow, dressed in yoga pants and a tshirt.. nothing about her screamed celebrity and I was focused on other stuff. I messed up twice on her order and she honestly couldn't have been nicer about it "Oh no problem, just bring it when you can, etc etc" Still went out of her way to make small talk.. I only found out who she was when I went to run her credit card and it said "R K Zellweger". Kids all thanked me after the meal and she gave me a hug on the way out and an amazing tip for subpar service. It was a total dream"

#13

David Bowie

"I went to a signing by Tim Burton. The line for him was out the building and around the corner. Everyone was being told that Tim wasn't going to be able to see everyone. I was lucky, I was near the front. We were also told that we could only get an autograph and picture then had to move on. Tim was amazingly nice, and constantly had to be reminded not...

"I went to a signing by Tim Burton. The line for him was out the building and around the corner. Everyone was being told that Tim wasn't going to be able to see everyone. I was lucky, I was near the front. We were also told that we could only get an autograph and picture then had to move on. Tim was amazingly nice, and constantly had to be reminded not to shake people's hands and talk with them because he had limited time. He also ended up being late for a private showing of one of his movies (I can't remember which one). He was late because he made sure he saw every single person in line. He was just overall a kind and humble man and very sweet. He even looked over my aspiring animator friend's portfolio and gave her his email, asking her to send him her progress as she improved. A truly great guy."

#14

Forest Gump

My grandma met Adam Sandler in an elevator in Mexico. She didn’t speak English but Adam was kind enough to try and speak Spanish with her. She was delighted, she loves his movies.

#15

jim-carrey

"In 2002 I won a radio contest to see John Mayer play in NYC. Since Im an artist, I made a painting of him in the hopes I might get him to sign it. After the small show, people line up to take pics with him. When I get up to him, he is genuinely nice and immediately starts signing it when his manager comes over and says "No autographs,...

"In 2002 I won a radio contest to see John Mayer play in NYC. Since Im an artist, I made a painting of him in the hopes I might get him to sign it. After the small show, people line up to take pics with him. When I get up to him, he is genuinely nice and immediately starts signing it when his manager comes over and says "No autographs, just pictures!" And John goes, "Dude. She fuckin painted shit" and he finished signing it."

#16

manager

"I met Marilyn Manson (emo 16-year-old me's hero) and he let me pet his cat while I freaked out about getting to meet him. He's nowhere near as scary in person as his persona or stage character. He's actually very sweet and somewhat shy. He really didn't know how to handle a young girl absolutely bawling tears of joy just from his presence, haha. He also picked up my sister...

"I met Marilyn Manson (emo 16-year-old me's hero) and he let me pet his cat while I freaked out about getting to meet him. He's nowhere near as scary in person as his persona or stage character. He's actually very sweet and somewhat shy. He really didn't know how to handle a young girl absolutely bawling tears of joy just from his presence, haha. He also picked up my sister for a picture because we couldn't get both him (roughly 6'2") and my sister (roughly 4"10") together in frame. Overall he's a really chill guy!"

#17

Paul McCartney

"Bill Murray and his son came into an inuit art gallery (Eskimo on Madison). The owner and I were the only ones there. Then a UPS delivery person came in and freaked out about seeing Bill Murray on her birthday. Murray had his son pick up her feet and he picked her up under her shoulders and they rocked her back and forth while Murray crooned "happy birthday... to yooooou." After...

"Bill Murray and his son came into an inuit art gallery (Eskimo on Madison). The owner and I were the only ones there. Then a UPS delivery person came in and freaked out about seeing Bill Murray on her birthday. Murray had his son pick up her feet and he picked her up under her shoulders and they rocked her back and forth while Murray crooned "happy birthday... to yooooou." After that, I chatted with him a bit and he was super nice."

#18

Ron Perlman

"Drunk Ron Perlman gave me a hug and took a picture with me outside of an In N Out in LA. He shuffled past me, and I turned to him and said "Hey, are you Ron Perlman? I loved City of Lost Children!" and he replied "...what? Ron Perlman? Yeah, I'm Ron Perlman...Yeahhhh, I AM Ron Perlman!" and we exchanged the aforementioned hug. Nice guy!"

#19

San Francisco Marina

"Margot Robbie. I work at a restaurant in NYC, first time I served here I treated her like a normal person, didn't acknowledge that she was famous or anything like that although she is probably my number one crush of all time. I was really nervous to even talk to her to be quiet honest. Her and her boyfriend were EXTREMELY personable we talked about the rangers for a bit...

"Margot Robbie. I work at a restaurant in NYC, first time I served here I treated her like a normal person, didn't acknowledge that she was famous or anything like that although she is probably my number one crush of all time. I was really nervous to even talk to her to be quiet honest. Her and her boyfriend were EXTREMELY personable we talked about the rangers for a bit and kind of chit chatted. She paid the bill, left a very generous tip and told me I created an outstanding dining experience and asked if they could talk to my manager. One of the biggest compliment boosts of my life. They come back and I wait on them often, I would nearly consider us friends now as we are on a first name basis."

#20

UPS

"Barack Obama. Back when he was a huge underdog in the 2008 election, he came to my city for a town hall meeting. Showed genuine interest in people's concerns and shook hands with everyone he could. Class act."

ABC

"Stephen Colbert. I asked him if he could take a picture, and he took my camera and snapped a photo of a tree. I got my photo with him only after he offered to take a picture of just me. Incredibly funny guy!"

#22

Adam

"Mark Hamill. This was at Celebration (a Star Wars convention) and my boyfriend paid for his autograph, but he called me "sssssmokin". I got hit on by Luke Skywalker. Sniffles I'll never forget you. Seriously, though, he is just lovely."

#23

David Bowie

Met Adam Sandler once in a restaurant in NYC. We were out to dinner for a friend's bachelor party, a group of about a dozen guys. Adam stopped by our table and said congrats to the groom-to-be and asked some genuine questions about where we were all from and what we do. He then took a few moments to tell us that he had seen us earlier having fun and...

Met Adam Sandler once in a restaurant in NYC. We were out to dinner for a friend's bachelor party, a group of about a dozen guys. Adam stopped by our table and said congrats to the groom-to-be and asked some genuine questions about where we were all from and what we do. He then took a few moments to tell us that he had seen us earlier having fun and laughing together and about how important that is in life, being with friends and laughing and enjoying our time together. Kinda sounds cheesy now but in the moment it was very sincere and meant a lot to us. Overall it was maybe a 5-10 minute interaction but something none of us will ever forget

#24

Forest Gump

"Warning: David Bowie Story. Years ago I was working backstage at a theatre in NYC. We were hosting a ballet company that was doing their annual holiday time money grab. This particular year it was a production of the Nutcracker aimed at children. Word travelled quickly that David Bowie was in the audience with his wife and kids. The organizer of the ballet passed them a message through the ushers that...

"Warning: David Bowie Story. Years ago I was working backstage at a theatre in NYC. We were hosting a ballet company that was doing their annual holiday time money grab. This particular year it was a production of the Nutcracker aimed at children. Word travelled quickly that David Bowie was in the audience with his wife and kids. The organizer of the ballet passed them a message through the ushers that asked them to stay after to meet the dancers and take pictures. When the time came to collect David Bowie from the audience and usher him backstage, I was somehow nominated and as a huge Bowie fan, I was star-struck and panicked. I quickly devised a plan wherein I would greet Freaking David Freaking Bowie and walk him quickly to the backstage entrance, say "right through here, sir", and duck into a nearby restroom. Getting to the stage from that particular door was a bit of a labyrinth (ha) but the thought of trying to keep it together while walking them the all the way to the stage was just too much. All goes according to plan until I go to enter the restroom. David Bowie pivots and says "Oh, is that the restroom?" Whatever happened next was a total blur, but the next thing I know I am alone in a small restroom (two urinals and a stall) with David Bowie. Me and Bowie. Pissing in tandem. You know how sometimes your brain throws out the most bizarre thoughts in the the most awkward situations in order to make you laugh? All I could think of was "I wonder if he's spinning his testicles like those metal balls in Labyrinth..." I remained frozen, eyes forward, unflinching, dick in hand as David Bowie flushed, washed his hands and exited. That was my uncomfortable brush with greatness. RIP, Bowie. We love you."

#25

jim-carrey

"Natalie Portman. I was working with ABC as part of the interview team years ago (before The Phantom Menace even came out). I was talking with her for a while when she casually mentions that she is going to be in the new Star Wars film. Being 17 and huge nerd, at first I just thought she was fucking with me. But then she said, "Yeah, I guess I'm Luke and Leia's mom."...

"Natalie Portman. I was working with ABC as part of the interview team years ago (before The Phantom Menace even came out). I was talking with her for a while when she casually mentions that she is going to be in the new Star Wars film. Being 17 and huge nerd, at first I just thought she was fucking with me. But then she said, "Yeah, I guess I'm Luke and Leia's mom." and laughed. I was so dumbfounded I actually said, "Take me with you." "To where?" "To the Star Wars." She laughed and it was the greatest feeling in the world."

