Submissions Tagged 'fame'

A few years back, my husband, my mother, and I had just ended a vacation in Hawaii.

There was some delay at the airport, and we waited on the tarmac for at least 20 minutes before the plane moved from the gate. All of a sudden, we heard silly giggles that we assumed came from the stewardesses. We looked up and, to our pleasure, saw Tom Selleck.

He stopped, smiled, and politely asked my mother, "How are you tonight?" She looked up, blushed, and responded, "I'm just fine now!"

The whole plane burst into laughter.

Over a decade ago, I worked for a production company in California that shot a lot of infomercials — the scourge and the glory of insomniacs around the country. Our work was seen by millions, drawn in by the promise of thinner thighs, fewer wrinkles, more money, and less body hair. In fact, my waxing infomercial _Sweet Simplicity_ was spoofed on a critical episode of _Friends,_ season 3, when Ross and Rachel break up for a night and he hooks up with someone else and then she dumps him...but that's another story.

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