Despite the Tom Cruise – Katie Holmes divorce news this weekend, our Hollywood Joseph sings Tom’s praises from his recent Hollywood encounter with the superstar. Take it away Joseph…
All my friends have come to know that I have a super ability to meet Hollywood celebs, so when a certain collector friend found out the Rock of Ages movie premiere was at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard (a short walk from the Hollywood Wax Museum), he begged me to go. Now it didn’t take much beggin’ because I’d do just about anything for Rock of Ages star Julianne Hough, but I knew the tricky part would be tracking down the celeb he wanted me to meet. My friend wanted me to get TOM CRUISE’s autograph on his Maverick Top Gun helmet. I thought there was no chance, but I went for the celebrity autograph anyway because that’s what friends are for.
With the helmet in hand, I got to Grauman’s early to get a good spot, and what-do-you-know: Tom Cruise was already there! The celebs weren’t supposed to arrive until 6:30 pm and it was only 5… forget fashionably late!
I learned from people in the crowd that Tom makes sure he is early for everything so he can meet fans, do interviews and take lots of pictures. I had to make my way through the crowd to get Tom’s attention, but once he saw the Mav helmet, he was just as excited as I was!
Before I could say anything, Tom yelled “I’ve got to sign this. It’s amazing!” So there I stood, star struck, holding the signed helmet, and yeah it was pretty amazing! What a nice guy. Let me tell you, this star sighting was pleasantly surprising, and now, the Journey song “Don’t stop Believing” keeps playing in my head.
Thanks for this special Hollywood celebrity sightings post, Joseph.
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