Many tourists come to LA expecting to run in to celebrities on Hollywood Blvd.
It isn’t that easy but it IS possible to meet stars in LA. This blog is going to help you maximize your chances.
Before I start I want to say that we should always be respectful of celebrities. They are people too. If you meet a celebrity in public be quiet, calm, respectful. Read their body language. Are they making eye contact, smiling ?? Then sure ask for a quick picture or autograph. Are they with their children, look like they don’t want to be recognized?? .. Then you Are taking a risk of getting turned down.
Ok let’s get to the fun stuff!!
Before you plan your trip you can make some reservations at some of the studios. Paramount and WB studios both offer tours. There’s no guarantees
You will meet stars but being on the lot sure helps your chances!
You can also check with TvTickets.com Audiences Unlimited or 1 iota and see if you can get tickets to a show taping! Again this isn’t a guarantee but it increases your chances. Also, check with the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel and other shows to get tickets to a taping. They often give out way more tickets than they have space for because they know people won’t show up. You should plan on going early to any of these events.
Keep your eyes open at the airport. Celebrities are coming and going everyday at the airport. Hang around, get a meal there. You never know!!
Celebrities might be staying there especially if it’s nice. One Direction stays at the W when they are in LA. Many fancy hotels host events like charity events -and gifting suites.
Keep your eyes open. Look who I met at a hotel!
Yup Sean Kingston — he had just appeared on Suite Life of Zach and Cody so I Knew he liked kids!!
The Dance Moms and girls just visited LA and had a few meet and greets at Hotels
Extra Tapings at the Grove LA
The Extra TV show tapes at the Grove M-F Mario Lopez is the host and they have celebrities arrive daily for interviews. You probably won’t be able to get a picture WITH the celebrity, but you can get one of them! Usually, celebrities are scheduled when they have a movie coming out! You can check EXTRA TV s website and twitter account to see which celebs will be appearing!
Live Shows –
There are live shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, Nokia, Pantages and other venues. Check TicketMasters website for exactly which shows will happen during your stay.
Shopping and Theaters —-
Celebrities are people too. They shop and watch movies. You are most likely to see celebrities shopping at The Grove, The Americana, and Westfield Sherman Oaks. The Theaters celebrities are like to go to are the Grove, Universal City Walk, and the ArcLights in Hollywood and Sherman Oaks.
I met Amandla Stenberg from Hunger Games at the Universal City Walk theaters.
There are a few restaurants where celebs are likely to go. One is Paty’s in Toluca Lake
Miley Cyrus and her family eat there every so often and I just ran into Billy Unger and Madison Pettis a few days ago
There are also other places celeb tend to go in Toluca Lake. There’s a Coffee Bean, Sharkey’s and new place called the Counter all on Riverside Dr.
Check my online event calendar for premieres. There are premieres in LA all year long and about a few a month.
click here for celeb events
Some theaters are more “fan friendly” but if you get there early and find a spot near the red carpet you might be able to meet some stars. I’ve met many this way!
Yes bowling — celebrities love bowling and there us one Bowling place that tons of celebs visit. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas even went there on there birthday.
They also have a nice selection of autographed bowling pins.
Pinz Bowling is in Studio City on Riverside Dr. They have an arcade and an attached restaurant calked Jerry’s. I’ve met TONS of stars there! Stars are more likely to go to Pinz late nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For the serious Stalkers!
There are other places where celebs go that aren’t appropriate for kids but if you are hardcore about meeting stars you can hang outside of some fancy restaurants like Katsuya, Chateau Marmont, and the Roosevelt Hotel.
Paparazzi usually wait by the valet areas and I’ve seen their videos on You Tube. Sometimes fans are there and they take pics. The celebs don’t seem too happy about it so it’s up to you about trying this out!
Hope I helped you meet Celebrities follow me on Twitter @alexirob always tell you when and where celebs will be meeting fans!