Okay, there will be lies.
Six of them.
And one truth.
But there will also be extra contest entries!!!!!
See, I figured that--given the date--no one would take today's post seriously, no matter what I wrote about. And I've been meaning to fulfill this award for weeks:
So it seemed like the perfect time.
I also know a lot of you are REALLY hoping to win the amazing books I'm giving away, so I decided to change things up a bit. Instead of passing this award on to people who've probably already won it, I'm just going to post the seven things and everyone who guesses which one is true will get five--yes FIVE--extra entries in the contest!!!!! And, because I love comments, I'll also give ONE extra entry to everyone who guesses wrong.
Okay, so without further ado, here are six lies and one truth about my years spent pursuing a career in Hollywood.
(We'll see how bad I am at lying...)
#1: I used to live in an apartment just off Hollywood Blvd, and one of my neighbors was actually Brendan Fraser's dad. No--his son never came to visit, and no--I had no proof that he really was who he said he was. But there was a definite family resemblance, and his last name was Fraser so I'm fairly certain he was telling the truth.
#2: My classes at USC were mostly filled with people like me--nobodies who had good portfolios and somehow got accepted--but there were a few people with famous parents who got them in. We also had some former child stars. Our biggest 'celebrity' was Elijah Wood, but it was before Lord of the Rings revitalized his career so it wasn't *that* big of a deal.
#3: During the summer between my Junior and Senior year, I took a job as a PA for The Amazing Race. I didn't stay very long because I didn't want to have to travel with the show, but I worked through some of the preliminary preparations, and there's even an early episode where I'm listed (under my maiden name, of course) in the credits.
#4: I interned for a TV Production company during my Senior year, and every Friday (filming day) we'd head to the studio lots for the tapings. Most of the celebrities were really nice--or too busy to notice me--but there was one who was surprisingly rude. David Spade. Despite being such a funny guy on screen, he was a total jerk when I met him, and spent the whole time yelling at my boss because they'd changed his lines again and he was getting sick of all the rewrites.
#5: My boss also had really weird friends--and part of my job was to answer all his calls--so I talked to Bob Saget (Danny Tanner on Full House) and Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding on Saved by the Bell) on a pretty regular basis. Their voices are instantly recognizable over the phone, so I usually spent the entire call reminding myself to call them by their real names, not their character names.
#6: During my Senior Film Production class, Stephen Spielberg was on campus to meet with the Dean, and for some reason he decided to sit in on our pitch session. At first we didn't even notice him back there, but once we did, we all got so nervous most of us botched our pitches. He was really nice about it, and when we were done he said they sounded like great projects and left, and we all just sat there like, 'dude, WHAT just happened?'
#7: Probably my favorite celebrity that I met was Judd Nelson. I'm a HUGE Brat Pack fan--even though it was before my time--so I totally had to bite my cheek to keep from giggling and saying "I LOVED YOU IN THE BREAKFAST CLUB" when I met him--especially because I was working at the time and it would have been horribly unprofessional. He was really nice though, and even remembered my name when we said goodbye. I think the memory of him saying, "Goodbye Shannon" will stay with me forever. :)
Okay, there you go. Leave your guesses in the comments (and make sure you let me know what name you entered the contest under) and I'll reveal the lies and truths tomorrow. And if you haven't entered the contest yet, make sure you fill out the form before April 10th.
Can't wait to see who gets this right!