This past weekend I finally had the chance to get Jack Huston.
For those not in the know. Jack is playing a small part in Twilight Sage: Eclipse as "Royce King II", he is better known currently for his role on the new TV show "Eastwick".
I was given the scoop on his departing time by a former employee or Punkd Images & now that he was free of the tyrannical throttle of information that was put on him by his former boss, he freely told me of this departing flight.
I showed up to the airport in time to assure myself I wouldnt miss him. While there I ran into a couple people of interest to the autograph/pap world. Talked at length with 1 & breifly with another. After that, I went back to work, looking for Jack (or as the girls on the TV show he guest stars on "Eastwick" labelled him, a Johnny Depp clone)
It didnt take too much longer before he came thru. I actually noticed Punkd following him like a a rat follows the pied piper, before I noticed him. I approached him for some autographs & he happily obliged.
I snapped a few pics of him afterwards. It wasnt my best set of pics ever. Mainly because I had no intention of shooting it, but opted to just to be a petty ass in eliminating any exclusivity Punkd might have thought there would be. My settings were not right & I was trying to avoid using a flash, so of the 15-20 pics I took, very few were too usable. So these are the best of the bunch.
We talked breifly about his filming here & his role on Eastwick. He seemed excited to be recognized for his Eastwick role, even though I had to confess to only having seen 1 episode of it. He then went on his way.
Right before he was about to go thru security checkpoint I asked him if he could pose for a photo, and he did and then he went on his way.
Joshua is one of the most animated celebrs I have ever come across. Countless facial expressions, continually stuff. So for that reason, it was hard narrowing down what to use in my blogs for him. I have opted to split it into 2 parts.
So here is part 1. All are pics of him before he started his scene.
Anna was in both scenes that I saw being done that day. So there was plenty of time to shoot her. It was a breath of fresh air going for this show after enduring the paranoid ridiculousness of the Twilight cast & crew of the past while. I was allowed to shoot the scenes and them on their time between scenes without even so much as a stern finger wagging. As opposed to the Eclipse set which puts up ridiculous amounts of screens in hopes of blocking people from even seeing a glimpse of the action, let alone shooting it.
Below is a variety of pics from the earlier scene with Lance, and her later scene with Joshua, as well as a few of her just hanging out, knitting. For some reason, I dont think of young & attractive females as knitters. So it seemed odd to me. So I took some pics of it.
Funny enough, the 1 pic I asked her if I could take it, was one of the least sharp ones of the bunch, the last pic. I got her to sign a few photos for myself, as well my friend got a couple & her brother, who was the one that got us into the show got 1 for himself. I asked Anna how Mark was doing (aka- "John Scott" in season 1 & her real life husband). She said fine & reminded me of something I knew, but had forgotten...he has a new show of his own thats being shot here, Human Target. So I will have to take a venture out to find that set someday.
It took me forever to trim this down to the pile I chose. I could have theoretically posted a 100 pics of her, but a lot of them would have been even more repetitive than some of them seem now. Ideally, I like to go with 10-20 pics in a blog, but sometimes you just cant fit it into that range. So here it is.
The Anna Torv collection. 44 pics.
Yesterday the new hit TV show "Fringe" was filming not far from my house & I went there eagerly hoping to see some action. It has become one of my new favorite shows, so I get a bit excited when I find them.
I showed up & instantly scoured the area to figure out where exactly they were shooting & who would be there. I was told Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson & Lance Reddick had scenes there today. That was good enough for me. Time to settle in for a few hrs of repetitive scene watching.
The first scene involved Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) & Agent Philip Broyles (Lance Reddick) walking thru a park/town square set up & talking.
Below is a few pics of them preparing for this scene, and shooting it. Included is 1 cameo from Joshua Jackson who arrived to film his scene while the other two were still finishing up their scene. You can see him standing there smoking a cigar while they are completing their work in the background.
Lance wrapped his day shortly after that & left. Just before leaving though my friend & I stopped him & got him to sign a few items & I got a photo with him (I had got 1 previously at a different set, but the shadows from the trees wrecked it, so I wanted another one).
More of Joshua & Anna coming up in the other blogs.
Obviously by now, you have all seen the Rob & Kristen argument vid. If you have not, then I dont know how or why you came to find my blog.
The night starts further back. It starts back at like 7 PM when 3 or 4 hounds & paps were waiting at the residence with myself. At that time we were considering going to check out a red carpet event for the VIFF that apparently Jodelle Ferland & Daniel Curmore were scheduled to attend. This was the plan for a couple hours, infact it was the plan right up until I was ready to leave when things changed.
