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Celeb spotting in LA

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Celeb spotting in LA

So im travelling to LA from NZ in Nov and really wanna see a celebrity!

I would never interrupt them - no talking, asking for autographs, or take photos of them... just wanna see one in the flesh! haha.

Ive been researching where the best places to spot one are etc but i will be in town thanksgiving weekend...

Do celebrities stay in la for thanksgiving or they go elsewhere?

I know its a hard question to answer but any help will be appreciated.

Los Angeles
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1. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

Honestly the best way to "spot" celebrities is to attend a TV show taping instead of trying to encounter one by chance on the street, in a restaurant or at some celebrity "hot spot". But there's unlikely to be much if any taping activity around Thanksgiving so that may not be an option.

Beyond that, celebrities are pretty much like anyone else - some will go out of town for Thanksgiving, others will stay in town. Some will be out and about running errands and going about their business.

Santa Monica, CA
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2. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

Check the tab on the right side of this page under top questions. My teen always sees them at The Grove, but on a holiday weekend, I think you might come up empty.

Thousand Oaks...
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3. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

I would take a bet that you have a greater chance of seeing Hollywood type celebrities touring NZ around that time as you are seeing them around here.

Try a taping like Kimmel or Leno.....

Dr. Z

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4. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

There are no tapings during the holiday week, sorry. Celebrities are just people and go about their daily lives - they don't gather in any one spot. Also, celebrities don't all live their life the same way so no one can answer you about whether or not famous people travel over Thanksgiving. It's like asking if all blondes are in town that week.

Edited: 5:18 pm, February 01, 2013
5. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

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6. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

Why would you go on a celebrity stalking tour? I have trouble understanding people who get off on seeing a big house or a gate and having someone tell them truthfully or not that it is associated with somebody famous.

Celebrities become more and more isolated because they are harassed by people who aren't satisfied to buy a ticket to see them and have to chase them around in their private lives.

If I were a celebrity and learned that somebody had spent 50 hours plotting

homes, I would engage extra security and alert the police.

Please don't send out your map.

Edited: 11:03 pm, February 05, 2013
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8. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

I don't understand why anyone would go to so much trouble to find private addresses of celebrities, it really is an invasion of their privacy & a little bit creepy.

Back to the original question, celebrities can be hard to recognise at times when they are dressed down & going about their daily business. I usually only notice them when I see others making a fuss. Maroon 5 were at Disneyland when I was there last June & I didn't know who they were, but given the attention others were paying to them, I figured they were famous. It wasn't until they started showing 'The Voice' on Aussie TV, a month or so later, that I worked out who they were.

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9. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

My recommendation has always been, at a professional basketball game, either the Lakers or the Clippers. Does anyone ever listen to me? No.

Santa Monica, CA
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10. Re: Celeb spotting in LA

If you come to my neighborhood, Dale, I will call the police if I see you lurking around with your camera. LA has very active neighborhood watch groups reporting suspicious behavior. Lurking around with your cup of coffee and camera will get you lots of attention from the neighbors who value their privacy and are concerned about being robbed. It is not uncommon for robbers to case a neighborhood by hanging about looking for patterns and empty houses. Those of us lucky enough to work at home are quite vigilant, I assure you! Plus, paparazzi laws may affect you.

Please visitors, don't invade anyone's privacy. If celebrities want to be seen, there are many opportunities. Check the link on the right side of this page. It is only polite to mind your own business.

Signed,

Crazy pit bull lady