#26

manager

"Vanilla Ice. He was doing one of those '90s Nostalgia' college campus tours in the UK back in 2005/6 and being a genuine fan of his, I went along to the show in Glasgow. The show itself was great, he played a lot of his harder and heavier material that I'm a fan of but 99% of the crowd just wanted to hear Ice Ice Baby. When he eventually played...

"Vanilla Ice. He was doing one of those '90s Nostalgia' college campus tours in the UK back in 2005/6 and being a genuine fan of his, I went along to the show in Glasgow. The show itself was great, he played a lot of his harder and heavier material that I'm a fan of but 99% of the crowd just wanted to hear Ice Ice Baby. When he eventually played it at the end, it was the updated, modernised version of it...the crowd didn't seem that taken by it. After the show he was signing stuff. Mostly just flyers or people's bodies etc. I gave him my copy of his Hard To Swallow CD which caused him to double take. I told him I'm a big fan of his rap-metal material and he reacted with genuine happiness. He told the bouncer to let me and my girlfriend into his VIP spot and told us we could drink what we wanted while he finished signing stuff. He joined us some time later and I spent the night partying away with him and hearing lots of stories, some funny, some pretty messed up about the record industry. Then we went to a nearby Casino where he proceeded to happily drop hundreds onto the roulette table. An experience I'll never forget, he was very humble and we genuinely enjoyed each other's company. The guy knows the world views him as a parody, and he made peace with it. He released the rap-metal albums knowing they weren't going to go far, but done it for himself and regrets nothing."

#27

Paul McCartney

"Years ago, when Richard Gere was dating Cindy Crawford, my wife was doing some shitty grunt work many aspiring models did at the time, handing out some flyers on the streets of Chicago. The wind whips up, blows all the the flyers out of her hands, as she's struggling to pick them all up, this dude (Richard Gere) runs over to help her out. When they get them all off...

"Years ago, when Richard Gere was dating Cindy Crawford, my wife was doing some shitty grunt work many aspiring models did at the time, handing out some flyers on the streets of Chicago. The wind whips up, blows all the the flyers out of her hands, as she's struggling to pick them all up, this dude (Richard Gere) runs over to help her out. When they get them all off the ground, he hands a stack to her and says "Don't worry, it gets better" then smiles this warm, charming-ass smile and goes on his way."

#28

Ron Perlman

"Tony Curran at Dragoncon two years ago. He played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, which deals with mental health, unsurprisingly. It's a well-written, emotional episode, and when he asked what I wanted to talk about I just started crying. I told him that was my favorite episode of Doctor Who and he asked if it was difficult, sometimes. He was the absolute sweetest...

"Tony Curran at Dragoncon two years ago. He played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, which deals with mental health, unsurprisingly. It's a well-written, emotional episode, and when he asked what I wanted to talk about I just started crying. I told him that was my favorite episode of Doctor Who and he asked if it was difficult, sometimes. He was the absolute sweetest person ever. He actually reached up and brushed tears off my face, and hugged me, and I can't repeat enough how nice he is. (Sidenote- he was there again last year. He remembered me, not because of the crying, but because he liked my costume and I was wearing the same one.)"

#29

San Francisco Marina

"I met Tony Hawk while I was working at Congress and some lobby was bringing him in to do meet and greets with congressional staffers. It was kind of a weird experience. I don't think that this will surprise everyone, but he was basically a teenager in a 40 year-old's body. We asked him if the meet and greets were the only thing he was doing that day and he...

"I met Tony Hawk while I was working at Congress and some lobby was bringing him in to do meet and greets with congressional staffers. It was kind of a weird experience. I don't think that this will surprise everyone, but he was basically a teenager in a 40 year-old's body. We asked him if the meet and greets were the only thing he was doing that day and he said he had actually just come from a middle school, where he did some kind of speaking event for the students. He said it was funny because a student asked him how much money he made and his response was basically, "I don't know, dude, I have people that handle that." It was very odd because it made him seem very out of touch with reality, but in the most innocent way--like a teenager who recognizes they need money to pay for stuff, but not the actual value of any money they acquire."

#30

UPS

"I met Christopher Eccleston in morrisons around the time of the doctor who revival, he told me that the tardis was parked in the car park but I couldn't tell anyone cause he was on a secret mission. He gave me a £2 coin too. He was very nice. I was like 8 years old by the way."

ABC

"George Takai is a genuinely nice guy. My wife and I were at Planet Comicon in Kansas city last year when he was there, and his line was empty. We were getting his signature for my brother-in-law who is a big Trekkie. We were expecting the standard shuffle through and signature experience, but he stood up, shook both our hands, and then just talked with us for what seemed like 10-15...

"George Takai is a genuinely nice guy. My wife and I were at Planet Comicon in Kansas city last year when he was there, and his line was empty. We were getting his signature for my brother-in-law who is a big Trekkie. We were expecting the standard shuffle through and signature experience, but he stood up, shook both our hands, and then just talked with us for what seemed like 10-15 minutes, but was probably only about 2. We talked about his musical and when it was coming to the Midwest, and about his daughter's first job in Iowa, but how she missed the California weather. He was the highlight of the convention for us."

#32

Adam

"Steve Martin - This was 12ish years ago. I used to work at the Ride for Atlantis at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. I was doing the ride portion and you are required to give a speech and get people ready to ride the 3D motion ride. Well my girlfriend (now wife) was in the section before me and called me on the phone we had and whispered "oh my god,...

"Steve Martin - This was 12ish years ago. I used to work at the Ride for Atlantis at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. I was doing the ride portion and you are required to give a speech and get people ready to ride the 3D motion ride. Well my girlfriend (now wife) was in the section before me and called me on the phone we had and whispered "oh my god, I just gave Steve Martin the pre-show speech!" and she hung up. The doors open and people started filing in and lo and behold there was Steve Martin with his entourage. He smiled at me, said hi and shook my hand and sat in the back. I went up, gave my speech and during my speech people would usually talk while they buckled in and he was hushing people around him and held his attention to me for the entire thing. At the end of the ride, i took his 3D goggles i issued to everyone and he said thanks again to me again and gave me a handshake. They all left and all I could think about was how damn polite he was. The thank you's and hand shakes felt genuine. You can tell when people are just saying thank you to say thank you or what not and it felt like he actually gave a damn. My wife and I still bring it up to this day. Steve Martin, if you are out there. You rock man. Seriously."

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Many people agree that it's an awful feeling to meet a celebrity you look up to and realize they are a horrible person. We've all read about (some of us even met) celebrities who are rude to everyone and full of themselves, despite trying to look nice on the media.

Fortunately, it seems that the vast majority of celebrities are really nice people and treats those who surround them with respect. Don't believe us? Scroll below to read a list of stories compiled by Bored Panda about the nicest and friendliest celebrity encounters.

#1

ABC

"I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin'. I said, "How you doin' Mr. Williams?" He said, "I'm doing great, you running from the cops?" I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I...

"I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin'. I said, "How you doin' Mr. Williams?" He said, "I'm doing great, you running from the cops?" I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I heard he died."

#2

Adam

"Jim Carrey gave me a ride to the gas station after my car ran out of gas in Bel Aire. I told him I was a huge fan of Ace Ventura and I could mimic his laugh from the movie. Then we both had our heads out the window cackling away. He bought my gas and drove me back to my car. One of the greatest moments in my life."

#3

David Bowie

"Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, "Yo, Neo!" And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It's such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed...

"Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, "Yo, Neo!" And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It's such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed and shrugging this stupid kid off, but instead he was a good sport and humored me. I'll never forget it."

#4

Forest Gump

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then...

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then chatted with me while about movies as we stood in line. When it was his turn to check out while they were ringing up his stuff he said “oh let me get that water for you” and paid for my water. He kept talking to me and then we walked out and he said “nice talking to you! You’re a very nice young lady and always remember... life is like a box of chocolates.. you never know what your gonna get” in his Forest Gump voice. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.

#5

jim-carrey

"My sister was waiting tables in NYC, and ended up serving Patrick Stewart. She didn't want to bother him, so she just did her job, but at the end of the night she told him how much she had enjoyed seeing him in a production of Hamlet that year (2008), and that she hoped he was planning to do more theater in the US. My sister was prepared to leave it...

"My sister was waiting tables in NYC, and ended up serving Patrick Stewart. She didn't want to bother him, so she just did her job, but at the end of the night she told him how much she had enjoyed seeing him in a production of Hamlet that year (2008), and that she hoped he was planning to do more theater in the US. My sister was prepared to leave it at that, but apparently, he was so thrilled at someone who wanted to talk about his theater work (as opposed to Star Trek), that he ended up talking to my sister for a while about his experiences on stage. Just a really nice guy who loves acting."

