December 11, 2002

BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS: Famous-person sightings

BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS: Famous-person sightings in Manhattan always seem to come in bunches for me. For instance, last Friday morning I found myself standing next to David Lee Roth in line at the Union Square Virgin Megastore (the same store where on seperate occasions I've run into Spike Lee and Albert Hammond of the Strokes; I once saw Lizzie Grubman- on foot- right outside). If DLR was attempting to go incognito he wasn't doing the greatest job of it, as he was wearing a hot-pink jacket, skin-tight gold pants and multiple over-the-shoulder chains. I considered running to buy an old Van Halen album and asking him to sign it, but I thought better of it. And since Friday was the last night of Hannukah Roth was apparently on his way home to, you guessed it, light the Menorah.
The next night I covered an event for The Blueprint which was headlined by Sarah Silverman, the actress and comedian who I've been a fan of (and had a crush on) for years. I got to meet her afterwards, and in tow she had her actress friend Natasha Lyonne, who co-starred in "American Pie" as well as a little-known but excellent "Jewish movie" called "The Slums of Beverly Hills." And at this party Natasha was wearing- that's right- a David Lee Roth T-shirt, apparently having left her pink jacket and gold leggings at home.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 11, 2002 08:15 AM
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