Welcome to Tom Cruise week!
It’s those rare weeks when Tom Cruise comes to Los Angeles. It’s like one out of every three movies Tom is in Los Angeles, the last time he was in town was for the Rock of Ages premiere and now it’s Oblivion.
I’m super excited for Oblivion. I think that it’s going to rock! Today is the movie premiere and I’m heading down to hopefully get some stuff signed and see what happens.
The Rock of Ages premiere was pretty epic so hopefully this one will as well.
I will say that Theo is visiting me this week and he wasn’t all that happy to see me heading out… Doh!
3:09 p.m. – I just arrived.
Billy Beer is holding down the fort with Karalee at Buffalo Wild wings and guess who I just ran into! Awesome Anushika! Our long lost celebrity photographer! Needless to say I’m super excited to see her, it’s literally been forever!
3:14 p.m. – Pinky is also here and she’s joining us as well. Colin helped Billy hold down the fort and he’s around too. Everyone comes out for Tom Cruise.
3:28 p.m. – The carpet is pretty cool. They brought the ship from the movie and it’s pretty snazzy. I have too much stuff for Tom… Why do I do this to myself?
3:38 pm. – I couldn’t resist getting a photo with Anushika since she’s like a celebrity. Rarely ever out! Doh!
4:08 p.m. – It’s crowded but not insane crowded. You just never know sometimes.
4:11 p.m. – There’s MTF reader Michael! He’s awesome! I know he’s a big Tom Cruise fan so I figured he would be here!
4:18 p.m. – There’s a fan pit on the carpet which may just suck. I hate fan pits. If you go in and the LET you in, then you can’t bring anything so really what’s the point?
4:31 p.m. – Uh oh! I’m being Beckoned from down the row! LOL… MTF reader Lucas! He’s a crazy person! LOL… Love it!
4:39 p.m. – Free swag! We all just awesome Oblivion shirts! Dude, they rock! Wooo hooo they are awesome! I love getting free stuff!
4:43 p.m. – P.S. Karalee looks so cute holding up that shirt!
4:51 p.m. – It looks like people are getting ready for Tom’s arrival.
4:54 p.m. – Karalee is getting her premiere face on. She’s gritting her teeth and bearing down. Time to be a rock-n-rolla!
5:08 p.m. – I’m trying to figure out what to get signed first. I have an original Cocktail counter standee, I think I have to go with that one first. Sigh… I think I’m going to go with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Maybe Top Gun… Ahhhh, damn. Or All The Right Moves? Decisions, Decisions….
5:19 p.m. – There’s a car! Oh it’s Tom!
He’s getting out waves and goes right onto the carpet. Oh damn… Did we just get screwed by the fan pit? I think we might have. Tom Cruise is going right over to the fan pits and doing photos and stuff. Dammit!
5:25 p.m. – Pinky keeps asking me, what happened? what happened? I’m like, he’s gone! Oh disaster.
5:32 p.m. – We’re watching the publicist and it looks like she’s pointing to us now. So, it looks like Tom is going to finish this section and come over our way…
5:36 p.m. – And yep! He comes on over.
It’s a tad bit of madness. Honestly, it’s not even autographers it’s the people just walking by wanting to take pictures of him.
They are pushing, have questionable body hygiene and are pushing. Like ugh… Tom is taking his time, he did arrive an hour before the carpet to sign for people so he’s not rushed at all.
I have to say, he likes taking pictures with people. Comparing Tom to Johnny Depp who is equally great, but Johnny likes to sign and not do photos.
5:47 p.m. – It’s almost our turn now. Tom signs for Karalee and then she gets a photo. Tom signs for Billy and he gets a photo. I ask tom to switch to silver to sign the cocktail standee and he says, “wow, this is old.” I told him I’ve had it since Cocktail came out on VHS. He switched to gold for me
and then I asked him to sign my Mission Impossible mini poster which he did as well.
It was brief but nice. Plus, when you’re getting slammed by people in back of you, it’s one of those things.
5:56 p.m. – I tried running down farther but they pulled Tom to go back to the carpet and go to the fan pens again. Doh!
6:12 p.m. – There’s Morgan Freeman!
He waves and looks like he is going to go right on the carpet but comes over.
He waves and then holy shit.. He actually picks up a pen and signs! Damn! He signed a few and then waved and walked…
Pinky asked him for a photo and Morgan did it! Pinky will have more on that because I told her she needed to recount the moment.
6:21 p.m. – Zoe Bell is here, she signed only a few. Okay, like you did stunts, you should be thrilled anyone cares love. That’s all I’m saying.
6:32 p.m. – There’s Olga Kurylenko. She arrives and asks if she should go over and sign. I mean I saw it and her publicist was like… No. Damn… Whatever publicist!
6:45 p.m. – Oh, it’s Tron:Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. He is so nice. We call him and he comes right on over.
He signs for quite and bit and does photos as well. He signed for quite a few people actually.
I had him sign my Oblivion mini poster and then he switched to gold and signed my Tron: Legacy special edition identity disc blu-ray.
I asked Joseph about the sequel and he said, that they are working on it and he should be seeing a script soon! #stoked I love me some Tron!
7:01 p.m. – I’m waiting for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau now. Apparently he was wandering the streets of Hollywood earlier and I didn’t catch him. Grrrrr…
7:05 p.m. – And there’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He comes over but he’s really far down… Dammit… I’m sensing a fail. I just got the Men’s Health he’s on the cover of too…. Grumble…
Sure enough they pull him pretty damn fast.
And that kids as we say is that! You can’t be sad with two Tom Cruise autographs! That’s always great! I only have 13 things left for him to sign now. LOL… Ah well… Eventually right? I’m glad he’s remained so nice and fan friendly through the years.
Plus, it was great to see the MTF Readers and Anushika came out of hiding! #cantaskformorethanthat
Until next time kids…
As a bonus you can see that Theo wasn’t all that happy I went to the premiere as he decided to lay in front of me as I took pictures. LOL…
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