#6

manager

"When I was younger, my grandmother and I ran into Robin Williams eating alone in a Whole Foods. We approached him and introduced ourselves and he immediately cleared a space for us to sit and chat with him. I was pretty young at the time, so he spent most of the time trying to make me laugh by doing voices. I may have been too young to truly appreciate it...

"When I was younger, my grandmother and I ran into Robin Williams eating alone in a Whole Foods. We approached him and introduced ourselves and he immediately cleared a space for us to sit and chat with him. I was pretty young at the time, so he spent most of the time trying to make me laugh by doing voices. I may have been too young to truly appreciate it at the time, but looking back I can easily say it's one of the greatest moments of my life and Robin has always had a special spot in my heart because of it."

#7

Paul McCartney

"Bruce Willis told me that I have "some pretty cool spiderman skills" I was in walmart and there was somethng that i needed on the top shelf and near the back. at the time i was only 5foot (im a bit taller now). and so I scaled up the shelf and over to the side to get the food item that i needed. When i got down i noticed this guy...

"Bruce Willis told me that I have "some pretty cool spiderman skills" I was in walmart and there was somethng that i needed on the top shelf and near the back. at the time i was only 5foot (im a bit taller now). and so I scaled up the shelf and over to the side to get the food item that i needed. When i got down i noticed this guy watching me, and i realized it was Bruce Willis. and he complimented my shelf climbing."

#8

Ron Perlman

"Paul and Linda McCartney once came into a restaurant I was hostess at. I greeted him and his wife, led them to their reserved table, said my lines and left. When they were leaving he leaned towards me and thanked me for treating him like a normal person. He knew I knew who he was because Linda had said that she loved my necklace. It was a yellow submarine from the...

"Paul and Linda McCartney once came into a restaurant I was hostess at. I greeted him and his wife, led them to their reserved table, said my lines and left. When they were leaving he leaned towards me and thanked me for treating him like a normal person. He knew I knew who he was because Linda had said that she loved my necklace. It was a yellow submarine from the Beatles album."

#9

San Francisco Marina

"Steve Zahn lives in my city and frequents the gas station I work at. One day he helped a man push his truck onto our lot and then gave the guy a twenty for gas. He talks to everyone like he's known them forever, drives a big pick-up truck, and he's always smiling. Another story about him- one day while driving home my mom stopped to help an old man who...

"Steve Zahn lives in my city and frequents the gas station I work at. One day he helped a man push his truck onto our lot and then gave the guy a twenty for gas. He talks to everyone like he's known them forever, drives a big pick-up truck, and he's always smiling. Another story about him- one day while driving home my mom stopped to help an old man who had fallen out of his wheelchair at the end of his driveway. She's tiny and was struggling. Steve pulls up, hops out of his truck, helps her, they high-five, and he gets back in his truck and leaves. I like to think Steve Zahn is just cruising around all day looking for people to help."

#10

UPS

"Hayden Christensen. he came up to my bar. Nice guy really. I acted like I didn't know who he was, and when I gave him his beer I said "May the Force be with you, Ani." and he smiled and said "And also with you". Then he left a huge tip. :) Made my year."

ABC

"Met Bryan Cranston once at the bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas.... I was a bit fanboyish and blurted..."omg its Heisenberg!"... almost immediately his facial expression went angry... and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered "How dare you call me out like that...if people knew who I was, I wouldn't be in this business... next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel"......

"Met Bryan Cranston once at the bellagio whilst on holiday in Vegas.... I was a bit fanboyish and blurted..."omg its Heisenberg!"... almost immediately his facial expression went angry... and he walked straight up to me and actually muttered "How dare you call me out like that...if people knew who I was, I wouldn't be in this business... next time you call me out like that be ready for a barrel"... then he smiled and starting laughing and we ended up talking for about 10mins or so about BB.... gave me an autograph.. i was so happy... asked him if he wanted to join a few of us for a drink but he politely declined as he was waiting for his mrs and daughter... cool guy!"

#12

Adam

"Renee Zellweger - I served her once when I was honestly having a really shitty day. She had 3 kids in tow, dressed in yoga pants and a tshirt.. nothing about her screamed celebrity and I was focused on other stuff. I messed up twice on her order and she honestly couldn't have been nicer about it "Oh no problem, just bring it when you can, etc etc" Still went...

"Renee Zellweger - I served her once when I was honestly having a really shitty day. She had 3 kids in tow, dressed in yoga pants and a tshirt.. nothing about her screamed celebrity and I was focused on other stuff. I messed up twice on her order and she honestly couldn't have been nicer about it "Oh no problem, just bring it when you can, etc etc" Still went out of her way to make small talk.. I only found out who she was when I went to run her credit card and it said "R K Zellweger". Kids all thanked me after the meal and she gave me a hug on the way out and an amazing tip for subpar service. It was a total dream"

#13

David Bowie

"I went to a signing by Tim Burton. The line for him was out the building and around the corner. Everyone was being told that Tim wasn't going to be able to see everyone. I was lucky, I was near the front. We were also told that we could only get an autograph and picture then had to move on. Tim was amazingly nice, and constantly had to be reminded not...

"I went to a signing by Tim Burton. The line for him was out the building and around the corner. Everyone was being told that Tim wasn't going to be able to see everyone. I was lucky, I was near the front. We were also told that we could only get an autograph and picture then had to move on. Tim was amazingly nice, and constantly had to be reminded not to shake people's hands and talk with them because he had limited time. He also ended up being late for a private showing of one of his movies (I can't remember which one). He was late because he made sure he saw every single person in line. He was just overall a kind and humble man and very sweet. He even looked over my aspiring animator friend's portfolio and gave her his email, asking her to send him her progress as she improved. A truly great guy."

#14

Forest Gump

My grandma met Adam Sandler in an elevator in Mexico. She didn’t speak English but Adam was kind enough to try and speak Spanish with her. She was delighted, she loves his movies.

#15

jim-carrey

"In 2002 I won a radio contest to see John Mayer play in NYC. Since Im an artist, I made a painting of him in the hopes I might get him to sign it. After the small show, people line up to take pics with him. When I get up to him, he is genuinely nice and immediately starts signing it when his manager comes over and says "No autographs,...

"In 2002 I won a radio contest to see John Mayer play in NYC. Since Im an artist, I made a painting of him in the hopes I might get him to sign it. After the small show, people line up to take pics with him. When I get up to him, he is genuinely nice and immediately starts signing it when his manager comes over and says "No autographs, just pictures!" And John goes, "Dude. She fuckin painted shit" and he finished signing it."

#16

manager

"I met Marilyn Manson (emo 16-year-old me's hero) and he let me pet his cat while I freaked out about getting to meet him. He's nowhere near as scary in person as his persona or stage character. He's actually very sweet and somewhat shy. He really didn't know how to handle a young girl absolutely bawling tears of joy just from his presence, haha. He also picked up my sister...

"I met Marilyn Manson (emo 16-year-old me's hero) and he let me pet his cat while I freaked out about getting to meet him. He's nowhere near as scary in person as his persona or stage character. He's actually very sweet and somewhat shy. He really didn't know how to handle a young girl absolutely bawling tears of joy just from his presence, haha. He also picked up my sister for a picture because we couldn't get both him (roughly 6'2") and my sister (roughly 4"10") together in frame. Overall he's a really chill guy!"

#17

Paul McCartney

"Bill Murray and his son came into an inuit art gallery (Eskimo on Madison). The owner and I were the only ones there. Then a UPS delivery person came in and freaked out about seeing Bill Murray on her birthday. Murray had his son pick up her feet and he picked her up under her shoulders and they rocked her back and forth while Murray crooned "happy birthday... to yooooou." After...

"Bill Murray and his son came into an inuit art gallery (Eskimo on Madison). The owner and I were the only ones there. Then a UPS delivery person came in and freaked out about seeing Bill Murray on her birthday. Murray had his son pick up her feet and he picked her up under her shoulders and they rocked her back and forth while Murray crooned "happy birthday... to yooooou." After that, I chatted with him a bit and he was super nice."

#18

Ron Perlman

"Drunk Ron Perlman gave me a hug and took a picture with me outside of an In N Out in LA. He shuffled past me, and I turned to him and said "Hey, are you Ron Perlman? I loved City of Lost Children!" and he replied "...what? Ron Perlman? Yeah, I'm Ron Perlman...Yeahhhh, I AM Ron Perlman!" and we exchanged the aforementioned hug. Nice guy!"

#19

San Francisco Marina

"Margot Robbie. I work at a restaurant in NYC, first time I served here I treated her like a normal person, didn't acknowledge that she was famous or anything like that although she is probably my number one crush of all time. I was really nervous to even talk to her to be quiet honest. Her and her boyfriend were EXTREMELY personable we talked about the rangers for a bit...

