I probably shouldn’t be goofing around and writing this thread, but the script I was working on this morning disappeared when the program crashed and a month of rewrites went down the tube. (That isn’t so bad as I can probably pull up the new material from memory, but still: ugh.)
Plus – and now the real reason – Indygrrl asked me to write this thread when I mentioned on another post that I tended bar at Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s wedding. And since she and I are dealing with similar stuff – and every time I come here I happen to come across her name – I consider it enough of a sign to move forward with it. Or maybe I just seek attention. Or maybe I just want to re-live past glories (well, they’re not exactly glories). And of course, being the procrastinator I am, I’m dreading rehashing previously mentioned script.
I have not waited on EVERY celebrity to grace the big or small screen, but quite a few of them. It began as a catering position that lasted for about six years from which I’ve since retired. A few of the events I’ve worked include:
Tom Cruise’s 40th birthday party
About 75 movie premiere parties
“Titanic” Oscar Party
Governor’s Ball the “Braveheart” year
Paramount Oscar Brunch the “Saving Private Ryan” year
Final “Seinfeld” episode taping
My apologies in advance to those whose writing eloquence makes me appear awkward by comparison. I often feel the gatekeeper that let me into this message board was doing his best Homer-Simpson-at-the-nuclear-reactor imitation. I’m doing my best, honest.
One disclaimer to mention: I will not expose any celebrity in a way that I believe could do harm to their career or seriously damage their character (I’ll just say “anonymous…”). That said, I can only think of one instance that would be the case – and I didn’t see it firsthand, but was informed by another caterer. But if somebody was a jerk to me (and I can’t think of many who were) I’m happy to name names.
And if there’s anything worth mentioning that hasn’t been asked, I’ll drop it in somewhere.
I also worked a couple years as a security guard at Warner Brothers, chaffeured for a limo company and been to the Sundance Film Festival a few times, so if a question or antecdote can be supplied from a personal experience other than a party I bartended, I’ll mention it (e.g. George Clooney shot hoops out in front of his trailer every single day while he was on E.R. – and he had a pretty good shot, good from downtown).
I will do my best to reply to your questions ASAP, but please understand I do not hang out here as often as some others.