I just ran out of a meeting at work, and am heading down to Hollywood. Thank God Scotty and CB are holding me a place on the barricade… Even though CB said he gave up my spot, I think he was messing with me. Scotty has been here since like 2:00 p.m. and CB well I heard he was here at noon… Crazy times! I have a sneaking suspicion that this premiere might be a washout… Oh, I should mention what it is huh? It’s the Larry Crowne premiere with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Now, I love me some Julia Roberts, but I have only gotten her one other time and… let’s just say… Cops were called, signs were made, but my Steel Magnolias mini poster was signed, and she was super cool. But I know at premiere’s she a bit tougher to get… Like getting the cops called on you isn’t tough! Lol… Sigh… I’m a dork!
5:30 p.m. – I just parked and am running to make sure CB didn’t give my spot away, thankfully I was able to squeeze in next to Scotty and Anushika was on my side. My thinking, we might get Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts might sign a couple for the cameras and that’s it. But I’ve been wrong before and in these cases I enjoy being wrong!
5:45 p.m. – Sweat is literally pouring down my face! I raced here from Santa Monica in 5 minutes, I think I took out an old lady in a walker, a pack of wild dogs, and Fairuza Balk from The Craft on my way here… Seriously…. I think that was Fairuza! Lol…
6:01 p.m. – There’s not a ton of people here I expected the barricade to be at least like 3 or 4 rows deep, but it’s not that bad.
6:15 p.m. The carpet is pretty boring, and I have to say, this movie… I dunno… I gave CB a mini poster because let me tell you, if Julia Roberts comes over and signs, I don’t want her on Larry Crowne, in fact I would cry if I got her on Larry Crowne!
6:22 p.m. – The press is in their pens! God, I’ve been waiting so long… lol… Scotty just elbowed me! He’s trying to get his Steel Magnolias one sheet poster started today… Breaking the Steel Magnolias virginity! This poster was rejected by Shirley Maclaine earlier this year, so we’re hoping it’s not bad luck. I started Steel Magnolias a few years ago and I have everyone but Dolly Parton and Sally Field.
6:25 p.m. – That’s a hard cast to get man! I’m telling ya!
6:33 p.m. – Let’s get this show on the road! I was shut out for Julia at the Valentine’s Day premiere… Oh my God, this lady made a sign that said, “Redbull owes me $100” and is waving it around… Hysterical! Red bull is this autograph dealer that no one likes, and he always tries to tell people what to do, and is generally the bane of my existence. He yells loud, that’s all I can say positive about him. I try to be balanced.
6:42 p.m. – Oh, there’s Tom Hanks arriving on the scooter from the film. Everyone in the crowd is going crazy, yelling and screaming for him… He’s zipping around all over the place on that thing!
6:45 p.m. – Tom Hanks is now doing photos and is really ignoring the chanting crowd. His publicist just told him he should wave at us. How nice.
6:52 p.m. – And now Tom Hanks is on the carpet, and doing an interview… damn so much for that.
6:54 p.m. – It’s funny, because I figured Tom Hanks would come over to sign and Julia Roberts would stiff… Well, the later could very well still be true…
7:03 p.m. – George Takei is here now… Sulu from Star Trek…
7:11 p.m. – It’s Wilmer Valderrama from That 70’s Show… People yell for him but he gets ushered onto the carpet. It’s a sad day when we can’t get Wilmer Valderrama to come over… sigh…
7:16 p.m. – Oh, there’s a car that has to be Julia! Yep! It’s her! Everyone goes crazy and Damn! She’s coming over to sign! Oh no, she’s starting so far from us… Dude, I don’t want to be negative, but… I think this is going to be a total shut out… She is moving really fast though, and isn’t signing a lot as far as I can tell… Lots of pushing…
7:17 p.m. – Holy crap, she’s actually getting closer to us… I wasn’t even getting my stuff ready because I didn’t think she would make it this far… It’s Pretty Woman! Julia Roberts is right next to us now… She signs my Erin Brockovich poster (an original UK Quad poster) and then I whip out my Mystic Pizza mini poster… Don’t judge me I love this movie… I did also bring Pretty Woman, but usually if you can get Julia she only signs one, so I figured this was a random movie and it would be easier to get two… So, I keep asking, “Julia can you please sign the Mystic Pizza poster? Can you please sign the Mystic Pizza poster…?” Julia then signs Scotty’s Steel Magnolias! Yay, the hymen is broken! And then she looks for my Mystic Pizza poster and signs that too! Dude, I got two! Then Scotty gets Julia on a vintage Vanity Fair, and CB even got two things as well…
7:19 p.m. – Julia is done signing and heads back! Dude, that was awesome. I thought for sure we would be shut out! So jazzed! Poor Anushika was shut out though… I offered to give her my Mystic Pizza poster because I felt bad, but she only wants things she got signed herself. Sorry darling!
7:22 p.m. – Oh look, Wilmer Valderrama is coming over now… Dude, Anushika just busted through, and was like… “Where! Where!” She plowed me over…
Mind you, she’s four apples tall, and I’m 6’4… Just saying… Scotty was like, get up here, get up here! Wilmer Valderrama got up and signed Anushika’s book! She was so happy! So, I guess we all did get at least something!
I’m shocked at today; I guess you just never know right? Tom Hanks actually motioned to us that there was traffic and he couldn’t cross… Hmmmmmm Okay, yet Julia Roberts had no problem getting though… all that traffic… Whatever Tom! I was mainly there for Julia Roberts so hey, I’m ecstatic! Plus, I got to meet a few Mike The Fanboy readers to boot! Which was a real treat! Speaking of that, if anyone ever spots me or any of the Mike The Fanboy columnists make sure and say hey!
Until next time kids! Oh, and a special thank you to CB for holding me a spot and for some of the photos! As well as Awesome Anushika for sending me her photos as well!
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