You Heard It Here: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Am I the only one shocked that it’s 2013 already? (I’m guessing not!)

Since it’s the first of the month, it’s time for another Hollywood story. I was trying to come up with something new year related, but since most shows go on hiatus during the holidays I really didn’t come up with anything fun. So instead of a holiday story, I thought I’d share the next best thing… a Clooney story. LOL. (Can’t go wrong with one of those!)

I’ve told a few George stories along the way so forgive me if you’ve heard this one before. Most of you know that I worked on “Roseanne” for the first four seasons and that’s where I met George. (He played Booker, the manager of the factory where Roseanne worked.) Well, two or three years after the show ended, my husband worked on a pilot where George was a guest star. My husband and I were at the pilot’s premiere party at the director’s house and I was parked in a chair in one the main rooms directly across from the front door. The party was in full swing and I didn’t really expect to see George. I figured if he hadn’t showed up by now, he wasn’t going to be there. Well, lo and behold, the door opened up and guess who walked in. Yep. Mr. Clooney. Now, keep in mind that I hadn’t seen him in a couple of years. Bless his gorgeous heart, he walked into the house and looked around. When he spotted me, his eyes got wide and he made a bee line straight toward me. I was the first person he hugged at that party. We caught up for a few minutes before he left to mingle with everyone else, but I will never forget it as long as I live. He was always special to me and he always will be.

What about you? Any reunions with someone who was special in your life? How’d it go?



You Heard It Here: Happy New Year! — 10 Comments

  1. It is hard to believe that 2013 is finally here because for me 2012 seemed to not ever want to stop. And what is this, a George drive-by, a George sighting? ; ) You know my favorite George movie is One Fine Day, right? Well, if the telly has nothing decent on tonight I might watch that. Now there’s a plan.

    • Hi Robena,
      Really? 2012 whizzed by for me. I’d take a George drive-by any time. LOL. I like One Fine Day too. Of course, I’ll take any movie with George. He’s too cute. I like your movie plan. I would join you if I wasn’t so far away. (See how I almost invited myself over. LOL.)

  2. I love all your Hollywood stories, Deanne! No reunions for me lately, but I wouldn’t mind a brush with George. 😉

    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013!

    • Hi Robin,
      Yes, there’s never a bad time to brush up against George. LOL. Happy New Year to you too! I can’t wait to start your book! I just have to finish the one I’m on. It’s taking me forever!

  3. I enjoyed your post, Dee J., and had to add a bit about George Clooney. He and his pot-bellied pig used to live next door to my uncle before George was known as anything besides being Rosemary’s nephew. Not much contact then, but it’s fun to mention now.

    • Hi Linda,
      Those were the days when I knew him. He brought Max to the set a couple of times. He was a sweet little piggy. I never saw him when he got too big to go to work with his daddy. LOL. I told George he was going to be way more than just Rosemary’s nephew.

  4. Wow. I’m a little starstruck. And no, no reunions for me. : ( My beloved aunt was supposed to come for the holidays but circumstances prevented it.

    Happy New Year, Dee!

    • Hi Shawna,
      Happy New Year to you too! Trust me, I was tremendously star struck when I started working on Roseanne. I don’t think too many people knew George from “The Facts of Life” but I had a HUGE crush on him from that. I think I did a triple take when I looked at the cast list on the first day of work. GEORGE CLOONEY!! I think I was mute when I first met him. LOL.

      Sorry your aunt didn’t make it in for the holidays. Maybe spring break? It’s worth a shot! 🙂

  5. Great story! Regrettably, all my George Clooney encounters have been in my dreams, (but they’ve been really, really good ones). 😉

    • Hi Sam,
      Haha. Thanks! Yes, many of my George encounters have also been dream related. LOL. Funny… I don’t regret them at all,