"Margot Robbie. I work at a restaurant in NYC, first time I served here I treated her like a normal person, didn't acknowledge that she was famous or anything like that although she is probably my number one crush of all time. I was really nervous to even talk to her to be quiet honest. Her and her boyfriend were EXTREMELY personable we talked about the rangers for a bit and kind of chit chatted. She paid the bill, left a very generous tip and told me I created an outstanding dining experience and asked if they could talk to my manager. One of the biggest compliment boosts of my life. They come back and I wait on them often, I would nearly consider us friends now as we are on a first name basis."

#20

UPS

"Barack Obama. Back when he was a huge underdog in the 2008 election, he came to my city for a town hall meeting. Showed genuine interest in people's concerns and shook hands with everyone he could. Class act."

ABC

"Stephen Colbert. I asked him if he could take a picture, and he took my camera and snapped a photo of a tree. I got my photo with him only after he offered to take a picture of just me. Incredibly funny guy!"

#22

Adam

"Mark Hamill. This was at Celebration (a Star Wars convention) and my boyfriend paid for his autograph, but he called me "sssssmokin". I got hit on by Luke Skywalker. Sniffles I'll never forget you. Seriously, though, he is just lovely."

#23

David Bowie

Met Adam Sandler once in a restaurant in NYC. We were out to dinner for a friend's bachelor party, a group of about a dozen guys. Adam stopped by our table and said congrats to the groom-to-be and asked some genuine questions about where we were all from and what we do. He then took a few moments to tell us that he had seen us earlier having fun and...

Met Adam Sandler once in a restaurant in NYC. We were out to dinner for a friend's bachelor party, a group of about a dozen guys. Adam stopped by our table and said congrats to the groom-to-be and asked some genuine questions about where we were all from and what we do. He then took a few moments to tell us that he had seen us earlier having fun and laughing together and about how important that is in life, being with friends and laughing and enjoying our time together. Kinda sounds cheesy now but in the moment it was very sincere and meant a lot to us. Overall it was maybe a 5-10 minute interaction but something none of us will ever forget

#24

Forest Gump

"Warning: David Bowie Story. Years ago I was working backstage at a theatre in NYC. We were hosting a ballet company that was doing their annual holiday time money grab. This particular year it was a production of the Nutcracker aimed at children. Word travelled quickly that David Bowie was in the audience with his wife and kids. The organizer of the ballet passed them a message through the ushers that...

"Warning: David Bowie Story. Years ago I was working backstage at a theatre in NYC. We were hosting a ballet company that was doing their annual holiday time money grab. This particular year it was a production of the Nutcracker aimed at children. Word travelled quickly that David Bowie was in the audience with his wife and kids. The organizer of the ballet passed them a message through the ushers that asked them to stay after to meet the dancers and take pictures. When the time came to collect David Bowie from the audience and usher him backstage, I was somehow nominated and as a huge Bowie fan, I was star-struck and panicked. I quickly devised a plan wherein I would greet Freaking David Freaking Bowie and walk him quickly to the backstage entrance, say "right through here, sir", and duck into a nearby restroom. Getting to the stage from that particular door was a bit of a labyrinth (ha) but the thought of trying to keep it together while walking them the all the way to the stage was just too much. All goes according to plan until I go to enter the restroom. David Bowie pivots and says "Oh, is that the restroom?" Whatever happened next was a total blur, but the next thing I know I am alone in a small restroom (two urinals and a stall) with David Bowie. Me and Bowie. Pissing in tandem. You know how sometimes your brain throws out the most bizarre thoughts in the the most awkward situations in order to make you laugh? All I could think of was "I wonder if he's spinning his testicles like those metal balls in Labyrinth..." I remained frozen, eyes forward, unflinching, dick in hand as David Bowie flushed, washed his hands and exited. That was my uncomfortable brush with greatness. RIP, Bowie. We love you."

#25

jim-carrey

"Natalie Portman. I was working with ABC as part of the interview team years ago (before The Phantom Menace even came out). I was talking with her for a while when she casually mentions that she is going to be in the new Star Wars film. Being 17 and huge nerd, at first I just thought she was fucking with me. But then she said, "Yeah, I guess I'm Luke and Leia's mom."...

"Natalie Portman. I was working with ABC as part of the interview team years ago (before The Phantom Menace even came out). I was talking with her for a while when she casually mentions that she is going to be in the new Star Wars film. Being 17 and huge nerd, at first I just thought she was fucking with me. But then she said, "Yeah, I guess I'm Luke and Leia's mom." and laughed. I was so dumbfounded I actually said, "Take me with you." "To where?" "To the Star Wars." She laughed and it was the greatest feeling in the world."

#26

manager

"Vanilla Ice. He was doing one of those '90s Nostalgia' college campus tours in the UK back in 2005/6 and being a genuine fan of his, I went along to the show in Glasgow. The show itself was great, he played a lot of his harder and heavier material that I'm a fan of but 99% of the crowd just wanted to hear Ice Ice Baby. When he eventually played...

"Vanilla Ice. He was doing one of those '90s Nostalgia' college campus tours in the UK back in 2005/6 and being a genuine fan of his, I went along to the show in Glasgow. The show itself was great, he played a lot of his harder and heavier material that I'm a fan of but 99% of the crowd just wanted to hear Ice Ice Baby. When he eventually played it at the end, it was the updated, modernised version of it...the crowd didn't seem that taken by it. After the show he was signing stuff. Mostly just flyers or people's bodies etc. I gave him my copy of his Hard To Swallow CD which caused him to double take. I told him I'm a big fan of his rap-metal material and he reacted with genuine happiness. He told the bouncer to let me and my girlfriend into his VIP spot and told us we could drink what we wanted while he finished signing stuff. He joined us some time later and I spent the night partying away with him and hearing lots of stories, some funny, some pretty messed up about the record industry. Then we went to a nearby Casino where he proceeded to happily drop hundreds onto the roulette table. An experience I'll never forget, he was very humble and we genuinely enjoyed each other's company. The guy knows the world views him as a parody, and he made peace with it. He released the rap-metal albums knowing they weren't going to go far, but done it for himself and regrets nothing."

#27

Paul McCartney

"Years ago, when Richard Gere was dating Cindy Crawford, my wife was doing some shitty grunt work many aspiring models did at the time, handing out some flyers on the streets of Chicago. The wind whips up, blows all the the flyers out of her hands, as she's struggling to pick them all up, this dude (Richard Gere) runs over to help her out. When they get them all off...

"Years ago, when Richard Gere was dating Cindy Crawford, my wife was doing some shitty grunt work many aspiring models did at the time, handing out some flyers on the streets of Chicago. The wind whips up, blows all the the flyers out of her hands, as she's struggling to pick them all up, this dude (Richard Gere) runs over to help her out. When they get them all off the ground, he hands a stack to her and says "Don't worry, it gets better" then smiles this warm, charming-ass smile and goes on his way."

#28

Ron Perlman

"Tony Curran at Dragoncon two years ago. He played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, which deals with mental health, unsurprisingly. It's a well-written, emotional episode, and when he asked what I wanted to talk about I just started crying. I told him that was my favorite episode of Doctor Who and he asked if it was difficult, sometimes. He was the absolute sweetest...

"Tony Curran at Dragoncon two years ago. He played Vincent Van Gogh in the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, which deals with mental health, unsurprisingly. It's a well-written, emotional episode, and when he asked what I wanted to talk about I just started crying. I told him that was my favorite episode of Doctor Who and he asked if it was difficult, sometimes. He was the absolute sweetest person ever. He actually reached up and brushed tears off my face, and hugged me, and I can't repeat enough how nice he is. (Sidenote- he was there again last year. He remembered me, not because of the crying, but because he liked my costume and I was wearing the same one.)"

#29

San Francisco Marina

"I met Tony Hawk while I was working at Congress and some lobby was bringing him in to do meet and greets with congressional staffers. It was kind of a weird experience. I don't think that this will surprise everyone, but he was basically a teenager in a 40 year-old's body. We asked him if the meet and greets were the only thing he was doing that day and he...

"I met Tony Hawk while I was working at Congress and some lobby was bringing him in to do meet and greets with congressional staffers. It was kind of a weird experience. I don't think that this will surprise everyone, but he was basically a teenager in a 40 year-old's body. We asked him if the meet and greets were the only thing he was doing that day and he said he had actually just come from a middle school, where he did some kind of speaking event for the students. He said it was funny because a student asked him how much money he made and his response was basically, "I don't know, dude, I have people that handle that." It was very odd because it made him seem very out of touch with reality, but in the most innocent way--like a teenager who recognizes they need money to pay for stuff, but not the actual value of any money they acquire."

#30

UPS

"I met Christopher Eccleston in morrisons around the time of the doctor who revival, he told me that the tardis was parked in the car park but I couldn't tell anyone cause he was on a secret mission. He gave me a £2 coin too. He was very nice. I was like 8 years old by the way."

