#Hollywood Celebrities – Giant Rock Star …..
…as I nuzzled in beside him, close but not so close as to offend this GIANT ROCK STAR of a man, a man who was generous enough to let me have a photo of the two of us, and as his assistant prepared to take our picture, Giant Rock Star grabbed me and pulled me in towards him face forward and planted a big one smack on my lips as his assistant snagged the shot….
CUT TO……the beginning…..
One of my true besties in real life happens to be a Famous Actress, so when she asked me to be her plus one when she was a guest star on Hell’s Kitchen, I jumped at the chance, as – not only do I love spending time with her – but, the offer of a free hot gourmet meal coupled with front row seats to watch Gordon Ramsey scream and terrorize people in person, was… irresistible.
The day of the taping, we arrived and were escorted to the green room – a room fully plied with snacks, drinks and of course alcoholic beverages – where we were mic’d for sound and where we signed binding agreements that any footage or any recorded verbal commentary from us could be used at the discretion of Hell’s Kitchen for basically…. eternity. This quickly led to us forming a pact between us: that we would be careful not to say anything stupid or life altering in any way about each other so as to do irrevocable damage however unintentional – a pact that was sure to be tested with the alcohol that they had already given us to drink.
It was a Rock Star themed night, Famous Actress had been invited to participate because what is a Rock Star, after all, without a gorgeous, hot babe? We recognized several of the Rock Stars in the green room, and happily chatted with them sipping our wine waiting for the taping to begin; me secretly pinching myself that I was hobnobbing a room with these amazing Gods of Rock.
Finally, seated in the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, enjoying the ambience and perusing the menu, the waiter filled our wine glasses. Normally, Famous Actress and I have no loss of conversation; often talking until our jaws hurt; yet on this night, due to the binding agreements we had just signed, caution was the only thing we were thinking about. And then……we saw him, GIANT ROCK STAR entered the room, making his way to the stage. He hadn’t been waiting in the celebrity drenched green room as GIANT ROCK STAR is such a huge celebrity that he had been safely sequestered in his private trailer until he was needed on stage.
As our appetizers came out, Famous Actress told me that she had first met GIANT ROCK STAR years ago when she presented an MTV music award with him. Later, while they were both traveling in Europe, they crossed paths again. At that time her son was a baby, and GIANT ROCK STAR was so enamored with him that he ended up asking to be named as one of her son’s godfathers. (If I had to guess, he was most likely enamored with HER beauty as well!) His promised appearance had been one of the motivating factors for Famous Actress to agree to appear on this episode of Hell’s Kitchen.
At that point, we were about three quarters of the way through the entrée when the waiter came over to top off our glasses, and I, being a red wine lover said yes, at which point Famous Actress blurted out, “yeah give her more, she’s an alcoholic” and giggled as she said it, thinking she was hilarious in her comment. My face froze like I had done botox injections in places where botox doesn’t go. And remembering we had just signed our lives away, through gritted teeth, I uttered… “I can’t believe you just said that”.
FLASH BACK TO…. two days prior….
Famous Actress had come over to my place and we had ordered in Chinese food and were hanging out. When the food arrived, I offered her some red wine, but she had her vitamin water and was fine with that. Now, I like to drink red wine from a straw when I am at home – not because I am a Canadian country hick – but because I whiten my teeth, and drinking from a straw helps to keep my teeth from staining. Famous Actress made no comment about the straw, but when she got up to get some water from the fridge, and opened it up and saw twenty bottles of white wine stacked chilling on the shelves, she couldn’t contain herself and said, “Hon, are you okay? You are drinking wine through a straw and you have enough wine in there to choke a horse.” I laughed and told her the wine was for my friend’s baby shower and my part was supplying the wine, and explained my straw fetish so as to squelch her fears that I had turned into an alcoholic who needed to drink so fast and in such large quantities that a straw was my alternative to an IV drip.
FLASH FORWARD…..back to Hell’s Kitchen….
Okay, so I was now living in my own Hell’s Kitchen worried that Famous Actress’s comment – one, that was truly only funny between us – would not end up on the editing room floor, but rather, be an episode highlight. With both of us on our cautionary tiptoes for the rest of the meal, we still managed to relax and enjoy the rest of the dinner and dessert as Famous Actress had promised to ‘fix’ the ‘alcoholic-comment’ situation after the taping.
At the end dinner, having finished our segment, we decided to retire to the back of the restaurant and hang out at the bar, watching the rest of the taping, as one of the assistant directors had promised to take us back stage and meet Gordon Ramsey in person. As the taping ended and the assistant director started to escort us backstage, GIANT ROCK STAR was also making his exit from the stage and as we were close to crossing paths, Famous Actress gave him a flirty wave to which he replied “I have been waiting for you girls to come up and say hi to me all night.” I had goose bumps as we chatted momentarily with GIANT ROCK STAR, Famous Actress and him catching up, him giving us hugs and kisses before the assistant director pushed us along backstage.
Okay, so meeting Gordon Ramsey was pretty cool in and of itself…but I had just been complimented and hugged and squeezed by GIANT ROCK STAR, and as amazing and interesting as Gordon Ramsey is, GIANT ROCK STAR is…GIANT ROCK STAR! Finally exiting the building, alcoholic comment almost forgotten (almost), we noticed GIANT ROCK STAR was standing outside hanging out with what looked like his assistant. Famous Actress went up to him and after we started a conversation, she asked if she could have a current picture of the two of them to show her son . Feeling like I had nothing to lose, I asked if he would mind if I had a picture as well…..
…..as I nuzzled in beside him, close but not so close as to offend this GIANT ROCK STAR of a man, a man who was generous enough to let me have a photo of the two of us, and as his assistant prepared to take our picture, GIANT ROCK STAR grabbed me and pulled me in towards him face forward and planted a big one smack on my lips as his assistant snagged the shot….
And that was the end of our night, GIANT ROCK STAR had smacked me on the lips and I had the evidence to prove it. As I waited in the car, Famous Actress went as promised to ‘fix’ the ‘alcoholic-comment’ situation; and then, just when I thought the magic was over, a limo slowly crept beside our car…the window rolled down, and GIANT ROCK STAR poked his head out, smiled, looked me in the eyes and waving his fingers one by one, said ‘byyyeee’ as his car drove away.
And that’s is how I met and kissed…….(scroll down…..)
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Almost there, its really worth it…….
…….. Steven Tyler…..And all I will say, is …. those lips of his are luscious. Nuff’ said!