CELEB SIGHTINGS: CELEB SIGHTINGS 56

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CELEB SIGHTINGS 56

Jane Kaczmarek's rude theatre pal.  How would you like to sit behind her???  Photo by Karen Salkin.

Jane Kaczmarek’s rude theatre pal. How would you like to sit behind her??? Photo by Karen Salkin.

Before I get big into my Celeb Sightings of 2018, let’s finish-up the ones from the last two weeks of 2017. I had shared so many in my previous CS column (which you can still read here: itsnotaboutme.tv/news/celeb-sightings-celeb-sightings-55,) that the end of the year was kind-of slow in comparison.

But let’s see who was still around town for the holidays, and then come into 2018. I already know that I’ll be seeing someone big tonight, as a matter of fact, but you’re just going to have to wait for my next Celeb Sightings to find-out just who he is!

So let’s go with these fun ones for now:

Ray Buktenica and his fireplace sweater. Photo by Karen Salkin.

Ray Buktenica and his fireplace sweater. Photo by Karen Salkin.

12/15/17 Jane Kaczmarek, who played the mom on Malcolm in the Middle, sitting in front of me at the Pasadena Playhouse for the opening night of Miracle on 34th Street. Her companion very rudely showed up with her hair piled high on her head, which should be taboo in theatres. But, perhaps at the request of the view-obstructed patrons behind her, she took it down right before the show began.

12/16/17 Adorable star of many a TV sitcom, Ray Buktenica, putting a smile on the faces of everyone in the crowd by rocking his fabulous now-famous holiday sweater, at the Pasadena Civic for a performance of the wonderful panto, Beauty and the Beast—A Christmas Rose.

Gary Oldman and director Joe Wright.  Photo by Karen Salkin.

Gary Oldman and director Joe Wright. Photo by Karen Salkin.

12/19/17 Gary Oldman speaking after a screening of his film, The Darkest Hour, in West LA. But the star of that session was the very entertaining director, Joe Wright. (I am voting for Gary for the SAG Awards, by the way. What a performance!!!)

12/23/17 More a working actor than a celebrity, per se, (but I’m a fan,) Ennis Esmer, (who plays the very entertaining Rich Dotcom on Blindspot,) standing right next to us at the way overcrowded Grove in West Hollywood. I was thrilled to see that Mr. X and I weren’t the only people in the public eye who were nutty enough to go there on the super-populated Saturday night before Christmas Eve!!!

Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins.  Very blurry photo by Karen Salkin.

Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins. Very blurry photo by Karen Salkin.

1/3/18 Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins speaking after an industry screening of their film, The Shape of Water, in West Hollywood. They were both fun in the Q-and-A, and Sally is wonderful in the film, but, trust me, it really needed Octavia. I felt better whenever she came on the screen in this weird, uncomfortable story.

1/4/18 James Franco in Hollywood, doing a very entertaining Q-and-A after a jam-packed industry screening of his hilarious film, The Disaster Artist. Between the fabulous movie, and James’ colorful behind-the-scenes stories, it was one of the best nights of awards season!  [That’s James in the awful blurry photo at the top of the page, taken by a very far-away Karen Salkin.]

And, as I always do with awards shows, I’ll be live-tweeting the Golden Globes this Sunday, beginning with the arrivals, which start at 3PM Pacific Time. If you don’t already follow me, this would be a good time to do so—in the case that I say anything earth-shattering, you’ll want to be in on it. @MajorCelebrity. The Hollywood Foreign Press, even with their dubious members who do the voting, usually puts on a good show, (perhaps because everyone in the audience is drinking booze the whole time,) so I hope you’ll join me on Twitter that night.

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