Before we were about to leave I went for a short bathroom break. While doing so I got a call telling me Sam Bradley, Robs good friend was playing a short set at a fashion show, and that this was going to happen in less than 20 mins. I got back to where I was & was simply going to tell my friends "I gotta go" since theres an understanding that sometimes, no matter how good of friends you are, you cant share certain info if its someone elses. Ironically this would bite me in the butt again a bit later. So guess turnabout is fair play.
Before I had a chance to leave I found out they too had the info. So with the cat out of the bag, we all left for this event. When we got there we found out the event was small & frankly, not a Rob type of environment. But, we sat on it incase. Afterall, this was Sams last night in town before he started a large 2 month tour. & we suspected Rob was going to see him at some point.
The show ended & Sam left with his gf. No Rob. We then decided at that time to see if we could generate any leads & left the scene. Shortly after, I got a text from one of the various fans that ask ME for info usually. In it she asked if I had heard anything of the cast being in Kits. I had not & phoned her back to hear if she had more info on it. But got no reply. So I decided it wasnt overly worth pursing yet since thats a large area to cover & with no exact lead, not enough to go on.
We decided to break into 2 units out of the group I was with at the time. We scoured the Gastown & Yaletown areas & some of the other notable hotspots. We were still empty & my friend decided to take a chance & check out the Kits lead. We scoured the area. Ironically, we didnt plass the 2-4 block stretch where they would be.
After deciding there was nothing to go on immediately, we sat down & grabbed a bite to eat when we got a call from the other car "hey, have you heard of a place called Pinkys" he asked. The guy I was with, living near there had & we headed out for it immediately.
Upon arriving I saw all the familiar faces there. Including someone who I had tried calling a couple times to see if he knew something, only to get his answering machine (remember the whole turnabout fair play thing.?). It was definitely the place. The place, Pinkys Steakhouse.
We didnt have long to wait as we were some of the last people to show up for the event. Shortly afterwards Sam & a female were leaving. Got to admire Sam. Super class act. Even though he KNOWS why everyone is there, he still treats everyone with respect. Lots of friends of major celebs would scowl & look down at you. He truly is a great guy & its for this reasoN I actually hope he succeeds. Because he deserves it. We had a short chat about his tour & going overseas & he was excited to be going. Then he gave one final nod & left in a cab.
Not too much longer after, John came out. Again, breif chat. He said their night was going well, chit chatted about the weather breifly, then it was time. The cab arrived & Rob would lead the charge.
I had a great position & if I would just get it thru my head that situations like this are likely to generate little ot no autograph possibilities, maybe I would eventually clue in & just photograph or videotape. But I went for an autograph again. It wasnt going to happen. They beelined for the cab. Rob, Kristen & random woman who I have seen various people ID as Stephanie Ritz, but I myself cant confirm this, since I dont know what she looks like.
The cab was leaving & the parade of vehicles were in pursuit. My driver was the lead car & had them from the word go till the final destination. On the drive there Kristen was repeatedly checking to see who was following. I've never seen her act so off about this. My friend even said during the drive "shes never like this". It was odd. Eventually we arrived at the hotel.
We pulled over hastily & got out. No less than 4 people follwed up onto the property. Myself & my driver were a bit back & breifly caught them going in, while the other driver followed them right in. I'm not going to get into a 10 paragraph debate on right vs wrong of the situation. He even admits he hated doing it, so the level of unacceptable has certainly been set. My driver & myself went no closer than the doors, while he went right in & videotaped them waiting to get ont he elevator & of course, having the breif argument.
The argument. Its why some of you are reading this. So here it is.
It had nothing to do with the two random people that were there around the same time. Frankly, no idea what they were doing there. 1 of them gets in with R&K, so I dont even know if they were together, since the other one appears to leave. Quite weird & random & more importantly, irrelevant to the discussion.
What you hear Rob say is "I'm sorry I paused.." This was undeniable. Oddly, I dont think I saw a single person say that in all the replies I saw places about the vid. Probably because people wanted it to mean more, or because arguing about pausing seems odd.
Kristen replies "Can we just wait..". the second part there was disagreemnt over.
" & do this in the elevator please?" or "till these people are on the elevator please?"
I'm convinced it was the first, one of my friends thought it was the latter. In either case, kristen is basically saying in her own way "not right now Rob, people are here".
It took awhile to figure it out, because we didnt get what they were talking about. What was he apologizing for?
