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Celebrity Sightings

Celebrity Sightings

Date: Aug 05 2009

Grammar: Second Conditional

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Famous actors, musicians, and sports stars are regular people just like us, right? They don’t walk on water or fly or have any other magic powers. They just happen to have jobs that put them in the spotlight.

So why is it so exciting to have a celebrity sighting? Maybe it’s because we’re used to seeing celebrities on TV or in movies. In those settings, they don’t seem completely real. So it’s surprising and interesting to see them in the real world, doing ordinary things like buying milk or picking up their drycleaning.

Some people seem to have celebrity sightings all the time. It’s like they have some kind of radar for famous people. In the street, at the store, or on a plane, they’re always running into celebrities. Find out which famous people Devan and Beren have spotted.

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Devan

Devan

Beren

Beren

Devan:  I was at the airport the other day, and I ran into an NBA player. I was really excited.

Beren:  Woah.

Devan:  And he was dressed totally incognito, dressed down, but I was the only one that recognized him. He just looked like a normal person. And I went up and I shook his hand and everything.

Beren:  Did you introduce yourself as a fan or were you playing it cool?

Devan:  I introduced myself as a fan, but I tried to play it cool. Have you ever had any celebrity sightings?

Beren:  I haven’t. Not like real celebrities. The celebrities I’ve seen are all kind of like lesser-known musicians where I’m kind of like, “Oh my God!”

Devan:  So it’s kind of a personal…a big deal for you, but not like a mass-recognized person.

Beren:  Yeah. And I’ve kind of decided the only person I really think I’d be at a loss for words in front of…Britney Spears, I decided.

Devan:  Yeah, it’d be crazy to see her in a normal setting, too, if you saw her shopping at the grocery store or just eating at a restaurant or something, you know? Like it’s one thing to see…like I saw Hillary Clinton drive past in a car with tinted windows and like 10 police cars and stuff once. But, you know, that was very much in the celebrity setting. It’d be crazy to see a celebrity in like…doing some typical day-to-day stuff.

Beren:  Totally.

 

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Devan recently spotted an NBA player at the airport. She was very excited. She introduced herself to him and tried to play it cool. It was exciting for her to see him dressed down and in a normal setting.

As a musician, Beren has seen a lot of other musicians whom she really admires. But none of them have been really famous. The only famous person she would be really amazed to see is Britney Spears. Devan agrees that it would be crazy to see Britney doing something normal like shopping or eating at a restaurant.

Have you ever had a celebrity sighting? Did you introduce yourself to him or her? Which celebrity would you be most excited to see?

 

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mariaelperez

Peru

It is cool..

05:50 PM Aug 12 2009 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I would be really surprised to run into Michael Jackson somewhere…

07:35 PM Aug 11 2009 |

emyg88

Colombia

I have never seen a real celebrity but i'm really sure that if i see one of my favorite famous person like steven strait i will be very excited and maybe i will try to play it cool. I know if i see steven strait i would run into him and kiss him.

 

04:36 PM Aug 11 2009 |

boddi

China

I am not so desirous to see the celebrity except a few of my favorite famous person.but if I run into a celebrity,I will be very excited too.

01:57 PM Aug 11 2009 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

hehe,,,wish i could have any celebrity sightings,,,but…hehehe…this lesson is cool..i like much…but it says it's easy to run into celebrities in HK. 

03:05 AM Aug 11 2009 |

fary74

Taiwan

We have the same idea.ha

01:12 AM Aug 09 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

 i have never seen  any celebrity yet. and i dont like run into them. i perfer to see them on tv or movies

12:42 AM Aug 09 2009 |

fary74

Taiwan

I like to see stars on TV but I don't like to run into them in the street. They always attract many people to see them and make the street crowed.

03:12 AM Aug 08 2009 |

Jenniferlove

China

well, the answer is no! I think I just don't have the luck to bump into any celebrity

the Chinese singer Liu Ruoying is definately the celebrity I want to see most

01:33 AM Aug 08 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Humm I think pretty cool to see personally some celebrity,but just it,I’m not so excited :)

12:49 AM Aug 08 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I have ever seen some celebrities,but I'm playing it cool very well…Because I think,sometimes celebrities doesn't want to be bothered,it is pretty cool to see someone who you just see on tv or in movies,but usually I'm in my ;)

12:47 AM Aug 08 2009 |

Rahma MD

Rahma MD

Indonesia

I'm staying in the capital city of my country; Jakarta, but i'm seldom running into the celebrities in the Plazas or Malls. It's different with my friends, they often told a story when they spotted movie stars in the mall which is near from our house. I asked my friends, did they take some photos with them or ask their signs. My friends said, they didn't do that. They tried to play it cool. Yet, it's not a big deal for me, hehehe:))) but i think i'll also do the same as well, play it cool.

However, i do agree that to see a kind of celebrities in their daily life, dress down is … fun.

 

09:53 PM Aug 07 2009 |

Aus_LT

Aus_LT

Lithuania

yea, i agree 2 that hey are normal people, but if i see a celebrati i could not talk with it, because i would be afraid.;DD

12:53 PM Aug 07 2009 |

max1983

max1983

Germany

I don't know what I will do when I meet celebrity. I thing I will looking what the celebrity will do. I thing I can say "hello, I know you ;) and wish her/him a nice day".Cool Yes I will play it coollll

04:47 PM Aug 06 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i remember when i was in the downtown i saw a celebrity but i play it cool , i had seen him a bunch of times in the tv jejeje … i think if i saw a susana zavaleta i would be at a loss for words all day.

03:22 PM Aug 06 2009 |

Tays

Tays

Brazil

I saw once a writer that I admire a lot. But, unfortunately, I was totally at a loss for words. I couldn’t speak anything or even ask for her autograph… I hope to do better next time or, at least, try to say “hello” or say how much I admire him or her.

10:59 PM Aug 05 2009 |

glassy heart

Saudi Arabia

I had seen a few of celebrity  sightins,but i dont think ill introduce my self to them ,they are just people like us nth more nth less..

i would like to meet SAMY YUSIF ,and ask him haw did u becam muslim..

10:40 PM Aug 05 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

I have once, so i consider him as celebrity since he is the current president of Brazil. I worked in place that does odontologics exams, one day he went there with his wife, he did the exam, the staff played it cool with him, even though he wasnt the president yet, he has been famous politician that time and he was going to become a president a few years later. I would be excited to see people i consider very important like, Obama the US president, Kaka a sports star, Roberto Carlos a famous singer here…i dont think i would play it cool in front of them, though, i would try.

10:29 PM Aug 05 2009 |

Aneet

Aneet

Czech Republic

I saw a lot of clebrities, but I was too amazed that I didn´t introduce myself. If I saw Eminem, I would be VERY excited :)

03:15 PM Aug 05 2009 |

zhzloverzy

zhzloverzy

China

I have no idea,eh..may protend to keep cool  when I met the famous people~~,anyway I don't think  the singers or actors are great ,they just do what they should do. 

03:05 PM Aug 05 2009 |

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