Brad Pitt and I are practically cousins. We grew up in the same town (Springfield, MO! Holla to my homies in the 417!). He attended my rival high school, the same one attended by my high school boyfriend. That’s just two degrees of separation right there. Back when he used to date Gwyneth Paltrow, the two of them came to Springfield for Thanksgiving and shopped at the local Smitty’s. I have shopped at that VERY SAME SMITTY’S. We probably touched the exact same floor tiles. Another time when he was in town, he went downtown to bars where I used to frequent. Also, my sorority sister in college, her boyfriend at the time grew up down the ACTUAL street from where Brad grew up.
See? Practically related!
My hometown was also home to several other celebrities. I like to drop their names sometimes to make myself look cool.
Ever heard of the Disney Channel? How about the slightly popular, High School Musical? Lucas Grabeel, better known as hunky ”Ryan Evans” from HSM also graduated from MY rival high school. It’s like I KNOW him.
Aaron Buerge, a former male
slut suitor on The Bachelor STILL lives in my hometown and owns a restaurant in that same downtown district. We have breathed the SAME AIR.
I went to the same college as Kathleen Turner of Romancing the Stone fame. Really! I did! Also, John Goodman (Roseanne) went to my college. Sure they attended DECADES *ahem* earlier than myself, but just the fact that we attended the very same school counts for something I say.
Have you heard of that auto parts store, O’Reilly’s, the one with all the catchy radio ads? It started in MY hometown and my best friend in elementary school, her sister used to ride horses with the daughter of the owner of O’Reilly’s. (O, O, O, O’Reillyyyyyyyyyyyyy’s. Auto Parts.)
When I was in L.A. for spring break years ago, I saw Noah from Beverly Hills 90210 in a bar, Jack Nicholson driving around in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chad Lowe in a Ford Taurus.
My bestestest claim to fame has to be from last Thursday night when I got to actually meet (and fall in LOVE with) Bossy when she and her Saturn stopped in Indiana during her road trip. Also, I now know (and LOVE) her, her, her, and her. I already knew (and LOVED) her and her.
I. Am. FAMOUS. (For reals.)
What is your claim to fame?