Perhaps we are wrong is our assumptions about the arguing point, but the dialogue was clear. Our assumption (all assumption at this point) is Kristen was annoyed at missing an elevator because she did her best Usain Bolt impersonation, while Rob casually looked to saunter at first, then realized he was supposed to be running. Seems silly by itself, but you can see Kristen was apparently in a bad mood & this annoyed her. When I posted that I called it "interesting material" people jumped to all sorts of conclusions. It is interesting, because you never see them publicly aruging like this.
Personally, I was uncomfortable with seeing it because it was too personal of a moment. The videographer as well was unsure what to do. But he opted to sell it, as reality is, money is money. I can tell you he certainly does feel bad about it & I know many of you will debate how he can feel bad if it he did it blah blah blah etc. But people do things everyday they might not be happy about, have a choice NOT to do it, but still do....including most of you.
The video will likely be spun by everyone to fit their needs.
People who are pro-Robsten will say how its proof they are together because only people dating would argue over such a small thing.
People anti-Robsten will say its just two friends having an argument.
People against paps will point how this is an invasion of privacy.
People who hate Kristen will say its proof shes a bitch.
People who hate Rob will say how hes a pussy for letting Kristen walk all over him, blah blah blah.
Stark reality is, NO ONE but Rob and Kristen...and maybe the other person that was with them in the cab, knows what the entire dispute was. Did we literally just hear 2 lines of a 10 min argument? Or was it literally a 5 second letting off of steam & forgotten by them?
More importantly, who cares?
I'm only discussing it because I was there & saw the vid before it was released & we debated over whether it should be put out or not. Otherwise my blog would have ended 4 or 5 paragraphs ago.
Its not like they were arguing about a drug deal or where they hid a body. It was about "pausing". Seems really pointless, and if it were not for the over-analytical fanbase of this couple, it would be NOTHING. But because so many fans live vicariously thru "Edward & Bella" this matters to them...and because of that, this video is out there. Gossip cop & whoever else runs it are even MORE to blame. They bought it. They paid money for the material.
The other day I had the oppourtunity to see 3 or more cast members from the Twilight series. Plus of course 1 special 1, the author...who has had cameos in the first couple movies.
My day started with rushing out of the house to get to the airport for Dakota Fanning leaving. When I saw what time it was I didnt think I would have a chance, but still had to try. I took the new skytrain line from the downtown core to the airport, and have to say, it did a very good job of getting me there in a decent time. Unfortunately I got a text when I was about 6-8 mins away telling me she had gone thru a few mins earlier. So I missed her by 10-15 mins. Little did I know, this would be just the start of the bad luck day.
I grabbed a bite to eat & got caught up on the new pap/hound gossip of Punkd firing yet his 2nd photog in less than a month. While sitting around chatting about that, I got a hasty phone call from one of my buddies simply telling me to get back over to the departures area asap.
I ran over there (a few hundred feet) to see Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight saga series writer approaching the desk to check luggage in. I found out she signed a few autographs before getting in line, but also was warned that we might get told no by her assistant. I, along with a couple other autograph hounds, 2 or 3 fans & the croc hunter waited in the area where she would have to go by to get to the security gate. While waiting for her, I was of course confronted by the croc hunter who wanted to challenge me to a fight. Of course, since the guy makes a living from lawsuits I opted to decline. Some yammering back & forth was interrupted by Stephenie finally coming thru.
Instantly we were told "no, she doesnt have time to sign, she has a plane to catch" by her assistant. I never brought up the fact that she had 45-50 mins to get thru the security gate & no line up ahead of her. Wish I had, would have been interesting to see them come up with a new excuse. Instead I walked with her & her assistant for about 2-3 mins to the gate, away from the gate, back to the gate, all the while telling us no. I video taped most of her denial, unfortunately my editing program is messed up & wont edit the vid...so I am having to put off posting the vid till I can edit out the shaky camera work & dead miments. But I did take a handful of stills from it.
After Steph left there was a few hrs to kill.
When we returned, we found out we had just missed Billy Burke arriving. That didnt affect me so much, since I had nothing for him with me. We waited for our last hope of the evening. Peter Facinelli was due to leave later in the evening.
We sat around chatting with people who in theory, arent supposed to talk to us. People that work with Punkd. But with the king croc hunter not around, everyone was allowed to be ammicable. After sitting there for well over an hour it was decided he either wasnt getting on the flight, or managed to sneak by us (which is possible depending on what the driver does & what type of luggage he has).
We went home with little success.
Not an overall good day...but you wont win them all I guess.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.