ABC

"George Takai is a genuinely nice guy. My wife and I were at Planet Comicon in Kansas city last year when he was there, and his line was empty. We were getting his signature for my brother-in-law who is a big Trekkie. We were expecting the standard shuffle through and signature experience, but he stood up, shook both our hands, and then just talked with us for what seemed like 10-15...

"George Takai is a genuinely nice guy. My wife and I were at Planet Comicon in Kansas city last year when he was there, and his line was empty. We were getting his signature for my brother-in-law who is a big Trekkie. We were expecting the standard shuffle through and signature experience, but he stood up, shook both our hands, and then just talked with us for what seemed like 10-15 minutes, but was probably only about 2. We talked about his musical and when it was coming to the Midwest, and about his daughter's first job in Iowa, but how she missed the California weather. He was the highlight of the convention for us."

#32

Adam

"Steve Martin - This was 12ish years ago. I used to work at the Ride for Atlantis at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. I was doing the ride portion and you are required to give a speech and get people ready to ride the 3D motion ride. Well my girlfriend (now wife) was in the section before me and called me on the phone we had and whispered "oh my god,...

"Steve Martin - This was 12ish years ago. I used to work at the Ride for Atlantis at Caesars Palace Forum Shops. I was doing the ride portion and you are required to give a speech and get people ready to ride the 3D motion ride. Well my girlfriend (now wife) was in the section before me and called me on the phone we had and whispered "oh my god, I just gave Steve Martin the pre-show speech!" and she hung up. The doors open and people started filing in and lo and behold there was Steve Martin with his entourage. He smiled at me, said hi and shook my hand and sat in the back. I went up, gave my speech and during my speech people would usually talk while they buckled in and he was hushing people around him and held his attention to me for the entire thing. At the end of the ride, i took his 3D goggles i issued to everyone and he said thanks again to me again and gave me a handshake. They all left and all I could think about was how damn polite he was. The thank you's and hand shakes felt genuine. You can tell when people are just saying thank you to say thank you or what not and it felt like he actually gave a damn. My wife and I still bring it up to this day. Steve Martin, if you are out there. You rock man. Seriously."

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Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah discussed Omarosas book and the presidents legal defense strategy

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Late-night hosts on Monday discussed Donald Trumps lawyers attempts to avoid a sit-down with Robert Mueller and the former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newmans new book.

Seth Meyers

NBCs Seth Meyers zeroed in the presidents legal defense strategy.

He began: President Trumps staffing decisions are really coming back to haunt him this week as his lawyers fumble their response to the Russia probe and the White House feuds with Omarosa.

In an appearance on Fox News, Trumps attorney Rudy Giuliani called the investigation illegitimate and said its going to blow up on them, referring to Robert Muellers team.

Trumps legal team is doing everything they can to put off an interview with Mueller and, in the process, theyre basically admitting that Trump cannot be trusted to tell the truth, explained Meyers, who showed video of Giuliani claiming Mueller only wants an interview so he can set a perjury trap for the president.

If there was ever a trap tailor-made for Trump, Meyers noted, its a perjury trap.

Noting that Trump is willing to answer questions about collusion but not obstruction of justice, Meyers continued: On Friday, Giuliani and one of Trumps other lawyers, Jay Sekulow, guest-hosted Sean Hannitys radio show and discussed the case. Thats right, for some reason, Trumps legal team hosted a radio show.

On the program, Sekulow claimed Mueller will compare Trumps recollection to that of another witness and determine, we believe this one, we dont believe that one, thus its perjury.

First of all, thats not how it works, Meyers shot back. They dont just interview two people. Youre thinking of lawyers who are bad at their jobs, like you guys.

Stephen Colbert

Yet another close adviser to President Trump has betrayed him, Stephen Colbert began. The White House is basically a reboot of The Last Supper: Oops, All Judases.

Omarosa has written a salacious new book filled with shocking details that you already knew, he explained, referring to Unhinged, the former Apprentice stars new expos of her time in the White House. Her most shocking allegation is that she had heard a tape of The Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump used the N-word.

Colbert then played footage from Omarosas appearance on Meet the Press, where she said she had heard the tape and added that it confirms that he is truly a racist.

Finally, we have proof that the guy who refused to rent to black tenants, said that a Nazi Klan rally had some fine people, and called Africa a shithole is a racist, the host joked. Tear up your history books!

In the book, Omarosa also claims she saw Trump chew a piece of paper after a meeting with his former attorney Michael Cohen, writing: Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper.

Well, the hunt for Trumps tax returns just got way grosser, Colbert quipped. Omarosa is not just relying on her memory here. She secretly recorded her meetings in the White House, including chief of staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room.

In audio of Omarosas firing, Kelly wishes her a friendly departure, adding that he hoped you can go on without any difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.

John Kelly, you work for Donald Trump, said the host. I wouldnt worry about other peoples reputation.

Trevor Noah

Comedy Centrals Trevor Noah also discussed Omarosas allegations.

He began: It is one of the great ironies of all time that the Trump presidency has given us more books than ever before, which is a crazy thing because this is a guy whose favorite thing to read is the Hooters T-shirt.

Noah began by covering Omarosas claims that she heard tape of Trump using the N-word and that it confirms the presidents racism.

Omarosa, Noah replied. How can you say that about the president three years after we all said that about the president?!

Omarosa had to spend a year in the White House to learn that Donald Trump doesnt know what hes doing, the host added. I cant wait for her next book: Donald Trump, Somethings Wrong with His Hair.

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In other audio of Omarosas conversation with Kelly, he says shes being fired for serious integrity violations.

Whats weird about this is that Omarosa is presenting these tapes as evidence she was treated unfairly, Noah said, referencing her claims that her conversation with Kelly constituted a threat. But from what she released, John Kelly doesnt sound that bad. If anything, these tapes may have landed Omarosa in hot water.

Noah continued: She took a recording device into the White House Situation Room. Thats the room where presidents hold the most classified meetings. Things that are too secret for the Oval Office. The Bin Laden raid was run from the Situation Room.

Noah then played the discussion Omarosa recorded with Trump, in which he responds incredulously to the news of her firing, saying, I didnt know that. Goddamn it. I dont love you leaving at all.

For a man who lies as much as Trump, youd think hed be better at it, the host said.

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Late-night hosts on Monday discussed Donald Trumps lawyers attempts to avoid a sit-down with Robert Mueller and the former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newmans new book.

Seth Meyers

NBCs Seth Meyers zeroed in the presidents legal defense strategy.

He began: President Trumps staffing decisions are really coming back to haunt him this week as his lawyers fumble their response to the Russia probe and the White House feuds with Omarosa.

In an appearance on Fox News, Trumps attorney Rudy Giuliani called the investigation illegitimate and said its going to blow up on them, referring to Robert Muellers team.

Trumps legal team is doing everything they can to put off an interview with Mueller and, in the process, theyre basically admitting that Trump cannot be trusted to tell the truth, explained Meyers, who showed video of Giuliani claiming Mueller only wants an interview so he can set a perjury trap for the president.

If there was ever a trap tailor-made for Trump, Meyers noted, its a perjury trap.

Noting that Trump is willing to answer questions about collusion but not obstruction of justice, Meyers continued: On Friday, Giuliani and one of Trumps other lawyers, Jay Sekulow, guest-hosted Sean Hannitys radio show and discussed the case. Thats right, for some reason, Trumps legal team hosted a radio show.

On the program, Sekulow claimed Mueller will compare Trumps recollection to that of another witness and determine, we believe this one, we dont believe that one, thus its perjury.

First of all, thats not how it works, Meyers shot back. They dont just interview two people. Youre thinking of lawyers who are bad at their jobs, like you guys.

Stephen Colbert

Yet another close adviser to President Trump has betrayed him, Stephen Colbert began. The White House is basically a reboot of The Last Supper: Oops, All Judases.

Omarosa has written a salacious new book filled with shocking details that you already knew, he explained, referring to Unhinged, the former Apprentice stars new expos of her time in the White House. Her most shocking allegation is that she had heard a tape of The Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump used the N-word.

Colbert then played footage from Omarosas appearance on Meet the Press, where she said she had heard the tape and added that it confirms that he is truly a racist.

Finally, we have proof that the guy who refused to rent to black tenants, said that a Nazi Klan rally had some fine people, and called Africa a shithole is a racist, the host joked. Tear up your history books!

In the book, Omarosa also claims she saw Trump chew a piece of paper after a meeting with his former attorney Michael Cohen, writing: Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper.

Well, the hunt for Trumps tax returns just got way grosser, Colbert quipped. Omarosa is not just relying on her memory here. She secretly recorded her meetings in the White House, including chief of staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room.

In audio of Omarosas firing, Kelly wishes her a friendly departure, adding that he hoped you can go on without any difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.

John Kelly, you work for Donald Trump, said the host. I wouldnt worry about other peoples reputation.

Trevor Noah

Comedy Centrals Trevor Noah also discussed Omarosas allegations.

