What started off as a typical midweek movie night ended up as a selfie moment in an elevator with Angie's ex - you know, the one before Brad. I was at a screening of Warren Beatty's new movie, Rules Don't Apply, followed by a Q and A with the cast including actress Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich - who is very cute by the way (Check out Beautiful Creatures!) Warren Beatty made his way right by me after the movie, but when I turned my head the other way, I was locking eyes with none other than Alden! I told him he sounded like Leonardo Dicaprio so surely he would soon be the new 'It' boy. Hey, Leo is my first love but Alden is a newer, younger version! I was excited for the reception following the movie where the actors and filmmakers usually mingle over food, and this little soiree was going to be held at Lady Gaga's mother's Restaurant, Joanne. When I walked out of the theater, I noticed a row of limos and SUV's - and these were no shared Uber or Via rides - these cars were waiting for their celeb passengers. I noticed that no one seemed to be walking in the direction of the restaurant, so I asked a man, who I thought was a security guard, if he knew where to go. The man informed me he was actually the driver for an actor from a different movie which was hosting a premiere that night, and all he could tell me was that their after party was at the Time Warner Center. I made a mental note of this as I made my way to Joanne. When I arrived at Her Majesty Gaga's familial Italian restaurant, I realized why no one was headed there - apparently all the stars had an early call or photo shoot the next day and weren't going to make an appearance. Let's just say I made a mad dash to the Time Warner Building and ran into my driver friend who was waiting outside. He didn't know where the party was, but I went inside the center which was full of shoppers until I saw a man headed towards the elevator being followed by a posse - yep, it was Billy Bob! I followed him into the elevator and told him I loved his movie and he said "Really?" I just nodded and was glad he didn't ask more questions as I wasn't even sure what movie it was (it turned out to be Bad Santa) Billy Bob was super cool and nice and said he liked my voice. We of course had to take what is now known as the elevator selfie. A friend of mine (who happens to be a movie producer) had asked me a couple years ago to help him name some movie which turned out to star Mr. Thornton in a straight to DVD story about Billy running from a grizzly bear. I forgot to
mention all of this of course, but I'm pretty sure my friend might have texted him our selfie!