This past weekend I saw a few different stars from a few different productions that were shooting in Vancouver, leave town for the Christmas hiatus.
Of course, high on every Vancouverites celeb watching/spotting/graphing list is the Supernatural duo of Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki.
This was the 1st time in quite awhile that I had caught up to them both at the same time. For months, I have caught 1 of them here, another there, but it had been many many months since I got both of them at the same time.
They arrived together coming in a door far down from where we expected any arrivals for that flight to come in and if it wasnt for Jared standing out in a crowd....we may have missed them.
One of the other hounds noticed them way down at the end coming in and we instantly went inside to get to them. As they checked in, we waited arounf for our chance to ask them after check in for some autographs.
1st up was Mr. Dean Winchester. Jensen was his usual happy self and signed lots for the small group of us that was there, he said he was happy for the break. Never really talked about what his plans for the break were too much, but he wished us a happy holidays, as we did him & let him get on his way.
A couple minutes later, Sam Winchester strolled thru. He was a little more talkative. We said we havent seen much of him lately & he said its because hes just been "hanging out & being pregnant".. which of course we then congratulated him on. With Genevieve having recently being up here, we were a little surprised his wife & mom-to-be wasnt with him on the trip. He then told us she had left a few days earlier. She was with family back home & that he was gonna meet up with her very soon. Like Jensen, he wished us a happy holidays, as we did with him & he was on his way.
The pair then went on their way & oddly enough, were not seen together departing LAX hours later. Somewhere along the way, Jared vanished, while Jensen was seen coming thru.
Below is pics of the SPN duo. Supernatural is up for awards in 8 categories on the Best Of TV Awards 2011
http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/best-of-tv-awards-polls.html including Best sci-fi show, Best sci-fi actor, Best non-human character or prop, Favorite Character..as well, Jared & Jensen are both up for Sexiest Actors. Semi-final voting has almost wrapped...the FINALS will start early in the new year.
The majority of the cast from the FOX hit show "Fringe" went down to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
In total, Anna Torv, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown, Lance Reddick, Seth Gabel & a suprise addition of Josh Jackson went to the event that has become a major promotion tool for TV & movies alike.
On the way to SDCC we saw only 3 castmates head out.
Jasika Nicole was her typical cheerful self, even at the absurdly early times they had people going out at. She got a good laugh when she heard another local autograph hound say "I think we just got Nobled" referring to co-star John Noble who also came in around that same time & gave a very fake "I just want to check in first" reply to us when asked for autographs. John is a real jekyl & hyde situation. I told someone once "Its like Walter & Walternate really exist" because you have 1 man that is 2 completely different people depending on the situation. Whenever I see Mr. Noble at set, hes quite pleasant. When I see him at other places, hes anywhere from "not receptive" to just downrtight unpleasant. This particular time Mr. Noble checked in and sure enough, as was suggested earlier by the other hound, we got "Nobled" as he put on his sunglasses, broke out a big shit eating grin...and proceeded to walk by our displayed photos without stopping. Generally, someone or all of us might proceed after him a bit in hopes of coercing him to change his mind, but we really didnt have time for that, as the shows central figure, Anna Torv was also there.
Torv actually arrived before the other two, but like Noble, said she wanted to check in first, but unlike Noble, is known for following up on commitments like that when asked. Sure enough, the Aussie leading lady did just what she told us she would do & came out to us. She chatted with us for a bit, said she had a terrific off season, and asked us how ours was. When we said we never really get 1 since somesthing is almost always here, and hockey season was so long this year, she then got kinda sad and started talking about how upset & disgusted she was watching the riots on TV. I said to her "I'm sure thats not the Vancouver you tell all your friends that your living in all year" & she was essentially in agreement & said how shocked she was that it could happen here. Eventually, we wrapped up our little chat & let her get on her way.
We never managed to see any other cast leaving town. Whether they were even in Vancouver yet, cant say for certain.
Upon returning, we again saw a friendly Anna Torv. Again, stopped to sign, and chat. Was telling us how she got to keep a couple promo posters which she said were for "me and my mom". Even after a whole weekend of being tugged at left & right to do this or that and signing countless autographs, she still did it here for people she sees week in & week out, with no hesitation & pleasant demeanour... and that is why Anna Torv will be added to my top 20 best celebrities list (a long overdue omission) on my next update.
This COULD go in my Olympics blogs section, since it happened while waiting for Olympians & considering he sung at the closing ceremony it would fit.
But I thought I would squeeze it into my random blogging section since its been abandoned for awhile.
Michael Buble was spotted by the observant hounds at YVR the day after the Olympics. He was there dropping off someone for a flight.
While there Michael took the time to do 2 TV interviews, as well as sign a bunch of stuff for the alert hounds who were packing Buble items.
I have met michael a few times over the years. The first couple times, he came across as less than receptive to the attention, but in the later meetings I have found him to be quite comfortable with his fame now & often a personable celebrity to meet.
He talked with the interviewers candidly about his performance & that of others there who were clearly lip synching & essentially bailed them out by saying "it was neccesary to lip synch because of....". Talk about a team player. he then chit chatted about how great it was for hockey to have Canada win the way they did & when I joked that it seemed scripted, he even laughed & suggested if Ovechkin does the same thing in 2014...then he caught himself & didnt finish the comment.
All in all, a great meeting with one of the top Canadian music stars out there.
On Monday Bryce Dallas Howard, the controvertial replacement in the Twilight Saga series 3rd installment "Eclipse" for the character "Victoria" (previously played by Rachelle Lefevre) was seen arriving at YVR in Vancouver with several castmates in tow.
While the likes of Klenna Lutz, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene & other newcomer Xavier Samuel got by the group of fans & paps mostly un-noticed, Bryce was front & centre for them all.
Not a lot is said in the video & its not overly fascinating...but it is from her arrival, the first time she was seen in Vancouver for this film.
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD first arriving in Vancouver with Twilight Eclipse castmates Kellan Lutz, Xavier Samuel, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed
Castmates for the upcoming Twilight Saga:Eclipse movie arriving in vancouver.
Bryce Dallas Howard, the new controversial replacement for the character Victoria is seen for the first time in vancouver.
Her castmates, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz & Xavier Samuel seem to slip by as most people stop to try & get an autograph or comment from Bryce.
Just slowly getting some of my vids up.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.