He began: It is one of the great ironies of all time that the Trump presidency has given us more books than ever before, which is a crazy thing because this is a guy whose favorite thing to read is the Hooters T-shirt.

Noah began by covering Omarosas claims that she heard tape of Trump using the N-word and that it confirms the presidents racism.

Omarosa, Noah replied. How can you say that about the president three years after we all said that about the president?!

Omarosa had to spend a year in the White House to learn that Donald Trump doesnt know what hes doing, the host added. I cant wait for her next book: Donald Trump, Somethings Wrong with His Hair.

chief of staff The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow)

Omarosas got tapes! At this point there should be a Grammy given for Best Contemporary Presidential Spying Record. pic.twitter.com/bkB5lffBJT

August 14, 2018

In other audio of Omarosas conversation with Kelly, he says shes being fired for serious integrity violations.

Whats weird about this is that Omarosa is presenting these tapes as evidence she was treated unfairly, Noah said, referencing her claims that her conversation with Kelly constituted a threat. But from what she released, John Kelly doesnt sound that bad. If anything, these tapes may have landed Omarosa in hot water.

Noah continued: She took a recording device into the White House Situation Room. Thats the room where presidents hold the most classified meetings. Things that are too secret for the Oval Office. The Bin Laden raid was run from the Situation Room.

Noah then played the discussion Omarosa recorded with Trump, in which he responds incredulously to the news of her firing, saying, I didnt know that. Goddamn it. I dont love you leaving at all.

For a man who lies as much as Trump, youd think hed be better at it, the host said.

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The consequences of Steve Bannon’s ideas need to be interrogated, not just his words | Jason Wilsonhttps://tubepilot.pw/the-consequences-of-steve-bannons-ideas-need-to-be-interrogated-not-just-his-words-jason-wilson/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:59:32 +0000 https://tubepilot.pw/?p=4455

The ABC was wrong to believe that through an interview alone Bannon could be held to account

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In his interview with Sarah Ferguson on the ABC, Steve Bannon sought to distance himself from the openly neo-Nazi far right, blaming their surge on the dreaded mainstream media. With extraordinary chutzpah, he said, theyve given a bunch of marginal, dangerous people a platform.

By this point Bannon, who has himself become more marginal (having lost his perches in the White House and at Breitbart) but is still dangerous (given his record in those positions), had already been given a significant pass by his interviewer.

Ferguson had said that while she had heard other interviewers call Bannon racist, on the basis of interviews and speeches she had watched, theres no evidence that thats what you are.

Ferguson should have looked harder. The archive of Breitbart the website where Bannon had leadership positions for a decade groans under the weight of the receipts.

In March 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center published just one of many extensive accounts of the websites promotion of Islamophobia, myths about black crime, and anti-immigrant sentiment under Bannons stewardship. Under Bannon, the site also trafficked in strident homophobia, transphobia and anti-feminism. Apart from attacking any minority youd care to name, Bannon-era Breitbart serially promoted conspiracy theories about their perceived enemies in movements like Black Lives Matter, and celebrated Confederate iconography.

Bannon himself proudly described the website as a platform for the alt right, extending the welcome mat to readers from the racist, far-right movement, and promoting materials from white nationalist groups like Generation Identity.

Profile

Steve Bannon

dreaded mainstream media

Steve Bannon is a former White House strategist and chairman of Breitbart News who had a messy break with Trump and with influential Republican donors in early 2018.

The immediate cause of the split was incendiary observations Bannon made to journalist Michael Wolff about Donald Trump Jrs Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives. Bannon called the meeting treasonous and unpatriotic, Wolff reported, and Bannon concluded: Theyre going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.

Bannons comments resulted in a subpoena from the special counsel and a date with congressional investigators. As a primary mover in the Trump campaign and White House insider, Bannon could have valuable information to share about the nature and intent of Trumps Russia contacts.

But in his first meeting with the House intelligence committee in January 2018, Bannon declined to answer questions, in an extraordinary scene in which his lawyer consulted with the White House in real time and asserted executive privilege to escape replying.

The move angered congressional investigators, who vowed to obtain Bannons cooperation one way or another. By Tom McCarthy

Photograph: Carlo Allegri/X90181

To better promote far-right ideas, and challenge the Republican establishment, Bannon mentored writers like Milo Yiannopoulos. Back then that now-diminished far-right celebrity, as Buzzfeeds Joseph Bernstein put it, led the site in a coy dance around the movements nastier edges, writing stories that minimised the role of neo-Nazis and white nationalists while giving its politer voices a fair hearing.

Bernstein argues that, under Bannons active guidance, Yiannopoulos courted and communicated with outright white nationalists about Breitbart articles, while the final results were laundered for racism, or at least its most overt expressions, by Bannon and the Breitbart brains trust.

Theirs was a professionalised and systematic disingenuousness that offered a protective flank for a movement that reached its apotheosis on a murderous afternoon in Charlottesville last August.

Bannon doesnt conceal his political sympathies. In Bernsteins reporting and elsewhere, he is seen expressing admiration for fascist thinkers like Julius Evola, and the lurid anti-immigrant fantasies of writers like Jean Raspail.

He has repeatedly characterised the current moment as an apocalyptic civilisational war between the Judeo-Christian west and the rest. As he mentioned in his chat with Ferguson, Bannon is currently seeking to collaborate with anti-immigrant far-right parties in Europe, like Marine Le Pens Front National.

Whatever Bannon might say, this is what he has done. By assessing him on the basis of his public performances, rather than his public record, Ferguson effectively allowed Bannon to skate.

She pressed him hardest on the consequences of Trumps trade war, which is underpinned by a Bannonesque economic nationalism. But in so doing she accepted his customary alibi that this is about economic nationalism, its about populism.

Reactions to the interview mostly negative cascaded through social media all day Tuesday. The discussion was made more intense by the New Yorkers announcement that Bannon had been invited to their ideas festival an invitation since rescinded.

Many social media users railed at Four Corners for giving Bannon a platform. For some journalists, the very idea of no-platforming rubs them the wrong way. Perhaps this is because they misunderstand what it might mean in the context of journalism.

Its true that in reporting on far-right movements, it is sometimes necessary to talk to their members and leaders. I myself have spoken to many people like Richard Spencer or Jared Taylor whose racist views are more explicit, open, and perhaps more extreme than those nurtured by Bannon. (However, despite offers, I have so far refused to pose for post-interview selfies with them.)

We cannot and should not ignore these people, and the movements they lead. If we ignore them, they will not go away.But their words are a mere adjunct to the real story, which is found in the effects of their (often rudimentary) ideas and actions on segments of the population whom they despise.

For Bannon, who helped elect Trump and fostered the alt right, the consequences of his ideas, and his influence, are many.

At the level of policy they include a far harsher regime of immigration enforcement, including the separation of families; the so-called Muslim ban; and the destruction of the liberal international order. The emboldening of the far right has led to a surge in hate crimes (including murders), a proliferation of violent far-right street protests, and a generalised atmosphere of fear in marginalised communities.

Given his diminished relevance, and the already voluminous public record of his beliefs, its debatable whether its useful interviewing Bannon at all.

If it is, then its worth making all of this context clear. That context should include and ideally centre the voices of the people most affected by restrictionist immigration policies and far-right violence. Such voices have been heard far less frequently than Bannons in the course of the Trump era, and even less so by Australian audiences.

Fergusons mistake lay not in talking to him per se, but in believing that through an interview alone, bound by the normal conventions of civil debate, he could be successfully held to account.

But in a standalone interview, without additional context, he was able to make his case in a format that he performs well in, and regularly seeks out. Bannon was able to publicise his activities, have his ideas be presented as worthy of discussion, and allowed to further dissemble about the nature of his political project.

When Ferguson finally questioned him about the presidents response to the far rights rally in Charlottesville, and the murder that resulted, Bannon was allowed to speak as if it had no relationship with Trump, his supporters, and the political climate they have fostered.

The idea that a searching one-on-one conversation may not be adequate to uncovering the truth of a particular subject, and their impact on the world, offends the training, and perhaps the vanity, of many journalists, especially broadcasters.

Others, looking back over the way that Trump, and the alt right, benefited from even the most critical coverage, have begun to think about better ways of treating movements that present an existential threat to some of their readers.

When Guardian US senior reporter Lois Beckett talked to beat reporters about how best to cover the alt right, they had more of an expectation than usual that subjects may lie and deceive; a deeper sense of the history and context of extremist organizing; more acknowledgement of the connections between fringe extremist groups and mainstream racism; and an awareness of how much even critical coverage of these groups can amplify their messages and increase their reach.

Its hard to pull that off in a broadcast interview with minimal contextual material. It may be easier in a documentary format.

On the issue of amplification, some academic research offers the same warning.
A survey of journalists reflecting on the Trump phenomenon and the alt-right surge by Data and Society Institute researcher Whitney Phillips showed how just by showing up for work and doing their jobs as assigned, journalists covering the far-right fringe played directly into these groups public relations interests.

