CelebriTuesdays: Karate Kid! Johnny was fun, but Daniel-San was on the run!



They were promoting The Karate Kid reboot Cobra Kai and I didn’t dream that I’d have a chance to get a picture with Danny and Johnny together, but little did I know that I should have busted out my own crane move to get his picture.



William Zabka will always be Johnny to me, and he was a cool cat that stopped to chat and stayed around to take pictures with everyone. Sure he’s gotten older, but long gone are the days of him rocking those unfortunate headbands or receiving illegal crane kicks, but he was very nice and friendly.




As Ralph Macchio was leaving, his assistant was rushing him away to get him into the car, but he did still stop for a few pictures with the fans. I got my turn and had my phone ready as he wasn’t making much small talk and moving pretty quickly. We posed and when I went to push the button to snap the selfie – I must have had a stroke mid-snap because I pressed the button to turn it from selfie mode to front facing mode and I didn’t get the picture…He waked away after seeing me snap the button, not realizing that I’d screwed it up and she led him away. I froze for a second, not quite realizing what happened or how I could be so stupid…“Ralph – it didn’t take…the picture didn’t take” but she still spirited him away.



I’d just messed it up completely and tried to walk over to him again to get another shot with him, but his assistant wasn’t having any of it. As he walked away, my internal voice was furiously shouting out “Sweep the leg! Sweep the leg!” and it took everything in me to ignore it as he got into his car. I have no excuse for such an amateur move – it’s just plain stupidity after all this time.


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So, if you’re keeping score at home – I’m one for three with The Karate Kids. Elisabeth Shue said I’m not that into you and couldn’t be bothered, but this time it was entirely my fault. I had my shot and screwed it up – but he could have just stood still for one more God Damn second, right? I’m not worried though, I’ll get him next time – just ask John Goodman; he thought he could run from me, but I wore him down too



CelebriTuesdays: ELISABETH – OH NO SHUE DIDN’T!!!


I guess I’ve been spoiled lately by landing some pictures along with celebrities so I forgot that they’re actually people who might want to be left alone. Elisabeth Shue’s car pulled up and she couldn’t be moving any quicker if she were in a race. She was Leaving Las VegEscalade or maybe she just took one look and wasn’t in the mood to sidle up next to my sweaty awesomeness on such a hot day.



No offense, but this is the best Thor movie ever made!


It wasn’t her intention, but her assistant did make me feel like I had finally “made it!” As they were walking by trying to get her inside the building, her assistant put her arms up to block the cameras and started yelling “No, No…I said No pictures!” I couldn’t help but laugh to myself and think a) I am officially now a stalker since I’ve finally been yelled at and b) Chris in Adventures in Babysitting seemed so much nicer than this…



When I say she was blocking our cameras, I mean she was blocking cell phones. It’s not as if I’m walking the streets rocking a heavy duty Paparazzi-level camera with a lens as big as my arm or any equipment for that matter. I’m not crazy, although, lately I have toyed with the idea of bringing a little step stool around to make me seem taller in some of these photos. Nothing major, just maybe an unassuming toddler potty step stool or a little soap box.



Elisabeth, I’m a fan and I know Shue don’t owe me even one single minute of your time, but are you kidding?Yes – Shue are still awesome, but Shue were in Piranha 3D for God’s Sakes! You’re talented and all, but you’re only promoting a small role in Battle of the Sexes; I’m concerned the news of the upcoming Karate Kid TV series, Cobra Kai being greenlit might have gone right to your head! Ease on down the road there Liz…



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This is The Karate Kid that mattersnot that sacrilegious Jaden version…


As my own private protest for this egregious snub, I will no longer Wax on or Wax off when I think about Ali in The Karate Kid – take that Mr. Myagi! Full disclosure, I don’t really know the Shue story here: the assistant probably needed her to be in the makeup chair to tease out that fro and get ready for the appearance as it’s her actual job to get her places on time. My only saving grace was that she didn’t utilize the Larry David defense strategy and throw a big red ass up in the way! Still – maybe next time, just don’t block this chubby guy’s photo…




me and mr miyagi last summer

When I met Mr. Miyagi on vacation and he showed me a few moves.



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