Australian journalists, who have seen xenophobic ideas about refugees become the meat of bipartisan immigration policy, should be more attuned than most of their colleagues to the dangers of normalising far-right ideas. Some ideas, like the falsehoods promoted in Breitbart, are not worth extended debate. Journalists need instead to show the harm caused by their dissemination, and sound a warning.

With News Corp providing an increasingly receptive platform for touring alt-right grifters, its important for the ABC to get it right.

Jason Wilson is a Guardian writer and columnist

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The ABC was wrong to believe that through an interview alone Bannon could be held to account

chairman

In his interview with Sarah Ferguson on the ABC, Steve Bannon sought to distance himself from the openly neo-Nazi far right, blaming their surge on the dreaded mainstream media. With extraordinary chutzpah, he said, theyve given a bunch of marginal, dangerous people a platform.

By this point Bannon, who has himself become more marginal (having lost his perches in the White House and at Breitbart) but is still dangerous (given his record in those positions), had already been given a significant pass by his interviewer.

Ferguson had said that while she had heard other interviewers call Bannon racist, on the basis of interviews and speeches she had watched, theres no evidence that thats what you are.

Ferguson should have looked harder. The archive of Breitbart the website where Bannon had leadership positions for a decade groans under the weight of the receipts.

In March 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center published just one of many extensive accounts of the websites promotion of Islamophobia, myths about black crime, and anti-immigrant sentiment under Bannons stewardship. Under Bannon, the site also trafficked in strident homophobia, transphobia and anti-feminism. Apart from attacking any minority youd care to name, Bannon-era Breitbart serially promoted conspiracy theories about their perceived enemies in movements like Black Lives Matter, and celebrated Confederate iconography.

Bannon himself proudly described the website as a platform for the alt right, extending the welcome mat to readers from the racist, far-right movement, and promoting materials from white nationalist groups like Generation Identity.

Profile

Steve Bannon

dreaded mainstream media

Steve Bannon is a former White House strategist and chairman of Breitbart News who had a messy break with Trump and with influential Republican donors in early 2018.

The immediate cause of the split was incendiary observations Bannon made to journalist Michael Wolff about Donald Trump Jrs Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives. Bannon called the meeting treasonous and unpatriotic, Wolff reported, and Bannon concluded: Theyre going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.

Bannons comments resulted in a subpoena from the special counsel and a date with congressional investigators. As a primary mover in the Trump campaign and White House insider, Bannon could have valuable information to share about the nature and intent of Trumps Russia contacts.

But in his first meeting with the House intelligence committee in January 2018, Bannon declined to answer questions, in an extraordinary scene in which his lawyer consulted with the White House in real time and asserted executive privilege to escape replying.

The move angered congressional investigators, who vowed to obtain Bannons cooperation one way or another. By Tom McCarthy

Photograph: Carlo Allegri/X90181

To better promote far-right ideas, and challenge the Republican establishment, Bannon mentored writers like Milo Yiannopoulos. Back then that now-diminished far-right celebrity, as Buzzfeeds Joseph Bernstein put it, led the site in a coy dance around the movements nastier edges, writing stories that minimised the role of neo-Nazis and white nationalists while giving its politer voices a fair hearing.

Bernstein argues that, under Bannons active guidance, Yiannopoulos courted and communicated with outright white nationalists about Breitbart articles, while the final results were laundered for racism, or at least its most overt expressions, by Bannon and the Breitbart brains trust.

Theirs was a professionalised and systematic disingenuousness that offered a protective flank for a movement that reached its apotheosis on a murderous afternoon in Charlottesville last August.

Bannon doesnt conceal his political sympathies. In Bernsteins reporting and elsewhere, he is seen expressing admiration for fascist thinkers like Julius Evola, and the lurid anti-immigrant fantasies of writers like Jean Raspail.

He has repeatedly characterised the current moment as an apocalyptic civilisational war between the Judeo-Christian west and the rest. As he mentioned in his chat with Ferguson, Bannon is currently seeking to collaborate with anti-immigrant far-right parties in Europe, like Marine Le Pens Front National.

Whatever Bannon might say, this is what he has done. By assessing him on the basis of his public performances, rather than his public record, Ferguson effectively allowed Bannon to skate.

She pressed him hardest on the consequences of Trumps trade war, which is underpinned by a Bannonesque economic nationalism. But in so doing she accepted his customary alibi that this is about economic nationalism, its about populism.

Reactions to the interview mostly negative cascaded through social media all day Tuesday. The discussion was made more intense by the New Yorkers announcement that Bannon had been invited to their ideas festival an invitation since rescinded.

Many social media users railed at Four Corners for giving Bannon a platform. For some journalists, the very idea of no-platforming rubs them the wrong way. Perhaps this is because they misunderstand what it might mean in the context of journalism.

Its true that in reporting on far-right movements, it is sometimes necessary to talk to their members and leaders. I myself have spoken to many people like Richard Spencer or Jared Taylor whose racist views are more explicit, open, and perhaps more extreme than those nurtured by Bannon. (However, despite offers, I have so far refused to pose for post-interview selfies with them.)

We cannot and should not ignore these people, and the movements they lead. If we ignore them, they will not go away.But their words are a mere adjunct to the real story, which is found in the effects of their (often rudimentary) ideas and actions on segments of the population whom they despise.

For Bannon, who helped elect Trump and fostered the alt right, the consequences of his ideas, and his influence, are many.

At the level of policy they include a far harsher regime of immigration enforcement, including the separation of families; the so-called Muslim ban; and the destruction of the liberal international order. The emboldening of the far right has led to a surge in hate crimes (including murders), a proliferation of violent far-right street protests, and a generalised atmosphere of fear in marginalised communities.

Given his diminished relevance, and the already voluminous public record of his beliefs, its debatable whether its useful interviewing Bannon at all.

If it is, then its worth making all of this context clear. That context should include and ideally centre the voices of the people most affected by restrictionist immigration policies and far-right violence. Such voices have been heard far less frequently than Bannons in the course of the Trump era, and even less so by Australian audiences.

Fergusons mistake lay not in talking to him per se, but in believing that through an interview alone, bound by the normal conventions of civil debate, he could be successfully held to account.

But in a standalone interview, without additional context, he was able to make his case in a format that he performs well in, and regularly seeks out. Bannon was able to publicise his activities, have his ideas be presented as worthy of discussion, and allowed to further dissemble about the nature of his political project.

When Ferguson finally questioned him about the presidents response to the far rights rally in Charlottesville, and the murder that resulted, Bannon was allowed to speak as if it had no relationship with Trump, his supporters, and the political climate they have fostered.

The idea that a searching one-on-one conversation may not be adequate to uncovering the truth of a particular subject, and their impact on the world, offends the training, and perhaps the vanity, of many journalists, especially broadcasters.

Others, looking back over the way that Trump, and the alt right, benefited from even the most critical coverage, have begun to think about better ways of treating movements that present an existential threat to some of their readers.

When Guardian US senior reporter Lois Beckett talked to beat reporters about how best to cover the alt right, they had more of an expectation than usual that subjects may lie and deceive; a deeper sense of the history and context of extremist organizing; more acknowledgement of the connections between fringe extremist groups and mainstream racism; and an awareness of how much even critical coverage of these groups can amplify their messages and increase their reach.

Its hard to pull that off in a broadcast interview with minimal contextual material. It may be easier in a documentary format.

On the issue of amplification, some academic research offers the same warning.
A survey of journalists reflecting on the Trump phenomenon and the alt-right surge by Data and Society Institute researcher Whitney Phillips showed how just by showing up for work and doing their jobs as assigned, journalists covering the far-right fringe played directly into these groups public relations interests.

Australian journalists, who have seen xenophobic ideas about refugees become the meat of bipartisan immigration policy, should be more attuned than most of their colleagues to the dangers of normalising far-right ideas. Some ideas, like the falsehoods promoted in Breitbart, are not worth extended debate. Journalists need instead to show the harm caused by their dissemination, and sound a warning.

With News Corp providing an increasingly receptive platform for touring alt-right grifters, its important for the ABC to get it right.

Jason Wilson is a Guardian writer and columnist

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Cicely Tyson Becomes First Black Woman To Receive Honorary Oscarhttps://tubepilot.pw/cicely-tyson-becomes-first-black-woman-to-receive-honorary-oscar/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:21:51 +0000 https://tubepilot.pw/?p=4451

Cicely Tyson is finally bringing home the gold.

The 93-year-old actress was named this week as the recipient of an honorary Oscar, making her the first black woman to gain that distinction, according to Essence and People.

Tyson has won a Tony, two Emmys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, but an Academy Award had escaped the performer in a legendary career. She lost the only time she was nominated for best actress, in 1973 for the sharecropper drama “Sounder.”

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Cicely Tyson in New York City in 2016. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1973 but did not win.

 But she has won plenty of acclaim elsewhere, such as for TV productions like “Roots” and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

Some of her notable big-screen credits include “The River Niger,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “The Help,” “Alex Cross” and “Last Flag Flying.”

Tyson began as a model and stage actress and got her big feature-film break in 1968’s “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”

Fifty years later, she is getting some overdue recognition by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Oscar winner Viola Davis, with whom Tyson co-starred in “The Help” and on TV’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” spoke for many when she wrote on Instagram, “Beyond deserved!!!”

Congrats to a true trailblazer!” producer Shonda Rhimes tweeted.

The Governors Awards will be presented on Nov. 18, and highlights of the event will be broadcast during the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24. Tyson is the only actor to receive an honorary statuette this year, according to Vanity Fair.

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Cicely Tyson is finally bringing home the gold.

The 93-year-old actress was named this week as the recipient of an honorary Oscar, making her the first black woman to gain that distinction, according to Essence and People.

Tyson has won a Tony, two Emmys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, but an Academy Award had escaped the performer in a legendary career. She lost the only time she was nominated for best actress, in 1973 for the sharecropper drama “Sounder.”

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Cicely Tyson in New York City in 2016. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1973 but did not win.

 But she has won plenty of acclaim elsewhere, such as for TV productions like “Roots” and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

Some of her notable big-screen credits include “The River Niger,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “The Help,” “Alex Cross” and “Last Flag Flying.”

Tyson began as a model and stage actress and got her big feature-film break in 1968’s “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”

Fifty years later, she is getting some overdue recognition by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Oscar winner Viola Davis, with whom Tyson co-starred in “The Help” and on TV’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” spoke for many when she wrote on Instagram, “Beyond deserved!!!”

Congrats to a true trailblazer!” producer Shonda Rhimes tweeted.

The Governors Awards will be presented on Nov. 18, and highlights of the event will be broadcast during the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24. Tyson is the only actor to receive an honorary statuette this year, according to Vanity Fair.

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4451 Actor Burt Reynolds Dead At 82https://tubepilot.pw/actor-burt-reynolds-dead-at-82/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:40:00 +0000 https://tubepilot.pw/?p=4447

Actor Burt Reynolds, one of the biggest movie stars of the 1970s, has died at the age of 82, according to multiple reports

Reynolds died Thursday morning in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actor died of cardiac arrest, his agent, Todd Eisner, told NBC News. “No comment, just heartbreaking,” Eisner said.

Reynolds’ family released a statement to THR shortly after the actor’s death: 

Reynolds rose to the top of the acting world in the 1970s in dramas such as “Deliverance” and action-comedies such as “Smokey And The Bandit” and the “Cannonball Run” series. Modern audiences may best remember him, however, for his Oscar-nominated role in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights.”

People reports he had battled several health issues in recent years, including going to rehab for prescription drugs, undergoing bypass surgery in 2010 and spending time in an intensive care unit of a Florida hospital for treatment of flu symptoms, including dehydration.

Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in Lansing, Michigan, the actor told people he was born in Waycross, Georgia, because he liked how it sounded, according to his 2015 memoir, quoted in the Lansing State Journal.

However, he grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida, with a childhood dream of being a pro running back. Although Reynolds earned a scholarship to Florida State University, his career was cut short when he suffered a knee injury in a car accident, according to Variety.

Reynolds moved to New York and struggled until he was cast in a revival of “Mr. Roberts,” opposite Charlton Heston, in 1956.

From there, he turned his career toward television and spent most of the 1960s doing guest shots on shows such as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone.” He went on to play a Native American man on “Gunsmoke” for three seasons. 

He married his first wife, actress Judy Carne, in 1963 and divorced her in 1965.

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Reynolds didn’t become an entertainment icon until 1972, when he starred in Best Picture nominee “Deliverance” and posed as a male centerfold for Cosmopolitan magazine.

That tastefully nude spread made him a sex symbol, but it was a career decision he later said he regretted.

“It was really stupid. I don’t know what I was thinking,” Burt said during a South by Southwest panel in 2016. “Probably, knowing me, it was like, ‘You won’t do that, you chicken,’ or something and I went, ‘Well, that’s all I had to hear,’ of course. I said, ‘Yeah, I will.’”

Reynolds was a huge star in the 1970s thanks to sports comedies like “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” action films like “Gator” and romantic comedies like “Starting Over.”

But his biggest hit of the era was “Smokey And The Bandit,” a comedy featuring Reynolds as Bo “Bandit” Darville, a man hired to transport 400 cases of beer from Texas to Atlanta in 28 hours in his black Pontiac Trans-Am.

The low-budget car-chase flick was a huge success and introduced Reynolds to actress Sally Field, his partner for five years. He would later call Field “the one that got away,” according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

When screen stardom faded in the 1980s, Reynolds moved back to TV and won an Emmy for his early 1990s comedy series, “Evening Shade,” which he also produced, according to Variety.

Reynolds married actress Loni Anderson in 1988 and divorced her in 1993.

In 1997, Reynolds was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor for “Boogie Nights,” losing to Robin Williams for “Good Will Hunting.” Reynolds had been favored to win, but Variety said he hurt his chance by shunning publicity for the film and firing his agent for casting him in the part.

Reynolds joked about his image, telling The Associated Press in 2001: “My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack. I’ve done over 100 films, and I’m the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. I epitomize longevity.”

Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton, whom the actor adopted in 1988 with Anderson.

CORRECTION: This article previously gave the incorrect location of Reynolds’ birth.

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Actor Burt Reynolds, one of the biggest movie stars of the 1970s, has died at the age of 82, according to multiple reports

Reynolds died Thursday morning in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actor died of cardiac arrest, his agent, Todd Eisner, told NBC News. “No comment, just heartbreaking,” Eisner said.

Reynolds’ family released a statement to THR shortly after the actor’s death: 

Reynolds rose to the top of the acting world in the 1970s in dramas such as “Deliverance” and action-comedies such as “Smokey And The Bandit” and the “Cannonball Run” series. Modern audiences may best remember him, however, for his Oscar-nominated role in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights.”

People reports he had battled several health issues in recent years, including going to rehab for prescription drugs, undergoing bypass surgery in 2010 and spending time in an intensive care unit of a Florida hospital for treatment of flu symptoms, including dehydration.

Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in Lansing, Michigan, the actor told people he was born in Waycross, Georgia, because he liked how it sounded, according to his 2015 memoir, quoted in the Lansing State Journal.

However, he grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida, with a childhood dream of being a pro running back. Although Reynolds earned a scholarship to Florida State University, his career was cut short when he suffered a knee injury in a car accident, according to Variety.

Reynolds moved to New York and struggled until he was cast in a revival of “Mr. Roberts,” opposite Charlton Heston, in 1956.

From there, he turned his career toward television and spent most of the 1960s doing guest shots on shows such as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone.” He went on to play a Native American man on “Gunsmoke” for three seasons. 

He married his first wife, actress Judy Carne, in 1963 and divorced her in 1965.

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GAB Archive via Getty Images

Reynolds didn’t become an entertainment icon until 1972, when he starred in Best Picture nominee “Deliverance” and posed as a male centerfold for Cosmopolitan magazine.

That tastefully nude spread made him a sex symbol, but it was a career decision he later said he regretted.

“It was really stupid. I don’t know what I was thinking,” Burt said during a South by Southwest panel in 2016. “Probably, knowing me, it was like, ‘You won’t do that, you chicken,’ or something and I went, ‘Well, that’s all I had to hear,’ of course. I said, ‘Yeah, I will.’”

Reynolds was a huge star in the 1970s thanks to sports comedies like “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” action films like “Gator” and romantic comedies like “Starting Over.”

But his biggest hit of the era was “Smokey And The Bandit,” a comedy featuring Reynolds as Bo “Bandit” Darville, a man hired to transport 400 cases of beer from Texas to Atlanta in 28 hours in his black Pontiac Trans-Am.

The low-budget car-chase flick was a huge success and introduced Reynolds to actress Sally Field, his partner for five years. He would later call Field “the one that got away,” according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

When screen stardom faded in the 1980s, Reynolds moved back to TV and won an Emmy for his early 1990s comedy series, “Evening Shade,” which he also produced, according to Variety.

Reynolds married actress Loni Anderson in 1988 and divorced her in 1993.

In 1997, Reynolds was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor for “Boogie Nights,” losing to Robin Williams for “Good Will Hunting.” Reynolds had been favored to win, but Variety said he hurt his chance by shunning publicity for the film and firing his agent for casting him in the part.

Reynolds joked about his image, telling The Associated Press in 2001: “My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack. I’ve done over 100 films, and I’m the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. I epitomize longevity.”

Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton, whom the actor adopted in 1988 with Anderson.

CORRECTION: This article previously gave the incorrect location of Reynolds’ birth.

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